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Veterans Weekend Briefing: Other Desert Cities, Plaza Suite, Creekside Festival, Veterans’ Time, Bolton, Berlioz and Roth

| November 10, 2017

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The cast of ‘Other Desert Cities,’ the dark comedy opening at City Repertory Theatre in Palm Coast Friday, starring John Pope, Sharon Resnikoff, Anne Kraft, Sue Pope and Beau Wade, and directed by John Sbordone, top center. See below for details. (© Mike Kitaif)

Weekend: Breezy, cloudy, cool, highs in the 70s, lows in the low 60s. Details here.
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“In the beginning, Linnaeus intended only to give each plant a genus named a number-Convolvulus 1, Convolvulus 2, and so on-but soon realized that that was unsatisfactory and hit on the binomial arrangement that remains at the heart of the system to this day. The intention originally was to use the binomial system for everything-rocks, minerals, diseases, winds, whatever existed in nature. Not everyone embraced the system warmly. Many were disturbed by it’s tendency toward indelicacy, which was slightly ironic as before Linnaeus the common names of many plants and animals had been heartily vulgar. The dandelion was long popularly known as the “pissabed” because of it’s supposed diuretic properties, and other names in everyday use included mare’s fart, naked ladies, twitch-ballock, hound’s piss, open arse and bum-towel. One or two of these earthy appellations may unwittingly survive in English, yet. The “maidenhair” in maidenhair moss, for instance does not refer to the hair on the maiden’s head. At all events, it had long been felt that the natural sciences would be appreciably dignified by a dose of classical renaming,m so there was a certain dismay in discovering that the self-appointed Prince of Botany had sprinkled his texts with such designations as Clitoria,Fornicata, and Vulva. ”

–Bill Bryson, from “A Short History of Nearly Everything” (2003) [Click on the image or the link to buy the book]

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In Flagler and Palm Coast:

Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.

The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.

No school Friday, and government offices are closed in observance of Veterans Day.



wnzfFree For All Fridays: Host David Ayres welcomes Laura Gilvarry and Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation board chairman Tony Papandrea to talk about diabetes, Carl Laundrie to talk about the Creekside Festival and Veterans Day activities, and Gayatri Debi, a physician who just published “The Spectrum of Hope: An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias,” with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam, all starting just after 9 a.m.

Friday: Flagler County Veterans Day Ceremony: at 10 a.m., featuring Army National Guard Brigadier General Mike Canzoneri. Canzoneri, assistant adjutant general, commands nearly 10,000 soldiers and has management authority over all Florida Army National Guard programs. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served as the Executive Officer for the 3-124th Infantry Battalion, and led Operation Inspired Gambit in Pakistan as the commander of the 1-153rd Cavalry Squadron. The “Flagler County Colonel Gary E. DeKay Veteran of the Year” award recipient will be announced. Participating groups include: American Legion Post 115, Amvets Post 113, DAV Chapter 86, Italian American War Veterans Post 7, Marine Corps League 876, Military Officers Association of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart 808, Flagler County Veterans Service Office, VFW Post 8696, and the Knights of Columbus 2264 Color Corps, as well as local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The event will be held at the flagpole of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.

County Commission Chairman George Hanns, an Army sergeant, was master of ceremonies at today's commemoration of Veterans Day. (© FlaglerLive)

County Commission Chairman George Hanns, an Army sergeant, was master of ceremonies at today’s commemoration of Veterans Day. (© FlaglerLive)

Friday: The Flagler County Public Library Palm Coast Branch holds a White Table Ceremony at noon to honor service men and women who are prisoners of war or missing in action. (There are currently no known Americans who are prisoners of war, from any war, including Vietnam, Korea and both Gulf wars.) The ceremony represents the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines held prisoner or missing in action from all wars. While it is applicable for missing-in-action soldiers, the ceremony also perpetuates the false notion that there are POWs. The library is located at 2500 Palm Coast Parkway Northwest. The table and ceremony script will remain set up at the library through Monday, November 13.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre presents Jon Robin Baitz’s “Other Desert Cities,” by the playwright who wrote for the critically acclaimed TV shows “The West Wing” and “Brothers and Sisters.” The play was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Set in 2004 in Palm Springs, Calif., “Other Desert Cities” tells the story of a writer who upsets her conservative parents when she visits them and announces she is writing a family memoir – one that will explore the suicide of her older brother Henry, a protestor who was involved in the bombing of an Army recruiting center during the Vietnam War. At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-11 and 17-18, and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 19 at City Repertory Theatre’s venue in City Market Place, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students. For more information or tickets, call the CRT box office at 386-585-9415 or easily book tickets online here.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: plaza suite“Plaza Suite,” the Neil Simon comedy, at the Flagler Playhouse. Three couples successively occupy Suite 719 at the Plaza Hotel, New York City. A wry tale of a marriage in tatters, followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer looking for sexual diversion, and finally, a couple fighting to persuade their nervous daughter to leave the safety of the bathroom and go to the hotel’s ballroom to get married. This funny yet thought provoking show has become a classic. To book tickets, go online (flaglerplayhouse.org) or call the Box Office (386-586-0773) while tickets are still available. Nov. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. The playhouse is at 301 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Jacksonville Symphony under the direction of Fabio Mechetti and the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus perform Gabriel Faure’s Requiem and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique in three concerts–8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday–at jacoby Hall, tickets are $19 to $74. Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall 300 Water St Jacksonville. Book here.

John boltonFriday: John Bolton, who briefly served as U.S. Ambassador during the second Bush administration, is the keynote speaker at the Flagler County Republican Executive Committee Lincoln Day Dinner, at the Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Drive, Palm Coast, 6:30 p.m.

Friday: Soul Fire performs at the Columbian Club of Flagler County from 7 to 10 p.m. $10 per person. For reservations call the club at 446-5632. At the Knights of Columbus Hall, 51 N Old Kings Rd, Palm Coast.

Friday: Dine and Dance on the Deck: from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Oceanside Bar and Grill’s upper deck in Flagler Beach, tickets are $40. It’s a fund-raiser for the Flagler Beach Museum. Contact Denise at 386/283-0530 or see the museum’s website.

Saturday: Palm Coast marks Veterans Day in a ceremony at 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. NW, Palm Coast (1/2 mile west of the Flagler County Library). Speakers include U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who represents District 6 and is exploring a run for governor; Col. Jack Howell of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 808; Edward Beier of American Legion Post 115; and Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland. Tributes to members of the armed forces will include a presentation of wreaths by local veteran organizations, with World War II veterans 1st Sgt. Michael “Mickey” Owens (U.S. Army) and Corp. Hal Mettee (U.S. Army Air Corps) as special guests participating in this year’s wreath ceremony.

Saturday, Sunday: The annual Creekside Festival at Princess Place Preserve, sponsored by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce (the event is its annual fund-raiser), $7 per carload, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. (Note: the festival was rescheduled from Oct. 7-8).

Saturday: Harvest Time at Fort Mose. See historical interpretations of 18th-century harvest time and food ways in colonial Spanish Florida at Fort Mose. Fort Mose Historic State Park is the site of the first, legally sanctioned free black settlement in the continental U.S., established in 1738. Location: Fort Mose State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. For more information, call (877) 352-4478 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Mose.

Sunday: Rick de Yampert, the arts and culture writer for FlaglerLive, presents a program on agnosticism at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Nov. 12 at the Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 403 West St., New Smyrna Beach. His talk is titled “Agnosticism — The World’s Largest Religion . . . and God Is OK with That.” Prior to the service, he also will perform on sitar beginning at 10:15 a.m. Information: 386-334-2752 or dbcuuc.org.

Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:

  • Friday, Nov. 10: Chick fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway NW, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 11: Winn Dixie, 1260 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 12: Winn Dixie at Flagler Plaza on State Road 100, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Announcements:

Rotary Requests Volunteer Bands For Fantasy Lights: The Fantasy Lights event at Palm Coast’s Central Park put on by the Rotary Club of Flagler County is looking for bands to entertain in the evening. Fantasy Lights runs the entire month of December and is a popular event with families who come to see the lights display, snow and Santa. Church bands and choirs, school groups and individuals and others are invited to sign up and sing seasonal music for the holidays. Sound equipment is available but groups can also bring their own sound equipment. To sign up, contact music coordinator Carl Laundrie at claundrie@yahoo.com or a member of the Rotary Club of Flagler County with your contact information.

In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.

State offices are closed Friday.

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:

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July 17: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. The committee hears a land use amendment for The Gardens, the planned development straddling John Anderson Highway that would bring 3,966 homes and apartment units to the area over a generation. The proposal is generating controversy. See the developer's perspective here, and the account of a town meeting on the development here.
July 17: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
July 17: The Palm Coast Planning and Land Development Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
July 17: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
July 18: 2019 Beach Bash on the Pier, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. Join the Flagler County Chamber and the Flagler Beach Area Council for the 6th Annual Beach Bash on the Pier (formerly known as Peers on the Pier)! This awesome summertime event will offer food, fun, door prize drawings, an amazing view, beach vibe music provided by Surf 97.3FM and great company on the historic Flagler Beach pier. Guests will be given passports to visit all vendors on the pier and are encouraged to learn more about the local businesses that set up shop to showcase the services they offer. Guests turn in their completed passports for prize drawings that will occur.
July 18: the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its new venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. Each month some of the most creative, innovative performances a person could ever hope to experience take place at The Inspired Mic. 14 presenters each month pull out slices of talent and genius to entertain the audience. Each presenter gets 7 minutes to present on a very eclectic blend of their genius. Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach (under the bridge). Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
July 19: Urban Surf 4 Kids Surf Camp, 9 to 1 p.m. at South 6th Street on the Beach in Flagler Beach.
July 19: The Flagler Beach Charter Review Commission meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
July 19: Dive-in Movies, 8 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Just bring your swimsuit and enjoy the show! Dive-in movie nights at the Palm Coast Aquatics Center provides a unique outdoor movie viewing experience for the entire family. Be sure to grab your favorite snack, sit back and enjoy the show! Food and snacks will be available for purchase. This month features “Incredibles 2” (PG). More info: 386-986-4741 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
July 20: Flagler Pier Fishing Tournament, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. For any questions, please contact the Pier bait shop at 386-517-2436.
July 20: Youth Fishing Derby, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 150 Waterfront Park Road, Palm Coast. Come out to Waterfront Park for a day of family fun, food, and catch-and-release fishing. Youth will be eligible for various prizes based on different categories such as longest fish, heaviest fish, most fish, smallest fish and others. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Any adult actively assisting a youth must have a fishing license. For ages 15 and under. Free and registration is encouraged but not required at www.parksandrec.fun/events. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20: Meet with your local Fire Rescue personnel, while you tour your community’s Fire Station and equipment, at Flagler County Fire Station 92 at the county airport, 130 Airport Rd., Palm Coast, from 9 a.m. to noon. Additionally, personnel from Florida Forest Service and Flagler County Emergency Management will be available to explain and assist residents in signing up for the ALERTFlagler emergency notifications, and Special Needs Sheltering programs. For more information please contact Chief Fire Marshall (386) 313-4258
July 20-21: Jr. Lifeguard Camp, 8 a.m-12p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The Junior Lifeguard Camp offers step-by-step lifeguarding skill development. Learn water safety, lifeguard rescues, and First Aid CPR/AED in a weekend camp. Class attendees will receive a CPR mask, Red Cross whistle and T-shirt. For ages 11-15 years. $70/session. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20-21: "Sleeping Beauty," at the Daytona Playhouse, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $13, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $7. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
July 22: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road. From 4:30 - 6 p.m. the time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The club meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings. The club is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club's web site.
July 22: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
July 23: Flagler County is hosting a ceremonial signing of its beach renourishment agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers at 2 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Government Services Building. Commission Chair Donald O’Brien and Jacksonville District Commander Colonel Andrew Kelly will make a few opening comments about the 2.6 mile 10-foot dune and beach profile extension in Flagler Beach. They, along with County Attorney Al Hadeed, will sign four copies of the final agreement. The 50-year, $100 million project is largely unfunded but will depend on Flagler County to secure half the money. The federal government would assume the other half. It applies to only 2.6 miles of beach in Flagler Beach. See: "Flagler About To Sign 50-Year, $100 Million Deal to Rebuild 2.6 Miles of Dunes in Flagler Beach. It Has Only a Fraction of the Money."
July 23: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. The task force will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library through November.
July 24: A meeting of Facing Grief Together, formerly known as Compassionate Friends, is scheduled at the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Facing Grief Together, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age. For more information, call John Brady at 610-428-3139. To learn more about Facing Grief Together, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
July 25: common ground breakfastCarolyn Gosselin, Vice President of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, is the featured speaker at the Flagler Chamber's Common Ground breakfast, 8 a.m. at the Palm Coast Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Town Court. Registration is required by July 19. Members can preregister for $25, Guests and future members can attend for $35. No walk-ups.
July 27: Tour de Palm Coast: Ride along the scenic route of St. Joe Walkway on this free tour. The tour will begin leaving promptly at 8 a.m. from the Palm Coast Community Center. Riders are encouraged to bring water, and all riders must wear a helmet.
July 27: First Aid and CPR/AED, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This class is a seven-hour course (one hour for lunch) designed to meet OSHA regulations and teach administering CPR to children and adults, using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), using a mask or barrier device, assisting with bleeding, broken bones. $50/person with registration required by 9 a.m. June 27. Register at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2300 and cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com.
July 27: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and the Palm Coast Area Council invites you to a small business development workshop. With Thaddeus Hammond, Economic Development Director of the SBA North Florida District, a leading expert in developing small businesses as guest speaker. 5 to 7 p.m., The Windsor of Palm Coast, 50 Town Ct, Palm Coast. Chamber Member: $15 per person, Guest and Future Chamber Member: $25 per person. Contact Melinda Rivera at 386-437-0106 or send her an email at melinda@flaglerchamber.org.
July 29-Aug. 2: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug. 2, 8 a.m-5 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Love art? Come enjoy a week where you can let your creative side take flight. Campers will spend their days creating, drawing, sketching, painting and more! Of course, we’ll go to the pool and play some games, too. Lunch is provided at no extra charge by the Flagler County School District. For grades 6-8 (grade just completed). $80/entire week. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 29: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
July 31: james mcdevittAn evidentiary hearing twice postponed is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the case of James McDevitt, who is serving a 40-year prison sentence in the 2015 rape of a woman in Flagler Beach, has been postponed to July 31. McDevitt pleaded guilty to the rape charge, but is now claiming ineffective counsel by two successive lawyers and is seeking to have the conviction and sentence vacated. The hearing is before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Perkins has reserved one hour for the hearing. The hearing had originally been scheduled for early April. McDevitt's lawyer asked for it to be rescheduled because of an emergency family issue (regarding the lawyer's family). It was again postponed to May 17. McDevitt has been at the Flagler County jail since April 4, awaiting the proceeding. He is normally incarcerated at Taylor prison in Perry, in Florida's Big Bend area. See details here.

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