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Weekend Briefing: Flagler Beach Christmas Parade, Tree-Lighting in Central Park, Messiah, Fantasy Lights, Snelgrove

| December 1, 2017

It's supermoon time this weekend. See details below. (NASA)

It’s supermoon time this weekend. See details below. (NASA)

Weekend: Foggy mornings, partly cloudy days, highs in the mid to upper 70s, lows in the upper 50s. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
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“As a nation, Britain in 1895 had an air of careless supremacy which galled her neighbors. The attitude, called “splendid isolation,” was both a state of mind and a fact. Britain did not worry seriously about potential enemies, felt no need of allies and had no friends. In a world in which other national energies were bursting old limits, this happy condition gave no great promise of permanence.”

–Barbara Tuchman, from “The Proud Tower” (1965) [Click on the image or the link to buy the book]

Previously:

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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.

wnzfFree For All Fridays on WNZF: It’s all about Christmas as host David Ayres welcomes Bill Butler to speak about the Fantasy Lights show in Town Center, created in memory of his late daughter, Flagler Beach’s Tom Gillin, who’ll speak about First Friday and the holiday parade there, Alan Whetzel and the tree-lighting at Craig-Flagler Palms, Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland who’ll speak about the Palm Coast Starlight Parade, and more, starting a little after 9 a.m. on WNZF.

david snelgroveFriday: In Court, a hearing is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig on two new issues relating to the scheduled re-sentencing of convicted double-murderer David Snelgrove, who killed Glyn Fowler, 84, and his wife, Vivian, 79, on Bannbury Lane in Palm Coast in late June 2000. The Supreme Court has ordered Snelgrove-re-sentenced because twice before, non-unanimous juries recommended that he be killed. That was deemed unconstitutional. Juries must now be unanimous. Before getting to that stage, a hearing must determine a) whether Craig has a conflict of interest as a sitting judge, since he was working in the State Attorney’s office at the time Snelgrove was originally prosecuted (though not in the homicide division), and b) whether Snelgrove should have an evidentiary hearing about his mental capacities to be even eligible for the death penalty. The hearing will decide whether that evidentiary hearing is due. Snelgrove is expected to be present. At the Flagler County courthouse.

Friday: The “Festival of Trees” at the Main Branch Library in Palm Coast will have a centennial flair to honor the founding families of Flagler County for its 100th anniversary. The festival begins at 6 p.m. “This is an annual tradition sponsored by both the Library and the Friends of the Library,” said Flagler County Library Director Holly Albanese. “We feature many trees that are decorated by local non-profit organizations. We will have a special Centennial Tree this year so that any of Flagler County’s founding families can place an ornament on the tree to represent their family.” County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin will provide musical entertainment at the beginning of Friday’s kick-off event while the Centennial Committee recaps the events that added sparkle to the yearlong celebration of Flagler County’s history. The husband and wife duo Don Meritt and Annette Moreau – known for their uplifting show tunes – will follow with holiday songs that will provide plenty of opportunities to sing along.

First Friday at Flagler Beach’s Veterans Park, with vendors, games, food, music and other delights, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Friday, Saturday: City Lites: MoTown and Mo at the Flagler Auditorium: Come and enjoy a stroll down memory lane with the City Lites production of Motown & Mo’. Our purpose is to raise scholarship funds for Flagler County high school students who desire a future in the performing arts. Tickets $25. Friday at 7, Saturday at 5.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Every Christmas Story Ever Told, and Then Some, the annual Flagler Playhouse fundraiser, starring Playhouse favorites, Bruce Popielarski and Rich Lacey, and newcomer Steve Andrews, the show is about three actors who decide to perform a mash-up of every Christmas story ever told – plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, AND every Christmas carol ever sung. Their hilarious antics will get you in the Christmas spirit, AND you’ll be helping us to provide quality theatrical entertainment at Flagler’s own Community Theatre. Friday Dec 1 at 7:30pm, Saturday Dec 2 at 7:30pm, Sunday Dec 3 at 2pm, Friday Dec 8 at 7:30pm, Saturday Dec 9 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25. Book online at FlaglerPlayhouse.com, or call the box office at 386-586-0773.

Friday: Putting on the Ritz Christmas Extravaganza A festive dinner show with singing and dancing to get you in the holiday spirit at the Elks Club, starting at 5 p.m. (53 Old Kings North Palm Coast.

Friday: Tree Lighting Ceremony: The event is free. Join Santa Claus, the Palm Coast City Council and the Rotary Club of Flagler County in the countdown to the lighting of a beautiful tree, being decorated this year with sparkling lights and nautical-themed ornaments. Santa will arrive on a Palm Coast Fire Engine. Jazz singer Linda Cole will perform holiday favorites, and children can visit with Santa. Parents should bring their own cameras for photos with Santa. Children can also do crafts and write Letters to Santa. Unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items will be collected for Toys for Tots and a local food pantry. At 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast.

Friday: Fantasy Lights Festival Opening: Following the City’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Palm Coast’s Central Park, the fabulous Fantasy Lights Festival will open for a full month of memorable holiday experiences for the family. A Taste of the Holidays will greet visitors on the first night, when $1 tickets will purchase a taste of some of our community’s favorite restaurants. It’s also snow night in the park. 6 p.m. in Palm Coast’s Town Center, 975 Central Avenue.

First Friday Art Walk in St. Augustine: From 5 – 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, the Art Galleries of St. Augustine feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music at more than 20 galleries. The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour. www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Jacksonville Symphony’s Masterworks Series features the German Giants: Schoenberg’s Five Orchestral Pieces, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, and Beethoven’s Third Symphony, the Eroica (see program notes here). Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. At Jacoby Hall. Tickets here.

Saturday: Christmas Parade in Flagler Beach: The Rotary Club of Flagler Beach hosts the Holiday at the Beach Parade at 1 p.m. through Flagler Beach, from East on N 6th Street, South on A1A, West on South 6th Street.

Saturday, Sunday: Handel’s Messiah: The Music Ministry of Palm Coast Methodist Church is presenting ” Handel Messiah” comprised of the Chancel Choir, Community Singers and Professional Soloists. The Chamber Players of Palm Coast will accompany the chorus directed by Paige Dashner Long. Free-will donation accepted. Palm Coast United Methodist Church (5200 Belle Terre Parkway), 4 p.m. both days.

Saturday, Sunday: Choral Arts Society Presents “The Sound of Christmas”: Celebrating our 20th season, Choral Arts Society provides a wonderful concert of music from The Sound of Christmas with many of your favorites. There is no admission charge, but tax-free donations are accepted to assist in providing scholarships to local college-bound students. St Thomas Episcopal Church (5400 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast), Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

Sunday: A celebration of life in memory of Savannah Deangelis, who died on Nov. 13, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Seventh Day Adventist church, 5650 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Savannah’s name to the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation.

Sunday: It’s a supermoon: Nasa explains: “Since the moon’s orbit is elliptical, one side (perigee) is about 30,000 miles (50,000 km) closer to Earth than the other (apogee). The word syzygy, in addition to being useful in word games, is the scientific name for when the Earth, sun, and moon line up as the moon orbits Earth. When perigee-syzygy of the Earth-moon-sun system occurs and the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, we get a perigee moon or more commonly, a supermoon.” That moon can be “as much as 14 percent bigger and 30% brighter than an apogee full moon. However it’s not always easy to tell the difference. A 30% difference in brightness can easily be masked by clouds or the competing glare of urban lights. Also, there are no rulers floating in the sky to measure lunar diameters.”

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

  • Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Announcements:

Online version of National Citizen Survey now open to Palm Coast residents: The City of Palm Coast invites all residents to take the City’s comprehensive citizen survey between now and Dec. 9. The online survey went live on Nov. 24. You can access the survey here. The online option is in addition to the regular mail-in survey conducted for the City by National Citizen Survey every other year. Earlier this fall, 1,500 surveys from the National Citizen Survey were mailed to randomly selected residents, with representation from each of the City’s four districts. Both survey processes are anonymous. The City of Palm Coast has been participating in the NCS since 2002. Currently, the City conducts the NCS every other year, with the City conducting separate surveying on its own in the off years. The City uses all survey results to improve city services. With the National Citizen Survey, Palm Coast’s results are compared to more than 500 other local governments across the United States. The feedback received from residents is presented to the Palm Coast City Council and is used for strategic planning and to help City leaders set priorities for the next fiscal year. To review past years’ National Citizen Survey results, visit www.PalmCoastGov.com/about/citizen-survey.

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.

BOARD OF MEDICINE MEETS: The Florida Board of Medicine will meet in Orange County and take up numerous disciplinary issues from across the state. (Friday, 8 a.m., Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Dr., Orlando.)

HISTORICAL COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Historical Commission is scheduled to meet. (Friday, 9 a.m., R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough St., Tallahassee.)

DRUG POLICY ON TABLE: The state Drug Policy Advisory Council is scheduled to hold a conference call. (Friday, 1 p.m. Call-in number: 1-877-568-4106. Code: 734-753-085)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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Dec. 10: The Flagler County Land Acquisition Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. in the First Floor Conference Room at the government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bldg 2, Bunnell. No agenda was posted online.
Dec. 11: Wetlands restoration: The St. Johns River Water Management District Board meets starting at 9 a.m. with a Finance, Audit and Administration Committee, then at 11 a.m. with the full board, which will hear an update on the controversial wetlands restoration project planned for the area along the Intracoastal Waterway near Flagler Beach, with possible action on the item. See FlaglerLive's previous coverage here, here and here.
Dec. 12: dinner with santa at fpcDinner with Santa at Flagler Palm Coast High School: Now in its 10th year, and for just $3 per person, you can enjoy a pasta dinner with salad and dessert, there'll be a holiday craft station for children, and photo opportunities with Santa, Elsa and Anna. Santa arrives at 6 p.m. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the FPC cafeteria, 5500 East Highway 100, Palm Coast. All proceeds go to FPC students whose families are in need. Click on the poster to see it larger.
Dec. 13: Evening at the Whitney Lecture Series: Ruth Francis-Floyd, director of the University of Florida Aquatic Animal Health Program, will be the guest speaker for the final talk in the fall Evenings at Whitney lecture series. Her talk is titled “Ecosystem Challenges in Florida: The Diadema Story (a case study…).” Lectures and parking are free and registration or reservations are not necessary. The event is at 7 p.m. at Center for Marine Studies, Lohman Auditorium, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida. For further details, call (904) 461-4000.
Dec. 14-16: Christmas Classic Radio Show: "It's a Wonderful Life," Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., at The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here. The Christmas Classic Radio Show, It's a Wonderful Life reworks the classic holiday film starring Jimmy Stewart and is set in a 1940s radio studio with a cast of five actors playing multiple roles and creating sound effects. They tell George Bailey's story of redemption, renewal and rejuvenation. This show is NOT part of our regular subscription season. Tickets for this show are $25.
Dec. 15: Grieving through the holidays: Vitas Healthcare and Calvary Christian Center in vite you to reconnect with the holiday spirit in a supportive workshop, offering creative ways to honor memories and rediscover your resilience during this time of year. All sessions are free, open to the public, and held at the International House of Pancakes, in a private dining area, 212 Palm Coast Parkway, 1030 a.m. to noon. Contact Chaplain Carmen at 386/843-8794.
Dec. 15: The Hammock Community Association hosts a holiday party from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Road, in the Hammock. Live entertainment. $5 per person. Bring pot luck finger food. Bring your own drinks. We'll have coffee and some soda. $100 raffle tickets being sold. Each $100 ticket gives you a 6 in 200 chance to win a big money prize; Call Marge Rooyakkers at (386) 246-3767 or email petmom877@gmail.com. The drawing will be held at 6:30 pm on Saturday Dec 8 at the original Hammock Wine and Cheese on A1A. You don't need to attend to win, but door prizes will be given only to attendees. Prizes Include:
Six cash prizes totaling $8250 if all tickets are sold.
Dec. 15: Free Cup of Tea and Social Saturday: Stop by A Scent to Remember to enjoy a free cup of loose leaf tea by Flagler Tea Company, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A different tea is featured each week. If you want to try something different, you can ask for a cup to brew the tea of your liking. 208B. S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. 386-631-3692, oils@ascenttoremember.net
Dec. 15: The Palm Coast Annual Holiday Boat Parade, hosted by the Palm Coast Yacht Club, holds its 36th edition at 6 p.m., departing from the Cimmaron Basin south on the Intracoastal Waterway, turning at the Grand Haven gazebo back to the Club House Waterway. The Parade will be escorted by boats from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Tow Boat US, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Palm Coast Auxiliary of the U.S. Coast Guard. Mayor Milissa Holland will serve as the parade’s Grand Marshall. Hundreds of spectators are expected to line the ICW cheering the boats on. Last year's parade drew some 40 boats, a record. For registration forms, boat captains are urged to contact Parade Captain Robert Ulis at 386-283-5166 or theulises@att.net. Forms are also available at the Palm Coast Yacht Club website at www.palmcoastyachtclub.com. Boats must be decorated and registered to participate. There are no entry fees. Membership in the Palm Coast Yacht Club is not required.
Dec. 17: A week-long trial is scheduled before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in the case of Michael Bowling, the 47-year-old Palm Coast man facing charges of molestation of 15-year-old girl during a sleep-over at her Bowling's daughter's house. Bowling also faces rape charges involving his own daughter. That trial would take place next year. Jury selection begins Monday at 9 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See the background story here.
Dec. 20: 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.
Dec. 20: A celebration of the life of the late artist Richard Schreiner, who died in 2012, and his wife Arlene, who died this year, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at Salvo Art Project, 802 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell, with paintings never-before seen, Schriner's sketchbooks, his dissertation and other artifacts, food, music and stories. All invited.
Dec. 22: Free Cup of Tea and Social Saturday: Stop by A Scent to Remember to enjoy a free cup of loose leaf tea by Flagler Tea Company, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A different tea is featured each week. If you want to try something different, you can ask for a cup to brew the tea of your liking. 208B. S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. 386-631-3692, oils@ascenttoremember.net





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1 Response for “Weekend Briefing: Flagler Beach Christmas Parade, Tree-Lighting in Central Park, Messiah, Fantasy Lights, Snelgrove”

  1. Pogo says:

    @Merry Christmas

    “…Friday: Tree Lighting Ceremony: The event is free. Join Santa Claus, the Palm Coast City Council and the Rotary Club of Flagler County in the countdown to the lighting of a beautiful tree, being decorated this year with sparkling lights and nautical-themed ornaments. Santa will arrive on a Palm Coast Fire Engine. Jazz singer Linda Cole will perform holiday favorites, and children can visit with Santa. Parents should bring their own cameras for photos with Santa. Children can also do crafts and write Letters to Santa. Unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items will be collected for Toys for Tots and a local food pantry. At 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast…”

    Good show. Palm Coast ought to be able to exceed this sad performance:

    Trump attracts largest crowds the world has ever seen at tree lighting ceremony (just kidding)
    http://metro.co.uk/2017/12/01/trump-attracts-largest-crowds-the-world-has-ever-seen-at-tree-lighting-ceremony-7123889/

    Drudge fills its page with links to Murdoch’s Brit tabloids – I wonder how they missed this.

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