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Weekend Briefing: Kitten Adoption, Home For the Holidays, Ethics Commission, Starlight Parade, Circus

| December 8, 2017

Meet Renfro: neutered, tested and vaccinated, and looking for a home.  The cat and many others will be at Petsmart in Palm Coast Saturday from 10 - 3 as part of an adoption event. See more details below. (Community Cats of Palm Coast)

Meet Renfro: neutered, tested and vaccinated, and looking for a home. The cat and many others will be at Petsmart in Palm Coast Saturday from 10 – 3 as part of an adoption event. See more details below. (Community Cats of Palm Coast)

Weekend: Cloudy Friday and Saturday with periods of rain, highs in the 60s Friday, 50s Saturday and Sunday. Sunny Sunday. Lows in the mid-040s Friday night, when it’ll certainly rain, in the mid to lower 30s Saturday and Sunday night. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
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Today’s jail bookings.

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John Lennon was shot 37 years ago Friday outside the Dakota building on Central Park West in New York.

Previously:

Homesteaders | Cakes and discrimination | Civil liberties | Nuance in America | Careless supremacy | Orange sentence | Ephemeral present | E.O. Wilson on atheism | Ponce de Leon | Bill Kristol’s liberalism | Life’s evening | Male friendships | Solzhenitsyn’s power | Voltaire on tolerance | McMurtry on Hemingway | Under arrest | LBJ’s white trash | Lewd plant names | Nabokov’s trains | Mass shootings | Schubert | Carbon atoms | Moynihan on liberals | Ruzickova on Bach | Mexican Fiestas | Epitaphs | Einstein’s Bach | Updike’s Lebanese | Age of Religion | States’ Rights | Bette Davis | Cleaning toilets | Mistakes and leadership | Kind leadership | Tough Hadeed | Two-Minute Hate | Joseph Smith | Get Shorty | No prodigy | Truthiness | Xenophobia | Conan on Vegas | Einstein’s Socialism | Trump’s Puerto Rico | Substitute |

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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: Host David Ayres welcomes Florida Hospital Flagler CEO Ron Jimenez to discuss the future of health care in Flagler, and the Free Clinic, starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on the gay wedding cake case the Supreme Court heard this week.

Friday: In Court: A trial before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig is scheduled in the case of George Wood, 31, a resident of 15 Pineland Lane in Palm Coast, who faces charges of armed burglary, escape, grand theft and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, in an incident alleged to have happened during the Hurricane Matthew emergency, on Utility Drive in Palm Coast. If convicted, Wood faces up to 30 years in prison. Wood has served three different stints in Florida state prison for grand theft and fleeing from police, theft, trafficking in stolen property and other charges. He was last released in February 2014. He’s been at the county jail awaiting trial since his March arrest. Assistant State Attorney Joe LeDonne is prosecuting the case. Wood is represented by Assistant Public Defender Regina Nunnally, in Courtroom 401 starting at 9 a.m., Flagler County Courthouse.

Friday: In Court: Former state Rep. Dwayne Taylor, a democrat from Daytona Beach who had also served as a city councilman there, will be sentenced after being convicted on wire-fraud charges stemming from allegations that he improperly used campaign money. 9 a.m., U.S. Courthouse, 401 West Central Blvd., Orlando.

Friday: The Florida Commission on Ethics will consider, among a series of issues, five Flagler County cases involving complaints regarding four county commissioners and the county attorney, Al Hadeed, who are seeking repayment of attorneys’ fees spent defending against complaints against them that the ethics commission deemed frivolous. An administrative law judge in a series of five orders last fall recommended that former Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kimberle Weeks and two acolytes who’d filed numerous frivolous formal complaints against those county officials pay a combined $312,000. (See the background story here.) 8:30 a.m., 1st District Court of Appeal, 2000 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee.

Friday, Saturday: Community Chorus of Palm Coast Holiday Concert: Under the direction of Community Chorus of Palm Coast’s new Choral Director, Jens Oliva, the CCPC members will be performing the Magnificat by Pergolesi with an instrumental ensemble and other festive music. This delightful program is certain to entertain everyone. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m., at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 156 N. Florida Park Drive in Palm Coast. Donations are welcome. Phone 386-986-8899 or go to www.communitychorusofpalmcoast.com for more information.

flagler playhouseFriday, Saturday: 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 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. Book online at FlaglerPlayhouse.com, or call the box office at 386-586-0773.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Cirque Italia: Cirque Italia, the first traveling Water Circus, introduces a second unit, the Gold Unit: a luxurious experience where technology and preforming arts are mixed to create a one-of-a-kind show. This new performance will feature an ultra-modern water curtain that controls every droplet of water meticulously. Cirque Italia is ready to provide a breathtaking experience. This new stage by itself is enough to amaze the most demanding audience, and synchronized with the most creative display of superhuman talent – the result is simply out of this world. Whether it’s a futuristic laser act or mesmerizing aerial performances, the show has something for all tastes and expectations. One thing Cirque Italia sets out to accomplish is to create a type of world-class entertainment suitable for all age groups. This new second unit also follows the same strict animal-free policy that makes the Water Circus stand out from other circus entertainment shows. At: Town Center – across from Epic Theatres of Palm Coast. You can purchase tickets through our website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941) 704-8572. Ticket prices range from $10 to $50 per person. Shows:
· Friday: 7:30pm
· Saturday: 1:30pm, 4:30pm & 7:30pm
· Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Saturday: Kitten Adoption from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PetSmart in the Target shopping center, Palm Coast. The adoption event is organized by Community Cats of Palm Coast. “All have been rescued, raised in foster homes, vaccinated, tested and spay/neutered. If you think you may want to adopt, consider contacting us to be pre-approved,” organizers say. See their Facebook page here.

Saturday: Live Like Cameron Foundation presents Holiday of Hope: The Live Like Cameron Foundation will hold its first fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Florida Agricultural Museum. The craft fair will include games, barbecue, raffles and photos with Santa. There will also be toy collections for Sadie’s Stockings Toy Drive, and monetary donations will be accepted for another child’s local blanket drive. Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 N Old Kings Road Palm Coast.

ugly sweater contextSaturday: Ugly Christmas Sweater Paw-Ty! 1 to 3 p.m., hosted by Bed & Biscuit Inn, 711 John Anderson Hwy., Flagler Beach. Best Pet and Human “Ugly” Holiday Sweater Contest at 2:30. $10 first dog, $2 each additional dog, Humans FREE! Raffles, Refreshments, & Snacks for ALL! Pictures with Santa, Inflatable Bouncers for Kids, Dog Swimming and Bone Hunt. Proceeds to benefit Save a Furry Friend Animal Rescue, Inc. (SAFFARI) vet expenses. SAFFARI is a nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue based on volunteer fostering until adoption.

Saturday, Sunday: “The Messiah” Presented at the First Church of Palm Coast, 4 to 6 p.m. The First Church Ensemble will perform the oratorio at the First Church of Palm Coast, pastored by the Rev. Gillard S. Glover. “The Messiah” will be conducted by Dr. Samuel Shingles, director of Choral Activities at the Paxon School for Advanced Studies. Dr. Shingles is formerly dean of Arts and Sciences, department chair of Music, and choir director at Edward Waters College. The performance will begin 4 p.m.. A suggested $20 donation per person will defray the cost of the production. First Church, located at 91 North Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, can be contacted at 386-446-5759.



Saturday, Sunday: Home for the Holidays: The Flagler County Association of REALTORS invites you to the third annual Home for the Holidays. This event will be held Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. This is an open house weekend event that will feature available homes throughout Flagler County decorated with heartwarming ornaments and delicious holiday treats to get you in the holiday spirit. Join us and enter drawings with lots of great prizes. The more homes you visit the more chances to win. For more information go to our website www.flaglercountyrealtors.com and find yourself a ho-ho-home for the holidays.

Saturday: Flagler Art & Wine Shuttle: The shuttle will run between Flagler Beach and Palm Coast’s Hammock between noon and 6 p.m. , allowing registered guests to visit different art venues along the 15-mile route. Everyone will be able to get on and off the vans at designated stops. Riders can always take the next van as it comes by. What a great way to spend a December afternoon! Art, wine, snacks, music, and great people. Save the date and stay tuned for updates. Tickets are $25 each at Ocean Art Gallery, 206 Moody Blvd. (SR 100), Flagler Beach. visit the following eight art venues: Ocean Art Gallery, Gallery of Local Art, SeaCasas, The Baliker Gallery, Art LaMary Studio, Hammock Wine & Cheese, Grand Living Realty Design Center and Daytona State College Art Center. Seewww.FlaglerOceanArtGallery.com/Shuttle or call 386-693-4882.

Saturday: Palm Coast’s Starlight Parade in Central Park, with events starting at 4 p.m. with the pre-parade Starlight Event, until close to 7 p.m. That pre-parade event features live entertainment, including music and games by DJ Vern, music by students from Old Kings Elementary School and the Flagler Palm Coast High School Formality Singers, and the VertiFit Aerial Arts Show, an acrobatic performance from the ground up. There will be visits with Santa (bring your own camera for photos) and free children’s activities, including Letters to Santa, a kid’s coloring table, and a Christmas wish list station. A sand art craft will be available for a small fee. Parks & Recreation will offer an Expo with a tennis demonstration, a mini-nature/fitness walk around the lake, and a Teddy Bear Picnic story. The parade itself gets under way at 7 p.m.

Saturday: Harlem Globetrotters World Tour comes to the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach at 4 p.m. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to experience the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Prepare to be amazed as the Globetrotters showcase basketball’s first 4-point line, located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line. You won’t want your family to miss it! Experiencing the Globetrotters is even better live. The best seats sell out fast; buy your tickets now. Tickets range from $18 to $75. For more information, visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

Sunday: Holiday in the Gardens at Washington Oaks Garden State Park, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission with an unwrapped toy or canned good donation leads you to live entertainment, photos with Santa, children’s arts and crafts, tea with Mrs. Claus (ask her why the sexism: why is Mr. Claus still the one with all the gifts?) There’s also a plant sale, holiday vendors and other goodies. Contact 386/446-6783.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Jacksonville Symphony’s Holiday Pops Concert featuring the talents of the Symphony, Symphony Chorus, guest singers, dancers, and the area’s only guaranteed snow fall. At Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall 300 Water St Jacksonville. Tickets and concert times here.

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

  • Friday: Lowe’s, 315 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, from noon to 6 p.m.

Ongoing: the 12th Annual Fantasy Lights Festival at Central Park in Palm Coast’s Town Center, hosted by the Rotary Club of Flagler County: 6:30-9 p.m. each night. Fantasy Lights is a free, self-guided walking tour around Central Park with 40 large animated light displays, festive live and broadcast holiday music, holiday snacks and beverages. A favorite for the kids is Santa’s Village with a collection of elf houses festively painted and nestled among the lights, warm fire to roast marshmallows or create s’mores, and encircling the village is Santa’s Merry Train Ride.

Announcements:

None.

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.

REVENUE ESTIMATING CONFERENCE MEETS: The Revenue Estimating Conference will hold what is known as an “impact” conference. (Friday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

MORGAN SPEAKS AT ORLANDO TIGER BAY: Orlando attorney John Morgan, who led an effort last year that broadly legalized medical marijuana in Florida, will speak to the Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida. (Friday, noon, Country Club of Orlando, 1601 Country Club Dr., Orlando.)

FINANCIAL AID AT ISSUE: The Education Estimating Conference will analyze issues related to student financial aid. (Friday, 2 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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Aug. 16: GTM's 20th Anniversary Celebration, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Princess Place Preserve, 2500 Princess Place Rd., Palm Coast, and GTM Research Reserve Visitor Center, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. The celebration will begin with a boat tour from Usina boat ramp in Ponte Vedra Beach ending at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, highlighting several GTM projects along the Guana and Tolomato rivers. After lunch at Princess Place, education and the coastal training program staff will give an overview of plankton samples collected from Pellicer Creek and a visit through the estuary with virtual reality headsets. Afterwards, the research staff will guide you through sediment elevations (SET) sites located in Pellicer Creek Aquatic Preserve. Next, practice using SET techniques in a culinary treat. The event will conclude with a reception and other activities at GTM Research Reserve Visitor Center in Ponte Vedra Beach. To confirm attendance, email Patrician Price at patrician.d.price@FloridaDEP.gov or call 904-823-4506.
Aug. 16: The Flagler school district's Earl Johnson, a senior administrator, throws the first pitch at a Daytona Tortugas baseball game at 7 p.m.
Aug. 17: Bimonthly cleanup of Belle Terre Parkway, from the public library to Banton Lane. If you want to help, please meet in the library parking lot by 7 a.m. -- the side of the parking lot facing Belle Terre. All supplies provided. Wear appropriate clothing (flip flops and open sandals are not a good idea) sun screen, bug spray, a hat -- other clothes are a good idea too. Bagels and coffee afterward at host's house.
Aug. 17: Flagler Pier Fishing Tournament, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. For any questions, please contact the Pier bait shop at 386-517-2436.
Aug. 17: flagler playhouse logoThe first ever evening of Improv fun and games at the Flagler Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. The host for the evening will be Teresa Harris. You may know her as a Playhouse newcomer (The Glass Menagerie, It's a Wonderful Life), but you may not know that Teresa (along with husband Milt) are the founders of The Attention Deficient Players, an almost famous improv troupe from Atlanta. (OK, it was outside the perimeter (OTP), but it was a big deal.) The style of improv for this initial foray will be totally made up by the audience. Guests can choose to participate (by putting their name in a hat) or just sit back and enjoy. Teams will be brought up at random and given suggestions from the audience. Sketches will include favorites from TV such as; Scenes from a Hat, Worlds Worst, Questions Only, Sound Effects, plus a few that Teresa makes up - remember it's IMPROV! The show is in the New Lounge.
Since this show may contain adult comedy, guests must be at least 16 years old. Admission is $5. Cash only or credit cards online. For more info, contact Milt Harris,vicepresident@flaglerplayhouse.com
Aug. 19: The East Flagler Mosquito Control District board meets at 10 a.m. at the district’s offices, 10 Airport Executive Drive (off Belle Terre Boulevard), Palm Coast.
Aug. 20: Palm Coast government hosts a "stakeholder" meeting at the Palm Coast Community Center from 4 to 7 p.m. "to receive input from these stakeholders regarding their business dealings with the City of Palm Coast’s Community Development Department," according to the Homebuilders Association's website. The city is calling it an "open forum." A city spokesperson said the homebuilders are "not co-hosting anything and they shouldn’t have used our logo on their materials without our permission" (see the homebuilders' notice to the right, and the city's informational card here). "They are very much invited as part of the general public," the spokesman said, describing the invitation to the public as an effort to get "feedback from the community regarding our approach to building and development related permitting, process, and customer service. The guidance you provide will help chart a path forward and lead to new innovative approaches to move these divisions forward as a partner and resource for the community. Our primary objective is to listen to you, not for you to hear us." The city will host a related "development forum" on Sept. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. Those unable to attend may contribute their comments by email to planningdivision@palmcoastgov.com or by calling 386-986-3736. (An initial notice in this space, updated on August 10, incorrectly noted that the city had not posted the event on its website. It had done so by Aug. 8.)
Aug. 20: Palm Coast government hosts the second of two informational meetings on its enhanced stormwater management program from 5 to 7 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. City staff will share details about the Master Plan now under way, explain the new approach being taken, and discuss immediate priorities for improving the drainage system. Fire Chief Jerry Forte will also briefly highlight hurricane preparedness efforts by the City and share some helpful take-away tips. Refreshments will be provided. The enhanced, comprehensive stormwater management plan to improve the drainage system city-wide launched this past spring, and projects will be ongoing for several years. The plan will address drainage issues resulting from an aging infrastructure and years of growth. The Master Plan takes a big-picture look at the swales, ditches, canals, water control structures, pipes, and drainage basins and how they work together to protect homes and businesses from flooding. New solutions will focus more on the ditches and freshwater canals and will have a greater long-term impact on improving the drainage system across Palm Coast. Attendees may enjoy Food Truck Tuesday in Town Center. Stormwater experts who will be on hand for questions, Customer Service technicians will be available to assist in providing updates to previously made swale requests and educate the public on Palm Coast Connect, the City’s new citizen engagement tool. You can report concerns or access the growing Information Center - or you can register and track the progress of how your concern is handled. Palm Coast Connect is online at www.palmcoastconnect.com - and the free app is now available in both the Apple and Google Play App Stores.
Aug. 20: Food Truck Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Free entertainment is also provided. Proceeds from each Food Truck Tuesday benefit a local organization whose work supports children and families. This month’s beneficiary: Palm Coast Arts Foundation. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
Aug. 21: The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway). Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.


Aug. 22: The Flagler Tiger Bay Club invites the community to a wine tasting event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center. The annual event, open to the public, is an opportunity for club members and guests to mingle while sampling private label Flagler Tiger Bay Club wines, enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Hammock Wine & Cheese and entertainment provided by the Flagler Youth Orchestra. The evening will include a meet and greet with the newly elected board of directors for current and prospective club members, while unveiling the club’s future speakers, and the launch of the Flagler Tiger Bay Club Young Tiger Program in conjunction with Flagler Schools, according to Greg Davis, president of the Flagler Tiger Bay Club. “Flagler Tiger Bay Club has earned a reputation for bringing in top speakers, the likes seldom seen in Flagler County, while presenting and discussing engaging subjects that impact our lives nationally, statewide and locally,” Davis said. “People come together of different political persuasions and engage in civil, thoughtful discussions during our meetings." Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway. Tickets: General Admission, $20. Registration closes August 19. Flagler Tiger Bay Club Private Label Wine Pre-Orders and Tickets at www.flaglertigerbayclub.com
Aug. 22: gary bowles homophobic serial killerThe execution of Gary Ray Bowles is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke. Bowles murdered six people in 1994. He is serving life sentences in the murders of John Roberts in Daytona Beach and Albert Morris in Nassau County, and is being killed for the murder of Walter Hinton in Jacksonville. See the background story here.
Aug. 23: Friends of Music Celebration: Stetson University's 2019-2020 Season Premiere Concert, Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Aug. 23: Rick Shaefer water crossing"Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy" Exhibit, with an opening, free reception from 6-8 p.m. at Stetson University's Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, 139 E Michigan Ave, DeLand. In 2018, the number of people who had been forcibly coerced to leave their home and country as a result of persecution, violence or human rights violations worldwide reached 70.8 million, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The number of people displaced increased by 2.3 million people from the previous year, a record high. Artist Rick Shaefer's reaction to the international refugee crisis is featured in his large-scale, charcoal triptych drawings that portray people of ancient times fleeing by land or water and experiencing the conflicts at borders in three thematic, panel scenes. Stetson University's Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center will display 20 of Shaefer's charcoal-and-pencil drawings in "Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy" exhibit, Aug. 16-Oct. 14, with an opening-night reception on Aug. 23.Exhibits at the Hand Art Center are free and open to the public.
Aug. 26: 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.
Aug. 27: 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.
Aug. 28: palm coast democratic clubThe Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway). Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.
Aug. 28: 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.
Aug. 28: Faculty Recital: Kathy Thomas, French horn with Sovereign Brass Union. This 12-piece brass ensemble will be a treat to your ears: Gabrieli, Strauss, Bach and more. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Free.
Aug. 29: Economic development: the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce hosts a Common Ground breakfast focusing on the county's economic development efforts, with three speakers: County Administrator Jerry Cameron, Tourism Executive Director Amy Lukasik, and Economic Development Executive Director Helga van Eckert. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., breakfast at 8, the event lasts through about 9:15 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast, 55 Town Center Blvd. Palm CoastMembers can preregister for $25, non-members for $35. Contact Melinda Rivera, 386-206-0952 or by Email, melinda@flaglerchamber.org
Aug. 30: Florida Health Care Plans Brunch Club, 9-10:30 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Florida Health Care Plans presents their Blues Brunch Club as well as helpful information on topics that might affect you. Bring your favorite board game or play one provided by FHCP while enjoying brunch! Free, but registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

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1 Response for “Weekend Briefing: Kitten Adoption, Home For the Holidays, Ethics Commission, Starlight Parade, Circus”

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    The Trump Administration Is Scuttling a Rule That Would Save People From Dying of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    It took 16 years and more than 1,000 deaths for the Consumer Products Safety Commission to crack down on deadly portable generators. Trump’s appointees could undo that in a matter of months.

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