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Weekend Briefing: Birds of a Feather Fest, Food Fest, 2 Operas, Sarah Hartley, Artist of the Year

| February 9, 2018

Coming in for a landing at Palm Coast's annual Birds of a Feather Fest, which takes off this weekend. (Henry)

Coming in for a landing at Palm Coast’s annual Birds of a Feather Fest, which takes off this weekend. (Henry)

Weekend: Pleasant, highs in the mid to upper 70s, lows in the lower 60s. 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.
Drought Index43
The OED’s Word of the Day: acrolith, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

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“But real change, dramatic change can only occur with the help of others. And that is what I sought. A dramatic change. It’s not something that I dreamed up or even something that evolved over the last few years. No, it was something that I had thought about, dreamed about since a very early age, as a 4 or maybe 5-year-old at the latest. I don’t remember my age – it is irrelevant anyway; the change I dreamed off was not possible. It wasn’t possible physically, and more than that, it wasn’t possible socially. Who had ever heard of a boy wanting to be a girl? Totally ridiculous. The sissy. There must be something wrong with him. But all the same, the idea, the feelings, belonging, the overwhelming desires never left me.”

–Palm Coast resident Sarah L. Hartley, from her memoir, “Sunset: Sunrise: A Journey of Self-Acceptance” (2018).

Previously:

Chesterton on public opinion | Music saves lives | Knausgaard’s Autumn | Dworkin’s intercourse | Religion’s subversiveness | Malcolm X | Dead bodies | 17th Century Nature | Imperfect mother | One’s stupidity | Third World | Tramps’ necessity | Stock market folly | Sunrise on America | Migrants through time | Mother tongues | Roth on age | Baudrillard’s reality | Madame de Sévigné’s fever | Public opinion | Wealth and art | Pascal’s world | Wheelies | Knausgaard on writing | Bach’s grace | Suffragette fury | Donna Tartt | Regrettable intercourse | Glory’s obscenity | Atheism v. Bach | Describing music | Dostoevsky’s truth | Clemenceau on artists | Henry Cabot Lodge | John Lennon | 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

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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 Kara Hoblick of the Florida Agriculture Museum in palm Coast to talk about the weekend’s music and food fest there, Sheriff Rick Staly, and Rep. Paul Renner, who’ll give an update on the legislative session, all starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on the juvenalia of military parades.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Palm Coast’s fourth annual Birds of a Feather Fest, offering a weekend of birding, photography, workshops, family activities and a special community presentation for everyone who loves nature and wildlife. A full schedule is at www.birdingfest.com. New this year is PeaCee’s Big Backyard behind Palm Coast City Hall on Saturday, Feb. 10. This backyard-sized interactive exhibit will allow festival-goers of all ages explore how to attract birds and butterflies to their own backyards. The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey will set up in PeaCee’s Big Backyard and give two shows, and there will be a full array of nature-related children’s activities all for free. Four free beginner bird walks will start from City Hall at 8 and 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. that day. Other new features for 2018 are a big trip to Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive; a bird walk at Pelicer Creek Conservation Area; classes on iPhoneography, Pokemon Go (for birding) and Building a Bird-Friendly Backyard; and a behind-the-scenes reception with Moose Peterson before his Saturday night community presentation. The popular Introduction to Birding, eBirding and Bird Identification workshops will also be offered.

Friday: The internationally renowned Miró Quartet performs music of Haydn, Boccherini and Schumann as part of the seventeenth season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Amelia Baptist Church, 961167 Buccaneer Trail in Fernandina Beach. Tickets for this concert and the entire 2018 season are available at www.aicmf.com or by calling the Festival office at 904-261-1779.

washington oaks garden state park plant saleSaturday: Second Saturday Plant Sale at Washington Oaks Garden State Park, 10 am-2 p.m. The Friends of Washington Oaks are here to give personal attention and answer your questions as you purchase Florida friendly plants and novelties for your home and yard. “Cold Protection 101” will be the topic of our 11am plant chat. Volunteers will discuss the actions needed before and after cold snaps. Learn how to winterize your garden and patio plants for frosts and freezes. Join the Friends of Washington Oaks to get 20 percent off your plant purchases. 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd.

Saturday: Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher is once again returning to the Flagler County Public Library so please join us at 2 p.m. and enjoy the sounds of the classical guitar. To be held in the DCR room of the library. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. N.W., Palm Coast.

Saturday: For the Love of the Dance, 7 p.m. to whenever at the African-American Cultural Society, 4422 US Hwy 1, Palm Coast. This Second Annual Valentine’s Dance presents Chicago Style Steppin, Line Dance, and all styles of dance for couples and singles. All are welcome. $20 in advance $25 at the door. Table of 10 $180 in advance. Go to event website to reserve your advance ticket. DJ Platinum has your favorite music. Colors are red and/or white. Cash bar, free food, 50/50 raffle and Door prizes. This is a grown folks event.

Diana Gilson

Diana Gilson. (© FlaglerLive)

Saturday: The Gargiulo Art Foundation of Palm Coast celebrates its 2017 Flagler County Artist of the Year from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Flagler County Art League on the second floor of City Market Place, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, suite 207. The recipient is Diana Gilson. Join the foundation and the league in celebrating this annual event and meet many of the attending recipients of this award beginning with Peter Cerreta, first in the year 2000.

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Saturday: An Evening with Moose Peterson: 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 Highway 100, Palm Coast. World-renowned wildlife photographer Moose Peterson, winner of the John Muir Conservation Award, will share his photographs and the stories behind them, at this free Rooted in Nature Lecture. Free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and program will begin at 7 p.m. More info: www.birdingfest.com and 386-986-2484. The event is part of Palm Coast’s Birds of a Feather festival.

Saturday: Flight to Freedom, 10 a.m. In celebration of Black History Month, walk with reenactors from the Fort Mose Historical Society on the Freedom Trail, the first “Underground Railroad” and learn the story of hundreds of people who fled to Spanish Florida from enslavement on British indigo and sugar plantations in South Carolina in the 1700s. Location: Fort Mose Historic State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine, 32084. For more information, call (904) 823-2232 or visit www.fortmose.org.

Saturday: The Flagler-St. Johns-Putnam County Chapter of The Charmettes Inc. will be having their annual “Women In Red” luncheon on Saturday February 10th at the Ravine Gardens in Palatka, Fl. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Charmettes have two speakers this year, Sarah Highman, RN of St. Augustine, who will speak on Health Education, Lisa James, Modern Woodmen of America of St. Mary’s, Georgia, who will speak on Women in the Business World. Everyone is invited to enjoy this most informative event to benefit cancer research. Tickets are $25 and are available from any Charmette member. For more information please contact Charmette Evelyn Vasquez 386-235-7324. The Charmettes Inc. is a sisterhood of dedicated women committed to improving the quality of life within our communities through advocacy, education, service and support for cancer research.

Saturday: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach, 7 p.m. Tickets range from $39 to $69. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is the story of an innocent young geisha who falls in love with an American Navy lieutenant, only to be faced with an all-consuming heartbreak. Puccini’s emotionally charged opera will be fully staged with a new set, by Teatro Lirico D’Europa, who will also debut several new soloists for us here in Daytona Beach. The accompanying 40-piece orchestra will feature a special ensemble of all American musicians, and the production will include a local student playing Sorrow, Butterfly’s son. Performed in the original Italian language and featuring English supertitles. The Peabody Auditorium is at 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Reach the box office from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Fruday and Saturdays from 10 to 2 at 386/671-3462. Details and tickets here.

Saturday, Sunday: first coast operaFirst Coast Opera presents: “I Pagiacci and The Strangers Tale.” Originally written as a companion piece to Stravinsky’s “A Soldier’s Tale”, “A Stranger’s Tale” presents a homeless man whose interactions with others in New York City’s Central Park ultimately leads to improved lives. This double-bill production is fully-staged at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for students. Location: 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084. For more information visit www.firstcoastopera.com.

Sunday: Hot ‘n Spicy Food and Music Fest at the Florida Agriculture Museum: $5 will get you in for Hot N Spicy Food, Music, Fun. Banana Derby Monkey Racing. Hug an Alpaca. Those Guys, Southern Rock from noon to 4 p.m. Wagon rides for $5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gates open at 10am

Sunday: Made in St. Augustine, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Come hungry and celebrate everything made in the nation’s oldest city at this one-day festival. Explore the many tastes of St. Augustine in one place and enjoy a market-like atmosphere with local and handmade goods. Sample signature dishes from the city’s best chefs, hand-pick produce from local farmers, and drink various beverages from local coffee roasters, brewers and distillers. Location: Francis Field West Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32084. For more information, visit www.madeinsaintaugustinefest.com.

An F/A-18C Super Hornet like the ones used in bombing runs on a range in the Ocala National Forest. (Shawn J. Stewart/US Navy)

An F/A-18C Super Hornet like the ones used in bombing runs on a range in the Ocala National Forest. Click on the image for larger view. (Shawn J. Stewart/US Navy)

Live and inert bombing: Navy training schedules indicate that live and inert bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located in the Ocala National Forest, which may rattle windows in Palm Coast and Flagler County. The schedule is as follows:

  • Friday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
  • Saturday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert
  • Sunday: from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live and Inert

During bombing periods wildlife may be temporarily displaced. Use extra caution when driving through the Ocala National forest and surrounding areas. Secure any items around your residence that could attract wildlife. Always be mindful of larger animals including black bears and practice bearwise measures. The telephone number for noise complaints is 1-800-874-5059, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility, Jacksonville, Fla.big red bus scheduleBlood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:

  • Friday: Chick-Fil-A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Epic Theaters, Palm Coast, 1185 Central Ave., noon to 6 p.m.

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.

No events of note.

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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March 19 : The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council is expected to approve its contract with Matthew Morton, the new city manager set to begin work in early April. See a profile of Matthew Morton here.
March 19: The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Aundra Wallace, President of JaxUSA Partnership is the expected speaker.
March 19 : The The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. in training room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, and at 6 p.m. in a meeting in board chambers at the GSB.
March 19: The Bunnell Planning and Zoning Board meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. The board holds a hearing on a Special Exception request by property owner Penny Buckles to allow construction of a metal building to be used for the commercial storage of vehicles, trucks, trailers and a dump truck on a property with Single Family residential zoning at Eighth Street and Franz Court.
March 19 : Flagler Beach's Beach Management Plan Ad-Hoc Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall.
March 19 : The Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program: Advanced Technology College (ATC), 1770 Technology Blvd, Daytona Beach, Multipurpose Room (Rm. 109). Invasive Plants and Animals Come to Florida. People who are unaware of the environmental damage they can cause bring invasive plants and animals to Florida. Some invasive species, however, have altered Florida beyond recognition or recovery, driven out native plants and animals, and introduced new diseases to our population. Dr. Kenneth Nusbaum, vice chair of the Marine Discovery Center Board of Directors, will speak about what steps are being taken to control the problem.The Foundation created the WISE program to provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities to senior members of the community. WISE is open to anyone age 50 or older, for $30 for an individual or $50 per couple per year. Find a complete list of spring presenters at DaytonaState.edu/wise. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron (386) 506-4506, or Suzette.Cameron@DaytonaState.edu.
March 19 : The River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Citizens Advisory and Technical Coordinating committees meet at 1:15 and 3 p.m. respectively at the River to Sea TPO Conference Room 2570 W. International Speedway Blvd., Suite 100 Daytona Beach.
March 19: Social Justice Lecture Series: “Surviving Criminal Justice in America” by Alabama death row exoneree Anthony Ray Hinton, 7-8:30 p.m., Stetson Room. Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years on Alabama's death row for crimes he did not commit. He was released from prison in April 2015 with the help of the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to prisoners who may have been wrongly convicted of crimes. Hinton is the 152nd person since 1973 to be exonerated from death row in the United States and the sixth in the State of Alabama. Hinton will share his experiences with justice and incarceration during a presentation on Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m. at Stetson University as part of Stetson's Many Voices, One Stetson initiative. The event will be held in the Carlton Union Building's Stetson Room (second floor), 131 E. Minnesota Ave., DeLand, 32723. The event is free and open to the public.Stetson University Community Education Project (CEP) is launching Rethinking Incarceration, an initiative designed to promote dialogue on mass incarceration, prison reform, human rights, political engagement and systemic oppression.
March 19: Great Pianists at Stetson series: Boris Berman, Grammy nominee and professor, Yale School of Music. Don’t miss Boris Berman’s performance for Great Pianists at Stetson! This world-renowned pianist and pedagogue regularly performs around the globe and has chaired Yale University’s piano department for several decades. His program features Haydn’s final three English piano sonatas and Schubert’s A-Major Sonata. 7:30 p.m., Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Call 386-822-8950.
March 20: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
March 20: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
March 20: The Flagler County Contractor Review Board meets at 5 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
March 20: The Palm Coast Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. An agenda was not posted on the city's website as of March 17.
March 20: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
March 20: Tiger Bay Club Lunch featuring General Ernest Ernie Audino, Congressional District director for Rep. Michael Waltz, 11:30 a.m. at Channel Side 1 Yacht Club Drive, Palm Coast. Guests, $40. Audino is a Senior Military Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research and a Senior Fellow at Soran University in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He is the only US general officer to have previously served a full year as a combat advisor embedded inside a Kurdish peshmerga brigade in Iraq. Currently completing a book on his experiences, General Audino is sharing his insights on the remarkable Kurdish story of triumph over atrocity, endurance under chemical weapons and freedom after genocide. As a frequent contributor to the Washington Times and other national and international media outlets, General Audino provides commentary and analysis on national security, foreign policy, strategy, leadership and the Middle East.
March 20: All are welcome at the Democratic Women’s Club of Flagler County will gather for a Spring Social to welcome new members, 6 to 8 p.m. at Moonrise Brewing Co., 101 Palm Harbor Parkway in European Village. No host beverages, no charge, just fun and fellowship.
March 20: Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home hosts a "Your Life & Your Legacy Planning" at 9:30 a.m. Guests are invited to enjoy breakfast with event co-host, Attorney/Estate Planner Andrew Grant. RSVP’s are requested and attendees are asked to call Lisa at 386-439-5400. 511 Old Kings Road, South, Flagler Beach.
March 21: Teacher work day in Flagler county schools. No school for students.
March 21: 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.
March 21: "The Modern Gentlemen," live in concert at 7:30 p.m. the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. These 4 amazing voices have, and continue to be, the background vocals and choreography for the last 12 years alongside rock and roll icon, Frankie Valli. Their own signature sound blends modern voices together in four part, harmonic perfection with high energy & tight dance moves performing the classic hits of Motown, Pop, Rock Doo-Wop and of course, The Four Seasons! The Modern Gentlemen have toured the world performing on the biggest stages from Royal Albert Hall with the London Symphony Orchestra, to Broadway, Asia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and alongside artists such as The Beach Boys, The Manhattan Transfer, Tony Bennett, Smokey Robinson. Available with tracks or their 5 piece band, they’re not a tribute, but the real thing. Adult $39.90, Students $35.90.
March 21: Stetson University Community Education Project (CEP) is launching Rethinking Incarceration, an initiative designed to promote dialogue on mass incarceration, prison reform, human rights, political engagement and systemic oppression. The first event of this initiative, “Florida Gathering,” will be a panel discussion from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the duPont-Ball Library, Room 25L, 134 E. Minnesota Ave., DeLand. Panelists include representatives from Exchange for Change, the Florida Prison Education Project, Writers with Conviction and ESUBA (Abuse, spelled backwards) as well as Mark Inch, Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections. The event is free and open to the public.
March 21: The Conklin Center for the Blind hosts world-renowned classical pianist Aldo Ragone from Rome, Italy in a one-night only performance from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St. Ragone is an Alexander Scriabin Scholar. He holds a doctoral degree in piano performance. Tickets are $50 per person for this once-in-a-lifetime concert and can be purchased by visiting www.conklincenter.org or calling (386)-258-3441. All proceeds benefit The Conklin Center.
March 21: A brand new production of "The Sound of Music" at the Peabody Auditorium. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. 7:30 p.m. At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here.


March 22: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce hosts a business town hall at 9 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy., to discuss fiber and other infrastructure needs that can ensure our local businesses success. Expected participants include Helga van Eckert, the director of Flagler County's economic development department, city officials from Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, and County Commissioner Joe Mullins, among others. The event is Free and open to the public, though RSVPs are highly encouraged, to Heather Edwards at the Chamber, who can be reached by email here.
March 22: The Scenic A1A PRIDE Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Rd. off A1A.
March 22: Flagler Surf Series #11, 7 a.m. south of the Flagler Beach Pier.
March 22: Stetson University Opera Theatre and Orchestra Contemporary One-Act Operas, featuring L’enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel, Russell Franks, director, Anthony Hose, conductor. 7:30 p.m., DeLand High School Theater Center, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
March 22-24: Tennessee Williams's "The Glass Menagerie," at the Flagler Playhouse. "The Glass Menagerie" is a memory play, its action drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. The play is set in St. Louis in 1937. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and his sister, Laura. Mr. Wingfield, Tom and Laura’s father, ran off years ago and, except for one postcard, has not been heard from since. The play is strongly autobiographical. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. The Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Call the box office at 386-586-0773 or visit the website for tickets here.
March 22-24: st augustine seafood festivalThe St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival celebrates its 38th year with a return to Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine. A St. Augustine tradition since 1981, the Seafood Festival is the largest, oldest and most family-oriented festival in the Ancient City. With more than 20,000 people expected to attend, the Festival is a cornerstone of the St. Augustine Lions fundraising mission to help those in need. Francis Field is located at 25 W. Castillo Drive in downtown St. Augustine. Festival hours are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 22; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24. The Arts & Crafts village closes at sundown. Admission is $5 for adults; children under 15 are free. Active duty military with ID are also free. Food prices are not included with admission. On Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, free parking with a shuttle to the Seafood Festival will be available. Parking and shuttle are based at the St. Johns County Health Department, located at 200 San Sebastian View, and at the north San Marco lot at 301 San Marco Ave. Shuttles will pick up and drop off visitors at these two locations during Festival hours on Saturday and Sunday only. Look for “shuttle” signs directing you to these locations. More information on the parking and shuttle are on the website.
March 23: Flagler County Fire Rescue Station 16 – Halifax/Plantation Bay Open House, at 3935 Old Dixie Hwy, Ormond Beach, 9 a.m. to noon. Meet with your local Fire Rescue personnel and tour Fire Station #16. Additionally, Flagler County Emergency Management will be available to assist residents in signing up for the ALERTFlagler emergency notifications, and Special Needs Sheltering programs.
March 23: The University of Florida Flagler County Extension holds its annual Spring Open House and Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Flagler County Extension Office, 150 Sawgrass Rd., Bunnell. There will be Demonstration Garden Talks and Tours on Florida-Friendly Landscaping; Maia’s Homemade Reusable Bee’s Wax Wrappers; Raised Bed Gardens, Self-Watering Planters and Vertical Towers; and Palm Basics. Master Gardeners will be offering Plant Clinics and giving free advice on lawn and garden issues. The public is encouraged to bring in samples or pictures of sick plants or unknown insects. Gently used garden tools and plants will be on sale. The event is open to the public and parking is free. For more information contact 386-437-7464 or flagler@ifas.ufl.edu
March 23: Yoga on the Beach from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Old SDalt Park, 200 16th Road in the Hammock. Call 904/514-3598. Every Saturday.
March 23: motown madnessThe George Washington Carver Foundation's annual Motown Madness evening, a fund-raiser for the Carver Gym in Bunnell, starts at 6 p.m., featuring the band Traces of Gold, dinner and moire for $50 per person. The Carver Center is a recreational facility that also offers tutoring, after school study, internet access and also serves the community with GED classes, employment counseling and other services. It supports the Road to Success program, the AIM summer camp and numerous athletic tournaments. For tickets, email butlerjordan@flaglerschools.com or call Jordan Butler at 386/437-7540, extension 3159.
March 23: Children and teens ages 6-16 are invited to participate in a free NCCAA Youth Sports Clinic from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Youth will choose a clinic from one of the five sports offered, learning new skills and practicing the sport. Instruction will be provided by National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) collegiate athletes and their professional coaches. Check-in will be at 9 a.m., with the sports clinics beginning at 9:30 a.m. The golf sports clinic will be held at the City of Palm Coast’s Palm Harbor Golf Club, 20 Palm Harbor Drive, and all other sports at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Pkwy. The free sports clinic is being offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation. Space is limited and spots are filling fast. Advance registration is required at www.parksandrec.fun/events. On-site registration will be available on March 23 only if space is still available. For more information, call Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.
March 23: 2nd Annual Strawberry Fest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Park in Palm Coast's Town Center. Family Fun & Festivities, Delicious Food, Plant City Strawberries, Art & Crafts, Free Bounce Houses, Strawberry Shortcake, Live Entertainment, Classic Cars, Free Rock Painting, Strawberry Fudge, Pie Eating Contest,Pony Rides, Strawberry Wine Slush Mixes, Face Painting, Free Hula Hoop Contest, Strawberry Ice Cream, Free Petting Zoo, Berry Cute Baby Contest, Free Sack Races, Train Rides, Free Bean Bag Toss, Yummy Treats & Much More! Admission $6, Kids 2 & Under Free $1 OFF ADMISSION! Visit our website for coupon or bring a canned good for discount. Benefits Grace Community Food Pantry.
March 23: Salvo Art Project hosts its monthly open house at 6 p.m. with Paul Beaulieu’s Paintings, as well as the works of his students, featured in the Schreiner Memorial Room. "We will also be spotlighting the work of our studio artist Andy Sovia in the classroom. All studios will be open to guests," JJ Graham says. Admission is $10 to help cover food, beverages, and live entertainment in the back parking lot. Overflow parking alongside Peach Street and across Moody Blvd. Feel free to be fancy or casual. 802 East Moody Blvd. Bunnell.
March 24: Stetson University Opera Theatre and Orchestra Contemporary One-Act Operas, featuring L’enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel, Russell Franks, director, Anthony Hose, conductor. 3 p.m., DeLand High School Theater Center, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
March 25: 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.
March 25: The "L" Word Identity Group, 6 p.m. at UNF-Jacksonville's John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58E Room 1111. The L Word is a peer-led discussion group that allows female/feminine and lesbian spectrum identified individuals to meet and discuss a wide range of topics on coming out, relationships, labels, family dynamics, etc. The discussion group is open to all individuals falling on the female/feminine spectrum, including but not limited to: nonbinary, gender nonconforming and trans, bisexual women, queer folks, and questioning.
March 26: FlaglerCares, the county-wide initiative to expand the safety net for citizens in need, meets at 1 p.m. in training room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
March 26: Great Organists at Stetson series, Boyd Jones, Stetson University Price Professor of Organ and University Organist. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
March 26: The Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program: Advanced Technology College (ATC), 1770 Technology Blvd, Daytona Beach, Multipurpose Room (Rm. 109), All About the Embry-Riddle Research Park. Dr. Stephanie Miller is executive director of Technology Transfer and Research Park Initiatives at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The research park is home to the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex, (the MicaPlex), the Wind Tunnel Laboratory and coming in 2019, the Applied Aviation and Engineering Research Hanger. The MicaPlex houses Embry-Riddle’s Tech Business Incubator, tenant flex space, collaborative workspaces, cutting-edge laboratories and business support services, co-located to ensure that technology-focused startups will have every advantage for success. The Foundation created the WISE program to provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities to senior members of the community. WISE is open to anyone age 50 or older, for $30 for an individual or $50 per couple per year. Find a complete list of spring presenters at DaytonaState.edu/wise. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron (386) 506-4506, or Suzette.Cameron@DaytonaState.edu.
March 26: NuMIX Ensemble Concert, Dr. Erin Bodnar and Dr. Andrea Venet, directors. 7:30 p.m., UNF's Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Room 1200. Free admission.
March 26: Coffee and Conversation: Talking Religion with Civility. Join the Interfaith Center to discuss the challenges of talking religion with each other, and learn skills to navigate conflict and disagreement. Coffee and tea served. At UNF's Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 1400. Contact Matt Hartley m.hartley@unf.edu (904) 620-5715.
March 26: Trans Talks, 4 p.m. at UNF's LGBT Resource Center Building, 1 UNF Drive, 58 East, Room 1111. Trans Talks is a peer led discussion group that allows transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming individuals to meet and discuss a wide range of topics associated with being transgender. This group is open to all individuals under the Transgender Spectrum including but not limited to: Transgender, Genderqueer, Genderfluid, and Agender. Please note that Trans Talks is a peer discussion group and that there is no mental health counselor or other accredited professional available at these events.
March 27: A final hearing is scheduled before a judge of workers compensation claims in the more than two dozen cases of Flagler County Sheriff's employees' claims related to what they believe to be the sick building, or Sheriff's Operations Center, evacuated last June. The 10 a.m. hearing is before Judge Wilbur Anderson at the Daytona Beach Office of the Judges of Compensations Claims, 444 Seabreeze Boulevard, Suite 450, Daytona Beach.
March 27: The Flagler Humane Society hosts a happy hour fundraiser at Uncaged on Oceanshore, 3468 Oceanshore Blvd, Flagler Beach, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, available here.
March 27: A meeting of the 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. The Compassionate Friends, 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 The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
March 27: The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Hagihara Violin & Piano Duo, 7:30 p.m. at UNF's Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Room 1200. ♦ March 28: Bunnell City Manager Alvin Jackson is the keynote speaker at the 34th Drug Court graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County Courthouse, before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins.
March 31: Daytona Solisti's Concert Series features "Mozartiana," an all-Mozart program with Michael Rickman, piano, Sue Cryan, violin, and Joe Corporon, cello. On the program: Mozart's Piano Sonata Nr. 9 in D Major K 311, Church Sonatas K 245 and K328, and the Piano Trio in G Major, K 496. 3:30 p.m. At First Presbyterian Church, 620 South Grandview Avenue, Daytona Beach. A $15 contribution is requested.
March 31: Lawson Ensemble Concert featuring music by Bach and Dohnanyi, Dr. Nick Curry, cello; Clinton Dewing, violin and viola; Aurica Duca, violin with guest Ellen Olson, viola. free admission, 3 p.m. at UNF's Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Room 1200.

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Edith Mathis’s Creations

The great German Soprano Edith Mathis turns 80 Sunday. Deutsche Grammophon is celebrating the occasion with a big box set of seven CDs and nearly 200 tracks. And here she is in a complete performance of Haydn’s Creation, with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Peter Schreier, himself a tenor and an old colleague of Mathis’s, with great recordings of Bach’s cantatas under the direction of Karl Richter.

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