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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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Jan. 24: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall on 2nd Street.
Jan. 24: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The committee will hear an update on the planned Town Center park sculpture garden.
Jan. 24: The Doo Wop Project performs at the Flagler Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 25: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce hosts its installation gala at the Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Dr., Palm Coast, starting at 6 p.m.
Jan. 25: Rembrandt Etchings: States, Fakes and Restrikes, an opening reception at the Hand Art Center in DeLand from 6 to 9 p.m., for a show that runs through March 1. Rembrandt, one of the most influential printmakers in the history of art, created etchings that offer a wide range of subjects, from incisive representations of scriptures to studies of street life. His prints possess comedy as well as sober commentary and have influenced innumerable printmakers. This exhibition of 40 Rembrandt etchings examine the difficulties of authenticating Rembrandt’s etchings. The exhibition includes first-state pulls from the artist’s lifetime and restrike prints from the 17th to 20th Century. All events at the Hand Art Center are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Stetson University Hand Art Center, 139 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Call 386-822-7270 or visit the website.
Jan. 25: Blue Jeans and Bling, a benefit dinner and auction to benefit the 4H and FFH Youth Awards and Scholarship Fund at the Flagler County Fair and Youth Show is scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. $75 per person. Wear your favorite jeans and best bling. Door prizes, including best western dressed couple. You must be 21 or older to attend.
Jan. 25: wynton-marsalisWynton Marsalis and his Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Wynton Marsalis, the managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, has long been a world-renowned trumpeter and composer. Born in New Orleans, he began his classical training on trumpet at age 12, entered The Juilliard School at age 17 and then played with jazz legend Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He made his recording debut in 1982 and has since recorded more than 60 jazz and classical albums, nine of which have won Grammy Awards. He is the first and only artist to win both classical and jazz Grammys in the same year, not once but twice. Mr. Marsalis will perform with his celebrated15-member Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. 7:30 pm. First Baptist Church, 1600 S 8th St., Fernandina Beach, $150 Premium Plus, $125 Premium, $90 General. Tickets here.
Jan. 25-27: jacksonville symphony logo jaxMozart's Don Giovanni, performed by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, with Courtney Lewis, Music Director, Krzysztof Biernacki, Stage Director, Emily Birsan as Donna Anna, Sofia Selowsky as Donna Elvira, Jessica Pray as Zerlina, Jonathan Johnson as Don Ottavio, Joseph Lattanzi as Don Giovanni and David Kravitz as Leporello. Considered by many to be the greatest opera ever written, the Symphony brings a staged version of Mozart’s dark tale to the concert hall. Reimagined as a Symphonic-staged opera through vivid projection and a world-class cast, Mozart’s glorious music finds new life in this thrilling Jacksonville Symphony production and Festival grand finale.Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Program notes here. At Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Ticket Office: 904-354-5547, or go here for tickets online.
Jan. 25: Jim Belushi brings his show, Jim Belushi & The Board of Comedy, to The Peabody for a 7:30 p.m. show. With more than thirty years of experience and an alumnus of “Saturday Night Live” and Chicago’s famed Second City, Belushi is now bringing to the stage an improvised comedy sketch show featuring members of the Board of Comedy. At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here.
Jan. 26-27:flagler home and lifestyle show The Flagler Home & Lifestyle Show at Flagler Palm Coast High School, 5500 State Road 100, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. It's been the most popular home show in Flagler County for more than 32 years with 300 businesses participating and over 20,000 attendees. Flagler Technical Institute, Flagler County School Board and Flagler Auditorium are proud to collaborate on the 2019 Flagler Home & Lifestyle Show. Free parking, free admission, kid zone, food.
Jan. 26: Flagler Beach Historical Museum Native American Pottery Days, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Join us for the second of two Saturdays in January for FBHM Native American Pottery Days (the first was on Jan. 12). Meet at the Museum for smudge pot firing of pottery pieces, a special decorative effect. Staring at 10 a.m. and lasting approximately two hours. Tools and supplies are included in the registration price of $20 per person, $15 for museum members, for both sessions. To register, please email administrator@flaglerbeachmuseum or visit www.flaglerbeachmuseum.com. Walk-ups are welcome.
Jan. 26: stetson music school logoStetson Faculty Recital, Lynn Musco, clarinet, Sean Kennard, piano. Professors Lynn Musco and Sean Kennard present a concert of diverse 20th century gems that are not often programmed, including pieces by Eugéne Bozza, Salvador Brotons, Donald Marino and Kenji Bunch. 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.
Jan. 26: Mutts Gone Nuts at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m. at the Daytona Beach Symphony Society at the At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here. The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra is celebrated for its interpretations of classical symphony repertoire. Led by distinguished conductor, Yousheng Lin, the concert will feature pieces by Verdi and Dvořák, along with Yellow River Piano Concerto, based on a work by the famous Chinese composer, Xian Xinghai. Concerto soloist Siheng Song was the first Chinese musician to receive the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition award, and has been praised as a leading pianist of the new generation in Europe.
Jan. 28: 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.
Jan. 29: Great Organists at Stetson series, Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, organ. Don’t miss out on hearing this dynamic recording artist, composer and author during a free concert on Stetson’s beautiful DeLand campus. The concert features works by Bach, Buxtehude, Ruiter-Feenstra, Vierne, Dupré as well as improvisation. 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.
Jan. 29: The Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program: Southeast Museum of Photography, Hosseini Center, DSC’s Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Museum Docent Phil Kalfin provides an educational tour of thePrison Nation exhibit. Refreshments will follow. 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.
Jan. 30: The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the Fair Trade Cafe at Palm Coast's City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Pkwy. 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.
Jan. 30: Guest Recital, Robert Milne, piano. An audience favorite, Robert Milne returns to Lee Chapel for a lively evening of ragtime and boogie-woogie piano music. 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.
Jan. 31: The Flagler Chamber's Common Ground Breakfasts features a trio of city managers at the Hilton Garden Inn, starting with registration at 7:30 a.m. and breakfast at 8 a.m. The speakers are
Beau Falgout, Palm Coast interim manager, Larry Newsom, Flagler Beach manager, and Alvin Jackson, Bunnell manager. The panelists will provide updates of 2018 successes and present key initiatives for 2019. Registration required by Jan. 28. Members can preregister for $25. Guests and future members can attend for $35. No walk-ups admitted. Email Heather Edwards, heather@flaglerchamber.org.

Feb. 1: Coffee Series, 9-10 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. This month’s topic: “Let’s Talk Tech, Learn the Basics” with Andy Barr of Tech Talk Studios. The event is free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 9 a.m. Jan. 30: www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.
Feb. 1: 23rd Annual Piano Scholars Festival, Great Pianists at Stetson series: Sean Kennard, piano, Sean Kennard opens the 2019 Piano Scholars Festival with a solo concert, featuring dazzling etudes of all kinds by Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt. 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.
Feb. 1: Violinist Joshua Bell: With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of this era. His more than 40 CDs have won Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards. He also is the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize. Mr. Bell was named music director of the renowned Academy of St. Martin in the Fields chamber orchestra in 2011. 7:30 pm First Baptist Church, 1600 S 8th St., Fernandina Beach, $130 Premium Plus, $100 Premium, $70 General. Tickets here.
Feb. 2: Palm Coast Historical Society Lecture Series, 10 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. The Palm Coast Historical Society will offer free monthly lectures through May. This month: Brendan Burke, Associate Director of Archaeology at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, will discuss Florida’s 50+ lighthouses. Free, with light refreshments served. Advance registration is not required. More info: 386-986-3708 or www.palmcoasthistory.org.
Feb. 2: Hammock Community Association A1A Clean-up, starting at 7:30 a.m. Please pickup your vest, bags, and gloves and assignments at the pavilion at the North side of Bings Landing. When finished, please return your vest and join us for coffee and refreshments. Please do not forget to drop off your filled bags at the N/E corner of 16th Road and A1A. Organized by Barbara & John Harper, harperjr8@gmail.com.
Feb. 2: The Rotary Club of Flagler Beach hosts walkers and running on the tarmac and taxiways at the Flagler Executive Airport for its annual nighttime 5k fundraiser. The event takes place at 6 p.m. at the county airport, 201 Airport Road in Palm Coast. Walkers and runners interested in participating in the 5k can visit, www.flaglerbeachrotary.org to register. The cost is $20 for walkers and $30 for timed runners. All participants will receive a collector’s medal. This year’s medal is a B-25 airplane. There will be a free pizza party after the race as well as a ceremony to recognize winners. Further details are attached and available via this link: https://www.prlog.org/12749621-rotary-club-of-flagler-beach-to-host-race-of-the-runway-for-rotary-fundraiser-feb-2nd.html.
Feb. 2: stetson music school logoStetson Piano Scholars in Recital. The School of Music presents Stetson’s scholarship piano students performing a wide range of masterworks and favorites. 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.
Feb. 4: Women’s Self-Defense, Mondays, Feb. 4, 11, 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Learn effective methods to ward off attackers in this three-day class taught by Sgt. Michael Lutz of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. Limited to 40 spots and they fill fast! For ages 12 and up. Must attend all three classes. Free but pre-registration required by Feb. 2 at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2323.
Feb. 5: Employers from a variety of industries will be on hand seeking to fill positions as Daytona State College's DeLand Campus hosts a spring job fair. Set for 9 a.m. to noon at the DeLand Campus, 1155 County Road 4139. Participating employers include Centra Care, Daytona Beverages, Halifax Health, Heartland Dental, J&P Cycles, National Broadband, Senior Helpers, Sherwin-Williams, Spherion Staffing, Sykes, US Foods, VITAS Healthcare, Volusia County Schools, Waffle House, Walgreens and others representing a range of industries. The job fair is free and open to the public; all are welcome. Additional job fairs are slated through spring: March 8 on DSC’s Flagler/Palm Coast Campus, March 27 on the Daytona Beach Campus and one dedicated to health careers on May 1 also on the Daytona Beach Campus. For additional information regarding the upcoming job fairs or DSC’s Career Services, contact Dean Howe, (386) 506-3379 or Dean.Howe@DaytonaState.edu.
Feb. 5:The Flagler Sportsfishing Club holds its monthly meeting starting with quick tips at 7 p.m., a general club meeting at 7:30 p.m. and a panel discussion at 8 p.m. at the VFW Club, 47 Old Kings Rd N Palm Coast. All are welcome. Also where to go find the latest information on the club’s activities. The night will introduce a few key sponsors that support the club and its members. The night is also Swap and Shop Night so bring any fishing equipment that you want to sell.
Feb. 5: 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). Florida History Through the Amazing Illustrations of Harper’s Weekly. James Zacharias is the senior curator of education and curator of history at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Once the most popular newspaper in America from 1855-1910, Harper’s gave birth to modern journalism. Using amazing illustrations carved from wood and new technology, Harper’s Illustrated Weekly could visually document moments in American and Florida history with great ease. A blend of art technology and history, the presentation takes you on a visual journey through the state during the Civil War and Florida’s Gilded Age. The art is exquisite and the stories amazing. 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.
Feb. 5: pulse stetsonPULSE: A Musical Celebration of Those Who Lived and Are Living Their True Lives, a Stetson Alumni Recital: Shawn Copeland (’99), clarinet, Kayla Liechty Paulk (’90), clarinet. 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. The concert will premiere “PULSE,” a sonata for clarinet and piano, written by Stetson alumnus Carlos Velez along with other works, which are significant to the theme of the recital, such as, Velez’s “Prism Suite” for solo clarinet, Leonard Bernstein’s “Sonata for Clarinet Piano” and David Maslanka’s meditative and commemorative “Eternal Garden: Four Songs for Clarinet and Piano.” “PULSE” is a musical celebration of Orlando’s LGBTQ community and a musical depiction of a night spent in three clubs within one nightclub in Orlando. This piece is not an in memoriam for these tragic deaths; rather, it is a celebration of the lives of these individuals, and an expression of their courage for simply being themselves at a time when situations like this are often treated with hate and violence.
Feb. 6: palm coast democratic clubThe Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the Fair Trade Cafe at Palm Coast's City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Pkwy. 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.
Feb. 7-10: Coming in for a landing at Palm Coast's annual Birds of a Feather Fest, which takes off this weekend. (Henry)Birds of a Feather Fest, Friday through Sunday, at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE, and various venues throughout Palm Coast and beyond. A fun birding and nature festival invites everyone to enjoy a weekend of guided birding, photography, workshops, social events and a keynote by National Audubon Society’s David Ringer. Many activities are free; some for a fee. Schedule and registration at: www.birdingfest.com. More info: 386-986-2484.
Feb. 7: Science Café at Stetson's Gillespie Museum: A Conversation with the Cast of Florida’s “Fossil Hunters,” 7-8:30 p.m. Explore Florida geology and paleontology with the cast of the “Fossil Hunters” television series, which follows the adventures of a group of amateur paleontologists and friends as they travel with their families to amazing fossil sites. The world’s first and only fossil hunting television series, “Fossil Hunters,” highlights the cast’s fossil collections and past and present excavations as well as world-class discoveries. In this informal conversation with slides, you’ll learn of their travels to various fossil sites and museums, exploring our state’s geological past. All events at the Gillespie Museum are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Stetson University Gillespie Museum 234 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Contact Director Karen Cole, 386-822-7330.
Feb. 8: ‘Protecting Birds Together, Today and Tomorrow,’ 6:30 p.m., at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. National Audubon Society executive David Ringer will give a free keynote address on birds, society’s impact on them and how people can work together to protect their future. This free City of Palm Coast 2019 Rooted in Nature Lecture is free and open to the public as part of the Birds of a Feather Fest. Register at www.birdingfest.com. More info: 386-986-2484. See the background story here.
Feb. 8: Stetson Sounds New XXII: The 22nd in a series of concerts, which features a talented gathering of Stetson University students and faculty joined by guest artists to offer a fine menu of new works written by some of our area’s most accomplished composers. Join us for an evening of brilliant performances of cutting-edge classical sounds. 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.
Feb. 9: aauwAmerican Association of University Women (AAUW) Flagler celebrates Black History Month by welcoming Katherine McCladdie (right in the picture) and Mrs. Daisy Grimes (left) to its monthly General Meeting at 11 a.m., in the main dining room of Pine Lakes Golf Club. Katherine McCladdie will present an overview of the historic, “The United Order of the Tents”. Founded in 1867 by two former slaves, Annetta M. Lane and Harriett R. Taylor, the organization, predominately operated by black women, spans from the District of Columbia to Georgia and diligently works to provide care and shelter to those who cannot care for themselves. Bethune-Cookman University, founded 114 years ago, opened as the Daytona Literary and Industrial Training School for African-American girls for a $1.50 tuition. Today, it is a university with nearly 4,000 students, alumni topping 15,000, and a legacy that continues to impact the community. Mrs. Daisy Grimes once walked the campus grounds as a student; today, as the Director of Legacy & University Protocol, she strives to preserve the custom, heritage, devotion, and perseverance embodied by its founder. Lunch is available for $17.00 per person. For reservations and menu options, please contact Sally Smeaton by email: shsmeaton@gmail.com or phone: 386-447-4137 by February 6, 2019.
Feb. 9: Science Saturday: Digging into Florida’s Fossils at Stetson's Gillespie Museum, 10 a.m.-noon: The cast of “Fossil Hunters” will be on hand to share their travels and knowledge with young scientists. A chance to dig, collect and learn. Visitors under the age of 16 must bring along an adult to share what they’ve learned. All events at the Gillespie Museum are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Stetson University Gillespie Museum, 234 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Contact Director Karen Cole, 386-822-7330.
Feb. 9: Bethune-Cookman University Marching Wildcats perform at the first-ever game of the Orlando Apollos and The Alliance of American Football, at Spectrum Stadium, University of Central Florida, 4465 Knights Victory Way, Orlando. Having previously been a part of NFL Super Bowls and Pro Bowls, The Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) Marching Wildcats will now add to their proud history. The Marching Wildcats will perform a pregame show, starting approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the game, inclusive of The Star Spangled Banner, and will again take the field during Halftime for an "All-Star Set" of the Band's fan favorite songs from the recently completed 2018 season. Head coach Steve Spurrier and the Apollos will host the Atlanta Legends at 8 p.m., marking the first game in the inaugural season of The Alliance of American Football.
Feb. 10: Sigma Alpha Iota Organ & Harpsichord Benefit Concert: University Organist Boyd Jones and students from his studio Boyd Jones, professor of organ, and his students will present an organ and harpsichord benefit concert for the Volusia County Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota women’s music fraternity. All proceeds will benefit the fraternity in achieving its goals to support local and global music students and projects. 3 p.m., Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. $10 suggested donation. Call 386/822-8950.
Feb. 12: 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): Growth and Preservation in Volusia County. Clay Ervin, director of the Volusia County Growth and Resource Management Department, will provide an overview of how Volusia County balances the economic engine of development with the need to protect valuable natural resources. The discussion will focus on the roles of the different federal, state and local governments’ responsibilities and how that impacts development and conservation in Volusia County. Additionally, there will be discussion on how local governments pay for the maintenance and expansion of the infrastructure that serves existing and future residents.
Feb. 13: The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the Fair Trade Cafe at Palm Coast's City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Pkwy. 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.

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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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