Weekend: Too much like summer, highs in the 80s, down to the mid-70s by Sunday, lows in the upper 50s to 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.
The OED’s Word of the Day: quadragesimal, n. and adj..
The Live Community Calendar
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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.
Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Cindy and Jeff Evans of State Farms Insurance, who’ll give away a second batch of 100 teddy bears for sheriff’s deputies to carry in their patrol cars and hand out to children in domestic violence situations. The first batch ran out. Katrina Austin of Flagler County’s economic development division will talk about the coming job fair, Sara Hale of Coastal Cloud will talk about the company’s internship program, and Sheriff Rick Staly will talk about a coming classroom-to-careers criminal justice program, all starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on the futility of outrage at gun massacres.
Friday: The Palm Coast Volunteer Firefighters’ Pension Board meets at 8:30 a.m. at Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Parkway.
Friday: Lunch N Lecture, 11 a.m. at Palm Coast City Hall. Learn about how to add your veteran’s designation to your driver’s license at this informative session with lunch included. This event of free, but pre-registration is required at 386-986-2323.
Friday: Michael McDonald at the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach, 7:30 p.m. The five-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, former lead vocalist and keyboardist of Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers and hyper-favorire of Flagler County Commissioner Charlie Ericksen brings his solo performance to Daytona Beach for the first time. Backed by his full band and a substantial repertoire of hits, including “What A Fool Believes,” “Minute By Minute,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” and “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” from his numerous gold and platinum-selling albums, McDonald’s engaging performance is sure to thrill. Tickets range from $43 to $69. Box office and tickets here.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Palm Coast Lions White Cane Days. The Lions will be outside the Publix Supermarkets collecting donations for the Lions Charities that help the Blind and preserve the Gift of Sight and Hearing of those needy individuals with visual and hearing impairments. 100 percent of your donations go to these charities. They will also hand out info on Florida’s White Cane Law.
Friday-Saturday: Raiders of the Lost Ark with live music performed by the Jacksonville Symphony: From the incredible minds of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, now you and the whole family can see it like never before with John Williams’ score played live to the film by the Symphony. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Jacoby Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Tickets here.
Saturday: The Afro American Caribbean Heritage Organization (AACHO) hosts its Annual Black Heritage Day Festival at the African American Cultural Society Center, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There’ll be an Official Color Guard Opening, local Dignitaries, Youth groups, Choirs, Dancers, a Martial Arts demonstration, vendors of ethnic apparel, jewelry, arts and crafts, home-made baked goods, West Indian-style foods, and all types of important community service information will be on display. Music provided by D.J. Ronald Robinson. A colorful commemorative journal for the occasion will be available. Contact Wes at 386/445-8345 or Vivian at 386/446-6935
Saturday Flea Market: The VFW Auxiliary Post 8696 at 47 Old Kings Road North in Palm Coast holds an indoor Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come find your next treasure.
Saturday: Race the Runways at the Flagler Executive Airport, 201 Airport Road, Palm Coast, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Here’s your chance to “race the runways” at Flagler County Airport. Enjoy a fast course along the actual runway and taxiway while you’re entertained by helicopters and planes above. Everyone loves this flat, fast course where many make their personal best. This is going to be an exciting night race starting on the tarmac of the Flagler Executive Airport! The first runners out will light up the track when the lights come on as they run by. We will have goodie bags with glow sticks, glow bracelets and more. All funds raised at this event are used by Rotary Club of Flagler Beach for scholarships, food programs, toys for children in need at Christmas and for a variety of projects that include building new sports fields for the children of Bunnell, bringing clean water to African villages and working to eradicate Polio worldwide. Join us for this great cause and be a gift to the world by helping Rotary. Event Website: http://www.flaglerbeachrotary.org/
Saturday: Birdwatching Field Trip to Sweetwater Wetlands Park with Flagler Audubon Society: Meet at the Winn-Dixie parking lot at SR100 and I95 for a 7:45 a.m. departure. The park, which consists of more than 125 acres of wetlands and ponds, was created to improve the water quality of wetlands in Paynes Prairie and the Floridan Aquifer. Now a thriving habitat, Sweetwater Wetlands Park is filled with vast numbers of plants and animals, including birds, butterflies, alligators and Florida cracker horses. At the park, you can walk more than 3.5 miles of crushed gravel trails and boardwalks, experience the lush landscape from viewing platforms, and learn about the habitat through educational signs and tours. Field trips are geared for both beginners and intermediate birders. Free and open to the public. Visitors welcome. Contact Mary Giraulo, Email: [email protected]
Saturday: Neighbor 2 Neighbor 5k Walk, 9:30 a.m., Town Center. Palm Coast is a wonderful community full of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and enjoyment. However, many of us have lived here for years, without knowing who our neighbors are. This is the time for change, where we will get to know each other and walk together. Let’s get healthy together neighbor to neighbor. Children and Dogs welcome. Contact Sarah Ragsdale, [email protected] or 386/864-2484.
Saturday: To mark its second-year anniversary, Palm Coast Dental Care offers some free dental care to area residents without insurance. Free extractions will be provided between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 782 Belle Terre Pkwy, Suite 100 in Palm Coast. Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 386-313-5991 or visit www.FreeDentistryDay.org.
Saturday: Studio 54 Dance Party hosted by Krewe Nouveau to benefit the Museum of Art DeLand. 8 – 11 p.m. at the Artisan Alley Garage. Tickets are $25 per person in advance or $35 per person at the door. 21 and over only. Enjoy a DJ, Pole and Aerial Performers, live entertainment, Go-Go dancers and more! There will be a New York City-style food cart providing bites for sale, cash bars provided by Cafe DaVinci & the Nest. Dress is nightclub attire with a disco theme. There will be two jetBlue roundtrip tickets for the Best Costume. Tickets on sale at both Museum locations: 100 and 600 N Woodland Blvd and online now. If paying online your name will be placed on the Will Call List at the event. No tickets will be mailed.
Saturday: Country Legends at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. is a production direct from Music City that stars singers and dancers, and a bona fide band of Nashville musicians, dazzling staging and costumes: all designed to celebrate a century of celebrities and treasured songs from Music City. Twelve musicians, singers, and dancers bring phenomenal fiddling, fancy footwork, and top-flight vocals your way. This theatrical production is truly extraordinary, a trip through America’s greatest music – the music she calls her own. Adult $34.95 Youth $24.95, not including a $7 ticketing fee. 386-437-7547 or 866-352-4537.
Sunsay The CFL Nouvelle Trio performs in a Faculty Chamber Music Recital at Bethune-Cookman University’s White Hall Heyn Memorial Chapel, 640 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach, at 3 p.m. It’s free admission. The recital is a journey around the journey, showcasing piano trios by Darius Milhaud, Igor Stravinsky, Aram Khachaturian, and Bela Bartok, with Rose Grace, piano, Olga Kolpakova, violin, Michael Westmoreland, clarinet. Contact Rose Grace at [email protected] or 386/481-2947.
Note: this event has been postponed to Feb. 27: Willie has the flu. Sunday: Willie Nelson & Family with guest Los Lonely Boys, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $39.50 to $99.50. Book here. 7:30 p.m. With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. In the last five years alone he delivered 10 new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, again headlined Farm Aid, an event he co-founded in 1985, received his 5th degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the last three years of the on-going Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, announced the launch of his cannabis company Willie’s Reserve, and graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Sunday: Jacksonville Symphony Chorus Concert with a performance of Dvorak’s Te Deum and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, under the direction of Donald McCullough, 3 p.m. Jacoby Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Tickets here.
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: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live/Inert
- Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live/Inert
- Sunday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Live/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.
Note: today is the Flagler Class 25 Application Deadline at the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce. $385 for members, $535 for non-members. Call the Chamber at 386-437-0106.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Friday: Publix at 800 Belle Terre Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Publix at 4950 Belle Terre Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Publix at Palm Harbor, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell
|Jail Bookings, June 19-22
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, June 21
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, June 21
REVENUE NUMBERS EYED: The Revenue Estimating Conference will analyze monthly revenue estimates. (Friday, 8 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
LEWANDOWSKI SPEAKS TO COLLIER GOP: Corey Lewandowski, who served as a campaign manager for President Donald Trump, is slated to speak at the Collier County Republican Party’s Lincoln Reagan Celebration. (Friday, 6 p.m., Tiburon Golf Club, 2620 Tiburon Dr., Naples.)
FINANCE REPORTS DUE IN HD 39, HD 114: Candidates in special elections in House District 39 and House District 114 face a Friday deadline for filing updated finance reports. Special primary elections will be held Feb. 20. Auburndale Republican Neil Combee resigned late last year from the District 39 seat, which includes parts of Polk and Osceola counties. Coral Gables Democrat Daisy Baez left the District 114 seat in Miami-Dade County.
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Anoushka Shankar Ensemble
- Jacques Loussier Play Bach Trio: a 2007 Concert
- Abdel Rahman el Bacha Plays Two Nocturnes by Chopin
- Edith Mathis’s Creations
- Sheku Kanneh-Mason: No Woman No Cry, Cello Version
- Viotti’s Violin Concerto No 23 in G Major, Performed by Jennifer Jeon
- Bruckner’s Symphony Nr. 7 at the Lucerne Frestival
- Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the style of Chopin: Syd R Duke
- Nikolai Kapustin performing Prelude, op. 53, no. 11
- Ray Chen, Sarabande from Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor
- It’s A Small World: Ken Kubota and Friends
- Maria Callas: The Mike Wallace Interview
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Oboe Concerto in B flat major, Wq 164
- The Cranberries: Linger
- Martha Argerich Performs Liszt’s Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major
- Vivaldi’s Winter in a Wintry Performance By Milan Řehák
- Bach: Musical Offering BWV 1079, Concert des Nations Jordi Savall
- Bach: Sonata for Gamba and Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1029
- Claude Debussy, La fille aux cheveux de lin, from Préludes
- Bach’s Complete Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir & Bach Soloists
- Angels in Heaven: Chris Rodrigues and the Spoon Lady
- Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher
- Brendel Performs Schubert’s A Major Sonata No. 22, D. 959
- The New York Philharmonic in a 2016 Performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony
- Alexander Gavrylyuk Plays Bach İtalian Concerto
- Daniel Lozakovich, at 12 Years Old, Performs a Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonata
- Jacquet de la Guerre: Sonata in D minor for Violin and Continuo performed by House of Time
- Evgeni Koroliov Performs Claude Debussy Préludes
- Turkey’s Fazil Say Plays Mozart’s Alla Turca, Then His Own
- Guitarist John Williams at the BBC: The 2016 Documentary
- Sviatoslav Richter Plays Schubert’s Great Piano Sonata No 13 in A major, D 664
- Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto Performed on Sax by Amy Dixon
- Maria João Pires Performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K 453
- When Mickey Mouse Jammed Out Carmen and Other Favorites
- Heinrich von Herzogenberg’s Trio for Piano, Oboe and Horn, Op. 61
- The Sublime Valses Poéticos by Enrique Granados, Performed By Albert Flotats
- Complete Performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique: Leonard Bernstein, Orchestre National de France