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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 Tyler Perry, president of the Flagler Palm Coast High School Government Association and organizer of Friday evening’s student-led march from Wadsworth Park to Veterans Park in Flagler Beach. Perry will explain the purpose of the march. Guests also include David Lydon of Flagler Veterans Affairs, host of a new WNZF radio show called “Veterans On Point,” Sundays from 9:30 to 10 a.m., Gary Inks, vice president of Marineland, and Robert Wittman, the art detective and former FBI special agent, returning to Flagler for a special presentation at the Flagler Auditorium Sunday (see below), all starting with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on guns in the classroom. (Show guests subject to change.)
Friday: All Flagler County elementary schools are holding spring conferences
Friday: Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney holds another edition of his Doughnuts with Doughney at the Flagler Beach 7-Eleven at 408 South Oceanshore Boulevard, or A1A, from 3 to 5 p.m. (just ahead of First Fridays). “We’ve got two major events, Bike Week and Spring Break, that will occur during the same week in March and we’d like to hear about any concerns that our citizens may have in advance of these events,” Doughney said. “Our local 7-11 owner, Mr. Eric Cooley, helped create the ‘Doughnut’ event concept and working with him is a pleasure.” Cooley happens to soon become Doughney’s boss, as he will be seated as a city commissioner later in March.
Friday: This year’s Flagler Reads Together, the 17th edition of the annual event originated and still largely overseen by Mary Ann Clark, kicks off. The book this year is “The Alice Network,” by Kate Quinn, the story of women spies during the two world wars. The kick-off event features Joe Knetsch, a Florida historian with extensive knowledge about World War I. His presentation is entitled “Intelligence in the Great War: Spying and other arts during the global conflict.” At the Flagler County Public Library’s meeting room, with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library, who are sponsoring Flagler Reads Together.
Friday: Fearless and Focused Women in Business Luncheon: a PowHER Panel featuring Dr. Tanam Ahmed, Florida Hospital Flagler, Cindy Dalecki, Owner, Marketing 2 Go, Suzanne Johnston, Flagler County Tax Collector, Melissa Moore-Stens, Flagler County Judge, and Robin King, President of CareerSource Flagler Volusia. The panel will share experiences, anecdotes and stories about how they’ve climbed the ladder professionally, the challenges and opportunities they face as women who lead, and how they achieve work-life balance in their lives. Fearless and Focused Women in Business is a networking luncheon sponsored by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and held two times a year and dedicated to Flagler County Professional Women. The event begins at 11:30am and ends at 1pm. Registration for Chamber members is $35 with advance registration or $40 the day of the event. Guests may attend for $45 advance registration or $55 day of the event. 11:30 a.m. at Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast, 55 Town Center Blvd. Call Heather Edwards, 386-206-0952, for information.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Larry Shue’s “The Nerd” is staged at the Flagler Playhouse, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Set in Terra Haute, Indiana in 1979, The Nerd centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by the man who saved his life in Vietnam, but whom he has never met. The guest turns out to be an extremely inept and hopelessly stupid nerd who turns our hero’s life upside down, and then outstays his welcome beyond endurance. The twist at the end caps this wonderfully outrageous comedy. Book online at FlaglerPlayhouse.com or call the box office at 386-586-0773.
First Friday at Flagler Beach’s Veterans Park, with vendors, games, food, music and other delights, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday: Flagler County students, faculty and supporters are marcing in support of students killed in the Parkland school massacre earlier this month. Marchers gather at 6 p.m. at Wadsworth Park on the mainland side of the Flagler Beach bridge. Marchers will then cross the bridge to Veterans Park, with the march coinciding with First Friday in Flagler Beach.
Friday: Artist Dara Dodson Opening at Ocean Art Gallery, 206 Moody Blvd. (SR100) in downtown Flagler Beach, across the street from the city’s First Friday “Music in the Park.” Kicking off an exhibit that will run through March 31, guests first will be treated to large palm trees observed from below in a collection Dodson calls “Looking Up.” Accompanying the palms will be Dodson’s poured acrylic paintings of the ocean, all of which are offset by classic white frames. Everyone is invited to the art opening. Jim Hain, head of the Marineland Right Whale Project, will play alto and bass flute for the enjoyment of guests during the Reception.
Friday: First Friday Garden Walk at Washington Oaks Garden State Park at 10 a.m. Join a Ranger on the first Friday of the month at 10 a.m. for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens. The walk is approximately 1 hour. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet in the Garden parking lot. Garden walk included with park entry. Call 386-446-6783 for more information.
Friday: The Hit Men at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 E Highway 100 Palm Coast, 7:30 p.m. Adults, $34.95, Youth $24.95, not including ticketing fees. Call the Auditorium at 386/437.7547.
Friday Birthdays: Flagler County Elections Supervisor Kaiti Lenhart, born in 1981, is 37. Bunnell Mayor Catherine Robinson, born in 1953, is 65.
Saturday: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club holds it 14th annual stamp and coin show at the Elk’s Lodge #2709 in Palm Coast from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This show is open to the public and everyone interested in stamps and coins. There will be many dealers, and members, to give free evaluation of your collections. Come early and bring your friends. There will be a Chinese Auction during the show. Door prizes will be called every 30 minutes between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.Free stamp area for the young and young at heart. Free parking and admission. Visit the web site at http://stampandcoinclub.com or mail us at [email protected]
Saturday: Bird Walk with Flagler Audubon Society, 8 a.m. Palm Coast Spray Fields: Palm Coast’s own future version of Viera Wetlands. At this time the fields are not open to the public. This will be a rare opportunity. Meet at the Winn-Dixie parking lot at State Road 100 near I-95.
Sunday: The Sheltering Tree, Flagler County’s only cold weather shelter, holds its second annual fundraiser. The “Have a Heart for the Homeless” dinner and dance will raise money for the shelter assisting new, near, or chronically homeless. Tickets to the event, to be held at Elks Lodge #2709 off Old Kings Road in Palm Coast, are $35 each. For reservations call the Shelter at 386-437-3258 extension 105, or email [email protected]. Tickets are also available at Aimee’s Hallmark Shop at Palm Harbor Shopping Village in Palm Coast. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a sit-down dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Music and entertainment will be provided by Palm Coast headline entertainers Debbie Owen and Tony T. Raffles and door prizes include a three-day, two-night Ocean View suite package at The Hammock Beach Resort. The prize was donated by the Resort. Fine jewelry from Greg Lynn Jewelers will also be raffled off. See details here.
Saturday: The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba in concert at at 7:30 p.m. Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, opposite the Lightner Museum. $40 per ticket. This is part of the Winter Orchestral Series. The National Symphony of Cuba has been instrumental in introducing Latin American music to the international classical music community, in addition to covering a vast symphonic and chamber repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. International tours have taken the orchestra to Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Peru and Argentina. More than 100 guest conductors have led, and many acclaimed international soloists have performed with the orchestra. Book tickets online here, or Call (904) 797-2800 for tickets or contact us by e-mail at [email protected]
Sunday: The Chamber Players of Palm Coast, under the direction of Paige Dashner Long, will present a beautiful chamber music concert at Palm Coast United Methodist Church, performing works by Tartini, Handel, Tchaikovsky and Haydn. Members from the Flagler Youth Orchestra’s advanced ensemble will open the concert with one selection and will also join the Chamber Players of Palm Coast to play Tchaikovsky’s Waltz from Serenade for Strings. The concert features violinists Sue Cryan as concertmaster, Dorothy Barrett, El Gervasio, Martha Delaney-Hotz, Chris Romaine and Zoriy Zinger; violists Penny Crouch, Karen Hacker and Jack Jeffe; cellos Brittany Maroney and Sandy Pearson; flutes Wendy Gill and Paige Long, also playing harpsichord. The concert is free and open to all. Please invite family and friends to this wonderful concert, as well as forward this email to those who may be interested. Palm Coast United Methodist Church is located at 5200 Belle Terre Parkway. For more details, call 386-445-1600.
Saturday, Sunday: Palm Coast Strawberry Fest in Town Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, with Plant City Strawberries, Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Fudge, Strawberry Wine Slush Mixes, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Strawberry Ice Cream, Strawberry Shakes, Strawberry Smoothies, Strawberry Donuts. Play areas, live entertainment, classic cars and more. See the flier here: https://www.palmcoastfest.com/
Sunday: Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI’s art crimes division, returns for an encore in Palm Coast, following his popular appearance in 2015, to talk about recovering stolen art and cultural artifacts during his program “More Undercover Adventures with Robert Wittman” at 3 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium as part of the Flagler County Art League’s 40th anniversary celebration. Flagler County Art League is hosting a VIP “meet and greet” reception at 1:30 p.m., prior to Wittman’s presentation at 3 p.m. VIP tickets are $65 each. General admission tickets are $22. Group sales (10 or more) $18 each. Call the Flagler Auditorium box office at 386-437-7547 or 866-353-4537 or purchase online at www.FlaglerAuditorium.org.
Sunday: Tim Rippey performs at 1 p.m. as part of Washington Oaks Garden State Park’s Music in the Garden. Call 446-6783 for more information. $10 suggested donation. Beer, wine, appetizers. Park entry is $5 per vehicle.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Friday: Palm Coast City Government offices, 160 Lake Ave., Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 1174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Farmer’s Market at European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway, noon to 4 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
SENATE HOLDS FLOOR SESSION: The Senate is scheduled to hold a floor session. (Friday, 10 a.m., Senate chamber, the Capitol.)
HOUSE HOLDS FLOOR SESSION: The House is scheduled to hold a floor session. (Friday, 10:30 a.m., House chamber, the Capitol.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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- Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, with Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and Daniel Barenboim
- Albert Camus’ “The Human Crisis”
- Swinging Bach
- Keith Jarrett Standards Trio
- 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
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- Maria Callas: The Mike Wallace Interview
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Oboe Concerto in B flat major, Wq 164
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- 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
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- 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
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