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Weekend Briefing: Freedom’s Journal, The Nerd, Graham Swamp Endurance, Mozart and Friends, Youth Clinic

| March 16, 2018

Friday is the 191st anniversary of the first issue of Freedom's Journal, the first black newspaper in the United States. 'Founded by Rev. Peter Williams, Jr. and other free black men in New York City, it was published weekly as a four-page, four-column newspaper, starting with the March 16, 1827 issue. Freedom's Journal circulated in 11 states, the District of Columbia, Haiti, Europe, and Canada,' the Wisconsin Historical Society writes. See the Society's page here, where every issue of the newspaper is preserved and available in (difficult to read) pdfs.

Friday is the 191st anniversary of the first issue of Freedom’s Journal, the first black newspaper in the United States. ‘Founded by Rev. Peter Williams, Jr. and other free black men in New York City, it was published weekly as a four-page, four-column newspaper, starting with the March 16, 1827 issue. Freedom’s Journal circulated in 11 states, the District of Columbia, Haiti, Europe, and Canada,’ the Wisconsin Historical Society writes. See the Society’s page here, where every issue of the newspaper is preserved and available in (difficult to read) pdfs.

Weekend: Staring cooler Friday but getting progressively warmer each day, with a high around 80 Sunday, lows in the 50s. 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 Index232
The OED’s Word of the Day: huh, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

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“This wild stock speculation far exceeds in height and endurance the limits which seemed to me possible. … I still think the day of sorrow is not remote.”

–Louis Brandeis in 1928, cited in Lewis Paper’s “Brandeis.”

Previously:

Tapper on journalism | Projections | Marion Hammer | Mencken’s man | New millennials | School marshal euphemism | Confusion | Brahms on Schubert | Siblings | The past | Lack of money | Supreme oracle | Orientalism | Original but foolish | Billy Graham’s anti-intellectualism | Severgnini’s America | Louis XIV’s vainglory | Unknown Kerouac | Swearing | Galileo’s heresy | Lincoln on Foreigners | Spinoza’s science | Hartley’s real change | 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

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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 Marinelad vice president Gary Inks and FFA-4H students raising animals for the coming Flagler County Fair, among others, starting with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on the last legislative session’s priorities. Guest lineup subject to last minute change.



Friday: Flagler Reads Together: Warren Chard will display and talk about his exhibit of World War I artifacts. The public is welcome to attend anytime between the identified hours. At 4 p.m. in the Doug Cisney Reading Room at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. Flagler Reads Together is an annual event that celebrates reading through a single book read in common by participants. This year’s book is “The Alice Network,” by Kate Quinn, the story of women spies during the two world wars.

Friday: Flagler Surf Series #10 is scheduled for 7 a.m. at the Flagler Beach Pier, 105 South 2nd Street.

Friday: Lunch N’ Lecture Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave. This month: “The Aging Brain and Memory Loss” with Dr. Sharrell Cooper from Florida Hospital Flagler. This lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. March 14: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: the nerd Larry Shue’s “The Nerd” is staged at the Flagler Playhouse for its final weekend, 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.

Friday, Sunday: Stetson University Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart’s “Così fan tutte,” directed by Russell Franks, conducted by Anthony Hose, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. on Sunday, at DeLand High School Theater Center, with a pre-performance talk by Daniil Zavlunov, musicologist, from 6:30-7:00 p.m. 800 N. Hill Avenue, DeLand, $10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival: A great event for a great cause. St. Augustine Lions Foundation hosts the 37th annual festival featuring varieties of delicious seafood, live entertainment, family fun, and over 100 arts and crafts exhibitors. Location: Francis Field West Castillo Dr. Saint Augustine, FL 32084. For more information, call (904) 829-1753 or visit www.lionsfestival.com.

jacksonville symphony logoFriday, Saturday: Mozart and Friends with the Jacksonville Symphony under the direction of Courtney Lewis, who explains the program in a video here: Two extraordinary works of Mozart mingle with pieces by two composers who adored his music: Ballet Music from Mozart’s Idomeneo, Rè di Creta, K.366, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade in C for Strings, Op. 48, Debussy’s Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun (this is the centennial of Debussy’s death), and Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E‑flat major, K.543. 8 p.m. both nights, tickets start at $19, 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, and check out the Jacksonville Symphony’s 2018-19 guide.

Friday, Saturday: Graham Swamp Endurance on mountain bikes, at the Graham Swamp Mountain Bike Trail, 5140 Colbert Lane, Palm Coast. Test your endurance on a team of two or as a solo rider. Get in as many laps as you can in three or six hours, a lap is about 7 miles and includes short, punchy climbs, challenging descents and fun switchbacks. The trail winds through different environments, along the swamp, flat woods, rocky hills and thick forest. Many first time riders of the “Swamp” are surprised by the change in elevation, technical terrain and overall challenging ride of the trail. All race proceeds benefits the Graham Swamp Trail Crew maintenance efforts. Pre-race packet pick up: Friday, March 16th 4-6:30p Graham Swamp trailhead. Go here for registration fees and information.

Saturday: Birdwatching Field Trip with Flagler Audubon Society at the Orlando Wetlands Park. Meet at the Winn-Dixie parking lot at SR100 and I95 for a 7:45 a.m. departure. The Orlando Wetlands Park is a man-made wetland designed to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water from the City of Orlando and other local cities. The open waters of the lake and marshes attract wintering waterfowl, including blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, common moorhens and American coots. Wood storks, white ibis, black-crowned night herons, and other wading birds are common during the cooler months. Bald eagles, limpkins, and red-shouldered hawks, black vultures, and turkey vultures are year round residents in the Orlando Wetlands Park. Raccoons, river otters, white-tailed deer and bobcats can be seen along the roads and hiking trails. The Orlando Wetlands is home to over 30 species of wildlife that are listed on the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Threatened and Endangered Wildlife list. Contact: flagleraudubon@gmail.com.

Saturday: NCAA Youth Sports Clinic at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. Kids, ages 6-14, can receive free golf, basketball, soccer, baseball and volleyball instruction from professional coaches and college athletes. Staring at 9:30 a.m., to 11:30 a.m. Contact: 386-986-2323.

Saturday: Neighbor 2 Neighbor 5k Walk in Palm Coast’s Central Park at Town Center, 9:30 a.m. Contact Sarah Raggsdale at 386/864-2484.

Sunday: Recycled Percussion at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $46.95 for adults, $36.95 for youth. Call the box office at 386/437-7547.

big red bus scheduleBlood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:

  • Saturday: Bealls at 1210 Palm Coast Parkway, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell

flagler beach bunnell palm coast sheriff's police reports
Jail Bookings, April 16-17
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, April 16
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, April 16
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, April 16
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, April 16
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, April 16
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, April 16
Previous and archived reports
Sources: Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Flagler Beach Police Department, Bunnell Police Department. This is Flagler County's only comprehensive, one-stop compilation of all local law enforcement's daily day and night shift commanders' reports.

 

Announcements:

Flagler Beach government needs volunteer residents to serve on various boards and committees. Applications must be obtained from City Hall, 105 south second street, Flagler Beach, or on the city web site: www.Cityofflaglerbeach.Com. Here are the openings:

Economic Development Task Force – 1 Vacancy for a Citizen
This Committee is scheduled to meet monthly

Investment Committee – 1 Vacancy for an Attorney
This Committee is scheduled to meet quarterly.

Personnel Advisory Review Board – 1 Vacancy
This Committee rarely meets but is required by our Code of Ordinance in the event an employee has a grievance and wishes to appeal disciplinary action.

Additional information, contact City Clerk Penny Overstreet, (386)-517-2000 EXT 233

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.

UNF TRUSTEES MEET: The University of North Florida Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet after holding a workshop and a series of committee meetings. (Thursday, workshop starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by committees, with full board at 3 p.m., University of North Florida, Student Union, Jacksonville.)

ENTERPRISE FLORIDA BOARD MEETS: The Enterprise Florida Board of Directors is scheduled to meet. (Thursday, 9 a.m., Embassy Suites West Palm Beach Central, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach.)

SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)

GRAHAM SPEAKS AT APALACHICOLA CONFERENCE: Former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham will give a keynote address during a Florida Conservation Coalition conference on the “Endangered Apalachicola.” (Thursday, Graham speech at 6 p.m., Florida State University, University Center Club, Tallahassee.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:

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April 20: The Flagler County Purchasing Department Evaluation Committee meets at 10 a.m. to review proposals submitted in response to RSQ# 18-033Q, Design & Permitting of Water Oak & Old Haw Creek Road, at the Government Services Building, Financial Services Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg 2, Bunnell.
April 20: The Flagler Humane Society hosts a "Town Howl" meeting, with Rep. Paul Renner and Bunnell City Commissioner John Sowell, to discuss recent legislation and local ordinances, at 5 p.m. at the education room of the shelter, 1 Shelter Dr, Palm Coast.
April 20: Lunch N’ Lecture Series sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE. This month: “Finding Life Beyond Earth” with Lee Bentzley. This Palm Coast Parks & Recreation lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. April 18: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.
April 20: CPR Course 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This basic life support program for healthcare providers course provides the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, administer CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, effective and timely manner. Examples of those who may need this certification are: EMS personnel, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists and others. All must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course. $65/person with pre-registration required by 9 a.m., April 17. Sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/cpr. More info: cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com or 386-986-2300.
April 20: Relay For Life, scheduled for today and tonight starting at 3 p.m. in Palm Coast's Central Park, is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer. Join us at these events to bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. Contact: Jeffery Ritter 386-267-8904 or visit the website: http://www.relayforlife.org/flaglerfl
April 20: rythm trail steel drum bandRythm Trail Steel Drum Band, Florida's most popular steel-drum group, is in concert at 7 p.m. at Palm Coast United Methodist Church, 5200 Belle Terre Parkway. RythnTrail is the most unique and highly sought after Caribbean steel band in Florida, because each member is a Caribbean Island native with more than 20 years of playing experience. Tickets are available in the church office or at the door.Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students. The event is part of the methodist church's concert series. See the flier here.
April 20 and 22: Community Chorus of Palm Coast's Spring Concert: Start your summer journey by Leaving on a Jet Plane to find How the West was Fun while crossing the Shenandoah by attending the Community Chorus of Palm Coast’s annual spring concert “Songs from Coast to Coast” at 7 p.m. Friday or 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 156 N. Florida Park Drive in Palm Coast. Concerts are free, but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, call Jane at 386-986-8899 or www.communitychorusofpalmcoast.com.
April 20: Stetson Concert Choir: Timothy Peter, conductor, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. $10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
April 20: The Bethune-Cookman University Board of Trustees and campus community gather with friends and supporters at 2 p.m. to celebrate the kickoff of the National Statuary Hall Campaign. The event will be held on the lawn of the historic home of founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, 640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach.
April 20: jacksonville symphony logo jax EarShot at the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra: The Jacksonville Symphony welcomes emerging, young composers from the EarShot program, a program that serves as a component of the National Orchestra Competition Discovery Network, bringing up-and-coming composers together with orchestras. EarShot is a partnership between the American Composers Orchestra, the League of American Orchestras, American Composers Forum and New Music USA. Orchestras all across the nation have participated in the EarShot program and the Jacksonville Symphony welcomes the opportunity to play a part in supporting new music throughout the nation. The process is simple: composers submit works to be selected and performed by orchestras across the nation and, once selected, will spend a week with the chosen symphony workshopping their compositions. The composers selected for Jacksonville will spend the week working under the guidance of Music Director Courtney Lewis, the musicians of the Jacksonville Symphony and three mentor composers. This concert features works by all four up-and-coming composers as well as Courtney Bryan’s White Gleam Of Our Bright Star. More details about the composers 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, and check out the Jacksonville Symphony's 2018-19 guide.
April 19-22: "South Pacific," the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, continues its run at the Flagler Playhouse featuring many of the duo's most memorable songs such as Bali Ha’I, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair, There is Nothing Like A Dame, I’m In Love With a Wonderful Guy, and Some Enchanted Evening. The musical tells of two heartwarming love stories set on an island paradise during World War II, and threatened by prejudice and war. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. The Flagler Playhouse is at 301 East Moody Blvd, Bunnell. Book online here.
April 21: Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention at Palm Coast's Central Park in Town Center, registration at 9 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m. he core of the Out of the Darkness Walks, the Community Walks created a movement. Held in hundreds of cities across the country, they give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health. Organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Click on the image to see the full flier.
April 21: Family Life Center hosts “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” to raise money and awareness for sexual and domestic abuse, at Flagler Beach's Veterans Park. Check in will take place at 8 a.m., followed by the walk kick off at 9. The event is designed to bring awareness to sexual and domestic abuse by asking men to walk a mile in women’s high heel shoes. This shows that female victims are not alone in this issue. It is our job as a community to make the city, county, and world we live in a safer place. Individual registration is $50. This includes an event t-shirt as well as the cost of heel rentals. Preferred sizes may not be available if participant is not pre-registered. Bring your own. Groups of 10 or more can register as a group for $20 per walker. However, this does not include heels or a t-shirt; each walker must bring their own.



April 21: Hammock Musicfest at Bings Landing, 1 to 9 p.m., benefits individuals and educational institutions that are directly involved in music education as students or educators. The Hammock Music Fest is located on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway at Bing’s Landing in Palm Coast, FL. The festivities include live music by an incredible group of musicians, award-winning food made available by Captain’s BBQ, beverages, and more. The 2018 Hammock Music Fest lineup is better than ever including Are Friends Electric The Cuchetti Collective, Rob Ellis Peck & Friends and Horse Cave Trio. Get ready for an entire day of stellar music, sun and fun! Come on out and show your support for our young, local musicians!$10 at the door or online.
April 21: Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, with live music by the Barefoot Boys, Flagler County schools singers, the Remedy Tree Band, children's section, $5 per vehicle. See the full program here.
April 21: The 2018 Helping Hands Charity Poker Run, sponsored by the Palm Coast Rotary Club, begins with registration and breakfast, will begin at 9 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Palm Coast, 55 Town Center Blvd. The 67-mile Poker Run will depart promptly at 10 am and proceed to Tortuga’s, JT’s Seafood Shack, and Ice House Saloon before concluding at the Beach Front Grille in Flagler Beach for prizes, raffle drawings, 50/50 drawing, games and entertainment. Prize for the winning hand is $100 in cash. Registration is $20 per participant/driver and $10 for passengers. The club is offering one free registration for each five from the same motorcycle or car club. Rotary Club of Palm Coast is seeking raffle prizes. For more information contact Kim Carney, Event Chair, kimcarney@cfl.rr.com 386-871-9328 or Dena McKinley, Public Relations Chair, denamckinley@gmail.com 740-973-0025.
April 21: flagler youth orchestraThe Flagler Youth Orchestra's top ensemble is in concert at Salvo Art House at 6 p.m., 802 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Wine and hors d'oeuvres. There is a $10 cover charge, children get in free. A portion of the cover charge will be donated to the Flagler Youth Orchestra. Contact Cheryl at 386/503-3190 for information. Bring lawn chairs if you can.
April 21: Jo Koy: Break The Mold Tour, live, 7 p.m. At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here starting around $40.
April 21-22: Saturate your senses in the sights, sounds and tastes of Celtic heritage when the Ormond Beach Celtic Festival returns to Rockefeller Gardens on both sides of the Granada bridge with folk music, food and fun from the seven Celtic Nations and beyond. This eight-year old festival occupies two downtown parks along the Halifax River and fills them with 5 music stages, a Highland Games, clans and Celtic societies from throughout the region as well as a host of other activities. Voted the Best Local Event in the 2017 News-Journal’s Readers Choice poll, the weekend attracts more than 8,000 locals and visitors each year. Admission is $10 each day for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted free. There is plenty of free parking, including free off-site parking with free shuttle service to allow everyone access to the Festival activities. See the more complete press release here or contact Julia Truilo, Executive Director, Ormond Beach MainStreet, julia@ormondmainstreet.com or 386-492-2938.
April 21: stetson music school logoStetson University Symphonic Band, Douglas Phillips, conductor, Tammara K. Phillips, flute. For the Stetson University Symphonic Band’s final concert of the academic year, the Stetson Band proudly shares the stage with flute professor and soloist Dr. Tammara Phillips to present the world premiere performance of Sydney Hodkinson’s MOSAIC in SILVER (Poem for Solo Flute(s) and Wind-Metal Orchestra). A world-renowned composer, Dr. Hodkinson serves as the Almand Chair of Composition in the Stetson University School of Music. This eclectic night of music will begin with a performance by the Stetson University Trombone Choir under the direction of trombone professor Mr. David Schmidt. The concert also features American composer David Maslanka’s 1981 landmark work for wind band, A Child’s Garden of Dreams. The evening’s musical journey will conclude with Ottorino Respighi’s colorful and evocative 1924 tone poem, The Pines of Rome. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, $10 adult, $5 youth and student, no charge for 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
April 22: rally by the seaCoquina Coast Democratic Progressive Caucus's Rally by the Sea, Veterans Park in Flagler Beach, 1 to 3 p.m. Democratic congressional candidates Stephen Sevigny, Nancy Soderberg and John Upchurch are all expected to attend, as are candidates for other offices: Adam Morley (State House District 24), R. David Walker (Commissioner of Agriculture) and Carl Jones (Flagler County School Board). The rally is in conjunction with a celebration of Earth Day. Call 386-984-5559 or coquinacoast@progressivefl.org.
April 22-29: Plein Air Paint Out: The St. Augustine Art Association presents the 2nd Annual St. Augustine Plen Air Paint Out. The event is open to local, regional and national artists and celebrates the oldest city’s historical, architectural and coastal beauty by painting en plein air, a French term for “painting in open air”, a time-honored practice dating back to the mid-19th century. Selected works will be featured in the exhibit Where Art Meets History at the St. Augustine Art Association and monetary awards will be given to winners. Location: St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St. St. Augustine, FL. For more information, call (904) 824-2310 or visit www.staaa.org/pleinair. The 22nd Annual Taste of St. Augustine Festival.
April 23: Painting for a Cause, a fund-raiser for the Flagler Humane Society: Create a cartoon likeness of your favorite four-legged friend using acrylic paint on a 12” x 12” canvas. Bring a copy of the photo of your pet printed on an 8 1/2” x 11” piece of paper. Artist, Heather L. Pastor will guide you through the process. No artistic experience necessary. The cost is $40 per person, which includes everything you'll need to complete your painting. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Flagler Humane Society. PLEASE REGISTER BY MONDAY, April 16th. Call Amy Carotenuto at 386-246-7684 to make your reservation. Cash, Check or Credit Card payment accepted. Class held at Flagler Humane Society, 1 Shelter Drive, Palm Coast. from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
April 23: 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: http://www.stampandcoinclub.com.
April 23: The Flagler County Sheriff's Office offers an active-shooter presentation, a two-hour presentation on safety in public places, at Christ Lutheran Church, 2323 North State Street, Bunnell, 10 a.m. to noon. Contact Rev. Judy Mattson, 386-437-4113.
April 23-25:
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The Flagler Palm Coast High School Band Program hosts the 2018 State MPA North Concert Festival at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 SR 100, Palm Coast. Forty-four of the best high school concert bands in North Florida perform over three days. Each performance is critically evaluated by college professors and band leaders and is used as a vehicle for continued growth and to demonstrate students' abilities to apply musical fundamentals and concepts in an ensemble performance setting. Attendance is free and performances begin at noon and end at 9 p.m. each day. Local bands all perform on Monday, the 23rd: the Matanzas High School Concert Band at 1 p.m., the Flagler Palm Coast High School Symphonic 2 Band at 6:25 and the Flagler Palm Coast High School Symphonic 1 Band performs at 7:45 p.m.

For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of March 9, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

Road and Interstate Construction:


Cultural Coda

Ton Koopman in the footsteps of J.S. Bach in Leipzig

As March is Johann Sebastian Bach Month, or ought to be (he was born the first day of spring in 1685), we’re celebrating the great German composer all months with videos about him, his music and his life.

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