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Weekend Briefing: Rock ‘n Ribfest Fair, FPC Dance, First Friday, Walk For the Blind, Plein Air at Ocean Art

| April 6, 2018

Head to the Flagler County Fair and its Rocki 'n Ribfest this weekend. (© FlaglerLive)

Head to the Flagler County Fair and its Rocki ‘n Ribfest this weekend. (© FlaglerLive)

Weekend: Partly cloudy Friday, highs in the 70s, possible thunderstorms Saturday afternoon, highs in the 80s, back to partly cloudy and cooler Sunday, highs in the 70s. Nights will be in the low 60s to upper 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 Index266
The OED’s Word of the Day: millocracy, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

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“Further, he cannot be an idiot, probably not a knave or a tyrant, for those whom nature makes so, discover it before the age of thirty-five, until which period he cannot be elected.”

Tenche Coxe writing in the Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer, Sept. 26, 1787, on the U.S. Constitution’s minimum age requirement to be president.



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 Julie Allen of the Forest Service, Flagler County Commissioner Greg Hansen, the Flagler Beach Fire Department’s Stephen Cox, newly promoted to captain (and the Palm Coast Elks Club’s 2016 Public Safety Person of the Year), and Penny Buckles of the Flagler County Fair and Youth Show, all starting a little after 9 a.m.

Friday: Flagler Palm Coast High Dance Recital: “Stories in Motion” is a culmination of the dance works created through Flagler Palm Coast High School’s Fine Arts Dance Program. The selections are a celebration of Contemporary, Hop-Hop, Jazz, and Tap Dances. The Artistic Director is Janice Monsanto, the FPCHS Dance Teacher with guest choreographers; Brianna O’Brien, Cristiano Perez, Brandon Rodriquez, Jose Soto and Paige Steward. Tickets are $10, 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium. Box Office: 386-437-7547.

First Friday at Flagler Beach’s Veterans Park, with vendors, games, food, music and other delights, from 6 to 9 p.m.

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, Saturday: Brahms and Bruckner at the Jacksonville Symphony, 8 p.m. both nights: Time heals all wounds. Pairing these two mutually inimical masters in the same program would have been unthinkable while they lived. But a century and a half later we don’t hesitate to present two of their greatest, most powerful, most moving works on the program. Neither composer will win – this is a win for the audience! Brahms, Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90, Bruckner, Symphony No. 7 in E major (1883). 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: Stetson Sounds New XIX: First Glimpse World premieres by Stetson composers 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Complimentary admission, open to the public.

Saturday: Palm Coast Lions Pancake Breakfast and Flagler County “Walk for the Blind” at Matanzas High School. All you can eat pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee served from 8 to 10:30 a.m., for $5. “Walk for the Blind” starts at 9 a.m. T-shirts and prizes for walkers with a $20 donation. 100 percent of your donations go to the Lions Charities to help the Blind and preserve the Gift of Sight and Hearing of those needy individuals with visual and hearing impairments. For information call Lion Ken at 386-447-1417 or to register visit our website.

Saturday: 8 a.m. Bird Walk with Flagler Audubon Society: Western Flagler Motor Tour, a car trip to locations in Western Flagler. Contact Mary Giraulo at

Saturday: Ocean Art Gallery in Flagler Beach hosts an art opening reception for 13 of Florida’s award-winning plein air and studio artists who will showcase their unique art styles in an exhibit titled “Fabulous Florida.” The 5 to 8 p.m. reception will be preceded by six artist presentations from 1 to 3 p.m. at 206 Moody Blvd. (SR 100) in Flagler Beach.Free parking is available behind the building. For information, call 386.693.4882. Tom Sadler, Sally Evans, Charles Dickinson, Gary Rupp, Martha Lent and Trish Beckham will talk about their art and careers in the afternoon session. Seating is limited to 30; reservations (386.693.4882) are suggested. All 13 artists are recognized for their award-winning artwork in oil, acrylic and pastel, with each of them garnering sales in major art events, such as Wekiva, Forgotten Coast, Paradise, Polasek Museum, and New Smyrna Beach. Plein air painting, or painting outdoors, has a long history extending from the late 18th and early 19th centuries with a variety of artists in Europe, Russia, and eventually America. Perhaps best known by the public are the impressionist and post-impressionist painters Monet, Corot, Van Gogh, Pissaro, Sargent, and Cezanne.

Saturday: The Flagler Auditorium hosts its annual gala fundraiser at Halifax Plantation starting at 5:30 p.m. $75 per person, $700 for a table of 10. Traces of Gold will provide the music. n keeping with the “Rock” idea, local art students from the Flagler Palm Coast High School Art Club, JJ Graham’s art students from Salvo Art and the set painters and designers from Flagler Playhouse have donated their creative talents to create one-of-a-kind, hand-painted rocking chairs. These chairs will be auctioned off at the Gala via a silent auction. All proceeds from this auction will go into the fund the Auditorium uses to award scholarships and grants to Flagler County students and arts organizations.

Saturday: Neil Berg’s widely acclaimed 100 Years of Broadway, a musical revue of Broadway’s most celebrated shows features a dazzling cast of four to five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band, 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. 100 Years of Broadway recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. Book tickets online here, or Call (904) 797-2800 for tickets or contact us by e-mail at

Saturday: Florida Chamber Music Concerts in Ponte Vedra: Join the Florida Chamber Music Project for a remarkable fifth season of the finest chamber music at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. General Admission Seating, $25 a ticket. Contact: 904/209-0399. Time of the concert: 3 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. Today’s concert program: Schubert’s String Trio in B flat, D. 471 and Quintet for Piano and Strings in A, D. 667 “The Trout” with guest artists Hyunsoon Whang, piano and Jason Lindsay, double bass.

Saturday: The Dover Quartet at Amelia Island, which played before a sold-out audience on March 18, will make its final appearance at the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival’s 2018 season. The Festival’s Quartet-in-Residence will perform works of Couperin, Schoenberg and Zemlinsky. The 3 p.m. performance will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach. Tickets for this concert and the remaining performances of the 2018 season are available at or by calling the Festival office at 904-261-1779. The Dover Quartet’s rise to the top of its field has been “practically meteoric,” according to Strings magazine. Catapulted to prominence after sweeping the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the group has become a major presence on the international scene. The Washington Post has written that the quartet’s distinctive sound has confirmed the Dover’s status as “the very model of a modern young classical ensemble.”

Sunday: The Miss Florida-Georgia pageant is scheduled at the Flagler Auditorium, which did not have a posted time for the show.

The Florida Agricultural Museum‘s Farm Swap and Music Jam, from 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., with farm fresh fruits and veggie arts, crafts, ready to eat stuff and local musicians.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Flagler County Fair, with Belle City Amusement Rides, Thursday and Friday gates open at 5 p.m., Saturday at noon, Sunday at 1 p.m., with an endless list of rides, music, activities, exhibits and food, and the Rockin’ Ribfest all weekend. Be sure to visit the website for details or click on the ad.

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

  • Saturday: Aaron’s, 229 St. Joe’s Plaza, Palm Coast, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, 10 a.m. to 6 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, May 2-3
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, May 2
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, May 2
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.




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.

BOARD OF MEDICINE MEETS: The Florida Board of Medicine is scheduled to meet and take up numerous issues, including disciplinary cases from across the state. (Friday, 8 a.m., Tampa Airport Marriott, 4200 George J. Bean Parkway, Tampa.)

CONSTITUTION REVISION PANELS MEET: The Rules and Administration Committee and the Style and Drafting Committee of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission are scheduled to hold meetings. (Friday, Rules and Administration, 8:30 a.m., 401 Senate Office Building, the Capitol. Also, Style and Drafting, 9 a.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

STATE REPUBLICANS GATHER: The Republican Party of Florida will start its two-day spring quarterly meeting, with the events including an evening “chairman’s caucus” meeting. (Friday, 9 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport-Westshore, 4500 West Cypress St., Tampa.)

GRACE NELSON MEETS WITH DEMOCRATS: Grace Nelson, whose husband, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is running for re-election this year, is scheduled to take part in a “meet and eat” event with the Greater Tarpon Springs Democratic Club. (Friday, 11:30 a.m., Mama Maria’s 503 North Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs.)

GOP EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETS: The Republican Party of Florida will continue its spring quarterly meeting, with the party Executive Board slated to meet. (Saturday, 9 a.m., with Executive Board at 9:30 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport-Westshore, 4500 West Cypress St., Tampa.)


—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive


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

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May 23: The Flagler Chamber's Common Ground Breakfast features a 2019 Legislative Update with Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Dr., Palm Coast, Checkin begins at 7:30, breakfast starts promptly at 8.
May 23: Flagler Lifeline, a volunteer committee and Flagler Cares affiliate established to broaden conversation and awareness of suicide, will host a public town hall event at 6 p.m.  at the Flagler County Association of Realtors building, 4101 East Moody Blvd. in Bunnell. The Town Hall will feature presentations by mental health experts, suicide survivors and others who have been touched by suicide, and will be facilitated by Colleen Conklin, the long-time school board member and one of Flagler Lifeline’s founders. For the past several years Conklin has hosted periodic events, including electronic town halls, to bring awareness to bullying and suicide prevention. The May 23 town hall, like Flagler Lifeline's emergence, is partly a result of Flagler County's place in 2017 as the county with the leading suicide rate in the state, proportional to its population. See the background story here.
May 23: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South Second Street. Commissioners will consider making the city a member of the American Flood Coalition.
May 23: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. An agenda had not been posted online as of May 18.
May 23: The Wadsworth Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO meet at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center.
May 23: Palm Coast Artist and 2011 Flagler County Artist of the Year Weldon Ryan hosts a meet and great at the Bronze Kingdom African Art Gallery, 3201 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wine and cheese, 15 percent off on all of Weldon's works.
May 23-26: "Southern Fried Funeral," a play at the Daytona Playhouse, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
May 24: Flagler County Emergency Management chief Jonathan Lord hosts a media roundtable at noon on the upcoming hurricane season, at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
May 24: Butterfly Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10 a.m. Join a ranger at 2 p.m. for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens, with an emphasis on butterflies. 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. No registration required.
May 25: Pool Safety Day at Palm Coast's Freeda Zamba pool, 339 Parkview Drive, open to all ages, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is designed to teach the importance and seriousness of safety, but while having fun and participating in activities that children will remember. Florida is one of two states that lead the nation with at least 21 fatal child drownings last summer, according to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and USA Swimming Foundation. About ten people die every day from unintentional drowning and of these, two will be children age 14 or younger, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fee is $1 for seniors and youth age 17 and under. It is $2 for adults.
May 27: Memorial Day, 8 a.m. start time at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. The City of Palm Coast welcomes the community to share a meaningful Memorial Day tribute to those who have lost their lives while serving their country. U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, who represents District 6, will speak. Rain Location: Fire Station 21 at 9 Corporate Drive Free and no registration required. More info: 386-986-2300.
May 28: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. in the first-floor conference room at the Government Services Building
May 29: The Blue Power 2020 forum, hosted by Mike Cocchiola, who heads the Flagler County Democratic Party, meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D, all welcome. The weekly forum is intended to discuss local, state and national issues and to develop action plans to influence policy.
May 30: Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School hold graduation ceremonies at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Matanzas High School’s ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and Flagler Palm Coast High School’s starts at 7. Doors to the Ocean Center open one hour before the start of each ceremony. The student procession begins approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Tickets for the ceremonies are free. However, both schools have a 10-ticket limit per student. There may be opportunities for additional tickets. Students will be notified and information is located on each school’s website. Parking passes are also available for pre-purchase. Parking is $5. security measures instituted last year will be in place this year. Please take note and be prepared before you head to the Ocean Center. There will be security checks before ticket holders are allowed entry into the ceremony. Watch livestreams of the ceremonies: Matanzas here, and FPC here.
May 31-June 1, 2 and 8: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class – May 31-June 2 and June 8, Friday 5-6:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course provides entry-level knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. For ages 15 and up. Cost is $200 (includes CPR mask and certification fee). Registration required at More info: 386-986-4741.
June 1: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation hosts its First Saturday Creative Bazaar, an arts and crafts flea market. at 1500 Central Avenue in Town center. Arts foundation members and other vendors will have booths of goods for sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 1: 2nd Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Golf Benefit for Homeless Animals: Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a local group of business professionals coming together to raise money for the Halifax Humane Society. Join us for 18-holes of premiere golf at the legendary LPGA International Golf Club. Shot gun start at 8 a.m. Registration at 7. 1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach. To download entry form, visit and then scroll down to the golf outing listing. Hole Sponsorship $100. Single Player $125. Lunch Provided. For more information contact Gus Schutt (386) 233-5302.
June 4: Daytona Tortugas Youth Baseball Clinic, 8:30 a.m-12 p.m. at Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. The Daytona Tortugas will be teaching kids, ages 7-13, skills to improve their ball game in this coed baseball clinic. Grab your glove and bat and learn from the pros! Participants will receive a free ticket to a Daytona Tortugas game. $37/person. Registration required at More info: 386-986-2323.
June 4: The Hammock Community Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Hammock Community Center on MalaCompra Road, with County Attorney Al Hadeed as speaker, who will present a History of the Hammock Part II.
June 5: palm coast democratic clubThe Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D. 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, The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.
For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
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