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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.

Previously:

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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 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 flagleraudubon@gmail.com.

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 EMMAinfo@bellsouth.net.

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 www.aicmf.com 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, July 8-9
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, July 8
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, July 8
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, July 8
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, July 8
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, July 8
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, July 8
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:

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.

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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July 17: The Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Government Services Building, Bunnell. The committee hears a land use amendment for The Gardens, the planned development straddling John Anderson Highway that would bring 3,966 homes and apartment units to the area over a generation. The proposal is generating controversy. See the developer's perspective here, and the account of a town meeting on the development here.
July 17: The Tourist Development Council meets at 10 a.m. in board chambers at Government Services Building, Bunnell.
July 17: The Palm Coast Planning and Land Development Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.
July 17: The Flagler Beach Economic Development Task Force meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
July 18: 2019 Beach Bash on the Pier, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. Join the Flagler County Chamber and the Flagler Beach Area Council for the 6th Annual Beach Bash on the Pier (formerly known as Peers on the Pier)! This awesome summertime event will offer food, fun, door prize drawings, an amazing view, beach vibe music provided by Surf 97.3FM and great company on the historic Flagler Beach pier. Guests will be given passports to visit all vendors on the pier and are encouraged to learn more about the local businesses that set up shop to showcase the services they offer. Guests turn in their completed passports for prize drawings that will occur.
July 18: the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its new venue at the Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach. Each month some of the most creative, innovative performances a person could ever hope to experience take place at The Inspired Mic. 14 presenters each month pull out slices of talent and genius to entertain the audience. Each presenter gets 7 minutes to present on a very eclectic blend of their genius. Hidden Treasures Restaurant, 820 Moody Ln, Flagler Beach (under the bridge). Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 advance, available at theinspiredmicus.com, or $15 at the door. The ticket includes one drink and entry into a drawing with a prize of $25 cash or a $50 gift certificate to The Hidden Treasures.
July 19: Urban Surf 4 Kids Surf Camp, 9 to 1 p.m. at South 6th Street on the Beach in Flagler Beach.
July 19: The Flagler Beach Charter Review Commission meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 105 S 2nd St.
July 19: Dive-in Movies, 8 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Just bring your swimsuit and enjoy the show! Dive-in movie nights at the Palm Coast Aquatics Center provides a unique outdoor movie viewing experience for the entire family. Be sure to grab your favorite snack, sit back and enjoy the show! Food and snacks will be available for purchase. This month features “Incredibles 2” (PG). More info: 386-986-4741 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.
July 20: Flagler Pier Fishing Tournament, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. For any questions, please contact the Pier bait shop at 386-517-2436.
July 20: Youth Fishing Derby, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 150 Waterfront Park Road, Palm Coast. Come out to Waterfront Park for a day of family fun, food, and catch-and-release fishing. Youth will be eligible for various prizes based on different categories such as longest fish, heaviest fish, most fish, smallest fish and others. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Any adult actively assisting a youth must have a fishing license. For ages 15 and under. Free and registration is encouraged but not required at www.parksandrec.fun/events. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20: Meet with your local Fire Rescue personnel, while you tour your community’s Fire Station and equipment, at Flagler County Fire Station 92 at the county airport, 130 Airport Rd., Palm Coast, from 9 a.m. to noon. Additionally, personnel from Florida Forest Service and Flagler County Emergency Management will be available to explain and assist residents in signing up for the ALERTFlagler emergency notifications, and Special Needs Sheltering programs. For more information please contact Chief Fire Marshall (386) 313-4258
July 20-21: Jr. Lifeguard Camp, 8 a.m-12p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. The Junior Lifeguard Camp offers step-by-step lifeguarding skill development. Learn water safety, lifeguard rescues, and First Aid CPR/AED in a weekend camp. Class attendees will receive a CPR mask, Red Cross whistle and T-shirt. For ages 11-15 years. $70/session. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 20-21: "Sleeping Beauty," at the Daytona Playhouse, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $13, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $7. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
July 22: 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.
July 22: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
July 23: Flagler County is hosting a ceremonial signing of its beach renourishment agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers at 2 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Government Services Building. Commission Chair Donald O’Brien and Jacksonville District Commander Colonel Andrew Kelly will make a few opening comments about the 2.6 mile 10-foot dune and beach profile extension in Flagler Beach. They, along with County Attorney Al Hadeed, will sign four copies of the final agreement. The 50-year, $100 million project is largely unfunded but will depend on Flagler County to secure half the money. The federal government would assume the other half. It applies to only 2.6 miles of beach in Flagler Beach. See: "Flagler About To Sign 50-Year, $100 Million Deal to Rebuild 2.6 Miles of Dunes in Flagler Beach. It Has Only a Fraction of the Money."
July 23: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. The task force will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at the library through November.
July 24: A meeting of Facing Grief Together, formerly known as Compassionate Friends, is scheduled at the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Facing Grief Together, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age. For more information, call John Brady at 610-428-3139. To learn more about Facing Grief Together, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
July 25: common ground breakfastCarolyn Gosselin, Vice President of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, is the featured speaker at the Flagler Chamber's Common Ground breakfast, 8 a.m. at the Palm Coast Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Town Court. Registration is required by July 19. Members can preregister for $25, Guests and future members can attend for $35. No walk-ups.
July 27: Tour de Palm Coast: Ride along the scenic route of St. Joe Walkway on this free tour. The tour will begin leaving promptly at 8 a.m. from the Palm Coast Community Center. Riders are encouraged to bring water, and all riders must wear a helmet.
July 27: First Aid and CPR/AED, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This class is a seven-hour course (one hour for lunch) designed to meet OSHA regulations and teach administering CPR to children and adults, using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), using a mask or barrier device, assisting with bleeding, broken bones. $50/person with registration required by 9 a.m. June 27. Register at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: 386-986-2300 and cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com.
July 27: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and the Palm Coast Area Council invites you to a small business development workshop. With Thaddeus Hammond, Economic Development Director of the SBA North Florida District, a leading expert in developing small businesses as guest speaker. 5 to 7 p.m., The Windsor of Palm Coast, 50 Town Ct, Palm Coast. Chamber Member: $15 per person, Guest and Future Chamber Member: $25 per person. Contact Melinda Rivera at 386-437-0106 or send her an email at melinda@flaglerchamber.org.
July 29-Aug. 2: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug. 2, 8 a.m-5 p.m. at Palm Coast Aquatics Center, 339 Parkview Drive. Love art? Come enjoy a week where you can let your creative side take flight. Campers will spend their days creating, drawing, sketching, painting and more! Of course, we’ll go to the pool and play some games, too. Lunch is provided at no extra charge by the Flagler County School District. For grades 6-8 (grade just completed). $80/entire week. Registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/camps. More info: 386-986-2323.
July 29: Nar-Anon offers hope and help for families and friends of addicts. Every Monday, 6 p.m., St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy NE, Palm Coast, Fellowship Hall Entrance. See the website, www.nar-anon.org, or call (800) 477-6291.
July 31: james mcdevittAn evidentiary hearing twice postponed is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the case of James McDevitt, who is serving a 40-year prison sentence in the 2015 rape of a woman in Flagler Beach, has been postponed to July 31. McDevitt pleaded guilty to the rape charge, but is now claiming ineffective counsel by two successive lawyers and is seeking to have the conviction and sentence vacated. The hearing is before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Perkins has reserved one hour for the hearing. The hearing had originally been scheduled for early April. McDevitt's lawyer asked for it to be rescheduled because of an emergency family issue (regarding the lawyer's family). It was again postponed to May 17. McDevitt has been at the Flagler County jail since April 4, awaiting the proceeding. He is normally incarcerated at Taylor prison in Perry, in Florida's Big Bend area. See details here.

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