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Weekend Briefing: South Pacific, Picnics and Pops, Fast Draw, Farm Days, Cheer at Pier, Health and Housing Fairs

| April 13, 2018

It's go time for the Jacksonville Symphony at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation's Picnics and Pops concert Sunday evening in Town Center. See below for details. (© FlaglerLive)

It’s go time for the Jacksonville Symphony at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s Picnics and Pops concert Sunday evening at the Rossemeyer Harley Davidson Pavilion off of I-95 (the event has been moved from Town center due to anticipated weather.) See below for details. (© FlaglerLive)

Weekend: Warmish, highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s, showers or chance of thunderstorms Sunday. Lows in the 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.
Drought Index9
The OED’s Word of the Day: psykter, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“Ah yes, irony! Beware of the irony that flourishes here, my good engineer. Beware of it in general as an intellectual stance. When it is not employed as an honest device of classical rhetoric, the purpose of which no healthy mind can doubt for a moment, it becomes a source of depravity, a barrier to civilization, a squalid flirtation with inertia, nihilism, and vice.”

–Thomas Mann, from “The Magic Mountain” (1924).

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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 former Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts, who is running for a council seat again, Kara Hoblick who’ll talk about Family Farm Days at the Ag Museum this weekend, archaeologist Chuck Meade, and Sheriff Rick Staly, who’ll be in the fast-draw contest at Family Farm Days, starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam.

Friday: Out of Court: Flagler County Judge Judge Melissa Moore-Stens visits the 6th grade at Old Kings Elementary School, 9 a.m. in the school’s media center.

south pacificFriday, Saturday, Sunday: “South Pacific,” the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, starts a three-weekend 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. 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.

Friday: AARP Driver Safety Program, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frieda Zamba Pool Classroom, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The nation’s first and largest classroom course for motorists ages 50 and older. This one-day course identifies ways that older drivers can compensate for the physical changes that occur as they age and helps older drivers update their driving knowledge and skills. Fees are $20/session ($15/session for AARP members). To register, contact AARP representative Karen Zimmerman at 386-585-4116.

Friday: Movies in the Park, 8 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy “Kubo and the Two Strings” on the park’s giant outdoor movie screen. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this free, monthly family activity offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation and Flagler Schools. More info: 386-986-2323 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies.

Friday: Stetson Men & Stetson Women’s Chorale, Timothy Peter and Andrew Larson, conductors. 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.

Saturday: Residents are invited to attend a free housing fair and financial wellness clinic to learn about various programs available for down payment assistance, owner-occupied rehabilitation, mortgage products and strategies to avoid foreclosure.
The 2018 Housing Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Wing of the Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue. Though held annually during Fair Housing Month, this year’s event is held in observance of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act. Potential homebuyers can learn about the home buying process, evaluate their mortgage readiness and learn about new mortgage loan products. Information will be presented to homeowners about refinance opportunities, owner-occupied rehab programs and foreclosure avoidance strategies. Credit counseling will be provided by HUD Housing Counselors. Everyone is invited to get a free credit report, compliments of Fifth-Third Bank Financial Services. Additionally, representatives from Palm Coast, Flagler County, the Flagler County Association of Realtors, area mortgage lenders and other housing professionals will provide information and answer questions. For additional information, please contact Lydia Gregg at the Mid-Florida Housing Partnership at 386-274-4441, extension 304, or at lgregg@bellsouth.net.

Saturday: 6th Annual Health & Wellness Fair at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church (4600 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast: Health Education, Free Amplified Phones, Child Health Info, Nutrition Scans & Education, Substance Abuse & Prevention, Health Screenings, VA Benefit Counseling, Vision & Hearing Screenings, Cancer Support Items. Presentations 10:00 AM Developing Healthy Communication & Relationships by Arnold Anderson, Inspiring our Youth A-Game; 11:00 AM The Opioid Crisis by Sheriff Rick Staly; Noon Prevention & Recovery Services by Alicia Vincent VP of Flagler County Services, Stewart Marchman – ACT. Contact : Pamela Cowles at healthministries@seaspcfl.org, or 386-523-7152.

belle terre elementary auctionSaturday: Belle Terre Elementary school parents host a fundraiser to build a covered playground at the school. The auction-fundraiser–a tricky tray auction–takes place at the Columbian Club at 51 Old Kings Road in Palm Coast starting at 6 p.m., featuring numerous prizes. Tickets are $11.42 per person, including ticketing fee. Go here to book your ticket.

Saturday: The Flagler Beach Museum’s Cheer at the Pier is scheduled at the Flagler Beach Pier from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the website now: Early Bird pricing $20, but after April 7th, tickets are $30. please go to the website for tickets. Participating restaurants and business partners have the potential to reach over 500 potential clients. For information about participating, sponsoring, or attending, call Denise Collins, event coordinator, at (386) 283-0530 or Teri Pruden, Director at (386) 439-6262 or email museumdenise@outlook.com. Also, click here for more details.

Saturday: Hammock Community Day at Bing’s Landing, 1 to 3 p.m., 5862 N Ocean Shore Blvd, Palm Coast, reserve your meal here ($12 to $13).

washington oaks garden state park plant saleSaturday: Second Saturday Plant Sale at Washington Oaks Garden State Park, 10 am-2 p.m. The Friends of Washington Oaks are here to give personal attention and answer your questions as you purchase Florida friendly plants and novelties for your home and yard. “Cold Protection 101” will be the topic of our 11am plant chat. Volunteers will discuss the actions needed before and after cold snaps. Learn how to winterize your garden and patio plants for frosts and freezes. Join the Friends of Washington Oaks to get 20 percent off your plant purchases. 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd.

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Saturday, Sunday: Family Farm Days at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Reenactors will show you how people lived on the Florida farm in those days, there’ll be storytellers and Cracker Encampments with displays, a Native Encampment full of interesting things to see and learn, hands-on activities throughout the woods with booths to teach certain aspects of agriculture in Florida. Also, hydroponics, sugarcane, herbs, baby rabbits and chicks for sale, how to incubate a chicken egg, old fashioned games, quill and ink, model train booth, tractors, and so much more. Pony rides available for a small fee. Over by the barn, there will be a Florida Champion Fastdraw competition both days, sponsored by www.crackercowboys.com. There will be three stages with 22 Excellent Florida Folk groups playing 1/2 hour sets all weekend. There will also be a jam tent, and workshop tent, so bring your instruments, and join in the fun! Fresh Southern menu, BBQ, peppers and onions, Catfish dinner with collard greens, and cornbread, strawberry and blueberry shortcake, watermelon slices, woodfire pizza, and so much more. Click on the image for a larger view of the flier. 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast, just $5 per person. See the website.

Saturday: Michael Randazzo, Migician, Jim Green, Illusionist, at the Ladies Auxiliary of Elks Lodge 2709. Cost: $45. 6 to 10 p.m. Ticket includes dinner. No refunds 48 hours prior to event. Any questions Call Karen 386-225-6975. Tickets available Tuesday thru Friday 9 a.m. to noon at the lodge, 53 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast.

Saturday: 3v3 Basketball Tournament, 9 a.m.-noon at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. Sign up with your team to battle in a 3-on-3 competitive, double-elimination basketball tournament. $125 team registration fee through April 2 and $150 after April 2: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323.

Saturday: Barrels for Boobs Surf Contest, River to Sea Preserve, 9805 N Ocean Shore Blvd., Palm Coast. If you love surfing and hate breast cancer, this is the event for you! Barrels for Boobs will be held from 9am-5pm on Saturday, April 14th in Marineland, FL. The day will consist of continuous surfing, music, raffles, food, games, and tons of fun in the sun, all for a great cause! This contest is open to men, women, and groms with divisions including Beginners, Short board, Longboard, Tandem, and Weirdest Thing You Can Surf. Breast cancer is currently the second leading cause of death among women, affecting one in every eight women in the United States. We want Barrels for Boobs to make a difference in this statistic! All proceeds from the event will be donated to Pink up the Pace to help people pay for early breast cancer detection and treatments. Post event live music and camping will take place at the River By The Sea Preserve right across the street! Free and open to the public. Event Website: https://wahinesofthewaves.wixsite.com/wowuf/bfb Event Contact: 904-806-1458.

Saturday: Sea Turtle Hospital Tour at Whitney Lab is now offering tours on the second and fourth Thursday of the month and second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Cost is $15 per person. There is a limit of 10 people per tour. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, email turtletours@whitney.ufl.edu or see the website: https://www.whitney.ufl.edu/sea-turtle-hospital/tours-of-the-sea-turtle-hospital/ Event Contact: 904-461-4000.

Saturday: Heart by Heart, 7:30 p.m. at Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. Tickets: $41.95.

Saturday: The Precious Hearts Foundation hosts a picnic in the park to talk domestic violence, with free food and drink, starting at 11 a.m. at the Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Boulevard, St. Augustine. Bring blanket and chairs. For information, call 904/762-7959.

Saturday: Great Pianists at Stetson series, Rebecca Penneys, piano, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Free admission.

Sunday: National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Sunrise Ceremony, 7 a.m. at the Flagler Beach Pier. It’s the 6th annual ceremony, meant to honor victims of crime. See the flier here.

SUNDAY UPDATE: THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED SUNDAY AFTERNOON BECAUSE OF WEATHER. Sunday: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s biggest annual event, the Picnics and Pops concert, returns: The Jacksonville Symphony returns by invitation of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation for their annual outdoor Picnic and Pops concert. Note: Sunday’s pops concert has been moved from Town Center to the Rossemeyer Harley Davidson Pavilion of I-95, at the U.S. 1 exit, just north on U.S. 1. See the sidebar below. Note: Sunday’s pops concert has in fact been moved from Town Center to the Rossemeyer Harley Davidson Pavilion of I-95, at the U.S. 1 exit, just north on U.S. 1.   Your favorite show tunes, Broadway, and classics will be performed at the Foundation’s outdoor stage at 1500 Central Park in Town Center. Tickets and tables are still available ($45 members/$50 future members); tables of ten are $450 members/$500 future members. Tables and chairs are provided, you are encouraged to bring your own picnic and beverages; wine will also be available for sale. For ticket information please phone: 386-225-4394 or go to www.palmcoastartsfoundation.com Pavilion opens at 6:30 pm; concert begins promptly at 8 p.m. See: “In Praise of Pops: Jax Symphony’s Palm Coast Picnic Returns in Salute To Bracing Favorites.”

Sunday: The 2018 Cowboy Fast Draw Association features a fast-draw shootout with Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, Putnam County Sheriff Gator Deloach and the Florida Highway Patrol’s Pete Young at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Road North, at High Noon of course. They’ll be vying for the title of the fastest-draw north of age 50 and south of Matanzas Woods Parkway. See the flyer here. The event s for charity.

Sunday: Stetson Percussion Ensemble: A riveting musical tour de force featuring the Stetson University Percussion Studio. 3:00 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Free admission.

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

  • Saturday: St. Elizabeth Enn Seton Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday: Panera Bread, 5880 State Road 100, Palm Coast, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday: Epic Theaters, 1185 Central Ave., Palm Coast, from 1 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, 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:

None.

Summer Camps:

ag museum campsAt the Florida Agricultural Museum: Our two new Fantastic Summer Camp Programs with Cathy Tallacksen, Instructor. Pioneer Life Ways, and Native American Traditions. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, four sessions available, $200 per week. Sibling discount, $175. Hurry and sign your child up HERE: https://form.jotform.com/80727305907964 and click here to see the full poster.

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.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA RULES AT ISSUE: The Florida Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use will hold a meeting about rules dealing with issues such as medical-marijuana packaging and labeling and medical-marijuana treatment center advertising and signage. (Friday, 9 a.m., Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

Cats and Dogs Looking For Homes

The following is provided as a service to Community Cats of Palm Coast and the Flagler Humane Society. Should you have a lost pet and would like it noticed here, please contact us at editor@flaglerlive.com.
Cats and Dogs Looking for Homes is provided as a service to Community Cats of Palm Coast and the Flagler Humane Society. Should you have a lost pet and would like it noticed here, please contact us at editor@flaglerlive.com.

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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1 Response for “Weekend Briefing: South Pacific, Picnics and Pops, Fast Draw, Farm Days, Cheer at Pier, Health and Housing Fairs”

  1. Fernando Melendez says:

    A combination of great weather and many incentives makes for a great weekend in Flagler County , especially in the Palm Coast area, so for those of you that have always dreamed of buying your first home, here’s your opportunity to learn about different options available. So starting with area residents being invited to attend a free housing fair and financial wellness clinic to learn about various programs available for down payment assistance, owner-occupied rehabilitation, mortgage products and strategies to avoid foreclosures. And for fun, there’s so many things to do since I’m new to the area so far I’m really enjoying it, Happy New resident 😉

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