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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.
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The OED’s Word of the Day: psykter, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

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“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.

family farm days

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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, August 2-5
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, August 4
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, August 4
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, August 4
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, August 4
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, August 4
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, August 4
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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Aug. 16: GTM's 20th Anniversary Celebration, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Princess Place Preserve, 2500 Princess Place Rd., Palm Coast, and GTM Research Reserve Visitor Center, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. The celebration will begin with a boat tour from Usina boat ramp in Ponte Vedra Beach ending at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, highlighting several GTM projects along the Guana and Tolomato rivers. After lunch at Princess Place, education and the coastal training program staff will give an overview of plankton samples collected from Pellicer Creek and a visit through the estuary with virtual reality headsets. Afterwards, the research staff will guide you through sediment elevations (SET) sites located in Pellicer Creek Aquatic Preserve. Next, practice using SET techniques in a culinary treat. The event will conclude with a reception and other activities at GTM Research Reserve Visitor Center in Ponte Vedra Beach. To confirm attendance, email Patrician Price at patrician.d.price@FloridaDEP.gov or call 904-823-4506.
Aug. 16: The Flagler school district's Earl Johnson, a senior administrator, throws the first pitch at a Daytona Tortugas baseball game at 7 p.m.
Aug. 17: Bimonthly cleanup of Belle Terre Parkway, from the public library to Banton Lane. If you want to help, please meet in the library parking lot by 7 a.m. -- the side of the parking lot facing Belle Terre. All supplies provided. Wear appropriate clothing (flip flops and open sandals are not a good idea) sun screen, bug spray, a hat -- other clothes are a good idea too. Bagels and coffee afterward at host's house.
Aug. 17: Flagler Pier Fishing Tournament, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. For any questions, please contact the Pier bait shop at 386-517-2436.
Aug. 17: flagler playhouse logoThe first ever evening of Improv fun and games at the Flagler Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. The host for the evening will be Teresa Harris. You may know her as a Playhouse newcomer (The Glass Menagerie, It's a Wonderful Life), but you may not know that Teresa (along with husband Milt) are the founders of The Attention Deficient Players, an almost famous improv troupe from Atlanta. (OK, it was outside the perimeter (OTP), but it was a big deal.) The style of improv for this initial foray will be totally made up by the audience. Guests can choose to participate (by putting their name in a hat) or just sit back and enjoy. Teams will be brought up at random and given suggestions from the audience. Sketches will include favorites from TV such as; Scenes from a Hat, Worlds Worst, Questions Only, Sound Effects, plus a few that Teresa makes up - remember it's IMPROV! The show is in the New Lounge.
Since this show may contain adult comedy, guests must be at least 16 years old. Admission is $5. Cash only or credit cards online. For more info, contact Milt Harris,vicepresident@flaglerplayhouse.com
Aug. 19: The East Flagler Mosquito Control District board meets at 10 a.m. at the district’s offices, 10 Airport Executive Drive (off Belle Terre Boulevard), Palm Coast.
Aug. 20: Palm Coast government hosts a "stakeholder" meeting at the Palm Coast Community Center from 4 to 7 p.m. "to receive input from these stakeholders regarding their business dealings with the City of Palm Coast’s Community Development Department," according to the Homebuilders Association's website. The city is calling it an "open forum." A city spokesperson said the homebuilders are "not co-hosting anything and they shouldn’t have used our logo on their materials without our permission" (see the homebuilders' notice to the right, and the city's informational card here). "They are very much invited as part of the general public," the spokesman said, describing the invitation to the public as an effort to get "feedback from the community regarding our approach to building and development related permitting, process, and customer service. The guidance you provide will help chart a path forward and lead to new innovative approaches to move these divisions forward as a partner and resource for the community. Our primary objective is to listen to you, not for you to hear us." The city will host a related "development forum" on Sept. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. Those unable to attend may contribute their comments by email to planningdivision@palmcoastgov.com or by calling 386-986-3736. (An initial notice in this space, updated on August 10, incorrectly noted that the city had not posted the event on its website. It had done so by Aug. 8.)
Aug. 20: Palm Coast government hosts the second of two informational meetings on its enhanced stormwater management program from 5 to 7 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. City staff will share details about the Master Plan now under way, explain the new approach being taken, and discuss immediate priorities for improving the drainage system. Fire Chief Jerry Forte will also briefly highlight hurricane preparedness efforts by the City and share some helpful take-away tips. Refreshments will be provided. The enhanced, comprehensive stormwater management plan to improve the drainage system city-wide launched this past spring, and projects will be ongoing for several years. The plan will address drainage issues resulting from an aging infrastructure and years of growth. The Master Plan takes a big-picture look at the swales, ditches, canals, water control structures, pipes, and drainage basins and how they work together to protect homes and businesses from flooding. New solutions will focus more on the ditches and freshwater canals and will have a greater long-term impact on improving the drainage system across Palm Coast. Attendees may enjoy Food Truck Tuesday in Town Center. Stormwater experts who will be on hand for questions, Customer Service technicians will be available to assist in providing updates to previously made swale requests and educate the public on Palm Coast Connect, the City’s new citizen engagement tool. You can report concerns or access the growing Information Center - or you can register and track the progress of how your concern is handled. Palm Coast Connect is online at www.palmcoastconnect.com - and the free app is now available in both the Apple and Google Play App Stores.
Aug. 20: Food Truck Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Free entertainment is also provided. Proceeds from each Food Truck Tuesday benefit a local organization whose work supports children and families. This month’s beneficiary: Palm Coast Arts Foundation. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
Aug. 21: The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway). 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, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.


Aug. 22: The Flagler Tiger Bay Club invites the community to a wine tasting event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center. The annual event, open to the public, is an opportunity for club members and guests to mingle while sampling private label Flagler Tiger Bay Club wines, enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Hammock Wine & Cheese and entertainment provided by the Flagler Youth Orchestra. The evening will include a meet and greet with the newly elected board of directors for current and prospective club members, while unveiling the club’s future speakers, and the launch of the Flagler Tiger Bay Club Young Tiger Program in conjunction with Flagler Schools, according to Greg Davis, president of the Flagler Tiger Bay Club. “Flagler Tiger Bay Club has earned a reputation for bringing in top speakers, the likes seldom seen in Flagler County, while presenting and discussing engaging subjects that impact our lives nationally, statewide and locally,” Davis said. “People come together of different political persuasions and engage in civil, thoughtful discussions during our meetings." Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway. Tickets: General Admission, $20. Registration closes August 19. Flagler Tiger Bay Club Private Label Wine Pre-Orders and Tickets at www.flaglertigerbayclub.com
Aug. 22: gary bowles homophobic serial killerThe execution of Gary Ray Bowles is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke. Bowles murdered six people in 1994. He is serving life sentences in the murders of John Roberts in Daytona Beach and Albert Morris in Nassau County, and is being killed for the murder of Walter Hinton in Jacksonville. See the background story here.
Aug. 23: Friends of Music Celebration: Stetson University's 2019-2020 Season Premiere Concert, Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Aug. 23: Rick Shaefer water crossing"Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy" Exhibit, with an opening, free reception from 6-8 p.m. at Stetson University's Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, 139 E Michigan Ave, DeLand. In 2018, the number of people who had been forcibly coerced to leave their home and country as a result of persecution, violence or human rights violations worldwide reached 70.8 million, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The number of people displaced increased by 2.3 million people from the previous year, a record high. Artist Rick Shaefer's reaction to the international refugee crisis is featured in his large-scale, charcoal triptych drawings that portray people of ancient times fleeing by land or water and experiencing the conflicts at borders in three thematic, panel scenes. Stetson University's Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center will display 20 of Shaefer's charcoal-and-pencil drawings in "Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy" exhibit, Aug. 16-Oct. 14, with an opening-night reception on Aug. 23.Exhibits at the Hand Art Center are free and open to the public.
Aug. 26: 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.
Aug. 27: 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.
Aug. 28: palm coast democratic clubThe Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway). 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, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday.
Aug. 28: 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.
Aug. 28: Faculty Recital: Kathy Thomas, French horn with Sovereign Brass Union. This 12-piece brass ensemble will be a treat to your ears: Gabrieli, Strauss, Bach and more. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Free.
Aug. 29: Economic development: the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce hosts a Common Ground breakfast focusing on the county's economic development efforts, with three speakers: County Administrator Jerry Cameron, Tourism Executive Director Amy Lukasik, and Economic Development Executive Director Helga van Eckert. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., breakfast at 8, the event lasts through about 9:15 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast, 55 Town Center Blvd. Palm CoastMembers can preregister for $25, non-members for $35. Contact Melinda Rivera, 386-206-0952 or by Email, melinda@flaglerchamber.org
Aug. 30: Florida Health Care Plans Brunch Club, 9-10:30 a.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Florida Health Care Plans presents their Blues Brunch Club as well as helpful information on topics that might affect you. Bring your favorite board game or play one provided by FHCP while enjoying brunch! Free, but registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of April 6, 2018, with a link to the full week in review 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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