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Weekend Briefing: Hammock Musicfest, Relay For Life, Suicide Prevention, Rally By the Sea, South Pacific

| April 20, 2018

rally by the sea

The second annual Rally By the Sea, organized by the Coquina Coast Democratic Progressive Caucusis scheduled for Sunday between 1 and 3 p.m. at Veterans Park in Flagler Beach. Democratic congressional candidates Stephen Sevigny, Nancy Soderberg and John Upchurch are all expected to attend, as are candidates for other offices. See below. (© FlaglerLive)

Today: Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 60. West winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north 10 to 15 mph after midnight. 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 Index43
The OED’s Word of the Day: mondongo, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links


“You call yourself, if I am not mistaken, a revolutionary. But you are badly mistaken if you think that future revolutions will end in freedom. After five hundred years, the principle of freedom has outlived its usefulness. A pedagogic method that regards itself as a daughter of the Enlightenment and employs educational methods based on criticism, on the liberation and nursing of the ego, on the breaking down of ordained living patterns – such a pedagogy may still achieve moments of rhetorical success, but for those who know and understand, it is, beyond all doubt, sublimely backward. All institutions dedicated to genuine education have always known that there can be only one central truth and pedagogy, and that is: absolute authority and ironclad bond – discipline and sacrifice, renunciation of the ego and coercion of the personality. It is ultimately a cruel understanding of youth to believe it will find its heart’s desire in freedom. Its deepest desire is to obey.”

–From Thomas Mann’s “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 Superintendent Jim Tager and School Board member Janet McDonald, who are expected to discuss the new contract with a social-media monitoring company, Gretchen Smith of the Flagler County Health Department, and Bob Weber of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, all starting with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on the school board’s flawed move toward social media snooping (play it here).

Friday: 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.

Friday: 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.

Friday: 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.

Friday:  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.

Friday: 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

Friday: 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.

Friday and Sunday: 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.

Friday: 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.

Friday: 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.

Friday: 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.

Thursday-Sunday: “South Pacific” at the Flagler Playhouse: 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.

Saturday: 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.

Saturday: 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.



Saturday: 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.

Saturday: 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.

Saturday: 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.

Saturday: 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.

Saturday: 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.

Saturday-Sunday: Celtic Festival: 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.

stetson music school logoSaturday: Stetson 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.

rally by the seaSunday: Coquina 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.

Starting Sunday: 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.

Thursday through Sunday: Stetson University Theater Arts presents five one-act plays directed by students: “Up & At ‘Em” by Nathaniel Maciag, “Three Guys and a Brenda” by Adam Bock, “Daniel on a Thursday” by Garth Wingfield, “Poof!” by Lynn Nottage and “Variations on the Death of Trotsky” by David Ives, all five on stage each evening, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and non-Stetson students. Stetson students, faculty, and staff are free with their ID. Performances are at Second Stage Theater in the Museum of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. For ticket reservations or questions: 386-822-8700.

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

  • Sunday: Lowe’s, 315 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 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:

The Online auction to benefit the G.W. Carver Center in Bunnell is now open. Art Work, Local Experiences, Restaurant Gift Cards, Baskets, FCYC Summer Camp Registration & Trip Specials, Window Cleaning, Kayaking Tour, Furniture, World Wide Time Share, Camping Rentals, and the list goes on and on. The purpose of the auction is to raise money to go back into the development of the Carver Center. The Flagler County School Board and Flagler County Government have both owned and managed the facility over the years. Due to budgetary constraints it appeared it would be necessary to close the facility in 2010. A coalition was born to save the Gym and restore it as a community center. Our foundation was created to serve this facility with grant funding and equipment/supply needs. In order to participate in this auction you must register for a bidder account here. On the last day of the auction if a bidder submits a bid in the last 3 minutes before auction closes that item will extend for another 3 minutes and that process will repeat for up to a half hour the official close. Go bid here. If you have any questions please contact us via email at auction@carverfoundation.org

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.

ETHICS COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Commission on Ethics is scheduled to meet. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., 1st District Court of Appeal, 2000 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee.)

CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Constitution Revision Commission is scheduled to meet as it finalizes proposed constitutional amendments for the November ballot. The commission is considering a dozen ballot proposals that embody 24 potential changes to the Florida Constitution. If the measures win support from at least 22 of the 37 commission members, they will be placed on the Nov. 6 general-election ballot. (Friday, 9 a.m., Senate chamber, the Capitol.)

UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS RELEASED: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is scheduled to release March unemployment figures. (Friday, 10 a.m.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

Cats and Dogs Looking For Homes

Missing Turtle: A large, 110-lb tortoise has gone missing. It was last seen in the area of the Pet Supermarket-Joe’s Pizza-Taco Bell area of Palm coast, off Palm Coast Parkway. The sulcatta tortoise, named Maddy, is 14 years old. Reward for her safe return. Please call Keith at 386 503 3525. See the images below:

missing turtle

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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July 15: The Flagler County Commission meets at 5 p.m. at the Government Services Building. Commissioners are expected to decide whether and how to require Clerk of Court Tom Bexley to make 5,000 additional square feet of space available to the sheriff at the courthouse, following on a commission vote to that effect in May, and a July 3 letter from the administration, prompted by a commissioner, specifying the amount of space and a deadline of July 31. Commissioners are also expected to make another decision in the land-use change regarding the Beachwalk development in the Hammock, which has secured most of its regulatory allowances so far. Hammock residents oppose the density of the development along Jungle Hut Road.
July 15: 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 15: Alateen, part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for teens bothered by someone else’s drinking. The group meets at 8 p.m. every Monday at Advent Health, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, at the south entrance, in meeting room “D”. Al-Anon meets same time. For more information about Alateen or Al-Anon, call toll free 1-888-4AL-ANON, or visit www.al-anon.org.
July 16: The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council will get a presentation from Sheriff's Chief Mark Strobridge, on behalf of Sheriff Rick Staly, who is asking the city to fund an additional six deputies. The city added five deputies in 2017 to its contract with the sheriff. Council members have so far been uninterested in adding more deputies this year. The council will also consider approval of a land use change to accommodate AdventHealth's planned emergency room for the Matanzas Woods Parkway area, and will consider adopting next year's proposed (and tentative) tax rate.
July 16: The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Robin King, President, CareerSource Flagler Volusia, is presenting.
July 16: The The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. in training room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, and at 6 p.m. in a meeting in board chambers at the GSB. At the workshop, board members are expected to have a discussion about how to proceed over the next few months to replace Superintendent Jim Tager, who has announced his retirement next June.
July 16 : Flagler Beach's Beach Management Plan Ad-Hoc Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall.
July 16: Food Truck Tuesday, 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: Parks & Recreation Scholarships. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
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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