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Thursday Briefing: Honoring FHF Volunteers, Shrek Opens, USA Gymnastics Regionals, Farm Swap and Music Jam, Sharpton March

| April 26, 2018

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In honor of National Volunteer Week, Florida Hospital Flagler hosted a volunteer appreciation luncheon at the Halifax Plantation Golf Club in Ormond Beach on April 18 for more than 120 participants. President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer Week with an executive order in 1974 to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers. Every sitting U.S. president since Nixon has issued a proclamation during National Volunteer Week. In May of 1980, the hospital’s volunteer auxiliary was formed with 53 Flagler County residents. Today, Florida Hospital Flagler has more than 175 active volunteers assisting in 25 departments throughout the hospital. Collectively, this group of volunteers has donated more than 1.6 million hours in service to Florida Hospital Flagler. ‘Our volunteers are so important to our hospital,’ said Kathy Gover, Florida Hospital Flagler chief nursing officer. ‘They touch our patients and support our staff members in so many ways. We truly appreciate their time and talents.’ As a special gift of appreciation, SuperWash Express donated gift certificates for a free carwash to the hospital volunteers. ‘We are inspired by all volunteers and what they give back to our communities,’ said Paul Bradley, president of SuperWash Express. ‘This is a small thank you for all the time they give to others.’ Click on the image for larger view.

Today: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. 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 Index: 20
The OED’s Word of the Day: storiation, n.
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The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“I used to lie languid and dreamy before our tent and muse on the past and the future, and when most overcome with lassitude, my eyes turned always toward the distant Black Hills. There is a spirit of energy and vigor in mountains, and they impart it to all who approach their presence. At that time I did not know how many dark superstitions and gloomy legends are associated with those mountains in the minds of the Indians, but I felt an eager desire to penetrate their hidden recesses, to explore the awful chasms and precipices, the black torrents, the silent forests, that I fancied were concealed there.”

–From Francis Parkman’s “The Oregon Trail” (1924).

Previously:

Millennial job interview | Ideality of art | Man’s contradictions | Lure of coercion | Clarissa | Conversations with women | Jackie Robinson’s anthem | Ephemeral happiness | Mann’s Irony | Shaw’s Theater | Reason | Kiss of death | Brennan to Trump’s narcissism | No idiot presidents | California’s Serengetti | Working class fallacies | Art defies death | Why children observe | Friendly supremacists | Bush’s reading list | Albert Murray’s century | Egotism’s obstacles | To become a human being | Case Against Sugar | Ralph Peters on Fox | Sex and happiness | Demoralizing abortion | Vietnam kill ratio | Brandeis on speculation | Tapper on journalism | Projections | Marion Hammer | Mencken’s man | New millennials | School marshal euphemism | Confusion | Brahms on Schubert | Siblings | The past

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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.



Wednesday through Saturday: Matanzas High School presents “Shrek The Musical,” featuring Matanzas’s drama students and live music accompanying 19 songs, performed by Matanzas High and Flagler Youth Orchestra musicians. The April 25 show at 7 p.m. is for friends and family members, actual opening night is April 26 for the 7 p.m. show. April 27 and 28 also have 7 p.m. shows, plus a 2 p.m. matinee on April 28. Tickets are $11. Click here for tickets.

The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center.

The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Commissioners will review their 2nd quarter budget.

ROTC awards ceremony at the Flagler Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Farm Swap & Music Jam at the Florida Agricultural Museum: Fresh local produce, arts and crafts, soaps and oils, homemade gifts, and unique finds, Local Folk Music Jam, bring your instruments and play along. Every Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Florida Agricultural Museum parking lot 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. Call 386-446-7630.

The Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Lab offers 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 contact: Event Contact: 904-461-4000.

Thursday-Sunday: USA Gymnastics hosts its Xcel Regional Gymnastics meet for Region 8 at the Ocean Center. Region 8 includes competitors from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. This competition is open to spectators. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more information, visit www.region8gymnastics.org. Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Phone: 386-254-4500.

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

  • Thursday: Chick fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: Metro Diner, 250 Palm Coast Parkway, 10 a.m. to 3 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, October 12-15
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, October 14
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, October 14
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, October 14
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, October 14
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, October 14
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, October 14
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.

FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will discuss issues such as goliath grouper and a rule for gulf red snapper. (Thursday, 8:30 a.m., Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, 6650 North Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.)

EARLY STEPS PROGRAM DISCUSSED: The Florida Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers will discuss issues related to the Early Steps program. (Thursday, 9 a.m., Homewood Suites, 2987 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee.)

UNEMPLOYMENT CASES HEARD: The Florida Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission will meet. (Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission, 101 Rhyne Building, 2740 Centerview Dr., Tallahassee.)

SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINIONS: The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to release its weekly opinions. (Thursday, 11 a.m.)

SHARPTON, RELIGIOUS LEADERS HOLD MARCH: The Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, and state, local and national religious leaders will hold a march and rally that is expected to include calls for changing gun laws and restoring felons’ voting rights. (Thursday, march starts at 11 a.m., Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 224 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Tallahassee. Rally begins at noon at the Old Capitol.)

 

—-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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Oct. 19: 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: “The Search for Amelia Earhart” with Dr. Leo Murphy. The lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. Oct. 17: www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Oct. 19-21: “The Rocky Horror Show,” directed by John Sbordone, at City Repertory Theatre, Friday at 7:30 p.m., two shows Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Performances at CRT’s venue in City Market Place at 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast. Tickets are $25 adults and $15 students. For more information or tickets, call the CRT box office at 386-585-9415 or easily book online here.
Oct. 19-20: Holler-Ween-Fest at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Rd., Palm Coast, 6:30 to 11 p.m., with a pumpkin patch, boo bash bounce house, story time, a bonfire, all sorts of games and treats and more, adults $15, kids ages 4-12, $10, and kids under 4, free. For information, call 386/447-4663 or 446-7630.
Oct. 19-20: Fields of Fear at Cowart Ranch and Farms, 8185 W. Highway 100
Bunnell, 7 to 11 p.m.
Oct. 19: Stetson University Symphonic Band, Douglas Phillips, conductor, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Call 386-822-8950. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
Oct. 20: naacpNAACP Freedom Fund Awards Luncheon: Chaired by new member Marian Howell the award will showcase the annual event from 1 to 5 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 U.S. 1 North, Palm Coast. The Honorable Dawn P. Fields, Seventh Judicial Circuit Judge, will be the speaker. In addition, the luncheon will provide a terrific meal, music - possibly dancing – and a cash bar. The cost is $50 per person. Tickets may be purchased from any of the following Executive Committee members: Linda Sharpe Matthews, Barbara Goss, Ernest Voyard, the Rev. Sims Jones, Donald Matthews, Carol Gaines, Jeroline McCarthy, Holsey Moorman, Sonia White, John White, Marian Howell, Blanche Valentine, William McCloud, Eric Josey, Orlando Johnson, Phyllis Pearson, and Marian Irvin-Reddin. To expedite purchasing your tickets, call 386-627-1249.
Oct. 20: Crabbing Basics: making it Delicious, keeping it Sustainable: The tidal salt marsh of our park is home to the Atlantic Blue Crab, a popular seafood and keystone species of the local ecosystem. Learn to catch these tasty crustaceans in a one hour hands-on program, appropriate for adults and families. We will be meeting on the west side of the park. This program is free with park admission! Call the Ranger Station at (386) 517-2086 for more information. From 10 to 11 a.m. at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area At Flagler Beach, 3100 South Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach.
Oct. 20: university women flaglerUniversity Women of Flagler Workshop: "Beauty really is Skin Deep!" presented by Sharon Parziale, RN. This workshop with Sharon Parziale will give you a better understanding about how maintaining good health leads to better health decisions. This class is a foundational study about skin, its function, and the simple steps to maintaining it. The objective is to empower decisions based in knowledge. This presentation reviews basic skin physiology, introduces the holistic perspective of skin through the language of both Jin Shin Jyutsu (Japanese acupressure) and Ayurveda, and then discusses home care for naturally beautiful skin without the purchase of costly “beauty” products. Noon, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd, Palm Coast, admission fee is $10 (to be donated to the Scholarship Fund). Friends, family and the entire community are invited to attend. Come join us for an educational and fun afternoon. Reserve your spot by sending an email to Donna Daly Boggs (and pay at the door).
Oct. 20: American Red Cross Babysitting Class, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. This class will prepare and teach teens the fundamentals of babysitting in a 6.5-hour course. Participants will receive a handbook, reference guide and CD, and a two-year certification. $50/person with pre-registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/teens. More info: 386-986-4741.
Oct. 20-21: 7th Annual Maze Days at Cowart Ranch and Farms, 8185 W. Highway 100 Bunnell, with a corn maze, barrel train, farm animals, a country store, a pumpkin patch and pony rides, $10 admission, children 3 and under free.
Oct. 20-21: Stetson Opera Theatre: An Evening of Opera and Musical Theater, Russell Franks, director. Join us for an evening of opera and musical theater, featuring selections from The Tales of Hoffmann, Kismet, Into the Woods, Hairspray, Sister Act and The Light in the Piazza. Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. McMahan Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, 386-822-8950. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
Oct. 21: The Jazz Sunday Rendezvous with singer Linda Cole, 12:30 p.m. at Cue Note Billiard Room, 169 Cypress Pointe Pkwy, Ste C114, Palm Coast, $5 cover charge. Full bar and select lunch menu. The Jazz Sunday Rendezvous is every Sunday except the last Sunday of every month. Contact Linda Cole by email, lindacolesings@yahoo.com.


Oct. 21-22Sea Ray Boats, the one-time big employer off Colbert lane in Palm Coast that closed its doors in August, is holding a two-day sale of sport yachts, yacht parts and accessories at the old Sea Ray plant, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact craig.laboranti@searay.com for questions and click here to see what's on sale. Cash and credit cards accepted. All sales are final. The buyer must make all logistical arrangements to transport whatever is bought.
Oct. 21: Stetson Percussion Ensemble, Dan Johnson, director. A riveting musical tour de force featuring the Stetson University Percussion Studio. 1 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, 386-822-8950. Free.
Oct. 21: Stetson Brass Ensembles: The concert will feature the Brass Choir, directed by David Schmidt performing the famous Sonata pian e' forte by Giovanni Gabrieli. The Horn Ensemble, directed by Kathy Thomas will perform Eric Ewazen's Legend of Sleeping Bear. The Trombone Ensemble, also directed by David Schmidt will play a beautiful sound piece by Joe Buono titled Eclipse. Also performing will be the Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Tom Macklin and the Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, directed by Ryan Sorenson. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950. Free.
Oct. 22: bunnell logoTo mark Florida City Government Week, the City of Bunnell is hosting Bunnell Meet ‘N Greet at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 201 W. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. This is an opportunity to get to know members of the Bunnell City Commission better. City staff will also be available to help people learn more about the city, answer questions and help people learn how they can become more involved in their local government. Immediately following this event, at 7 p.m., the commission will meet.
Oct. 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.
Oct. 22-Nov. 3: General election early voting in Flagler County at three locations: Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway N.W., Palm Coast; Palm Coast Community Center at the corner of Clubhouse Drive and Palm Coast Parkway, 305 Palm Coast Parkway; and Supervisor of Elections Office in the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101, Bunnell.
Oct. 23: david zlokasA pair of hearings are scheduled in the civil case of alleged wrongful death against David Zlokas, the 64-year-old Palm Coast man accused of drunk driving and the DUI-manslaughter death of Gary St. Peter on Nov. 2, 2017, in a car crash off State Road A1A near Surf Side condominiums. Zlokas has also been charged criminally. The civil suit was filed by St. Peter's wife and seeks damages of more than $15,000 from both Zlokas and Uncaged Tasting Room, a restaurant and bar at 3214 Meridian Home Lane in the Hammock where the two men are said to have been drinking before the crash. The hearings are before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse on Oct. 23, starting at 10:30 a.m. The hearings are for arguments that the case should be stayed pending a resolution of the criminal case against Zlokas. See the background story here. (Case #2018CA000222)
Oct. 23: Stetson Guitar Ensemble, Stephen Robinson, director. The concert will feature students of the studio of Stephen Robinson. The program includes works by Mark Houghton and Olga Amelkina-Vera and features Roland Dyens' arrangement of the hauntingly beautiful Alfonsina y el mar for guitar quartet by Ariel Ramirez and Suite Francaise by Sébastian Vachez for 11 guitars. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950.
Oct. 24: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Canvass of Vote-By-Mail Ballots.
Oct. 24: The Flagler Education Foundation leads one of its bi-monthly free tours of the school district's Classroom to Careers Flagship Programs. Each public school offers a unique Flagship Program, which allows students unique opportunities to discover paths that lead them from the classroom to career success. The tours visit one or two schools at a time, with student ambassadors that take the group on a guided tour of their programs. Community members are able to interact with the students, the Education Foundation, and school staff to ask questions about the programs. The goal is to inform the public of the programs students participate in from Kindergarten through high school. There are currently 23 programs spread over all nine traditional public schools. Anyone interested in participating may contact the Education Foundation's Shelley Wheeler at wheelers@flaglerschools.com or 386-437-8929 x1123, for the time and location to meet. Per school safety guidelines everyone will need to bring a picture ID to enter the schools. Today's tour: Matanzas High School's culinary, law and construction programs, 10 a.m.
Oct. 24: A meeting of the 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. The Compassionate Friends, 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 The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.

Oct. 26-28: “The Rocky Horror Show,” directed by John Sbordone, at City Repertory Theatre, Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Performances at CRT’s venue in City Market Place at 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast. Tickets are $25 adults and $15 students. For more information or tickets, call the CRT box office at 386-585-9415 or easily book online here.
Oct. 26: An opening-night reception marks a retrospective of the works of artist Jim Houser at the Museum of Art, DeLand, 600 N Woodland Blvd., 5 to 7 p.m. Museum Members: No Charge | Non-members: $10. RSVP Preferred. Phone: 386.734.4371 | Email: Contact@moartdeland.org.
Oct. 26: Stetson University Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor, Lynn Musco, clarinet, Jesus Alfonzo, viola. Join us for a concert in historic Lee Chapel featuring Bruch’s Double Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6 “Pathétique” and Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950 Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
Oct. 26-27: Holler-Ween-Fest at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Rd., Palm Coast, 6:30 to 11 p.m., with a pumpkin patch, boo bash bounce house, story time, a bonfire, all sorts of games and treats and more, adults $15, kids ages 4-12, $10, and kids under 4, free. For information, call 386/447-4663 or 446-7630.
Oct. 26-27: Fields of Fear at Cowart Ranch and Farms, 8185 W. Highway 100
Bunnell, 7 to 11 p.m.
Oct. 27: First Aid & CPR/AED, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This class is a 7-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 pre-registration required by 9 a.m. Oct. 25. Sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/cpr. More info: cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com or 386-986-2300.
Oct. 27: mike beadlePalm Coast Historical Society Founder's Day: Join us at 1 p.m. in the Palm Coast Community Center for Founder's Day. The keynote speaker is Mike Beadle, long time and recently retired Fire Chief of Palm Coast. Pictures of the 98 fires, firefighters, and new historical boards will be available. Bring and share your story. The stories and history make us who we are today. Light refreshments will be served. On Wednesday, October 24, a new Historical Society Museum exhibit will open which highlights the history of our fire department and its gallant work. Do you live near a station? Come and find out. Bring your children to view and touch firefighting tools and gear. It's up close and personal. It's also Fire Prevention Month.
Oct. 27: Surf Fishing from Beginner's to Advanced, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach, 3100 South Oceanshore Boulevard, Flagler Beach. Join our volunteer Andy Block, an avid fisherman for over 50 years, who will teach the basics of fishing off the beach in the ocean surf. Participants will learn tips on choosing fishing gear, bait and the best area and tides to fish in. We will be meeting at the beachside pavilion on the east side of the park. You can enjoy the beach after the program. $20 per person. Proceeds benefit FROGR--Friends of Gamble Rogers State Park. Registration is limited to the first 25 people. $5 per carload Park admission is not included. For more information please call (386) 517-2086 or visit our ranger station.
Oct. 27: The ninth annual bedrace: All Heroes and Villains are invited to join the fun for the ninth annual bedrace at Flagler Beach Veterans park at 3 p.m. This year the theme is all about saving (or destroying) the universe. Compete in the costume contest, build a bed and compete with your fellow Heroes and Legends for trophies and bragging rights, or just watch the fun. All proceeds will benefit youth programs in our county including our I Can Read program. For more information call the Flagler Volunteer Services office at 386-597-2950 or email flaglervolunteer@cfl.rr.com.
Oct. 27: Great Pianists at Stetson series, Alex McDonald, piano. Come hear acclaimed pianist Alex McDonald who has soloed with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, the Louisiana Philharmonic, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Utah Symphony Orchestra. His awards include second prize at the 2007 New Orleans International Piano Competition and second prize at the 2001 Gina Bachauer International Young Artist Piano Competition. In 2008, he was named a Harvey Fellow by the Mustard Seed Foundation. He will be performing a recital full of virtuosity and favorite works. Program highlights include Liszt’s dashing Rigoletto Paraphrase, a Nocturne by Chopin and Stravinsky’s thunderous Petrouchka. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950.
Oct. 27-28: 7th Annual Maze Days at Cowart Ranch and Farms, 8185 W. Highway 100 Bunnell, with a corn maze, barrel train, farm animals, a country store, a pumpkin patch and pony rides, $10 admission, children 3 and under free.
Oct. 28: 2nd Annual Party In Pink Zumbathon for Breast Cancer, in the gymnasium at Flagler Palm Coast High School from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at https://www.zumba.com/en-US/event/view/mpowerpip for $20. More instructors, more fun prizes, and what could arguably be Zumba’s best year with regard to their release of new music. Last year’s event brought in 75 women spanning from Jacksonville to Daytona Beach, raising $1,125 for breast cancer research. “We’re looking to double that this year—the more participants we have, the more money we can raise for this cause,” says Melissa Mondello, Owner at MPower Fitness. Contact: Melissa Mondello, Co-Owner & Fitness Manager (MPower Fitness) at (386)445-2508 or Brandi Jaeger, President & Co-Founder (Crazy Sock Divas) at (386)585-0252.
Oct. 28: flagler county art leagueThe Flagler County Art League hosts its 40th Anniversary Lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Dr, Palm Coast, $48 per person. Call 386/986-4668 to reserve your spot.
Oct. 28: The African American Entrepreneurs Association presents a black-tie fundraising gala at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Boulevard, Palm Coast, at costs of $75 for individuals, $125 for couples, $500 for a table of eight. Call 234-2014.
Oct. 30-31: Hall of Terror – Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 31, 7-10 p.m., at Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive, Palm Coast (behind Kohl’s). Hall of Terror takes those who dare through a haunted house and show at Palm Coast Fire Station 21. Volunteer characters, many of whom are firefighters and other City employees, provide the scares. Free and no registration required. More info: 386-986-2300 or www.palmcoastgov.com/events.
Oct. 30: Stetson Sounds New XX: Hub New Music Quartet. HUB New Music is a distinctive chamber quartet that is “one of the most talked about younger contemporary classical ensembles” (Oregon ArtsWatch). They will present their "Soul House" program, featuring recent works by Judd Greenstein, Angelica Negrón, Daniel Wohl and Robert Honstein. For more information, visit: http://www.hubnewmusic.org/ 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950.
Oct. 31: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at 10 a.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Canvass of Vote-By-Mail Ballots.
Oct. 31: Stetson Woodwind Ensemble. Come for an exciting evening of music for clarinet choir, flute choir and saxophone ensembles in Stetson’s historic Lee Chapel. The 32-member clarinet choir will be performing works by European composers acquired at the recent International Clarinet Conference in Belgium. In honor of our Halloween concert date, the flute choir will be performing a program of “Magic and Mystery,” with pieces by Mozart, Lauridsen, Prokofiev and Grieg. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950.
Nov. 2: Stetson Homecoming Showcase Concert: This evening of music celebrates our tradition of musical excellence as demonstrated by our outstanding student musicians. The concert will feature a variety of student soloists and chamber ensembles, including a string quartet, chamber choir, guitar ensemble/quartet and a jazz combo. Please join us for this musical homecoming celebration. Welcome home! 6:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall
421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950 Complimentary admission, open to the public.
Nov. 3: Freedom Fest at the Flagler County Airport, with live music, fireworks, food, military aircraft, and free admission, brought to you by WNZF.
Nov. 4: US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble: America's Navy is coming to Daytona Beach, Florida, one of 19 cities in four states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2018 tour -- one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy. 7 p.m. At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here.
Nov. 5: Flagler Cares, the coalition of health care and social services providers focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, meets at 3 p.m. in Classrooms A-B at Florida Hospital Flagler. The group will discuss health disparities with guest speaker Joseph Pepe, the Charlotte County Health Officer.
Nov. 6: General Election Day. Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov. 6: The Flagler County Canvassing Board meets at noon and 6 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Suite 101. The agenda: Canvass of Vote-By-Mail Ballots. The board meets again at 7 p.m. to reveal unofficial election results.
Nov. 6: Stetson Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor, Dan Ferri, saxophone. Stetson University’s saxophone professor, Dan Ferri, performs the Concerto for Stan Getz by Richard Rodney Bennett, one of the most challenging pieces in the repertoire. Also on the program will be Vivaldi’s exhilarating Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor and Hubert Parry’s Lady Radnor’s Suite. Lady Radnor had her own orchestra and commissioned this piece from Parry who died 100 years ago in 1918. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 386-822-8950 Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.
Nov. 7: The Flagler Education Foundation leads one of its bi-monthly free tours of the school district's Classroom to Careers Flagship Programs. Each public school offers a unique Flagship Program, which allows students unique opportunities to discover paths that lead them from the classroom to career success. The tours visit one or two schools at a time, with student ambassadors that take the group on a guided tour of their programs. Community members are able to interact with the students, the Education Foundation, and school staff to ask questions about the programs. The goal is to inform the public of the programs students participate in from Kindergarten through high school. There are currently 23 programs spread over all nine traditional public schools. Anyone interested in participating may contact the Education Foundation's Shelley Wheeler at wheelers@flaglerschools.com or 386-437-8929 x1123, for the time and location to meet. Per school safety guidelines everyone will need to bring a picture ID to enter the schools. Today's tours: Buddy Taylor Middle School's agronomy, engineering and biotech program at 9:30 a.m., followed by Wadsworth Elementary's STEM program at 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 7: Quarterly Circuit 7 Community Alliance Meeting at at 2:30 p.m., Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
Nov. 7: The St. Johns River Water Management District will holds the second of two community meetings on the Flagler County Wetland Restoration Project, designed to increase the amount of wetland area. 5:30 p.m. at Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, 915 N Central Ave, Flagler Beach. See the webpage, www.sjrwmd.com/facts/flagler-wetland-restoration-project/, updating the project. For input, write at FlaglerRestoration@sjrwmd.com. The wetland restoration project will consist of moving piles of spoil back into man-made ditches and grading the material to the elevation that matches nearby remnants of natural wetland. The project will return dozens of acres of ditches and spoil piles to functional wetland that will yield food for fish and wildlife, filter and clean water, and provide other benefits.
Nov. 7: Stetson Jazz Ensemble, Patrick Hennessey, director. The Stetson Jazz Ensemble presents a program as varied as the whims of fall, beginning with the rhythmic fascinations of George Gershwin, an “Invitation” for “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” to the stage, and wrapping up the evening with a classic powerhouse from the genius of Leonard Bernstein, “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs.” Selections from the Count Basie Orchestra, Rob McConnell and his Boss Brass, the Stan Kenton Orchestra, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band will also highlight the performance.
7:30 p.m. Athens Theatre, DeLand. 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand. 386-822-8950. Admission: $10 adults, $5 youth and students and free for ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets.


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