Weekend:: Sunny Friday, becoming unsettled Saturday and Sunday, with chances of rain and thunderstorms, highs in the 80s, lows in the 60s. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index: 115
The OED’s Word of the Day: Galahad, n..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.
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- First Light
- In Flagler and Palm Coast
- Flagler Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours of Incident Reports
- Summer Camps
- In State Government
- Cats and Dogs Looking For Homes
- In Coming Days in Flagler, Palm Coast and Beyond
- Fact-Checking the Knaves
- Palm Coast Construction and Development
- Local Road and Interstate Construction
- Cultural Coda
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.
Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres welcomes Palm Coast Council member Nick Klufas, County Administrator Craig Coffey, County Tourism Director Matt Dunn and Garry Lubi, among others, starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on school security in Flagler.
Friday, Saturday: Flagler Volunteer Services-The Giving Store Rummage Sale starts at 8 a.m. at Cattleman’s Hall, 150 Sawgrass Road (the county fairgrounds) in Bunnell, and runs to 3 p.m. each day. There is a huge selection of items, many are brand new. Indoor, outdoor, office furniture, appliances, jewelry, toys, househould items, holiday decor, tools, electronics, collectibles and so much more.
First Friday Garden Walk at Washington Oaks Garden State Park at 10 a.m. Join a Ranger on the first Friday of the month at 10 a.m. for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens. The walk is approximately 1 hour. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet in the Garden parking lot. Garden walk included with park entry. Call 386-446-6783 for more information.
First Friday at Flagler Beach’s Veterans Park, with vendors, games, food, music and other delights, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: “Agnes of God,” City Repertory Theatre’s latest production, opening Friday, is a murder mystery, a whodunit about a newborn found dead at a convent. Written by John Pielmeier, directed by John Sbordone, starring Nancy Howell, Julia Davidson Truilo and Chelsea Jo Conard, at City Repertory Theatre, 7:30 p.m. May 4-5 and 11-12, and 2 p.m. May 6 and 13. Performances at CRT’s venue in City Market Place at 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast. Tickets are $20 adults and $15 students. For more information or tickets, call the CRT box office at 386-585-9415 or easily book online here. See the preview here.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation hosts a Songwriters’ Festival at three different venues: Friday at Flagler Beach’s First Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday at Daytona State College’s Palm Coast amphitheater from 6 to 9 p.m., and Sunday at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s own stage in Palm Coast’s Town Center, from noon to 3 p.m. Lots of music. All free admission.
Friday, Saturday: “Lace,” a show at Blue Gallery, open Friday and Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. On display are handcrafted pieces of fine lace. The gallery has moved to the front row of Marvin’s Garden. Look for the Blue sign. 4601 E Moody Blvd, unit B 8, Bunnell, or call 386-447-3065.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, 102 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL (Amelia Island). The Shrimp Festival will have over 400 booths of arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, sponsors, food booths, and other vendors on display. Artistic disciplines include ceramics, jewelry, photography, metal works, woodworking, paintings and more. While the festival’s waterfront activities and Kid’s Fun Zone open at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018, the arts and craft booths will be open on Saturday, May 5th, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 6th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Staring Friday: St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of the Arts: An extraordinary celebration of arts and culture, the Festivale showcases St. Augustine’s music, dance, theater, art, cuisine, heritage and romance. Featured are concerts, street fairs, the Romanza Parade, plays, re-enactments, lectures, workshops, tours, exquisite dining opportunities and much more. Location: Downtown St. Augustine, 32084. For more information, visit www.visitsaintaugustine.com/topics/romanza.
Saturday: Moonrise Brewing Company at Palm Coast’s European Village marks its grand opening at noon with its own new beers, complementary BBQ from noon to 3 p.m., live music all day, and other festivities.
Saturday: The annual Arbor Day Celebration is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Admission and all activities and entertainment are free; refreshments and products from vendors will be available for purchase. Details are at www.palmcoastgov.com/ArborDay. Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and tree care. “Feed a Mouth, Get a Tree, Grow a Community!” is Palm Coast’s theme. Attendees can exchange canned food or pet food items for a free three-gallon native hardwood tree. Come early for the tree – one tree per household, while quantities last. Master Certified Arborist Danny Lippi of Advanced Tree Care in St. Augustine will be in the Tree Tent from 9 a.m. to noon offering free guidance on proper pruning, placement, planting and root shaving techniques. The Native Butterfly Release will be at 11 a.m. at center stage. Create pinecone bird feeders, paint wood snakes and rocks, and plant seeds for butterfly-attracting plants at the large children’s activity tent. There’ll be plenty of other activities. Back by popular demand is the free paper-shredding service, so bring your old documents for professional shredding! Plan to take advantage of this hands-free, uncomplicated process as totes will be wheeled to your car to help unload your paper and bring it to a chute that dumps all of it into a shredder.
Saturday: The public is invited to a free community shredding event in the parking lot of Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home, Memorial Gardens & Crematorium at 511 Old Kings Road South in Flagler Beach. A large capacity shredding van will be available from 8-10:30 a.m. The shredding will be confidential and secure. Attendees may watch their items on a video monitor as they are being shredded. The following are acceptable items to be destroyed: paper, files, folders, binders, spiral notebooks and stapled documents. Not permitted are metal, plastic, batteries, cell phones, three ring binders, binder clips and computer discs. Receipts will be available for tax purposes, if needed.
Saturday: 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. May 3. Sign up at www.palmcoastgov.com/cpr. More info: [email protected] or 386-986-2300.
Saturday: Kentucky Derby Fundraiser benefiting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library at Grand Haven Golf Club 500 Riverfront Drive, Palm Coast. Admission for this event is $50 and includes an open bar with beer, wine and Mint Juleps along with locally sourced appetizers and a complimentary “betting chip.” For those looking to really class it up, there will be a VIP Lounge available to all guests for a $20 donation, which includes an exclusive bourbon tasting and premium cigars. Guests will enjoy Mint Juleps, a live stream of the Kentucky Derby on a giant screen, live entertainment, delectable eats, a chance to “bet” on your favorite horses and more! Gents, wear your favorite bow tie and ladies, don’t forget your big hats. All proceeds from this event will go to funding the continuation of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Flagler County. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides children within Flagler County a monthly book from birth until the age of 5 at no cost. Currently this program delivers to over 1,400 children in Flagler County and over 1 million worldwide.
Saturday, Sunday: Fund-raising yard sale to benefit Community Cats of Palm Coast, at 17 Fernham Lane. Donations can be dropped off there anytime or contact 386-237-7690 and we can arrange a pickup. Anything but heavy furniture.
Saturday: The Gridiron Cooking Challenge at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, an event free and open to the public, features among other contestants Bunnell Elementary School’s Chris Boykin, 11, Kameran Gordon, 12, Kaleb Perdue, 12, and Carlos Almeida, 12 (all are sixth graders). You can reserve your tickets here. The Dairy Council of Florida works with schools, health professionals, social service agencies and others to educate Floridians on the health benefits of milk and other nutrient-rich dairy foods. Dairy Council of Florida programs are funded by Florida Dairy Farmers, which represents more than 120 dairy farming families throughout the state. For more information, call 800-516-4443 or visit www.floridamilk.com.
Sunday: Salvo Art House presents “The Art of Sound”, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Salvo Art House, 802 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell: Mixed-media painter Rachel Thompson, the 2015 Flagler County Artist of the Year, and her nephew Kevin Holbrook, a California-based builder of custom electric guitars and amps, have combined their talents to create “Nikola,” an electric guitar inspired by inventor, physicist and futurist Nikola Tesla. Hence the Tesla coil design created by Thompson on the guitar’s body. Area guitarists will demo “Nikola” during “The Art of Sound.” The event also will feature a concert by folk rock duo Clayton & Diane, an exhibition of music-themed creations by painter and Salvo owner J.J. Graham and other area artists, and a meet-and-greet with Thompson, Holbrook and other artists. Admission to “The Art of Sound” is $10 or a bottle of wine donation to Salvo. Musicians do not pay to play. Light food fare will be served. For more information, call 386-864-0318 or go online at iamartrachel.com, salvoart.org or holbrooktone.com.
Sunday: The Rotary Club of Flagler Beach hosts the 15th Annual Cycle Flagler Ride for Rotary charity. The event supports Rotary’s local and international projects. The start – or ‘kickstands up’, as well as the post-event festivities and food, will take place at the Flagler Executive Airport. The Airport is located at 201 Airport Rd, Palm Coast. Kick off is at 8 a.m. (with an optional 7 a.m. start for Century riders) at the Flagler Executive Airport and will offer a variety of ride distances ranging from 25 to 100 miles through some of the area’s most scenic roads. Registration and sponsorship opportunities for both events are available at flaglerbeachrotary.org. Day before packet pickup is May 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Flagler County Executive Airport.
Sunday: Children of all ages are invited to Paint A Rock With an Emergency Responder, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Flagler Beach Police Department, 320 South Flagler Avenue, Flagler Beach. All ages are welcome.
Sunday: Florida Chamber Music Concerts, Join the Florida Chamber Music Project for a remarkable fifth season of the finest chamber music at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. General Admission Seating, $25 a ticket. Contact: 904/209-0399. Time of the concert: 3 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. Today’s concert program: Mozart’s String Quartet in A Major, K. 464 and Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life.”
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Friday: Oceanside Beach Bar and Grill, 1848 South Oceanshore Boulevard, Flagler Beach, noon to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: Walmart, 274 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell
|Jail Bookings, June 19-22
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, June 21
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, June 21
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, June 21
Flagler County Veterans Services Office closed May 7-11 to allow the team to attend annual training. The training, which is conducted by the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, is required for re-certification as an accredited representative who is recognized by the U.S. of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans and their families with their interactions before the VA. “Veterans who need assistance should try to make arrangements to meet with us this week, or when our offices reopen on May 14,” said Veterans Services Officer David Lydon. Representatives are trained to help veterans understand and apply for any VA benefits they may be entitled to including: compensation, education, vocational rehabilitation and employment, home loans, life insurance, pension, health care, and burial benefits. Flagler County Veterans Services Office is a professional resource offered to all members of the armed forces of the United States – former, present, and future – including those with disabilities, whether service connected or not.
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 [email protected]
At 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.
QUALIFYING ENDS IN CONGRESSIONAL, COURTS RACES: A qualifying period will end at noon Friday for candidates in this year’s races for U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, judicial seats and state-attorney and public-defender posts.
DEMOCRATIC WOMEN RALLY IN CENTRAL FLORIDA: The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida will hold the second-annual PerSisters Rally. Speakers are expected to include Orlando Democrat Anna Eskamani, who is seeking to replace Rep. Mike Miller, R-Winter Park, in state House District 47. Miller plans to run for Congress this year. (Saturday, 9 a.m., Earl Brown Park, 750 South Alabama Ave., DeLand.)
GRAHAM OPENS CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham will hold a grand-opening event for her statewide campaign headquarters. (Saturday, 3 p.m., 1516 East Colonial Dr., Orlando.)
PUTNAM, DESANTIS AT FAMILY POLICY COUNCIL: Republican gubernatorial candidates Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis are slated to take part in a forum held by the Florida Family Policy Council. Political consultant Frank Luntz will moderate the forum. (Saturday, 6 p.m., Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Dr., Orlando.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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- Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105 (Yoojin Jang)
- Emmanuel Chabrier’s España Rhapsody For Orchestra
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- Kabalevsky Piano Concerto Nr. 3, Eric Lin, piano MusicaNova Warren Cohen
- Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, the Herreweghe Interpretation
- Bach’s Magnificat: The Monteverdi Choir
- András Schiff explains Bach
- Glenn Gould talks about J S Bach
- Bach revisited – John Eliot Gardiner in Saxony and Thuringia
- Ton Koopman in the footsteps of J.S. Bach in Leipzig
- A Buxtehude Fugue
- Andras Schiff Plays Bach’s Complete Well Tempered Clavier, Book One
- Andras Schiff Plays Bach’s Complete English Suites
- Keith Jarrett, Late Solo
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