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Weekend Briefing: Picnics and Pops, Art League’s Textures, ‘Little Mermaid,’ CRT’s ‘Agnes of God’

| May 11, 2018

'Agnes of God' is in its final weekend at City Repertory Theatre in Palm Coast. See details below. (Mike Kitaif)

‘Agnes of God’ is in its final weekend at City Repertory Theatre in Palm Coast. See details below. (Mike Kitaif)

Weekend:: Mostly clear Friday, clouding up Saturday, chance of showers and thunderstorms Sunday, highs in the mid-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: 184
The OED’s Word of the Day: adoxal, adj..
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

““… we are all potential fossils still carrying within our bodies the crudities of former existences, the mark of a world in which living creatures flow with little more consistency than clouds from age to age.””

–Lauren Eiseley, from the Collected Essays, vol. 1 (Library of America, 2017).

Previously:

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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.

Free For All Fridays: The Observer’s Brian McMillan sits in for Dave Ayres, who’s in a golf tournament. McMillan welcomes Sheriff Rick Staly to talk about various security issues, and turning to the arts, he welcomes John Sbordone of City Repertory Theatre to talk about running this weekend (see below), and Kelly Rivera, director of Flagler Palm Coast High’s “Little Mermaid” production, all starting with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on Trump’s scrapping of the Iran deal.

Friday: Bunnell, Flagler County Fire Rescue and county government mark the official end and transfer of the Bunnell Fire Department to the county at Fire Station 62 (the former Bunnell Fire Station). Noon.

Friday, Saturday, “The Little Mermaid,” a musical, is performed by the Flagler Palm Coast High‘s drama students, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults. Book here. See the preview: “Flagler Palm Coast High Thespians Go Big With ‘Little Mermaid’ and Again Raise Bar For Local Musicals.”

agnes of godFriday, 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 11-12, and 2 p.m. May 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: Movies in the Park, 8 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy “Wonder Woman” 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: Cooking Floridian for Two at Home by Chef Warren: At 2 p.m., the Friends of the Library will be sponsoring a cooking demonstration by Chef Warren Caterson. He will show how to prepare quick and healthy meals using a variety seafood, poultry and meat with local produce made available at our local farmer’s markets. This event will be held at the Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW in Palm Coast. For questions, contact the Library: 386-446-6763.

Friday: Ocean Art Gallery owner Frank Gromling presents “Pairings” at 7 p.m. in Ocean Art’s Palm Coast gallery location, 2298 Colbert Lane, home of Grand Living Realty Design Center. Gromling, a conservationist, is donating 10 percent of all art sales proceeds and 100 percent of all raffle sales the entire month of May to the Tecolutla Turtle Preservation Project. The May 11 event will feature six pieces of art selected by Gromling and his co-host, Laura Kiehner, president of the Tecolutla Turtle Preservation Project, a U.S.-based non-profit which raises funds for Kemp’s ridley sea turtle protection in the Yucatan region of Mexico. Kiehner, a professional flutist, has chosen six musical selections to match each of the pieces of art. The professional musicians who will perform during the May 11 art opening reception are Tricia Jane (New York City), Dennis Fremin (St. Augustine), Laura Everts (CITY), Cloud Ssu-Yun Wang (CITY), Scott Schnell (Ocala) and Laura Kiehner (Palm Coast). Because seating for this special event is limited to 45 people, advance reservations are required and may be made by calling Grand Living Realty Design Center/Ocean Art Gallery at 386.447.0800. Anyone wishing to view the six featured artworks and additional pieces should visit the gallery on Colbert Lane beginning May 1st.

Friday: AARP Driver Safety Program, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the City of Palm Coast’s 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: Jerry Seinfeld At the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Call 386/671-3462 or book tickets here.

Saturday: Household Hazardous Waste Clean Out Campaign in the parking lot of the Flagler Beach Public Library, 315 South 7th Street, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday: The Flagler County Art League and the Gargiulo Art Foundation co-sponsor a new show, “Textures,” opening with a free reception at 6 p.m. at the league’s galleries, City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast. Call 386-986-4668 for information.

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.

Saturday: Stetson Commencement for 648 undergraduate students–the third-highest total number of graduating students Stetson has honored at commencement–8-10 a.m., in Spec Martin Memorial Stadium. Doors open for guests at 6:45 a.m. Receptions for students, family and friends will be held on the DeLand campus immediately following the ceremony. Visit the commencement website for times and locations. The stadium is at 260 E. Euclid Ave., DeLand. The undergraduate speakers are Kaitlyn Orien Silva Forsythe, digital arts, and Lucas Ludwig Coura, voice. Live streaming of the commencement ceremonies can be seen on Stetson Broadcast Productions.

Sunday: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s biggest annual event, the Picnics and Pops concert, returns, re-scheduled from its rainedout April date: 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.”

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

  • Friday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: Bealls, 1210 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Epic Theatres, Palm Coast’s Town Center, 11 a.m. to 7 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, May 14-15
Sheriff’s night shift incident reports, May 14
Sheriff’s day shift incident reports, May 14
Flagler Beach’s night shift incident reports, May 14
Flagler Beach’s day shift incident reports, May 14
Bunnell police’s night shift incident reports, May 14
Bunnell police’s day shift incident reports, May 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.

JUDICIAL CAMPAIGNS AT ISSUE: Forums will be held across the state for judicial candidates to discuss ethical standards in judicial races. The forums are organized by the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar Board of Governors in conjunction with trial-court chief judges and the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee. (Friday, 1 p.m., Leon County Courthouse, 301 South Monroe St., Tallahassee. Also, 1 p.m., Alachua County Criminal Justice Center, 220 South Main St., Gainesville. Also, 1 p.m., Orange County Courthouse, 425 North Orange Ave., Orlando. Also, 1 p.m., Broward County Judicial Complex, 201 S.E. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale. Also, 1 p.m., Lee County Justice Center, 2075 Martin Luther King Blvd., Fort Myers.)

 

—-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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May 24: An early-release day for students in Flagler County schools.
May 24: The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. Ralph Santore, of Santore and Sons, the fireworks company, will be speaking, as will several officials from Florida Hospital Flagler, including Kathy Gover, Chief Nursing Officer. Michael Sznapstajler of the Cobb Cole lawfirm will give an update on Brownfields.
May 24: Palm Coast's Beautification Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The committee will discuss landscaping projects on Whiteview and Palm Harbor parkway medians.
May 24: The Flagler County Youth Center is sponsoring the twelfth annual “Spotlight on Flagler Youth” Variety Show at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium. The event will crown Flagler County’s Youth Entertainer of the Year in the Senior Division, 9th -12th Grade, Junior Division 6th -8th Grade, and Elementary Division for K-5th grades. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and youths, and $3 for students. Additional information, call Cheryl Massaro, Director Flagler County Youth Center, at 386/437-7540, extension 5101.
May 24: Celebrate Pastels with Jan Jackson, a free program at the Flagler County Art League, open to all. You will learn about why the impressionists were so fond of this tactile medium and how it has evolved as a fine arts medium. We're not talking "chalk" here but rather about a beautiful, rich art medium that may have escaped your notice, but will be on your radar screen after this. Jan Jackson is a professional Southwest artist, now residing in Palm Coast. For several years she owned Dreamscapes Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She continues to show her work at galleries in New Mexico. Jan holds degrees in fine Art and Art History and a Masters Degree in Education. Join us for some refreshments and conversation at 6:30.at the league's galleries, City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast. Call 386-986-4668 for information.
May 24: The Flagler County Economic Development Department and Flagler County government host a ground-breaking on a 40,000 square-foot "spec" building to be built by Beutlich Development at that company's expense, with hops of finding one or more companies to fill the space. Beutlich got a $90,000 taxpayer subsidy through the county for the project. The groundbreaking is at 2 p.m. at 7 Otis Stone Hunter Roiad in Bunnell. See: "Flagler Awards $90,000 Subsidy to Company, Secret For Now, to Construct “Spec” Building."
May 24: flagler beach city commission logoThe Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. See the full agenda and background materials here. Flagler Beach Police Detective Williams, after 23 years with the department, is sworn-out as she goes into retirement. Commissioners will approve a revised evaluation form for their attorney and manager. They are expected to approve a site plan for a new motel parking lot at 1204 South Ocean Shore Boulevard, and discuss the future of the Montessori school at 800 South Daytona Avenue. Commissioners are also expected to approve, on second reading, an ordinance establishing the customary use of beaches by the public in front of private properties.
May 25: Last day of school in the Flagler County district, and an early-release day.
May 25: The Scenic A1A Pride Committee meets at 9 a.m. at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Mala Compra Road. Committee chairman Dennis Clark will discuss targeting commercial growth in the Hammock, and the committee will review membership goals, local projects and committee reports. The public is welcome. For information call 386-225-8812 or email ScenicA1A@gmail.com.
May 25-27: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class to achieve certification as a lifeguard or to become a swim instructor at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool at 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. The Lifeguard Certification Class on Friday is from 4-8 p.m., and the Saturday and Sunday classes from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The purpose is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Participants must be age 15 or older. The $300 fee includes books, CPR mask and certification fee. Class size is limited, so register early at www.palmcoastgov.com/register. For more information, call Frieda Zamba Pool at 386-986-4741.
May 26: Luncheon at the Holden House, hosted by the Flagler County Historical Society, starting at noon, 204 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell, with a history tralk at 1 p.m. and museum and annex tours at 1:30 to 2 p.m. Sisco Deen, the historian and genealogist, with speak on the history of Bunnell, and historian Bill Ryan will speak on the Flagler area's plantation system in the 17th through the 19th centuries. RSVP to Randy Jaye so the organizers can know how much food and drinks to buy: Call or Text: 407-497-5755, or Email: randyjaye@gmail.com.
May 26: Join the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra as we celebrate Memorial Day and honor those in the U.S. military who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our freedom. Hear your favorite patriotic songs from the Star-Spangled Banner to themes of great branches of our military. It promises to be one of the most inspiring events of the season. Nathan Aspinall, Associate Conductor. 8 p.m., 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.
May 28: Memorial Day: government offices, schools and banks are closed.
May 28: Memorial Day Ceremony, 8 a.m. at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy., Palm Coast, a tribute to those who have lost their lives while serving their country. Rain location: Fire Station 21, 9 Corporate Drive, Palm Coast. More info: 386-986-2300.
May 29: Graduation ceremonies for Matanzas and Flagler Palm Coast High Schools at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. Matanzas is at 3 p.m., FPC at 7 p.m.
May 31:
Jim Tager

Jim Tager. (Flagler Chamber)

Common Ground Breakfast hosted by the Flagler Chamber of Commerce focuses on education in Flagler, with panelists Jim Tager, the school superintendent, Tom LoBasso, President of Daytona State College, and Renee Stauffacher, Director of Flagler Technical Institute, starting with registration at 7:30 and breakfast at 8 a.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd
Palm Coast. Members can preregister for $25, Guests & future members can attend for $35. The chamber is no longer accepting walkups. To pre-register, send an email to Heather Edwards at the chamber, at heather@flaglerchamber.org.
May 31: Flagler County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin and School Board member Andy Dance, both of whom are running for re-election, hold a town hall meeting at Hidden Trails Community Center, 6108 Mahogany Blvd. in Daytona North, also known as the Mondex, at 6 p.m.
June 1: william-schwarzWilliam G. Schwarz, the 54-year-old man facing two DUI manslaughter charges in the death of Kathleen J. Boos, 66, and her brother-in-law Carl Boos, 67, in march 2016, is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. Schwarz agreed to a plea at the 11th hour on April 16, just before his trial was set to begin.
June 1: Flagler Volunteer Services hosts a Hurricane Preparedness Breakfast and Information Fair at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd, Palm Coast, with speakers from a variety of different State and Local Agencies sharing information on being prepared as well as a panel discussion. Tickets are $20 including breakfast and disaster preparedness bag. Call the office to get your tickets: 386-597-2950 or email flaglervolunteer@cfl.rr.com. Email at judyfvs@cfl.rr.com.
June 1: 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.
June 4: The Flagler County Commission holds a budget workshops in preparation for the 2018-19 budget, 1 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 3, Bunnell.
June 5: Chess on the Porch (and backgammon, if you insist): The Humidor at European Village hosts an open chess evening starting at 6 p.m. Anyone and everyone welcome. Bring your chessboard if you have one. Last month a 14 year old went undefeated. Come teach him a lesson. Great beer and wine, plus cigars. 101 Palm Harbor Pkwy, Palm Coast.
June 6: Emergency responders and PTSD: Nearly two years since the Pulse tragedy, 90.7 WMFE, ProPublica and the Orlando Public Library are hosting an event examining the impact of PTSD in the community. The event, held at the library’s Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center, will dive into the way PTSD affects first responders and their families, as well as how the city’s police and fire departments handle the disorder in their ranks and whether Florida’s new bill providing disability benefits for impacted first responders goes far enough to remedy the immense needs. 101 E Central Blvd, Orlando.

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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of May 4, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.

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Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Olga Scheps, piano

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