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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.

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““… 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, 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.

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

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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 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.

For events beyond this date, see the fuller Coming Days here.
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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

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Cultural Coda

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

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