Weekend: Friday: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 105 to 109 in the afternoon. Saturday and Sunday: Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Nights partly cloudy, lows in the mid-70s. 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: 217
The OED’s Word of the Day: side-glass, v..
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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 and his guests will discuss Alzheimer’s, dementia and marijuana, research on how marijuana may help prevent or slow down dementia, and discussions about Palm Coast’s coming medical potr dispensary, starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary on Alzheimer’s by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam.
Friday In Court: Matthew Nesbitt, whom a jury found guilty on seven counts, including aggravated assault against police officers for pulling a knife on deputies, is sentenced at 10 a.m. by Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.
Friday High School football: Flagler Palm Coast High School v. St. Augustine High School, 7 p.m. at FPC’s stadium.
Friday: Movies in the Park, 7:50 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy a family friendly movie on the park’s giant outdoor movie screen. Closed captioning is provided. This month’s feature: Pete’s Dragon. 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, Saturday, Sunday: Flagler Beach Pirate Invasion all three days in Veterans Park at Flagler Beach. Pirates, Mermaids, Rum, and fabulous vendors for your shopping pleasure. There will be black powder demonstrations, cannon fire, Anne Bonny’s Tavern, Clothing, jewelry and leather vendors, a Powder Monkey parade, and more. The event itself is free so come out for some pirate adventures and stay to hear our fantastic lineup of entertainers. There is plenty of parking along A1A and in neighboring lots.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Neil Simon’s “California Suite,” at the Daytona Playhouse, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
Friday: The 2018 Bandshell Live Summer Concert Series plays in Daytona Beach with the U2 & INXS Tribute Band “Vertigo and Original Sin.” Opening act is Clayton Sturgeon. At the historic amphitheater in Oceanfront Park on the North end of the Boardwalk amusement area, 250 N. Atlantic Avenue. General admission for each concert is free and VIP tickets (which include a chair) are $10, plus applicable fees. Children under 10 are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance for the season at Ticketmaster.com, onsite at the Peabody Box Office or at the Bandshell on show nights.
Saturday: Bunnell Bonanza, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at P&L Stables, behind the Flagler County Fairgrounds off of County Rd 13, 390 Sawgrass Rd., Bunnell: A great free new tradition for the whole family with a host of activities including a Find the farm animals hay treasure hunt, Fish On! Bring your fishing poles and fish a private pond (Catch and release only please), Cool kid activities including apple bobbing, rope the sawhorse pony, barn bean bag toss, $1 Pony rides, Paint the ponies, Field games including Bocci, horseshoe pitching, archery, and badminton and corn hole, horse jumping exhibitions (once per hour), live music, great BBQ, burgers, dogs, picnic food and sweet treats, Craft vendors and businesses, cold beer and refreshments. brought to you by the Flagler County Chamber and P&L Stables.
Saturday: The first Annual Flagler Redfish Tournament for Children’s Miracle Network benefiting the Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando starts at 7 a.m. and concludes with the weigh in between 2 and 3 p.m. at Hidden Treasure, Flagler Beach. All anglers must check out at one of the following ramps: Bing’s Landing, Herschel King Park, or State Road 100, under the bridge. Check out will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Fishing hours will be 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mandatory Captains Meeting will be held the night before, Friday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m., also at Hidden Treasure. See the flier and entry form here. Entry fee ($60 per angler; $65 per angler after September 10), will include a T-shirt, Gift Bag and Raffle ticket (first 100 registered anglers). Only one cash prize per angler, and based on weight of one fish. Junior anglers (15 and under) are free with paid adult angler, and separate prizes will be given for junior anglers. In order to promote Catch, Photo, Release, any person bringing in live redfish will receive a raffle ticket for the “Cooler of Joy.” Fishing must take place from some type of watercraft (i.e. boat, kayak, etc.). Several door prizes and raffles available to win! You do not have to fish to win a prize. The event is sponsored by WalMart, with the support of the Flagler Sportfishing Club. For more information, contact Janet at (386) 446-8486 Ext. 171 or Mike at (386) 235-3069.
Saturday: Masquerade 5K and Fun Walk for the Flagler Auditorium, on the Flagler Palm Coast High School campus. Start/Finish at the Auditorium, winding through the campus including the sports complex track with the FPCHS marching band on the field. Start is 7 a.m.
Saturday: Face-to-Face Registration for the Flagler County Basketball program: Noon to 4 p.m. at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast. Registration fee is $75. Organizers ask that you start the registration process first by clicking on online forms to at least set up an account to expedite the registration process.
Saturday: International Coastal Cleanup From St. Johns to Flagler County , sponsored by Scenic A1A and the Ocean Conservancy.
Saturday, Sunday: The Flagler Fondo offers two days of cycling with seven different road route options that take you from Crescent Beach down to Ponce Inlet with course that cater to cyclists of all abilities, from hard-core road cyclists and tri-athletes to casual hybrid and mountain bike riders. Our courses take you from Palm Coast’s Town Center to Crescent Beach and down to Ponce Inlet, along the Atlantic Ocean, Matanzas, Halifax and Tomoka rivers, through the Ormond Scenic Loop with canopies of Live Oak trees and marshlands in the Tomoka, Addison Blockhouse and Bulow Creek State Parks, the A1A Scenic Byways with many historical sites and locations throughout the entire area. Staring at 7 a.m. See the event website here: http://flaglerfondo.com/
Branford Marsalis is the featured performer at the Jacksonville Symphony‘s opening night for the 2018-19 season, with Courtney Lewis, Music Director, conducting Berlioz’s Le Corsaire, Villa-Lobos’s Fantasia for Soprano Saxophone, Williams’s Escapades for Saxophone, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony Nr. 4. Tickets go on sale August 13, 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.
Saturday Through Sept. 23: Puppy Pub Crawl at participating pubs and restaurants to support adult and career education in Flagler: By purchasing a $50 Puppy Pub Crawl Passport either here or from Flagler Technical Institute at 5400 East Highway 100, Palm Coast, you will be able to receive a free drink at each participating bars/restaurants anytime during the event (see details below) as well as take advantage of all the great discounts that are included as a passholder. The event will culminate in a finale party at European Village on Sept. 22 where all Passport holders are welcome, with dog-related vendors, entertainment, raffle prizes, and more. Details here.
Through Sept. 23: The Palm Coast Senior Games. This year’s sanctioned events include archery, horseshoes, pickleball, tennis, golf and tai chi (new). The non-sanctioned events include ballroom dancing and a lot of new areas, such as sailboat racing, cornhole, bridge and cribbage. Men and women compete against other athletes and participants of the same gender and age group. Registration is $15 and includes a T-shirt and participation in one sport; participation in each additional sport event is $15. Competition is offered in 11 different age categories for sanctioned events and 3 different age categories for non-sanctioned events. To see the schedule and learn more, visit www.palmcoastgov.com/seniorgames. Registration can be accessed from the Senior Games website or directly at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. Athletes may also register in person at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week (schedule your donation by going to the website and entering a Palm Coast zip code, then locating one of the venues below):
- Wednesday: CVS Pharmacy, 1 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, 2 to 6:30 p.m.
- Friday: Bunnell City Hall, 201 West Moody Boulevard, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Friday: Aldi, 5095 State Road 100, 3 to 6 p.m.
- Saturday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Santa Maria del Mar Church, 915 North Central Avenue, Flagler Beach, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Sunday: Flagler Humane Society, 1 Shelter Drive, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 4 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
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETS: The State Board of Education will meet in Collier County and take up numerous issues, including a 2019-2020 budget request for the education system. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., Collier County School Board, 5775 Osceola Trail, Naples.)
SEX TRAFFICKING AT ISSUE: A symposium will be held in Hillsborough County about sex trafficking in schools. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, Auditorium, 4001 West Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa.)
FINANCIAL OUTLOOK EYED: The Joint Legislative Budget Commission, which is made up of House and Senate leaders, will receive a presentation about the state’s new “Long Range Financial Outlook.” The annual document analyzes past spending and future needs. (Friday, 11 a.m., 412 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS DUE: Statewide candidates and political committees face a Friday deadline for filing reports showing finance activity through Sept. 7.
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Covering the New Wars: A Conversation with C.J. Chivers
From the Centre for International Policy Studies in Ottawa: “C. J. Chivers is a senior writer for the New York Times Magazine and the newspaper’s Investigative desk, and has covered conflict, politics, crime and human rights in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, the Palestinian territories, Chechnya and elsewhere on a wide range of assignments. From 1999 until 2001 he was a Metro reporter covering crime and law enforcement in New York City, where he covered the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. From 1988 until 1994, before becoming a journalist, Mr. Chivers was an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Persian Gulf War and performing peacekeeping duties as an infantry company commander during the Los Angeles riots. He was honorably discharged as a captain in 1994. His book of history and conflict, “The Gun: The AK-47 and the Evolution of War” was published by Simon & Schuster in 2010.”
- Erroll Garner: Where or When (1962)
- Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, Performed by Pepe Romero
- Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Vienna Philharmonic (Salzburg Festival 2005)
- Barenboim & Argerich : Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos, K.448
- Beethoven: Symphony No.6, the “Pastorale,” the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Paavo Jarvi, dir.
- The Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals
- Aladdin Haddad Performs Albeniz’s Asturias
- Hector Berlioz: Trio “Arrival at Sais” (from “L´Enfance du Christ”, op. 25)
- Karajan: Dvorak Symphony No.8 Rehearsal
- Aretha Franklin: Full Concert (1971)
- Toru Takemitsu: From Me Flows What You Call Time
- Carl Nielsen’s Quintet op. 43 Performed by Carion
- Modest Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition for Woodwind Quintet
- Anton Reicha: Woodwind Quintet in Eb major op.88 no.2
- Balakirev: Islamey, Performed by Giuseppe Mentuccia
- Jean Rondeau Plays Soler’s Fandango
- Chloe Moriondo’s “La vie en rose”