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Weekend Briefing: ‘Tick Tick Boom,’ Microplastics, Bing’s Landing, Safety Expo, FCAL Poetry, Picnics and Pops

| April 12, 2019

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At City Repertory Theatre in palm Coast all weekend. See below.

Weekend: Partly cloudy, 20 percent chance of showers throughout, especially on Sunday, highs in the mid-80s, lows in the 60s.
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: 141
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: despot.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

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“[I]t is her body, her life, and men, to that extent, are not similarly situated. [Men] don’t bear the child. […] It is essential to woman’s equality with man that she be the decisionmaker, that her choice be controlling. If you impose restraints that impede her choice, you are disadvantaging her because of her sex.”

–Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during her Senate confirmation hearing, July 21, 1993.

 

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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 on WNZF: Hosts David Ayres and Brian McMillan welcome Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland and new City Manager Matt Morton, House Rep. Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, and Sheriff Rick Staly, starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on the Green New Deal.

The online auction to raise money for the G.W. Carver Foundation, the funding mechanism for Carver Gym in Bunnell, is live until April 24. Click here to participate.

Friday: Movies in the Park, 8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy a family-friendly movie 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. This month features Peter Rabbit (PG). More info: 386-986-2323 and www.palmcoastgov.com/movies

Friday through Sunday: City Repertory Theatre’s “Tick Tick Boom, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, at 2 p.m. Sunday, tickets $15-$25, at City Repertory Theatre’s City Marketplace venue, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast. Book here. It’s the 1990’s, New York City. The center of the Off Broadway music scene. A brilliant, young musical artist struggles with the gut wrenching decisions of creating a new and compelling idea for a musical. TICK, TICK BOOM chronicles the adventures of Jonathan Larson, the creator of RENT, as he navigates the treacherous waters of New York’s young and vibrant arts scene. Starring Chelsea Jo Conard and Beau Wade, this vital and compelling show will charm and thrill you. It is soon to be a movie produced by Ron Howard and directed by Linn-Manuel Miranda. CRT’s production is directed by John Sbordone. Book here. See the preview here.

Friday: Stetson Concert Choir, Timothy Peter, conductor. The 52-voice touring choral ensemble presents a concert focused on community, sacred choral singing and love. Highlights include a Bach motet with chamber ensemble, Brahms’ “Liebeslieder” with Hannah Sun and Yohann Ripert as collaborative pianists and an “Amor Set” of sacred repertoire focused on the theme of love, featuring student conductors. 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 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.

Friday: Microplastics: American Association of University Women (AAUW) Flagler explores answers to the topic, “Microplastics: What’s the Big Deal?” with Dr. Maia McGuire, guest speaker for its monthly General Meeting at 11 a.m. in the main dining room of Pine Lakes Golf Club. At an early age, Maia McGuire discovered her passion for marine biology while growing up on the islands of Bermuda. Her love for the coastal environment led her to the Florida Institute of Technology and the University of Miami from which she earned her Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and her PhD in Marine Biology, respectively. As a University of Florida/IFAS Sea Grant extension agent, she conducted informal educational programs focusing on marine debris, climate change, and invasive species. Lunch is available for $17.00 per person. For reservations and menu options, please contact Kathy Burns by email: kjburns211@gmail.com or phone: 386-693-5125 by April 10, 2019.

Saturday: First Aid & CPR/AED: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy. 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 pre-registration required by 9 a.m. April 11. Sign up at www.parksandrec.fun/adults. More info: cprcertification@palmcoastgov.com or 386-986-2300.

Saturday: Palm Coast Historical Society Lecture Series, 10 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. The Palm Coast Historical Society will offer free monthly lectures through May. This month: Peggy MacDonald, Executive Director of the Matheson History Museum in Gainesville, will talk about “Florida’s Female Pioneers.” Free, with light refreshments served. Advance registration is not required. More info: www.palmcoasthistory.org or call 386-986-3708.

Saturday: The “Save Bing’s Landing” group that has led opposition to an expansion of Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing, with weekly protests each Sunday, is hosting a fund-raiser to help with its legal challenge of the proposal. The fund-raiser is scheduled at the Hammock Community Center. (It was originally going to take place at Bing’s, with other activities at the Community Center, but the county’s parks and recreation department pressured the organization to change plans, invoking vague rules and time constraints. The county’s handling of the Captain’s BBQ issue, of course, is the reason the association developed its opposition to the deal.) Food, bake sale, music, raffle and pickle ball are on the program. Contact Shari Gray (marineland55@yahoo.com) (904) 392-8561, Jan Sullivan (janet_lynn@att.net), Carol Scott (cescott9@gmail.com) or Joy Ellis (joyellis@cfl.rr.com) (386) 445-8556.

Second Saturday Plant Sale, join the Friends of Washington Oaks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greenhouse area. With Master Gardeners on hand, you are sure to get the personal attention and advice you are looking for. Specializing in Florida friendly and natives, with some unique and hard to find plants for your home and yard. Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd.

Saturday Safety Expo: fcso espoThe Flagler County Sheriff’s Office hosts the first annual Safety Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the European Village in Palm Coast. This event helps ensure that residents have the information and resources to stay safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime and will include child fingerprinting, emergency response vehicles to explore, SWAT, K9, and Marine Units, resource booths and static displays from community partners, and plenty of fun activities for the kids provided from the Flagler Sheriff’s Police Athletic League. Also making a debut at the Safety Expo is FCSO’s “Shoot or Don’t Shoot” simulator. This high-tech target simulation will allow visitors to train like the pros and see firsthand what it’s like to be a deputy having to make split-second decisions in a safe and controlled environment. The first 100 attendess will receive free gift bags loaded with valuable safety information and goodies. Sheriff Staly will host a live version of “Fugitive Friday Bingo” at center stage. Winners of this version of the bingo game will NOT be taken to jail, but will win a FREE Ring video doorbell.

Saturday: Spring Art and Poetry Show opening: Flagler County Art League’s 8th Annual Poetry Competition: All poets are invited to participate in the 2019 Flagler County Art League National Poetry Month Competition, to run concurrently with our April Art Show. The competition will have an open theme. There will be a $25 prize for the first -place poem, a $15 prize for second place, and a $10 prize for third place. Entry fee is $3 for one poem, $5 for two. Winners are announced and can read their entries during our show opening, this evening, 6-8 p.m. Register here. The judge is Benjamin K. Atkinson, PhD, prestigious poet active in Ancient City Poets of St. Augustine and other northeastern Florida venues.

Saturday: Palm Coast’s traditional Blessing of the Fleet returns to the city once again under the auspices of the Palm Coast Yacht Club at 3 p.m. The blessing is open to all vessels, motorized or non-motorized, large or small. The blessing will take place at Yacht Harbor Village and will be administered by Father Robert Goolsby, rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Palm Coast. Father Goolsby will be stationed on the long pier of Yacht Harbor Village on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway just north of the Hammock Dunes Bridge. Boats will gather on the ICW at 2:40 p.m. south of the Hammock Dunes Bridge. Captains are asked to monitor Channel 68 for instructions. The Palm Coast Yacht Club website, www.palmcoastyachtclub.com, will provide information on event status in case of inclement weather. The Palm Coast Yacht Club was established in 1979 and continues to welcome new members every month. The Club’s many activities include fundraisers for local charities; the Club also manages the annual Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade, the largest in Central Florida.

Saturday: Steve Solomon’s “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy,” 7:30 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. Steve’s, three-time award winning: “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy” has met with rave reviews and great audience acclaim throughout the country; and became one of the longest running one-man shows in Broadway history. To say that an evening spent with Steve Solomon is like being with a dear, funny friend, is an understatement. In truth, an evening with Steve is more like being with dozens of hilarious friends and eccentric members of your own family. Adult $39.90 Student $35.90 Book here.

Saturday: Marina-del-Palma-aerial-renMarina del Palma hosts a special grand opening event for its Marina del Palma Yacht Club development in Palm Coast. The event is by reservation only. It will offer guests the opportunity to preview the property and learn more about the community. In addition, there will be boat rides, a catered meal and more. Staff from local builder Saltwater Homes, one of the community’s participating builders, will also be on site to answer questions, showcase floor plans and discuss custom home options. For this event only, Marina del Palma home sites will be offered at special introductory rate, starting at $99,880. To RSVP to the event and book a property preview appointment between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. guests should call 855-459-1135. To the best of the company’s knowledge, this community is the first of its kind in the nation to offer dry boat storage with purchase and valet boat service to its residents.

Through Friday: “Man of La Mancha,” at the Daytona Playhouse, a musical directed by Rip Pellaton and Musical Director Melissa Cargile. The classic tale by Miguel de Cervantes about Don Quixote and the ever faithful servant Sancho as they dream the impossible dream, tilt at windmills and champion the beautiful harlot Aldonza. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 to $23. Book here. Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach. (386) 255-2431.

Saturday: Stetson University Symphonic Band, Douglas Phillips, conductor. Join us for an exciting musical experience as the Stetson University Symphonic Band proudly presents its final concert of the academic year. The program includes well known works by Hector Berlioz, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Timothy Jackson and John Philip Sousa. Four Stetson student percussionists are featured in David Gillingham’s exhilarating “Concertino for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble.” The evening concludes with John Mackey’s “Wine-Dark Sea: Symphony for Band.” 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.

Saturday: Sprint to the sand to enjoy the one-time only opportunity to bring your canine companion to the beach in Daytona Beach (though your dogs are always welcome on Flagler Beach’s beaches). This special occasion is only available to those who join Halifax Humane Society at the 9th Annual Mutt Strutt 5K at 9 a.m., with registration at 8:00 am at the Daytona Beach Bandshell. The 5K fun run/walk is open to walkers, joggers, and runners of all ages and skill levels. Leashed and well-behaved pets are also welcome to join in the fun! Register to guarantee your t-shirt size by March 31st or before pre-registration closes on April 11th. Our registration packets are only $25/person and each participant will receive a complimentary drink ticket, a raffle ticket, and a 9th Annual Mutt Strutt T-Shirt. General admission is $5 in advance or $10 the day of. Animal lovers big and small are encouraged to help raise money by creating or joining a team to fundraise donations for the HHS animals. To register, visit www.HHSMuttStrutt. For more information, please contact Special Events at (386) 274-4703 ext. 328 or visit www.HHSMuttStrutt.org

Sunday: The Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s annual Picnics and Pops concert with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, at its grounds in Town Center, 1500 Central Ave, Palm Coast, park opens at 6:30 p.m. The concert, conducted by Deanna Tham, is at 8 p.m. $40 for foundation members, $45 for the general public, table of 10 for $400, but prices go up slightly after Feb. 1. Call 386/225-4394 or visit http://palmcoastartsfoundation.com.

Through Sunday: The Florida African American Student Association convenes its 44th Annual State Convention at the Plaza Spa & Resort; 600 N. Atlantic Ave.; Daytona Bch. Interim President Hubert L. Grimes, Esquire, will provide the keynote address at the Karamu Banquet held on Saturday, April 13th at 7 p.m. Through seminars, speakers, and other engaging activities, student delegates from colleges and universities around the state of Florida will acquire the knowledge, develop the skills, embrace the attitudes, and be empowered to effectively assume positions of purposeful leadership on their campuses, in their communities, and wherever their personal and professional endeavors may direct them. Election of FAASA officers for the new year will also take place at this convention. The delegation will be “edu-tained” by luncheon speaker, Mr. Deric Feacher, (certified speaker/trainer/coach/founder-CEO of The Messenger Speaks). Another key feature of the four- day event will be the seminar presentation by Ms. Kim Denmark, renowned for her active endeavor to walk across 49 states, advocating nationwide for America’s homeless. FAASA will join Ms. Denmark’s march from the beach to the B-CU campus on Friday afternoon. FAASA serves as the official voice of more than 200,000 students of African descent in colleges and universities in Florida and is dedicated to the academic and personal development of its student membership. FAASA accomplishes its mission through the implementation of its PACE Plan, representing Political Activism, Academic Excellence; Cultural Awareness and Economic Empowerment.

Through Sunday: “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, at Stetson’s Second Stage Theatre, 600 North Woodland Boulevard, DeLand. Call 386/822-7266. Jack Worthing, has invented an alter ego named Ernest in order to court and win over the lovely Gwendolyn. Unbeknownst to Jack, his good friend Algernon has adopted the same disguise so that he might have an opportunity to meet the lovely young Cecily. When all four characters flee to the country, disguises are revealed, and hilarity ensues. A trivial comedy for serious people. All shows 8 pm except for Sunday at 3 p.m.

Through Friday: State Championship Horseshoe Pitching Tourney: The Flagler County Horseshoe Pitching Club will host the State’s 59th Annual Championship Tourney at Old Dixie Park near Plantation Bay. Florida sanctioned horseshoe pitchers from around the state will face off in multiple categories for the four day tournament. Competition will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday April 10th and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The spectators are welcome and the event is free. Old Dixie County Park is at 1250 Old Dixie Highway west of I-95.

big red bus scheduleBlood 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):

  • Friday: Publix, 4950 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Friday: Publix, Palm Harbor, 250 Pam Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: Publix Town Center, 800 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Publix in the Hammock, 5415 North Oceanshore Boulevard, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Aaron’s, 229 St. Joe Plaza, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell

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Jail Bookings, April 12-15
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, April 14
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, April 14
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, April 14
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, April 14
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, April 14
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, April 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.

 

Flagler Beach Is Open For Business: A1A Construction Update:

FlaglerLive is providing weekly updates to year-long construction on and near State Road A1A in Flagler Beach as the Florida Department of Transportation rebuilds a 1.5-mile segment from South 9th Street to South 22nd Street, and builds a sea wall at the north end of town. These updates are provided through DOT or local officials. If you have any relevant information or images, you’re welcome to email them to the editor here.

Last Updated: April 1

Segment 2 (South 22nd Street to South 9th Street):

The contractor continues installing a new water main along the west side of S.R. A1A. The contractor is moving north through the project clearing the area and removing existing sidewalk in preparation for the pipe installation. In the coming week, the contractor also will begin taking up the existing roadway to begin installation of the French drains.

Pedestrians are asked to stay within the temporary pedestrian walkways for safety. Residents and visitors also are reminded that all of the dune walkovers are closed, and removing any signage or barricades to access a walkover is unsafe and unlawful.

Segment 3 (North 18th Street to Osprey Drive) Project Update:

The contractor has completed more than 200 of the approximately 1,800 piles that need to be drilled to create the secant wall.

Construction activities will continue during daylight hours Monday through Saturday. The contractor is requesting that spectators stay off the shoulders and out of the work zone for safety. Drivers need to obey the 25-mph speed limit and remember that parking is not allowed on the shoulder.

Recently, DOT received a few questions from residents that DOT wants to answer:

1. Why do some properties have the black silt fencing and others do not?

The silt fencing is an erosion control requirement to prevent dirt and debris from leaving our work area and being deposited into waterways or onto private property. In some areas, the property to the west of our work area slopes up away from the work area, so erosion control is not required.

construction a1a2. Will the contractor repair areas on my side of the sidewalk that have been disturbed?

Residents and property owners can get a general idea of where the department’s right of way ends by looking at the placement of the power poles, as well as stakes that have been placed along the project. In some areas, the back edge of the new sidewalk will be slightly farther to the west. For the most part, the back of the new sidewalk will be very close to, or right at, the right of way line.

This project calls for all of the work to be performed within the Florida Department of Transportation right of way. If, however, the work disturbs or damages private property outside of the right of way, the contractor is responsible to make repairs once the work is finished.

Please note that all restoration of conditions within the department’s right of way, including landscaping, hardscaping and driveways, is dictated by the construction plans and existing permits.

3. When will the sidewalk be replaced?

The contractor has begun installing the new sidewalk to the south of 19th Street. As the new water main is installed, there are several types of testing that need to be performed on the new line, and the work needs to be accepted by the City of Flagler Beach before the new sidewalk can be placed. The water main installation is expected to continue for the next several months.

Pedestrians are asked to stay within the temporary pedestrian walkways for safety. Residents and visitors also are reminded that all of the dune walkovers are closed, and removing any signage or barricades to access a walkover is unsafe and unlawful.

Caution! Flagler Beach police and and Sherriff’s deputies are actively monitoring speed and writing tickets. “I got a warning on north section of A1A before construction actually began so I keep to the 25 limit, but still getting tailgated by cars wanting to go faster,” a reader tells us. 

See Also:

The proposed roundabout at the intersection of Old Dixie Highway and U.S. 1 is intended to drastically reduce the number of severe crashes at one of the county's most dangerous intersections. Two other such roundabouts are proposed for other dangerous intersections in Flagler. Click on the image for larger view. (DOT)

The proposed roundabout at the intersection of Old Dixie Highway and U.S. 1 is intended to drastically reduce the number of severe crashes at one of the county’s most dangerous intersections. Two other such roundabouts are proposed for other dangerous intersections in Flagler. Click on the image for larger view.
(DOT)

U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway Roundabout Construction Updates:

FlaglerLive is providing weekly updates to the planned 15-month, $4.1 million construction of a roundabout at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway. The project started in late January and is scheduled for completion by spring 2020.

The Florida Department of Transportation will be closing Old Dixie Highway and C.R. 325 at U.S. 1 on Monday night, March 4, from about 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The closure is needed to allow the contractor to make improvements to the crossover at the temporary intersection. U.S. 1 will remain open in both directions.

More details here.

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I-95 Construction, Repaving: i-95 constructionMonday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., single lane closures on NB I-95 from north of Palm Coast Parkway to the St. Johns County line. Monday – Friday, 9 p.m. – 7 a.m., double lane closures on NB I-95 from north of Palm Coast Parkway to the St. Johns County line.

See this week’s full Interstate Construction Report for Flagler, Volusia and St. Johns here.

Announcements/Press Releases:

Flagler County Art League’s 8th Annual Poetry Competition: All poets are invited to participate in the 2019 Flagler County Art League National Poetry Month Competition, to run concurrently with our April Art Show. The competition will have an open theme. There will be a $25 prize for the first -place poem, a $15 prize for second place, and a $10 prize for third place. Entry fee is $3 for one poem, $5 for two. Winners are announced and can read their entries during our show opening, April 13, 6-8 p.m. Register here. The judge is Benjamin K. Atkinson, PhD, prestigious poet active in Ancient City Poets of St. Augustine and other northeastern Florida venues.

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.

ETHICS COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Commission on Ethics will meet. (Friday, 8;30 a.m., 1st District Court of Appeal, 2000 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee.)

FSDB TRUSTEES MEET: The Board of Trustees of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is scheduled to meet. (Friday, 9 a.m., Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, Moore Hall Center for Learning and Development, 207 North San Marco Ave., St. Augustine.)

MEDICAID ENROLLMENT AT ISSUE: The Agency for Health Care Administration will hold a meeting about the Florida Medicaid Enrollment Policy. (Friday, 10 a.m., Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Dr., Building 3, Tallahassee.)

REFUGEE ISSUES DISCUSSED: The Miami-Dade Refugee Task Force will meet. (Friday, 10 a.m., Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Building 8, Miami.)

SPEECH AND RESEARCH COMPETITION HELD: The Able Trust will host a regional contest for the annual Jeannie Amendola Speech & Research Competition, which involves presentations by students with disabilities. (Friday, 10:30 a.m., Celebration Town Hall, 851 Celebration Ave., Celebration.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

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April 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.
April 22-28: The 16th annual Jeep Beach in Daytona Beach's beach. Over the years, the event has steadily grown in size and scope. Since 2012, Jeep Beach has donated over $1.5 million to local charities. Past recipients include, Boys & Girls Club of Volusia & Flagler County, Childhood Cancer Foundation, NASCAR Foundation, Mission 22 and over 100 other local charities.
April 23: Stetson Choral Union, Sandra Peter, conductor. The Choral Union's program is entitled "Embracing Beauty: Envisioning the Future." Stetson’s largest choral group, comprised of both students and community members, perform an evening of works by living composers: Cecilia McDowall, Jocelyn Hagen, Joan Szymko Paul Basler, Daniel Kallman, Wayland Rogers, Mack Wilberg and Carly Simon. School of music professors Boyd Jones and Hannah Sun collaborate on organ and piano, respectively. The Young Singers of Stetson's Community School of Music, conducted by Amanda Sali, are also featured. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall Note: The venue has changed from the original 2018-2019 concert series calendar. 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.
April 24: The Flagler County school district's Education Foundation and Matanzas High School mark the opening of the Matanzas Law and Justice Flagship program, with the unveiling of a mock courtroom b uilt by the school's construction flagship, at 10:30 a.m. at Matanzas, 3535 Pirate Nation Way, Palm Coast.
April 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.
April 24: Stetson Jazz Ensemble, Patrick Hennessey, director. The Stetson University Jazz Ensemble is back on the Athens Theatre’s stage with a concert focusing on the creative talent of several of our musicians, especially our graduating seniors. Selections for this eclectic evening of jazz range from the traditional big band stylings of Count Basie to the ever-exciting swing of The Tonight Show Orchestra with Doc Severinsen, with some fresh takes on classic songs thrown in. The journey also includes works that push the boundaries of big band jazz from some of today’s best contemporary jazz composers. 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.
April 24: The Flagler Chamber hosts a Common Ground Breakfast featuring journalism and media, with panelists David Ayres of WNZF/Flagler Broadcasting, Brian McMillan of the Palm Coast Observer, Pierre Tristam of FlaglerLive, and a representative, yet to be named, from the News-Journal. Check in at 7:30 a.m., event at 8 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast, 55 Town Center Dr. Members can preregister for $25, Guests & future members can attend for $35. Walk-ups are no longer accepted. To book a seat, contact Heather Edwards at the Chamber, heather@flaglerchamber.org.
April 26-27: Flagler Sportfishing Club hosts its 23rd Annual Spring Classic Tournament. Over 120 anglers will be vying for over $8,000 in cash prizes and merchandise to catch Redfish, Trout and Flounder. Proceeds from the Annual Tournament benefit the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 86. The event kicks off on Friday with a silent auction and registration opening at 5:30 p.m. at Beach Front Grille, at 2444 S. Ocean Shore Blvd., in Flagler Beach. There is a mandatory captain’s meeting that night at 7 p.m. The weigh-in will be held at Hidden Treasure, 820 Moody Lane in Flagler Beach on April 27, 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
April 26: Stetson University Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor. Mozart’s late concert aria “Per questa bella mano” written in March 1791 brings two faculty bass professors to the stage of Lee Chapel. Chadley Ballantyne sings the part written for Franz Gerl, the first Sarastro in “Die Zauberflöte” and Michael Hill plays the virtuoso solo string bass part. The program opens with Wagner’s stirring Overture to “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,” an opera set in the beautiful medieval town in central Germany and closes with Shostakovich’s fifth Symphony, composed in 1937 and seen by some as an autobiographical work. The composer described its theme as “the making of a man.” Having come under criticism of his fourth symphony, which in Stalin’s Soviet Union could be a death sentence, he described it as a step forward in his symphonic development and the powerful last movement as an answer to questions posed by the first three movements. 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.
April 27: earth day washington squareThe Friends of Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is hosting an Earth Day celebration and festival at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 N Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day by enjoying nature. Experience beautiful gardens, live music, and children's performances at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Environmentally oriented exhibitors will be on hand as well as various vendors. The extensive park plant bench will be selling a wide variety of Florida friendly plants for you to plant in your garden. Several nature programs will help inform you about Florida fauna including a presentation on how to use native plants in your garden. A kids section with live animals will be featured. Local musicians Remedy Tree and Sam Pacetti will perform, as well as Flagler County school singers and dancers. Refreshments will be available. Park admission fees apply. Fees are as follows: $5 per carload. Click on the image to the right to see the larger poster.
April 27: The Palm Coast Fire Department hosts Touch-a-Truck, a free community event at Wadsworth Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27. The event will take place in the parking lot at the school, 4550 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast, immediately following the Wadsworth Elementary Panther 5K. The theme of the event is: See, Touch, Explore and Honk. There will be a static display of emergency vehicles, construction trucks and more. Participating partners include: the Palm Coast Fire Department, Flagler County Fire Rescue, Florida Forestry Service, Bunnell District, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol Palm Coast Public Works, Cline Construction, Rogers Towing, and others.
April 27-28: Community Cats of Palm Coast holds its annual spring yard sale. Donations are needed, and can be dropped off at any time without prior arrangement at the yard sale site, 17 Fernham Lane in Palm Coast, just off Florida Park Drive. Items can be left safely on the cement porch. Or for a pickup, email us or call/text 386-237-7690. Anything but heavy furniture. The yard sale is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
April 27: Stetson Percussion Ensemble, Dan Johnson, director. This semester's percussion concert features chamber ensemble pieces comprised exclusively of duets, trios and quartets. The program contains mostly new compositions with a wide variety of instrumentation and intensity. 3 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
April 27: Stetson University Concert Band, Douglas Phillips, conductor. Please join us for another evening of musical variety as the newly established Concert Band presents its final performance this academic year. The concert includes well known works by Anton Bruckner, Edwin Franko Goldman, Robert Jager and William Latham as well as a few surprises. The performance concludes with David Maslanka’s short symphony for wind band, “Give Us This Day.” 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.
April 28: aclu florida logoThe ACLU's Volusia/Flagler Chapter's 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner will honor recipients of the Bob Stevenson Award for Outstanding Service: Kaiti Lenhart, Flagler County Supervisor of Elections and Lisa Lewis, Volusia County Supervisor of Election, for their work helping returning citizens register to vote after Voting Restoration Amendment 4 went into effect in Florida. Micah Kubic, ACLU of Florida Executive Director, will speak on how you can get involved with the ACLU in our local community. Reception at 6 p.m., dinner and awards at 6:45 p.m., Halifax River Yacht Club, 331 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.
April 28: Oh. . .That Little Black Dress Fundraising Event: The GAL7 Foundation, Inc. invites you to grab that Little Black Dress and join us as we mix and mingle for a great cause. Watch your Little Black Dress transformed with accessories from Chez Jacqueline, participate in silent auctions, raffles and enjoy the wine bar and champagne raffle. We will also have vendor tables with make-up, nail art, a hair stylist and much more. Join us for an evening of fun! The GAL7 Foundation is a non-profit organization which exists to meet the needs (basic, emergency and enrichment/inclusion) of children in foster care in Florida's Judicial Circuit Court Seven. This includes Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia Counties. The benefit will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Atlantic Ballroom at Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Dr. Palm Coast. Tickets are $50 and include free valet parking, a chance to win 5 elegant door prizes and a buffet of heavy Hors d'oeuvres. Get your tickets here.
April 28: Stetson Brass Ensembles. The Brass Ensemble, directed by David Schmidt, performs Introduction to Act III of “Die Meistersinger” by Richard Wagner and “Ecce Sacerdos Magnus” by Anton Bruckner. The Horn Ensemble, directed by Kathy Thomas, presents Steven Mahpar’s arrangement of “Shenandoah.” The Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, directed by Ryan Sorenson, plays an arrangement from “The Barber of Seville” by Gioachino Rossini. The Trombone Ensemble, directed by David Schmidt, features 2003 Stetson alumnus, Jason Robins on several selections for solo trombone and trombone ensemble. Robins serves as the second trombonist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Tom Macklin, also performs several works during the performance. 3 p.m. Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All concerts are free and open to the public. Call 386/822-8950.
April 29: FYOFlagler Youth Orchestra's year-end Take a Bow Concert, 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. The Flagler Youth Orchestra performs its final concert of the 2018-19 season on Monday, April 29th, at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium in Palm Coast. Conductor Sue Cryan and fellow teachers of the FYO will lead five orchestras with 375 string musicians — a cross-section of public, private and homeschooled students. The program includes music by Mozart, Freddie Mercury and much more. Adult tickets are $8 with $1 from each ticket going to the Auditorium’s Arts in Education Fund, and children 17 and under are $3. The orchestra’s proceeds help underwrite instrument scholarships and repairs, teaching staff and concert productions. The Flagler Youth Orchestra is made possible by the Flagler County School District, with the support of the Friends of the Youth Orchestra, whose sole mission is to provide free music education after school to all Flagler children with a desire to play an instrument. Book here.




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