Weekend:: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Sunday: Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 70 percent. Sunday night: Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent. 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: 1
The OED’s Word of the Day: hellbender, n..
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Friday In Court: the last day of the first-degree murder trial of Dorothy Singer, accused of shooting her husband five times and burying him in the family’s backyard at its west-Flagler home in 2017. The jury is expected to start deliberating sometime by midday or early afternoon. In Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See: “Defense Calls For Judge Craig To Be Disqualified From Dorothy Singer Murder Trial Following String of Startling Statements.” [Case 2017 CF 000431]
Friday in Court: Former Flagler Elections Supervisor Kimberle Weeks, whom a jury in April found guilty on seven felony counts of illegally recording public officials without their consent, is scheduled to be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. before Circuit Judge Margaret Hudson in Courtroom 402 at the Flagler County Courthouse.
Free For All Fridays: Host David Ayres welcomes former Sheriff Jim Manfre and former sheriff candidate, and current Palm Coast Council candidate, Jack Howell, starting a little after 9 a.m. with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on the latest Israeli war crimes in Gaza, which you can hear here.
Friday-Saturday: The 2018 Coquina Cup Lifeguard Challenge, including lifeguard, swimming and other competitions, is scheduled over the next three days from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day between South 4th and South 6th Street in Flagler Beach.
Friday: Lunch N’ Lecture Series, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE. This month: “Bulletproof Your Nutrition” with Dr. Sean Gimbert. This Palm Coast Parks & Recreation lecture and lunch are free, but pre-registration is required (while space available) by 11 a.m. May 16: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. More info: 386-986-2323. The event is sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler.
Friday: Salvo ArtHouse at the corner of Moody Blvd. and Peach St. in Bunnell hosts its first Comedy Show headlined by a nationally recognized comedian, Paul Jensen, with an opening performance by Matthew Elliott. Doors open for studio visits at 7 p.m. The show is at 8:30 p.m. in the back parking. Tickets: $10. 802 E. Moody Blvd. (386) 871-9546.
Friday and Sunday: Choral Arts Society Music From The Stage Concert: the society celebrates its 20th anniversary with many favorite stage tunes. There is no admission charge, but tax-free donations are accepted to assist in providing scholarships to local college-bound students. St Thomas Episcopal Church, 5400 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Call 407/474-1437 or see the website at http://www.casfl.org/.
Friday: Tito Piuente Jr. in concert at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Tito Puente Jr. carries his father with him – imprinted on his physical being and locked in his soul. He dances is celebration, throws his head back in pure joy and lights up the room with that oh-so-familiar smile. The younger Puente is determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father. Tickets: $46.95.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performs American Landscapes, an all-American program from the much-lauded German-based American conductor Kazem Abdullah. Duke Ellington’s Three Black Kings, which he called a “ballet for orchestra,” opens a program spanning a broad range of our own music, from Barber’s familiar Adagio for Strings to Liebermann’s new Cello Concerto, co-commissioned by the Jacksonville Symphony. 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.
Friday: The Stewart-Marchman-Act Foundation hosts the third Annual Who is Jay? Mental Health Symposium at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach on Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The symposium, titled High Impact: Exploring the Impact of Mental Illness on our Communities and the Positive Impact Individuals Can Have on the Issues, is open to the community. Held in May as part of National Mental Health Month activities, the symposium is designed to bring awareness, education, and inspiration. The keynote speaker is Mike Veny, one of America’s leading mental health speakers, and 2017 PM360’s ELITE Award winner for his work with Transforming Stigma and Health Central. The cost to attend is $45 if registered and paid on or before April 29 ($55 after). Students are $25, and NAMI members can attend for free. The registration fee includes the full day of speakers and presentations, parking at the Ocean Center, lunch and refreshments. For professionals, they can also earn up to four CEU’s. To register, please visit https://www.whoisjay.org/2018-mental-health-symposium/ and click on the registration link. 101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach.
Saturday: Flagler Free Clinic Fund-Raiser: Casino Night at Halifax Plantation Golf Club, 3400 Clubhouse Drive, Ormond Beach, $75 per person includes $150 in chips, food stations, cash bar, raffle drawings and more. Come support Flagler’s lifeline for its neediest population.
Saturday: Foreign Lands: A new show featuring the works of Diana Gilson, opening at the Berkshire Hathaway Gallery at European Village, 101 Palm Coast Parkway #145 Palm Coast, 5 to 7 p.m. Curated by Paul H. Beaulieu and Thomas Anastasio. Diana Gilson is the 2017 Flagler County Artist of the Year.
Saturday: Island Festival, Palm Coast, a celebration of Caribbean culture: FlyGame Music invites you to be a part of the biggest Island Festival to hit Palm Coast, on the grounds of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation, at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation, 1500 Central Ave, Palm Coast, from noon to 8 p.m. Come experience the Caribbean Islands up close. We’ll have some of the best food from Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and so many more exotic places. Let the biggest steel drum band in Florida Matanzas Blue Steel serenade you with a smooth Island sound. We are also partnering with the local health department to bring awareness of public health issues affecting Caribbeans locally and overseas. A portion of the proceeds will go to the African American Caribbean Heritage Organization, the Palm Coast Arts Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. For more information call 386-643-4667 or visit islandfestivalpc.com.
Saturday: Old Kings Elementary students hold a Fish and Release fundraiser Bull Creek Fish Camp at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday: Palm Coast Community Band Spring Concert: Palm Coast Community Band will be performing their spring concert at European Village at 2 p.m. This is a free event during the weekly Farmer’s Market. The Palm Coast Community Band is a group of about thirty musicians who meet once a week to share the joy of making music. Ages range from teen to octogenarian. If you can read music and play an instrument, we would love to have you join us. All are welcome. There are no auditions. Visit us Thursday evenings between 7:00 and 9:00 PM in the band room of Flagler Palm Coast High School. For more information about the concert, please contact [email protected]
Sunday: New Church Family will host the Volusia-Flagler’s area’s first screening of “49 Pulses,” a 2017 documentary about the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando. The film will be shown at noon in the church’s main hall at 3520 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach (US 92 west of the I-4 ramps). Free admission. Produced and directed by Charlie Minn, the movie uses police cam footage plus interviews with 17 people to revisit the mass shooting of June 2016. The massacre claimed 49 lives as well as the life of the shooter, Omar Mateen, and wounded 58 others. Minn has produced other true-crime films and formerly was on the staff of the “America’s Most Wanted” TV series. His Pulse film focuses on the victims, and the three-hour delay in rescuing most of them. It does not delve into the background or possible motives of Mateen.
Sunday: 12th annual fundraiser picnic and golf tournament for Foundation Antonio Amaral, 1340 Palm Harbor Pkwy. Palm Coast. It’s a Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Tournament and Picnic. $90 to golf and attend the picnic, $40 for Picnic only. Under 16-Free
Food, drink, entertainment, games, water slides. Contact Natalie Cerdeira, [email protected], or call 386/445-9393.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Saturday: At the Island Festival on the grounds of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation, 1185 Central Avenue, Palm Coast, from noon to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: Palm Coast United Methodist Church, 5200 Belle Terre Parkway, 9 a.m. to 1 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
Ferry Service Resumes at Fort Matanzas: The National Park Service is pleased to announce that our ferry to Fort Matanzas National Monument will officially resume service on May 14th at 9:30am. For the last two years our ferry service and dock system at Fort Matanzas were severely damaged, first by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, and again in September 2017 by Hurricane Irma. Repairs to both ferry boats and dock system have recently been completed, inspected, and service to the fort is resuming. We appreciate the patience and good will we received from our visitors who often travel great distances to visit St. Augustine and Fort Matanzas National Monument. We look forward to your next visit with us.
INTERVIEWS OF ABUSED CHILDREN AT ISSUE: The Forensic Interview Protocol Task Force, which works on issues related to forensic interviews of children suspected of having suffered abuse, will meet in Orange County. (Friday, 9 a.m., Embassy Suites Orlando, 8978 International Dr., Orlando.)
UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS RELEASED: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is slated to release April unemployment figures. (Friday, 10 a.m.)
CAIN SPEAKS AT GOP DINNER: Political commentator and 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain will speak during the Orange County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner. (Friday, social hour at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:45 p.m., Disney’s Contemporary Resort, 4600 North World Dr., Lake Buena Vista.)
GOP CANDIDATES IN BROWARD: Gubernatorial candidates Adam Putnam and, Ron DeSantis are expected to be among the speakers during the Broward County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner. (Friday, 7 p.m., Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, 1881 S.E. 17th St., Fort Lauderdale.)
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES AT THE VILLAGES: The Villages Democratic Club will hold a forum for gubernatorial candidates, with at least three candidates expected to attend. The club’s website said candidates Chris King, Philip Levine and Andrew Gillum are expected to take part. (Saturday, 10 a.m., Savannah Center, 1575 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages.)
SCOTT SPEAKS TO HILLSBOROUGH GOP: Gov. Rick Scott, who is running for U.S. Senate, will speak during the Hillsborough County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner. (Saturday, reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, 4121 North 50th St., Tampa.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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Glenn Gould’s U.S. Television Debut: Bernstein Conducting Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor
- Jean Baptiste Singelée: Septième Solo de Concert, Op. 93
- Telemann’s Fantasia No. 1 in A Major for solo flute, Performed by Kristen Stoner
- Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Olga Scheps, piano
- Bechara el-Khoury: Forgotten Fragments
- The Violins of Hope: Amnon’s journey
- Chanticleer Sings Shenandoah
- Bottesini Gran Duo for double bass and violin
- Schubert’s “Der Lindenbaum,” “Im Frühling”: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore
- Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105 (Yoojin Jang)
- Emmanuel Chabrier’s España Rhapsody For Orchestra
- Yuja Wang plays Schubert-Liszt (D 774)
- Nina Simone: Take Me To The Water
- Frank Peter Zimmermann: Bach and Me
- Jorge Bolet: Master Class On Rachmaninoff’s Piano Conceto No. 3
- Friedrich Gulda: So What, A Portrait (2002, with English subtitles)
- Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra