Today at the Editor’s glance: In Court: A bond hearing is scheduled before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom 401 in the case of Duane Weeks, the son of former Supervisor of Elections Kimberle Weeks, who is being held on $3,500 bond at the Flagler County jail. He faces charges of grand theft of a tractor, and a charge of repeatedly threatening the arresting Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy. He was out on bond on another case, a felony battery charge, when that incident occurred. His bond was revoked on that one. In a separate case at 9 a.m., Perkins will hear a motion for post-conviction relief, the technical term for a defendant’s attempt to diminish the severity of a sentence, from Erin Vickers, who is serving life in prison on a 2017 conviction for child rape. On Free For All Fridays on WNZF, host David Ayres welcomes Flagler County School Board member Jill Woolbright, who’ll be calling in from Tampa (where she is attending a conference), to speak about the book bans she’s been pushing for, but appear likely to fail. The show begins a little after 9 a.m. with my commentary on what liberals are failing to grasp in the debate on critical race theory. City Repertory Theatre stages Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit”, a staged reading, at 7:30 p.m. in CRT’s black box theater at City Marketplace, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast. Tickets are $20 adults and $15 students. Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com, by calling 386-585-9415, or at the venue just before showtime. Fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting happily wacky soothsayer, one Madame Arcati. A marvelously funny staged reading….just in time for Christmas. See: “City Repertory Theatre’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ to Honor the Late Anne Kraft, Veteran CRT Performer.” “All Things Christmas” Sale at Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church, 915 N Central Ave, Flagler Beach. All proceeds will support the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Santa Maria del Mar Conference, with charitable activities helping support the needy in Flagler County. This event will feature a huge selection of Christmas items including wreaths, trees, lights, nativity scenes, stockings, Christmas cards, candles, ornaments, jewelry, linens, clothing and those unique Christmas T-shirts and sweaters that we all enjoy. All Things Christmas will include hundreds of items at thrift store prices. New merchandise will be added daily with many one-of-a-kind items selling quickly so plan to stop by more than once. First Friday, the monthly festival of music, food and leisure, makes its big return after a a year and a half’s hiatus because of covid this evening at Flagler Beach’s veterans Park, 105 South 2nd Street, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event is overseen by the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency and run by Laverne M. Shank Jr. and Surf 97.3 (See the paperwork here.) See: “First Friday, Christmas Parade and Starry Nights Are Returning to Flagler Beach in December as Grinch Variant Wanes.” Stetson University School of Music’s Christmas Candlelight Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. All seating is general admission. Doors open 45 minutes before each performance. Masks and physical distancing are required. Tickets are $40 with a $1 processing fee. Tonight’s performance is sold out. Pianist Alessio Bax and the Jacksonville Symphony in Mozart’s Dream: The Jacksonville Symphony’s new Steinway concert grand piano glistens center stage as internationally acclaimed pianist Alessio Bax performs Mozart’s 21st Piano Concerto with Music Director Courtney Lewis and the Jacksonville Symphony, Dec. 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. at 8 p.m. at Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street, Suite 200, Jacksonville. Book here. Watch the eclipse: Following the exhilarating success of the first live broadcast from a passenger vessel in Antarctica, Lindblad Expeditions is set for another live streaming feat, going live from one of their newest polar vessel’s broadcast centers during the total solar eclipse at 1:30 a.m. December 4. Experts will educate viewers about the eclipse, what’s happening in nature during the phenomenon, and how to safely view one in the future. In the event the conditions are clear enough to view the eclipse, their shipboard photographers will capture and share some of the world’s first professional images, straight from the Southern Ocean. David Cothran, Lindblad naturalist, will serve as host and provide color commentary on where they are, why totality is only happening in Antarctica, how to safely view an eclipse. The stream will live on Lindblad Expeditions’ Facebook channel, as well as YouTube that will be embedded on Expeditions.com/Eclipse.
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Flagler Beach Farmers Market
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Gamble Jam at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area
Palm Coast Farmers’ Market at European Village
Grace Community Food Pantry on Education Way
Al-Anon Family Groups
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“I am not here making a moral criticism of the course of our foreign policy: I am trying to disregard the pretensions to moral superiority with which we have attempted to clothe it.”
–From Edmund Wilson’s introduction to “Patriotic Gore” (1962)
Odd that the anti-choice crowd doesn’t object to school children being murdered at their desks, or concert goers being mowed down, or shoppers being shot while minding their own business. Maybe if we just replace abortion with shooting the babies they’d go along.
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The more you know, the more you know:
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
— Martin Luther King Jr