#schoolsafety | Tuesday Briefing: Superintendent Search, No Bullies, Safety Commission, Food Truck Tuesday

Last week students and staff of Imagine School at Town Center wore blue shirts in support of World Day of Bully Prevention. Above, Mrs. Overton’s 3rd grade class. (ISTC)

Today: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
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: 115
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: exoteric.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“Let us restore to social intercourse that harmony and affection without which liberty and even life itself are but dreary things. And let us reflect that, having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled and suffered, we have yet gained little if we countenance a political intolerance as despotic, as wicked, and capable of as bitter and bloody persecutions. During the throes and convulsions of the ancient world, during the agonizing spasms of infuriated man, seeking through blood and slaughter his long-lost liberty, it was not wonderful that the agitation of the billows should reach even this distant and peaceful shore; that this should be more felt and feared by some and less by others, and should divide opinions as to measures of safety. But every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle. We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists. If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. I know, indeed, that some honest men fear that a republican government can not be strong, that this Government is not strong enough; but would the honest patriot, in the full tide of successful experiment, abandon a government which has so far kept us free and firm on the theoretic and visionary fear that this Government, the world’s best hope, may by possibility want energy to preserve itself? I trust not. I believe this, on the contrary, the strongest Government on earth.”

–From Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801, collected in “American Speeches,” vol. 1 (Library of America).

Previously:

Columbus | Fiction’s truth-seeking | The Old Maid | Sudden disease | Sudden old age | A streetcar named Angelou | Corsica | Inner core | Unchanging humanity | Angelou ethics | Fanaticism | Life by Seneca | Walmarting America | Joy and luck | Parenting | Glossy men | Trudeau’s fall | Royko’s conservatives | Altering Rushdie | Television junk | Bech | Nakedness | Between music and journalism

 

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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.

It’s Flagler Palm Coast High School Homecoming Week.

 

The Flagler County School Board meets in special session to discuss its search for a new superintendent to replace Jim Tager, who is retiring at the end of June.

flagler county commission government logoThe Flagler Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets in workshop at 8 a.m. to discuss Business Expansion and Retention Program, then at 9 a.m., with a presentation from Jayne Fifer, President of the Volusia Manufacturers Association, at the Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell. See the agendas here, and watch the meetings here.

The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council is expected to approve the 2020 cultural arts grants (13 organizations are splitting $30,000) and a bank loan to conduct stormwater improvements. The council will also recognize the 47th class of its citizens’ academy. The full agenda and background materials are here.

A free introductory fitness pole walking clinic is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Waterfront Park off Colbert Lane, Palm Coast. Fitness Pole Walking is for all ages and capabilities and will turn even a simple walk around the block into an effective, efficient, aerobic, and total body workout. KeenFit Walking Poles will be provided. These free clinics have limited space, so pre-registration is required. Contact Sheila Vidamour, Certified Pole Walking Instructor, 904-540-1067 walkyourpath406@aol.com.

Learn the Basics of Your Computer, 10 a.m.-noon at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Want to learn more about your computer? These classes teach you basic care of your computer, different programs you might have to use, and internet security. Free but registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

Flagler County School Board Grievance meeting with former Flagler Palm Coast High School teacher Robert Sprouse: A meeting originally scheduled for today at 11 a.m. was postponed to November 5, in the case regarding former Flagler Palm Coast High Schoool i3 teacher Robert Sprouse’s grievance over his contract not being renewed at the end of the last school year. Sprouse contends the administration retaliated against him because he raised issues about the way the school was addressing issues involving a make student who was harassing girls and acting inappropriately toward them at school. Sprouse also documented the issues in writing. The October grievance meeting had also not been properly noticed by the school board. See: “A “Highly Effective” Teacher Loses His Job at FPC. He Says It Was Retaliation for Whistle-Blowing. District Disagrees.”

The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. Training Room 3, 3rd floor, Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell. The meeting is an information workshop only. Board members will discuss the results of a community survey about the school district, which you can see here. Board members will also discuss career industry certification and rezoning. The school board’s full agenda is accessible here. The board meets again at 6 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell. The school board’s full agenda is accessible here.

The Bunnell Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board meets at 6 p.m. in City Commission Chambers, Building 3, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. See agendas here and listen to the meetings here.

Food Truck Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Free entertainment is also provided. Proceeds from each Food Truck Tuesday benefit a local organization whose work supports children and families. This month’s beneficiary: Palm Coast Arts Foundation. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.

Stetson University Concert Band, 7:30 p.m., Elizabeth Hall, Room 100 (Lee Chapel), 421 North Woodland Boulevard, DeLand. Anthony Hose, conductor. Douglas Phillips, conductor. Please join us for the first band concert of the new academic year and performances by the Stetson University Concert Band on a Tuesday evening. The program will feature Patrick Dunnigan’s sensational setting of Selections from “The Danserye” by the Renaissance composer Tielman Susato, as well as selections by Kenneth J. Alford, Ambroise Thomas, Edward MacDowell, Julius Fučik, Richard Strauss and John Philip Sousa.

 

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission will meet in Central Florida and discuss findings and recommendations. The commission was formed after the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and has worked on recommendations about bolstering school safety. (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, 1500 Masters Blvd., ChampionsGate.)

Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education program (WISE): This week, Vedic Math: For more than 30 years, Richard Blum has studied and researched Vedic Math, which is an ancient system of mathematics from India that was discovered 110 years ago. Vedic Math not only greatly increases one’s ability to do mathematical calculations, but also, enhances mental agility, increases self-confidence and elevates self-esteem. At DSC’s Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach (located ½-mile north of LPGA Blvd. off Williamson Blvd.) – all presentations are from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Foundation created the WISE program to provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities to senior members of the community.WISE is open to anyone age 50 or older; $15 for an individual or $25 per couple for the period September-December. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron, Director of Alumni Relations and Development, call (386) 506-4506, or email Suzette.Cameron@DaytonaState.edu.

 

Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week (schedule your donation bybig red bus schedule going to the website and entering a Palm Coast zip code, then locating one of the venues below):

  • Tuesday: AdventHealth Palm Coast, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Chick Fil A, 1000 Palm Coast Parkway, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Lowe’s, 315 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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: Oct. 9.

Segments 1 and 3 are complete.

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

The drainage installation is nearly complete, and work on the new median curbs and flumes continues. The contractor has begun placement of the lime rock base, which is part of the construction of the new southbound roadway.

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

Wall construction is complete, dune refurbishment and walkover construction will begin once Hurricane Season is over.

Announcements/Press Releases:

 

None.

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.

VISIT FLORIDA ON AGENDA: The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee will receive a presentation by Dana Young, president and CEO of the tourism-marketing agency Visit Florida. (Tuesday, 9 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA EYED: The House Health & Human Services Committee will receive a presentation about policy considerations for recreational marijuana. Ballot initiatives have been proposed to legalize recreational marijuana in Florida. (Tuesday, 11 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.)

PRISON TERMS AT ISSUE: Sen. Randolph Bracy, D-Orlando, House Minority Leader Kionne McGhee, D-Miami, and Rep. Dianne Hart, D-Tampa, will hold a news conference to discuss legislation (SB 394 and HB 189) that would reduce the minimum amount of time certain inmates are required to serve in prison before they become eligible for release. (Tuesday, noon, steps of the Old Capitol.)

GOP SENATORS SELECT SIMPSON: Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, is slated to be formally designated as the incoming Senate president during a meeting of Senate Republicans. Simpson will succeed President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, after the 2020 elections. Simpson, who was first elected to the Senate in 2012, has long had support lined up to become the next president. Republicans make the selection because they control the Senate and are likely to retain their majority in the 2020 elections. House Republicans last month formally designated Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, as the next House speaker. Sprowls will succeed Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, after the 2020 elections. Simpson and Sprowls will serve two-year terms in the top positions. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., Senate chamber, the Capitol.)

FORMER OBAMA OFFICIAL AT FIU EVENT: Jim Messina, who served as White House deputy chief of staff during the Obama administration, will take part in a groundbreaking event for a new building at Florida International University’s Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs. Other participants in the event are expected to include university President Mark Rosenberg. (Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Florida International University, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, 11200 S.W. Eighth St., Miami.)

RESTORATION OF VOTING RIGHTS DISCUSSED: The state’s Restoration of Voting Rights Work Group will meet. The group was created as part of efforts to carry out a November constitutional amendment that restored voting rights to felons who have completed terms of their sentences. (Tuesday, 2 p.m., 212 Knott Building, the Capitol. Call-in number: 1-888-585-9008. Code: 659459077.)

 

–Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

Coming Days:

The Live Calendar is Flagler County’s and Palm Coast’s most complete, detailed and searchable community calendar of events, including culture, the performing arts, theater, government, the courts and justice system and a lot more. If you’re not listed here, you’re not getting the visibility you deserve. To include your event, please fill out this form. Any other issues, email the editor.

Oct

15

Tue

Flagler County School Board Special Superintendent Search Meeting @ Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell, Room 3, 3rd floor.

Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Flagler County School Board meets in special session to discuss its search for a new superintendent to replace Jim Tager, who is retiring at the end of June.

The school board’s full agenda is accessible here.

See previous board meeting videos here.

The School Board members and their email addresses:

Flagler Economic Opportunity Advisory Council Meeting @ Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell.

Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

flagler county commission government logoThe Flagler Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets in workshop at 8 a.m. to discuss Business Expansion and Retention Program, then at 9 a.m., with a presentation from Jayne Fifer, President of the Volusia Manufacturers Association, at the Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell. See the agendas here, and watch the meetings here.

Members of the council are Commissioner County Commissioner and Chairman Donald O’Brien, Graylon Perkins, Greg Federline, Michael Gill, Joe Marotti, Jim Ulsamer, Barbara Revels and Dr. Ron Jimenez.

Palm Coast City Council Meeting @ City Hall

Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

palm coast city logoThe Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council is expected to approve the 2020 cultural arts grants (13 organizations are splitting $30,000) and a bank loan to conduct stormwater improvements. The council will also recognize the 47th class of its citizens’ academy. The full agenda and background materials are here.

 

Free Introductory Fitness Pole Walking Clinic @ Waterfront Park off Colbert Lane, Palm Coast.

Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

A free introductory fitness pole walking clinic is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Waterfront Park off Colbert Lane, Palm Coast. Fitness Pole Walking is for all ages and capabilities and will turn even a simple walk around the block into an effective, efficient, aerobic, and total body workout. KeenFit Walking Poles will be provided. These free clinics have limited space, so pre-registration is required. Contact Sheila Vidamour, Certified Pole Walking Instructor, 904-540-1067 walkyourpath406@aol.com.

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Learn the Basics of Your Computer @ Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE

Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn the Basics of Your Computer, 10 a.m.-noon at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE. Want to learn more about your computer? These classes teach you basic care of your computer, different programs you might have to use, and internet security. Free but registration required at www.parksandrec.fun/seniors. More info: 386-986-2323.

School Board Grievance Meeting with Robert Sprouse @ Government Services Building, 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell, 3rd floor.

Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grievance Flagler County School Board meeting with former Flagler Palm Coast High School teacher Robert Sprouse: A meeting originally scheduled for today at 11 a.m. was postponed to November 5, in the case regarding former Flagler Palm Coast High Schoool i3 teacher Robert Sprouse’s grievance over his contract not being renewed at the end of the last school year. Sprouse contends the administration retaliated against him because he raised issues about the way the school was addressing issues involving a make student who was harassing girls and acting inappropriately toward them at school. Sprouse also documented the issues in writing. The October grievance meeting had also not been properly noticed by the school board. See: “A “Highly Effective” Teacher Loses His Job at FPC. He Says It Was Retaliation for Whistle-Blowing. District Disagrees.”

Flagler County School Board Information Workshop @ Training Room 3, 3rd floor, Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell.

Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

flagler county schoolsThe Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. Training Room 3, 3rd floor, Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell. The meeting is an information workshop only. Board members will discuss the results of a community survey about the school district, which you can see here. Board members will also discuss career industry certification and rezoning.

The school board’s full agenda is accessible here.

See previous board meeting videos here.

The School Board members and their email addresses:

Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education Program @ DSC’s Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education program (WISE): This week, Vedic Math: For more than 30 years, Richard Blum has studied and researched Vedic Math, which is an ancient system of mathematics from India that was discovered 110 years ago. Vedic Math not only greatly increases one’s ability to do mathematical calculations, but also, enhances mental agility, increases self-confidence and elevates self-esteem. At DSC’s Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach (located ½-mile north of LPGA Blvd. off Williamson Blvd.) – all presentations are from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Foundation created the WISE program to provide continuing education and cultural enrichment activities to senior members of the community.WISE is open to anyone age 50 or older; $15 for an individual or $25 per couple for the period September-December. For more information, contact Suzette Cameron, Director of Alumni Relations and Development, call (386) 506-4506, or email Suzette.Cameron@DaytonaState.edu.

Food Truck Tuesdays in Central Park

Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Food Truck Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Free entertainment is also provided. Proceeds from each Food Truck Tuesday benefit a local organization whose work supports children and families.

Food Truck Tuesdays in Palm Coast’s Central Park @ Palm Coast’s Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave

Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Food Truck Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave, Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Free entertainment is also provided. Proceeds from each Food Truck Tuesday benefit a local organization whose work supports children and families. This month’s beneficiary: Palm Coast Arts Foundation. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.

Bunnell Planning Board Meeting @ 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.

Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

bunnell logoThe Bunnell Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board meets at 6 p.m. in City Commission Chambers, Building 3, 201 West Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. See agendas here and listen to the meetings here.

Planning Board members are Thea Mathen, chair, Jerry Jones, Howard Kane, Carl Lilavois, Shannon Strickland and Tonya Gordon.

Flagler County School Board Meeting @ Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell

Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

flagler county schoolsThe Flagler County School Board meets at 6 p.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell. The school board’s full agenda is accessible here.

See previous board meeting videos here.

The School Board members and their email addresses:

Stetson University Concert Band @ Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Stetson University Concert Band, 7:30 p.m., Elizabeth Hall, Room 100 (Lee Chapel), 421 North Woodland Boulevard, DeLand. Anthony Hose, conductor. Douglas Phillips, conductor. Please join us for the first band concert of the new academic year and performances by the Stetson University Concert Band on a Tuesday evening. The program will feature Patrick Dunnigan’s sensational setting of Selections from “The Danserye” by the Renaissance composer Tielman Susato, as well as selections by Kenneth J. Alford, Ambroise Thomas, Edward MacDowell, Julius Fučik, Richard Strauss and John Philip Sousa.

Oct

16

Wed

Flagler County Technical Review Committee @ Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell.

Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

flagler county commission government logoThe Flagler County Technical Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Bunnell, FL. Note: this meeting has been cancelled.

See the agendas here.

Flagler Tourist Development Council @ Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell

Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

flagler county commission government logoThe Flagler County Tourist Development Council meets at 9 a.m. at the Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell.

The council is a collection of government representatives and tourism-related business representatives, appointed by the county commission to oversee the nearly $3 million in revenue generated by the county’s 5 percent sales surtax on hotel, motel, short-term rentals and other short-term lodging in the county. The budget is divided three ways between capital projects that enhance the local tourism experience, beach protection, and promotion and marketing of tourism events, including grants to local and national cultural, non-profit and for-profit organizations that put on events attractive to visitors. See budget figures here.

Council members are County Commissioner Greg Hansen, chairman, Flagler Beach Commissioner Eric Cooley, Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland, Stephen Baker, Ryan Crabb, Marc Richardson, Pamela Walker, John Lulgjuraj, and Felicia Robinson Cook. See agendas here.

FHP Chief Derek Barrs at Flagler Tiger Bay @ Hammock Dunes Club, 30 Avenue Royale, Palm Coast

Oct 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

fhp derek barrsThe Flagler Tiger Bay Club Hosts Florida Highway Patril Chief of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Derek Barrs as its October lunch speaker at Hammock Dunes Club, 30 Avenue Royale, Palm Coast, at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required. President’s guest and non-members, $40.

Barrs will discuss autonomous vehicles and technology’s impact on transportation and safety on Florida’s roadways. Chief Barrs has been a member of law enforcement for nearly three decades, starting his career as a deputy sheriff with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, before joining the Florida Highway Patrol in 2011. As the Chief of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Chief Barrs is responsible for overseeing programs related to the collection of crash data and commercial vehicle safety, new technologies, and enforcement of regulations including compliance, drug interdiction, cargo theft and homeland security. Chief Barrs was named the 2006 Law Enforcement of the Year and currently serves as a member of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and Chair of the Enforcement and Industry Modernization Committee. Members and guests should pre-register by visiting www.flaglertigerbayclub.com.

Blue Power 2020 Action Forum @ African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway)

Oct 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Blue Power 2020 Action Forum, 12:30 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. US HWY 1, Palm Coast (just north of Whiteview Parkway). Come and join other progressive Democrats to discuss local, state and national issues, and propose actions to influence elected leaders. The Forum is open and informal and all opinions and ideas are welcomed. This is your opportunity to meet and lend your voice and knowledge to people who share your values. For more information, contact Mike Cocchiola, palmcoastdemocraticclub@gmail.com. The Blue Power forum meets every Wednesday. Republicans, Independents and Whigs welcome.

Flagler County Contractor Review Board @ Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell.

Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

flagler county commission government logoThe Flagler County Contractor Review Board meets at 5 p.m. at the Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell.

The board approves or denies applications of Flagler County authorized contractor licenses and enforces the provisions of the Code in regulation of Class I, Class II, and local specialty and unlicensed contracting. The board hears appeals of decisions and interpretations of the building official and the licensing administrator, including determinations of unsafe building, and issues orders necessary to bring a violation into compliance. The board usually consists of 10 members elected to four-year terms, but some seats aren’t always filled. The current board consist of Luis Medeiros, William Dudley, Jr., William Sink, James Wingo, Glenn Torre, Howard Edgin, and Jill Snyder. See agendas here.

Free Legal Clinics at the Flagler County Courthouse @ Flagler County Courthouse.

Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

seventh judicial circuit logoFree legal clinics presented by Flagler’s Clerk of Court and Flagler County Bar Association: Every Wednesday evening at the county courthouse. The four-part series of legal clinics is free of charge throughout the month of October. Attendees are invited to speak to attorneys who are knowledgeable in their respective field of law at no cost. These clinics will be held at the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center in the 1st floor jury assembly room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. Building #1, Bunnell, Florida on the following dates beginning at 5:30 p.m and ending at 7:30 p.m. as follows:

October 2, Family Law, Presented by: Marc E. Dwyer, Esq., Linda Carley, Esq., Regina T. Huzior-Balzan, Esq., Dayana Lopez, Esq., Alicia R. Washington, Esq.

October 9, Wills and Estates, Debtor/Creditor Law, Presented by: Linda Carley, Esq., Paul Martin, Esq., MaryEllen Osterndorf, Esq.

October 16, Debtor/Creditor, Presented by: Ronald Horowitz, Esq., Marc Dwyer, Esq., Scott Spradley, Esq.

October 23, Landlord/Tenant Law Presented by: Ronald Horowitz, Esq., Alicia R. Washington, Esq., Diane Araujo Vidal, Esq., William Joseph Bosch III, Esq.

Palm Coast Planning and Land Development Board @ City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue.

Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

palm coast city logoThe Palm Coast Planning and Land Development Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue. The planning board is responsible for recommending land development regulations to the city council. See the agendas here.

Oct

17

Thu

Free Diabetes Self-Management Class

Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center hosts a six-week free class on diabetes management every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, through Nov. 7 at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE. You will learn practical ways to cope with stress, depression, anger, and frustration, ways to prevent or delay diabetes complications, strategies for sick days, nutrition and exercise tools, and how to talk about your health. The workshop provides the support you need to maintain or improve your quality of life. Participants receive a free book: “Living A Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.” Registration: Northeast Florida AHEC, Phone: (904) 482-0189.
Online: nefahec.eventbrite.com.

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Domestic Violence Summit @ Flagler County courthouse, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. Bldg.#1, Bunnell.

Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office hosts the latest in a series of domestic violence summits at 10 a.m. at the Flagler County courthouse, 1769 E. Moody Blvd. Bldg.#1, Bunnell, in the Jury Assembly Room.  Each committee chairperson or designee is expected to to discuss the status of the ideas and initiatives previously identified. The public is invited.

Free Quit Tobacco Class at AdventHealth @ 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast.

Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

(James Bowe)

The Free Quit Smoking Now program meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at AdventHealth Palm Coast (in conference room C: enter main entrance, conference room to the right). The free class meets once a week through Nov. 21 in one-hour sessions. This class provides you with the skills to develop a quit plan and learn to overcome barriers, learn to manage triggers, cravings, withdrawals, and stress, understand the benefits of quitting, and relapse prevention. Each participant is given a workbook, quit bag, educational materials, and quit tools. Also, up to a free 4-week supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy, (patch, lozenge, or gum). Call Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center (AHEC) at (904) 482-0189 for more information or to register.

The Inspired Mic @ Hidden Treasures Restaurant

Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

the inspired micThe Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at its 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 seven minutes to present on a very eclectic blend of their genius. Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. 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.

Wadsworth Elementary School PTO @ Media Center, 4550 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast

Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

wadsworth elementary school logoThe Wadsworth Elementary School PTO meets at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center, 4550 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast. The PTO is an active and supportive group of parents and teachers. Membership is always open and free. Come to any of our meetings to see what we are about. It is a great way to stay in touch with old friends and meet new ones. Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month. Childcare will be provided.

Oct

18

Fri

Weekend Farmers’ Markets, Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, Marineland

Oct 18 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

farmers markets palm coast flagler beachThree farmers’ markets operate over the weekend in Flagler County. The Flagler Beach farmers’ market is on Friday from 8 a.m. to early afternoon, downtown at 111 South Central Ave. Contact the market by email here. The European Village Farmers’ Market at 101 Palm Harbor Parkway is Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., featuring music jams as well. The Salt Air Farmers’ Market is on Sundays at Marinelad’s Dolphin Adventure, 9505 Oceanshore Boulevard, Marineland.

The Miracle of Migration Bird Walk @ Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Bolvd., Palm Coast.

Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

friends of washington oaks logoThe Miracle of Migration Bird Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Bolvd., Palm Coast. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Seasonal migration is one of the most amazing phenomena of the natural world. Come join us and witness it firsthand. Park Ranger Joe Woodbury will offer a bird walk and explain techniques used to identify fall migrants, their habitat and behavior. A limited number of binoculars will be provided; however, we encourage you to bring your own. The program will be included in the regular park entrance fee. No advance registration required.

Free Business Continuity Planning Workshops @ Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 3, Bunnell.

Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free Business Continuity Planning Workshops: Flagler County’s departments of Emergency Management and Economic Opportunity have teamed up to provide a pair of free workshops to equip small businesses with the skills and information to be prepared before, during, and after a disaster. The workshops will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Building 3, Bunnell. Those interested in attending should RSVP to flaglerbizworkshop.eventbrite.com.

Daniel Greene Retrospective @ Museum of Art DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd.

Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Daniel Greene, Caroline, 1997, Oil on linen, 22” x 16”, at the Museum of Art DeLand.
Daniel Greene, Caroline, 1997, Oil on linen, 22” x 16”, at the Museum of Art DeLand.

Daniel Greene Retrospective, at the Museum of Art DeLand: Considered the foremost pastelist in the United States, Daniel Greene’s paintings and pastels are represented in over 700 public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. Greene has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, with portrait subjects including: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Ayn Rand, Astronaut Walter Schirra, William Randolph Hearst, and many more. His recent exhibition, “Subway Paintings” at Grand Central Terminal was the inaugural event in the centennial year of the New York subway.

Considered by the Encyclopedia Britannica to be the foremost pastelist in the United States, his dazzling work has helped to seal the medium’s reputation as equally suitable as oil painting for serious, accomplished work. In 1983, the Pastel Society of America elected him to the Pastel Hall of Fame, and 20 years later, the Pastel Society of the West Coast named Mr. Greene a Pastel Laureate. In 1989, his work represented the United States at the first International Biennial of Pastel in San Quentin, France.At the museum from October 18 through December 29. 

Surviving the Sixties Scoop in Canada: A Conversation with Barbara Bad Elk and Samantha Elk, Dakota Nation @ Stetson University Gillespie Museum, 234 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand.

Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

samantha Elk
Samantha Elk.

Surviving the Sixties Scoop in Canada: A Conversation with Barbara Bad Elk and Samantha Elk, Dakota Nation, 3 p.m. at the Stetson University Gillespie Museum, 234 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Barbara Bad Elk, a Native American of the Dakota tribe from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Manitoba, Canada, is one of 20,000 indigenous children taken during the era coined the “Sixties Scoop,” a government program that “scooped” children from their families and communities with the purpose of placing them with white adoption families. Many children were abused and used as free labor or treated as in-house help. Today, the grown children are referred to as “Sixties Scoop Survivors” as many are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, addictions and other mental health issues due to severe trauma and abuse from forced separation. Now as adults, thousands continue to struggle in their daily lives from finding their families, culture, language and most importantly, themselves. Barbara’s story of survival and life-long pursuit of identity, love, family, spirituality and hope is inspirational. She writes and speaks in memory of Sixties Scoop children who didn’t make it home. Barbara’s daughter, Samantha Elk, joins her mother in co-hosting an online radio program, “The Scoop,” and writes and blogs about discovering cultural diversity in the United States. All events at the Gillespie Museum are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Chamber Unplugged Comedy Night @ VFW Post 8696, 47 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast.

Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Chamber Unplugged Comedy Night: Join the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce for a night of laughter and networking at the Cgamber Unplugged, with host and sponsor, VFW – Post 8696. Bring a member or someone new to connect with Flagler County’s finest. You don’t want to miss this wonderful event to relax with local business members, entrepreneurs, friends and guests. Features include raffles, appetizers, drinks and lots of networking.  Attendees are encouraged to unwind, socialize and exchange business cards.

Holler-Ween Halloween Festival @ Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 N Old Kings Rd, Palm Coast.

Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Holler-Ween Halloween Festival at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 N Old Kings Rd, Palm Coast, October 18, 19, 25 and 26 from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm each night. Pumpkin carving, bounce house and games for smaller folks. Scarier things like Haunted House and Haunted Trail Ride for older folks. Live Music, Food, Vendors. Two-Minute Hot Seat by Daytona Escape Room. Tickets $15 at gate or $13 in advance here.

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Stetson University Symphony Orchestra @ Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Stetson University Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Elizabeth Hall, Room 100 (Lee Chapel), 421 North Woodland Boulevard, DeLand. Anthony Hose, conductor. In 1934, which was 85 years ago, the world of music lost three great composers—Holst, Delius and Elgar—whose works embraced the last part of the 19th century and the first third of the 20th century. This concert pays tribute to them with three contrasting compositions. Gustav Holst’s ballet suite from his opera “The Perfect Fool” is dramatic, rhythmically pulsating and easily identified as the work of the composer of “The Planets.” Frederick Delius went to Germany to further his musical studies, where he met Brahms and Grieg, the latter’s music greatly influencing the young composer. “Two Pieces for Small Orchestra, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and Summer Night on the River,” are evocative of the English countryside and markedly contrasting to the Holst suite, which opens the program. Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations” are a standard constituent of the repertoire of the world’s major symphony orchestras, undoubtedly one of the greatest works of late Romanticism and a favorite of audiences worldwide. A fitting conclusion to this tribute.

Oct

19

Sat

Flagler Pier Fishing Tournament

Oct 19 @ 6:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Flagler Beach Pier's fishermen paid little attention to the ribbon-cutting at the entrance to the structure on Saturday. (© FlaglerLive)
(© FlaglerLive)

Flagler Pier Fishing Tournament, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., like every third Saturday of every month. For any questions, please contact the Pier bait shop at 386-517-2436.

Guided Beach Exploration at the GTM Reserve @ GTM Reserve Visitor Center, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach

Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

GTM reserve beach walk freeGuided Beach Exploration at the GTM Reserve, 9 to 11 a.m., GTM Reserve Visitor Center, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. Join GTM Research Reserve docents for a beach walk. You will learn about the animals that call the beach their home, about seashells and other interesting facts. This is a “Beaches 101” experience that the entire family will enjoy. The hike will begin at the Visitor Center, where you will learn about the different habitats on our beautiful seashore. The group will then walk across the street to the beach for this salty adventure. Free parking in front of the visitor center. The walk is free, but online registration here is required. After the walk, you can come back to the GTM Research Reserve Visitor Center, enjoy our many miles of trails, or spend the day on the beach.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need a reservation to attend? Yes.
  • If I can’t make it, how do I cancel my reservation? Upon making the reservation, an email confirmation is sent. There is information about canceling within the email. Since a lot of our guided family programs are full, we strongly encourage you to cancel, so that your seat becomes available for others interested.
  • What should I wear? Please wear clothing that is appropriate for outdoors. It’s always recommended to dress in layers and prepare for any type of weather. Hats will help protect your skin from the sun, along with sunscreen. Closed-toe shoes are suggested, but not required. Bug spray is also recommended.
  • How long is the walk? Round trip, the walk is about half a mile. The hike leaders will take you down to the beach, and will walk ~0.25 miles one way. You are welcome to continue on with the lead, or turn around when they do and discuss more on the way back. At any point throughout the hike, visitors are allowed to take swim breaks in the beautiful ocean.
  • What should I bring? Please bring a reusable water bottle filled with water, insect repellent, sunscreen, binoculars/camera and a bag if you would like to collect shells, shark teeth, sea glass, trash, etc.
  • Where should I meet my guide? CLICK HERE for a Google Map. Your guide will be waiting at the GTM Visitor Center 15 minutes prior to the scheduled hike.
  • What will I learn from this? The GTM Research Reserve interpretive guide will cover where the restless sand comes from, where it’s going and its refusal to stay put. Ask why the sand is fine or coarse and how it got its color. Learn about coquina rocks, dune flowers, sea birds, shells and the humble gopher tortoise who digs deep burrows and comes out to dine on prickly pears along the dunes.
  • Is there anything else to see afterwards? You’re welcome to stay at the beach longer and collect shells, swim in the ocean, or lay in the sun- have a family day! You can purchase a $3 parking pass to enjoy the Dam area, where visitors can fish, rent kayaks or paddle-boards. You can hike one of our beautiful trails, head to one of our three beach lots, or come hang out in the Visitor Center and learn more about our natural surroundings.
  • How old does my child need to be to attend? Can I push a stroller? There are no age restrictions for this hike, but the Florida heat can be uncomfortable for small children. You are welcome to push a stroller, however we strongly recommend strollers with large beach-capable wheels.
  • I have a bad back, can I still do this hike? The hike is moderately paced, and has soft sand terrain. As long as you feel comfortable walking through beach sand for about half of a mile, please join us on this hike!

Fire Station 71 Open House @ Flagler Fire Station 71, 99 E CR 2006 Bunnell.

Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fire Station 71 Open House, 9 a.m. to noon at Flagler Fire Station 71, 99 E CR 2006 Bunnell. Meet your local Fire Rescue personnel; Tour the Fire Station, Explore fire fighting equipment; Meet Florida Forest Service, Meet Flagler County Emergency Management; Sign up for ALERTFlagler; Sign up for Special Needs Sheltering.

Family Fun Saturday at the Museum of Art DeLand @ 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Family Fun Saturday at the Museum of Art DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Are you looking for an entertaining family activity that will bring out everyone’s artistic side? Family Fun Saturday offers free, hands-on art activities that highlight the Museum’s exhibitions. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and admission to both Museum locations is free all day. Family Fun Saturdays are sponsored in part by the Rotary Club of DeLand and the Orange City Blue Springs Manatee Festival.

Flagler Recovery Symposium on Drug and Alcohol Addiction @ FCAR Building, 4101 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.

Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Flagler Recovery Symposium on Drug and Alcohol Addiction: An event to showcase multiple pathways to recovery to increase awareness of supports available while fostering inclusion by providing opportunities for individuals to create long lasting connections within the community. The information gained at the symposium will be used to develop a plan for a Recovery Community Organization in Flagler County. At the FCAR Building (Flagler County Association of Realtors), 4101 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The keynote speaker is Kristin Aja. There will be door prizes. The event is free, but registration is requested.

Daniel Greene: Artist Talk and Gallery Walk @ Museum of Art DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd.

Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

daniel greeneDaniel Greene at the Museum of Art DeLand in an Artist Talk and Gallery Walk: 5 to 6 p.m., Museum of Art DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Award-winning artist, Daniel Greene, regarded as the foremost pastelist in the United States, will conduct a gallery walk at our downtown location to discuss his inspiration, style, and how and why he selects his subjects. Some of Greene’s most notable sitters include: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Ayn Rand, Astronaut Walter Schirra, William Randolph Hearst, “Wendy’s” founder Dave Thomas, Composer Alan Menken, Bryant Gumbel, and Bob Schieffer of CBS News. Join us for this rare opportunity to listen to an American master while viewing some of his world-renowned work.Greene has been inducted into the Pastel Hall of Fame and the Oil Painters of America Society Hall of Fame. In 1995, the American Society of Portrait Artists presented him with the John Singer Sargent Award for lifelong dedication to the achievement of excellence in portraiture. In 2001, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Portrait Society of America.

Holler-Ween Halloween Festival @ Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 N Old Kings Rd, Palm Coast.

Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Holler-Ween Halloween Festival at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 N Old Kings Rd, Palm Coast, October 18, 19, 25 and 26 from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm each night. Pumpkin carving, bounce house and games for smaller folks. Scarier things like Haunted House and Haunted Trail Ride for older folks. Live Music, Food, Vendors. Two-Minute Hot Seat by Daytona Escape Room. Tickets $15 at gate or $13 in advance here.

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Oct

20

Sun

Colored Pencil Society of America Meeting at FCAL @ Flagler County Art League, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite A-208, Palm Coast.

Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

John Guiseppi
John Guiseppi’s ‘Gator Eyed’.

The Colored Pencil Society of America DC 117 St. Augustine meets at 1 p.m. at the Flagler County Art League, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite A-208, Palm Coast. Nationally recognized artist, Bill Shoemaker, CPSA, will conduct a demonstration using an Icarus Board. Bill is a local artist known for his beautiful wildlife art. He has introduced many artists to the Fine Art medium of Color Pencil through classes and private lessons. Time will be allowed for participants to practice or use for their artwork. The public is welcome.

At the time DC-117 was established in 2005, it was designated as “St. Augustine” as the city is a central point on the First Coast. However, our meetings are held in Palm Coast and our members attend from a wide area ~ Jacksonville to New Smyrna Beach and west to Gainesville. Our Chapter, founded by Bill Shoemaker and Hanneke Jevons, started with a number of colored pencil enthusiasts and their desire to share and nurture their love of colored pencil as a fine art. Anyone who is interested is welcomed at our meetings – no experience necessary! Many people get started in this medium after going to one meeting or show. They are fascinated with the vast possibilities of colored pencil. Our Chapter also sponsors workshops with nationally-known artists to help us learn new techniques and refine our skills. We welcome all interested artists to attend a meeting where we share our talents and colored pencil art information.

Flagler County Democratic Party Hoe-Down @ Flagler County Fairgrounds, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell.

Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

flagler county democratic executive committeeFlagler County Democratic Party Hoe-Down at the Flagler County Fairgrounds, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell. Come and enjoy the afternoon with your Democratic friends and neighbors. We will celebrate the strength of our commitment to bring America back to the values we all share – truth, tolerance, inclusion and a government that serves all of its citizens. Featuring – Barbecue Pork Dinner & BBQ turkey dinner with Special Speakers Sean Shaw, who was the Democratic nominee for the 2018 Florida Attorney General election, and Clint Curtis, who kicked off his campaign for Florida’s 6th Congressional District. 2 to 5 p.m.

Pianist Sergei Babayan In Concert @ Tiedtke Concert Hall, Knowles Chapel, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park.

Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sergei Babayan, piano

Sergei Babayan, piano, in concert. Hailed for his emotional intensity, bold energy, and remarkable levels of color, Mr. Babayan, artist-in-residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music, brings a deep understanding and insight to a diverse repertoire with his “unequaled touch, perfectly harmonious phrasing, and breathtaking virtuosity.” 3 p.m. at the BoxOffice@BachFestivalFlorida.org Tickets may be purchased online or by calling or visiting the Bach Festival Society Office. On a space available basis, tickets may be purchased at the venue door beginning one hour prior to concert time.

Oct

21

Mon

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell

Oct 21 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

alcoholics anonymous flagler palm coastAlcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) open and closed meetings take place throughout the day seven days a week in various places in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell. Alcoholics Anonymous has six to nine meetings daily. See the full list here. Locations include AdventHealth, St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Belle Terre Parkway, Silver Dollar 2 on East Moody Boulevard in Bunnell, United Methodist Church in Flagler Beach, Dewey’s World in Daytona North, also known as the Mondex, Hammock First Baptist Church, and other locations. See Flagler County’s AA website here. Learn more about AA here. Read a daily reflection here.

narcotics anonymous palm coast flaglerNarcotics Anonymous has almost two dozen meetings throughout the week in the area, including at AdventHealth, Saint Mark’s by the Sea and Linear Park in Palm Coast, Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church in Flagler Beach, and the Sunshine Business Complex in Bunnell. Go here for a complete list.

For Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings, go here.

For help with alcoholism or if you think you have a problem with alcohol you can contact the Flagler County Helpline at 386-445-help (386-445-4357). SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. The referral service is free of charge. If you have no insurance or are underinsured, SAMHSA will refer you to your state office, which is responsible for state-funded treatment programs. SAMHSA can often refer you to facilities that charge on a sliding fee scale or accept Medicare or Medicaid. If you have health insurance, you are encouraged to contact your insurer for a list of participating health care providers and facilities.

East Flagler Mosquito Control District Board Meeting @ East Flagler Mosquito Control District, 210 Airport Executive Drive (off Belle Terre Boulevard), Palm Coast.

Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

flagler mosquito controlThe East Flagler Mosquito Control District board meets at 10 a.m. at the district’s offices, 210 Airport Executive Drive (off Belle Terre Boulevard), Palm Coast.

Buddy Taylor Middle School Advisory Council @ Eagle’s Quest Media Center, BTMS, 4500 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast.

Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

buddy taylor middle school logoThe Buddy Taylor Middle School Advisory Council meets at 5 p.m. in the Eagle’s Quest Media Center, BTMS, 4500 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast. The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a school-based group made up of school staff and parents and students intended to represent the school, the community, and the people closest to the students that shares the responsibility for supporting the school’s continuous improvement.

Flagler County Commission @ Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell.

Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

flagler county commission government logoThe Flagler County Commission meets at 5 p.m. at the Government Services Building, 1769 E Moody Blvd., Bunnell. See the agendas and background materials for meetings here, and watch or listen to meetings here.

Contact the commissioners by email:

See the Flagler County District Map.

Nar-Anon Meeting for Families and Friends of Addicts @ St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy.

Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Nar-Anon Family Group for those affected by someone else’s addiction meets at 6 p.m. at St Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm Coast Pkwy. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. We’re never affiliated with any other organization or outside entity. Do you need Nar-Anon? Ask yourself these questions.

Addiction is a family disease. It affects the relationships of those close to the addict: parents, spouses, siblings, children, longtime friends, and employers.  If someone’s addiction is affecting you, first you must help yourself. Nar-Anon is a twelve step support group for families and friends of addicts. There are no dues or fees to join. Just come to a meeting. You will hear others, who are going through similar problems, talk about how they cope and find recovery. Watch the video:

Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon Meetings

Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings: Alateen, part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for teens bothered by someone else’s drinking. The group meets at 8 p.m. every Monday at Advent Health, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, at the south entrance, in meeting room D. Al-Anon meets at the same time. For more information about Alateen or Al-Anon, call toll free 1-888-4AL-ANON, or visit www.al-anon.org. Note: All Aalteen meetings are only open to teenagers who have been affected by another person’s drinking.

For AA and NA meetings in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, go here.

Oct

22

Tue

Palm Coast City Council Workshop @ City Hall

Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

palm coast logoThe Palm Coast City Council meets in workshop at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center.

Keep Up with Donald Trump’s attacks on the press through the ACLU’s running tab here.

Keep Up with mass shootings in a running database here.

Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Oct. 11, 2019, with a link to the full week in review here.

Cultural Coda

Julliard School Concert: Couperin

And be sure to check out the latest performances at the Netherlands Bach Society.

Previous Codas:

  • A Tribute to BB King on His 94th
  • Antal Dorati: Five Pieces for oboe solo (1980)
  • Louis Armstrong, Live in Berlin, 1965
  • Mompou, from Musica Callada, Jean-François Heisser
  • André Isoir in concert at Nimes, 2001
  • Dussek’s Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 77 “L’invocation”
  • Hélène Grimaud, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, Paavo Järvi and the Frankfort Symphony
  • Hélène Grimaud Plays Busoni’s Transcription of Bach’s Chaconne in D minor BWV 1004
  • Baldassare Galuppi’s Sonata Nr. 5 in C major, Vadim Chaimovich
  • Corelli: Concerto in D Major Op. 6 No. 4, complete. Voices of Music; original instruments
  • Ana Vidovic: “La Catedral,” by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
  • J. S. Bach’s Organ Concerto After Johann Ernst, BWV 592
  • Spohr String Quartet Op. 82. no. 2 First Movement: Allegro
  • Willie Nelson’s 4th of July picnic 1974




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