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? August 8: Bobby Earl Gore, the 74-year-old Flagler Beach man accused of shooting his son at point blank range during an argument on April 30, and Dorothy Singer, the 52-year-old accused of shooting her husband, Charles Singer, and burying him in the couple’s west-Flagler backyard, are scheduled for pre-trial hearings before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse, at 9 a.m. Gore and Singer both were indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges. Gore is represented by a public defender.

Singer is represented by Junior Barrett.
? August 8: Artist’s panel at 6 p.m. ahead of the closing reception for “Work,” the art show sponsored by the Gargiulo Art Foundation, at the Flagler County Art League, at City Walk 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite 207C, Palm Coast. Seven professional artists are featured in the show, and you’ll get to meet and hear them at the panel discussion: Photographer Charlie Badalati, Fabric Artist Carol Baker and painters, Tom Gargiulo, Diana Gilson, Betty Jo Sansbury, JJ Graham and Petra Iston. There will be a closing ceremony from 7 to 8 p.m. with audience participation.

All events are open to the public and are free of charge. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.

1 p.m. Saturdays.

All proceeds benefit the Flagler County Art League and the Guargiulo Art Foundation’s Art in Public Places program. For more information call the Gargiulo Art Foundation at 386/446-0617 or visit
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9: A hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Courtroom 403 before Circuit Judge R. Lee Smith in the divorce case between Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland and former Sheriff’s Chief Deputy David O’Brien.

The scheduled two-hour hearing is to determine whether there are grounds for temporary alimony. Holland’s attorney claims there are based on exigent circumstances that go back to his and Holland’s claim that O’Brien raped her. See the background: “A Rape Allegation at Heart of Divorce Between Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland And Sheriff’s Ex-Chief Deputy.”
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9: The River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee meets at 3 p.m. at the River to Sea PTO offices, 2570 W. International Speedway Blvd., Suite 100 (Conference Room), Daytona Beach.
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9: Flagler Parkinson’s Support Group meets at the United Methodist Church, 1520 S. Daytona Avenue, Flagler Beach, at 1 p.m.

Kevin Farris with Helping Hands Family Chiropractic will discuss the benefits of using a chiropractor as it relates to Parkinson’s disease. For more information contact Jessica Butler at 386.872.1124 or
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9-12: The 2017 United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Lifeguard Championships is held on the beach behind the Ocean Walk Shoppes in Daytona Beach. The public is invited to watch the competitions from the beach.

Spectators should plan to arrive early. Parking is available at the Ocean Center parking garage for £1 per hour or £5 per day. The Junior Lifeguard Championship will be Aug.

9, while the adult competitions will take place Aug.

10-12. Events, which will occur from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., include board races, surf swims, surf boat races, beach flag and rescue races, running relays, iron man and iron woman competitions and a 2K beach run. The much-anticipated beach flags final competition is set for 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug.

? August 11: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce hosts a meet-and-greet with the three candidates short-listed to be the next president of the chamber, following Rebecca DeLorenzo’s departure in January. The gathering, for Chamber members, is to be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Chamber’s board room, 20 Airport Road, Suite C, in Palm Coast.
? August 11: The Flagler County Library continues the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Flagler County with a viewing of “The Life of Henry Flagler,” written by Muriel Levy and originally performed in the library in 2007. Based on the Les Standiford book, “The Last Train to Paradise,” the cast includes Ron Pokigo as Henry Flagler, the late Ed Moore as John D.

Rockefeller, Phil and Audrey Marcus (he as Flagler’s half brother Dan Harkness and she as his first wife Mary). Flagler’s other wives are played by Anne Nardi and Susie Baird and Dr. Anderson is portrayed by Ken Jones.

2 p.m.

2500 Palm Coast Pkwy. N.W., Palm Coast.
? August 11: Movies in the Park, 8:30 p.m. in Central Park at Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Families will enjoy a family friendly movie on the park’s giant outdoor movie screen.

Closed captioning is provided. This month’s feature: Kubo (PG). Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and snacks and invite your friends and neighbors to join you at this free, monthly family activity offered by Palm Coast Parks & Recreation and Flagler Schools.

More info: 386-986-2323.
? August 11-13: Jurassic Quest dinosaur exhibit returns to the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach ( Jurassic Quest is the largest exhibit of life-size, moving, museum-quality dinosaurs in North America.

The main dinosaur exhibit features realistic, life-size, animatronic dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of activities for kids of all ages. Activities include huge T-rex and triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover dinosaur bones, along with face painting, dinosaur crafts, and the Dino Bounce area with several dinosaur-themed inflatable mazes and even dinosaur rides. Admission starts at £18 for children, £29 for children’s VIP admission, £16 for adults and £14 for seniors.

Children under 2 are free. Law enforcement and military members and their families save £2 per ticket with identification. Exhibit hours are from 3 to 8 p.m.


11, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug.

12, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug.

13. For more information, visit
? August 12: Mixed martial arts showcase at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach ( Breakthrough MMA.

This high-energy, mixed martial arts event starts at 7 p.m., and tickets start at £30. Lightweight title fights to welterweight, bantamweight and middleweight fights. For more information, visit
? August 14: American Red Cross Whale Tales Water Safety Class, 11:15 a.m.-noon at Frieda Zamba Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast.

This program is taught to raise awareness of safe behavior in, on and around the water. The program is for young children ages 3-5, and is free. More info: 386-986-4741.
? August 15: 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, and enjoy free entertainment. This month’s beneficiary is Flagler Education Foundation. More info: or call 386-986-2323.
? August 15: Join local author Bill Ryan to learn about historic and interesting county sites on the monthly bus trip sponsored by the Flagler County Historical Society.

The bus leaves from the Holden House, 204 East Moody Boulevard in Bunnell at 10 a.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. The cost is £20 per person which does not include lunch at The Bull Creek Fish Comp. To make reservations please call 386-439-5003.
? August 17: The Inspired Mic, Palm Coast’s most daring and unpredictable open mic event, is scheduled for its monthly edition at The New Europa, European Village.

101 Palm Harbor Parkway, Unit 101, Palm Coast. Doors open at 6 p.m. and presenters begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are £10.50 advance, available at, or £15 at the door.

Tickets include one drink (beer, wine, soda, tea, water). The Inspired Mic is a production of Michael Ray King. The monthly event is scheduled for every third Thursday of the month.
? August 18-20: Seventh Annual Fall Home and Garden Show at the Ocean Center, 101 N.

Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach ( The Volusia County Fall Home and Garden Show offers thousands of square feet of exhibits where you’ll find the latest in products and services, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware and much more. Visitors can meet celebrity guest Skip Bedell, cohost of Spike TV’s “Catch a Contractor.” Other event highlights include landscape, gardening and water features; a complete selection of home improvement items; a new product zone; a kids’ zone; a pet zone where you can adopt pets; and other fun activities.

Show hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Aug.

18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug.

19, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug.

20. Admission is by cash or check only.

Adults (17 and older) are £7, seniors are £6, and children age 16 and under are free. Active duty military are £6 with valid ID. For more information, visit
? August 19: Enrollment Day at Daytona State College from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus gives students an opportunity to join the Falcon community and complete everything from admission to registration.

Students start by completing a Daytona State application, then meet with an Admissions Advisor and Financial Aid Counselor, take an assessment test (if applicable), meet with an Academic Advisor, and then lock in their schedule. Daytona Beach Campus, Wetherell Center (Bldg.

100), 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Students unable to attend Enrollment Day can take advantage of DSC’s extended registration hours for summer and fall classes, Aug.

7 through Sept.

1 at the Flagler/Palm Coast Campus from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, and at the Daytona Beach Campus from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday. For more information about the Enrollment Saturday event, e-mail or call (386) 506-4471. Details here.
? August 19: The Columbian Club of Palm Coast, a distant cousin of the Knights of Columbus, hosts its Midsummer Night’s Dream evening, featuring Captain Kirk, with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., £22 a person. Tickets available at the club 51 Old Kings Rd North Palm Coast, or call 386-446-5632.
? August 19: The Flagler County Republican Club is kicking off the 2018 electoral campaign with an 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. barbecue party at Princess Place Preserve, for £10 in advance, £15 at the door.

Visit for more information. Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, the Republican Party of Florida Chairman, will cut the ribbon on the 2018 Election Season at 2 p.m.

The event is emcee’d by Flagler County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin, with tours of the historic Princess Place House by retired Flagler Clerk of Courts Gail Wadsworth. Bring your best cake or pie and compete for a chance to take home top honors in the inaugural Blue Ribbon Cake & Pie Contest. Tickets here.
? August 21: For the first time since 1979, a total eclipse of the sun will cut a path across the center of the contiguous United States.

In Florida, you can see the eclipse beginning a little after 5 p.m., and stretching for two and a half hours or so, end to end. The next such eclipse will be in 2024 and 2044. Details of the eclipse here.
? August 24: Flagler School Superintendent James Tager is the featured speaker at the Common Ground breakfast presented by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd., Palm Coast. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Members can preregister for £25, day of is £30, Guests can attend for £35.
? August 25: Happy 101St Birthday National Park Service! Celebrate the anniversary of the National Park Service with free admission to the Castillo de San Marcos. Location: 1 S Castillo Dr., St.

Augustine, 32084. For more information, call (904) 829-6506 or visit
? August 26: First Aid and CPR/AED class all day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. This class is a 7-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. £5/person with pre-registration required by 9 a.m.


24. Sign up at More info: or 386-986-2300.
? August 26: The Columbian Club of Palm Coast, a distant cousin of the Knights of Columbus, hosts a Roaring Twenties dinner and dance party, with music by Debbie Owen and Tony T, with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., £25 a person.

Tickets available by calling Maria Laurent at 904/430-3381.
? August 26: Wine Walk and Art Walk, 10 to 5 p.m., New Smyrna Beach: Starting at 1 p.m., explore over 100 interesting wines inside local pubs, galleries and restaurants during this monthly progressive wine tasting event. Wine tasting passports are £25 and are available at Exit Realty (Flagler & Peninsula), at the tent at Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of Peninsula Drive and Flagler Avenue. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass.

Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for £5. Flagler Avenue will NOT be closed for this event, which takes place inside sponsor locations.

Starting at 10 a.m.,
nearly a dozen local and Florida artists scatter along Flagler Avenue at 12 retail locations. Artists change each month to offer a unique variety of fine art and crafts. Sponsored by for more information, please call (386) 428-1770.
? August 26: Kick International hosts a Florida State Championship at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach.

The event is devoted to youth and features a complete circuit of tournaments, camps and seminars designed to provide young martial artists with a safe, fair and motivating environment in which to test their skills. For event details, visit
? August 28: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club holds it monthly meeting. Doors open at 4:30 pm.

The first 90 minutes are set aside for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30 pm. 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 meetings. FCS&CC is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club, Inc., in Flagler County.

For more information please visit the club’s web site or email the president at
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9: 10th Annual Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup: This special event will pull together community volunteers to remove trash in and along the Intracoastal Waterway, its walkways and canals. Walkers can clean Palm Coast’s paths and trails, and boaters can work in saltwater canals and Intracoastal waters. The clean-up adventure will begin at 8 a.m.


9, at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast, where supplies will be distributed to commence the morning activities. Following the cleanup and trash drop-off, volunteers are invited back to Holland Park for refreshments and a special awards ceremony to recognize those who found the most unique trash. Pre-registration is available until Saturday, Aug.

19, on the Intracoastal Waterway Cleanup website,, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave, and at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Registration is also welcomed on event day at Holland Park, and on the website through noon Sept.

8, but supplies will be limited; volunteer packages with supplies are guaranteed only for those who pre-register by Aug.

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9-14: The Annual Palm Coast Senior Games: Adults ages 50+ can now sign up for this year’s Senior Games, offering competition in 11 sports. Registration is £15 and includes a T-shirt and participation in one sports event; participation in each additional sports event is £15.

Competition is offered in nine different age categories. To see the schedule and learn more, visit Registration can be accessed from the Senior Games website or directly at

Athletes may also register in person at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy., or at Parks & Recreation Department offices at Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast.
central florida free thought community? September 26: David Williamson, founder and President of the Central Florida Freethought Community and a plaintiff suing the Brevard County Commission for its overtly religious invocation policy, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Atlantic Coast Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Flagler County Public Library Main Branch, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast. The meeting is open to the public, all are welcome. There is no charge and no advance arrangements need be made.

For further information call 804-914-4460. (See the full complaint in the case, 6:15-cv-01098, and exhibits. The commission’s answer is here. See the Brevard prayer policy here.

See the transcript of the motion for summary judgment from March 17, 2017. See briefs by the plaintiff here and here, and by Brevard here.
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27: A re-hearing is scheduled before Circuit Judge Scott DuPont in the case of the Flagler Beach Marina v. the City of Flagler Beach (2010 CA 000456), brought by Howard Sklar, owner of the Marina. The two sides were close to a settlement until a breakdown in talks over a building Sklar no longer wanted to build on the property.

He is seeking the court’s clarification from a 2016 order. Absent a renegotiation or settlement, the hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 301 at the Flagler County Courthouse.
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29: The Young Professional Group of Flagler County, an organization under the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce, hosts a Farm-to-Table Dinner, presented by the Florida Farm Bureau of Flagler County. Produce and proteins from our local farms will be artfully prepared by local chefs.

The event will take place at WP Rawl & Jankowski Farms in Bunnell starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for youth programs in Flagler County, divvied up between the YPG’s own Youth Leadership Flagler program, the local Future Farmers of America and 4-H Youth Development programs and the high school culinary programs. All are invited.

Tickets are £100 per person. Price includes five-course meal, open bar and live entertainment. There are a limited number of seats being sold.

Please register online at
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9: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting several goliath grouper public workshops throughout the state starting July 31 to gather input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters. Fifteen workshops were scheduled between July and September, with the one closest to Flagler today in Jacksonville, from 5 to 8 p.m., Pablo Creek Regional Library, 13295 Beach Blvd. If you can’t attend, you may comment online here.

More details on the workshops here.
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11: Elizabeth Kolbert, author of “The Sixth Extinction,” is the featured speaker at the Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture Series, and will deliver a lecture, “On The Fate Of The Earth,” commemorating the 25-year anniversary of the publication of Schell’s book by that name, on the consequences of nuclear war.

Presented by The New School, at the 12th Street Auditorium, New York City.

Watch the previous lecture in the series, by Bill McKibben, here.


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  2. ^ Bobby Earl Gore (
  3. ^ A Rape Allegation at Heart of Divorce Between Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland And Sheriff’s Ex-Chief Deputy (
  4. ^ Rebecca DeLorenzo’s departure (
  5. ^ The Inspired Mic (
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  7. ^ Michael Ray King (
  8. ^ Enrollment Day at Daytona State College (
  9. ^ Details here (
  10. ^ here (
  11. ^ Details of the eclipse here (
  12. ^ Central Florida Freethought Community (
  13. ^ the full complaint in the case, 6:15-cv-01098 (
  14. ^ exhibits (
  15. ^ answer is here (
  16. ^ Brevard prayer policy here (
  17. ^ motion for summary judgment (
  18. ^ here (
  19. ^ here (
  20. ^ here (
  21. ^ breakdown in talks (
  22. ^ a 2016 order (
  23. ^ comment online here (
  24. ^ details on the workshops here (
  25. ^ Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture Series (
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