The daily cartoon and the live briefing: Saturday July 9, 2022

Time: Scattered fog this morning. Mostly cloudy with a slight risk of thunderstorms. Slight chance of showers this morning, then likely showers this afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with a slight risk of thunderstorms in the evening. Wet with lows in the upper 70s. Southerly winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

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Flagler Beach Saturday Farmer’s Market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Wickline Park, 315 South 7th Street, featuring prepared meals, fruits, vegetables, artisan goods and local arts from more than 30 local merchants. The marketplace is hosted by Flagler Strong, a non-profit organization.

Family Building Lab: We provide the blocks, you provide the imagination! We invite families with children of all ages to come explore with our legos, straws, keva boards and more to design and build with STEM-based play. Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast, 10 a.m. to noon.

Water|Ways, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program, opens today at the African American Museum and Cultural Center of Florida (AACS), in the museum’s Founders Gallery, 4422 N. US Hwy 1, Palm Coast. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. A keynote presentation by Robert Whiting is scheduled for 1 p.m., with an artists’ reception at 4 p.m. There will also be food trucks and a cash bar. The exhibition is free. The exhibition runs from July 9 to September 3, 2022. See details here.

Auditions for the After School Drama Program at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation: Florida-certified drama teacher Sheila Clouse leads auditions July 9 at 9 a.m. for an after-school drama program that will run during the school year. Auditions will be held at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation Stage at 1500 Central Avenue near the Epic Theater. The program includes theater games, snacks, homework and performances. This program offers performance skills for absolute beginners, including but not limited to stage positions, staying open, projecting, creating characters, and annotating a script. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to participate in beginner performances including tableau, talent show, pantomime and improvisation. The program will also feature shows for parents at the end of each term and a fairy tale show at the end of the school year with full costumes and makeup. Classes begin August 10, 2022 and follow the Flagler County school calendar daily through May 26, 2023, on stage at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation. Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. each school day. Students in grades 2 through 5 are invited to audition. The cost of participation is $300/month, from August to May.
For questions regarding the program, please call Sheila at 218-235-1824.

Auditions for the award-winning musical “Oliver!” will take place at the Flagler Playhouse, 301 E Moody Blvd, Bunnell, on July 9, 10 and 11 at 6:30 p.m. The audition schedule is as follows:
Saturday July 9e – Hearings for children 8-15 YEARS
Sunday July 10e – Auditions for those 16 AND OVER
Monday July 11e – Auditions for those 16 AND OVER and reminders as needed
Everyone who auditions must prepare a song from the show. An attendant is available as well as a CD player. If you plan to use music from your phone, please bring your own speaker. All actors will be invited to read the scripts provided. There will be a brief movement audition, so dress accordingly. Show dates are September 23-25, 30, October 1-2, and October 7-9. Rehearsals will generally take place Sunday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m. starting Thursday, July 14e. ” Olivier ! is a great musical with many roles for all ages. The production will be directed by Les Ober with musical direction by Jens Oliva and choreography by Terri Williams. Please direct your questions to [email protected]

Grace Community Pantry, 245 Education Way, Bunnell, drive-thru open today 10am-1pm. The pantry is hosted by Pastor Charles Silano and Grace Community Food Pantry, a disaster relief agency in Flagler County. Feeding Northeast Florida helps local children and families, seniors, and active and retired military members who struggle to put food on the table. Working with local grocery stores, manufacturers and farms, we take high-quality food that would normally go to waste and turn it into meals for those in need. The Flagler County School District provides space for much of the pantry storage and operations. Call 386-586-2653 to help, volunteer or donate.

Notably : Today is Carver Day, commemorating the life of George Washington Carver, whose Carver Center is named after Bunnell. From Tuskegee University: “Dr. Carver took a holistic approach to knowing, which embraced faith and research in a unified quest for truth. Carver also believed that engagement with a larger reality was necessary if science and technology were to serve human needs rather than the egos of the powerful. His belief in service was a direct result and expression of his marriage of pursuit and commitment. One of his favorite sayings was: “It’s not the style of clothes you wear, or the type of car you drive, or the amount of money you have in the bank, that matters. It’s simply service that measures success.Today is also the anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment, which the Supreme Court has applied for decades more to protect businesses than to protect individuals.

Now this: Happy birthday Ottorino Respighi.

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