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Calendar: Former POW to speak at VFW, Sheltering Tree fundraiser and more

Take a look at what's happening in Flagler County in the coming weeks.
by: Paige Wilson Community Editor

Friday, March 2

Art opening

Ocean Art Gallery will reveal St. Augustine artist Dara Dodson’s most recent acrylic paintings at an art opening on March 2. Photo courtesy of Frank Gromling

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Ocean Art Gallery, 206 Moody Blvd., Flagler Beach

Cost: Free

Details: Ocean Art Gallery will reveal St. Augustine artist Dara Dodson’s most recent acrylic paintings. The exhibit will run through March 31. First Friday’s “Music in the Park” will be across the street from the exhibit, continuing the entertainment.


Sunday, March 4

‘Veterans on Point’ radio show

When: 9:30-10 a.m.

Where: On-air on 1550 AM and 106.3 FM and live stream at

Details: Flagler County Veterans Services Officer David Lydon will host a WNZF radio talk show called “Veterans on Point.” The radio show is designed to give local veterans a voice – and a listen – to many issues and challenges that veterans and their families face, including information about the Veterans Administration and special events.


Sheltering Tree Fundraiser

When: Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.

Where: Elks Lodge #2709, 53 Old Kings Road N.

Cost: Tickets are $35 each

Details: The second-annual “Have a Heart for the Homeless” dinner and dance will raise money for the shelter assisting new, near or chronically homeless. Call 437-3258 ex. 105 or email [email protected] for tickets. Tickets are also available at Aimee’s Hallmark Shop at Palm Harbor Shopping Village in Palm Coast.


Monday, March 5

World Tennis Day

When: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Parkway

Cost: Free

Details: The whole family is invited to join the city for this annual tennis festival. Register at Call 986-2323.


March 9-11

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class

When: Friday 4-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive

Cost: $300 includes books, CPR mask and certification fee

Details: The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. Register at Call 986-2323.


March 12-16

Spring Break Camps

When: Parks and Recreation camp is 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tennis camp is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Frieda Zamba Pool classroom; Palm Coast Tennis Center

Cost: $75/week for Parks and Recreation camp; $150/week for tennis camp

Details: The city of Palm Coast is planning two spring break camps. The Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camp will be based at Frieda Zamba Pool classroom and the Youth Tennis Camp held at Palm Coast Tennis Center. Registration is open until the camps are full. The Parks and Recreation camp is for kindergarten to sixth grade. Tennis camp is for kids age 6 to 14. Visit


Wednesday, March 14

Former POW to speak

When: two separate sessions at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Where: VFW Post 8696, 47 Old Kings Road N.

Cost: Free

Details: Flagler American Legion Post 115 is sponsoring a visit and speech by Ret. USAF Capt. Bill Robinson, who was the longest held enlisted POW ever in Vietnam for seven and a half years. He’s the author of “The Longest Rescue.” Tickets are available at the Veterans Services Office, located on the first floor of the Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Boulevard, Bunnell. Free tickets are also available through the following local veterans organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans AMVETS, Military Officers Association of America and the Marine Corps League. Call 446-8696.

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