Things to do in Flagler County.
Friday, Aug. 3
National Watermelon Day
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy. NE
Details: Have a slice of watermelon and socialize with fellow watermelon enthusiasts. Free, but please pre-register at http://www.palmcoastgov.com/register. Call 986-2323.
Saturday, Aug. 4
2018 International World Qualifier Chili Cook-Off
When: noon to 5 p.m.
Where: European Village, 101 Palm Harbor Parkway
Cost: Free to attend
Details: HT Production Company has partnered with the International Chili Society to bring this event to Palm Coast. Attendees will be the judges. For $20, the VIP package includes unlimited tasting of people’s choice chili, craft beer samples and an official vote for a winner. For $5, guests can get five samples. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Teens in Flight, a local nonprofit.
Monday, Aug. 6
Save Flagler Beach Pets meeting
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Flagler Beach United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1520 S. Daytona Ave.
Details: Save Flagler Beach Pets will hold a meeting to discuss the dangers posed by bobcats. The public is invited. Speakers will include Susan Carroll-Douglas, a wildlife assistance biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; Gray Perkins, from community outreach at Animal Control; and Flagler Beach Mayor Linda Provencher.
Celebrate the Voting Rights Act of 1965
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Cultural Center, 4422 US 1 N.
Details: The African American Cultural Society, Inc., in conjunction with the Flagler County Branch of the NAACP, will host a 53rd-anniversary celebration of the Voting Rights Act. Signed on August 6, 1965, the Voting Rights Act is a landmark piece of federal legislation that prohibits racial discrimination in voting in the U.S. Speakers will include Kaiti Lenhart, Flagler County supervisor of elections, as well as a few young voters, to encourage greater citizen participation in elections and increased voter awareness.
Friday, Aug. 10
Movies in the Park
When: 8:30 p.m.
Where: Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave.
Details: Palm Coast Parks and Recreation and Flagler Schools will present “Beauty and the Beast.” Closed captioning is provided with the monthly movies.
Saturday, Aug. 18
Vietnam Veterans recognition luncheon
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8696, 47 Old Kings Rd. N.
Cost: Free for Vietnam Veterans
Details: There will be lunch, music, video of the Bob Hope USO shows in Vietnam and guest speaker Melvin Morris, winner of the congressional medal of honor. All Vietnam Veterans are invited as free guests; other guests will be charged $10 to attend. Call Tom Piekarski to RSVP at 597-2756 or (631) 521-5330.