Other events include a Black History reality program, a trip to the movies, a new board for the Portuguese American Cultural Society, and an African American Entrepreneur field trip.
The 7th annual Hot n’ Spicy Festival will be at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Road N., from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18.
The festival is the perfect place to find spicy food from local restaurants and craft beer. Slickwood will open the show at 11:30 a.m., followed by Johnny Matanzas and the Hombres will entertain from 2-4 p.m., and there will be a parrot show, racing pigs and tours. There will also be vendor booths.
Cost is $5 per person. Canned and non-perishable food items will be accepted on behalf of Feed Flagler, a program that helps those in need in the county. Bring a chair to kick back and enjoy the music. Closed toed shoes walking shoes are recommended.
Youth Black History Reality program
The African American Cultural Society will have a Youth Black History Reality Program at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19 a t the center, 4422 N. U.S.1. The event is free and open to the public.
As part of the program, the African American Cultural Society will award scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and community service.
Scholarship deadline application is May 1. For more information, or to get an application email [email protected]. Donations for the scholarship fund may be made online at www.aacspc.eventbrite.com or sent to AACS, P.O. Box 350607, Palm Coast, FL 32135-0607. For more information contact Jeanette Wheeler at 302-0441.
Portuguese American Cultural Center names new Board of Directors
On February 8 in a General Assembly presented the new board.
General Assembly: President Eddie Branquinho ; Vice President João Mariano; Secretary Serapião Reis
Executive Board of Directors: President Anthony Joseph Pinto; Vice Presidents - António Macedo and Augusto Polónio; treasurer Rosa Peixoto; secretaries – Pam Marques and Elizabeth Pereira.
Auxiliary Directors: Alice Polónio, Alzira Garrido, António e Maria Ruivo, Artur Maiato, Carlos e Toni Borges, Cláudio Morais, Fernando DaSilva, Gracinda França, Joaquim Camacho, Joaquim Gonçalves, John e Maria Melo, José e Rosa Fragoso, Lucilia DeAlmeida, Luis e Fatima Ferreira, Luis e Maria Lemos, M. Conceição Andrade, Manuel Pereira, Margarida Da Cruz, Maria João Goulart, Mário Ferreira, Rosemarie Cardoso, José Malheiros, Virginia Cambedo
Fiscal Committee: President Alice Barbosa; Vice President Ana Paula De Almeida; secretary – Dina Branquinho
Disciplinary Committee: Kenny Gonçalves, Jack Ataide, Joaquim Gonçalves
Sorority Emphasizes STEM for Girls
The members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Delta Omega Chapter hosted a private viewing party of “Hidden Figures” at the Epic Theatre of Palm Coast for students in the Flagler County Schools African American Mentoring Program, A-Game Camp, and ASCEND Network.
The film was in part a celebration of Black History Month but more importantly stressed the contributions and significance of women in STEM programs.
One of the key figures, Mary Johnson, the mathematician in the movie, is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and was honored by President Obama with a 2016 Medal of Honor. More than 75 students and mentors filled the auditorium for the viewing and discussion that followed. Theresa Waters is local AKA President. Members Hazel Lockett, Gerri Dillon, Phyllis Pearson, Thea Hines-Jones, Marva Jones, Sue Fray, Janice Jacob and Myra Valentine helped to coordinate the event.
AAE takes students to University of Florida
African American Entrepreneur Club sponsored a field trip to the University of Florida’s Center of Entrepreneurship and
Innovation Center on Monday, Jan. 23. Students from the Future Problem Solvers and African American Mentor program at Flagler Palm Coast High School