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Thursday, Dec. 1
Palm Coast Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
6 p.m., Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave. Free. See Santa’s and the Rotary Club of Flagler County’s annual Fantasy Lights display. Fantasy Lights will continue 6:30-9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 30. 986-2323 or, http://bit.ly/2g3IMjr.
That 60s show
7:30 p.m., Flagler Auditorium, 5500 State Road 100. Dress in 60s fashion to win prizes. Tickets are $29.50 for adults, $18.50 for youth. Tickets available at flaglerauditorium.org or at the box office.
Friday, Dec. 2
First Friday Holiday at the Beach
4-9 p.m., Flagler Museum free Downtown Walk (4 p.m.). Celebrate the museum’s 15th anniversary.
5:30 p.m., First Friday at Veterans Park, lighting of the tree with Mayor Linda Provencher, photos with Santa, and school bands.
Festival of trees
6 p.m., Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. Annual Festival of Trees and Wreaths, musical entertainment by the Formality Singers. 446-6763.
Saturday, Dec. 3
Breakfast with Santa
8 am. to noon, Palm Coast VFW Auxiliary, 47 Old Kings Road N. Pancake breakfast with Santa. Bring your camera and the entire family. Tickets sold at the door. $5, ages 12 to adult; $3, ages 3-11, and free for children 2 and younger. 446-8696.
PCAF ribbon cutting
Noon to 5 p.m., The Palm Coast Arts Foundation (PCAF), 1500 Central Ave. Ribbon cutting for outdoor performance stage. Fun, food, and fabulous entertainment. Free entertainment, includes, musicians, dancers, aerialists, and comedians Dean Napolitano and Rico Sita. Bring a chair.
Flagler Beach parade
1 p.m., The Holiday at the Beach Parade sponsored by the Rotary Club of Flagler Beach, Santa parachutes onto the beach, north of the pier. Bring a donation of new toys for children in need. Toys can be dropped off at the Flagler Beach Museum. After the parade, the Flagler Beach Fire Department will host a party with Santa. Children of all ages are welcome to take photos with Santa.
Day of worship
1-4 p.m., Church on the Rock, 2200 N. U.S. 1, Bunnell. Includes area church choirs. 437-9915.
Handel’s Messiah performances
4 p.m., Palm Coast United Methodist Church, 5200 Belle Terre Parkway. Performance by Festival Chorus with Bethune Cookman University Concert Chorale. Second performance, 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 with Chancel Choir Community Singers.
Sunday, Dec. 4
13th Annual Candlelight Service of Remembrance
4-6 p.m., Garden of Memory Mausoleum, 511 Old Kings Road S., Flagler Beach. For more information, 439-5400, website: www.craigflaglerpalms.com.
Monday, Dec. 5
Teddy Bear Picnic
10 a.m., Palm Coast Linear Park, 31 Greenway Ct. Children 2-5 can bring their favorite teddy bear for “Snow Much Fun.” Stories, games, crafts, and a snack. Free. Registration required by 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, www.palmcoastgov.com/register. 986-2323.
Monday, Dec. 5, 12, and Thursday, Dec. 15
Women’s Self Defense
6-8 p.m., Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway Three-part class for women, 12 and older, to learn effective methods to ward off attackers. Taught by Sgt. Michael Lutz of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. Free, space is limited. RSVP by 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, www.palmcoastgov.com/register. 986-2323.
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Hadassah gives Huggables
9:45 a.m., Flagler Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation, 300 S. Lemon St. Bunnell. Hadassah members visit patients at The Flagler Pines Nursing & Rehab, 300 S. Lemon St, Bunnell, to distribute 100 stuffed animals.
Right whale talk
10-11:30 a.m., Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway. Learn how to assist in the Right Whale Project. 904-461-4058.
Light of Love tree lighting ceremony
5:30 p.m., Florida Hospital Flagler, 60 Memorial Medical Parkway. Light of Love tree lighting ceremony to honor loved ones. Music by the Matanzas High School choir, Santa and Mrs. Claus, refreshments, and traditional lighting of Light of Love tree. Free to attend, $5 to include the name of a loved one. Benefits the hospital volunteer auxiliary. 586-4234.
Thursday, Dec. 8
Chez Jacqueline Fashion Show
5-7 p.m., Chez Jacqueline, 25 Palm Harbor Village W., suite 3. The Sisterhood of Temple Beth Shalom fashion show. RSVP, Elaine Fusco 503-0233.
Friday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 11
Community Chorus of Palm Coast holiday concerts
7 p.m., Friday; 4 p.m., Sunday, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 156 N. Florida Park Drive. Donations appreciated. 986-8899 or http://bit.ly/2g27XEV, for more information.
Saturday, Dec. 10
Wise Men gift extravaganza
8 a.m. to noon, Parkview Baptist Church, 5435 Belle Terre Blvd. Online registration available, at http://bit.ly/2fKGrZu, to reserve a shopping time. Crafts for children in Winter Wonderland, while the adults shop. 445-5440, or email [email protected].
Breakfast with Santa
9-11 a.m., Flagler Woman’s Club, 1524 S. Central Ave. Flagler Beach. Pancake breakfast with Santa. $5. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa, and donate an unwrapped gift for an elderly person for a raffle ticket. Proceeds benefit the Flagler Beach Police Department.
Christmas dinner and dance
6:30 p.m., Santa Maria del Mar, 915 N. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. Knights of Columbus Council 10514, Christmas dinner and dance. Music by Carl Monte and Nota. Open to the public. Tickets, $15 per person. Reservation and more information, 986-1163, or 569-1068. Proceeds benefit community service programs.
Palm Coast Starlight Holiday Parade & Event
4-6 p.m. Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave. Visits/photos with Santa, music, children’s activities.
7 p.m., Night-time parade.
Blue Moon Cat Christmas celebration
4-9 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd. Dinner, dancing and silent auction to benefit Blue Moon Cat Sanctuary. Tickets are $40 each. For tickets or information, call 781-929-1461.
Saturday, Dec. 17
5:45 p.m. Palm Coast Yacht Club Holiday Boat Parade on the Intracoastal. Entry deadline Friday, Dec. 9, at [email protected], or mailed to Capt. Ulis, 8 Vanderbilt Place, Palm Coast, FL 32164. Information and Entry Forms: Call Event Captain Robert Ulis at 283- 5166, or online http://bit.ly/2gnLvYa
Art & Culture
Friday, Dec. 2
Tim Rippey Christmas Dinner and Dance
5 p.m. doors open, 6 p.m. dinner, and music and dancing at 7 p.m., Palm Coast VFW 47 Old Kings Road N. Tickets are $18 each or two for $35. 446-8696.
Sunday, Dec. 4
The Flagler Art & Wine Shuttle
Noon to 6 p.m., shuttle registration at Ocean Art Gallery, 206 Moody Blvd. Shuttles visit Gallery of Local Art, Baliker Gallery, Hammock Wine & Cheese Garden, Art LaMay special display. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 day of event. Benefits Hope to Help Foundation. flagleroceanartgallery.com/shuttle (info about shutttle); vivotours.com/shuttle (where tickets can be bought);
https://www.facebook.com/events/322934898076748/. For more information, 793-8188.
Free calendar listings are available for nonprofit organizations in Flagler County. Send information, text rather than fliers please, two weeks before the event, or registration deadline, to [email protected] Deadline is 10 a.m. Mondays.