The Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), Inc. celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with regard to Chapter 86 of the Flagler Beach Disabled American Veterans, which takes in Flagler County.
Under President Sue Fray’s leadership, the sorority prepared and served dinner to 20 veterans, their guests, and others at Chapter 86.
Commander Alfonsa Phillips, service officer of the Disabled American Veterans chapter, expressed sincere gratitude and appreciation for the recognition.
The veterans reflected on years of service from their respective military branches while enjoying the fellowship of the hostesses.
‘Race’ continues Feb. 21-23
Switching gears, the drama, “Race,” made its way to the City Repertory Theatre, and many thanks to Director Assistant Melissa Arnold for telling me about the performance.
The play, written by David Mamet, made its New York debut in 2009 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It touts a cast in Palm Coast, featuring John Pope, Tony Felton, Phillipa Rose and Jonathan Haglund. It credits director John Sbordone and light designer Jim Lynam. Lucy Davis, mother of Army Wives’ actor Wendy Davis, is listed among the board of directors.
Sbordone writes “…I want to give praise to this hard-working cast, all of whom were conscripted at the 11th hour to bring you this drama. Tony Felton, in particular, felt so strongly about this show that he made time to rehearse between two jobs and his active family life…”
The play embarks upon a journey where Mamet writes: “Race is the most incendiary topic in our history, and the moment it comes out, you cannot close the lid on that box.” Mr. Mamet further scribes that the “theme is race and the lies we tell each other on the subject.” Be prepared for mature subject matter and language.
The turnout Sunday garnered Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts, his wife, Priscilla; attorney Sid Nowell, his wife, Sharon; former “Motown and Mo’ ‘’ director Carlos Ann Butler, and Bill Settles and his wife, Donna. Also stepping out were Emma Adams, Olivia Braxton, Sandra Nurse, Jackie Wallace Gonzalez, Mavis Krause, among other theatregoers.
Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15, students. The remaining shows are set for Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.; and Feb. 23, 2 p.m. For ticket information, call 386-585-9415.
The City Repertory Theatre of Hollingsworth Gallery is located in the City Marketplace at 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast.
Flagler NAACP meets Feb. 25
The Flagler County NAACP will hold its Feb. 25 general membership meeting at 6 p.m. at the African-American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. 1, Palm Coast.
Everyone is invited to learn of the undertakings of the branch. For further details, contact the NAACP at 386-446-7822.
Florida Friends for Obama plans rally Feb. 22
Florida Friends for Obama will present President Barack Obama’s Year of Action Plan in a rally on Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Belle Terre and Pine Lakes Parkway, located down from Mother Seton Catholic Church.
The organization will say yes to giving America a raise, giving the unemployed a chance for equal pay, and taking a stance on gun control.
Organization president Loyce Nottage Allen requests participants bring a canned food item for donation to the local food pantry. She also requests that participants bring rally signs.
For further information, contact Allen at 609-412-4049.
As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted and bereaved.
Birthday wishes to: The Rev. Gillard S. Glover, Feb. 20; Desiree Quarterman, Feb. 21; Shauntice Shephard, Feb. 25; Renata McCarthy, Feb. 26.
Happy anniversary to: James and Ruby Sims, Feb. 20; Roy and Gloria Benjamin, Feb. 25.