Feb. 17 marketplace will focus on local women of color

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Flagler County Sheriff Office (FCSO) Commander Althea Civil prepares to swear in the 2019-2020 Flagler County NAACP Executive Committee. First row, left to right: Carol Gaines, secretary; Dr. Phyllis Pearson, Education chair; Barbara Goss, first vice president; Jeroline McCarthy, Press and Publicity chair. Second row, left to right: Blanche Valentine, Community Affairs chair; FCSO Commander/Liaison David Williams, at-large; James T. Lee, at-large; Eric Josey, Legal Redress chair; William McLeod, Armed Services and Veterans Affairs chair; Sonia White, Women in NAACP (WIN) chair; John White, at-large; Orlando Johnson, Economic Development chair; Marian Howell, Freedom Fund chair; and Ernest Voyard, second ice president. Not shown due to a medical emergency were Linda Sharpe Matthews, president; and Donald Matthews, treasurer.

LaToya Taite Headspeth of the Naturals of Palm Coast will present “The Colour Collective II,” a melanin-curated marketplace on Feb. 17.

For women of color by women of color, it’s 4 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 U. S. 1 North, Palm Coast.

Be delighted by a vendors’ marketplace, live entertainment, live hair-styling demos, a fashion preview, giveaways, and more.

The entry fee is $5.
For further details, call 386-742-2510, or email naturalsofpc@gmail.com.

‘Tolton’ play explores life of Black priest

“Tolton” captures the African-American experience from slave to priest on Feb. 11, 7 p.m., at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast.

Saint Luke Productions uses live theater for Jim Coleman’s performance in the story of Father Augustus Tolton, born a slave in Missouri in 1854.

A news release mentions that after the Civil War, his family settled in Quincy, Illinois, where he attended the parish school despite objections from the community.

Although he felt a call to the priesthood, he was rejected by American seminaries, and, instead, was sent to study in Rome.

Tolton was ordained in 1886 and assigned to return to the United States as a missionary priest.

He served most of his ministry in Chicago, where he founded St. Monica Catholic Church as a national Black parish.

Father Gus, as he was called, was known for his “eloquent sermons, beautiful singing voice, and his talent for playing the accordion.”

Father Gus was 43 years old when he passed away in 1897.

Admission to “Tolton’’ is $10 per person; $15 per family.

For tickets and other details, call 386503-0202 or 386-445-2246.

February events include art, poetry, fashion

Artists Lawrence and Eyrk Green will transform their art into a display for the entire month of February – beginning Feb. 2, 5 to 9 p.m., at 67 West Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

In addition, special events will be happening at the Gold Leaf Coffee Shop, 17 West Granada Blvd., beginning Feb. 2, 5 p.m., in an opening party and appetizers. It will feature Imani Kinshasa with poetry, and Maria with her drummer from the Heavenly Warriors.

Feb. 9: BB’s Boutique by Paco will have it “going on” in an African Fashion Show with fashion commentator Imani from 1 to 3 p.m.

Feb. 16: In the oral art of the spoken word will be historian/author Mike Brown from 1 to 2 p.m.

Feb. 23: From Dante Productions, vocalists Diana Lewis and Lois Williams will present the musical expression of song, beginning at noon.

The public is invited to attend and link up for Black History Month.

Valentine’s event to feature

Bell and Barnes Celebrating love and affection, vocalist Alvin Bell – with a special appearance by vocalist Toney Barnes – will perform at a Valentine’s dinner.

That’s Feb. 9, 4 p.m., sponsored by First (AME) Church Music Ministry.
Tickets are $25 per person.

The church, 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast, can be reached for tickets at 386-446-5759.

Retired firefighters plan Cuba trip

Be on top of the world when you join the Vulcans Club for five nights of sailing to Cuba and Key West aboard Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas.

It’s a fundraising event for the Vulcans’ Retired Firefighters Men’s Club of Florida. That’s June 1 through June 6.

The Vulcans have things mapped out to spend Day 1 in Miami; Day 2 at sea; Day 3 in Key West; and Days 4 and 5 in the port of call in Havana; and for a return on Day 6 to Miami.

Oceanview cabin fares begin at $619, and the inside cabin fares begin at $539.

Call for the pricing of the junior suites with a balcony.

A $100 deposit per person is required.
Taxes and fees of $130.58 per person are additional and subject to change. Rates per person are based on double occupancy.

Valid passports and Cuban visas are required to travel to Cuba, and the visas are $75 per person.
For more details, call 386-445-0007.


As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted, the prodigal son, or daughter, and the bereaved.


Birthday wishes to Esther Hamilton, Sondra Henderson, Loretta Bryant, Eleanor McCray Francis, and Dr. James Cauley, Jan. 31; Kionie Jordan, Feb. 2; Shirley Ruth, Feb. 3; Chloe’ Malloy, Jacqualine Whyte, and Bernice Moore, Feb. 5.

Happy anniversary to Lenny and Vivian Rowe, Feb. 5.


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