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Independent Book Publishing Workshop


ary Broughman, a career writer, editor and publisher, will host a

workshop, Independent Book Publish- ing: Six Steps to Success, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., November 12. Brough- man has helped many local authors

bring their works to the public. The workshop covers everything required to produce a high-quality book, including writing and structuring, edit- ing, design, production choices, distribution and marketing. Its intent is to give writers confidence and the basic tools needed to approach their publishing task with clarity.

Cost: $25 before Nov. 10; $30 after. Location: Daytona Yoga & Wellness Center, 820 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. For more information, call 386-243-0440 or visit

Music in the Park at Flagler Beach


lagler Beach’s monthly First Friday event series kicks off from 6 to 9 p.m., November 4, offering music, food and family fun. Flagler County-based acoustic band, Old Haw Creek, will perform live music ranging from classic rock and island tunes to southern rock and country.

Children can participate in making pine cone turkeys, and everyone can

sample the delights of the third annual Chili Cook-Off. The Wheels in Motion Club will display specialty automobiles, a variety of vendors will exhibit products and services, and a food court area will offer foods and beverages. The local merchants of Flagler Beach, along with the Flagler Beach Historical Museum, will extend their operating hours for the event.

Location: Veterans Park in Flagler Beach, S.R. 100 and A1A. Admission: free. For more information, call 386-517-2000, ext. 233, or visit

Gone Wild for Manatee Gift Adoptions

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ave the Manatee Club, a national nonprofit organization co-founded 30 years ago by singer- songwriter Jimmy Buffett, is offering manatee gift adoptions for the upcom- ing holiday season. An annual manatee adoption

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costs $25 and includes a color photo of a real manatee, an adoption certificate, biography, membership handbook and subscription to the Club’s newsletters, which feature updated reports on the manatees in the adoption program. Gift adop- tions are sent with a personalized holiday message. For a $35 tax-deductible donation, each new member will also receive Save the Manatee Club’s 2012 wall calen- dar, featuring spectacular manatee photos to enjoy through- out the year. All the manatees available for adoption can be viewed at Funds donated through the holiday gift adoptions help with manatee rescue, rehabilitation and release efforts; research; education and public awareness projects; conserva- tion work to protect manatees and their habitat; and pro- grams in the United States, Central and South America, the wider Caribbean and West Africa. Patrick Rose, aquatic biologist and executive director of

the club, says, “Adopting real Florida manatees for family and friends this holiday season is nature-inspired, thoughtful gift-giving that helps Save the Manatee Club increase con- servation and education efforts for these endangered marine mammals and their aquatic habitat. It also helps holiday shoppers stretch those often limited budgets.”

Location: 500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland. For more informa- tion, call 800-432-JOIN (5646) or visit

North Florida FolkFest T

he Florida Agricultural Museum and the North Florida Folk Network are partnering to present the inaugural North Florida FolkFest from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., November 12. The festival celebrates Florida’s songwriters and honors the dean of Florida folk music, Frank Thomas. A composer of more than 500 Florida songs and nine al-

bums, Thomas is a native of Clay County, where his ancestors settled in the late 18th century. His family’s direct connection with the land, his strong Florida heritage and his love of the state inspire his music. Thomas has received the Florida Hu- manities Council Golden Quill Award, as well as the Florida Folk Heritage Award and the Stetson Kennedy Foundation’s Fellow Man and Mother Earth Award. He has been a mentor and inspiration to many of Florida’s songwriters. Other musical artists that will perform include Jamie De-

frates, Al Scortino, Tom Shed, Susan Brown, Larry Mangum, Dale Crider and Paul Garfinkel. Mary K. Herron, director of development for the Florida Agricultural Museum, says, “Join us for an all-day concert of 25 local and touring folk acts that will be performing on four stages on the museum grounds. The festival stages will include the historic 1890s pioneer homestead, the dairy barn formerly belonging to Governor Millard Caldwell, and several of the restored 1930s-era citrus business buildings.”

Cost: $20 in advance, available at Location: Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Rd. N., Palm Coast. For more information, call 386-446-7630 or visit

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