Palm Coast - Enjoy your morning coffee while you gain valuable information on a variety of health-related topics at Palm Coast Parks & Recreation Department's new Coffee Series. The new monthly series is sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler.

The Coffee Series will kick off Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 9-10 a.m. at Palm Coast City Hall Community Wing, 160 Lake Ave. Kim Smith from the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization will give a talk on WalkWise Florida. Smith will review pedestrian, bicyclist and driver safety tips and laws to keep us all safe.

The program is free, but registration is required at least 48 hours in advance (while space available) at:www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

In addition to the new Coffee Series, the New Year brings a new season of Parks & Recreation's popular monthly Lunch N' Lecture Series and Discover Trips to see attractions beyond Palm Coast. Registration for all three is now open through the City's new, easy-to-use Civic Rec online registration program.

Lunch N' Lecture

Join professionals during lunch for informational discussions, with lunch provided by Dominic's Deli. The program and light lunch are free, but registration is required at least 48 hours in advance (while space available) at: www.palmcoastgov.com/register. The Lunch N' Lecture Series is also sponsored by Florida Hospital Flagler.

Upcoming lectures are:

  • Friday, Jan. 19 - "Shopping Local and What's New in Palm Coast" with Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland
  • Friday, Feb. 16 - "Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW)" about driver's license and ID card information with Jamie Tally, Community Outreach Specialist for FLOW
  • Friday, March 16 - "The Aging Brain and Memory Loss" with Dr. Sharrell Cooper of Florida Hospital Flagler
  • Friday, April 20 - "Finding Life Beyond Earth" with Lee Bentzley, volunteer NASA Solar System ambassador

Discover Trips

Bring your friends or meet new ones on all-day adventures through Discover Trips. The registration fee includes round-trip motor coach transportation and admission fees for the attraction. Registration is first-come, first-served: www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

Upcoming trips include:

  • Friday, Jan. 26 - The Holy Land Experience in Orlando, leaving from Palm Coast City Hall at 8:30 a.m. and returning at approximately 5:30 p.m. Cost is $80.
  • Friday, Feb. 23 - Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens and Two Tales Elephant Ranch in Williston, leaving City Hall at 8 a.m. and returning at approximately 3 p.m. Cost is $60.
  • Friday, March 23 - Canaveral Locks Boat Tour and Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral, leaving City Hall at 9 a.m. and returning at approximately 5:30 p.m. Cost is $75.

More Dates for the Coffee Series

Additional dates for the new Coffee Series include:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 21 - "Digestive Health and Importance of GI Screening" with Dr. Joseph McKinley and Pam Grantham, ARNP, from Florida Hospital Flagler
  • Wednesday, March 21 - "Alzheimer Support Group" with Nicole Cella of Amedisys Home Health
  • Wednesday, April 11 - "It's All About YOU!" with Nicole Cella of Amedisys Home Health

The program is free, but registration is required at least 48 hours in advance (while space available) at:www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

For more information on any of these programs, please contact Palm Coast Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.