FRIDAY, Jan. 4
Roar Before The Rolex 24 sports car testing: Sports cars from the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge will be testing the 3.56-mile road course on Jan.4-6 at Daytona International Speedway, in preparation for the 51st anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 26-27. Tickets for the Roar Before The Rolex 24 are $15 and can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com, or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or at the gate.
Movies on the Halifax: "The Lorax" will be shown at 8 p.m. at Rockefeller Gardens, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. The event is free to the public. Participants are asked to bring a blanket or a chair. For more information, call (386) 676-3216.
F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival: This event will be Jan. 4-5 at City of Daytona Beach-Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George Engram Blvd. There will be an Author Meet and Greet, featuring poet Milton McCulloch of Deltona. He is the author of "A State of Life, Man, Woman, Child" and will read from his works at 7:30 and 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4. Also featured that evening is artist Anthony Anderson of DeLand. Cost for the evening: is $20, which includes refreshments. For Saturday, Jan. 5, the entry fee is $3. Featured authors include Janis Kearney, the former diarist for President Bill Clinton and author of several books, including her latest "Daisy Bates." Mrs. Kearney will give her presentation at 10 a.m. Judge Hubert L. Grimes, was elected as a Volusia County Court judge in 1988 and was appointed to the circuit bench in 1999. He also is the author of "How To Keep You Child From Going to Jail." Judge Grimes will give his presentation at 11:30 a.m. The Re v. Riva Tims is the Pastor of Majestic Life Church, 6782 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, and author of "When It all Falls Apart." Pastor Tims will give her presentation at 1 p.m.
First Fridays Night Market: This event will be held from 5-9 p.m. at Hawks Park in Edgewater. More than 25 vendors will be selling a wide variety of products from custom jewelry to handmade crafts, organic lotions, handcrafted soaps, skincare and cosmetics, kitchenware, handbags, scarves, artwork and more. The market is also a great place to pick up your fresh produce, fresh seafood, baked goods, and homemade jams and jellies.
SATURDAY, Jan. 5
Golden Spike Rail Show & Sale: This show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Sunday, Jan. 5-6, and will showcase hundreds of model trains and railroad antiques in the Tommy Lawrence Arena. Popular train models include Lionel, American Flyer, LGBM, Marklin and many more. Admission to the show and sale is $8; children 12 and younger are admitted free. Visit http://www.gserr.com/ for $1-off admission coupon, or for more information, call (813) 949-7197
Miniatures Show: A flea market sale of doll's houses and miniatures presented by Daytona Ideal Miniature Enthusiasts will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lakeside Community Center, 1999 City Center Circle, Port Orange. Miniature items, large and small, are made and/or donated by club members. Admission is $5 for adults, no charge for children. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, call (386) 717-8001.
Gateway Center for the Arts: Mary Love Dance Project, a nationally recognized, professional, contemporary dance company will perform the world premiere of Light/Dark at 7 p.m. at The Gateway Center for the Arts, 888 N. U.S. 17/92, DeBary. Tickets are $12 for members, $15 for advance and $18 at the door. For more information, call (386) 668-5553 or visit www.gatewaycenterforthearts.org.
SUNDAY, Jan. 6
Concert: The "Star of Wonder" concert of music for the Day of Epiphany will be at 3:30 p.m. at Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road. The concert is presented by Directors of Music Norris Williams, baritone and Barbara Larson, organ & piano. The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be received. There will be a reception immediately following the concert in the Haddad Fellowship Center at the church. For information, call the church at (386) 441-0300.
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K or 10K Walk at 1 p.m. at Daytona Beach City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. This event is $3. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9
Music for Prayer and Meditation: The instrumentalists of Music for Prayer and Meditation and the Port Orange Ministerial Association, invite you to a half hour of beautiful music each Wednesday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, 751 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange. The half-hour is an opportunity to experience an oasis of silent prayer and meditation accompanied by comforting sounds of the musicians. Judy Brown will perform Jan. 9. Rick Shaw will perform Jan. 16.
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Fun Walk at 6 p.m. at Cassen Park, 1 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Free Concert: The community is invited to a free concert by an A Cappella group from Brigham Young University at Temple Beth-El at 7:15 p.m. at 579 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach, sponsored by the temple and the Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties.
THURSDAY, Jan. 10
Poetry: Poetry Brothers return to Arts On Douglas. Bob Calabrese and Dan Pels, cut up, act out, play it cool and rant and rave in an act that owes its roots to the old Blues Brothers. But instead of a John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd jazz send up, audiences at Arts on Douglas in New Smyrna Beach will get verbal antics and fireworks. The Atlantic Center for the Arts is sponsoring this return engagement -- with all new poems and jokes -- after standing-room only attendance at the last presentation. The performance will wail at 6:30 p.m. at the Arts on Douglas Gallery, 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach. It is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so it is recommended patrons arrive early as there will be no reservations. For more information, call (386) 427-3029 or (386) 846-7966.
Opera Video Club: The club will show "Madame Butterfly" by Puccini sung in Italian with English subtitles at noon at the Daytona Beach Shores Council Chambers' Activity Room, 3048 S. Atlantic Ave. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 767-6967.
Genealogical Society: The Halifax Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium, 30 S. Beach St. The speaker will be genealogist Ann Mohr Osisek. The program will be "Marching through the Files -- Importance of Military Records." The monthly genealogical class follows the general meeting. January's topic is "Where to begin? Using Ancestry.com effectively." For information, call (386) 672-3806.
"Anything Goes:" The Ormond Beach Senior Theatre Workshop will present "Anything Goes," music and lyrics by Cole Porter at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11-12 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 13. The performance will be at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Cost is $15. Reserve tickets are $15. For more information or for tickets, call (386) 676-3375.
Ragtime Pianist: Bob Milne, a ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist, will perform at Coronado Community United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. Mr. Milne is an active "Musical Ambassador" for the United States Department of State, and has performed in this capacity for members of the Swiss Parliament at the U.S. Embassy in Berne, as well as numerous times in Japan. The community is invited to this concert in the church's sanctuary at 201 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Parking is available on Columbus Avenue. The concert is free, but an offering will be taken for the benefit of the performer. For more information, call (386) 428-6252.
Gem show: The annual Tomoka Gem & Mineral Show & Sale returns to the Fairgrounds. The show, "Fossils and Gems of the Southeast United States," will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in Tommy Lawrence Arena at the Volusia County Fair Grounds in DeLand. Admission is $4.
Day in Florida History: This event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at DeLeon Springs State Park. Highlights of the day include living history demonstrations of various periods in Florida's history, including early Native Americans, Spanish, British, Seminole War, Pioneers, Plantation Life, Civil War and a Cow Camp. Enjoy live music, antique tractors, and visit displays from local museums and historical societies. Regular park entry fees apply -- 6 per car, 2-8 people, $4 for single occupant. For more information, call (386) 985-4212.
Walk The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Fun Walk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Chorus Performance: Harmony Sound Waves, a Women's A Capella Chorus will be perform at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at St. Peter the Fisherman Church, 4220 Saxon Drive, New Smyrna Beach. Tickets are $5 and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (386) 428-2352.
Telescope workshop and star tour: At Deep Creek Preserve, from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, astronomy teacher Dr. Hugh Ward will explain how to set up and use telescopes. He'll point out constellations, bright stars, planets, star clusters, and Messier objects and explain how to move from one celestial object to another. Bring a folding chair, flashlight and telescope if you have one. Deep Creek Preserve is at 964 S. State Road 415, halfway between New Smyrna Beach and Deltona.
Love Letters: Love Letters by A.R. Guerney, starring Annie Gaybis and Robert O. Dimsey, will be performed Jan. 18-20 at the Daytona Playhouse. Love Letters is a Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominated play by A. R. Gurney. A unique and imaginative theatre piece comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down. Performance times at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the box office from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or two hours before each show. For more information, call (386) 255-2431 or visit daytonaplayhouse.org.
Daytona Beach Vegetarian Society: On Jan. 19, join the society for part two of the journey of switching to plant-based eating. The society will show the newly released extended portion of "Forks Over Knives" at 2 p.m. There will be vegan food on hand to sample and information to take home. This is a free event and will be at the Port Orange Library.
Taste of DeLand: West Indiana Avenue in DeLand will become an outdoor café on Saturday, Jan. 19, with the Taste of DeLand. More than 25 area restaurants will participate. There also will be music and prizes. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets may be purchased from MainStreet DeLand Association, 100 N. Woodland Blvd., Suite 4 or visit mainstreetdeland.org
Walk The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K or 10K Walk at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Central Park, 600 Hammock Lane, Ormond Beach. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Fun Walk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Sunrise Park, 1120 Riverside Drive, Holly Hill. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
IMAGES: The 37th annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts will be Jan. 25-27. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 1 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Park and historic downtown Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. The event is free. There will be a patron dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. For more information, call (386) 423-4733 or visit imagesartfestival.org
Fabulous Hubcaps: Allengang Entertainment will present The Fabulous Hubcaps, performing favorite '50s and '60s rock-n-roll hits, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $40 for VIP, or $30 and $35 for general admission. Tickets are on sale at the box office at 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach.
Taste of the 24: Racing enthusiasts from around the world and local residents alike will converge on Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 26 for the fourth annual Taste of the 24. The event, which benefits The NASCAR Foundation and the Daytona State College Foundation, features a blend of food from 24 of the area's finest restaurants, a cigar bar, live jazz and a chance to win a Rolex watch. Taste of the 24 will take place in the Backstretch Grandstand Corporate Suites from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, during the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Tickets are $95 per person and include premier event parking, Taste of the 24-event admission, a weekend pass to the Rolex 24 at Daytona with Sprint FANZONE access. Tickets for children 12 and younger may be purchased at the door for $24. Seating will be limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit nascar.com/unites, call (386) 310-5742 or e-mail the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Antique Show & Sale: This event will take place on Friday through Sunday, Jan. 25-27, at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. Adult admission is $6 on Friday, and $4 Saturday and Sunday, while children are admitted free. Event times are from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (904) 755-2586.
Senior Expo: This event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. The public is invited to meet local business representatives and learn about companies' products and services available in the community. Giveaways, health screenings, entertainment and more are part of the free admission.
25 percent solution to save our cities: This group will demonstrate from 4 to 5 p.m., each Tuesday outside the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. For more information, contact paf1222@ bellsouth.net.
American Legion Post 17: Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. each Sunday. Spaghetti, salad and garlic bread is served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. each Thursday. Post 17 is at 619 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.
American Legion Post 120: The post features monthly dinners and activities for members and guests. Monday is bar bingo at 6:30 p.m. with burgers and fries available. Tuesday is Wii Bowling with tacos available. The first and third Wednesdays feature prime rib and barbecue ribs respectively, and Friday's are dinner, dancing and karaoke, (featuring Danny's famous fish fry on the second Friday of the month). Menus and prices vary and reservations are recommended for Wednesdays and Fridays. The post is at 461 Walker St., Holly Hill. For more information and dinner times, call the post at (386) 258-5275.
American Legion Post 270: Each Monday from 5-7 p.m. is taco night. Wednesday wings are served from 5-7 p.m. Each Friday from 5-7 p.m. is a fish fry. Post 270 is at 119 Howes St., Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 788-6800.
American Legion Post 276: Wednesday night is bingo from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The first Thursday of every month is spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m. The second Friday of every month is horse racing and every Saturday dinner is served from 5:30-7 p.m. Call for reservations and entertainment. For more information, call (386) 263-2431.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 285 Edgewater: The auxiliary hosts Quarters Up Bingo every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 285 in Edgewater. All proceeds go to veterans, youth and children. Open to the public. The post is at 4497 S. U.S. 1, Edgewater.
AMVETS Post 2: The rider's group will meet at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of each month, with a ride following the meeting. The post serves dinner on Fridays. A spaghetti dinner will be served on Friday. The post is at 2111 S. U.S. 1 in Edgewater. For more information, call (386) 402-7602.
Arthaus: The 7th annual "Wee Create" Kindergarten Only Student Art Exhibit opened Dec. 13 in the ArtHaus Gallery, at 3840 Ridgewood. A selection of kindergarten artwork gathered from 12 area elementary schools will be displayed in the ArtHaus Gallery until Jan. 18. This selection of artworks by Volusia County kindergarten art students is an inspiring display of young artists' talent and potential. ArtHaus welcomes the community and admission is free. For more information, visit www.arthaus.org or call (386) 767-0076.
The Casements: The Casements is the former winter home of John D. Rockefeller and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This historic home is now owned by the city of Ormond Beach and serves as a civic and cultural center, sponsoring creative experiences for all ages. The home is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The Casements Guild, a non-profit organization made up of volunteers, provides free guided tours 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Donations are gratefully accepted. The Guild volunteers also operate the Gift Shoppe where a variety of souvenirs and unique items can be purchased. Additionally, the home and Rockefeller Gardens are available for private events or weddings. This historical property is at 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-3216 or go to www.thecasements.net.
Cracker Creek's Pirate Cruise: Featuring the Pirates of Spruce Creek, cruises are at 1 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday at 1795 Taylor Road, Port Orange. Costumed pirates create a live, interactive experience as young buccaneers learn navigation, pirate weaponry, knotting or rope tying and pirate lingo, all the while searching for the lost treasure at Spruce Creek. Pre-registration is required by calling (386) 304-0778. Canoe and kayak launch and rentals, guided eco-history pontoon boat tours and golf cart tours of the conservation nature trails also are available. For more information, visit the website at OldFloridaPioneer.com or send an e-mail to crackercreek@OldFloridaPioneer.com.
Cruise night: East Coast Cruisers host a cruise night from 4-8 p.m. the second Saturday of each month on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach.
Daytona Metropolitan Bridge Club: Duplicate Bridge is played Monday through Saturday at 600 Driftwood Ave., Daytona Beach. For the schedule, call (386) 255-7744 or visit DaytonaBridge.org.
Deltona Women's Club: Bunco is held the first Friday of the month. The donation is $10. Weekly dances are the second, third and fourth Friday of the month from 6-10 p.m. Donation is $5. The public is welcome. The Deltona Women's Club is at 1049 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona. For more information, call (386) 574-2311.
Democracy Now: Internet news with Amy Goodman will be presented at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday at Unitarian Universalist Society, 56 N. Halifax Ave., Ormond Beach. News and analysis will be covered. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. The public may attend.
Downtown Arts District Gallery Walk: Canal Street Historic District galleries feature monthly solo and group exhibitions, artist talks and live music. Stroll the district from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Admission is free. The Canal Street Historic District is in downtown New Smyrna Beach. For information, visit canalstreetnsb.com or call (386) 547-4038.
Edgewater Farmer's Market: The Farmer's Market is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., each Saturday at 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave., (corner of U.S. 1 and Turgot Avenue). For booth space, call (386) 424-2485.
Edgewater Fire-Rescue Bingo: Games begin at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the Fire-Rescue Association Fire Hall, 2616 Hibiscus Drive. Two games have $100 jackpots. The facility is non-smoking. Snacks and soft drinks are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Fire-Rescue Association's various causes. For more information, call (386) 424-2445.
Elks: The Elks Lodge, 820 W. Park Ave., Edgewater, serves lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday to Friday, soups, salad and sandwiches are served. The lodge holds a spaghetti dinner with or without meatballs or sausage from 5-7 p.m., each Tuesday. Cost is $7 per person. Dinner and dances are held from 5-10 p.m. each Friday. Entrees start at $7.50 and up. The facility is non-smoking, food and soft drinks are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Elks' sponsored charities. For more information, call (386) 663-3041.
Gateway Farmers Market: Every Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. U.S. 17-92, DeBary. Yahala Bakery is back, featuring fresh Bavarian breads and rolls every Saturday. Call Rob Rinaldo for information about the Farmers Market at (407) 443-6965.
Knights of Columbus: Chicken foot dominoes are played at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Knights of Columbus, 516 Orange St. New Smyrna Beach. Enjoy an easy game to learn with some fun people. For more information, call (386) 427-3580.
Lilian Place: Lilian Place Historic House is now open. Guided tours will be available at 1 to 4 p.m. every Sunday at 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach. Tours are $5 for non-members and free for members. For more information, call (386) 299-4974 or visit www.heritagepreservationtrust.org.
New Smyrna Beach Farmer's Market: Each Saturday, vendors take their places in front of Old Fort Park in the Canal Street Historic District, 210 Samms Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Local farmers offer fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, plants, juices, dairy, seafood and grass-fed meats. Organic and pesticide-free produce are available. Quality handcrafted items and baked goods also are offered. For information, go to www.canalstreetnsb.com or call (404) 429-5524.
New Smyrna Beach Museum of History: In the NSB Waterfront Loop, 120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 478-0052.
Ormond Beach farmers market: The farmers market will be open each Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For more information, visit www.ormondbeachmainstreet.com.
Ormond Beach Historical Society Welcome Center and Museum: This is the "Gateway to the Ormond Scenic Loop" featuring historical photographs, a 20-minute DVD and interpretive panels that reveal the rich and diverse history of the Ormond Beach area. In the 1895 MacDonald House, the welcome center features information about the Timucuan Indians, the Spanish and British Colonial Periods, early pioneer settlers, the Hotel Ormond, "Birthplace of Speed," and John D. Rockefeller. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. The welcome center and museum is at 38 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-7005 or visit www.ormondhistory.org.
Peninsula Club: The Peninsula Club of Daytona Beach hosts an afternoon of bridge and canasta on Thursdays. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. Lunch is served at noon. Cards start after lunch. For membership and more information, call (386) 677-4257. Lunch reservations are required by Monday morning. Call (386) 767-5978 to order lunch.
Piggotte Community Center: Cards and game playing is from 1-3 p.m. each Monday and Thursday at the center. There is no cost. Participants can bring their cards and games. Silver Sneakers exercise classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. Humana-eligible members are free. Non-eligible members are $2 per class resident, $2.50 non-resident. Zumba Gold classes have started. The fee is $7 per class for residents and $7.50 for non-residents. The center is at 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. For more information, call (386) 322-3070.
Polish American Pulaski Club: Dinner every Sunday at 1 p.m. followed by dancing until 5:30 p.m. For dinner and dancing, the cost is $17, or $10 for dancing only. No dance Dec. 23. New Year's Eve Celebration with shrimp cocktail, prime rib dinner, dessert. After dinner snack, champagne toast, party hats, and noise makers provided. The cost is $50 per person. Doors open at 6 pm. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The club is at 3621 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information or reservations, call (386) 258-7059.
Port Orange Elks: The Port Orange Elks Lodge No. 2723 is offering bingo open to the public. Monday doors open at 4 p.m. with games starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday the doors open at 9 p.m. with games starting at 11:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase for both events. No outside food or drink allowed.
Sailing instruction: Co-ed youth 14 and older can learn to sail every Wednesday night and some weekends in New Smyrna Beach. Join Ship 495 Sea Scouts at New Smyrna Beach Boat and Ski Club, 242 North Causeway at the boat ramp. Look for the blue building. Visit any Wednesday at 6 p.m. Kids 14 to 19 learn about safe boating, then hop aboard 14-foot Capri sailboats for hands-on lessons. The group competes four times a year around the state with other youth on sailing vessels of all sizes. This is a year-round program in its 11th year here in New Smyrna Beach. The fee is $20 per year to join and participants hold car washes and repair donated boats to raise funds for out- of-town regattas. For more information, call (386) 423-9134 or (386) 427-1572.
Scrabble Club: The Port Orange Regional Library hosts Scrabble Club at 10 a.m. each Monday, at 1005 City Center Circle. For more information, call (386) 322-5152, Ext. 2.
Sica Hall Senior Center: Nickel and dime poker is played at noon each Thursday with donations requested. Several different games are played, and rules are posted. Line dancing takes place at 2 p.m. each Thursday and costs $4 for members. Also, from 2-4 p.m. each Tuesday, a live band plays music from the 1940s and up to dance to. Refreshments are served. Singles or couples may attend. The cost is $4.50 for nonmembers and $3.50 for members. Bingo is at 1 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday. Drawings, prizes and free refreshments are available. The cost is $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers. The Sica Hall Senior Center is at 1065 Daytona Ave., Holly Hill. For more information, call (386) 236-2997.
Singles dance: The Women of the Moose have a singles and couples dance at the Moose Lodge, 601 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach on Saturday Nights from 7-10 p.m. For more information, call (386) 255-2207.
Super Singles of Florida: A dance is held from 8-10:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Eagles Club, 190 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. Music is provided by Jim and Vicki of Mr. D.J. Entertainment. The cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Participants must be single. For more information, call (386) 736-0749 or send an e-mail to Darlin115308@yahoo.com.
UCC Community Farmer's Market: A farmer's market is held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday, at the corner of Washington and Faulkner streets, New Smyrna Beach. Items include farm fresh eggs, fresh vegetables, orchids, goat's milk soap and more. For more information, call (386) 426-0359.
Dancing: USA Dance sponsors Practice Night every Wednesday, with occasional exceptions, at The Ballroom on Nova Road in Ormond Beach, 7:30-10 p.m. The cost is $5.
VFW Post 3282: The post has entertainment Tuesday through Saturday evenings, with lunch or dinner served Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 7:30 p.m. There are daily specials including a Pasta Night on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday is Big Burger night with $5 cheeseburgers. Friday is Karaoke Night with Michael Leone from 7-11p.m. Saturday is Dance Night with various musicians playing. Sunday brunch is 8-11:30 a.m. The post is at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. in Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 761-7217.
VFW Post 4250: "The Little V" has resumed its popular homemade Friday night dinners, with all the fixins', from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (open to public) with live music at 7 p.m. and 2 for 1 Happy Hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. also, Wednesday night darts and Saturday night karaoke from 7-11. Sunday breakfasts will begin on Jan. 6. Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. Post 4250 is behind the New Smyrna Beach Airport, next to Enterprise Rental. Take U.S. 1 to South Street. For more information, call (386) 423-1789 or visit www.vfwpost4250.com.
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