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Posted: 2013 Feb 01 - 06:02

FRIDAY, Feb. 1

Eagles Tribute: The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band, will perform 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center at 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Tickets are $20 advanced reserved seating, $25 at the door. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.

Masters of Japan film series: This series looks at the key works of three of Japan's greatest film directors Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi and Yasujiro Ozu. Kurosawa's "Throne of Blood" will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Southeast Museum of Photography, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Film series: "Rebel without a Cause" will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Southeast Museum of Photography, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Dinner dance: The Knights of Columbus Council 13018 will host its ninth annual Italian dinner dance from 5 to 9 p.m. at St. Brendan Social Hall, 1000 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach. Dinner includes lasagna, meatballs, sausage, special dessert and beverages. The event will feature the Moonlighters. Tickets are $20. Reservations are required. For more information, call (386) 441-0518 or 441-4713.

Trash and Treasures Sale: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will conduct its 10th annual Trash and Treasures Sale from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2, at 1401 W. New York Ave., DeLand. There will be household goods, collectibles, clothing, furniture, books and baked goods. Breakfast and lunch funds will go to the church youth program. For more information, call (386) 734-0677.

SATURDAY, Feb. 2

Buckler Craft Fair: The Buckler Craft Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2-3. Shoppers can peruse country, Victorian, folk art, and southwestern crafts; furniture; toys and dolls; clothing and accessories; jewelry; and holiday items; or catch a quick bite of gourmet food from local vendors. Admission is $6 per adult; children 12 and younger are admitted free. Plus, adults can take advantage of special ticket promotions, which include buy-one-get-one adult admission or half off an adult admission with a canned food donation. Coupons are available online at www.bucklercraftfair.com.

Chili Cook-off: The second annual Sunset Civitan Club chili cook-off will be from 4-6 p.m. at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. Cost is $5 per person and includes chili with all the fixings, hot dogs, dessert and choice of tea, coffee or water. Proceeds will benefit the Sunset Civitan service projects.

Black Heritage Program: The African American Museum of Art will present storyteller and historian Mary Fears with program in celebration of Black History Month at 6 p.m. at the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 514 W. Beresford Ave., DeLand. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.

Children's Program-Family Photo Fun Day: Kaleido-Scope It! (all skill levels) -- enjoy an afternoon of free parent-child art and photography sessions for children ages 5-12 from 1-3 p.m. Southeast Museum of Photography staff will lead a variety of activities that will explore new ways of seeing and creating. As an added bonus, get a sneak-peek of the upcoming children's workshop series. Due to limited space in all education programs, all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and pre-registration is required. Daytona Beach Campus, Hosseini Center, Education Area, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. For additional information, call (386) 506-4569.

Chorale Concert: The Stetson University Women's Chorale and Men's Choir will be in concert at 8 p.m. at the Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen.

Showcase: The Orbit Performing Arts Academy has been rehearsing for the Access Broadway Performing Arts Competition in Orlando. A sneak peek of the group's performance will be at 7 p.m. at Silver Sands Middle School, 1300 Herbert St., Port Orange. Admission is free.

Chocolate Festival: The Courtney Anne Rice Performing Arts Scholarship team will host a chocolate festival fundraiser from 2-4 p.m. at the VFW Post 3282, 5810 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange. Participants will receive a sample of the best chocolate dessert from each of the 25 vendors, which includes restaurants, stores and homemade entries. Participants should bring a container to take leftovers home. Tickets are $25 and are available by calling (386) 767-2142 or at the door.

SUNDAY, Feb. 3

Afternoon Teas: Polly's Tea Room will host an afternoon tea on Sunday and on Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the historic River Lily Inn Bed and Breakfast, 558 Riverside Drive, Daytona Beach. Enjoy Sparkling Moscato wine, soup, specialty sandwiches and pastries. For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 253-5002

Barry White and Tina Turner Salute: A special salute to Barry White and Tina Turner will feature their classic hits at 3 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Tickets are now on sale at the box office. Tickets start at $30. VIP tickets are $50. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.

TUESDAY, Feb. 5

Wisdom in Senior Education: Daytona State Colleges Foundation's Wisdom in Senior Education will begin on Tuesday, at the News Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Membership is open to anyone age 50 or older. Yearly membership is $25 for a single and $45 for a couple. The Feb. 5 topic will be "Dan Smith, "Florida Fishing Stories." For more information, call (386) 788-6494 or (386) 506-4415.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6

Museum Film Series: "Malcolm X" will be shown at 1:30 p.m. The film is an inspirational portrait of the life of German Benedictine nun Saint Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179). Movie admission by donation -- no reserve theater seating. All screenings at Southeast Museum of Photography's Madorsky Theater, Hosseini Center, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Sorry, no popcorn.

Movie: "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Join series host, Daytona State College faculty member and film specialist Eric Breitenbach, for background information, discussion and audience Q&A. Movie admission by donation -- no reserve theater seating. All screenings occur in the Southeast Museum of Photography's Madorsky Theater, Hosseini Center, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Sorry, no popcorn.

Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Fun Walk at 6 p.m. at Dunlawton Causeway in Port Orange. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.

THURSDAY, Feb. 7

Contemporary Music On Film: "No Distance Left to Run- A Film About Blur" will be shown at 7 p.m.at the Southeast Museum of Photography, 1200 International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Movie admission by donation -- no reserve theater seating. All screenings occur in the Southeast Museum of Photography's Madorsky Theater, Hosseini Center, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Sorry, no popcorn.

Domestic Abuse Council Fundraiser: Top That Red Hat luncheon and annual fundraiser for the Domestic Abuse Council will be at the Indigo Lakes Golf Club. Tickets are $25 per person. There will be a red hat competition for the most outrageously decorated hat. There will be a silent auction, door prizes and raffles. There are still opportunities for sponsorships. Men in uniform from three branches of the U.S. military will be judges at this year's Red Hat Competition. Members of the Red Hat Society and non-members can join the fun and frivolous contest. The only requirement is that participants attend the luncheon. To register, call (386) 257-2297 or go to domesticabusecouncil.com and register using PayPal.

Opera Video Club: The club will meet at noon at Daytona Beach Shores Council Chambers' Activity Room for the screening of "La Boheme," an opera by Puccini, sung in Italian, with English subtitles. The event is free and located at 3048 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. For more information, call (386) 767-6967.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Basketball Fundraiser: The Harlem Legends will take on the Volusia Legends in a fundraiser for the Ormond Beach Middle School Chorus at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Vince Carter Athletic Center at Mainland High School, Daytona Beach. The Harlem Legends are former Harlem Globetrotters, former members of the NBA and NFL, former Olympians and other professionals. The Volusia All Stars will be comprised of local law enforcers, fire fighters, marines, community leaders, coaches and teachers. Jeff Schoenwetter, a U.S. Marine and fire fighter who died last summer, also will be honored. There is a $25 basketball clinic at 2 p.m. and Kids Shoot for Hoops contest at 3 p.m. Admission to the game is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. $100 VIP tickets also are available. Tickets may be purchased at Ormond Middle (386) 212-5507, Cut Masters (386) 846-7641 or Armour Works (386) 299-6131. For more information, call Crystal Milton at (386) 562-8951, e-mail obmsbc@gmail.com or visit harlemlegends.com.

The Rick Martorano Singers: Coronado Community United Methodist Church and R. Martorano Productions presents The Rick Martorano Singers in concert "From Bacharach to Broadway." Performances will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. Feb. 10, at 201 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach, The concert is free, however, a goodwill offering will be taken to support the Music Ministry of Community United Methodist Church and The New Smyrna Beach Little Theater. For more information, call (386) 679-5181.

"Folkin' Up the '80s:" This event will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. This performance will be music from the '80s with a folk twist. Tickets are $10. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.

Concert: The Marvelettes and Sam Cooke Salute will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Tickets are on sale at the box office. VIP is $50, General reserved is $35 and $30. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.

French Market: Daytona Beach will be the home once again for the French Market on Feb. 9-10 at 132 N. Beach St. The building has been decorated in a theatre-like atmosphere. The walls have been painted in over-sized murals in a Mardi-Gras theme. Vendors are required to follow a color theme and maintain professional displays. Shopping will include art, hand-crafted goods from local artists, crafted items from third world countries, jewelry, apparel, shoes, handbags, pottery, greenery, carved bowls, home décor, cigars, baked goods, gifts, just to name a few. Mediterranean Grill will be preparing baked goods and a lunch fare. For more information, call (386) 255-3701 or e-mail slinteriors110@msn.com.

Daytona' MainStreet Live: This original music & art festival is presented by Songwriters Showcases of America. The event will be from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. There will be more than 125 acts performing on 10 stages throughout Main Street from A1A to Peninsula Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. Some stages are free. Ages 12 & younger are admitted free. However, some stage areas are ages 21 and older. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ssa.cc or call (386) 308-2694.

"In the Heights:" Spruce Creek High School music department presents "In The Heights, the story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures. There will be nine shows from Feb 15 to 24. Adult tickets are $15. Seniors and children 10 and younger are $10. For more information and ticket purchases, e-mail intheheightsschs@gmail.com or call (386) 322-6272, Ext. 37741.

Concert and variety show: The 11th annual Valentine's Concert and Variety Show by the Courtney Anne Rice Performing Arts Scholarship team will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Port Orange Presbyterian Church, 4662 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange. The concert will feature performers from Spruce Creek and Atlantic High Schools and other community performers. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be accepted. All donations go to scholarships awarded to Spruce Creek and Atlantic High School graduating seniors who are college bound. For more information, call (386) 788-1111 or (386) 767-2142.

Winter Festival: The DeLand Golden Hawks Radio Controlled Club will conduct its 24th annual Winter Festival of Giants Feb. 15 and 16 at Sperling Sports Complex, 1500 Matt Fair Blvd., DeLand. Pilot entry fee is $30 for both days and $20 for one day. For more information, visit www.delandrcclub.com.

Downtown Music Festival: The Canal Street Historic District and Marc Monteson Promotions present The Downtown Music Festival in New Smyrna Beach on Saturday, March 2, in conjunction with the first Saturday of the month Art Stroll and Gallery Walk. Music of all types will happen in parks, on sidewalks and indoor venues from 9 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. The event is seeking sponsors at different levels. For information on sponsorship or the event call (386) 423-9760.

The Orlando Jazz Orchestra: The Orlando Jazz Orchestra will perform "A Tribute to the Big Bands III '' at 2 p.m. March 3, at The Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. Tickets on sale at Southern Trends Home Furnishings, 334 Canal St.; Gone Bonkers, 314 Flagler Ave.; Beachside Pack 'n Ship near Publix Beachside; and Hometown News 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 22, South Daytona; Starting Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday, tickets will be available at The Brannon Center. Also with PAYPAL at marcmontesonpromotions.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

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 with burgers and fries available. Tuesday is Wii bowling with tacos available. The first and third Wednesday's feature prime rib and barbecue ribs respectively, and Friday's are dinner, dance 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 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 ArtHaus' 11th annual advanced placement/honors art exhibition will run until March 1. This ArtHaus exhibit will present more than 100 original two and three dimensional artworks. These 11th and 12th grade artists from nine Volusia County High Schools had to prove their dedication and talent in order to be enrolled in these challenging advanced placement and honors art classes. The ArtHaus Gallery is at 3840 Ridgewood Ave. Port Orange, and is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For information call (386) 767-0076 or go to www.arthaus.org

The Casements: The former winter home of John D. Rockefeller 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.

Hand Art Center: Two exhibits open at Stetson University's Hand Art Center. Oscar Bluemner's Germany: Juxtaposing Jerichow works from Stetson University's Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection and artist Bill Viola's Videotape Collection: The Reflecting Pool -- Collected Work 1977-80. Oscar Bluemner's Germany: Juxtaposing Jerichow runs through April 29. The videotape collection by artist Bill Viola will remain open through March 19. The screening schedule is: Monday through Friday 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m. Hand Art Center is at 139 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. For more information, call (386) 822-7270.

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.

Museum of Arts & Sciences: The museum will showcases NASA Art Collection with Florida Celebrates Space Events. The exhibit includes more than 40 pieces from the heart of the NASA collection, exemplifying the history of American space flight from the Mercury program (1958) all the way through the recent conclusion of the Space Shuttle era. Florida Celebrates Space is open through April 28. The museum is at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 255-0285 or visit www.moas.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: "The History of Cape Canaveral" exhibit by Ed Eherenspeck has been extended through the end of March. Mr. Ehrenspeck, the creator of this exhibit, was employed at the Cape from 1956-1970 and was a member of the "Range Rats." 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. 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 on Fridays and Mondays at 5707 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and games are from 11 a.m. -2:30 p.m. There are 3 $200 jackpots and packages start at $10. For more information call the Lodge at (386) 767-8572.

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 are 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.

To include an event on the Hometown News Calendar, send an e-mail to newsdy@hometownnewsol.com or fax (386) 322-5901. For more information, call (386) 322-5924.




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