FRIDAY, Feb. 15
Concert in the Park: The City of Daytona Beach Shores Culture & Entertainment Board is presenting a free concert in the Park featuring the Quarter Notes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pavilion on the Plaza, 3048 S. Atlantic Ave. Attendees should bring chairs and snacks.
The Hub on Canal: Happy Hour, in the spirit of Valentine's Day, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. This month's theme is "Peace, Love & Great Art." Enjoy music, wine and sweets. For current members, wannabes and prospects. The Hub on Canal is at 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.
Johnny Mathis Tribute: Performer David Robbins will perform a Johnny Mathis Tribute show at 7 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. U.S 17/92, DeBary. Tickets are $12 for members, $15 for non-members and $18 at the door. For more information, call (386) 668-5553.
Symphonic Band Concert: Stetson University Symphonic Band Concert with Douglas Phillips, conductor, will be at 7:30 p.m. at Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. General admission is $10; seniors $8; area students $5; free to the Stetson University community with ID and to concert series cardholders. For more information, contact the School of Music at www.stetson.edu/music, or call the Ticket Office at (386) 822-8950.
"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. There will be nine shows, most at 7 p.m., 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 email@example.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 the community. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be accepted. All donations go to scholarships awarded to Spruce Creek and Atlantic graduating seniors who are college bound. For more information, call (386) 788-1111 or (386) 767-2142.
Gospel: The Florida Gospel Music Association East Coast Rally Concert will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Florida Gospel Music Association presents East Coast Rally Concert, featuring The Pickerings, Pure Heart Trio, Mark V Quartet, The Vander Veens, Randy Bailey, Harper Brothers, One Heart, Hope Street and The Gibbs Family. There is a $5 suggested donation. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.
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.
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 "Sanjuro" will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Southeast Museum of Photography, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Movie admission by donation -- no reserve theater seating. Sorry, no popcorn.
Date Night at Cinematique: A special movie night at 9:30 p.m. See the Oscar nominated short films -- predict the winner before the awards show. The $25 ticket includes two admissions, two glasses of wine (or beverage of choice), an appetizer to share. The Cinematique Theater is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Cinematique: "Saving Lincoln" will be shown Feb. 15-21. This is the almost entirely true story of Abraham Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon, a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the president's life. Cinematique is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $5-$9. All tickets $5 on Tuesday. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Short Films: See the Oscar nominated short films at Cinematique, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach, at 1:30, 7:30, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 15; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16; 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19-21. Tickets are $5-$9. All tickets $5 on Tuesday. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
SATURDAY, Feb. 16
Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre: Surfscape will present its fourth annual Love event at 7 p.m. at Pabst Gallery & Theater at Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Cocktail attire is requested. Tickets are $28. To make a reservation, call (386) 366-5108.
Ice Skating Show: The School of Performance of the Daytona Beach Figure Skating Club will perform its mid-winter show of "Nightmares and Dreams" at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Daytona Ice Arena, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Remember to bring a jacket. Also, the Daytona Ice Arena in association with the skating club is offering Mini-Blades, a free, four-week introduction to ice skating for children ages 4 - 9, rental skates included. Participation is limited to 20 students per month. For more information, call (386) 322-4848 or visit www.daytonaicearena.com.
Pancake breakfast: The American Legion Post No. 267 will host a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at 156 New Britain, Ormond Beach. For information, call (386) 672-7678.
Music at Cinematique: Live music presented as part of the Late & Local series. Amy Alysia & The Soul Connection will perform old school style R&B infused with jazz and gospel at 9:30 p.m. The Cinematique Theater is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $5. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Wine and Chocolate Walk: A Wine & Chocolate Walk will be from 1-6 p.m. in Downtown Daytona Beach. The event has two check-in points -- Cinematique of Daytona, 242 S. Beach St., and Bruce Rossmeyer's Harley Davidson Museum Store, 290 N. Beach St., where attendees will receive their Wine & Chocolate Walk passport and beverage tickets. Event attendees will spend the afternoon strolling through Downtown Daytona Beach visiting more than 20 stations, enjoying wine tasting and delectable chocolate goodies. Also featured will be live music and an opportunity to register for a Sweetheart Get-Away Give-Away. In addition, the first 100 passported attendees will receive a free gift and coupons to participating merchants. Proceeds from the event benefit Cinematique of Daytona Beach. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event. Advance tickets may be purchased through Friday, Feb. 15, at Cinematique of Daytona, 242 S. Beach St., or online at http://winechocolatewalk.eventbrite.com. For more information, call (386)252-3118. Must be 21 to participate.
The Magic of Mathis: Tribute artist David Robbins will perform as Johnny Mathis at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. Advanced reserved seat tickets for this show are on sale at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center Box Office for $20. Tickets will be $25 at the door. Tickets may be purchased over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard by calling (386) 676-3375. The Box Office is located at 399 N. U.S. 1, is open Tuesday through Friday from noon-5 p.m., and two hours prior to all performances.
Recital: Stetson University Faculty Recital featuring Lynn Musco, clarinet, and Michael Rickman, piano, will be at 7:30 p.m. at Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. General admission is $10; seniors $8; area students $5; free to the Stetson University community with ID and to concert series cardholders. For more information, contact the School of Music at www.stetson.edu/music, or call the ticket office at (386) 822-8950.
West Volusia Stamp Club Annual Stamp Show: This event will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Wayne G. Sanborn Activities Center, Earl Brown Park, 751 S. Alabama Ave. DeLand. Stamps exhibited, bought and sold, and auctioned. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (386) 668-5021 or visit floridacsp.com/wvstamp.
Beach parade: For the first time in many years, the City of Ponce Inlet, officials of Volusia County and Racing's North Turn Restaurant will stage a parade of vintage racecars and motorcycles on the old NASCAR beach/A1A road course. There is no entry fee for entering a car in the parade. The parade will leave from in front of the North Turn Restaurant at 4511 S. Atlantic Ave. in Ponce Inlet at 9 a.m. The parade route will follow the NASCAR racecourse south on Atlantic Avenue through the South Turn onto the beach. Following the parade, racecars will be on display in the parking lot across the street from the North Turn Restaurant. Invited racers and others from the Beach Racing days will be signing autographs and will be interviewed inside the restaurant. The event is open to race cars and race car replicas from model years 1958 and older. Modified cars with fenders are welcome and open-wheel race cars that date from the beach racing era are also welcome as are as motorcycles from that era. For more information, call (386) 956-3465 or (386) 322-3258.
SUNDAY, Feb. 17
Opera and Ballet in cinema: "La Bayadère" ("The Temple Dancer"), from the Bolshoi Ballet, will be shown at 2 p.m. at Cinematique, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. "La Bayadère" tells the story of impossible love between the dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor in India. The Cinematique Theater is a Cinema Café, which opens at noon on Sundays for patrons wishing to enjoy a light meal, dessert or coffee before the programs starts. All menu items also are available during the show and at intermission. Tickets may be purchased at the box office: 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach, or by phone (386) 252-3118. Ballet general admission is $15 and members, $13. Discounts for groups of 10 or more making advanced reservations. Additional program information at www.cinematique.org under the "Cultural Events" tab.
Viola Consort: Stetson University presents Viola Consort featuring Jesus Alfonzo, director, at 1 p.m. at Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall,421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. General admission is $10; seniors $8; area students $5; free to the Stetson University community with ID and to concert series cardholders. For more information, contact the School of Music at www.stetson.edu/music, or call the ticket office at (386) 822-8950.
Bridal show: Set along the scenic Halifax River in Daytona Beach, Sunset Harbor Yacht Club will host its annual Bridal Show from 1 to 4 p.m. at 861 Ballough Road. The free event will feature dozens of area experts offering prizes, specials, and advice in photography, floral design, entertainment, hair and makeup, food, fashion and more. The show also will feature a full wedding setup on the club's outside terrace, a bridal salon for the ladies, a tavern where men can relax and door prizes, including a Grand Prize waterfront wedding ceremony valued at $1,500. Reservations are suggested by calling (386) 947-9900.
MONDAY, Feb. 18
Hall of Fame Induction: The 2013 inductees for the "Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame" sponsored by Daytona Beach West Rotary Club have been named. They are Alan Kulwicki "one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers and 1992 Winston Cup driver and Champion, Sterling Marlin "1994 and 1995 Daytona 500 Winner" and Barney Hall "race radio broadcaster for more than 50 years and the first announcer hired by Bill France for Motor Racing Network." The 24th Annual Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Shores Resort and Spa. Funds raised from this evening event benefit local and international charities. For more information, visit stockcarhalloffame.org. For sponsorship opportunities, packages available and tickets sales, call (386) 453-3352.
Car Display: The Living Legends of Auto Racing will have its parade cars on display beginning at 9 a.m. at the Drive-In Church on A1A in Daytona Beach Shores. The cars also will be lined up for the three-mile parade route. Cars will return to the church following the parade and will be on display. Refreshments and memorabilia will be available and several legend drivers are expected to be on hand.
TUESDAY, Feb. 19
Music: Stetson University presents Music by Black Composers at 7:30 p.m. at Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. General admission is $10; seniors $8; area students $5; free to the Stetson University community with ID and to concert series cardholders. For more information, contact the School of Music at www.stetson.edu/music, or call the ticket office at (386) 822-8950.
Improv & Indie: Live comedy presented by Random Acts of Insanity Improv Troupe, followed by the indie movie "Dust Up" will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. An action comedy served up by Ward Roberts and staring Amber Benson. Set in the middle of the desert, with a bunch of really weird characters including a Native American hipster and a dude who looks like a human Lizard. The Cinematique Theater is at 242 s. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $5. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20
Museum Film Series: "Factory Girl" 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: "Ballast" 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 Kohl's Dept. Store parking lot, 1682 Taylor Road, Port Orange.. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Cinematique Ladies Night Series: "To Rome With Love" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into. A Woody Allen Film. Admission includes a pre-movie Italian cooking demonstration with samples. The Cinematique Theater is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $7 for ladies, and $9 for gentleman. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
THURSDAY, Feb. 21
Poetry Slam: Poets are invited to present their original works or read their favorites while enjoying a chocolate buffet and live music at 8 p.m. Feb. 21. Tickets are $10. Poets wishing to participate are encouraged to sign up in advance by calling the box office: The Cinematique Theater is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Opera Video Club: The club will meet at noon at Daytona Beach Shores Council Chambers' Activity Room for the screening of "Lakme," an opera by Verdi, sung in Italian with English subtitles. The event is free and at 3048 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. For more information, call (386) 767-6967.
Opera: Stetson University Opera Theatre, Dvorak's "Rusalka," performances at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and 3 p.m. Feb. 24. DeLand High School Auditorium, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand (at the corner of Hill and Plymouth avenues). General admission is $20; seniors $15; area students $10. For more information, contact the School of Music at www.stetson.edu/music, or call the ticket office at (386) 822-8950.
Cinematique Under The Stars: "On Golden Pond" will be shown Feb. 22 in Riverfront Park in Daytona Beach. For more information call (386) 871-7873.
Beach Racing Day at the Lighthouse: See beach racing cars and talk with former drivers, owners and mechanics from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 22 at 4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. Take photographs and get autographs. Special guest speakers will include Ray Chaike and Bill Lazarus. Chaike, a 1955-56 Daytona Beach and Road Course racecar driver will take the podium at 11 a.m. Lazarus, author of "Flying Sand, Crashing Cars and Oncoming Tide; Racing on the Beach in Daytona" will speak at 1 p.m. Special workshops have been developed in celebration of the statewide celebration, Viva Florida 500, and Positively Ponce, commemorating the Town of Ponce Inlet's 50th year of incorporation. Included in the cost of regular admission, no advance reservations required. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (386) 761-1821 Ext. 18.
Valentine's Dinner: The German American Club of Daytona will host a Valentine's Dinner Dance at 6 p.m. Feb. 22, at the Palmetto Club, 1000 S. Beach St. Daytona Beach. German Music will be provided by Klement & Mike. Members' tickets are $25. Guests are $27.50. To make a reservation, call (386) 677-0168.
Talent Show: The American Legion Post No. 267 will conduct a talent-no talent show at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at 156 New Britain, Ormond Beach. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m. Seating is limited. Participants must be 18 years or older. Tickets are $2. This event is open to all members and guests. For more information, call (386) 672-7678.
Stock Car Racing Tour: The Living Legends of Auto Racing will host a tour of the Daytona Beach Area's historic stock car racing sites at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22. The tour guide is Bob Coolidge, vice president of the Living Legends of Auto Racing. The tour will leave from and return to the Living Legends of Auto Racing Museum in South Daytona. The cost for the tour is $30, which includes lunch at Racing's North Turn in Ponce Inlet. To purchase a ticket for the history tour or for further information, call (386) 956-3465. The Living Legends of Auto Racing Museum of Racing History is in Sunshine Park Mall, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona.
Art Fiesta: More than 250 artists and crafters will fill the NSB Waterfront LOOP's Canal Street Historic District for the 51st annual Art Fiesta. The show will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 23-24, in Old Fort Park, across from City Hall, 210 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach. It will extend along parts of Canal and Julia streets and Sams Avenue. There will be a stilt walker, a face-painting clown and balloon artist, food vendors and live entertainment.
Flagler Avenue Wine Walk and Art Walk: Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23. During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at 113 Flagler, at the tent at Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of South Atlantic and Flagler. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for $5. The event coincides with the Flagler Avenue Art Walk. Artists will offer fine art exhibits from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. along the Avenue. For more information, visit www.partyonflagler.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 Art Walk. Music of all types will happen in parks on sidewalks and at 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.
Comedy Night: The city of Lake Helen is celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year and one of the scheduled events is Comedy Night at the Café on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Creative Arts Café in downtown Lake Helen. Two buffet dinner shows (with early and late seating) will feature comedy by members of the DeLand Laughter Society. Performers are local pastors and laypersons from area churches, so the comedy is guaranteed to be clean, fun and entertaining. There will be a limited number of tickets for each show with the doors opening at 4:30 p.m. for the early seating and 7:30 p.m. for the late seating. Tickets are $25 for one or $45 for two. For ticket outlets, visit the jubilee website at DiscoverLakeHelen.com or call (386) 734-9224.
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 are 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. 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.
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 Wednesdays feature prime rib and barbecue ribs respectively, and Fridays 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: 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. 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.
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 showcase the 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 Sams 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 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 (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 Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. For 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.
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