FRIDAY, March 1
Film series: "Taxi Driver" will be shown at 7 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.
Fish Fry: A community Fish Fry will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 594 N. Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach. Flounder, shrimp, hush puppies, fries, coleslaw and drink will be served for $7.50. Desserts will be 50 cents.
"All Shook Up:" Daytona State College's Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art presents "All Shook Up," a musical comedy from the book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro. Nightly performances in the Gillespy Theater at the News-Journal Center will be Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2. Admission is free to Daytona State College and Volusia County students, all others $8 per person or $15 for two. Tickets are available in advance at the News-Journal Center Box Office Wednesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (386) 226-1927. Tickets also sold the day of each performance at the box office, which opens two hours prior to performance. News-Journal Center is at 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach.
"Godspell:" Experience first-hand the Broadway musical "Godspell" through March 3 at First United Methodist Church of Port Orange. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3. All performances will be in the church sanctuary, 305 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange. A musical by Stephen Schwartz and a book and original direction by John-Michael Tebelak, "Godspell" features a series of parables from the Gospel of Matthew set to modern music. Tickets are on sale for $10 each by calling the church office at (386) 767-6161 or visiting at 305 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange. Credit cards are accepted with phone reservations. For more information, call (386) 767-6161 or visit www.firstchurchpo.org.
Free Family Art Night: Ormond Memorial Art Museum will host a free family art night from 6-7:30 p.m. at 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. For information, call (386) 676-3347.
Movies on the Halifax: The Ormond Beach Leisure Services Department and The Casements Guild will present "Thunderstruck" at 6:30 p.m. in Rockefeller Gardens. Food vendors will be available. Movie is rated PG parents are urged to use parental guidance as it may contain some material they might not want their younger children to view.
Cinematique: The film "Inescapable" will be shown March 1-7, at Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Years after he left Damascus under suspicious circumstances, Adib Abdel Kareem must confront what he left behind when his daughter goes missing. Tickets are $5-$9. All tickets $5 on Tuesdays, theater closed on Mondays. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
French Film Fest: The 18th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films' celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, hits screens March 1-7, at The Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Seven films will be shown: matinee and evening show times. A seven-film pass is available for $35. Individual tickets are $5 to $9. For schedule, visit cinematique.org. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Polka Festival: Florida SNPJ Days/Samsula Polka Festival will be March 1-3 at the SNPJ Lodge 603 in Samsula. The lodge hall and bar will be open at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 1, and music for the evening features Bob Turcola's Orchestra with guest appearance by Ron Luznar until 8 p.m. Along with a food menu each day, the lodge cooks also will offer Slovenian klobase and sauerkraut, pierogies, cabbage rolls and apple strudel. Admission Friday at the door is $5. Food and beverage are extra. Saturday, March 2, the lodge opens at noon and continues until 8 p.m. Marc Bouchard and his Orchestra from Daytona Beach will be entertaining. Admission on Saturday is $10. Jam sessions are planned throughout the day. Sunday, March 3, the lodge opens at noon and continues until 5 p.m. Virgil Baker and Friends from Michigan will be providing music. Admission is $10. Jam sessions are planned throughout the afternoon. For information, call (386) 427-1410 or leave a message on the lodge phone at (386) 428-3983.
SATURDAY, March 2
Shining S.T.A.R.S: The Ormond Beach Leisure Services Department, Special Populations Division, will present the Shining S.T.A.R.S. Pageant and Fashion Show at 1:30 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1. This is an event for the special needs community to become stars for the day. The event is presented with operational assistance provided by Dawn and Tia McDonald and Very Special Arts of Florida. Entertainment will be provided and there will be an art exhibit in the lobby courtesy of Very Special Arts of Florida. A reception will follow. Audience admission is $4 at the door and there is no cost to pageant participants. For more information, call (386) 676-3252.
Charity 5K: A run for Small Steps Academy will be at The Pavilion at Port Orange, 5547 S. Williamson Blvd. The 5K will start at 7:30 a.m. The kids' one-mile fun run will begin at 8:15 a.m. The kids' fun run cost is $5 per participant. 5K cost is $20 per person, if registered in advance. Groups of five or more are $15 per person. Race day registration is $30 per person. Awards will be given to the top finishers in each age group. Money raised will be used to purchase new playground equipment. Register online at bigrunforsmallsteps.com. Small Steps Academy is at 1715 Taylor Road, Port Orange. Historical Bus Tour: The Ormond Beach Historical Society will host a two-hour tour at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, which includes the Ormond Scenic Loop, Fairchild Oak, Three Chimneys Sugar Mill Ruins, Ormond Indian Burial Mound and historic homes along the way. A knowledgeable tour guide will interpret the 30 sites on the route. Tickets are $20 for adults, $7 for ages 7-12, and can be purchased at the OBHS Welcome Center, 38 E. Granada Blvd., or by phone using Visa or Master Card. The tour leaves from The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. Reservations are required as space is limited. For more information, call (386) 677-7005.
Poetry: The high-energy art of spoken-word poetry will be featured at Frappes North, 123 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. Poets included in the newly-published anthology, "Jackson's Temple," will join with other area poets. Professor Raphael Jackson, who compiled the anthology of Bethune-Cookman University students, says the poems are part of a highly-popular tradition of performance. Among those performing from Bethune-Cookman will be Nell Wilkins, Dezmond Johnson and John-Mark McCleod. Seating is limited, so reservations are suggested. Happy hour is at 5 p.m. and the event at 6:30 p.m. with two sets of performances. The event is open to the public with a suggested $5 minimum donation. For event reservations and more information, contact Craig Conrey at email@example.com. For dining reservations, call Frappes North at (386) 615-4888.
Hungarian Festival: "A Taste of Hungary" will be from noon-5 p.m. at the Lakeside Community Center, 100 City Center Circle, Port Orange. Admission is free. There will be food, pastries and beverages for purchase. There will also be art, music crafts and literature. For more information, call (386) 236-9564 or (386) 4629.
Dinner: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 270 will host a stuffed pork chop dinner from 5-7 p.m. at 119 Howes St., Port Orange. Music will be by B&B. Cost is $8. For more information, call (386) 767-3620.
Ballroom Dance: The Greater Daytona Chapter No. 6026 of U.S.A. Dance will host a ballroom dance from 7-10 p.m. at Silver Sands Middle School gymnasium, 1300 Herbert St., Port Orange. Cost is $6 for members, $10 for nonmembers and $3 for students with ID and younger than 25. This includes a 50-minute group lesson from 7 to 7:50 p.m. Casual dressy attire is required. For information, call (386) 756-8433 or (386) 427-4592 or visit greaterdaytonachapter.org.
SUNDAY, March 3
Symphony Orchestra: Daytona State College's Symphony Orchestra will perform at 2:30 p.m. at the News Journal Center Davidson Theater, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $8 per person or $15 for two, and free to Daytona State College, Volusia and Flagler County Students. For information, call (386) 226-1927.
A Symphony of Flowers: The Symphony Guild of Daytona beach will host A Symphony of Flowers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Tavern and Chapel in the Gardens, 5123 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. The event will feature master gardener demonstrations, flower vendors, garden clubs, children's activities, music, food vendors and a sweet shop. Cost is $10 per person or $20 per family. For more information, call (386) 253-2901 or (386) 316-1121
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K or 10K Walk at 1 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Library, 30 S. Beach St. The cost is $3. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
TUESDAY, March 5
Improve & Indie: A live comedy show with Random Acts of Insanity Improv Troupe followed by a showing of the indie movie "Augustine" at 8 p.m. at 242 S. Beach St. Daytona Beach. The $5 admission includes the live comedy show, indie movie and post film Q&A with the film director Alice Winocour.
Wisdom in Senior Education: Daytona State College Foundation's Wisdom in Senior Education will begin at 2 p.m. 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 topic is "Your Memory, from Science to Personal Recollections." For more information, call (386) 788-6494 or (386) 506-4415.
WEDNESDAY, March 6
Museum Film Series: "Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars" 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: "Angels and Insects" 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 Bellair Plaza Parking Lot, 2571 N. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
THURSDAY, March 7
Opera Video Club: The club will meet at noon at Daytona Beach Shores Council Chambers' Activity Room for the screening of "Le Comte Ory," an opera by Rossini, 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.
Contemporary Music On Film: "Metallica -- Some Kind of Monster" 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.
Bryan Adams in Concert: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March, 1 for the 8 p.m. May 19 Bryan Adams concert at the Peabody Auditorium. Tickets are at Ticketmaster.com, Walmart Supercenters and the Peabody box office, or call (386) 671-3462.
Bike Week: The annual motorcycle rally centered in Daytona Beach is back March 8-17. The 2013 Bike Week Community Appreciation Parade will at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. and proceed from Auditorium Avenue to A1A, then west on International Speedway Boulevard about 5.25 miles to end at the Daytona International Speedway. To learn more about Bike Week, download the 2013 Bike Week App -- a key source to survive Bike Week that provides a litany of activities. Information also at officialbikeweek.com or call (386) 255-0981.
18th Biennial Lake Helen Florida Authors Book Fair: This event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Historic Hopkins Hall. The Friends of Lake Helen Library are proud to present this free event, bringing some 25 authors and illustrators from all over Florida together in one place to meet and interact with the public. There will be presentations (some audio/video), book sales, signings & discussions, all to benefit the Lake Helen Public Library. Further information and updates available at DiscoverLakeHelen.com or call the Lake Helen library at (386) 228-1152. A portion of sales proceeds goes to benefit The Friends of Lake Helen Library to fund children's programs throughout the year.
Bel Canto Singers: The Bel Canto Signers are celebrating its 41st year of presenting classic choral music. A spring performance, " I Got Rhythm" will be Sunday, March 10, at the Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road, Ormond Beach. Under the direction of Norris Williams, the singers will present "A Gershwin Portrait" and medley from the Broadway musical "Les Miserables." A $10 donation will be requested. For more information, call (386) 566-6390 or visit www.belcantodaytona.org.
St. Patrick's Day Party: The Irish American Club's St. Patrick's Party is at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Eagles Club, 5130 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. Members, $15; non-members, $17. Traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner with Irish Soda bread and dessert will be served. Entertainment will be by Annette & Tommy Doyle playing Irish and American favorites. Dancing, cash bar, door prizes and 50/50 raffle. Advanced purchase only with limited seating. For tickets, call (386) 788-1588 or (386) 295-4372.
Dinner Dance: A St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance will be at 6 p.m. Friday March 15, at D.B. Pickles' new social hall, 400 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. The new hall has a dance floor and outdoor gardens. Buffet dinner will cost $15 plus tax. Reservations are required and must be made by Wednesday, March 6. For information, call (386) 615-1411.
Balloon & Sky Fest: The 2013 New Smyrna Beach Balloon & Sky Fest will be April 5-7. Balloons will take to the skies Saturday and Sunday mornings at dawn and then will be tethered on Balloon Island. An additional attraction this year, the Balloon Experience will provide interaction with balloons. There is no additional charge for the Balloon Experience. General admission to the event is $5, and veterans with ID and children younger than 12 get in free. Parking is free, too. For information, visit NewSmyrnaBeachBalloonFest.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 No. 267: Bingo is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. each Sunday at 156 New Britain, Ormond Beach. A light meal is available after five games. Games are open to the public. For more information, call 672-7678.
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.
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. 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, weaponry, knotting or rope tying and 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 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. 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.
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 has 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 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 information, call (386) 663-3041.
Gateway Farmers Market: Every Saturday from 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.
Halifax Historical Museum: The museum presents "Here's to the Ladies!" on display through June. Antique fine bone china, crystal, cut glass, porcelain and silver are featured in this exhibit from the collections of Cici Brown, Holmes Davis, Maye D. LeVeille, Alma McMillan, Carole Lively Platig, Preston Root and Alynn Snyder.
Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger. Halifax Historical Museum is at 252 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 255-6976
Hand Art Center: Two exhibits are 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 run 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 516 Orange St. New Smyrna Beach. An easy game to learn with fun people. For 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 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: An afternoon of bridge and canasta is 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 by calling (386) 767- 5978.
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 Lodge No. 2723: Offers 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: 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 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 is at 2 p.m. each Thursday and costs $4 for members. Also, from 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, a live band plays music from the 1940s and up for dancing. 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 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 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 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.
Wine Walk/Art Walk: This event is from 1-7 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. Stroll from the river to the ocean tasting fine wines, shop galleries and boutiques, and enjoy art work of local artists scattered along the way. For more information or to participate as an artist, call (386)428-1770.
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