FRIDAY, Dec. 28
DeLand Art Walk: This is a free, self-guided tour of the Historic Downtown area. Art galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques host artists within their businesses from 6 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month, rain or shine. Look for an official Art Walk banner in the front of each stop to identify the participating venues. For more information, visit delandartwalk.com.
Kwanzaa Celebration: The African American Museum of the Arts Kwanzaa Celebration, a celebration of family, community and culture, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at 325 S. Clara Ave., DeLand. The event is free. For more information, call (386) 736-4004.
Climb to the Moon: Come experience views of the sunset and moonrise from atop the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy panoramic views of the ocean, inlet, and inland waterways by the light of the full moon. Join the "Old Lighthouse Keeper" as he leads you on your journey into the past and discover the unique history of this National Historic Landmark. Toast the setting sun with sparkling cider and hors d'oeuvres provided by Inlet Harbor Restaurant. This special event is limited to 25 participants. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling Mary at (386) 761-1821 Ext. 10. Visit the website at ponceinlet.org to view future dates.
SATURDAY, Dec. 29
Holiday Classic: The Daytona State Holiday Classic scheduled for Dec. 29 and 30 features teams from Chipola College, Broward College and Northwest Florida State College. The Lady Falcons tip-off their first game at 2 p.m. against Northwest Florida State College. The final tip-off of the tournament is between the Lady Falcons and Chipola College at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30.
SUNDAY, Dec. 30
Discussion Series: Cafe Cinematique International film discussion series will present "Somewhere Between," a documentary by Linda Goldstein Knowlton at 2 p.m. at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Ms. Goldstein Knowlton's documentary illustrates that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable. Of the roughly 80,000 girls who have been adopted from China since 1989 -- a decade after China implemented its One Child Policy -- the film intimately follows four teenagers: Haley, Jenna, Ann, and Fang. Tickets: $5-$7.
MONDAY, Dec. 31
New Year's Eve Party/Fireworks: Flagler Avenue will host its annual New Year's Eve party from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ring in 2013 with fireworks at 9 p.m. Parties will welcome the New Year in 10 venues along Flagler Avenue. For more information, visit partyonflagler.com
New Year's Eve Party: LuLu's Oceanside Grill, 30 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach, will host a New Year's Eve party at 9 p.m. For more information, call (386) 673-2641 or visit lulusoceansidegrill.com.
New Year's Eve on Main Street: Holidays at Daytona Beach conclude with New Year's Eve on Main Street, one of Central Florida's largest New Year's Eve celebrations. In its seventh year, this free street festival presented by the Main Street Merchants Association features four stages, street entertainers, family-friendly games and rides, a ball drop and fireworks at midnight.
Roof Top Gala for New Year's: The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores is hosting a Roof Top Gala for New Year's Eve 2012, featuring dining and dancing, coupled with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Coastline and Intracoastal Waterway. The event begins at 8 p.m. with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. A dinner buffet will be available from 9-10:30 p.m. Desserts, a specialty coffee table with a number of toppings and dancing will take place from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. A midnight champagne toast and party favors also are included. The adult price is $100 per person and a cash bar will be available throughout the evening. For more information, or to make reservations, call (386) 767-3750, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.ShoresResort.com.
World Peace Service: Unity Church of Daytona Beach will conduct a World Peace Service at 6 p.m. at 908 Ridgewood Ave. For more information, call (386) 253-4201.
New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball: The Masquerade Ball will be from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. The ball will feature THEN2NOW, a jazz and Motown Band; gourmet dinner stations; and champagne. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (386) 756-2342.
New Year's Dinner Dance: The German American Social Club of Daytona Beach will host a New Year's Dinner Dance with live music by the Bavarians, midnight toast and Party Favors at the Palmetto Club, 1000 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For information and reservations, call (386) 677-0168.
Early New Year's Eve party: This event is planned for 1-5 p.m. at the Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. There will be a buffet by Pauline's Cakes and Catering of Samsula, dancing on the large dance floor to the music of the Marc Monteson Quartet, noisemakers, door prizes and more. For those who hate going out late at night for New Year's Eve parties, this is the event for you. When guests arrive, the party will be on the same time as Helsinki Finland; Istanbul, Turkey; and Athens , Greece of 8 p.m., thus the midnight hour will happen at 5 p.m. New Smyrna Beach time. Pre-sale ticket price is $25 per person and $30 the day of the event. They are available at Southern Trends Home Furnishings, 334 Canal St.; Gone Bonkers, 314 Flagler Ave.; SeaLand Real Estate, 216 Flagler Ave; TUI Pack 'n Ship, 1321 Saxon Drive (near Publix) and Hometown News, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., Suite 22, (Sunshine Park Mall) South Daytona. Participants may also purchase tickets by PAYPAL online at marcmontesonpromotions.com. Partial proceeds of the event will benefit The New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival and the Mayor's Golf Tournament Fund. For more information call (386) 423-9760.
New Year's Eve fundraiser: This event is presented by the DeLand Breakfast Rotary for the benefit of West Volusia Young Life. Two bands, Shades of Grey a '60s band and THE A+TEAM, the ultimate '80s cover band will perform at 8 p.m. at 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at event. Ticket are available at MorganStanley, Newfangled, The Trophy Factory and Town & Country Realty, DeLand. There will be free breakfast and soft drinks. Cash bar. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call (386) 717-3461. For more information, call (386) 822-1298.
Party: New Year's Party at the River Lily Inn Bed and Breakfast. There will be a dinner buffet of homemade cooking with "lucky foods," meats, fresh vegetables and desserts, live music by Art Cappuccio, party favors and champagne toast. There will also be a cash beer and wine bar. Cost is $65 single, $120 couple. To make a reservation, call (386) 253-5002.
TUESDAY, Jan. 1
Happy New Year
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5k Fun Walk at 6 p.m. at the Halifax Marine on Basin St., Daytona Beach. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Music for Prayer and Meditation: The instrumentalists of Music for Prayer and Meditation and the Port Orange Ministerial Association, invite you to a half hour of beautiful music each Wednesday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, 751 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange. The half-hour is an opportunity to experience an oasis of silent prayer and meditation accompanied by comforting sounds of the musicians. Rusty Baker and Susan Acree will perform Jan. 2. Judy Brown will perform Jan. 9. Rick Shaw will perform Jan. 16.
Home & Garden Show: The Volusia County Home & Garden Show is coming to the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach Jan. 4-6. The entire Ocean Center will be transformed into a home and garden extravaganza. Exhibitors from around the nation will showcase everything ranging from front entrance décor to backyard landscapes. There are also incredible learning opportunities at the Volusia County Home & Garden Show, including DIY seminars throughout the weekend with exhibitor demonstrations and celebrity Brian Santos, known as "The Wall Wizard." Mr. Santos has traveled for nearly 20 years with his Wall Magic touring workshops bringing the secrets of home decorating to do-it-yourselfers all over the world. An added bonus is the Daytona Boat Show, which will take place on the same weekend, under the same roof. Visitors can enjoy two great shows at one low price -- the Daytona Boat Show and the Volusia County Home & Garden Show. Ticket prices are $7 for adults 17 and older, free for 16 and younger, retired military with ID $3, active duty military with ID free and seniors 65 and older $3. There is a $1 off coupon available online at ShowTechnology.com for adult tickets. For more information visit: volusiacountyhomeandgardenshow.com.
Roar Before The Rolex 24 sports car testing: Sports cars from the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge will be testing the 3.56-mile road course on Jan.4-6 at Daytona International Speedway, in preparation for the 51st anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 26-27. Tickets for the Roar Before The Rolex 24 are $15 and can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com, or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or at the gate.
Movies on the Halifax: "The Lorax" will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Rockefeller Gardens, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. The event is free to the public. Participants are asked to bring a blanket or a chair. For more information, call (386) 676-3216.
F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival: This event will be Jan. 4-5 at City of Daytona Beach -- Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George Engram Blvd. There will be and Author Meet and Greet, featuring poet Milton McCulloch of Deltona. He is the author of "A State of Life, Man, Woman, Child" and will read from his works at 7:30 and 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4. Also featured that evening is artist Anthony Anderson of DeLand. Cost for the evening: is $20, which includes refreshments. For Saturday, Jan. 5, the entry fee is $3. Featured authors include Janis Kearney, the former diarist for President Bill Clinton and author of several books, including her latest "Daisy Bates." Mrs. Kearney will give her presentation at 10 a.m. Judge Hubert L. Grimes, was elected as a Volusia County Court judge in 1988 and was appointed to the circuit bench in 1999. He also is the author of "How To Keep You Child From Going to Jail." Judge Grimes will give his presentation at 11:30 a.m. The Re v. Riva Tims is the Pastor of Majestic Life Church, 6782 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, and author of "When It all Falls Apart." Pastor Tims will give her presentation at 1 p.m.
First Fridays Night Market: This event will beheld from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Hawks Park in Edgewater. More than 25 vendors will be selling a wide variety of products from custom jewelry to handmade crafts, organic lotions, handcrafted soaps, skincare and cosmetics, kitchenware, handbags, scarves, artwork and more. The market is also a great place to pick up your fresh produce, fresh seafood, baked goods and homemade jams and jellies.
Golden Spike Rail Show & Sale: This show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Sunday, Jan. 5-6, and will showcase hundreds of model trains and railroad antiques in the Tommy Lawrence Arena. Popular train models include Lionel, American Flyer, LGBM, Marklin and many more. Admission to the show and sale is $6; children 12 and younger are admitted free. Visit http://www.gserr.com/ for $1-off admission coupon, or for more information, call (813) 949-7197
Poetry in the Park: This event will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Campbell Park, 1315 Briarwood Ave., Deltona. Free to the public.
Miniatures Show: A flea market sale of doll's houses and miniatures presented by Daytona Ideal Miniature Enthusiasts will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Lakeside Community Center, 1999 City Center Circle, Port Orange. Miniature items, large and small, are made and/or donated by club members. Admission is $5 for adults, no charge for children. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, call (386) 717-8001.
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K or 10K Walk at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Daytona Beach City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. This event is $3. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Fun Walk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Cassen Park, 1 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Poetry: Poetry Brothers return to Arts On Douglas. Bob Calabrese and Dan Pels, cut up, act out, play it cool and rant and rave in an act that owes its roots to the old Blues Brothers. But instead of a John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd jazz send up, audiences at Arts on Douglas in New Smyrna Beach will get verbal antics and fireworks. The Atlantic Center for the Arts is sponsoring this return engagement -- with all new poems and jokes -- after standing-room only attendance at the last presentation. The performance will wail at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Arts on Douglas Gallery, 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach. It is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so it is recommended patrons arrive early as there will be no reservations. For more information, call (386) 427-3029 or (386) 846-7966.
"Anything Goes:" The Ormond Beach Senior Theatre Workshop will present "Anything Goes," music and lyrics by Cole Porter at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11-12 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 13. The performance will be at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Cost is $15. Reserve tickets are $15. For more information or for tickets, call (386) 676-3375.
Gem show: The annual Tomoka Gem & Mineral Show & Sale returns at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. The show, "Fossils and Gems of the Southeast United States," will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in Tommy Lawrence Arena at the Volusia County Fair Grounds in DeLand. Admission is free.
Day in Florida History: This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at De Leon Springs State Park. Highlights of this day include living history demonstrations of various periods in Florida's history, including early Native Americans, Spanish, British, Seminole War, Pioneers, Plantation Life, Civil War and a Cow Camp. Enjoy live music, antique tractors, and visit displays from local museums and historical societies. Regular park entry fees apply -- 6 per car, 2-8 people, $4 for single occupant. For more information, call (386) 985-4212.
Plant seedling sale: The Volusia Soil & Water Conservation District will conduct its Annual Plant Seedling Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jan. 12 and 19, at the Volusia County Fairgrounds (west of the Farm Bureau office) on S.R. 44 near I-4 exit 118. Orders of 10 trees or more may be pre-ordered. Trees sell for $2 each for orders of 10 or more, $3 each for orders less than 10. For more information visit the website: afcd.us/vswcd/.
Walk The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Fun Walk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Chorus Performance: Harmony Sound Waves, a Women's A Capella Chorus will be perform at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at St. Peter the Fisherman Church, 4220 Saxon Drive, New Smyrna Beach. Tickets are $5 and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (386) 428-2352.
Daytona Beach Vegetarian Society: On Jan. 19, join the society for part two of the journey of switching to plant-based eating. The society will show the newly released extended portion of "Forks Over Knives" at 2 p.m. There will be vegan food on hand to sample and information to take home. This is a free event and will be at the Port Orange Library.
Walk The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K or 10K Walk at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Central Park, 600 Hammock Lane, Ormond Beach. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Fun Walk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Sunrise Park, 1120 Riverside Drive, Holly Hill. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
IMAGES: The 37th annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts will be Jan. 25-27. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 1 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Park and historic downtown Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. The event is free. There will be a patron dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. For more information, call (386) 423-4733 or visit imagesartfestival.org
Taste of the 24: Racing enthusiasts from around the world and local residents alike will converge on Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 26 for the fourth annual Taste of the 24. The event, which benefits The NASCAR Foundation and the Daytona State College Foundation, features a blend of food from 24 of the area's finest restaurants, a cigar bar, live jazz and a chance to win a Rolex watch. Taste of the 24 will take place in the Backstretch Grandstand Corporate Suites from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, during the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Tickets are $95 per person and include premier event parking, Taste of the 24-event admission, a weekend pass to the Rolex 24 at Daytona with Sprint FANZONE access. Tickets for children 12 and younger may be purchased at the door for $24. Seating will be limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit nascar.com/unites, call (386) 310-5742 or e-mail the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Antique Show & Sale: This event will take place on Friday through Sunday, Jan. 25 - 27, at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. Adult admission is $6 on Friday, and $4 Saturday and Sunday, while children are admitted free. Event times are from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (904) 755-2586.
Senior Expo: This event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. The public is invited to meet local business representatives and learn about companies' products and services available in the community. Giveaways, health screenings, entertainment and more are part of the free admission.
25 percent solution to save our cities: This group will demonstrate from 4 to 5 p.m., each Tuesday outside the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. For more information, contact paf1222@ bellsouth.net.
American Legion Post 17: Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. each Sunday. Spaghetti, salad and garlic bread is served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. each Thursday. Post 17 is at 619 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.
American Legion Post 120: The post features monthly dinners and activities for members and guests. Monday is bar bingo at 6:30 p.m. with burgers and fries available. Tuesday is Wii Bowling with tacos available. The first and third Wednesdays feature prime rib and barbecue ribs respectively, and Friday's are dinner, dancing and karaoke, (featuring Danny's famous fish fry on the second Friday of the month). Menus and prices vary and reservations are recommended for Wednesdays and Fridays. The post is at 461 Walker St., Holly Hill. For more information and dinner times, call the post at (386) 258-5275.
American Legion Post 270: Each Monday from 5-7 p.m. is taco night. Wednesday wings are served from 5-7 p.m. Each Friday from 5-7 p.m. is a fish fry. Post 270 is at 119 Howes St., Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 788-6800.
American Legion Post 276: Wednesday night is bingo from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The first Thursday of every month is spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m. The second Friday of every month is horse racing and every Saturday dinner is served from 5:30-7 p.m. Call for reservations and entertainment. For more information, call (386) 263-2431.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 285 Edgewater: The auxiliary hosts Quarters Up Bingo every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 285 in Edgewater. All proceeds go to veterans, youth and children. Open to the public. The post is at 4497 S. U.S. 1, Edgewater.
AMVETS Post 2: The rider's group will meet at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of each month, with a ride following the meeting. The post serves dinner on Fridays. A spaghetti dinner will be served on Friday. The post is at 2111 S. U.S. 1 in Edgewater. For more information, call (386) 402-7602.
Arthaus: The 7th annual "Wee Create" Kindergarten Only Student Art Exhibit opened Dec. 13 in the ArtHaus Gallery, at 3840 Ridgewood. A selection of kindergarten artwork gathered from 12 area elementary schools will be displayed in the ArtHaus Gallery until Jan. 18. This selection of artworks by Volusia County kindergarten art students is an inspiring display of young artists' talent and potential. ArtHaus welcomes the community and admission is free. For more information, visit www.arthaus.org or call (386) 767-0076.
The Casements: The Casements is the former winter home of John D. Rockefeller and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This historic home is now owned by the city of Ormond Beach and serves as a civic and cultural center, sponsoring creative experiences for all ages. The home is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The Casements Guild, a non-profit organization made up of volunteers, provides free guided tours 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Donations are gratefully accepted. The Guild volunteers also operate the Gift Shoppe where a variety of souvenirs and unique items can be purchased. Additionally, the home and Rockefeller Gardens are available for private events or weddings. This historical property is at 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-3216 or go to www.thecasements.net.
Cracker Creek's Pirate Cruise: Featuring the Pirates of Spruce Creek, cruises are at 1 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday at 1795 Taylor Road, Port Orange. Costumed pirates create a live, interactive experience as young buccaneers learn navigation, pirate weaponry, knotting or rope tying and pirate lingo, all the while searching for the lost treasure at Spruce Creek. Pre-registration is required by calling (386) 304-0778. Canoe and kayak launch and rentals, guided eco-history pontoon boat tours and golf cart tours of the conservation nature trails also are available. For more information, visit the website at OldFloridaPioneer.com or send an e-mail to crackercreek@OldFloridaPioneer.com.
Cruise night: East Coast Cruisers host a cruise night from 4-8 p.m. the second Saturday of each month on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach.
Daytona Metropolitan Bridge Club: Duplicate Bridge is played Monday through Saturday at 600 Driftwood Ave., Daytona Beach. For the schedule, call (386) 255-7744 or visit DaytonaBridge.org.
Deltona Women's Club: Bunco is held the first Friday of the month. The donation is $10. Weekly dances are the second, third and fourth Friday of the month from 6-10 p.m. Donation is $5. The public is welcome. The Deltona Women's Club is at 1049 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona. For more information, call (386) 574-2311.
Democracy Now: Internet news with Amy Goodman will be presented at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday at Unitarian Universalist Society, 56 N. Halifax Ave., Ormond Beach. News and analysis will be covered. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. The public may attend.
Downtown Arts District Gallery Walk: Canal Street Historic District galleries feature monthly solo and group exhibitions, artist talks and live music. Stroll the district from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Admission is free. The Canal Street Historic District is in downtown New Smyrna Beach. For information, visit canalstreetnsb.com or call (386) 547-4038.
Edgewater Farmer's Market: The Farmer's Market is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., each Saturday at 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave., (corner of U.S. 1 and Turgot Avenue). For booth space, call (386) 424-2485.
Edgewater Fire-Rescue Bingo: Games begin at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the Fire-Rescue Association Fire Hall, 2616 Hibiscus Drive. Two games have $100 jackpots. The facility is non-smoking. Snacks and soft drinks are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Fire-Rescue Association's various causes. For more information, call (386) 424-2445.
Elks: The Elks Lodge, 820 W. Park Ave., Edgewater, serves lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday to Friday, soups, salad and sandwiches are served. The lodge holds a spaghetti dinner with or without meatballs or sausage from 5-7 p.m., each Tuesday. Cost is $7 per person. Dinner and dances are held from 5-10 p.m. each Friday. Entrees start at $7.50 and up. The facility is non-smoking, food and soft drinks are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Elks' sponsored charities. For more information, call (386) 663-3041.
Gateway Farmers Market: Every Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. U.S. 17-92, DeBary. Yahala Bakery is back, featuring fresh Bavarian breads and rolls every Saturday. Call Rob Rinaldo for information about the Farmers Market at (407) 443-6965.
Knights of Columbus: Chicken foot dominoes are played at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Knights of Columbus, 516 Orange St. New Smyrna Beach. Enjoy an easy game to learn with some fun people. For more information, call (386) 427-3580.
Lilian Place: Lilian Place Historic House is now open. Guided tours will be available at 1 to 4 p.m. every Sunday at 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach. Tours are $5 for non-members and free for members. For more information, call (386) 299-4974 or visit www.heritagepreservationtrust.org.
New Smyrna Beach Farmer's Market: Each Saturday, vendors take their places in front of Old Fort Park in the Canal Street Historic District, 210 Samms Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Local farmers offer fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, plants, juices, dairy, seafood and grass-fed meats. Organic and pesticide-free produce are available. Quality handcrafted items and baked goods also are offered. For information, go to www.canalstreetnsb.com or call (404) 429-5524.
New Smyrna Beach Museum of History: In the NSB Waterfront Loop, 120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 478-0052.
Ormond Beach farmers market: The farmers market will be open each Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For more information, visit www.ormondbeachmainstreet.com.
Ormond Beach Historical Society Welcome Center and Museum: This is the "Gateway to the Ormond Scenic Loop" featuring historical photographs, a 20-minute DVD and interpretive panels that reveal the rich and diverse history of the Ormond Beach area. In the 1895 MacDonald House, the welcome center features information about the Timucuan Indians, the Spanish and British Colonial Periods, early pioneer settlers, the Hotel Ormond, "Birthplace of Speed," and John D. Rockefeller. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. The welcome center and museum is at 38 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-7005 or visit www.ormondhistory.org.
Peninsula Club: The Peninsula Club of Daytona Beach hosts an afternoon of bridge and canasta on Thursdays. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. Lunch is served at noon. Cards start after lunch. For membership and more information, call (386) 677-4257. Lunch reservations are required by Monday morning. Call (386) 767-5978 to order lunch.
Piggotte Community Center: Cards and game playing is from 1-3 p.m. each Monday and Thursday at the center. There is no cost. Participants can bring their cards and games. Silver Sneakers exercise classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. Humana-eligible members are free. Non-eligible members are $2 per class resident, $2.50 non-resident. Zumba Gold classes have started. The fee is $7 per class for residents and $7.50 for non-residents. The center is at 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. For more information, call (386) 322-3070.
Polish American Pulaski Club: Dinner every Sunday at 1 p.m. followed by dancing until 5:30 p.m. For dinner and dancing, the cost is $17, or $10 for dancing only. No dance Dec. 23. New Year's Eve Celebration with shrimp cocktail, prime rib dinner, dessert. After dinner snack, champagne toast, party hats, and noise makers provided. The cost is $50 per person. Doors open at 6 pm. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The club is at 3621 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information or reservations, call (386) 258-7059.
Port Orange Elks: The Port Orange Elks Lodge No. 2723 is offering bingo open to the public. Monday doors open at 4 p.m. with games starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday the doors open at 9 p.m. with games starting at 11:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase for both events. No outside food or drink allowed.
Sailing instruction: Co-ed youth 14 and older can learn to sail every Wednesday night and some weekends in New Smyrna Beach. Join Ship 495 Sea Scouts at New Smyrna Beach Boat and Ski Club, 242 North Causeway at the boat ramp. Look for the blue building. Visit any Wednesday at 6 p.m. Kids 14 to 19 learn about safe boating, then hop aboard 14-foot Capri sailboats for hands-on lessons. The group competes four times a year around the state with other youth on sailing vessels of all sizes. This is a year-round program in its 11th year here in New Smyrna Beach. The fee is $20 per year to join and participants hold car washes and repair donated boats to raise funds for out- of-town regattas. For more information, call (386) 423-9134 or (386) 427-1572.
Scrabble Club: The Port Orange Regional Library hosts Scrabble Club at 10 a.m. each Monday, at 1005 City Center Circle. For more information, call (386) 322-5152, Ext. 2.
Sica Hall Senior Center: Nickel and dime poker is played at noon each Thursday with donations requested. Several different games are played, and rules are posted. Line dancing takes place at 2 p.m. each Thursday and costs $4 for members. Also, from 2-4 p.m. each Tuesday, a live band plays music from the 1940s and up to dance to. Refreshments are served. Singles or couples may attend. The cost is $4.50 for nonmembers and $3.50 for members. Bingo is at 1 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday. Drawings, prizes and free refreshments are available. The cost is $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers. The Sica Hall Senior Center is at 1065 Daytona Ave., Holly Hill. For more information, call (386) 236-2997.
Singles dance: The Women of the Moose have a singles and couples dance at the Moose Lodge, 601 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach on Saturday Nights from 7-10 p.m. For more information, call (386) 255-2207.
Super Singles of Florida: A dance is held from 8-10:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Eagles Club, 190 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. Music is provided by Jim and Vicki of Mr. D.J. Entertainment. The cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Participants must be single. For more information, call (386) 736-0749 or send an e-mail to Darlin115308@yahoo.com.
UCC Community Farmer's Market: A farmer's market is held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday, at the corner of Washington and Faulkner streets, New Smyrna Beach. Items include farm fresh eggs, fresh vegetables, orchids, goat's milk soap and more. For more information, call (386) 426-0359.
Dancing: USA Dance sponsors Practice Night every Wednesday, with occasional exceptions, at The Ballroom on Nova Road in Ormond Beach, 7:30-10 p.m. The cost is $5.
VFW Post 3282: The post has entertainment Tuesday through Saturday evenings, with lunch or dinner served Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 7:30 p.m. There are daily specials including a Pasta Night on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday is Big Burger night with $5 cheeseburgers. Friday is Karaoke Night with Michael Leone from 7-11p.m. Saturday is Dance Night with various musicians playing. Sunday brunch is 8-11:30 a.m. The post is at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. in Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 761-7217.
VFW Post 4250: "The Little V" has resumed its popular homemade Friday night dinners, with all the fixins', from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (open to public) with live music at 7 p.m. and 2 for 1 Happy Hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. also, Wednesday night darts and Saturday night karaoke from 7-11. Sunday breakfasts will begin on Jan. 6. Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. Post 4250 is behind the New Smyrna Beach Airport, next to Enterprise Rental. Take U.S. 1 to South Street. For more information, call (386) 423-1789 or visit www.vfwpost4250.com.
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