FRIDAY, Jan. 18
"Love Letters:" "Love Letters" by A.R. Guerney, starring Annie Gaybis and Robert O. Dimsey, will be performed Jan. 18-20 at the Daytona Playhouse. "Love Letters" is a Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominated play by A. R. Gurney. A unique and imaginative theatre piece comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. Performance times are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the box office from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or two hours before each show. For more information, call (386) 255-2431 or visit daytonaplayhouse.org.
Children's Musical Theatre: CMT presents "Pirates" and Disney's "The Little Mermaid Jr." from 7-10:30 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Reserved seats are $10 a piece. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.
"The Fox on the Fairway:" This show is at the Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closing with a 2 p.m. matinee, Sunday, Jan. 20. "The Fox on the Fairway" is a madcap adult adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with ... golf. Individual ticket prices are $16 adults, $15 seniors and $8 students. For more information, call the Little Theatre box office at (386) 423-1246 or visit www.nsbplayers.com.
Hub Happy Hour: The Hub will host happy hour from 5-8 p.m. at 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach. Enjoy wine, beer, soft drinks, and catered refreshments while strolling through the studios.
"Murder at the Howard Johnson's:" The Shoestring Theater will perform the suspense comedy "Murder at the Howard Johnson's, beginning through Jan. 27, at 280 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. Show times are 8 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. matinees. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors older than 62 and $8 for students. For more information, call (386) 228-3777.
Cinematique: The French film "A Royal Affair" will be shown through Jan. 31 at 242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. This film has subtitles. Tickets are $5-$9. All tickets are $5 on Tuesdays. Closed on Mondays. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Port Orange Elks: The Port Orange Elks Lodge No. 2723 will host dinner and dancing with Madison County at 7 p.m. Chef Oskar's special for the evening will be meat lasagna. He will also have fried, baked or blackened fish. Dinner is from 5:30-8 p.m. For more information, call the Lodge at (386) 767-8572.
SATURDAY, Jan. 19
Benefit Concert: The Sigma Alpha Iota women's professional music fraternity will present the "Women's Works" Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, on Stetson University's campus. Featuring women performing music by women composers, the concert musicians represent Stetson University, Rollins College, the University of Central Florida and the Volusia County Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota. Dr. Liana Valente, adjunct professor of voice at Rollins College, will be the featured artist. Dr. Valente holds the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of South Carolina and serves as the director of the People-to-People Project. Part of the philanthropic arm of Sigma Alpha Iota, People-to-People provides material assistance and encouragement to schools, music organizations and musicians in developing countries where even small things can make a big difference. The concert is open to the public. Admission is free; donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will go to the scholarship funds of Sigma Alpha Iota to aid the music programs at local public schools and for scholarships for women music students at Stetson University. For more information, call (386) 767-3053.
Lilian Place: Historic Tours will be from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 19 and 20 at 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach. The cost is $5. A Wine Down event will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy sunset on the riverfront, snacks, drinks, fire circle and music. At 5 p.m. Saturday, there will be a general membership meeting. For more information, call (386) 299-4974.
Chorus Performance: Harmony Sound Waves, a Women's A Capella Chorus will perform at 6 p.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Church, 4220 Saxon Drive, New Smyrna Beach. Tickets are $5 and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (386) 428-2352.
Telescope workshop and star tour: At Deep Creek Preserve, from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m., astronomy teacher Dr. Hugh Ward will explain how to set up and use telescopes. He'll point out constellations, bright stars, planets, star clusters, and Messier objects and explain how to move from one celestial object to another. Bring a folding chair, flashlight and telescope if you have one. Deep Creek Preserve is at 964 S. State Road 415, halfway between New Smyrna Beach and Deltona.
Historical bus tour: A Scenic Historical Bus Tour of the Ormond Beach Historical Society will be at 9:45 a.m. The two-hour tour 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 society's Welcome Center, 38 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, or by phone using Visa or MasterCard. Reservations are required as space is limited. Call (386) 677-7005 for tickets or more information. Bus tours leave from The Casements parking lot, 25 Riverside Drive.
Daytona Beach Vegetarian Society: Join the society for part two of the journey of switching to plant-based eating. The society will show the newly released extended portion of "Forks Over Knives" at 2 p.m. There will be vegan food on hand to sample and information to take home. This is a free event and will be at the Port Orange Library.
Taste of DeLand: West Indiana Avenue in DeLand will become an outdoor café with the Taste of DeLand. More than 25 area restaurants will participate. There also will be music and prizes. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets may be purchased from MainStreet DeLand Association, 100 N. Woodland Blvd., Suite 4 or visit mainstreetdeland.org
Book Signing: The Hub's first-ever Writers' Book Signing will be at 2 p.m. at 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach. Local poets, novelists, memorists, a professional clown, a police detective, two broadcasters and a career-film junkie will all read and sign. There will be a Q&A.
Health Seminar: "God's Way to Ultimate Health" free seminar will be held from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, at Rinker Auditorium, Stetson Universiry, Lynn Business Center, 421 North Woodland Blvd., DeLand. The presenter will be the Rev. George Malkmus, founder of Hallelujah Acres and author of "Why Christians Get Sick, God's Way to Ultimate Health," "The Hallelujah Diet" and "You Don't Have to be Sick." He will discuss health from a Biblical perspective. For more information, call (386) 734-2343.
SUNDAY, Jan. 20
Cafe Cinematique International: This film discussion series will be at 2 p.m. Join the discussion following the screening of the film "A Royal Affair." This film is in French with English subtitles. The Cinematique Theater is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $5-$7. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K or 10K Walk at 1 p.m. 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.
Concert: Dan Schall, a native of Pennsylvania, will be in concert at 10 a.m. at United Presbyterian Church, 730 Beville Road, Daytona Beach. His gospel music ministry reaches around the eastern part of the country with Mr. Schall performing more than 100 concerts annually. In 2001, he quit his job of 30 years and formed "Dan Schall Ministries," a nonprofit organization through which he helps others and distributes his music. The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken. For information or directions, call (386) 253-2324.
TUESDAY, Jan. 22
Candlelight Vigil: On the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, the a annual pro-life Candlelight Vigil of prayer will be from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Courthouse Annex on City Island, Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 682-5495.
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. On Jan. 22, the topic is "Using Digital Photography -- from simple snapshots to professional art" and, on Jan. 29, the topic will be "Landscape/Seascape-en Plein Air." For more information, call (386) 788-6494 or (386) 506-4415.
Improv and Indie: Live comedy show with Random Acts of Insanity Improv Troupe at 8 p.m. followed by the Indie movie "Searching for Sugarman." at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. All tickets are $5. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23
Music for Prayer and Meditation: The instrumentalists of Music for Prayer and Meditation and the Port Orange Ministerial Association, invite will hold a half hour of beautiful music 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. Vita Fortin will perform Jan. 23. Casey Baker will perform Jan. 30
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Fun Walk at 6 p.m. 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.
Ormond Beach Historical Society Annual Dinner : "500 Years of Florida History" will be the theme for the Historical Society's Annual Dinner and Meeting at 6 p.m. at the Anderson-Price Memorial Building 42 N. Beach Street in Ormond Beach. Dr. Ben Brotemarkle, executive director of the Florida Historical Society, will be the keynote speaker. The program is presented as part of the Viva Florida 500 initiative sponsored by the Florida Department of State honoring the landing of Ponce de Leon in Florida in 1513. Tickets are $45 and seating is limited. A reception and silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. with the dinner and program at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the MacDonald House, 38 E. Granada Blvd. Tuesday through Saturday or by calling (386) 677-7005.
Ladies Night Fashion Show: Wednesday nights are for the ladies at the Cinematique Theater in Daytona Beach. Every Wednesday night beginning at 5 p.m., the theater doors open offering reduced admission for the ladies $7 to that nights featured films, $3 house wine by the glass and free popcorn. To kick off the 2013 season, a special fashion show and movie are scheduled for Jan. 23. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel: An intimate portrait and a vibrant celebration of one of the most influential women of the 20th Century, an enduring icon who has had a strong influence on the course of fashion, beauty, publishing and culture. Prior to the movie Nada Manley, fashion columnist for the Daytona Beach News-Journal and a stylist with The Stylist Online, will show how to tailor the current trends. Models will show current styles designed to flatter any body type. The fashion show will start at 7 p.m., and is included with the movie ticket. The Cinematique Theater is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
THURSDAY, Jan. 24
Opera Video Club: The club will meet at noon at the Daytona Beach Shores City Council Chambers' Activity Room for the screening of "The Count of Luxembourg," an operetta by Lehar, sung in German, with English subtitles. The event is free and at 3048 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. For more information, call (386) 767-6967.
Dinner Dance: German American Social Club of Daytona Beach will host "Karneval" Costume dinner and dance with live music on Jan. 25 at the Palmetto Club, 1000 Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information (386) 677-0168.
Movies Under The Stars: Cinematique and the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island will feature "Days of Thunder" as part of its book-and-a-movie series, Cinematique under the Stars, Friday, Jan. 25, in Riverfront Park on the corner Beach Street and Magnolia Avenue, Daytona Beach. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Hot dogs, popcorn, candy and sodas will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.
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
Daytona Winterfest: Begin the night with the "Barber of Seville" dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the Peabody Auditorium Rose Room. Cost is $50. Dinner will be provided by Carrabba's Italian Grill and wines from The Wine Bank. Tetro Lirico D'Europa will perform Rossini's the "Barber of Seville," at 7 p.m, Friday, Jan. 25, at Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. For tickets, call (386) 253-2901 or order online at www.dbss.org.
Fabulous Hubcaps: Allengang Entertainment will present The Fabulous Hubcaps, performing favorite '50s and '60s rock-n-roll hits, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $40 for VIP, or $30 and $35 for general admission. Tickets are on sale at the box office at 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.
Lighthouse at Night: To celebrate the national Museum at Night program, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse will be open from 6-8:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, at 4931 S. Peninsula Drive. The evening's events will highlight the history of the lighthouse and offer history and science hands on activities for families. For more information, call (386) 761-1821 Ext. 18.
Manatee Festival: The Orange Blue Spring Manatee Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 and Jan. 27, at Valentine Park, West French Avenue, off of Highway 17-92 in Orange City. For more information, call (386) 775-9224 or visit www.themanateefestival.com.
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. 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.
Ballroom Dance: The greater Daytona No. 6026 of U.S.A Dance will host a ballroom dance from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Silver Sands Middle School Gymnasium, Building 10, 1300 Herbert St., Port Orange. Cost is $6 for members, $10 for non-members and $3 for students under age 25 with ID. This includes a free 50-minute group lesson from 7-7:50 p.m. Attire is dressy casual. For more information, call (386) 756-8433, (386) 427-4591 or visit greaterdaytonachapter.org.
Opera and Ballet In Cinema: Opera and ballet in Cinema continues in 2013 at Cinematique with "LA BOHEME" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Teeming with period detail, John Copley's definitive production of La Bohème is traditional opera at its best. Opera star Rolando Villaz-n, alongside Maija Kovalevska, Stefania Dovhan, and Audun Iversen, bring top-tier vocal artistry to this production from the Royal Opera House in London. The Cinematique Theater is a Cinema Café; offering a wide selection of menu items, including beer and wine, gourmet coffee and desserts. The Café opens at noon. Tickets may be purchased at the box office: 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach, or by phone at (386) 252-3118. Opera: general admission, $20; members $18. Ballet: general admission, $15; members, $13. Discounts will be given to groups of 10 or more making advanced reservations. More program information can be found at cinematique.org under the "Cultural Events" tab.
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.
Ernie Haase and Signature Sound Concert: This event will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Ernie Haase and Signature Sound received the Gospel Music Association's Dove Award in 2008 for Southern Gospel Album of the Year. They have also been Grammy Award nominees, and have Gold and Platinum DVD's. Tickets start at $20. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.
Eagles Tribute: The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band, will perform 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center at 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Tickets are $20 advanced reserved seating, $25 at the door. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.
Barry White and Tina Turner Salute: This event will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. A special salute to Barry White and Tina Turner will feature their classic hits. Tickets are now on sale at the box office. Tickets start at $30. VIP tickets are $50. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.
Domestic Abuse Council Fundraiser: Top That Red Hat luncheon and annual fundraiser for the Domestic Abuse Council, Inc. will be on Feb. 7 at the Indigo Lakes Golf Club. Tickets are $25 per person. There will be a red hat competition for the most outrageously decorated hat. The luncheon is open to the public. There will be a silent auction, door prizes and raffles. There are still opportunities for sponsorships. Men in uniform from three branches of the U.S. military will be judges at this year's Red Hat Competition. Members of the Red Hat Society and non-members can join the fun and frivolous contest. The only requirement is that participants attend the luncheon. To register, call (386) 257-2297 or go to domesticabusecouncil.com and register using PayPal.
Basketball Fundraiser: The Harlem Legends will take on the Volusia Legends in a fundraiser for the Ormond Beach Middle School Chorus at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Vince Carter Athletic Center at Mainland High School, Daytona Beach. The Harlem Legends are former Harlem Globetrotters, former members of the NBA and NFL, former Olympians and other professionals. The Volusia All Stars will be comprised of local law enforcers, fire fighters, marines, community leaders, coaches and teachers. Jeff Schoenwetter, a U.S. Marine and fire fighter who died last summer, also will be honored. There is a $25 basketball clinic at 2 p.m. and Kids Shoot for Hoops contest at 3 p.m. Admission to the game is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. $100 VIP tickets also are available. Tickets may be purchased at Ormond Middle (386) 212-5507, Cut Masters (386) 846-7641 or Armour Works (386) 299-6131. For more information, call Crystal Milton at (386) 562-8951, email email@example.com or visit harlemlegends.com.
French Market: Daytona Beach will be the home once again for the French Market. The next market will be Feb. 9-10 at 132 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. The building has been decorated in a theatre-like atmosphere. The walls have been painted in over-sized murals in a Mardi-Gras theme. Vendors are required to follow a color theme and maintain professional displays. Shopping will include art, hand-crafted goods from local artists, crafted items from third world countries, jewelry, apparel, shoes, handbags, pottery, greenery, carved bowls, home décor, cigars, baked goods, gifts, just to name a few. Mediterranean Grill will be preparing baked goods and a lunch fare. For more information, call (386) 255-3701 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
25 percent solution to save our cities: This group will demonstrate from 4 to 5 p.m., each Tuesday outside the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. For more information, contact paf1222@ bellsouth.net.
American Legion Post 17: Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. each Sunday. Spaghetti, salad and garlic bread is served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. each Thursday. Post 17 is at 619 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.
American Legion Post 120: The post features monthly dinners and activities for members and guests. Monday is bar bingo at 6:30 with burgers and fries available. Tuesday is Wii bowling with tacos available. The first and third Wednesday's feature prime rib and barbecue ribs respectively, and Friday's are dinner, dance and karaoke, (featuring Danny's famous fish fry on the second Friday of the month). Menus and prices vary and reservations are recommended for Wednesdays and Fridays. The post is at 461 Walker St., Holly Hill. For more information and dinner times, call the post at (386) 258-5275.
American Legion Post 270: Each Monday from 5-7 p.m. is taco night. Wednesday wings are served from 5-7 p.m. Each Friday from 5-7 p.m. is a fish fry. Post 270 is at 119 Howes St., Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 788-6800.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 285 Edgewater: The auxiliary hosts Quarters Up Bingo every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 285 in Edgewater. All proceeds go to veterans, youth and children. Open to the public. The post is at 4497 S. U.S. 1, Edgewater.
AMVETS Post 2: The rider's group will meet at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of each month, with a ride following the meeting. The post serves dinner on Fridays. A spaghetti dinner will be served on Friday. The post is at 2111 S. U.S. 1 in Edgewater. For more information, call (386) 402-7602.
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.
New Smyrna Beach Farmer's Market: Each Saturday, vendors take their places in front of Old Fort Park in the Canal Street Historic District, 210 Samms Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Local farmers offer fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, plants, juices, dairy, seafood and grass-fed meats. Organic and pesticide-free produce are available. Quality handcrafted items and baked goods also are offered. For information, go to www.canalstreetnsb.com or call (404) 429-5524.
New Smyrna Beach Museum of History: "The History of Cape Canaveral" exhibit by Ed Eherenspeck has been extended through the end of March. Mr. Ehrenspeck, the creator of this exhibit, was employed at the Cape from 1956-1970 and was a member of the "Range Rats."
It was an exciting time and this exhibit takes you back to the very beginning of America's race to space. See how the "Cape Canaveral Test Range" evolved and learn about the very first Cape launch in 1950 to the present day.
In the NSB Waterfront Loop, 120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 478-0052.
Ormond Beach farmers market: The farmers market will be open each Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For more information, visit www.ormondbeachmainstreet.com.
Ormond Beach Historical Society Welcome Center and Museum: This is the "Gateway to the Ormond Scenic Loop" featuring historical photographs, a 20-minute DVD and interpretive panels that reveal the rich and diverse history of the Ormond Beach area. In the 1895 MacDonald House, the welcome center features information about the Timucuan Indians, the Spanish and British Colonial Periods, early pioneer settlers, the Hotel Ormond, "Birthplace of Speed," and John D. Rockefeller. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. The welcome center and museum is at 38 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-7005 or visit www.ormondhistory.org.
Peninsula Club: The Peninsula Club of Daytona Beach hosts an afternoon of bridge and canasta on Thursdays. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. Lunch is served at noon. Cards start after lunch. For membership and more information, call (386) 677-4257. Lunch reservations are required by Monday morning. Call (386) 767-5978 to order lunch.
Piggotte Community Center: Cards and game playing is from 1-3 p.m. each Monday and Thursday at the center. There is no cost. Participants can bring their cards and games. Silver Sneakers exercise classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. Humana-eligible members are free. Non-eligible members are $2 per class resident, $2.50 non-resident. Zumba Gold classes have started. The fee is $7 per class for residents and $7.50 for non-residents. The center is at 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. For more information, call (386) 322-3070.
Polish American Pulaski Club: Dinner every Sunday at 1 p.m. followed by dancing until 5:30 p.m. For dinner and dancing, the cost is $17, or $10 for dancing only. The club is at 3621 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information or reservations, call (386) 258-7059.
Port Orange Elks: The Port Orange Elks Lodge No. 2723 is offering bingo open to the public on Fridays and Mondays at 5707 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and games are from 11 a.m. -2:30 p.m. There are 3 $200 jackpots and packages start at $10. For more information call the Lodge at (386) 767-8572.
Sailing instruction: Co-ed youth 14 and older can learn to sail every Wednesday night and some weekends in New Smyrna Beach. Join Ship 495 Sea Scouts at New Smyrna Beach Boat and Ski Club, 242 North Causeway at the boat ramp. Look for the blue building. Visit any Wednesday at 6 p.m. Kids 14 to 19 learn about safe boating, then hop aboard 14-foot Capri sailboats for hands-on lessons. The group competes four times a year around the state with other youth on sailing vessels of all sizes. This is a year-round program in its 11th year here in New Smyrna Beach. The fee is $20 per year to join and participants hold car washes and repair donated boats to raise funds for out- of-town regattas. For more information, call (386) 423-9134 or (386) 427-1572.
Scrabble Club: The Port Orange Regional Library hosts Scrabble Club at 10 a.m. each Monday, at 1005 City Center Circle. For more information, call (386) 322-5152, Ext. 2.
Sica Hall Senior Center: Nickel and dime poker is played at noon each Thursday with donations requested. Several different games are played, and rules are posted. Line dancing takes place at 2 p.m. each Thursday and costs $4 for members. Also, from 2-4 p.m. each Tuesday, a live band plays music from the 1940s and up to dance to. Refreshments are served. Singles or couples may attend. The cost is $4.50 for nonmembers and $3.50 for members. Bingo is at 1 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday. Drawings, prizes and free refreshments are available. The cost is $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers. The Sica Hall Senior Center is at 1065 Daytona Ave., Holly Hill. For more information, call (386) 236-2997.
Singles dance: The Women of the Moose have a singles and couples dance at the Moose Lodge, 601 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach on Saturday Nights from 7-10 p.m. For more information, call (386) 255-2207.
Super Singles of Florida: A dance is held from 8-10:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Eagles Club, 190 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. Music is provided by Jim and Vicki of Mr. D.J. Entertainment. The cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Participants must be single. For more information, call (386) 736-0749 or send an e-mail to Darlin115308@yahoo.com.
UCC Community Farmer's Market: A farmer's market is held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday, at the corner of Washington and Faulkner streets, New Smyrna Beach. Items include farm fresh eggs, fresh vegetables, orchids, goat's milk soap and more. For more information, call (386) 426-0359.
Dancing: USA Dance sponsors Practice Night every Wednesday, with occasional exceptions, at The Ballroom on Nova Road in Ormond Beach, 7:30-10 p.m. The cost is $5.
VFW Post 3282: The post has entertainment Tuesday through Saturday evenings, with lunch or dinner served Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 7:30 p.m. There are daily specials including a Pasta Night on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday is Big Burger night with $5 cheeseburgers. Friday is Karaoke Night with Michael Leone from 7-11p.m. Saturday is Dance Night with various musicians playing. Sunday brunch is 8-11:30 a.m. The post is at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. in Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 761-7217.
VFW Post 4250: "The Little V" has resumed its popular homemade Friday night dinners, with all the fixins', from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (open to public) with live music at 7 p.m. and 2 for 1 Happy Hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. also, Wednesday night darts and Saturday night karaoke from 7-11. Sunday breakfasts 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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