FRIDAY, Jan. 25
IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts: The event opens at 2 p.m. as IMAGES has been extended to three days. At Riverside Park, many of the 225 artists will be set up along with food trucks and the Marc Monteson Quintet playing music from the Big Band era from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on the IMAGES Live! stage. There is a food court Saturday and Sunday when the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is available on Canal Street, Sams Avenue, Magnolia Street, Andrews Street, North Riverside Drive, and in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot at 115 Canal Street. Parking attendants will be available to assist. Handicapped parking is under the South Causeway overpass accessible at Lytle and Magnolia Streets. More information and the entertainment schedule are available at imagesartfestival.org.
"Murder at the Howard Johnson's:" The Shoestring Theater will perform the suspense comedy "Murder at the Howard Johnson's," through Jan. 27 at 280 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. Show times are 8 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors older than 62 and $8 for students. For more information, call (386) 228-3777.
"The Fox on the Fairway:" The Little Theatre has added showings of the "The Fox on the Fairway." New performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. "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.
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, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (904) 755-2586.
Dinner Dance: The German American Social Club of Daytona Beach will host "Karneval" Costume dinner and dance with live music at 6 p.m. at the Palmetto Club, 1000 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information (386) 677-0168.
Cinematique: "A Royal Affair," will show until Jan. 31. This film is Danish and French with English subtitles. Also showing will be "Any Day Now" and "Our Forever Friends." The Cinematique Theater is at 242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. Tickets are $5 to $9. All Tickets $5 on Tuesdays. Closed on Mondays. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Native American Festival: The city of Ormond Beach will hold its 24th annual Native American Festival from Jan. 25-27, at The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. The event will be open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. There will be intertribal native dances, Aztec dancers from Mexico, reptile and wildlife exhibits, Native American Cuisine and trading booths. New this year will be Buddy Big Mountain, a national puppeteer and ventriloquist. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children and $3 after 5 p.m. For more information, call (386) 676-3216.
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, The show will start at dusk 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.
Fabulous Hubcaps: Allengang Entertainment will present The Fabulous Hubcaps, performing favorite '50s and '60s rock-n-roll hits, at 7:30 p.m. 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. 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.
Masters of Japan film series: This series looks at the key works of three of Japan's greatest film directors Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi and Yasujiro Ozu. Kurosawa's "Rashômon" will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Southeast Museum of Photography, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
DeLand Art Walk: On the evening of Jan. 25, downtown will be overflowing with service dogs coupled with equally magnificent artists. The newly revised DeLand Art Walk, is designed to feature a distinctively unique art theme each month. This month will combine artists with a fundraising event for My Angel With Paws. More than twenty-two downtown merchants will open their doors to host artists demonstrating, displaying and marketing their artwork alongside the trained service dogs and their handlers. Donation containers will be readily available for patrons' contributions to the My Angel With Paws organization. Additionally, the Art Walk will offer many opportunities to bid on silent auction items contributed by members of the community as well as participating merchants. On the night of the walk, visitors can view the auction pieces at Funky Trunk Treasures at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. Bidding will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8:15 p.m. Sponsors will name auction winners prior to the 9 p.m. closing on Jan. 25. For more information, call (386) 740-7777 or visit www.delandartwalk.com.
DeLand Fourth Fridays in Artisan Alley: Step off the beaten path and enjoy a funky fun night with friends in Artisan Alley from 6-10 p.m. The Alley hosts live music and a variety of arts and crafts vendors selling their unique wares. Fine wine and a wide selection of beers will be available at the Nest. Artisan Alley is off New York Avenue, one block west of Woodland Boulevard. For more information, call (386) 450-0200 or visit www.lovemynest.com.
Yard Sale: American Legion Riders, Chapter 120, will have a two-day yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26, at American Legion Post 120, 461 Walker St. Holly Hill. Many items available and a chance to win via raffle, a store display size replica of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 8 NASCAR Chevrolet. Clothes, household and personal items will be offered for sale as well as various collectable "Fast Food" toys. For more information, call (386) 258-5275.
Front Porch Friday: The Riverfront rocks all day, every fourth Friday of the month. The Riverfront Shops of Daytona will hold Front Porch Friday Festival, a local, monthly, all day festival. This year, beginning Jan. 25, the Riverfront Shops are Celebrating Time, starting with the 1990s and working their way back through the decades each month. Riverfront merchants are participating by offering coupons, promotions, sales, and events from fitness and health (yoga, tai chi, meditation, walk club, sprouting class) to food (juice bar samples, Cosmo Cupcakes, happy hour specials) to fun (face painting, kite flying, paint party, art walk, and live music) to flashbacks (musical journey through the '90s, free outdoor movie: Days of Thunder by Cinematique Movies Under the Stars, 1990s This Downtown Decade by the Halifax Historical Museum) and local art and culture (Daytona Music Society live music and Art Consortium art sale). Most events are free to the public or cost a nominal fee. The events begin at 7 a.m. and last throughout the evening. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Front Porch Friday Festival or the Riverfront Shops of Daytona, including specific times of events, please check out www.facebook.com/frontporchfridayfestival and www.RiverfrontShopsofDaytona.com.
SATURDAY, Jan. 26
Military Salute: The Father John Washington Post 1944 of the Catholic War Veterans will host its eighth annual Tribute and Salute to the men and women on active duty in the armed forces at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Church, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. Leo Haley, National Commander of the Catholic War Veterans will be the honored guest along with the Rev. Christopher Hoffman retired Lt. Col after 24 years as an U.S. Air Force chaplain. The Mass Color Guard from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will perform. The U.S Air Force ROTC will read the name, rank and branch of service of POW/MIAs. Honor and tribute will also be given to the men and woman killed on active duty since before the Gulf War. Prince of Peace, St Brendan, Our Lady of Lourdes, The Basilica of St Paul, Our Lady of Hope, Epiphany, Sacred Heart, Our Lady Star of the Sea and St. Gerard parishioners will be honored. American Legion Post 120 from Holly Hill will provide the Gun Salute and Bugles of America will play TAPS.
Relay for Life Rummage Sale: Teams from the Deltona Relay for Life will sponsor a community rummage sale on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8a.m.-noon, at Pine Ridge High School, 926 Howland Blvd., Deltona. The community is invited to come out and browse the teams' treasures and support their fight against cancer.
Manatee Festival: The Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26-27, at Valentine Park, West French Avenue, off of U.S. 17/92 in Orange City. For more information, call (386) 775-9224 or visit themanateefestival.com.
Taste of the 24: This event benefits The NASCAR Foundation and the Daytona State College Foundation, and features a blend of food from 24 area 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 email@example.com
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.
Late & Local at Cinematique: Cult & Classic Cinema will be shown at 9:30 p.m. "The Good, The Bad, The Weird," is the story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits. Tickets are $5. The Cinematique Theater is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
ZORA! Festival: A poetry reading will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at The African American Museum of the Arts, 325 S. Clara Ave., DeLand. The event is free to the public. Participants may bring several short poems to read. For more information, call (386) 736-4004.
SUNDAY, Jan. 27
Side By Side By Sondheim: Presented by City Repertory Theatre this performance will be at 7:30 p.m. at Cinematique, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Featuring Julia Davidson Truilo (formerly of Seaside Music Theatre), Kelly Nelson and LLoyd Bowers. The musical review highlights many of the great songs by America's foremost Broadway composer/lyricist. Rusty Baker plays the score, Ernie Murphy narrates and John Sbordone directs. This is a fundraiser for City Repertory Theater. Tickets are $20 and available by calling the box office (386) 585-9415.
Opera on Film: Part of the Opera in Cinema Series, "La Boheme" from the Royal Opera House will be shown at 2 p.m. at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $18-$20. Advanced tickets suggested. Tickets are available by calling the box office (386) 585-9415.
TUESDAY, Jan. 29
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. 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 "Any Day Now." at Cinematique, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. All tickets are $5. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Fun Walk at 6 p.m. Riverfront Park, 105 Riverside Drive, New Smyrna 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 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. Casey Baker will perform Jan. 30
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.
Museum Film Series: "Vision: From the Life of Hildegard Von Bingen" will be shown at 1:30 p.m. The film is an inspirational portrait of the life of German Benedictine nun Saint Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179). Movie admission by donation -- no reserve theater seating. All screenings at Southeast Museum of Photography's Madorsky Theater, Hosseini Center, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Sorry, no popcorn.
Movie: "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Join series host, Daytona State College faculty member and film specialist Eric Breitenbach, for background information, discussion and audience Q&A. Movie admission by donation -- no reserve theater seating. All screenings occur in the Southeast Museum of Photography's Madorsky Theater, Hosseini Center, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Sorry, no popcorn.
THURSDAY, Jan. 31
Opera Video Club: The club will meet at noon at Daytona Beach Shores Council Chambers' Activity Room for the screening of "Nabucco," an opera by Verdi, sung in Italian, with English subtitles. The event is free and located at 3048 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. For more information, call (386) 767-6967.
Ernie Haase and Signature Sound Concert: This event will be at 7:30 p.m. 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 DVDs. Tickets start at $20. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.
Contemporary Music On Film: "Radiohead -- Meeting People is Easy" 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.
Trash and Treasures Sale: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will conduct its 10th annual Trash and Treasures Sale from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2, at 1401 W. New York Ave., DeLand. There will be household goods, collectibles, clothing, furniture, books, baked goods. Breakfast and lunch funds will go to the church youth program. For more information, call (386) 734-0677.
Eagles Tribute: The Long Run, an Eagles tribute band, will perform 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, 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.
Children's Program-Family Photo Fun Day: Kaleido-Scope It! (all skill levels) -- enjoy an afternoon of free parent-child art and photography sessions for children aged 5-12 from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Southeast Museum of Photography staff will lead a variety of activities that will explore new ways of seeing and creating. As an added bonus, get a sneak-peek of the upcoming children's workshop series. Due to limited space in all education programs, all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and pre-registration is required. Daytona Beach Campus, Hosseini Center, Education Area, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. For additional information, call (386) 506-4569.
Dinner dance: The Knights of Columbus Council 13018 will host its ninth annual Italian dinner dance from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at St. Brendan Social Hall, 1000 Oceanshore Blvd., Ormond Beach. Dinner includes lasagna, meatballs, sausage, special dessert and beverages. The event will feature the Moonlighters. Tickets are $20. Reservations are required. For more information, call (386) 441-0518 or 441-4713.
Chorale Concert: The Stetson University Women's Chorale and Men's Choir will be in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. These two groups consist of more than 60 voices. The numbers performed will flow from traditional folk song arrangements to spirituals and sacred music. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. Group rates are available for 10 or more. For reservations, call (386) 985-1655.
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 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, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit harlemlegends.com.
The Rick Martorano Singers: Coronado Community United Methodist Church andR. Martorano Productions presents The Rick Martorano Singers in concert "From Bacharach to Broadway." Performances will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. Feb. 10, at 201 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach. The concert is free, however, a goodwill offering will be taken to support the Music Ministry of Community United Methodist Church and The New Smyrna Beach Little Theater. For more information, call (386) 679 5181.
"Folkin' Up the '80s:" This event will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. Highway 1, Ormond Beach. This performance will be music from the '80s with a folk twist. Tickets are $10. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.
French Market: Daytona Beach will be the home once again for the French Market on Feb. 9-10 at 132 N. Beach St. The building has been decorated in a theatre-like atmosphere. The walls have been painted in over-sized murals in a Mardi-Gras theme. Vendors are required to follow a color theme and maintain professional displays. Shopping will include art, hand-crafted goods from local artists, crafted items from third world countries, jewelry, apparel, shoes, handbags, pottery, greenery, carved bowls, home décor, cigars, baked goods, gifts, just to name a few. Mediterranean Grill will be preparing baked goods and a lunch fare. For more information, call (386) 255-3701 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
Arthaus: The ArtHaus' 11th annual advanced placement/honors art exhibition will open Jan. 25 and run until March 1. This exclusive ArtHaus exhibit will present more than 100 original two and three dimensional artworks. These 11th and 12th grade artists from nine Volusia County High Schools had to prove their dedication and talent in order to be enrolled in these challenging advanced placement and honors art classes. The opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the ArtHaus Gallery, 3840 Ridgewood Ave. Port Orange, and is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For information call (386) 767-0076 or go to www.arthaus.org
The Casements: The 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.
Hand Art Center: Two exhibits open at Stetson University's Hand Art Center Oscar Bluemner's Germany: Juxtaposing Jerichow works from Stetson University's Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection and artist Bill Viola's Videotape Collection: The Reflecting Pool - Collected Work 1977-80.
Opening receptions will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Hand Art Center, Stetson University.
Since its opening in 2009, an important mission of the Hand Art Center at Stetson University has been the exhibition and interpretation of the artwork of Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938) that was bequeathed to Stetson University by the artist's daughter in 1997. Mr. Bluemner emigrated to the United States in 1892 and became an important American Modernist painter at the beginning of the 20th century. Oscar Bluemner's Germany: Juxtaposing Jerichow is the first exhibition to focus on works created by the artist in his native Germany. The exhibit, which runs through April 29,.
In addition to the opening of the new Bluemner exhibition: Oscar Bluemner's Germany: Juxtaposing Jerichow, Stetson University's Hand Art Center will also feature a videotape collection by artist Bill Viola. The exhibition will remain open through March 19. The screening schedule is: Monday through Friday 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m. The Reflecting Pool - Collected Work is a collection of five independent works composed to function as a whole. Each uses varying styles and techniques to advance the theme of the collection: the progressive stages of the personal journey from birth to death, described through images of transition - from day to night, object to reflection, motion to stillness, time to timelessness.
Hand Art Center is located at 139 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. For more information, call (386) 822-7270.
Knights of Columbus: Chicken foot dominoes are played at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Knights of Columbus, 516 Orange St. New Smyrna Beach. Enjoy an easy game to learn with some fun people. For more information, call (386) 427-3580.
Museum of Arts & Sciences: The museum will showcases NASA Art Collection with Florida Celebrates Space Events.
The exhibit includes more than 40 pieces from the heart of the NASA collection, exemplifying the history of American space flight from the Mercury program (1958) all the way through the recent conclusion of the Space Shuttle era. Florida Celebrates Space is open through April 28.
The museum is at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 255-0285 or visit www.moas.org
New Smyrna Beach Farmer's Market: Each Saturday, vendors take their places in front of Old Fort Park in the Canal Street Historic District, 210 Samms Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Local farmers offer fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, plants, juices, dairy, seafood and grass-fed meats. Organic and pesticide-free produce are available. Quality handcrafted items and baked goods also are offered. For information, go to www.canalstreetnsb.com or call (404) 429-5524.
New Smyrna Beach Museum of History: "The History of Cape Canaveral" exhibit by Ed Eherenspeck has been extended through the end of March. Mr. Ehrenspeck, the creator of this exhibit, was employed at the Cape from 1956-1970 and was a member of the "Range Rats."
In the NSB Waterfront Loop, 120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 478-0052.
Ormond Beach farmers market: The farmers market will be open each Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For more information, visit www.ormondbeachmainstreet.com.
Ormond Beach Historical Society Welcome Center and Museum: This is the "Gateway to the Ormond Scenic Loop" featuring historical photographs, a 20-minute DVD and interpretive panels that reveal the rich and diverse history of the Ormond Beach area. In the 1895 MacDonald House, the welcome center features information about the Timucuan Indians, the Spanish and British Colonial Periods, early pioneer settlers, the Hotel Ormond, "Birthplace of Speed," and John D. Rockefeller. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. The welcome center and museum is at 38 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-7005 or visit www.ormondhistory.org.
Peninsula Club: The Peninsula Club of Daytona Beach hosts an afternoon of bridge and canasta on Thursdays. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. Lunch is served at noon. Cards start after lunch. For membership and more information, call (386) 677-4257. Lunch reservations are required by Monday morning. Call (386) 767-5978 to order lunch.
Piggotte Community Center: Cards and game playing is from 1-3 p.m. each Monday and Thursday at the center. There is no cost. Participants can bring their cards and games. Silver Sneakers exercise classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. Humana-eligible members are free. Non-eligible members are $2 per class resident, $2.50 non-resident. Zumba Gold classes have started. The fee is $7 per class for residents and $7.50 for non-residents. The center is at 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. For more information, call (386) 322-3070.
Polish American Pulaski Club: Dinner every Sunday at 1 p.m. followed by dancing until 5:30 p.m. For dinner and dancing, the cost is $17, or $10 for dancing only. The club is at 3621 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information or reservations, call (386) 258-7059.
Port Orange Elks: The Port Orange Elks Lodge No. 2723 is offering bingo open to the public on Fridays and Mondays at 5707 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and games are from 11 a.m. -2:30 p.m. There are 3 $200 jackpots and packages start at $10. For more information call the Lodge at (386) 767-8572.
Sailing instruction: Co-ed youth 14 and older can learn to sail every Wednesday night and some weekends in New Smyrna Beach. Join Ship 495 Sea Scouts at New Smyrna Beach Boat and Ski Club, 242 North Causeway at the boat ramp. Look for the blue building. Visit any Wednesday at 6 p.m. Kids 14 to 19 learn about safe boating, then hop aboard 14-foot Capri sailboats for hands-on lessons. The group competes four times a year around the state with other youth on sailing vessels of all sizes. This is a year-round program in its 11th year here in New Smyrna Beach. The fee is $20 per year to join and participants hold car washes and repair donated boats to raise funds for out- of-town regattas. For more information, call (386) 423-9134 or (386) 427-1572.
Scrabble Club: The Port Orange Regional Library hosts Scrabble Club at 10 a.m. each Monday, at 1005 City Center Circle. For more information, call (386) 322-5152, Ext. 2.
Sica Hall Senior Center: Nickel and dime poker is played at noon each Thursday with donations requested. Several different games are played, and rules are posted. Line dancing takes place at 2 p.m. each Thursday and costs $4 for members. Also, from 2-4 p.m. each Tuesday, a live band plays music from the 1940s and up to dance to. Refreshments are served. Singles or couples may attend. The cost is $4.50 for nonmembers and $3.50 for members. Bingo is at 1 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday. Drawings, prizes and free refreshments are available. The cost is $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers. The Sica Hall Senior Center is at 1065 Daytona Ave., Holly Hill. For more information, call (386) 236-2997.
Singles dance: The Women of the Moose have a singles and couples dance at the Moose Lodge, 601 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach on Saturday Nights from 7-10 p.m. For more information, call (386) 255-2207.
Super Singles of Florida: A dance is held from 8-10:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Eagles Club, 190 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. Music is provided by Jim and Vicki of Mr. D.J. Entertainment. The cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Participants must be single. For more information, call (386) 736-0749 or send an e-mail to Darlin115308@yahoo.com.
UCC Community Farmer's Market: A farmer's market is held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday, at the corner of Washington and Faulkner streets, New Smyrna Beach. Items include farm fresh eggs, fresh vegetables, orchids, goat's milk soap and more. For more information, call (386) 426-0359.
Dancing: USA Dance sponsors Practice Night every Wednesday, with occasional exceptions, at The Ballroom on Nova Road in Ormond Beach, 7:30-10 p.m. The cost is $5.
VFW Post 3282: The post has entertainment Tuesday through Saturday evenings, with lunch or dinner served Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 7:30 p.m. There are daily specials including a Pasta Night on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday is Big Burger night with $5 cheeseburgers. Friday is Karaoke Night with Michael Leone from 7-11p.m. Saturday is Dance Night with various musicians playing. Sunday brunch is 8-11:30 a.m. The post is at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. in Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 761-7217.
VFW Post 4250: "The Little V" has resumed its popular homemade Friday night dinners, with all the fixins', from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (open to public) with live music at 7 p.m. and 2 for 1 Happy Hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. also, Wednesday night darts and Saturday night karaoke from 7-11. Sunday breakfasts are served from 8-11 a.m. Post 4250 is behind the New Smyrna Beach Airport, next to Enterprise Rental. Take U.S. 1 to South Street. For more information, call (386) 423-1789 or visit www.vfwpost4250.com.
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