FRIDAY, Feb. 8
Craft Beer Festival: In celebration of the DeLand Craft Beer Festival on Feb. 9 in downtown DeLand, the MainStreet DeLand Association is declaring Feb. 3-9 DeLand Craft Beer Week. There will be a meet and greet at several locations in downtown DeLand from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 to give the public, event attendees, organizers and brewery representatives an opportunity to meet and network the night before the festival. Locations are at www.delandcraftbeerfestival.com. The week culminates on Feb. 9 with the festival from 1 to 5 p.m. in Artisan Alley in Downtown DeLand. There will be more than 50 breweries and 120 beers represented at nearly 40 pour stations. Funds raised at the festival benefit the MainStreet DeLand Association. Festival tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door (if available). Tickets can be purchased in person at DeLand Abbey (cash only) and at the MainStreet DeLand Association or online at www.delandcraftbeerfestival.com. Must be 21 to enter. No pets. No children, including infants. For more information, call (386) 738-0649.
"Folkin' Up the '80s:" This local group will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1. The band plays popular music from the '80s. Rather than employing electric guitars to create their sound, Folkin' Up The '80s plays acoustic guitars and banjo to put a folk and bluegrass twist on familiar music. Reserved seat tickets are on sale for $10 at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center Box Office. Tickets can be purchased by telephone with a Visa or MasterCard by calling (386) 676-3375. The box office is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and two hours prior to all performances.
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 "Yojimbo" will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Southeast Museum of Photography, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Movie admission by donation -- no reserve theater seating. Sorry, no popcorn.
Concert: Stetson University "Sounds New" Concert featuring contemporary chamber music, including new works by Stetson faculty composers Sydney Hodkinson and Manuel de Murga, will be at 7:30 p.m. at Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Film series: "Once Upon a Time in the West" will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Southeast Museum of Photography, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Movie admission by donation -- no reserve theater seating. Sorry, no popcorn.
Black Heritage Festival: The 22nd annual Black Heritage Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday-Sunday, Feb. 8-10, at Pettis Park, 314 N. Duss St., New Smyrna Beach. Enjoy live music and entertainment, food, arts and crafts, hair weaving, face painting, cane grinding, syrup making, soap making, storytelling, a school art display and a tour of the Black Heritage Museum. For more information, call (386) 478-1934.
Valentine's Gala: New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach will host a Valentine Gala from 7 p.m. to midnight at Indigo Lakes Golf Club 312 Indigo Drive, Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 316-0469 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documentary: "Out of the Woods" will be shown at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Out of the Woods: Life and Death in Dirty Dave's Homeless Camp. The director of the film, advocate for the homeless, urban designer and filmmaker, Michael E. Arth, who also rebuilt 32 homes and businesses in DeLand's Garden District, will answer questions after the free screening. The Cinematique Theater is located at 242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Cinematique: "Knife Fight" will be shown from Feb. 8-14. A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him. Rob Lowe, Julie Bowen, Eric McCormick, Carrie-Ann Moss star. The Cinematique Theater is located at 242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. Tickets are $5-$9. All tickets $5 on Tuesdays. Closed on Mondays. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
SATURDAY, Feb. 9
Live Comedy: An Improv show with Random Acts of Insanity will be held at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 . Part of the Late & Local series. All ages for part one, after the intermission, adults only. The Cinematique Theater is located at 242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. Tickets are $5. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Dinner/Dance: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 270 in Port Orange, 119 Howes Street, will host a Valentine's Sweetheart Dinner/Dance at 5 p.m. Dinner will be Prime Rib, baked potato, vegetable and dessert for $10. Music will be by B&B entertainment. For more information, call (386) 767-3620.
Mardi Gras: The DeLand Lions Club will host a Mardi Gras fundraiser, for the Mother of the Good Shepherd Monastery, from 6:30-11 p.m. at 400 N. Garfield Ave., DeLand. Costumes and masks are optional. Tickets at the door are $30 per person. For more information, call (386) 738-1020 or (386) 352-669-4261.
Mardi Gras & Black Jack Casino Night: The Guild of the Museum of Arts and Sciences will present a Mardi Gras-themed casino night from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Palmetto Club, 1000 S. Beach St. Daytona Beach. All fun seekers will receive initial betting bucks for Black Jack and Texas Hold 'em. Additional chips will be available for purchase. Winners will participate in a Chinese Auction for prizes. Mardi Gras Casino Night will include a Cajun-style buffet dinner. The party atmosphere will be filled with plenty of beads, merriment, and dancin' to music provided by Mister DJ. More fun planned with silent auctions items, the crowning of a Mardi Gras King and Queen, psychic readings by Karyn Mansell and belly dancing by Zayna from The Enchanted Caravan. Mardi Gras Casino Night is open to the public but reservations are required. Tickets are $35 per person. For reservations, call (443) 831-5597.
Fourth annual Boys & Girls Club Basketball Fundraiser: This event will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Stetson University Edmunds Center. The Lady Hatters will face East Tennessee State at 1 p.m. The men will face off at 3:30 p.m. The Kiwanis Club in DeLand is selling advance tickets for $5, which is good for both games. To purchase tickets in advance, call (386) 801-2019 or e-mail email@example.com. Tickets at the door are $7 for students and $8 general admission.
Community Pancake Breakfast: Hope Lutheran Church will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at 594 N. Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach. Pancakes, eggs, sausage and bacon will be served for $4.
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. 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.
Cajun Tales, for True: Funky Trunk Treasures will host this free event from 6-7:30 p.m. at 100 N. Woodland Blvd., Suite 2, DeLand. Celebrate Mardi Gras season with Cheryl Floyd, the spicy Cajun teller/entertainer from the Louisiana Bayou. For more information, visit FunkyTrunkTreasures.com.
Poetry: That Travallion and The Tomoka Poets will host a free poetry in the park from 1-3 p.m. at Bulow Creek State Park. 3351 Old Dixie Highway, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 615-6433.
Historical Bus Tour: Scenic Historical Bus Tour presented by the Ormond Beach Historical Society. This 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 OBHS Welcome Center 38 E. Granada Blvd. or by phone using Visa or Master Card. 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, at 9:45 a.m. www.ormondhistory.org.
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 and gifts. Mediterranean Grill will be preparing baked goods and lunch fare. For more information, call (386) 255-3701 or e-mail email@example.com.
Stetson Jazz Combo: Jazz up your day with the Stetson University Jazz Combo from 2 to 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. The student musicians will perform jazz standards and songs from the Great American Songbook.
Laser Rock Concert The Museum of Arts & Sciences will have a laser rock concert. Laser vinyl -- rock songs from the '70s and '80s will be at 7 p.m. Laser Zeppelin will be at 8 p.m. and Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon, will be at 9 p.m.. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for one show, $7 for two shows or $9 for three shows and can be purchased in advance at the front desk or at the door the night of the event. Seating is limited. Snacks, beer and soft drinks can be purchased at the Museum and enjoyed in the planetarium. The museum is at 352 S. Nova R Road, Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 255-0285, Ext. 20.
International Night: The Port Orange Elks will host an "International Night" from 6-8 p.m. The event features food from all over the world. There will be live entertainment. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door. Members and guests are invited. Hosting members will be available at the door for any guests wishing to attend. The lodge is at 5207 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.
SUNDAY, Feb. 10
Valentine Dance: The Polish American Pulaski Club will host its annual Valentine Sweetheart Dance & Bake Sale. Dinner will be served from 1-2 p.m. The dance will be at 2 p.m. Dinner and dance tickets are $17. Dance only is $10. Music will be performed by Ron Luznar and the Polka Pals. The club is 3621 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. (386) 258-7059. Visit website at www.polishamericanpulaskiclubdaytona.com.
"Old Florida Plantation Day:" This self-drive tour will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit four historical plantations with park rangers and re-enactors telling the stories of the people who lived there. Bring your own lunch and "party like it's 1783." Reservations are required and space is limited. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 8-12. For more information call (386) 677-7005 or stop by the MacDonald House, 38 E. Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach. www.OrmondHistory.org.
"Tuned for Praise:" The annual scholarship concert in memory of Merridy Williams will be at 4 p.m. at Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road. Performers include Michael Rickman and other Stetson University Faculty members. Admission is free, but scholarship donations will be accepted.
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K or 10K Walk at 1 p.m. at the Publix Parking Lot, 709 E. Third Ave., New Smyrna Beach. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Cafe Cinematique International: "Gonzo: The Life And Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson" will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. A documentary film and portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Narrated by Johnny Depp. Stay for the post film discussion. Tickets are $5 to $7. The Cinematique Theater is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For information, call (386) 252-3118.
MONDAY, Feb. 11
Art show: The annual Daytona State College juried student art show will be from Feb. 11 to April 12 at the News-Journal Center. Admission is free. An opening reception will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach.
TUESDAY, Feb. 12
Improv & Indie: Live comedy show with Random Acts of Insanity Improv Troupe at 8 p.m. Tuesday, followed by the indie movie: "Teenage Zombies" presented Riff Track style with comedy commentary. A deranged female scientist conducting weird experiments on a remote island kidnaps teens and injects them with a formula that transforms them into zombies. The Cinematique Theater is located at 242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. Tickets are $5. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Wisdom in Senior Education: Daytona State College Foundation's Wisdom in Senior Education will begin 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. For more information, call (386) 788-6494 or (386) 506-4415.
Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration: Flagler Avenue will host its 6th annual Flagler Avenue Mardi Gras Parade at 7 p.m. The parade will travel the Avenue from the beach to Pine Street, turning south and ending at Jessamine Avenue. Celebrate Fat Tuesday with the parade, Mardi Gras-themed music and food specials at 10 venues along the Avenue. The parade route will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5-8 p.m. Cars also must be moved from the street to accommodate the large crowds. For more information, call (386) 795.1060 or (386) 295.7567 or log on to www.partyonflagler.com.
Jazz Concert: Spruce Creek High School Music Program will host the North Hampton School of Boys Jazz Band and Vocal Ensemble from North Hamptonshire, England, for a workshop in the morning and a free concert at 5:45 p.m. in the Spruce Creek High School Auditorium. The jazz band and vocal ensemble will perform a variety of favorites from the American jazz repertoire. For more information, call (386) 761-6096.
Character dinner: Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy and Dairy Queen will host a fundraising dinner for its production of "Peter Pan" from 4-8 p.m. at Dairy Queen in South Daytona. Customers will dine with Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Wendy and other characters. The production will be March 9-10.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13
Museum Film Series: "Frida" 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: "The Piano" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Join series host, Daytona State College faculty member and film specialist Eric Breitenbach, for background information, discussion and audience Q&A. Movie admission by donation -- no reserve theater seating. All screenings occur in the Southeast Museum of Photography's Madorsky Theater, Hosseini Center, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Sorry, no popcorn.
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Fun Walk at 6 p.m. at Colin's Park, Halifax Avenue and University Drive. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Beethoven Chamber Music Recital: Michael Rickman, pianist, and violinist Susan Pitard Acree will be joined by cellist Joseph Corporon at 3 p.m. at Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road, Ormond Beach. Tickets are $10. The recital is sponsored by Daytona Solisti. For more information, visit www.daytonasolisti.com or (386) 562-5423.
"A Pictorial History of African Americans in Volusia:" The Cross Cultural Center of Stetson University and the African American Museum of the Arts will sponsor a pictorial history of Volusia County facilitated by prominent community members. Speakers will share personal photographic archive of rural life in the African American community. This event will be at 6 p.m. in the Stetson University Room. The event is free and open to the public.
THURSDAY, Feb. 14
Cinematique: On Valentine's Day, romantics will rejoice to see Cary Grant, Irene Dunne and Audrey Hepburn once again on the big screen. Two films will show beginning with "Penny Serenade" at 5:30 p.m., the film stars Grant and Irene Dunne as a married couple that go through many ups and downs. At 8 p.m., Cary Grant teams with Audrey Hepburn in the film "Charade." With romance and suspense, the film is set in Paris as a woman pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Admission to each film is $25 per couple and includes the movie, two glasses of wine, an appetizer to share and a special chocolate treat. Cinematique is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit www.cinematique.org.
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show:" Get ready to do the Time Warp again. After a celebrated history of 35 years of decadent delight, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" has become the longest running midnight show in the world. The Athens Theatre cannot allow admittance to anyone who is under the age of 18. Showings are 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 and 11:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Tickets start at $10. Athens Theatre is at 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand. For more information, call (386) 736-1500 or visit www.athensdeland.com.
Contemporary Music On Film: "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart -- A Film about Wilco" 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.
Opera Video Club: The club will meet at noon at Daytona Beach Shores Council Chambers' Activity Room for the screening of "I Lombardi," an opera by Verdi, sung in Italian with English subtitles. The event is free and at 3048 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. For more information, call (386) 767-6967.
Concert: "Stars from the Platters, Coasters, Drifters and Temptations Salute" will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Tickets start at $30. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.
"The Great Sand Speedway:" At 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, the Ormond Beach Historical Society presents a movie created by WCEU-TV about the quest for the World Land Speed Record on Ormond/Daytona Beach. Narrator Preston Root, Director Virgil Taylor and Racing Historian Dan Smith will be on hand to talk about the film and answer questions. Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 North Beach Street, Ormond Beach. General admission is $5. Members are $3. Call (386) 677-7005 for tickets or more information. www.ormondhistory.org.
"In the Heights:" Spruce Creek High School music department presents "In The Heights, the story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood. There will be nine shows from Feb 15 to 24. Adult tickets are $15. Seniors and children 10 and younger are $10. For more information and ticket purchases, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (386) 322-6272, Ext. 37741.
Vienna Boys' Choir: The Daytona Beach Symphony Society presents the Vienna Boys Choir at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Peabody Auditorium. Special prices for students and family discounts are available. For information, call (386) 253-2901. Regular tickets range from $34-$59. To buy tickets, visit Peabody Auditorium Box Office, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach; call Ticketmaster 1-(800)745-3000; or order online at www.dbss.org.
Concert and variety show: The 11th annual Valentine's Concert and Variety Show by the Courtney Anne Rice Performing Arts Scholarship team will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Port Orange Presbyterian Church, 4662 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange. The concert will feature performers from Spruce Creek and Atlantic high schools and other community performers. The concert is free, but a freewill offering will be accepted. All donations go to scholarships awarded to Spruce Creek and Atlantic graduating seniors who are college bound. For more information, call (386) 788-1111 or (386) 767-2142.
Gospel: The Florida Gospel Music Association East Coast Rally Concert will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Florida Gospel Music Association presents East Coast Rally Concert, featuring The Pickerings, Pure Heart Trio, Mark V Quartet, The Vander Veens, Randy Bailey, Harper Brothers, One Heart, Hope Street and The Gibbs Family. There is a $5 suggested donation. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.
Winter Festival: The DeLand Golden Hawks Radio Controlled Club will conduct its 24th annual Winter Festival of Giants Feb. 15 and 16 at Sperling Sports Complex, 1500 Matt Fair Blvd., DeLand. Pilot entry fee is $30 for both days and $20 for one day. For more information, visit www.delandrcclub.com.
Wine and Chocolate Walk: Calling all wine and chocolate lovers. A Wine & Chocolate Walk will be from 1-6 p.m. Feb. 16, in Downtown Daytona Beach. This event has two check-in points -- Cinematique of Daytona, 242 S. Beach St., and Bruce Rossmeyer's Harley Davidson Museum Store, 290 N. Beach St., where attendees will receive their Wine & Chocolate Walk Passport and beverage tickets. Event attendees will spend the afternoon strolling through Downtown Daytona Beach visiting more than 20 stations enjoying wine tasting and delectable chocolate goodies. Also featured will be live music, and an opportunity to register for a Sweetheart Get-Away Give-Away. In addition, the first 100 passported attendees will receive a free gift and coupons to participating merchants. Proceeds from the event benefit Cinematique of Daytona Beach. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event. Advance tickets may be purchased through Friday, Feb. 15 at Cinematique of Daytona , 242 S. Beach St., Tuesday through Sunday 11a.m.- 4 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday 5 p.m.-10 p.m. or online at http://winechocolatewalk.eventbrite.com. For more information, call (386)252-3118. Must be 21 to participate.
"The Magic of Mathis:" Tribute artist David Robbins will perform as Johnny Mathis at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. This spectacular Valentine's Day show will feature the popular love songs of Johnny Mathis, including such notable hits as "Misty," "Chances Are" and "Wonderful, Wonderful." This very romantic "date night" event will also feature special guest Carla DelVillaggio as Barbra Streisand. Advanced reserved seat tickets for this show are on sale now at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center Box Office for $20. Tickets will be $25 at the door. Tickets may be purchased over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard by calling (386) 676-3375. The Box Office is located at 399 N. U.S. 1 and is open Tuesday through Friday from noon-5 p.m., and two hours prior to all performances.
Beach Parade: Members of the Living Legends of Auto Racing Speedweeks schedule begins Sunday, Feb. 17, with sign-up for the annual beach parade from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum in Sunshine Park Mall, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona. The parade consists drivers wheeling vintage cars along A1A.
Hall of Fame Induction: The 2013 inductees for the "Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame" sponsored by Daytona Beach West Rotary Club have been named. They are Alan Kulwicki "one of NASCAR'S 50 Greatest Drivers and 1992 Winston Cup driver and Champion, Sterling Marlin "1994 and 1995 Daytona 500 Winner" and Barney Hall "race radio broadcaster for more than 50 years and the first announcer hired by Bill France for Motor Racing Network." The 24th Annual Dinner and Induction Ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday Feb. 18, at the Shores Resort and Spa. Funds raised from this evening event benefit local and international charities. For more information, visit stockcarhalloffame.org. For Sponsorship opportunities, packages available and tickets sales, call (386) 453-3352.
Car Display: The Living Legends of Auto Racing will have its parade cars on display on Monday, Feb. 18, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Drive-In Church on A1A in Daytona Beach Shores. The cars also will be lined up for the three-mile parade route. Cars will return to the church following the parade and will be on display. Refreshments and memorabilia will be available and several legend drivers are expected to be on hand.
Stock Car Racing Tour: The Living Legends of Auto Racing will host a tour of the Daytona Beach Area's historic stock car racing sites at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22. The tour guide is Bob Coolidge, vice president of the Living Legends of Auto Racing. The tour will leave from and return to the Living Legends of Auto Racing Museum in South Daytona. The cost for the tour is $30, which includes lunch at Racing's North Turn in Ponce Inlet. To purchase a ticket for the history tour or for further information, call (386) 956-3465. The Living Legends of Auto Racing Museum of Racing History, located in the Sunshine Park Mall, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona, is open free to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and offers a wide array of racing artifacts, such as helmets, driving suits, car parts, pictures and full size race cars.
Flagler Avenue Wine Walk and Art Walk: Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23. During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at 113 Flagler, at the tent at Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street, or at the corner of South Atlantic and Flagler. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for $5. The event coincides with the Flagler Avenue Art Walk. Artists will offer fine art exhibits from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. along the Avenue. For more information, visit www.partyonflagler.com.
Downtown Music Festival: The Canal Street Historic District and Marc Monteson Promotions present The Downtown Music Festival in New Smyrna Beach on Saturday, March 2, in conjunction with the first Saturday of the month Art Stroll and Gallery Walk. Music of all types will happen in parks, on sidewalks and indoor venues from 9 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. The event is seeking sponsors at different levels. For information on sponsorship or the event call (386) 423-9760.
The Orlando Jazz Orchestra: The Orlando Jazz Orchestra will perform "A Tribute to the Big Bands III" at 2 p.m. March 3 at The Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. Tickets on sale at Southern Trends Home Furnishings, 334 Canal St.; Gone Bonkers, 314 Flagler Ave.; Beachside Pack 'n Ship near Publix Beachside; and Hometown News 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave. Suite 22, South Daytona. Starting Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday, tickets will be available at The Brannon Center also with PAYPAL at marcmontesonpromotions.com.
25 percent solution to save our cities: This group will demonstrate from 4 to 5 p.m., each Tuesday outside the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. For more information, contact paf1222@ bellsouth.net.
American Legion Post 17: Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. each Sunday. Spaghetti, salad and garlic bread is served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. each Thursday. Post 17 is at 619 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.
American Legion Post 120: The post features monthly dinners and activities for members and guests. Monday is bar bingo at 6:30 with burgers and fries available. Tuesday is Wii bowling with tacos available. The first and third Wednesdays feature prime rib and barbecue ribs respectively, and Fridays are dinner, dance and karaoke, (featuring Danny's famous fish fry on the second Friday of the month). Menus and prices vary and reservations are recommended for Wednesdays and Fridays. The post is at 461 Walker St., Holly Hill. For more information and dinner times, call the post at (386) 258-5275.
American Legion Post 270: Each Monday from 5-7 p.m. is taco night. Wednesday wings are served from 5-7 p.m. Each Friday from 5-7 p.m. is a fish fry. Post 270 is at 119 Howes St., Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 788-6800.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 285 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 run until March 1. This ArtHaus exhibit will present more than 100 original two and three dimensional artworks. These 11th and 12th grade artists from nine Volusia County High Schools had to prove their dedication and talent in order to be enrolled in these challenging advanced placement and honors art classes. The ArtHaus Gallery is at 3840 Ridgewood Ave. Port Orange, and is free to the public. For information, call (386) 767-0076 or go to www.arthaus.org
The Casements: The former winter home of John D. Rockefeller is now owned by the city of Ormond Beach and serves as a civic and cultural center, sponsoring creative experiences for all ages. The home is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The Casements Guild, a non-profit organization made up of volunteers, provides free guided tours 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Donations are gratefully accepted. The Guild volunteers also operate the Gift Shoppe where a variety of souvenirs and unique items can be purchased. Additionally, the home and Rockefeller Gardens are available for private events or weddings. This historical property is at 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-3216 or go to www.thecasements.net.
Cracker Creek's Pirate Cruise: Featuring the Pirates of Spruce Creek, cruises are at 1 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday at 1795 Taylor Road, Port Orange. Costumed pirates create a live, interactive experience as young buccaneers learn navigation, pirate weaponry, knotting or rope tying and pirate lingo, all the while searching for the lost treasure at Spruce Creek. Pre-registration is required by calling (386) 304-0778. Canoe and kayak launch and rentals, guided eco-history pontoon boat tours and golf cart tours of the conservation nature trails also are available. For more information, visit the website at OldFloridaPioneer.com or send an e-mail to crackercreek@OldFloridaPioneer.com.
Cruise night: East Coast Cruisers host a cruise night from 4-8 p.m. the second Saturday of each month on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach.
Daytona Metropolitan Bridge Club: Duplicate Bridge is played Monday through Saturday at 600 Driftwood Ave., Daytona Beach. For the schedule, call (386) 255-7744 or visit DaytonaBridge.org.
Deltona Women's Club: Bunco is held the first Friday of the month. The donation is $10. Weekly dances are the second, third and fourth Friday of the month from 6-10 p.m. Donation is $5. The public is welcome. The Deltona Women's Club is at 1049 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona. For more information, call (386) 574-2311.
Democracy Now: Internet news with Amy Goodman will be presented at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday at Unitarian Universalist Society, 56 N. Halifax Ave., Ormond Beach. News and analysis will be covered. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. The public may attend.
Edgewater Farmer's Market: The Farmer's Market is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., each Saturday at 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave., (corner of U.S. 1 and Turgot Avenue). For booth space, call (386) 424-2485.
Edgewater Fire-Rescue Bingo: Games begin at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the Fire-Rescue Association Fire Hall, 2616 Hibiscus Drive. Two games have $100 jackpots. The facility is non-smoking. Snacks and soft drinks are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Fire-Rescue Association's various causes. For more information, call (386) 424-2445.
Elks: The Elks Lodge, 820 W. Park Ave., Edgewater, serves lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday to Friday, soups, salad and sandwiches are served. The lodge holds a spaghetti dinner with or without meatballs or sausage from 5-7 p.m., each Tuesday. Cost is $7 per person. Dinner and dances are held from 5-10 p.m. each Friday. Entrees start at $7.50 and up. The facility is non-smoking, food and soft drinks are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Elks' sponsored charities. For more information, call (386) 663-3041.
Gateway Farmers Market: Every Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. U.S. 17/92, DeBary. Yahala Bakery is back, featuring fresh Bavarian breads and rolls every Saturday. Call Rob Rinaldo for information about the Farmers Market at (407) 443-6965.
Hand Art Center: Two exhibits open at Stetson University's Hand Art Center: Oscar Bluemner's Germany: Juxtaposing Jerichow works from Stetson University's Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection and artist Bill Viola's Videotape Collection: The Reflecting Pool -- Collected Work 1977-80. Oscar Bluemner's Germany: Juxtaposing Jerichow runs through April 29. The videotape collection by artist Bill Viola will remain open through March 19. The screening schedule is: Monday through Friday 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m. Hand Art Center is at 139 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. For more information, call (386) 822-7270.
Knights of Columbus: Chicken foot dominoes are played at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Knights of Columbus, 516 Orange St. New Smyrna Beach. Enjoy an easy game to learn with some fun people. For more information, call (386) 427-3580.
Museum of Arts & Sciences: The museum will showcase the NASA Art Collection with Florida Celebrates Space Events. The exhibit includes more than 40 pieces from the heart of the NASA collection, exemplifying the history of American space flight from the Mercury program (1958) all the way through the recent conclusion of the Space Shuttle era. Florida Celebrates Space is open through April 28. The museum is at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 255-0285 or visit www.moas.org
New Smyrna Beach Farmer's Market: Each Saturday, vendors take their places in front of Old Fort Park in the Canal Street Historic District, 210 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 Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. For information, call (386) 255-2207.
Super Singles of Florida: A dance is held from 8-10:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Eagles Club, 190 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. Music is provided by Jim and Vicki of Mr. D.J. Entertainment. The cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Participants must be single. For more information, call (386) 736-0749 or send an e-mail to Darlin115308@yahoo.com.
UCC Community Farmer's Market: A farmer's market is held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday, at the corner of Washington and Faulkner streets, New Smyrna Beach. Items include farm fresh eggs, fresh vegetables, orchids, goat's milk soap and more. For more information, call (386) 426-0359.
Dancing: USA Dance sponsors Practice Night every Wednesday, with occasional exceptions, at The Ballroom on Nova Road in Ormond Beach, 7:30-10 p.m. The cost is $5.
VFW Post 3282: The post has entertainment Tuesday through Saturday evenings, with lunch or dinner served Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 7:30 p.m. There are daily specials including a Pasta Night on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday is Big Burger night with $5 cheeseburgers. Friday is Karaoke Night with Michael Leone from 7-11p.m. Saturday is Dance Night with various musicians playing. Sunday brunch is 8-11:30 a.m. The post is at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. in Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 761-7217.
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