FRIDAY, March 15
Stetson Concert to honor memory of Paul Langston: Stetson University's School of Music will honor the memory of the late Paul Langston, former music dean, who died Dec. 20, with a recital at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 15 in Lee Chapel, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. This special event will feature Stetson musicians, Earnest Murphy, Jr., tenor, and Boyd Jones, university organist and Price Professor of Organ. The public is invited.
Mr. Langston was dean of Stetson University's School of Music from 1962-85.
The March 15 concert will include music by composers of the 17th century and earlier, including Henry Purcell, John Dowland, Robert Jones, Tobias Hume, Thomas Morley and William Byrd, as well as contemporary musicians including, former Beatles John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney.
General admission is $10; $8 for seniors; and $5 for area students. It is free to Stetson students, faculty and staff with ID, and for concert series card holders. For tickets and information, contact Stetson's School of Music at (386) 822-8950, or www.stetson.edu/music.
Cinematique: The film "K-11" will be shown at 9:30 p.m. at Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. In "K-11," A record producer comes around after binging on drink and drugs. He finds himself in a section of the Los Angeles County Jail reserved for homosexuals, which is ruled by a transsexual named Mousey. Directed by Jules Stewart (mother of Kristin) and stars Goran Visnjic. Tickets are $9 to $7. For information, call (386) 252-3118.
Random Acts of Insanity: Random Acts of Insanity Comedy Improv Troupe is slated to take the stage at the Ormond Beach Moose Family Center at 8 p.m.
Random Acts, has been performing fast-paced audience driven improvised comedy in the area for nearly eight years.
The individual sketches generally range from two to eight minutes in length and can be based on anything from a Shakespearean adaptation of an every day problem, to a troupe member trying to "remember" three reasons he was "late to work," that the audience makes up while he is out of the room.
Tickets are $5. Dinner and full bar are available during each show. The Moose Lodge is at 601 W. Granada Blvd. For more information, call (386) 673-8722.
Dinner Dance: A St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance will be at 6 p.m. at D.B. Pickles' new social hall, 400 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. The new hall has a dance floor and outdoor gardens. Buffet dinner will cost $15 plus tax. Reservations are required and must be made by Wednesday, March 6. For information, call (386) 615-1411.
Barbecue: The Halifax River Moose Lodge will host a fundraiser barbecue dinner from noon to 6 p.m. at 933 Beville Road, South Daytona. Proceeds will benefit Moose charities. Tickets are $7. For more information, call (386) 760-2556.
SATURDAY, March 16
Concert: Bradley Griese will perform at 10 p.m. at The Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Part of the Late & Local Series, the singer-songwriter will perform a live show of original music. Tickets are $5. Advanced tickets suggested. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Horse show: The 4th annual Marcody Ranch/Hope Reins Show will be at 10 a.m. Admission will be $5 for adults and $2 for children 5 years old and older. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair. Proceeds go to Hope Reins Therapeutic Riding Program for children and adults with disabilities. Marcody Ranch is one mile east of Tomoka Farms Road at 3804 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, call (386) 424-0123.
Circus: The Cole Brothers Circus of the Stars will be at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in DeLand.
At the world's largest circus under the big top, see lions, tigers, elephants, ponies, llamas, camels, dog shows, thunderdrome, flying trapeze, clowns, aerial ballet, motor show and human cannonball. For more information, visit www.colebroscircus.com.
Spring Festival: This event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DeLeon Springs State Park, 601 Ponce DeLeon Blvd., DeLeon Springs. There will be custom cars, hot rods, classic cars, antique cars, live music and yard sale. Have breakfast at the old Spanish Sugar Mill. Take a boat ride on the Fountain of Youth Eco/History Tour Boat. Regular Park admission applies. For information call (386) 985-4212.
Dinner Dance: American Legion Post 127 will host a St. Patrick's Day dinner dance at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at 109 Cassadaga Road, Lake Helen. On Sunday, March 17, the post will serve corned beef and cabbage for $3 a bowl. For more information, call (386) 717-3979.
Lagoonacy: The Artist Workshop and Marine Discovery Center will host Lagoonacy from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach. The event is a celebration of Mosquito Lagoon. For more information, visit marinediscoverycenter.org.
Pancake breakfast: The Vietnam Veterans of American - Chapter 1048 will have a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Disabled American Veterans Greater Daytona No. 84, 605 Eight St., Holly Hill. Donation is $5 per person.
Pig Fest: American Legion Riders, Post 270 will host it's 10th annual Pig Fest at 1 p.m. Saturday March 16, at 119 Howes Street, Port Orange. The day will feature food, horseshoe tournament, raffles and 50/50 with music by B&B. Cost is $7. For more information call (386) 767-3620
Voices of America: Gateway Center for the Arts and the Guild -AAMA present Voices of America at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
An inspiring evening of cultural American music spanning genres. Featuring:
the "NS" SF Master Singers from Orlando, Leah Winstanley, Ron Nathan and Heavenly Horns, Harmony, Narcissus Brown, Contralto, Hat Trick, Stetson University Men's a cappella Ensemble Speaking Chorus and Starke Elementary Emmanuela Charles. In addition there will be a silent auction of art and artifacts in the gallery . Tickets are $12 to $18.
For more information contact Gateway Center for the Arts (386) 668-5553
Gateway Center for the Arts is located at 880 N. Highway 17-92, DeBary.
SUNDAY, March 17
St. Patrick's Day dinner: The Port Orange Elks Lodge will host a St Patrick's Day celebration dinner from 3-6 p.m. Corned Beef and Cabbage and all the trimmings will be $7.75. For more information or tickets, call (386) 767-8572.
Cinematique International Discussion Series: The animated "The Secret of Kells" will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Follow 12-year-old Brendan (voice of Evan McGuire) as he battles Vikings and confronts an ancient serpent god on a mission to locate a legendary crystal and complete the mythical Book of Kells. Tickets are $5 to $7. For information, call (386) 252-3118.
Country Concert: As part of the Centennial Anniversary Celebration of Port Orange, Country singer Bobby Meeks will perform a free concert at 4 p.m. at Riverside Pavilion Park, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner: This event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Tomoka United Methodist Church, 1000 Old Tomoka Road, Ormond Beach, across from The Trails Granada Boulevard Entrance. Tickets may be purchased at the church office from 9 a.m.-noon or call (386) 672-6722. Tickets are $10 per person; $20 for a family (free for kids younger than 3). Dessert included. Take-out available. For more information, visit www.tomokaumc.org.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner: American Legion Unit 270 auxiliary will hold a St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage dinner from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $8. B&B will perform.
Recital: Stetson University Faculty Recital featuring Ann Adams, oboe; Boyd Jones, harpsichord; and Christine Kyprianides, viola da gamba, will be at 3 p.m. at Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
General admission to School of Music concerts is $10; seniors, $8; area students, $5; free to the Stetson University community with ID, and concert series card holders. For more information, contact the School of Music at www.stetson.edu/music, or call (386) 822-8950.
TUESDAY, March 19
Improve & Indie: A live comedy show with Random Acts of Insanity Improv Troupe followed by a showing of the indie movie "If I Were You" at 8 p.m. at Cinematique, 242 S. Beach St. Daytona Beach.
Wisdom in Senior Education: Daytona State College Foundation's Wisdom in Senior Education will begin at 2 p.m. at the News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Membership is open to anyone age 50 or older. Yearly membership is $25 for a single and $45 for a couple. The topic is "Service Dogs for Disabled Persons." For more information, call (386) 788-6494 or (386) 506-4415.
WEDNESDAY, March 20
Museum Film Series: "Fair Game" 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: "Scenes from a Marriage" 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 Tom Renick Park, 1565 Oceanshore Blvd, Ormond-by-the Sea. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Cinematique: "Ondine" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. The story of an Irish fisherman who discovers a woman in his fishing net who he believes to be a Selke (a water nymph). Starring Collin Farrell. Movie admission includes free popcorn for the ladies and, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, a pre-movie Kraft Beer Tasting. Tickets are $7 for ladies and $9 for gentleman. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
THURSDAY, March 21
Opera Video Club: The club will meet at noon at Daytona Beach Shores Council Chambers' Activity Room for the screening of "The Barber of Seville," an opera by Rossini, sung in Italian with English subtitles. The event is free and at 3048 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. For more information, call (386) 767-6967.
Contemporary Music On Film: "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" 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.
Instrumental Gala: An evening best described as a musical sampler platter of instrumental ensembles, the show will feature the community symphonic band and jazz ensemble as well as other instrumental groups at 7:30 p.m. at the News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, Davidson Theater, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Free to Daytona State College and Volusia and Flagler county students, all others, $8 per person or $15 for two. Tickets are available in advance at the News-Journal Center Box Office located at 221 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach, by calling (386) 226-1927 or online at www.DaytonaState.edu/TheArts.
Orchestra Concert: Germany's Beethoven Orchestra Bonn presents an all-Beethoven program, including the overture from The Ruins of Athens as well as the Symphony No. 7, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Peabody Auditorium. The orchestra provides the final performance of the Daytona Beach Symphony Society's 61st season.
Dr. Dallas Weekley gives a free pre-concert talk at 6 p.m. in the Peabody Rose Room, with insights about the composer and the evening's music.
Student tickets and family discounts are available. For tickets, visit Peabody Auditorium Box Office, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach; call Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000; or order online at www.dbss.org. Tickets range from $34-59.
Fourth Fridays in Artisan Alley & DeLand Art Walk: This event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 22, in downtown DeLand. Gather with friends every fourth Friday of the month at Artisan Alley and also enjoy the DeLand Art Walk, a free, self-guided tour of the Historic Downtown area. Enjoy music, food, drinks, arts, crafts and more.
Concert: The Carthage College Women's Ensemble from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis. will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church. Carthage College is a liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and fosters the rich tradition of choral singing found in Lutheran colleges throughout the United States. The Women's Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Peter Dennee. The Women's Ensemble's Florida Tour program begins with sacred music selections. The program, with intermission, will last about 90 minutes. Admission is free, with a free-will offering available.
Daytona Playhouse: "Once Upon A Mattress" will be performed from March 22 to April 7 at Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd. Tickets are $21 adult, $19 seniors 55+ and $10 for 18 and younger. For tickets, call (386) -255-2431
Riverfest: Country Music band Little Texas, whose hits including "Kick a Little" and "God Blessed Texas" helped earn them the Academy of Country Music Award's 1994 Vocal Group of the Year, will headline a free concert on Saturday, March 23, at the Edgewater Riverfest.
The Riverfest kicks off on Friday, March 22, with carnival rides at Kennedy Park from 6 to 10 p.m. and entertainment by Brickyard Road on the main stage at 7 p.m.
DeLand Seventh Annual Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival: This event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23,in Downtown DeLand.
Each year, vendors line West Indiana Avenue to offer potted wildflowers, a wide range of plants, seeds, garden utensils, yard ornaments and books and more. Joining them will be organizations, such as the Florida Wildflower Foundation, garden clubs and local chapters of the Florida Native Plant Society.
Festival goers also can enjoy free wildflower and gardening presentations at the historic Athens Theatre and hands-on workshops in Chess Park on composting, raised-bed gardening, Florida Friendly landscaping, natural pest control, and herb and flower gardening.
There also will be a kid's art zone provided by the Museum of Florida Art, a coloring contest and live music by folk band Somethin' Else.
A shuttle will run throughout the day between the garden festival and the DeLand Outdoor Art Festival at Earl Brown Park.
Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit
Spring Turkey Run Car Show and Swap Meet:
The car show will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Daytona International Speedway. Classics to street rods, the largest and most diverse display of automobiles and swap meet. Wide variety of both new and used parts, including hard-to-find and custom parts. Individuals and dealers sell vehicles of all makes and models.
EGGstravaganza: The City of Deltona Parks and Recreation EGGstravaganza will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23, at Dewey Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd., Deltona. For more information, call (386) 878-8900
Ballroom Dance: The Greater Daytona Chapter No. 6026 of U.S.A. Dance will host a ballroom dance from 7-10 p.m. March 23 at Silver Sands Middle School gymnasium, 1300 Herbert St., Port Orange. Cost is $6 for members, $10 for nonmembers and $3 for students with ID and younger than 25. This includes a 50-minute group lesson from 7 to 7:50 p.m. Casual dressy attire is required. For information, call (386) 756-8433 or (386) 427-4592 or visit greaterdaytonachapter.org.
Bill Cosby: Mr. Cosby will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd.
Garden Club of DeLand Pageant of Crosses: This event will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, and Monday, March 25, at Alabama and East Beresford avenues, DeLand.
2013 Ormond Beach Follies: Ormond Beach Show Club presents the 2013 Ormond Beach Follies at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. The event features music, hilarious skits, and the award winning Follies dancers. Tickets are $15. For more information, call (386) 676-3375
Balloon & Sky Fest: The 2013 New Smyrna Beach Balloon & Sky Fest will be April 5-7. Balloons will take to the skies Saturday and Sunday mornings at dawn and then will be tethered on Balloon Island. An additional attraction this year, the Balloon Experience will provide interaction with balloons. There is no additional charge for the Balloon Experience. General admission to the event is $5, and veterans with ID and children younger than 12 get in free. Parking is free, too. For information, visit NewSmyrnaBeachBalloonFest.com.
Home Tour: The Palmetto Club will sponsor a Tour of Daytona Beach Bed and Breakfast Inns from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Featured homes are The Villa, August Seven Inn and The River Lily Inn as well as Lilian Place historic site. Tickets are $25 and include a light lunch at The Palmetto Club, 1000 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach, beginning at noon. A boutique will be available at the clubhouse along with a raffle for gift baskets. For tickets, call Diane Lessard at (386) 760-9169.
Bryan Adams in Concert: Tickets are on sale for the 8 p.m. May 19 Bryan Adams concert at the Peabody Auditorium. Tickets are at Ticketmaster.com. Walmart Supercenters and the Peabody box office at (386) 671-3462.
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 127: Every first and third Saturday bingo is played at 2 p.m. Free hot dogs and coffee. Public "Hall Rental" available. Post 127 is at 109 Cassadaga Road, Lake Helen. For information, call (386) 228-2770.
American Legion Post 17: Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 a.m. each Sunday. Spaghetti, salad and garlic bread is served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. each Thursday. Post 17 is at 619 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.
American Legion Post 120: The post features monthly dinners and activities for members and guests. Monday is bar bingo at 6:30 with burgers and fries available. Tuesday is Wii bowling with tacos available. The first and third Wednesdays feature prime rib and barbecue ribs respectively, and Fridays are dinner, dance and karaoke, (featuring Danny's famous fish fry on the second Friday of the month). Menus and prices vary and reservations are recommended for Wednesdays and Fridays. The post is at 461 Walker St., Holly Hill. For more information and dinner times, call the post at (386) 258-5275.
American Legion Post No. 267: Bingo is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday and 2:30 p.m. each Sunday at 156 New Britain, Ormond Beach. A light meal is available after five games. Games are open to the public. For more information, call 672-7678.
American Legion Post 270: Each Monday from 5-7 p.m. is taco night. Wednesday wings are served from 5-7 p.m. Each Friday from 5-7 p.m. is a fish fry. Post 270 is at 119 Howes St., Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 788-6800.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 285: The auxiliary hosts Quarters Up Bingo every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 285 in Edgewater. All proceeds go to veterans, youth and children. Open to the public. The post is at 4497 S. U.S. 1, Edgewater.
AMVETS Post 2: The rider's group will meet at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of each month, with a ride following the meeting. The post serves dinner on Fridays. A spaghetti dinner will be served on Friday. The post is at 2111 S. U.S. 1 in Edgewater. For more information, call (386) 402-7602.
Arthaus: The Making our Mark middle school student art exhibit will run through April 5. This exhibit displays the budding skills of these young artists and will equally amaze one-and-all. ArtHaus is at 3840 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 767-0076.
The Casements: The former winter home of John D. Rockefeller is now owned by the city of Ormond Beach and serves as a civic and cultural center, sponsoring creative experiences for all ages. The home is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The Casements Guild, a non-profit organization made up of volunteers, provides free guided tours 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Donations are gratefully accepted. The Guild volunteers also operate the Gift Shoppe. Additionally, the home and Rockefeller Gardens are available for private events or weddings. This historic property is at 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-3216 or go to www.thecasements.net.
Cracker Creek's Pirate Cruise: Featuring the Pirates of Spruce Creek, cruises are at 1 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday at 1795 Taylor Road, Port Orange. Costumed pirates create a live, interactive experience as young buccaneers learn navigation, weaponry, knotting or rope tying and lingo, all the while searching for the lost treasure at Spruce Creek. Pre-registration is required by calling (386) 304-0778. Canoe and kayak launch and rentals, guided eco-history pontoon boat tours and golf cart tours of the conservation nature trails also are available. For more information, visit the website at OldFloridaPioneer.com or send an email to crackercreek@OldFloridaPioneer.com.
Cruise night: East Coast Cruisers host a cruise night from 4-8 p.m. the second Saturday of each month on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach.
Daytona Metropolitan Bridge Club: Duplicate Bridge is played Monday through Saturday at 600 Driftwood Ave., Daytona Beach. For the schedule, call (386) 255-7744 or visit DaytonaBridge.org.
Deltona Women's Club: Bunco is the first Friday of the month. The donation is $10. Weekly dances are the second, third and fourth Friday of the month from 6-10 p.m. Donation is $5. The public is welcome. The Deltona Women's Club is at 1049 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona. For information, call (386) 574-2311.
Democracy Now: Internet news with Amy Goodman will be presented at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday at Unitarian Universalist Society, 56 N. Halifax Ave., Ormond Beach. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. The public may attend.
Edgewater Farmer's Market: The Farmer's Market is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., each Saturday at 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave., (corner of U.S. 1 and Turgot Avenue). For booth space, call (386) 424-2485.
Edgewater Fire-Rescue Bingo: Games begin at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the Fire-Rescue Association Fire Hall, 2616 Hibiscus Drive. Two games have $100 jackpots. The facility is non-smoking. Snacks and soft drinks are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Fire-Rescue Association's various causes. For information, call (386) 424-2445.
The Elks Lodge: 820 W. Park Ave., Edgewater, serves lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday to Friday; Soups, salad and sandwiches are served. The lodge has a spaghetti dinner with or without meatballs or sausage from 5-7 p.m., each Tuesday. Cost is $7 per person. Dinner and dances are from 5-10 p.m. each Friday. Entrees start at $7.50 and up. The facility is non-smoking. Food and soft drinks are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Elks' sponsored charities. For information, call (386) 663-3041.
Gateway Farmers Market: Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. U.S. 17/92, DeBary. Yahala Bakery is back, featuring fresh Bavarian breads and rolls every Saturday. Call Rob Rinaldo for information about the Farmers Market at (407) 443-6965.
Halifax Historical Museum: The museum presents "Here's to the Ladies!" on display through June. Antique fine bone china, crystal, cut glass, porcelain and silver are featured in this exhibit from the collections of Cici Brown, Holmes Davis, Maye D. LeVeille, Alma McMillan, Carole Lively Platig, Preston Root and Alynn Snyder.
Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger. Halifax Historical Museum is at 252 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 255-6976
Hand Art Center: Two exhibits are open at Stetson University's Hand Art Center. Oscar Bluemner's Germany: Juxtaposing Jerichow works from Stetson University's Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection and artist Bill Viola's Videotape Collection: The Reflecting Pool -- Collected Work 1977-80.
Oscar Bluemner's Germany: Juxtaposing Jerichow runs through April 29.
The videotape collection by artist Bill Viola will run through March 19. The screening schedule is Monday through Friday 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m.
Hand Art Center is at 139 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. For more information, call (386) 822-7270.
Knights of Columbus: Chicken foot dominoes are played at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at 516 Orange St. New Smyrna Beach. An easy game to learn with fun people. For information, call (386) 427-3580.
Museum of Arts & Sciences: The museum will showcase the NASA Art Collection with Florida Celebrates Space Events.
The exhibit includes more than 40 pieces from the heart of the NASA collection, exemplifying the history of American space flight from the Mercury program (1958) all the way through the recent conclusion of the Space Shuttle era. Florida Celebrates Space is open through April 28.
The museum is at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 255-0285 or visit www.moas.org.
New Smyrna Beach Farmer's Market: Each Saturday, vendors take their places in front of Old Fort Park in the Canal Street Historic District, 210 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Local farmers offer fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, plants, juices, dairy, seafood and grass-fed meats. Organic and pesticide-free produce are available. Quality handcrafted items and baked goods also are offered. For information, go to www.canalstreetnsb.com or call (404) 429-5524.
New Smyrna Beach Museum of History: "The History of Cape Canaveral" exhibit by Ed Ehrenspeck has been extended through the end of March. Mr. Ehrenspeck, the creator of this exhibit, was employed at the Cape from 1956-1970 and was a member of the "Range Rats."
In the NSB Waterfront Loop, 120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 478-0052.
Ormond Beach Farmers Market: The farmers market will open each Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For more information, visit www.ormondbeachmainstreet.com.
Ormond Beach Historical Society Welcome Center and Museum: This is the "Gateway to the Ormond Scenic Loop" featuring historical photographs, a 20-minute DVD and interpretive panels that reveal the rich and diverse history of the Ormond Beach area. In the 1895 MacDonald House, the welcome center features information about the Timucuan Indians, the Spanish and British Colonial Periods, early pioneer settlers, the Hotel Ormond, "Birthplace of Speed," and John D. Rockefeller. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. The welcome center and museum is at 38 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-7005 or visit www.ormondhistory.org.
Peninsula Club: An afternoon of bridge and canasta is on Thursdays.
Social hour begins at 11 a.m.; lunch is served at noon. Cards start after lunch. For membership and more information, call (386) 677-4257. Lunch reservations are required by Monday morning by calling (386) 767- 5978.
Piggotte Community Center: Cards and game playing is from 1-3 p.m. each Monday and Thursday at the center. There is no cost. Participants can bring their cards and games. Silver Sneakers exercise classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. Humana-eligible members are free. Non-eligible members are $2 per class resident, $2.50 non-resident. Zumba Gold classes have started. The fee is $7 per class for residents and $7.50 for non-residents. The center is at 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. For more information, call (386) 322-3070.
Polish American Pulaski Club: Dinner every Sunday at 1 p.m. followed by dancing until 5:30 p.m. For dinner and dancing, the cost is $17, or $10 for dancing only. The club is at 3621 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information or reservations, call (386) 258-7059.
Port Orange Elks Lodge No. 2723: Offers bingo open to the public on Fridays at 5707 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and games are from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. There are 3 $200 jackpots and packages start at $10. For more information call (386) 767-8572.
Rose Room Gallery: Holly Ann Schenk's exhibit "Connecting the Dots" will be on display until April 1 in the Rose Room Gallery at Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit peabodyauditorium.org.
Sailing instruction: Join Ship 495 Sea Scouts at New Smyrna Beach Boat and Ski Club, 242 North Causeway, at the boat ramp. Look for the blue building. Visit any Wednesday at 6 p.m. Kids 14 to 19 learn about safe boating, then hop aboard 14-foot Capri sailboats for hands-on lessons. The group competes four times a year around the state with other youth on sailing vessels of all sizes. This is a year-round program in its 11th year in New Smyrna Beach. The fee is $20 per year to join and participants hold car washes and repair donated boats to raise funds for out-of-town regattas. For more information, call (386) 423-9134 or (386) 427-1572.
Scrabble Club: The Port Orange Regional Library hosts Scrabble Club at 10 a.m. each Monday, at 1005 City Center Circle. For more information, call (386) 322-5152, Ext. 2.
Sica Hall Senior Center: Nickel and dime poker is played at noon each Thursday with donations requested. Several different games are played, and rules are posted. Line dancing is at 2 p.m. each Thursday and costs $4 for members. Also, from 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, a live band plays music from the 1940s and up for dancing. Refreshments are served. Singles or couples may attend. The cost is $4.50 for nonmembers and $3.50 for members. Bingo is at 1 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday. Drawings, prizes and refreshments are available. The cost is $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers. The Sica Hall Senior Center is at 1065 Daytona Ave., Holly Hill. For more information, call (386) 236-2997.
Singles dance: The Women of the Moose have a singles and couples dance at the Moose Lodge, 601 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach on Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. For information, call (386) 255-2207.
Super Singles of Florida: A dance is from 8-10:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Eagles Club, 190 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. Music is provided by Jim and Vicki of Mr. D.J. Entertainment. The cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Participants must be single. For more information, call (386) 736-0749 or send an email to Darlin115308@yahoo.com.
UCC Community Farmer's Market: A farmer's market is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday, at the corner of Washington and Faulkner streets, New Smyrna Beach. Items include farm fresh eggs, fresh vegetables, orchids, goat's milk soap and more. For more information, call (386) 426-0359.
Dancing: USA Dance sponsors Practice Night every Wednesday, with occasional exceptions, at The Ballroom on Nova Road in Ormond Beach, 7:30-10 p.m. The cost is $5.
VFW Post 3282: The post has entertainment Tuesday through Saturday evenings, with lunch or dinner served Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 7:30 p.m. There are daily specials including a Pasta Night on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday is Big Burger night with $5 cheeseburgers. Friday is Karaoke Night with Michael Leone from 7-11p.m. Saturday is Dance Night with various musicians playing. Sunday brunch is 8-11:30 a.m. The post is at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. in Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 761-7217.
Wine Walk/Art Walk: This event is from 1-7 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. Stroll from the river to the ocean tasting fine wines, shop galleries and boutiques, and enjoy art work of local artists scattered along the way. For more information or to participate as an artist, call (386)428-1770.
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