FRIDAY, April 5
Children's show: The HOP 2 IT children's show is at 10 a.m. at the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. Jack Hartmann, a professional children's counselor, social worker and nationally recognized singer, songwriter and author, returns to the Peabody Auditorium with his favorite interactive children's show designed to make music educational and fun. The show is centered on Mr. Hartmann's music and provides a fun way for the kids to learn sounds and letters in a way that they don't know they are learning. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by phone at (888) 219-2646 or visit JackHartmann.com.
Recital: Daytona State College and Bethune-Cookman University will have a 7:30 p.m. recital at the News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, Gillespy Theater, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. The recital will feature guest soloist Josť Gomez, pianist Rose Grace, and friends. Admission is free. Tickets are available in advance at the News-Journal Center Box Office located at 221 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. Box Office Hours: Wednesdays-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact the News-Journal Center Box Office by calling (386) 226-1927. Online ticketing can be made at DaytonaState.edu/TheArts.
Frank Sinatra Tribute Show: It Was A Very Good Year, a tribute to Frank Sinatra starring Tony Sands will be at 7 p.m. 5, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Tickets are $20. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.
Multicultural Show: Students enrolled in Daytona State College's School of Modern Languages will demonstrate their skills in American Sign Language, French, German, Italian and Spanish during a Multicultural Show at 7 p.m. The show, produced by students and their tutors, will be performed in the Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach Campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Light refreshments will be served following the show. The performance is free and open to the public. A 50/50 raffle will help raise money to benefit a language-student scholarship. For more information, call (386) 506-3540.
Movies on the Halifax: The Ormond Beach Leisure Services Department and Casements Guild will show "Peter Pan" at 8 p.m. in Rockefeller Gardens. Prior to the movie, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a Camp Expo, which will allow parents/guardians to meet and greet the Leisure Service Coordinators and get information on all the city's summer camp opportunities. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Wear your PJs to the movie and get a free popcorn to enjoy. Refreshments will also be available for purchase.
Free Family Art Night: Ormond Memorial Art Museum will host art night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. Drop in and create a family friendly art project. Enjoy the free movie "Peter Pan" at Rockefeller Gardens (weather permitting for the movie).
Cinematique: The films "War Witch" and Hunky Dory" will be shown March 29-April 4 at Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $5-$9. All tickets $5 on Tuesdays, theater closed on Mondays. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
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. "Sansho the Bailiff" 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.
Film series: "Up in the Air" 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.
SATURDAY, April 6
Pancake Breakfast: Hope Lutheran Community Pancake Breakfast will be from 8 to 11 a.m. at 594 N. Williamson Blvd. Daytona Beach. The menu will consists of pancakes, blueberry or plain, eggs, sausage, juice, and coffee or tea. All for $5.
Poetry in the Park: Travallion and The Tomoka Poets will host Poetry In The Park from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sanchez Park, 329 Sanchez Ave., Ormond Beach.
Art Stroll/Gallery: Canal Street Historic District galleries feature monthly solo and group exhibitions, artist talks and live music in Christmas Park. Stroll Canal Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and visit galleries in the Douglas Avenue area of the district from 4 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call (386) 690-8666.
Concert: Singer and keyboardist Mary Cuchetti will perform a free concert from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Christmas Park, on the corner of Live Oak and Canal streets in New Smyrna Beach. Lawn chairs are suggested. For information on monthly performers, call (386) 423- 9760.
Native Plant Wildflower Gardening: Learn how to design a wildflower garden and watch your yard come to life at 10 a.m. at Full Moon Natives, 1737 Fern Park Drive, Port Orange. Seminars are indoors and free to the public. Reservations are requested as space is limited. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Call (386) 212-9923 or email reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information visit FullMoonNatives.com.
Concert: Jim Miller's "Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Then and Now" will perform in concert at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. The Ormond Beach-based jazz orchestra was formerly known as Jim Miller's Big Band America. The band has a new name in recognition of Jim Miller's history as trombonist and member of the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra. The band will play selections from the songbooks of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, as well as other big band jazz favorites. Reserved seat tickets are $15. Tickets are available at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center Box Office. The Box Office is located at 399 N. U.S. 1 in Ormond Beach. Box Office hours are noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Purchase tickets by telephone with Visa or MasterCard by calling (386) 676-3375. Purchase tickets online at ormondbeach.org/pac
SUNDAY, April 7
Ms. & Mrs. Florida United States Pageant: This event will be at 4 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Tickets are $35 general admission, $20 for children younger than 5. For more information, call (386) 676-3375.
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K or 10K Walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 7, at Winterhaven Park, 4589 S. Atlantic Ave., Ponce Inlet. The Cost is $3. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Opera and Ballet in Cinema: "Eugene Onegin" will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cinematique, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. An opera full of poignancy and exquisite sensitivity to the nuances of growing up and wrestling to understand your emotions, Eugene Onegin is an inspiring vehicle for Kasper Holten's first production for The Royal Opera. Many of the productions include a pre show or intermission show with information and insight about the program and performers. Tickets may be purchased at the box office: 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach, or by phone (386) 252-3118. General admission, $20; members, $18. Group discounts will be given to groups of 10 or more making advanced reservations. For more information, visit www.cinematique.org.
TUESDAY, April 9
Organist/vocalist: Join organist and vocalist Jonathan Brady for an afternoon of smooth music from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. Mr. Brady will perform a variety of favorites, including the jazz standards of the 1920s through the 1950s, and the classic and soft rock tunes of the 1950s through the 1980s. His smooth vocal style was inspired by Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole and Mel Torme. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 322-5152, Ext. 28.
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 "Are Animal Diseases Transmissible to People?" The speaker will be Dr. Kenneth Nusbaum. For more information, call (386) 788-6494 or (386) 506-4415.
WEDNESDAY, April 10
Museum Film Series: "The Motorcycle Diaries" will be shown at 1:30 p.m. 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: "Royal Tenenbaums" 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. Wednesday, April 10, at Sensory Garden, 755 Olive St., South Daytona. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
THURSDAY, April 11
Opera Video Club: The club will meet at noon at Daytona Beach Shores Council Chambers' Activity Room for the screening of "Attila," 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.
Contemporary Music On Film: "The Flaming Lips -- The Fearless Freaks" 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.
National Cheerleading Championship: High-energy cheerleading and dance squads from throughout the U.S. annually compete in this national championship from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 11-13 at Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Ave., Daytona Beach. The event is presented by National Spirit Group. For information, visit NationalSpirit.com or call (386) 255-0415 or (800) 854-1234
Regatta: Smyrna Yacht Club presents a regatta April 12-14. Welcome Cocktail Party begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Smyrna Yacht Club Tiki Bar. Saturday, the race boats depart from the Smyrna Yacht Club docks. At 9 a.m. the boats will assemble in the ocean off Ponce Inlet, and at 9:30 a.m. the Lipton Cup party begins at Toni & Joe's. From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., two ocean course races will take place. At 6:30 p.m., the Captain's Party (for ticket holders) at the Smyrna Yacht Club.
Sunday, the race boats depart the Smyrna Yacht Club at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m., the boats assemble in the ocean off Ponce Inlet. The Lipton Cup party begins at 9:30 a.m. at Toni & Joe's. From 10-11:30 a.m., Ocean Course 3 races take place. Cocktails at the Smyrna Yacht Club Bar begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by the awards presentation at 4:30
East Coast Cruiser Night: Classic Car Show with East Coast Cruisers from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach. The city closes off the street to all vehicle traffic with the exception of the Classic Cars themselves. There is food, a D.J. and most of the merchants are open for business during the event.
Chicken Barbecue and Car Show: The Edgewater United Methodist Church will host its annual Chicken Barbecue and Car Show at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at 211 N. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater. Cost is $8. Proceeds go to the Florida United Methodist Children's Home in Enterprise. Chicken pick up closes at 2 p.m.
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K or 10K Walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 14, at Ormond Beach Regional Library. The cost is $3. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Daytona Beach Concert Band: Daytona Beach Concert Band performs music from the American songbook from 4-5 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center Address:399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 386-676-3375.
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Fun Walk at 6 p.m. April 17, at Bushman Bark, 4575 Spruce Creek Road, Port Orange. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
New Smyrna Beach Food Festival: The fourth annual New Smyrna Beach Food Festival will fill the beachside from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, April 18, along Flagler Avenue. Diners may sample Volusia County restaurants and enjoy live entertainment along the avenue.
COA Walks: The 17th annual Council on Aging Walks for Meals on Wheels will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 19, at the Brannon Center, 105 Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. Paid registration includes an event T-shirt. Pre-registered walker before April 8, $20; after April 8 and day of event, $25. To register, become an event sponsor or exhibitor, call (386) 253-4700, ext. 250, email email@example.com or online at coavolusia.org.
COA Walks: The 17th annual Council on Aging Walks for Meals on Wheels, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Manatee Island Park, 351 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. To register, become an event sponsor or exhibitor, contact (386) 253-4700 Ext. 250, email firstname.lastname@example.org or online at coavolusia.org.
Butterfly & Herb Festival: Full Moon Natives will host this festival at 1737 Fern Park Drive, Port Orange, at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, Enjoy the morning at the nursery, seminars throughout: Fairy Gardens, Butterfly Gardening, Herbal Cooking session, Growing Herbs in Containers, Gardens and Landscapes. Create your own herb bowls, butterfly lifecycle displays, children's activity area and fellowship. No reservation necessary.
Florida Lighthouse Day: Join the lighthouse staff for this annual event to commemorate the 29 lighthouses that remain standing in Florida from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, 4931. S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. Learn more about these towers that have kept vigil for so many years and have kept countless mariners safe since the first lighthouse was lit in Florida in 1824. Activities are included in the cost of regular admission, no advance reservations required. Please contact Mary Wentzel at email@example.com, or (386) 761-1821, Ext. 18, for more information.
Ormond Memorial Art Museum Art in the Garden: The Run for the Roses will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 21,at 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. This is the museum's annual fundraising event. Tickets are $85 per person. For more information, call (386) 676-3347.
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K or 10K Walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 21, at the south side of Reed Canal Lake, South Daytona. The cost is $3. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Fun Walk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Tuscawilla Park, 104 Orange Ave., Daytona Beach. This event is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Climb to the Moon at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse: Come experience views of the sunset and moonrise from atop the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at 4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. Join the old lighthouse keeper as he leads you on your journey into the past and discover the unique history of this National Historic Landmark. Toast the setting sun with sparkling cider and hors d'oeuvres provided by Inlet Harbor Restaurant. The event is limited to 25 participants. Tickets must be bought in advance by calling (386) 761-1821 ext. 10.
Turtle Day: This event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet. For more information, call (386) 304-5545.
Art Walk/Wine Walk: The Wine Walk is from 1-7 p.m. April 27, along Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. Passport tickets can be purchased at the corner of Cooper Street and Flagler Avenue for $25, $20 with an official wine glass.
Pancakes in the Park: The New Smyrna Museum of History will fire up the griddle from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, for the annual Picnic in the Park fundraiser in Old Fort Park, 210 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach. The cost is $6 and includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, and orange juice under the oaks. A Bluegrass group will entertain. For more information, call the museum at (386) 478-0052.
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.
FishStock: FishStock will be May 23-26. The event consists of two saltwater fishing tournaments, along with a boat & tackle show, kids' activities, fishing seminars/clinics, live entertainment and delicious food. More than 230 boats come from five states to register for both the inshore and the offshore tournaments, which bring 750 anglers to town. The event is at Riverside Park, New Smyrna Beach.
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, and Fridays are dinner, dancing and karaoke, (featuring Danny's famous fish fry on the second Friday of the month). 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. The post is at 2111 S. U.S. 1 in Edgewater. For more information, call (386) 402-7602.
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. The 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.
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. The lodge has a spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m., each Tuesday. Cost is $7 per person. Dinner and dancing 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 Center for the Arts: The 41st Volusia Students Create Exhibit will be on display until April 19, at Gateway Center for the Arts.
The 41st Volusia Students Create Exhibit is the only annual adjudicated Volusia County Schools visual art event to showcase artworks by students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. The exhibit is in March when the School Board proclaims Youth Art Month to be observed in Volusia County Schools.
This year 159 works were adjudicated into the show by syndicated cartoonist Bruce Beattie who created the SNAFU cartoon panel that ran in 250 newspapers for 11 years. Gateway Center for the Arts is at 880 U. S. 17/92, DeBary. For more information, call (386) 668-5553.
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: Stetson University will host its end of the year Digital Arts Senior Project Exhibition through April 5. The exhibit will feature works by Stetson students. It is free and open to the public. Cultural credit is available to Stetson students. 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.
Lilian Place: Tours at Lilian Place are now available Friday through Monday from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5. Grounds are open daily for free self-guided tours. 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 235-6962.
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: 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. 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. 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)441-8628.
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 and goat's milk soap. 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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