FRIDAY, June 28
Fourth Friday in Artisan Alley: DeLand Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of the historic downtown area. Art galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques host artists within their businesses from 6 to 9 p.m., rain or shine.
"Thoroughly Modern Millie:" Orbit Performing Arts Academy will present the musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Atlantic High School, 1250 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange. Performing are students from Spruce Creek High School, Atlantic High School, Creekside and Silver Sands Middle Schools. A cast of 31 on stage and a jazz band of four musicians tell how "Millie," a small-town girl, comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love -- a thoroughly modern purpose in 1922 when women were just entering the workforce. Ticket prices $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students and children. For more information or tickets, call (386) 562-2516.
Concert: The Culture & Entertainment Board of Daytona Beach Shores is presenting a free concert featuring the Quarter Notes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Shores Pavilion at 3048 S. Atlantic Ave. Participants should bring their own chairs and refreshments.
Downtown DeLand Ice Cream Walk: Take a stroll around Downtown DeLand 6 to 9 p.m. and taste unique ice cream flavors custom chosen by the downtown merchants. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. For more information, visit www.mainstreetdeland.org or call (386) 738-0649.
Latin Dance Class at The Hub on Canal: This is an all ages and ability levels class, no dance partner required. Class is from 7-9 p.m., 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach. There is a $10 cover at the door. Drinks available for a donation. For information, call (386) 957-3924 or visit www.thehuboncanal.org.
Daytona Lagoon Faith Night: This event will be from 6-9:30 p.m. Enjoy live music from the bands Salt, Overflow and 24:Seven. Entry to the concert is included with the Water Park admission price. Group reservations are being accepted. For more information, visit www.DaytonaLagoon.com.
Surfscape Contemporary Dance Co.: Volusia County's resident professional dance company, Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre, offers its next production, "Maps & Legends," at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. June 28 and 4 p.m. June 29 at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Tickets are $28, with a group rate of $22 and student rate of $18, and can be purchased at the box office (386) 676-3375. To get involved with the company or learn more about the upcoming performance season, call (386) 233-4885 or visit www.surfscapedance.org.
Front Porch Friday: This month's Front Porch Friday will be hosted by Daytona International Speedway. Downtown Daytona Beach will be "Celebrating Time 1940s" style, as well as the birth of the nation. Daytona Beach Riverfront merchants are participating by offering coupons, promotions, sales, and events from fitness and health to food to fun to flashbacks to local art and culture. Some of the special events are "How to Make a Victory Garden" by Access to Organics, a Kan Jam Tournament at Windy City (5 p.m.), and the movie under the stars at dusk, "African Queen" presented by Cinematique. Most events are free or cost a nominal fee. The events begin at 7 a.m. and last throughout the evening. Front Porch Friday is giving away two pairs of Coke Zero 400 Race tickets. There are two ways to win: Register at the information booth at West International Speedway Boulevard and Beach Street or win the Kan Jam Tournament. For information, visit RiverfrontShopsofDaytona.com or email email@example.com.
A Cinematique Under The Stars: The African Queen will be shown at 8:30 p.m. in Riverfront Park, the corner of Beach Street and Magnolia. Free admission, concessions available for purchase. Bring a chair or blanket, no coolers. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Cinematique: "Barbara" and "The Company You Keep" will be shown this week at Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $5-$9. All tickets $5 on Tuesdays, theater closed on Mondays.
SATURDAY, June 29
Mod Squad '60s and '70s Party: Ormond Beach Elks Lodge No. 2193 will host a Mod Squad '60s and '70s Party at 285 Wilmette Ave., Ormond Beach. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $9, and will be sold on Wednesday and Friday nights between 5:30 pm and 7:30 p.m.
Poetry Slam: Cinematique will host its next in a series of poetry slams at 9:30 p.m. at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. The competition is open to all spoken-word poets. First prize is $50, while second prize is a $25 Cinematique gift certificate. Admission for the evening is $5. For more information or to register for the competition, call (386) 252-3118.
SUNDAY, June 30
Concert for Food: Crashrocket's Rock 4 Food Concert will be from 3-7 p.m. at OB's, 1750 N. U.S. 17, DeLand. Non-perishable food item and cash donations will be accepted for The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia.
Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K or 10K Walk at 8 a.m. at Port Orange YMCA, 4701 Ryan Lochte Drive. The cost is $3. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
Documentary: Virgil Taylor, a member of the Motor Racing Heritage Association, will screen his documentary, "The Great Sand Speedway," which chronicles the start of American auto racing, at 2 p.m. at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Mr. Taylor, a central Florida native, had an early love of autos and racing, and has spent his life not just around cars, but also as a photographer and documentary film maker. He was a photographer for NASCAR from 1982 to 2005. Joining Mr. Taylor will be some of racing's own local celebrities who will tell a story or two of their own and also sign autographs for racing fans. Dr. David B. Axelrod, author of "The SPEED Way," the only book of poems on NASCAR and "Growing Up Around Cars and Racing," will celebrate the second edition of his book, reading about the old timers who raced. The event is open to the public for $5. For more information, call (386) 252-3118, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY, July 3
Music for Prayer: The instrumentalists of Music for Prayer and Meditation and the Port Orange Ministerial Association, invite you to a half hour of beautiful music from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, 751 Dunlawton Ave. in Port Orange. The half-hour is an opportunity to experience an oasis of silent prayer and meditation accompanied by comforting sounds of local musicians. Judy Brown will perform July 3. Kendra Cochenour will perform July 10 . Rusty Baker and Susan Acree will perform July 17.
Car Show and Autograph Signing: The Living Legends of Auto Racing will host its annual Summer Speed Weeks Car Show & Legends Autograph Signing on Friday, July 5, at the Living Legends of Auto Racing Museum in Sunshine Mall, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona. The show will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a display of vintage race cars at the museum and a number of Legends will be on hand to sign autographs.
Sheryl Crow Concert: Nine-Time GRAMMY Winner Sheryl Crow will perform the pre-race concert for the 55th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola Saturday, July 6, at Daytona International Speedway.
Through a special VIP Ticket Package, race fans can get access to the 60-minute pre-race concert that will be staged on pit road in the tri-oval area of the "World Center of Racing." With packages starting at $115, the VIP Ticket Package includes a reserved grandstand ticket for the race, pre-race/Sprint FANZONE access, and admission to the VIP viewing area in front of the stage for the pre-race concert. Tickets are available by calling 1-800-PITSHOP or at daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
Christmas in July: The Canal Street Historic District will be the setting for Christmas in July from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, July 6, in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. Santa Claus will sport his summer vacation wear as he and his elf greet visitors in Christmas Park. The celebration also will include an ice cream social, holiday music, a holiday-themed bed race, a scavenger hunt, photo opportunity in the park, a sidewalk sale and more. The event will be in conjunction with the district's monthly Art Stroll and Gallery Walk. For more information, call (386) 424-2175
Concert: A free concert by Saxophonist Thom Chambers will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, in the Canal Street Historic District's Christmas Park. Christmas Park is on the corner of Live Oak and Canal streets in New Smyrna Beach. Bring a lawn chair. For information, call (386) 423-9760.
Summer concert: The free Summer Concert Series continues July 11 with a performance by the band, the Sea of Key. The band will play covers and originals from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m., in Riverside Park, 105 N. Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach. Concerts continue into August. For more information, call (386) 424-2175.
Ballroom Dance: The Greater Daytona Chapter No. 6026 of U.S.A. Dance will host a ballroom dance from 7-10 p.m. July 13 and 27 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.
Canal Street Cruise: The Canal Street Cruise will be from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, July 13, along historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. Sponsored by the East Coast Cruisers, the family-friendly classic car show offers food and entertainment in a historic setting. For information, call (386) 547-7319.
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 has bar bingo at 6:30 p.m. Monday with burgers and fries. Tuesday is Wii bowling with tacos. The first and third Wednesdays feature prime rib and barbecue ribs, and Fridays are dinner, dancing and karaoke. 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 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.
AMVETS 911: The post serves food Wednesday and Friday nights and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday at 5624 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. For information, call (386) 788-1014.
Bandshell Concerts: The Daytona Beach Bandshell's Star Spangled Summer Concert Series has begun at 250 N. Atlantic Ave. behind Ocean Walk Shoppes. The free concerts continue through Aug. 31, and each one is followed by a fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean at 9:45 p.m. Rental chairs are available. For more information, visit bandshell.info or call (386) 947-8007.
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. The home is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The historic property is at 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For 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.
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.
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. Cost is $30 for three lessons. For more information, call (386) 562-0590 or email email@example.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. 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. 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.
Knights of Columbus: Chicken foot dominoes are played at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at 516 Orange St. New Smyrna Beach. For information, call (386) 427-3580.
Lilian Place: Tours at Lilian Place are available Friday through Monday from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $5. Grounds are open daily for free self-guided tours. 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach. Victorian Teas are hosted the third Tuesday of each month. For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 235-6269 or, (386) 299-4974 or visit www.heritagepreservationtrust.org.
Museum of Arts & Sciences: Glamour, history and fairy tales combine in the strikingly beautiful and important exhibit, "A Treasury of Indian & Persian Miniature Paintings" at the Museum of Arts & Sciences at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach until Aug. 18. For more information, 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. For information, go to 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.
Orchid Society: The Volusia County Orchid Society meets at 6 p.m. each Wednesday at the Volusia County Fairgrounds Agricultural Center in DeLand. For more information, call (386) 873-4300 or visit vsosonline.org.
Ormond Beach Farmers Market: The farmers market will open each Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 22 S. Beach St., 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 facility 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. 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. The center is at 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. For more information, call (386) 322-3070.
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 three $200 jackpots and packages start at $10. For information call (386) 767-8572.
River of History Cruise: A two-hour River of History Cruise from Ponce Inlet to New Smyrna Beach and back along the Intracoastal Waterway is offered at 10 a.m. each Wednesday. The boat leaves from 4936 Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for seniors;, $10 for children ages 5 to 12; and free for children younger than 5. Experience dolphin sightings, nesting birds on adjacent islands. Learn local history and exciting narratives about shipwrecks, smuggling, New Smyrna settlement, civil war, and Indian raids, told by historians from the New Smyrna Museum of History. To make a reservation, call (386) 405-3445.
Sailing instruction: Join Ship 495 Sea Scouts at New Smyrna Beach Boat and Ski Club, 242 North Causeway, at the boat ramp. 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 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. The cost is $4.50 for nonmembers and $3.50 for members. Bingo is at 1 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday. The cost is $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers. Sica Hall Senior Center is at 1065 Daytona Ave., Holly Hill. For more information, call (386) 236-2997.
Sweet Adelines: The Sweet Adelines "Song of the Coast Chorus" is looking for ladies who love to sing. The group rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each Monday at Tomoka United Methodist Church, 1000 Old Tomoka Rd., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 252-0300.
Southeast Museum of Photography: Alumni Focus 2013 featuring work by Rick Lang, David Monroe and Rick Wagner will be on display until July 28 at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit www.smponline.org.
Super Singles of Ormond Beach: A dance is from 7:30-10:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Eagles Club, 190 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. Music by Mr. DJ Entertainment starts at 8 p.m. and includes many "oldies." The cost is $8. 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.
USA Dance: New location for Wednesday Practice Night of the Greater Daytona Chapter USA Dance is Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. Practice is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members.
VFW Post 3282: The post has entertainment Tuesday through Sunday with daily dinner specials from 5-7:30. Friday is Karaoke with Michael Leone from 7-11 p.m. Saturday is Dance Band Night with various musicians. Sunday from 8 a.m.-noon is a varied breakfast menu. The first Sunday of the month is a barbecue from 4-6:30 p.m. for different charities with the remaining Sundays having homemade pasta dinners to benefit the ladies auxiliary for $5 a plate. Thursdays is $5 big burger night. The post is at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. in Port Orange. For more information call (386) 761-7217.
VFW Post 4250: "The Little V" offers homemade Friday dinners, with all the fixin's. It's open to the public from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with live music at 7 p.m. Also, Wednesday night darts and Saturday night karaoke from 7-11. Sunday breakfasts served from 8-11 a.m. Post 4250 is behind the New Smyrna Beach Airport, next to Enterprise Rental. Take U.S. 1 to South Street. For more information, call (386) 423-1789 or visit www.vfwpost4250.com.
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