FRIDAY, Oct. 18
MazzMuse: The African American Museum of the Arts will present an evening with Mazz Swift at 7:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for children 10 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the museum or the Athens Theatre box office. For information, call (386) 736-1500.
Ballroom Night: Introduction to Ballroom with Viorel and Angela Ionitga will be from 7-11 p.m. at 1250 Hand Avenue. Ormond Beach. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Film Friday: The Museum of Art-DeLand will host Free Film Fridays at 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. For more information, visit moartdeland.org.
Contemporary Global Cinema Museum Film Series: "Dreams of Dust" will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Southeast Museum of Photography, Madorsky Theater, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Movie admission by donation. No reserved theater seating. For more information, call (386) 506-4475 or visit smponline.org.
Cinematique: The film "The Citizen" 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.
Concert: Ian Dunlop, formerly of the Flying Burrito Brothers and International Submarine Band will perform 7 to 9 p.m. at the Nest, 104 S. Artisan Alley, DeLand. His guests will be Mick Marino and Curt Mckenzie. The free concert will be performed during the Artisan Alley Farmers Market. For more information, visit lovemynewst.com.
SATURDAY, Oct. 19
Game Night: Video games on the Movie Screen will start at 9:30 p.m. at the Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. It's a tournament style competition hosted by Random Acts of Insanity Improv Troupe. Admission is $5. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Boatoberfest Brew and Brat Bash: MarineMax Daytona (formerly Parker Boats) will host Boatoberfest Brew and Brat Bash from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be music, select beer, brats, activities, Ray 4 Mobile Marine Unit, manufacturer reps, vendors, nautical flea market, fun activities and giveaways. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit marinemax.com/stores/southeast/daytona/boat-events/boatoberfest-brew-and-brat-bash.aspx.
Rhythm of the Night Dance: This dance will be begin at 7 p.m. at the Ballroom. 1250 Hand Ave.. Ormond Beach. A salsa lesson will be from 7-7:30. Suggested donation is $10. For more information email email@example.com.
World's Fare Multi-Ethnic Food Festival: This event will be from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Orthodox Church, 375 Fleming Ave., Ormond Beach. There will be traditional food from around the world, including The Middle East, Romania, Greece, Macedonia, Slavic lands and America. Admission is free. Food selections are a la carte at a reasonable price. For more information, call (386) 677-0640.
Oktoberfest: Bella Voci will present an Oktoberfest and Halloween-themed repertoire featuring songs from the German nightclubs of Cabaret and the slap stick of Young Frankenstein, to the intense story of Jekyll and Hyde and the new age classic Wicked at 7 p.m. at Luna Bella Ristorante. Reservations are required and tickets are $39 (including tax and tip). The restaurant is at 424 Luna Bella Lane New Smyrna Beach and can be contacted at (386) 423-5862 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SONFEST: SONFEST 2013 will be from 4-9 p.m. at the Port Orange City Center and Amphitheater, 2001 City Center Circle, Port Orange. The SONFEST Music Festival will have 10 bands playing on two stages and the SONFEST Car Show will have hot rods, cycles and more. There will be a kid zone and concession stand. Also, there will be a kickoff event for Operation Christmas Child and a clothing and food drive for Halifax Urban Ministries. Admission is free, but a donation of clean folded clothes and/or non-perishable food items is requested. For more information, visit sonfest-ac.com or call (386) 315-2395 or (386) 427-4023.
Centennial: The Casements will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. A festive celebration will be from 2 to 4 p.m. The Centennial Gazebo, a gift from The Casements Guild, will be dedicated and a 100-Year Historical Timeline, including photographs and documents, will be unveiled. The home will be open to the public for tours that will be provided by guild members. There will be light refreshments and entertainment.
Festival: The 13th Annual Old Enterprise Festival will include "Worm Charming" this year. The festival will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mariner's Cove Park, 1199 Enterprise-Osteen Road. The worm challenge involves driving up the slippery creatures to the surface by mimicking the sound of digging moles -- without using tools for actual digging or pouring liquids in the ground. The number of teams is limited to about six (first come, first served). Teams must sign up the day of the festival at the Enterprise Preservation Society's Membership Booth for a $5 entry fee. The winning team will receive a trophy, bragging rights, paparazzi-like media coverage, a gift certificate to a local restaurant and a lifetime supply of earthworms.
SUNDAY, Oct. 20
Spooky Open House: Animal Emergency Clinic will host an open house from noon-4 p.m. at 696 S. Yonge St., Ormond Beach. Weinbender Photography will be taking photos of kids with their pets for a $10 donation. The donation goes to Second Chance Rescue and includes a doggie costume you can keep. Dogs and cats will be available for adoption. They will also be collecting pet food.
International Family Festival: The Basilica of St Paul is hosting the Annual International Family Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 317 Mullally St., Daytona Beach. The admission is free and the food is reasonably priced. As usual, we have more than 20 countries participating in this event and there will be folkloric presentations of from the participating countries throughout the day. For more information, call (386) 252-7915.
Ballet in Cinema: "Le Corsaire" will be shown at 2 p.m. at The Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. From the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, in this new staging from Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet, famed choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka refresh Petipa's original choreography, inspired by Lord Byron's poem, to make this classic a must-see for every ballet lover. Tickets are $15 and $13 for Cinematique members.
Civic Ballet of Volusia County: The Civic Ballet of Volusia County and the European School of Performing Arts present the Shanghai Festival Showcase at 4 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1. This is a special community preview of the performance 18 local dancers are taking to the 15th Shanghai International Arts Festival. Ticket are $7 for adults and $5 for students 18 and younger.
Concert: Daytona Solisti Chamber Orchestra Concert "Baroque Gems" will be at 3:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 620 S. Grandview Ave., Daytona Beach. The orchestra, directed by Susan Pitard Acree, performs music by Vivaldi, Bach and Handel, and the featured guest artist is tenor Earnest Murphy. A $10 donation is requested. For more information, visit daytonasolisti.com or call (386) 562-5423.
Fundraiser: "Mark Dresser and the Beat Goes On" 5th Annual Memorial Fundraiser for the New Smyrna Beach High School Band will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Hawk's Park on U.S. 1 in Edgewater. Activities include a Chinese auction, a bake sale, BBQ by Blind Mullet, hamburgers, hotdogs, side dishes and, new this year, an apple pie contest. Live music will be available all day and will feature the NSB High School Jazz Band. The organizers are seeking vendors to rent a space at the park. For information, call (386) 690-4860.
TUESDAY, Oct. 22
WISE Program: The 2013 FALL WISE programs presented by Daytona State College Foundation's Wisdom in Senior Education starts at 2 p.m. at DSC's Hosseini Center, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. The speaker will be Richard Moore with "Surviving Natural Disasters." Open to age 50 or older. New membership cost is $15 for singles and $25 couples, includes all the fall lectures. Refreshments provided by students of the Daytona State Culinary Program. Early registration is appreciated. For information, call (386) 788-6494 or email email@example.com.
Improv & Indie: An hour of Live Improv comedy with the Random Acts of Insanity Improv Troupe starts at 8 p.m., followed by the movie "Drinking Buddies." Tickets are $5. The show is at Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23
Coming of Age Museum Film Series: "Stealing Beauty" will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Southeast Museum of Photography, Madorsky Theater, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Wednesday afternoon matinees continue with cinematic explorations of films about "coming-of-age" in all its forms and variations featuring films from Brazil, Italy, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Mexico, Australia and the USA. Movie admission by donation. No reserved theater seating. For more information, call (386) 506-4475 or visit smponline.org.
Love & Sex Museum Film Series: "Brokeback Mountain" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Southeast Museum of Photography, Madorsky Theater, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. This film series presents a range of cinema titles that examine matters of love and sex in human relationships. Join series host, Daytona State College faculty member Eric Breitenbach, and guest lecturers for background information, discussion and audience Q&A. No reservations are needed to see the films. Admission is by donation. For more information, call (386) 506-4475 or visit smponline.org.
THURSDAY, Oct. 24
Exhibition Film Series Cuba: "Cecilia" will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Southeast Museum of Photography, Madorsky Theater, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. This series presents important classic and contemporary films from Cuba. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "The Violet Isle." Movie admission is by donation. No reserved theater seating. For more information, call (386) 506-4475 or visit smponline.org.
Opera Video Club: The club will meet at noon at Daytona Beach Shores Council Chambers' Activity Room for the screening of "Don Carlos," an opera by Verdi sung in French with English subtitles. The event is free and at 3048 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. For more information, call (386) 615-6430.
Jeff Dunham: Tickets are now on sale for comedian, ventriloquist and television star Jeff Dunham. He is bringing his "Disorderly Conduct" tour to the Ocean Center Sunday, Jan. 26. Tickets maybe purchased at the Ocean Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
Daytona Playhouse: "The Butler did it" by Tim Kelly will be performed beginning Oct. 25 at 100 Jessamine Blvd off Halifax Ave., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $16 , $14 Seniors 55+, $5 for 18 and younger. Dowager Miss Maple invites some detective writers to eerie Ravenswood Manor to impersonate their fictional characters. Laughs collide with thrills, and the climax is a real seat-grabber as almost everyone turns out to be someone else. For information, visit DaytonaPlayhouse.org or call (386) 255-2431.
Pumpkin Fest Days: Organizers of the Great Pumpkin Fest Days, a new event scheduled for City Island on Oct. 25-27, are planning activities for the entire family ranging from a pumpkin carving contest, Harvest Food Feast, carnival rides, a corn maze and a pumpkin river regatta. The highlight will be a pumpkin trail featuring towers ranging as high as 60 feet lined with decorated pumpkins lit with purple lights each night. Professional and community groups will perform on three stages. Other events include an Arts 'N' Craft Fling, a corn maze and petting zoo, pony rides, Halloween costume contest and a community business expo. More than 20 miniature houses are being built for children to visit along Trick or Treat Street. They will receive treats at each house, no tricks. The Great Pumpkin Fest Days will be open from 4-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Admission is $10 with $3 off with a carved pumpkin. Children's Discounts and family packages are available. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Halifax Urban Ministries to support its programs to assist the needy. For more information, visit pumpkinfestdays.com or call (386) 310-1622.
Fall Festival: Silver Sands Bridle Club will host its fall festival from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 25-26, at 625 Tomoka Farms Road. There will be a haunted house, hay ride, little train ride, face painting, balloons, petting zoo, games, pony rides and music. Most rides are $1. Games start at 25 cents. The festival will benefit the bridle club and various youth groups including Volusia County 4J, PAL of New Smyrna Beach and the bridle club's youth drill team.
Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach: The play "Defending Lizzie" will open on Oct. 25 at 726 E. Third Ave. Tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors and $8 for youth younger than 18. For more information, call (386) 423-1246 or visit www.nsbplayers.org.
"Lake Helen, the Gem of Florida:" The West Volusia Historical Society and the Shoestring Theatre will present "Lake Helen, The Gem of Florida" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26, at the Shoestring Theatre, 380A Goodwin St., Lake Helen. This event is part of the 125th anniversary of the city. Tickets are available at Lake Helen City Hall and the historical society. For more information, call (386) 228-3777.
Night of the Paranormal: The Museum of Arts & Sciences will host its 13th annual Night of the Paranormal at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. Tickets are $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.moas.org.
Haunted Halloween Hike: A Haunted Halloween Hike will be from 5:30-10 p.m. Oct. 26 at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. U.S. 17/92, DeBary. There will be games, music, dancing, hay rides, costume contest and food. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, call (386) 668-5553.
Fall Festival & Haunted Forest Food Drive: The city of Edgewater will host a fall festival and haunted forest food drive from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Southeast Volusia YMCA, 148 W. Turgot Ave. There will be a trunk or treat and a costume contest for young children. Admission is one nonperishable food item per person. Proceeds will be donated to local food pantries. For more information, call (386A) 424-2485.
Kopy Kats Presents "Decades": This will be their 24th season of delighting audiences and this year's show, "Decades," features the best of Broadway's memorable music and dance. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1-2 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Tickets for reserved seating are $15 and are on sale at ormondbeach.org, and at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center Box Office , 399 N. U.S. 1. The box office is open Tuesday through Friday from noon until 5 p.m., and two hours prior to every show. For more information, call (386) 676-3375. MasterCard and Visa accepted.
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 taco night. The first and third Wednesdays feature chicken wings and barbecue ribs, and Fridays are dinner, dancing 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 at 156 New Britain, Ormond Beach. A light meal is available after five games. Games are open to the public. For more information, call (386) 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: Sons of the American Legion Squadron 285 offer wings from 5-7 p.m. Thursdays. Entertainment starts at 6 p.m. Billie's Breakfast Buffet is served from 9 a.m.-noon every Saturday. The cost is $5. Sunday bingo will be at 2 p.m. Snacks will be available. The auxiliary hosts Quarters Up Bingo every Monday at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds go to veterans, youth and children. The post is at 4497 S. U.S. 1, Edgewater. For more information, call (386) 210-4926.
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.
The Casements: The former winter home of John D. Rockefeller is 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: Cracker Creek's Pirate Cruise is now available for themed birthday parties and group reservations at 1795 Taylor Road, Port Orange. Activities include an interactive Pirate Cruise aboard the Cracker Creek pontoon boat followed by a treasure hunt/tram tour led by costumed character actors. Minimum of 10 persons to schedule. Cost is $10 for an adult, $8 for senior adult or child. For more information contact (386) 304-0778 or visit crackercreek.com.
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.
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 Center for the Arts: 2013 Cracker Cowboys "Ranching Life in Florida" will be on display until Oct. 31 at 880 N. U.S. 17/92, DeBary. For information, call (386) 668-5553 or visit gatewaycenterforthearts.org/upcoming-events.
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 Halifax Historical Museum has opened the exhibit, "World War II in Halifax Country!" The exhibit will be open until Nov. 16. Museum hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at 252 S. Beach St. Daytona Beach. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger. Admission Thursdays is by donation. The museum is wheelchair accessible. For information, call (386) 255-6976.
Handicapped Adults of Volusia County: HAVOC advocates for equal opportunity, accessibility, and independence for all people with disabilities. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Votran office at 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. For more information, call Patricia A. Lipovsky at (386) 255.0488
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 Wednesday through Monday from 1-5 p.m. Museum Tours are $5 per adult. The Wednesday, Friday and Saturday tours are led by costumed re-enactors. Children, students and veterans are free. Tours take about 30 minutes. Victorian Tea and Tour ($20): Third Tuesday. Tour begins at 2 p.m. with tea and refreshments served after. Reservation required. Kid-Friendly Tour ($5 Adults): Second Saturday 1-5, beginning Sept. 14. Re-enactors focus on life as a child in late 1800s and early 1900s. Children, students and veterans are free. Lilian Place is at 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach. For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 212-3249 or visit heritagepreservationtrust.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. the third Wednesday of each month at the Volusia County Fairgrounds Agricultural Center in DeLand. For more information, call (386) 801-4749 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 of Daytona Beach: The Peninsula Club of Daytona Beach will host 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) 675-6676. Lunch reservations are required by Monday morning. To order lunch, call (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 are 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. A Cruise-In is on the first and third Monday of every month to support local veterans and youth programs. Bring your antique, classic, muscle car or motorcycle or just come and enjoy the vehicles. For information call (386) 767-8572.
Port Orange Farmer's Market: The market is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday at the Pavilion in Port Orange. Featuring fresh produce, select organic produce, caramel corn, natural honey, natural and vegan sauces, dips, cupcakes, crafts, and handmade soaps and candles. For more information or a vendor application, visit portorangefarmersmarket.com.
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 Beach 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.
Super Singles of Florida: 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: Wednesday Practice Night sponsored by the Greater Daytona Chapter USA Dance No. 6026 has resumed from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Gold Star Ballroom, 3100 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona (turn west on Venture Drive, go 1/8 mi.). Dress is casual. Cost is $6 for members, $8 for non-members. See Jean or Henry or Clarence to join. For information, call (386) 562-0590.
VFW Post 1590: VFW Post 1590 has Monday night spaghetti and meatball dinners from 4-6 p.m. for $5 to benefit the Ladies Auxiliary. Tuesday is all day $1 hotdogs and $1 beer and darts tournament starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday is bingo at 1 p.m. Friday is dinner, dancing and karaoke from 6 p.m. Saturday is "Big Burger" day from noon-5 p.m. to benefit the Men's Auxiliary at $5 with all the fixings. Sunday is breakfast for $2.50 from 9 a.m.-noon. The kitchen is open Tuesday through Friday from noon-8 p.m. with a varied menu. The post is at 1013 Veterans Court, Daytona Beach, behind Taco Bell. For more information, call (386) 252-5844.
VFW Post 3282: The post has entertainment Tuesday through Sunday with daily dinner specials from 5-7:30 p.m. 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 p.m. A cornhole tournament also is held at 4 p.m. each Saturday. Food is available. 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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