Friday, Jan. 17
Dance: Edgar Allan Poe night, wear black, red or feathers from 7-11 p.m. at The Ballroom, 1250 Hand Ave., Ormond Beach. Members donation is $5, non-members donation $10. For more information, call (407) 970-1903.
Shoestring Theatre: The Sunshine Boys, a comedy of two acts, will be performed from Jan. 17-19 and Jan. 24-26. Evening performances are at 8 p.m. Sunday performances are at 2:30 p.m. at 380 Goodwin St., Lake Helen. For more information, call (386) 228-3777.
Cinematique: "Kill Your Darlings" (Rated R) and the Italian film "The Great Beauties" will be shown Jan. 17 to 23. "Kill Your Darlings" is a true story of friendship, love and murder. The film recounts the pivotal year that changed Allen Ginsberg's (Daniel Radcliffe) life forever, bringing him together with William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) at Columbia University in 1944, providing the spark that would lead to the Beat Revolution. In "The Great Beauties," Journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. But when his 65th birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life. Tickets are $5 to $9. All tickets are $5 on Tuesdays. The theater is closed on Mondays. Cinematique Theater is at 242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Saturday, Jan. 18
Music Series: Millicent Scarlett will perform at 6 p.m. at the Basilica of Saint Paul, 317 Mullally St., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 252-5422, Ext. 313, or visit basilicaofsaintpaul.org.
Ballroom Dance: Ballroom Dance with Angela & Viorel will be from 7-11 p.m. at 1250 Hand Ave., Ormond Beach. There is a dance lesson at 7 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. For more information, call (407) 970-1903.
"Steel Magnolias:" The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach, 726 Third Ave., has added a 2 p.m. matinee for this classic play by Robert Harling. For ticket information, call the box office at (386) 423-1246 or visit nsbplayers.org.
Cat Show: The Cat Club of the Palm Beaches will have its second annual CFA cat show at the Nova Recreation Center, 440 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach, Saturday and Sunday Jan. 18-19. The show includes an IAMS-sponsored "Ambassador" cat spectators can pet and interact with as well as the show cats, which will be judged for regional and national awards.
Sweethearts of Branson: Denny Yeary and Shelia Renee will perform at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. U.S. 17/92, Debary. Tickets are $12 for members, $15 general admission in advance, and $18 general admission at the door. Tickets can be purchased through the box office at (386) 668-5553. For more information, visit gatewaycenterforthearts.org.
Rock n' Roll Show: The Fabulous Hubcaps will perform at 7:30 p.m. in a live, high-energy rock n' roll show, playing favorite hit songs at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. The cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information, visit ormondbeach.org.
Taste of DeLand: West Indiana Avenue in downtown DeLand becomes an outdoor café filled with culinary delights from 1 to 4 p.m. No pets. Service dogs permitted. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Buy tickets at the MainStreet DeLand Association, 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand or purchase online at mainstreetdeland.org. For more information, call 386-738-0649.
Arts Benefit: The Sal Ronci Swing Band, including vocalist Karen Allen, will perform big band classics at the Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach in a benefit for the arts-oriented nonprofit Positively Florida. The Brannon Center is at 105 South Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with music scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. The night's venue will feature seating at tables and free hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $20 and available online at CHBMediaonline.com, at Renewals Book Shop, 221 Washington St. in New Smyrna Beach or by calling Gary Broughman at (386) 690-9295. Group tables can be reserved upon request.
Live Comedy: Random Acts of Insanity present live and interactive improv comedy at 9:30 p.m. It is part of the Late & Local Series at Cinematique. The first hour is appropriate for all ages; after intermission, adults only. Tickets are $5. Cinematique is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
Historical Bus Tour: Scenic Historical Bus Tour is presented by the Ormond Beach Historical Society. This two hour tour includes the Ormond Scenic Loop, Fairchild Oak, Three Chimneys Sugar Mill Ruins, Ormond Indian Burial Mound and historic homes along the way. A knowledgeable tour guide will interpret the 30 sites on the route. Tickets are $20 for adults, $7 for ages 7-12, and can be purchased at the OBHS Welcome Center 38 East Granada Blvd. or by phone using Visa or Master Card. Reservations are required as space is limited. Call 386-677-7005 for tickets or more information. Bus tours leave from The Casements parking lot, 25 Riverside Drive, at 9:45 a.m. For more information, visit ormondhistory.org.
Sunday, Jan. 19
Dance: Open house afternoon social dancing. will be from 2-5 p.m. at the Ballroom, 1250 Hand Avenue, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (407) 970-1903.
Members Exhibit: Gateway Center for the Arts presents the 2014 Annual Members' Exhibit Jan. 19 through Feb. 21. Opening reception is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. Gateway Center is at 880 N. U.S. 17/92, DeBary.
Cafe Cinematique International Discussion Series: "Eyes on the Prize" will be shown at 2 p.m. This is a documentary about the American Civil Rights Movement. Touches on the major figures of the movement and major incidents. The Cinematique Theater is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 252-3118. Tickets are $5-$7. Post film discussion included with admission.
Jazz Concert: Internationally acclaimed sax legend and be-bop pioneer Lou Donaldson will perform from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. Tickets are $35 for non-members, $30 for members. For more information, call (386) 445-1329. This performance is presented by the North East Florida Jazz Association.
Tuesday, Jan. 21
Improv & Indie: An hour of live improv comedy presented by Random Acts of Insanity Improv Troupe at 8 p.m., followed by the Indie Movie: "AKA DOC POMUS." The Cinematique Theater is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $5. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
WISE Program: The 2014 spring programs presented by Daytona State College Foundation's Wisdom in Senior Education will begin Jan. 21. The speaker will be Dr. Carol W. Eaton, who will talk about "DSC State of the College, Vision for the Future." Programs are at DSC in the Hosseini Center (Bldg. 1200), 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. from 2-3:30 p.m. Open to age 50 or older. Yearly membership is individual $25; couple $45. Refreshments provided by students of the DSC Culinary Program. Early registration appreciated. For information, call Lois Shannon at (386) 788-6494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Impressionist: Dave Ehlert -- an impressionist from Branson, Mo. -- will pay tribute to the best in American pop and rock music at 2 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. His one-man show, "Music Americana," will include impressions of Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Dean Martin and Johnny Cash. Ehlert brought his interpretation of Mark Twain to the library last year. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call (386) 676-4191, Ext. 100.
Thursday, Jan. 23
Opera Video Club: "Lulu," an opera by Alban Berg, sung in German with English subtitles, will be shown free at noon in the Daytona Beach Shores Council Chamber's Activity Room, 3048 S. Atlantic Ave. For more information, call (386) 615-6430 or (386) 677-4604.
Dinner and Opera: The Elixir of Love Dinner will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in the Peabody Auditorium Rose Room. The evening of opera begins with an Italian feast catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill with exclusive Italian wines. Guests will be entertained by Teatro Lirico D'Europa cast members. Cost is $50 per person. Call (386) 253-2901 for reservations. The opera, "The Elixir of Love," will be performed at 7 p.m.
Taste of the 24 Presented by Halifax Health, the event will be 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, and benefits the NASCAR Foundation Scholarship Program for graduating Volusia County high school seniors. It features music, non-stop entertainment and food from 24 area restaurants. It will be at Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. To purchase tickets, call (386) 310-5744 or visit nascarfoundation.org/taste-24.
Museum at Night: A Teacher Appreciation Event will be from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. This event began as a national campaign in the United Kingdom that sought to encourage visitors into museum galleries and heritage sites by simply opening up late or putting on special evening events. It has spread to the U. S. and now is gaining traction within museums here. During this special Museum at Night event, all teachers with valid school ID will be admitted free. The event is open to the public. For more information, call (386)761-1821 Ext. 18 or visit ponceinlet.org.
"Black Coffee:" Gateway Center for the Arts presents "Black Coffee," the first piece written by Agatha Christie specifically for the stage. It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25 and at 2:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 26. It continues the following week with performances on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1-2 at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. U.S. 17/92, Debary. Tickets are $12, $15, $18 and $8 for students. Please call Gateway for information on group sales. Tickets can be purchased through the box office at (386) 668-5553.
Chili Cook-off: The fifth annual Shores Chili Cook-Off will be from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the Shores Pavilion, 3048 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. The People's Choice tasting will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Music and fellowship will be until 7 p.m. Cost to enter is $10. Cost to taste is $5. Applications are available at Publix, 3044 S. Atlantic Ave. Only the first 15 entrants will be accepted. A minimum of two gallons of chili must be submitted for judging. Prizes will be awarded for the judges' choice award and the people's choice award. For more information, call (386) 763-5364.
38th Annual, IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts: Presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts, this event will be 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 at Riverside Park in New Smyrna Beach. For more information, visit imagesartfestival.org.
Doo Wop With A Twist: Starring Tommy Mara and The Crests and Joey Dee of Joey Dee and The Starlighters, this show will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U. S. 1, Ormond Beach. Tickets are $50 VIP reserved; $35 general reserved; $30 wings reserved. For more information, visit www.ormondbeach.org.
Art Walk on Flagler: Artists will be on Flagler Avenue from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25. Sponsored by The Gallery Group of Flagler Avenue, the event has been a part of the community for more than six years. For more information, call (386) 428-1770.
Manatee Festival: The 29th annual Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26 at Valentine Park. There will be a free shuttle bus to Blue Spring Park to see the Manatees. For more information, visit the manateefestival.com.
Ballroom Dance: The Greater Daytona Chapter No. 6026 of U.S.A. Dance will host a ballroom dance from 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Gold Star Ballroom, 3100 S. Ridgewood Ave. (on Venture Drive), South Daytona. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers, and $5 for students under age 25 with ID. The fee includes a 50-minute group lesson from 7-7:50 p.m. Singles welcome. Dress is dressy casual. For information, call (386) 756-8433 or (904) 238-1254 or visit greatdayonachapter.org.
Flagler Avenue Wine Walk: Explore interesting wines as you walk Flagler Avenue from 1-7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25. During the progressive event, taste your choice of more than 100 showcased wines. Wine tasting passports are $25 and are available at 113 Flagler Ave., at the tent at Flagler and Cooper Street, or at the corner of South Atlantic Avenue and Flagler. Passports include 20 tasting tickets and a keepsake wine glass. Some locations feature both one- and multi-ticket wines to sample. Those who want to share their 20 tasting tickets with a friend may get an additional wine glass for $5. For more information, visit www.partyonflagler.com.
South Beach Dance Competition Team Benefit Performance: The South Beach Dance competition team will perform their choreography for the community and proceeds will benefit the Florida Diabetes Camps at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 North U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Cost is $10.
Concert: The standout Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich will perform Tchaikovsky's "First Piano Concerto" with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Principal Guest Conductor Boguslaw Dawidow at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Peabody Auditorium. The performance is part of the orchestra's first U.S. tour, which includes 26 cities from coast to coast. Tickets are available at The Peabody Auditorium Box Office, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Chowder Festival: The 24th annual New Smyrna Beach Chowder Festival will take over Flagler Avenue from noon-5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26. Featuring more than 25 chowders, the progressive chowder cook-off will be inside sponsor locations along the Avenue. Proceeds from the $10 passport benefits the Florida Sheriff's Youth Camp in Barberville. For more information, visit partyonflagler.com.
Comedian Jeff Dunham: Comedian, ventriloquist and television star Jeff Dunham is bringing his "Disorderly Conduct Tour" to the Volusia County Ocean Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. This will be Dunham's third appearance at the convention facility in Daytona Beach. Tickets may be purchased at the Ocean Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Doors open at 2 p.m.
Doo Wop, Soul and Rock & Roll Concert: The Veterans Assistance Coalition will host its annual Doo Wop, Soul and Rock & Roll concert to benefit area veterans on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. The show starts at 7 p.m. and will feature Knights To Remember and Lola & The Saints. General Admission is $20. Proceeds will benefit the VAC in their effort to provide local veterans with household items. For tickets, call (386) 676-3375.
"Memphis:" Because of routing conflicts, the Tuesday, Feb. 18, date of "Memphis" in Daytona Beach at the Peabody Auditorium has been moved to Thursday, Feb 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for "Memphis" are available at The Peabody Auditorium Box Office, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $39-$55 plus service fees. Tickets already purchased for Feb. 18 will be honored Feb. 20.
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.
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.
DeBary Hall Historic Site: Tours of the 1871 hunting lodge are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children 2 and younger. For more information, visit www.debaryhall.com.
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.
Celebrate Recovery at TLC: A 12-step program that meets every Friday night at 7 p.m. in The Lighthouse Church Cafe, 1525 S. State Road 15-A, DeLand. Childcare is provided.
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 has 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.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 84 of Greater Daytona: The chapter holds a Wednesday night Bingo session at its chapter hall at 605 Eighth St. in Holly Hill. The Early Birds begins at 6:30 p.m. with the regular games starting at 7:15 p.m. There is free hot coffee and doughnuts. For more information, call (386) 252-4551.
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., Tuesday 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.
Gold Star Ballroom: Gold Star Ballroom offers Line Dance classes from 10-11 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays. Cost is $4 for morning class and $5 for evening. Every Body Dance Now is 7-11 p.m. Fridays. Free Merengue lesson at 7 p.m. Local DJ playing dancing favorites. The cost is $5. The Snowflake Ball will be 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan 18. The cost is $10 and includes a Tango lesson at 7 p.m. Gold Star Ballroom is at 3100 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona. For more information, call (386) 315-4258.
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.
Island Discovery Boat Tour: Travel in comfort on the Discover boat through the Indian River Lagoon to an island where you get off and explore the sandbars with seine, cast and dip nets. A coastal master naturalist will lead the way and help you identify the creature you encounter. Call for reservations at (386) 428-4828.
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. Kid-Friendly Tour ($5 Adults): Second Saturday 1-5. 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, visit heritagepreservationtrust.org or call (386) 212-3249.
Museum of Arts & Sciences: Upcoming exhibits are "Women Painting Florida," through Feb. 2; "Napoleon: Empire and Heritage," through February; "Great Impressions: The Intaglio Process," through February; "The Beauty of Watercolors," through spring 2014; and "Discover the Daytona Mastodon," through spring 2014. The Museum of Arts & Sciences is at 352 S. Nova Road Daytona Beach. For more information, visit 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. 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.
Ormond Memorial Art Museum: "Dandelions and Flying Pigs, a Look at Sustainability" by Maria Lupo and Jimmy Fike will run through Feb. 16 at the museum at 78 E. Granada Blvd. and at the Ormond Beach Historical Society. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends. The gardens are open until dusk daily.
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 information, call (386) 675-6676. Lunch reservations are required by Monday morning. To order lunch, call 386.767.3297.
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.
Polly's Tea Room: Teas are the first and third Sunday of each month at the River Lily Inn, 558 Riverside Drive, Holly Hill. Cost is $29.95 plus tax. Private teas for guests of 20 or more are available. For more information, call (386) 253-5002 or visit www.riverlilyinn.com.
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.
Project Linus: Project Linus, an all-volunteer organization that provides comfort and security to seriously ill and traumatized children through handmade blankets, meets the first Wednesday of each month at St Paul's Episcopal Church, 1650 Live Oak St., New Smyrna Beach. There are meetings in the Ormond Beach area, too. For more information, call at (386) 345-0385.
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.
Studio Arts Faculty Show: This group exhibition represents the breadth and scope of the studio art faculty at Daytona State College. Admission is free. The show will be open until Feb. 28 at the News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, North Lobby/Art Gallery, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit DaytonaState.edu/TheArts or call (386) 226-1927.
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.
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 3-6 p.m. for $5 to benefit the Ladies Auxiliary. Tuesday is all day $1 hotdogs and $1 beer. Darts tournament starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday is bingo at 1 p.m. Friday is dinner, dancing and karaoke from 5 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 $3 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. For more information, call (386) 252-5844.
VFW Post 3282: The post has entertainment Tuesday through Sunday with daily dinner specials from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Friday is karaoke with Michael Leone from 7-11 p.m. Saturday is Dance Band Night with various musicians. Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon is a varied breakfast menu. Sunday from 4-6:30 p.m. there are specialty dinners to benefit the ladies auxiliary for $6 a plate. Thursday 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 at 4 p.m. each Saturday. Food is available. Post 4250 is at 2350 Sunset Drive, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, call (386) 423-1789 or visit www.vfwpost4250.com.
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