FRIDAY, June 29
.Fun in the Sun at St. James: This event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30, at St. James School, 30 S. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach. Pre-Register for Raffles at www.stjamesschool.info. Raffle prizes from Bonefish Grill, Gretchen Neal Art Camp, and Whim Wham Art Studio. There will be water slides, bounce houses, flush tank and vendors. For more information, visit www.stsormond.com.
.Military Appreciation Night: Daytona Cubs will hold a military appreciation night at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Friday June 29. The event will feature Sergeant Slaughter. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. and all military personnel will receive general admission tickets for $4. Sergeant Slaughter will be available for autographs, pictures and much more throughout the evening. For more information, visit www.daytonacubs.com.
.Cinematique: "Goodbye First Love" and "First Position" will be showing this week at Cinematique.
"Goodbye First Love" is French with subtitles. The film is a chronicle of the romance between Camille and Sullivan, which begins during their adolescence and picks up after Sullivan's eight-year absence from exploring the world. "First Position" is Bess Kargman's award-winning documentary. Follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet. Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach Street. (386) 252-3118. Tickets $5-$9. All Tickets $5 Tuesdays. Theater Closed Mondays.
.Orbit Performing Arts: The students of Orbit Performing Arts will be performing at 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the News Journal Center. This is a culmination of an intensive workshop with three Broadway Actors and youth 13 to 18. The show is a mixture of solo and ensemble performances. Premium ticket prices are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors or $10 for general admission.
. Outdoor movie: LOOP-goers may celebrate the fifth Friday in June with an outdoor movie in the Canal Street Historic District, New Smyrna Beach. The inaugural fifth Friday Movie in the Park will begin at dusk, Friday, June 29, in Christmas Park on the corner of Canal and Live Oak streets in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. The featured film will be Hugo, a 2011 PG-rated film that won five Oscars. The movie is free and open to the public. Popcorn, cotton candy, drinks and more will be offered by vendors. Bleacher seating will be available. However, lawn chairs are suggested. Live Oak Street will be closed to vehicular traffic at 8 p.m. at the intersection of Canal Street. For more information, call (386) 424-2175.
.Artist Reception: A reception to welcome the Artists-in-Residence will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Atlantic Center for the Arts Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach.Free/public invited. For more information, call (386) 427-6975.
SATURDAY, June 30
.Daytona Cubs Baseball: The Cubs will face off against the Dunedin Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m. Saturday. Fireworks will be displayed after the games. Tickets are $7. For more information, visit www.daytonacubs.com.
.Art walk: This month's Art Walk and Wine Walk will be held on Saturday, June 30. Close out June with an enjoyable stroll along Flagler Avenue between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. This five-block area between the Indian River and the ocean is full of charming shops to visit. The wine walk portion of Art Walk runs from 1 to 7 p.m. and offers a progressive wine tasting along the avenue where participants can taste their choice from more than 50 showcased wines. Wine tasting passports are $20 for returning Wine Walk participants who bring their official Wine Walk glass from a previous month. For guests who do not have an official Wine Walk glass, participation will cost $25, which includes an official keepsake Wine Walk glass. Tickets are available at Ta Da Gallery, 113 Flagler and at the tent at Flagler Avenue and Cooper Street. The passport will include 20 tasting tickets and some locations feature both one-ticket and multi-ticket wines to sample. For more information about Art Walk, call (386) 428-1770.
.Tribute to America: The Orange City Orchestra presents its annual musical tribute to America at 7 p.m. June 30, at the Dickinson Memorial Library in Orange City. The Orchestra will perform a collection of patriotic songs and arrangements celebrating American heritage. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 778-9587.
.Market in the Park: Country's Lost Highway will be performing at Lake Helen's "Market in the Park" from 8 a.m-1 p.m. June 30 and July 14, at Blake Park, 493 S Lakeview Driv, Lake Helen. For more information, call (386) 228-9957.
.Aloha Marine Demo Event: Bayliner Boats is hosting family friendly events all over the United States and Canada. Join Aloha Marine at their All Aboard Demo Event in Holly Hill. Bayliner models will be available for families to test drive June 30 at 1700 Nova Road, Holly Hill. All customers who take a demo ride on the 175 Bowrider are automatically entered to win their own Bayliner 175 Bowrider Flight Series.
The All Aboard Demo Events provide an opportunity for first-time boaters to learn more about trailering, boat safety and docking. This unique event also gives current boat ownersthe chance to share information, advice and personal boating stories with new boaters.To find out more about the All Aboard demo event,
isit www.allaboard.bayliner.com or www.facebook.com/baylinerboats.
.Fundraiser: A two-day public information event to benefit Sept. 11 First Responders will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p./m. Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 at Nova Road and U.S. 92. Donations collected will go to the Feal Good Foundation to benefit the sick and dying Sept. 11 first responders. For more information, call (386) 235-3268 or (407) 922-9681,
."9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out:" The film's director, Richard Gage, AIA founder and CEO of Architects & Engineers for 911 Truth www.ae911truth.org will introduce the film and then facilitate a Q&A with the audience after the film. The event will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the News Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Tickets are being sold online at www.911ExpertsSpeakOut.org for $10 each. If the event is not sold out in advance, then there will be tickets sold at the door.
SUNDAY, July 1
.Sara Fox Gallery: The eighth annual "Politics, Freedom & the Underdog" (An art installation inspired by censorship). Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. July 1-10 at 110 N. Halifax Ave., Daytona Beach. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 258-5333.
.Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse: Independence Week at the Lighthouse will be held from noon to 2 p.m. July 1 through 8, at 4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. Activities and Artifacts included in the cost of regular admission, no advance reservations required. For more information, call (386) 761-1821, Ext. 18.
.Faith and Country Fair: American Legion Post 255 will hold a Faith and Country Fair from 5: 30-7:30 p.m. at Dewey Boster Park in Deltona.
.Film screening: There will be a free public screening of the film "9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Steve's Famous Diner 1584 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 235-3268 or (407) 922-9681.
TUESDAY, July 3
.Climb to the Moon: Experience views of the sunset and moon rise from atop the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at 4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. Enjoy panoramic views of the ocean, inlet, and inland waterways by the light of the full moon. Join the old lighthouse keeper as he leads a 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. This special event is limited to 25 participants. Tickets are $25 for non-members and $20 for Lighthouse members and must be purchased in advance by calling Mary at (386) 761-1821, Ext. 10. Visit the website at www.ponceinlet.org to see all available dates.
.BBQ, Rhythm & Brews Festival: This event will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight, July 3 and July 4, on Main Street, Daytona Beach. Main Street will be closed for the festival from A1A to Peninsula Drive.
WEDNESDAY, July 4
.Daytona Beach: The July 4th Independence Celebration at the Bandshell will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, 250 N. Atlantic Ave. (just north of Oceanfront Park and Main Street). The Jim Miller Orchestra will play Big Band music. Residents and visitors alike can join in the celebration with family friendly music.
.DeBary: DeBary families and visitors are invited to celebrate Independence Day with "Freedom and Fireworks." This event will have activities for all ages to enjoy. At 4 p.m. Wednesday, a large area will open with activities for children including games and inflatable attractions. The event will be hosted by Leslye Gale, Magic 107.7 morning personality. Beginning at 5 p.m., the Main Stage will feature performances by some of the top local musicians: Christopher Cummings, The Revolution Band and Rog Lee. Also, the second annual "DeBary Has Talent" finals will take place as local musicians will be competing for awards and prizes. Color Guards from DeBary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8093 will present the Colors. At 9:05 p.m., the grand finale of will be a spectacular fireworks display choreographed to a 20-minute musical score. For more information, visit www.debarycommunitypartnership.org
.Deltona: City of Deltona will hold its eighth annual July 4th Extravaganza at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dewey O. Booster Park. From 6 to 9 p.m., there will be activities for the kids including games, bounce house and more. Caribbean Crew will perform. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. Participants should bring chairs and blankets to the park. There will be shuttle service from city hall, 2345 Providence Blvd., from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m. and 9:45 to 10:15 p.m.
.Edgewater: There will be live entertainment, food and various vendors at Menard-May Park and George R. Kennedy Park beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The day will culminate with a spectacular fireworks show by Zambelli Fireworks that is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. For more event information, call (386) 424-2445.
.Lake Helen: The city will begin its annual July 4th celebration with a parade at 10 a.m. on July 4. Other events include a speed show at noon, and music, food vendors, kids games, gong show at 1 p.m., seed spitting and watermelon eating contest about 2:15 p.m., all at Blake Park Pavilion. Also at Royal Park, music and food vendors at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.
.Orange City: The City of Orange City is preparing for its Fireworks & Fun Independence Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, June 30. The event will be held from 4 to 9:30 p.m. (fireworks begin at 9 p.m.) at Valentine Park, 1511 W. French Ave., with a range of festivities including a pie-eating contest, children's games, inflatables, rock wall, bungee jump, a live DJ and fireworks spectacular.
.Ormond Beach: Entertainment will stretch from City Hall Plaza across the Granada Bridge to Fortunato Park and south across Granada Boulevard into Rockefeller Gardens. Those visiting Fortunato Park can avoid traffic and access Rockefeller Gardens by walking beneath the bridge on a paved surface. The City Hall Plaza will feature Rhythm and Blues and Classic Rock music from Brad Yates and Blindside (6-7:15 p.m.), and Tarragona Way (7:45-9:15 p.m.). Rockefeller Gardens will feature Southern rock and country music by Stickshift Cadillac (6-7:15 p.m.) and From Outa Nowhere (7:45-9:15 p.m.). The finale will consist of one of the area's best fireworks displays. The fireworks begin promptly at 9:30 p.m. on the Halifax River just south of the Granada Bridge. This is the 14th year the event has been held on the corners of the Granada Bridge. For more information, call Community Events at (386) 676-3241 or visit the City's website at www.ormondbeach.org.
.Pierson: The second annual Fourth of July family fun celebration will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Chipper Jones Ballfield, 124 W. Washington Ave. There will be bounce houses, mechanical bull, a train for the kids, music, food vendors, arts and crafts. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 749-2661 or visit townofpierson.org.
.Port Orange: The July 4th spectacular starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater at City Center. First is the Classic Car Show around the lake. The highlight of the celebration is Chuck Bob and "I Walk the Line" (Johnny Cash) Tribute Band performance. At 9 p.m., if weather permits, a fireworks display is planned.
.Fun Walk: The Happy Wanderers will hold a 5K fun walk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at Sunsplash Park, 611 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 760-3872 or (386) 676-9863 or visit www.happywanderersfl.org
.Prayer and Meditation: For a half hour of beautiful contemplative music, join the instrumentalists of Music for Prayer and Meditation (formerly known as Music for Healing) each Wednesday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, 751 Dunlawton Avenue in Port Orange. This ecumenical respite for the whole community is sponsored by the Port Orange Ministerial Association and offers an oasis of silent prayer and meditation accompanied by comforting sounds of live instrumental music. For additional information call All Saints Lutheran at (386) 761-9129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY, July 5
.New Smyrna Beach Speedway: The New Smyrna Beach Speedway will hold a family fun day on Thursday July 5. Admission will be $5. There will be super stock 50, strictly stock 35, monster trucks, games, bike races, face painting and more. For more information, visit newsmyrnaspeedway.org.
.Opera Video Club: The club will meet at noon Thursday, at Daytona Beach Shores Council Chambers' Activity Room for the screening of "Simon Boccanegra," an opera by Verdi, sung in Italian, with English subtitles. The event is free and located at 3058 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. For more information, call (386) 767-6967.
.Practice Day: The cars and drivers of both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series take to Daytona's 31 degree banking for a full day of practice July 5, in preparation for that weekend's Subway Jalapeno 250 and the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca Cola. All seats are general admission and kids 12 years and younger are free with a paid adult ticket. Tickets are $15. For more information, call (800) 748-7468 (PIT-SHOP).
.Race Car show: Living Legends of Auto Racing will hold a race car who from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, July 6, at the Sunshine Park Mall, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 763-4483 or visit www.livinglegendsofautoracing.com.
.Subway Jalapeno 250: The Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola: The NASCAR Nationwide Series stars will do battle 250 miles, 100 laps under the lights at Daytona July 6. Nationwide Series best will face off against Sprint Cup Series stars for a coveted Daytona victory. Tickets start at $30. For more information, call (800) 748-7468 (PIT-SHOP).
.Movies on the Halifax: "Zookeeper" will be shown at 8:30 p.m. July 6, at the Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. This event is free to the public. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
.The Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola: One of the most exciting NASCAR nighttime races on the circuit, the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola features the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series battling for victory on the daunting 31-degree high banks of DIS on July 7. The 160-lap, 400-mile Independence Day holiday weekend classic will feature fireworks on and off the track with past winners including Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch and most recently David Ragan. Tickets start at $45. For more information, call (800) 748-7468 (PIT-SHOP).
.Christmas in July: The merchants of Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach will hold sidewalk sales, art stroll and live entertainment starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 7. Santa will be available for photos and there will be a scavenger hunt from 4 to 7 p.m.
.Jim Miller's Big Band America will perform at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday, July 7, at 2 p.m. The band is based in Ormond Beach and is conducted by renowned lead trombonist and band leader, Jim Miller. Jim Miller has a storied career as a professional musician, as well as being a twenty-four year veteran of the U.S. Navy. During his professional career as a musician, he has played for six U.S. Presidents and has performed at Carnegie Hall. For over a decade, he was conductor and band leader of the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, one of the best selling and most highly regarded big band jazz orchestras of all time. Under his leadership, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra performed throughout the world and was featured on television programs including "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson. This concert program is entitled "Broadway and Hollywood Revisited." It will include the music from American composer Henry Mancini, best known for writing the musical themes for many popular Hollywood movies, notably "The Glenn Miller Story." Also included in the program are selections from Leonard Bernstein's score of the beloved Broadway Musical "West Side Story." Reserved seat tickets are on sale for $10 at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center Box Office. The Box Office is located at 399 N. U.S. Highway 1. To contact the box office, or order tickets by phone, call (386) 676-3375.
.Concert: Daytona Beach Bandshell, 250 N. Atlantic Avenue (just north of Oceanfront Park and Main Street), Daytona Beach. Rhythm Phocus will perform at 6 p.m. July 7 Residents and visitors alike can join in the fun with great family friendly music activities for the entire family. You'll find music that celebrates the diverse culture of our community. Free. No coolers or blankets please.
.Fun Walk: The Happy Wanderers will hold a 5K fun walk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Granada Shopping Center, 1 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 760-3872 or (386) 676-9863 or visit www.happywanderersfl.org.
."Rent": The musical "Rent" will be presented by Orbit Performing Arts Academy at 7:30 p.m. July 13 and July 14, and 1 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Due to explicit adult content, RENT may be inappropriate for children younger than the age of 13.
.Movies Under the Stars! "Dolphin Tale" will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the Port Orange City Center Amphitheater, 1999 City Center Circle, Port Orange. This event offers an opportunity to enjoy family rated movies under the stars. Games and give-a-ways for the kids before the movie. www/FamilyDays.com.
.Daytona Horn Workshop: The Daytona Horn Workshop Concert will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. Listen to beautiful classical and other music at the sixth summer Daytona Horn Workshop, in the shadow of the historic lighthouse. Included with regular admission, no advance reservations required. For more information, call (386) 761-1821, Ext. 18.
.Laser Light Show: The Museum of Arts & Sciences will have a Laser Light Show at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for one show, $7 for two shows or $9 for three shows and can be purchased in advance at the museum front desk or at the door the night of the event. Seating is limited. Snacks, beer and soft drinks can be purchased at the Museum.
.Concert: Daytona Beach Bandshell, 250 N. Atlantic Avenue (just north of Oceanfront Park and Main Street), Daytona Beach. All of the Above will perform at 7 p.m. Residents and visitors alike can join in the fun with great family friendly music activities for the entire family. You'll find music that celebrates the diverse culture of our community. Free. No coolers or blankets please.
.Fun Walk: The Happy Wanderers will hold a 5K fun walk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Spruce Creek Recreation Facility, 5959 Spruce Creek Road, Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 760-3872 or (386) 676-9863 or visit www.happywanderersfl.org.
.Putt and Stroll: Play Putt-Putt golf up and down Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach for food and drink specials. There will be street closures on Flagler Avenue. This event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m.
.Concert: Daytona Beach Bandshell, 250 N. Atlantic Avenue (just north of Oceanfront Park and Main Street), Daytona Beach. Sounds of Sinatra will perform at 7 p.m. Residents and visitors alike can join in the fun with great family friendly music activities for the entire family. You'll find music that celebrates the diverse culture of our community. Free. No coolers or blankets please.
.Ballroom dance: The Greater Daytona Chapter of U.S.A. Dance will hold a ballroom dance from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Silver Sands Middle School, 1300 Herbert St., Port Orange. Cost is $6 for members, $10 for nonmembers and $3 for students. A 50-minute group lesson is held from 7 to 7:50 p.m. Singles and couples are welcome. Dressy casual attire is requested. For more information, call (386) 756-8433, (386) 427-4591 or visit greaterdaytonachapter.org.
.Concert: Daytona Beach Bandshell, 250 N. Atlantic Avenue (just north of Oceanfront Park and Main Street), Daytona Beach. Wildlife with Jungle Brass will perform at 7 p.m. July 28. Residents and visitors alike can join in the fun with great family friendly music activities for the entire family. You'll find music that celebrates the diverse culture of our community. Free. No coolers or blankets please.
.Art Walk: This event will be held on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Attendees can take an stroll along the avenue while enjoying the wide variety of art works featured inside galleries, as well as by several visiting artists under canopies, and may also participate in a "Wine Walk." The wine walk portion of Art Walk runs from 1-6 p.m. and offers a progressive wine tasting along the avenue where participants can taste their choice from more than 50 showcased wines. For more information about Art Walk, call (386) 428-1770 or visit www.flaglergallerygroup.com.
.Fun Walk: The Happy Wanderers will hold a 5K or 10K Walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 29, at Central Park, 600 Hammock Lane, Ormond Beach. Cost is $3. For more information, call (386) 760-3872 or (386) 676-9863 or visit www.happywanderersfl.org.
.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 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 located at 619 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.
.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 located at 119 Howes St., Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 788-6800.
.American Legion Auxiliary Unit 285 Edgewater Inc.: The auxiliary hosts Quarters Up Bingo every Monday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 285 in Edgewater. All proceeds go towards Veterans and Children and Youth. Open to the public. The post is located at 2102 S. Ridgewood Ave.
.AMVETS Post 2: The rider's group will meet at 10 a.m., the first Saturday of each month, with a ride following the meeting. The post serves dinner on Fridays. A spaghetti dinner will be served on Friday. For more information, call (386) 402-7602. The post is located at 2111 S. U.S. Highway 1 in Edgewater.
.ArtHaus: Two exhibits will be on display until Aug. 3. "Out of the Box Into the Book" work by Pat Richmond's Campbell Middle School art classes and "Photographs by the Port Orange Camera Club." Arthaus is located at 3840 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 767-0076 or visit www.arthaus.org.
.Cracker Creek's Pirate Cruise: Featuring the Pirates of Spruce Creek, cruises are held 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, pirate weaponry, knotting or rope tying and pirate 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 www.OldFloridaPioneer.com or send an e-mail to crackercreek@OldFloridaPioneer.com.
.Cruise night: East Coast Cruisers hold a cruise night from 4-8 p.m. the second Saturday of each month on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach.
.Daytona Metropolitan Bridge Club: Duplicate Bridge is played Monday through Saturday at 600 Driftwood Ave., Daytona Beach. For the schedule, call (386) 255-7744 or visit the website at www.DaytonaBridge.org.
.Democracy Now: Internet news with Amy Goodman will be presented at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday at Unitarian Universalist Society, 56 N. Halifax, Ormond Beach. News and analysis will be covered. Coffee and donuts will be served. The public may attend.
.Downtown Arts District Gallery Walk: Canal Street Historic District galleries feature monthly solo and group exhibitions, artist talks and live music. Stroll the district from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., on the first Saturday of each month. Admission is free. The Canal Street Historic District is in downtown New Smyrna Beach. For information, visit www.canalstreetnsb.com or call (386) 547-4038.
.Edgewater Farmer's Market: The farmer's market is held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., each Saturday at 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave., (corner of U.S. Highway 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 more information, call (386) 424-2445.
.Elks: The Elks Lodge holds lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday to Friday, soups, salad and sandwiches are served. The lodge holds a spaghetti dinner with or without meatballs or sausage from 5-7 p.m., each Tuesday. Cost is $7 per person. Dinner and dances are held from 5-10 p.m. each Friday. Entrees start at $7.50 and up. The facility is non-smoking, food and soft drinks available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Elk's sponsored charities. 820 W. Park Ave., Edgewater. For more information, call (386) 663-3041.
.Farmer's Market: Each Saturday from 7 a.m.-1 p.m., vendors take their place 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, quality handcrafted items, and baked goods also are offered. For information, visit www.canalstreetnsb.com or call (404) 429-5524.
.Game Day: The Port Orange Regional Library will hold game day at 4 p.m. each Monday in the teen zone, 1005 City Center Circle. Checkers, Tri-Ominos, Scrabble, Othello, Mastermind, Clue, Risk, Monopoly Cards and more will be played. For more information and registration, call (386) 322-5152 Ext. 4.
.Knights of Columbus: Chicken foot dominoes at Knights of Columbus 516 Orange St. New Smyrna Beach, Thursday night's at 630 pm. Enjoy a easy game to learn with some fun people. For more information, call (386) 427-3580.
.Lilian Place: Lilian Place Historic House is now open. Guided tours will be available every Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach. Tours are $5 for non-members, and free for members. For more information, call (386) 299-4974 or visit www.heritagepreservationtrust.org.
.Live Music in Christmas Park: Live concerts are offered monthly in an intimate setting in the Canal Street Historic District. Performers take the stage in Christmas Park from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Concerts are free. Christmas Park is on the corner of Live Oak and Canal streets in New Smyrna Beach. For information, visit www.canalstreetnsb.com or call (386) 547-4038.
.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, log on to the Canal Street Historic District website at www.canalstreetnsb.com or call (386) 547-4038.
.Ormond Beach Farmer's Market: This market is held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., each Thursday. At Rockefeller Gardens, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For more information, visit www.ormondbeachfarmersmarket.com or call (386) 451-2138.
.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. Located in the 1895 MacDonald House, the welcome center features information about the Timucua Indians, the Spanish and British Colonial Periods, early pioneer settlers, the Hotel Ormond, "Birthplace of Speed", and John D. Rockefeller. Hours are 10 a.m -3 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is Free. The welcome center and museum is located at 38 E. Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-7005 or visit www.ormondhistory.org.
.Peninsula Woman's Club: A luncheon followed by bridge or canasta will be held from 11 a.m. -3 p.m., Thursdays, at 415 S. Peninsula Drive, Daytona Beach. The cost is $11. For more information, call (386) 677-4257.
.Piggotte Community Center: Cards and game playing is held 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 no cost. Non-eligible members are $2 per class resident, $2.50 non-resident. Zumba Gold classes start Oct. 4. Classes are $7 per class for residents and $7.50 for non-residents. The center is located at 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. For more information (386) 322-3070.
.Port Orange Elks Lodge2723: The lodge holds its weekly Bingo on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. Bar Bingo is held at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Food can be purchased. Italian meals are served on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. Spaghetti, lasagna, Chef salad and an expanded menu are served. Music is provided for dancing and karaoke from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Friday night Fish Fry is one of four dishes served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Music for dancing is provided from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Lunch is available Monday to Friday from noon to 2 p.m. On Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the expanded menu is available and a DJ is on hand to provide music. Card groups meet to play hand & foot, bid euchre and pinochle on both Mondays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Bar Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings and food is available. A shuffleboard league meets on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and table pool is played on Tuesday afternoons. The Elkhearts hold a luncheon and card party the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 11 a.m. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to noon every Sunday with a variety of omelets, pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, eggs any way, bacon, sausage, ham and breads. The most expensive meal is $5.Guests are welcome. The lodge is located at 5207 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 767-8572.
.Sailing Instruction: Co-Ed youth 14 and older can learn to sail every Wednesday night and some weekends in New Smyrna Beach. Join Ship 495 Sea Scouts at New Smyrna Beach Boat and Ski Club, 242 N. Causeway at the boat ramp. Look for the Blue building. Visit us any Wednesday 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 here in New Smyrna Beach. The fee is $20 per year to join and participants hold car washes and fix 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 will hold 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. Donations are all that is asked to play. Several different games are played, and rules are posted. Line dancing takes place at 2 p.m. each Thursday and costs $4 for members. Also, from 2-4 p.m. each Tuesday, a live band plays music from the 1940s and up to dance to. Refreshments are served. Singles or couples may attend. The cost is $4.50 for nonmembers and $3.50 for members. Bingo is held at 1 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday. Drawings, prizes and free refreshments are available. The cost is $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers. The Sica Hall Senior Center is located at 1065 Daytona Ave., Holly Hill. For more information, call (386) 236-2997.
.Singles dance: The Women of the Moose are having a Singles and couples dance at the Moose Lodge 601 W. Granada blvd. Ormond Beach on Saturday Nights from 7-10 p.m. For more information, call (386) 255-2207.
.Super Singles of Florida: A dance is held from 8-10:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Eagles Club, 190 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. Music is provided by Jim & Vicki of Mr. D.J. Entertainment. The cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Participants must be single. For more information, call (386) 736-0749 or send an e-mail to Darlin115308@yahoo.com.
.UCC Community Farmer's Market: A farmer's market is held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., each Saturday, at the corner of Washington and Faulkner Streets in New Smyrna Beach. Items include farm fresh eggs, fresh vegetables, orchids, goat's milk soap and more. For more information, call (386) 426-0359.
.VFW Post 3282: The Post has entertainment Tuesday through Saturday evenings with lunch or dinner being 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 located at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. in Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 761-7217.
.VFW Post 4250: "The Little V" has weekly events. Every Saturday is a horseshoe tournament at 1 p.m. Thursday night is bike night at 6 p.m. Friday night's dinner starts at 5 p.m., with music starting at 7 p.m. Food is available. Post 4250 is located behind the New Smyrna Beach Airport, next to Enterprise Rental. Take U.S. Highway 1 to South Street. For more information, call (386) 423-1789 or visit www.vfwpost4250.com.
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