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Posted: 2012 Sep 28 - 00:01

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28

.Daytona Beach Policeman's Ball: The fifth annual policeman's ball will be 6-11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Tickets are $75 or a table of eight for $600. For more information, call (386) 257-6828.

.Bazaar: The Deltona Lodge of The Sons and Daughters of Italy will host a marketplace bazaar, featuring trash, treasures, antiques and collectibles from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29, at 1270 Doyle Road, Deltona. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, call (386) 473-9022.

."Kiss Me Kate:" The Shoestring Theatre will stage "Kiss Me Kate" this weekend. "Kiss Me Kate" is a play within a play, which includes snippets of William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew." The Broadway production won the first Best Musical Tony Award in 1949. "Kiss Me Kate" performances are Sept. 28-30. Evening shows start at 8 p.m., and matinees are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general seating, $17 for seniors, $15 (for a group of 10 or more) and $8 for students. The Shoestring Theatre is at 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. For more information, or to make a reservation, call (386) 228-3777.

."South Pacific:" Audiences will spend some enchanted evenings with Sands Theater Company's production of "South Pacific." The musical features some of the most beloved Broadway songs of all time, including "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "Bali Ha'i," "Happy Talk" and "There's Nothing Like a Dame." South Pacific is the first musical of the Sands Theater Company's 2012-2013 Season and is directed by Clark Adams, Sands' Artistic Director.

Performances are at the historic Athens Theatre in downtown DeLand through Oct.7. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees start at 2:30 p.m. Admission for each performance is $25 for preferred seating, $20 adult general admission, $18 seniors, $10 students, and $16 for groups of eight or more. The Athens Theatre is at 124 N. Florida Avenue, Deland. All Tickets are available online at www.AthensDeland.com, the Elusive Grape located at 133 N. Woodland Blvd. in downtown DeLand or by calling the Box Office at (386) 736-1500.

.As part of the Daytona Beach Invitational golf tournament presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University there will be a free community concert featuring local groups Orange Avenue and Caribbean Posse at 5:30 p.m., Friday. The concert is at LPGA International and is sponsored by Brown & Brown Inc. Bring your blankets or beach chairs. Food and refreshments will be available. For more information call (386) 274-6200 or www.daytonabeachinvitational.com.

SATURDAY, Sept. 29

.Ship Modelers Club: The annual Port Orange ship modelers show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. The show consists of 12-inch models to 72-inch remote-controlled sailboats, submarines and more. Free model boat kits will be given to the first 25 kids younger than 12. For more information, call (386) 761-7602.

.Audubon Society field trip: The Halifax River Audubon Society will host a field trip to GTM Wildlife Management Area, Ponte Vedra Beach, on Saturday, Sept. 29. Participants should meet at Ormond Towne Square parking lot at Granada and Williamson boulevards (near Chick-fil-A) at 7 a.m. to form carpools. Participants of this free event should bring a lunch and beverage. For more information, call (386) 253-1166.

.Volleyball: The Florida Elite Volleyball Series will be hold a tournament Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30, in front of the Ocean Deck in Daytona Beach. Check in begins at 8 a.m.

.Royal Princess Ball: The YMCA will hold a father & daughter dance from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Port Orange YMCA. Tickets are $20 per couple in advance and $25 per couple the day of. For more information, call (386) 760-9622.

. "Party with the Pirates:" This year will mark the third year that Angelina Morgan and The Original First Turn Steakhouse are hosting "Party With The Pirates" benefiting PAWSIBILITIES-Adopt A Pet . The event will be from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at The Original First Turn Steakhouse, 5236 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. Entertainment includes magic by Captain William Mayhem, pirate magician of St. Augustine; music by Sir Dirty James or the Black Raven Pirate Ship; Pirates of Daytona's Thee Leviathan Crewe with Captain Jack Sparrow; Creations of the Buccaneer Balloon Pirates; and The Blue Lotus Belly Dance Troupe. At 6 p.m. Capt. Reuben "Lounge Lizard" Morgan and The Mighty Groove Machine will take the stage. Bring pets for Yappy Hour from 3 to 6 p.m., which includes prizes awarded for the best-dressed pet and children's costume contest. Donations of pet food, towels, pet toys & blankets will be accepted. For more information, call (386) 506 6223.

.Soccer: Soccer is played at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Southwinds Soccer Fields off Clyde Morris Blvd.. Port Orange. Coach Marc Greenberg will be leading the charge along with Coach Nicole Johnson for the Girls U10 & U12 Teams this season. Edson Abadia leads the charge for the Boys Leagues.

.Poetry Festival: Wordstock 2012 poetry Festival will be Sept. 29-30, at Bamboo Arts & Celebration Center, 4490 Cave Lake Road, DeLeon Springs. There will be two slams of traditional poetry reading and spoken works. Admission is $5. Slam entry is free. For more information, call (386) 956-1329 or visit bambooartscenter.com.

.Concert: The Palm Coast Swing Band will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit www.ormondbeach.org.

.Sixth annual Cruising for a Cause VW Run: Southeastern VW Club will host it sixth annual Cruising for a Cause VW Run 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Daytona Flea Market. There will be a Hippie Contest. For more information, call (386) 671-9465 or e-mail cvitch@cfl.rr.com.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30

.Kids Fishing Day: Pint-sized anglers may fish for prizes at a Sunday, Sept. 30, event in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. The 21st annual Kids Fishing Day and Cookout will be at the Brannon Center and Riverside Park, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. Check-in and fishing runs from 9-11 a.m. The hotdog cookout and awards are scheduled for 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in three age divisions. All fish must be caught at the park. For more information on the contest or registration, call the New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at (386) 424-2175.

.Food pantries fundraiser: The community outreach group Belong is holding a fundraiser for local food pantries from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, at Flip Flops Grill & Chill, 725 East Third Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Admission, which includes food, is $10 for adults and free for children three and younger. There will be live music, kids zone and drawings.

.Cinematique: The celebrated poet and song writer, Leonard Cohen, will be featured at Cinematique on Sunday, at 4 p.m., Sept. 30, at a screening of the tribute film, "Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man." The event, sponsored by the Live Poets Society of Daytona Beach, will include a talk about the film by the society's president, Robert Blenheim and society member, Dr. David B. Axelrod. Robert Blenheim, who has taught courses on cinema, is also the past president of the Florida State Poets Association. He will comment on the film itself and join a debate about song and poetry moderated by Dr. Axelrod after the screening. The film is open to the public with a ticket price of $7 or $5 for members. Cinematique is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach, Florida. For more information, call the theatre at (386) 252-3118, or email axelrodthepoet@yahoo.com.

MONDAY, Oct. 1

.Dog night: Ritter's Frozen Custard is having dog night the first Monday of each month. Oct. 1 will be dog costume night with a prize for the dog and owners. Ritter's is located at 4629 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 760-1082.

.Afternoon at the movies: The Port Orange Regional Library will show "The Avengers" at 2 p.m., Monday, at 1005 City Center Circle. For more information, call (386) 322-5152.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3

.Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5k Fun Walk at 6 p.m. at Spruce Creek Park, 6250 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872 or (386) 676-9863 or visit www.happywanderersfl.org.

.Prayer and Meditation: For a half hour of contemplative music, join the instrumentalists of Music for Prayer and Meditation (formerly known as Music for Healing) from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. each Wednesday at All Saints Lutheran Church, 751 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange. This ecumenical respite 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 more information, call All Saints Lutheran Church at (386) 761-9129 or e-mail suz.acree@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, Oct. 4

.Dixie Squares open house: The square dancing group Dixie Squares will host an open house at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the City Island Recreation Center, 108 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 761-5800 or (386) 274-5316.

.Speaker's series: Embry-Riddle's President's Speaker Series has resumed. On Oct. 4, Embry-Riddle President Dr. John P. Johnson and Dr. Timothy McKeown, a political science professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will discuss the 1962 Cuban missile crisis and its impact on U.S. foreign policy. Dr. McKeown is considered the nation's leading expert on this critical event in U.S. history. Dr. Johnson will provide a modern perspective on the Monroe Doctrine and its relevance to the 13-day missile crisis that pitted the United States against the Soviet Union. The 90-minute presentations are free and open to the public, and all events will be at 7 p.m. in the Gale Lemerand Auditorium of the Willie Miller Instructional Center on Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach campus, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Also, some of the forums will be broadcast live on radio station 1150AM WNDB and will be recorded for airing at www.marcberniershow.com. For more information on this and future events in the President's Speaker Series, call (386) 226-6222 or (386) 226-7285.

UPCOMING EVENTS

.Rummage sale: First Christian Church Disciples of Christ will conduct a rummage sale from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 6, at 326 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach. On Saturday, all large items will be marked down and the rest is $2 a bag.

.Open house: Pet Street Veterinary Care Center will host an open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at 299 W. Granada Blvd., Suite B, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 265-4444.

.Winter Series of Opera and Ballet in Cinema: A new series of Opera and Ballet in Cinema will be presented at the Cinematique Theater beginning with a free kick off event on Oct. 7 with the showing of "La Traviata." The opera is in three acts sung in Italian. Filmed live and recorded in high definition, audiences enjoy a front row seat at a fraction of the cost, and no travel needed. Opera from the Royal Opera House, Teatro alla Scala Bologna and Teatro Regio di Torino, and Ballet from the Bolshoi Ballet and Royal Ballet give the true European experience. Many of the productions include a pre show or intermission show with information and insight about the program. The Cinematique theater is a Cinema Café, offering a wide selection of menu items, including beer and wine, gourmet coffee and dessert. Opera and Ballet programs are shown on Sundays at 2 p.m. The theater café opens at noon for patrons wishing to enjoy a light meal, dessert or coffee before the program starts. All menu items are also available during the show and at intermission. Special wine and appetizer selections will be available. Tickets can be purchased at the box office: 242 S. Beach street, Daytona Beach, or by phone (386) 252-3118. Opera: general admission $20, members $18, Ballet: general admission $15, members $13. Group discounts will be given to groups of 10 or more making advanced reservations.

.Chubby Checker Benefit Concert: Tickets are now available for legendary singer and performer, Chubby Checker's "Twisting Thru the Decades" concert at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., downtown DeLand, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Tickets for reserved seating, which includes orchestra center rows one through five and balcony center rows one and two, are $80. Tickets for general admission seating are $65. There are only 450 tickets available. Proceeds will benefit Florida Hospital DeLand Foundation, which helps raise funds to enhance and expand the facilities and services at the hospital. The Athens Theatre Box Office is open 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and tickets also can be purchased online at www.fhdeland50.org. For more information regarding Florida Hospital DeLand's 50th anniversary, please visit www.fhdeland50.org.

.Fashion Show: The Children's Advocacy Center will host its 30th annual Pearls & Lilies Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort North Tower, 100 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Cost is $55 per person. Fashions will be provided by Dillard's and emcee will be Jim Payne from WESH-TV. Reservations are requested by Oct. 2. For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 238-3830 or visit childrensadvocacy.org.

.Astrology meeting: A free astrology meeting will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Port Orange Library, 1005 City Center Circle. For more information, call (386) 492-2103 after 6 p.m.

.The Volusia County Fair & Youth Show: The fair will be Nov. 1-11, at 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. For more information about the Volusia County Fair, go to volusiacountyfair.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

.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.

.African American Museum of Arts: The Exhibit "Women Weave the Fabric of Heritage" by the Underground Quilters of Palm Coast will be on display until Oct. 20, 325 S. Clara Ave., DeLand. For more information, visit africanmuseumdeland.org

.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 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 Post 276: Wednesday night is bingo from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The first Thursday of every month is spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m. The Second Friday of every month is horse racing and every Saturday dinner is served from 5:30-7 p.m. call for reservations, and entertainment. For more information, call (386) 263-2431.

.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 toward veterans and children and youth. Open to the public. The post is at 4497 S. U.S. 1, Edgewater.

.AMVETS Post 2: The rider's group will meet at 10 a.m., the first Saturday of each month, with a ride following the meeting. The post serves dinner on Fridays. A spaghetti dinner will be served on Friday. For more information, call (386) 402-7602. The post is located at 2111 S. U.S. 1 in Edgewater.

.Arthaus: The exhibit "Volusia Art Educators Exhibit 2012" will be on display until Oct. 12, at 3840 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. For more information, visit www.arthaus.org.

.Arts on Douglas: This September, Arts on Douglas Fine Art and Collectibles will be featuring Marc Barrett in an exhibition entitled "Tilted Tectonics."

In this collection, Mr. Barrett captures the beauty of steel, concrete, structure lines and mirrored glass in the modern architecture of downtown office buildings.

Mr. Barrett's paintings are illusions of space. The repetition of railings, windows, and balconies painted with a kaleidoscope of colors shows various dwellings that set up a constant visual rhythm.

The exhibition "Tilted Tectonics" will be on display until Sept. 29.

Works by Marc Barrett may be viewed online at www.artsondouglas.net.

.The Casements: The Casements is the former winter home of John D. Rockefeller and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This historic home is now owned by the city of Ormond Beach and serves as a civic and cultural center, sponsoring creative experiences for all ages. The home is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The Casements Guild, a non-profit organization made up of volunteers, provides free guided tours 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Donations are gratefully accepted. The Guild volunteers also operate the Gift Shoppe where a variety of souvenirs and unique items can be purchased. Additionally, the home and Rockefeller Gardens are available for private events or weddings. This historical property is at 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-3216 or go to www.thecasements.net.

.Cracker Creek's Pirate Cruise: Featuring the Pirates of Spruce Creek, cruises are at 1 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday at 1795 Taylor Road, Port Orange. Costumed pirates create a live, interactive experience as young buccaneers learn navigation, 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 email to crackercreek@OldFloridaPioneer.com.

.Cruise night: East Coast Cruisers host 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 doughnuts 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 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., each Saturday at 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave., (corner of U.S. 1 and Turgot Avenue). For booth space, call (386) 424-2485.

.Edgewater Fire-Rescue Bingo: Games begin at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the Fire-Rescue Association Fire Hall, 2616 Hibiscus Drive. Two games have $100 jackpots. The facility is non-smoking. Snacks and soft drinks are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Fire-Rescue Association's various causes. For more information, call (386) 424-2445.

.Elks: The Elks Lodge, 820 W. Park Ave., Edgewater, serves 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 are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Elks' sponsored charities. For more information, call (386) 663-3041.

.Port Orange Elks Lodge 2723: The Lodge is open from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday for dinner and entertainment and from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday for breakfast. Wednesday night is BARnyard bingo with burgers and gigantic hot dogs cooked on the grill. Thursday night is karaoke and Italian pasta specials. Fridays, dance the night away with local faves such as Ernie, QTQ, Toni "T" and others while enjoying fish specials. Saturday nights are prime rib and ribeye specials, entertainment varies and King of Hearts will resume in late September. The Lodge is at 5207 S. Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange. For more details visit www.poelks2723.com or call (386) 767-8572.

.Game Day: The Port Orange Regional Library will host 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 are played at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Knights of Columbus, 516 Orange St. New Smyrna Beach. Enjoy an 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 at 1 to 4 p.m. every Sunday 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.

.New Smyrna Beach Farmer's Market: Each Saturday, vendors take their places in front of Old Fort Park in the Canal Street Historic District, 210 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Local farmers offer fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, plants, juices, dairy, seafood and grass-fed meats. Organic and pesticide-free produce are available. Quality handcrafted items and baked goods also are offered. For information, go to www.canalstreetnsb.com or call (404) 429-5524.

.New Smyrna Beach Museum of History: In the NSB Waterfront Loop, 120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 478-0052.

.Ormond Beach 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. In the 1895 MacDonald House, the welcome center features information about the Timucuan 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. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. The welcome center and museum is lat 38 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-7005 or visit www.ormondhistory.org.

.Peninsula club: The Peninsula Club of Daytona Beach hosts 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) 677-4257. Lunch reservations are required by Monday morning. Call (386) 767-5978 to order lunch.

.Piggotte Community Center: Cards and game playing is from 1-3 p.m. each Monday and Thursday at the center. There is no cost. Participants can bring their cards and games. Silver Sneakers exercise classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. Humana-eligible members are free. Non-eligible members are $2 per class resident, $2.50 non-resident. Zumba Gold classes start Oct. 4. Classes are $7 per class for residents and $7.50 for non-residents. The center is at 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. For more information, call (386) 322-3070.

.Rose Room Gallery: Four artists come together for the Soul Journeys exhibition at Peabody Auditorium 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. Through non-objective, soft impressions and bold strokes the viewer is invited on the artists' journeys giving the audience a glimpse of their feelings. The exhibition runs until Sept. 29 with works by Jon Miller, Carson Kapp, Nancy Hagood and Shirley Pittman. The exhibit runs until Sept. 29. The gallery is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

.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 North Causeway at the boat ramp. Look for the blue building. Visit any Wednesday at 6 p.m. Kids 14 to 19 learn about safe boating, then hop aboard 14-foot Capri sailboats for hands-on lessons. The group competes four times a year around the state with other youth on sailing vessels of all sizes. This is a year-round program in its 11th year here 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. 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 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 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 and Vicki of Mr. D.J. Entertainment. The cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Participants must be single. For more information, call (386) 736-0749 or send an email 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, 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 served Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 7:30 p.m. There are daily specials including a Pasta Night on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday is Big Burger night with $5 cheeseburgers. Friday is Karaoke Night with Michael Leone from 7-11p.m. Saturday is Dance Night with various musicians playing. Sunday brunch is 8-11:30 a.m. The Post is at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. in Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 761-7217.

.VFW Post 4250: "The Little V" has weekly dinners. Every Friday at 5:30 p.m., with music for your dancing and listening pleasure at 7 p.m. No cover. Also, Wednesday is dart night at 7 p.m. Thursday is bike night at 6 p.m. Food is available. Saturday is karaoke from 7-11 p.m. Post 4250 is located 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.

To include an event on the Hometown News Calendar, send an email to newsdy@hometownnewsol.com or fax (386) 322-5901. For more information, call (386) 322-5924.




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