FRIDAY, Oct. 5
.Family Days: This event will continue through Sunday, Oct. 7, at City Center in Port Orange. The Family Days carnival, open all four days of the event, will feature wristbands for time-specific access to the carnival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a $5 discount offered Sunday with a coupon from the Family Days website, familydays.com. The Family Days Parade will start at 10 a.m. Saturday and run from City Center Parkway to the Lakeside Community Center. On Friday night at the Amphitheater will be a Movie Under the Stars, showing of "Ice Age: Continental Drift" starting at 7 p.m. There will be music, games and giveaways before the movie starts and refreshments will be available at a concession stand. For complete information on the event, go to www.familydays.com
.Movie on the Halifax: "The Perfect Game" will be shown at 7 p.m. at Rockefeller Gardens, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach.
.Family Art Night: The Ormond Memorial Art Museum will host a free family art night from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. For more information, visit ormondartmuseum.org.
.Arts & Crafts Festival: St. Ann's Catholic Church will host its annual arts & crafts festival from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at 26 Dogwood Trail, DeBary. An Oktoberfest luncheon will be available on Saturday.
.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.
.Cinematique under the stars: The Daytona Beach Regional Library and Cinematique will show the film "1408" as part of its book-and-a-movie series on Friday, Oct. 5. The book discussion begins at 5 p.m. in the children's library auditorium. The movie will be shown at dusk in Riverfront Park at Beach Street and Magnolia in Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.
SATURDAY, Oct. 6
.Dance Theatre: Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Gateway Center for the Arts, in DeBary. Tickets are, $15 pre-ordered, $18 at the door and $8 for students. For more information, call (386) 668-5553.
.Fun Fest: The West Volusia Salvation Army will host its Fun Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1240 S. High St., DeLand. There will be food, games, hot dogs and drinks.
.Concert: Singer/guitarist Bob Kissell will perform a free concert Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Canal Street Historic District. Taking the stage in Christmas Park from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mr. Kissell will perform a range of songs from Jimmy Buffett to Sam & Dave, Eric Clapton and a little country. Christmas Park is on the corner of Live Oak and Canal streets in New Smyrna Beach. Bring a lawn chair. For information on monthly performers, call (386) 423-9760.
.Art Stroll and Gallery Walk: Stroll Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and visit galleries in the Douglas Avenue area of the district from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.canalstreetnsb.com or call (386) 690-8666.
.Poetry In The Park: This event will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Bi-Centennial Park, 1800 Ocean Shore Drive, (A1A) Ormond Beach.
.Historical Bus Tour. This two hour Scenic Historical Bus tour will be at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The 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 Ormond Beach Historical Society Welcome Center, 38 E. 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.
."Teddy Bears Picnic:" Children between the ages of 4 and 7 are invited to hear stories, play games, and have lunch with the teddy bears of Ormond Beach who will tell stories about their adventures in the parks and historic sites of the area. The picnic will be held 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach. An adult must accompany the child and remain in attendance. Each adult may bring two children. Admission is $5 per child; teddy bears are admitted at no cost. Children may bring their favorite bear to join the fun. For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 677-7005.
.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.
.Crowning Champions: The city of Port Orange will host its first "Champions Celebration" at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, on the Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater stage located at 2001 City Center Circle. This invitational celebration is hosted by the city in partnership with Port Orange Family Days featuring John E. Evans as the emcee. Mayor Allen Green and the Port Orange City Council will be on hand to recognize state champions and state finalists from Atlantic High School and Spruce Creek High School and scholars from the Port Orange Pop Warner Football organization. Parents, classmates and the public are invited to attend and cheer for the students. For information, call (386) 506-5522.
.Dalmatian Party: Halifax Humane Society will host a Dalmatian Party from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Marina Grande. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails are included with $50 admission to this red-carpet event. A DJ from 105.1 FM and other entertainment will be on hand to provide a fun-filled atmosphere that evening. Black, white or red cocktail attire is encouraged. Marina Grande is at 241 Riverside Drive in Holly Hill, and the event takes place at the North Tower Clubhouse. Proceeds from this event will go to a mobile adoption unit, which will allow HHS to attend large adoption events and bring more pets to be adopted offsite. For more information on the Dalmatian Party, call (386) 274-4703 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, Oct. 7
.Walk: The Happy Wanderers 5K or 10K YRE Walk will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the New Smyrna Beach Publix parking lot, 709 E. Third Ave. The cost is $3. For more information, call (386) 760-3872 or (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
.Oldies Revue: "Knights To Remember" will be performing at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Shoestring Theatre. Their mixed bag of tunes will surely take you on a musical trip, recapturing those glorious carefree yesterdays. From "Sixteen Candles" to "Tossin and Turnin," you will enjoy a trip down memory lane. This highly regarded oldies revue group consists of five seasoned graduates of street corner harmony. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. For reservations, call (386) 985-1655.
.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. Cinematique 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 at 2 p.m. on Sundays. The theater café opens at noon for patrons wishing to enjoy a light meal, dessert or coffee before the program starts. All menu items also are 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 St., Daytona Beach, or by phone (386) 252-3118. Opera: general admission $20, members $18; ballet: general admission $15, members $13. Discounts will be given to groups of 10 or more making advanced reservations.
MONDAY, Oct. 8
.Afternoon at the movies: The Port Orange Regional Library will show "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" at 2 p.m. at 1005 City Center Circle. For more information, call (386) 322-5152.
TUESDAY, Oct. 9
.Improv and Indie: Live improv comedy show with Random Acts of Insanity followed by "RIFF" of the movie "Seven Doors to Death" will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit www.cinematique.org.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10
.Fun Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a fun walk at 6 p.m. at the Airport Road Park, 6751 Airport Road, Port Orange. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 760-3872 or (386) 676-9863 or visit 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 email@example.com.
." I Hate Hamlet:" Daytona State Collete will perform "I Hate Hamlet" from Oct. 10-14, at the News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, Gillespy Theater, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. This fast-paced, funny story is about a successful and happy TV actor whose entire life is upended when his series is cancelled. Hoping to impress his virginal girlfriend, he heads to New York to play Hamlet in Central Park - a role he's not at all fond of - and soon finds himself not only haunted by his decision, but by the actual ghost of the legendary Shakespearean actor John Barrymore. Written by Paul Rudnick, the play was a hit on Broadway and nominated for a Tony Award. Free to Daytona State College and Volusia and Flagler county students, all others $8 per person or $15 for two. For additional information, visit www.DaytonaState.edu/TheArts or call (386) 226-1927.
THURSDAY, Oct. 11
.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.
.Octoberfest: Prince of Peace Catholic Church will host its 44th annual "Octoberfest" from Oct. 11-14 at 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. The Octoberfest will feature more than 50 rides and games, in addition to numerous food and beverage outlets and entertainment in a huge tent on the Midway. Cole Seaver & The Native Skeeter Band will provide entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights; and Five O'clock Charley will perform on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The festival will kick-off at 6 p.m. Thursday with a Youth Night featuring $25 unlimited ride bracelets and music beginning at 8 p.m. Prince of Peace is teaming up again this year with Walgreens Corner Box Office to offer good-any-one-day unlimited ride wristbands ($20 + tax) and half-price ride tickets (40 for $20 + tax). Wristbands and tickets can be purchased at all area Walgreens stores until Oct. 12. Unlimited ride wristbands will be sold for $25 on the Midway on Thursday, Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, however wristbands will not be sold on the Midway on Friday night or Saturday after 5 p.m. Ride tickets purchased on the Midway will be $1 each. For information about wristbands and discount tickets, call (386) 672-5272; or go online at ormondbeachoctoberfest.com. Sunday will be SOUPER SUNDAY and patrons bringing canned food items will receive one ride ticket for each food item (limit 16). The canned food will help restock the church's social services food pantry. $2 per vehicle parking will be provided on the church grounds just steps from the Midway. The entrance to parking is on Hand Avenue, west of Nova Road.
.Cemetery tour: "Tales from Pilgrim's Rest" Cemetery Tour will be at 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13. Presented by the Ormond Beach Historical Society in conjunction with the Pilgrim's Rest Trust. A historical society tour guide will introduce you to many of Ormond's first settlers. Confederate soldiers buried there will "tell their tales" beside their respective tombstones at 7 p.m. See antique muzzle loading muskets and a live firing of a Confederate mountain rifle (cannon) by the J. Franklin Hull Light Artillery Camp, Confederate Sons Association of Daytona Beach. Free parking is available adjacent to the cemetery at West Granada Boulevard and Nova Road. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for Ormond Beach Historical Society members, and can be purchased at the Ormond Beach Historical Society office, 38 E. Granada Blvd., from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are limited to 75 people. For more information, call 677-7005 or visit www.OrmondHistory.org.
.Animation festival: The Cinematique Theater will screen Oscar-winning animated films and host world famous animators October 12-14 as part of the Florida International Animation Festival. Animators, students and the general public interested in Animation Art are invited to attend this inaugural event with Phil Hillis (Disney Imagineering), Graham Toms (Animation Training Academy-Ireland), and Larry Lauria (Former Disney Animation Manager, Island Animation.) This hands-on series includes screenings, workshops and demonstrations. The weekend of festivities will kick off with a VIP reception and screening of the Oscar nominated film "A Cat in Paris" on Friday, Oct. 12, and continue with workshops and screenings all weekend. All of the workshop and screening pairs include lunch or dinner served from the menu at the Cinema Café. For more information or ticket prices, call (386) 252-3118 or visit www.cinematique.com.
.Halifax Historical Society gala: The historical society will hold its 7th annual fundraiser gala "A Victorian Evening Under the Moon" from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1000 S. Peninsula Drive, Daytona Beach. Tickets are $60. Dressy attire is requested. Tickets are required. For more information, call (386) 255-6976.
.Fundraiser: "History Rocks" a fundraiser to benefit the New Smyrna Beach Historical Museum will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at 120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach. There will be food, beverages and silent auction. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, call (386) 478-0052.
.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.
.Best Cake: The Midtown Cultural & Education Center will hold a best cake contest from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 925 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. Participants must make a specialty cake. It can be any kind of cake, but it must be homemade. This is a fundraiser. The fee is $20. Contestants may bake other desserts to sell during the contest. The public will be charged $1 admission. The winner will receive a $50 gift card from Walmart and a trophy. For more information, call (386) 671-5542.
.The Volusia County Fair & Youth Show: The fair will be Nov. 1-11, at 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. For more information go to volusiacountyfair.com.
.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 at 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 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: 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, youth and children. Open to the public. The post is at 4497 S. U.S. 1, Edgewater.
.AMVETS Post 2: The rider's group will meet at 10 a.m., the first Saturday of each month, with a ride following the meeting. The post serves dinner on Fridays. A spaghetti dinner will be served on Friday. For more information, call (386) 402-7602. The post is 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.
.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.
.Deltona Women Club: Bunco is held the first Friday of the month. The donation is $10. Weekly dances are held the second, third and fourth Friday of the month from 6-10 p.m. Donation is $5. The public is welcome. The Deltona Women Club is located at 1049 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona. For more 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. 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 farmers market: The farmers market will be open each Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, 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. 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.
.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.
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