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Posted: 2012 Oct 12 - 00:01

FRIDAY, Oct. 12

Octoberfest: Prince of Peace Catholic Church will host its 44th annual "Octoberfest" 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 entertain 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 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 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 to www.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. There will be a $2 per vehicle parking on the church grounds, just steps from the Midway. The entrance for 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 OrmondHistory.org.

.Animation festival: The Cinematique Theater will screen Oscar-winning animated films and host world famous animators Oct. 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.

.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. For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 238-3830 or visit childrensadvocacy.org.

.Progressive Wine and Food Pairing: The third annual Progressive Wine and Food Pairing will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, along Canal Street in the New Smyrna Beach Waterfront LOOP. Many of the shoppes and businesses in the Canal Street Historic District will offer a free sampling of paired appetizers and wines. The event is free. For more information including participating businesses, visit www.canalstreetnsb.com or call (386) 402-8997.

.Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach: The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will stage the mystery, "The Haunting of Hill House," October 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 21, at the theatre, 726 E. Third Ave., New Smyrna Beach. All performances are at 8 p.m. except the Sunday shows, which are at 2 p.m. For more information, call the theatre at (386)423-1246 or log on to www.nsbplayers.org


.Down the Street Bead Show: The bead show returns to the Fairgrounds from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. The show includes more than 30 vendors dedicated exclusively to beads and jewelry, and features vintage glass beads, Austrian crystal, quality freshwater pearls, sterling pendants, and more. Also available are jewelry classes including fused glass and woven bracelets. The show is open to the public, and admission is $5. For a complete list of classes, visit the show's website at www.downthestreetbeadshow.com.

.Halifax Historical Society Gala: The historical society will host 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.

.Ballroom dance: The Greater Daytona Chapter of U.S.A. Dance will host a ballroom dance from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 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.

.Cinematique: Live comedy will be held at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. A special Saturday night comedy show with Random Acts Of Insanity Improv Troupe. Win door prizes and be a part of the show. Tickets are $5 The Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.

.World's largest bake sale: Help New Smyrna Beach to break the Guinness World Record for "World's Largest Bake Sale." The Team Logan Bake Sale will be from noon - 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, along with the Canal Street Cruise Classic Car Show in the LOOP's Canal Street Historic District. Proceeds will benefit pediatric cancer research. The current world record of 9,654 items was set in 2011 in New York City, according to Guinness.

.Barktoberfest: The Halifax Humane Society will hold its eighth annual Barktoberfest from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2364 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach. There will be bounce house, face painting, dog agility course, $15 microchipping clinic and more. Donation is $5. All proceeds go to the Halifax Humane Society. For more information, call (386) 274-4703, Ext. 328.

SUNDAY, Oct. 14

.Pink Feet Road Race: In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Foundation and Friends of DeBary Hall will present the Pink Feet 10K/5K Road Race and Community Block Party Sunday, Oct. 14, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. Registration for the road race, which will be run on a certified course, begins at 6 a.m. and the race will start at 7 a.m. A free children's race will begin at about 8:30 a.m., after all runners are in. Awards will be presented at 9:30 a.m. Runners can register in advance at https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/85710. The community block party will open at 10 a.m. with food trucks, children's activities, music, donation drawings, silent auctions and select vendors. Admission to the block party is a suggested $2 donation. Historians and breast-cancer specialists will give free presentations in DeBary Hall's Imagidome Theater from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Pink lemonade will be served and attendees will receive a gift. Throughout the day, the theater will present free screenings of "Why Me?" a documentary about breast-cancer survivor Roxanne Hopkins; and DeBary Hall's feature video, "Into tropical Florida: A trip upon the St. Johns River." Activities in the stable will include silent auctions and the sale of art bras designed by community members and gift baskets prepared by Braz Cauz. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of DeBary Hall's educational programs and the Florida Hospital Foundation, which will provide funds for women who need mammograms but cannot afford them. For more information about Pink Feet, call (386) 668-3840 or the Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Foundation at (386) 917-5423.

TUESDAY, Oct. 16

.Poetry: The Tomoka Poets will present the work of Daytona Beach poet Niki Byram from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Java Jungle, 4606 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange. After the presentation, there will be an open mic. For more information, call (386) 441-1839.

.Improv & Indie: Live comedy show with Random Acts of Insanity followed by the Indie movie: "Stars in Shorts" will be held at 8 p.m. Oct. 16. The Cinematique Theater, 242 S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. (386) 252-3118. Tickets $5


.Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Fun Walk at 6 p.m., Wednesday, at Ponce Preserve Park, 4401 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, 676-9863 or visit www.happywanderersfl.org


. Biketoberfest: Biketoberfest 2012 at Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona. Events will be from 8 a.m. to midnight, Oct. 18-21 at 1637 N. U.S. 1 Ormond Beach. For information, call (386) 671-7100 or visit www.brucerossmeyer.com.

.Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Biketoberfest: This event will be from noon-2 p.m. Oct. 18-21 at the lighthouse. See turn-of-the-century household items at the Artifact table, talk with the lighthouse keeper in his office, and listen to a crystal radio at the top of the tower. Climb the tallest lighthouse in Florida, and visit historical museum buildings, where the lighthouse keeper's families lived over 120 years ago. Included with regular admission, no advance reservations required. For more information, call (386) 761-1821.

.Fall Festival: Deltona Lakes Elementary will host its annual Fall Festival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at 2022 Adelia Blvd., Deltona. This event has two purposes: to host a fun and affordable evening for families and to raise money for much needed educational supplies. Tickets (for games and entertainment) may be purchased in advance at four for $1 or at the event at three for $1.


.Fall fun day: Children can expand their knowledge about local agriculture during Fall Fun Day at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand. The hands-on workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Activities will include applesauce making, roasting pumpkin seeds, a scavenger hunt, small animal exhibit, and fall gardening. The children also will learn about the benefits of bats. The program is limited to 20 children in kindergarten through second grade and 15 children in grades three through five. Registration is required and by Oct. 16 and may be made by calling (386) 822-5778. The $20 fee, which includes lunch, also must be received by Oct. 16.

.Wine Festival: The DeLand Women's Organization will host its 13th annual Wine Festival from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in downtown DeLand. Proceeds to benefit further education of local women. Tickets are $25 per person in advance or $30 day of event (if still available). Tickets available at Dick & Janes, Maria's Travel, Elusive Grape, Mainstreet DeLand and the Page Agency.

.Halifax River Moose Lodge 2516: The lodge will be open during Bike Week at 933 Beville Road, South Daytona. The lodge will be open from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Saturday, Oct. 20, the lodge will open at 8 a.m. for breakfast. Proceeds to benefit moose charities. Members and guests welcome. For more information, call (386) 760-2556.

.Jazz Fest Kick Off: The Thin Man Watts Jazz Festival kick off celebration will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Florida Museum for Women Artists, 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 738-0649 or visit www.wattsjazzfest.com.

.DeLand Bike Rally: MainStreet DeLand will host its annual bike rally from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the designated bike parking on East Indiana. There will be live music, a beer garden and merchant specials. For more information, call (386) 738-0649 or visit www.mainstreetdeland.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.

.Bazaar: The Tomoka United Methodist Church will host a bazaar from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 20, at 1000 Old Tomoka Road, Ormond Beach. There will be fall, Christmas and year-round crafts, used books, music, jewelry, children's clothes and plants. Homemade lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

.Concert: Country Singer Bobby Meeks will perform a free library concert solid gold country classics from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. For more information, call (386) 852-0963.

.International Family Festival: The Basilica of Saint Paul will hold its annual International Family Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at 317 Mullally St., Daytona Beach. There will be foods from countries around the world, folkloric presentations, dance, games and more. For more information, call (386) 252-5422.

.Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K or 10K Walk at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the south side of Reed Canal Lake in South Side. Cost is $3. For more information, call (386) 760-3872 or (386) 676-9863 or www.happywanderersfl.org

.Healing seminar: A food-based healing for reducing blood sugar and natural weight loss by Ed Eisler, certified food based healing instructor, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Love Whole Foods, Cafe & Market at 1633 Taylor Road, Port Orange. Seating is limited, call (386) 767-6543 for reservations.

.Walk: The Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Fun Walk, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Tuscawilla Park, 104 Orange Ave., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 760-3872, (386) 676-9863 or happywanderersfl.org.

.Enchanted Forest: The city of South Daytona will host its Enchanted Forest from Oct. 25-27, at Reed Canal Park, 919 Reed Canal Road, South Daytona. Tickets are on sale at the Piggotte Community Center. Tickets are required and sell out fast. Tickets are $3 per person (2 and younger are free). There will be hayrides, watching local drama clubs perform fairy tale skits and petting zoo. For more information, call (386) 322-3070.

.Cemetery walk: The West Volusia Historical Society will host the 14th Oakdale Cemetery historic walking tour from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, at Oakdale Cemetery in DeLand. For more information, call (386) 740-6813 or visit www.delandhouse.com.

.Costume Contest: City of South Daytona Costume Contest will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Kenilworth Avenue, South Daytona. The contest is for ages 4-16. For more information, call (386) 322-3070.

.DeLand Gem & Mineral Club: The club will be at the Volusia County Fair from Nov. 1-11, at 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand, in the Old Plantation Building. There will be gemstone, mineral, rock displays. There will be a special exhibit on Herkimer diamonds, demonstrations daily, rock cutting, making and polishing cabochons, gemstone faceting, wire wrapping, jewelry making. Daily prize drawings to benefit scholarship fund, rock specimens, grab bags and bead rings.

.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 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's Club is 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.

.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 Art Guild: The fall art show will be held until Oct. 30, at The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive,

.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 at 38 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-7005 or visit www.ormondhistory.org.

.Peabody Auditorium: Foxfire: Six Artists, Six Voices will be on display until Nov. 3 at the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit peabodyauditorium.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.

.Port Orange Elks: The Port Orange Elks Lodge No. 2723 is offering BINGO open to the public. Monday doors open at 4 p.m. with games starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday the doors open at 9 p.m. with games starting at 11:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase for both events. No outside food or drink allowed.

.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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