FRIDAY, Nov. 9
.A Night of Comedy with Cheech & Chong: This event will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Peabody Auditorium. The iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred comedy routines.
Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong's phenomenal success began on the standup comedy circuit, which led to nine hit comedy albums and eight hit films, breaking box office records, shattering comedy album sales, garnering multiple Grammy nominations and mesmerizing fans for more than a decade. Reserved tickets ($42, $50 and $55.00 plus service fees) will be available for purchase at the Peabody Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, Wal-Mart Supercenters, charge by phone at 800-982-ARTS and online at www.Ticketmaster.com. Group discounts are available for 15 or more for this show. For more information, call (386) 671-8252.
.Yard Sale: The Boy Scouts of America will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1300 Mollie Road in Fairway estates in Daytona Beach. Funds raised will be used to support the Scouts and to purchase newer equipment for the troop's safe operation. For more information, call (386) 788-3774.
.The Hub: The Second Friday Music at The Hub on Canal will be from 5-8 p.m., 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach. There will be live vocals and instrumentals, including standards, classical, folk, light jazz and rock in the galleries and newly landscaped courtyard, weather permitting. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call (386) 957-3924 or visit www.thehuboncanal.org.
.Women's Basketball Invitational: The Ocean Center will host the Women's Basketball Invitational Nov. 9-11, featuring teams from the University of Texas, University of Central Florida, Hofstra University, Stetson University and St. John's University. Tickets can be purchased at the Ocean Center's box office. Three-day passes are available at $26 for adults and $20 for students, seniors and military. One-day passes are $12 for adults and $9 for students, seniors and military. Children under 5 will be admitted free.
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.Poetry Slam: WHAM BAM Poetry Slam 9 will be from 7-10 p.m. at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Harris Theater, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach. This event is free. Poets may register by phone, e-mail or sign up that evening at 6:30 p.m. There is a limit of 15 participants, with three challenges, three judges and an audience. Slam poetry is a spectator sport; so even if you're not a poet, come enjoy the show. Stay after the slam and enjoy refreshments and open mic. There will be cash awards for winners. All participants receive a one-year membership to Atlantic Center for the Arts. For more information, call (386) 423-1753. Ext. 11.
.Free Family Art Night: The Ormond Memorial Art Museum will host free family art night from 6-7:30 p.m. at 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. Participants will make their own "Gratitude Tree." For more information, call (386) 676-3347.
.Big Band Hangar Dance: This dance will be from 7 to 10:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the DeLand Naval Air Station Museum. The dance will feature the Terry Myers Orchestra, which played for last year's dance but under the Benny Goodman Orchestra banner.
The City of DeLand started the dances in 1992, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1942 opening of the DeLand Naval Air Station at what is now the DeLand Airport and Industrial Park.
The DeLand Naval Air Station Museum has sponsored the dances since 1995 when the museum at 910 Biscayne Blvd. opened. Call (386) 738-4149 for tickets.
.The 36th annual Greek Festival Celebration: The 36th Annual Greek Festival comes to Daytona Beach's St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church at 129 N. Halifax Avenue Nov. 8-11. Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., except Sunday, when the Greek Festival will close at 8 p.m.
There will be traditional and live Greek music, dancing, Greek beer, wine, ouzo and incredible selections of Greek cuisine, featuring gyros, combination dinners and pastries. Trays of prepared foods also will be available for take home and vendors will be showcasing additional items available for purchase.
Additional parking with a free bus shuttle to and from the festival will be available at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 1014 N. Halifax Ave.
Greek Festival attendees may take a tour of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and learn more about Greek religious traditions.
For additional information, call (386) 252-6012.
.Atlantic Center for the Arts: The Pabst Gallery will host an opening reception for Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Southeast Museum of Photography, featuring works by Leah King-Smith, Nancy Goldring and Barbara Norfleet. The reception will be from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit runs through Feb. 9.
.The 68th annual Volusia County Fair & Youth Show: The fair continues through Nov. 11 at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand.
The fair opens at 4 p.m. on Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, and at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. The fair remains open until the midway closes, with the exception of Sunday, Nov. 11, when it closes at 9 p.m.
For more information, visit volusiacountyfair.com.
. 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee:' Stetson University continues its 107th theatre season with William Finn's Tony Award winning musical comedy, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."
It runs the weekend of Nov. 8-11. Stetson Theatre Arts' "Second Stage" Theatre is in the Museum of Florida Art at 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Admission for each performance is $16 for adults and $14 for senior citizens and non-Stetson students. Stetson students, faculty and staff presenting valid I.D. will be admitted free. Parking is free. Tickets will be available at the door, and can be purchased by either cash or check. Reserved tickets must be picked up 30 minutes prior to the start of each show. For information or reservations, call Stetson Theatre's "Second Stage" box office at (386) 822-8700. Box office hours are from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. every weekday afternoon through Nov. 9, and one hour prior to curtain of each performance.
. "Sex Please, We're Sixty:" Lake Helen's Shoestring Theatre will perform "Sex Please, We're Sixty" opens at 8 p.m. at 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. "Sex Please, We're Sixty" will be presented at the Lake Helen Shoestring Theatre, Nov. 9-11 and 16-18 with Friday and Saturday night shows at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 228-3777 or visit http://shoestringtheatre.net Shoestring Theater is not yet accepting credit cards.
.Fish fry: Hope Lutheran Church will host a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at 594 S. Williamson Blvd. Cost is $7.50 for dinners and a donation for desserts. Meals may be eaten-in or carried out.
SATURDAY, Nov. 10
. Holiday Bazaar: The Drive in Christian Church will conduct its second annual holiday bazaar and rummage sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 3140 S. Atlantic Ave Daytona Beach Shores.
. "Yart" Sale: Arthaus will hold a fundraiser from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Drive in Church, 3140 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores.
.All-County Choral Music Festival: Volusia County Schools will host its 40th Annual All-County Choral Music Festival at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at DeLand High School, 800 N. Hill Ave., featuring middle school and high school choral music students. There is no admission charge. This year's festival will feature more than 150 of the finest vocal musicians selected from the public schools throughout the county. The concert will feature a wide array of choral music selections from a variety of music styles and historical eras.
For more information, call (386) 734-7190, Ext. 20682.
.Musical revue: Swingtime at Sea, a revue of the 1940s featuring the Song of the Coast chapter of Sweet Adelines International, will be at 2 p.m. at Daytona State College Theater Center, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Building 220.
Also appearing will be Surfside Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society; Norm Hoffman Classic Jazz Trio; Dance Champion Hubert "Dutch" Shouten and partner Susan Kaznoski; and Comedian Steven Juliano Moore.
The price is $15 adults and $10 children.
For more information, call (386) 252-0300.
.Garden Swap Party: The Edgewater Permaculture Society will host its fifth annual Fall Garden Swap Party from 9 a.m. to noon at Hawk's Park on the corner of U.S. 1 and Turgot Avenue. This is a free event. Bring anything garden related to trade with other local farmers and gardeners. Free drinks and snacks, free coloring books and stickers for kids, free locally adapted seeds, and door prizes. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (386) 957-4734.
.Plant Sale: The annual fall Herbaceous Plant Sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon at the Bailey Riverbridge Meeting House. Come and stock up on winter herbs and flowering plants. Plants will be displayed around the fountain outside the Bailey Riverbridge Meeting House at North Beach Street and West Granada Boulevard. The event is sponsored by the Seaside Herb Society of Ormond Beach. For more information, visit seasideherbsociety.com or call (443) 497-0044.
.Marine Corps Ball: Tickets are on sale for the Marine Corps Ball at 5 p.m. Saturday, at VFW 3282, 5810 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange. Tickets are $35. For more information, call (386) 275-4311.
.Chili Cook Off: The Daytona Cubs 8th annual Chili Cook-off to benefit the Halifax Humane Society will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Ballpark. There is a $500 cash prize. Advanced tickets are on sale at $12 for adults and $6 for kids. Dogs are welcome. To sign up a cook team or to buy tickets, contact the Daytona Cubs at (386) 257-3172 or at daytonacubs.com.
.Retreat: Yoga & Spiritual retreat will be 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2102 S. Ridgewood Ave., Suite 8, Edgewater.
Led by Ed Eisler and the Rev. Kathleen Zurenko, together they bring years of experience, teaching health and wellness. Events for the day include yoga, food-based healing, Chinese Ear & Hand Reflexology, Qigong, Reiki and breathing techniques. There also will be items available for purchase, such as books related to health and wellness, CDs and affirmation beads designed and hand-crafted.
Participants should bring their own yoga mat, food and beverage. Space is limited. Cost is $25 for the day paid in advance or $30 at the door.
To make a reservation call (386) 248-1868 or email email@example.com. For complete details of the retreat schedule, visit www.yogaandspiritualretreat.weebly.com.
.Craft and bake sale: Terra Alta Clubhouse will hold a craft and bake sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, at 17 Maplehurst Drive, DeBary.
.Wounded Warrior Appreciation Ball: The Greater Daytona Chapter No. 6026 of USA Dance is sponsoring its second Wounded Warrior Appreciation Ball. A silent auction will be featured with all proceeds from the event going to the Hope for the Warriors Foundation. The previous event in 2010 raised more than $2,400 for this cause.
This dance will take place Saturday, Nov. 10, at Silver Sands Middle School, Gymnasium - Building 10, 1300 Herbert St., Port Orange. The lesson is from 7 -7:50 p.m. and the dance is from 8-10 p.m. Ballroom, swing, smooth and Latin music will be provided by a local DJ. Dress code is 'dressy'. Admission is $6 members, $10 nonmembers, and $3 for students under 25 with ID.
All who wish to support wounded service men and women are welcome.
For more information, call (386) 756-8433 or (386) 427 4591 or (904) 238-1254.
.Pinning ceremony: The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island and Halifax Health - Hospice of Volusia/Flagler invite military veterans and the public to a pinning ceremony to thank veterans for their service and sacrifice to our country.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, in the library's auditorium, 105 E. Magnolia Drive, Daytona Beach.
Veterans are encouraged to attend the ceremony to receive a lapel pin commemorating and honoring their service. Refreshments will be served.
This special community pinning is in addition to the end-of-life service that Halifax Health-Hospice offers to veterans.
For more information about the pinning ceremony at the library, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.
.Astrology meeting: An astrology meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Road. The meeting is free. For more information, call (386) 492-2103.
SUNDAY, Nov. 11
.Free luau planned for people with disabilities: Ohana Luau will perform its third annual free luau for people with autism, special needs or disabilities at 4 p.m. at 2301 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores (inside the Hawaiian Inn). The show is free for the entire family, caregivers or support staff.
Reservations are required, as seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 255-5411, Ext 187.
.Veteran's Day Walk: The Happy Wanderers will walk at 1 p.m., at the Port Orange Library, 1005 City Center Circle. Cost is $3.
For more information, call (386) 760-3872 or (386) 676-9863 or visit happywanderersfl.org.
.Veterans Day Tribute: The Ormond Memorial Art Museum will host a Veterans Day Tribute at 1 p.m. Sunday, inside the museum, at 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. There will be entertainment, speakers and light refreshments provided. For more information, call (386) 676-3347.
.Complimentary breakfast for veterans: A complimentary breakfast, lunch or both will be given to veterans from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12, at Steve's Famous Diner at 1584 S. Nova Road or 2011 N. Atlantic Ave. in Daytona Beach. The event is sponsored by Giant Recreation World. For more information, visit giantrecreationworld.com.
.Faith Hope and Charity Pancake Breakfast: This event will be at 7:30 a.m. at MainStreet Grill. DeLand Mayor Bob Apgar and other dignitaries will serve breakfast. A Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a festival. For more information, visit mainstreetdeland.org.
.Peabody Auditorium: A Tribute to the USO will be at 3 p.m. For tickets and information, call Hospice of Volusia-Flagler Counties at (386) 322-4747.
.Korean War Veterans presentation: The U.S. Department of Defense, Certificate of Appreciation for Korean War Veterans presentation will be held at 2 p.m. at the Port Orange Amphitheatre on City Center Circle.
For more information, call (386) 323-6401.
.Veteran's Day service: The town of Ponce Inlet will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Ponce Inlet Veteran's Memorial , 4931 S. Peninsula Drive.
.A salute to all veterans: Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church will hold a salute to all veterans at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at 4675 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange. Featuring Tim Murphy on piano and Daniel Weimer on organ. This concert is free and open to the public.
For more information, call (386) 788-6144.
.Veterans Day ceremony: VFW Post 3282 Honor Guard will host a Veterans Day observance on Sat the post at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. It will begin shortly after special Korean War commemoration Port Orange City Center. There will be a dinner of sliced, smoked pork with barbecue sauce, homemade potato salad and baked beans from 1-6 p.m. with a suggested donation of $5. There will be music provided all afternoon with a special raffle for veterans. Each veteran participating in the dinner will be given a ticket for a drawing to consist of 18 individual prizes. Proceeds from this dinner will be going to veterans assistance programs.
For more information, call (386) 761-7217.
.American Legion Post 120, 461 Walker St., Holly Hill will celebrate Veterans Day at 2 p.m. Sunday.
This ceremonial service and honor guard salute will acknowledge all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Following the ceremony, covered dishes will be shared to complement the occasion for members and guests.
For complete information, call (386) 258-5275.
MONDAY, Nov. 12
.Vets Center dedication: In celebration of Veterans Day, Daytona State College, which serves more than 700 veterans each year, will commemorate the nation's military veterans from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, with a formal public event, followed by a ribbon-cutting and dedication of the new Veterans Center that opened in September.
A full color guard from Army ROTC Embry-Riddle will open the commemoration at noon, posting the colors and flags for each of the service branches on the stage in the Landing at Nunamann Hall on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Prior to the talks, Daytona State's Brass Ensemble will play patriotic music and the national anthem.
At about 12:30 p.m., the event moves inside the Lenholt Student Center to cut the ribbon and dedicate the new Veterans Center, followed by an open house and light refreshments. For other information, call (386) 506-3000.
TUESDAY, NOV. 13
.LeAnn Rimes: LeAnn Rimes will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information, visit peabodyauditorium.org.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14
.Music for Prayer: The instrumentalists of Music for Prayer and Meditation and the Port Orange Ministerial Association will host a half hour of music from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. each Wednesday at All Saints Lutheran Church, 751 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange. The half-hour is an opportunity to experience an oasis of silent prayer and meditation accompanied by comforting sounds of the musicians. Rick Shaw & Susan Potkul/Organ and Flute on Nov. 14. For additional information call (386) 761-9129.
."Battle of the Sexes," News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, Gillespy Theater, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14-17, (386) 226-1927 or www.daytonastate.edu
THURSDAY, Nov. 15
.The "Taste of the Holidays Champagne Gala:" This event heralds the beginning of the eight annual Festival of Trees presented by the Guild of the Museum of Arts and Sciences. The gala will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the museum, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. The Gala features holiday décor for purchase as well as hors d'oeuvres, Tapas and decadent desserts from local area restaurants.
Participants will enjoy Christmas music while sipping complimentary champagne and nibbling on the holiday faire. Tickets to the "Sparkling Champagne Gala" are $45 per person. Reservations are requested by Nov. 12 to (386) 255-0285.
The Guild invites participants to stroll through the Festival area to select your favorite Christmas tree. Participants can bid on the large fully-decorated designer Christmas Trees or purchase smaller table-top trees and swags. The large designer trees will be up for silent auction during the entire Festival and will go to the highest bidders at the conclusion of the Festival on Sunday, Dec, 2nd. On Dec. 2nd, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Festival from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. to delight the children.
The Festival of Trees is open to the public with the price of admission to the Museum starting Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Dec. 2. Museum hours are Saturday, 9am to 5pm and Sunday, 11am to 5pm. For more information on the Festival of Trees or Museum hours, refer to MOAS.org.
.Afternoon at the movies: The Port Orange Regional Library will show "The Women" at 4:30 p.m. at 1005 City Center Circle. An all-female cast sparks this 1939 adaptation of Clare Booth Luce's stinging comedy about divorce and female friendship. The film progresses from harmless gossip to verbal backstabbing. Joan Crawford stars. Not rated, 134 minutes. For more information, call (386) 322-5152, Ext. 28. Reservations are not required.
The movies are funded by the Friends of the Library. Learn more about the friends group at www.portorangefol.org.
.Anniversary party: Atlantic Chiropractic and Wellness Center will hold its third anniversary party from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 3510 S. Nova Road, Suite 108, Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 492-4881.
.Beatles Revue: A Beatles Review will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. To make a reservation, call (386) 676-2275.
.Beethoven Weekend: A special Beethoven Weekend event Nov. 16-18 celebrates the genius and passion of Beethoven during three days of his most beautiful music, including the awe-inspiring Ninth Symphony at Peabody Auditorium.
Weekend packages are $75. Single tickets range from $20-40. For more information, call (386) 253-2901 or visit www.dbss.org.
.20th Annual Fall Festival of the Arts: This event will be from 10 a.m.-5p.m. Nov.17-18. For more information, visit www.delandfallfestival.com or www.athensdeland.com
.Fall Sidewalk Sale, Flagler Avenue and Canal Street: This event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. For more information, visit (386) 427-2256 or www.flagerave.com.
.Riverfest Seafood Festival: This annual event will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Rockefeller Gardens, Ormond Beach. For more information, visit www.ormondbeachmainstreet.com
.Breakfast with Santa: This event will be Saturday, Nov. 17, at Volusia Mall. For more information, visit www.volusiamall.net
."Purple Cow Festival:" This event will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17,at Full Moon Natives. For more information, visit www.fullmoonnatives.com
.Wings on the Wind Bird Festival: This event will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet. For more information, call (386) 304-5545 or visit marinesciencecenter.com.
.Empty Bowls: On Dec. 7, Mainland High will host the Fifth Annual Empty Bowls Event and Silent Auction. This charitable event is a fundraiser to benefit Halifax Urban Ministries, an organization that provides for the needy in Volusia County.
This is a countywide event, with Volusia art students and master potters contributing bowls. They are crafting 1,000 bowls this year. The night of the event, guests choose a bowl, eat a meal (food donated by more than 20 area restaurants), and keep the bowl as a gift and reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.
The auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 6-8 p.m. Donation is $15. For tickets, call (386) 265-4665, Ext. 54344.
.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 at 619 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.
.American Legion Post 120: The post features monthly dinners and activities for members and guests. Monday is bar bingo at 6:30 p.m. with burgers and fries available. Tuesday is Wii Bowling with tacos available. The first and third Wednesdays feature prime rib and barbecue ribs respectively, and Friday's are dinner, dancing and karaoke, (featuring Danny's famous fish fry on the second Friday of the month). Menus and prices vary and reservations are recommended for Wednesdays and Fridays. The post is at 461 Walker St., Holly Hill. For more information and dinner times, call the post at (386) 258-5275.
.American Legion Post 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. The post is at 2111 S. U.S. 1 in Edgewater. For more information, call (386) 402-7602.
.Arthaus: The After School Art Classes exhibit will be on display until Nov. 19 at 3840 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. For more information, visit www.arthaus.org or call (386) 767-0076.
.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's Club: Bunco is held the first Friday of the month. The donation is $10. Weekly dances are the second, third and fourth Friday of the month from 6-10 p.m. Donation is $5. The public is welcome. The Deltona Women's Club is at 1049 E. Normandy Blvd., Deltona. For 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 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 have started. The fee is $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 boa