FRIDAY, Dec. 14
Film Screening: A free screening of "This Time Tomorrow," a new Taylor Steele film will be at 7 p.m. at the ACA Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach. The pursuit of surfing the same wave twice is every surfer's dream. Two surfers, Dave Rastovich and Craig Anderson, go the length of the planet in eight days (a total of 20,000 miles) as they follow that dream chasing a single storm cell across the Pacific Rim. First the waves hit with never before scene force onto the legendary reef of Tahiti, then reeling through Mexico, California and onwards towards an Arctic conclusion in Alaska. The pair gathers friends Kelly Slater, Alex Grey, Dan Malloy and Chris Del Moro along this cinematic and frantic adventure, as they revel in the results of one epic journey. View clip at http://vimeo.com/43573607. For more information, (386) 427-6975.
Movies Under the Stars: The film "Beethoven's Christmas Adventure" will be shown at 6 p.m. at the Port Orange City Center Amphitheater, 1999 City Center Circle.
Winter Holiday Party (Special Populations): A fun-filled holiday event with dinner, dancing, games and crafts for people with special needs will be from 6-8 p.m. at Nova Community Center & Park / Special Populations Division, 440 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. Sponsored by the Department of Leisure Services Special Populations Division. Admission is $5. For more information, call (386) 676-3252.
SATURDAY, Dec. 15
Step Show: Greek sororities and fraternities from local colleges and universities as well as local high school students will perform in a step show from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Third St., Daytona Beach. Local vendors will provide a variety of cultural food and merchandise for purchase.
Home for the Holidays -- Festivities: This festival opens at 1 p.m. Downtown at Riverfront along Beach Street between Magnolia Avenue and West International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach. It features the Calvary Christian Praise Band and Choir, Warner Christian Academy Velvet Blues Marching Band and the 14th Annual Downtown Opry Christmas Reunion featuring Linda Cole, Michael Leone, Shari Frink, Joey Miller, Eddie Uzzle, and many other local performers. Bobby Bosley will serve as master of ceremony for this Holiday Extravaganza, which will feature the Shergren Farms petting zoo, holiday inflatables, Santa's workshop, food vendors, crafts, vendor displays and a wonderland of family fun to enjoy. The event ends at 6 p.m. The festival and show will be followed by one of Daytona's finest traditions -- the 12th Annual Halifax River Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade. This event offers free admission, a free petting zoo and free family entertainment and is open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs. For more information, call (386) 307-0922.
Daytona Beach Christmas Boat Parade: Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Seabreeze Bridge. Suggested Viewing Areas: Ballough Road Fishing Pier; Main Street Bridge; Manatee Island; News Journal Center; City Island Library; Halifax Rowing Association; Memorial Bridge; Convention & Visitor Bureau; Halifax Harbor Marina. For more information, visit daytonachristmasboatparade.com
Sounds of the Season: First United Methodist Church New Smyrna Beach will host Sounds of the Season with award-winning pianist Kosumo Morishita at 6:30 p.m. at 310 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach. Admission is free.
Holiday Fest at Lilian Place: This event will be at 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach. Tours and activities will be from 1 to 5 p.m. The Winedown and Boat Parade will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Caroling, music, punch and cookies, historic re-enactors, Santa Claus (1-3 p.m.) activities for kids Holiday tours (1-5 p.m.) of the beautifully decorated Lilian Place 1884 Historic Museum. Tickets are $5 members, $10 nonmembers, children free. "Winedown" is 5-8 p.m. Watch the boat parade from the grounds overlooking the Halifax River. Tickets are $5 members, $10 nonmembers, children free.
Knights of Columbus Council 8791 Community Dinner: The community dinner will be from 5-7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. Dinner will consists of roast pork loin with potato, vegetable and dessert. Split the Pot Jingle Bells Bingo will begin at6:30 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the charitable activities of the Knights of Columbus at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Dinner tickets are $7. For more information, call (386) 672-5272.
Christmas Magic Dinner Dance: St. Brendan Knights of Columbus & Women's Club are having a Christmas Magic Dinner Dance in the church social hall at 1000 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach. A roast pork dinner will be served. Beverages are included. Music and entertainment by Mondo Music. Reservations are required. Tickets are $20 each. For more information, call (385) 441-4713 or 441-3267.
Pancake Breakfast with Santa: This event will be from 9-11 a.m. at Tomoka United Methodist Church, 1000 Old Tomoka Road, Ormond Beach. Children will be served pancakes, visit craft stations, make gifts, hear the Christmas story, receive a goody bag and have their picture taken with Santa Claus. The event is free, but the church will be collecting canned meats for Halifax Urban Ministries. For more information, call (386) 672-6722.
Ugly Sweater Contest: LuLu's Oceanside Grill will host an Ugly Sweater Contest at 8 p.m. at 30 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 673-2641 or visit lulusoceansidegrill.com.
Vegetarian Society: The society will meet at the Port Orange Library for a two-part journey to switching to plant-based eating. "Forks Over Knives" will be shown at 2 p.m. There will be vegan food on hand to sample and information to take home. This is a free event. Be sure to come back in January for part II of this event. For more information, visit www.daytonaveg.com.
Wine Tasting: Orbit Performing Arts Academy will host a wine tasting fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Peter's Wine Shop, 1655 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange. Tickets are $20.
Santa Cruisin' Classic Car Show: Classic cars & rods line East Indiana Avenue in Downtown DeLand from 3-7 p.m.. Live DJ and photos with Santa Claus.
SUNDAY, Dec. 16
Worship service: Christmas Music Worship Service will be at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 620 S. Grandview Ave., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 253-4581.
Concert: Christian saxophonist Eirrin Abu will perform at 7 p.m. at 201 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
Parking is available on Columbus Avenue. The concert is free, but an offering will be taken for the benefit of the performer. For more information, visit coronadoumc.org or call (386) 428-6252.
Christmas program: The Master's Domain Church of God in Christ will present its Christmas program and host a banquet at 6 p.m. at 211 Bay St., Daytona Beach. This event is open to the greater Daytona Beach community. Donations for adults are $25; for children under 12, the donations are $10. For more information, call (386) 299-9781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Cinema: "Joyeux Noel" will be shown at 2 p.m. Dec. 16, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. Based on the true story of three armies in the bloody trenches of World War I and the miraculous Christmas Eve truce they unexpectedly forge. In French with English subtitles. Rated PG-13, 116 minutes. For more information, call (386) 322-5152.
Concert: Daytona Beach Choral Society, under the direction of Tawn Thomas, will present "A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten, as well as some less familiar Christmas Carols, at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 36 S. Halifax Dr., Ormond Beach. Suggested donation is $10. For more information, call (386) 675-6185 or (386) 441-6542.
Cinematique: The scheduled showing of the Opera in Cinema "La Cenerentola" at Cinematique has been changed to "Cendrillon" at 2 p.m. London's Royal Opera House presents the story of Cinderella as told in Jules Massenet's opera "Cendrillon." This new production presents the tale of Cinderella in a version that gained popularity from the published fairy tales of Frenchman Charles Perrault. Cinematique is at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For information, call (386) 252-3118. General admission tickets are $20, Cinematique members $18. The Cinema café opens at noon, serving a selection of lunch items including beer, wine and gourmet coffees.
MONDAY, Dec. 17
'Yes, Virginia The Musical:" In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Macy's holiday "Believe" campaign, the retailer is bringing the beloved "Yes, Virginia" animated special to life on school stages across the country. "Yes, Virginia The Musical" is based on a true story and tells the heartwarming tale of 8-year old Virginia O'Hanlon, who wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper in 1897, inquiring about the existence of Santa Claus. South Daytona Elementary was one of 100 schools across the country to receive a local grant from Macy's to assist with production costs, and will welcome the holiday season with special performances of "Yes, Virginia The Musical" at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18. Macy's also has introduced a school grant opportunity to help schools stage productions of "Yes, Virgina The Musical" and awarded a total of $100,000 for 100 schools across the country. South Daytona Elementary was one of the recipients of a $1,000 Macy's grant.
Poetry Reading: Tomoka Poets present Deltona poet Trish Wentling, reading from her newly published book of poetry, "Pruning" at 7 p.m. at Java Jungle 4606 Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange. An open mic for all poets will follow Ms. Wentlings presentation. Open to the public. Free. For more information, call (386) 441-1839.
Sica Hall Christmas Dance : The weekly Senior Dance at Sica Hall will be a Christmas Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m.. Bring a small wrapped gift, marked suitable for a man or a woman, and participate in the Christmas Gift Grab Bag when Santa pays a visit. Or simply dance to Frankie K's Trio, featuring vocalist Niall Donoghue. Sica Hall is at 1065 Daytona Ave., Holly Hill. $4 admission includes refreshments. For more information, call (386) 236-2997.
Improv & Indie: Live Improv comedy show with Random Acts of Insanity Improv Troupe, followed by the Indie Movie: "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. The Cinematique Theater is located at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19
Music for Prayer and Meditation: The instrumentalists of Music for Prayer and Meditation and the Port Orange Ministerial Association, invite you to a half hour of beautiful music each Wednesday from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. 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. Vita Fortin will perform on Dec. 19.
"Drive Thru Bethlehem:" The Drive-in Christian Church will host this event from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 19-21, 3140 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. For more information, call (386) 767-8761 or driveinchurch.net.
THURSDAY, DEC. 20
Memorable Thursday Movies: "A Christmas Carol," will be shown at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. This 1938 film retells Charles Dickens' story about a miser who is finally filled with the true spirit of Christmas. Reginald Owen and Kathleen Lockhart star. Unrated, 69 minutes: For more information, call (386) 322-5152.
"Miracle on 34th Street -- Classic Christmas Radio Production," Daytona Playhouse will perform Miracle on 34th Street -- Classic Christmas Radio Production," Dec. 21-23. For more information, call (386) 255-2431 or daytonaplayhouse.org.
Movie in the Park goes Seaside: "A Christmas Story," will be shown at dusk, Dec. 21, at the eastern end of Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. For more information, call (386) 424-2175.
Big Band America Holiday Concert: Big Band America will perform favorites from Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey plus special jazz arrangements of beloved Christmas carols from 2-5 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. Cost is $15. For more information, visit www.ormondbeach.org
Pancake Breakfast with Santa: Church of the Holy Child in Ormond Beach will host breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to noon, Dec. 22, at 1225 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-0793 or (386) 672-6173.
Gospel Extravaganza: Light Up Midtown holiday events culminate a month of special activities with a Christmas in Songs Gospel Extravaganza from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 22 at Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Third St., Daytona Beach. This musical showcase hosts local church choirs and other talented vocalists.
HomeGrownRoots / Daytona Music Society: The Winter Wonder Bands annual show will be Dec. 22, at Cafe DaVinci, 112 W Georgia Ave, DeLand. Cost is $5.Doors at 7 p.m.
Cinematique: The film "The Nutcracker" will be shown at 2 p.m. Dec. 23, at 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. A new version for 2012, it's the Tchaikovsky Ballet in two acts. A magician with secrets, an enchanted gift, a guiding angel and a visit through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. This now-classic Royal Ballet production creates the world of the 19th-century onstage, with a Christmas tree that magically grows and toy soldiers that come to life. Starring Roberta Marquez and Steven McRae. For more information, visit www.cinematique.org
Candlelight Service: Unity Church of Daytona Beach will conduct a candlelight service at 6 p.m., Dec. 24. at 908 Ridgewood Ave., For more information, call (386) 253-4201.
New Year's Eve Party/Fireworks: Flagler Avenue will host its annual New Year's Eve party from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Monday, Dec. 31. Ring in 2013 with fireworks at 9 p.m.. Parties will welcome the New Year in 10 venues along the avenue. For more information, visit partyonflagler.com
New Year's Eve Party: LuLu's Oceanside Grill will hold a New Year's Eve party at 9 p.m., Dec. 31, at 30 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 673-2641 or visit lulusoceansidegrill.com.
New Year's Eve on Main Street: Holidays at Daytona Beach concludes with New Year's Eve on Main Street on Dec. 31, one of Central Florida's largest New Year's Eve celebrations. In its seventh year, this free street festival presented by the Main Street Merchants Association features four stages, street entertainers, family-friendly games and rides, a ball drop and fireworks at midnight.
Roof Top Gala for New Year's: The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores is hosting Roof Top Gala for New Year's Eve 2012, featuring dining and dancing experience, coupled with breathtaking skyline views of the Atlantic Coastline and Intracoastal Waterway. The event begins at 8 p.m. with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. A dinner buffet will be available from 9-10:30 p.m. Desserts, a specialty coffee table with a number of toppings, and dancing will take place from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. A midnight champagne toast and party favors also are included. The adult price is $100 per person and a cash bar will be available throughout the evening. For more information, or to make reservations, call (386) 767-3750, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.ShoresResort.com.
World Peace Service: Unity Church of Daytona Beach will conduct a World Peace Service at 6 p.m., Dec. 31, at 908 Ridgewood Ave. For more information, call (386) 253-4201.
New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball: The Masquerade Ball will be from 9 p.m. to midnight Monday, Dec. 31, at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach. The Ball will feature THEN2NOW, a jazz and Motown Band; gourmet dinner stations; and champagne. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (386) 756-2342.
New Year's Dinner Dance: The German American Social Club of Daytona Beach will host a New Year's Dinner Dance with live music by the Bavarians, midnight toast and Party Favors at the Palmetto Club, 1000 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. For information and reservations, call (386) 677-0168.
Early New Year's Eve party: This event is planned for 1-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at the Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. There will be a buffet by Pauline's Cakes and Catering of Samsula, dancing on the large dance floor to the music of the Marc Monteson Quartet, noisemakers, door prizes and more. For those who hate going out late at night for New Year's Eve parties, this is the event for you. When guests arrive, the party will be on the same time as Helsinki Finland, Istanbul Turkey and Athens Greece of 8 p.m., thus the midnight hour will happen at 5 p.m. New Smyrna Beach time. Pre-sale ticket price is $25 per person and $30 the day of the event. They are available at Southern Trends Home Furnishings, 334 Canal St.; The Pennysaver, 223 Canal St.; Gone Bonkers, 314 Flagler Ave.; SeaLand Real Estate, 216 Flagler Ave; TUI Pack 'n Ship, 1321 Saxon Drive (near Publix) and Hometown News, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., Suite 22, (Sunshine Park Mall) South Daytona. Participants may also purchase tickets by PAYPAL online at marcmontesonpromotions.com. Partial proceeds of the event will benefit The New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival and the Mayor's Golf Tournament Fund. For more information call (386) 423-9760.
Daytona Beach Vegetarian Society: On Jan. 19, join the society for part two of the journey of switching to plant-based eating. The society will show the newly released extended portion of "Forks Over Knives" at 2 p.m. There will be vegan food on hand to sample and information to take home. This is a free event and will be at the Port Orange Library.
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 7th annual "Wee Create" Kindergarten Only Student Art Exhibit opened Dec. 13 in the ArtHaus Gallery, at 3840 Ridgewood. A selection of kindergarten artwork gathered from 12 area elementary schools will be displayed in the ArtHaus Gallery until Jan. 18. This selection of artworks by Volusia County kindergarten art students is an inspiring display of young artists' talent and potential. ArtHaus welcomes the community and admission is free. 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 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 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.
Gateway Farmers Market: Every Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. U.S. 17-92, DeBary. Yahala Bakery is back, featuring fresh Bavarian breads and rolls every Saturday. Call Rob Rinaldo for information about the Farmers Market at (407) 443-6965.
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 at 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 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.
Polish American Pulaski Club: Dinner every Sunday at 1 p.m. followed by dancing until 5:30 p.m. For dinner and dancing, the cost is $17, or $10 for dancing only. Christmas dinner is planned for Dec. 16. No dance Dec. 23. New Year's Eve Celebration with shrimp cocktail, prime rib dinner, dessert. After dinner snack, champagne toast, party hats, and noise makers provided. The cost is $50 per person. Doors open at 6 pm. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The club is at 3621 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information or reservations, call (386) 258-7059.
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 have 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 e-mail to Darlin115308@yahoo.com.
UCC Community Farmer's Market: A farmer's market is held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday, at the corner of Washington and Faulkner streets, 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 resumed its popular homemade Friday night dinners, with all the fixins', from 5:30 to 7 p.m. (open to public) with live music at 7 p.m. and 2 for 1 Happy Hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. also, Wednesday night darts and Saturday night karaoke from 7-11. Post 4250 is 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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