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Friday, Dec. 23

•Daytona Beach Concert Band: The band will host a holiday concert at 7 p.m. at Masters Domain Church of Christ, 511 Fremont Ave., Daytona Beach. The hour-long concert will include holiday selections in traditional to contemporary arrangements. There will be sing-along portions and some vocal soloists. Admission is free. For information, visit

•Daytona Beach Flea and Farmer’s Market: Santa Claus will be available for free photo ops Dec. 23-24. Dates and times are at The market is open daily from 9 a,m. to 5 p.m. at 1425 Tomoka Farms Road, Daytona Beach.

•Riverfront Esplanade: A December to Remember is underway with a holiday bazaar and Santa Sightings along Beach Street in Daytona Beach. The open air holiday market and holiday photos on the hill are from 6-9 p.m.

Miracle on 34th Street, the inaugural performance of Beach Street Repertory Theatre will be performed select days. Tickets start at $32 plus fees. For tickets, visit Live performances by others will be from 6 to 9 p.m .

For more information, visit

•Magic of Lights: The drive-through light show continues at Daytona International Speedway until Jan. 1. Back for its sixth year at the World Center of Racing, Magic of Lights has more than 1 million sparkling lights and magical scenes. Proceeds benefit AdventHealth Foundation. For more information, visit and

•Dino Hunt: 32 Dinosaurs have escaped and are hiding around four of the Port Orange parks until Jan. 2. Search and find the dinosaurs and fill out the Google form to win a prize and be entered into a raffle. The list of parks the dinosaurs will be hidden in is still to come. For more information, call (386) 506-5851 or visit

•DeLand Christmas Light Show: With almost 10,000 LED lights and more than 2,100 individual lighting channels, the event starts at 5:30 p.m. until Dec. 31 at Stetson Baptist Church, 1025 W. Minnesota Ave. The show runs for about 30 minutes and repeats throughout the evening. The event is free, but if you’d like to donate, text “give” to (386) 400-9991 or visit

Wednesday, Dec. 28

•The Hub on Canal: Slo’ Jam at The Hub on Canal hosted by Marcia Buckingham will be from 6-8 p.m. at 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach. Open to all musicians, beginner and advanced. Participants should bring a guitar, ukulele, harmonica, percussion, etc. Play, sing along or just listen. Playbooks provided. The fee is $5 at the door, to join the jam or to listen. For more information, visit or call (386) 957- 3924.

Thursday, Dec. 29

•Walk: AVA Happy Wanderers will host a 5K Holiday Lights Walk at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, at All Children’s Park, 5959 Spruce Creek Road, Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 256-2160, (386) 214-3890 or visit

Upcoming Events

•Tickets on sale:

Tickets are on sale for Brit Floyd – The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Tribute at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd, Daytona Beach. Tickets prices range from $39.75 to $64.75 plus applicable surcharges and are at or between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Peabody Box Office. Brit Floyd will be offering a VIP Meet and Greet Soundcheck Experience for $164.75 plus applicable surcharges. For more information, visit or

•Tickets on sale: Theresa Caputo, better known to millions of fans as the “Long Island Medium” from TLC’s hit reality series, will be appearing live at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. Tickets start at $39.75 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading. Tickets are at or from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Peabody Box Office. For more information, visit

•Tickets on Sale: Country artist Jeff Bates will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Quail Hollow clubhouse 2051 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach. Tickets are $20 for front stage or $15 rear of stage. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are available now by calling (386) 478-3315. Tickets will also be available at the door.

•Walk: AVA Happy Wanderers will host a 5K New Years Eve Walk at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at Riverwalk Park, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave. Port Orange. There will be dinner after the walk. Reservations are required by calling (386) 256-2160. For more information, call (386) 256-2160, (386) 214-3890 or visit

•New Year’s on Main Street: The 16th annual Politis & Matovina New Year’s Eve on Main Street Party will be from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 on Main Street from A1A to Peninsula. Main Street will be closed to traffic and become pedestrian only.

There is no admission charge and the celebration will feature six stages of entertainment, street performers, drink specials and lots of tasty food choices.

A spectacular live New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Ceremony at midnight tops off the celebration. The ceremony will be at the corner of Main and Wild Olive and the fireworks display will be visible from Main Street. The event is open to the public and will have something for all ages. Live music on the outdoor stage at Full Moon Saloon with Full Circle starting at 8 p.m., and continuing until 1 a.m. Inside The Bank & Blues, Crashrocket takes the stage beginning at 8:30 p.m.

•Shoestring Theatre: A Special Early Bird Celebration featuring The Sound will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. Enjoy big band music, hors d’oeuvres and a champagne or wine toast to ring in the New Year. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, call the box office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday at (386) 228-3777 or visit

•Jazz in the Alley: A free, open air concert featuring The Alley Cats, a jazz quintet comprised of local students and professional musicians, will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Artisan Alley in downtown DeLand. Tables and chairs are provided for fans who are encouraged to bring their carry-out food and beverage from nearby establishments. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the nearby Artisan Alley Garage.

•Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach: The theatre will present “What: Don’t Dress for Dinner” select days Jan. 5-15 at 726 E. Third St., New Smyrna Beach.

The production is directed by Louise Schneberger. Bernard and Jacqueline, a not-so-happily married couple, are both having extramarital affairs. Bernard invites his mistress and Robert, his best friend (and Jacqueline’s lover, unbeknownst to Bernard) to a dinner that winds up with hilarious hi-jinks, secret trysts and slapstick comedy.

Tickets are $21 for adults, $20 for seniors and $11 for children and available at, call (386) 423-1246 or from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and two hours prior to performance at the box office.

•Daytona Playhouse: “Love, Sex and the IRS” by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore will be performed select days Jan 6- 15, at 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach. It’s 1970 and musicians Jon and Leslie are out of work rooming together in New York City. To save money they’ve been filing as “married.” The IRS decides to audit. Tickets are $20 for adults, $19 for seniors and $10 for 18 and younger. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (386) 255-2431.

•Athens Theatre: Scotsman Rus Anderson will perform a tribute to Elton John, “The Rocket Man Show,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, and Saturday, Jan. 7, at 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand. As Elton John’s official body double for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour videos and photos, Mr. Anderson has received Sir Elton’s stamp of approval. Most of the colorful and spectacular costumes (and crazy platforms) used were gifted to Mr. Anderson by Elton John. Complementing the rock-n-roll royal regalia are 100% live vocals and instrumentation.

Preferred Reserved Seating is $35 and general reserved seating is $30, plus surcharges. VIP box seats, are $240 for six people. All tickets and information are at or call the Box Office at (386) 736-1500. Box Office hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and one and a half hours before performances.

•Peabody Auditorium: “Legally Blonde-The Musical” will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach.

The fabulously fun and international award-winning musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to girl power. Tickets start at $40 plus applicable service fees. For ticket information, visit,, the Peabody Box Office or or for more information, visit

Ongoing Events

(Call first, some events may be changed for the holidays.)

•All Aboard Flea & Farmers Market: The market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday to Sunday at 5005 S. Ridgewood Ave. Port Orange, rain or shine. Free admission and parking. More than 120 vendors. For more information. call (386) 523-3579 or visit

•American Legion Post 285: The post is open at 1 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Karaoke is 5-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Meals, open to the public, are 5-7 p.m. or until sold out Thursday and Friday. Bingo, open to the public, is at 2 p.m. Sunday. The post is at 4497 U.S. 1, Edgewater. For more information, call (386) 210-4926.

•Artisan Alley Farmer’s Market: The market is from 6-9 p.m. each Friday in Downtown DeLand and offers local, organic produce; plants; orchids; and homemade breads. For more information, call (386) 589-3118.

•Bethune Farmers’ Market: The School of Health Sciences at Bethune-Cookman University hosts the market from noon to 4 p.m. each Sunday at Joe Harris Park at 315 Pearl St., Daytona Beach. More vendors are needed. For more information, email [email protected].

•The Casements: The former winter home of John D. Rockefeller is owned by the City of Ormond Beach and serves as a civic and cultural center. It is open for self-guided tours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. Large group tours are by appointment only. For more information, call (386) 676-3216 or visit

•Chrome Divas of Daytona Beach: A national, ladies only motorcycle group, the Daytona Beach chapter meets from 11 a.m. to noon the fourth Saturday of each month at Louie’s Pizza, 1347 Beville Road, Daytona Beach. For more information, email [email protected].

•Coronado/Mainland Shuffleboard Club: The club is now open to new members. Year-round hours are 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. Saturdays. Courts are at Flagler Avenue and Pine Street in New Smyrna Beach. For more information, call (386) 426-1289 or visit

•Cribbage Club: The club meets at 6 p.m. each Tuesday at 89 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach. The cost is $6. Participants should park in the spots marked guest. For more information, call Paul or Joy Barnes at (386) 671-6164.

•Daughters of the American Revolution, Jane Sheldon Chapter: The group meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Thursday of the month. Call for meeting location. For more information, call (386) 426-1881 or visit

•Daytona Beach Concert Band: The Daytona Beach Concert Band invites musicians who play brass, woodwind and percussion instruments to join practices from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at Central Baptist Church, 142 Fairview Ave. Daytona Beach. For information, email [email protected] or call (386) 451-8708.

•Daytona Beach Metropolitan Bridge Club: The bridge club at Driftwood and Atlantic avenues in Daytona Beach offers lessons for beginners and games for intermediate and experienced players. Sponsored and supported by The American Contract Bridge Association. For more information, visit or call Martha Wirkutis, club manager, at (386) 414-3738.

•Daytona Beach Toastmasters Club: Meets at 6 p.m. Mondays in Room 268 at the College of Business Building 321 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, or online. For Zoom, visit and Meeting ID: 875 2863 5961.

•Daytona Flea and Farmers Market: The market is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1425 Tomoka Farms Road, Daytona Beach. For more information, visit

•DeLand Bridge Club: The club is at 165 Deerfield Road. All levels welcome. Lessons are available. The cost is $6 for members, $8 for non-members. If you need a partner, call the day before. For more information, visit or call (386)734-7170.

•DeLeon Springs Farm Swap: The authentic farm swap is from 7 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturdays of the month at Spring Garden Ranch, 900 Spring Garden Ranch Road. Family friendly and free to the public. For vendor information, visit

•Deltona Sons & Daughters of Italy: A Craft Show & Rummage Sale is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each Sunday at 1270 Doyle Road, Deltona. Rain or shine. Indoor and outdoor vendors of all types. Table rental is $10 per week. There is food and beverages available to buy and a farmers market outside. Open to the public. For information, email [email protected] or call (386) 847-8392.

•Downtown Daytona Beach Farmers Market: The market is from 7 a.m. to noon each Saturday at Magnolia and Beach Streets in Daytona Beach.

•Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens: Enjoy a self-guided tour of the gardens and historic sugar mill ruins at 950 Old Sugar Mill Road, Port Orange. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free, but donations help take care of expenses. Visit for more information.

•Eagles 4242: Sundays will have Texas Hold’em with food available to buy. Mondays will be card games at 1 p.m. Wednesdays will be Left Right Center Dice Game at 1 p.m. There is a small fee to play and all proceeds go to Charity of the Month. Wednesdays are platter night from 5-7 p.m. and karaoke at 6 p.m. Thursdays are Quarters Up Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Fridays are Chair Pull at 4 p.m. Dinners are 5 p.m. to gone. Second and Fourth Saturdays Karaoke is at 6 p.m. First and Third Saturdays wings and fries are served from 5 to 7 p.m. at 132 W. Park Ave., No. 14, Edgewater. For more information, call (386) 427-9944.

•Elks Lodge 1557: A buffet dinner is from 5-7 p.m. Fridays with live entertainment, Queen of Hearts and 50/50 drawing. Cost is $12 for members or $14 for non-members. Closed Monday. Card playing and lunch is served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays. Potluck Bingo with Power Ball is at 6 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday. At 6 p.m. Thursdays, “Not Your Grandma’s Bingo.” Lounge is open 3 to 7 p.m. Saturdays at 820 W. Park Ave., Edgewater. For more information, call (386) 427-2512.

•Environmental Discovery Center: The center is open for self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, at 601 Division Ave., Ormond Beach. Guests are limited to 10 people at one time. Admission is free. For more information, call (386) 615-7081.

•Gamble Place and Cracker Creek: At 1795 Taylor Road in Port Orange, Gamble Place offers self-guided tours Wednesday to Sunday. Cracker Creek one-hour eco tours are offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday; two-hour private tours and group sunset cruises by reservation. For more information, call (386) 304-0778 or visit

The Genealogical Society of Southeast Volusia County: The society meets at 2 p.m. the second Sunday of each month from September to June at the New Smyrna Beach Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway. New members are welcome. For more information, call (973) 380-4999.

•Holly Hill Historic Society Museum: Open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday at 1066 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill. Tour historic photographs and artifacts. View the five-time Emmy Award winning film “The Real McCoy.” Free admission. For more information, call (386) 252-2339.

•Kiwanis Club of Southeast Volusia: Meets at noon every Wednesday at Hidden Lakes Golf Club, 35 Fairgreen Ave., New Smyrna Beach. For more information, call (386) 243-4476 or visit

•Lake Helen Market in the Park: The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday at Blake Park, 437 N. Lakeview Drive.

•Lions Club of South Daytona: The club meets at 7 a.m. each Wednesday at Hannah’s Family Diner, 968 Reed Canal Road, South Daytona. Visitors and new members welcome. For more information, email Carene Darcey, president, at [email protected] or call (386) 212-0871.

•Maine Connection II: The group has a luncheon every third Monday. A fun social group with ties to the great state of Maine. Current residents, snowbirds and/or visitors are welcome. No membership fees. For more information, email [email protected] or call (386) 236-9681.

•Marine Discovery Center: The center, a local nonprofit dedicated to teaching the public about the Indian River Lagoon, offers boat and kayak tours daily. Two-hour tours are led by certified naturalists who explain marine species along the way. The center is at 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach. Facility hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (386) 428-4828 or visit

•Maryland Club: The club meets the third Wednesday each month at Golden Coral, 907 Taylor Road, Port Orange. The meeting is at 11:30 a.m. with lunch after. Membership is $10 annually. The club also has a social activity each month. For more information, call (443) 243-8681.

•New Smyrna Beach Farmer’s Market: Each Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. vendors take their places in front of Old Fort Park in the Canal Street Historic District at 210 Sams Ave. For more information, visit or call (404) 429-5524.

•Port Orange Historical Trust: The museum is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday to Saturday at 740 Commonwealth Blvd. It has historical artifacts, pictures, and other memorabilia. For more information, call (908) 216-7545.

•Oak Hill Flea Market: The market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 351 N. U.S. 1, Oak Hill. For more information, call (386) 451-3799.

•Ormond Beach Farmers Market: The farmers market is open each Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 22 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach. For more information, visit

•Ormond Beach Historical Society Welcome Center and Museum: The “Gateway to the Ormond Scenic Loop” features historical photographs, a 20-minute DVD and interpretive panels. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free at 38 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 677-7005 or visit

•Ormond Beach Garden Club: The club meets from 9:30 a.m.-noon on the first Wednesday of each month, October to May at The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (203) 668-6413.

•Ponce Inlet Farmers Market: The market is open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays at 4600 S. Atlantic Ave. For more information, call (904) 233-0022.

•Ponce Inlet Lighthouse: The lighthouse is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day at 4931 S Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. Admission is $6.95 adults, $1.95 children 3-11, 2 and younger free. For more information, call (386) 761-1821 or visit

•Port Orange Elks Lodge: Bingo is Fridays at 5207 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. Doors open 9 a.m. Game starts at 11 a.m. All proceeds support charities. For more information, call (386) 767-8572.

•Quilting: The City of Daytona Beach has a quilting group that meets from 1 to 4 p.m. each Tuesday at Yvonne Scarlet-Golden Cultural & Educational Center, 1000 Vine St. The program is only for adults and admission is free. For more information, call (386) 671-5782.

•Republican Club of Southeast Volusia County: Monthly luncheon meeting is at 11:45 a.m. the second Thursday of the month at Hidden Lakes Country Club, 35 Fairgreen Ave., New Smyrna Beach. The cost is $20 and reservations are required by emailing [email protected] or calling (386) 258-1991.

•SADY Class: Stay Alert & Defend Yourself, a free self defense and assault prevention class for women by the Holly Hill Police Department, meets monthly at Sica Hall, 1065 Daytona Ave. The class is for women 18 and older only. Liability waiver required. For a reservation, call (386) 248-9423.

•Sand Dollar Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America:The chapter welcomes all levels of interest in needle-based arts. The group meets at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Westminster by the Sea Presbyterian Church, 3221 S. Peninsula Drive, Daytona Beach Shores. Informal stitch-ins are hosted on the second Thursday of the month at the New Smyrna Beach Library, the third Thursday at Port Orange Library, and the fourth Saturday at Ormond Beach Library. Schedule subject to change due to venue availability. For more information, visit, or call (850) 377-5281.

•Scrabble Club: The club meets at 1 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. New participants welcome. For more information, email [email protected].

•Southeast Volusia Democratic Club: The club hosts a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at a local restaurant. For more information or a reservation, text (407) 353-9444 or email [email protected].

•Stetson Mansion: Historic tours are offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays at 1031 Camphor Lane, DeLand. Safety measures are in place. Tours are $30 for adults and $20 for 21 and younger. For more information, visit

•West Volusia Historical Society Complex: The complex at 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand, has limited access from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 11 and free for children under six. For more information, call (386) 740-6813, email [email protected] or visit

•Volusia Woodworkers Guild: The group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Adult Activity Center, 4790 Ridgewood Ave. Port Orange. It is free. The guild is sponsored by the City of Port Orange. This is a group of various woodworkers, such as boat builders, lathe turning, wood carving, furniture makers, intricate boxes. signs, musical instruments. The goal is to share ideas, techniques, problems and promote wood working. For more information, call (978) 621-3300 or (386) 562-2187.

•West Volusia Stamp Club: The club meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Sanborn Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. For more information, call Mike Daley at (407) 417-7818.

•Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center: Game Night, hosted by Virginia Bell, is from 5 to 7 p.m. each Thursday at 1000 Vine St., Daytona Beach. Quilting group meets from 1 to 4 p.m. each Tuesday. The program is only for adults and admission is free. For more information, call (386) 671-5782.

To submit an event to Out & About, send an email to [email protected] (no hyphens) or fax (386) 322-5901. For more information, call (386) 322-5924.