Calendar: Attend the first poetry night at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum

What to do this week in Ormond Beach.

The Ormond Memorial Art Museum. File photo by Jarleene Almenas
The Ormond Memorial Art Museum. File photo by Jarleene Almenas
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Saturday, Sept. 28

Plant this not that

When: 9-11 a.m.

Where: Smith Creek Landing, North Peninsula State Park, 40 Highbridge Road

Details: In celebration of National Public Lands Day, this free one-day event is designed to provide information on the benefits of removing non-native invasive plants and planting Florida natives. All participants will receive a Yaupon Holly plant. The event features educational exhibits, a kid's zone and three free kayak tours at 9:30, 10, and 10:30 a.m.

'Florida: The Fire in the Sky'

When: 9:30-11 a.m.

Where: Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St.

Details: Join James "Zack" Zacharias of the Museum of Arts and Sciences as he takes a look at Florida's history of urban fires. Presented by the Ormond Beach Historical Society Speakers Series. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Space is limited. Call 677-7005 or contact [email protected]

Grief support group

When: 10:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 600 S. Nova Road

Details: Held through Nov. 16. Contact Lynne for details and registration at 516-359-6722 or at the parish office at 672-5272. 

Monday, Sept. 30

Ormond by the Sea Foundations fish dinner

When: 4-7 p.m.

Where: Alfies Restaurant and Lounge, 1666 Ocean Shore Blvd.

Details: Funds will benefit the foundation. Eat in or take out. Fish is available broiled or fried, and meal includes coleslaw, and choice of a baked potato or french fries. Tickets cost $12. Call 441-4421.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Dance lessons

When: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Where: Ormond Senior Center, 351 Andrews St.

Details: On Wednesdays, the Council on Aging offers dance lessons provided by "Dance With Me" instructors Tom and Jo Sanders. Costs $2. Participants are welcome to stay afterward for a dance gala and social, from 2 to 4 p.m. featuring live big band music by The Blue Notes. Call 672-4159.

Poetry night

When: 5-6:30 p.m.

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Museum,  78 E. Granada Blvd.

Details: Come to the museum and write a poem, inspired by the museum's exhibit "Playing with Perception" by Steven Chayt and Barry Kite. Reserve your spot to read your 3-minute poem by Sept. 30. Call 676-3347 or email Michelle Davidson at [email protected]. No profanity is permitted. Event is presented in partnership with Creative Happiness Institute and Steel Oak Coffee.


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