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What to do this week in Ormond Beach.

Attend The Great Backyard Bird Count. Flyer courtesy of the city of Ormond Beach
Attend The Great Backyard Bird Count. Flyer courtesy of the city of Ormond Beach
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Thursday, Feb. 13

Halifax Genealogical Society monthly meeting

When: 1:30-3:45 p.m. 

Where: Ormond Beach Library auditorium, 30 S. Beach St.

Details: Professional genealogist Jeff Haines will present "Introduction to Using DNA Data as Genealogical Evidence." Explore the various types of DNA tests, the information they return and how data can be used to establish relationships and solve genealogical problems.Visitors welcome. 

Friday, Feb. 14

Walking with the Manager

When: 8 a.m.

Where: Nova Community Center, 440 N. Nova Road

Details: Join City Manager Joyce Shanahan and guest walker Leisure Services Director Robert Carolin for a chance to walk, ask questions, offer suggestions and share comments. Meet at the parking area near the Main Trail entrance. RSVP at

Grow Your Family Tree

When: 1-4 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Library room 3, 30 S. Beach St.

Details: Get free one-on-one genealogy research assistance offered by members of the Halifax Genealogical Society. Learn how to access and use free library databases. Call 681-9422.

The Stars from The Temptations Coasters and Drifters Salute

When: 7-9 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1

Details: Returning for the eight year in a row, Myles Savage, lead singer of the Star's International USA Inc., presents this show featuring songs like "Only You," "My Girl," and "Unchained Melody." Tickets cost $50. Call 676-3375.

Saturday, Feb. 15

The Great Backyard Bird Count

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Ave.

Details: The city's Department of Leisure Services and the Halifax River Audubon are presenting this free community event celebrating birds. Halifax River Audubon will provide complimentary guided bird walks through Central Park's trails and official counting stations at the Joyce Ebbets Observation Pier and the EDC. Enjoy family-friendly bird-themed games on the lawn, crafts in the classroom and tours inside the facility. Learn more about birds and win prizes. Call 615-7081.

Monday, Feb. 17

Free wool quilting lecture

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road

Details: The Racing Fingers Quilt Guild is sponsoring this lecture, which is open to the public. Lara Bosma, of Pretty Penny Precuts, will be bringing some of her wool appliqué projects to show. She will also teach about the appropriate notions and tools needed. Visit

Wednesday, Feb. 19

The Basics of Planned Giving — How to Bolster Your Fundraising Program

When: 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Halifax Humane Society Education Room, 2364 LPGA Blvd.

Details: The Association of Fundraising Volusia/Flagler Chapter is hosting a luncheon presentation for fundraisers interested in learning more about bequest gifts, charitable gift annuities, life insurance gifts and more. The speaker will be Travis Grantham of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Tickets cost $35 and $25 for AFP members. Call 451-0652.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Nearly Nicks 

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1

Details: Coming to town for one night only, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie will grace the stage again thanks to this tribute by Julie C. Myers. Featuring a live band and hits such as "Edge of Seventeen," "Rhiannon," "Gold Dust Woman" and "The Chain," this show is Rock Art Theater at its finest. Tickets start at $35. Call 676-3375 or visit


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