Calendar: Help solve a murder mystery with the Ormond Beach Historical Society

What to do this week in Ormond Beach.

Invitations, courtesy of the Ormond Beach Historical Society
Invitations, courtesy of the Ormond Beach Historical Society
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Friday, Feb. 25

Edwards Twins: Cher, Streisand and more

When: 7 p.m.

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

Details: Remember all the variety shows from the 70s and 80s? See them live and recreated by Las Vegas impersonators. From Sonny and Cher, to Elton John and Lionel Richie. the Edwards Twins will bring your favorite superstars to town. Tickets start at $20. The PAC's box office is open Tuesday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at

Saturday, Feb. 26

Florida Forts: On the Edge of Empire

When: 10-11 a.m.

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

Details: James "Zack" Zacharias, curator of History and Education at MOAS, returns to tell of Spanish, British and U.S. forts built on the Florida frontier. This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project grant in partnership with the Ormond Beach Historical Society. Free event.

Lunch and Learn

When: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: South Ormond Neighborhood Center, 176 Division Ave.

Details: Healthier Wealthier Wiser, Inc. is presenting a free Lunch and Learn event, where speakers will discuss mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic and PCP relationships. Health screenings and community resources will be available. Please RSVP to Belinda Davis at [email protected] to register for this event. The first 10 people registered will receive a free gift. 

Mardi Gras Murder Mystery

When: 6-9 p.m.

Where: Historic Rowallan Hall, 253 John Anderson Drive

Details: Help solve a murder at Rowallan Hall. This custom-built mystery was designed for 100 participants and involves actors, trading cards, riddles and scary challenge. The event, hosted by the Ormond Beach Historical Society, will be a 1920s Mardi Gras theme. Costumes are encouraged but not necessary. Tickets cost $100 and include hors d'oeuvres and 1 complimentary drink. Purchase tickets at

Jazz through the ages

When: 7 p.m.

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

Details: In this visual musical show, the classically-trained Chris Clarke will bring a show to ignite curiosity about Jazz, its roots and its continuing impact upon contemporary sounds. Presented by the Friends of the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, and featuring violinist Jaquay Pearce. Tickets cost $30 in advance; $35 on the day of the show. The PAC's box office is open Tuesday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at

Sunday, Feb. 27

Defend the Loop/Explore Bulow Woods

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Bulow Creek hiking trail, Walter Boardman Lane

Details: Explore Bulow Woods with local adventurer, Jordan Hobson. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a reusable water bottle. Meet at the hiking trail on Walter Boardman Lane. Hike is estimated to take about an hour round trip. Public is invited. For more information, call Suzanne Scheiber at 386-212-7721 or email [email protected]

Wednesday, March 2

Happy Wanderers 5K Fun Walk

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Central Park, 600 Hammock Lane

Details: Join the Happy Wanderers for a 5K Fun Walk at Central Park. Free. Visit Call 386-214-3890 or 386-256-2160.

Saturday, March 5

Sons of the American Legion annual Bike Week barbecue

When: 12-5 p.m.

Where: American Legion Post 267, 156 New Britain Ave.

Details: Join the Sons of the American Legion for a barbecue benefiting veterans charities. Costs $12, and includes choice of pulled pork, pork butt plate, sliced pork tenderloin or chicken, with corn, coleslaw and beans. Bob Higgins will provide entertainment from 2-5 p.m. 


Whimsy Meets Geometry: Abstract Sculptures and Paintings

When: Through March 18

Where: News-Journal Center Fine Art Gallery, 221 N. Beach St.

Details: Cheri Erdman and Frederick Goldstein offer the viewer an informed experience of abstraction through this exhibition. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. Exhibition curated by Stacey Fletcher Reynolds.

MOAS exhibitions

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road

Details: Want to spend a day looking at fine art? The Museum of Arts and Sciences has the following shows on display: "Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald: Clear and Colored Glass Traditions in the Collection" ; "The Art of Elizabeth Catlett from the Collection of Samella Lewis" ; "Crack in the Moon: The Art of Alette Simmons Jiménez"; and "Florida Palette: Florida Artists Group Annual Exhibition" ; and "Ladies First: The Art of Carlos Luna."


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