Calendar: See 'Matilda, Jr.' at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center

What to do this week in Ormond Beach.

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Thursday, July 28

Raptors among us

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: Ocean Art Gallery, 197 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Join Ocean Art Gallery for a free education forum talk by Tracy Dawson from Volusia County Bird Rehabilitation. She will bring a bird with her and talk with us about the raptors (eagles, hawks, owls, etc.) that inhabit our area. Open to the public. Reservations are required. Please call us at 386-317-9400 to reserve your seat.


When: 7:30 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday, July 28-30; and 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 31

Where: City Repertory Theatre, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, B207, Palm Coast

Details: See this show about Roland, a bee keeper, and Marianne, a theoretical physicist, who meet at a party. In that single moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. In this clever, eloquent and moving story, Roland and Marianne’s romance plays out capturing the extraordinary richness of being alive in the universe. Tickets cost $20 for adults; $15 for students. Visit

Friday, July 29

Summer Sounds

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Bring a lawn chair or blanket and come celebrate summertime with a free night of music, presented by the city of Ormond Beach Department of Leisure Services. This week's band will be Not Brothers Band, which plays decades of rock and roll classics. Call 676-3241.

'Willy Wonka, Jr.'

When: 7 p.m. Friday, July 29; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, July 30

Where: Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell

Details: See Flagler Playhouse's summer camp kids perform Roald Dahl's rendition of Willy Wonka. The reclusive candy man offers the tour of a lifetime through his secret chocolate factory to five children who find a golden ticket in one of his candy bars. Tickets cost $10. Visit

Saturday, July 30

Kids Fishing Clinic

When: 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Herschel King Park, 1000 Grady Prather Jr. Cove, Palm Coast

Details: Presented by the Flagler Sportfishing Club, this annual free kids fishing clinic is open to all kids ages 5 to 15, all who must be accompanied by a parent. There will be six skill station to teach participants about knot tying, casting, conservation, habitat and equipment, proper fish handling, and how to throw a cast net. The first 100 kids get a free rod and reel. Kona Ice of Flagler County will be in attendance. No early registration needed; arrive early to claim your spot.

2022 Summer Florida History Con

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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

Details: Join MOAS for a summer edition of Florida History Con. There will be a lineup of Florida History speakers presenting on topics such as streamline architecture, hidden Florida history, Daytona's City Island and historic Beach Street, manatees and the contextualization St. Augustine's Confederate monument. Entry to the event is included with the paid museum admission of $12.95 for adults, $6.95 for children 6-17, and $10.95 for seniors and students. Visit

'Matilda the Musical, Jr.'

When: 7 p.m.

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

Details: See this Roal Dahl musical, presented by the Children's Musical Theatre, Inc. The musical tells the story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grownups a lesson. Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence and special powers. Tickets cost $17.50. The PAC's box office is open Tuesday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at

Sunday, July 31

Keep Palm Coast Clean

When: 8 a.m. to noon

Where: Palm Coast Public Works, 1 Wellfield Grade, Palm Coast

Details: The city of Palm Coast Public Works Department is hosting its third "Keep Palm Coast Clean" litter pick-up event. Volunteers will meet at the Public Works Department and then be assigned a location. Volunteers will be provided with rubber gloves, trash bags and water. Free event. For more information, call 386-986-2360. 

Thursday, Aug. 4

Learn about the science of light

When: 2 p.m.

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

Details: Staff from the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum will discuss the science of light. Topics will include technological advancements throughout history and how to harness and amplify light through refraction and reflection. Registration is not required. Programs are cosponsored by the Friends of the Ormond Beach Library. For more information, call 386-676-4191, ext. 4.


Art in Harmony

When: Through Aug. 28

Where: Gallery500, 1870 Victory Circle, Daytona Beach

Details: This exhibition showcases new painting, sculptures and photographs by 12 regional and national contemporary artists, including several of whom who are local. 


When: Through Sep. 3

Where: African American Museum and Cultural Center of Florida, 4422 N. U.S. 1, Palm Coast

Details: The African American Museum and Cultural Center of Florida, in partnership with the Florida Humanities, presents, "Water|Ways," a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program. Water|Ways explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water's effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. For more information, visit

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, Daytona Beach

Details: Want to spend a day looking at fine art? The Museum of Arts and Sciences has the following shows on display: "A River Runs Through It: Hudson River School and Other Landscapes from the Collection" (through July 31) ; "Beyond the Plate: Murals and Other Ceramics from the Kendall Art Center" ; "Child’s Play: Historical Toys and Games from the Collection" ; "Art as Alchemy: An Exhibition from Miami’s New World School of the Arts" ; "Tech Savvy: Home Technology from 1890s to the 1990s" ; and "Kablam! Pop Art/Op Art from the Collection" (through July 31).


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