Calendar: Eat all the ice cream you want at Family Renew Community's Family Fun Fest

What to do this week in and around Ormond Beach.

Ice cream socials are a yearly tradition for Family Renew Committee. File photo
Ice cream socials are a yearly tradition for Family Renew Committee. File photo
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Thursday, May 12

Ormond Beach Democratic meeting

When: 7-8 p.m.

Where: 56 N. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: The May meeting of the Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club will be in-person and on Zoom. Social visiting will take place from 6:30-7 p.m. A Zoom link request and club information are available at Like minded non-members are welcome to attend as guests. Club meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month.

Friday, May 13

Arbor Day Memorial Tree Planting ceremony

When: 10 a.m. 

Where: Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court, Palm Coast

Details: The Garden Club at Palm Coast's Arbor Day Memorial Tree Planting ceremony will remember four members who died from 2019 to 2021: Jane Culpepper, Joseph Fontaine, Angela Ricci and Shirley Studdendick. A bottle brush and Japanese blueberry tree will be planted next to the butterfly garden on the St. Joe Walkway. Speakers will include newly installed president Denise Garcia and Palm Coast City Manager Denise Bevan. For information email: [email protected]

Music from the stage

When: 7 p.m. on Friday, May 13; and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15

Where: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5400 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast

Details: See this free concert by the Choral Arts Society, featuring music from "The Phantom of the Opera," "Les Miserables" and the music of Stephen Sondheim. 

Saturday, May 14

Family Renew Community's Family Fun Fest

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1014 N. Halifax Ave., Daytona Beach

Details: Help homeless families with children by attending Family Renew Community's Family Fun Fest, where you can eat all the ice cream and homemade cookies you want. Admission costs $5 per person, and children 10 and under are free. There will be family entertainment and children's activities, such as face painting, balloon twisting, games and an art project. Event activities will take place outdoors in a shaded pavilion and indoors in an air-conditioned community center. Lunch and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. For tickets, visit Fest or go to Family Renew Community’s Secret Attic Thrift Store at 32 Ocean Shore Blvd. in Ormond Beach. Tickets are also available at the door. Call 386-239-0861. 

Sunday, May 15

Low-cost pet shot clinic

When: 9-11 a.m.

Where: Big Lots Plaza, 122 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach

Details: Get your pet vaccinated at a lower cost. Rabies shots will cost $5 for 1-year vaccinations. Other shots offered include dog distemper/parvo combo, dog flu, cat distemper combo, feline leukemia and more. Heartworm prevention and flea control products will be available for purchase. All vaccinations are administered with a licensed veterinarian. Cash only for shots; cards accepted for product purchase. No appointment needed. Clinic is open to everyone. Proceeds benefit abused animals. Call or text 748-8993 or visit

Giant rummage sale at Temple Beth Shalom

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Temple Beth Shalom, 40 Wellington Drive, Palm Coast

Details: Browse furniture, household items, jewelry, collectibles, books, electronics, sports equipment and more. Call 954-401-1144. 

Monday, May 16

NARFE Luncheon

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Houligan's Destination Daytona, 1643 U.S. 1, Ormond Beach

Details: The Ormond Beach Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will host their monthly luncheon.  Contact Bill Denny at 770-883-1653 or at [email protected]

Wednesday, May 18

Flagler Tiger Bay Club luncheon

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Hammock Dunes Club, 30 Avenue Royale, Palm Coast

Details: This month's luncheon speaker will be John E. Thrasher, retired president of Florida State University. The topic is "Florida's Competitive Edge in Higher Education." Registration is required; it costs $35 for members and $40 for guests. Visit, email [email protected] or call 386-222-1533.

Beach Safety officer to visit library

When: 2 p.m.

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

Details: Learn all that goes into maintaining a safe, clean, friendly ocean beach experience for the residents and visitors of Volusia County with Beach Safety Officer Travis Tingler. All ages are welcome. Reservations are not required for this free program. Call 386-676-4191, option 5.

Veteran event

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church, 101 Pine Lakes Parkway S, Palm Coast

Details: Attend this informational event in the church's Fellowship Hall room 202 featuring guest speaker David Lydon, Flagler County veterans service officer. He will speak about benefits available for veterans, their spouses and widows, and how he can assist in applying for benefits. It's hosted by Operation Barnabas. Contact [email protected] 

Friday, May 20

CMT presents: "Seussical Jr."

When: 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21; and 1 p.m. Sunday, May 22.

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

Details: Children's Musical Theatre Workshop, Inc. presents "Seussical Jr." featuring a cast of local young actors. The show will transport audiences from the Jungle of Nool into the Circus McGurkus as the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. 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


OMAM Pop-up window exhibit: Caitlin Flynn

When: Through May 24

Where: 9 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: See a pop-up exhibit by Neptune Beach artist Caitlin Flynn. Her most recent work draws attention to defining the American Dream. Flynn gathers inspiration from abstract expressionism, Romare Beardon, Wolf Kahan, and the Bay Area Figurative Movement.

Florida Women's Art Association presents 'Collective Wisdom'

When: Through May 31

Where: The Art League of Daytona Beach, 433 S. Palmetto Ave. Daytona Beach 

Details: See the latest art exhibition by the Florida Women's Arts Association.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: "The Color of Rain: From the Florida Women's Art Association" ; "Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald: Clear and Colored Glass Traditions in the Collection" ; " A River Runs Through It: Hudson River School and Other Landscapes from the Collection" ; "Beyond the Plate: Murals and Other Ceramics from the Kendall Art Center" ; "Child’s Play: Historical Toys and Games from the Collection" ; and "The Bitten Line: Etchings from the Collection" (opens May 17).


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