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What to do this week in and around Palm Coast.

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Friday, Nov. 25

Celtic Angels Christmas

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Flagler Auditorium, 5500 State Route 100, Palm Coast

Details: The Celtic Angels and Knights are coming to town to spread Irish holiday cheer. Enjoy live music and dance by the Trinity Ensemble. Tickets cost $44-$54 for adults; $5 for children under 18. Call the box office at 386-437-7547.

64th-annual Gaslight Parade

When: 7 p.m.

Where: East Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach

Details: The Volusia Region Antique Automobile Club of America, in conjunction with the city of Ormond Beach and local merchants, have announced the return of the Gaslight Parade. The parade will begin at The Casements and proceed east on East Granada Boulevard before turning right on Atlantic Avenue and continuing south to the city limit. Free.

Saturday, Nov. 26

64th-annual Birthplace of Speed antique car show

When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Fortunato Park, 2 John Anderson Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: See the car entries from the Gaslight Parade, and other antique cars, up close and personal. An award presentation will take place at 3 p.m. Free.

Small Business Saturday

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Downtown Ormond Beach district, 44 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Shop small in Ormond Beach by frequenting your favorite restaurants, shops and galleries, which will be offering special deals, tastings, live music, activities and more. Grab a map and start your day anywhere along Granada Boulevard between A1A and Orchard Street. There will be also be a Santa Scavenger Hunt. For more information, call 386-492-2938 or email [email protected]

Second-annual holiday market

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Flagler Fairgrounds, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell

Details: Support local vendors by shopping at the market for unique gifts. There will be live music, a gift-wrapping table, food trucks and an appearance from Santa Claus. Free event. Call 618-972-3950.

City of Palm Coast's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

When: 6-9 p.m.

Where: Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast

Details: Kick off the holiday season at Palm Coast's annual tree lighting ceremony, which is also the first night of Fantasy Lights around the lake. Join Santa Claus, the Palm Coast City Council and the Rotary Club of Flagler County. There will festive crafts for children as well as an opportunity to write letters to Santa.  The 50 animated light displays around the lake will continue from 6:30-9 p.m. daily through Dec. 30. Admission to Fantasy Lights is free. Visit

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Native Flower Gardening

When: 10 a.m.

Where: UF/IFAS Extension Flagler County, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell

Details: Learn which native flowering plants you can grow in your garden during this workshop. Tickets cost $15 and include native flower seeds. Call UF/IFAS Extension Flagler County office at 386-437-7464, or visit

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Meeting on Book Banning

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Flagler County Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW, Palm Coast

Details: Scott Rooke, of the Brevard Public Schools District Book Reconsideration workgroup, will be the featured guest speaker at the next gathering of the Atlantic Coast Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Free program. All are welcome. 

One Night of Queen

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Flagler Auditorium, 5500 State Route 100, Palm Coast

Details: Ready to rock? Gary Mullen, David Brockett, Billy Moffatt, Malcolm Gentles and Jon Halliwell will have you dancing in the aisles as they pay tribute to Queen. Tickets cost $50-$60. Call the box office at 386-437-7547.

Thursday, Dec. 1

Free diabetes screening

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Library, 31 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach

Details: The Ormond Beach Lions Club will provide free diabetes screening during the Ormond Beach Farmer's Market. No fasting required and results are immediate.


Exercises for the maturing body

When: 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays

Where: First Baptist Church Of Palm Coast, 6050 Palm Coast Parkway, Palm Coast

Details: Presented by Synergy Senior Fitness, attend upbeat classes with Senior Fitness Specialist Artie Gardella. Classes are ongoing. Insurances that cover fitness accepted or a donation for those with no coverage. 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:"Epiphany! Visions of Art" (through Nov. 27) ; "Minor Masterpieces: Porcelain Painted Scenes from the Collection" ; and "Tech Savvy: Home Technology from 1890s to the 1990s".


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