Calendar: Celebrate Earth Day at the EDC

What to do this week in Ormond Beach and Palm Coast.

The Environmental Discovery Center. File photo
The Environmental Discovery Center. File photo
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Thursday, April 20

Swing into Spring concert series

When: 6:30-8 p.m.

Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: See The Ataraxis Experience perform at The Casements as part of the the city of Ormond Beach's Swing into Spring concert series. There will be a food truck. Free event. Call 386-676-3216.

Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club meeting

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 56 N. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: The April meeting of the Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club will be held in-person, with social visiting starting at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Danny Fuqua, new Florida Democratic Party state committeeman. Like-minded nonmembers are welcome to attend as guests. Visit

Friday, April 21


When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5 and 6; 2 p.m. Sundays April 23, 30 and May 7

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

Details: See "Barnum" at the Flagler Playhouse, the story of P.T. Barnum told in a musical portrait. Tickets cost $30 for adults; $25 for students. Visit

Saturday, April 22

Florida's Female Pioneers

When: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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

Details: Historian Peggy MacDonald will speak about some of the women who shaped Florida. Program is presented by the Ormond Beach Historical Society. Free and open to the public.

Earth Day

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

Where: Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Ave., Ormond Beach

Details: The city of Ormond Beach is hosting a tree giveaway drive-thru, as well as guided nature walks, guest presentations, activities and more at the Environmental Discovery Center, in honor of Earth Day. Proof of residency is required to receive a tree. 

Earth Day Celebration

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

Where: Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast

Details: Washington Oaks Garden State Park is hosting its annual Earth Day event featuring live entertainment, vendors, a kids section and more. Entrance into the park costs $5 per car.

Sunday, April 23

'What a Fool Believes'

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Flagler Auditorium, 5500 S.R. 100, Palm Coast

Details: See this tribute band perform Doobies hits spanning both the Johnston and McDonald eras. Tickets cost $40-$50. Visit

Thursday, April 27

Spring Bird Walks with Joan Tague

When: 8 a.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Ave., Ormond Beach

Details: Join Master Naturalist Joan Tague, of Halifax River Audubon, for a casual bird walk along the trails in Central Park. Bring water. Walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended.

Wednesday, May 3

'Oil painting with a knife'

When: 9 a.m. to noon May 3, 10, 17 and 24

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

Details: Take this four-week series of classes with instructor Trish Beckham. The class is for intermediate and advanced painters, and costs $150 for members and $170 for non-members. The deadline to register is Friday, April 28. Visit


Ormond Beach Art Guild spring exhibit

When: April 4-27

Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: See the Ormond Beach Art Guild's spring exhibit at The Casements, featuring paintings of several mediums. Most are available for purchase. The Casements is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information, call Marilyn Dorinson at 386-274-9963 or Maureen Bridger at 386-846-5517. For a preview of the works, visit The Casements' Facebook page. 

'The Way I See It'

When: through April 22

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

Details: See this exhibit featuring abstract, surrealism and impressionistic art by Florida artists. Visit

Volusia County Senior Softball

When: 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Where: Derbyshire Park and Sports Complex, 849 Derbyshire Road, Daytona Beach

Details: This 50-and-older men's senior softball league is now forming. It's both recreational and competitive. Call Joe Daly at 954-732-0992 or visit

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: Attend upbeat classes presented by Synergy Senior Fitness and taught by 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: "It's a Kite Thing: Florida Women's Arts Association" ; "A Treasury of Indian and Persian Miniature Paintings" ; "Curiosities from the Collection" ; and "Sensations: Florida Artists Group Statewide Exhibition."


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