Calendar: Take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count

What to do this week in and around Ormond Beach.

Children take part in activities during last year's Great Backyard Bird Count event at the Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center. File photo
Children take part in activities during last year's Great Backyard Bird Count event at the Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center. File photo
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Thursday, Feb. 16

NY NY Dueling Piano Series

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: MetroHealth Stadium at Pictona, 1060 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill

Details: The Holly Hill Community Redevelopment Agency is presenting the NY NY Dueling Pianos series, a comedy-based, high-energy performance by pianists singing and playing tunes from Jimmy Buffett, Garth Brooks, Maroon 5, Billy Joel, Tom Petty and more. Tickets cost $15-$25. This will be the first of five shows at the Metro Health Stadium. Subscription packages are available. Contact the ticket office at 386-492-3277 or visit

'The Near Disaster of Jasper and Casper'

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday Feb. 16-18; 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19

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

Details: See this solo show performed by award-winning actor Jason Woods about a man named Jasper who seeks his true family, and while doing so, runs into a blunt witch, a talking dragon and a purpose. Tickets cost $30 for adults; $15 for students. Visit

Friday, Feb. 17

'Nature's Artistry'

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: The African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. U.S. Highway 1, Palm Coast

Details: The Flagler Beach Camera Club is hosting Mary Jean and Joe Campanellie for a discussion of photographic techniques. See their work at There is a $10 entry fee for non-club members.

Saturday, Feb. 18

Winter 2023 Interfaith Sharing Conference

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: First United Methodist Church of Ormond, 336 S. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Join First United Methodist Church of Ormond for the Winter 2023 Interfaith Sharing Conference, whether you are looking for an opportunity to serve in the community, have a service to share or would like to learn more about available resources. For more information, contact Frank Johnston at [email protected], phone the church at 386-677-3581 ext. 311, or contact Sue Odena at 407-760-2304 or at [email protected].

Great Backyard Bird Count

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

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

Details: The Environmental Discovery Center and the Halifax River Audubon invite the community for The Great Backyard Bird Count. There will be games, challenges with prizes, information booths, bird count and viewing stations, guided walks and more. 

Meet the author

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Details: The Ormond Beach Historical Society welcomes local historian and author Robert Redd, who will share his latest book, "Hidden History of Civil War in Florida."

Sunday, Feb. 19

Tour de Flagler ride

When: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Bings Landing, 5862 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Palm Coast

Details: Take part in Trek Bicycle Ormond Beach's 33-mile ride down the Mala Compra and Graham Swamp trails. Helmets are required. Lights are recommended. Recommended for intermediate and advanced riders. Free.

20th-annual Youth Black History program

When: 4 p.m.

Where: The African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. U.S. Highway 1, Palm Coast

Details: The African American Cultural Society is celebrating 20 years of making a difference in local youths. Free event. Call Youth Black History Committee Chair Jeanette Wheeler at 386-302-0441 for donation and scholarship award information. Donations are also accepted at

Monday, Feb. 20

Stationary bird watching

When: 10 a.m. to noon

Where: St. Joe Walkway/Palm Coast Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court, Palm Coast

Details: Bring a chair and observe some local birds. Event is presented by the Flagler Audubon Society. A few spare binoculars will be available. Free.

NARFE luncheon

When: 11:30 a.m. 

Where: Houligan’s, 1643 U.S. 1, Ormond Beach

Details: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Ormond Beach Chapter 2247, will meet for lunch at Houligan’s.The program will provide information on federal income tax and answer questions and concerns. For more information email [email protected].

Wednesday, Feb. 22

International Quilt show

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 22-24; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25

Where: Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach

Details: The American Quilters Association is having an international quilt show at the Ocean Center where international contest quilts in seven categories will be exhibited. Cash awards will total $54,000, with the Best of Show receiving $10,000. The show is sponsored by the Racing Fingers Quilt Guild. Admission for one day is $12 for an AQS member and $15 for a nonmember. Admission for two days is $21 for an AQS member and $27 for a nonmember. Multiday admission is $28 for an AQS member and $35 for a nonmember. 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: 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: "Every Girl Deserves Flowers" ; "Minor Masterpieces: Porcelain Painted Scenes from the Collection" ; "Magical: The Art of Susan Zukowsky" ; and "Selections from the MOAS Contemporary Art Collection" .


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