Calendar: See 'Encanto' during this month's Movies on the Halifax

What to do this week in and around Ormond Beach.

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File photo by Krystal DiSantis
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Friday, Jan. 6

First Friday Garden Walk

When: 10-11 a.m.

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

Details: Come out the first Friday of the month to learn more about the gardens and history of Washington Oaks. No registration necessary; the walk is included with the park's entry fees. Meet at the garden parking lot at 10 a.m. and wear comfortable walking shoes. Tours last one hour.

Palm Coast Mayor's 30/30 Challenge kick-off walk

When: 5-6 p.m.

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

Details: Join the Mayor's 30/30 Health and Wellness Challenge, where Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin is challenging residents to commit to 30 minutes of daily activity with the goal to improve overall mental, physical or emotional health. Visit

Free Family Art Night

When: 5:30-7 p.m.

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Make a cool woven bowl using yarn, paper plates and your imagination during OMAM's Free Family Art Night. Adults may drop in to the museum with their children to create this art project together, under the direction of Linda King. All art supplies provided. This monthly program is sponsored in part by the Women United Volusia Chapter. Learn more at

Movies on the Halifax

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a showing of "Encanto," rated PG. Movies are weather-sensitive. Call 386-676-3216 for rainout information.

Always... Patsy Cline

When: 7-9:30 p.m.

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

Details: See this show based on the true story of Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger set to many of Cline's hits such as "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams" and "Walking After Midnight." Tickets cost $40-$50. Visit

Saturday, Jan. 7

Christmas tree recycling

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

Where: Palm Coast Fuel Depot, 22 Utility Drive, Palm Coast

Details: Recycle your Christmas tree and receive a free three-gallon tree or shrub in exchange, while supplies last, at the city of Palm Coast's 16th-annual Christmas tree recycling event. There will also be a free paper-shredding service offered. All trees donated for recycling will be ground and used as mulch for the city's parks and trails. Please remove all decorations prior to donation. Call Community Development Urban Forester Carol Mini at 386-986-3722.

Art walk

When: 3-7 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach MainStreet Arts District, 128 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Join Ocean Art Gallery, Frame of Mind, Art Spotlight, The Studio by Artist Angel Lowden, the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and more on the first Saturday of each month for art openings and art events.

Artist talk and book signing

When: 5-6 p.m.

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Join plein air landscape oil painter Frank Ferrante for a gallery talk. Ferrante will also sign copies of his new book, "Inspired by Nature: Plein Air Painting and The Prismatic Palette." Seven pieces of his work will be on display and for sale inside the museum's reception gallery through Jan. 8. Free program, but advanced registration is encouraged. Visit

Sunday, Jan. 8

U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division band

When: 3 p.m.

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

Details: See a concert by the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division band, presented by Robin Hanger's Car Shop and Trailer Sales. Free admission but must register at On-site parking costs $5. Call 386-492-3227.

Monday, Jan. 9

Garden Club at Palm Coast monthly meeting

When: 1 p.m.

Where: VFW Post 8696, 47 Old Kings Road N., Palm Coast

Details: The Garden Club at Palm Coast's monthly meeting will feature guest speaker Teresa Watkins, an author, plant radio personality and landscape designer. She will discuss her favorite plants for a new year. There will also be a raffle for floral design and door prizes. Lunch can be purchased starting at 11:30 a.m. A plant sale will begin in the pavilion at noon, meeting signup begins at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Visitors are welcome one time to preview the club. For more club information, contact [email protected] or go to The Garden Club at Palm Coast, Inc. Facebook page.

Civil Discourse/Common Ground

When: 5:30 p.m.

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

Details: Join Civil Discourse/Common Ground for its next meeting, either in-person or on Zoom. The group is asking for any and all feedback and discussion regarding the reorganization of this civic minded group. One emerging idea is to help each city zone set up regular neighborhood meetings to discuss upcoming issues. Email [email protected] for a Zoom invitation. The public is invited to send feedback or suggestions to [email protected]

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Daytona Beach Choral Society rehearsal

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road, Ormond Beach

Details: Come sing with Daytona Beach Choral Society every Tuesday night. No auditions required. Bass and tenors are especially needed. Come try out a few rehearsals before committing. Email [email protected]

Thursday, Jan. 12

Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club meeting

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 56 N. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: The January meeting of the Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club will be held in-person and on Zoom. Social visiting will be from 6:30-7 p.m. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Precinct captains will at the meeting for comments, questions and answers. Like-minded non-members are welcome to attend as guests. The Zoom link and club information are available at The club meets on the second Thursday each month.


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" ; "Selections from the MOAS Contemporary Art Collection" ; "A Beautiful Mess: Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard" ; and "Pacific Exotics: The Woodblock Prints of Paul Jacoulet".


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