Calendar: Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with annual carry-out breakfast celebration

What to do this week in and around Ormond Beach.

Shannon Clarke and Candice Heller help serve breakfast at the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration event. File photo by Jarleene Almenas
Shannon Clarke and Candice Heller help serve breakfast at the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration event. File photo by Jarleene Almenas
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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.

42nd Asbury short film concert

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach

Details: Asbury Shorts USA is returning to MOAS for an evening of globally honored, independently produced comedy, dramatic and animated shorts, from the past and present. The first film will be shown at Root Auditorium at 7 p.m. The screenings are strongly recommended for ages 16 and older. Tickets cost $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit

Friday, Jan. 13

Daytona Boat Show

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15

Where: Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach

Details: The Marine Industry Association of Central Florida is presenting a three-day boat show, featuring 15 of Central Florida's top boat dealers representing over 80 manufacturers. Tickets cost $5 per car, per day, and includes parking. Purchase them at or at the event.  

Honky Tonk Angels

When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 13, 14, 20 and 21; 3 p.m. Sunday Jan. 15 and 22

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

Details: See this show about three gutsy gals from different backgrounds who take charge of their lives by choosing to follow their honky tonk dreams to the city of Nashville. It features 30 classic country tunes including “Stand By Your Man,” “9 to 5” and “Harper Valley PTA." Tickets cost $30 for adults and $15 for students.

Saturday, Jan. 14

MDC's 2023 winter birding tours

When: 8:30 a.m.

Where: Marine Discovery Center dock, 116 North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach

Details: Join the first Marine Discovery Center's first birding tour of the season. Learn more about migratory birds from naturalists and local Audubon chapter members on a boat tour to Disappearing Island. Once at the island, you will walk the shoreline to observe these bird species. The trip lasts three-hours and is open for birding enthusiasts of all levels. Bring binoculars, viewing scopes, water and snacks, and wear comfortable water-tolerant shoes. The tour costs $40 for adults; $37 for seniors 62 years and older and students; and $22 for children under 12. To make reservations, call the MDC at 386-428-4828 or visit

Sunday, Jan. 15

Non-denominational blessing of the pets

When: 12-4 p.m.

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

Details: Temple Beth Shalom Palm Coast is inviting the local pet-owner community to bring their furry, feathered and scaly friends for a non-sectarian blessing for good health and safety. Rabbi Rose Eberle and her four-legged assistant, Lila, will conduct personalized blessings all afternoon. Refreshments will be available for sale. Pet services, vendors, educators and entertainers are invited to participate by calling or texting Marylynne Newmark at 954-401-1144.

The Sounds of the Soul

When: 7-9:30 p.m.

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

Details: Relive the Motown sound with this high-energy group. The Sounds of Soul have been performing across the nation since 1996 and is composed of six performers. The show is a combination of Motown classics mixed with some of the greatest songs of all time, featuring the hits of The Temptations, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, The Supremes, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, Barry White, and more. Tickets cost $44-$54. Visit

Monday, Jan. 16

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration

When: 8:30 a.m.

Where: South Ormond Neighborhood Center, 176 Division Ave., Ormond Beach

Details: Enjoy a free carry-out hot breakfast, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The breakfast, held in partnership with the city, celebrates the progress of social change and honor King's accomplishments. For more information, call Tina Carlyle at 386-527-5918 or Livingston Edwards at 386-676-3231. 

Friday, Jan. 20

Flagler Film Festival

When: 6-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20; 12-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21; and 12-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22

Where: Best Western Plus Flagler Beach Area Inn and Suites, 200 Flagler Plaza Drive, Palm Coast

Details: Attend this film festival, formed to showcase the work of new and emerging filmmakers as well as that of experienced filmmakers. There will be over 30 films of diverse genres, Q+As with filmmakers and on Sunday, an awards ceremony. Businesses and organizations are invited to participate via purchasing a package; deadline to do so is Jan. 13. Tickets cost $10 a day and $25 for the weekend if purchased in advanced; $13 a day and $35 for the weekend if purchased at the door. 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" ; "Selections from the MOAS Contemporary Art Collection" ; "A Beautiful Mess: Weavers & Knotters of the Vanguard" ; and "Pacific Exotics: The Woodblock Prints of Paul Jacoulet"(through Jan. 15).


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