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Thursday, Jan. 26

All About Right Whales

When: 5:30 p..m.

Where: Ocean Art Gallery, 197 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Ocean Art Gallery is hosting a free educational talk about the right whale featuring Terran McGinnis, historian and manager of community development at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. She will share her knowledge about this important yet critically-endangered whale. Call 386-317-9400 to reserve your seat.

Saturday, Jan. 28

Keep Palm Coast Clean event

When: 8 a.m. to noon

Where: Public Works department, 1 Wellfield Grade, Palm Coast

Details: Help pick up litter during this event hosted by the city of Palm Coast's Public Works Department. Volunteers will meet at the Public Works Department before heading to a designated roadway — such as Palm Coast Parkway, Belle Terre Parkway and Matanzas Parkway — to pick up litter. Rubber gloves, trash bags and water will be provided to all volunteers. Interested in volunteering? Email [email protected]

Guns and Hoses Chili Challenge

When: 12-3 p.m.

Where: Veterans Park, 1601 N. Central Ave., Flagler Beach

Details: The Flagler Woman's Club is inviting the community to join its chili challenge between firefighters. A blind taste test by judges will determine the winner. Event costs $10, and includes samples and an opportunity to cast your vote for your favorite chili. There will be a DJ, bake sale and raffles. For more information, call Mary Louk at 386-569-7813.

Taste of the 24

When: 6 p.m.

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

Details: Taste food from some of the best restaurants in the area at this dining event presented by Foundation Risk Partners, held during the Rolex 24 at the Daytona International Speedway. Tickets cost $110, and include a two-day pass to the Rolex 24. Visit to purchase your tickets.

Sunday, Jan. 29

Spectrum Winds Concert

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Museums and Gardens, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Composed of six world-class musicians from the U.S. Air Force Band of the West, this ensemble's versatility allows it to perform chamber music from Mozart and Beethoven, to contemporary jazz and pop music, marches and patriotic favorites. Free event. Advanced registration is encouraged. Visit

Rickman-Acree-Corporon piano trio

When: 3:30-5 p.m.

Where: Lighthouse Christ Presbyterian Church, 1035 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: The Rickman-Acree-Corporon Trio will play the music of Clara Schumann, Franz Schubert and Johann N. Hummel. The performance is part of the 2022-2023 concert season of Daytona Solisti, a chamber music ensemble which is in residence at Lighthouse Christ Presbyterian Church. $20 donation requested at the door. For more information, call 386-562-5423 or visit

Bachelors of Broadway

When: 7-9:30 p.m.

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

Details: See this trio perform songs from modern and classic musicals such as "Wicked," "The Phantom of the Opera," "Jersey Boys," "The Greatest Showman" and "Hamilton." Tickets cost $40-$50. Visit

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Cork basket making workshop

When: 9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: The Ormond Beach Garden Club is holding a cork basket workshop, which costs $25. Drilled corks, wire, a plant and assistance will be provided; additional plants will be available for purchase. Please RSVP by Jan. 28 by calling Sharon Mihalyak at 203-668-6413 or emailing [email protected]; or calling Zetta Gillespie at 386-301-0366 or emailing [email protected] 

Thursday, Feb. 2

Winter 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 the Halifax River Audubon for a casual bird walk along the trails of Central Park. Bring water. Walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended. Visit

Our Lady of Lourdes annual Italian Festival

When: 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 and Friday, Feb. 3; 12-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4

Where: Our Lady of Lourdes Church Pavilion, 1014 N. Halifax Ave., Daytona Beach

Details: Join Our Lady of Lourdes for its annual Italian Festival. Enjoy authentic Italian foods including the church's famous pizza and desserts, drinks, live entertainment and dancing. There will also be bounce houses and games. 

Saturday, Feb. 4

9th annual Granada Grand Festival of the Arts

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: New Britain Avenue from Beach Street to Ridgewood, Ormond Beach

Details: This festival is returning to Ormond Beach on New Britain Avenue for a day of art, crafts, a chalk art competition, music, food, beer and wine. There will be over 80 artists and crafters in attendance, and the “Pop-up Plaza” will host live music. The chalk art competition is sponsored by ArtHaus. You can also get creative at the “Youth Art Tent” or at the Ormond Beach Library tent,  with hands-on family-friendly activities. Bring your ukulele for the festival's afternoon “Ukes in the Street” jam session, led by Beachside Music. Visit

Four Chaplains' Memorial Service

When: 2:30 p.m.

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

Details: American Post 115, in coordination with other veterans organizations, will host a memorial service dedicated to four World War II chaplains who sacrificed their lives to save others on the USAT Dorchester in 1943. Visit or to learn more about the chaplains. 

Knights of Columbus Italian Festival

When: 5-9 p.m.

Where: St. Brendan Catholic Church Social Hall, 1000 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach.

Details: The Father Eamonn Gill Council 13018 Knights of Columbus invites the community to attend its annual Italian Festival Dinner and Dance. Proceeds go to the St. Brendan Catholic School scholarship fund. The $25 dinner includes homemade lasagna, meatballs, sausage, salad, dessert and a beverage. Dinner will be served between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Moonlighters will play from 6-9 p.m. Reservations are required. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are available for purchase before and after Sunday mass, weekdays in the church and school offices, or by calling Vince at 486-441-4713.



When: 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday Jan. 27, 28, and Feb. 3, 4; 2 p.m. on Sunday Jan. 29 and Feb. 5

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

Details: Set in the East Village of New York City, this award-winning musical is loosely based on Puccini's "La Boheme." It follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create. Tickets cost $30 for adults; $25 for students. 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."


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