Calendar: Learn about sea turtle nesting at the Environmental Discovery Center

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, June 1

Jessica Michelle Singleton

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Mad Caps Comedy Club, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite 110, Palm Coast

Details: See standup comedian and podcast cohost Jessica Michelle Singleton perform. Tickets start at $25 online, and $30 at the door. Show is open to those 21 and older. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Visit

Friday, June 2

Sea turtle nesting in Volusia County

When: 2-3 p.m.

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

Details: The Environmental Discovery Center and Volusia County Environmental Management will present Alexa Putillo, sea turtle habitat conservation plan field manager, who will speak on current nesting numbers, the county's habitat conservation plan, and sea turtle species that nest on Volusia beaches. Reservations suggested. Call 386-615-7081.

Movies on the Halifax

When: 8:30 p.m.

Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

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

Saturday, Jun 3

Her Turn Surf Fest

When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Flagler Beach Municipal Pier, 215 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach

Details: Elevate Events presents Flagler Beach's first women's surf festival. All levels welcome. Free for spectators. Costs $40-$75 to compete. Visit

Florida Food in the Golden Era of Women's Page Journalism

When: 9-11 a.m.

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

Details: Kimberly Voss, a journalism professor at the University of Central Florida, will discuss how Florida's women's pages on food and drink — the only place for women in journalism in the '50s and '60s — was considered the best in the country. Free program hosted by the Ormond Beach Historical Society.

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.

Moonrise at the Beach

When: 7:45-8:45 p.m.

Where: Gamble Rogers Memorial State Park, 3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach

Details: Watch as the moon rises over the Atlantic Ocean. Bring binoculars and a camera for photo opportunities. Learn fun facts about the moon and the local coastal ecosystem. Program size is limited to 30 people. Call 386-517-2086 to reserve a spot.

Sunday, June 4

Blood drive and pancake breakfast

When: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

Details: Donate blood at the OneBlood Big Red Bus and receive a free pass to the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast in the church's social hall. Enjoy scrambled eggs, sausage and all the pancakes you can eat, as well as coffee and orange juice. OneBlood also offers a free gift, a $20 eGift card and a complimentary wellness checkup to those who donate blood. Breakfast for non-donors costs $6. Kids eat free.

Family Fun Day

When: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5400 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast

Details: Attend this end-of-school celebration hosted by St. James Episcopal Church. There will be games, cotton candy, a bounce house and more. Activities will begin after 10 a.m. church service.

Monday, June 5

Astronomy Club of Palm Coast

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: Palm Coast Public Library meeting room, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW, Palm Coast

Details: Join the Astronomy Club of Palm Coast as members discuss the latest news from the James Webb telescope and speak on the topic, "Are we headed towards the Great Attractor?"

Tuesday, June 6

Watercolor workshop with Bibi Gromling

When: 1-4 p.m.

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

Details: Ocean Art Gallery is hosting a watercolor workshop with local artist Bibi Gromling. Learn how to paint a tree frog. Workshop costs $75 per student; all supplies provided. Call 386-317-9400 to reserve a spot.


Inspirations and Reflections

When: June 4 through July 15

Where: Expressions Art Gallery, 2298 Colbert Lane, Palm Coast

Details: See this exhibition featuring artists Suzanne Barrett and Louise Kennedy. There will be an opening reception from 1-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 4. 

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,” "Unfolding the Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope," and “Caribbean Indigenous Resistance.”


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