Calendar: Join fellow foodies at Taste of Ormond

What to do this week in and around Ormond Beach and Palm Coast.

Peter Wilkinson, with My Cousin Vinny's, serves food during Taste of Ormond 2022. File photo by Kyla Sabate
Peter Wilkinson, with My Cousin Vinny's, serves food during Taste of Ormond 2022. File photo by Kyla Sabate
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Thursday, March 2

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday March 2-4 and Friday and Saturday March 10-11; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5 and 12

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

Details: See this stage adaption of Ken Kesey's novel by Dale Wasserman. The play explores the brutality of life in a mental institution with humor, candor, and unforgettable characters. Tickets cost $25 for adults; $20 for students. Visit

Friday, March 3

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.

Saturday, March 4

Sons of the American Legion annual Bike Week BBQ

When: 12-5 p.m.

Where: American Legion Post 267, 156 New Britain Ave., Ormond Beach

Details: Attend this annual barbecue, where proceeds will benefit veterans charities. The event costs $15, which includes your choice of sliced pork tenderloin, pulled pork with bun or smoked chicken wings with corn, coleslaw and beans. There will also be entertainment. Barbecue will be provided by Up in Smoke BBQ.

Sunshine and Sandals social

When: 1-2:30 p.m. 

Where: Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Palm Coast

Details: Attend this new resident orientation hosted by Cornerstone Center Inc. The event will include presentations and discussions about community resources, local activities, social clubs and restaurants. Free. For more information, visit

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.

Eighth annual Rainbow Bridge walk 

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Fortunato Park, 2 John Anderson Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Come join nonprofit Sophie's Circle Dog Rescue to honor pets who have crossed the rainbow bridge.  Send pictures of your lost pets to hang at the memorial to [email protected]. Registration costs $10, which includes water and a light-up necklace. Proceeds will benefit Sophie's Circle Dog Rescue. For more information, visit

Sunday, March 5

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast

When: 8 a.m. to noon

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

Details: The Father Eamonn Gill Council 13018 Knights of Columbus will serve its famous pancake breakfast in the Social Hall. The meal includes all the pancakes you can eat, scrambled eggs, a sausage link, orange juice and endless coffee. The breakfast costs $6 for adults; children under 12 eat free. All are welcome. 

Sunday, March 5

Taste of Ormond 2023

When: 4-7 p.m.

Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Come out and taste small plates from more than two dozen local restaurants and food purveyors at this fundraiser for Ormond MainStreet. S.R. Perrott will offer a tasting area with 30 varieties of wines, craft beers and hard seltzers. There will also be live music and a charity raffle. Single tickets cost $75. Visit

Monday, March 6

Garden Club at Palm Coast monthly meeting 

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: VFW Hall, 47 Old Kings Road N, Palm Coast

Details: Join the Garden Club at Palm Coast for its monthly meeting. Lunch can be purchased starting at 11:30 a.m. and a plant sale will begin in the Pavilion at noon. The meeting will start at 1 p.m. Visitor are welcome one time to preview the club. There will be a raffle for a floral design and door prizes. Email [email protected] for more information.

Tuesday, March 7

The Beat Goes On

When: 7-9:30 p.m.

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

Details: Featuring singer and actress Lisa McClowry, this Cher tribute show incorporates a live band, LED walls, video, costume changes, dynamic dialogue, humor and audience participation. Tickets cost $40-$50. Visit


Volusia County Senior Softball

When: 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Where: Derbyshire Park and Sports Complex, 849 Derbyshire Road, Daytona Beach

Details: This 50 and older men's senior softball league is now forming. It's both recreational and competitive. Call Joe Daly at 954-732-0992 or 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" (through March 5) ; "Minor Masterpieces: Porcelain Painted Scenes from the Collection" ; and "Sensations: Florida Artists Group Statewide Exhibition."


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