Calendar: Attend the sixth annual Strawberry Festival in Palm Coast

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

Palm Coast residents Kay Enea and Natalie, from the Buddy Walk Fun Coast Down Syndrome Association, enjoy fresh strawberries during the 2019 Strawberry Festival. File photo by Paige Wilson
Palm Coast residents Kay Enea and Natalie, from the Buddy Walk Fun Coast Down Syndrome Association, enjoy fresh strawberries during the 2019 Strawberry Festival. File photo by Paige Wilson
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Thursday, March 9

Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club meeting

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 56 N. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: The March meeting of the Ormond Beach Democratic Club will be held in-person and on Zoom. Social visiting will be from 6:30-7 p.m, after which the meeting will begin. Election for some of the offices will take place after a slate is presented and nominations are taken from the floor. Pending policies and legislations will be discussed and suggested responses/actions considered. Like-minded non-members are welcome to attend as guests. Club information and the Zoom link are available at

Palm Coast Democratic Club meeting

When: 7 p.m.

Where: African American Cultural Society, 4422 N. U.S. HWY 1, Palm Coast

Details: The Palm Coast Democratic Club will host a discussion of Florida House Bill 1 on school choice. There will be a social hour beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting is open to all. For more information, call Palm Coast Democratic Club Interim President Donna Harkins at 386-237-7202.

Friday, March 10

Treasures in the attic

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church, 101 Pine Lakes Parkway

Details: The Garden Club of Palm Coast will host its annual Treasures in the Attic Rummage Sale.

Movies in the Park

When: 6:45-8:45 p.m.

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

Details: Bring your blanket, lawn chairs, picnic baskets and watch "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark," rated PG, at Central Park. This event is presented by Palm Coast Parks and Recreation. 

Saturday, March 11

History of fishing in Ponce Inlet

When: 9:30 a.m.

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

Details: Marine Science Center Manager Chad MacFie will discuss the history of fishing in Ponce Inlet, from the Timucuan Indians to the modern day fleet and conservation efforts during this event hosted by the Ormond Beach Historical Society. He will also share the stories and pictures from the families, fishermen and locals who created the backbone of Ponce Inlet as we know it today. Free program. There will be coffee and refreshments. 

Sixth annual Strawberry Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12.

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

Details: Eat all things Strawberry during this annual festival. There will be family-friendly activities, arts, crafts, bounce houses, rock painting, pony rides, a pie eating contest and more. Tickets cost $6; kids 2 and under are free. Visit for a $1 off coupon; you may also bring a canned good for a discount. The festival benefits Flagler Habitat for Humanity. 

Craft show

When: 2-3 p.m.

Where: VFW Post 3282, 5810 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange

Details: Peruse local crafts at VFW Post 3282. Proceeds will go to support local veterans. There will be a bake sale and lunch options available for purchase.

CAIN's Live and In Color Tour 

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Calvary Christian Church Center, 1687 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: See this concert by Christian band CAIN, part of its first headlining tour. The concert will also feature Katy Nichole and David Leonard. The band invites the audience to dress in the same color as its members. In Ormond Beach, the designated color will be orange. Tickets cost $25 for general admission. Visit

Sunday, March 12

Trinity Handbell Choir and Friends in concert

When: 4 p.m.

Where:  Trinity Presbyterian Church, 156 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast

Details: This concert promises to be a musical journey from Lent to Easter, featuring an organ, piano, vocal and flute solos, as well as narration. A freewill offering is requested to benefit local food banks.

Swingtime! The Jive Aces

When: 7 p.m.

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

Details: See these Britain's Got Talent stars, known for their high-energy jump hive and swing music featuring songs by Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman and more. Tickets cost $40-$50. Visit

Monday, March 13

Youth garden tour and art activity

When: 1-2:30 p.m.

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

Details: OMAM is inviting children 5-12 years old to experience an in-depth tour of the memorial gardens led by Garden Artisan Janett Taylor. Children must be accompanied by a parent or grandparent. After the tour, there will be a watercolor activity. Most supplies are included, but children will need to bring their own 8 inch by 10 inch mixed media sketchbook. Activity costs $15 for museum members; $18 for non-members. Visit

Civil Discourse/Common Ground

When: 5:30 p.m.

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

Details: Attend the next meeting of Civil Discourse/Common Ground. The civic-minded group aims to engage in dialogue about how to best create change in local communities.

Tuesday, March 14

Lewis and Clark Circus

When: 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14-15; 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16; and 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 17

Where: Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Road N., Palm Coast

Details: Experience 90 minutes of circus fun with your family. Tickets cost $20 per adult and $5 per child online; $25 per adult and $10 per child at the door. Online deals are also available. Visit


'Color Photography' awards exhibit

When: Through March 18

Where: Art League of Daytona Beach, 433 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach

Details: See works from members of the Art League of Daytona Beach, Casements Camera Club, Flagler Beach Photography Club, Port Orange Camera Club and the Southeast Volusia Camera Club. The gallery is open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

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

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: "Minor Masterpieces: Porcelain Painted Scenes from the Collection" ; and "Sensations: Florida Artists Group Statewide Exhibition."


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