Calendar: Attend the 66th annual Cracker Day at the Flagler County Fairgrounds

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

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Thursday, March 23

FPC hosts Friends and Family showcase

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Flagler-Palm Coast High School, 5500 100 Blvd. E, Palm Coast

Details: Flagler Schools invites the local community to a Friends and Family Showcase at FPC. See dance performances by the school's varsity and junior varsity Starlets and the Buddy Taylor Middle School Eaglettes. Free and open to the public.

Friday, March 24


When: 7:30 p.m. March 24, 25, 31, April 1, 7 and 8; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26 and April 2, 9.

Where: Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach

Details: See this play about what happens when a 20-year drought leads to a government ban on private toilets. This comedic show features a cast of 27 locals. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $24 for seniors and $15 for youths. Visit

Saturday, March 25

66th annual Cracker Day

When: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Flagler County Fairgrounds, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell

Details: The 66th annual Cracker Day, presented by the Flagler County Cattlemen's Association, features bull riding, steer riding, steer saddling, sack races, jackpot barrel racing, pig chases and more. The rodeo begins at noon. Admission cost $20 per person. Children 3 and under are free. Visit

Herb Faire

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

Where: Bailey Riverbridge Gardens, 1 N. Beach St.

Details: The Seaside Herb Society of Ormond Beach is hosting its 27th annual Spring Herb Faire, to take place outside the meeting house. Buy herbs that have been locally-grown and enjoy live music and baked goods. Club members will provide information on cultivation, culinary recipes, and health benefits of herbs. Vendors will be selling products for the home and garden. Free event. Call Denny Lee Snyder at 443-497-0044 for more information. Visit

James Weldon Johnson Park and local Black history

When: 10 a.m.

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

Details: Join the Ormond Beach Historical Society for this presentation by Felicia Bevel, an assistant professor of history at the University of North Florida, on James Weldon Johnson Park in Jacksonville. It will discuss the park as a lens to understand Black history in Florida. Free event. 

Warbirds Over Flagler

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Flagler Executive Airport, 201 Airport Road, Palm Coast

Details: See static vintage and modern military aircraft and vehicles, as well as warbird fly-bys. Enjoy music, food and beverage from vendors. Free admission. Parking costs $5 per car. Visit

Festa das Nações

When: 6 p.m.

Where: MSBN Church, 4996 Palm Coast Parkway NW, suite 2, Palm Coast

Details: Join MSBN, a Brazilian multicultural church, for a gastronomic festival with foods from Mexico, Honduras, Brazil, USA, Portugal and Guatemala. There will also be live music and dancing.

Sunday, March 26

'The Way I See It' opening reception

When: 1-4 p.m.

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

Details: See this exhibit featuring abstract, surrealism and impressionistic art by Florida artists. The exhibit runs through April 22. Visit

Monday, March 27

Impact fee update public meeting

When: 10 a.m.

Where: City Commission Conference Room, 22 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach

Details: The city of Ormond Beach, in conjunction with Raftelis Financial Consultants, will hold a public meeting to discuss its future impact fee update. See for more information.



When: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 24 and 25; 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26

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

Details: The City Repertory Theatre is presenting "Scapino!," a comedy about a quick-thinking rascal who cleverly manipulates and cajoles people into doing what he wants them to do. Tickets cost $20 for adults; $15 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: 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: "A Treasury of Indian and Persian Miniature Paintings," and "Sensations: Florida Artists Group Statewide Exhibition."


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