Calendar: Hunt for Easter eggs at Tomoka United Methodist Church

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

Tomoka United Methodist Church is hosting an Easter party and egg hunt, a free event for children preschool age through fifth grade. File photo by Michele Meyers
Tomoka United Methodist Church is hosting an Easter party and egg hunt, a free event for children preschool age through fifth grade. File photo by Michele Meyers
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Thursday, March 30


When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, March 30 to April 2

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

Details: Attend this four-day RV event where you can view and select a new or used RV, adventure van or towable from nearly 200 on display. Free parking and admission. Visit

Saturday, April 1

Florida History and Culture Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Details: The Ormond Beach Historical Society is hosting this festival featuring booths from museums, authors, artists, historical artifact collectors and exhibitors offering various items for sale. Folklorist Diane Jacoby will also tell the story of the life of a 16th-century Spanish noblewoman, Dona Maria de Menendez. There will be free food, coffee, water and a cash wine bar. 

Easter party and egg hunt

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Tomoka United Methodist Church, 1000 Old Tomoka Road, Ormond Beach

Details: Tomoka United Methodist Church is hosting an Easter party and egg hunt, a free event for children preschool age through fifth grade. There will be a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, snacks, games and more. The egg hunt is divided into three age groups and safe for small children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 


When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Details: Take part in the city of Palm Coast Parks and Recreation Department's Egg'Stravaganza, featuring arts and crafts, face painting, carnival games, photos with the Easter Bunny and more. Local organizations are hosting booths to provide activities for children as well as giving out eggs. 

Family Farm Festival

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

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

Details: The festival will have interactive activities, agricultural education, a pioneer farm experience, farm animals, food trucks, wagon rides and more. Tickets cost $8 for children and $10 for adults in advance; $10 for children and $12 for adults at the door. Visit

Fort Wilbur Rabbit Rescue spring event

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Gerber Jeweler, 1500 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill

Details: Fort Wilbur Rabbit Rescue is partnering with Gerber Jeweler for a spring event featuring a photographer taking free photos with rabbits, meet-and-greets with bunnies, snacks and drinks. Call 386-673-6446.

One Daytona Art Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2

Where: One Daytona, 1 Daytona Blvd., Daytona Beach

Details: Attend this fine art festival featuring both juried artists and non-juried artisans. There will be live entertainment, a kids zone, student art on display, a chalk art competition and the 2023 U.S. National Art Battle Championship. Visit

10th annual Duck Race

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Tomoka Outpost, 2099 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach

Details: More than 1,000 rubber ducks will race in the Tomoka River for prizes in this event by the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia. There will be photo opportunities, chance to bid on ducks decorated by local artists, face painting, games and more. Proceeds will benefit the School Readiness program. Visit

American Association of University Women Flagler meeting

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Cypress Knoll Golf and Country Club, 53 Easthampton Blvd., Palm Coast. 

Details: The American Association of University Women Flagler will host Michael Butler as its guest for its meeting. Butler, a professor of history and chair of humanities at Flagler College, will speak on the topic, "What is academic freedom and why does it matter?" The presentation costs $5 to attend, or $20 with lunch. Visit

Ormond Beach Garden Club's annual Flower Show and Tea

When: 1-3:30 p.m.

Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Join the Ormond Beach Garden Club for its annual Flower Show and Tea. This year's theme is "Springtime in Paris." There will be a flower arrangement demonstration and raffles, as well arrangements and jewelry available for purchase. Snacks will be provided. Admission costs $5. 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.

Monday, April 3

‘Land conservation in Volusia County’

When: 5:30 p.m.

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

Details: Join the League of Women Voters of Volusia County for a discussion on protecting land in the county, the history of preservation and what challenges are faced today. Free and open to the public. A dinner at Lulu’s will follow. Please RSVP to Jeanne Tanke at [email protected].

Wednesday, April 5

Hoppy Easter event

When: 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Tanger Outlets, 1100 Cornerstone Blvd., Daytona Beach

Details: Celebrate Easter at this family-friendly event presented by Halifax Health. Take part in face painting, spring-theme crafts, a meet and greet with the Easter bunny, musical entertainment, balloon twisting and more. The festivities will take place near the splash pad. Free and open to the public. 

Thursday, April 6

Spring 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 Halifax River Audubon, for a casual bird walk along the trails in Central Park. Bring water. Walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended.


Ormond Beach Art Guild spring exhibit

When: April 4-27

Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: See the Ormond Beach Art Guild's spring exhibit at The Casements, featuring paintings of several mediums. Most are available for purchase. The Casements is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information, call Marilyn Dorinson at 386-274-9963 or Maureen Bridger at 386-846-5517. For a preview of the works, visit The Casements' Facebook page. 

'The Way I See It'

When: through April 22

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. 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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