Calendar: Attend the fourth annual Ormond Beach Beer Fest

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

Wes Timko, David Shapiro, Rob Sabin and Jeff Strcula during the third annual Ormond Beach Beer Fest. File photo by Lori Tarantino
Wes Timko, David Shapiro, Rob Sabin and Jeff Strcula during the third annual Ormond Beach Beer Fest. File photo by Lori Tarantino
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Friday, May 12

Annual Arbor Day Memorial Tree planting ceremony

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court, Palm Coast

Details: The Garden Club at Palm Coast, Inc. will hold its annual Arbor Day Memorial Tree planting ceremony in memory of three members who died in 2022: Linda Thiele, Norma Rizzo and Donal March. A redbud tree will be planted and a memorial plaque placed in the members' honor. Speakers will include Garden Club President Denise Garcia and Palm Coast Parks and Recreation Director James Hirst. All are invited to attend. For more information, email [email protected].

Saturday, May 13

13th annual MayDay Memorial Surf Classic

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Flagler Beach Pier, 105 S. 2nd St., Flagler Beach

Details: This annual surf event is presented by Halifax Health and aims to raise awareness against heart disease. It is held in memory of Dollie Sue Watson, a former ICU nurse who died of heart disease. The proceeds benefit Halifax Health's Center for Cardiology Foundation. Visit

U-Boats, saboteurs, and orange groves: Florida in World War II

When: 9:30-11 a.m.

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

Details: Ryan Lowery, owner of Patriot Preservation LLC, will discuss Florida's role in World War II. The program is presented by the Ormond Beach Historical Society thanks to a Florida Humanities grant. Free.

Mum's Day Crafts

When: 11 a.m. to noon

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

Details: Head over to the EDC for a Mother's Day themed craft event. Activity is recommended for ages 4-11. Space is limited. Call 386-615-7081 to sign up.

Fourth annual Ormond Beach Beer Fest

When: 12-5 p.m.

Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: The Rotary Club of Ormond Beach will host its fourth annual Ormond Beach Beer Festival, featuring over 100 different beers from more than 35 breweries. Tastings will take place from 1-4 p.m. Tickets cost $35 in advance and $40 on the day of. Visit

Sunday, May 14

Mother's Day Brunch 2023

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

Where: Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa, 200 Ocean Crest Drive, Palm Coast

Details: Celebrate Mother's Day at Hammock Beach Golf Resort. Tickets cost $85 for adults and $32 for children ages 4-6. Reservations are required. Call 386-246-5676 or email Christine Losagio at [email protected] by May 11.

Monday, May 15

NARFE luncheon

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: Houligan's, 1643 U.S. 1, Ormond Beach

Details: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 2247 of Ormond Beach. The program will feature a financial adviser who will provide a market update. For more information, email [email protected].

Tuesday, May 16

Food Truck Tuesday

When: 5-8 p.m.

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

Details: Enjoy a variety of foods from local food trucks as part of Food Truck Tuesday in Palm Coast, presented in partnership with the Palm Coast Observer.

Thursday, May 18

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.

Volusia-Flagler Sierra Club social get-together

When: 5:30-7 p.m.

Where: Hidden Treasure Rose Bay Grill, 5993 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange

Details: Join the Volusia-Flagler Sierra Club for conversation, food, and drink at Hidden Treasure in Port Orange. Visit

Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club meeting

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 56 N. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Attend the May meeting of the Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club. Social visiting and check-in will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be updates for presentation and discussion to promote informed activism such as voting registration and changes in election law. Like-minded nonmembers are welcome to attend as guests. Visit


The Casements Camera Club's 10th-annual spring exhibit

When: May 10-24

Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Come out to The Casements to see the club's annual spring exhibit, featuring both black and white images as well as colored photographs, and vote for your favorite. The image with the most votes will win a "public choice" ribbon. The Casements is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

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" ; "A Treasury of Indian and Persian Miniature Paintings" ; and "Curiosities from the Collection."


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