Calendar: Family Renew Community to host annual ice cream social

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

Carol and David Sheperd serve ice cream to Owen and Jessica Blumenfield during the 30th annual Family Renew Ice Cream Social. File photo by Jarleene Almenas
Carol and David Sheperd serve ice cream to Owen and Jessica Blumenfield during the 30th annual Family Renew Ice Cream Social. File photo by Jarleene Almenas
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Thursday, May 18

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

Saturday, May 20

Second Hang 8 Dog Surfing Extravaganza

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: South 5th Street walkover, Flagler Beach

Details: Hang 8's second annual dog surfing competition in Flagler Beach will raise money and awareness for local animal charities and dogs in need. There will also be a costume contest, children's activities, vendors and more. Funds raised will benefit K9s for Warriors, Flagler County Humane Society, and Saving Missing Animals Response Team of Flagler County. Visit

Marcia Jo Zerivitz — Jews of Florida: Centuries of Stories

When: 10-11:30 a.m.

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

Details: Learn about the comprehensive history of Jews in Florida, from colonial times to the present. Program is presented by the Palm Coast Historical Society. Free. Call 386-283-5929. 

Sunday, May 21

Family Renew Community Ice Cream Social

When: 12-3 p.m.

Where: St. James Episcopal Church, 44 S. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Family Renew Community's annual Ice Cream Social and silent auction is back, and all proceeds help families lift themselves out of homelessness. Admission is $5 per person, free to children 10 and younger. Admission includes unlimited ice cream, homemade cake and cookies, family entertainment, children's activities and a basket auction. Visit

History/Nature Walk at Bulow Plantation Ruins State Park

When: 2-4 p.m.

Where: Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, 3501 Old Kings Road S., Flagler Beach

Details: Join Dream Green Volusia and explore Bulow Plantation Ruins State Park. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a reusable water bottle, snack or sack lunch. Admission into the state park costs $4 per car.

Thursday, 25

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.

Chat with a Commissioner

When: 10-11 a.m.

Where: David Hood Plaza at Ormond Beach City Hall, 22 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach

Details: Ormond Beach Zone 1 City Commissioner Lori Tolland will be at the Farmers Market at City Hall, and she encourages residents to come and share their thoughts about Ormond Beach.


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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