Calendar: Celebrate Memorial Day in Ormond Beach, Palm Coast

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

Fred Costello lays a memorial wreath during the 2022 Ormond Beach Memorial Day Remembrance Service. File photo by Jarleene Almenas
Fred Costello lays a memorial wreath during the 2022 Ormond Beach Memorial Day Remembrance Service. File photo by Jarleene Almenas
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Thursday, May 25

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. She encourages residents to come and share their thoughts about Ormond Beach.

Friday, May 26

Halifax River paddle

When: 9-11 a.m.

Where: Sanchez Park, 329 Sanchez Ave., Ormond Beach

Details: Look for marine mammals while exploring the waters of the Halifax River. Bring a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, along with a life preserver and whistle, for this free Explore Volusia program. Registration required. Call 386-736-5927.

Family Art Night

When: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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

Details: The city of Palm Coast's Parks and Recreation Department is starting a new free Family Art Night program featuring fun and simple art projects for families to create together. Visit

Saturday, May 27


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

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

Details: The third annual city of Palm Coast Touch-a-Truck event will feature over 75 trucks and vehicles from multiple agencies. A "horn free" hour will take place from 10-11 a.m. This free event is hosted by the Palm Coast Public Works Department in celebration of National Public Works Week.

Monday, May 29

Palm Coast's Memorial Day Ceremony

When: 8 a.m.

Where: Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Parkway NW, Palm Coast

Details: The city of Palm Coast will host a Memorial Day Ceremony to remember the men and women who gave their lives in service to the U.S. military. Parking is available along Corporate Drive and at the Flagler County Public Library.

Ormond Beach's Memorial Day Remembrance Service

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Presented by the city's Department of Leisure Services, American Legion Post 267 and American Legion Unit 267. Limited seating available. Call 676-3241 or visit

Flagler County Memorial Day ceremony

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell

Details: Join Flagler County for its Memorial Day Ceremony featuring guest speaker Retired U.S. Army Col. Peggy Hengeveld. The ceremony will also honor Army Pfc. Raheen Tyson Heighter, who died in Iraq in 2003. 

Friday, June 2

Sea turtle nesting in Volusia County

When: 2-3 p.m.

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

Details: The Environmental Discovery Center and Volusia County Environmental Management will present Alexa Putillo, sea turtle habitat conservation plan field manager, who will speak on current nesting numbers, the county's habitat conservation plan, and sea turtle species that nest on Volusia beaches. Reservations suggested. Call 386-615-7081.


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,” "Unfolding the Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope," and “Caribbean Indigenous Resistance.”


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