Events calendar: 14th annual Riverfest Seafood Festival to take over Rockefeller Gardens

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

Ericka Hall and Trinity Jones with Seashore Seafood serve the crowd at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers
Ericka Hall and Trinity Jones with Seashore Seafood serve the crowd at the Riverfest Seafood Festival. Photo by Michele Meyers
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Thursday, Nov. 16

'All Things Christmas' sale

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 to Saturday, Nov. 18

Where: Santa Maria del Mar Church Parish Hall, 915 N. Central Ave., Flagler Beach

Details: The Nearly New Thrift Store will hold its sixth annual "All Things Christmas" sale, with proceeds going toward the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Santa Maria del Mar Conference, with charitable activities to benefit Flagler County. There will be Christmas trees, Christmas lights, wreaths, ornaments, jewelry and more. 

Flagler Tiger Bay Club November luncheon

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Hammock Dunes Club, 30 Ave. Royale, Palm Coast

Details: The Flagler Tiger Bay Club is hosting Scenic America President Mark Falzone for its November luncheon meeting. Falzone will speak about how Scenic America is helping shape legislation and impact policymakers at the state and federal levels. Event costs $35 for members; $40 for guests. Advance registration required. Visit

Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club meeting

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 56 N. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Join the Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club for its monthly meeting. Check-in and social visiting will begin at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will focus on getting ready to vote under the new election laws and how to meet democratic neighbors. There will be updates on local, state and national issues and effective ways to respond to those to support American democratic values. Like-minded nonmembers are welcome to attend as guests. Visit

Friday, Nov. 17

National Garden Club flower show

When: 12-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18

Where: Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church, 101 Pine Lakes Parkway, Palm Coast

Details: The Garden Club is hosting a National Garden Club Small-Standard Flower Show aimed at educating and stimulating interest in horticulture and floral design. Free and open to the public. Visit

Family Art Night

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

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

Details: Join the city of Palm Coast's Parks and Recreation Department for a Family Art Night program. For this month's craft, participants are encouraged to bring in empty tissue boxes to design a "Thankful Box." Visit

Tanger Outlets tree lighting ceremony

When: 6-8:30 p.m.

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

Details: Kick off the holiday season at this annual tree lighting ceremony presented by Halifax Health. There will be a live "snow" fall, giveaways, kids craft stations, musical entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus.

Saturday, Nov. 18

Health Fair

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Details: Tomoka United Methodist Church is sponsoring a free community health fair. There will be free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. Email [email protected] or call 386-442-4421 for more information.

Holiday Artisan Market

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Details: Peruse this market sponsored by For the Love of Shopping. There will be crafters, vendors, local artisans and free photos with Santa.

14th annual Riverfest Seafood Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19

Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Attend this free two-day community celebration of seafood, activities, live music and more. There will be a free kids' fishing clinic and pole giveaway, boat rides and paddle boarding. Visit

Turkey Day crafts

When: 11 a.m.

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

Details: Join the EDC for a Thanksgiving-themed craft event, recommended for ages 4-11. Space is limited. Call 386-615-7081.

'Genealogy in the Library' program

When: 1-4 p.m.

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

Details: The Halifax Genealogical Society is hosting a free, one-on-one research assistance program for anyone interested in researching family history. The volunteers convene in Meeting Room 3 in the library. To register, contact [email protected].

Celebrate America's Veterans

When: 5-10 p.m.

Where: VFW Hall, 47 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast

Details: Attend this musical tribute to America's veterans by the Bel Canto Singers. Tickets cost $45 and include dinner and dancing. For tickets, call Peggy Wald at 631-848-4047 or Lourdes Planas at 787-362-7312.

Almost ABBA

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Flagler Auditorium, 5500 E. Highway 100 Palm Coast

Details: Almost ABBA recreates the magic and nostalgia of ABBA in a costumed, choreographed and interactive audience experience. The show will feature hits from "Mamma Mia." Tickets start at $54. Visit

Monday, Nov. 20

NARFE luncheon

When: 11:30 a.m.

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

Details: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 2247 of Ormond Beach will meet for lunch. The program will include a review of health insurance for open season. Several insurance representatives will be available to answer questions. For more information, email [email protected].

Movie night at the Museum

When: 5:30-8 p.m.

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: OMAM is inviting children ages 7-12 to this movie night. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag. Activities include Shrinky Dink art projects, pizza, popcorn, hot chocolate and a screening of "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving." Event costs $25 for members and $28 for non-members. Visit

Flagler Trump Republican Assembly hosts international author 

When: 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Where: VFW Post 8696, 47 Old Kings Road N., Palm Coast

Details: The Flagler Trump Republican Assembly will present Alex Newman, an award-winning international journalist, educator and author, as its November guest speaker. Newman's work has been cited by governments and major media outlets around the world. He is a frequent guest on radio and TV shows, reaching tens of millions of people with a message of faith, family and freedom. Arrive early for a good seat.

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Fall bird walks with Joan Tague

When: 8 a.m.

Where: 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 of Central Park. Bring water. Walking shoes and sunscreen recommended. 

Thursday, Nov. 23

Thanksgiving Feet to Feast 5K

When: 7:45-11:30 a.m.

Where: Daytona State College Flagler campus, 3000 Palm Coast Parkway SE, Palm Coast

Details: Start your Thanksgiving morning with a 5K, presented in partnership with AdventHealth Palm Coast. All racers will earn medals and a shirt, while supplies last. Registration and post-race refreshments will be located in the courtyard of Daytona State College Palm Coast Campus. The top runners in each category will win a pie for Thanksgiving dinner and the runner with the best costume will win a prize too. Registration costs $35 in advance; $40 on the day of the race. K-12 student registration costs $20. Visit

Friday, Nov. 24

Legend 2 Legend: The Music Of Billy Joel And Elton John

When: 7-9:30 p.m.

Where: Flagler Auditorium, 5500 E. Highway 100 Palm Coast

Details: Flagler Auditorium is bringing two tribute bands together for one special night. Turnstiles, a tribute to Billy Joel and Greggie; and the Jets, an Elton John Tribute band; will come face to face, band to band. Tickets start at $54. Visit

Saturday, Nov. 25

Tree lighting ceremony 

When: 6-9 p.m.

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

Details: Celebrate the start of the holiday season with the city of Palm Coast's annual tree lighting ceremony, which is also the first night of Fantasy Lights around the lake. Free event. Join Santa Claus, the Palm Coast City Council and the Rotary Club of Flagler County in the countdown to the lighting. Santa will arrive on a Palm Coast Fire Engine.


Moms of Pre Schoolers

When: 9:30-11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Friday of the month

Where: Central Baptist Church, 152 Fairview Ave., Daytona Beach

Details: Moms of Pre Schoolers is a free faith-based program for moms, moms-to-be and their preschoolers for support and encouragement. Breakfast is provided, as well as a video with discussion and crafts. Playtime offered for children, with adult supervision. Call 386-255-2588.

'The Chosen'

When: 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays, through the end of November

Where: Central Baptist Church, 152 Fairview Ave., Daytona Beach

Details: "The Chosen," a TV series on the life of Jesus, will be aired at Central Baptist Church every Thursday, beginning with Season 1. Free admission. Discussion and light refreshments will follow the showings. Call 386-255-2588.

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: “Visions of Visionaries: Beaux Arts of Central Florida" (through Nov. 19); "Wings of History: World War II Aviation Art of John D. Shaw"; and "World War II: Stories from the American Experience."


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