Calendar: Help keep waterways clean by participating in an International Coastal Cleanup event

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

ERAU student Sydney Jones picks litter up near the beach wall during the Ocean Conservancy's 35th International Coastal Cleanup event in 2020. File photo by Jarleene Almenas
ERAU student Sydney Jones picks litter up near the beach wall during the Ocean Conservancy's 35th International Coastal Cleanup event in 2020. File photo by Jarleene Almenas
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Thursday, Sept. 14

Green Expo

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Cattleman’s Hall, Flagler County Fairgrounds, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell

Details: Attend educational sessions and panel discussions led by sustainability experts. The University of Florida IFAS Extension partnered with St. Johns River Water Management District, various Flagler County professionals, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for this expo. There will be presentations about Florida’s water, Florida-friendly landscaping, residential irrigation,green industry certifications and more. Lunch will be served followed by roundtable discussions. Registration required. Visit

Halifax Genealogical Society monthly meeting and program

When: 1:30 p.m.

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

Details: Kathy Stickney will present “Using Local and County Histories in Your Family Research," a talk that defines local and county histories and explores the various types of information they contain. Following the program, join the society as it brings its ancestors to life by telling the stories that shaped them. Guest registration is free.

Palm Coast Democratic Club gathering

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: African American Cultural Society, 4422 U.S. 1 N, Palm Coast

Details: The Palm Coast Democratic Club is hosting a gathering with guest speaker Colleen Conklin. A time to socialize will take place from 6-6:30 p.m., and the gathering will begin afterward.

Tracking global biodiversity by harnessing the wind

When: 7 p.m.

Where: University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080, or via Zoom with registration link

Details: This first lecture of the fall Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series will feature Elizabeth Clare, Ph.D., professor of biology at York University. Clare will describe the power of "eDNA,” or “environmental DNA,” genetic material found in the water, soils and air. It has been for decades in the study of aquatic life, but scientists are realizing that its most extraordinary power might actually be on land: Air monitoring networks have been gathering eDNA data during routine functioning, but the ecological significance of these samples has gone unnoticed. Free event, in person or live via Zoom. To watch via Zoom, register at

Friday, Sept. 15

All That Jazz and More

When: 6-10 p.m.

Where: African American Museum and Cultural Center of Florida, 4422 U.S. Highway 1 North, Palm Coast

Details: Listen to jazz, meet and greet local authors and enjoy some dancing. Tickets cost $28. Attire is "classic." There will be light fare and a cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Flagler County NAACP. Visit

'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change'

When: 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30; and 3 p.m. on Sundays, Sept. 17, 24, and Oct. 1

Where: City Repertory Theatre, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast

Details: City Repertory Theatre will present this off-Broadway musical on modern love illustrated through a series of vignettes. Featuring a cast of six, the show will look at the perils and pratfalls of the first date to marriage, children and the twilight years of life. Tickets cost $30; student tickets cost $15. Visit

Saturday, Sept. 16

International Coastal Cleanup

When: 8-11 a.m.

Where: Varies

Details: Participate in this year's International Coastal Cleanup event, to be held at more than 20 sites along the beach, Halifax River and Indian River Lagoon. Event is hosted by Volusia County's Environmental Management Division. Register at

Operation 22 poker run

When: 10 a.m.

Where: Iron Horse Saloon, 1068 U.S. 1, Ormond Beach

Details: Local real estate agent Kathy Davis Carlton is teaming up with Operation 22, which aims to combat veteran suicide, to hold a poker run beginning at the Iron Horse Saloon. To sign up, visit

'Genealogy in the Library' program

When: 1-4 p.m.

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

Details: This free, one-on-one research assistance program is offered by Halifax Genealogical Society volunteers to anyone interested in researching family history. Gather your family information, and explore how the library’s genealogical databases can help find your ancestors. Convenes in Meeting Room 3. For registration, contact [email protected].

Tuesday, Sept. 19

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, Sept. 21

Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club meeting

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 56 N. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: The Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club will host guest speaker Carl Persis, Volusia County School Board member for District 4. Check-in and social visiting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Like-minded nonmembers are welcome to attend as guests. Visit


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: "Unfolding the Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope" and “Visions of Visionaries: Beaux Arts of Central Florida."


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