Events Calendar: Celebrate Earth Day and attend a Mozart concert

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

Danny Young, a leisure services volunteer, and brothers Caleb, 6, and Isaac Santos, 7, spot a rare bird at the 2023 Ormond Beach Earth Day event. File photo
Danny Young, a leisure services volunteer, and brothers Caleb, 6, and Isaac Santos, 7, spot a rare bird at the 2023 Ormond Beach Earth Day event. File photo
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Thursday, April 18

Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club meeting

When 6:30 p.m. for check-in and socializing, 7 p.m. for the meeting

Where: 56 North Halifax Drive

Details: The focus will be on club activities in 2024 in preparation for the November election, how to meet Democratic neighbors, increase the Democratic presence in the community, and updates on local, state, and national issues.  Like minded nonmembers are welcome to attend as guests.  Club information can be found at

Nature Walks with Urban Forester Carol

When: 10-11 a.m.

Where: Linear Park, 31 Greenway Court, Palm Coast

Details: Join Palm Coast Urban Forester Carol for a nature walk as she talks about the local flora and fauna. This walk will feature a snake presentation by a Central Florida Zoo expert. Free. Register at

Turtle Talk: A Sea Turtle's Journey

When: 1-2 p.m.

Where: Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreational Area, 3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach

Details: Learn about the important role sea turtles and how actions can help preserve these turtles for generations to come. All ages are welcome. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Entrance into the park costs $5 per vehicle.

Mimi's Original Art gallery event

When: 5-7 p.m.

Where: Mimi's Original Art, 1385 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach

Details: Join Mimi's Original Art, and the Ormond Beach Living, Paradise Living, Plantation Living and Coastal Neighbors magazines for a celebration of local art, community and culture. There will be live music by Jay Regan, artwork by 35 artists and food by Big Tuna's Beach Bar and Grill. 

Friday, April 19

Yoga outdoors

When: 10 a.m.

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

Details: The Environmental Discovery Center is hosting a free outdoor beginner level yoga class by Kim Latford. Chairs available. Mats recommended. Space is limited. Call 386-615-7081.

Palmetto Club's annual Horse Race luncheon

When: 11 a.m.

Where: The Palmetto Club, 1000 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach

Details: Attend the Palmetto Club’s Horse Race Luncheon and be a "horse owner" and/or bet on a horse. Winning tickets will be entered for prizes in the Chinese Auction drawing. Lunch will be presented by GEI Catering &Events. A $30 donation is requested. Call 386-334-9304 before the RSVP deadline of April 12.

Saturday, April 20

Flagler Sportfishing Club 28th annual spring classic tournament

When: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Bing's Landing, 5900 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Palm Coast

Details: Flagler Sportfishing Club is hosting its annual spring classic tournament, benefiting Disabled American Veterans. There is a mandatory captains meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. The tournament check-out will take place from 7-8 a.m. under the 100 bridge, and weigh-ins from 3-4:30 p.m. at the South Pavilion of Bing's Landing. Entry fee is $75 per angler and includes one raffle ticket. Visit

Spring Bird Walks with Joan Tague

When: 8 a.m.

Where: Environmental Discovery Center, 801 Division Ave., Ormond Beach

Details: Master Naturalist Joan Tague, of the Halifax River Audubon, will lead participants on a casual bird walk along the trails of Central Park. Bring water. Walking shoes and sunscreen recommended. Free.

History of the Cape and Space Program

When: 10 a.m.

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

Details: Museum of Arts and Sciences Curator of Science Seth Mayo will speak about Florida's space program and the history of Cape Canaveral in this free program hosted by the Ormond Beach Historical Society.

Earth Day at the EDC

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Details: The city is presenting a Earth Day celebration featuring environmental exhibitors, native plant vendors and guest presentations. There will also be guided nature walks, games and crafts. The tree giveaway starts at 9 a.m.

13th annual Ormond Beach Celtic Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21

Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Ormond MainStreet's Celtic Festival is returning to Ormond's two downtown parks along the Halifax River. There will be live music, Highland Games, clans and Celtic societies. Admission costs $12 each day for adults in advance; $15 at the festival gate. Children 12 and under are free. Two-day passes are available for $18. Free parking. Visit

Celebrate Earth Day

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Washington Oaks Garden State Park, 6400 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Palm Coast

Details: Celebrate Earth Day with Washington Oaks. There will be a DJ, live entertainment, arts and crafts, vendors, kids activities, environmental education, plant sales and more. Entrance into the park costs $5 per car.

Flagler VegFest

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Flagler County Fairgrounds, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell

Details: Join Jacksonville Business Connections for the Flagler VegFest, an event committed to educating the community about plant-based lifestyles. Free event and parking. There will be vegan vendors, food, as well as music, a bounce house and face painting. This event takes place alongside the Flagler Spring Market. Contact [email protected] to volunteer, speak or organize demonstrations. To be a vendor or sponsor, visit

Flagler Spring Market

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Flagler County Fairgrounds, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell

Details: Attend the Flagler Spring Market, presented by 4-H and FFA Livestock. Features several local vendors, food, a bounce house and face painting. Free admission and parking.

Sunday, April 21

English Tea Party on the Patio

When: 2-4 p.m.

Where: Gallery of Local Art, 108 S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach

Details: Join the Gallery of Local Art for a tea party on the patio. There will be raffles, games and a jewelry fashion show. Dress up in a fancy hat for a contest. Tickets cost $20 per person or $100 for a table of six in advance. Tickets cost $25 at the door, but there is a limited number available. Visit

'Mozartiana — Music of Mozart'

When: 3:30 p.m.

Where: Lighthouse Christ Presbyterian Church, 1035 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: The Daytona Solisti Classical Players will present "Mozartiana — Music of Mozart," including Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, KV 271 “Jeunehomme.” A $15 donation is requested at the door. For more information, visit or call 386-562-5423.

Tuesday, April 23

Florida Federation of Garden Club District VI Spring Meeting

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Palmetto Club in Daytona Beach, 1000 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach

Details: Tillandsia Garden Club is hosting the Florida Federation of Garden Club District VI Spring Meeting. FFGC District VI is made up of 16 local garden clubs ranging from Palm Coast to Melbourne. The event theme is “Creating a Buzz in the Garden” with Doug McGinnis, a local veteran beekeeper as presenter. Any member of a FFGC District VI Garden Club is invited to attend although reservations are quickly reaching capacity. Attendees must register in advance. Call Jane Eddy, 386-453-5934 for further details.

Thursday, April 25

Friends of the Ormond Beach Library April program

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Library Auditorium, 30 South Beach Street

Details: Officer Danielle Henderson and Officer Andy Rossi of the Ormond Beach Police Department will present a free Community Safety Program titled "Protect Yourself Against Crime." This event will focus on personal safety, home security and fraud prevention. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss concerns about safety and crime in our neighborhood. 

Saturday, April 27

2024 Housing Fair & Financial Clinic

When: 10 a.m.-2p.m.

Where: Allen Chapel AME Church, 580 George W. Engram Blvd. Daytona Beach, 

Details:  HUD counselors, realtors, lenders, insurance agents, home inspectors and title companies will be available to provide answers to all your questions. For more information contact Lydia Gregg at MFHP 386-274-4441 ext 304 or by email at [email protected]. Attendees should reserve their spot.

Thursday, May 2

Palm Coast Songwriters Festival

When: Hours vary, first performances begin 5 p.m. May 2-4, and 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 5.

Where: Daytona State College Palm Coast Amphitheater, 545 Colbert Lane 

Details: Over 40 songwriters are expected to perform with over 150 hits. Single Day (reserved and general admission) tickets are available for purchase, along with a very limited number of Four Day Reserved Seat Passes. Between May 3-5, the Festival will host other shows earlier in the day at local restaurants.  For more information including the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit the Palm Coast Songwriters Festival website at

Saturday, May 4

Law Enforcement Torch run

When: 8 a.m.

Where:  Ormond Beach City Hall, 22 South Beach Street

Details: The 1-mile run will start and finish in the breezeway at Ormond Beach City Hall. The run starts at the breezeway, goes west down Corbin Avenue, to Eileen Butts Street, Tomoka Avenue, South Yonge Street, then north on South Yonge Street,  east onto West Granada Boulevard to City Hall's rear sidewalk.

The event will  also include a Touch-A-Truck event, a DJ and food vendors. Contact Sgt. Michael Garner for more vendor information at [email protected] 386-559-0622.

Sunday, May 5

Pathways 5K and color fun run

When: 4 p.m.

Where: Pathways Elementary School, 2100 Airport Road, Ormond Beach

Details: Join this 5K Color Run or 1-mile Color Fun Run.The early bird deadline to register is April 15. Visit

Knights of Columbus blood donation event and Pancake Breakfast

When: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, 1000 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Share your power and donate blood to save a life at a blood donation event sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 13018. The OneBlood Big Red Bus will be on site to accept blood donations. OneBlood offers a free gift, and a $20 eGift card in addition to a complimentary wellness checkup. All donors receive a free pass to the Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast in the social hall to enjoy scrambled eggs, sausage and all the pancakes you can eat, along with coffee and orange juice.

Breakfast for non-donors is only $6, kids under 12 eat free.

Monday, May 6

Palm Coast Astronomy Club meeting

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: Palm Coast Public Library, 2500 Palm Coast Parkway 

Details: The month's meeting is "Astronomy Club Eclipse Observations.” Anyone interested in astronomy is welcome. Meeting room is located immediately to the right after entering the library.

Thursday, May 9

Halifax Genealogical Society Monthly meeting

When: 1:30-3:45 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Library Auditorium, 30 South Beach Street

Details: Genealogist Ann Osisek will give a presentation titled, “Calico & Cornbread – How to Find Your Female Ancestors” for the club's May meeting. The presentation is meant to help with faster researching of the women in a genealogist's family trees. Guest registration is free. 


BAM Senior Fitness Class

When: 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays

Where: Palm Coast First Baptist Church, 6050 Palm Coast Parkway NW, Palm Coast

Details: Join this Balance and Motion class and develop strength and endurance, core stability and balance. Taught by senior fitness specialist Artie G, the class is open to all fitness levels and free with most insurances. A donation is accepted for those without coverage. See full schedule at or call 386-931-3485.

Art League of Daytona Beach presents 'Art Nuance'

When: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday, through April 26

Where: Art League of Daytona Beach,433 S. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach

Details: See this exhibit featuring the artwork of George Stuart, Toni Slick, Mary Wentzel and Mike Nelson. The exhibit will run through April 26. Visit

Women's book club

When: 12:30-2 p.m. every Tuesday, beginning Jan. 9

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

Details: Join this book club, which will study "Love Stories of the Bible Speak" by Shannon Bream. The book club will meet in the Marchman Building, room 117. Contact Sylvia Meincke at 386-451-5223.

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.

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: "Tide Pools: Exploring Coastal Communities" ; "The Lure of Florida Fishing" ; and "Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived."

Matanzas and Flagler Palm Coast High School Students Art Show

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday until May 4

Where: Expressions Art Gallery on Colbert inside Grand Living Realty Building, 2298 Colbert Lane, Palm Coast, FL, USA

Details: Expressions Art Gallery on Colbert is hosting the Matanzas and Flagler Palm Coast High School Student's 2024 Art Show. All are welcome to stop in and get a peek at the future of art! The student artwork is always exciting.


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