Collectors Day

The Museum of Arts & Sciences will host its second annual Volusia Collectors Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.

See what treasures fellow Volusia County residents collect. Discover unique collections from antique cameras, toys and old photographs.

To participate with your collection, call (386) 255-0285, ext. 333.

Free for members or with paid museum admission.

For more information, visit

Writing and quilting at Schnebly Center

Daytona Beach Cultural & Leisure Services Department is offering new programs at the Peggy Schnebly Recreation Center at 1101 N. Atlantic Ave.

A free writers group meets from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Class members discuss and critique each other's work.

The Fantastic Quilters meet from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. This is a self-paced program that encourages creativity and cultural expression, including sewing, weaving and crocheting. The cost is 50 cents.

For more information or to register, call (386) 671-3560 or visit

Street painting festival

ArtHaus has begun registration for the 20th annual street painting festival and chalk art competition for Family Days Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29, at 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange.

Art work must be approved by ArtHaus, 3840 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

For more information, call (386) 767-0076 or visit

Lunch and Learn

The Museum of Arts & Sciences will present “Painting Scavenger Hunt” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.

Senior Curator of Education and History, Zach Zacharias will lead an interactive journey through the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. Look for clues pertaining to particular paintings throughout the galleries and return for an in-depth discussion.

Cost is free with paid lunch for members and $5 plus paid lunch for non-members. For a reservation and to place a lunch order, call (386) 255-0285.

Oak Hill book club reviews ‘The Bone Tree’

Share your thoughts and gain new perspectives at the Oak Hill Book Club at the Oak Hill Public Library, 125 E. Halifax Ave.

The group will explore “The Bone Tree,” the second novel in Greg Iles’ Natchez Burning trilogy, at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16. The thriller takes a deep dive into blood and race, family and justice in


For more information, call (386) 345-5510.

Hub on Canal

The Hub on Canal will host activities this week at 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.

Art in the Form of Film will meet from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. The topic will be “Back to the Future” starring Michael J Fox. Instructor Paul Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion. Special Fee will be $7, which includes a glass of wine or bottle of water.

Dive a Little Deeper into Alcohol Inks with Becki Shiles will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Open to all experience levels. Fee is $85 for members; $105 for non-members, plus a $35 supply fee paid to instructor on the day of the workshop. Limited to eight participants.

Palette Knife Painting at The Hub on Canal with Pamela Ramey Tatum will meet from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19. The fee is $99 for members; $119 for non-members, plus $30 supply fee paid directly to instructor at the time of the workshop (students may bring their own supplies. Limited to nine participants.

Discovering Dry Brush Painting, four-class series with Cherree Mallette will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Aug. 21. Fee is $100 for four classes, plus a $35 supply fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class. For more information or to register, contact Ms. Mallette at (407) 506-6981 or

Introduction to Abstraction with Stacey Fletcher will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. The fee is $99 for members; $119 for non-members; supply list available, or $25 supply fee paid to instructor at workshop (email instructor if supplies are needed at

For more information, visit or call (386) 957-3924.

'Summer-Sing' for Women

Harmony Sound Waves, an award-winning women’s a cappella chorus in New Smyrna Beach, will host a free four-week “Summer-Sing” from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 20 to Sept. 10, in Eubank Hall at the First Presbyterian Church, 509 Magnolia St., New Smyrna Beach.

The Summer-Sing is an opportunity for new singers to learn several songs in a cappella four-part harmony and “ring” chords in the classical barbershop harmony tradition.

No auditions and no prior experience is needed. For more information, email

For more information, visit

County libraries plan art show

As part of its 2020 National Endowments for the Arts Big Read program, the Volusia County Public Library system will sponsor an art show based on the novel “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng.

Emerging and professional artists 18 and over are invited to submit up to three works by Dec. 6 for possible inclusion in “Illuminating

Relationships,” a juried exhibit overseen by a committee of local art experts. Selected works will be displayed Feb. 1-27 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.

Artwork must clearly reflect the novel with the theme of mystery, cultural relationships, prioritizing family and self, or the dynamic times of the 1960s and 1970s. All media, except video, will be accepted.

Gift certificates of $150 for

first place, $100 for second place, $75 for third place, and $50 for People’s Choice will be awarded.

For more information, email Margaret Schnebly

Hodge at

ArtHaus classes

ArtHaus is offering classes at 3840 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

Watercolor or acrylic studio classes with Ed Klein will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday. The cost is $30 a class or three classes for $80. Art supplies not included.

For more information, call (386) 767-0076 or visit

Get in touch with your inner writer

Pick up some beginning writing tips in a free workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

Two local writing gurus, Dr. Mary Custureri and Dr. Lynn Hawkins, will explain the necessary steps to success in writing nonfiction works.

Dr. Custureri is president of the Daytona Writers Guild, while Dr. Hawkins is a prolific author and associate professor at Daytona State College.

For more information, call (386) 322-5152, option 4.

Artists sought for festival

The DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts is now accepting applications for its 27th festival, scheduled for Nov. 23-24 in downtown DeLand.

Interested artists may apply at The application deadline is Saturday, Aug. 10.

Learn the screenwriting basics

William D. Harrison will explain everything budding screenwriters need

to know during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.

Mr. Harrison is a screenwriter, playwright and the author of the novel “Silverfoot's Second Dance.” His screenplay, “Clowns Forever,” is registered with the Writers Guild of America. He recently retired from the faculty of Northern New Mexico College.

For more information, call

(386) 822-6430, ext. 20762.

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