Faculty Focus on exhibit at photography museum

Faculty Focus 2018 has opened at the Southeast Museum of Photography at Daytona State College.

The exhibit features the photography portfolios of Daytona State College and University of Central Florida faculty. Photographers included Charles Hodges, Dan Biferie, Eric Breitenbach, Jayanti Seiler, Justin Nolan, Kevin Miller, Laine Wyatt, Patricia Bambace, Per Hans Romnes, Steven Benson and Steven Spencer.

The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 15. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

For more information, visit smponline.org.

'California Suite' auditions

Daytona Playhouse will host auditions for “California Suite” at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 15, and Monday, July 16, at 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Performances will be Sept. 7-16.

For more information, call (386) 255-2431 or visit DaytonaPlayhouse.org.

Book club meets at MOAS

The Museum of Arts & Sciences will host the Florida Vistas Book Club from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Brown Museum of Art, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.

The book will be “A Death in Live Oak” by James Grippando.

Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members. For a reservation, call (386) 255-0285.

First slam of the season

Creative Happiness presents MainStreet Art & Culture Slam’s first slam of the 2018-19 season from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 20, at The Stage at Thank You Five in Suite 2N at 4606 Clyde Morris Blvd. in Port Orange.

In addition to a cash prize for first p lace, all competing poets will earn points toward regional and national competitions. There is an open mike for all styles of poetry between competitive rounds.

Admission is $5.

For more information, email Kevin Campbell at noirjente@gmail.com.

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 codb.us/activities.

Hub on Canal

The Hub on Canal will host events in July at 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.

Wire Wrapped Cabochon Pendant with Vera Rekstad will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 14. Create and take home a wire-wrapped pendant using semi-precious cabochon stones or beads. Participants will learn wire-wrapping techniques and the use of some jeweler’s tools. Participants should bring their own large, cabochon (flat-back) gemstone or bead or purchase from instructor for $5 and up. The fee is $35 (plus $8 supply fee paid to the instructor at the time of the workshop).

Palette Knife Workshop with Pamela Ramey Tatum will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 16. The workshop will show the basics of using the knife, mixing colors and creating a piece of art that’s richly textured with thick paint. The fee is $99. Participants should bring their own supplies or pay a $30 supply fee directly to instructor at the time of the workshop. For more information, call Ms. Tatum at (407)733-6282.

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

Book club meets at Deltona

The Adult Book Club at Deltona Regional Library will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at 2150 Eustace Ave. .

Members and guests are asked to read “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power” by Jon Meacham or “The General’s Woman” by Susan Wittig Albert.

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