Art class for veterans

Community Painting for Veterans will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.

Atlantic Center for the Arts Arts & Wellness is proud to support this exhibition by offering a workshop with renowned Florida artist, Joseph Palmerio. This is a unique experience designed for veterans to express themselves using paint and canvas.

Free for veterans or $90 for non-veterans. Limited to 20 participants. For more information, call (386) 423-1753, or visit

Crafts and books and bears, oh my!

Books and Bears, arts and crafts and reading activities for children 4 to 11, will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at Bethune-Cookman University Swisher Library, at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach.

For a reservation or more information, email or call (386) 481-2121.

Ormond Memorial

Ormond Memorial Art Museum will host classes at at 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

Still Life Pastels Workshop with Stacey Fletcher Reynolds will meet from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. The cost is $75 for members and $83 for non members.

Alcohol Ink Jewelry with Kristin Heron will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. All supplies provided. Open to participants 16 and older.

For more information or to register, call (386) 676-3347.

Peabody fundraiser

The Peabody Auditorium Foundation will host is Denim & Diamonds fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 17.

A limited number of premium tickets will be available for the pre-event to Grammy Award-winning Country Artist Travis Tritt's concert at Peabody Auditorium. The pre-concert will feature The Voice performer Kaleb Lee from 5:30-7:15 p.m. at the Ocean Center.

The cost for the fundraiser and concert are $150 each. For just the fundraiser, the cost is $75, which includes a beer bar, country food stations and valet parking.

For more information, visit

The Shuttle on exhibit

Southeast Museum of Photography will host “The Shuttle” until Feb. 2 at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

“The Shuttle” is a photographic exhibition of the NASA program during the early to late 1980s. Photographs of shuttles, interior and exterior, accompanied by launch sites and the colorful remnants of burnt rocket fuel.

Photographers include John Chakeres, Roland Miller and Michael Soluri.

'Abstract meets Western'

The Rose Room Gallery of the Peabody Auditorium will feature “Abstract meets Western” by Tom Anastasio and Jan Jackson until Jan. 4, at 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach.

An art reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Gallery hours are 10:30 to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

For more information, call (386) 671-3460.

Youth at classes

Ormond Memorial Art Museum will host classes for youth at 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

The next class will be String Art Nail Board with Colleen Flannery from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.

All supplies provided; open to ages 6-12. The cost is $18 for members and $20 for non-members.

For more information or to register, call (386) 676-3347.

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

Hub on Canal

The Hub on Canal has several activities scheduled at 132 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.

Art in the Form of Film: The Life and Death of Peter Sellers will be 5:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Special fee of $7 at the door, includes a glass of wine or bottle of water.

Talk Art! Artist Demonstration and Talk featuring Nancy Charles with For the Birds will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. This informal session is free and open to the public.

Poetry Night at The Hub on Canal will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Dan Pels, a surrealist poet, will emcee the evening, along with his co-host Mary Jane Barenbaum, a realist and romantic poet. Guest readings will feature Mark McLeod, a Bethune Cookman student, and Sonja Jean Craig. Both guest poets dwell in the mystic realm of imagination and reality. Admission is $5 for all.

For more information or to register for a class, call (386) 957-3924 or visit

Theatre open house

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach will host a community open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at 726 E. Third Ave.

Have you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to act onstage or be a member of a show’s production crew? Are you curious about costuming, set design, lighting, sound, marketing or box office operations? Maybe you already are experienced in the magical world of live theater and looking to once again be a part of it all?

For more information, call (386) 423-1246 or email

Gallery features Stetson alumna

Stetson University alumna Bobbie Baugh's “Home is What You Remember” is on exhibit until Nov. 24 in the feature gallery at Arts On Douglas, 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach.

An artist talk will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

For more information, call (386) 428- 1133, or visit

NSB book clubs announce selection

Members of the Select/Reflect Book Club will review “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

New members are welcome. For more information, call (386) 424-2910, option 4.

Painting class

South Daytona Parks and Recreation Department will host a paint a dolphin class at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19 at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road.

The class is led by Certified Bob Ross Wildlife Instructor Wendy Truax. The cost of $35 per person includes supplies.

For more information or to register, call (386) 290-9727.

Open mike and poetry for Thanksgiving

The Creative Happiness Institute will sponsor an evening of performance poetry and an open mike from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Thank You Five Theater in Suite 2N at 4606 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.

The "Thanks-for-Slam" cabaret evening includes a poetry competition and open mic for all styles of music, comedy, stories and poetry.

Featured will be Joshua Carrasco, aka MADD ILLZ, who first went viral on YouTube in 2008.

David B. Axelrod, director of CHI and a Volusia County Poet Laureate, emcees the evening. Kevin Campbell, coordinator for CHI’s Breaking Bad poetry team, officiates the slam competition. Singers, comedians and storytellers are encouraged to take the stage to entertain.

Admission is $5. For more information or to sign up to compete or perform, call (386) 337-4567 or email

Teddy Bear Brunch

Tickets are now on sale for the Teddy Bear Brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Museum of Art DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd.

Recommended ages are 3 to 10 years old for children who must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are $10 per person and available by calling (386) 734-4371 or visit the museum at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. or the Museum Store at the corner of New York Avenue and North Woodland.

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