Book club to meet

The Book Club of Daytona Beach Shores will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Shores Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Drive.

The club will discuss the book “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio. All welcome. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (386) 281-3000 or visit

Amazing Objects

Amazing Objects in the Museum of Arts & Sciences Collection will be the topic of discussion from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.

Senior Curator Zach Zacharias will be in the Root Family Auditorium for a look at 12 amazing objects in the museum's collection from Cuba, Africa, China, America and Florida Prehistory.

Admission is free for members or with paid museum admission.

For more information, call (386) 255-0285 or visit,

Turtle Palooza at Ocean Art Gallery

Ocean Art Gallery will celebrate the Holiday Season with an Art Reception, Sea Turtle Art Raffle Drawing and Olive Oil tasting from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at 197 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

The November fundraising project, Turtle Palooza II, will conclude with the 7:30 p.m. drawing of the winning ticket for “Amazing Grace,” a sea turtle painting donated by watercolorist and gallery co-owner Bibi Gromling. The winner does not have to be present.

Greg and Nicole Jensen will introduce olive oil and vinegar products from Ormond Beach Olive Oil Co.

The gallery will showcase a variety of art from its 33 artists.

Live music will be provided by the Dr. Cashband and refreshments will be served.

Symphony Guild to meet

The Daytona Beach Symphony Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at St. James Episcopal Church Hall, 38 S. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach.

Refreshments and holiday sing-a-long after the meeting.

For more information, call (386) 253-2901.

Veterans art scholarships offered at museum

The Ormond Memorial Art Museum has established a veterans art scholarship.

Veterans will have free access to museum art education programs and classes with support from the Wells-Fargo Foundation and AdventHealth Hospice Care.

Veterans must sign up at the museum at 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, and present an ID showing they are a veteran.

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

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.

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

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

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

Symphony Guild at Stetson Mansion

The Daytona Beach Symphony Guild will take the Stetson Mansion Holiday Spectacular Tour at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10.

Bus, tour and lunch cost $60.

For more information or tickets, call (386) 253- 2901 or visit

Edgewater book clubs announce selections

Two monthly book clubs meet at the Edgewater Public Library, 103 Indian River Blvd.

The All Pride, No Prejudice: LGBT+ Book Club will review "The Great American Whatever" by Tim Federle at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec 6. The club, designed for teens and young adults, welcomes readers across the gender and sexuality spectrum.

Members of the Books 'n' Brunch Book Club will share their opinions of "The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit" by Michael Finkel at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.

For more information, call (386) 424-2916.

Hub on Canal

The Hub on Canal has several activities in December.

The First Saturday Art Stroll from one end of Canal Street to the other, including local artists, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1.

Gallery Walk will be from 4 to 7 p.m. with the opening reception in the Founders Gallery for the December gallery exhibition, “Things That Live and Breathe.” This is a juried art exhibition featuring Central Florida Artists. Awards will be presented at 6 p.m.

Live music at from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the HubCats, The Hub’s own eclectic blues/jug band, on the sidewalk, from 4 to 7 p.m. The Maygen Navarro Trio will play soft rock and blues.

Gallery exhibition runs through Dec. 30. Event is free and open to the public.

First Saturday Art Connections, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 1, offers an inside look at the work of more than 70 local artists. Free and open to the public.

Talk Art! Artist Demonstration and Talk will feature Pamela Ramey Tatum with Painting with a Knife from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The informal session is free and open to the public.

The Gallery of Gifts will be open until Dec. 30. Unique gift ideas created by more than 70 local artists offering fine art, apparel, jewelry, photography, sculpture, glass works, and home décor.

Talk Art! Artist Demonstration and Talk featuring Sheri Zanosky with Loosey, Goosey Water Colors will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

The Second Sunday Series, A Christmas Carol starring David McElroy, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. In this 70-minute performance, Mr. McElroy plays all 37 characters in the Dickens holiday classic, involving the audience as he goes. Appropriate for children ages 7 to 100. Free for members and $5 for non-members. Space is limited.

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

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Painting Techniques for Expression will meet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Charlotte Battle Everbach Painting Studio, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

The cost is $30 for members and $45 for non-members. Bethany Bennett Behr, a local artist and expressive arts facilitator, will help explore acrylic painting techniques.

For more information, call (386) 423-1753 or visit

How Plastic Are We? Will be on exhibit from Dec. 4-14 at Harris House, 214 S Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. An opening reception will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec, 1. In collaboration with the ShORE environmental symposium, ACA presents a student exhibition produced by science and photography students at Daytona State College.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. For more information, call (386) 423-1753, or visit

IMAGES Holiday Tour

IMAGES Holiday Tour of Homes will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

A cocktail party has been added from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the riverfront Davenport Home with live music, a full bar and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Sue of New Smyrna Beach.

The 2018 tour includes the Schmeltz Home, the Sandhagen Home, the Bowen Home, the Thompson Home, the Campanella Home, and the Pendergast Home.

A Holiday Boutique will be at Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas St.

The cost is $50, which includes the cocktail party, or $25 for tour and boutique.

All tickets are available at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive; Arts on Douglas; and the main campus, 1414 Art Center Ave., all in New Smyrna Beach.

Tour and boutique tickets are available at BJ’s Flowers & Plants, 917 S. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater; and at Lindley’s Nursery & Garden Center, 1232 Canal St.; New Smyrna Beach Florist, 121 Flagler Ave.; and Pink Flamingo at Petals, 201 Canal St., all in New Smyrna Beach.

The tour is the main fundraiser for IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts.

For more information, call (386) 423-4733 or email

Teen Arts Program

Teen Arts Program will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Artists’ Workshop 540 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach.

The topic will be Plein Air Painting at the Canaveral Paint Out Quick Draw.

For more information, call Regina Wise at (386) 847-1646 or visit


A Second Saturday Soundwalk will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 8 at Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach.

Each walk is beneficial for people of all ages to de-stress, focus and develop a deeper understanding of how we fit into the ecosystem. Limited to 20 participants.

For more information, call (386) 423-1753 or visit

Artists meet at Sanborn

West Volusia Artists Inc. will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec 7, at the Sanborn Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand.

Artists of all levels are welcome. Participants should bring their art supplies.

For more information, call (386) 738-5515.

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.

Undergrad exhibit

The Stetson University Hand Art Center's 29th annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibit will be on display until Dec. 7 at 139 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand.

The exhibit is designed to celebrate students’ creativity, grow their imagination and encourage their exploration of the arts.

Admission is free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call (386) 822-7270 or visit

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