What to do this week in Ormond Beach.
Thursday, Jan. 13
'The Art of Photography' art talk
When: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Ocean Art Gallery, 197 E. Granada Blvd.
Details: Local photographer William Toti will be providing a free art talk, titled "The Art of Photography," where he will discuss photography's recognition as an art form, the subjective nature of art and how smartphones impact photographic art. Call 386-317-9400 to register.
Friday, Jan. 14
32nd-annual Starry, Starry Night
When: 5-8 p.m.
Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive
Details: Starry, Starry Night returns for its 32nd-annual celebration of arts and culture in Ormond Beach. This free event co-sponsored by the Ormond Memorial Art Museum, the Ormond Beach Historical Society, The Casements and the Ormond Beach Arts District features a special exhibits and live music. Enjoy refreshments at every stop. Start at either The Casements or at St. James Episcopal Church.
Free family art night
When: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: St. James Episcopal Church's Parish Hall, 38 S. Halifax Drive
Details: Drop by with your family to create a fun art project under the direction of Linda King. All supplies will be provided. Face coverings are required, regardless of vaccination status.
Saturday, Jan. 15
6th-annual Florida History Con
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road
Details: Join MOAS for an all-day celebration of Florida history, complete with reenactors, historical displays, local history clubs, lectures and more. The event is free for all MOAS members and is included with general admission into the museum, which is $12.95 for adults, $10.95 for seniors and students, and $6.95 for children ages 6-17. Visit MOAS.org
Roll Back to the 80s with John Ford Coley
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1
Details: The Friends of the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center are hosting American singer John Ford Coley in this fundraiser event. Coley is a classically-trained pianist, guitarist, actor and author
known for his partnership in the musical duo, England Dan and John Ford Coley. Some of their hits of the 70s and 80s include, "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" and "Nights Are Forever Without You." Funds raised will help the PAC with its renovations. The show will open with Orlando-area singer Scherezada Morales. Tickets cost $30 per person, and are available at the PAC box office or at tix5.centerstageticketing.com
Monday, Jan. 17
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast-to-go celebration
When: 8-10 a.m.
Where: South Ormond Neighborhood Center, 176 Division Ave.
Details: Enjoy a carry-out free hot breakfast, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Face masks are mandatory. For more information, call Tina Carlyle at 386-527-5918 or Livingston Edwards at 386-676-3231.
Wednesday, Jan. 19
Ormond Beach walking event
When: 6-7 p.m.
Where: Riviera Park, 901 S. Beach St.
Details: Join the Happy Wanderers in a 5K fun walk. Free and open to the public. Visit happywanderersfl.org or call 386-214-3890.
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
Details: Want to spend a day looking at fine art? The Museum of Arts and Sciences has the following shows on display "Farm Life and Other Scenes: The Art of Henry George Keller from the Collection”; “Vistas: Seasonal Landscapes from the Collection” (through Jan. 16); ”Flora, Fauna, and High Color: The Fantastic Florida Landscapes of Mark Messersmith”; and “Artful Books 2021" (through Jan. 16).