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Calendar: Get a Taste of Ormond

What to do this week in Ormond Beach.
by: Jarleene Almenas Associate Editor

Friday, March 1

'Christopher Robin'

When: 6:30-9 p.m.

Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive

Details: This month's Movies on the Halifax, presented by the city's Department of Leisure Services, will screen "Christopher Robin." The movie is rated PG. Free admission. Bring blanket or lawn chair. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Call 676-3216.

Saturday, March 2

Hillside Cemetery Tour

When: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Where: Hillside Cemetery, 143 Seton Trail

Details: Enjoy the stories of the early pioneers of Ormond Beach, which are buried in the historic Hillside Cemetery. The tour is presented by the Ormond Beach Historical Society. Tour costs $12 for members, and $15 for non-members. Visit, email [email protected] or call 677-7005.

Tomoka Elementary 5K

When: 8:30 a.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Public Library, 30 S Beach St.

Details: Participate in the annual Tomoka Brave, Strong and Healthy 5K run/walk. Race starts and ends at the library. Water stations will be available at the end of the race. Register online at

Art Walk

When: 5-8 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Mainstreet Arts District, 128 W. Granada Blvd.

Details: Every first Saturday of the month, Ormond Beach celebrates culture with six gallery stops featuring over 100 artists. Most of the artwork is created by local artists, but some galleries also feature international pieces as well. Enjoy the complimentary shuttle service to each stop.

Book signing

When: 5-8 p.m.

Where: Ocean Child Boutique, 164 W. Granada Blvd.

Details: Fred Sergeant will have a book signing for his new children's book, "Daisy Gets a Brother." The event will take place during Art Walk and will benefit Hush Puppy Haven, an organization helping people in abusive relationships by taking care of their pets while they're seeking help. 

'Art in Motion' opening reception

When: 5-8 p.m.

Where: Ocean Art Gallery, 197 E. Granada Blvd.

Details: Local photographic artist Alice Gipson's work will be on display at Ocean Art Gallery as a featured artist for a month. Attend her exhibition's reception, which is part of the Art Walk. Her works will be on display through March 31.

Sunday, March 3

Taste of Ormond

When: 4-7 p.m.

Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive

Details: Join Ormond Beach Mainstreet for this fundraiser bringing together two dozen of the city's restaurants. Sample as many dishes as you'd like. Enjoy live music and a charity raffle. Tickets start at $65. Ormond Beach MainStreet advises you buy them in advance, as the event tends to sell out. Call 492-2938.

Thursday, March 7

Ormond Historical Bus Tour

When: 9:45-11:45 a.m.

Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive

Details: See much of the history and scenery of Ormond Beach via the Ormond Beach Historical Society's bus tour. Beginning at The Casements, the tour includes the Loop, the Three Chimneys Sugar Mill Ruins and a visit to see the Fairchild Oak. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the MacDonald House, located at 38 E. Granada Blvd. Tickets cost $22 for adults, $20 for Historical Society members and $7 for ages 5-12. Tour takes about two hours. Call 677-7005.

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