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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019 1 year ago

Calendar: Learn the art of pine needle basketry

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

Friday, March 8

Little Learners: Mammals

When: 10-11 a.m.

Where: Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Ave.

Details: Join the EDC for a pre-K program about mammals, their diets and behavior, complete with hands-on activities. Ages 3-5 only. Free. Call 615-7081 to reserve space.

Tomoka State Park welcomes bikers

When: March 8-17

Where: Tomoka State Park, 2099 N. Beach St.

Details: For bike week, Tomoka State Park will lower its entry fee for motorcycles to $2. Tomoka Outpost is also advertising "Riverfront Beer and Peanuts," where any beverage purchase comes with a free tray of shelled peanuts. Call 676-4050.

Antoinette Slick art reception

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 78 E. Granada Blvd.

Details: Join Antoinette Slick, museum board member and past board president, in opening her second solo show at OMAM. Her show, "Surface Interpretations," is made up of acrylic non-objective abstract paintings. Her works will be on display until April 19. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekdays, and noon to 4 p.m. on the weekends. Admission to museum costs $2.

Saturday, March 9

Urban Tree Care Program

When: 10-11 a.m.

Where: Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Ave.

Details: Learn about tree biology from Dr. Don Spence, a board certified master arborist. Discover how to create and maintain the healthiest environment for trees in the community and at home. Call 615-7081 to reserve a spot.

Tomoka Remembers

When: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Tomoka State Park, 2099 N. Beach St.

Details: Crafter Susan will teach you the fine art of pine needle basketry and history of indigo dye. Program included in regular state park fare. Stay afterwards for St. Patrick's Day crafts from 11 a.m. to noon. Call 676-4050.

Sunday, March 10

Bel Canto Singers

When: 3:30 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road

Details: See this chorus, now in its 47th-consecutive season, as it presents a "Musical Theatre" concert, featuring excerpts from "Porgy and Bess," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Mamma Mia!" and "Les Miserables." Suitable for all ages. Tickets cost $15 at the door; students with valid ID are free. Visit

Monday, March 11

Civil discourse meeting

When: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Gazebo at Ormond Memorial Arts Museum gardens, 78 E. Granada Blvd. 

Details: Join in for an open discussion of local topics and issues. Contact Linda Williams at [email protected]

Tuesday, March 12

Neighborhood meeting

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Senior Center art room, 351 Andrews St.

Details: There will be a meeting to discuss an RV and boat storage as well as Total Comfort's proposed 26,514 square-foot building with two 30,000 gallon gas storage tanks at 1345 N. U.S. 1. The property is zoned light industrial.

Thursday, March 14

'Write Well, Be Well'

When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 78 E. Granada Blvd.

Details: Dr. David B. Axelrod combines Chinese meditation techniques and a 50-year career as an author and poet to guide you to your creative source. Part of a four class series that gives you time to practice finding and focusing feelings. Costs $60 for members; $67 for non-members. Workshop is presented in affiliation with the Creative Happiness Institute. Call 676-3347.


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