What to do this week in Ormond Beach.
Holy Cross Orthodox Church Holy Week
When: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5; 9 a.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. Friday, April 6; 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7; 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8.
Where: Holy Cross Orthodox Church, 375 Fleming Ave.
Details: Join in the reading of the passion gospels on Thursday, service of the royal hours, service of taking down the cross and the service of Lamentations on Friday, the Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great on Saturday, and the procession of the resurrection service and abbreviated Agape Vespers on Sunday. Contact Father Michael Byars at 677-0640.
Ormond Beach Art Guild spring exhibit reception
When: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive
Details: Enjoy a reception featuring live music, wine and light refreshments as you view original works in various mediums by local artists. The Ormond Beach Art Guild members meet to paint and socialize on Tuesday mornings at the Ormond Beach Senior Center. The exhibit will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through April 29. Contact Maureen Bridger at 846-5517 or Marilyn Dorinson at 676-7424.
Ormond Beach Spring Herb Faire
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Bailey's Riverbridge Meeting House and Gardens, 1 N. Beach St.
Details: Herbs, flowering and ornamental plants will be available for sale. Vendors, speakers, steel drum music and food containing herbs will be featured along the west bank of the Halifax River in Ormond Beach. The event is free. Contact Denny Snyder 443-497-0044
Ormond Beekeeper to speak at Daytona Garden Party
When: 11 a.m.
Where: The Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, 352 S. Nova Road
Details: Jack Dunlop, who takes care of the honey bee colonies at the Environmental Discovery Center, will share some of his insights on bees at the 5th-annual Garden Party Luncheon presented by the Guild of the Museum of Arts and Sciences. Guests are invited to browse displays of flowering spring plants, artist-created planters and honeybee materials before his presentation. Ticket costs $35 and includes catered luncheon with wine. Contact Kathy Wilson at [email protected] or at 756-2342.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road
Details: Radio talk show host Big John will be this month's featured speaker for AARP's Chapter 1057 meeting. $3 light lunch to follow.
Jeff Boyle, President
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Ormond Beach Public Library, 30 S. Beach St.
Details: Join Citizens and Neighbors Dedicated to Ormond for its monthly meeting.
Halifax Humane Society Yappy Hour
When: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Holiday Inn LPGA, 137 Automall Circle
Details: Join the Halifax Humane Society for Yappy Hour to benefit our community's animals. HHS asks that you bring your own dog and bring a portable chair just in case attendance is standing room only. Cost for event is $15 for adults, which includes light appetizers, two drink tickets, and dog admission. Children 3-10 years of age are $5.00 and will receive one drink ticket. Register online at Halifaxhumanesociety.org