What to do this week in and around Ormond Beach.
Friday, May 27
Explore Volusia: Halifax River paddle
When: 9-11 a.m.
Where: Sanchez Park, 329 Sanchez Ave., Ormond Beach
Details: View local wildlife and natural Florida during this free leisurely paddling trip, which is one of Volusia County's Explore Volusia programs. Paddlers may encounter marine mammals. Bring a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard, along with a life preserver and whistle. Registration required. Call 386-736-5927.
Heroes Honor Festival
When: 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 27; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 28
Where: Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
Details: The Heroes Honor Festival is taking over the Daytona International Speedway to honor Vietnam veteran heroes. The two-day festival will be headlined by country music stars Toby Keith, Justine Moore, Craig Morgan and will feature guests of honor including Gov. Ron DeSantis, Vietnam war helicopter pilot Major Gen. Patrick Brady, and Chris Noel, retired American actress and entertainer. Free admission to veterans and active military; general admission tickets cost $79. Visit heroeshonorfestival.com/
Saturday, May 28
Florida Women Journalists and Politics
When: 9:30-11 a.m.
Where: Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach
Details: Hear Kimberly Voss, UCF professor and author, share the stories of women's page journalists who contributed to their Florida communities. This is part of the Ormond Beach Historical Society's speaker series. Visit Ormondhistory.org
10th-annual Pool Safety Day 2022
When: 1-4 p.m.
Where: Central Park, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast
Details: Teach your family how to be safe around the pool at this event presented by the city of Palm Coast, in partnership with AdventHealth. Lifeguards will lead fun activities such as pool games, mini swimming lessons, log rolling and more. There will also be a live safety demonstration with the Palm Coast Fire Department. Costs $2 for adults; $1 for children 17 and under and $1 for seniors 65 and older.
Sunday, May 29
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach
Details: See the Daytona Beach Concert Band perform a free patriotic concert. The band is composed of 30 members, including band directors, retired and practicing musicians, and young musicians who enjoy playing music.
Monday, May 30
Palm Coast's Memorial Day Ceremony
When: 8-9:30 a.m.
Where: Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Parkway NW, Palm Coast
Details: Attend this ceremony to remember the men and women who gave their lives in service to the U.S. military. Free. Parking is available along Corporate Drive and at the Flagler County Library.
Ormond Beach's Memorial Day Remembrance Service
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach
Details: Presented by the city's Department of Leisure Services, American Legion Post 267 and American Legion Unit 267. CDC guidelines will be observed. Limited seating available. Call 676-3241 or visit ormondbeach.org
Flagler County's Memorial Day Ceremony
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Government Services Building, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell
Details: Celebrate veterans during Flagler County's Memorial Day Ceremony, featuring special guest speaker retired U.S. Army Col. Cecil Hengeveld, a Vietnam War veteran. The event is sponsored by the Flagler County Commission and the Flagler County Veterans Advisory Council.
Wednesday, June 1
CFOB event with Lisa Lewis
When: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Ormond Beach Regional Library auditorium, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
Details: Citizens for Ormond Beach has invited Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis to speak on the upcoming 2022 election process and procedures. Join for an informative session and get your questions answered. For more information, contact Bill Denny at 770-883-1653 or [email protected].
Thursday, June 2
Ormond library program
When: 2 p.m.
Where: Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
Details: Christie Miller, volunteer coordinator for Volusia County Environmental Management, will explain how residents can protect rivers, lakes and estuaries by limiting fertilizer this summer. Free program. Reservations not required. Call 386-676-4191.
Learn how to raise backyard chickens
When: 6 p.m.
Details: Learn how to keep chickens and start producing your own eggs during an online Backyard Urban Chicken Class. Kalan Taylor, director of the University fo Florida/Volusia County Extension, will discuss chicken breeds, proper housing, general health care, nutrition, manure management and food safety. She will also explain how to find out if your property is approved for raising backyard poultry. Registration costs $10 per household. Visit https://volusiabackyardchickenclass.eventbrite.com
African-American Trailblazers, then and now
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Anderson-Price Building, 42 N. Beach Street, Ormond Beach
Details: The Ormond Beach Historical Society will host one more Black history program, this one on achievements in the armed forces. Free and open to the public. Visit Ormondhistory.org
OMAM Pop-up window exhibit: Caitlin Flynn
When: Through May 24
Where: 9 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach
Details: See a pop-up exhibit by Neptune Beach artist Caitlin Flynn. Her most recent work draws attention to defining the American Dream. Flynn gathers inspiration from abstract expressionism, Romare Beardon, Wolf Kahan, and the Bay Area Figurative Movement.
Florida Women's Art Association presents 'Collective Wisdom'
When: Through May 31
Where: The Art League of Daytona Beach, 433 S. Palmetto Ave. Daytona Beach
Details: See the latest art exhibition by the Florida Women's Arts Association.Visit flwaa.com
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, Daytona Beach
Details: Want to spend a day looking at fine art? The Museum of Arts and Sciences has the following shows on display: "Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald: Clear and Colored Glass Traditions in the Collection" ; " A River Runs Through It: Hudson River School and Other Landscapes from the Collection" ; "Beyond the Plate: Murals and Other Ceramics from the Kendall Art Center" ; "Child’s Play: Historical Toys and Games from the Collection" ; "The Bitten Line: Etchings from the Collection" ; and "Kablam! Pop Art/Op Art from the Collection" (opens May 28).