What to do this week in and around Ormond Beach.
Friday, May 20
CMT presents: "Seussical Jr."
When: 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21; and 1 p.m. Sunday, May 22.
Where: Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach
Details: Children's Musical Theatre Workshop, Inc. presents "Seussical Jr." featuring a cast of local young actors. The show will transport audiences from the Jungle of Nool into the Circus McGurkus as the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Tickets cost $17.50. The PAC's box office is open Tuesday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at ormondbeach.org/267/Performing-Arts-Center
Saturday, May 21
Weeki Wachee: City of Mermaids
When: 10-11 a.m.
Where: Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Palm Coast
Details: Presented by the Palm Coast Historical Society, this Speaker Series lecture will tell the history of Weeki Wachee Springs through vintage photographs of the mermaids from their earliest days performing silent ballets, to the heyday when they performed in a million-dollar theater. This free event is made possible through a grant partnership with Florida Humanities. Call 386-986-2323.
Genealogy in the Library program
When: 1-4 p.m.
Where: Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
Details: This free, one-on-one research assistance program is offered by Halifax Genealogical Society volunteers to anyone who is interested in researching their family history. Explore how the library's genealogical databases can help find your ancestors. Convenes in meeting room 3 of the library. To register, contact [email protected]
Monday, May 23
Defend the Loop meeting
When: 5:15-6:45 p.m.
Where: Ormond Beach Public Library auditorium, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach
Details: Attend this meeting sponsored by Dream Green Volusia. There will be discussion on the current issues pertaining to the Loop and the Defend the Loop campaign. The public is welcome.
Wednesday, May 25
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Halifax River Yacht Club, 331 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach
Details: America's Boating Club, Daytona Beach Sail and Power Squadron is offering Navigation I (Piloting). This is an eight to 10 week course beginning on May 25, and running through the end of July. It covers inland and coastal navigation, charts and a solid introduction to GPS and electronic navigation. Class size will be limited, so you must reserve your seat. Visit www.abcdb.club, or call Don Roman at 386-453-6456.
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.
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: "The Color of Rain: From the Florida Women's Art Association" (through May 22) ; "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" ; and "The Bitten Line: Etchings from the Collection".