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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, May 19, 2022 1 month ago

Calendar: See 'Seussical Jr.' at the Performing Arts Center

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

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

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

Boating class

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, 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

MOAS exhibitions

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".

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