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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 7 months ago

Calendar: See the Kopy Kats

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

Thursday, Oct. 10

'The first 5 things to do with your new DNA results'

When: 1:30 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Regional Public Library auditorium, 30 S. Beach St.

Details: Hosted by the Halifax Genealogical Society, this webinar by Blaine Bettinger can help you with the next steps after receiving DNA results. Visitors welcome. Call 672-3806.

Octoberfest at Prince of Peace

When: 5-10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10; 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Oct. 11; noon to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 12; noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13

Where: Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 600 South Nova Road

Details: The 51st-annual Octoberfest parish festival will feature music, carnival food, Magic Midways with 15 adult rides, including a Ferris wheel, six kiddie rides and a merry-go-round. Parking costs $3 per vehicle. Wristbands cost $20, except for on Thursday, where it will cost $15, but may only be purchased online or at the church. Visit or call 672-5272.

Democratic Club

When: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 56 N. Halifax Drive

Details: Held second Thursday of each month at the same time.

Friday, Oct. 11

Genealogy assistance

When: 1-4 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Regional Public Library, 30 S. Beach St.

Details: Meet Halifax Genealogical Society members for individual help in discovering family history. Learn about free library databases and other available resources. Call 681-9422.

Ex-mafia boss to speak at church

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Tomoka Christian Church, 1450 Hand Ave.

Details: The former "Prince of the Mafia," Michael Franzese will be speaking about his experience turning away from a life of crime and looking toward Christ, forgiveness and restoration. Food trucks will be on campus during the event, and Franzese will hold meet and greets afterward. 

Kopy Kats

When: 7:30 p.m., Oct 11-12; and 2:30 p.m., Oct. 13

Where: Ormond Beach Perfoming Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1

Details: This year's show, titled "Show People," features three generations of participants performing hits from "My Fair Lady," "Les Miserables," "Smokey Joe’s Café," and "Liza with a Z." Tickets cost $20. Call 676-3375 or visit

Saturday, Oct. 12

Single-use plastics

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Ave.

Details: Presented by Suzanne Scheiber of Dream Green Volusia. Space is limited. Call 615-7081 to reserve your spot.

Sunday, Oct. 13

Walking event

When: 8 a.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Regional Public Library, 30 S. Beach St.

Details: Join Happy Wanderers for a guided walk. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Visit or call 214-3890 256-2160.

Bel Canto Singers of Daytona

When: 3:30 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road

Details: This season opening concert features "Jubilate," composed by Dan Forest with soloists and chamber orchestra. Tickets cost $15 for adults, and $5 for children. Visit, email [email protected] or call 492-1940.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Quit tobacco class

When: noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, 1845 Holsonback Drive

Details: Join a free quit smoking now class. The class meets once a week for six weeks. Free patches, lozenges and gum, as well as a quit plan, workbook, water bottle, stress ball and more. Call Northeast Florida AHEC at -904-482-0189 to register.

Dance lessons

When: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Where: Ormond Senior Center, 351 Andrews St.

Details: On Wednesdays, the Council on Aging offers dance lessons provided by "Dance With Me" instructors Tom and Jo Sanders. Costs $2. Participants are welcome to stay afterward for a dance gala and social, from 2 to 4 p.m. featuring live big band music by The Blue Notes. Call 672-4159.

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