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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 9 months ago

Calendar: Visit the Fairchild Oak

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

Thursday, Feb. 14

Storytime in the Galleries

When: 5-5:45 p.m.

Where: Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 78 E. Granada Blvd.

Details: Join the museum for a children's Valentine storytime with Kathy Warfel. Bring a blanket or mat to sit on. Treat will be provided Suggested for ages 7 and under. Reserve seat in advance. Costs $5. Visit or call 676-3347.

Friday, Feb. 15

Motor Racing Heritage Association open house

When: 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Birthplace of Speed Park, 21 Ocean Shore Blvd.

Details: See two race car replicas of vehicles that competed in the first sanctioned race on local beaches in 1903. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Members of the association will relate stories of the racing pioneers. Visit or call 337-4567.

Singing Waiters Dinner

When: 5-7:30 p.m.

Where: St. James Episcopal Church, 38 S. Halifax Dr.

Details: Attend this dinner with singing, sponsored by "The Friends of St. James." Enjoy homemade italian food, entertainment and fellowship. Costs $25. Call church office at 677-0872.

Saturday, Feb. 16

The Great Backyard Bird County

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Where: Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Ave.

Details: Participate in this free community event featuring bird count stations, guided walks and activities. Call 615-7081.

'Stories and Hijinks of Ormond'

When: 10-11 a.m.

Where: Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St.

Details: Hosted by the Ormond Beach Historical Society, this is a fun interactive program for ages 7-12. Join for activities and stories from the early pioneer days of Ormond. Free and open to the public. There will be complimentary refreshments. Call 677-7005 or visit to reserve your spot.

Florida Native Plant Society field trip

When: 12-3 p.m.

Where: Bulow Creek State Park, 3301 Old Dixie Highway

Details: Join the Pawpaw Chapter for a day trip featuring a guided nature walk through portions of the park, including a visit to the Fairchild Oak. Meet at noon. Bring your own picnic lunch. Park entrance is free. Contact Warren Reynolds at [email protected] or visit

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Halifax River Audubon meeting

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Sica Hall, 1065 Daytona Ave.

Details: Ocean Art Gallery owner Frank Gromling will be presenting, "Right Whales — On the Bring or Just Nature's Cycle?" Gromling, who was a founding member of the Marineland Right Whale Project in 2001, will share the latest information about North Atlantic right whales. Meeting is open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Sierra Club presentation

When: 7-8:30 p.m.

Where: University of Central Florida Daytona Beach campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. 

Details: See a free presentation on Dark Skies by Diana Umpierre, a board membr of the International Dark-Sky Association, that will discuss the impacts of artificial light on wildlife and humans. Visit or call 299-4053.

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