What are you doing this week?
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8
Halifax Genealogical Society: "Proving Generational Relationships Prior to the 1880 Census"
1:30 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium, 30 S. Beach St. Presented by Clyde and Kathy Stickney. Educational session to follow main program: "Patterns of Inheritance of the ‘X’ and ‘Y’ Chromosomes and Mitochondrial DNA.” Visitors Welcome. Call 672-3806.
Art of Healing: Decorative Magnetic Sticks
3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum. Free. Craft a decorative set of magnetic sticks for your refrigerator. Embellish them with positive images, words and colors. Open to participants 16 years and old. Call 676-3347.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9
Walking with the Manager
8 a.m. at the Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Ave. The entire walk will be approximately two miles. City Manager Joyce Shanahan’s guest walker will be Stefan Sibley, assistant leisure services director. Citizens are invited to join in the walk, ask questions, share comments and offer suggestions.
iPhone, iPad and Computer Classes
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Daytona Beach Computer Learning Center, on the ground floor of the Windsor Apartments, 524 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Beginner and advanced iPhone, iPad and computer classes using Windows 10, Windows 7, email, internet, and Excel classes that will be offered this fall will be described for signup. All classes are taught by tech-savvy seniors and coaches using our computers, and your iPhone or iPad. Books or notes are included in all classes. Visit us at DBCLC.com.
6 to 8 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Gymnastics Center, 432 N. Nova Road. Ages 8-21. Coaches on the floor. Light spotting. Cost is $5 per participant. Light spotting. Call 676-3250.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10
Reel in the Fun Fishing Tournament
8 a.m. at Bailey Riverbridge Gardens, 1 N. Beach St. Free. Kids catch and release fishing tournament. Prior registration is required. Limited to Ormond Beach residents. Each team will consist of one adult and up to two children. Children must be ages 4-12. Prizes and awards will be given. Registration will take place at the Leisure Services Registration Office, 399 N. U.S. 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Registration deadline is Sept. 7. Call 676-3250 or visit ormondbeach.org.
Key West Party
6 to 10 p.m. at Historic Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St. One free drink. Island Fare Buffet. Bring your finest parrot gear. Reservations limited to 100 people. Cost $40 per person. Sponsored by the Ormond Beach Historical Society. Call 677-7005.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11
Lifetree Cafe: "Bias: What's the Media Agenda?"
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 142 Fairview Ave., Daytona Beach. A place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffee-house setting. Filmed interviews with current and former news journalists discussing the current state of bias in the media. Free. Refreshments served. Call 451-5223.
“The Kids Left, The Dog Died, What Now?”Auditions
7 p.m. at Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach. A musical comedy that salutes those valiantly struggling with divorce on their hands, gravity on their bodies, grandchildren on their self-images and the dating scene on their egos. Looking for two males and two females ages 45 to 55. Call 255-2431.
MONDAY, SEPT. 12
3 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 38 S. Halifax Dr. The Music Ministry of St. James is sponsoring a free Handbell Workshop. Adults and kids fourth-grade and up. No experience necessary. Space is limited. Call 677-0872.
6 to 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 336 S. Halifax Drive. A 13-week seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Each session includes a video and group discussion about a different topic, so a person may join at any time. Free. Participants are asked to donate $15 to cover the cost of a workbook. Babysitting will be provided. To register, call the church at 677-3581, Ext. 311, or email [email protected].
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13
The American Chronic Pain Association's Support Group of Ormond/Daytona Beach
1:30 p.m. at the Cafe at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Dr. Yannick Grenier, M.D. of the Halifax Neurosurgery and Neuroscience Center, to speak on the topic "Anatomy of Pain." Call 262-4512.
Osteoporosis Education Program: Better Balance with Tai Chi Benefits Healthy Bones
4 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium, 30 S. Beach St. Presented by Andrew Townsend, Beachside Tai Chi. Call 673-3535.
Canvas and Cocktails: Modern Sun
6 to 8 p.m. at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum. Supplies, beverages and instruction provided. Open to anyone over the age of 21. No experience necessary. Cost is $35 for members and $38.50 for nonmembers. Tickets available online or by calling 676-3347.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14
“What’s Bugging Your Garden?
10 a.m. at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. Vivian Bowden, a master gardener with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will share photos and descriptions of common garden bugs. Bring a leaf or plant for her inspection. Reservations are not required for this free program. For more information, call the library at 676- 4191, Ext., 4.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15
12 to 1 p.m. at the Enviormental Discovery Center. The program debunks common myths and misconceptions that give rise to the unfounded fears surrounding these flying mammals. This class is limited to 16 total participants. You must preregister through the City of Ormond Beach Leisure Services offices at 615-7081.
Granada Grand Festival of the Arts
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17, behind the City Hall complex on South Beach Street. Visual arts, demonstrations, musical performances and hands-on activities. More than 60 area artists selling unique, handcrafted pieces. Chalk artists. Local food trucks, wine, beer and Calypso lemonade stand. Be part of the art with an interactive community project: a glass mosaic art piece that will be donated to Ormond MainStreet for public display. Frame of Mind will host a kid zone with a pedal-powered art station and Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center will sponsor a free video booth where kids and adults can glam it up for their video feeds. Demonstrations include pottery, contemporary painting and the ancient Japanese art of fish rubbing. Sponsored by Ormond MainStreet and the Ormond Arts District.