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Ormond Beach Observer Friday, Apr. 12, 2013 5 years ago

OUR TOWN: Whiskey tasting event to kick off Celtic Festival

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PLUS: A preview of Earth Day activities,  at City Hall; and, summer camp sign-ups.

BY THE OBSERVER STAFF

Celtic Fest to open with whiskey night

The Ormond Beach Celtic Festival will kick off 5 p.m. Friday, April 19, with a tasting of four rare whiskeys, from the Central Florida Malt Whisky Cabinet, at the Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St. Only 60 tickets available. Tickets are $25 (online) and $30 (at door).

The tasting will be followed 7 p.m. with harp performances from Grainne Hambly and William Jackson, as well as pop folk music from Drever-Mcguire-Young, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 N. U.S. 1. Tickets are $18 ($12 for kids).

All proceeds benefit work on Ormond’s mainstreet.

Earth Day: April 22

The 43rd Earth Day is April 22, and to celebrate, Ormond Beach will hold its 21st-annual Picnic on the Plaza 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at City Hall, 22 S. Beach St. 

A sampling of the booths and exhibits at the picnic are listed as follows:

      Agricultural growers will be featured.

      Tomoka State Park will have a state parks display.

      Police Outreach/Crime Prevention will provide crime-prevention tips.

      Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida will have adoptable pets.

      Five O’ Clock Charley will perform live country music.

      American Red Cross will provide information.

      Leisure Services will display summer camp info.

      Utility companies will give water meter tips.

      Halifax Humane Society will be adopting out dogs.

      Shred Pros will offer free shredding.

      H.E.L.P. Animals will provide info about animal safety.

      Volusia Turtle Patrol will have a sea turtle exhibit.

      Garden Club of Ormond Beach will offer gardening advice and giveaways.

      Concessions will be provided by Greg Lewis Enterprises.

Around town …

Registration for the Ormond Beach Summer Connection Day Camp Program, for ages 6-13 (as of Sept. 1) can be done at www.ormondbeach.org, or an application can be picked up at the city’s Leisure Services Department, 399 N. U.S. 1. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received. Two four-week sessions will be held, June 17 to July 12, and July 15 to Aug. 9. Each session costs $200 for residents. Call 676-3250.

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