What are you doing this week?
THURSDAY, NOV. 17
Meditation in the Galleries
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum. Happens the third Thursday of every month. Cost is $17. Call 676-3347.
FRIDAY, NOV. 18
Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Riverview United Methodist Church, 2253 John Anderson Drive. Held same time Nov. 19. Call 441-1622.
“Backcountry Lawman” author to speak
2 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. Bob H. Lee, author of “Backcountry Lawman: True Stories from a Florida Game Warden,” will share the highlights of his 30-year career. Reservations are not required. Call 676-4191, Ext. 4.
6:30 p.m. at Tomoka Christian Church, 1450 Hand Ave. FREED Performing Arts will be presenting their annual showcase featuring a collection of mostly unfinished works that display artistic, performance techniques studied in their 27 weekly classes. Free. A love offering will be received.
Natalia Lavrova and Vassily Primakov Concert
7 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 38 S. Halifax Dr. Free. Donations will be accepted. The duo was founded in 2010 by two Juilliard-trained concert pianists. Call 677-0872.
SATURDAY, NOV. 19
Eighth-Annual Ormond Beach Riverfest Seafood Festival
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 19, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 20 at Rockefeller Gardens. Free. Food, music, cooking demonstrations by local chefs, kids games, bouncy houses, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and Sunday boat rides. The Rubber Duckie 5K River Run will be held Sunday at Fortunato Park to raise money Ormond Beach Police Department programs.
The Seaside Herb Society
9:30 a.m. at the Bailey Riverbridge Meeting House, 1 N. Beach St. Dean Costa Magoulas of Daytona State College will present “Enhancing Your Culinary Experience with Herbs.” Tastings will follow. Free. Call 443-497-0044.
A Griefshare Seminar: Surviving the Holidays
9:30 a.m. at Central Baptist Church,142 Fairview Ave. To register call at 677-8962.
Florida At War: A Living History Presentation in Character and Costume
10 a.m. at the Historic Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St. Presented by the Ormond Beach Historical Society. Free. Call 677-7005.
Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail Fall Trail Walk
10 a.m. at the Recreation Hall in Tomoka State Park, 2099 N. Beach St. Walk for two hours with Dr. Don Spence, certified arborist and plant pathologist. Free. Park Admission fee waived. RSVP to Rob Bird, [email protected].
Health Freedom Event with Dr. Mike Van Thielen
4 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. An educational and entertaining speaker. Cost is $10. Call 676-3375.
SUNDAY, NOV. 20
9 a.m. to noon at Beaver Bar, 1105 N. U.S. 1. Hosted by the American Legion Post #267 Auxiliary. Proceeds will go to their emergency fund to assist veteran families during the holidays.
November Breakfast: Judaism, Reincarnation & Angels
10 a.m. at Temple Beth El. Award-winning author Ellen Brazer will speak. Cost is $10. Call 675-6615 by Nov. 18.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Blossoms Assisted Living 1, 115 E. Granada Blvd. Bring a can of food and enjoy some disco and karaoke. RSVP by emailing [email protected].
PACE Center for Girls Volusia-Flagler Fashion Show and Purse Auction Benefit
2 p.m. at Malcolm's Bar and Grill, 1000 Champions Dr, Daytona Beach. Hosted by the LPGA Ladies Social Club, the proceeds go to the PACE Center for Girls Volusia-Flagler. Fashions will be provided by the Purple Dragon Fly, located in Ormond Beach. The models will be Kym Zurstadt, Heather Costa, Darla Otley, Tracy Marino, Kristy Chong and Sharon Gall. There will be over 40 purses available for auction valued at over $5,000.
Sound of Seasons: Frankie Valli Tribute
2:30 p.m. Cost is $25. Call 676-3375.
Mediterranean Dinner and Variety Show
4 p.m. at B’Nai Torah, 401 N. Nova Road. Music, comedy, and magic. Cost is $18 for adults and $9 for children ages 5 to 12. Reservations required. Call 672-1174.
MONDAY, NOV. 21
The National Active and Retired Employees Ormond Beach Chapter
11:30 a.m. at Stonewood, 100 S Atlantic Ave. Collecting for Santa for Seniors. Bring unwrapped donations. Call 586-0253.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23
Giving Thanks at The Grind
6 p.m. at Grind Gastropub and Kona Tiki Bar. Raffle and silent auction to benefits Provision Packs, a service that fills backpacks with well-balanced meals, cooking instructions and hygiene items to the children of our local community.
Halifax Humane Society Holiday Camp
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Halifax Humane Society, 2364, LPGA Blvd. Crafts, animal interactions, and demonstrations. Register at hhspawscamp.org.