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Ryan Lochte is shown after a race in this 2015 file photo. Courtesy photo
Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Sep. 19, 2016 3 years ago

Ryan Lochte rematch, state park scavenger hunt and 12 other things to do this week

What are you doing this week?
by: Emily Blackwood News Editor


Art of Healing: Decorative Magnetic Sticks

3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Care Center. 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.


Free Men’s Prostate Health Event  

9 a.m. to noon at Halifax Health Center for Urology Professional Building, 311 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 480, Daytona Beach. Free prostate exams and prostate-specific antigen tests. To RSVP for this event call 425-3010.

Open Gym

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.


National Day of Remembrance Ceremony

9 a.m. at Sunrise Park, 1135 Riverside Drive, Holly Hill. The Halifax Health Hospice Traumatic Loss Program in collaboration with the Victims’ Services Coalition of the 7th Judicial Circuit will hold a special ceremony in honor of the victims and survivors of homicide and traumatic loss. 

Speakers include R.J. Larizza, State Attorney with the 7th Judicial Circuit and Heather Taylor, 2016 Ms. Wheelchair Florida. Mary Jo Allen, executive director of Halifax Health Hospice, will read the names of more than 500 loved ones to be remembered, and Jim Sawgrass of the Muskogee-Creek Indian Tribe will lead a Native American healing ritual led. Pulse General Manager Nema will be reading the names of the 49 victims of the nightclub's shooting. 

After the event, attendees are invited to visit Milt Hallman Park, where the day will be recognized throughout the week, courtesy of the Office of the Attorney General, with a banner and pinwheels for each victim. Participants are also invited to decorate and add a commemorative rock to the Healing Hearts River of Rocks at the Halifax Health Hospice Port Orange Care Center, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange.

Contact Kimberly Beck-Frate at 258-3237 or [email protected].

Florida Humanities Speaker Series: The Battle Over the Apalachicola Flint Water Basin

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.

Book Sale

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. Hosted by The Friends of the Library. New and used books, DVDs, CDs and magazines. Shoppers can buy one and get one free of equal or lesser value. Proceeds will be used to support library projects and programs. Call 676-4191, Ext., 4.

National Public Lands Day 

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Tomoka State Park. The two-hour photo scavenger hunt will include a park clean-up. Participants meet at the recreation hall at 9:45 a.m. for instructions and clue sheet. Wear closed toed shoes, sunscreen, hats, and bring bug repellent, snacks, water and a phone with photo capability. Nitrile gloves and trash bags will be provided. There will also be Junior Ranger Kits for those more adventurous and wishing to stay and explore the whole day. Park admission fees will be waived for individuals and groups that join in the volunteer clean-up activity. Call 676-4050.

"The Welcome" PTSD Awareness Movie & Discussion

1 to 4 p.m. at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum. Free showing of "The Welcome," an award winning film dealing with PTSD awareness. Discussion to follow. Light refreshments, and guests are welcome to enjoy the original veteran tributes located in our gardens. Seating is limited. Call 676-3347 to reserve your spot. In partnership with Ormond Strong.

YMCA Silent Auction

6 p.m. at Oceanside Country Club. In 2015, the Ormond Beach Y gave over $148,000 in scholarships to local kids, teens, adults and seniors in a variety of programs including afterschool care,summer camps, swim lessons, memberships and more. Call 673-9622 to purchase tickets.


Hurt by Church: Victims of Church Abuse

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Lifetree Cafe, 142 Fairview Ave., Daytona Beach. Interactive discussion about people who have experienced church-inflicted hurt and a filmed interview with a woman who suffered emotional wounds caused by the church. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their wounds. Free. Refreshments served. Call 451-5223.


Rabbi to discuss Russian Jewish authors

10 to 11 a.m. at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. Rabbi Barry Altman will share information about Russian Jews who immigrated to the United States and became authors during a free presentation. Altman is the spiritual leader of Temple Beth-El in Ormond Beach and a member of the Stetson University faculty. Reservations are not required. Call 676-4191, Ext., 4.


Florida Licensing On Wheels

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Hall, 22 S. Beach St. FLOW is a standalone mobile office with technology to provide drivers license/ID card, change of address, renewals, replacements, and renewals and replacements of vehicle registration and disabled parking permits. Before visiting, please go to to learn about licensing and ID requirements and make sure you have everything you need when you visit FLOW so you don’t have to make a second trip. Call 850-617-2000.


The Rematch after Rio Charity Swim event with Ryan Lochte and Rowdy Gaines

6:30 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Family YMCA Aquatics Center. Will raise money for Ormond Beach YMCA and SMA’s Huger Adolescent Campus at Tiger Bay. Cost is $100 and includes soft drinks, heavy appetizers, several races including races against Ryan Lochte and commentary by NBC commentator Rowdy Gaines. Tickets are available at the Ormond Beach Family YMCA, Port Orange Family YMCA and at the SMA Foundation office in Daytona Beach. Contact [email protected] or [email protected].


Newborn Care Class

7 p.m. at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Medical Office Building, 305 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach. Taught by a Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center certified happiest baby instructor, this class is aligned with the Happiest Baby Association and teaches tools to calm a crying, fussy baby. The class also addresses tips for practicing safe sleep and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Cost for this class is $20 per couple. Registration is required and scholarships are available. Call 231-3152 or visit

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