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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 3 years ago

Veterans Day, Bernie Carbo and other things to do this week

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


Veterans Day Celebration

Noon to 2 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Senior Center, 351 Andrews St. The City’s Leisure Services Department will present a Veterans Day Celebration to honor our veterans with lunch and entertainment. Reservations required. Free for veterans and $7 for all others. Tickets must be purchased and picked up at the Leisure Services Office, 399 N. US Highway 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, until the event is sold out. Call 676-3250.

Prince of Peace Council of Catholic Women’s Card Party

12:15 to 3:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace Church Social Hall, 600 S. Nova Road. Men are welcome. Held on the second Thursday of the month from November through April, this is a chance to socialize, play cards or games, have a nice dessert and maybe win a door prize. Delicious homemade desserts include gluten free and diabetic items for those with dietary restrictions. Cost is just $5 per person. The 50/50 raffle tickets help support the Water for Life Program in the Dominican Republic. Call 677-8518.

Gleaning Information From Wills and Estate Papers

1:30 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium  30 S. Beach St.  Presented by Linda Vivian. Special Interest Groups to meet after the main program. Call 672-3806.

241st Birthday for Marine Corps

4 p.m. at RiverGrille on the Tomoka. Local marines and significant others welcome. Free. Call 233-3916 for more info.


Veterans Day

11 a.m. at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum. Motivating speakers, patriotic entertainment, light refreshments and a chance to sing some of the songs that honor the branches of service.

The Bernie Carbo story: A major league confession

6:30 p.m. at Tomoka Christian Church. Free event featuring baseball legend Bernie Carbo. A separate track is available for women and teen girls led by Tammy Carbo, Bernie's wife. The former baseball major leaguer will talk about his career, which included a three-run homer in the 1975 World Series, leading to a Red Sox victory. His baseball career ended after years of alcohol and drug abuse. While in recovery, he learned about the power of Jesus, and his life was never the same again. Tammy Carbo's talk, “What Women Need to Hear,” will address the struggles women face and the importance of prayer and Bible study to keep strong a woman’s commitment to God, the church, and her marriage. Free hamburgers and hot dogs will be available while they last beginning at 5:30 p.m. Visit to learn more about this event, as well as a hitting clinic for children on Nov. 12.

Christian Singer Francesca Battistelli

6:30 p.m. at Calvary Christian Center, 1687 W. Granada Blvd. In celebration of 150 years of Seventh-day Adventist healthcare, the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties – which comprise the Florida Hospital East Florida Region – will host a free concert for the community featuring Christian singer Francesca Battistelli. She is a Grammy award winner and six-time Dove Award recipient. Her music features stunning, soulful lyrics that encompass a variety of genres, including jazz, rock, gospel, and R&B. There is limited seating and a ticket is required for the event. Tickets are available by visiting


Holiday Bazaar

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Tomoka United Methodist Church. Free admission. Fall, Christmas and year-round crafts and a great selection of gifts. Homemade lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a wide selection of bake sale items will be available throughout the day.  

Ormond Realty Beach Clean Up

10 a.m. to noon at Neptune Beach Approach. Pick up debris from Hurricane Matthew from Neptune to Granada Beach Approach. Ormond Realty provides the garbage bags, gloves, and garbage pickers.


2nd-Annual Encore Baton and Dance Golf Tournament

7:30 a.m. at Halifax Plantation. Four-person scramble. Individual golfers are $75, and corporate foursomes with hole sponsorship are $400. Contact Eric Fraine at 547-4606 or [email protected].


Free Scam Workshop for Seniors

10 to 11 a.m. in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 22 S. Beach St. The City of Ormond Beach, in partnership with the Florida Department of Financial Services, will be offering an Operation S.A.F.E. Be Scam Smart workshop. Part of Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater’s On Guard for Seniors initiative. Free and open to seniors, their family members and caregivers. Visit

Osteoporosis Education Program: Safe Yoga for Healthy Bones

4 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium. Hosted by the National Osteoporosis Foundation Education & Support Group of Ormond Beach.  Ann Forsell of Lotus Yoga will present. Call 673-3535.


How to Care for Bromeliads

10 a.m. at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. Bromeliads are low-maintenance, flowering plants that are members of the pineapple family. They can be grown in indoor containers, the Florida landscape, and even on trees. Jay Thurrott, president of the Bromeliad Society International, will explain how to care for these colorful plants. Reservations not required. Free. Call 676-4191, Ext. 4 for more info.

Volusia County’s Pet Vet Cruiser

Hosted at the Rockin’ Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road. Low-cost spaying and neutering services to financially eligible owners of dogs and cats in unincorporated areas. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 323- 3575.

Call to artists

Florida Women’s Arts Association is partnering with Ormond Beach MainStreet for a first annual event designed to exhibit local artists in our community and boost the retail economy in Ormond Beach.

From January 14 to 22, 2017 works from local artists will hang in various business venues along Granada Blvd., between US 1 and A1A. There will be both a printed and an online map showing the venues and the public will have access to an online app to vote for their favorite pieces.

At the end of the show, there will be a gala to award monetary prizes and the winner’s art will stay on display for a month in a sponsored venue.

All Ormond Beach residents and all members of Florida Women’s Arts Association are eligible to enter. If you are NOT an Ormond Beach resident, you may join the FLWAA for as little as $25 per year. This opportunity is open only to two-dimensional pieces and sculpture. At this time we are not accepting jewelry, pottery or crafts.

Applications, submission requirements, and instructions can be found online at All applications must be submitted by Nov. 10. Email [email protected] or [email protected].

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