The Ormond Beach Observer calendar
THURSDAY, FEB. 4.
Sand Dollar Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America
10 a.m. at Westminster-By-The-Presbyterian Church, 3221 S. Peninsula Drive, Daytona Beach Shores. Guests are welcome. Call 253-2271.
The Peninsula Club of Daytona Beach
11 a.m. An afternoon of bridge and canasta. Lunch is served at noon. Cards start after lunch. For more information or to reserve lunch, call 767-3297 by 12 p.m. Monday.
Putting On The Ritz Goes Hollywood
7 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. Florida native Tim Rippey will be the show’s headliner. Cost is $25 for reserved seats. Call 676-3375.
FRIDAY, FEB. 5
ArtHaus 14th-Annual Advanced Placement Studio Art Exhibit Reception
5 to 7 p.m. at ArtHaus Gallery, 3840 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. The newest ArtHaus exhibit will feature artwork from the Advanced Placement Studio Art classes in Volusia County High Schools, including five students from Seabreeze High School. Will run through March 4.
The Dorothy Johnson Creative Vision Award will be presented at the opening reception. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Call 767-0076 or go to arthaus.org
6 to 8 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Gymnastics Center, 432 N. Nova Road. For anyone between the ages of 8-21. There will only be light spotting. Coaches will be on the floor at all times. A waiver to participate must be signed by each person and anyone under 18 years of age must have the waiver signed by a parent. Cost is $5 per participant. Participants may register at the Leisure Services Registration Office, online or at the door. Call 676-3250.
Allengang Entertainment Presents Ambrosia
7:30 p.m at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. In 1970, four young musicians from the South Bay of Los Angeles came together to create a new invigorating style of music. Exploring the possibilities of progressive classical and world influences, yet rooted with the soul of the blues and R&B, Joseph Puerta, Christopher North, David Pack, and Burleigh Drummond created a new sound that was defined and recognized as “Ambrosia.” Originally labeled as America’s answer to the progressive invasion of such English acts as “Yes” and "King Crimson,” the group quickly proved it was all that and much more as its albums painted aural landscapes covering the gamut of musical styles and attracting the collaboration of such cultural icons as Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and Alan Parsons. In its brief recording history, Ambrosia garnered five Grammy nominations, five hit singles, heavy FM airplay, and the admiration and respect of the musical community. All this was in addition to sold out concerts around the world. Today the band is more alive than ever. The band recently rocked the Jimmy Fallon show with accolades from Jimmy himself (“That’s how you do it!”) and has shown its musical versatility with the ability to play a program set of music with “Yes” and “Genesis” or glide into their pop hits “How Much I Feel” and “Biggest Part of Me” with a romantic soul. With three of the four original members, plus the addition of the very talented and inspiring Ken Stacey on acoustic guitar and amazing lead vocals, Mary Harris on soulful keys and vocals, and the six string ace Doug Jackson on electric guitar and vocals.Cost is $45 for VIP reserved seats, $40 for reserved seats and $50 at the door. Call 676-3375.
SATURDAY, FEB. 6
Back in the Day Lecture Series: The Stanley Steamer in Ormond”
9:30 a.m. at Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St. Presented by Dan Smith, and sponsored by the Ormond Beach Historical Society. General admission $2, OBHS members free. Call 677-7005.
A Stitch in Public Day
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Smyrna Beach Library. Across the USA all Embroiders' Guild of America will have a stitch in public day. The SandDollar Chapter welcomes all interested stitchers to come view their work and watch them stitch. They would love to show you what we do and teach.
“The Rat Pack, Together Again”
7:30 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. Cost is $25 for reserved seats. Call 676-3375.
SUNDAY, FEB. 7
Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
7:30 a.m. to noon at the Social Hall of St. Brendan Catholic Church, 1000 Ocean Shore Blvd. Father Eamonn Gill Council 13018 Knights of Columbus serves pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, orange juice and coffee one Sunday a month. Cost is $5 for adults and children under 12 eat free.
Annual Old Florida Plantation Tour
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tomoka and Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Parks
Once a year the Ormond Beach Historical Society and Tomoka State Park sponsor a self-driving tour of three area plantations with interpretive guides. Activities begin at 10 a.m. with a guided walking tour of the sugar mill ruins at Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park off Old Kings Road in Flagler Beach. At 11:30 a.m. re-enactors will tell the stories of James Ormond and Thomas Henry Dummett at nearby James Ormond Park, the site of the Ormond Tomb. Bring a lunch to enjoy at the last stop, Tomoka State Park. A guided walking tour begins at 1 p.m. at Tomoka on the site of the Mount Oswald plantation and Timucuan Indian Village, Nocoroco. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions; bring water and bug repellant. Rain or shine. Tour tickets are $12 or $10 for OBHS members, and $5 for children ages 8-12. Reservations are required. Park entrance fees are included in tour ticket prices. Purchase tickets at the MacDonald House or call the Ormond Beach Historical Society at 677-7005.
Super Bowl Party
3 p.m. at American Legion Post #267, 156 New Britain Ave. Members and guests are asked to bring a snack to share.
MONDAY, FEB. 8
Breast Cancer Support Group
3:30 p.m. at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Cancer Institute at 224 Memorial Medical Pkwy., Daytona Beach. When the diagnosis of breast cancer is given, patients may be in need of information, resources and support to meet the challenges they are facing. Speakers will be scheduled for every other month. This group meets on the second Monday of every month. Registration is not required. Call 231-4000.
TUESDAY, FEB. 9
Florida Licensing On Wheels
10 a.m to 2 p.m. at City Hall. FLOW is a standalone mobile office with technology to provide most motorists’ needs. It provides drivers license/ID card change of address, renewals, replacements, and renewals and replacements of vehicle registration and disabled parking permits, as well as other needs. The only thing FLOW does not provide is for the drivers’ license road test. Before visiting, please go to gathergoget.com 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.
Canvas and Cocktails: Miss You Fish
6 to 8 p.m. at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum. Cost is $35 for members and $38.50 for nonmembers. Open to anyone over the age of 21. Call 676-3347.
7 p.m. at Florida Hospital Oceanside, 264 S. Atlantic Ave. Every Tuesday. This free support group is open to anyone with the desire to quit smoking or stay smoke free. Reservations are not required.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10
Black History Month: National Association of Black Storytellers
1 and 3 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Library. Clare Bivens will present for adults at 1 p.m. and for children at 3 p.m. Prayer by Reverend Cheryl Daniels.