WEST VOLUSIA CALENDAR NOV. 30-DEC. 8, 2018

Friday, Nov. 30

Guided Bike Tour

8:30 a.m. leaving from DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., to Lake Monroe Park. The tour guide will explain the area’s history from the Timucua Indians who inhabited the region thousands of years ago, to the development of Gemini Springs Park. Riders will also learn about the area’s many plant, animal and fish species. The 9-mile ride will include several stops along the way. Participants must bring a bicycle and helmet. Sunscreen and bottled water are also recommended. Free. Reservations required; call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840, or email her at tmestre@volusia.org.

Light Up DeLand

5:30 p.m. at the DeLand City Hall Christmas tree, 120 S. Florida Ave. Santa will ride in on a fire engine to light the beautiful DeLand City Hall Christmas tree and then continue on to Pioneer Park at 6 p.m. for photos. Free.

Light Up Orange City

5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 205 E. Graves Ave., Orange City. The Singsations Youth Choir will perform Christmas carols on the City Hall steps for the annual Christmas-tree-lighting event. Snow slide, bounce house, train rides, the movie A Christmas Story, treats and more in Dickinson Park, just across the street from City Hall. Bring blankets or chairs on which to sit. Free admission. Food trucks will have food available for purchase. Call 386-775-5410.

Christmas in the Square

6 p.m. at Magnolia Square at First Street, Downtown Sanford. Live entertainment; visit with Santa; Light Up Sanford; face-painters; balloon artists; family-friendly activities. Free. Call 407-688-5120, option 6, or visit www.sanfordfl.gov.

Artisan Alley Friday Night Growers and Makers Market

6-9 p.m. on Artisan Alley, behind The Beacon office, 110 W. New York Ave., Downtown DeLand. Featuring local produce, plants, honey, baked goods, candles, soaps and more. Free admission.

Youth/Millennial Conference 2018

7 p.m. service at Lighthouse Church DeLand, 1525 State Road 15A. Presented by My Knowledge Is Power Ministries, this event is a platform for youth and millennials to tell their stories about living a life in Christ. Tickets: $5 youth; $10 millennials. Visit www.mkipministries.org.

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

7:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand. Based on the 1942 classic film Holiday Inn. Tickets: $29 preferred seating (rows A-E, center); $24 adults; $22 senior citizens; $11 students/children; $20 per person for groups of eight or more. A $3-per-ticket processing charge will be added to each purchase. Call 386-736-1500, or visit www.AthensDeLand.com.

Saturday, Dec. 1 

Farmers Market

7 a.m.-3 p.m. at 535 Fair St., off West State Road 44, at the intersection of Carlis Road and Fair Street, DeLand. 

DeLand Bulldog Baseball Golf Tournament

7:30 a.m. registration at DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive. 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Four-person scramble. Contests; awards and luncheon. Proceeds benefit the DeLand High School baseball program. Cost: $80 per player; $300 for a foursome. Email to baseball.deland@gmail.com, or call 386-473-1128. 

Farmers Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Call 407-443-6965. 

Market in the Park

8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Blake Park, 437 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen. Call 305-393-0682. 

Youth/Millennial Conference 2018

9 a.m. at Lighthouse Church DeLand, 1525 S. State Road 15A. Presented by My Knowledge Is Power Ministries, this event is a platform for youth and millennials to tell their stories about living a life in Christ. Tickets: $5 youth; $10 millennials. Visit www.mkipministries.org. 

Bike-About Palm Bluff

9-11 a.m. Meet in Samsula in the parking area on the east side of County Road 415, 9.5 miles south of State Road 44 and 1.9 miles north of Howland Boulevard. Take a ride through the Palm Bluff Conservation Area, and explore its eight distinct natural plant communities. Visitors may see a variety of bird species, including bluebirds, brown-headed nuthatches, turkeys, wading birds and raptors. Wear a helmet, and bring a bicycle; large-tired bikes are recommended. Free. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927. 

Breakfast With Santa

9-11 a.m. in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Kick off the holiday season by eating with Santa Claus. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee and juice. Afterward, children can pose for photos with Santa, make a holiday craft, and listen to a Christmas story. Cost: $7 adults; $5 children ages 3-12. Seating is limited, and tickets must be purchased by Nov. 29. To make a reservation, call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840. 

Daytona State College Enrollment Day

9 a.m.-1 p.m. onDaytona State College’s Daytona Beach Campus, Wetherell Center, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Students start by completing a Daytona State application, then meet with an admissions adviser and financial-aid counselor, take an assessment test (if applicable), meet with an academic adviser, and then lock in their schedule. Email Admissions@DaytonaState.edu, or call 386-506-4DSC (372). 

Baubles and Bling Sale

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. This event will feature gently used costume jewelry, purses and other items for sale. In addition, the Volusia Community Symphony will perform holiday music from 11 a.m. to noon in the outdoor amphitheater adjacent to the library. For more information, call the library at 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

Tiny Trekkers

10-11 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Children ages 2-5 can take a short hike, make a take-home craft, and listen to the book It’s Winter. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Teddy Bear Brunch

10 a.m.-noon at the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Children will be presented with a new teddy bear of their very own to accompany them on their holiday experience. There will be a photo opportunity with Arthur, the museum bear. Entertainment includes a singalong with Jean Burns, and a special performance from Holiday Inn by the Athens Theatre. Finger sandwiches, fruits and cheeses will be served in addition to Teddy Bear cookies and celebration punch. Santa Claus will arrive. Recommended for children ages 3-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets: $10 per person. To purchase tickets, call 386-734-4371, or go to the museum at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. or to the museum store at 100 N. Woodland Blvd., Downtown DeLand. 

Holiday Concert

11 a.m.-noon in the outdoor amphitheater at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. The Volusia Community Symphony will perform holiday music. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

Write Word Writers Workshop

Noon in the DeLand Regional Library classroom, 130 E. Howry Ave. Writers who want to improve their writing can get advice from Robert Vickery, a University High School English teacher. Writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry will be encouraged to help each other produce polished works that could be published. Free and open to the public. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762. 

Hollywood Film Series

1 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Featuring  Christmas in Connecticut. A food writer, who has lied about being the perfect housewife, must cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. Barbara Stanwyck and Dennis Morgan star in this 1945 comedy. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

Photos With Santa

1-3 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Step in front of a green screen to get a photo taken with the holiday background of your choice. Wear any color but green. Staff will email the photos. Participants can make Christmas crafts and sing carols while they wait. Free. Call 386-822-6430. 

Lemonade Lecture Series

2 p.m. at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Paul Dudley Bishop will discuss his work as a wildlife illustrator. Light refreshments, including lemonade, will be served. Free. Call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840, or email her at tmestre@volusia.org. 

Christmas Tree-Lighting and Chili Cook-Off

2-6 p.m. at Community Park, 137 South U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. 3-5:30 p.m. photos with Santa; live entertainment; synthetic ice skating; family activities; 6 p.m. tree-lighting. Free. Call 386-668-2040, option 4. 

Popcorn and a Movie

3-4 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Watch the PBS documentary Christmas in Yellowstone, which shows how the national park’s animals make their way through the most challenging season of the year. Free popcorn will be served. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Know Thyself Lecture Series

4 p.m. at the African American Museum of the Arts, 325 S. Clara Ave., DeLand. Historian Mike Brown will talk about John Hanson. Free and open to the public. Call 386-736-4004.

DeLand Rotary Christmas Parade

5:30 p.m. starting at the intersection of North Woodland Boulevard and University Avenue, and traveling south on Woodland Boulevard to Euclid Avenue. Free. 

Concert

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Featuring O-Town Sound Chorus. Tickets: $15 Gateway Center members; $17 nonmembers in advance; $19 nonmembers at the door; $6 children. Call 386-668-5553. 

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

7:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand. Based on the 1942 classic film Holiday Inn. Tickets: $29 preferred seating (rows A-E, center); $24 adults; $22 senior citizens; $11 students/children; $20 per person for groups of eight or more. A $3-per-ticket processing charge will be added to each purchase. Call 386-736-1500, or visit www.AthensDeLand.com. 

Sunday, Dec. 2 

Farmers Market

7 a.m.-3 p.m. at 535 Fair St., off West State Road 44, at the intersection of Carlis Road and Fair Street, DeLand. 

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

9-11 a.m. at Garcia’s Mexican Grill, 1498 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Sponsored by the SPCA. Heartworm-prevention and flea-control products will be available for purchase. Cash only for the shots: $5 rabies vaccine; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, canine flu, leptospirosis, and cat 4-way distemper combo vaccines; $20 Lyme disease vaccine; $16 feline leukemia vaccine and heartworm testing; $12 Bordetella vaccine; $5 worming. Proceeds benefit animals. Call or text 386-748-8993 for questions. 

Sunday Birth Shop: One-Day Quick Course

9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Florida Hospital DeLand, Classroom 3A, 701 W. Plymouth Ave. A one-day quick course for expecting parents led by a certified childbirth educator that teaches expectant parents about labor and delivery, medications, epidural, breathing and relaxation techniques, cesarean section and induction. Attendees should bring two pillows and a blanket to class. Cost: $50 per couple; scholarships are available. To RSVP, visit www.FHBabies.com or call 386-943-4489. 

DeLand Indie Market

11 a.m.-5 p.m. in Artisan Alley, behind The Beacon office, 110 W. New York Ave., Downtown DeLand. Artists, boutiques, vintage and handmade vendors. Food for sale and live music in the courtyard of Cafe DaVinci. 

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 220 N. Charles Richard Beall Blvd., DeBary.Sponsored by the SPCA. Heartworm-prevention and flea-control products will be available for purchase. Cash only for the shots: $5 rabies vaccine; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, canine flu, leptospirosis, and cat 4-way distemper combo vaccines; $20 Lyme disease vaccine; $16 feline leukemia vaccine and heartworm testing; $12 Bordetella vaccine; $5 worming. Proceeds benefit animals. Call or text 386-748-8993 for questions. 

Tinker Lab

1-4 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library Children’s Department, 130 E. Howry Ave. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade can build and create using supplies provided. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759. 

Holiday Favorites Film Series

1:15 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring The Man Who Invented Christmas. Free. Call 386-822-6430. 

Holiday Menu Ideas

2 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Personal chef and cooking instructor Karen Bagley will offer menu ideas for the holiday season. Limited samples will be available. Free. Registration required; call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

Holiday Tunes and Lanterns

2-3 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Make a paper lantern out of household and upcycled items while holiday tunes are played and nonalcoholic cider is served. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

2:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand. Based on the 1942 classic film Holiday Inn. Tickets: $29 preferred seating (rows A-E, center); $24 adults; $22 senior citizens; $11 students/children; $20 per person for groups of eight or more. A $3-per-ticket processing charge is added to each purchase. Call 386-736-1500, or visit www.AthensDeLand.com. 

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

2:30-4 p.m. at Save-a-Lot Plaza, 1382 Howland Blvd., Deltona.  Sponsored by the SPCA. Heartworm-prevention and flea-control products will be available for purchase. Cash only for the shots: $5 rabies vaccine; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, canine flu, leptospirosis, and cat 4-way distemper combo vaccines; $20 Lyme disease vaccine; $16 feline leukemia vaccine and heartworm testing; $12 Bordetella vaccine; $5 worming. Proceeds benefit animals. Call or text 386-748-8993 for questions. 

Stetson University Concert Band

3 p.m. in the H. Douglas Lee Chapel in Stetson University’s Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Seasonally themed selections performed will include Percy Grainger’s Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol, Variants on a Mediaeval Tune (In Dulci Jubilo) by Norman Dello Joio, A Hanukkah Festival to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, themes from John Williams’ soundtrack to the classic holiday-movie franchise Home Alone, Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music, and Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride." Tickets: $10 adults; $5 youth and students; free for age 12 and under. Tickets are available at the door. Call 386-822-8950. 

Make a Gingerbread House

4-7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 306 W. Wisconsin Ave., DeLand. All the trimmings provided. One per family. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Free. Reservations are requested. Call 386-734-4425.

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

5-6 p.m. at Rent-a-Center, 2613 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Sponsored by the SPCA. Heartworm-prevention and flea-control products will be available for purchase. Cash only for the shots: $5 rabies vaccine; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, canine flu, leptospirosis, and cat 4-way distemper combo vaccines; $20 Lyme disease vaccine; $16 feline leukemia vaccine and heartworm testing; $12 Bordetella vaccine; $5 worming. Proceeds benefit animals. Call or text 386-748-8993 for questions. 

Hanukkah Begins

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sunset. The festival is an eight-day commemoration of the rededication of the temple by the Maccabees after they defeated the Syrians. Hanukkah continues until sunset Monday, Dec. 10. 

Monday, Dec. 3

Holiday Film Series

11 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Featuring Christopher Robin. Christopher Robin, a working-class family man, encounters his childhood friend, Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him rediscover the joys of life. Ewan McGregor stars in this Disney film. Rated PG. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

Holiday Favorite Film Series

1 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring Christmas of Many Colors. Free. Call 386-822-6430. 

Walk-In E-Lab

1-3 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library classroom, 130 E. Howry Ave. Basic computer-skills assistance, internet access for job searches and completing applications, email-account setup assistance, cover-letter and résumé editing; and access to online egov applications such as unemployment claims, food or housing assistance, and Social Security website access. A county library card is not required to use the e-lab computers. Free. Call 386-822-6430. 

Maker Lab

3:30 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library Children’s Department, 130 E. Howry Ave. Youth ages 8-14 can work on one of the library’s projects. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759. 

Horizon Stars Toastmasters

6:30 p.m. at Brookdale Senior Living, second-floor chapel room, 500 Grand Plaza Drive, Orange City. Designed to help people improve their public speaking, personal development, communication and leadership skills. Free. Email to info@schoolofthoughts.net. 

Overeaters Anonymous

6:30 p.m. at The House Next Door, 804 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Call Paul at 860-655-8945. 

Tuesday, Dec. 4 

Pet Vet Cruiser

At the West Volusia Humane Society, 800 Humane Society Road, DeLand. Low-cost spay and neuter services are available to financially eligible owners of dogs and cats. Fees, which range from $15 to $65, are based on income. Pets undergoing sterilization also receive a rabies vaccination and county license. Microchipping is available for an additional $10. Appointments are required for all services; call Volusia County Animal Control at 386-323-3575, or visit www.volusia.org/animalcontrol. 

Guided Hike of Smyrna Dunes

9-11:30 a.m. Meet at 2995 N. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Explore Smyrna Dunes Park with naturalists to learn about the wonders of the dune systems and the importance of our local mollusks. Experts will also inform participants on sea turtles and estuaries. Free. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927. 

Walk-In E-Lab

9:30-11 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Basic computer-skills assistance, internet access for job searches and completing applications, email-account setup assistance, cover-letter and résumé editing; and access to online egov applications such as unemployment claims, food or housing assistance, and Social Security website access. A county library card is not required to use the e-lab computers. Free. Call 386-789-7207. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. A storytime for infants and toddlers to participate in with their parents and caregivers, with nursery rhymes, books and music in a fun and interactive environment. 

Parkinson’s Group Exercise Class

10:30-11:30 a.m. at Florida Hospital DeLand, Classrooms B and C, 701 W. Plymouth Ave. For those with Parkinson’s disease. This class focuses on balance, strength and mobility, and requires a medical waiver signed by a physician. Free. To RSVP, call 386-943-4707 or email Nikki.Miller@fhdeland.org. 

Wiggle, Giggle, Groove

11 a.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. A music and movement program for toddlers and preschoolers, along with a play area for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759. 

Open Paper Crafts Lab

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Bring a project, or use the library’s Cricut Explore One, an electronic cutting machine for projects and crafts. Free. Call 386-789-7207. 

Caregiver Support Group

2 p.m. at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, 1055 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. This group provides spouses and family members of cancer patients with emotional support and educational opportunities. Free. To RSVP, call 386-917-5526. 

Gametastic!

3:30-7 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library Children’s Department, 130 E. Howry Ave. Youth ages 5-12, their family and friends can play board games, cards and strategy games. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759. 

‘A Dickens of a Christmas’

5:30-7 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Irene Curran will discuss the life and works of Charles Dickens, regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His classic masterpieces include Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. His 1843 novella A Christmas Carol has been credited with reviving the celebration of Christmas in England and shaping the themes associated with it. Free. Call 386-822-6430. 

Men’s Cancer Support Group

6 p.m. at Florida Hospital DeLand Cancer Institute, 680 Peachwood Drive. For men diagnosed with any type of cancer, this monthly group provides opportunities for support, as well as education about cancer-related topics. Current cancer patients and survivors are invited to participate. Free. To RSVP, call 386-943-7160. 

Breastfeeding Classes for New and Expectant Mothers

6-8 p.m. at the Volusia County Health Department WIC office, 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City. This one-time class covers the basics of breastfeeding. Trained lactation-consultant peer counselors from the same socio/economic/ethnic groups as WIC clients and who have successfully breastfed their own babies provide mother-to-mother basic breastfeeding education and support. Free. To register, call 866-WIC FOOD (942-3663). 

Light Up Deltona

6:30 p.m. at Deltona City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd. Deltona city staff, the mayor and the City Commission will flip the switch to light up City Hall with more than 1,000 strands of blue and white lights and a giant sleigh and reindeer. Free. Call 386-878-8900. 

Lake Helen Christmas-Tree Lighting

7 p.m. in Blake Park, 437 S. Lakeview Drive. Local children will sing Christmas carols. The mayor, vice mayor and city commissioners will light the city Christmas tree. Special guest: Santa Claus. Popcorn and apple cider will be provided by the Crafty Ladies. Free. Email events@lakehelen.com. 

Wednesday, Dec. 5 

Adult Computer Class: Basic Internet

9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

La Hora Del Cuento

10:30 a.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. For infants and toddlers. Learn stories, songs and rhymes in English and Spanish. Speaking Spanish is not required. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759. 

Military Officers Club of Volusia County

11 a.m. social hour, noon lunch and meeting, in the theater room at Grand Villa Assisted Living facility, 350 E. International Speedway Blvd., DeLand. The speaker will be club Treasurer Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bill Hightower. A short business meeting will precede a 50/50 drawing. Cost for a dinner of pot roast, scalloped potatoes and carrot cake is $11, payable in cash (correct change appreciated) or check. Reservations required. Call 386-740-1898, or email to Col. Bob Wiltuck at wiltuckr@bellsouth.net. 

‘Sit and Be Fit’ Exercise Program

11 a.m. at the Lake Helen Public Library, 221 N. Euclid Ave. This program focuses on stretch and strengthening exercises that can be done from a seated position. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel. Free. Advance registration required; call 386-228-1152. 

‘Know Your Numbers’ Health Screening

Noon-6 p.m. at 70 Spring Vista Drive, Unit No. 2, DeBary. Hosted by Hispanic Health Initiatives. West Volusia residents age 18 and above can be screened for diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and high BMI by a state-certified bilingual community health worker. West Volusia residency requirements apply. Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 386-320-0110 or 386-320-0633. 

Walk-In E-Lab

1-3 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Basic computer-skills assistance, internet access for job searches and completing applications, email-account setup assistance, cover-letter and résumé editing; and access to online egov applications such as unemployment claims, food or housing assistance, and Social Security website access. A county library card is not required to use the e-lab computers. Free. Call 386-789-7207. 

Tinker Lab

3-5 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library Children’s Department, 130 E. Howry Ave. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade can build and create using supplies provided. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759. 

Wild Wednesdays

3:30 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library Children’s Department, 130 E. Howry Ave. Youth ages 12-18 can take part in programs that include a variety of crafts, games and fun. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759.

Diabetes Support Group

4-5 p.m. at Florida Hospital DeLand, Classroom A, 701 W. Plymouth Ave. This group provides open discussion, questions and answers, and various guest speakers. The group is open to the public, and attendees are welcome to bring someone for support. Free. Call 386-943-4727. 

New Hope Al-Anon (Adult Children)

7:30 p.m. at The House Next Door, 804 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. A support group that welcomes family, relatives and friends who are affected by the disease of alcoholism, using the 12 Steps of AA. Beginners welcome. Free. Call 386-801-8135. 

Thursday, Dec. 6 

Building Your Business Group Discussion Meeting

8:45 a.m. at the MainStreet DeLand Association Office, 100 N. Woodland Blvd., Suite 4. For businesspeople who are looking for ideas to help grow their business. Free. Call 386-738-0649. 

Open Sewing Lab

9:30-11 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Adults can bring a project and use one of the library’s six sewing machines. Free. Call 386-789-7207. 

Walk-In E-Lab

9:30-11 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Basic computer-skills assistance, internet access for job searches and completing applications, email-account setup assistance, cover-letter and résumé editing; and access to online egov applications such as unemployment claims, food or housing assistance, and Social Security website access. A county library card is not required to use the e-lab computers. Free. Call 386-789-7207. 

Walk-In E-Lab

9:30-11:30 a.m. in the DeLand Regional Library classroom, 130 E. Howry Ave. This lab offers basic computer-skills assistance, internet access for job searches and completing applications, email-account setup assistance, cover-letter and résumé editing, and access to online egov applications such as: Unemployment Claims, Food or Housing Assistance, and Social Security website access. A library card is not required to use the e-lab computers. Free. Call 386-822-6430,ext. 20762. 

Little Readers Storytime

10:30 a.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. Books, songs, rhymes and flannel-board stories for children ages 2-5, and a coordinating craft. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759. 

DeBary Kids Corner

11 a.m. in the DeBary Hall Historic Site stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Children will hear a story and make a craft or play an old-fashioned game. The program is designed for preschoolers, but all children are welcome. Free. Call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840. 

Village Improvement Association Orange City Woman’s Club

Noon lunch and social time, 1 p.m. program, at First Congregational Church, Jane Murray Hall, 201 W. University Ave., Orange City. Program Chairwoman Shawn Pupello has arranged for Christmas carols to be played, accompanied by Rick Ricciardelli. The group is collecting nonperishable food items with easy-open tops to provide meals for children through the winter break. These can be dropped off at Glory International Real Estate Co., 347 N. Volusia Ave., Orange City. Free. Call 386-717-0975. 

Crafty Coloring: Crumpled Paper Art

1 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library classroom, 130 E. Howry Ave. Combine crumpled plain white paper and watercolor paints to create beautiful art. All supplies will be provided. Free and open to the public. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762. 

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

1 p.m. in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Master Gardener Howard Jeffries will explain how to get ready for winter and plan ahead for the spring. Free. 

Used-Book Sale

3-6 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. Hardback and large softback books cost $1 each, and small paperback books are eight for $1. Children's books cost $2 a bag. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762. 

Crafternoons @ the Library

3:30 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library Children’s Department, 130 E. Howry Ave. School-age children and their families can create a different make-n-take craft each week. Thematic stories may be shared, and related library materials will be available for checkout. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759. 

‘Ye Olde Yuletide Feaste’

6 p.m. at Daytona State College’s News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. A Middle Ages Renaissance dinner theatre presented by Daytona State College’s music and theater departments. The show features a royal court being entertained with beautiful singing, comedy and drama, all in Renaissance costumes and on a set reminiscent of an ancient English castle. The meal is divided into courses, each of which is heralded with a traditional song. A play is performed between the courses, and a concert of choral music concludes the festivities. Admission (includes dinner and the performance): $45 per person. Tickets are available online at DaytonaState.edu/TheArts, or at the News-Journal Center box office. Call 386-226-1927. 

TOPS - Taking Off Pounds Sensibly

6:15-8 p.m. in the Four Townes Family YMCA Healthy Living Center, 280 Wolf Pack Run, Deltona. A not-for-profit weight-loss group that offers support, weigh-ins, and celebrations of losses and milestones. Cost: small fee for membership; first meeting free, all fees associated with TOPS. Call 386-425-5210, or visit vfymca.org/hlc. 

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

7:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand. Based on the 1942 classic film Holiday Inn. Tickets: $29 preferred seating (rows A-E, center); $24 adults; $22 senior citizens; $11 students/children; $20 per person for groups of eight or more. A $3-per-ticket processing charge will be added to each purchase. Call 386-736-1500, or visit www.AthensDeLand.com. 

Friday, Dec. 7 

West Volusia Artists

9 a.m. at the Wayne Sanborn Activity Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. Artists of all levels are welcome. Bring art supplies. Free. Call 386-738-5515. 

Eco-Buggy Tour of Tiger Bay

9-11 a.m. Meet in the equestrian parking area at 2690 Rima Ridge Road, Ormond Beach. The Florida Forest Service will lead an informal riding tour of the Rima Ridge Tract in Tiger Bay State Forest. Guests will experience the forest through the eyes of the people who protect and manage the area and deal with its challenges. The eco-buggy will stop so participants can disembark and explore unique ecosystems. Free. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927. 

Used-Book Sale

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. Hardback and large softback books cost $1 each, and small paperback books are eight for $1. Children's books cost $2 a bag. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762. 

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

10-11 a.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Master gardeners will share winter gardening tips and answer questions, along with discussing herbs and herb products for gift-giving. Free. Call 386-822-5778. 

Tour of Historic Homes Special Preview Tour

5-7 p.m. beginning at the West Volusia Historical Society Complex, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Walk about in DeLand's Northwest Historic District and the Downtown cultural district adjacent to Stetson University that developed in the early 1900s. Experience nine of DeLand's most historic homes and two museums that will be dressed for the holiday season. Tickets (includes transportation, appetizers and beverages): $35. Reservations required; call 386-740-6813, email to delandhouse@msn.com or stop by the Conrad Center office noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 

The Fridays Before Christmas

5-8 p.m. in Chess Park, just east of the Volusia County Historic Courthouse, 125 W. New York Ave., Downtown DeLand. A free activity to get families in the holiday spirit. 

Food Truck First Fridays

5-9 p.m. at the Lake Helen Equestrian Center, 321 Pleasant St. Food and drinks will be for sale from local food-truck vendors. Live music. 

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Celebration

6 p.m. at the Deltona Veterans Museum, 1921 Evard Ave. Presented by the Veterans Community Education Partnership. Free. Call 407-417-7836. 

‘Ye Olde Yuletide Feaste’

6 p.m. at Daytona State College’s News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. A Middle Ages Renaissance dinner theatre presented by Daytona State College’s music and theater departments. The show features a royal court being entertained with beautiful singing, comedy and drama, all in Renaissance costumes and on a set reminiscent of an ancient English castle. The meal is divided into courses, each of which is heralded with a traditional song. A play is performed between the courses, and a concert of choral music concludes the festivities. Admission (includes dinner and the performance): $45 per person. Tickets are available online at DaytonaState.edu/TheArts, or at the News-Journal Center box office. Call 386-226-1927. 

Candlelight Christmas Tours

6 p.m and 7 p.m. at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.  Guests will be escorted to the hunting lodge, which will be filled with candlelight, Christmas trees, wreaths and other festive adornments. Refreshments will be served. Tickets (must be purchased in advance): $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 3-12; free for children age 2 and younger. Call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840. 

Artisan Alley Friday Night Growers and Makers Market

6-9 p.m. on Artisan Alley, behind The Beacon office, 110 W. New York Ave., Downtown DeLand. Featuring local produce, plants, honey, baked goods, candles, soaps and more. Free admission. 

Butler’s Express Train Rides

6-9 p.m. at the Lake Helen Equestrian Center, 321 Pleasant St. For all ages. Fee (cash only): $5 age 13 and older; $3 ages 4-12; free for age 3 and younger, sitting on an adult’s lap. Email events@lakehelen.com. 

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

7:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand. Based on the 1942 classic film Holiday Inn. Tickets: $29 preferred seating (rows A-E, center); $24 adults; $22 senior citizens; $11 students/children; $20 per person for groups of eight or more. A $3-per-ticket processing charge will be added to each purchase. Call 386-736-1500, or visit www.AthensDeLand.com. 

Saturday, Dec. 8 

Farmers Market

7 a.m.-3 p.m. at 535 Fair St., off West State Road 44, at the intersection of Carlis Road and Fair Street, DeLand. 

Farmers Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Call 407-443-6965. 

Market in the Park

8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Blake Park, 437 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen. Call 305-393-0682. 

Holiday Bazaar

8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lake Helen Villa, 711 Lemon Ave., off Prevatt. 

Cookie Walk

9 a.m. until cookies are gone, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 107 N. Euclid Ave, Lake Helen. A variety of sizes and shapes of containers will be available. Along with the container, participants are provided a glove so they are able to fill the container with homemade cookies of their choice. Containers are priced individually according to the volume they hold. Call 386-218-5976. 

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

9 a.m.-noon at the DeLand Lions Club, 400 N. Garfield Ave. Dogs on leashes; cats in carriers. Cash only: $6 rabies vaccine with tag and certificate; $9 dog or cat combo vaccine; $15 Bordetella or feline leukemia vaccines; $25 heartworm and feline leukemia testing, and canine flu vaccine; $20 microchipping; $5 dewormer. Tapeworm vaccine cost determined by animal’s weight. Visit www.helpanimals.org. 

Santa Claus Arrives

9 a.m.-noon at Pierson Town Hall, 106 N. Center St. Children are encouraged to bring a wish list to share with Santa. Free. Call 386-749-2661. 

‘A Florida Christmas Remembered’

9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Barberville Pioneer Settlement, 1776 Lightfoot Lane. Featuring appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and the Elves; children’s make-and-take crafts (some are free, and some require a small fee); cookie decorating; live music; living-history demonstrations; food and more. Mail a letter to Santa from the historical Huntington post office. Admission: $8; free for children age 12 and younger with a paying adult; free for Pioneer Settlement members. Call 386-749-2959, or visit www.pioneersettlement.org. 

Used-Book Sale

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. All non-children books cost $3 a bag, and children's books cost $2 a bag. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762. 

Homemade Holidays

10-11 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Make several unique gift tags and other upcycled homemade treasures. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

10 a.m.-noon at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Master gardeners will share winter gardening tips and answer questions. From 11 a.m. to noon, Howard Jeffries will discuss landscapes at risk. Free. Call 386-822-5778. 

Tools-to-Quit-Smoking Class

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, 1055 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. Patches, lozenges and gum; quit plan and workbook; water bottle; stress ball and more, all for free. To register, call Northeast Florida AHEC at 904-482-0189. 

Orange City’s Christmas Village

11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Dickinson Park, 120 E. Graves Ave. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Christmas Village Craft Fair. 2-4 p.m. photos with Santa 2-4 p.m. in the Dickinson Park Gazebo. Call 386-775-5410, or visit www.OurOrangeCity.com. 

Lunch With Santa

Noon-2 p.m. at the Orange City Sorosis Club, 222 E. University Ave. A special kid-friendly lunch; an individual visit and photo with Santa; Santa’s Elves will share a special gift with each child. Cost of lunch: $2 for adults; free for children age 12 and younger. Call 386-775-6814, or email to ocsorosisclub@yahoo.com. 

Tour of Historic Homes

Noon-5 p.m. beginning at the West Volusia Historical Society Complex, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Walk about in DeLand's Northwest Historic District and the Downtown cultural district adjacent to Stetson University that developed in the early 1900s. Experience nine of DeLand's most historic homes and two museums that will be dressed for the holiday season. Busses will transport ticket-holders from house to house. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 on tour day. Admission fee is good for both days. To purchase tickets, call 386-740-6813, email to delandhouse@msn.com or stop by the Conrad Center office noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 

Adult Coloring

1 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Unleash your creativity with the library's crayons, colored pencils and markers. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

Concert

1 p.m. in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s theater, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Members of the Central Florida Accordion Club will play traditional holiday music, discuss their art form, and display their instruments. Free. 

Fandomania

1-4:30 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Library staff will set up games and other activities. A Narnia adventure will include Snow Queen Freeze Tag at 2 p.m. and a snowball fight at 3 p.m. Attendees can enter to win themed prize bags. Escape rooms will feature Hogsmeade for families and Erebor for adults and teens. Free. Registration is required for the escape rooms; call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

Wind-Down Winter Hike

2-3:30 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. De-stress and enjoy nature during this guided hike of Lyonia Preserve. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Santa’s North Pole

2-6 p.m. at Deltona City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd. Walk through a Winter Wonderland, and enjoy entertainment from local artists, food vendors, and a free caricature artist. Bring a camera for photos with Santa, who will have candy for the little ones. Free. Call 386-878-8900. 

‘Mistletoe & Music’

5 p.m. at Earl Brown Park, 751 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. Music by The Landsharks; food trucks; hot chocolate. Free. 

Orange City Christmas Parade

5 p.m. Parade will travel south on Volusia Avenue (U.S. Highway 17-92) from French Avenue to Ohio Avenue. Theme: “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Call 386-775-5410, or visit www.OurOrangeCity.com. 

DeLand Christmas Boat Parade

6 p.m. Boats decorated in the holiday style will meander the St. Johns River, starting at the Lake Beresford Yacht Club and ending near Ed Stone Park off West State Road 44. Special spectator area on Lake Beresford is at 1889 Hontoon Road. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood will be the parade grand marshal. Free. 

‘Ye Olde Yuletide Feaste’

6 p.m. at Daytona State College’s News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. A Middle Ages Renaissance dinner theatre presented by Daytona State College’s music and theater departments. The show features a royal court being entertained with beautiful singing, comedy and drama, all in Renaissance costumes and on a set reminiscent of an ancient English castle. The meal is divided into courses, each of which is heralded with a traditional song. A play is performed between the courses, and a concert of choral music concludes the festivities. Admission (includes dinner and the performance): $45 per person. Tickets are available online at DaytonaState.edu/TheArts, or at the News-Journal Center box office. Call 386-226-1927. 

Candlelight Christmas Tours

6 p.m and 7 p.m. at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.  Guests will be escorted to the hunting lodge, which will be filled with candlelight, Christmas trees, wreaths and other festive adornments. Refreshments will be served. Tickets (must be purchased in advance): $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 3-12; free for children age 2 and younger. Call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840. 

Butler’s Express Train Rides

6-9 p.m. at the Lake Helen Equestrian Center, 321 Pleasant St. For all ages. Fee (cash only): $5 age 13 and older; $3 ages 4-12; free for age 3 and younger, sitting on an adult’s lap. Snacks can be purchased at Decker’s Concession Stand. Email events@lakehelen.com. 

Concert

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. A holiday performance featuring the Singphony Children’s Chorus. Tickets: $5. Call 386-668-5553. 

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

7:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand. Based on the 1942 classic film Holiday Inn. Tickets: $29 preferred seating (rows A-E, center); $24 adults; $22 senior citizens; $11 students/children; $20 per person for groups of eight or more. A $3-per-ticket processing charge is added to each purchase. Call 386-736-1500, or visit www.AthensDeLand.com

Wyndsong Holiday Celebration

7:30 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. Featuring Craig Thomas, Ennis Pruitt, Robin Mantor and Kelly Fagan performing holiday music on electric and acoustic guitar, flute, violin and keyboard. Tickets: $15 adults and senior citizens; $10 children. Call 386-228-3777. 

Ongoing Events 

Admission to the Museum of Art - DeLand (both locations) costs $5 for nonmembers (good for three consecutive museum days at both locations); free for museum members and for children age 12 and younger. 

‘Barbara Neijna — Full Circle: Considering Infinity’

Through Jan. 13, 2019. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, at the Museum of Art - DeLand Downtown Galleries, 100 N. Woodland Blvd. Call 386-734-4371. 

‘Jim Houser Retrospective’

Through Jan. 6, 2019. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, at the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Call 386-734-4371. 

'Oscar Bluemner: Color Sketches'

Through Dec. 7. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, and noon-4 p.m. Saturday, at Stetson University’s Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, 139 E. Michigan Ave. Free admission. Call 386-822-7271. 

Recent Gifts: Museum’s Permanent Collection

Through Jan. 6, 2019. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, at the at the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Call 386-734-4371. 

Stetson University Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibit

Through Dec. 7. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, and noon-4 p.m Saturday, at Stetson University's Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, 139 E. Michigan Ave. Free admission. Call 386-822-7271.