Friday, Nov. 9

Greek Festival

11 a.m.-10 p.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 129 N. Halifax Ave., Daytona Beach. A family-friendly event with live Greek music, dancing, Greek beer, wine and ouzo and selections of Greek cuisine. Free admission.

Volusia County Fair and Youth Show

4 p.m. gates open at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave. (East State Road 44), DeLand. 4-6 p.m. Southern Justice; 6 p.m. Goat Showmanship; $20 ride bracelet until 9 p.m. Gate admission: $10 general admission for age 13 and older; $7 children ages 6-12; free for children age 5 and younger with paid adult. Visit www.volusiacountyfair.com.

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.

Volusia All-County Choral Music Showcase

7 p.m. at DeLand High School, 800 N. Hill Ave. This year’s showcase will feature performances by more than 200 middle- and high-school choral students. The concert will provide a wide variety of musical selections in both style and genre, including a combined piece featuring all 200 students. An added feature of this concert will be performances by individual piano students from Volusia County Schools piano lab programs. Free. 

‘Dance Across the Decades’ Big Band Dance Fundraiser

7-10:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) in St. Peter Catholic Church’s Bosco Center, 359 W. New York Ave., DeLand. Annual fundraiser presented by the DeLand Naval Air Station Museum. Attendees will dance to big band, swing, rock n roll, and romance music (music of the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s) played by the L.C. Swing Big Band. Decades attire is optional. Raffle and door prizes. Wine, beer and food for sale. Tickets: $25 per person. Call 386-717-1492.

Blithe Spirit

7:30 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. This much-revived classic written by Noel Coward offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late wife, the clever and insistent Elvira, who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. Tickets: $18 adults; $15 senior citizens; $10 students. Call 386-228-3777.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. A tale of several socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache and a purpose while competing at a regional spelling bee. Opening night. Tickets: $15 Gateway Center members; $17 nonmembers in advance; $19 nonmembers at the door; $8 students. Call 386-668-5553.

Saturday, Nov. 10 

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. 

Career Fair

8 a.m. at the Volusia County Branch Jail, 1300 Red John Drive, Daytona Beach. For men and women interested in a career in public protection. Attendees will meet with staff, tour the facility, and learn about benefits and job responsibilities. Applicants must be at least 19 years old, tobacco-free, and in good physical condition, with a Florida driver’s license and a high-school diploma or GED certificate. They cannot have a felony or misdemeanor conviction involving moral character, perjury or false statements. Call Molly Hudson at 386-736-5951, or email her at mhudson@volusia.org. Applications may be submitted at any time by visiting volusia.org and clicking on “career opportunities.” 

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.

Let’s Fly Now!

9 a.m. at the EAA hangar, 1579 Old NDB Road, on the DeLand Municipal Airport. Hosted by the Ninety-Nines® (the International Organization of Women Pilots®). Participants will be able to fly in a small plane for pennies on the pound of the riders. Although the target audience is females of flying age (14 years old and above), anybody will be given a chance to ride in a small general-aviation airplane. Minors ages 3-8 must be accompanied by an adult. Activities on the ground for younger kids and kids at heart will be available. Flight registration must take place before noon. Rides will last between 15 and 20 minutes, and donations will be accepted, for 20 cents per pound of passenger weight (minimum $10 and maximum $40). For more information, call Virginie Rollin at 386-846-4990. 

An Introduction to Basic Sewing

9 a.m.-noon at the Conrad Center, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Presented by the West Volusia Historical Society History Seekers and ECHO Youth Program. Learn basic sewing skills. Admission: $10. Advance reservations and payment required; call 386-740-6813 (noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday), or email to delandhouse@msn.com. 

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

9 a.m.-noon at Blake Park, 437 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen. Sponsored by HELP Animals Inc. Dogs on leashes; cats in carriers. Cash only: $6 rabies vaccine with tag and certificate; $9 dog or cat combo vaccines; $15 Bordetella (kennel cough) or feline leukemia; $5 wormer; tapeworm vaccine determined by animal's weight; $25 heartworm and feline leukemia testing; $25 canine flu vaccine; $20 microchipping. Visit www.helpanimalsinc.org. 

Butterfly Plant Sale

9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 1984 W. Chapel Drive, off Providence Boulevard, 1 mile from the Deltona Regional Library. The plants, which will be sold in 4-inch and 1-gallon pots, include firespike, porterweed, candlestick cassia, angel’s trumpet, and a mystery plant or two. Cuttings of purple firespike, allamanda and Turk’s cap will also be available. Prices are $3 and $5. A few plumeria will be available for $10 each. Proceeds to benefit the Deltona Regional Library. Call Christy Jefferson at 386-218-4087. 

Volusia County Veterans Day Parade

9:30 a.m. opening ceremony, 10-11 a.m. parade proceeds south on Woodland Boulevard, Downtown DeLand. Call 386-738-0649. 

Used-Book Sale

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

When It Rains, It Stores

10-11 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. LEC staff will describe various methods of rainwater storage, such as rain barrels, rain gardens and cisterns. Participants will learn how to size their systems to meet their needs, what they’ll need to get started, and ways the water can be used. 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. 11 a.m.-noon Howard Jeffries will discuss container gardening. Call 386-822-5778. 

Wildlife Fest

10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet. Attendees can meet glove-trained birds of prey, observe sea turtles undergoing lifesaving rehabilitation, and visit booths staffed by nature groups and crafters. The festival will also feature music, children’s activities and food vendors. Animal-rehabilitation staff will explain how they care for injured birds and sea turtles, and will offer tips to help conserve wildlife habitats. Children can buy or bring a stuffed animal and ask rehab staff to check it out for “injuries” at the bald eagle triage tent. There will also be a shark conservation station and presentations about Volusia County wildlife and the artificial reef program. Free. Call 386-304-5545, or visit www.marinesciencecenter.com. 

Volusia County Fair and Youth Show

11 a.m. gates open at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave. (East State Road 44), DeLand. 6-9 p.m. Joe Reid and Heartland; noon Dairy Goat Show; 1 p.m. Dwarf Goat Show; 2 p.m. Meat Goat Show; 3 p.m. Market Meat Goat Show; 7 p.m Goat Costume Show; $25 ride bracelet until 7 p.m. Gate admission: $10 general admission for age 13 and older; $7 children ages 6-12; free for children age 5 and younger with paid adult. Visit www.volusiacountyfair.com. 

Greek Festival

11 a.m.-10 p.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 129 N. Halifax Ave., Daytona Beach. A family-friendly event with live Greek music, dancing, Greek beer, wine and ouzo and selections of Greek cuisine. Free admission. 

Paranormal 105

1 p.m. at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. TnT Paranormal Investigators will talk about legend tripping, ghosts, orbs, light anomalies, electronic voice phenomena, matrixing and disembodied voices. A question-and-answer session will follow, and participants can share their own paranormal experiences. Free. Call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840, or email her at tmestre@volusia.org. 

243rd-Birthday Celebration of the U.S. Marine Corps

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

Escape-Room Activities

1-3:30 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Teens and adults are invited to find clues and solve puzzles focusing on an upside-down room. Free. Registration required; call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 5. 

Miniature Pumpkin Planters

2-3 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Using cuttings and other natural materials, LEC staff will guide participants through the steps to create a succulent garden on top of a miniature pumpkin. Staff will also explain how the succulents take on a life of their own and how to keep the garden thriving after the holiday season ends. The fee is $5 per pumpkin. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. A tale of several socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache and a purpose while competing at a regional spelling bee. Tickets: $15 Gateway Center members; $17 nonmembers in advance; $19 nonmembers at the door; $8 students. Call 386-668-5553. 

Chili Cook-Off

4 p.m. at Deltona United Church of Christ, 1649 Providence Blvd. Also, there will be a raffle for a live Christmas tree. Tickets: $5. 

Blithe Spirit

7:30 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. This much-revived classic written by Noel Coward offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late wife, the clever and insistent Elvira, who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. Tickets: $18 adults; $15 senior citizens; $10 students. Call 386-228-3777. 

Florida Bandmasters Association Roll of Distinction Concert

7:30 p.m. in the H. Douglas Lee Chapel in Stetson University’s Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Featuring Southern Winds, a symphonic band made up of Stetson faculty, former students, band directors and other professional musicians. The evening will honor the 2018 FBA Roll of Distinction inductees: the late Delbert Kieffner, a former supervisor of secondary music for Orange County Public Schools, and Julian E. White, retired director of bands at Florida A&M University. Free. Call 386-822-8950. 

Sunday, Nov. 11 

Central Florida Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life

7 a.m. check-in, 8 a.m. start time, from 113 W. Georgia Ave., Downtown DeLand. Central Florida CF Cycle for Life is a fully supported ride with route options of 35, 65 and 100 miles. Themed rest stops; finish-line celebration; fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles; bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair; and support vehicles to help you complete the ride. Riders age 16 and up may participate. Bike helmets are required. Entry fee: $45. Email event coordinator Lora Miller at lomiller@cff.org, or call 407-339-2978. 

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. 

‘Bells of Peace: A World War I Remembrance’

10 a.m. at Bill Dreggors Park, 230 N. Stone St., DeLand. Citizens and organizations across the nation will toll community bells 21 times at 11 a.m. in a nationwide program designed to honor Americans who served 100 years ago during World War I, especially the 116,516 who died. 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. free open-house tours of the military rooms of the DeLand Memorial Hospital & Veterans Museum. Guest speaker: Volusia County Veterans Services Division Director Robert Watson. Free. 

Greek Festival

11 a.m.-10 p.m. at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 129 N. Halifax Ave., Daytona Beach. A family-friendly event with live Greek music, dancing, Greek beer, wine and ouzo and selections of Greek cuisine. Free admission. 

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. 

Veterans Day Ceremony

2 p.m. at the Deltona Veterans Museum, 1921 Evard Ave. 

Concert

2-3 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Swedish-born folk singer Sofia Talvik will bring a Nordic flavor to American folk music using acoustic instruments, including the violin, cello, trombone and acoustic guitar, in her songs. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

Turkey Talk

2-3 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Learn about local turkeys who can swim and be heard a mile away during a classroom presentation by naturalist Ed Northey. Participants can make a Thanksgiving card using recycled materials. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Blithe Spirit

2:30 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. This much-revived classic written by Noel Coward offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late wife, the clever and insistent Elvira, who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. Tickets: $18 adults; $15 senior citizens; $10 students. Call 386-228-3777. 

Volusia Music Club

2:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Congregational Church, UCC, 259 W. University Ave., Orange City, two doors west of the church. Featured entertainment: Piano artist and singer Scott Berry will present a Veterans Day tribute concert. Open to the public for a donation of $3. Call Sue Sims at 386-851-7871.

Stetson University Symphonic Band Hall of Fame Concert

4 p.m. in the H. Douglas Lee Chapel in Stetson University’s Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. The band, along with several guest conductors, will perform original works and arrangements for wind band as they honor the 2018 FBA Hall of Fame inductee Terry Pattishall, retired director of bands at Lake Mary High School. The program includes Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festive Overture; Children’s March by Percy Aldridge Grainger; the first movement of Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto; American Salute by Morton Gould; and John Philip Sousa’s The Gallant Seventh. Free. Call 386-822-8950. 

Auditions for Art of Murder

7 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. Written by Joe DiPietro and a 2000 Edgar Award Winner for Best Mystery Play. Jack awaits his flamboyant art dealer, whom he intends to kill. Will Jack carry out his plan? Will his wife, Anne, help him? Or is something else going on? Show dates are Jan. 3-6 and 10-13. Call 386-228-3777. 

Monday, Nov. 12 

Veterans Day Federal and School Holiday

Banks, credit unions, U.S. financial markets, post offices, Volusia County public schools, federal government offices, and some other government offices are closed in observance of Veterans Day. 

Movies at the Library

11 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Featuring Incredibles 2. Mr. Incredible is left to care for the kids while Elastigirl is out saving the world. Rated PG. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

Monday Munchers PotLuck Lunch and Program

Noon at Community United Methodist Church, 41 W. Highbanks Road, DeBary. Open to all senior citizens beyond the age of 50.  Bill and Cara Elder portray historical figures. Bring a dish to share and a friend. Free. Call 386-775-2766. 

Documentary Film Series

1 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring Choctaw Code Talkers. Choctaw members of the American Expeditionary Forces were asked to use their native language against the German forces in World War I, setting a precedent for code-talking as an effective military weapon. 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. 

Alzheimer's Support Group

7 p.m. in the Small Miniseries Room of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 319 W. Wisconsin Ave., DeLand. All loved ones and caregivers of those with Alzheimer's/dementia are welcome. Free.  Call Lorna Lind at 386-736-1487. 

Auditions for  Art of Murder

7 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. Written by Joe DiPietro and a 2000 Edgar Award Winner for Best Mystery Play. Jack awaits his flamboyant art dealer, whom he intends to kill. Will Jack carry out his plan? Will his wife, Anne, help him? Or is something else going on? Show dates are Jan. 3-6 and 10-13. Call 386-228-3777.

Pawpaw Chapter Florida Native Plant Society

7 p.m. at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. Learn how to bring birds to your yard. The meeting will include an expanded auction of native plants. Free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, Nov. 13 

GIS Day

9 a.m.-noon in the second-floor training room of the Volusia County Historic Courthouse, 125 W. New York Ave., DeLand. Employees from several county departments and divisions will join the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Florida Department of Transportation, and Central Florida GIS Workshop in demonstrating real-world applications of geographic information systems (GIS). Free. Call GIS Section Manager Al Hill at 386-736-5973, ext. 13470. 

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. 

Adult Book Club

11 a.m. at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd. Featuring David Levithan's Every Day, a captivating and unique story about a teen who wakes every morning in a different body, living a different life. The book is available for checkout in multiple formats, including print, e-book and audiobook. Free. Call 386-668-3835. 

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. 

E-Resources for E-Readers

2 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Learn about the electronic resources available through the library’s website. Bring a library card and fully charged device. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

‘Until Help Arrives’ Lifesaving-Skills Workshop

2 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Health-care professionals will teach basic skills to keep people with life-threatening injuries alive until help arrives. This program is designed for adults with limited or no first-aid experience. Free. Registration required; call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

COPD Support Group

3:30 p.m. at Florida Hospital DeLand, Classrooms A, B & C, 701 W. Plymouth Ave. For anyone diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and his or her loved ones. This group features professional speakers to enhance COPD education for both patients and caregivers. Free valet parking with oxygen and wheelchair assistance is available. Free. To RSVP, call 386-943-3038 or email David.Thompson@fhdeland.org. 

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. 

Breast-Cancer and Gynecological-Cancer Support Group

5 p.m. at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, 1055 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. This monthly group provides opportunities for emotional support and education about breast cancer and gynecological topics. Free. To RSVP, call 386-917-5526. 

Infant CPR Class

6 p.m. at Florida Hospital DeLand, Classroom 3A, 701 W. Plymouth Ave. This demonstration class teaches vital information in preparation for an infant’s life-threatening emergency, such as a choking baby or a near-drowning. Cost: $10 per couple; scholarships are available. Registration is required. To RSVP, visit www.FHBabies.com or call 386-943-4489. 

Concert

6:30 p.m. in the River Springs Middle School cafe/auditorium stage area, 900 W. Ohio Ave., Orange City. The performance will feature the Singsations Youth Choir and the Middle School Band and Chorus. Veterans and their families will be treated to a dessert following the concert. Free admission. 

Stetson Sounds New XXI: First Glimpse

7:30 p.m. in the H. Douglas Lee Chapel in Stetson University’s Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Music written by Stetson students will be performed. Free. Call 386-822-8950. 

Wednesday, Nov. 14 

Monthly Health Screenings

8-10 a.m. at the Victoria Medical Park Laboratory, 151 Victoria Commons Blvd., Suite 100, DeLand. Multiple tests are available, including cholesterol, lipid panels, glucose and prostate screenings. A full list of tests and prices is available at www.FHDeLandVMP.org/laboratory. No appointment is necessary, but a 12-hour, water-only fast is required for most testing. Cash or check is accepted. Call 386-740-4040. 

Multi-Activity Eco-Adventure

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet at Lake Beresford Park, 2100 Fatio Road, DeLand. Ride your bike on the Spring-to-Spring Trail, hike a portion of the boardwalk at Blue Spring State Park, and enjoy a short kayak trip on the St. Johns River. Bring a bicycle and helmet. Kayaks and personal flotation devices will be provided. Participants must pay the entrance fee at Blue Spring State Park. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927. 

Adult Computer Skills Class: E-Books and More

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

Deltona Art Club

9:45 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Artist Susan Furrie will give a presentation on how to crop a photo to get different views for artwork. Free. Email to deltonaartclub@gmail.com, or visit www.deltonaartclub.com. 

Book Discussion Group

10 a.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Book choices: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann and Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. Whether here in mid-America or over in the slums of Annawadi, India, families strive for equality and improving life while they fight age-old prejudices, corruption, false accusations, and an egregious abuse of power. Free and open to the public. Call 386-822-6430. 

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. 

Historic Bus Tour

11 a.m. leaving from the West Volusia Historical Society complex, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Explore parts of West Volusia associated with Henry DeLand’s dream for the area; a fun, social and educational adventure that includes lunch at Sinatra’s Ristorante in the historic Cassadaga Hotel. Cost: $32.50 per person. Advance reservations required. Call 386-740-6813 noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, or email to delandhouse@msn.com. 

‘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. 

Dementia and Memory Loss Support Group

2-4 p.m. at Deltona Presbyterian Church, 2300 Howland Blvd. For caregivers of those with diseases of which dementia is a factor, including Alzheimer's disease. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Call 386-837-1247.

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. 

Random Fandom:  Doctor Who

6 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring Doctor Who: 55 Years in 55 Minutes. Make a themed craft, learn about the history of the show, and compete in trivia to win prizes. Costumes welcome. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762. 

Low-Impact-Development Workshop

6:30-8 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave. Presenters will explain green building practices, costs and benefits, and how green building relates to low-impact development. C.J. Davila, executive director of the Florida Green Building Coalition; Katrina Locke, sustainability and natural-resources director for Volusia County; and Ralph Locke, president of Environmental Construction & Consulting, will speak. Following will be a panel question-and-answer session. Free. Call 386-736-5927. 

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. 

Stetson Guitar on the Rocks

7:30 p.m. in the Tinsley Room in Stetson University’s Presser Hall, 419 N. Woodland Blvd. Featuring solo performances by the guitar students of Stephen Robinson. Free. Call 386-822-8950. 

Thursday, Nov. 15 

Building Your Business Group Educational Networking Meeting

8:30-9:45 a.m. at The Table Restaurant, 100 E. New York Ave., Downtown DeLand. Learn how to get your business online with Google, create a free Google My Business listing, and improve your website’s visibility in Google search results. Free. To RSVP, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/reach-customers-online-with-google-registration-50292249472. 

Senior Walking Club

9-10 a.m. at Gemini Springs Park, 37 Dirksen Drive, DeBary. For those age 55 and older. Participants will meet at the park’s OK Corral. Free. Visit www.volusia.org/recreation or call Daniel Marsh at 386-736-5953, ext. 16767. 

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. 

Directed Painting

10 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Follow directions to paint aspens in the fall. Supplies will be provided. Free. Registration required; call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

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. 

Critter Corner

11-11:30 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Meet the LEC’s resident animal ambassadors. Staff will handle the animals and answer questions. Free.  Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Senior Citizen and Community Thanksgiving Lunch

Noon at The Salvation Army, 1240 S. High St., DeLand. Free. Call 386-738-2406. 

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. 

‘Sunset Over Lyonia’ Hike

4:30-5:30 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Take a guided hike into Lyonia Preserve, where you can enjoy an autumn sunset. Bring a flashlight. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Votran Public Meeting

4:30-7 p.m. at Deltona City Hall, City Commission Chambers, 2345 Providence Blvd. Votran staff are having this meeting to discuss the new Route 25 in Deltona and service changes in Deltona and Orange City. Free. Information regarding the proposed action can be viewed at www.votran.org. 

Book Discussion Group

5:30 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Book choices: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann and Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. Whether here in mid-America or over in the slums of Annawadi, India, families strive for equality and improving life while they fight age-old prejudices, corruption, false accusations, and an egregious abuse of power. Free and open to the public. Call 386-822-6430. 

YMCA Silent Auction and Awards Celebration

6-9 p.m. at the Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. Ben and Janelle Flowers will receive the Jerry Frierson Award, and Rick Rentz, Harper HIll and the three DeLand Rotary Clubs will receive the “Heart of the Y” award. Tickets (includes food and beverages): $25. Tickets are available at the DeLand Family YMCA, 761 E. International Speedway Blvd. 

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. 

Sweat

8 p.m. at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre, inside the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. By Lynn Nottage, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Opening night. Tickets: $12 adults; $10 senior citizens and students. Call 386-822-8700. 

Friday, Nov. 16 

West Volusia Farm Tour

9 a.m.-4 p.m. a self-guided driving tour of area farms. Tour 1: 9-10 a.m. at Fern Trust, 2184 U.S. Highway 17, Seville; 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Evans Fish Farm, 1195 E. Washington Ave., Pierson; noon-1 p.m. at Vo-LaSalle Farms, 601 Johnson Lake Road, DeLeon Springs, where fresh-picked fruits and vegetables will be for sale; 1:30-2:30 p.m. at EFG Orchids, 4265 Marsh Road, DeLand, where orchids will be for sale; and 3-4 p.m. at S & S Apiaries, 630 Bottle Island Road, New Smyrna Beach (food-truck refreshments will be available for purchase). Tour 2: 9-10 a.m. Harvest Fields Hayride, 1093 S. Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Weaver Organic Recycling, 4323 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach; noon-1 p.m. Common Ground Farm, 1330 E. Taylor Road, DeLand; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tomazin Family Farm, 191 S. Cucumber Lane, Samsula; and 3-4 p.m. S & S Apiaries, 630 Bottle Island Road, New Smyrna Beach (refreshments will be available for purchase). Free. Visit www.volusia.org/extension, or call 386-822-5778. 

‘Celebrating Veterans: Florida at War’

1 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Betty Jean Steinshouer portrays Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Harriet Beecher Stowe, two women who share their stories about living in a time of war. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762. 

Book Lecture

1:30-2:25 p.m. in Stetson University's Lynn Business Center Rinker Auditorium, 345 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Gilbert King, author of Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found,” will speak about his new book, which tells the story of Jesse Delbert Daniels, who lived in Lake County in the late 1950s, when he was falsely accused and charged with rape and committed to the state mental institution in Chattahoochee. Free.

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. 

Columbus Caravel Awards

7 p.m. registration and cocktail reception, 8 p.m. dinner and program, 9 p.m. celebration, live performances, music and dance, at DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive. Hosted by the Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Awards will be given for Best Hispanic Business of the Year, Hispanic Professional of the Year, and Hispanic Community Leader of the Year. Tickets: Tickets: $75. Visit www.volusiachamber.org/columbus-caravel-awards. 

Stetson University Symphony Orchestra

7:30 p.m. in the H. Douglas Lee Chapel in Stetson University’s Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. This concert showcases the winners of the 2018 Concerto Competition. Violinist Gabriella Martinez plays the Rondo from Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole and soprano Kat Kirby-Kopczynski sings the evocative Knoxville, Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber. The orchestra opens the program with Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture, La Forza del Destino and ends the program continuing the Italian vein with Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 youth and students; free for children age 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets. Call 386-822-8950. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. A tale of several socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache and a purpose while competing at a regional spelling bee. Tickets: $15 Gateway Center members; $17 nonmembers in advance; $19 nonmembers at the door; $8 students. Call 386-668-5553. 

Sweat

8 p.m. at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre, inside the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. By Lynn Nottage, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Tickets: $12 adults; $10 for senior citizens and students. Call 386-822-8700. 

Saturday, Nov. 17 

History Seekers Youth Program

7 a.m.-noon at the Conrad Center at the West Volusia Historical Society Complex, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Subject: Handed-down skills: basic quilting and other projects. Registration and payment required in advance. Cost $10 per child. Call 386-740-6813 noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, or email to delandhouse@msn.com. 

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. 

Eco-Buggy Tour

9-11 a.m. Meet at Lyonia Preserve, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Ride the county’s eco-buggy through a portion of Lyonia Preserve while looking for Florida scrub jays and learning about the endangered scrub habitat. Land-management practices and prescribed fire will also be discussed. Free. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927. 

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

9-11 a.m. at Royal Oaks Professional Plaza, 124 Treemonte Drive, Orange City. Sponsored by SPCA animal rescue. All vaccinations are administered by a licensed veterinarian; clinic is licensed and permitted. Heartworm-prevention and flea-control products will be available for purchase. Cash only for shots: $5 rabies; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, canine flu, cat 4-way distemper combo, or leptospirosis; $16 feline leukemia or heartworm testing; $20 Lyme disease; $12 Bordetella; $5 worming. Call 386-748-8993. 

Holiday Bazaar

9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Deltona Woman's Club, 1049 E. Normandy Blvd. Local crafters and vendors will be selling unique merchandise for the holidays. Proceeds go to Toys for Tots. 

Brunch and Learn

9:30-11:30 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Learn about the importance of scrub habitat and keep an eye out for scrub jays, gopher tortoises and other wildlife during an eco-buggy ride through Lyonia Preserve. Afterward, meet and learn about a native animal while enjoying brunch. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Seminar about the Opioid Crisis

10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Deltona City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd. A presentation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Mike Chitwood, attendees will learn about available programs to treat the addiction from Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare, and how Emergency Medical Services employees uses Narcan to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses. There will also be a question-and-answer session featuring representatives from Halifax Health Systems, Stewart-Marchman Act, the Sheriff’s Office and other community partners. Free. 

‘Bounty From Spirit’ Gala Day

10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, 1112 Stevens St. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. mini-readings at Colby Memorial Temple ($25 for 15 minutes); 11 a.m.-2 p.m. mimi-seminars at the Slater House; 3 p.m. Keynote speaker: Chonteau McElvin on “Awaken to Your Sacred Dream.” Vendors. Free admission. Call 386-228-3171, or visit www.cassadaga.org. 

DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts

10 a.m.-5 p.m. along Woodland Boulevard and side streets in Downtown DeLand. Featuring painters, fine craftsmen, printmakers, sculptors, jewelers, and potters, kids’ activities, live music and street performers. Free. 

Dig and Discover: Archaeology for Kids

10:30 a.m. at Hontoon Island State Park, 2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand. Children will conduct a mock excavation with mock artifacts and discover more about the Mayaca tribe that lived on the island before European contact. They will also learn about the real excavations that were done on the island and the actual artifacts that were dug up. Free. 

Make an Owl Totem

11:30 a.m. at Hontoon Island State Park, 2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand. Children can make their own totem poles out of recycled materials, while also learning about a totem that was found at Hontoon and the history of the people who created it. Free. 

Adult Coloring

1 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

Stetson University vs. Valparaiso University Football Game

1 p.m. at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium, 260 E. Euclid Ave., DeLand. Tickets: $20-$50. 

Escape-Room Activities

1-3:30 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Teens and adults are invited to find clues and solve puzzles focusing on a Star Wars room. Free. Registration required; call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 5. 

Fall Upcycled Creations

2-3:30 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Create several unique take-home crafts using recycled and reused items. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. A tale of several socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache and a purpose while competing at a regional spelling bee. Tickets: $15 Gateway Center members; $17 nonmembers in advance; $19 nonmembers at the door; $8 students. Call 386-668-5553. 

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

3-4:30 p.m. at 3 Sisters Ice Cream Palace, 101 E. Ohio Ave., Lake Helen. Sponsored by SPCA animal rescue. All vaccinations are administered by a licensed veterinarian; clinic is licensed and permitted. Heartworm-prevention and flea-control products will be available for purchase. Cash only for shots: $5 rabies; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, canine flu, cat 4-way distemper combo, or leptospirosis; $16 feline leukemia or heartworm testing; $20 Lyme disease; $12 Bordetella; $5 worming. Call 386-748-8993. 

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

5-6 p.m. at Luigi’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, Brandywine Shopping Village, 3138 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Sponsored by SPCA animal rescue. All vaccinations are administered by a licensed veterinarian; clinic is licensed and permitted. Heartworm-prevention and flea-control products will be available for purchase. Cash only for shots: $5 rabies; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, canine flu, cat 4-way distemper combo, or leptospirosis; $16 feline leukemia or heartworm testing; $20 Lyme disease; $12 Bordetella; $5 worming. Call 386-748-8993. 

Campfire Program

7 p.m. at Hontoon Island State Park, 2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand. For campers only. Guests will learn how to make a fire with limited supplies, how to cook meals and about remedies made from native plants. Eat snacks, and share Native American stories around the fire. Guests may reserve a cabin, tent site or boat slip for camping. For reservations, visit www.ReserveAmerica.com or call 386-736-5309. 

Sweat

8 p.m. at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre, inside the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. By Lynn Nottage, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Tickets: $12 adults; $10 for senior citizens and students. Call 386-822-8700. 

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. 

‘Doreen Hardie — Jamaica: The People, the Land’

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, at the African American Museum of the Arts, 325 S. Clara Ave., DeLand. Free admission, but donations gladly accepted. Call 386-736-4004. 

‘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.