Friday, April 12

AARP DeBary Chapter 64 

9:30 a.m. social time, 10 a.m. meeting, at Florence K. Little Town Hall, 12 Colomba Road, DeBary. Guest speaker: Alexander Carmichael from the City of DeBary, who will talk about Volunteer Services. Free. Call Toni Beiser at 386-804-8864. 

Used-Book Sale 

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

Col. Arthur Erwin Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

Noon at The Cloisters, 400 E. Howry Ave., DeLand. Speaker: Janet Marnane, assistant naval professor in the Aeronautical Science Department, College of Aviation, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Women whose ancestors participated in the American Revolution are invited. Call Linda Williamson at 386-734-5974, or visit colonelaerwindar.com.

Easter Egg Hunt 

5:30-6:30 p.m. at Earl Brown Park, 750 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. Free. Call 386-626-7280.

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.

Movies in the Courtyard: Smallfoot 

7:30 p.m. in the courtyard behind Deltona City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd. Featuring Smallfoot, in which a Yeti named Migo is convinced that a human known only as “Smallfoot” is real. Migo feels he has to prove to his tribe that Smallfoot does exist. Rated PG. Admission, popcorn and lemonade are free. Small coolers are permitted, but alcoholic beverages are not. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown in the City Commission Chambers inside City Hall. Call 386-878-8900.

Stetson Concert Choir 

7:30 p.m. in the H. Douglas Lee Chapel in Stetson University’s Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. The 52-voice touring choral ensemble will perform sacred choral music, including a Bach motet with chamber ensemble, Brahms’ “Liebeslieder” with pianists Hannah Sun and Yohann Ripert, and an “Amor Set” of sacred repertoire focused on the theme of love and featuring student conductors. Admission: $10 adults; $5 youth and students; free for Stetson faculty, staff and students with a valid ID, and for children age 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets. Call 386-822-8950.

The Importance of Being Earnest 

8 p.m. at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre, inside the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. In this farcical comedy by Oscar Wilde, Jack Worthing has invented an alter ego named Ernest in order to court and win over the lovely Gwendolen. Unbeknown to Jack, his good friend Algernon has adopted the same disguise so that he might have an opportunity to meet the lovely young Cecily. When all four characters flee to the country, disguises are revealed, and hilarity ensues. Tickets:$12 adults; $10 senior citizens and non-Stetson students; free for Stetson faculty, staff and students with a valid ID, and for children age 12 and younger. Call 386-822-8700.

Saturday, April 13

DeLand Football Golf Tournament

7 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. first tee time, at The Club at Venetian Bay, New Smyrna Beach.

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.

Mutt Strutt 5K Fun Run/Walk

8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start, at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, 70 Boardwalk. Open to walkers, joggers, and runners of all ages and skill levels. Leashed and well-behaved pets are welcome. Proceeds to benefit Halifax Humane Society. $25 registration packet includes a drink ticket, a raffle ticket and a Mutt Strutt T-shirt. General admission: $5 in advance; $10 the day of. To register, visit www.HHSMuttStrutt.com.

Community Shred Day

8-10:30 a.m. at Deltona Memorial Gardens, 1295 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. Free.

St. Johns River Cleanup

8-11 a.m. Boaters, Scouts, civic organizations, environmental groups, businesses and individual volunteers are encouraged to join in the effort to remove trash and debris from the St. Johns River. Participants should bring water and wear sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, work gloves and comfortable clothing. They may also bring rakes, shovels, trash grabbers, and canoes or boats. Volunteers can choose from nine starting points: Ninemile Point Park at the west end of Ninemile Point Road, Pierson; DeLeon Springs State Park, 601 Burts Park Road; Ed Stone Park, 2990 W. State Road 44, DeLand; Lake Beresford Park, 2100 Fatio Road, DeLand; French Avenue boat launch/Starks Landing, where French Avenue meets the St. Johns River, Orange City; Lake Monroe Park, 975 South U.S. 17-92, DeBary; Stone Island boat ramp, 1501 Prairie Road, Deltona; Lemon Bluff boat ramp, 907 Lemon Bluff Road, Osteen; and C.S. Lee Park, 4600 E. State Road 46, Geneva in Seminole County. Participants must register by April 10. Visit www.volusia.org/cleanup, or call 386-736-5927, ext. 12729. 

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.

Deltona Woodcarvers Breakfast Carvefest

8:30 a.m. at Rhonda’s Kitchen, 2487 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City. Free carving lessons for all interested adults. Call 386-985-5805, or visit www.deltonawoodcarversclub.com.

Walk for Life

8:30 a.m. at Gemini Springs Park, OK Corral area, 37 Dirksen Drive, DeBary. Hosted by the Central Florida Pregnancy Resource Center.

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 for the shots: $6 rabies vaccine with certificate and tag; $9 dog or cat vaccine; $15 Bordetella or feline leukemia; $5 worming; $25 testing for feline leukemia or heartworms. Tapeworm vaccine by the animal’s weight. Call 386-216-6827 or 386-479-9700, or visit helpanimalsinc.org.

Bake Sale

9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Pierson Garden Club, 111 E. Hagstrom Road.

God's Bathhouse

9 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of DeLand, 724 N. Woodland Blvd. Showers, clean clothes and support for the homeless. Free. Call 386-734-6212.

‘Art Among the Trees’ Juried Art, Craft and Music Festival

9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Historic Porter House grounds, 5030 U.S. Highway 17, DeLeon Springs. Live rock, bluegrass and old-tyme music on stage throughout the day; food vendors; Crankin A’s car show; free children’s activities; environmental exhibits; free music workshops. Free admission. Email to dscainc@bellsouth.net, or visit www.deleonspringscommunityassociation.com.

Orange City Mayor’s Fitness Challenge Winners Announced

9:30 a.m. at Mill Lake Park, 207 E. Blue Springs Ave., Orange City. Prizes will be given out. Call 386-775-5410.

Used-Book Sale

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

EGGstravaganza

10 a.m. promptly, on the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex soccer fields, 1200 Saxon Blvd., Deltona. For children ages 2-12, who will be divided into three age categories. It is recommended that parents bring their children to the park no later than 9:45 a.m. Children should bring a basket. Magic show; bounce houses; live bunnies and chicks from the West Volusia Humane Society; caricature artist; face-painting; bike giveaways. Children will be able to climb on the city firetruck. Free. Call 386-878-8900.

Metal-Detecting Workshop

10 a.m. at the West Volusia Historical Society, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Learn how to use the proper equipment to search for hidden treasures underground. Free. Registration required; call 386-740-6813.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

10 a.m.-noon at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Master Gardeners will share butterfly-gardening tips and answer questions. Free. Call 386-822-5778.

Science Saturday: Earth Day

10 a.m.-noon at Stetson University’s Gillespie Museum, 234 E. Michigan Ave. An Earth Day hands-on and science-friendly event that brings together environmental projects from across Stetson University’s campus, including a rock and mineral swap, a citizen/science pollination count by the Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem’s Pollinator Project, a native-plant giveaway, a demonstration by Stetson Beekeeping, and gardening tips by Hatter Harvest. Free. Call 386-822-7330, or visit www.stetson.edu/other/gillespie-museum

Self-Defense Awareness Program for Women

10 a.m.-noon at Orange City City Hall Annex, City Council Chambers, 201 N. Holly Ave. This course is designed to provide women with personal-safety information and an introduction to the physical aspects of self-defense. Participants must be at least age 15; participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Free. To register, call Sgt. Rolly Cavida at 386-851-7561 or email to rcavida@ourorangecity.com.

Health Fair Saturday

10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Earl Brown Park, 751 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. Free food for the first 50 people, along with confidential health screenings, music, raffles and prizes, informational booths, and more. Sponsored by Rising Against All Odds, the Spring Hill Resource Center and Stetson University. Free.

Tools-to-Quit-Smoking Class

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at AdventHealth Fish Memorial, Summit Building, 1061 Saxon Blvd., Suites 211 and 213, Orange City. Patches, lozenges, gum, quit plan, workbook, water bottle, stress ball and more. All for free. Call Northeast Florida AHEC at 904-482-0189 to register.

Lagoonacy

11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach A celebration of the Indian River Lagoon. Activities include vendor displays, butterfly gardens, a children’s nature playscape, hard and soft trails, and a kayak launch, arts and crafts, and “Conservation Conversations” by experts in such areas as sea turtles, birds of prey, North Atlantic right whales, snakes, dolphins, bears and composting. Kids age 12 and younger may participate in face-painting or test their game-playing skills in the Conservation Carnival. Cardboard-Boat Race (entry fee for this race is $30 for age 18 and over, and $15 for age 17 and under. Each entry includes one free Lagoonacy admission ticket). Admission: $5; free for children age 10 and younger. Visit Lagoonacy.org, or call 386-428-4828. 

Reading Paws

Noon-2 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library Children’s Department, 130 E. Howry Ave. Children can read to specially trained volunteer dogs Joya, Hope and Spirit. Registration for this program starts one week before the event. Call the children’s desk at 386-822-6430, ext. 20759.

Fabulous Wildlife: Local Birds of Prey

1-3 p.m. at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Local author Marcia Meara will present a slideshow that discusses the nesting habits, habitat and diet of local birds of prey, and offer tips on identifying mature and sub-adult birds. A question-and-answer session will follow. Free. Call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840, or email to tmestre@volusia.org.

DeLandapalooza Original Music and Art Festival

1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, to 1 a.m. Sunday, April 14. More than 140 acts performing on 23 stages throughout Downtown DeLand. Presented by Songwriters Showcases of America. Tickets: $10 in advance, available at www.ssa.cc; $15 at the gate.

EGGsperience!

2:30-4:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of DeLand, 724 N. Woodland Blvd. Egg hunt; petting zoo; bounce house; games; snacks. Free. Call 386-734-6212.

Nature Movie

3-4 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Watch World’s Fastest Animal, and see the world through the eyes of nature’s fastest animal: the peregrine falcon. In the film, expert falconer Lloyd Buck trains a captive peregrine and puts its hunting skills to the test. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Book-Signing

5-7 p.m. at The Muse Book Shop, 112 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Author Robert N. Macomber will sign copies of his new book Honoring the Enemy. Call 386-734-0278.

Stetson University Symphonic Band Concert

7:30 p.m. in the H. Douglas Lee Chapel in Stetson University’s Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. The program includes well-known works by Hector Berlioz, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Timothy Jackson, John Philip Sousa and John Mackey’s “Wine-Dark Sea: Symphony for Band.” Four student percussionists are featured in David Gillingham’s exhilarating “Concertino for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble.” Admission: $10 adults; $5 youth and students; free for Stetson faculty, staff and students with a valid ID, and for children age 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets. Call 386-822-8950.

Singphony Children’s Concert

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Tickets: $5. Call 386-668-5553.

The Importance of Being Earnest

8 p.m. at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre, inside the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. In this farcical comedy of manners by Oscar Wilde, Jack Worthing has invented an alter ego named Ernest in order to court and win over the lovely Gwendolen. Unbeknown to Jack, his good friend Algernon has adopted the same disguise so that he might have an opportunity to meet the lovely young Cecily. When all four characters flee to the country, disguises are revealed, and hilarity ensues. Tickets:$12 adults; $10 senior citizens and non-Stetson students; free for Stetson faculty, staff and students with a valid ID, and for children age 12 and younger. Call 386-822-8700.

Sunday, April 14

Palm Sunday

A day to recall Jesus’ journey into Jerusalem, when his followers scattered palms in his path.

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 DeLand Natural Market, 933 N. Woodland Blvd. 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 with cash or credit cards. Cash only for the shots: $5 rabies or worming; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, dog flu or cat 4-way distemper combo; $12 Bordetella; $16 feline leukemia or heartworm testing. Proceeds benefit  abandoned and abused animals. Call or text 386-748-8993 with questions.

Roots and Branches Genealogical Society of West Volusia County

1 p.m. class in the DeLand Regional Library classroom, 130 E. Howry Ave. Jane Burr will present “DNA in the News — Some Surprises!” 2 p.m. general meeting and program in the library auditorium. Topic: “DNA Round Table, What's New?” Members will share their stories. Visitors welcome. Call 386-734-2536.

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

1-2:30 p.m. at the Marathon Service Station Plaza, 2840 Doyle Road, Deltona. 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 with cash or credit cards. Cash only for the shots: $5 rabies or worming; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, dog flu or cat 4-way distemper combo; $12 Bordetella; $16 feline leukemia or heartworm testing. Proceeds benefit  abandoned and abused animals. Call or text 386-748-8993 with 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.

Movies at the Library

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

Popcorn and a Movie

2-3 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Featuring Plastic Paradise by journalist and filmmaker Angela Sun. Midway Atoll has become ground zero for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, siphoning plastics from three distant continents. This movie uncovers this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way, Sun meets scientists, researchers and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our immense plastic consumption. This film shows some disturbing scenes and is recommended for older audiences. Free popcorn will be served. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Free admission. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Volusia Music Club Concert

2:30 p.m. in First Congregational Church, UCC, Fellowship Hall, two buildings west of the church at 259 W. University Ave., Orange City. Featuring Jim Muir, local vocalist and guitarist. Open to the public for a donation of $3. Call Sue Sims at 386-851-7871.

The Importance of Being Earnest

3 p.m. at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre, inside the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. In this farcical comedy of manners by Oscar Wilde, Jack Worthing has invented an alter ego named Ernest in order to court and win over the lovely Gwendolen. Unbeknown to Jack, his good friend Algernon has adopted the same disguise so that he might have an opportunity to meet the lovely young Cecily. When all four characters flee to the country, disguises are revealed, and hilarity ensues. Tickets:$12 adults; $10 senior citizens and non-Stetson students; free for Stetson faculty, staff and students with a valid ID, and for children age 12 and younger. Call 386-822-8700.

Jewels in the Sand

3:30-4:30 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. LEC staff will discuss sea glass, what it is, how it’s formed, and which colors are the rarest. Participants can use this ocean treasure to make an upcycled take-home craft and learn how to make an edible “sea glass” treat. Free. Space is limited to 20 participants; advance registration is required. Call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

3:30-4:30 p.m. at Rent-a-Center, 2613 S. 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 with cash or credit cards. Cash only for the shots: $5 rabies or worming; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, dog flu or cat 4-way distemper combo; $12 Bordetella; $16 feline leukemia or heartworm testing. Proceeds benefit  abandoned and abused animals. Call or text 386-748-8993 with questions.

Monday, April 15

Income-Tax Filing Deadline

Today is the deadline to file a federal income-tax return for 2018 or to apply for an extension to file the return.

Movies at the Library

11 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Featuring Can You Ever Forgive Me? Rated R. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4.

West Volusia History: Why Is It Important?

1 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. Author Larry French will explain how the St. Johns River has been a highway of discovery during the settlement of Florida. Learn about who inhabited the area for centuries, how steamboats, railroads and automobiles were involved over time, and about some of the hotels that housed visitors. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20763.

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.

Business Seminar

6-7 p.m. in Stetson University’s Lynn Business Center, in the Rinker Auditorium, 345 N. Woodland Blvd. Featuring Latria Graham, who will talk about sports branding.

Tuesday, April 16

Pet Vet Cruiser

At the West Volusia Humane Society, 800 Humane Society Road, DeLand. Low-cost spay and neuter services for financially eligible owners of dogs and cats in unincorporated areas and DeLand. Fees range from $15 to $65 based on income. Pets undergoing sterilization also receive a rabies vaccination and county license. Microchipping is available for an additional $10. By appointment only; call 386-323-3575. Visit www.volusia.org/animalcontrol.

Waterbody Paddle

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet at 2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand. Not for the beginner paddler, this 10-mile paddle leaves from Hontoon Island State Park and loops down Snake Creek and back up the St. Johns River channel. The trip will take five to six hours. Bring a kayak, canoe or paddleboard, along with a life preserver, a whistle and lunch. Free. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927.

Baby Tales

10 a.m. at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd. Designed for children from birth to 18 months, this group will offer a gentle introduction to rhyme, stories, songs, finger plays, and other babies. Free. Call 386-668-3835.

Home Community Educators

10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Glenwood Presbyterian Church, 3190 Grand Ave., DeLand. Craft day - learn six crafts, including making soaps, jewelry from nature, and paper crafts. Bring a bagged lunch. Fee: $10. Call Mary Clyde McKnight at 386-561-1974.

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 specially designed for infants and toddlers to participate in with their parents and caregivers. Experience nursery rhymes, books and music in a fun and interactive environment. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759.

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. There is also a play area for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

11 a.m.-noon at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd. Master Gardeners will share gardening tips and answer questions. Free. Call 386-822-5778.

Open Paper-Crafts Lab

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Make and embellish gift-card holders in the library’s paper-crafts lab. Free. Call 386-789-7207.

Volusia County Historic Courthouse 90th-Birthday Celebration

12:30 p.m. on the north side of the Historic Courthouse, 120 W. Indiana Ave., Downtown DeLand. The Volusia County Council will unveil state historical markers on the north and south sides of the Historic Courthouse. Speakers will include retired Circuit Judge Edwin P.B. Sanders, Volusia County Chair Ed Kelley and Historic Preservation Board Member Zach Zacharias. After the ceremony, volunteers from the Museum of Art - DeLand and the 7th Judicial Circuit will conduct tours of the Historic Courthouse, with emphasis on the artwork and architecture and the original courtroom. Free.

Appy Hour: Cache & Cookies

1 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library classroom, 130 E. Howry Ave.Discover apps to help you clean up and speed up your devices. Staff will be available to answer your technology questions and help you get the most out of your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20763.

Gametastic!

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

Sleep-Apnea Support Group

5-6 p.m. at AdventHealth DeLand, 701 W. Plymouth Ave.  Support and education about sleep apnea for those who use a CPAP or BiPAP machine. Family members and friends of people with sleep apnea are also invited to attend. Free. For more information, email group facilitator Marlyn Moir at Marlyn.Moir@AdventHealth.com or call 386-943-4777.

League of Women Voters of Volusia County Workshop

5:30-7 p.m. at the ​DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Topic: “Who Pays for Roads and Water Systems, and How Does a Sales Tax Change the Mix?” Speakers: DeLand Mayor Bob Apgar, Volusia County Engineer Tadd Kasbeer, and Volusia County Director of Water Resources and Utilities Mike Ulrich. An optional dinner at a local restaurant will follow the presentation. To RSVP, email to jeanne622lwvvc@cfl.rr.com and indicate if going to dinner.

Four Towns Optimist Club

6 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Call Clyde Adams at 386-774-6233, or email to clyde.adams1950@gmail.com.

Local History Talk

7 p.m. in the West Volusia Historical Society’s Conrad Center, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Dr. Harry Price, a former water-skiing champion, will share his fascinating connection to water sports and its colorful local history. Free and open to the public. Call 386-740-6813, or email to delandhouse@msn.com.

Thunder City Derby Sirens Derby E’Lite Classes

7:15-9:15 a.m at The Rink, 1779 N. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand. A new-skater recruit program of classes to learn the techniques of roller derby matches. No impact or hitting.  After 12 classes, students will be able to join the team. Open to women age 18 and older of all skill levels. Gear and skates will be furnished. Bring a mouthguard. Free. To sign up, visit www.derbysirens.com. Email to info@derbysirens.com.

Stetson Guitar on the Rocks

7:30 p.m. in Stetson University, Presser Hall, Tinsley Room, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Featuring solo performances by Stephen Robinson’s guitar students. Free. Call 386-822-8950.

Wednesday, April 17

Adult Computer 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.

Book Club

10 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Members and guests are asked to read any book by a Florida female author. 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.

‘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.

Eco-Buggy Tour

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet at the Longleaf Pine Preserve west entrance, 3637 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Ride through the preserve while learning about its natural features, the importance of the lands, and the impact they have on you in everyday life. Bring lunch for a picnic stop at the pavilion, where you will learn about local marine mammals. Free. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927.

Bunco Party

11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. No experience necessary to play this dice game. Instruction will be given before play. A light lunch and dessert will be served. Tickets: $8. Call 386-668-5553.

‘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.

Democratic Women's Club of Volusia County

6 p.m. social time, 6:30 p.m. guest speaker, 7 p.m. meeting, at Red Lobster, 2625 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. Guest speaker Phebe Fuqua will give an Amendment 4 update. After the meeting, upcoming candidates will speak. For more information, call 386-243-9289 or email to dwcvolusia@gmail.com.

Art Discussion

7-8 p.m. in Stetson University’s duPont-Ball Library, Room 25L, 134 E. Minnesota Ave. Simone R. Crawley will discuss the color theory and process of Oscar Bluemner. Free.

Stetson Woodwind Ensembles

7:30 p.m. in the H. Douglas Lee Chapel in Stetson University’s Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. An evening of varied music for clarinet and flute choirs and saxophone ensembles. Free. Call 386-822-8950.

Thursday, April 18

Coffee With a Cop

8-9:30 a.m. at Rhonda’s Kitchen, 2487 S. Volusia Ave., Suite 101, Orange City. An opportunity to have a free cup of coffee and take part in conversation with officers and staff from the Orange City Police Department.

Building Your Business Group Educational Networking

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

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.

Crafting at the Library

10 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Make an Easter bunny. 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.

Florida Humanities Speaker Series: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

2 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Pulitzer Prize-winner Dr. Jack E. Davis will discuss the life and legacy of writer, feminist and environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998), who will be remembered as the woman who saved the Everglades. Her book The Everglades: River of Grass changed the popular conception of the Everglades from a worthless swamp to a vast, flowing river, and Douglas worked tirelessly for Everglades restoration until her death at age 108. Free. Call 386-789-7207. 

Earth Day Critter Corner

2-2:30 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Children ages 2-8 can join one of the LEC’s animal-care volunteers to learn how to share our world with its wildlife. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Democratic Club of Northwest Volusia County

7 p.m. at the Volusia County Democratic Headquarters, 855 W. New York Ave., DeLand.

Friday, April 19

Good Friday

Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, is observed by Christians in remembrance of the day Jesus was crucified. All the Volusia County public libraries are closed all day in observance of Good Friday.

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.

Singin’ in the Rain

7:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand. Adapted from the classic movie of the same name, this show is a lighthearted Hollywood romance about a 1930s movie star’s predicament when a silent film turns talkie and he falls for the talented new voice behind his jealous leading lady’s lip-syncing. Free champagne toast to celebrate opening night. Tickets: $29 preferred reserved 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.

Passover Begins

Passover, the weeklong Jewish commemoration of the deliverance of the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt, begins at sunset.

Saturday, April 20

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 Tree Giveaway

8 a.m.-noon at the City of DeLand Public Works Complex, 1102 S. Garfield Ave. Sponsored by the City of DeLand and the DeLand Breakfast Rotary Club.

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.

Happy Wanderers Walking Club 5K, 10K Event

8:30-10 a.m. at Hontoon Island, 2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand. Guided walk begins at 9 a.m., but registrants may take directions and walk on their own, starting any time between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Registration fee: $3. A voluntary barbecue begins at 11 a.m. All walks must be finished by 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.happywanderersfl.org, email to johnmc82@cfl.rr.com or call John at 781-686-0660.

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 with credit cards or cash. Cash only for the shots: $5 rabies or worming; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, dog flu or cat 4-way distemper combo; $12 Bordetella; $16 feline leukemia or heartworm testing. Proceeds benefit abandoned and abused animals. Call or text 386-748-8993 with questions.

Easter Egg Hunt

9 a.m.-noon at First Baptist Church of DeBary, 32 S. Shell Road. Also, bounce house; firetruck; games; face-painting. Free. Call 386-668-6881.

God’s Bathhouse

9 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of DeLand, 724 N. Woodland Blvd. Showers, clean clothes and support for the homeless. Free. Call 386-734-6212.

Sensational Serpents

9:30-11:30 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Join LEC staff for a classroom presentation featuring the center’s resident snakes. Topics will include life history, native vs. exotic, and venomous vs. nonvenomous. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Easter Eggstravaganza

10 a.m. at Fort Mellon Park, 600 E. First St., Downtown Sanford. For children age 12 and younger. Easter-egg hunt; moonwalk; face-painting and more. Free. Call 407-688-5120.

Easter-Tastic Trunk & Basket Event

10 a.m. at Deltona Christian Church, 960 E. Normandy Blvd. For elementary-school-age children and younger. Gather treats and goodies from decorated trunks, play games, enjoy face-painting, hear a story, and meet the Big Bunny. Free. Call 386-574-2431, or visit www.deltonachristianchurch.org.

Family Fun Saturday

10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Hands-on art activities for the whole family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored in part by the Rotary Club of DeLand. Admission to both museum locations is free all day. Call 386-734-4371.

The Big Hunt

10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Trinity Church, 875 Elkcam Blvd., Deltona. Easter egg hunt; food; games. Call 386-789-4515.

Community Spring Festival and Easter Egg Hunt

10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lake Helen Equestrian Center, 321 Pleasant St. 10 a.m.-noon Easter Egg Hunt for children age 12 and younger; visit the Easter Bunny and meet Miss, Junior Miss & Little Miss Lake Helen Cassadaga. Live family entertainment with a Pirate Invasion and Mermaid Encounter. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. magic show with Randy Crain. KidZone; basket raffles; face-painting; arts and crafts; horse and pony rides; shopping; food trucks. Free admission.

Hatha Yoga

11 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Certified yoga instructor Daya Devi-Doolin will provide instruction. Call 386-479-8151 to register.

Movies at the Library

11 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Featuring Support Your Local Sheriff! Rated G. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4.

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

Noon-1 p.m. at Horstmeyer Farm Store, 115 N. Laurel Ave., Sanford, 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 with credit cards or cash. Cash only for the shots: $5 rabies or worming; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, dog flu or cat 4-way distemper combo; $12 Bordetella; $16 feline leukemia or heartworm testing. Proceeds benefit  abandoned and abused animals. Call or text 386-748-8993 with questions.

Lemonade Lectures Series: ‘1943: The Tide Turns’

1 p.m. at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Ryan Lowry will discuss America’s continued thrust into Axis-held territories in 1943 and display some of the 7,000 World War II artifacts he has collected. Light refreshments, including lemonade, will be served.Free. Call 386-668-3840. 

Earth Day Movie

2-3:30 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Watch Chasing Ice, which follows photographer James Balog to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images that help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Free popcorn will be served. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Free admission. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

3-4:30 p.m. at Luigi’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, in 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 with credit cards or cash. Cash only for the shots: $5 rabies or worming; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, dog flu or cat 4-way distemper combo; $12 Bordetella; $16 feline leukemia or heartworm testing. Proceeds benefit  abandoned and abused animals. Call or text 386-748-8993 with questions.

Singin’ in the Rain

7:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand. Adapted from the classic movie of the same name, this show is a lighthearted Hollywood romance about a 1930s movie star’s predicament when a silent film turns talkie and he falls for the talented new voice behind his jealous leading lady’s lip-syncing. Tickets: $29 preferred reserved 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.

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.

‘The Art of Containment: Sculpture by Robert Thiele’

Through May 26. 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, or visit www.MoArtDeLand.org.

‘Florida Calcite: Rare Specimens of a Common Mineral’

Through May 3. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, at Stetson University’s Gillespie Museum, 234 E. Michigan Ave. View uncommon specimens of our state’s unofficial mineral, calcite. Free admission. Call 386-822-7330, or email gillespie@stetson.edu.

‘Gary Monroe: Photographs and Revelations’

Through June 2. 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, or visit www.MoArtDeLand.org.

‘Grace Hartigan: Retrospective’

Through May 26. 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, or visit www.MoArtDeLand.org.

‘Natural Black: The Nature Quilts of Lauren Austin’

Through April 13. 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.

Senior Exhibition 2: Studio Art

Through May 3. 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. The exhibition features artwork by senior studio-art students. Free admission. Call 386-822-7271, or visit www2.stetson.edu/hand-art-center.

‘Volusia Students Create’

Through April 28. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Free admission. Call 386-668-5553.