Thursday, Dec. 27

Kwanzaa Introductory

5-6 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Learn about Kwanzaa, a nonreligious holiday that honors African-American culture from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1, from a member of the African American Museum of the Arts. Each day is dedicated to seven principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. Free. Call 386-822-6430.

Friday, Dec. 28

Holiday Favorite Film Series

1 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring Mary Poppins. Free. Call 386-822-6430.

Saturday, Dec. 29

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.

Jay Walking

9:30-11:30 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Learn about Florida scrub jays, and practice their calls in the LEC classroom. Afterward, the group will walk through Lyonia Preserve to look for the birds. Bring binoculars and a camera. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

What’s on the Menu?

2-3 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Meet the center’s animal ambassadors, and learn how, who and what they eat, and how they avoid being eaten. The presentation will be followed by a live feeding demonstration. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Kwanzaa Celebration

6 p.m. at the African American Museum of the Arts, 325 S. Clara Ave., DeLand. Poetry; a guest speaker; community involvement; food and more. Free and open to the public. Call 386-717-1773.

Sunday, Dec. 30

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

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at DeLand Natural Market, 933 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. 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 vaccine, leptospirosis or cat 4-way distemper combo; $20 Lyme disease vaccine; $16 feline leukemia or heartworm testing; $12 Bordetella; $5 worming. Call or text 386-748-8993 with questions.

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

3-4:30 p.m. at the Save-a-Lot Plaza, 1382 Howland Blvd., Deltona. 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 vaccine, leptospirosis or cat 4-way distemper combo; $20 Lyme disease vaccine; $16 feline leukemia or heartworm testing; $12 Bordetella; $5 worming. Call or text 386-748-8993 with questions.

Happy New Year Bandshell Concert Series

8 p.m. at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, 70 Boardwalk. Featuring “Get Ready for Garth Brooks - The Ultimate Tribute Show,” starring Kip Sweeny. Admission: free general seating; $10 VIP front-row seating.

Monday, Dec. 31

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.

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.

Happy New Year Bandshell Concert Series

8 p.m. at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, 70 Boardwalk. Featuring Jaded - an Aerosmith Tribute Band. Midnight fireworks over the Atlantic Ocean. Admission: free general seating; $10 VIP front-row seating.

Tuesday, Jan. 1

Happy New Year

The staff of The West Volusia Beacon wishes readers a very Happy New Year.

Wednesday, Jan. 2

FLOWmobile

9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Deltona City Hall, City Commission Chambers, 2345 Providence Blvd. Process or replace vehicle registration, driver’s license, ID cards, change of address, renewals, replacements and suspensions. No appointment is needed. The FLOWmobile accepts cash, check, MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express. Visit the city’s webpage at www.deltonafl.gov for possible changes to the schedule and document requirements. Call 386-878-8500.

‘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.

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, Jan. 3

Open Sewing Lab

9:30-11 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.  Bring a project, and use one of the library’s six sewing machines. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4.

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.

Crafty Coloring

1 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. Feature project: “Paint Pour.” Create a one-of-a-kind canvas with an abstract-painting technique. All supplies will be provided. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

1 p.m. in DeBary Hall Historic Site's stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Howard Jeffries will present "Welcome to Florida - We Do Landscaping Differently Here," explaining how to deal with Florida's subtropical climate and soil when planning a home landscape. Free. Call DeBary Hall at 386-668-3840.

Democratic Club of Southwest Volusia

6 p.m. for dinner/social hour, 7 p.m. at IHOP, 320 Dirksen Drive, DeBary. All Deltona, DeBary, Enterprise and Osteen Democrats are welcome. Call Dana at 301-346-8822.

Four Towns Optimist Club

6 p.m. at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd. (U.S. Highway 17-92). Call Clyde Adams at 386-774-6233, or email to clyde.adams1950@gmail.com.

Art of Murder

7:30 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. In this play written by Joe DiPietro, which was a 2000 Edgar Award winner for Best Mystery Play, Jack Brooks awaits his flamboyant art dealer Vincent, intending to kill him. Harried and annoyed, Vincent arrives. Will Jack carry out his plan? Will his wife, Annie, help him? Or is something else going on? Opening night. Tickets: $18 adults; $15 senior citizens; $10 students and children. Call 386-228-3777.

Friday, Jan. 4

Bike-About Spruce Creek

9-11:30 a.m. Meet in the dirt parking lot on Martin Dairy Road, New Smyrna Beach. Ride a segment of Martin Dairy Trails in Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve, while learning about the local ecosystem. Moderate skill is preferred due to rough terrain, hills and soft sand. A bicycle and helmet are required. Free. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

10-11 a.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Attendees are encouraged to bring a potted plant, cuttings or seeds to exchange. Master gardeners will share winter gardening tips and answer questions. Residents can bring their plants for a free checkup. Call 386-822-5778.

DeLand Paper & Postcard Expo

10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Admission: $5.

‘Pages to Screen’ Film Series

1 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring: Book Club. Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen star. Rated PG-13. Free. Call 386-822-6430.

Food Truck First Fridays

5-10 p.m. at Blake Park, 437 S. Lakeview Drive, Lake Helen. Food and drinks will be for sale. Music. Visit www.lakehelen.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.

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.

Art of Murder

7:30 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. In this play written by Joe DiPietro, which was a 2000 Edgar Award winner for Best Mystery Play, Jack Brooks awaits his flamboyant art dealer Vincent, intending to kill him. Harried and annoyed, Vincent arrives. Will Jack carry out his plan? Will his wife, Annie, help him? Or is something else going on? Tickets: $18 adults; $15 senior citizens; $10 students and children. Call 386-228-3777.

Elton John Tribute Concert

7:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand. Featuring Russel Anderson McLaughlin as Elton John. Tickets: $30 preferred reserved seating (first five rows center orchestra, and first two rows balcony); $26 general reserved seating. A $3-per-ticket processing charge and 6.5-percent sales tax will be added to each purchase. Call 386-736-1500, or visit www.AthensDeLand.com.

Saturday, Jan. 5

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.

DeLand Paper & Postcard Expo

10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Admission: $5.

Art of Murder

7:30 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. A 2000 Edgar Award winner for Best Mystery written by Joe DiPietro. Jack awaits his flamboyant art dealer Vincent, intending to kill him. Harried and annoyed, Vincent, arrives. Will Jack carry out his plan? Will his wife, Annie, help him? Or is something else going on? Tickets: $18 adults; $15 senior citizens; $10 students and children. Call 386-228-3777.

Elton John Tribute Concert

7:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand. Featuring Russel Anderson McLaughlin as Elton John. Tickets: $30 preferred reserved seating (first five rows center orchestra, and first two rows balcony); $26 general reserved seating. A $3-per-ticket processing charge and 6.5-percent sales tax 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.

‘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.

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 Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Call 386-734-4371.