Friday, Dec. 7 

West Volusia Artists

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

Eco-Buggy Tour of Tiger Bay

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

Used-Book Sale

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

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

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

Tour of Historic Homes Special Preview Tour

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

The Fridays Before Christmas

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

Food Truck First Fridays

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

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Celebration

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

‘Ye Olde Yuletide Feaste’

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

Candlelight Christmas Tours

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

Artisan Alley Friday Night Growers and Makers Market

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

Butler’s Express Train Rides

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

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

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

Saturday, Dec. 8

Farmers Market

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

Farmers Market

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

Market in the Park

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

Holiday Bazaar

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

Cookie Walk

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

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

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

Santa Claus Arrives

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

‘A Florida Christmas Remembered’

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

Used-Book Sale

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

Homemade Holidays

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

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

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

Tools-to-Quit-Smoking Class

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

Orange City’s Christmas Village

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

Lunch With Santa

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

Tour of Historic Homes

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

Adult Coloring

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

Concert

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

Fandomania

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

Wind-Down Winter Hike

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

Santa’s North Pole

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

‘Mistletoe & Music’

5 p.m. at Earl Brown Park, 751 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. The amphitheatre lawn will be surrounded by local vendors selling holiday gifts and food trucks. The Landsharks, a Jimmy Buffett/Beach Boys tribute band, will be performing live. Lawn seating: bring a picnic blanket or folding chairs for your comfort. Free.

Orange City Christmas Parade

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

DeLand Christmas Boat Parade

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

‘Ye Olde Yuletide Feaste’

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

Candlelight Christmas Tours

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

Butler’s Express Train Rides

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

Concert

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

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

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

Wyndsong Holiday Celebration

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

Sunday, Dec. 9

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.

Holiday Bazaar

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

Candy Cane Lane: A Recipe for Life

8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 306 W. Wisconsin Ave., DeLand. Presented by the Music Makers, this Christmas musical teaches that God alone can satisfy His children. It incorporates the spiritual lesson behind the candy cane, and includes birthday cake and a birthday song for Jesus. Free. Call 386-734-4425.

Power Parenting

9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Florida Hospital DeLand, Classroom 3A, 701 W. Plymouth Ave. A one-day class for expecting parents focusing on breastfeeding, newborn care and infant CPR. Attendees should bring a newborn-sized baby doll or stuffed animal on which to practice techniques. Cost: $50 per couple; scholarships are available. To RSVP, visit www.FHBabies.com or call 386-943-4489.

St. Augustine Makers Fest™

11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South. The festival will offer hands-on activities at designated Makers Stations; one-of-a-kind gifts, crafts, unique apparel, jewelry, home décor; artists will be offering educational workshops; a Gingerbread Forest for children; beverages, local food trucks, and craft beers; live music and dance performances. Admission: $5 adults; free for children age 17 and younger. Visit www.staugustinemakersfest.org.

Tour of Historic Homes

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

ChrisKwanzUkah

12:30-4:30 p.m. at The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach. A unique, ecumenical holiday party with a winter solstice ceremony, Kwanzaa folk poems, Christmas presentations, and the lighting of Hanukkah candles. Festivities will include a give-a-gift, get-a-gift table (participants are encouraged to wrap and bring a small gift to place on a table where they can, in turn, pick a gift for themselves; gifts shouldn’t cost more than $10); a 50-50 raffle; light refreshments; and an open reading by local poets and writers. All styles of performance are invited — music, stories and songs — preferably with a lighthearted holiday and general-audience theme. Free admission. A complete program is online at www.creativehappiness.org/calendar.

Volusia Music Club Christmas Concert

1 p.m. in First Congregational United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 259 W. University Ave., Orange City, two buildings west of the church. Featuring the vocal trio Summer Nights. Open to the public for a donation of $3. Call Sue Sims at 386-851-7871.

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.

Reindeer Rendezvous

2-3 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Families can create rustic reindeers from upcycled items and materials found in nature. The Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center will play holiday tunes and serve nonalcoholic cider. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Public Forum

2-4 p.m. in the Deltona Regional Library auditorium, 2150 Eustace Ave. Members of Deltona Strong host this monthly meeting with Deltona residents to identify problems and issues that impact Deltona, and to strategize about solutions. Free. Call Terri Ellis at 386-961-4912.

Santa’s North Pole

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

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

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

Wyndsong Holiday Celebration

2:30 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. Featuring Craig Thomas, Ennis Pruitt, Robin Mantor and Kelly Fagan singing and performing holiday music on electric and acoustic guitar, flute, violin and keyboard. Tickets: $15 adults and senior citizens; $10 children. Call 386-228-3777.

Christmas Program and Caroling

3-5 p.m. at Deltona Presbyterian Church, 2300 Howland Blvd. Light refreshments. Call 386-789-3200.

DeBary Christmas Parade

3-5 p.m. The parade will proceed north from Spring Vista Drive onto North U.S. Highway 17-92 and will end at Poinsettia Drive. Minimum age to walk in the parade is 10 years old. All children under 10 must be on a float or in a vehicle. Free.

Lessons and Carols

4 p.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 319 W. Wisconsin Ave., DeLand. Featuring the Adult Choir, Children’s Choir and Handbell Choir. A reception will follow, and a freewill offering will be collected. Call 386-734-1814.

Candlelight Evensong

5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of DeLand, 724 N. Woodland Blvd.Music will include such selections as “I Wonder as I Wander,” “Sing We Now of Christmas,” “Ave Maria” and “Silent Night.” Free. Call 386-734-6212.

‘A Blue Christmas’ Worship Service

6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of DeLand, 115 E. Howry Ave. Known as “The Longest Night,” this is a time during Advent that honors people who have lost loved ones during that year, bringing comfort and peace during a season in which many miss their loved ones. Free. Call 386-734-5113.

Outdoor Movie Night

6 p.m. at the Christian Church at DeLeon Springs, 4481 Mills Road. Featuring The Star, a story about the first Christmas. Popcorn and drinks will be served for free. Bring a chair or blanket. Free admission.

Hanukkah Party

6-9 p.m. at Stetson University’s Rinker Welcome Center, 529 N. Woodland Blvd. Presented by Temple Israel of DeLand’s Sisterhood and Stetson’s Hillel House. Free. 

Christmas Spectacular

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Track Santa across the United States, visiting some of the most popular cities. Tickets: $10. Call 386-668-5553.

Monday, Dec. 10

Holiday Film Series

11 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Featuring Crazy Rich Asians. This romantic comedy, based on a global best-seller, follows a native New Yorker to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. Constance Wu and Henry Golding star. Rated PG-13. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4.

Monday Munchers Christmas Lunch and Program

11:30 a.m. beginning in the sanctuary at Community United Methodist Church,  41 W. Highbanks Road, DeBary, with a pantomime of the Nativity by the preschool children with adult narration. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall, followed by Christmas carols. Ham will be provided; bring a dish to share and a friend. For senior citizens beyond age 50. Free. Call 386-775-2766.

Holiday Favorite Film Series

1 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring Elf. 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.

Teen Holiday Program

4:15 p.m. at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd. Teens in grades six-12 can take part in a DIY Teen Spa Program, making lip balm, a hot/cold pack, and a sugar scrub of fizzy bath salt. Supplies will be provided. Reservations required; call 386-668-3835.

Hanukkah Ends

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, ends at sunset. The festival is an eight-day commemoration of the rededication of the Temple by the Maccabees after they defeated the Syrians.

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 St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Small Ministries Room, 319 W. Wisconsin Ave., DeLand. For all loved ones and caregivers of those with Alzheimer's/dementia. Free. Call 386-736-1487.

Florida Native Plant Society Pawpaw Chapter

7 p.m. at Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. This special holiday meeting will be filled with festive foods and topped off with the annual Pawpaw Native Plant Auction. Free and open to the public.

Christmas Spectacular

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Track Santa across the United States, visiting some of the most popular cities. Tickets: $10. Call 386-668-5553.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

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 Lynne Hinton's A View From Here, which focuses on a woman who decides to live in a tree to broaden her perspective. She is changed by what she discovers about herself, about grief and forgiveness, and about the true love that has been in front of her for most of her life. 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.

DIY Gift Bags and Tags

11:30 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Make gift bags and tags for the holidays. Bring old holiday cards for upcycling. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4.

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.

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 (COPD) and their loved ones. This meeting features professional speakers to enhance COPD education for both patients and caregivers. Free valet parking with oxygen and wheelchair assistance is available. Free admission. 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 & 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.

Whistles & Wings

6 p.m. in the DeLand High School gym, 800 N. Hill Ave. Learn how to become at high-school basketball referee. At 7 p.m., wings will be served. Practice with referees during the first half of the DeLand High School varsity basketball game. Cost $10. Call Jon Marc Creighton at 386-767-5487, or email him at jonmarccreighton@aol.com.

Holiday Concert

6:30 p.m. at the Dickinson Memorial Library Hall, 148 Albertus Way, Orange City. Featuring the Singsations Youth Choir. Free.

Christmas Spectacular

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Track Santa across the United States, visiting some of the most popular cities. Tickets: $10. Call 386-668-5553.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

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 there a 12-hour, water-only fast is required for most testing. Cash or check are accepted. Call 386-740-4040.

Adult Computer Class: Mango Languages

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

Book Discussion Group: Holiday Celebration and 2018 Recap

10 a.m. in the DeLand Regional Library classroom, 130 E. Howry Ave. Enjoy holiday foods, discuss the highlights of 2018, and get a preview of selections for 2019. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762.

LittleBits

10 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Learn about electronics with these easy-to-use electronic building blocks. Free. Call 386-789-7207.

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.

Reading Paws

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

‘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.

Holiday Concert

1-2 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring Bob Lusk performing contemporary and traditional Christmas songs, with some Hanukkah and seasonal tunes as well. Lusk sings and plays guitar, banjo, and concertina. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762.

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.

E-Books, E-Readers & More!

2-3:30 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library classroom, 130 E. Howry Ave. Bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone to get one-on-one assistance during this open lab. Get answers to basic device questions and help using the library’s downloadable media services: Axis 360, hoopla, Kanopy, Freegal and more. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20763.

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 always 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.

Instructional Materials Review

4-6 p.m. in the DeLand High School Media Center, 800 N. Hill Ave., and the Pine Ridge High School Media Center, 926 Howland Blvd., Deltona. A public review of math instructional materials being considered for adoption by the School District of Volusia County for implementation in the 2019-20 school year. Free. Call 386-734-7190.

Christmas Program

6 p.m. at All Saints’ Church, 155 Clark St., Enterprise. Hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats; talent show; storytime; silent auction. Free. Call 386-668-4108.

‘Journey Thru Christmas’

6:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at Volusia County Baptist Church, 261 S. Orange Ave., Orange City. More than 100 actors and live animals will staff 14 scenes during a 40-minute dramatic journey through the prophecy, birth, miracles, sacrifice and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Free cookies and hot chocolate. Free candy-filled stockings for kids. Free admission. Tickets are not required. Call 386-774-0181, or visit www.JourneyThruChristmas.com.

Christmas Spectacular

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Track Santa across the United States, visiting some of the most popular cities. Tickets: $10. Call 386-668-5553.

New Hope Al-Anon (Adult Children)

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

Thursday, Dec. 13

Open Sewing Lab

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

Walk-In E-Lab

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

Walk-In E-Lab

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

Little Readers Storytime

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

DeBary Kids Corner

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

New England Club

11 a.m. at 720 N. Frankfort Ave., DeLand. This meeting is the club’s Christmas dinner. Each person is encouraged to bring a new wrapped gift (approximately $5 value). Women bring a gift for a woman, and men bring a gift for a man, with an exchange occurring after dinner. Each guest should bring a food item such as a vegetable, salad or dessert to share. The meat entree will be provided. Bring a place setting. Entertainment, a teacup auction and a 50-50 will also be enjoyed. Call Club President George Chartrand at 386-532-8779.

Sunset Over Lyonia Hike

4:30-5:30 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Enjoy a late-autumn sunset during this guided hike of Lyonia Preserve. Bring a flashlight. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Book Discussion Group: Holiday Celebration and 2018 Recap

5:30 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library classroom, 130 E. Howry Ave. Enjoy holiday foods, discuss the highlights of 2018, and get a preview of selections for 2019. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762.

‘Journey Thru Christmas’

6:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at Volusia County Baptist Church, 261 S. Orange Ave., Orange City. More than 100 actors and live animals will staff 14 scenes during a 40-minute dramatic journey through the prophecy, birth, miracles, sacrifice and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Free cookies and hot chocolate. Free candy-filled stockings for kids. Free admission. Tickets are not required. Call 386-774-0181, or visit www.JourneyThruChristmas.com.

Christmas Spectacular

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Track Santa across the United States, visiting some of the most popular cities. Tickets: $10. Call 386-668-5553.

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

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

Friday, Dec. 14

AARP DeBary Chapter 64

9:30 a.m. social time, 10 a.m. short meeting and program, at Florence K. Little Town Hall, 12 Colomba Road, DeBary. A holiday program will be presented by the West Volusia Chorus. Members and nonmembers are welcome. Call Toni Beiser at 386-804-8864.

Festival of Wreaths & Holiday Brunch

10 a.m.-noon at The Cloisters, third-floor atrium, 400 E. Howry Ave., DeLand. Brunch; wreath auction; mini-mall shopping; door prizes. Proceeds from Wreath Auction to benefit The Neighborhood Center. Free admission; free brunch. Bring in a nonperishable food item and receive a free raffle ticket. RSVP appreciated; call 386-822-6900.

 

Holiday Yoga for Stress Relief

10:30 a.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. Learn breathing and relaxation techniques to fight stress. Presented by yoga instructor Arielle Hernandez from The Yoga Shed. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring water and a yoga mat. Registration is required, as space is limited. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762.

Crafternoons @ the Library

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

The Fridays Before Christmas

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

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.

Artisan Alley Friday Night Growers and Makers Market

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

Butler’s Express Train Rides

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

Carole and the Belles Christmas Musical and Dinner Theatre

6:30 p.m.in the First Presbyterian Church of DeLand fellowship hall, 724 N. Woodland Blvd. Tickets: $8 adults; $4 children. Call 386-734-6212.

‘Journey Thru Christmas’

6:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at Volusia County Baptist Church, 261 S. Orange Ave., Orange City. More than 100 actors and live animals will staff 14 scenes during a 40-minute dramatic journey through the prophecy, birth, miracles, sacrifice and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Free cookies and hot chocolate. Free candy-filled stockings for kids. Free admission. Tickets are not required. Call 386-774-0181, or visit www.JourneyThruChristmas.com.

'Darkness Into Light' Christmas Candlelight Concert

7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 306 W. Wisconsin Ave., DeLand. Presented by the church’s Candlelight Singers. Free. Call 386-734-4425.

Christmas Spectacular

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Track Santa across the United States, visiting some of the most popular cities. Tickets: $10. Call 386-668-5553.

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

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

Saturday, Dec. 15

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.

Breakfast With Santa

9 a.m. and 10 a.m. at Hopkins Hall, 150 Connecticut Ave., Lake Helen. Presented by the Miss Lake Helen-Cassadaga Scholarship Foundation. Pancake breakfast. Christmas music. All children will have the opportunity to visit Santa by the fireplace and tell him their Christmas wishes, during a photo opportunity. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 children age 13 and under; free for children age 1 and under in parent’s lap. Proceeds go to funding the Miss Lake Helen-Cassadaga Scholarship. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. Email events@lakehelen.com.

Brunch and Learn

9:30-11:30 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Learn about the importance of scrub habitat while strolling through Lyonia Preserve and looking for scrub jays, gopher tortoises and other wildlife. Afterward, the group will meet and learn about a native animal while enjoying brunch, which will be provided. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Family Fun Saturday

10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Free art activities for families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 386-734-4371.

Holiday Centerpieces

10:30 a.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. Presented by the Garden Club of DeLand. Learn how easy it is to make a beautiful centerpiece using materials from your yard. No floral experience needed. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762.

Hatha Yoga

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

Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Luncheon

11 a.m.-2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 2885 Lake Helen Osteen Road, Deltona. The Moores were the first NAACP members to be murdered for civil-rights activism after a bombing of their home Christmas night in 1951 in Mims. Guest speaker: Sonya Mallard, cultural center coordinator of the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park & Museum. Tickets (can be purchased at the door or in advance): $20. Call Mike Williams at 386-804-6136.

Kids Holiday Party

11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the DeLand Elks Lodge, 614 S. Alabama Ave. Create holiday arts and crafts; decorate cookies to take home; visit with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. Refreshments will be served. Free. Call Davina Jones at 772-342-6500.

Wreaths Across America

Noon at Suber Memorial Gardens, 2800 Frontage Road, Lake Helen. Ceremony, followed by the placing of remembrance wreaths on veterans’ graves. Then the wreath-placing will continue at Lake Helen-Cassadaga Cemetery, 420 Root St. Email events@lakehelen.com. To sponsor a wreath, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/42740/overview/?relatedld=0.

Write Word Writers Workshop

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

Sea, Touch and Explore

2-3 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. LEC staff and volunteers will share fun facts about sea stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers. Afterward, participants can meet the center’s saltwater animal ambassadors. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

'Joy, Joy, Joy' Christmas Musical Spectacular

3 p.m. doors open, 4 p.m. cantata; 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. cantata, at First United Methodist Church of DeLand, 115 E. Howry Ave. A cantata performed by the Seasonal Chorus. Before the cantata, the Hat Tricks of Stetson University will sing a medley of holiday music, the Bell Choir will perform, and the Children’s Choir will sing. Guest harpist Rosalind Beck of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will also perform. Free. Call 386-734-5113.

Deltona Christmas Parade

6 p.m. Parade will travel north on Deltona Boulevard from Balsam Street to Stratford Commons. Theme: “A Heroes’ Christmas, Honoring Our Troops & Our Veterans.” Call 386-878-8900.

Butler’s Express Train Rides

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

'Carole and the Belles' Christmas Musical and Dinner Theatre

6:30 p.m.in the First Presbyterian Church of DeLand fellowship hall, 724 N. Woodland Blvd. Tickets: $8 adults; $4 children. Call 386-734-6212.

‘Journey Thru Christmas’

6:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at Volusia County Baptist Church, 261 S. Orange Ave., Orange City. More than 100 actors and live animals will staff 14 scenes during a 40-minute dramatic journey through the prophecy, birth, miracles, sacrifice and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Free cookies and hot chocolate. Free candy-filled stockings for kids. Free admission. Tickets are not required. Call 386-774-0181, or visit www.JourneyThruChristmas.com.

'Darkness Into Light' Christmas Candlelight Concert

7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 306 W. Wisconsin Ave., DeLand. Presented by the church’s Candlelight Singers. Free. Call 386-734-4425.

Home for the Holidays Concert

7 p.m. at the Dickinson Memorial Library, 148 Albertus Way, Orange City. Featuring the Orange City Orchestra. Free. Call 386-668-8106.

Christmas Spectacular

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Track Santa across the United States, visiting some of the most popular cities. Tickets: $10. Call 386-668-5553.

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

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

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.