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.

Carol 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. 

Christmas Cookie Walk

8 a.m.-noon at St Jude’s Episcopal Church, 815 E. Graves Ave., Orange City. Most cookies sold by the pound. Other items available for sale, along with a silent auction. Call 386-775-6200.

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, 2855 Lake Helen Osteen Road, Deltona. The Moores, who were active members of the NAACP and registered African-Americans to vote, were murdered in a bombing of their home in Mims on Christmas night 1951. 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. 

Carol 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. 

Sunday, Dec. 16 

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. in Royal Oaks Professional Plaza, 124 Treemonte Drive, Orange City. Sponsored by SPCA animal rescue. Heartworm-prevention and flea-control products will be available for purchase. Credit cards accepted for product purchase; cash only for the shots: $5 rabies vaccine; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, dog flu vaccine or cat 4-way distemper combo; $16 feline leukemia vaccine and heartworm testing; $12 Bordetella vaccine; $5 worming. Call or text to 386-748-8993. 

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

1-2:30 p.m. at Luigi’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, in Brandywine Shopping Village, 3138 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Sponsored by SPCA animal rescue. Heartworm-prevention and flea-control products will be available for purchase. Credit cards accepted for product purchase; cash only for the shots: $5 rabies vaccine; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, dog flu vaccine or cat 4-way distemper combo; $16 feline leukemia vaccine and heartworm testing; $12 Bordetella vaccine; $5 worming. Call or text to 386-748-8993. 

Cookies With Santa

1-3 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 41 W. Highbanks Road, DeBary. Children will be able to speak to and take a photo with Santa, and decorate cookies. Register for a huge toy stocking and door prizes. Free. Call 386-668-4805. 

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. 

Florida Wonderland Hike

2-3 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Join staff on a 1.5-mile guided hike to look for Florida scrub jays and learn how scrub habitat benefits the wildlife that live there. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

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

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

3-4:30 p.m. at 3 Sisters Ice Cream Palace, 101 E. Ohio Ave., Lake Helen. Sponsored by SPCA animal rescue. Heartworm-prevention and flea-control products will be available for purchase. Credit cards accepted for product purchase; cash only for the shots: $5 rabies vaccine; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, dog flu vaccine or cat 4-way distemper combo; $16 feline leukemia vaccine and heartworm testing; $12 Bordetella vaccine; $5 worming. Call or text to 386-748-8993. 

Movie in the Park

4:30 p.m. activities, 5:30 p.m. movie, at Earl Brown Park, 750 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. Featuring Elf. Lawn seating: Bring a picnic blanket or folding chairs for your comfort. Presented by Wellspring Church. Free. 

Monday, Dec. 17 

Holiday Film Series

11 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Featuring Mission: Impossible - Fallout. Ethan Hunt and his team race against time after a mission has gone wrong. Tom Cruise and Henry Cavill star. Rated PG-13. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

Holiday Favorite Film Series

1 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring A Madea Christmas. 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. 

Look Good Feel Better Class

4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Cancer Institute, 1055 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. Designed for women experiencing hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation, this class teaches women beauty techniques to restore their appearance and self-image during cancer treatments. Free. RSVP is required. To register, call 800-227-2345. 

Horizon Stars Toastmasters

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

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Pet Vet Cruiser

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

Bike for Whales

9-11 a.m. Meet at 551 Esther St., New Smyrna Beach. Take a leisurely 5-mile bicycle ride from Esther Street Park to Ponce DeLeon Inlet and back, while searching the near-shore area for endangered right whales. While chances of seeing the wonderful creatures are low because of their small population, participants will learn about their feeding habits, migrations and general biology, and about other marine mammals. Free. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927.

Walk-In E-Lab

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

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

10 a.m.-noon at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd. Master gardeners will share winter gardening tips and answer questions. Residents can bring plants for a checkup. Free. Call 386-822-5778. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

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

Parkinson’s Group Exercise Class

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

Wiggle, Giggle, Groove

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

Open Paper Crafts Lab

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

‘Download & Decorate’

1-2 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Decorate a cookie while learning how easy it is to download magazines from the library. Participants can learn how to access recipes from Taste of Home, Rachael Ray, Eating Well and other best-selling magazines free with their library card. Free. Call 386-822-6430. 

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. 

Sleep-Apnea Support Group

5:30 p.m. in the boardroom at Florida Hospital DeLand, 701 W. Plymouth Ave. For people diagnosed with sleep apnea, which causes pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep, this monthly group provides support, as well as education about sleep apnea. Family members and friends of people with sleep apnea who use CPAP or BiPAP machines are also invited to attend. Free. To RSVP, call 386-943-4777. 

Four Towns Optimist Club

6-7 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Call Clyde Adams at 386-774-6233, or email to clyde.adams1950@gmail.com. 

Wednesday, Dec. 19 

Monthly Health Screenings

8-10 a.m. in the Florida Hospital DeLand laboratory, 701 W. Plymouth Ave. Multiple tests are available, including cholesterol, lipid panels, glucose and prostate screenings. A full list of tests and prices is available at www.FloridaHospital.com/deland/laboratory/monthly-health-screenings. No appointment is necessary, but a 12-hour, water-only fast is required for most testing. Patients may pay with cash or check only. Call 386-943-4620. 

Adult Computer Class: Odilo (E-Resources Taught in Spanish)

9:30-10:30 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 set in the holiday season. 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. 

‘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. 

Lung-Cancer Support Group

2 p.m. at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, 1055 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. This monthly group provides opportunities for emotional support and education for patients and family members affected by lung cancer. Free. To RSVP, call 386-917-5526. 

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. 

Winter Holiday Begins for Public-School Students

Winter Holiday begins at the end of the school day for students in Volusia County public schools. Classes resume Monday, Jan. 7. 

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. 

General Cancer and Survivorship Support Group

5 p.m. at Florida Hospital DeLand Cancer Institute, 680 Peachwood Drive. For those affected by any type of cancer. Patients, survivors, caregivers, friends and family are welcome to attend. Free. To RSVP, call 386-943-7160. 

‘Starry Night’

5:30-7 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Derek Demeter, director of the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College, will guide participants through the planets, stars and other heavenly bodies in the night sky. A telescope and hot chocolate will be provided. Free. Call 386-822-6430. 

‘A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas’

7:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand. Presented by Phantasmagoria, a Victorian performance troupe, who will present the Charles Dickens classic using movement, dance, puppetry, video projections, music and storytelling. Tickets: $25 preferred reserved seating (first five rows center orchestra, and first two rows center balcony); $20 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. 

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. 20 

Teacher Duty Day

Today is a Duty Day for teachers in Volusia County public schools. Winter Holiday begins at the end of the day for teachers. Classes resume Monday, Jan. 7. 

Building Your Business Group Educational Networking CANCELED

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

Trail Ribbon-Cutting

9 a.m. on the corner of Donald E. Smith and DeBary Plantation boulevards, DeBary. The Spring-to-Spring Trail will be one step closer to completion with the opening of a 1.2-mile leg that runs through west DeBary. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, there will be a 7-mile round-trip bike ride to Blue Spring and back. Participants should bring a bicycle and helmet. Free. 

Blue Spring Paddle

9-11 a.m. Meet at the end of West French Avenue, Orange City, about 1 mile past the Blue Spring State Park entrance. Paddlers can explore the park area as they learn about the area’s history and wildlife, water quality, and the importance of Florida’s springs as a manatee refuge. Bring a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard, along with a life preserver and whistle. Free. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927. 

Walk-In E-Lab

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

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. 

Give a Gnome a Home

10 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Make your own gnome to bring home. Supplies will be provided. Free. Registration required; call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

Little Readers Storytime

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

DeBary Kids Corner

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

Critter Corner

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

Secret Santa Christmas Toy Giveaway & Hot Dog Cookout

11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Santa's Workshop at the Spring Hill Resource Center, 910 S. Adelle Ave., DeLand. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. cookout. Hot cocoa will be served. Kids must be present to receive a toy. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Downtown DeLand. Free. Call 386-740-0808

Holiday Party: Reindeer Games

3:30 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. For children ages 5-12. Start a new tradition and celebrate the magic of the holidays with fun activities for the whole family. Free. Call 386-822-6430. 

Candlelight Christmas Tour

7 p.m. at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Guests will be escorted to the hunting lodge for an open tour and be able to pose for a photo in front of a beautifully decorated tree and mantle. The hall will be decorated with many Christmas trees, wreaths and other festive adornments. Refreshments will be served. Advance tickets are required; $10 adults; $5 for children ages 3-12; free for children age 2 and younger. Call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840.

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

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

Friday, Dec. 21 

Holiday Favorite Film Series

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

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. 

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

TOPS - Taking Off Pounds Sensibly

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

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

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

Saturday, Dec. 22 

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. 

A Reptile’s Winter

10-11:30 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Learn what turtles, lizards, alligators and other native reptiles do to survive the colder months. Participants will meet the center’s reptilian animal ambassadors. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Popcorn and a Movie

2-4 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Watch The Polar Express, a modern-day classic about a boy who takes a train ride to the North Pole. Free popcorn and hot cocoa will be served. Other drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

2:30 p.m. and 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. 

Christmas Concert

5:30-6:45 p.m. refreshments and desserts, 7 p.m. concert, at Community United Methodist Church of DeBary, 41 W. Highbanks Road. Favorite Christmas selections by the Orange City Orchestra. Free. Call 386-668-4805. 

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. 

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.