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.

Tiny Trekkers

10-11 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Children ages 2-5 can take a short hike, make a take-home craft, and listen to the book Who Has These Feet?” Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

DeLand Paper & Postcard Expo 

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

Popcorn and a Movie

3-4 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Watch Snowbound: Animals of Winter. Popcorn will be served. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

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.

Sunday, Jan. 6

Farmers Market 

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

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic 

9-11 a.m. at Garcia’s Mexican Grill, 1498 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Sponsored by SPCA animal rescue. Proceeds benefit animals. 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, cat 4-way distemper combo or leptospirosis vaccine; $20 Lyme disease vaccine; $16 feline leukemia vaccine or Bordetella vaccine; $16 heartworm testing; $5 worming. Call or text 386-748-8993 with questions.

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic 

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 220 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd., DeBary. Sponsored by SPCA animal rescue. Proceeds benefit animals. 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, cat 4-way distemper combo or leptospirosis vaccine; $20 Lyme disease vaccine; $16 feline leukemia vaccine or Bordetella vaccine; $16 heartworm testing; $5 worming. Call or text 386-748-8993 with questions.

Three Kings Festival 

Noon-5 p.m. in the Deltona Plaza, 1200 Deltona Blvd. A Hispanic Christmas tradition.

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.

‘Pages to Screen’ Film Series 

1:15 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry 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 386-822-6430.

Ice, Ice, Baby

2-3 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Kids and adults can learn about glaciers and conduct experiments using ice. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Art of Murder 

2:30 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.

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic 

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

Auditions for Lost in Yonkers 

7 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. Bella is 35 years old, mentally challenged, and living at home with her mother. As the play opens, the mother’s ne'er-do-well son, Eddie, deposits his two young sons at the old lady's doorstep. The boys are left to contend with the grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers. Show dates: Feb. 21-24 and 28, and March 1-3. Free. Call 386-228-3777.

Monday, Jan. 7

Classes Resume 

Classes resume in Volusia County public schools after the Winter Holiday.

Movies at the Library 

11 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Featuring Ocean’s 8, in which Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s Met Gala. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway star. Rated PG-13. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

Walk-In E-Lab 

1-3 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library classroom, 130 E. Howry Ave. Basic computer-skills assistance, internet access for job searches and completing applications, email-account setup assistance, cover-letter and résumé editing; and access to online egov applications such as unemployment claims, food or housing assistance, and Social Security website access. A county library card is not required to use the e-lab computers. Free. Call 386-822-6430.

Maker Lab 

3:30 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library Children’s Department, 130 E. Howry Ave. Youth ages 8-14 can work on one of the library’s projects. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759.

Horizon Stars Toastmasters 

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

Overeaters Anonymous 

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

Auditions for Lost in Yonkers 

7 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. Bella is 35 years old, mentally challenged, and living at home with her mother. As the play opens, the mother’s ne'er-do-well son, Eddie, deposits his two young sons at the old lady’s doorstep. The boys are left to contend with the grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers. Show dates: Feb. 21-24 and 28, and March 1-3. Free. Call 386-228-3777.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

Pet Vet Cruiser 

At West Volusia Humane Society, 800 Humane Society Road, DeLand. Pet Vet Cruiser and the Volusia County Animal Care Clinic offer low-cost spay and neuter services to financially eligible owners of dogs and cats in unincorporated areas and the cities of DeLand, South Daytona and Oak Hill. 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.The Animal Care Clinic also offers free spay and neuter services to cats whose caregivers take part in the county’s trap/neuter/return program. These cats are spayed or neutered, ear-tipped and vaccinated against rabies by appointment only. Appointments are required for all services; call Volusia County Animal Control at 386-323-3575. For more information, visit www.volusia.org/animalcontrol.

Eco-Buggy Tour 

9-11 a.m. Meet near 4201 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach. Learn about the Florida scrub habitat and the gopher tortoise as you ride through the uplands of Longleaf Pine Preserve. Participants will travel from scrub to wet flatwoods and compare the biodiversity during the transition. Free. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927.

Baby Tales 

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

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. A storytime specially designed for infants and toddlers to participate in with their parents and caregivers. Experience nursery rhymes, books and music in a fun and interactive environment. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759.

Adult Book Club 

11 a.m. at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd. Featuring Chris Bohjalian's The Flight Attendant. This 2018 thriller is a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night. A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man — and no idea what happened. The book is available for checkout in multiple formats, including print, audiobook and e-book. 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. There is also a play area for pre-walkers and their caregivers. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759.

Cutting the Cable Cord 

1-2 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Lisa Perez will explain what is needed to start streaming television from different streaming services and describe the free streaming services available with your library card. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762.

Gametastic! 

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

Breastfeeding Class

6-8 p.m. at the Volusia County Health Department, 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City. Lactation consultants from the WIC program will offer resources and assistance to breastfeeding mothers. WIC also offers breastfeeding peer-counseling programs. Trained peer counselors are chosen from the same socio/economic/ethnic groups as WIC clients and have successfully breastfed their own babies. Free. For information or to register for a breastfeeding class, please call 866-WIC FOOD (942-3663). 

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Adult Computer Class 

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

Deltona Art Club 

9:45 a.m. in the Scrub Jay Auditorium of the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Avenue. For information, email to deltonaartclub@gmail.com or visit www.deltonaartclub.com.  

Book Discussion Group

10 a.m. in the DeLand Regional Library classroom, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley. In this sweeping, epic tale of love and loss, Maia D'Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, a secluded castle on the shores of Lake Geneva. Having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died, each one is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage — a clue that takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story and its beginnings, a story which begins 80 years earlier. Free and open to the public. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762.  

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.  

Military Officers Club of Volusia County 

11 a.m. social hour, noon luncheon/business meeting, at Grand Villa of DeLand, 350 E. International Speedway Blvd. Guest speaker: World War II historian Ryan Lowry. Cost for lunch: $11. Reservations required; call 386-740-1898.  

New England Club

11 a.m. at 720 N. Frankfort Ave., DeLand. Bring a food item such as a meat, vegetable, salad or dessert to share, and a place setting. Teacup auction and 50-50. $10 membership fee for the season, January-April. Call club President George Chartrand at 386-532-8779.   

‘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.  

‘New Year, New You’ Nutrition Class 

1 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. Learn about salt and fat and how they impact your body. Learn how to shop with your family’s health in mind. We will look at food labels and common sources of fat in the diet, as well as discuss the recommended amounts of fat and sugar in the diet. Free and open to the public. 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.  

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.

Wine, Women & Chocolate 

5:30-8 p.m. at participating merchants in Downtown DeLand. Women and their guests can eat chocolate and drink wine as they take part in special sales, discounts, giveaways and other promotions. Theme: “The Great Gatsby.” Call 386-738-0649.

Public Forum

6 p.m. at Deltona City Hall Commission Chambers, 2345 Providence Blvd. Attendees will earn about a proposed gymnasium and sports fields to be built at the Deltona Municipal Complex. Free. Call 386-878-8900. 

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. 10

Indian River Lagoon Paddle 

9-11 a.m. Meet at 250 H.H. Burch Road, Oak Hill. Explore the northern end of the Indian River Lagoon while paddling from Riverbreeze Park to surrounding areas. Participants may see manatees, dolphins and a variety of birds. Bring a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard, along with a life preserver and a whistle. Free. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927.

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.

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.

Learn to Meditate 

2 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Dr. Mark Young will explain how meditation can bring joy, peace, positivity and relaxation to your life. The UCF professor will lead the group in a meditation technique at the end of each program. Free. Call 386-789-7207.

Used-Book Sale 

3-6 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Hardback and large softback books cost $1 each, small paperback books are eight for $1, and children's books cost $2 a bag. 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 try their hand at 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.

Book Discussion Group

5:30 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library classroom, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley. In this sweeping, epic tale of love and loss, Maia D'Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, a secluded castle on the shores of Lake Geneva. Having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died, each one is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage — a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story and its beginnings, a story which begins 80 years earlier. Free and open to the public. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762.

‘Sisters for Life’ Breast-Cancer Awareness Group 

5:30 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 1286 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. Cancer survivors, caregivers and supporters will lead a support group that helps women understand cancer and learn about the methods for detecting it early and available treatments. Free. For more information or to join the group, call Helen Dicks at 386-532-5897.

View the Night Sky

6-7:30 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Take a look at winter’s celestial objects, which include Orion the Hunter, Taurus the Bull and the brightest star, Sirius. The moon will be in the best phase for telescopic viewing, and Mars will be glowing red above the moon. Seth Mayo, curator of astronomy at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, will join LEC staff and volunteers in handling the telescopes and answering questions. This program is limited to 25 participants. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Community Film Festival

7 p.m. at the News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Featuring Bosniak, a short film by Booker T. Mattison, along with Exit 13 and Bird. Part of the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival. Free, but tickets required. Email to freshbookfestivals@gmail.com or call 386-627-4353. 

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. Special $3 Thursday discount. Call 386-228-3777.

Friday, Jan. 11

AARP DeBary Chapter 64

9:30 a.m. social time, 10 a.m. meeting at the Florence K. Little Town Hall, 12 Colomba Road, DeBary. A doctor from Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Orthopedic Department will be the guest speaker. Call Toni Beiser at 386-804-8864.

Used-Book Sale 

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

LEGO Mania 

3:30-4:30 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library Children’s Department, 130 E. Howry Ave. Explore your LEGO design skills, and express your creativity. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759.

Movie in the Park

6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 476 S. Volusia Ave. (Highway 17-92), Orange City. Featuring Incredibles 2. Bring a blanket, chair, a picnic or snacks. Free. 

Artisan Alley Friday Night Growers and Makers Market 

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

 

Sisters of Faith Women’s Conference

 

7 p.m. at Divine Remnant of Truth, 2487 S. Volusia Ave. In Orange City. Theme: “What’s In Your Purse: Letting Go of the Baggage We Carry,” presented by evangelist Laqwonna Glaster. Dr. Primrose Cameron will host the evening, that will include a panel discussion with Ann-Marie Cornwall-Garden, Mea Allman, Angelina Vickers, Althea Wwhitaker and Maisha Strong. There is no charge to attend; register at wiyp2019.eventbrite.com

 

 

FRESH Book Festival Meet and Greet

 

7-10 p.m. at the Midtown Cultural and Education Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. Featuring host JoJo O’Neal; Amy Alysia and the Soul Operation; and poets Dev Broox, Johnty Love and Gary Holmes. Books will be available for purchase. Tickets (includes dinner): $25. Online reservations can be made through Paypal at freshbookfestivals@gmail.com. Call 386-627-4353.

 

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.

Saturday, Jan. 12

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.

Guided Hike  

9-10:30 a.m. Meet at the west entrance of Longleaf Pine Preserve, 3637 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Take a walk through Longleaf Pine Preserve’s flatwoods, cypress domes and swamps. Participants will learn about the connections between soils and the plant and animal communities of the wetlands. Free. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927. 

'In Search of Green' Hike 

9-10:30 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Hunt for pine needles, moss and other plant life during this guided hike through Lyonia Preserve. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Kid’s Corner 

9:30 a.m. at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Designed for preschoolers, but all children are welcome. A storytime program designed to teach children about the art of storytelling and expand their knowledge of Florida history. Free. Reservations requested; call 386-668-3840. 

Used-Book Sale

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

Used-Book Sale 

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the DeBary Public Library auditorium, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd. Hardbacks start at $1, and small paperbacks cost 25 cents each or five for $1. Gently used books for all ages, music and DVDs will be for sale. Proceeds provide for non-budgeted programs for children and other activities. Call 386-668-3835.

Learn How to Grow Backyard Potatoes 

10 a.m.-noon at the Chisholm Community Center, 520 S. Clara Ave., DeLand. Joe Sewards will demonstrate the use of hydroponics, containers, raised beds and hay bales to grow backyard potatoes. He will also discuss proper fertilization, disease and insect control, and integrated pest management techniques. Light refreshments will be served; handouts will be available. Master gardeners will sell bags of seed potatoes for $5 a bag. They will also have a drawing for an Earth Machine compost maker valued at $119; tickets cost $2 each or five for $10. Admission (can be paid at the door with cash or check): $5. Reservations requested; call 386-822-5778.

Master Gardener Plant Clinic 

10 a.m.-noon at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace 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. From 11 a.m. to noon, Howard Jeffries will explain how to choose the right plant for the right location. Call 386-822-5778.

Science Saturday 

10 a.m.-noon at Stetson University’s Gillespie Museum, 234 E. Michigan Ave. A sneak peek of the exhibit “Florida Calcite,”  which features 39 specimens collected by geologist Dr. Tom Scott during his decades-long career with the Florida Geological Survey. The event will also introduce young scientists to the karst and limestone caves of Florida's limestone foundations. The exhibit will run Jan. 28-April 2. Free. 

Day in History 

10 a.m.-2 p.m. at DeLeon Springs State Park, 601 Ponce DeLeon Blvd. A family-friendly event. See historical settings with re-enactors and actual descendants of early settlers living and speaking in the time they represent. Demonstrations and environmental presentations. Regular park admission applies. Call Karen Clark at 386-747-0598.  

FRESH Book Festival

10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. Featuring author presentations; free books for children; book and literacy awards; workshops. Tickets: $3; free for senior citizens age 55 and older, and students and teachers with IDs. Visit www.freshbookfestivals.com.

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. 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.

Reading Paws 

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

Adult Coloring 

1 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Use the library’s crayons, colored pencils and markers to color. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4.

Natural World Series: Burmese Pythons 

1 p.m. at the DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Master naturalist and author Roger Fulton will start the series describing invaders you might find in your backyard and how to get rid of them. Free. Call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840, or email her at tmestre@volusia.org. 

Who Flies There?

2-3 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Learn about migrating birds, what they eat, and how to identify them. Afterward, participants will create a bird treat to take home. Free. Reservations are required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Opening Reception for ‘Natural Black: The Nature Quilts of Lauren Austin’

4-6 p.m. at the African American Museum of the Arts, 325 S. Clara Ave., DeLand. Refreshments will be served. Free. Call 386-736-4004. 

Concert 

6 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 3101 W. First St., Sanford. Featuring Southern Gospel Music Male Vocalist of the Year Ivan Parker. Free admission; a love offering will be collected. Call 386-532-3728.

Tosca 

6 p.m. pre-performance talk, 7 p.m. performance, at Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. An opera presented by the Daytona Beach Symphony Society. Puccini’s Tosca is a story about an epic love triangle among opera singer Floria Tosca, artist Mario Cavaradossi, and the power-hungry chief of police Baron Scarpia. The opera includes live music by a 40-piece all-American orchestra, several soloists who made their much-celebrated debut last season, and English supertitles. Tickets: $39-$69. Visit www.dbss.org.

Mid-Florida Wrestling Fundraising Event 

7 p.m. at Palmetto Avenue Baptist Church, 2626 S. Palmetto Ave., Sanford. All proceeds will go to one of the group’s wrestlers who suffered a stroke. Admission: $1.

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.

Concert 

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Featuring The Crew Big Band. Tickets: $15 Gateway Center members; $17 nonmembers in advance; $19 nonmembers at the door. Call 386-668-5553.

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.