West Volusia Calendar of Events Nov. 16-24, 2018

Friday, Nov. 16 

West Volusia Farm Tour

9 a.m.-4 p.m. a self-guided driving tour of area farms. Tour 1: 9-10 a.m. at Fern Trust, 2184 U.S. Highway 17, Seville; 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Evans Fish Farm, 1195 E. Washington Ave., Pierson; noon-1 p.m. at Vo-LaSalle Farms, 601 Johnson Lake Road, DeLeon Springs, where fresh-picked fruits and vegetables will be for sale; 1:30-2:30 p.m. at EFG Orchids, 4265 Marsh Road, DeLand, where orchids will be for sale; and 3-4 p.m. at S & S Apiaries, 630 Bottle Island Road, New Smyrna Beach (food-truck refreshments will be available for purchase). Tour 2: 9-10 a.m. Harvest Fields Hayride, 1093 S. Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Weaver Organic Recycling, 4323 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach; noon-1 p.m. Common Ground Farm, 1330 E. Taylor Road, DeLand; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tomazin Family Farm, 191 S. Cucumber Lane, Samsula; and 3-4 p.m. S & S Apiaries, 630 Bottle Island Road, New Smyrna Beach (refreshments will be available for purchase). Free. Visit www.volusia.org/extension, or call 386-822-5778. 

‘Celebrating Veterans: Florida at War’

1 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Betty Jean Steinshouer portrays Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Harriet Beecher Stowe, two women who share their stories about living in a time of war. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762. 

Book Lecture

1:30-2:25 p.m. in Stetson University's Lynn Business Center Rinker Auditorium, 345 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Gilbert King, author of Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found,” will speak about his new book, which tells the story of Jesse Delbert Daniels, who lived in Lake County in the late 1950s, when he was falsely accused and charged with rape and committed to the state mental institution in Chattahoochee. 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. 

Columbus Caravel Awards

7 p.m. registration and cocktail reception, 8 p.m. dinner and program, 9 p.m. celebration, live performances, music and dance, at DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive. Hosted by the Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Awards will be given for Best Hispanic Business of the Year, Hispanic Professional of the Year, and Hispanic Community Leader of the Year. Tickets: Tickets: $75. Visit www.volusiachamber.org/columbus-caravel-awards. 

Stetson University Symphony Orchestra

7:30 p.m. in the H. Douglas Lee Chapel in Stetson University’s Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. This concert showcases the winners of the 2018 Concerto Competition. Violinist Gabriella Martinez plays the Rondo from Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole and soprano Kat Kirby-Kopczynski sings the evocative Knoxville, Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber. The orchestra opens the program with Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture, La Forza del Destino and ends the program continuing the Italian vein with Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 youth and students; free for children age 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets. Call 386-822-8950. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. A tale of several socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache and a purpose while competing at a regional spelling bee. Tickets: $15 Gateway Center members; $17 nonmembers in advance; $19 nonmembers at the door; $8 students. Call 386-668-5553. 

Sweat

8 p.m. at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre, inside the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. By Lynn Nottage, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Tickets: $12 adults; $10 for senior citizens and students. Call 386-822-8700. 

Saturday, Nov. 17 

History Seekers Youth Program

7 a.m.-noon at the Conrad Center at the West Volusia Historical Society Complex, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Subject: Handed-down skills: basic quilting and other projects. Registration and payment required in advance. Cost: $10 per child. Call 386-740-6813 noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, or email to delandhouse@msn.com. 

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. 

Eco-Buggy Tour

9-11 a.m. Meet at Lyonia Preserve, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Ride the county’s eco-buggy through a portion of Lyonia Preserve while looking for Florida scrub jays and learning about the endangered scrub habitat. Land-management practices and prescribed fire will also be discussed. Free. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927. 

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

9-11 a.m. at Royal Oaks Professional Plaza, 124 Treemonte Drive, Orange City. Sponsored by SPCA animal rescue. All vaccinations are administered by a licensed veterinarian; clinic is licensed and permitted. Heartworm-prevention and flea-control products will be available for purchase. Cash only for shots: $5 rabies; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, canine flu, cat 4-way distemper combo, or leptospirosis; $16 feline leukemia or heartworm testing; $20 Lyme disease; $12 Bordetella; $5 worming. Call 386-748-8993. 

Holiday Bazaar

9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Deltona Woman's Club, 1049 E. Normandy Blvd. Local crafters and vendors will be selling unique merchandise for the holidays. Proceeds go to Toys for Tots. 

Brunch and Learn

9:30-11:30 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Learn about the importance of scrub habitat and keep an eye out for scrub jays, gopher tortoises and other wildlife during an eco-buggy ride through Lyonia Preserve. Afterward, meet and learn about a native animal while enjoying brunch. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Seminar on the Opioid Crisis

10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Deltona City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd. A presentation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Mike Chitwood. Attendees will learn about available programs to treat the addiction from Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare, and how Emergency Medical Services employees use Narcan to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses. There will also be a question-and-answer session featuring representatives from Halifax Health Systems, Stewart-Marchman-Act, the Sheriff’s Office and other community partners. Free. 

Health & Wellness Resource Fair

10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hopkins Hall, 192 Connecticut Ave., Lake Helen. Health and wellness vendors; health screenings; healthful meal-prep tips; health care open enrollment; giveaways; enter to win an air fryer. Free admission. 

‘Bounty From Spirit’ Gala Day

10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp, 1112 Stevens St. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. mini-readings at Colby Memorial Temple ($25 for 15 minutes); 11 a.m.-2 p.m. mimi-seminars at the Slater House; 3 p.m. keynote speaker Chonteau McElvin on “Awaken to Your Sacred Dream.” Vendors. Free admission. Call 386-228-3171, or visit www.cassadaga.org. 

DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts

10 a.m.-5 p.m. along Woodland Boulevard and side streets in Downtown DeLand. Featuring painters, fine craftsmen, printmakers, sculptors, jewelers, and potters; kids’ activities; live music and street performers. Free. 

Dig and Discover: Archaeology for Kids

10:30 a.m. at Hontoon Island State Park, 2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand. Children will conduct a mock excavation with mock artifacts and discover more about the Mayaca tribe that lived on the island before European contact. They will also learn about the real excavations that were done on the island and the actual artifacts that were dug up. Free. 

Make an Owl Totem

11:30 a.m. at Hontoon Island State Park, 2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand. Children can make their own totem poles out of recycled materials, while also learning about a totem that was found at Hontoon and the history of the people who created it. Free. 

Adult Coloring

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

Stetson University vs. Valparaiso University Football Game

1 p.m. at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium, 260 E. Euclid Ave., DeLand. Tickets: $20-$50. 

Escape-Room Activities

1-3:30 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Teens and adults are invited to find clues and solve puzzles focusing on a Star Wars room. Free. Registration required; call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 5. 

Fall Upcycled Creations

2-3:30 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Create several unique take-home crafts using recycled and reused items. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

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. All vaccinations are administered by a licensed veterinarian; clinic is licensed and permitted. Heartworm-prevention and flea-control products will be available for purchase. Cash only for shots: $5 rabies; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, canine flu, cat 4-way distemper combo, or leptospirosis; $16 feline leukemia or heartworm testing; $20 Lyme disease; $12 Bordetella; $5 worming. Call 386-748-8993. 

Low-Cost Pet-Shot Clinic

5-6 p.m. at Luigi’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, Brandywine Shopping Village, 3138 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Sponsored by SPCA animal rescue. All vaccinations are administered by a licensed veterinarian; clinic is licensed and permitted. Heartworm-prevention and flea-control products will be available for purchase. Cash only for shots: $5 rabies; $10 dog 6-in-1 distemper/parvo combo, canine flu, cat 4-way distemper combo, or leptospirosis; $16 feline leukemia or heartworm testing; $20 Lyme disease; $12 Bordetella; $5 worming. Call 386-748-8993. 

Campfire Program

7 p.m. at Hontoon Island State Park, 2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand. For campers only. Guests will learn how to make a fire with limited supplies, how to cook meals, and about remedies made from native plants. Eat snacks, and share Native American stories around the fire. Guests may reserve a cabin, tent site or boat slip for camping. For reservations, visit www.ReserveAmerica.com or call 386-736-5309. 

‘Evening of Thanksgiving’

7-8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of DeLand fellowship hall, 724 N. Woodland Blvd. Music from the church’s Praise Band; readings of scripture and about Thanksgiving; testimonies of gratitude; and some untold surprises. Free and open to the public. Free child care for nursery-age children. Early registration is requested. Call 386-734-6212. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. A tale of several socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache and a purpose while competing at a regional spelling bee. Tickets: $15 Gateway Center members; $17 nonmembers in advance; $19 nonmembers at the door; $8 students. Call 386-668-5553. 

Sweat

8 p.m. at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre, inside the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Written by Lynn Nottage, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Tickets: $12 adults; $10 senior citizens and students. Call 386-822-8700. 

Sunday, Nov. 18 

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. 

Guided Hike

9 a.m. at Hontoon Island State Park, 2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand. A guided hike to one of the oldest shell middens in the state of Florida, formed over thousands of years by the Mayaca tribe that inhabited Hontoon Island. Participants will learn how the island’s plants and wildlife influenced the Mayaca and were used in their everyday life. This 1-mile-and-a-half non-looping trail ends at the shell midden, which is more than 7,000 years old! Participants will have the choice to either hike back on their own, or take one of the shuttle vans back to the ranger station. Free. For reservations, visit www.ReserveAmerica.com or call 386-736-5309. 

DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts

10 a.m.-5 p.m. along Woodland Boulevard and side streets in Downtown DeLand. Featuring painters, fine craftsmen, printmakers, sculptors, jewelers, and potters; kids’ activities; live music and street performers. Free. 

'The Philosophy of Regeneration'

10:30 a.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Church of West Volusia, 116 S. Clara Ave., DeLand. Master Feng Shui practitioner Betty Rowe will speak during he service. Call 386-734-6499 or visit www.uudeland.org.

Thanksgiving Lunch

11 a.m. at the Salvation Army, 1240 S. High St., DeLand. Door prizes, food and fellowship following the service. Free. Call 386-738-2406. 

Christmas Assistance Sign-Up

Noon-2 p.m. at the Orange City Sorosis Club, 222 E. University Ave. Registration requirements: proof of Orange City residency (photo ID with current address, and utility statement); proof of income (all adults listed in household must provide a current pay stub); proof of receiving state or county assistance like food stamps; and proof of family size (birth certificate for each child or official guardianship papers); current report card or school ID for each child in VPK through 12th grade. Call 386-775-6814, or leave a message on Facebook. 

Roots and Branches Genealogical Society of West Volusia County

1 p.m. class in the DeLand Regional Library classroom, 130 E. Howry Ave., with Terry Hall presenting “Google It and Spice Up Your Tree: Exploring Google and How to Make Your Tree More Interesting.” 2 p.m. general meeting and program in the library auditorium, with Miles Myer presenting “Family Search Revealed: A Thorough Explanation of How to Use Family Search.” Visitors welcome. Free. Call 386-734-2536. 

Deltona Strong

2-4 p.m. in the Deltona Regional Library auditorium, 2150 Eustace Ave. A nonprofit citizens action coalition of Deltona residents who want to identify problems and issues that impact Deltona and strategize about solutions. Free. Call Terri Ellis at 386-961-4912. 

Nature Film

2-4 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Watch Life, a documentary that presents incredible stories from the natural world. Free popcorn will be served. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Free admission. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

2:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. A tale of several socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache and a purpose while competing at a regional spelling bee. Tickets: $15 Gateway Center members; $17 nonmembers in advance; $19 nonmembers at the door; $8 students. Call 386-668-5553. 

Sweat

3 p.m. at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre, inside the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Written by Lynn Nottage, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Tickets: $12 adults; $10 senior citizens and students. Call 386-822-8700. 

Monday, Nov. 19 

Thanksgiving Holiday Begins

Thanksgiving Holiday begins for Volusia County public schools. Classes resume Monday, Nov. 26. 

Movies at the Library

11 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Featuring  Mamma Mia! A bride-to-be tries to find her real father, in this 2008 film featuring hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA. Rated PG-13. Free. Call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

Jam Session

Noon at Hontoon Island State Park, 2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand. This family-friendly program will be led by volunteer Joel Buckley. Visitors can bring blankets, chairs or towels to sit around the campfire and enjoy some music. Bring your own instruments to join in on the fun, or just bring yourself if you’d prefer to sit back and listen! In the event of bad weather, program will be moved inside the visitor center. Free. 

Documentary Film Series

1 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring No Job for a Woman. This award-winning documentary focuses on three women who fought to report World War II: photographer Dickey Chapelle and reporters Ruth Cowan and Martha Gellhorn. Followed by a brief discussion. 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. 

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, Nov. 20 

Indian River Lagoon Paddle

9-11 a.m. Meet at Menard-May Park, 413 S. Riverside Drive, Edgewater. Join a group paddle along the Indian River Lagoon to the Gabordy Canal. Participants will learn about the canal’s history and the lagoon’s importance. Bring a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard, along with a life preserver and a whistle. Wear closed-toe water shoes. 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 their plants for a free checkup. Free. 

Parkinson’s Group Exercise Class

10:30-11:30 a.m. in Florida Hospital DeLand, Classrooms B and C, 701 W. Plymouth Ave. For those with Parkinson’s disease, 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. 

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. 

Votran Public Meeting

4:30-7 p.m. at the City Hall of Orange City, City Council Chambers, 201 N. Holly Ave. Votran staff are having this public meeting to discuss the new Route 25 in Deltona and service changes in Deltona and Orange City. Free. Information regarding the proposed action can be viewed at www.votran.org. 

Animé for Adults

5:30 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Enjoy animé shows, and enter a drawing for free 30-day premium passes to crunchyroll.com and other prizes. Free. Call 386-789-7207. 

Sleep-Apnea Support Group

5:30 p.m. in the Florida Hospital DeLand boardroom, 701 W. Plymouth Ave. 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 are also invited to attend. Free. To RSVP, call 386-943-4777. 

Political Power Brokers in Early West Volusia

7 p.m. at the Conrad Center at the West Volusia Historical Society Complex, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand. A glimpse into past scandalous local politics. Presenter: Orange City Vice Mayor and political historian Bill Crippen. Free. 

Stetson University Choral Union

7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of DeLand, 725 N. Woodland Blvd. Lord Nelson Mass by Joseph Haydn will be performed by Stetson’s largest choral ensemble with orchestra. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 youth and students; free for children age 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the door or at www.stetson.edu/music-tickets. Call 386-822-8950. 

Wednesday, Nov. 21 

Monthly Health Screenings

8-10 a.m. at 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 the laboratory at 386-943-4620. 

Adult Computer Skills Class: Word 2016

9:30 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. This class is taught in Spanish. 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 Victoria & Abdul by Shrabani Basu. Free. Call 386-789-7207. 

Ozobots

10 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Learn how to direct miniature robots with an optical sensor. Free. Registration required; call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4. 

‘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. 

General Cancer and Survivorship Support Group

5 p.m. at Florida Hospital DeLand Cancer Institute, 680 Peachwood Drive. A support group 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. 

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, Nov. 22 

Thanksgiving Day

The staff of The West Volusia Beacon, your hometown newspaper, wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving Day. 

Daytona Turkey Run

8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. More than 6,000 vintage, classic and custom cars, muscle cars, race cars and trucks will be on display and for sale. Also, a swap meet where vendors will sell and trade hard-to-find auto parts and accessories; artisan alley with fashion, art and food vendors; the original Batcopter from the Batman TV series, along with the 1966 Batmobile and 1966 Batcycle on display; noon-4 p.m. Hops & Hoods Craft Beer Festival (samples cost four for $5 or 10 for $10); must be age 21 or above. 12-foot-tall auto robot KING ROBOTA; free Little Gobbler’s Play Zone with bounce houses, an obstacle course, inflatable games and more. Turkey Run tickets: $15; free for children age 10 and younger. Free parking. Visit www.TurkeyRun.com.

Friday, Nov. 23 

Daytona Turkey Run

8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. More than 6,000 vintage, classic and custom cars, muscle cars, race cars and trucks will be on display and for sale. Also, a swap meet where vendors will sell and trade hard-to-find auto parts and accessories; artisan alley with fashion, art and food vendors; the original Batcopter from the Batman TV series, along with the 1966 Batmobile and 1966 Batcycle on display; noon-4 p.m. Hops & Hoods Craft Beer Festival (samples cost four for $5 or 10 for $10); must be age 21 or above. 12-foot-tall auto robot KING ROBOTA; free Little Gobbler’s Play Zone with bounce houses, an obstacle course, inflatable games and more. Turkey Run tickets: $15; free for children age 10 and younger. Free parking. Visit www.TurkeyRun.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. 

Saturday, Nov. 24 

Small Business Saturday

A shopping day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. 

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. 

Daytona Turkey Run

8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. More than 6,000 vintage, classic and custom cars, muscle cars, race cars and trucks will be on display and for sale. Also, a swap meet where vendors will sell and trade hard-to-find auto parts and accessories; artisan alley with fashion, art and food vendors; the original Batcopter from the Batman TV series, along with the 1966 Batmobile and 1966 Batcycle on display; noon-4 p.m. Hops & Hoods Craft Beer Festival (samples cost four for $5 or 10 for $10); must be age 21 or older. 12-foot-tall auto robot KING ROBOTA; free Little Gobbler’s Play Zone with bounce houses, an obstacle course, inflatable games and more. Turkey Run tickets: $15; free for children age 10 and younger. Free parking. Visit www.TurkeyRun.com. 

Pieces of an Ancient World

9 a.m.-noon at DeLeon Springs State Park, 601 Ponce DeLeon Blvd. View two ancient dugout canoes, the oldest in the Western Hemisphere, that were discovered at the park, and learn how important water travel was to the Native Americans, as well as the techniques used to create these watercraft. Park entrance fees apply. 

Jay Walking

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

Creature Feature

2-3 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. An animal-care volunteer will describe the lifestyles of sea urchins, sea stars and sea cucumbers. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. 

Christmas Parade and Santa’s Village

4 p.m. parade begins. (Lineup will begin at 3 p.m. at the corner of Main Street and Summit Avenue). After the parade, there will be a ribbon-cutting at Lake Helen Equestrian Center, 321 Pleasant St., for Santa’s Village and the Butler Express Christmas Train; food trucks; market vendors; bounce house; music; visit with Santa; Ugly Sweater Contest. Free admission. Visit www.lakehelen.com. 

Thanksgiving Poetry Competition

7:30-10 p.m. at TY5 Theater, 4606 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange. Joshua Carrasco, aka MADD ILLZ, an award-winning Hip Hop slammer, will be the featured performer. Poetry and all styles of entertainment are welcome. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best stage appearance. Admission: $5. Call 386-337-4567, or email to axelrod@creativehappiness.org. 

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. 

‘Doreen Hardie — Jamaica: The People, the Land’

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, at the African American Museum of the Arts, 325 S. Clara Ave., DeLand. Free admission, but donations gladly accepted. Call 386-736-4004. 

‘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. 

'Oscar Bluemner: Color Sketches'

Through Dec. 7. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, and noon-4 p.m. Saturday, at Stetson University’s Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, 139 E. Michigan Ave. Free admission. Call 386-822-7271. 

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. 

Stetson University Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibit

Through Dec. 7. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, and noon-4 p.m Saturday, at Stetson University's Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, 139 E. Michigan Ave. Free admission. Call 386-822-7271.