West Volusia Calendar of Events Sept. 21-29, 2018

Friday, Sept. 21

West Volusia Kennel Club Dog Show

8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Free admission; $5 parking fee. Visit www.westvolusiakennelclub.com.

‘See the World’ September Film Series

1 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring Tomb Raider. Lara Croft helps a secret group open a mythical tomb while on a quest to find her missing father. Alicia Vikander stars. Rated PG-13. Free. Call 386-822-6430.

DeLand High School Homecoming Parade

2 p.m. heading south on Woodland Boulevard through Downtown DeLand.

POW/MIA Recognition Day

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

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.

Bandshell Live Summer Concert Series

7-7:50 p.m. Melisa TenBroeck and Mark Wood, 8-9:30 p.m. featuring The Wildflowers, a Tom Petty tribute band, at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, 70 Boardwalk. Tickets: $3 general admission; $10 VIP (includes a chair), plus applicable fees; free for children age 9 and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.Ticketmaster.com, on-site at the Peabody box office or at the Bandshell on show nights.

Great Guitarists at Stetson Series 

7:30 p.m. in the H. Douglas Lee Chapel in Stetson University’s Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Featuring Berta Rojas performing works by Manuel Ponce and Paraguayan Agustin Barrios Mangore. Free. Call 386-822-8950. 

Little Women, The Musical

7:30 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, this musical follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. A writer, Jo weaves a story about herself and her sisters, and their experiences growing up in Civil War America. Tickets: $20 adults; $18 senior citizens; $12 students. Call 386-228-3777, or visit www.shoestringtheatre.net. 

Saturday, Sept. 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.

Brunch and Learn 

8-9:30 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 a stroll through Lyonia Preserve. Afterward, meet and learn about a native animal while enjoying brunch. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

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.

West Volusia Kennel Club Dog Show 

8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Volusia County Fairground, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Free admission; $5 parking fee. Visit www.westvolusiakennelclub.com.

National Public Lands Day Volunteer Workday 

9-11 a.m. at Hontoon Island State Park, 2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand. Meet outside the ranger station. Volunteers will be cleaning hiking trails, removing debris, picking up trash and cleaning pathways on a 3-mile trail. Tools will be provided. Bring water and wear appropriate clothing and footwear that can get dirty and wet. Call 386-736-5309 or email to karianne.m.rivera@dep.state.fl.us.

Community Farmers Market 

9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Tractor Supply, 2300 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Local farmers, crafters and artisans will be on-site selling homemade and homegrown goods. Call 386-740-2406.

Volusia Community Symphony Open House 

9:30 a.m.-noon in the First Congregational Church of Orange City fellowship hall, 201 W. University Ave. All musicians welcome to come and join the symphony’s first rehearsals of the season.  Visit www.volusiacommunitysymphony.org.

ECHO Rangers Open Registration 

10 a.m. at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 210 Sunrise Blvd. Children in first through fifth grades can join Volusia County’s ECHO Rangers, an educational program that focuses on the county’s ecological, cultural, heritage and outdoor resources. Using a “Passport to Adventures” guide, children are asked to visit at least eight sites and participate in specially designed ECHO Rangers activities. The program also includes 15 self-guided adventures children can complete with their parents anytime, such as hiking, biking, fishing, and creating artwork. Free. Visit www.volusia.org/echorangers, call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840, or email her at tmestre@volusia.org.

Movies at the Library 

11 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Featuring Some Like It Hot. When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee disguised as women in an all-female band, but further complications set in. Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon star in this 1959 film. Free. Call 386-789-7207.

Stetson University vs. Marist College Football Game 

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

Paranormal 103 

1-3 p.m. at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Investigators from TnT Paranormal will discuss methods used to investigate evidence of alleged cases of paranormal or unexplained activity. Topics will include methods for gathering data during an investigation and how the data is reviewed, to determine if any paranormal evidence was captured or if such an experience is natural, environmental or man-made. Free. Call  Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840, or email her at tmestre@volusia.org.

History Presentation: ‘Who is Capt. Brock?’ 

1:30-2:30 p.m. at the West Volusia Historical Society, 137 W. MIchigan Ave., DeLand. Presented by the ECHO Rangers and History Seekers. Children will learn about why Capt. Brock is important to this area. Admission: $3; free for children of Historical Society members. Call 386-740-6813.

Everybody Eats 

2-3 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Learn about the eating habits of the LEC’s resident animal ambassadors. Staff will explain the techniques these animals use to eat, who or what they eat, and how they avoid being eaten. The program will be followed by a live feeding demonstration by trained staff. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Festival of Nations 

2-8 p.m. at Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd., Deltona. Celebrating the cultures that make up Deltona. Music and dancing from around the world. Free. Call Deltona Parks and Recreation at 386-878-8900.

University High School Homecoming Parade 

5 p.m. heading south on Volusia Avenue (U.S. Highway 17-92) beginning at French Avenue and ending at Ohio Avenue. Free.

Teen Asperger's Group (TAG)

6:30-8 p.m. in the DeLand Family YMCA Healthy Living Center, 761 E. International Speedway Blvd. This program is provided by PALS to support individuals registered with the UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. For more information, call Yasmine at 407-823-6020 or visit www.pals-ucfcard.org.

‘Campfire Stories’ 

7:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Tickets: $12. Call 386-668-5553, or visit www.gatewaycenterforthearts.org.

Star Spangled Summer Concert Series 

7:15 p.m. at Daytona Beach’s Historic Bandshell, 70 Boardwalk. Featuring Highway to Hell, an AC/DC tribute band. 9:45 p.m. fireworks display. Free. Call 386-253-0254, or visit www.daytonabandshell.com.

Little Women, The Musical 

7:30 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, this musical follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. A writer, Jo weaves a story about herself and her sisters, and their experiences growing up in Civil War America. Tickets: $20 adults; $18 senior citizens; $12 students. Call 386-228-3777, or visit www.shoestringtheatre.net.

Stetson Faculty Recital 

7:30 p.m. in the H. Douglas Lee Chapel in in Stetson University’s Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Featuring Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez on violin and Sean Kennard on piano, performing J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 3 in E Major, Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9 (“Kreutzer”), Ysaÿe’s Sonata No. 3 for Violin Solo (“Ballade”), and Paganini's final movement of Violin Concerto No. 2 ("La Campanella”), with bell-like sounds, virtuosic passages, double-stops, and double harmonics. Free. Call 386-822-8950.

Sunday, Sept. 23

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.

Grand Opening 

Noon-5 p.m. at Patty’s Parrot Palace, 1065 S. Beresford Road, DeLand. Parrots; food; games; auction; live music. Free. Email to pattysparrotpalace@gmail.com.

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.

Popcorn and a Movie 

2-3 p.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Featuring Owl Power, which gives viewers a look at owls, including the real stories behind how they hunt, how their vision and hearing works, and how they fly so silently. Free popcorn will be served. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Free admission. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

‘Campfire Stories’ 

2:30 p.m. at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 North U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary. Tickets: $12. Call 386-668-5553, or visit www.gatewaycenterforthearts.org.

Little Women, The Musical 

2:30 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, this musical follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. A writer, Jo weaves a story about herself and her sisters, and their experiences growing up in Civil War America. Tickets: $20 adults; $18 senior citizens; $12 students. Call 386-228-3777, or visit www.shoestringtheatre.net.

Great Pianists at Stetson 

3 p.m. in the H. Douglas Lee Chapel in Stetson University’s Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Featuring Wenbin Jin. Free. Call 386-822-8950.

Sukkot Begins 

Sukkot, the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles, celebrating the fall harvest and commemorating the desert wandering of the Jews during the Exodus, begins at sunset.

Monday, Sept. 24

Bike-About Edgewater 

9-11 a.m. Meet at the parking lot one-quarter mile east of I-95 and one-quarter mile south on Cow Creek Road. Ride the paved path from Cow Creek Road to Rotary Park and back. Participants will learn about different habitats and the organisms that live within them. A helmet and bicycle are required. Free. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927.

Movies at the Library 

11 a.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Featuring Adrift, a true story of survival, as a young couple faces one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin star. Rated PG-13. Free. Call 386-789-7207.

2018 Business Expo & Career Fair 

Noon-4 p.m. at The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Featuring local employers and potential on-site interviews; networking opportunities business to business and business to consumers. Free admission.

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.

Diabetes Education Class 

2-4 p.m. at Florida Hospital DeLand, Classroom A, 701 W. Plymouth Ave. This class will help those diagnosed with diabetes and their loved ones learn more about living with diabetes, meal planning and prevention of complications. The class is open to the public; no doctor referral is needed. Free. To RSVP, call 386-943-4727.

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.

Breast Cancer Support Group 

5 p.m. at Florida Hospital DeLand Cancer Institute, 680 Peachwood Drive. For women currently in treatment for breast cancer, as well as survivors, this monthly group provides opportunities for emotional support and education about breast-cancer-related topics. Free. To RSVP, call 386-943-7160.

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, Sept. 25

Walk-In E-Lab 

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

Mother Goose on the Loose 

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

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.

Adult Paper Craft 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, option 1, then 4.

Tech Class: Smartphone Photography, Part 1 

1 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. Learn the tips and tricks to take better pictures with your smartphone in this two-part series. Part 1 will focus on photography techniques, as well as apps that make taking photos easy and quick. Free and open to the public. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20762.

Values Day Workshop With Anni Holm 

2-3:15 p.m. at Stetson University’s Homer & Dolly Hand Art Center, 139 E. Michigan Ave. Holm will work with students, staff and members of the public to explore what it means to speak more than one language. Participants will take part in a basic survey that collects information about which languages they speak, which languages they would like their children to speak, and which colors they associate with these languages. Following, survey participants will be invited to create a unique rug using their individualized language color schemes. Once complete, the rugs will be displayed in the Carlton Union Building for the remainder of the exhibition. Participants will be able to claim their rug to keep upon conclusion of the exhibit. Free.

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.

General Cancer Support Group 

5 p.m. at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, 1055 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. 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 386-917-5526.

West Volusia Audubon 

6:30 p.m. at the Garden Club of DeLand, 865 S. Alabama Ave. A program on Eastern Indigo Snakes begins at 7 p.m., after a short business meeting. Wheelchair accessible, public welcome. Call 386-775-4447.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Highbridge Park Paddle 

8:30-11:30 a.m. Meet at 39 Highbridge Road, Ormond Beach. Learn about strategies for restoring mangroves, oysters and salt marsh in the Tomoka River. The importance of these habitats and ethical angling also will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to bring fishing gear to test their skills. A Florida saltwater-fishing license is required to fish, and all regulations must be followed. Participants are not required to fish to participate. Bring a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard, along with a life preserver and whistle. Free. Reservations required; call 386-736-5927.

‘Think Pink’ Event

8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Volusia County Farmers Market, 3050 E. New York Ave., DeLand. In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this event will highlight the importance of Florida-cut foliage in celebrating life and remembering loved ones. Attendees can make take-home bouquets. Extension agents will offer small samples of Florida orange curd over pound cake. Free.

Adult Computer Class: Mango (Taught in Spanish) 

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

Mandatory Meeting for Section 8 Landlords 

10 a.m.-noon in the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, County Council Chambers, 123 W. Indiana Ave., Downtown DeLand. For landlords who are renting or interested in renting to Section 8 participants. Staff will explain program rules and regulations. Reservations required; email to section8wl@volusia.org, or call 386-736-5955, ext. 12566.

Health and Resource Fair 

10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Goodwill Industries DeLand Job Connection Center, 1600 N. Woodland Blvd. Receive health screenings and insurance information. Snacks and drinks; raffles every hour. Free. To register, call 386-265-0970.

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.

NARFE Chapter 817 

11:30 a.m. at Denny's restaurant, 1206 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Topic: “The Midterm Election: What You Need to Know Before Voting.” Representatives from the League of Women Voters will explain the proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot. B. Virginia Comella will provide information on the record and/or positions on federal employee and retiree issues of the candidates for the 6th Congressional District and U.S. Senate. Free. Call Comella at 386-943-8579.

Hear Well Live Well, Hearing & Balance 

Noon at the DeLand Family YMCA Healthy Living Center, 761 E. International Speedway Blvd. Topic: What is the relationship among aging, diabetes, dementia and hearing loss? Free. Call 386-425-5210, or visit vfymca.org/hlc.

‘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.

The Carpenters Tribute Concert 

1 p.m. in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. Listen to vocalist Shannon Rae and pianist JJ Speights perform music that spans The Carpenters’ 14-year music career. 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.

Adult Craft Class

1:30 p.m. at the Lake Helen Public Library, 221 N. Euclid Ave. Adults can create a stained-glass picture frame. Staff will serve a snack inspired by stained glass. Free. Advance registration required; call 386-228-1152.

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.

Artist Talk by Anni Holm 

7 p.m. in Stetson University’s duPont-Ball Library, Room 25L, 134 E. Minnesota Ave. (gain access from the low courtyard on the north side of the building). Holm will talk about her exhibit “The Immigration Project.” Holm worked with international students from all over the world to obtain photos, fingerprints and other forms of personal documents to create a large-scale digital portrait of each student. Each image measures 57 inches by 43 inches and contains about 4000 life-size fingerprints. Free.

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, Sept. 27

Adult Sewing Lab 

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

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.

Adult Program: ‘What’s Cooking?’ 

2 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Watch a cooking demonstration of apple compote and apple fritters. Limited samples will be available. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4.

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. Thematic stories may be shared, and related library materials will be available for checkout. Free. Call 386-822-6430, ext. 20759.

Oktoberfest 

4-10 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 359 W. New York Ave., DeLand. Carnival rides and kids' games; bingo; shopping; food trucks; silent auction; live entertainment; beer tent with TVs broadcasting football games. Admission is free on all event days. Ride tickets: $15 pre-sale (sheet of 20), $25 wristbands (for unlimited rides); $25 event day (sheet of 20); $30 (for unlimited rides); $1.50 individual ride tickets. Most rides require 3-5 tickets. Visit www.facebook.com/SPOktoberfest or call 386-822-6000.

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. First meeting is free, small fee afterward. Call 386-425-5210 or visitvfymca.org/hlc.

Democratic Club of Northwest Volusia County 

7 p.m. at the Northwest Democratic Headquarters, 855 W. New York Ave., DeLand. Some of the candidates for the West Volusia Hospital Authority will speak. Call club President Lynn Hoganson at 407-756-0800.

‘Ask the State Geologist’ 

7-8:30 p.m. at Stetson University’s Gillespie Museum, 234 E. Michigan Ave. Jonathan D. Arthur will answer questions about geoscience and society, groundwater challenges and geoscience careers. Free.

Anna in the Tropics 

8 p.m. at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre, inside the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Set in Tampa’s Ybor City in 1929, the play centers around a family-owned cigar factory, where cigars are still hand-rolled and the immigrant workers’ labor is eased by a lector who is hired to read to them while they work, and the relationships that ensue. Tickets: $12 for adults; $10 for senior citizens and area students; and free for Stetson students, faculty and staff with a valid Stetson ID.

Friday, Sept. 28

Stem Cells Myth vs. Fact 

9:30 a.m. at the DeLand Family YMCA Healthy Living Center, 761 E. International Speedway Blvd. Topic: “How Stem Cell Regeneration Prevents Joint Replacement.” Free. RSVP to Mlill@vfymca.org.

‘See the World’ September Film Series 

1 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Featuring Adrift. A true story of survival, as a young couple face a catastrophic hurricane. Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin star. Rated PG-13. Free. Call 386-822-6430.

Oktoberfest 

4-11 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 359 W. New York Ave., DeLand. Carnival rides and kids' games; bingo; shopping; food trucks; silent auction; live entertainment; beer tent with TVs broadcasting football games. Admission is free on all event days. Ride tickets: $15 pre-sale (sheet of 20), $25 wristbands (for unlimited rides); $25 event day (sheet of 20); $30 (for unlimited rides); $1.50 individual ride tickets. Most rides require 3-5 tickets. Visit www.facebook.com/SPOktoberfest or call 386-822-6000.

Fourth Annual Inspiration Gala 

5:30 p.m. reception with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. 7 p.m. gala program with dinner. Silent auction and raffle. Entertainment by BeatleBeat. Tickets: $100 per person; or $125 per person (includes drink and raffle ticket). Call 386-734-2874, ext. 102.

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.

Teen Asperger's Group (TAG) 

6:30-8 p.m. in the DeLand Family YMCA Healthy Living Center, 761 E. International Speedway Blvd. This program is provided by PALS to support individuals registered with the UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. For more information, call Yasmine at 407-823- 6020, or visit www.pals-ucfcard.org.

Bandshell Live Summer Concert Series 

7-7:50 p.m. TBA, 8-9:30 p.m. featuring Cowboy, a Kid Rock tribute band, at the Daytona Beach Bandshell, 70 Boardwalk. Tickets: $3 general admission; $10 VIP (includes a chair), plus applicable fees; free for children age 9 and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance atwww.Ticketmaster.com, on-site at the Peabody box office or at the Bandshell on show nights.

Great Organists at Stetson Series 

7:30 p.m. in the H. Douglas Lee Chapel in Stetson University’s Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Featuring Craig Cramer, performing music by Toni Zahnbrecher, a partita by Georg Böhm,  Passacaglia in C Minor by J.S. Bach, and other works. Free. Call 386-822-8950.

Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical 

7:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand. Based on the classic story about a mad scientist, doomed love, serial murders, and a life-and-death struggle between good and evil. 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 processing fee will be added to each purchase. Call 386-736-1500, or visit www.AthensDeLand.com.

Little Women, The Musical 

7:30 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, this musical follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. A writer, Jo weaves a story about herself and her sisters, and their experiences growing up in Civil War America. Tickets: $20 adults; $18 senior citizens; $12 students. Call 386-228-3777, or visit www.shoestringtheatre.net.

Anna in the Tropics 

8 p.m. at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre, inside the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Set in Tampa’s Ybor City in 1929, the play centers around a family-owned cigar factory, where cigars are still hand-rolled and the immigrant workers’ labor is eased by a lector who is hired to read to them while they work, and the relationships that ensue. Tickets: $12 for adults; $10 for senior citizens and area students; and free for Stetson students, faculty and staff with a valid Stetson ID.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Farmers Market 

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

Farmers Market 

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

Market in the Park 

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

Jay Walking 

9:30-10:30 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Learn interesting facts about the threatened Florida scrub jay and practice its calls. Afterward, staff will lead a stroll into Lyonia Preserve to check out the birds’ habitat and look for scrub jays. Bring binoculars and cameras. Wear closed-toe shoes. Free. Reservations required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028.

Christmas Weekend in September 

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Residents can pick up holiday-craft and gift-idea books and take part in a silent auction of new and used art. Free admission. Call Christy Jefferson at 386-218-4087.

Learn to Grow Strawberries 

10 a.m.-noon at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Joe Sewards will discuss traditional and nontraditional ways of growing strawberries. Attendees can pre-order up to 20 strawberry plants until Sept. 29. Cost: $7.50 for 10 plants. More information and an order form are at www.volusia.org/residential-horticulture. Workshop fee (includes one free soil test and one ticket for a door prize): $5. Door-prize tickets also available for purchase. Reservations required; call 386-822-5778.

DeLand Craft Show 

10 a.m.-5 p.m. along Woodland Boulevard, Downtown DeLand. Artists and crafters from around Florida will display and sell their handmade items. Free admission. Call 386-738-0649.

Oktoberfest 

11 a.m.-11 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 359 W. New York Ave., DeLand. Carnival rides and kids' games; bingo; shopping; food trucks; silent auction; live entertainment; beer tent with TVs broadcasting football games. Admission is free on all event days. Ride tickets: $15 pre-sale (sheet of 20), $25 wristbands (for unlimited rides); $25 event day (sheet of 20); $30 (for unlimited rides); $1.50 individual ride tickets. Most rides require 3-5 tickets. Visit www.facebook.com/SPOktoberfest/ or call 386-822-6000.

'Be Bear Aware' 

1 p.m. at the DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Presented by the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Learn how to coexist peacefully with the Florida black bear. Free. Call 386-668-3840.

DeLand Bacon & Brew Fest 

1-7 p.m. in Earl Brown Park, 750 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. An event that benefits Food Brings Hope. A variety of exhibitors; bacon food vendors; more than 150 craft beers to taste; live music; KidZone; a bacon-eating contest at 2 p.m. Free admission; however, VIP and Brewery Lane tickets can be purchased.

Jam Session 

2 p.m. at Hontoon Island State Park, 2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand. Meet at the pavilion. Bring an instrument or just your voice; join in, or just listen. Bring chairs or blankets on which to sit. Weather permitting, there will be a campfire to sit around. Free. Call 386-736-5309.

Star Spangled Summer Concert Series 

7:15 p.m. at Daytona Beach’s Historic Bandshell, 70 Boardwalk. Featuring Wall of Echoes, a Pink Floyd tribute band. 9:45 p.m. fireworks display. Free. Call 386-253-0254, or visit www.daytonabandshell.com.

Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical 

7:30 p.m. at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand. Based on the classic story about a mad scientist, doomed love, serial murders, and a life-and-death struggle between good and evil. 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 processing fee will be added to each purchase. Call 386-736-1500, or visit www.AthensDeLand.com.

Little Women, The Musical 

7:30 p.m. at Shoestring Theatre, 380 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen. A musical based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. A writer, Jo weaves a story about herself and her sisters, and their experiences growing up in Civil War America. Tickets: $20 adults; $18 senior citizens; $12 students. Call 386-228-3777, or visit www.shoestringtheatre.net.

‘Fall for Fall’ 

7:30-10 p.m. at Thank You Five Theater, 4606 Clyde Morris Blvd., Unit 2, Port Orange. Creative Happiness Institute presents a cabaret evening of music, comedy, stories and performance poetry. Coconut Radio, a three-piece band, will be joined by the DeLand-based Sandcastle Storytellers. All styles are welcome at the open mic, with a $50 cash prize for best performance. Admission: $5. Call David Axelrod at 386-337-4567, or email him at axelrod@creativehappiness.org.

Anna in the Tropics 

8 p.m. at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre, inside the Museum of Art - DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Set in Tampa’s Ybor City in 1929, the play centers around a family-owned cigar factory, where cigars are still hand-rolled and the immigrant workers’ labor is eased by a lector who is hired to read to them while they work, and the relationships that ensue. Tickets: $12 for adults; $10 for senior citizens and area students; and free for Stetson students, faculty and staff with a valid Stetson ID.

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.

‘Alumni Permanent Collection Highlights’ 

Through Oct. 13. 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.

'Anni Holm: The Immigration Project' 

Through Oct. 13. 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.

‘Artist Xpression: A Collection of Fine Art by Kenneth Harris’ 

Through Oct. 6. 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 are gladly accepted. Call 386-736-4004.

‘Eliot O'Hara: Ring of Fire’ 

Through Oct. 14. 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.

‘Janet Siegel Rogers: Retrospective’ 

Through Oct. 21. 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.

'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 to the Permanent Collection’ 

Through Oct. 14. 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.