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Monday, December 6, 2021

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Walking Tour of Downtown Historic District

DeLand House Museum 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

A one-hour-15-minute walk leaving from the DeLand House Museum, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Participants will learn about highlights of historic Downtown DeLand of the early 1900s. Hosted by the West Volusia Historical Society. Hear stories of the founders as they struggled through fires, freezes, booms, busts and pandemics to make DeLand’s one of the […]

How to Grow the Best Lawn (Virtual): Centipede

Learn how to help your grass thrive in Florida’s challenging climate during a five-part Cultivating Turf series. Topics will include appropriate mowing heights, disease management, integrated pest management, irrigation, weed management, different grass cultivars, and troubleshooting methods for grass concerns. The series focuses on a different turf each week through Dec. 7. Fee for the […]

Red Hot Chili Steppers Walking Club

9-10 a.m. at Gemini Springs Park, 37 Dirksen Drive, DeBary. Free. Call Matt Coleman at 386-736-5953, ext. 16767, or visit www.volusia.org/recreation.

Longleaf Eco-Buggy Ride

Longleaf Pine Preserve 3637 E. New York Ave., DeLand

Meet near 4201 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach. Learn about the importance of the scrub habitat and a keystone species, the gopher tortoise, during this ride through the uplands of Longleaf Pine Preserve. Participants will ride from scrub to wet flatwoods and compare the biodiversity during the transition. Free. Registration is required; call 386-736-5927.

Blood Drive

Deltona City Hall 2345 Providence Blvd., Deltona

9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Deltona City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd. All donors will receive a OneBlood Blanket and at $10 eGift card and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. Appointments are encouraged. Please visit the OneBlood website and use sponsor code #24087 if prompted. ID is required to […]

Deltona Art Club

Gemini Springs 37 Dirksen Drive, DeBary

Learn more at www.deltonaartclub.com, or send an email to deltonaartclub@gmail.com.

Outdoor Storytime

in the grass behind the DeLand Regional Library 130 E. Howry Ave., DeLand

Families will enjoy stories, songs and finger plays in a socially distanced, open-air environment. Registration is not required. Capacity is limited to maintain social distancing. Weather permitting. Free. Call 386-822-6430.

Walking Tour of Old Northwest Residential & Stetson University Historic Districts

DeLand House Museum 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand

A one-hour walk leaving from the DeLand House Museum, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Walk through history in these beautifully preserved historic neighborhoods filled with architectural gems. See many architectural landmarks, and hear stories of DeLand’s intriguing pioneers. Hosted by the West Volusia Historical Society. Cost: $7.50 for WVHS members; $10 for nonmembers. RSVP required […]

La Hora del Cuento

in the grass behind the DeLand Regional Library 130 E. Howry Ave., DeLand

This interactive, bilingual literacy program is designed for children up to age 5. Children and their caregivers are introduced to basic building blocks of literacy, in English and Spanish, through stories, rhymes and music; in a fun and educational environment. Programs may end with a brief STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math) activity. […]

West Volusia Wellness Fair and Business Expo

Wayne G. Sanborn Activity Center 815 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand

Presented by the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance. Health screenings, prize drawings, exhibitor booths, business breakout workshops and networking. Free admission.

Blue Christmas Service

First Presbyterian Church of DeLand 724 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand

For those for whom the holiday season provokes nostalgia, a need for solace or quiet calm. Beginning apart from the holiday bustle, this service offers Scripture, reflection and personal solitude to comfort believers or seekers. Call 386-734-6212.

Historic Bike Ride

Green Springs Park 994 Enterprise Osteen Road, Enterprise

Leaving from Green Springs Park, 994 Enterprise Osteen Road, Deltona, to Guise Road in Osteen. A guided 15-mile bicycle ride along the East Central Regional Rail Trail. Learn about the local history from DeBary Hall Historic Site’s staff. The ride will include several stops along the way. Participants must bring a bicycle and helmet. Sunscreen, […]

Eco-Buggy Tour

Lyonia Preserve 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona

Climb aboard as LEC and Explore Volusia staff lead an eco-buggy ride through Lyonia Preserve. The group will explore scrub habitat and learn about this unique ecosystem. Bring water and keep an eye out for scrub jays, gopher tortoises and other wildlife. There is a limit of 15 participants. Free. Registration is required; call 386-789-7207, […]

Frisbee Golf and Learn

Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve 2317 Creek Shore Trail, New Smyrna Beach

Bring your Frisbees and hiking shoes for this fun way to get to know the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. Participants will learn about the local flora and fauna while enjoying an introduction to Frisbee golf. Free. Registration is required; call 386-736-5927.

Accordion Concert

DeBary Hall Historic Site 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary

Members of the Central Florida Accordion Club will present a free concert that will include holiday songs and music from all genres, musicians of various skill levels, a display of instruments, and a discussion of the art form. Free. Advance registration is requested. To make a reservation, call 386-668-3840 or email lperez@volusia.org.

Homemade for the Holidays

Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona

LEC staff and volunteers will guide you through the steps and techniques to reuse, recycle and add a personal touch to the gifts you give. Participants will make several unique take-home gift tags and other upcycled treasures. Free. Registration is required; call 386-789-7207, ext. 21028. Learn about other upcoming events at lyoniapreserve.com.

Used-Book Sale

DeLand Regional Library 130 E. Howry Ave., DeLand

Masks are requested. Call 386-822-6430.

Elf, The Musical

Athens Theatre 124 N. Florida Ave., Downtown DeLand

A lost-boy-returns-home saga that is a perfect heartwarmer for kids of all ages. Santa and the elves are major characters, and belief in Santa is a crux of the plot. Will Buddy find his family? Can a modern family learn to believe in Santa Claus? Tickets: $31 preferred reserved seating (rows A-E, center); $26 adults; […]