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2nd Annual Cops & Kids Dash

Part of the 29th Spring Daytona Turkey Run

March 24th at the Daytona Speedway

Cops & Kids Dash is FREE! Kids 11 and under enter the Spring Daytona Turkey Run for FREE! Tickets for ages 12 and up are $10 per person ~ Show Hours are 8am-4pm

Special Olympics Races include Walk/Walk-Run/Run beginning at 10AM General Public Races for ages 5-11 beginning at 10:45AM Race against Daytona Beach Police officers and the Sheriff’s Department for a short dash along Pit Road. Finish in the famed Gatorade Victory Lane for photo opportunities. All races are free and all participants will receive an official Turkey Run Dash medal.

Visit the “Special Events” page at to download the registration form or to register online. Register in advance or at the show before the race.

Also, have fun in the largest traveling obstacle course in the U.S. and Bounce Trampolines! All Kids Activities FREE! Parents! There’s Tons of Fun for You Too!... Thousands of classic and custom cars for show and sale ~ Massive swap meet Arts & Crafts on Artisan Alley ~ Music ~ Great food ~ Beer & Wine & MORE

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Beyond Four-Leaf Clovers


Spring Cleaning Jobs You Might Miss


National Peanut Month


2018 Summer Camp Guide 18

Summer Camp Questions


Family Camp


Six Books for Women’s History Month


The Well-Rounded Camper

28 Spring Camps



Overnight Camps


Performing Arts Camp at Graceland


Summer Camps


Cool Easter Events


Great New Reads

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Early Learning Coalition of Flagler & Volusia


Florida VPK Fact Sheet


Volusia County School News

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Saint Patrick’s Day Treats and Activities

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Our Community


March 2018 Calendar of Events


Reel Life with Jane


March 2018 Family Fun Guide


Spring Fashion


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Parent to Parent Publisher / Editor Charlene Michaux 386-547-0161 Graphic Artist Stephen Savidge Charlene Michaux Publisher/Editor Are ready for this? It is almost Summer... Spring Break is nearly two weeks away.. and that means we have about two months left of the school year. I know I say this EVERY year, but man that school year flies by fast doesn’t it? If you’re like me, summer is just work as usual, very few of us have the luxury to spend the entire summer at home entertaining our children. And even if you do, great, but it is still a good idea to plan a few structured days or weeks of fun around the lazy days of summer. Fortunately, there are tons of fun summer camp options for kids to choose from to learn new sports or skills while making new friends. Summer camps can range from a couple of hours per day to a full day, or even an overnight camp. Lucky for you, we have searched high and low to find several excellent summer camp options for your family. So many, in fact, it can be hard to choose. I actually find myself wishing there was a “parent-camp” version for us! Ha! Until that day comes, we’ve made finding camps for your kids a bit easier with our annual Summer Camp Guide. Filled with all the information you need on the best camps this season, from STEAM programs for your academically inclined child to Surfing and Horseback Riding your adventurous child, you are sure to find the perfect fit in this issue. Our Spring and Summer camp directories begin on page 28 and continue through page 44 with great articles from choosing the right camp for your child, sending your child to an overnight camp for the first time and a piece on the best cruises for families . It focuses on everything you need to know to pick the perfect camp or vacation your family. If you would like to talk to some of the camp directors and vacation planners in person, mark your calendars to join us on April 28th at the Jackie Robinson Ballpark, in Daytona Beach at our 9th Annual Camp Fair & Summer Vacation Expo, where several area camps will have additional information and on-location sign ups. While you are busy planning your summer, don’t forget to turn to our event calendar on pages 32-33. Along with our iconic events like Bike Week and Spring Turkey Run at the Daytona Speedway, it is also the beginning of festival season. We have a new Strawberry Festival in Palm Coast, Seafood Festivals in Palm Coast and St Augustine, a Celtic Festival and St Patty’s Day Parade in St Augustine, plus many more events to choose from in our Family Fun Calendar on pages 48-51. Even though Easter is April 1st, there are many opportunities to visit the Easter Bunny and participate in egg-cellent Easter event in March, check those out on page 46. By the way, don’t forget day-light savings time is March 11th where we spring forward! All this and much more in our March issue of Volusia Parent Magazine. As always, a sincere thank you our readers for your support, to everyone that helped bring this issue together and to all of our advertisers for making it possible. #tenyearsstrong

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Our Community Events for Charitable Causes ~ Volusia County New Smyrna Beach Residents...Get To Know Your Island! March 7, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m, Walking the Wrack w/MDC March 21, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m, Hatchlings Head for the Ocean & Beyond March 28, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m, Coastal Forest to Beach Walk, w/Bud Doyle Meet at: 551 Esther Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169. 386-424-2293 View flyer here:

Learn How to Raise Backyard Chickens Friday, March 9, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Agriculture agent Sharon Fox Gamble will present a beginners guide to raising backyard chickens. She will offer tips on getting started, building a coop, choosing a breed, caring for chicks and adults, and collecting and storing eggs. She will also explain how to find out if your property is approved for chicken farming. This class satisfies the requirements for cities that issue permits to citizens who want to keep poultry. Advance registration is required; call Sharon Fox Gamble or Marika Campbell at 386-822-5778. The $20 program fee can be paid at the door with cash or a check made payable to University of Florida

Unity in the Community Saturday, March 17, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. South Ormond Neighborhood Center 176 Division Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174 The Ormond Beach Police Department invites residents to attend “Unity in the Community.” This is a family friendly, culturally diverse event with community members. Come join us for food, refreshments, music and fun!

Do you have what it takes to be a lifeguard on the World’s Famous Beach? 2018 Tryouts - Volusia County is now recruiting for seasonal lifeguards. Saturday, March 3 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Ormond YMCA and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Cypress Aquatic Center Saturday, March 10th 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Port Orange YMCA and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Cypress Aquatic Center Volusia County’s world famous beaches attract millions of visitors each year. The county’s Lifeguard Corps play an important role in keeping these beachgoers safe. County lifeguards make about 3,000 ocean rescues each year. Lifeguard responsibilities include water rescue of swimmers and surfers, boater rescue up to three miles offshore, missing persons and related emergencies. Volusia County Lifeguards also handle enforcement of beach laws and regulations related to beach and water use. The county’s Lifeguard Corps uses a wide range of rescue equipment to handle these duties. To review the different Beach Safety position duties, required knowledge, abilities and skills and minimum qualifications, please visit

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Beyond Four-leaf Clovers:

10 Ways To Teach Kids To Be Lucky At Life by Christina Katz

Four-leaf clovers, rabbits’ feet, find a penny-pick it up-these are just a few symbols of good luck in our culture. But what is luck, really, except the confidence that good fortune is right around the next corner? Believe it or not, positivity is an attitude you can teach your kids. And once you invite them to dig deeper and find constructive beliefs, you will notice happier outcomes in their daily life. Because when it comes to luck, it doesn’t matter if it’s a tiny victory or a large one. Charmed people always have good reasons to smile, be generous, and enjoy life any day of the week. Can luck be taught? Yes, it can. Practice it yourself, parents, so you can model it for your kids. Here’s how:

1. Focus. If you want to create more luck in your life, start by zooming in on the positive. This means spending time thinking about what makes you happy. Then prioritize the thoughts that take you in the directions you want, rather than wasting energy complaining about what you don’t have. People often confuse focus with making a list of outcomes like a new car, winning the lottery, or having a bundle of money in the bank. But becoming lucky is not about becoming preoccupied 10 MARCH 2018

with results; it’s about focusing on the feelings you have while doing things you enjoy. For example, if getting your hands in clay makes you smile, focus on doing that more often. 2. Relax.  Forget about how lucky others are or are not. Impatience and frustration interfere with luck. Tension causes you jump to negative thoughts and second-guess your instincts. Your increased serendipity will not take away anyone else’s chances for success. There is always enough good fortune

to go around. Just relax and decide you deserve to be lucky. If you are afraid of good fortune, learn how to loosen up, so you can let luck in.  

3. Ask. People who know how to ask for what they need are luckier than folks who have not developed the habit. So if you tend to be a martyr or a perfectionist, stop trying to do everything yourself and ask for what you need. Practice asking for small things every day. Test-drive the phrase, “I need...” as in: I need you to empty the dishwasher;

outcome, you will want to finish what you started. Too often, we pressure ourselves to finish something because we think we should rather than because we care. Being an adult means being responsible for things we sometimes don’t want to do. Why not create a bucket list to help you prioritize your longterm dreams alongside your daily responsibilities? You have enough time to complete the want-tos in your life, as well as the have-tos.

10. Take care.

I need you to go talk to your teacher about that; I need you to pick up some milk on the way home.Others are usually happy to help, when you clearly express what you need. Those who can ask, receive help more swiftly.

4. Trust. Luck experts use visualization to see themselves as already successful at whatever they wish to be, do or have. Trust means getting into imagination mode and staying there until positive feelings kick in. Trust is like faith. You have to practice it to keep it. And you also have to protect it from those who might dismiss your deepest desires as silly, frivolous or wishful thinking. Remember what Walt Disney said, “Faith. Trust. And pixie dust.” 5. Enjoy.  What is the point of living if not to enjoy life? If your family of origin had self-defeating beliefs, it may take some practice before you start to believe happiness is allowed into your life. Some families have handed down the belief that we are here to sacrifice our happiness for the sake of others. But we all deserve to enjoy life whether others choose to or not. Look for the shortcut from what you are doing right now to what you’d rather be doing right now, and then take it. You have personal choice; be sure to use it.   6. Allow.  Receptivity is a skill that can be learned. And thank goodness, because not everyone is born with the proclivity. Expect good things to come to you and watch

them come. People who are skillful at allowing know how to delegate, stay in their own lane, and attract good things. They keep a little extra space in their lives that fills in with support, surprises, and delights. Become patiently magnetic if you want to attract more into your life and watch good things flow in.

You may think luck is out there, somewhere, beyond where you are. But that’s not true. Luck comes from within. The seeds of luck are planted when you take excellent care of yourself. Luck is what happens in response to the self-love you gave yourself recently. Being hard on yourself drives luck away. So if you are pushing, striving, or over-extending, stop, pause, and then go back to the top of this list and begin again. You will be lucky again before you know it, because good fortune is only as far away as how lucky you feel in this moment.

7. Flow.

The key to flow is getting in and staying in the moment. The past is over, the future is not in your control, and the world keeps spinning no matter what you do today. How you spend the present moment is the most powerful way you can affect your future. So relax, be in the moment, and enjoy what you choose to do. You may be powerless over most things in the big picture, but you have your hands on the steering wheel in your own life. So what are you waiting for? Flow for it.

Lucky Charm Scavenger Hunt Four-leaf clover

8. Learn.

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What if you tried to be lucky and ended up unlucky instead? There is probably a life lesson in there somewhere. Take time to talk the experience over with a supportive friend. Focus on the choices you made, not anyone else’s. Were you positive? Were you constructive? Did you feel happy and focused without being pushy or result-oriented? Luck is what happens, when you are cheerfully optimistic rather than fearfully willful. 9. Follow through.  Following through is different than focusing on outcomes. When you care about the

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Spring Cleaning Jobs You Might Miss: 20 Tasks To Tackle In 20 Days

By Christina Katz

Spring cleaning often feels like a huge job. After the physical work of deep-cleaning the entire house inside and out, you may not have the heart to start peeking into your home’s nooks and crannies. But this list of 30 jobs to tackle in 30 days can spread out frequently overlooked tasks over the course of a month and make them more manageable. Imagine the sense of personal satisfaction you will feel each day, as you cross one more nitpicky chore off your list.   As you clean, create a shopping list of items you replace annually, and then give yourself a chance to track down the best bargains. Your home can be clean and well-stocked whenever you are ready. Now is the best time to kick off your 30-day deep-cleaning spree. What are you waiting for? Junk drawer. No one likes cleaning out the junk drawer, so go for the most troublesome job first. If you have more than one junk drawer in the house, tackle them all in one day. You’ll be amazed how much satisfaction you feel when they are dumped out, wiped out and re-sorted.   Fire alarms. Walk through the house and test each fire alarm. Replace batteries annually even if 14 MARCH 2018

they work. Replace worn out alarms with new ones. You’ll feel safer in your home as a result. Coffee maker. Purchase enough descaler for your particular type of machine. Follow directions that come with both products. When you are through, rinse away any residue before using machine again. Then wipe the outside and wash all the removable parts by hand. Repeat quarterly to keep your hot beverages tasting delicious.  

Electric teakettle. Clean this while you are cleaning the coffee maker. I usually buy two bottles of descaler and use one for the electric kettle and the other for the coffee maker. Repeat as often as needed. Jewelry. Have everyone sort jewels on the same day. Spread jewelry out on a large table. Put aside anything that needs to go into a safety deposit box. Put invaluable broken

jewelry with your craft supplies. Fish out anything you have outgrown. If an item has sentimental value, put it in your safety deposit box for safekeeping. Take photos of everything going in the safety deposit box, so you know what’s in there. Safety deposit box. Visit your safety deposit box at least once a year. Bring new items to store, remove items you need, and check your payment contract to ensure you never lose access. You can set your bill up on auto-renew, so you don’t have to worry.   Tax records. If you file accurate tax returns on time and report all of your income, you only need to hold on to your returns for three years. Double check to confirm this advice and then start shredding.   Fireproof file cabinet. Store your private, security-sensitive documents in a locking, fireproof file cabinet in your home. Go through the contents of the entire cabinet each year and add and take away items to suit your priorities and sense of security.   Keys and locks. Have a spot where you throw all of your extra keys and padlocks. Add outdated keys to your craft supplies and toss broken or keyless locks. Check each car keychain in your family annually. Create an extra keychain with duplicate keys and keep it with a neighbor in case of emergency.   Office supplies. Restock office supplies quarterly. Check with other family members before recycling supplies, in case they can use them. Then donate or recycle what’s not necessary. Add items you need to your shopping list.   Closets. Pull everything out that is not hanging and sort. Then pull out hanging items you no longer love or wear. Analyze your organizational system, and update it if necessary. Only put back what you love and wear. Keep a cloth hanging zipper bag with mothballs in your closet to preserve anything sentimental.

Coffee and tea mugs. Put all of your stained mugs in the sink in a single layer. Fill the sink with water to just cover the mugs. Add one or two tablespoons of bleach to the water. Let mugs sit for 1020 minutes, rinse thoroughly and place on a clean towel to dry. Do this quarterly. Shower curtain liner. Change your shower curtain liner annually or it will bring down your whole bathroom. To decrease new plastic emissions, open the bathroom window for the first day or turn on the bathroom fan overnight.   Kitchen cabinets. Start on one side of the kitchen and work your way around from cabinet to cabinet, one shelf at a time. Remove items, check expiration dates, and wipe off each shelf.  Toss expired items, donate items you won’t use, and add needed items to your shopping list.   Bathroom and medicine cabinets. Follow the same advice for kitchen cabinets, paying attention to things you no longer use that could be tossed or donated. Safely store any expired or unused pills for community disposal days, rather than flushing or throwing them away.   Laundry cabinets. You will likely find a pile of buttons, safety pins, coins, and collar stays in your laundry cabinet. Get everything put away and place a clear jar for future pocket finds. Wipe up any solvent spills and put down a tray or liner. Restock infrequently used products that are getting low.   Books. Get the whole family involved in an annual book purge. Keep books you love, donate or resell books you didn’t enjoy. Store sentimental books in bins you re-sort once a year. Try not to save more than the contents of one storage bin per family member.   Pet items. Your pet supplies need to be checked and updated twice a year. Check pet medicines, treatments, and treats to make sure they have not expired. Clean or launder pet bedding and furniture. Use flea treatments, if needed. Replace any items pets need to maintain good health and hygiene.

Refrigerators and freezers. Move freezer items so you can defrost freezers. Then empty, purge and wipe down inside of both refrigerators and freezers. Toss and replace any expired condiments. Restock both appliances and adjust thermostats for maximum effectiveness. Oven and range hood. Spray your oven with oven cleaner the night before. Open windows the next morning and turn on range fan. Wear rubber gloves and a mask to avoid inhaling fumes. Take frequent fresh air breaks until oven is wiped spic and span. Spray down and wipe your range hood inside and out. Repeat steps in the fall before the holidays.

Renew Home Supplies Add any items you are missing to your shopping list before your 30-day cleaning journey:   Shower curtain liners Descaler Bleach White vinegar Cleaning supplies Oven cleaner Rubber gloves Face mask Batteries Flashlights and safety candles Charge cords and power strips Closet hanging bag Mothballs Baggies for sorting small items Trash bags for sorting things for charity Storage bins

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4 Crafts To Do With Your Children Using Peanuts by Meagan Ruffing

March is National Peanut Month and that means you’re about to read through four fun crafts you can do with your kiddos. If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll balk at the idea of eating peanuts out of shells but the second you pop open that bag and show your kids just how fun peanuts can be, they’ll be begging you for more.

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Finger puppets are the cutest thing and what’s better than peanut shell finger puppets?  What you will need:  • 5-10 empty peanut shells • Paint  • Paintbrushes

What you will need: • Peanut Shells • Hot glue gun with glue • Construction paper • Black pipe cleaner • Googly eyes 

Break your peanut shell in the middle at its weakest point. Shells can be delicate so be careful when breaking them. Pull peanuts out leaving it hollow inside. Sometimes the peanut won’t come out but your child can still fit one of her fingers in the shell. If that’s the case, don’t worry about getting the peanut out. Let your child paint faces on the peanut shells and leave them to dry on a paper plate. Once shells are dried, have your child put the shells on her fingers and help her sing the “Daddy Peanut” song. “Daddy peanut, daddy peanut, where are you? Here I am, here I am, how do you do? Mommy peanut, mommy peanut, where are you? Here I am, here I am, how do you do?” Repeat song using Brother peanut, sister peanut, and so on.

This craft will require help from an adult since a glue gun is involved. Have your child pick out a full sized peanut shell. Let him cut out butterfly wings from any color of paper he chooses. This is a great time for him decorate the wings with markers and stickers. Pipe a thick line of glue on one side of the peanut shell and stick the flat edge of the wing in the glue. Hold there until set. Repeat on the other side of the shell so both wings are across from each other. Glue two eyes on the front of the peanut shell. Cut the pipe cleaner in to one, 2-inch piece and form it into the shape of a V. Place one large peasized dab of hot glue on the back side of the peanut. Place the tip of the V in that dab of glue and hold there until it sets.

Mosaic Peanut Masterpiece Ants on Paper What you will need: • Construction paper • Peanuts (without the shells) • Hot glue or liquid glue • Markers or paint  This is a great craft to with kids of any age. Break open the peanut shells and pull out the peanuts. Make sure each peanut is in half so you can glue down the peanut with the flat side down on the paper. Glue the halved peanuts in a fun line on the paper to make it look like a trail of ants. Once the glue has dried and the peanuts are stuck to the paper, color the peanuts with a black marker and draw tiny legs coming out from each side of the peanuts. Let your kids draw backgrounds on their pictures and watch their faces light up as they see their imaginations come to life on paper.

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What you will need: • A bowl full of shelled peanuts • Markers • Glue • Glitter (optional…but fun!) Grab a piece of paper and let your kids go wild with this craft. Tell you daughter to grab the glue and put dots wherever she wants to lay a peanut. Make sure the peanuts are halved so the flat part will lay on the paper. Once the glue has dried and peanuts are set in place, have your daughter color the peanuts as she likes or have her add a little more glue on the top of some of the peanuts so she can sprinkle glitter over them. To make this piece mosaic, have her group the peanuts by colors. For example, glue a circle of peanuts and color them all blue. Then right next to those blue peanuts, make another design in the shape of a swirl and color those green, and so on. The coloring part is easier with paints but you can use markers too.  National Peanut Month is a great time to make fun crafts like these with your kids while introducing them to all the different things they can do with peanuts. Don’t just limit them to crafts, show your kids how to incorporate peanuts into recipes the whole family can enjoy.

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Seven Questions Parents Should Ask When Choosing a Summer Camp As summer vacation gets closer, many parents begin looking for activities to keep their children busy. Each year, the parents of more than 10 million children make the decision to send their children to summer camp. While some families have already decided on a camp, others are still exploring their options. For these families, it can be difficult to choose – especially when the diversity of camps today reflects the diversity of America. There is truly a camp for every child, every interest, and every budget. The American Camp Association® (ACA) recommends that parents ask the following questions to get a better feel for which camp experience best suits their child: 1) What is the camp’s philosophy and program emphasis? Each camp has its own method of constructing programs based on its philosophy. Does it complement your family’s philosophy? Does the camp focus on learning through competition, or through cooperative learning? How does the camp handle homesickness and other adjustment issues? 2) What is the camp director’s background? ACA recommends directors possess a bachelor’s degree, have completed in-service training within the past three years, and have at least sixteen weeks of camp administrative experience before assuming the responsibilities of director. 3) What training do counselors receive? At a minimum, camp staff should be trained in safety regulations, emergency procedures and communication, behavior management techniques, child abuse prevention, appropriate staff and camper behavior, and specific procedures for supervision. 4) How are behavioral and disciplinary problems handled? This is where the director’s philosophy comes through loud and clear. Do they use positive reinforcement? What are the rules and consequences? 5) How does the camp handle special needs? For a child with special requirements, parents should ask the camp director about needed provisions and facilities. Is there a nurse on staff? A designated place to store insulin or allergy medicine? Are special foods available for campers with restricted diets? Every question is important. 6) What about references? Parents shouldn’t be afraid to ask for references. This is generally one of the best ways to check a camp’s reputation and service record. 7) Is the camp accredited by the American Camp Association? Why? Why not? ACA-Accredited® camps meet up to 300 health and safety standards. This does not guarantee a risk-free environment, but it’s some of the best evidence parents have of a camp’s commitment to a safe and nurturing environment for their children. American Camping Association, Inc.

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Family Camp This Summer, Don’t Just Send Your Kids To Camp...Tag Along By Sue LeBreton

When making your summer plans and coordinating camp options for the kids, broaden your thinking and consider family camp. If you have never heard of family camp, it is exactly what it sounds like a residential camp experience for the whole family, wake up bell included. Why should kids have all the fun? Usually family camp is a cost effective way for all of you to enjoy the outdoors and have the luxury of someone else preplanning the myriad of activities and often the meals as well. When meal planning is removed from vacation you can enjoy activities without having that what’s for dinner question buzzing in the background of your brain all afternoon. Kelly Knuckle, who has attended family camp for 31 of her 41 summers, speaks fondly of the meal plan, “My boys were ages four and two when I first attended as a mom and I loved the com20 MARCH 2018

munal meal plan. It was a busy, happy environment where we could enjoy a meal that I didn’t have to cook and my children could be as loud and crazy as they wanted to be, but nobody noticed.” You don’t have to be a veteran camper like Knuckle to embrace the family camp experience. Firsttime camper, Keri Freeman-Copcutt, mother of a 12-year-old son and a nine-year-old daughter was impressed with her week at a family camp. “We have stayed at many five star resorts who would kill to have their staff as engaged and as motivated as the staff is at YMCA Wanakita.” Her family echoed her sentiments. “Our kids loved their time at family camp so much that they both mentioned it as their yearly highlight on our Christmas video.” At family camp you can surround yourself with extended family in a relaxed manner. Imagine sharing time with your siblings,

their children, cousins, friends and maybe even grandparents without coordinating activities or food. Anne deSoto has enjoyed multiple trips to family camp, first as a mom and now as a grandma. “What appealed at first and still does, is that it is an example of simple, shared living and all the values implied in that. It was a great way to introduce my children to the camping experience that has greatly enriched their lives.” When her youngest son was married, deSoto suggested family camp to the grandchildren and extended family that travelled across the country to attend the ceremony. “It became an annual family reunion and offered the best bang for our buck.” This style of vacation offers a balance between full-time engaged parenting and a parental getaway. There are often activities that parents and children can participate

in separately, providing parents with some free time while building children’s independence. Usually located in a natural setting, camp offers a level of freedom that is a lacking in many children’s lives. Since the routine of camp life is similar from camp to camp, it is also great preparation for children who want to attend camp solo in the future. Not to worry, there are also sports and crafts to enjoy jointly for family bonding opportunities. Depending upon the geography where you live or choose to vacation, family camps have a wide variety of activities such as: horseback riding, canoeing, rock climbing, swimming, hiking, boating, crafting, nature education, yoga and dancing. Freeman-Copcutt sampled many options, “Personally I loved starting the day with the Polar Bear Dip, although I complained each morning about why my son had signed us up for this. I followed

this with yoga by the water after breakfast. I also had the opportunity to learn to swing dance with my so at family campn and do T-shirts with my daughter.” At the end of the day each family retires to their own sleeping quarters (these can vary from tents to cabins to hotel-style rooms depending upon the camp). This offers each family some alone time to reconnect and balance the potentially busy day. This privacy also permits the opportunity for smaller children to keep to their regular schedule.

For families who return year after year, campers create lifelong friendships.“ My favorite part of family camp by far is the camaraderie and closeness we share with the other families at camp. We encourage each other and each other’s kids. We share laughs and hugs, bug spray and Band-Aids, successes and challenges,” says Knuckle. One of the challenges that some camps help families face is camping with a child who has special needs. Some camps provide trained counselors to help the child enjoy camp and offer respite to parents. If you are unsure about an entire week at family camp, many offer weekends as a great way to try on this style of vacation to see if it suits your family. Research family camps in your area, there should be a style to suit your taste.

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Six Books to Read With Your Kids During Women’s History Month by Cindy Hudson

March is Women’s History Month, and while your kids may encounter activities about famous women from history at school or your local library, this month is also a good time to open a conversation at home. You can easily do that by reading a book with your child about a famous woman from history. Books can help you talk about ways that women pushed the boundaries in the work they sought to do, the rights they held in society-like the right to vote and the right to own property-and more. Here are a few ideas for great books to read with your daughter or son this month. Check with your local librarian for even more suggestions:

Nonfiction Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World By Pénélope Bagieu. Ages 13 and up. A graphic novel that profiles the lives of feisty women throughout history. Some are well known, like the reporter Nellie Bly and performer Josephine Baker. Others are lesser known but made advances in medicine, sports, volcanology and more. My Name is Not Isabella: Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream By Jennifer Fosberry, pictures by Mike Litwin. Ages 5 to 8. Focuses on some of the strongest females in history, like Sally Ride and Rosa Parks, as seen through the eyes of a little girl who looks up to them. Brief biographies in the back of the book offer more information and can lead to further exploration. Rebel in a Dress: Cowgirls and Rebel in a Dress: Adventurers By Sylvia Branzei, illustrations by Melissa Sweet. Ages 8 to 12. Showcases women who pushed the boundaries of their times to achieve what they wanted. Includes quotes from the women featured and those who knew them, as well as notes about other events going on in the world during the times in which they lived. Girls now are mostly told they can do and be anything they want, and these books show just how far society has come for that to happen. In Disguise! Undercover with Real Women Spies By Ryan Ann Hunter. Ages 9 to 12. Highlights the stories of women who acted as spies during the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and other conflicts. Readers will also learn about some of the techniques used in spying over the years and learn how to try a few of them out. The Heroine’s Bookshelf: Life Lessons from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder By Erin Blakemore. Ages 13 and up. Pairs favorite heroines in literary history with their female authors and analyzes both the similarities and differences in their lives. In the past, women faced multiple barriers in bringing their stories to print, and many of them, even those we think of as successful, struggled with poverty their entire lives.

Fiction Promise the Night By Michaela MacColl. Ages 9 to 12. Introduces young readers to Beryl Markham, an Englishwoman who grew up in the wilds of Africa and became an aviatrix and the first woman to fly solo from Europe to North America. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink. Ages 9 to 12. Depiction of American pioneer life and the role women were expected to play in it. Caddie has no interest in being a “lady,” preferring to run in the woods with her brothers. Based on the real-life stories of the author’s grandmother.

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The Well-rounded Camper:

30 Life Skills Kids Build While Away From Home By Christina Katz

Feeling anxious about sending your child away to camp this summer? Fret no more. This list of life skills reminds you of all the reasons to send kids to camp in the first place. Remember, being away from the comforts of home offers your camper growth opportunities in a wide variety of competencies. Best of all, once kids are safely dropped off at camp, parents can sit back, relax and enjoy some much-needed down time, knowing kids will return home transformed by their experiences. Here are thirty skills to remind parents why camp is always a good idea, as well as a panacea for twenty-first century predilections.

Physical Skills

Fitness. If your child is a passionate about virtual realities, camp is the perfect motivation to get off the couch and get moving. You will be pleased when your child returns home tan, fit and inspired to keep moving.   Proficiency.  Does your child complain of boredom? Exposure to skill-building activities can convert kvetching into pride. Aptitude, discipline and confidence come from doing new things. 

Safety awareness. Do you find yourself fretting about your child’s wellbeing? Then send her to camp to learn about first aid, water safety, and other safety protocols that go hand-andhand with learning new things. When she gets home, she can teach you a thing or two about safety awareness.   Eye-hand coordination.  Concerned your child may be a tiny bit klutzy? Send him to camp to participate in activities that encourage process mastery

like archery, horseback riding or rowing. Having to learn an ordered series helps dreamy kids focus and execute tasks. Healthy risk-taking.  Is your child an adrenalin junkie? Do you worry that she will go too far testing the limits of what’s humanly possible? Camp is the perfect place to wear out a child with excess energy. Counselors can help campers channel a zest for risks into safe outlets while honoring camp rules. continued on page 26

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Intellectual Skills Decision-making.  Does your child waffle when making decisions, take polls of other people’s opinions or go along with the crowd too easily? Then camp is the perfect practice-ground to determine what he wants and needs on a regular basis. Choosing is a crucial ability for creating satisfaction in life.   Accountability.  Do you wonder if you do too much for your child? Whether she has to pack her own backpack for an overnight hiking trip or show up wearing activity-appropriate shoes, being prepared for what’s coming next in life is important. When it comes to accountability, daily practice is always on tap at camp. Time management.  If your child is often running late, camp is a great place to learn timeliness. Your child will swiftly master punctuality when engaged in activities she enjoys. And this proactive habit can carry over into everyday life during the rest of the year.   Tolerance.  Kids sometimes live in homogeneous rather than diverse environments. If all the other kids are the same race, class and social status where you live, how will your child learn to be open-minded? Camp is a great place to immerse kids in diversity so tolerance can take root.   Assertiveness.  When kids lives are scheduled from morning to night year-round, they miss out on opportunities to speak up for what they think, need and desire. Camp offers kids opportunities to practice healthy communication all day long because no one is smoothing the path before them.  

Emotional Skills

Self-care. Kids can’t learn to take care of their needs unless they learn to pay attention to them. Going to camp puts kids’ self-care muscles to the test. Navigating a new environment with unfamiliar people helps kids learn to trust their intuition and honor their instincts.   Listening.  Do you get weary of nagging and feel your 26 MARCH 2018

child just doesn’t listen anymore? Kids can certainly develop listening fatigue with parents and other everyday authority figures. But after tuning in closely to some new-tothem camp leaders, they just might bring better listening abilities back home. Playfulness.  Got a perfectionist kid on your hands? Sometimes within the rush and rigors of daily life, families forget how to relax and enjoy life to the fullest. Camp is a great place to remember how to lighten up and enjoy the day.   Grit.  This trendy term means the combination of courage and resolve. If your child does not bounce back quickly from disappointments, camp is a great place to learn tenacity, conflict resolution and problem solving.   Self-appreciation.  Do you appreciate the heck out of your kid but wish he would esteem himself as much as others? Camp is a place where kids can discover new things to like about themselves. Increased self-reliance is often the first step towards building higher self-esteem.   

Social Skills

Sociability. Do you have a shy or introverted child? If she lacks peers who are enthusiastic about her passions, an interest-based camp can help her meet more like-minded people. Socially awkward kids feel more accepted and appreciated every time they make a new friend.   Emotional intelligence.  If you have siblings who bicker quite a bit, they may benefit from getting along more easily with kids who are not kin. Camp counselors have a way of expecting thoughtfulness and encouraging kids to practice it.   Lasting connections.  Remember pen pals? At camps, kids can make new friends and find ways to keep in touch until they meet again. This is a great way for kids to maintain long-distance friendships and build an extended social network.   Self-expression.  Parents may unwittingly hold kids back from finding new forms of self-expression. At camp, kids find fresh audiences for the countless ways to share who they are and what they think and feel. Increased self-expression leads to unfolding self-discovery.

Cohabitating. If you want your child to learn new things, put him in a tent with roommates and watch the lessons unfold. Sharing space and resources with others is a crash course in   self-awareness and peacekeeping.  

Occupational Skills

Mentoring. Camp counselors provide excellent examples of what a constructive mentor-mentee relationship is like. Go ahead and encourage kids to become counselors in the future if they wish to experience both sides of this educational relationship.   Collaboration.  Perhaps during the school year, teamwork is limited to sports and cooperation is confined to the classroom. At camp, every endeavor from cleaning a cabin to climbing a rock face becomes a new way to understand the importance of working together.   Negotiating.  Your kids benefit from learning how to sort things out between themselves at camp. Discussing, bargaining, and coming to agreements that make sense for everyone involved is tool for creating a richer life.    Leadership.  Camp provides opportunities for kids to discover and nurture the leader inside. Every child is a boss at something. You may not think of a prolific reader as a leader, but what a terrific example she can set at camp for those who avoid books altogether.    Diplomacy.  With bullying behavior at an all-time high, diplomacy is more needed than ever. Camp offers ample opportunities to find common ground, share mutual respect and practice win-win-win relating.   

Environmental Skills

Unplugging. Virtual realities are great when balanced with the real world. If you cannot seem to make a dent in your child’s obsession with technology, why not let the trained staff at camp take a whack at it.   Groundedness.  The first step to recovering from too much anxiety is a sense of earthiness that comes from being in touch with the natural world. Kids benefit in numerous ways from slowing down to the speed of life.

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Spring Break Camps 2018 Volusia County Spring Break Offerings Academy of Martial Arts ** Ad Inside ** Come Join us for fun exciting field trips, structured activities, Martial Arts classes, and bully prevention training. Hours / Days: 8:00am-5:45pm/ Mon. thru Fri. Dates: March 9th thru 16th Grades/Ages: 5-14 years old Cost: As low as 79 dollars a week! Ormond Beach- 615 S. Yonge St. Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174 South Daytona - 1973 S. Ridgewood Ave. South Daytona, Fl. 32119 (386) 677-6811 • • ACE Daytona Gymnastics Spring Break Camp Join us for the most AMAZING Spring Break camp in the Volusia county area! A great mix of fun, friends, arts & crafts with physical fitness and gymnastics !!! Dates: March 9th thru 16th Ages: 5 and Up 4431 Eastport Parkway, Port Orange, FL, 32127 (386) 760-1445 Fit Club Spring Break Camp Fit Club camps gives students additional training on special days throughout the year. Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Cost: $110wk or $35/day 196 N. Industrial Drive, Orange City, FL, 32763 (386) 774-4348 Gemini Springs Park Spring Break Camp Children can enjoy group activities and field trips Hours / Days: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 12 through 16 Parents can register their children from 4 to 6 p.m. March 1 and 2, and from 9 a.m. to noon March 3 at pavilion one, near the park’s playground. Grades/Ages: Ages 5 to 12 Cost: $65 37 Dirksen Drive, DeBary Daniel Marsh, 386-736-5953, ext. 16767 Gnarly Charley’s Spring Break Surf Camp Hours: 10:00 am – 12: 00pm Mon-Fri Cost: $250 27th Avenue South, New Smyrna Beach (386) 690-SURF

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Kurt Collis Tennis Spring Break Camp Our camps begin with a dynamic warm-up filled with fun activities lead by enthusiastic coaches. During the course of the camp they participate in level appropriate tennis drills, match play with strategy and skill building tips from the coaches! Hours / Days: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Victoria Park, 550 Brookfield Terrace, Deland Hours: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Power Volleyball Academy, 565 S Lakeview #120, Lake Helen Days: Tuesday - Friday Ages: 4-99, all levels and ages Cost: $149 per camp per person (386) 801-7725 Lyonia Environmental Center Spring Break Camp Rockin the Rainforest! Join us for a fun week as we learn about the amazing creatures that live in rainforests around the world and how we can help protect their unique habitat! Children ages 6 to 13. Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Grades: Elementary, Middle School Cost: $65 2150 Eustace Ave, Deltona, FL (386) 789-7207 Marine Discovery Center Spring Break Camps Kayaking, Fishing, Animal Interpretation, Invertebrate Discoveries, Plankton Investigations, Birding, Shoreline and Trail walks, and more Hours: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Grades: 5-10 Cost: Call for Details 520 Barracuda Blvd, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32169 (386) 428-4828 New Smyrna Beach Recreation & Special Events Department Spring Break Programs Day Camps are offered during spring break, winter break, and summer break for kids enrolled in kindergarten through ninth Grade. More specific information and registration forms will be available here as each program approaches. Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 1000 Live Oak St. New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 (386) 424-2175

Odyssey Adventure Club Spring Break Adventure Camp Dates: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday only, March 21,22,23 Ages: 9 - 13 Cost: $225 per camper, $125 for siblings Fortunato Park, 2 John Anderson Drive Ormond Beach (386) 871-0469 South Daytona Christian Preschool If you are looking for a loving, consistent, structured place for your child to have a first school experience, we hope that we can be of service to you and your family. Ages 3 and 4 2121 Kenilworth Ave. South Daytona, Florida 32119 (386) 767-6949 Strickland Park Spring Break Camp Children can enjoy group activities and field trips Hours / Days: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 12 through 16 Grades/Ages: Ages 5 to 11 Cost: $65 1670 Strickland Range Road, Daytona Beach David Hinson, 386-527-5213 Parents can register their children from 4 to 6 p.m. March 5, 7 and 8 at the park’s recreation center. Whim Wham Art Studio Spring Break Camp Kids Day Camp We plan tons of creative and fun projects for our holiday day camps! Our campers at Whim Wham have the opportunity to play with clay, get on the pottery wheel, paint canvas, glaze pottery, tie dye, glass fusion and lots more! Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Grades: 9-13 $40 per child / per day 378B W Granada Boulevard Ormond Beach, FL, 32174 (386) 676-2240

Volusia Flagler Family YMCA Day Camp Our Camp Staff are ready to keep your kids active, smiling, and safe while school is out! Spring into Action Camp Activities: Arts & Crafts, Group Games, Physical Activity, STEM Activities, SPARK Games and so much more! Hours / Days: Monday - Friday 7:00am-6:00pm Grades/Ages: 5-12 Members - $80 Community Participants $95 Visit for detailed locations. YMCA Camp Winona Spring Break Camp Come and experience an outdoor adventure! Activities include sailing, canoeing, and kayaking, fishing, campfires, songs, skits and plenty of colorful camp fun on land and water. This will be a weekend full of memories, friendships and a good helping of summer camp all in one weekend! You won’t want to miss it! Fun Camp Activities, 2 nights lodging, 6 meals plus snacks, campfires and more! SPRING CAMP WEEKEND Hours / Days: April 20th – 22nd Grades/Ages: 6-16 • Cost: $95 898 Camp Winona Rd., DeLeon Springs, FL 32130 (386) 985.4544

Flagler County Spring Break Offerings Flagler Schools Community Education Spring Break Camp Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Mon – Fri Before & After Care Available at no add’l cost Grades: K-8 Cost: from $85wk $20 reg fee Includes Snack, Trips & Supplies Wadworth Elementary – Buddy Taylor Middle (386) 446-6717 Pak’s Karate Spring Break Camp 2017 ** Ad Inside ** Dates: March 12th - 16th Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Ages: Elementary, Middle, High School Cost: $90 weekly Address: 2323 N State Street Unit 6 (386) 868-6490 Roma Court Academy- Spring Break Camp ** Ad Inside ** Our Spring Break Camp is a popular pick for area parents looking to make sure their child’s break is well balanced with fun, discovery and learning. Dates: March 12th - 16th • Ages: 5-12 Hours: 6:30 am – 6:00pm • Cost: $100Wk / $25 Day 515 Palm Coast Pkwy. SW Suite 27, Palm Coast (386) 445-0834 continued on page 31 MARCH 2018 29

Traditional vs. specialty. Specialty  camps  are designed for kids interested in pursuing a specific interest. Traditional  camps, on the other hand, offer a combination of programming. Children can try different activities, including those they may not have tried otherwise, whether stained glass design, rock climbing or singing in a recording studio.  “I feel that if children start their camping career on a purely specialty track, (parents) are really missing what camp can do for their child. The advantage traditional camps offer is they are all about the child holistically,” Tipograph says.  

A menu of choices. One example of a traditional camp that offers a variety of specialty tracks for campers is Hidden Valley Camp, located in mid-coastal Maine.The camp attracts campers between the ages of 8 and 14 from all over the world.  Camp director Peter Kassen finds that culinary classes are especially attractive to campers, thanks in large part to a great interest in eating well and popular TV shows like Top Chef, Iron Chef and Cupcake Wars.

Overnight Camps

Cook Up Memorable Fun by Christa Melnyk Hines

From whitewater rafting to performing arts and cooking, today’s sleepaway camps appeal to a wide range of interests while still providing the long-term benefits summer camp is known for.

Benefits of overnight camp.  In addition to learning new skills, children learn how to collaborate and live in community while at camp, gaining self-confidence and independence through problem-solving and teamwork.  “All those things are life skills and life assets that every parent wants for their child,” says Jill Tipograph, a camp consultant and author of Your Everything Summer Guide & Planner. 

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activities and programs to accommodate trends in popular culture. The top three activities camps are integrating into their more traditional fare, like campfires, swimming and horseback riding, include performing arts, adventure and more recently, culinary.  “Culinary is the hottest and newest in terms of camps investing in building kitchens and bringing in specialists to teach the kids. The other part that goes along with culinary is the whole, farmed table--taking things from the gardens and cooking them,” Tipograph says. 

“This idea of being a foodie has really permeated the culture. Being involved in producing your own food and eating good food has become more central not just with adults but with children as well,” Kassen says. Through the culinary classes, campers acquire a valuable life skill, learning to prepare quality, healthy meals from specialists in the food industry, and tasting foods from all over the globe.  “Last year, we had a group of ten Korean campers accompanied by a woman who brought them over. She cooked a Korean meal for the entire camp. It was spectacular,” Kassen says.  “At any good camp, campers get excited about an idea, and they pursue it from beginning to end without an adult telling them they had to do it in the first place,” he says. “That’s why people value time at camp. Children can learn and grow and become themselves away from home and school and all the usual surroundings.” 

Sunshine Academy Palm Coast Spring Break Camp Sunshine Academy Spring Break Camp Teachers Develop Lesson Plans Based Upon Our Themes. Dates: March 12th - 16th Ages: 5-12 Hours: 6:30 am – 6:00pm Cost: $100Wk / $25 Day 1230 Palm Coast Pkwy. Palm Coast (386) 445-2822 Sunshine Academy Flagler Spring Break Camp A Fun-filled week of hands-on learning activities. Dates: March 12th - 16th Hours / Days: Monday - Friday 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Up to 10 hours per day) Grades/Ages: Kindergarten - 4th Grade Cost: $35 / day drop in $30/ day scheduled $125 Full Week Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Included 170 Old Kings Road South, Flagler Beach (386) 439-9985

St Johns County Spring Break Offerings Haven Horse Ranch This will be our 27th year of providing a fun-filled, quality camp for kids interested in horses, from beginners to advanced. Our camp programs are designed to safely have fun with horses and instill the value of lasting relationships and teamwork. Spring Dates: 3-21 / 3-25 Ages: 7 – 16 years Cost: $255 for three day or $365 for a five day camp. 733 County Road 208, St. Augustine, FL (904) 813-5710 Shinsei Martial Arts - Spring Break Camp Camps are a great way to try out our school and make new friends! NO MARTIAL ARTS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Spring Dates: Monday 26 thru Friday 30th Hours: 7:00 am - 6:30 pm Cost: $150 ($140.00 for Karate Students) Please bring lunch and snacks. INCLUDES: Karate, crafts, and daily field trips to local parks weather permitting! St. Augustine Alligator Farm & Zoological Park Spring Break Camp (Ruckus in the Rookery) Walk, waddle, or swim to this feathery, fun-filled camp! Conduct feather and beak experiments, make bird feeders and spot native birds in our Florida Rookery as we become “bird brainiacs”. Lunch and a snack will be provided daily. Dates: March 26th – 30th Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm Grades: 1st - 5th grade Cost: $225/members or $250/non-members (price for the week) 999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 824-3337 ext. 29 MARCH 2018 31







The Illusionists: Live from Broadway 7:30 pm Peabody Auditorium 600 Auditorium Blvd Daytona Beach



Wild Kratts: Live! 6:30 pm Peabody Auditorium 600 Auditorium Blvd Daytona Beach



ToysRus Geoffrey's Birthday Club 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Toys R Us Super-fun Activities ~ Check your local Toy R Us for details!

MOAS- Craft and LEGO Day 11:00 am - 2:00 pm MOAS 352 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach Free for members and with paid museum admission.



Florida Hospital Memorial Medical CenterPower Parenting 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 301 Memorial Medical Pkwy, Daytona Beach *Breastfeeding *Our Newborn Care Class * Infant CPR 386-231-3152


St. Ambrose Catholic Church Spring Fair 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 6070 Church Road Elkton ~ Follow the signs from State Roads 207 and 13. Cost: FREE. (904) 692-136








29th Spring Daytona Turkey Run Thursday, March 22, 2018 – Sunday, March 25, 2018 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Daytona International Speedway 386-255-7355





Super Scientific Circus 10:00 am - 11:00 am 11901 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32246 Cost: $8.50 The Super Scientific Circus starring Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime, proves that science can be fun and funny.


FREE Car Seat Check-up Event 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Halifax Health Medical Center - France Tower Portico 303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach FREE 386-425-7920



MOAS: Planetarium Shows 1:00 pm 352 S. Nova Road Daytona Beach Adults: $5.00 Children 17 and under: $3.00 . (386) 255-0285




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Paragon Theaters Sensory Friendly Screening- Sherlock Gnomes 10:00 am Ocean Walk 250 North Atlantic Avenue Daytona Beach 386-238-5252

Florida Heritage Day at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse 10:30 am - 2:30 pm Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse 4931 South Peninsula Drive Ponce Inlet All activities are included with regular admission, no advance reservations required. (386) 761-1821

22nd Annual "Vinny's Pizza Vilano Bridge 5K/10K Race" 8:00 am 120 Meadow Ave., Vilano Beach, FL 32084 Cost: $10 - $45 Both races finish at the North Shores Community Park for the post-race celebration with food, beer, music, drawings & FUN! A family 1-Mile Fun Run will immediately follow the 5K. Come to run, stay to play!


St. Patrick’s Day Parade 10:00 am Downtown St. Augustine FL Cost: FREE The St. Augustine St. Patrick Day Parade follows a route throughout downtown and ends at Francis Field just as the Celtic Music & Heritage Festival begins.

37th Annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm Francis Field at 25 Castillo Drive next to the Visitor's Center in Downtown St. Augustine, Florida Cost: Adults $5. Kids age 15 and under are Free.


The St Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive

Palm Coast Seafood Festival 7:00 pm Central Park Town Center 975 N Central Ave, Palm Coast

A New Unique Camp Debuting this Year.. Elvis Presley’s Graceland® has announced its first-ever Performing Arts Camp – an immersive theater arts and music experience for kids and teens, ages 6 to 15, and their families, July 18 through 22, 2018. Working closely with the Presley family to develop the program and curriculum, the Graceland team has created a unique and fun experience for attendees, all of whom will learn acting, music and dance techniques alongside new friends from around the world. Participants will learn from local and Broadway professionals as they explore their creativity in workshops at the Graceland Soundstage, on stage at The Guest House at Graceland™ Theater and on actual production sets featured in the acclaimed “Sun Records” TV series. Over the four days of activities, everyone will develop their own showcase, culminating in an evening of performances on stage at The Guest House Theater for family and friends. During the camp experience, each participant will follow in the footsteps of Elvis Presley throughout their stay, as they explore the Graceland campus, including the new Elvis Presley’s Memphis™ entertainment and exhibit complex and The Guest House at Graceland resort, tour Elvis’ legendary home, and learn how he became the greatest entertainer of all time – in the studio, on stage and on the big screen. Movie screenings, pool parties and other camp activities will take place over the four days, in addition to the performing arts workshops and creative sessions. While participants are having fun during the day, parents and other family members will keep busy with Graceland activities, Memphis city tours, movies in the theater and relaxing poolside at The Guest House, reuniting with their children in the evening for family dinners and activities. This is a one-of-a-kind experience for the entire family as their talented kids and teens have the unique opportunity to perform live on stage at Graceland. There is very limited availability for this first-ever Graceland Performing Arts Camp experience, which includes four nights at The Guest House at Graceland resort hotel, just steps away from the Graceland Mansion, all meals and camp activities for an all-inclusive price. For details and to reserve your spot today, visit or call 901.332.3322. About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland and its related properties, including Elvis Presley’s Memphis, Graceland’s new entertainment and exhibition complex over 200,000 square feet in size; the AAA Four-Diamond Guest House at Graceland 450-room hotel; and the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. Graceland was named “Best Tennessee Attraction” for 2018 by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. This marks an impressive fourth USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award win for Elvis Presley’s legendary home, which was previously voted the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in 2015, and the #1 “Iconic American Attraction” in 2013 by USA Today 10Best readers. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit Stay connected to Elvis Presley’s Graceland: Website: Facebook: @VisitGraceland on Twitter, Instagram and Periscope Graceland Blog: Graceland Podcast: YouTube: Livestream events: SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio, Channel 19: 34 MARCH 2018

City of Port Orange Parks and Recreation Presents

June 11 - August 3 Elementary Program Ages 5-12 $450 per camper Limited to 150 campers

Teen Travel Program

The Elementary Camp is a five (5) day a week program; Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Ages 12-14 $550 per camper Limited to 65 campers

Location: Silver Sands Middle School Loc

The Teen Travel Program is a four (4) day a week program; Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Field Trip Package is $175 for ages 8-12 and consists of six (6) field trips throughout the program.

Location: Port Orange Gymnasium Loc

Registration starts on March 12, 2018 Register at the Port Orange Gymnasium - 4655 City Center Circle To reserve your spot in our program, a 25% deposit is required and all balances must be paid in full by June 8, 2018. For more information please contact Peter Ferreira at 386-506-5864 or Parks and Recreation

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Spring Break Camps 2018 continued TPC Sawgrass This Spring, give your junior athlete a much-needed break from the classroom and sign them up for a PGA TOUR Golf Academy Spring Break Junior Golf Camp. PGA TOUR Golf Academy Spring Break Golf Camps offer a variety of programs for boys and girls of all abilities, with the Full-Day and Half-Day Camps. Spring Dates: 26th- 28th Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Ages: 9-17 Cost: $ 425 World Golf Village, St Augustine 800-766-7939

Out of Area Camps Central Florida Zoo Spring Break Camp ** Ad Inside ** Passport to Adventures Discover some of history’s mysteries at the Zoo as we set out on an exciting expedition into the past. Meet a bald eagle up close to learn the important role our nation’s symbol has played in our history. Who was first in space, humans or animals? Which spotted cat has been used by Pharaohs, royalty and emperors as a symbol of nobility? It’s a journey you won’t forget! Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm Ages: 6-12 Cost: $170 Annual Pass Holders, $190 Non-Pass Holders Before Care: 8:00am-9:00am - $5.00 per day After Care: 4:00pm-5:30pm - $5.00 per day 3755 NW Hwy 17-92, Sanford, FL (407) 323-4450 ext. 123 USTA National Campus 2018 Spring Break Camps Spring Break Camps at the National Campus will provide options for all ages and abilities. Campers will hone their games and their strokes, have fun and learn skills that will help them enjoy the sport for a lifetime. The program will feature professional coaching and training combined with the perfect blend of competition, camaraderie and fun! Hours / Days: March 20-22 - 9:00am-12:00pm Grades/Ages: 5-18 Red and Orange Ball (Ages 5-10) - $50 each day Youth Development (Ages 11-17) - $50 High Performance - $60 10000 USTA Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827 (844) 872-8667 Due to deadlines, some information may not be complete. Please call or visit your desired camp location for more details. Or, visit our expos to meet the camp directors in person! 36 MARCH 2018

SUMMER Camps 2018 Academic Camps Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Advanced Robotics Camp Who: Students Ages 7-13 When: July 9 - July 13, 2018 Tuition: $400 600 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach 386-226-7945; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aerospace Camp Who: Students Ages 15-18 When: July 15 - August 4, 2018 Tuition: $4,100 600 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach 386-226-7945; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aerospace Career Exploration Camp Who: Students Ages 12-18 Alpha: June 17 - June 23, 2018 Bravo: June 24 – June 30, 2018 Charlie: July 8- July 14, 2018 Delta: July 29 - August 4, 2018 Tuition: $950 600 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach 386-226-7945; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aviation Camp Who: Students Ages 7-12 When: June 18 - June 22, 2018 Tuition: $325 600 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach 386-226-7945; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Aviation Voyage Camp Who: Students Ages 12-18 When: July 22 - July 28, 2018 Tuition: $2,250 600 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach 386-226-7945; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Computer Engineering Camp Who: Students Ages 14-18 When: July 29 - August 4, 2018 Tuition: $950 600 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach 386-226-7945;

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Computer Science & Animation Camp Who: Female Students Ages 12-14 When: June 11 - June 15, 2018 Tuition: $325 600 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach 386-226-7945; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Flight Exploration Camp Tuition for Flight Exploration includes supervised housing, on-campus meals, flight fees, flight instruction, ground lab instruction, flight materials and books. Who: Students Ages 12-18 When: Alpha: June 17 - June 23, 2018 Bravo: June 24 – June 30, 2018 Charlie: July 15 - July 21, 2018 Tuition: $2,050 600 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach 386-226-7945; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University GEMS Camp Who: Female Students Ages 7-12 When: June 4 - June 8, 2018 Tuition: $325 600 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach 386-226-7945; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Space Camp Who: Students Ages 7-12 When: July 23 - July 27, 2018 Where: Daytona Beach, FL Tuition: $325 600 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach 386-226-7945; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Physics and Astronomy Who: Students Ages 7-12 When: June 4 - June 8, 2018 Where: Daytona Beach, FL Tuition: $325 600 South Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach 386-226-7945;

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SUMMER Camps 2018 Stetson University Engineering for Kids Camp Adventures in Minecraft Weeks Offered: July 16-20, 2018 Hours: Half Day 1 pm - 4 pm Ages: Grades 1st to 6th Cost: $225.00 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida 32723 386-822-7100 Stetson University Engineering for Kids Camp 3D Modeling & Printing: Minecraft Creations Weeks Offered: July 16-20, 2018 Hours: Half Day 1 pm - 12 pm Ages: Grades 3rd to 6th Cost: $225.00 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida 32723 386-822-7100 Stetson University Engineering for Kids Camp Coding Games in Scratch Weeks Offered: July 16-20, 2018 Hours: Half Day 1 pm - 12 pm Ages: Grades 1st to 3rd Cost: $225.00 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida 32723 386-822-7100 Stetson University Engineering for Kids Camp Rescue Robots Weeks Offered: July 09-13, 2018 Hours: Half Day 1 pm - 4 pm Ages: Grades 1st to 6th Cost: $225.00 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida 32723 386-822-7100 Stetson University Engineering for Kids Camp Galaxy of the Last Engineer Weeks Offered: July 09-13, 2018 Hours: Half Day 1 pm - 12 pm Ages: Grades 1st to 6th Cost: $225.00 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida 32723 386-822-7100 38 MARCH 2018

Odyssey Adventure Club STEM Camp Robotics and Coding - build, create, and compete with Lego Mindstorms, EV3, Dash and Dot, Ozobot robots; MakerSpace - creating, tinkering, building, become a Young Engineer! Weeks of July 24 and 31 Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Ages: 9 - 12 Cost: $225wk Pine Trail Elementary 386-871-0469 Integral Academy Summer Math/Reading/Science Camp Hours: 9:00 am - 12 pm or 3:00 - 6:00 pm Grades: Elementary, Middle & High School Cost: $60 per week, per program 2 Pine Lakes Parkway North, Suite 1 Palm Coast, Florida 32137 (386) 302-5710 website: email: Museum of Arts & Sciences ** Ad Inside ** 2018 Summer Learning Institute Focusing on art, science and history, with many integrated learning experiences for students. All classes are taught by education professionals with many years of teaching experience. Weeks Offered: June 11- August 3 Hours/Days: Monday through Friday (class time varies with age group) Grades/Ages: 4-13 years old Cost: Prices Vary from $85/$95 per class, to $170/$190 per class based on membership and class type 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 386-255-0285

Art Camps Atlantic Center for the Arts Summer Art Camp Ages: 6-12 Weeks Offered: June 5 – July 27, 2018 Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9 AM - 2 PM Cost: $105 for ACA members; $130 nonmembers, Pre-registration required. Scholarships are available for each session 123 Douglas Street at the Yurick Studios, ACA Downtown 386-402-7517

Camp Create The Museum of Art - DeLand’s Camp Create weekly sessions provide a great platform for kids to explore ideas, study art, learn art vocabulary, and make connections between art and literacy through a variety of art media taught by professional Volusia County teachers. Ages: 6-12 Hours: 9:00 am -4:00 pm, Monday-Friday Cost: $160 per Week for Members $185 for Non-Members Museum Of Florida Art 600 North Woodland Blvd., Deland 386-734-4371 Creative Me! Art Studio Creative Me Art Studio will offer many different opportunities to immerse your child into the wonderful world of art. Camp Week: 5/28-6/1, 6/4-6/8, 6/11-6/15, 6/18-6/22, 6/25-6/29, 7/2-7/6, 7/9-7/13, 7/167/20, 7/23-7/27 Half/Full: Half Day Morning, Half Day Afternoon, Full Day Hours: Mon. thru Fri. Extended Care: 9:00 am - 12 pm or 1 pm - 4 pm Grades: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School Age: 5 and up Daily is $35 and weekly is $175 132 Everest Lane – Suite # 3, St. Johns, FL, 32259 904-770-2222

Dance Camps European School of Performing Arts Each intensive offers approximately 18 - 20 hours of dance per week focusing on Classical Ballet Technique, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop and Musical Theater Dance. 360 Tomoka Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 386-677-6316 ACE Gymnastics Summer Dance Camp Join us for the BEST Summer ever! A great mix of fun, friends, arts & crafts with physical fitness and gymnastics!!! Weeks Offered: June 4 – August 10 Hours: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Mon - Fri Ages: 5 and Up Cost: from $55 4431 Eastport Parkway, Port Orange, FL, 32127 (386) 760-1445

SUMMER Camps 2018 Faith-Based Camps United Methodist Christian School Summer Camp Can-Do Ages: Preschool to 5th grade Weeks Offered: May 28th – Aug 3rd Hours: 7:30 am - 5:45 pm Grades: K-5 Cost: $50.00 reg fee 5200 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast Hours: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday 386-445-2344; Esformes Hebrew Academy ** Ad Inside ** Camp Gan Israel of Volusia County 1079 W. Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach 386.672.9300; Warner Christian Academy ** Ad Inside ** Hours: Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Weeks Offered: May 31st - August 3rd Ages: K5 - 6th grade Cost: $25 per day/$80 per week with additional field trips available Breakfast, lunch, and snack provided at no additional cost 1730 South Ridgewood Avenue, South Daytona (386) 767-5451

Childcare & School Camps Kid City USA Join Kid City USA for an interactive, fun-filled Summer Camp Program. A place “Where Kids Can BEE Kids”. We will spend the summer exploring, learning and growing with hands-on activities at each of our beautiful Central Florida locations. We will travel on exciting field trips to the zoo, the movies, Orlando Science Center, Sea World, the Crayola Experience, bowling, and many more! Vsit us online at Weeks Offered: May 30th – Aug 8th Ages: K-6th / 5 to 12 Years Old Hours: 6:00 am - 6:30 pm Cost: $130 a week Locations: Port Orange: 3911 S. Nova Road, (386) 763-2002 712 Reed Canal Rd. South Daytona FL 32119, (386)322-0103 Ormond Beach: 362 Hand Avenue, (386) 673-2339 50 Coolidge Ave. Ormond Beach FL 32174, (386)673-2339

Flagler County Youth Center Summer Camp Weeks Offered: June 4th – July 28th Hours: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Cost: $165 / $130 siblings 386-437-7540, ext. 5101 5510 East State Road 100, Palm Coast Flagler Schools Community Education Summer Camp Programs Summer Camp provides a safe and enriching environment for children from Kindergarten through 8th grade while their parents work. Weeks Offered: June 4th – July 28th Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Mon – Fri Before & After Care Available at no add’l cost Grades: K-8 Cost: from $85wk $20 reg fee Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Trips & Supplies Wadworth Elementary – Buddy Taylor Middle (386) 446-6717 Roma Court Academy ** Ad Inside ** Summer Camp Program Our Summer Camp is a popular pick for area parents looking to make sure their child’s summer break is well balanced with fun, discovery and learning. Ages: 5-12 Hours: 6:30 am – 6:00pm Cost: $100Wk / $25 Day 515 Palm Coast Parkway SW Suite 27, Palm Coast 386-445-0834 Sunshine Academy Summer Camp Program Sunshine Academy Summer Camp Teachers Develop Lesson Plans Based Upon Our Themes. From These Themes, We Plan Our Weekly Field Trips to Ensure That Our Program Is Simultaneously Fun & Educational. Weeks Offered: May 28th – August 3rd Hours/ Days: Monday - Friday 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM (up to 10 hours per day) Grades/Ages: Kindergarten - 4th Grade Cost: $125 Full Time / $30 scheduled / $35 Drop In (Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Provided) 1230 Palm Coast Pkwy. Palm Coast 386-445-2822, 170 Old Kings Road South, Flagler Beach 386-439-9985,

Volusia Flagler Family YMCA Best Summer Ever – Day Camp Arts & Crafts, Field Trips Games & Sports, Team Building , Making friends, Swimming, And so much more ... Days Offered: M-F Hours/ Days: 7am-6pm Grades/Ages: 5-12 Cost: Member $85, Community Participant $100 Locations: DeLand Family YMCA Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (386) 736-6000 Four Townes Family YMCA Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (386) 532-9622 Holly Hill YMCA Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (386) 253-5675 Port Orange Family YMCA Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (386) 760-9622 Ormond Beach Family YMCA Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (386) 673-9622 Southeast Volusia Family YMCA Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (386) 409-9622 City & County Parks & Recreation CampsCity of Ormond Beach Summer Program Camp T-Rec A camp for children with special needs ages 7-18 years old. Planned activities include sports, playground activities, arts/crafts, gym play, field trip to YMCA per week plus two fun field trips to area locations. A partnership with the City of Ormond Beach and City of Port Orange. Weeks Offered: 2 sessions available: Session 1 June 18-July 6 (No camp July 4) , Session 2 July 9-July 27 Hours/ Days: Monday-Friday 8:30am-2:30pm Grades/Ages: 7-18 years old with special needs Cost: Resident $246.00 per 3wk session,

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JANE’S REEL RATING SYSTEM One Reel – Even the Force can’t save it. Two Reels – Coulda been a contender Three Reels – Something to talk about. Four Reels – You want the truth? Great flick! Five Reels – Wow! The stuff dreams are made of.


I CAN ONLY IMAGINE Rated PG for thematic elements including some violence. In Theaters 3/16. Ok for kids 9+.

Rated PG for some rude humor/behavior. In Theaters 3/2. Ok for kids 6+.

Reel Preview:

Reel Review:

Based on the popular Christian song of the same name by Bart Millard, this movie follows the true story of Millard, lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe, and how he wrote what is now the most-played radio single in Christian music history. Directed by Jon Erwin and Brett McCorkle, this movie stars Trace Adkins, Dennis Quaid, Cloris Leachman, J. Michael Finley and Madeline Carroll.

Forced to move into a decrepit old house filled with garden gnomes, young Chloe (voiced by Becky G) soon discovers that the house is hiding something terrifying. While home alone after school, Chloe and nosy neighbor Liam (Josh Peck) discover that the gnomes are actually alive! Turns out the gnomes have been protecting the planet from menacing little monsters called Troggs, who’ve invaded the house through a portal from another world. When the only solution to stop the Troggs falls into the wrong hands at school, Chloe and Liam team up with the rag-tag group of gnomes to fight off the Trogg invasion and save the world. Directed by Peter Lepeniotis, this animated family movie also features the voices of Tara Strong, David Koechner, Olivia Holt and George Lopez.

A WRINKLE IN TIME Rated PG for thematic elements and some peril. In Theaters 3/9. Ok for kids 7+. Reel Preview: After learning that her astrophysicist father Alex (Chris Pine) is being held captive on a distant planet deep in the grip of a universe-spanning evil, Meg Murry (Storm Reid) works with her younger brother, new friend and fellow student Calvin O’Keeffe (Levi Miller), and three astral travelers, Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) to save him. Based on the 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle and directed by Ava DuVernay, this fantasy adventure film also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña and Zach Galifianakis.

TOMB RAIDER Not yet rated; likely PG-13. In theaters 3/16. Ok for kids 13+. Reel Preview: This reboot of the popular Lara Croft franchise stars Alicia Vikander as the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent. Going against her dad’s final wishes, she leaves everything behind in search of his last-known destination. Directed by Roar Uthaug, this fantasy adventure also stars Walt Goggins, Daniel Wu, Dominic West and Kristin Scott Thomas. 40 MARCH 2018

LOVE, SIMON Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual references, language and teen partying. In Theaters 3/16. Ok for kids 14+. Reel Preview: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for 17year old Simon Spier, it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends that he’s gay, and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Things get even more complicated when his secret falls into the hands of the class clown, who blackmails Simon into playing cupid. Directed by Greg Berlanti, this movie stars Logan Miller, Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Katherine Langford. ISLE OF DOGS Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and violent images. In theaters 3/23. Ok for kids 13+. Reel Preview: Set in a dystopian future Japan in which dogs have been quarantined on a remote island due to a “canine flu,” Isle of Dogs follows five local dogs - Chief, Rex, Boss, Duke, and King. They are fed up with their isolated existence until a boy named Atari Kobayashi ventures to the island to search for his dog, Spots. Atari receives their help and protection from the Japanese authorities who’ve come to retrieve him. Directed by Wes Anderson, this movie features the voices of Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and Greta Gerwig. “Fantastic Mr. Fox” collaborators Ian Mackinnon and Peter Saunders will once again be the puppet masters.

SUMMER Camps 2018 YMCA Super Summer Adventure Camp We’re proud to have been voted the BEST SUMMER CAMP in Jacksonville for 2017. And, here’s a hint about our plans for Summer 2018: imagination will get you everywhere! Campers will discover new adventures, interests, skills, build self-confidence, make new friends and feel a sense of achievement. Above all, we focus on nurturing the potential of every camper and making summer fun! We have listed the date, times, hours and rates below, but please visit the website for detailed locations. Clay & Baker Counties Dates: June 11 – August 10, may vary by location Ages: 5-15, vary by location Monday – Friday 6:30am – 6:00pm, may vary by location Registration Fee: $50 Deposit: $15 / week Member: $92-$116 Non-member: $115-$145 Duval County Dates: June 4 – August 10, may vary by location Ages: 5-15, vary by location Monday – Friday 6:30am – 6:00pm, may vary by location Registration Fee: $50 Deposit: $15 / week Member: $108-$124 Non-member: $145-$155 Nassau County Dates: May 29 – August 3 Ages: 5-12 Monday – Friday 6:30am – 6:00pm, may vary by location Registration Fee: $50 Deposit: $15 / week Member: $108 Non-member: $135 St Johns County Dates: May 29 – August 9, may vary by location Ages: 5-15, vary by location Monday – Friday 6:30am – 6:00pm, may vary by location Registration Fee: $50 Deposit: $15 / week Member: $116-$124 Non-member: $145-$155 City of Ormond Beach Summer Program Enviro Camp Enviro camp uses games, crafts, and activities to teach kids about the environment, nature, history, science and more! Weeks Offered: June 4-August 3 (No camp scheduled July 2nd- July 6th) Hours/ Days: Mon. thru Fri. 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Grades/Ages: 7-10 Cost: $106.00 per week Environmental Discovery Center -601 Division Ave. Ormond Beach, FL 32174 386-676-3216 or

City of Ormond Beach ~ Summer Program Summer Connection Day Camp Planned activities include sports, splash pad, playground activities, arts/crafts, tutoring, gym play, computer lab, 1 local field trip per week. Weeks Offered: (2) 4wk sessions ~ Session 1: 6/11/17 – 7/6/17 (closed July 4th) , Session 2: 7/9/17 – 8/3/17 Hours/ Days: Mon. thru Fri. 7:30 am – 5:00 pm Ages: 6 -13 Cost: City of Ormond Beach Residents $225 per 4-week Session, Non-city Residents $327 per 4-week Session City of Ormond Beach Residents $68 per week, Non-city Residents $ 102 per week, So. Ormond Neighborhood Center 176 Division Avenue, Ormond Beach 32174 676-3250 City of Palm Coast ~ Summer Program Fun in the Sun Summer Camp Your child’s day will be filled with a variety of age-appropriate, fun-filled, themed activities, such as arts and crafts, stories, recreational games, nature hikes, swimming, and special guest presentations. Campers registered for the Fun in the Sun Summer Camp are eligible for the free lunch program provided by the Flagler County School District (Flagler County is not a peanut free school district). Field trips are scheduled weekly. Field trips are optional and require pre-registration and payment of applicable fee. After-hours Camp Pick Up Your kids will have plenty of time to wind down from a full day of camp activities from 4:30-6pm as they relax waiting for pick-up during our After-Hours Camp care program. Days/Dates: Monday - Friday June 4 - Aug. 3 (No camp on Wednesday, July 4) Times: 7:30am-4:30pm Location: Palm Coast Community Center Grades: K-8 (grade just completed) Cost: $80/week City of Palm Coast ~ Firefighter Kids Camp Campers will visit a fire station and use regulation fire equipment. They will learn firefighting techniques, the concept of CPR and first aid, home and fire safety and how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Bring a bathing suit and towel on Wednesday for pool days! Days/Dates: Monday - Friday June 18 - June 22 Times: 8:30-11:30am Fire Station 25 Grades: 3-5 (grade just completed) Cost: $60/week

City of Palm Coast ~ Golf Summer Camp Learn the game of golf during these fun-filled days of short game, full swing, putting, golf etiquette, sportsmanship, and friendly competition. Open to all skill levels. Lunch, snacks, & drinks included. Family discounts available. Pre-registration required. Days/Dates: Monday - Thursday June 11-14 (registration deadline: June 3) June 25-28 (registration deadline: June 18) July 9-12 (registration deadline: July 5) Times: 9am-1pm Palm Harbor Golf Course Ages: 6-16 years Cost: $185/participant/week City of Palm Coast ~ Tennis Summer Camp This camp uses team games and activities to introduce campers to tennis and develop athletic skills while fostering a love for the sport. Campers should come with athletic clothes and shoes, swimsuit (for pool days), water bottle, sunscreen, lunch, snacks and drinks. Sibling discount is available in the same transaction. Pre-registration is required. Days/Dates: Monday - Friday June 11 - Aug. 3 Times: 9am-4pm Belle Terre Park Ages: 6-13 years Cost: $179 per week OR $40 per day City of Palm Coast ~ Jr. Lifeguard Camp The Junior Lifeguard Camp offers step-by-step lifeguarding skill development. Learn water safety, lifeguard rescues, and First Aid CPR/AED in a weekend camp. Class attendees will receive a CPR mask, Red Cross whistle and T-shirt. Days/Dates: Saturday and Sunday June 16-June 17 Times: 8am-12pm Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool Ages: 11-15 years Cost: $70/person City of South Daytona Summer Camp ** Ad Inside ** Weeks Offered: June 4-August 10 (no camp July 4) Hours: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Ages: 1-5 Cost: $11.00 one time T-shirt & Insurance fee $85.00 week, per child (includes trips) $90.00 week, per child (no city residents, includes trips) Registration begins May 1 at the Piggotte Community Center Due at registration: The $11.00 fee and 1st week fee, per child (386) 322-3070 Summer Camps 2018 continued on page 43 MARCH 2018 41

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SUMMER Camps 2018 Nocatee Summer Camp Residency will be verified. Camp Week: 6/4-6/8, 6/11-6/15, 6/18-6/22, 6/25-6/29, 7/2-7/6, 7/9-7/13, 7/16-7/20, 7/237/27, 7/30-8/3 Half/Full: Full Day Hours: MONDAY - FRIDAY: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Extended Care: AFTER CARE CAMP FEE: $30 per Week AFTER CARE TIMES: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Grades: Elementary, Middle School Age: 5-12 years old CHILDREN MUST BE BORN ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2012. $195 per Child per Week | ADDITIONAL SIBLING FEE: $165 per Sibling per Week Discounts: Additional Child Area: North St. Johns County 245 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32081 (904) 924-6858 St Johns County Parks and Recreation EXPLORATION CAMP Campers will have an exciting week chock-full of field trips while expanding their understanding of our local ecosystems, sustainability, and how to collect and analyze data like a scientist. Campers will also study the amazing wildlife in St. Johns County and participate in hands-on activities. Weeks Offered: July 23-27, July 23-27 Hours: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Ages: 5-8 and 9-12 Cost: $100 Ketterlinus Gym 60 Orange St., St. Augustine Kelly Ussia, (904) 209-0335

Volusia County Recreation Camp Children can take part in playground activities, arts and crafts, and field trips Hours / Days: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Grades/Ages: Ages 5 to 15 Cost: $65 a week plus a one-time $15 registration fee Daniel Marsh, 386-736-5953, ext. 16767

Music Camps Stetson University Musical Theater Technique Camp Ages: High School Juniors & Seniors, Incoming College Freshmen Dates: June 25th – 29th Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday Cost: $300 per person *Box dinner included Stetson University Vocal Camp Week-long residential or day camp for high school singers Weeks Offered: July 9th – 13th Cost: $495 for residential campers $395 for commuters 421 N. Woodland Blvd, Deland, FL 32723 (386) 682-0711 vocal-camp.php

Outdoor Adventure Camps Flagler Board Shack Surf Camp Weeks Offered: May 29th - August 3rd Ages: 7-17 Hours: 9am - 12:00pm Days: Monday - Thursday Cost: $200 per child 211 S. 3rd Street, Flagler Beach 32136 386-439-0055 Florida Agricultural Museum Summer Horse Camp Summer Camp is one of our most popular programs at the Florida Agricultural Museum. Your child will learn Horse safety and behavior, Grooming, Daily Riding, games and crafts... Weeks Offered: June 4th – July 27th Ages: 8-16 Hours: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday- Friday Cost: $250 7900 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, FL 32136 386-446-7630

Volusia County Junior Lifeguard Camps Weeks Offered: June 11th – Aug 3rd Hours: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Ages 9-15 Cost: $150 / Advanced: $200 Volusia County Headquarters 515 South Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach 386-547-0246; St Johns County Parks and Recreation FRESHWATER FISH CAMP Weeks Offered: July 23-27, July 23-27 Hours: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Ages: 5-8 and 9-12 Cost: $170, includes one rod and reel, tackle box, and tackle. Trout Creek Community Center 6795 Collier Rd. off of SR-13 AyoLane Halusky, (904) 209-0348

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Marineland Dolphin Adventure ** Ad Inside ** Seaside Eco-Adventures (S.E.A.) Camp I & II Join our S.E.A. Camp crew for a fun-filled week of science, activities, exploration, beachcombing and of course, dolphins! Campers will spend their days outside enjoying the beach and exploring the intracoastal hammock ecosystem. Science experiments, conservation projects and animal observations are all included in this oneof-kind day camp experience. Our S.E.A. camps will conclude with an exciting in-water dolphin encounter and a formal graduation ceremony. Weeks Offered: June 11– August 3 Ages: 7-9, S.E.A. Camp I, Ages 10 – 12, S.E.A. Camp II Cost: $550 Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. *Friday will be a half-day 9600 Oceanshore Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32080 904-460-1330, St. Augustine Alligator Farm & Zoological Park Summer Camp Kids will go wild over our exciting zoo camps! All camps include zoo tours, hands-on animal presentations, shows, crafts, games, and much more! Lunch and a snack will be provided each day. A camp t-shirt and water bottle is included in each week-long camp session. Weeks Offered: June 3rd – August 3rd Hours: 9am – 4pm Grades: For students entering 1st – 6th grade Cost: $225/members or $250/non-members (price for the week) 999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080 904-824-3337 ext. 29, St Augustine Surf School We are family owned and operated. Includes fresh snacks, T-shirt and end of the week Mellow Mushroom pizza party. This will be our 8th year of running surf camp in St. Augustine. We look forward to seeing you at camp! Camp Week: 5/28-6/1, 6/4-6/8, 6/11-6/15, 6/18-6/22, 6/25-6/29, 7/2-7/6, 7/9-7/13, 7/167/20, 7/23-7/27, 7/30-8/3, 8/6-8/10, 8/13-8/17, 8/20-8/24, 8/27-8/31 Half/Full: Half Day Morning Monday - Thursday (Friday is a makeup day) Hours: 9am-12:30pm Grades: Elementary, Middle School, High School Age: 7-16 year olds $185.00 Area: St. Augustine 2 Mary Street, St. Augustine, FL (904) 806-4754

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Sports Camps

Resident/Overnight Camps

Academy of Martial Arts ** Ad Inside ** Come Join us for fun exciting field trips, structured activities, Martial Arts classes, and bully prevention and resolution training. Hours / Days: 8:00 am-5:45 pm / Monday thru Friday Dates: May 31st thru August 10th Grades/Ages: (Must be going into Kindergarten in Fall) 4 -14 years old Cost: As low as 79 dollars a week! Ormond Beach- 615 S. Yonge St., Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174 South Daytona - 1973 S. Ridgewood Ave. South Daytona, Fl. 32119 386-677-6811

Gnarly Charley Surf Series Summer Overnight Surf Camps Weeks Offered: June 11th-15th / July 9th-13th Cost: $850 27th Avenue South, New Smyrna Beach 386-690-SURF

Embry Riddle University Athletic Camps Baseball The Embry-Riddle Baseball Camps will provide instruction on the fundamentals of hitting, pitching and defense. The camp also includes swimming and games, lunch, a t-shirt, and awards ceremony and a certificate of participation. Weeks Offered: May 29 - June 1, June 18-22 Ages: 6-12 – Boys Only Cost: $215 / $380 for both sessions Embry-Riddle’s Sliwa Stadium Chuck Stegall or 386-323-5015 Steve Ridder Basketball Camps Individual Camps Weeks Offered: June 12-16 Coed Camp Ages 6-14 Cost: $235wk – Lunch Provided Weeks Offered: July 10-14 Coed Camp Ages 8-16 Cost: $235wk – Lunch Provided Embry Riddle ICI Center 386-323-5007, Pak’s Karate Summer Camp ** Ad Inside ** We offer a safe alternative to your Summer Break; our weekly themed Summer Camp is led by qualified instructors whom are Leaders within the Community. We start off the Summer with our Premiere Surf Camp; Traditional Martial Arts; Fitness Training; Weekly Arts & Crafts; Museum Tours and end the Summer with an awesome Beach Party! Weeks Offered: June 5-9; 12-16; 19-23; 26-30. July 10-14; 17-21; 24-28; 31-Aug 4 Hours: 9:00 am -4:00 pm *earlier drop off/pick up times available upon request* Ages: Elementary, Middle, High School Cost: $90 weekly 2323 N State Street Unit 6 386 868 6490

YMCA Camp Winona Summer Camp Live the Experience At Camp Winona. Come Experience the YMCA Camp Winona activities this summer! You can swim, jump the Blob, ride down the Wet Willie Slide, paddle in our canoes, paddle boards, or kayaks, enjoy the gaga pit, campfires, hiking, archery, and so much more! Weeks Offered: June 4th – July 14th Cost: $550 Ages: 6-15 YMCA Camp Winona Teen Camp Weeks Offered: June 4-9 Cost: $550 Ages: 13-16 YMCA Camp Winona Mini Camps- Boys Weeks Offered: June 11th -13th Cost: $195 Ages: 6-8 YMCA Camp Winona Mini Camps- Girls Weeks Offered: June 11th -13th Cost: $195 Ages: 6-8 898 Camp Winona Road, DeLeon Springs, FL 32130 Phone: 386.985.4544 Website:

Special Needs Camps CampAbility Special Day Camp 2018 ** Ad Inside ** Ability Tree First Coast is a nonprofit agency with a mission to reach families impacted by disability through Recreation, Education, Support and Training (R.E.S.T.). CampAbility is our summer day camp. We provide educational and therapeutic summer services to elementary-aged children with special needs in a fun and safe environment. Camp Week: 6/11-6/15, 6/18-6/22, 6/25-6/29, 7/2-7/6, 7/9-7/13, 7/16-7/20, 7/23-7/27, 7/30-8/3 Half/Full: Full Day June 11 - August 3 Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM Grades: Elementary Age: entering kindergarten - 5th grade (this includes siblings) Full-time rate: child with special needs - $250/ session, sibling - $185/session Part-time/daily rate: child with special needs - $60/day, sibling - $40/day Area: St. Augustine St. Johns Academy, St. Augustine, FL, 32086 9044948583

SPRING on over for 3 days of Classic Car & Family Friendly FUN! March 23-25, 2018 $10 Fri & Sat ~ $5 Sun at Daytona Speedway Kids 11 & Under FREE 8am-4pm Fri & Sat ~ 8am-2pm Sun

Thousands of Classic Cars For Show & Sale Massive Swap Meet * Artisan Alley * Food * Music KIDS FEST *Cops & Kids Pit Road Dash - Sat. *Largest Traveling Obstacle Course in the U.S. *Quad Power Jump *All Kids Activities FREE!!* Meet Rachel De Barros from “All Girls Garage” on the Velocity Channel Sat, March 24 from 10am-2pm

Enjoy an expansive display as we Celebrate 100 Years of the Chevy Truck

“The Ben Carter Band” Fri & Sat 10am-4pm

IASCA Territorial Key Event car audio competition ~ sound quality & SPL events

Classic Car Parade Lap Around the Track * Sunday, March 25th at 2pm 386.255.7355 Text “Turkey Run” to 22411 MARCH 2018 45

Cool Easter Events! Underwater Easter Egg Hunt Thursday, March 22nd 6:30pm – 7:00pm Solomon Calhoun Community Center 1300 Duval St, St. Augustine Children ages 5 to 12 years are invited to gather eggs left underwater in the Solomon Calhoun Pool. Eggs can be traded for prizes at the Bunny Store. Bring your swimsuit, towel and a bucket to collect your eggs! Please RSVP or (904) 704-4644.

Easter Trunks & Baskets Saturday, March 24th 10:00am – 12:00pm Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church, Daytona Beach “A tisket, a tasket, let our trunks fill your Easter baskets!” This is a FREE Spring-themed trunk or treat event for children through the 5th grade. No costumes, but please bring your own easter basket. We will provide the candy, the games and the activities!

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt Friday, March 30th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Park at Town Center, Palm Coast Egg hunts aren’t just for kids! Teens can enjoy a special after-dark egg hunt complete with over 2,000 glow-in-the-dark eggs filled with candy, but the fun doesn’t stop there. We will also have one of our local food trucks to serve dessert as well as the Game Time Game Truck. Two separate egg hunts will take place at 8 and 8:30pm in Central Park behind City Hall and will include 2 golden eggs per hunt with grand prizes. Don’t forget your flash lights! Egg Hunts at 8pm and 8:30pm. 2 golden eggs per hunt with grand prizes. For more information, call Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.

26th Annual Flagler Beach Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 31st 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Veteran’s Park, Flagler Beach Mark your calendars for the Flagler Beach Easter Egg Hunt! Hosted by Joseph Pozzuoli Architect. Easter Bunny Photos and Face-painting begin at 8:30am, the Egg Hunt schedule is as follows: Age 2 – 9 a.m., Age 3-4 9:15 a.m., Ages 5-8 9:30 a.m., and Ages 9-12 9:45 a.m. For more information, call 386-439-5650. This event is FREE thanks to our sponsors, Just bring a basket!

Egg’Stravaganza Saturday, March 31st 10:00am – 1:00pm Central Park at Town Center, Palm Coast The hunt is on for 10,000+ candy and toy filled eggs. Enjoy a fun -filled morning with exciting activities, such as the Easter egg hunts for children up to 10 years old, magic shows, balloon art, carnival games, face painting, trackless train, food, refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Palencia Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 31st 10:30 am to 11:30 am 405 Palencia Village Drive in St. Augustine, FL 32092. The hunt will begin at 11 am. Admission is free. 46 MARCH 2018

Bridge of Life 1st Annual Easter Bicycle Rodeo & Helmet Giveaway Saturday, March 31st 9:00am – 10:30am Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval Street, St Augustine, FL Bring your bikes, helmets will be provided at no cost and will be fitted to each individual. Easter Egg hunt , prizes!

First United Methodist Eggstravaganza Wednesday, March 21, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 118 King Street, St. Augustine, FL Free We are teaming up with First United Methodist Church to bring you a fun and festive play date at their annual Easter Egg Hunt!! Come join in the fun. This fun family event is free for children ages 0-5th grade. I can’t wait to see you there! 904-829-3459

St. Augustine Easter Parade Sunday, April 1, 2018, 3:00 pm 27 Ocean Avenue, St Augustine, FL, 32084 The Annual Easter Parade begins just north of the Mission of Nombre de Dios located. The parade will then head south along San Marco Avenue and end near the bayfront in the historic downtown district (904) 829-3800

Easter Beach Run Saturday, March 31st 250 N Atlantic Ave #201, Daytona Beach, FL US 32118 This festive, Easter-themed beach run was established in 1967 by the City of Daytona Beach. The race was first held on Easter Sunday to provide an activity for visiting college students and is now the oldest consecutive footrace in the State of Florida. Participants will enjoy a scenic run on the World’s Most Famous Beach while traveling out and back for the 4-mile race, 2-mile fun run or health walk. Kids are also welcome to participate in the 1/4-mile race, 100 and 50-yard dash. Following the race, registered participants head over to title sponsor, Bubba Gump Shrimp, Co. for their world-renown shrimp and grits. Sponsors and vendors will also have tons of treats and information to share throughout the event. The Easter Beach Run is professionally chip-timed by the 5K Race Director.

Adventure Landing Easter Egg Hunts Saturday, March 31st 2780 State Road 16 in St. Augustine, FL 32092 9 am and 11 am. Registration begins at 8:15 am. Adventure Landing has an annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Mini Golf Courses with a visit from the Easter Bunny. There are two egg hunts, one starting at 9 am and another at 11 am each for three age groups for the hunts: Ages 4 & under, 5-8, and 9-12. Cost is a $3.00 per child donation to benefit the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corp. For $10 more, there is unlimited mini golf and go-karts from 9 am to 2 p.m. for guests under 56” tall and $15 for guests 56” tall and over. 904-495-7130

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FREE Tai Chi Class Tue, March 6, 9:30am – 10:30am Pak’s Karate Academy 2323 N State St, Bunnell, FL 32110 FREE (Tai Chi) Chen Style Taiji Classes When: First Tuesday of Each Month Starting October 4th Where: Pak’s Karate Academy , 2323 N State St, Bunnell, FL 32110 Description: FREE (Tai Chi) Chen Style Taiji Classes Offered @ 9:30 AM; First Tuesday of each Month. Located in the Atlantis Business Plaza; couple doors down from Brighthouse Networks

Farm Swap and Music Jam Thursday, March 1, 8am – 1:00pm Florida Agricultural Museum Old Kings Road, Palm Coast NEW Farm Swap & Music Jam: Farm Fresh Fruits & Veggies Arts & Crafts Ready to eat things Flea Market things Local Musicians and More! 8am to 1pm Every Thursday Starting February 15th Vendors sign up here:

Green Rallies Tue, March 6, 5pm – 6pm Palm Coast Tennis Center 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy. Palm Coast, FL 32164 For players ages 11-14 years, with cooperative and competitive partner and team activities. Players develop match skills and make tennis friends. The cost is $108/session or $10/drop-in.

Flagler Beach First Friday Fri, March 2, 6pm – 9pm Veterans Park, Flagler Beach, FL A monthly event held in Flagler Beach featuring music, food and fun! Salty Church is sponsoring a Pinewood Derby! Awards will be presented for the fastest and most creative designed cars in the adult and children’s categories. Design it! Build it! Race It! Neighbor 2 Neighbor 5k Walk Sat, March 3, 10am – 1pm Central Park Town Center, Palm Coast, FL Palm Coast is a wonderful community full of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and enjoyment. However, many of us have lived here for years, without knowing who our neighbors are. This is the time for change, where we will get to know each other and walk together. Let’s get healthy together neighbor to neighbor. Children and Dogs welcome! Contact: Sarah Ragsdale Email: Phone: 386-864-2484 3rd Annual Walk for Food Sat, March 3, 10am – 1pm Flagler Palm Coast High School 5500 FL-100, Palm Coast, FL 32164 Walk for food that helps those in need. Gathering and delivering bags of food every weekend during the school year for students in need; Fed by Grace Backpack Program. $10 13 and up, $5 per child up to 12. Drinks, Snacks, Games for children (PAL), Raffle drawings Fun for the whole family. Contact: Sam Colletta 386-446-9044 Hearts for Homeless Sat, March 3, 10am – 12pm Emmanuel’s Closet, 1000 Palm Coast Pkwy SW #107, Palm Coast, FL 32137 We offer free clothing, shoes, socks, and homeless specific hygiene and existence items. Food and household items are also available when we have them. We do our best to have an inventory of blankets, coats and gloves during the winter months as well. We are delighted to help meet your needs with a smile and in God’s love for you! Please email emmanuelsclosethomeless@gmail. com if you have any questions Music in the Gardens Sun, March 4, 1pm – 4pm Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Florida 32137 Featuring Tim Rippel, with a guest appearance by Anita Jones. Suggested donation of $10 at concrt field, Park entry $5. Beer, Wine, appetizers for sale by the Uncaged Tasting Room. Bring a blanket or chair. More information 386-446-6783.

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Nature Nuts Series for Toddlers Mon, March 5, 9am – 10am Palm Coast Linear Park, 31 Greenway Ct. Palm Coast, FL 32137 Parents can join their children in this fun way for kids to learn about different animals and the environment. There will be story time, crafts, and a fun activity all about animals. World Tennis Day Mon, March 5, 9:30am – 5:30pm Palm Coast Tennis Center 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast, FL 32164 World Tennis Day is an international celebration of the sport. Join us for a day of free tennis and fun activities. Teddy Bear Picnic Mon, March 5, 10:00am – 10:30am Palm Coast Linear Park 31 Greenway Ct., Palm Coast, FL 32137 Ages: 2 - 5 Cost: FREE Children with their parents will bring their favorite teddy bear for story time, game playing or craft and a snack. This program offers a unique experience for toddlers and their parent. Red Rallies Mon, March 5, 5pm – 6pm Palm Coast Tennis Center 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast, FL 32164 For players ages 6-8 years, with cooperative and competitive partner and team activities. Players develop match skills and make tennis friends. The cost is $108/ session or $10/drop-in. Orange Rallies Mon, March 5, 6pm – 7pm Palm Coast Tennis Center 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast, FL 32164 For players ages 8-11 years, with cooperative and competitive partner and team activities. Players develop match skills and make tennis friends. The cost is $108/ session or $10/drop-in.

Junior Development Tue, March 6, 6:00pm – 7:30pm Palm Coast Tennis Center 1290 Belle Terre Pkwy, Palm Coast, FL 32164 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9 through May 24. For players ages 11-18 years, with focus on refining techniques and tactics for doubles and singles. The cost is $144/session or $15/drop-in. PAWS to Read Wed, March 7, 4:00pm – 5:30pm Flagler County Public Library - Main Branch 2500 Palm Coast Pkwy NW, Palm Coast, FL 32137 Boy Scouts Of America, Troop 472 Wed, March 7, 6:30pm – 8:00pm Flagler Beach United Methodist Church, 1520 S Daytona Ave, Flagler Beach, FL 32136 Boy Scouts of America. Boys 10 1/2 - 18. Go Camping, Swimming, Water Skiing, Fishing, Biking, White Water Rafting, Archery, Rifle Shooting, Shot Gun Shooting. Learn Leadership, First Aid, Map and Compass, Knots, Fire Building. ALL while having fun. Parents welcomed. This is a Family oriented Troop. Siblings welcomed on Troop events. $ 2.00 a month to National Headquarters Contact Info: Palm Coast Seafood Festival Friday, March 9, 2018, 7:00 pm Central Park Town Center 975 N Central Ave, Palm Coast, Florida 32164 We will have some of the finest seafood available - both food trucks & seafood restaurants from throughout Florida. Everything from lobster & shrimp to fish & oysters. For the landlubbers - there will even be chicken & bar-bque options. There will be a huge Kids Fun Zone, Friday Night Movie in the Park, Pirate Village, Gypsy Landing & more! 3 days of Great Food, Fantastic Entertainment & FUN for everyone!! There are several local charities that will be benefiting from this event!We look forward to seeing you there!!! Flagler Beach Farmer’s Market Fri, March 9, 8am – 12pm Veteran’s Park, Flagler Beach, FL Flagler Beach Farmer’s Market Downtown Flagler Beach, by the Ocean- Every Friday & Saturday, Year Round Rain or Shine Open: Sunrise to early afternoon

Movies on the Halifax Friday, March 2, 2018, 6:00 pm 26 Riverside Drive Ormond Beach, FL 32176 Movies on the Halifax: Beauty and the Beast Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the movie! Refreshments available for purchase. Presented by the City of Ormond Beach Leisure Services and The Casements Guild. 386) 676-3216 Wild Kratts: Live! Friday, March 2, 2018, 6:30 pm Peabody Auditorium 600 Auditorium Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida 32118 WILD KRATTS LIVE! is a theatrical stage show based on the #1 animated television series Wild Kratts. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated Wild Kratts step out LIVE ON STAGE to engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts story.

Movie in the Park Fri, March 9, 7:45pm – 9:15pm Central Park Town Center, Palm Coast, FL “Alice Through the Looking Glass” The movie begins at dusk and admission is free. We remind all movie goers to bring blankets, chairs, picnic baskets, bug spray and make plans to come early with your family, friends and neighbors.

Teddy Bear Picnic Sat, March 31, 10:00am – 10:30am James F. Holland Memorial Park 18 Florida Park Dr N, Palm Coast, FL 32164 Children with their parents will bring their favorite teddy bear for story time, game playing or craft and a snack. This program offers a unique experience for toddlers and their parent.

Munchkin Creations Thursday, March 13, 2018 Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, Palm Coast Ages: 2 - 5 Cost: FREE This child-with-parent class is an introduction to music, rhythm, and movement. Your child will have the chance to explore movement while they play various music instruments. Watch your child shake, rattle and jingle as they express themselves through music. Each class is geared toward a different theme. This class is taught by Jennifer Baker, Occupational Therapist and owner of Kascel Therapy, LLC.

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Playground Pals Wed, March 14, 10am – 11am Waterfront Park 150 Waterfront Park Rd, Palm Coast, FL 32137 Ages: 2 - 5 Cost: FREE Parents can join their children in exploring playgrounds throughout the city for playground time, arts, crafts and games for the 2 - 5 year olds. Playground Pals is a great way to meet new friends and discover new playgrounds in the community. Creepy Crawlies Series for Toddlers Wed, March 14, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Palm Coast Linear Park 31 Greenway Ct, Palm Coast, FL 32137 Ages: 2 - 5 Cost: FREE Kids, with their parents, can learn all about their favorite spiders, centipedes, worms, earwigs, and other crawlies. Flagler Surf Series Friday, Mar 16, 2018 Flagler Beach Fishing Pier 105 S 2nd St, Flagler Beach, FL 32136 Little Kicker Soccer Thursday, March 17, 2018 6:15-7:00pm James F. Holland Memorial Park 18 Florida Park Dr N, Palm Coast, FL 32164 Ages: 3 - 5 Cost: $35/session This child-with-parent (5-week) program teaches toddlers the basic motor skills necessary to play organized sports such as soccer. The program is designed for parents to assist the child during the lessons. Minimum 4, maximum 8.

Clay County Strawberry Fest Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 Clay County Fairgrounds, 2497 FL-16 Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

VOLUSIA COUNTY MOAS: Planetarium Shows Thursday, March 1, 2018, 1:00 pm 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach One planetarium show is included with the purchase of your admission ticket to the Museum of Arts & Sciences. Adults: $5.00 Children 17 and under: $3.00 (386) 255-0285 Whim Wham Art Studio: Story Art Thursday, March 1, 2018, 3:30 pm 378B W Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Florida 32174 A New Story and Awesome Art Project Every Week! First Coast Balance Bike Night Thursday, March 1, 2018, 5:00 pm First Coast BMX Daytona BMX 1666 Strickland Range Rd, Holly Hill, Florida 32117 Not only will your child learn to ride a bike but you are also laying a good foundation for fun, physical activities, outdoors. There are no age limits. If your child is yet to pedal a 2 wheel bike and is able to walk, chances are a balance bike is just right for them. The Illusionists: Live from Broadway Thursday, March 1, 2018, 7:30 pm Peabody Auditorium 600 Auditorium Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida 32118 Direct from Broadway, the world’s best selling magic show is coming to Daytona Beach! This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions!

Sky Zone- Glow Friday, March 2, 2018, 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm 1300 W. International Speedway Boulevard, Suite 105 Daytona Beach, Florida $19.99 We’re different after dark. Lasers, music and blacklight transform the whole park into a crazy jumping dance club. Flips are limited to Foam Zone during Glow. For all ages. Glow, Plain White or Neon T-shirt required. Pioneer Settlement- Barberville Family Farm Swap and Market Saturday, March 3, 2018, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm 227 Lemmon Road, Barberville, FL 32105 (For GPS use 32180) The Barberville Family Farm Swap & Market was established to bring community farmers together in one central location to “celebrate agriculture at it’s best” and to provide an open agricultural market place for the public to enjoy purchasing from local farmers face to face and learning how agriculture plays an important role in our community and daily lives. 386-749-2959 Home Depot Kids Workshop Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Home Depot- Multiple Locations All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin. Sky Zone- Toddler Time Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9:00 am - 11:00 am 1300 W. International Speedway Boulevard, Suite 105 Daytona Beach, Florida $8.99 per child w/ one free adult $1.99 SkySocks Per Person Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Mon/Wed/Sat 9am-11am Maximum Age 6 Years Old. Must be with Parent/Legal Guardian. MOAS- Craft and LEGO Day Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm MOAS 352 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114 Join educators Kelsey Hansen and Nicole Messervy, for a fun-filled of Earth Day themed crafts and LEGO activities. Different stations will be setup in the West Wing and outside the new MOAS lobby! Free for members and with paid museum admission.

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Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Sunday Birth Shop Sunday, March 18, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 301 Memorial Medical Pkwy, Daytona Beach, FL 32117 When the four-week series doesn’t work for your schedule, this is a one day quick course that teaches expectant moms about labor and delivery, medications, epidural, breathing and relaxation techniques, Cesarean section and induction. The course is taught by our Certified Childbirth Educators. 386-231-3152

ToysRus Geoffrey’s Birthday Club Saturday, March 3, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Toys R Us Check your local Toy R Us for details! Sky Zone- Toddler Time Monday, March 5, 2018, 9:00 am - 11:00 am 1300 W. International Speedway Blvd., Suite 105 Daytona Beach, Florida $8.99 per child w/ one free adult $1.99 SkySocks Per Person Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Mon/Wed/Sat 9am-11am Maximum Age 6 Years Old Must be with Parent/Legal Guardian. MOAS: Planetarium Shows Monday, March 5, 2018, 1:00 pm 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114 One planetarium show is included with the purchase of your admission ticket to the Museum of Arts & Sciences. Adults: $5.00 Children 17 and under: $3.00 Planetarium shows begin promptly on the hour. Be sure to arrive early to purchase your admission ticket in the main museum lobby. There will be no late admittance to shows. Laser light shows are displayed by using the SkyLase laser projector. (386) 255-0285 Ormond Beach Memorial Art Museum- Art Club Monday, March 5, 2018, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm 78 E Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL, 32176 $25 (members) / $28 (future members) In this fun after-school art club session Leah will teach how to set up composition, mix colors, select, draw and paint a subject. Students will each be guided on individual projects. Your child will enjoy hands on instruction in a small group while meeting creative friends in a museum surrounded by artwork and inspiring gardens. Ages 6-10. Please register for the sessions you’d like to attend in advance! The club meets most Mondays 2:30-4pm. Sky Zone- Toddler Time Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 9:00 am - 11:00 am 1300 W. International Speedway Boulevard, Suite 105 Daytona Beach, Florida $8.99 per child w/ one free adult $1.99 SkySocks Per Person Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. MUST show Credit Card used for purchase and valid matching ID at check-in. Mon/Wed/Sat 9am-11am Maximum Age 6 Years Old. Must be with Parent/Legal Guardian Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center- Mommy / Baby University Wednesday, March 7, 2018 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 301 Memorial Medical Pkwy.m Daytona Beach, FL 32117 This class offers mom an opportunity to learn more about her newborn, make new friends and gain support from both moms and Florida Hospital’s certified parent educators. 386-231-3152 Whim Wham Art Studio: Story Art Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11:00 am 378B W Granada Blvd Ormond Beach, Florida 32174 A Super Story Time! A New Story and Awesome Art Project Every Week!

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March 2, 2018 FREE Car Seat Check-up Event Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Halifax Health Medical Center - France Tower Portico 303 N. CLyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach FREE Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and Instructors will be available to check, assist and demonstrate the proper installation and usage of your child’s car seat. New convertible car seats will be available for a $30 donation and must be installed at the event. 386-425-7920 Daytona Flea Market- Arts and Crafts Show Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 1425 Tomoka Farms Rd. Daytona Beach, FL 32124 The Market welcomes painters, potter, wood-workers, crafters and artists to showcase and sell their hand made wares. 386-253-3330 Sky Zone- Glow Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm 1300 W. International Speedway Boulevard, Suite 105 Daytona Beach, Florida $19.99 We’re different after dark. Lasers, music and blacklight transform the whole park into a crazy jumping dance club. Flips are limited to Foam Zone during Glow. For all ages. Glow, Plain White or Neon T-shirt required. Marine Science Center: Turtle Tots Thursday, March 15, 2018, 10:00 am Marine Science Center 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet Games, Songs, and Stories Meets monthly- Program included with general admission. Email to pre-register, Class size limited to 12 children.** **Meets 3rd Wednesday 10am & 3rd Thursday of each month at 10am and 12pm. (386) 304-5545 First Coast Balance Bike Night Thursday, March 15, 2018, 5:00 pm First Coast BMX Daytona BMX 1666 Strickland Range Rd, Holly Hill, Florida 32117 Buckler’s Barberville Strawberry Fest Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Barberville Pioneer Settlement 1776 Lightfoot Lane, Barberville, FL 32105 Adults & Kids $7 (kids 2 & under free)

Marine Science Center: Turtle Tots Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 10:00 am 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet Games, Songs, and Stories **For Ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult** Meets monthly- Program included with general admission. Email to pre-register, Class size limited to 12 children.**Meets 3rd Wednesday 10am & 3rd Thursday of each month at 10am and 12pm. (386) 304-5545 Port Orange Family Days Spring Fair Thursday, March 22, 2018 - All Day Event Port Orange City Center, Port Orange, FL, 32129 We have free hands on crafts for both the young and young at heart to participate in on Saturday and Sunday, along with some fantastic food vendors over the two day weekend as well. Pony Rides, petting zoos and interesting activities are what the kids look forward to at the event. Our event will feature local restaurants, food trucks and caterers for all you Foodies out there! Of course we will still have our craft and business expo, along with free entertainment, a 4 day carnival and our 4th annual skate competition! 29th Spring Daytona Turkey Run Thursday, March 22, 2018 – Sunday, March 25, 2018 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach FL 32114 Thousands of classic and custom cars for show and sale, a massive swap meet, arts and crafts in Artisan Alley, musical entertainment, great food and drink, classic car parade lap around the track and so much more! $10 per day Friday and Saturday and $5 on Sunday, Kids 11 and under free. 386-255-7355 IBuild Academy Parents Night Out Saturday, March 24, 2018, 5:30 am - 8:30 pm 1495 S. Volusia Ave. (next to Gram’s Kitchen) Suite 101 Orange City, FL 32763 $25 All children ages 5 - 14 A supervised evening of fun, building, programming, and creating. Pizza, snacks, and drinks are provided. Parents need some adult time. This is a perfect opportunity to go to dinner or do some shopping without the kids tagging along. You can rest assure that your child will be engaged with the many activities and maybe even learn something during the night. www.ibuildacademy. com 386-218-0072 4th Annual Spring Family Festival Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Gemini Springs Park 37 Dirksen Drive DeBary, FL 32713 United States This event is open to all, admission is free and there will be tickets and all day wristbands available to purchase for the activities. Henri with Kool Vibes Reggae Band will be DJ’ing the event with some great tunes. There will be a plethora of vendors to peruse, carnival games, rock wall, bungee trampoline, bounce house, inflatable slide and inflatable obstacle course and so much more.

Gillespie Museum- Florida Fossils Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Gillespie Museum 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8403 DeLand, FL 32723 Dig into Florida geology and paleoontology. Paragon Theaters Sensory Friendly ScreeningSherlock Gnomes Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:00 am Ocean Walk 250 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 386-238-5252 Florida Heritage Day at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 South Peninsula Drive Ponce Inlet, FL 32127 Join us on Florida Heritage Day and discover the fascinating story of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and its roll in Florida’s rich maritime and social history as talk with historic reinactors and participate in fun-filled family-oriented activites. All activities are included with regular admission, no advance reservations required. (386) 761-1821 Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Power Parenting Sunday, March 25, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 301 Memorial Medical Pkwy, Daytona Beach, FL 32117 This is a one-day class that focuses on breastfeeding, newborn care and infant CPR, to help parents and loved ones prepare for their baby-to-be! *Breastfeeding *Our Newborn Care Class *Infant CPR 386-231-3152

St. Johns County Dark of The Moon Tour Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:30 pm 100 Red Cox Road St. Augustine, FL 32080 Cost: $20 - $25 Lighthouse Ghost Tour. All Ghosts No Gimmicks! During the one-and-a-half to two hour tour, with only a glow stick as lighting, guides share the history and ghost stories of the people who have lived, worked, and visited the Lighthouse. Dark of the Moon is the only tour that gets you in the Lighthouse grounds at night. Contact Phone: (904) 829-0745 FSM Run With A Mission 5km / 10km Saturday, March 3, 2018 - All Day Event Ponte Vedra, FL US 32081 Proceeds from the race will support Faithful Servant Missions. There will be a 5k ,10K and a 1 Mile Fun Run through community streets and the paved Nocatee Greenway Trails, starting and finishing near the Splash Water Park. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 1340C A1A South St. Augustine, FL 32080 Join us every Saturday morning under the oaks out front for a gathering of St. Augustine’s finest growers, artisans and artists. Contact Phone: 904-209-3746 Lighthouse 5K & Fun Run Saturday, March 3, 2018, 4:30 pm 5K and Fun Run will Start and End @ St. Augustine Lighthouse (81 Lighthouse Ave) $10 - $30 Online registration for the race will close at noon on March 2, but walk-up registration will be open from 2 to 4 on race day. Fees will vary depending on date registered. The top overall male and female runners will each be awarded $100. Website:

The Acrobats of China - New Shanghai Circus Monday, March 5, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am 11901 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32246 Cost: $8.50 Website: Contact Name: Virginia Harris Contact Phone: 904-632-5050 Contact Email: Frog Pond Class Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm North city- about half a mile north of the main library and carousel. This is a Waldorf inspired class for 3-5 yr olds. We are meeting Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-12. With more interest we will expand into Wednesday morning as well. Contact Name: Odiya Brightman Contact Phone: 904-377-6497 Contact Email: Creative Me! H.S.P. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 9:30 am Creative Me Art Studio 132 Everest Lane, Suite # 3, St. Johns, FL, 32259 Cost: $10 per child, per class. **Kindergarten through 1st Grade** Must RSVP. Your child will enjoy a short slide show presentation on the ARTIST that Miss Janine will be focusing on for each class. The project your child creates will reflect the artists’ style while your child uses their creativity to make it their own! Website: Contact Phone: (904) 770-2222 Contact Email: Music for Minis Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 10:15 am 11 Old Mission Avenue, Saint Augustine, Florida Cost: $10 Drop In Or $85 Punch Card For 10 Classes That Doesn’t Expire! A pre-registration music class for 2.5-6 yr olds including songs, dancing, instruments and music inspired stories! Website: Contact Phone: (386) 299-3932 Contact Email: Magical Melodies Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 10:30 am Well Women 360 (240 San Marco Ave, 32084) Magical Melodies is the premier music educator in St. Augustine for children ages 8 months to 4 years old. Join Miss Michelle, owner and operator of Magical Melodies, as she leads children and parents through a learning adventure using music, dancing, and age appropriate instruments. Magical Melodies has been an independently owned and operated music educator since 1999. Website: Contact Phone: 904-808-8535 Contact Email: Family Storytime and Crafting Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Main Branch 1960 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32084 This program is open to children of all ages. Materials for this program provided by The Friends of the Library. Website: The St Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival Friday, March 9, 2018 - All Day Event Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive St. Augustine FL The three-day St. Augustine Celtic Music &Heritage Festival is arguably the finest Celtic event in the Southeast U.S. Website: Contact Email:

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:00 am Downtown St. Augustine FL Cost: FREE The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an annual celebration of St. Augustine’s Celtic heritage and the Emerald Isle’s most revered saint. With over 1,000 participants and thousands of spectators, lads and lasses converge upon the Ancient City each year, donning their tartans and green attire. The St. Augustine St. Patrick Day Parade follows a route throughout downtown and ends at Francis Field just as the Celtic Music & Heritage Festival begins. Being only a six year old event, The St. Patrick Day Parade is already categorized as one of the three largest parades in the City. Website: ACA Kayak Quickstart Course Sunday, March 11, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Trout Creek Park, 6795 Collier Road, St. Augustine, FL 32092 Cost: $80/Participant This course will focus on the fundamentals of kayaking including kayak designs, trip planning, and water safety. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice basic paddle strokes and rescue techniques. The course will be led by two Level 2 Certified ACA instructors. Contact Name: Kelly Ussia Contact Phone: 904.209.0335 Contact Email: Super Scientific Circus Monday, March 12, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am 11901 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32246 Cost: $8.50 The Super Scientific Circus starring Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime, proves that science can be fun and funny. Alternately assisted and foiled by the comedic antics of Trent the Mime, Mr. Fish uses amazing circus skills involving boomerangs, bubbles, beach balls, bull whips, and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure, and ultraviolet light. Presented by FSCJ Artist Series at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts Website: Contact Name: Virginia Harris Contact Phone: 904-632-5050 Contact Email: 37th Annual St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival Friday, March 16, 2018, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm Francis Field at 25 Castillo Drive next to the Visitor’s Center in Downtown St. Augustine, Florida Cost: Adults $5. Kids age 15 and under are Free. Hey, We’re Havin’ Fun Now! The Festival features tons of delicious food, outstanding entertainment and affordable arts & crafts. Visit the Kid Zone, Arts & Crafts show, Spanish Landing and Pirate Village. Make a pitstop in the Winn Dixie Tent to try some of their Seafood specialties. Friday night is Jazz night, Saturday and Sunday will feature Country and Americana music. Families will enjoy the Kiddie Rides, Magic Shows, Pirate Fun, Super Heros & Princesses, the Clown Adventure and Interactive Drum Show. Website: Contact Email: St. Augustine Record Fair Sunday, March 18, 2018, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 1340C A1A South St. Augustine, FL 32080 Cost: FREE On Sunday, March 18, music lovers and collectors are invited to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre to shop thousands of music-related items including new and used vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, posters, turntable equipment and supplies, memorabilia, collectibles and more. Website:

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Great New Reads! The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels: Volume 4, The Double-Dog Dare

(Boys Town Press, Feb. 15, 2018), is the latest installment in his popular series aimed at kids in grades 1–5. This one, while very fun and entertaining, subtly teaches kids about the dangers of jealousy and materialism. The Double-Dog Dare follows Michael Michaels, a third grader who always gets into some sort of adventure. When a wealthy new student, Zeke, moves into the neighborhood and threatens to steal away Michael’s best friend, Kenny, Michael turns green with envy. He challenges Zeke to a series of increasingly crazy Double-Dog dares just to prove he’s still Kenny’s bestie. But when harmless dares escalate into bad jokes that hurt others, Michael must figure out how to make things right again…if that’s even possible.

ABOUT BIGFOOT VISITS THE BIG CITIES OF THE WORLD Sharpen your search and find skills by locating BigFoot at his favorite metropolis. It won’t be easy! BigFoot is visiting ten major cosmopolitan destinations, from the Big Apple and London to Paris, Athens, Tokyo, Toronto, and more. This handsome hardcover book presents each urban oasis as an immense two-page visual puzzle, full of teeming people and creatures. Your task is not only to find BigFoot and his legendary footprint, but also more than 500 other unusual and sometimes unexpected personalities and objects. Fun facts and pictures accompany each scene to help you learn more about the world’s most popular cities.

ABOUT BIGFOOT GOES ON VACATION BigFoot is enjoying his holiday in ten different ways, from deep sea diving and joining a balloon festival to taking a cruise, going to the beach, visiting Yellowstone National Park, and more. This handsome hardcover book presents each getaway as an immense two-page visual puzzle, full of teeming people and creatures. HAPPY FOX BOOKS are for children and all of those who enjoy beautifully illustrated books. ABOUT D.L.Miller: As with Bigfoot, D.L. Miller is a bit on the reclusive side, rarely seen in public, spending most of his days sketching from his studio located amongst the mighty oak trees only found in the deep dark woodlands far off the beaten path. After spending decades learning the habits of the elusive bipedal humanoid, he has finally agreed to share his illustrative journals that capture the sightings of this largerthan-life creature that has mystified generations. Connect with Fox Chapel Publishing on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and learn more about the fun, educational, and friendly BigFoot at BigFoot Visits the Big Cities of the World and BigFoot Goes on Vacation are now available for purchase in hardcover via Amazon and wherever fine books are sold. 56 MARCH 2018


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Enviro Camp 2018 Joyce Ebbets Scholarship Fund Essay Contest The City of Ormond Beach Department of Leisure Services is proud to announce that through the Joyce Ebbets Children’s Environmental Education Scholarship Fund, four children will have the chance to attend this year’s summer Enviro Camp at the Environmental Discovery Center. The winners will be chosen from a competitive essay contest. Ormond Beach students ages seven-ten years old are invited to compete for their space in one of the fourweek sessions offered from June 4th - June 29th or July 9th - August 3rd. Each week’s theme encompasses a different environmental topic, and events range from nature walks and observations to fishing, nature inspired crafts and activities. The camp runs Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Space is limited to 16 campers per week. This scholarship opportunity has been made possible through generous donations made in memory of the late Joyce Ebbets. Joyce was a City Commissioner and Ambassador with the City of Ormond Beach and the Department of Leisure Services. This scholarship fund honors Joyce’s legacy of love for the environment and is intended to educate area children on the wonders of our natural resources and how to respect and protect them.

Official Rules: Students are to write an essay on the following topic:

“What I Do Everyday to Help the Environment.” 

Essays must be the original work of the student whose name is listed on the submission form with limited guidance from others. Plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.

Essays are to be legible. If handwritten, please print neatly. If the essay is typed, it must be in a Word or Word-friendly document and double spaced.

Each entry must include a cover page with name, age, grade, school, email and phone number. The essays will be judged blindly, without names. One submittal permitted per contestant.

Essays must be at least 300 words, but not to exceed 500 words. Every word of the essay is counted. This does not include the title or informational cover page. Essays must be written in English.

Essays should be structured into 3 parts: Introduction, Body and Conclusion.

Entries must be submitted no later than 11:59pm EST on Friday, March 23, 2018. Submit essay via email to: or mail to: The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, FL 32176 Attn: Siobhan Daly. Not responsible for essays received after required submission date.

Essays will be judged by an independent group of volunteers by March 30th. Essays will be judged on their ability to address the topic in an articulate, clear and organized manner. Essays will be judged in a fair and unbiased manner. Decisions of the judges are final. Winners will be notified immediately.

Essays remain the property of the writer, but entry into the competition constitutes the entrants’ permission and consent, without compensation, for the City of Ormond Beach to use, reproduce, transmit, post, distribute, and/or display the submission. Department of Leisure Services

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Spruce Creek High Awarded Top Prize in Ford STEAM Challenge The Academy of Information Technology and Robotics (AITR) at Spruce Creek High was awarded 1st place and the top prize of $20,000 in the Nationwide Ford STEAM High School Community Challenge, as announced via teleconference on Wednesday. Students from the Academy of Information Technology and Robotics, a Powered by Ford STEAM Academy, will use the money to develop a smartphone application that enables people in disaster areas to communicate with emergency response teams, family and friends. The Text of Least Resistance project will use Wi-Fi to crowdsource within the stricken area. The Ford STEAM High School Community Challenge focuses on students enrolled in career academies affiliated with Ford Next Generation Learning – an innovative educational program of Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company. The winning entries are sustainable, student-led proposals that involve community organizations and school resources to address real-life local needs. Students were encouraged to use their creativity and explore high-impact solutions in fields such as alternative energy, technology, design and mobility. Ford Motor Company awarded $50,000 in grants to high school students who are putting their STEAM skills to work on innovative projects to improve the quality of life in their communities. Winning projects were selected by a panel of Ford reviewers with 1st place awarded $20,000, 2nd place $10,000, and 3rd place receiving $5,000 grants to implement their inventive solutions. The Ford STEAM High School Community Challenge enhances the efforts of Ford NGL and Ford’s Corporate STEAM Council, which urges students to consider a technical education to secure good jobs and meet growing business demands, while also helping Ford develop a pipeline of skilled technical talent.

Fair Scheduled in New Smyrna Beach to Support Families Volusia County Schools next regional FACT (Families and Community Together) Fair will be held on Thursday, March 1, from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the gymnasium at New Smyrna Beach Middle, 1200 South Myrtle Avenue. The fair is designed to support the needs of Title I families and encourage parents to become more involved in their child’s education. Title I schools on the east side of the county are Campbell Middle, Chisholm Elementary, Champion Elementary, Edgewater Public, Holly Hill School, Indian River Elementary, Longstreet Elementary, Mainland High, Ormond Beach Elementary, Ortona Elementary, Osceola Elementary, Palm Terrace Elementary, Port Orange Elementary, Read-Pattillo Elementary, South Daytona Elementary, Sugar Mill Elementary, Turie T. Small Elementary and Westside Elementary. While the fairs are designed with Title I schools in mind, families from all schools are welcome to attend. Volusia County Schools and community organizations are working together to provide parents with information about free resources available to families, including support for health concerns, affordable housing, public safety, voluntary pre-kindergarten and secondary education opportunities. Free books and food will be available. Information about elementary reading, writing, science, technology and math will be provided. Parents may also learn about tutoring services, Title I programs, exceptional student education services, mentoring opportunities, graduation requirements and technology in the schools. Entertainment will be provided in the auditorium by talented students. Numerous family activities will be available in the gymnasium. The F.A.C.T. Fairs are sponsored by the Title I Parent & Family Engagement office for Volusia County Schools. 62 MARCH 2018

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Volusia County Library Branches Become a Friend, Make a Difference! Contact your local library for information about joining the Friends of the Library in your community. For additional activities, please check your local library on the branch web site,, or call you branch today.

Ormond Beach Public Library Suzan Howes, Regiuonal Librarian 30 S. Beach St. • Ormond Beach, FL 32174 (386) 676-4191 Daytona Beach Regional Library Suzan Howes, Regiuonal Librarian 105 E. Magnolia Ave. • Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 257-6038 Edgewater Public Library Kristin Bennet, Branch Head 103 W. Indian River Blvd. • Edgewater, FL 32132 (386) 424-2916 Oak Hill Public Library Julie Waters, Branch Head 125 E. Halifax Ave. •Oak Hill, FL 32759 (386) 345-5510 Port Orange Public Library Jane Weimer, Regional Librarian 1005 City Center Circle •Port Orange, FL 32129 (386) 322-5152 64 MARCH 2018

March Programs for Preschoolers: Baby & Me Storytime Storytime for Lap babies not yet walking & their caregivers Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:00 am Wiggly Walkers Storytime Storytime for Babies who are walking (up until 24 months) & their caregivers Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:00 am OR Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10:00 am Toddler Time For children 2 Years Old Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:00 am Jumping Beans Preschool Fun Fitness Time Children 3 to 5 years old Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10:30 am Ready to Learn Pre-K Storytime For Children 3 to 5 years old Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:00 am




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Flagler Hospital is a 335-bed, acute care hospital that is consistently ranked among the top 5% of all Hospitals in the nation for clinical excellence. The hospital has operated as a not-for-profit healthcare institution in St. Augustine, Florida since its founding in 1889.

World Class Maternity Services, Right here, Close to home. At Flagler Hospital we understand that the birth of every baby is a life-changing experience, and we are honored to share this special time with you and your family. Our comprehensive education classes include preparation for childbirth, infant CPR, grandparent and sibling courses as well as breastfeeding education and support groups. We have also formed a partnership with a local prenatal yoga instructor to support your health during pregnancy. We are proud of our highly experienced care team and the community physicians, midwives, and anesthesiologists who serve the families in our area. Amenities offered to our expectant families include: Childbirth preparation classes Luxurious private postpartum suites with wireless Internet connection and flat screen television Knowledgeable and caring breastfeeding support, complete with classes and a monthly support group High-tech infant security system Individual car seat instruction with Project Buckle Up representative

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