Timeline: See “Matilda, Jr.” at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center

Raptors among us

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: Ocean Art Gallery, 197 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

Details: Join Ocean Art Gallery for a free educational forum talk by Tracy Dawson of Volusia County Bird Rehabilitation. She will bring a bird with her and tell us about the birds of prey (eagles, falcons, owls, etc.) that inhabit our region. Open to the public. One must reserve. Please call us at 386-317-9400 to reserve your spot.


When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, July 28-30; and 3 p.m. on Sunday July 31

Where: City Repertory Theatre, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, B207, Palm Coast

Details: Watch this show about Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a theoretical physicist, who meet at a party. In this unique moment, an unfathomable multitude of possibilities unfold. In this intelligent, eloquent and moving story, the romance of Roland and Marianne is played out as they capture the extraordinary richness of being alive in the universe. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for students. Visit https://crtpalmcoast.com/

summer sounds

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 26 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Details: Bring a lawn chair or blanket and come celebrate summer with a free evening of music, presented by the City of Ormond Beach Department of Recreational Services. This week’s band will be Not Brothers Band, playing decades of rock and roll classics. Call 676-3241.

‘Willy Wonka, Jr.’

When: 7 p.m. Friday, July 29; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday July 30

Where: Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell

Details: See the kids at Flagler Playhouse Summer Camp as Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. The reclusive confectioner man offers the tour of a lifetime through his secret chocolate factory to five children who find a golden ticket in one of his candy bars. Tickets are $10. Visit flaglerplayhouse.org

Fishing clinic for children

When: 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Herschel King Park, 1000 Grady Prather Jr. Cove, Palm Coast

Details: Presented by the Flagler Sportfishing Club, this annual free children’s fishing clinic is open to all children ages 5-15, anyone who must be accompanied by a parent. There will be six skill stations to teach participants about knotting, casting, conservation, habitat and equipment, proper fish handling and how to cast a cast net. The first 100 children receive a free rod and reel. Flagler County’s Kona Ice will be in attendance. No advance registration necessary; Arrive early to claim your spot.

2022 Summer Florida History Con

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach

Details: Join MOAS for a summer edition of Florida History Con. There will be a series of speakers on Florida history that will cover topics such as Simplified Architecture, Florida’s Hidden History, Daytona City Island and Historic Beach Street, Manatees and the contextualization of the Confederate monument of St. Augustine. Admission to the event is included with museum admission fees of $12.95 for adults, $6.95 for children ages 6-17, and $10.95 for seniors and students. Visit moas.org

‘Matilda the Musical, Jr.’

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 NUS 1

Details: Watch this Roal Dahl Musical, presented by Children’s Musical Theatre, Inc. The musical tells the story of a girl who dreams of a better life, and the children she inspires will have an audience rooting for them.” rebellious children” who want to teach the grown-ups a lesson. Matilda has an amazing mind, intelligence, and special powers. Tickets are $17.50. The PAC ticket office is open Tuesday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at ormondbeach.org/267/Performing-Arts-Center

Keep Palm Coast Clean

When: 8 a.m. to noon

Where: Palm Coast Public Works, 1 Wellfield Grade, Palm Coast

Details: The City of Palm Coast Public Works Department is hosting its third “Keep Palm Coast Clean” litter pick-up event. Volunteers will meet at the Public Works Department and will then be assigned a location. Volunteers will be provided with rubber gloves, garbage bags and water. Free event. For more information, call 386-986-2360.

Learn about the science of light

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach

Details: Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum staff will discuss the science of light. Topics will include technological advancements throughout history and how to harness and amplify light through refraction and reflection. Registration is not compulsory. The programs are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Ormond Beach Library. For more information, call 386-676-4191, ext. 4.

art in harmony

When: until August 28

Where: Gallery500, 1870 Victory Circle, Daytona Beach

Details: This exhibition features new paintings, sculptures and photographs by 12 regional and national contemporary artists, many of whom are local.


When: until September 3

Where: Florida African American Museum and Cultural Center, 4422 NUS 1, Palm Coast

Details: The African American Museum and Cultural Center of Florida, in partnership with the Florida Humanities, presents “Water|Ways,” a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program. Water|Ways explores the endless movement of the water cycle, the effect of water on the landscape, colonization and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. For more information, visit aacsmuseum.org/waterways.

MOAS exhibitions

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach

Details: Want to spend a day admiring the fine arts? The Museum of Arts and Sciences presents the following exhibitions: “A River Runs Through It: The Hudson River School and Other Landscapes from the Collection” (until July 31); “Beyond the Plate: Murals and Other Ceramics from the Kendall Art Center”; “A Child’s Play: Historical Toys and Games from the Collection”; “Art as Alchemy: An Exhibition of the New World School of the Arts in Miami”; “Tech Savvy: Home Technology from the 1890s to the 1990s”; and “Kablam! Pop Art/Op Art from the Collection” (through July 31).