Saturday, September 28, 2013

Port Orange Family Days

Port Orange Family Days are next weekend! This is a great event for all ages, with food, vendors, entertainments and a carnival. Watch a movie under the stars, visit the Community Expo and indulge in some yummy fair food. Get all the information on their website

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Salty Paddle Outpost

Our awesome weather season is just beginning and there is a pretty cool place to have some outdoor family fun. The Salty Paddle Outpost has opened at Menard May Park in Edgewater. They have stand up paddleboards, kayaks and a hydrobike. No better way to get out on the water and take in our beautiful scenery. They are open from 10:30 to 6:00 pm every day. You can check out some pictures and information on their Facebook Page.

Menard May Park is located at 413 S. Riverside Dr - Edgewater.

Friday, September 20, 2013

New Smyrna Beach Book Festival

I am very, very excited about this event during Fall Beach Weeks. Beginning Friday, October 4th through Sunday, October 6th the Best Western in NSB will be invaded by 30 Authors. There will be Book Signings, Workshops, all sorts of book stuff. I love books and cannot wait to attend some of these events. The best part it is all FREE!

Get a full schedule here but keep in mind it may change. The poster above says to text "BOOK" to get the schedule, that is incorrect it is actually "AUTHOR" that will get you schedule updates to your phone.

See you there!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Let Belong Entertain You!

Join the women of Belong for their Fall Fundraiser! This year all proceeds will go to SE Volusia Humane Society, New Horizons Service Dogs, Hope Reins, and my favorite Sophie's Circle.

This event is at Brannon Center on October 5th from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm and will have all sorts of vendors, raffles, door prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door.

This should be a great time for several great causes.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Team Logan Poker Run

I am so proud to again be part of the Team Logan Bake Sale to raise money for Children's Cancer Research! Last year was a huge success and this year should be even better. To kick off the event the awesome guys at Boozefighters Motorcycle Club are holding a Poker Run.

It is October 5th and starts at Lucille's in Edgewater, with stops at Foxheads, Cabbage Patch, Hidden Treasure, Traders and then back to Lucille's for a party with food, live music, a raffle and an opportunity to support the Team Logan Effort. Read about the Bake Sale Here.

Thanks to all who have donated time, money and of course cookies!! Now come on out and ride!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Never Forget...

Please take a moment today to remember those who lost their lives twelve years ago & also keep their loved ones in your thoughts. Let us not forgot those brave men & women from our nation that have lost their lives since.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Jazz Festival


The 13th Annual Jazz Festival kicks off September 27th at Trader's on Flagler Avenue. This event takes place on Flagler and various venues around the beach all weekend. Get the full slate of events here.


Monday, September 9, 2013

Kids Fshing Day

Bring your kids to fish for prizes on Saturday, September 28th.  The Kids Fishing Day/Cook-out will be held at the Brannon Center and Riverside Park. Check-in and fishing runs from 9:00-11:00 a.m. The hotdog cook-out and awards are scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in three age divisions. All fish must be caught at the park. For more information on the contest or registration, please call the New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at 386.424.2175.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Hands Across the Lagoon

If you are interested in bringing attention to the plight of our beautiful waterway, the Indian River Lagoon here is a great way to do it. Join Hands Across the Lagoon on September 28th. Keep up with all the events surrounding the Indian River Lagoon on their Facebook Page.

Dance for the Band!

The NSB High School Band is holding a fundraiser next Saturday, September 14th at Sacred Heart School. Come out and Dance for the Band! Zumbathon starts at 2:00 pm and runs until 4:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. There will be raffles and more. If you are a local business or want to make a donation contact Susan Sloan or Melissa Burns through the Facebook Event Page.

Support our local youth!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sophie's Endless Summer Luau

Support Sophie's Circle this weekend with an Endless Summer Luau on Saturday, September 7th. The Spruce Creek Fly-In will be the scene for some fun. There will be raffles, music, a luau style dinner and a silent auction. There will be a cash bar. It starts at 6:00 pm, the cost is $35.00. All proceeds will go to the purchase of pet food for the Pet Food Pantry.

The Spruce Creek Fly-In Country Club is located at 1900 Country Club Dr in Port Orange.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Buckler's Craft Fair

Buckler's Craft Fair is this weekend at the Fairgrounds in Deland. Get some early holiday shopping done from some great vendors featuring handmade items including jewelry, art and more. Adults are $6.00, kids under 12 are free. Pay once get in all weekend.

The fairgrounds are located off I-4 at 3150 E. New York Ave in Deland. Go straight out SR 44 and there you are!

Get more information here.

ECHO Rangers

Another great program for the kids has sign-ups this week. It is the ECHO Ranger Program. 
It is for kids from 1st-5th grades. The cost is $20 per child and they have a ton of fun activities to choose from. One adult per child is allowed to participate as well so it is a great family activity to get involved with. 
Here is some more information on the program. 
Sign-ups are this week at the locations and times below. 
Thursday, Sept. 5th at 6:00 p.m. at Marine Science Center, Ponce Inlet
Saturday, Sept. 7th at 10:00 a.m. at Lyonia Environmental Center, Deltona
Thursday, Sept. 12th at 6:00 p.m. at Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park, Ormond Beach
Saturday, Sept. 14th at 10:00 a.m. at Debary Hall Historic Site, DeBary 

Sea Squirts


The Sea Squirts Program at the Marine Discovery Center is getting ready to get started again, The program is for children from age 4-6 and is interactive and hands on. The first class is September 18th and starts at 10:00 am. You will need a reservation to participate, give them a call at 386-428-4828 for more information or to make a reservation. 
MDC is located at 520 Barracuda Blvd in New Smyrna Beach,

Monday, September 2, 2013

SonFest 2013

Save the Date! Saturday, October 12th from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm is Sonfest 2013. This Family-friendly event will feature live bands, Kid Zone, hot rod car show, food and clothing drive, kick-off event for Operation Christmas Child, food and lots of family fun.

There will also be the sanctioned charity walk/run -Run for Their Lives 5/10K  that starts at 7:00 AM. You can register to run at AltaVista Sports.

Check out their website for more information or call (386) 315-2395 (ask for Brian)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Wine & Whoa Down

Support Stable Haven Horse Rescue and have a blast doing it at the Wine & Whoa Down. On September 3rd from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm head over to The Nest in NSB for an evening of wine, music and appetizers. Tickets at $50.00 at the door. Local Band Bath Salt Zombies will be playing live.

The Nest is located at 315 Live Oak Street in NSB. All proceeds will benefit the Horse Rescue.


I have been absent the last week or so, moving into a new house in New Smyrna Beach. Not sure what idiot scheduled us to move the first week of school, (oh, wait that would be me). It is close to being done now and things are settling down. We just need furniture in three rooms or so, a cabinet fixed, our fence put up (I have chased my dog down Saxon about 7 times in 4 days) Life is grand. I should have scheduled some blog posts to go up, but that would require organization and planning.

Back to reality and local events, there is not much going on this short week around town. September is a pretty laid back month. There are a few things to look forward to that we will hit on in upcoming days:

Off the Hook Raw Bar & Grille is holding the First Annual Fluid Pirates Party on September 28th. More details coming on that. Their Oyster Fest is in October, we will get info on that too.

There is a Farmer's Market every Wednesday at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. It starts at 7:00 am. There are also Farmer's Markets at Norwood's Fine Seafood and Sam's Ave in NSB on Saturday mornings. The cooler weather will bring out the vendors favorite lettuce man will hopefully show up soon!!

Every Saturday morning at 9:00 am there is a free lesson at the NSB Skate Park in New Smyrna Beach.

The Daytona Cubs are in the playoffs - they start Tuesday September 3rd at 7:05 p.m. Support the Cubs at Jackie Robinson Ballpark!

Stay tuned more events coming soon.....