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Free Trees in Celebration of Earth Day

April 27 from 11 AM – 2 PM @ Riverwalk Park Come out to the City of Port Orange Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Riverwalk Park! At the celebration, find the right bike for you, or get on that perfect stand up paddle board or kayak, participate in some yoga, build a craft, get a tree, … Continue reading Free Trees in Celebration of Earth Day

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Weekend Blues

Ever After Blueberry Farm – Mims, Florida To me, nothing announces the arrival of warm weather more than fresh fruit, and what better way to get that produce to your table than to pick it yourself? Blueberry Picking Season Opens April Being well into spring with summer rapidly approaching, Floridians have been getting our share of warmth for a while now. Thanks to a strange … Continue reading Weekend Blues

One for the History Books

Dudley Farm Historic State Park, Newberry Photos/Text by Kelsey Walters  Family Activities Near Gainesville Many people think of the Sunshine State as a land of sunburnt tourists, teeming with gators and home to the world’s most famous mouse.  Before Walt Disney settled into Central Florida and made it one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, Florida had a lengthy history of war, exploration and … Continue reading One for the History Books

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Easter 2019 Events

Egg Hunts and Easter Celebrations in Volusia County DeBary Egg Hunt – April 6 @ 10 AM Gemini Springs Park, 37 Dirksen Drive, DeBary, FL DeLand Egg Hunt  – April 12 @ 5:30 – 6:30 PM Earl Brown Park, DeLand  Kids and families can enjoy a movie in the park plus a fun Easter egg hunt!  EdgeFest Eggstravaganza – April 13 @ 10 AM Hawks Park, … Continue reading Easter 2019 Events

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Turtle Tots

Educational Programs for Toddlers and Preschoolers Children ages 2 to 5 can learn about local marine life through stories, crafts and activities at the Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet. The program is included with general admission or annual membership. Admission:Seniors – $4Adults (13 and over) – $5Youth (3 – 12) – $2Youth 2 and under – free All applicable sales tax is included in … Continue reading Turtle Tots

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Rec Rangers

Port Orange Offers Kids’ Nature Program The Rec Rangers program is a free nature program for upper elementary and middle school students (9-14 years old) with the mission of fostering young adult connectivity to nature and encouraging participation and stewardship of the parks and recreation opportunities and resources within their community.  Activities are held on the first Wednesday of each month (except the July activity, which will be … Continue reading Rec Rangers

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Barberville Strawberry Fest

March 16 – 17, 2019 @ 10 AM –  5 PM Barberville Pioneer Settlement, 1776 Lightfoot Lane, Barberville, FL 32105 Cost: Admission $6, Kids 2 & Under Free. $1 OFF ADMISSION! Visit their website for coupon or bring a canned good for discount. Enjoy family fun and festivities: arts and crafts live entertainment free bounce houses pony rides face painting Free Hula Hoop Contest Free Rock Painting … Continue reading Barberville Strawberry Fest