Sea Squirts

The Sea Squirts Program introduces marine life to children ages 2-5 years. Adults will accompany their children to the program. Activities may include examinations of species both skeletal and alive, arts and crafts, stories, audio visual presentations, and games. Reservations must be made in advance so we can prepare materials for arts and crafts. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive a … Continue reading Sea Squirts

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The Most Fun Outfit of the Year

Growing up, I knew the selection of my Halloween costume was one of the biggest decisions of my year. It’s a time to be anybody or anything you want to be. You can be spooky, silly or glamorous; the sky is the limit. This year, Americans are expected to spend over 9 billion dollars on this holiday. We spend 3.4 billion on adult costumes, 1.2 … Continue reading The Most Fun Outfit of the Year

Get your Fall Fun on at the Annual EdgeFest Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat!

The temperatures have finally dropped below 90 degrees and we are getting in the fall state of mind. October 26 @ 5 – 9 PM: Hawks Park Soccer Complex The annual EdgeFest Fall Festival is planned for Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hawks Park Soccer Complex (148 West Turgot Avenue, behind the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA). The YMCA will … Continue reading Get your Fall Fun on at the Annual EdgeFest Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat!

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NSB Library Introduces Twinkle Tales

The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, is introducing a new storytime program called Twinkle Tales for children ages 2-7.  A librarian will share bedtime stories and fairy tales while accompanied by gentle music at 6 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Children are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal and blanket. Reservations are not required. For … Continue reading NSB Library Introduces Twinkle Tales

Jurassic Quest Comes to Daytona Beach

More Rides, Activities and Dinosaurs than ever before! The Largest Exhibition of Lifesize, Moving, Museum-Quality Dinosaurs in North America! Ocean Center Daytona Beach – 101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2019 Friday: 3 – 8 pm; Saturday: 9 am – 8 pm; Sunday: 9 am – 7 pm (Active Duty Police, Firefighters, Paramedics as well as Active and … Continue reading Jurassic Quest Comes to Daytona Beach

Every Kid in a Park

As part of the commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Every Kid in a Park program allows fourth graders nationwide to go online and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year. … Continue reading Every Kid in a Park

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EdgeFest Back to School Party

Close out the summer with tons of fun at the EdgeFest Back to School Party! Summer is more than halfway over and it is time to begin to think about the kids returning to school. Our annual Back to School Party is planned for Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA (148 West Turgot Avenue, Edgewater). The event begins at 10 a.m. … Continue reading EdgeFest Back to School Party

International Cultural Exchange Services

Enriching Our World Through Cultural Exchange International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) is an international nonprofit youth exchange organization committed to educational study abroad programs. For almost three decades ICES has promoted a more peaceful world by advancing international awareness and cultural understanding to thousands of American families and exchange students from all over the world. HISTORY  ICES was founded in 1991 by John J. Crist, … Continue reading International Cultural Exchange Services

Newly installed shade sails cover the new 27th Avenue Beachfront Park playground in this photo taken May 21, 2019. (City of New Smyrna Beach/Phillip Veski)

NSB Opens New Beachfront Playground

The City of New Smyrna Beach will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate completion of its newest playground at 27th Avenue Beachfront Park (3701 S Atlantic Avenue) on Friday, June 28 at 10:00 AM.  Paid for in part with a $220,000 Volusia County ECHO grant, the playground features all-inclusive, ADA-accessible amenities and large shade sails to keep park-goers cool. Ribbon-cutting for NSB’s new 27th Avenue Beachfront Park … Continue reading NSB Opens New Beachfront Playground