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

children sitting at tables in school

60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

Volusia County’s Human Services Office is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program for children from June 3 through August 9. Kids in Need Can Get Free Meals All Summer Long The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, provides nutritionally balanced meals regardless of race, color, sex, disability or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children … Continue reading 60 Sites To Participate In The Summer Food Program

Summer Dive In Movies

Summer Dive In Movies

Every other Friday from June 7 – August 16, 2019 @ Daytona Lagoon Waterpark Admission: $29.99 general admission/ $16.99 matinee admission This summer, enjoy movies from the comfort of the Treasure Lagoon Wave Pool during Summer Dive In Movies every other Friday starting June 7! Each movie begins 30 minutes after sunset. Food and drink specials are available.  🎥 MOVIE SCHEDULE: June 7: Smallfoot June 21: … Continue reading Summer Dive In Movies

bowl of popcorn with movie tickets and 3d glasses

Kids Can Enjoy Movies All Summer

Local movie theaters are offering free or very cheap options to keep kids entertained all summer long, and parents are rejoicing! Cobb Theatres FREE Kids Summer Movie Escape Visit the Cobb Theatres for free kid movies at 10 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this Summer. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and only same day ticketing is available for this summer movie series. Cobb Daytona … Continue reading Kids Can Enjoy Movies All Summer

Time to Walk the Plank

Pirate and Treasure Museum, St. Augustine  Avast ye, matey! Did ya hear? Pirates have invaded St. Augustine!  Things to Do for Families in St. Augustine After commandeering Key West for five years, a band of pirates have made their home in historic St. Augustine at the Pirate and Treasure Museum. Situated along the water and across from the famed fort, Castillo de San Marcos, this … Continue reading Time to Walk the Plank

children kayaking in river

Summer Adventure Camps at NSB’s Marine Discovery Center

*Photo provided by the Marine Discovery Center On May 31, 2019, Volusia students will officially be out for summer. The Marine Discovery Center (MDC), located in New Smyrna Beach, has lined up kid-friendly Summer Adventure Camps. The camps are designed for children, 16 and under, “to experience the water through the hands-on, feet- wet programs.” Kids’ Summer Camps in New Smyrna Beach All summer programs … Continue reading Summer Adventure Camps at NSB’s Marine Discovery Center

colorful dyed easter eggs

It’s Time for the 2019 EdgeFest Easter Eggstravaganza

A message from the City of Edgewater Easter Egg Hunt in Edgewater Spring has sprung and we hope you will hop on over to the Hawks Park Ballfields (behind the Southeast Volusia Family YMCA at 148 West Turgot Avenue) on Saturday, April 13 for our annual Easter Eggstravaganza. We will have four fields, designated by age group, loaded with a total of 15,000+ eggs. All … Continue reading It’s Time for the 2019 EdgeFest Easter Eggstravaganza

hand painted colorful Easter eggs

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