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November

2 ELECTION DAY
Get out the vote!

2 JAZZ COMBOS
With George West, director. Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 7:30 pm. Admission: $5; $4 seniors; $3 students. 386-822-8947

4-14 VOLUSIA COUNTY FAIR & YOUTH SHOW
Fun for everyone! Volusia County Fairgrounds, DeLand. 386-734-9514

6 VOLUSIA COUNTY MUSIC TEACHERS ASSN FALL RECITAL
Followed by reception. Presser Hall, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 3pm. Admission: FREE. 386-734-9531

6 GEO-ECO CHALLENGE
Kick your outdoor education up a notch with a Geo-Eco Challenge! Lead by geocacher/storyteller/ historian, participants will learn to use a GPS & other eco skills, plus have a great time. Volusia County Conservation Land, Osteen. Hours: 10am-1pm. Admission: Free but MUST register (min. age 8 yrs) 386-740-5261

6 GILLESPIE MUSEUM GRAND RE-OPENING CELEBRATION
Come see the exciting newly-refurbished exhibits of rocks, minerals & fossils. Gillespie Museum, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 10am-4pm. Admission: Adults $2; Children $1. 386-822-7330

6 7TH ANNUAL ENDURO 150 RACING
Contact Speedway for schedule & admission rates. Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville. Hours: Racing at 7:30pm. 386-985-4402

6-7 FALL COUNTRY JAMBOREE
Annual celebration of Florida life with more than 100 artisans & craftsmen, music workshops, juried arts & crafts show, barbecue & live music. Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts, Barberville. Hours: Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 9am-4pm. Admission: Adults $3; children under 12 $2; 4 & younger free. 386-749-2959

7 "TRES VIENTOS" - 15th ANNI-VERSARY CELEBRATION
Featuring Ann Adams, oboe; Jean West, Flute, and Lynn Musco, clarinet. Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 3pm. Admission: $5; $4 seniors, $3 students. 386-822-8947

7-9 GOLF COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL
More than 13 college men's golf teams from across the SW United States (including Stetson, Bethune-Cookman & Rollins) will compete in this inaugural event. Victoria Hills Golf Club, DeLand. Hours: Mon. 8:30 am; Tues. 8:30am. Admission: Free. 407-648-4900 x16

8 LECTURE: "THE HUMAN BODY"
Guest speaker Joan Jacobs Brumberg, professor of History, Human Development & Gender Studies at Cornell University will speak on "From Corsets to Body Piercing: American Girls and Body Image." Carlton Union Bldg, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 7pm. Admission:
FREE. 386-822-8930

11 LAKE WOODRUFF NWR PROGRAM: "INVASIVE EXOTIC PLANTS"
Not "E.T.s" but these aliens are taking over! Come & learn more. Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge Learning Resource Center, Glenwood. Hours: 9-11am. Admission: Free. 386-985-4673

12-12/9 15TH ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
Open reception. Judge is Pam Greisinger, DBCC Art Dept chair. Duncan Gallery of Art, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: M-F 10am-4pm; weekends 1-4pm. Admission: FREE. 386-822-7266

12 BIG BAND HANGAR DANCE
Door prizes, refreshments, dance contests, music by The Deltonans. Proceeds benefit DeLand Naval Air Station Museum. Hours: 7:30-11:30pm. Admission: $12.50 in advance; $15 at door. 386-738-4149

12 OPERA SCENES
With selections from Giannini's "Beauty & the Beast," and Leonard Bernstein's "Trouble in Tahiti" with director Russell Franks. Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 7:30pm. Admission: $5, $4 seniors, $3 students. 386-822-8947

12-14 De-LAND OF BLUEGRASS
3 days of down-home music and family fun sponsored by the DeLand Jaycees and featuring well-known bluegrass groups. Sperling Sports Complex, Matt Fair Blvd, DeLand. Hours: Fri 4-11pm; Sat 11-11pm; Sun 10-4pm. Admission: Fri. $18; Sat $18; Sun. $12. 386-734-2478

12-21 COMEDY: "MY THREE ANGELS"
A lighthearted comedy in which three convicts are hired out to a family do some much needed roof repair. When conniving relatives arrive just in time to ruin Christmas, the prisoners take them on - Robin Hood-style. Sands Theater, DeLand. Hours: 8pm & 2:30pm matinees (14th & 21st). Admission: $12; students $6. 386-736-7456

13 "ROLL OF DISTINCTION" CONCERT
Southern Winds conducted by Bobby Adams, honoring Joseph Kreines. Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 7:30pm. Admission: $5, $4 seniors, $3 students. 386-822-8947

13 STORYBOOK THEATER: "THE MISCHIEF MAKERS"
A multi-cultural adventure, as three rascals from folk tales around the world try to prove who is the greatest trickster of them all. Sands Theater Center, DeLand. Hours: 2:30pm. Admission: $5 adults; $3 students. 386-736-7456

13 CONCERT: "TROPICAL HAMMER"
Bringing you great steel drum music from the Islands. Dewey O. Boster Complex, 1236 Saxon Blvd, Deltona. Hours: 6-8pm. Admission: FREE. 407-302-5205

13 CONTRA DANCE WITH ALICE MILMOE & SOUTHERN JUBILEE
Come join the fun! A. J. Davis Building, Cassadaga. Hours: 8-11pm. Admission: Adults $6; $1 children. 386-255-6286

13 6TH ANNUAL VETERANS PARADE
Presented by the DeLand Naval Air Station, the parade includes a fly-over by World War II vintage aircraft. Downtown DeLand. Hours: 1pm. Admission: FREE. 386-738-4149

14 OPEN HOUSE
Features clowns, arts & craft vendors, live entertainment, food & displays of vintage & modern aircraft & antique cars. Free plane rides for children age 8-17 (with parental consent). DeLand Naval Air Station Museum, DeLand Airport. Admission: FREE (donations accepted). 386-738-3274

14 FLORIDA BANDMASTERS' HALL OF FAME CONCERT
The University Symphonic Band, conducted by Bobby Adams, in concert. Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 4pm. Admission: $5, $4 seniors, $3 students. 386-822-8947

14 THE SANDCASTLE STORYTELL-ERS TELLABRATION
Such a smash, it's coming again, this story-telling session is entitled "OUT TO LUNCH." The Shoestring Theatre, Lake Helen. Hours: 2:30pm. Admission: $5. 386-228-3777

16 CONCERT: BRASS ENSEMBLES
Directed by David Schmidt. Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 7:30pm. Admission: $5, $4 seniors, $3 students. 386-822-8947

17 JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Concert directed by George West. Carlton Union Bldg, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 7:30pm. Admission: $5, $4 seniors, $3 students. 386-822-8947

18 2004 HOWARD THURMAN LECTURE SERIES: "A NATION UNDER OUR FEET"
Featuring guest lecturer Steven Hahn, professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania. Carlton Union Bldg, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 7pm. Admission: FREE. 386-822-7250

19 OPEN HOUSE: BUTTERFLIES & BLOOMERS
The replanted garden is open for tours. Native plants for sun, shade & bog/water gardens are featured. Bring lunch & eat on the deck. Volusia County Extension Service, Volusia County Fairgrounds, DeLand. Hours: 11am-2pm. Admission: FREE. 386-822-5778.

19 23RD ANNUAL FARM TOUR 2004
Self-driving tour featuring more than 15 farms, ranches & food companies in Volusia County producing the area's fruit & honey, vegetables, cattle & plants. Contact Volusia County Farm Bureau & Extension Service for FREE maps. 386-822-5778

19 UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA CON-CERT
Featuring Concerto Competition finalists and conductor Anthony Hose. Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 7:30pm. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens; $3 students. 386-822-8947

20 STORYBOOK THEATER: "THE FROG PRINCE"
Adapted by Rene Sands from the Grimm's fairy tale about the importance of keeping one's word. Sands Theater Center, DeLand. Hours: 2:30pm. Admission: $5 adults; $3 students. 386-736-7456

20 BANDIT MUD RACING
Run in the mud . . . and we don't mean wrestling! Volusia County Fairgrounds, DeLand. 386-734-9514

20 DELTONA WOODCARVERS SHOW
Featuring exhibits, vendors, demonstrations, supplies & more. Church of Christ, Deltona. Hours: 9am-3pm. Admission: free (donations accepted). 386-789-3239

20 YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Community School of the Arts Youth Chamber Orchestra with conductor Routa Kroumovitch. Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 5pm. Admission: $5; $4 seniors; $3 students. 386-822-8947

20-21 DeLAND FALL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Juried & judged Fine Art & Fine Craft Outdoor Festival, one of the largest in the South. Downtown DeLand. Hours: 10am-5pm. Admission: FREE. 386-738-5705

21 GUITAR ENSEMBLES
Concert directed by Stephen Robinson. Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 3pm. Admission: $5; $4 seniors, $3 students. 386-822-8947

23 CHORALE
Concert conducted by Andrew Larson. Elizabeth Hall, Stetson Uni-versity, DeLand. Hours: 7:30pm. Admission: $5; $4 seniors; $3 students 386-822-8947

23 WEST VOLUSIA AUDUBON SOCIETY PROGRAM
Marylou Weiner presents her stunning wildlife photographs at this "Make It, Bake It, Grow It" fundraiser. The Women's Club, DeLand. Hours: 6:30pm. Admission: FREE (with dish to share). 386-734-1390

25 THANKSGIVING DAY

26-28 CENTRAL FLORIDA ANTIQUES MARKET
Antiques & old collectibles show - with 75 dealers from all over the country showing silver, jewelry, china, glass, primitives, furniture, etc. Volusia County Fairgrounds, DeLand. Hours: Fri 1-5pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm. Admission: Fri $5; Sat/Sun $3.50 813-545-9199

28 IN CONCERT: THE DeLAND LITTLE SYMPHONY
Concert under the direction of Antonio Salvatori. Sands Theater Center, DeLand. Hours: 2:30pm. Admission: $5 386-740-6813

29 LECTURE: "THE HUMAN BODY"
Lecturer Laura Dunifon Kicklighter, Baylor College of Medicine, an expert on the "social construction" of disease in women, the subordination of women in modern medical practice research, and women's issues in aging. Carlton Union Bldg, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 7pm. Admis-sion: free. 386-822-8930

30 CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Conducted by Anthony Hose. Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 7:30pm Admission: $5, $4 seniors, $3 students. 386-822-8947

 


December

2-12 DRAMA: THE LION IN WINTER"
Disfunctional families are nothing new. Just take the royal family of Henry II and his French wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Shoestring Theatre, Lake Helen. Hours: Matinees at 2:30pm, evening performances at 8pm. Admission: call box office: 386-228-3777

3-5 CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT CONCERTS
Concert choir performing seasonal favorites. Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: Fri. 7:30pm; Sat. 8:30pm; Sun. 4pm. Admission: $10; $8 seniors; $5 students. 386-822-8947

3-19 MUSICAL: "SCROOGE"
Music & lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, this warm-hearted musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" is a holiday treasure for the whole family. Sands Theater Center, DeLand. Hours: 8pm; matinees (5th, 12th & 19th). Admission: $12; students $6. 386-736-7456

4 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY PARADE
A holiday event for the kid in all of us. Downtown DeLand. Hours: 5pm. Admission: FREE 386-738-0649

4-5 2004 HOLIDAY TOUR OF HISTORIC HOMES & BUILDINGS
Featuring 8 historic homes in the NW Historic District, along N. Clara & W. Rich Avenues, the historic Athens Theater and the old Volusia County Courthouse. Free trolley rides, plus antique cars, display of vintage clothes, bake shop, entertainment, gift shop & refreshments. DeLand House Museum, DeLand. Hours: 1-6pm. Admission: $12 per person in advance, $14 at door. 386-740-6813

5 11TH ANNUAL DeLAND ROTARY HOLIDAY AUCTION
Wonderful bargains for a wonderful cause - all monies raised goes to community organizations. Get going on your holiday shopping! Edmunds Center, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 3-9pm. Admission: FREE. 386-740-8908

6-10 CHRISTMAS ART & CRAFTS SHOW
12th Annual Arts & Craft Show of local artists and crafters from Lake Helen, DeLand, Deltona & DeBary. Wachovia Bank Lobby, Lake Helen. Hours: M-Th. 9am-4pm; F. 9am-5pm. Admission: FREE 386-228-2059

7 YULE LOG LIGHTING
Annual Yule Log lighting. Hulley Tower, Stetson University, DeLand. Hours: 6:15pm. Admission: FREE. 386-822-8920

8 HANUKKAH BEGINS AT SUNSET
(Wednesday)

9 FIELD TRIP: BLUE SPRING
Trip includes boat ride & lunch at beautiful Blue Spring State Park. Sponsored by West Volusia Audubon Society - Reservations required, call 386-734-1390

9-10 COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS CHILDREN'S CHOIR
With conductor Ann Small. Elizabeth Hall, Stetson University. Hours: 7:30pm. Admission: $5, $4 seniors, $3 students. 386-822-8962

11 LAKE WOODRUFF NWR PROGRAM: "HISTORY OF TIMUCUAN INDIANS"
Jay Bushnell presents a fascinating account of the original human inhabitants of the area. Also, official opening of Myaca Trail. Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge Learning Resource Center, Glenwood. Hours: 9-11am. Admission FREE. 386-985-4673

11 CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
An amazing armada of river boats parade down the St. Johns River, all lighted in holiday finery.
Hontoon Island State Park, DeLand. Hours: at sundown. Admission: FREE. 386-736-5309.

11 MUSIC IN THE COURTYARD/ HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Local choral groups get us into a holiday mood with seasonal favorites. City Hall Courtyard, Providence Blvd, Deltona. Hours: 7-9pm. Admission: FREE. 407-302-5205

11 DeLAND OLE OPRY DOWNHOME CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
A real country family-oriented variety show to celebrate the season. DeLand High School Auditorium, Hill Road, DeLand. Hours: 7-9:15pm. Admission: General Admission $12; Advance tickets $10; Seniors/students $8. 386-774-4429

11-12 JEWELRY, GEM, MINERAL & FOSSIL SHOW & SALE
A show & sale of fine jewelry, hand-crafted jewelry, lapidary & jewelry making supplies, gemstones, minerals & fossils, with free mineral specimens for children, doorprizes, free stone & metalwork demonstrations. Tommy Lawrence Arena, Volusia County Fairgrounds, DeLand. Hours: Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 10am-5pm. Admission: $3 per person. 386-788-1171

25 CHRISTMAS DAY (Saturday)

3-19 MUSICAL: "GUYS & DOLLS"
Who can resist this marvelous musical based on a story by Damon Runyon, with lyrics by Frank Loesser. Set in the Roaring Twenties, these 'bad' Guys and their Dolls will keep you rolling in the aisles. Shoestring Theatre, Lake Helen. Hours: Matinees at 2:30pm, evening performances at 8pm. Admission: call 386-228-3777

31 NEW YEAR'S EVE (Friday)