EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

11/19 Veterans Day Ceremony in Ponce Inlet
Friday, November 11, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Free; Jackie: Jfrench@ponce-inlet.org (386)322-6703
Davies Lighthouse Park; 4931 S. Peninsula Dr.

11/29 Lecture Series-Turtles
Join Marine Science Center’s Allie Bernstein, Manager of Turtle Rehab, who will share a sneak peak of behind the scenes action. What happens from the time a turtle enters rehab until it’s release date? Talk trends, species identification and what you can do to help!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 @ 10:30 AM
Free; RSVP by 11/22/22 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408
Town Hall- Council Chambers
4300 S. Atlantic Ave.

12/9 & 12/10 Garden Club of Ponce Inlet Annual Holiday Lighting Contest
Judging the evenings of December 9th & December 10th, residential homes and a business or condo

12/2 Town Tree Lighting and Children’s Christmas Party
Friday, December 2, 2022 @ 6:00pm
Free; Jackie; Jfrench@ponce-inlet.org or (386)322-6703
Pollard Park, 4680 S. Peninsula Dr.

12/3 Ponce Inlet Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 3, 2022 @ Noon
The Parade will proceed along South Peninsula from Harbour Village to Davies Lighthouse Park.
Free; Jackie; Jfrench@ponce-inlet.org or (386)322-6703

12/6 Lecture Series-NSBMH
Join New Smyrna Beach Museum of History’s Greg Holbrook, Executive Director, who will share the historic mystery behind the Sheldon Family. Who were they and why were they so important to the area?
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 @ 10:30 AM
Free; RSVP by 11/29/22 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408
Town Hall- Council Chambers
4300 S. Atlantic Ave.

12/10 Merry Old-Fashioned Christmas Centennial Celebration!
Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Dream about the Future! Join us for our 100-year Meyer-Davis house celebration. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 10:30am with those detrimental to its protection, and throughout the day, good food, fun games and memorable crafts will abound!
Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 10:30 AM-1:30PM
Free; RSVP by 12/03/22 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn.

12/14 Painting at the Museum- Christmas Poinsettia
Acrylic Canvas Painting Class for ages 7 and up. No experience necessary, instructor will guide you step by step.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
$10. per person, all supplies included.
Space is limited to 12 people. Pre-payment required at Town Hall by 12/07. 386-236-2150                 Questions? Contact Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn.

12/17 Painting at the Museum- Winter Yeti
Acrylic Canvas Painting Class for ages 7 and up. No experience necessary, instructor will guide you step by step.
Saturday, December 17, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
$10. per person, all supplies included.
Space is limited to 12 people. Pre-payment required at Town Hall by 12/10. 386-236-2150
Questions? Contact Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn.

RECURRING EVENTS

Mondays 10:00am-12:00pm Garden Club Crafters
Mondays from 10am to noon at the Community Center. All are welcome to join our crafters in creating and producing their beautiful crafts.

Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm Art Guild of Ponce Inlet
No matter what your genre, from fine art to bead making, or your level of experience, there is a place in the Guild for you.  Whether you are a beginner or an expert you will find the Guild to be welcoming and nurturing.  For more information contact the Community Center 386-760-0615.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

11/10 Plant Walk-CANCELLED
Join Sande Habali and members from the Florida Native Plant Society, PAWPAW Chapter who will lead a plant walk through the park.
Thursday, November 10, 2022 @ 9:00 AM
Free; RSVP by 11/03 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408
Timucuan Oaks, 4550 S. Peninsula Dr.

10/29 Children’s Halloween Party
Come in costume and have spooktacular fun with children’s games, haunted hay rides and more!
Saturday, October 29, 2022 @ 5:30pm-7:00pm
Davies Lighthouse Park, 4933 S. Peninsula
Free; Jackie; Jfrench@ponce-inlet.org or (386)322-6703

10/22 Ghosts of Ponce Past
Come hear spooky tales about Ponce Inlet and take a walking ghost tour of the Pacetti Cemetery.
Saturday, October 22, 2022 @ 6:00pm-7:30pm
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
143 Beach Street, meet outside on the lawn.

10/14 & 10/15 Annual Arts, Crafts & Plant Sale
There will be artists, crafters, gardeners, bake sale, and refreshments. Presented by the Garden Club of Ponce Inlet
Friday, October 14 and Saturday 15, 2022
10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Pat Morris; pa.morris1601@yahoo.com
Ponce Inlet Community Center
4670 S. Peninsula

10/12 PICCI Meeting with guest speaker Mayor Lois Paritsky
Ponce Inlet Community Center, 4670 S. Peninsula Dr.
10:30am
Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend. RSVP to piwc32127@gmail.com

10/11 Lecture Series-The Decline of Music
Join Bill Lazarus for his lecture on how American musical history changed throughout the ages; from the introduction of music from outside the country to opera, traveling shows, vaudeville, Broadway, then radio and TV influence and how modern day music has been affected by our ever changing society.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 @ 10:30 AM
Free; RSVP by 10/04/22 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408
Town Hall- Council Chambers
4300 S. Atlantic Ave.

10/13 Kathy Griscom Park Dedication Ceremony(CANCELLED)
Join us as we unveil the park plaque naming the Town’s newly developed pocket park in dedication to the life and accomplishments of active citizen Kathy Griscom.
Parking can be found along Inlet Harbor Road west of S. Peninsula Drive, where there will be a police officer directing traffic during this ceremony.
Thursday, October 13, 2022 @ 9:00 AM
Kathy Griscom Park
4790 S. Peninsula Drive
Free Jackie; jfrench@ponce-inlet.org or 386-322-6703

10/8 Resin at the Museum-Boo-tiful
Are you in a spooktacular spirit? Are you ready to add some ghouls to your décor? Create a resin art piece with a vintage Halloween twist on an 8×10 canvas. No experience necessary. Ages 10+
Saturday, October 8, 2022 @ 10:00 AM-12 noon
$15. per person, all supplies included.
Space is limited to 12 people. Pre-payment required at Town Hall by 9/30. 386-236-2150
Questions? Contact Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn.

(CANCELLED)10/1 What’s the Buzz
Passionate about bees? Get in depth and dive into the world of the Queen. Create-n-paint a set of handmade paper cards while being informed and inspired by Bee expert, Donna Athearn. Honey and Beeswax candles for purchase.
Saturday, October 1, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
Free; RSVP by 9/24 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn.

(CANCELLED)9/29 Program in the Park-Night Sky Tour
Join Seth Mayo, Curator of Astronomy from MOAS to enjoy an evening with the stars.
Walk down the boardwalk at Ponce Preserve identifying constellations and learning their stories.
Thursday, September 29, 2022 @ 7:30PM-9PM
Free; RSVP by 09/22/22 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408
Ponce Preserve
4401 S. Peninsula Drive, outside under the pavilion.

(CANCELLED)9/29 Community Conversation – Marine Science Center
You are invited to join the Marine Science Center’s team in a community conversation on
the mission, programs, and future plans of the facility.
Thursday, September 29, 2022 6pm-8pm
Ponce Inlet Community Center
See flyer

9/24 Painting at the Museum- Dolphins Wave
Acrylic Canvas Painting Class for ages 7 and up. No experience necessary, instructor will guide you step by step.
Saturday, September 24, 2022 @ 10:00 AM$10. per person, all supplies included.
Space is limited to 12 people.
Pre-payment required at Town Hall by 9/17. 386-236-2150Questions?
Contact Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn. 

9/14 Coffee with Cops
Meet and Greet with our Ponce Inlet Police Officers, Chief of Police Chief Glazier & Director of Volusia County Beach Safety Andrew Etheridge
Stop in. Mingle. Meet our Public Safety Professionals
Complimentary Coffee and Limited Breakfast Options available for purchase.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 @9 AM
Racing’s North Turn 4511 S Atlantic Ave Ponce Inlet

9/13 Lecture Series-Natives for Newbies
Meet Sande Habali of the FL Native Plant Society.
Learn about the FLNPS and what you can do to help our environment.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 @ 10:30 AM
Free; RSVP by 09/06/22 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408
Town Hall- Council Chambers
4300 S. Atlantic Ave.

9/10 Grandparents Day Celebration
Come tour the museum, create a keepsake together with your grandchild and enjoy an old-fashioned favorite snack!
This is also an Echo Ranger Event.
Saturday, September 10, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
Free; RSVP by 9/03/22 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn.

9/8 Program in the Park-Raptors of Volusia County
Join Tracy Dawson of the Marine Science Center for an interactive look on what a raptor is, why they are important and our efforts to conserve these species here in Volusia County
Thursday, September 8, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
Free; RSVP by 09/01/22 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408
Ponce Preserve
4401 S. Peninsula Drive, outside under the pavilion.

8/13 Painting at the Museum-Flamingo Float
10:00am Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
Acrylic canvas class for ages 6 and up.
No experience necessary, instructor will guide you step by step.
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn.$10. per person, all supplies included.Space is limited to 12 people. Pre-payment required at Town Hall by 8/08.  

8/3 Watermelon DayEVENT IS FULL
10:00am Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
Join us as we paint a watermelon themed pot that we’ll plant watermelon seeds into; we’ll play watermelon bowling and enjoy nice cool watermelon on a hot summer day!
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn.Free; RSVP by 7/27 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408

7/16 Shark Exploration DayEVENT IS FULL
10:00am Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
Echo Ranger Event; come tour the museum, learn about shark species, play games and paint a silhouette shark craft! Geared for kids ages 6 and up.
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn.Free; RSVP by 7/11 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408

7/8 Postal Worker Day
10:00am Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
Echo Ranger Event; come tour the museum, Create a one of a kind decoupaged box, learn about stamps and how you can start your own collection! Geared for kids 6 and up.
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn.$5. per person, all supplies included.
Space is limited to 12 people. Pre-payment required at Town Hall by 7/01.

6/18 Shell-a-Bration
10:00am Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
Echo Ranger Event; come tour the museum, Create a beautiful frame with your own unique shell design, learn about the different types of seashells and the species that live in them!
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn.
Free; RSVP by 6/13 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408

6/11 Painting at the Museum – Octopus
10:00am Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
Acrylic canvas class for ages 6 and up.
No experience necessary, instructor will guide you step by step.
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn.$10. per person, all supplies included.
Space is limited to 12 people. Pre-payment required at Town Hall by 6/06.

5/26 Lecture Series-History of Fishing and Diving in Volusia County
10:30 am, Town Council Chambers
Join Chad MacFie, Manager at the Marine Science Center, to learn how fishing and diving have evolved over the years and the relation and contribution to Ponce Inlet.
Free; RSVP by 5/20 required:
Jennifer Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408

5/3 Programs in the Park-Turtle Talk
10:00am
Ponce Preserve, 4401 S Peninsula Drive
Join Mindy Ash from the Marine Science Center interactive turtle talk. Learn how you can help turtle sin our area, make a turtle craft and play games. Geared for kids ages 5 to 10.
Free; RSVP by 4/27 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408

4/23 Painting at the Museum-Sandhill Crane
10:00 am
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum, 143 Beach Street
Acrylic canvas class for ages 12 and up.
No experience necessary, instructor will guide you step by step.
Outside on the lawn.
$10. per person, all supplies included
Space is limited to 12 people. Pre-payment required at Town Hall by 4/19.

4/16 Children’s Easter Egg Hunt Party
9:45am-11:00am, Kay & Ayres Davies Lighthouse Park
4931 S Peninsula Drive
Free, Jackie 386-322-6703

4/13 Programs in the Park-Night Sky Tour
8:00-9:30PM
Ponce Preserve 4401 S Peninsula Drive
Join Seth Mayo, the Curator of Astronomy from MOAS to enjoy an evening with the stars. Walk down the boardwalk at Ponce Preserve identifying constellations and learning their stories.
Free; RSVP by 4/10 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408

4/9 Alligators in April
10:00 am Ponce Inlet Historical Museum, 143 Beach Street
Echo Ranger Event; come tour the museum and participate in a fun alligator craft and game that reflects the local history and environment that surrounds us!
Free; RSVP by 4/4 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408

4/8 Gopher Tortoises: Their Home is Key
Friday, April 8, 2022 @ 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Town Council Chambers at Ponce Inlet Town Hall
This event begins with a presentation learning about gopher tortoises and the importance of their habitats. Afterwards, join staff at Timucuan Oaks Garden as they bring the education outdoors exploring a gopher tortoises’ environment and look for their burrows. Please bring water and wear appropriate clothing for a hike on soft ground.
Free; RSVP by 4/4 required:
Jackie; jfrench@ponce-inlet.org; 386-322-6703

Stetson University Professor Ben Tanner has been studying mangrove and salt marsh wetlands at Ponce Preserve Park with students for over 3 years. Come see how soil cores, historical photographs, and drone mapping can be used to study how our coastal systems are responding to rising sea levels and a warming climate.
Free; RSVP by 3/30 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or (386)761-2408

4/5 Programs in the Park-Mangroves on the Move
10:00am
Ponce Preserve. 4401 S Peninsula Drive


4/2 Community Day
Community Center 9:00am – 11:30am  
Explore the Town of Ponce Inlet
Tables will be set up in the Community Center with Local Social Clubs, Local Restaurants, Local Businesses and Town Representatives for you to meet and receive information.
Pollard Park 9:00am – 2:00pm (Tentative Schedule) 
 9:00am            *Dog Costume Contest*     
9:30 am               Corn Hole.  Challenge someone to a game of corn hole.
Frisbee Challenge.  Try your hand at throwing a frisbee
through challenging sizes.
9:30am                *Shoot the Hoops Contest*.  Various age groups will test their skill on sinking basket balls into the hoop.
10:00am              Music by Angelo of the Taylor Road BandBring Your Chairs.
11:30pm             *Donut on a String Eating Challenge*

*REGISTER FOR THESE EVENTS AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER*
BEGIN 3/14/22, SPACE IS LIMITED
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm
JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED TIME!

3/31 Lecture Series-Ponce Inlet Water WorksCANCELED
10:30am
Town Council Chambers
The Ponce Inlet Public Works Department will be discussing the operation and maintenance of our local water infrastructure, from drinking water, stormwater, and water conservation.
Free: RSVP by 3/28 required: Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

3/22 Programs in the Park
8:00-9:30pm
Timucuan Oaks, 4550 S. Peninsula Dr
Bird watch led by David Hartgrove of the Halifax River Audubon Society.
Free: RSVP by 3/16: Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

3/19 Ponce Preserves the Planet
10:00am
Ponce Preserve 4401 S. Peninsula Dr
Family fun, food, crafts, art vendors celebrating Earth Day.
Free. Event and parking will be at Ponce Preserve.
Jackie: jfrench@ponce-inlet.org or 386-322-6703

3/19 Lions Club Annual Golf Tournament
Ponce Inlet Lions Club is announcing our annual golf tournament to be held on March 19, 2022. Among the many charities we support are: 
1. Paws for Patriots which provides companion dogs to veterans suffering from PTSD to lessen their daily emotional stress and live a more stable and comforting life.2. Longstreet Elementary School food pantry where we try to help about 100 families keep a reliable amount of food on their tables.3. The Conklin Davis Center for the Visually Impaired where adults with disabilities are able to learn life skills to improve their chance of living independently.4. The Whispering Meadows Ranch where, through equine interaction, children with disabilities and veterans can enjoy some quiet time and make a calming connection.
Please help us make this year’s tournament a success and help so many people less fortunate.
www.cypressheadgolf.com/lions

3/16 Irish Night at the Community Center
The Ponce Inlet Community Center is pleased to announce the return of Irish Night, Wednesday, March 16, 2022 from 5 – 8 p.m.  Our Irish Night dinner will feature home-made corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread and dessert!  Irish coffee will be available for a small donation.  The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with BYOB/appetizers.  Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.  D.J. Mr. P will be playing a wonderful selection of music.

Tickets are $25.00 each and on sale at the Community Center office starting February 14th – Monday – Friday, 9 am to Noon.

3/12 Painting at the Museum-Jellyfish
10:00am
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum, 143 Beach Street, outside on lawn
Acrylic canvas class for ages 12 and up. No experience necessary, instructor will guide you step by step.
$10 per person, all supplies included.
Space is limited to 12 people. Pre-payment required at Town Hall by 3/7

3/11 Programs in the Park-FL Native Plant Society
10:00am
Ponce Preserve 4401 S. Peninsula Dr.
Attend our park presentation by Sande Habali of the FL Native Plant Society. Find out how they are dedicated to preserve, conserve and restore native plants and native plant communities of Florida.
Free: RSVP by 3/7 required: Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

3/05 Shark Week Activity
10:00am
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
143 Beach Street
Come tour the museum and participate in a fun shark craft and game that reflects the local history and environment that surrounds us!
Free; RSVP by 3/01 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

3/4 & 3/5 Flea Market at the Community Center
8:30am – 2:30pm
Community Center Full of Items
Beginning 12:00 on 3/5, Fill a bag – $12
Some items excluded.

3/3 Lecture Series-Casements
10:30am
Town Council Chambers
“The Casements: A House with International, National, Regional, State, and Local Impact” presented by author Bill Lazaurus.
Free; RSVP by 2/28 required:
Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

2/24 Lecture Series- Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
10:30am
Town Council Chambers at Ponce Inlet Town Hall
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and the Eleven other National Historic Landmark Lighthouses. Lead docent John Mann of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse will discuss the history of the Twelve National Historic Lighthouses so designated by the Department of the Interior.
Free: RSVP by 2/21 required: Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

2/22 Programs in the Park-Turtle Intakes and Tracking
10:00am
Ponce Preserve 4401 S. Peninsula Dr.
Join Allie Bernstein, Manager of Turtle Rehabilitation for an informative and interactive turtle talk. Learn about the Marine Science Center, turtle strandings and what happens “behind the scenes”.
Free: RSVP by 2/15 required: Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

2/22 Jesse Linzy Boat Ramp Dedication Ceremony
9:00am
Kay and Ayres Davies Lighthouse Park 4931 S. Peninsula Drive
Join us as we unveil the new plaque naming the town’s boat ramp as the Jesse Linzy Boat Ramp in dedication to the life and accomplishments of legendary citizen Jesse Linzy.
Free: Jackie; jfrench@ponce-inlet.org or 386-322-6703

2/19 Painting at the Museum-Vintage Postcard
10:00am
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum
Acrylic canvas class for ages 12 and up. No experience necessary, instructor will guide you step by step.
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn. $10 per person, all supplies included.
Space is limited to 12 people. Pre-payment required at Town Hall by 2/15.

2/17 Lecture Series-Save the Lagoon
10:30am
Town Council Chambers at Ponce Inlet Town Hall
Join Suzanne Scheiber on a discussion with DREAM GREEN VOLUSIA on their water quality projects and addressing point of source pollution.  This presentation results in a partnership with residents and local government.
Free; RSVP by 2/14 required: Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org

2/12 Historic North Turn Legends Beach Parade
12:00pm
11th Annual Historic North Turn Legends Beach Parade
Presentations at Racing’s North Turn. Parade route from Racing’s North Turn to Beach Street along both roadside and beachside.

2/10 Lecture Series -NASCAR Hall of Fame
10:30 am
Town Council Chambers at Ponce Inlet Town Hall
“Beach Racing History” presented by Buz McKim, the former historian for the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte.  There will be racing memorabilia and Bob “Cannonball” Baker’s 44 Coupe on display after the presentation.
Free; RSVP by 2/4 required: Jackie: jfrench@ponce-inlet.org or 386-322-6703

2/3 Lecture Series-Florida Forts
10:30 am
Town Council Chambers at Ponce Inlet Town Hall
Presented by Zach Zacharias senior curator of education and curator of history at MOAS as well as published author on the “Florida Forts, On the Edge of Empire”.
Free; RSVP by 1/31 required: Jennifer; Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

1/26 Town Hall Meeting
6pm-8pm
Community Center, 4670 S Peninsula Dr
Join us for a Town Hall Meeting with your Mayor and Council Members. Updates on current issues will be provided and there will be an opportunity for questions and comments.

12/18 Kids Day at the Park
10:00am
Ponce Preserve, 4401 S Peninsula Dr
Come create n paint an adorable clay holly bowl and learn about the invasive aspects of the holly tree at our parks.
FREE RSVP by 12/16 Jennifer jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

12/11 Name Brand Fashions Like New Clothes Sale
8:30am – 2:30pm
Ponce Inlet Community Center, 4670 S Peninsula Dr
Spruce Up Your Wardrobe, Unbelievable Quality, Phenomenal Prices!

12/11 A Very Merry Old Fashioned Christmas
10:00am-12:00pm
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum, 143 Beach Street
Come play old fashioned games, make Christmas crafts, and tour the museum
FREE, RSVP by 12/7 required: Jennifer jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

12/10 & 12/11 Fire Department Santa Run
6:00pm-8:00pm
Come outside and see Santa in Ponce Inlet on Friday December 10th on the north side of town and Saturday, December 11th on the south side. For more information, contact Becky at 386-322-6720.

12/10 Programs in the Park-Timucuan Oaks
10:00am-11:00am
Timucuan Oaks 4550 S Peninsula Dr
Bird watch led by David Hartgrove of the Halifax River Audubon Society
FREE, RSVP by 12/7 required: Jennifer jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

12/8 Painting at the Museum-Poinsetta
10:00am-12:00pm
143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn
Acrylic Canvas Painting class for ages 12 and up
No experience necessary, instructor will guide you step by step.
$10 per person, all supplies included. Space is limited to 12 people>
Prepayment required at Town Hall by Dec 3rd.

(CANCELLED) 12/4 Ponce Inlet Christmas Parade
12:00pm
The parade will proceed along South Peninsula Drive from Harbour Village to Davies Lighthouse Park.
Contact Jackie, jfrench@ponce-inlet.org or 386-322-6703

12/3 Town Tree Lighting and Children’s Christmas Party
6:00pm
Officer Timothy Pollard Memorial Park, 4680 S Peninsula Dr
FREE, Jackie jfrench@ponce-inlet.org or386-322-6703

11/20 150 + Mile Garage Sale
8:00am-2:00pm
Ponce Inlet Community Center, 4670 S Peninsula Dr
Friends of A1A Scenic & Historical Coastal Byway has organized the longest and most Super Scenic Garage Sale in Florida for the past 13 years. We are thrilled to join in on this fun event to bring shoppers to our quaint town. Anyone may purchase space at the Community Center for this big event. Setup will be on Friday, November 19, 11am to 3pm. Stop by the Community Center to reserve your table.
Cost:
Inside-Your designated area 6′ x 42″
$15 includes 1 table, 2 chairs
$20 includes 1 table, 2 chairs, electricity or rack space(space is limited)
Outside-1 Parking space
$10 bring your own table and chairs
If you have questions, email tericrumley@gmail.com

11/20 Be a Friend to Native Birds
10:00am-11:00am
Ponce Preserve, 4401 S. Peninsula Dr
Learn about Florida’s native birds with a guest educator from the Marine Science Center. Interactive hands on experiences, bird games and fun bird craft. Open to all ages but geared to 5 thru 9.
FREE, Jennifer jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

11/18 Lecture Series- Florida Friend or Foe: Native, Introduced and Invasive Species” by Duane Price of the Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center
10:30am-11:30am
Town Council Chambers, 4300 S Atlantic Ave
FREE, RSVP by 11/15 required Jennifer jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

11/13 Ponce Inlet Train Show
9:00am-3:00pm
Ponce Inlet Community Center, 4670 S Peninsula Dr
Features: See model trains in operation, local train club organizations, variety of model scale trains & items for sale.
Fee: $3.00
FREE: Children under 12
Proceeds go to the Ponce Inlet Community Center
See flyer

11/11 Veteran’s Day Ceremony in Ponce Inlet
10:00am
Davies Lighthouse Park
Free, Jackie French jfrench@ponce-inlet.org or 386-322-6703

11/10 Painting at the Museum-Autumn Trees
10:00am-12:00pm
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum, 143 Beach Street, outside on the lawn.
Acrylic Canvas painting class for ages 12 and up, no experience necessary, instructor will guide you step by step, $10 per person all supplies included. Space is limited to 12 people. Prepayment required at Town Hall by Nov 5th.

11/9 Lecture Series-Keep Volusia Clean
10:30am-11:30am
Town Council Chambers, 4300 S Atlantic Ave
“Keep Volusia Clean-Anti-Litter Campaign” by Suzanne Scheiber of Dream Green Volusia”
FREE, RSVP by 11/4 required Jennifer jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

10/30 Children’s Halloween Party
Kay and Ayres Davies Lighthouse Park, 4933 S Peninsula Dr
5:30pm-7pm
Come in costume and have spooktacular fun with children’s games, haunted hay ride and more!
FREE, Jackie : jfrench@ponce-inlet.org or 386-322-6703

10/25 PI Christmas Parade Fundraising Night
5pm-8pm
McKenna’s Place 3781 S Nova Rd, Port Orange
McKenna’s will donate to the Ponce Inlet Christmas Parade 10% of the check of each customer. Bring your friends and join the Ponce Inlet Christmas parade committee for this night of fun and great food.
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10/23 Ghosts of Ponce Past
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum and the Pacetti Cemetary, 143 Beach Street
6pm-7pm
Come listen to spooky tales about Ponce Inlet and take a walking ghost tour of the Pacetti Cemetary
FREE, Jennifer jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

10/19 Resiliency Workshop
Community Center 4670 S Peninsula Dr
6:00pm-8:00pm
The Town of Ponce Inlet, in collaboration with the East Central Florida
Regional Planning Council, will be hosting a public workshop on
October 19, 2021 6:00pm-8:00pm. The purpose of the workshop is to
present the results of the PI Resiliency Survey sent out this past summer
and to discuss potential resilience strategies based on the survey results.
This interactive workshop will help develop short- and long-term policies
and actions to increase the Town’s resilience and adaptability to increasing
sea levels over time.

10/19 Lecture Series- NSB Museum of History
Town Hall Council Chambers, 4300 S Atlantic Ave
10:30am
“New Smyrna Museum of History Presents” by Greg Holbrook
FREE, RSVP by 10/14 required Jennifer jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

10/18 Local Government Meet & Greet
Community Center 4670 S Peninsula Dr
11:30am-1:30pm
Join Town staff to learn how the services of each department impacts your life and community. “My town: I’m part of it, I’m proud of it!”
FREE,Jackie jfrench@ponce-inlet.org 386-322-6703

10/16 Painting at the Museum-Halloween Spooks
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum, 143 Beach Street
10am-12pm
Acrylic Canvas Painting Class for ages 12 and up
$10 per person, all supplies included, space is limited to 12 people
Prepayment required at Town Hall by October 13th

10/14 Programs in the Park-Ponce Preserve
Ponce Preserve, 4401 S Peninsula Dr
10am
“Timucuan Technology” presented by Emily Jane Murray
Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 10:00am
Free, RSVP by 10/11 required Jennifer jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or
386-761-2408

10/13 Barktoberfest at Racing’s North Turn
4511 S. Atlantic Avenue
5:30pm
Please support the Ponce Inlet Lion’s Club in this cause by purchasing a ticket at the Community Center for $30. Come and enjoy great German food and spirits, along with door prizes, raffles, and other fun ‘stuff’, and support our effort to name a lifesaving veteran’s dog .

10/8 & 10/9/21 Garden Club Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
Ponce Inlet Community Center 4670 S. Peninsula Drive
10am – 4pm
The Garden Club of Ponce Inlet will hold their Annual Arts and Crafts Fair, Bake Sale, Raffles & Refreshments
(If interested please contact pa.morris1601@yahoo.com)
See Flyer

10/8 Programs in the Park-Timucuan Oaks
“How Joining the FL Native Plant Society Can Benefit You” by Sande Habali
Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10am
Timucuan Oaks Garden, 4550 S. Peninsula Dr.
Free; RSVP by 10/6 required: Jennifer: jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408

10/1 & 10/2/21 Flea Market at PICCI
Ponce Inlet Community Center 4670 S Peninsula Drive
8:30am – 2:30pm
Great household items for sale, displayed inside and out. Bargains galore!
See Flyer

9/25/21 National Public Lands Day
Ponce Preserve 4404 S. Peninsula Drive
10am
FREE, RSVP by 9/25/21 required. Contact Jennifer LaGreca at jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408.

9/18/21 Plein Air in the Park
Timucuan Park 4550 S Peninsula Drive
9am-10am
Bring your sketchbook, favorite drawing medium, and something to sit upon.  Sketch on location with visual tips and advice.
FREE, RSVP by 9/16/21 required.  Contact Jennifer LaGreca at jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or 386-761-2408.

9/11/21 September 11th Memorial Ceremony
Ponce Inlet Fire Department 4680 S Peninsula Drive
8:30am
Parking is available next door at the Community Center. Seating will be set up to observe social distancing.

9/10/21 Blood Drive
Community Center 4670 S Peninsula Drive
Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, visit: www.oneblood.org/donate-now and enter sponsor code 10174. CDC guidelines are in effect and anyone not feeling well is asked to wait until the next blood drive date.

9/8/21 Art at the Museum – Beach Tranquility
Ponce Inlet Historical Museum 143 Beach Street
10am- 12pm
Acrylic Canvas Class for ages 12 and up.  No experience necessary, instructor will guide you step by step.  Outside on the lawn 10-12. $10 per person, all supplies included.  Space is limited to 12 people.  Pre-payment required at Town Hall by September 3, 2021.

9/4/21 Grandparents Day at the Museum
Historical Museum 143 Beach Street
10am-2pm
Grandparents and grandchildren can enjoy time together while joining us to make painted clay keepsakes that you will cherish throughout the years. Reservations can be made by a family every hour. RSVP by 9/2 call 386-761-2408.

Coffee, Cake & Civics 101
Vice Mayor Lois Paritsky, Presenter

Sponsored by the Volusia League of Cities
Ponce Inlet Community Center
Saturday April 17th, 2021 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Join your neighbors for coffee, cake and a recap of pending legislation that could impact our community.  Learn how easy it has become to join the effort and have your voice heard by our elected officials in Tallahassee and Washington DC. Lois serves as the Advocacy Chair for the Volusia League of Cities.  She will explain how a bill becomes a law in Florida and how you can get involved and have your voice heard in Tallahassee. Seating is limited to 100 and pre-registration is required.

Click here to register for this event


Ponce Inlet Lions Club Fish Fry
Down The Hatch
Sunday, March 28th, 1-5pm

Support the Ponce Inlet Lions Club at their special event Fish Fry. Enjoy food, door prizes and raffles.

Click here for flyer 

PICCI Flea Market, March 5th & 6th
Ponce Inlet Community Center

Flea Market time is just around the corner! Don’t miss out on great bargains!

Click here for flyer

Soup & Salad Night
Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:00PM
Ponce Inlet Community Center

The Ponce Inlet Community Center is pleased to announce the return of Soup & Salad Night – with options for dine-in or take-out!  Soup & Salad Night is Thursday, February 11, 2021 and tickets are now on sale at the Community Center office Monday – Friday 9 am to Noon.  All tickets are $8.00 each. 

Choose the traditional style of dining at the community center with your Ponce Inlet friends.  The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with soup set-up and BYOB. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. If you would like to donate a soup for the dine-in portion, please sign-up at the office or call the Community Center at 386-760-0615.  Your donations are greatly appreciated and it’s fun to see what’s cookin’!

You may also choose to enjoy the new option of purchasing a take-out ticket and picking up your dinner to enjoy at home.  The take-out option is limited to three different soup choices and you may pick-up your meal at the back window on the east side of the building between 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

We are committed to everyone’s safety with social distancing, masks, gloves & extra servers.  Kindly please wear your face covering when entering & exiting the building.

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December 19th 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Santa Coming To Ponce Inlet

Well, it looks like it won’t be just the Grinch who will try to steal Christmas this year in Ponce Inlet. It seems that the dreaded virus is doing all it can to keep Santa away. But Santa, thank goodness, is not giving up that easily. While he can’t be in the Christmas Parade or at the Children’s Christmas Party because both of those events have been cancelled, and while he couldn’t attend the December 4th tree lighting ceremony, which took place virtually because of COVID-19 restrictions, he will still be seen doing his annual Santa Run, going around Town (on December 19th, from 5:30pm through 8:30pm), while sitting in his sleigh which will be pulled by our fire truck. And even though he may be a masked man during the run in compliance with State and Federal guidelines, he’ll still be here and you will have no trouble recognizing him as he rides past, waving a Christmas hello to everyone.

Mondays 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Wednesdays 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Now Through December 21
Garden Club Craft Sale

The Garden Club Crafters would like you to know that they will be selling their beautiful crafts to brighten your holidays at the Community Center on Mondays from 10am – 11:30am and Wednesdays from 9am – 12pm.  Sales will continue through the morning of Monday, December 21. Please take the time to stop by to support all of our Garden Club Crafters.


Dec. 2, 9 & 16
Dec.6, 13 & 20
Let PICCI “Wrap It Up” For Christmas

A new service to help you with Christmas preparations is to be offered at the Community Center where they will wrap up your boxed gifts. Just bring your presents to be and their volunteers will do all the rest. This service will be offered on three consecutive Wednesdays, Dec. 2, 9, & 16, in the morning between 9 a.m. to noon and in the evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on three consecutive Sunday afternoons, Dec. 6, 13, & 20, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The gift wrapping is free, however, donations to the Community Center will be appreciated.

Since this service is offered as a fundraiser for the Community Center, whose income potential has been adversely affected by COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings and events, donations of holiday wrapping materials, holiday gift wrap, bags, tissue paper, gift tags, ribbons, clothing boxes, tape, etc. to be used for their “Wrap It Up” program will be greatly appreciated. You may drop off wrapping supplies (or even a check contribution) directly into the Community Center office Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon. Wrapping supplies (sans a check contribution) may be dropped off at any time in the donation box on the south side of the building. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Center at (386) 760-0615 or email Nicole Carr at nic2bfit@yahoo.com.

Please note that COVID-19 distancing will be observed.   Click here to read the flyer.


December 11 – 12, 2020
Garden Club Holiday Lighting Contest

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November 21, 2020. 8am – 2pm
Ponce Inlet Community Center Garage Sale

Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway has organized the longest and most Super Scenic Garage Sale in Florida for the past 11 years. They hope to provide a delightful experience through 5 Florida Counties exploring our coastal communities along the way. We are thrilled to join in on this fun event to bring shoppers to our quaint town. Anyone may purchase space at the Community Center for this big event. Set up will be on Friday beginning at 10:00am. Stop by the Community Center at 4670 S. Peninsula Dr. to reserve your table.

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November 10, 2020. 5pm – 7pm 
Barktoberfest

Racings North Turn is hosting a Fund Raiser to benefit the Ponce Inlet Lions Club on November 10, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm.German Food & Drink.  Door Prizes & Raffles. 

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October 31, 2020  6pm – 8pm
Spooktacular

Town of Ponce Inlet’s Drive Thru Spooktacular
Celebrate Halloween with the Town of Ponce Inlet’s Drive-Thru Spooktacular!  Dress to impress and join us for candy, crafts and a spooky good time.

All participants must remain in their car and wear masks.
Businesses and organizations will be wearing masks and gloves to distribute treats.

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October 2nd – 3rd , 2020
Flea Market

Ponce Inlet Community Center Flea Market.   Great household items for sale, displayed inside and out.  Bargains Galore

Click here to view the Flea Market Flyer