Published on March 5th, 2013 | by Swiss Britt0
Floridians everywhere are in peril as temperatures plunge beyond our comfort zone of boiling hot. Folks in NSB are no exception as we whine our way through the mildest winter temperatures in the country. Don’t worry, there are plenty of things in town we can still have fun doing in cooler weather.
- A good stART- The Hub (386) 957-3924, 132 Canal Street, NSB: Located on Historic Canal Street in downtown New Smyrna, in what was once the Palace Theater, this newly opened artistic community is already a local favorite. Here you can spruce up your own art collection with an array of original artwork always on display or take one of the many offered classes ranging from yoga, to French and even guitar lessons. The Hub is open for retail Tuesday – Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Hub is closed Sunday and Monday except for special events. Make sure to check the the NSB Observer Community Calendar for gallery openings and activities offered at the Hub.
- Play around a Little - Little Theater (386) 423-1246, 726 E. 3rd Ave., NSB: Since 1947, the Little Theater has been making NSB laugh and cry. With a range of shows and productions all year long, this little place is a great evening out, or afternoon if you prefer a matinee. Running from the 12th through the 27th of April is a new plat titled, “Good People.” Join recently fired Boston Southie native Margie Walsh as she navigates life and love in this dramedy that is sure to keep you on your toes. Tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors and $8 for students under 18.
- Shop till you drop - Flagler Ave: Stroll the picturesque brick sidewalks of scenic Flagler Avenue and spend a chilly day browsing our local wares. Enjoy a meal at one of the fantastic restaurants, from the legendary Burgers at Breakers to the succulent Salmon Cartoccio at Atlantis Bistro, there is something for everyone’s taste buds. Flagler is home to a variety of unique shops as well, including glass blowing at Galleria Di Vitro, exotic furniture and gifts at SolCat and even gifts for your oh so pampered pooch at Silly Willies. The Avenue also hosts the best events on beachside, including parades, art and wine walks and the local favorite, Seaside Fiesta in June. This little street is a fab way to spend a day.
- Knock some stuff down – New Smyrna Lanes (386) 428-4332, 185 N. Causeway, NSB: Family owned and operated, this bowling alley has been providing entertainment to NSB locals since 1960. Get the whole family together, rent some of those stylin’ kicks and go knock down some pins. If you get thirsty you can order a frosty brew or an ice cold soda and if you get hungry, the word on the street is, they have the best chicken fingers in town. New Smyrna Lanes can host your event with parties as low as $10 per player and a mere $25 deposit. The price includes 2 hrs of bowling, shoe rental, a pitcher of soda per 4 people, a superstar medal for the birthday boy or girl, even bowling themed plates, napkins and invitations.
- Picture Perfect - Bob Ross Workshop (386) 423-4346757, 3rd Ave., NSB: Located just off 3rd Ave. in the Publix shopping center, the Bob Ross Workshop explores the unique painting style coined by Bob Ross of PBS. Classes are taught by certified teacher and trainer Doug Hallgrin, as well as occasional guest artists from around the world. Take a class and create a one of a kind piece to take home and display in your home. Classes can be taken in landscape, seascape, floral and wildlife. Full day classes are $70 plus tax including supplies, and half day classes are $45 plus tax including supplies. Prices may be subject to change for guest artists, certifications or special projects. There is no deposit but you must secure your spot in the class you wish to take. The Bob Ross Workshop is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.