The Volusia County Dental Society is conducting its annual Give Kids a Smile on Feb.1.
This is a one-day event where dentists and their staff volunteer their time to provide free dental care to low-income and disadvantaged children.
Children from ages 2-18 will receive an oral exam, X-ray, cleaning, fluoride treatment and possibly other services will be provided.
For a list of locations, visit http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1107467178312-112/Free+Dental+Care+Locations.pdf
Magic Forest Playground closing for renovations
The Magic Forest Playground and surrounding areas will be closed from Sunday, Feb. 3, through Friday, Feb. 22, for renovations.
The Project Renovate Ormond's Magic Forest Playground Committee also needs volunteers to assist with the renovations of the park during the week of Feb. 11 to 17.
For more information, or to volunteer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking with the manager slated
The city of Ormond Beach will conduct "Walking with the Manager" at Cassen Park (southwest corner of the Granada Bridge and Beach Street) at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1.
Participants should meet near the entrance to the park. From Cassen Park, the walk will go to Granada Boulevard and proceed west toward Orchard Street, with a walk along Thompson Creek Road, and then will return to the park for a route of about two miles.
Ric Goss, planning director, will be City Manager Joyce Shanahan's "guest walker." Mr. Goss will provide the group with information about downtown improvements as well as answer questions from the group.
Library plans e-reader workshops
Learn how to put an e-reader to good use during free workshops Friday, Feb. 1, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
The hour-long workshops will focus on Kindles at 1 p.m. and Apples and Androids at 2 p.m.
Librarians will offer one-on-one assistance and show participants how to download free library e-books, audio books and music.
Participants are asked to bring their electronic device and library card. Kindle and Kindle Fire owners should also bring their Amazon.com account ID and password. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the library.
Registration is not required. For more information, call the library at (386) 676-4191, Ext. 100.
Valentine's jewelry sale planned
A Valentine's jewelry sale till be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 1, at the Ormond Beach Senior Center, 351 Andrews St.
All are original pieces, many from precious stones and crystals, and handcrafted by local artisans. Proceeds to benefit the seniors.
Community dinner slated
The Knights of Columbus Council 8791 will host a community dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Prince of Peace Catholic
Church. 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
Penne pasta with meatballs and sausage, salad and dessert will be served. Dinner tickets are $7. Split the pot bingo will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Proceeds to benefit the
charitable activities of the Knights of Columbus at Prince of Peace Catholic
Church. Advanced registration required. For more information or tickets, call (386) 672-5272.
Palmetto Club to host mini flea market
The Palmetto Club will host a "mini flea market" from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at 1000 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.
For sale will be new items, crafts, jewelry, ceramics, glassware and clothing. The Palmetto Café will be open for lunch, featuring homemade soup, salad, sandwiches and vegetable quiche.
For more information or to reserve a table, call (386) 341-0479
Learn financial awareness
Mid-Florida Housing Partnership will host "Financial Awareness 101" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Fifth Third Bank second floor classroom, 1030 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Learn money management skills to break the "always broke cycle." Learn how to do more with less as well as learning credit management skills, how to understand your credit report, how to improve your credit profile and how to create fresh clean credit. Learn how to maximize your tax refund as well.
Light refreshments will be served, registration is recommended.
To register, call (386) 274-4441, Ext. 302 or e-mail MYonkosky_mfhp@bellsouth.net.
Super Bowl party slated
The Daytona Moose Lodge 1263 will host a Super Bowl party at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, at 601 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. There will be a special menu, select drink prices, beer specials prizes, raffles and nine TVs. The event is open to members and guests.
Mayflower Society to meet
The Francis Cooke Colony of the Florida Mayflower Society will meet at noon Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Halifax River Yacht Club, 331 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.
Former Cooke Colony Governor Ruth Ann Fay will speak about clothing fashions of the early 1600s. The public is welcome, and those who think they might have a Mayflower ancestor are encouraged to speak to Julie Simison, colony historian.
To make a reservation, call (386) 314-6383.
Right to Life to host fundraiser
Volusia County Right To Life will host its annual fundraising banquet at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 201 University Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
An Individual ticket is $30.
For more information, call (386) 868-8671.
Volusia County Right To Life conducts monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the St. Paul's Basilica at the corner of Mullally Street and Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona Beach.
Pancake Day benefits children
IHOP's National Pancake Day will be Tuesday, Feb. 5 and will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Children's Miracle Network.
The restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. They will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to the Children's Miracle Network or local charities.
Area IHOPs are at 427 N. Atlantic Ave. and 2204 S. Atlantic Ave., both in Daytona Beach and 190 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach.
Beginners' genealogy class slated
Genealogy librarian Kim Dolce will offer a beginners' genealogy class from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E Magnolia Ave.
She will introduce participants to various online and print sources that can help them with their searches.
Reservations are not required for this free program. For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16315.
Get organized at the Ormond Beach library
Professional organizer Ingrid Timbs will present a free program at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
Ms. Timbs will hand out worksheets and offer tips to organize stacks, keep important mail from piling up, paying bills before they're due and eliminate junk mail.
Registration is not required. For more information, call the library at (386) 676-4191, Ext. 100.
Women's self defense class planned
A free women's self defense class will be at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Villari's Martial Arts, 1930 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.
Villari's also will offer a three-week self-defense class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesdays beginning Feb. 12. Cost of the class is $89. Participants of the free class are not obligated to join the three session class.
For more information, call (386) 672-4545 or visit ormondbeachkarate.com.
ECHO grant workshop set for Feb. 8
The Volusia County Council has extended the application deadline for the 2012-13 Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor Recreation grants program to May 1.
This extension will provide organizations the opportunity to apply for a new grant and/or reapply with a grant that previously was deemed deficient or ineligible.
Organizations that did not attend a workshop in August must attend a workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 8, in third-floor training room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
The workshop is free and open to the public.
A copy of the ECHO grant guides and applications is available at www.volusia.org/echo. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (386) 736-5953.
Donations needed for rummage sale
The Fraternal Order of Eagles will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at 933 Beville Road, Suite 102F, Daytona Beach.
All proceeds to benefit local Eagle charities in the community.
Donations are needed.
For more information, call (386) 898-3585 or drop off at Eagles Club.
Poker tournament scheduled
The Mental Health America Charity poker tournament will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the
Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker Room.
There is a guaranteed $1,500 to first place. A buffet lunch will be provided to all players, and all players eligible for special prizes and raffles.
Mental Health America of East Central Florida has been a part of the social service network in the East Central Florida community since 1950.
For more information or information on becoming a sponsor, call (386) 252-5785.
Pet Vet Cruiser announces February schedule
Volusia County's Pet Vet Cruiser offers low-cost spaying and neutering services to cats and dogs that belong to residents of unincorporated parts of the county and the cities of DeLand and South Daytona.
Here's where the mobile clinic will be in February:
oJohn's Appliance City, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: Feb. 4, 18 and 25
oOakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: Feb. 5, 12, 14, 19, 26 and 28
oRockin' Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach: Feb. 6 and 20
oFire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach: Feb. 13 and 27
Fees are based on income.
Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 323-3575 in Daytona Beach, (386) 626-6643 in DeLand, or (386) 424-6875 in New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, visit volusia.org/petvet.
Race benefits elementary school
The second annual Tomoka Brave, Strong & Healthy 5K Run/Walk will be on Saturday, Feb.9, in Ormond Beach.
Presented by Reunion Bank of Florida, the race begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. at the Ormond Beach Library, 30 S. Beach St.. Registration opens at 7:15 a.m.
A fundraiser to benefit students attending Tomoka Elementary School in Ormond Beach, the race, which takes place along the scenic Halifax River, will be professionally chip-timed.
An awards ceremony will immediately follow the race. Refreshments will be made available for participants.
To register, go to www.RaceSmith.com. The entry fee is $25 through Feb. 8 and $30 on race day. Participants can designate that $5 of their entry fee be awarded to their school's Parent Teacher Association. Goodie bags and event T-shirts will be available to the first 300 pre-registered participants.
Additional information is available at tomokapta.org.
Award nominations sought
Bright House Networks and United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties' Volunteer Center is accepting nominations to honor volunteers from the 2012 calendar year. Categories include:
oYouth under 18
oAdult between 18 and 54
oSenior 55 and older
oFaith Based Group
Typed nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11. An electronic version of the nomination forms can be downloaded from www.LiveUnitedinVolusiaFlagler.org
The 26th Annual Outstanding Volunteers of Year Awards will be in April at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.
Sweetheart Ball planned
Tickets to the 11th Annual Sweetheart Ball, hosted by the Junior League of Daytona Beach, are now on sale.
This year's event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb 9, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 101 N. Atlantic in Daytona Beach.
The annual father/daughter formal dinner dance is a signature fundraiser for the Junior League with proceeds benefiting community projects that directly impact the lives of families in need, expectant and new mothers, students struggling to succeed, and children dealing with the loss of a loved one.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.jldb.org or by calling the League office at (386) 253-1756.
Reserved tables and sponsorship opportunities are available, but space is limited.
League of Women Voters to meet
The League of Women Voters Volusia County will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Holiday Inn LPGA, 137 Auto Mall Circle, Daytona Beach.
The guest speaker will be journalist Dinah Voyles Pulver, winner of Florida's highest award for environmental writing, The Waldo Proffit Award. She will speak about "Environmental Issues For 2013."
Breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. and will cost $15.
The public is welcome to attend, however reservations are required. For more information, call (386) 492-3898.
For membership information, email www.LWVVC.org
Ormond library to host 'Valentine's Tea' Feb. 12
Joyce Harris of Herbal Gourmet Herbs and Tea will present a "Valentine's Tea" at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
Ms. Harris, a certified tea specialist, will provide an overview of blending for fun and flavor.
Advance registration is required by Feb. 8 and may be made by calling (386) 676-4191, Ext. 100.
Driver safety class planned
An AARP Driver Safety Class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 548 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
Class is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Reservations with instructors are required. For more information, call (386) 451-7453..
Mall walkers to meet
Volusia Mall Walkers will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.
W.A.L.K is a free mall walking program in Daytona Beach presented by Volusia Mall and Halifax Health.
W.A.L.K. stands for: Work it off, aim high, learn and keep it up.
Walking logs will be provided for walkers and collected at the monthly meetings. Once a walker completes his/her first 25 miles, a free gift will be presented.
Breakfast will be provided.
For applications or more information, see a customer service representative at the Mall Customer Service Desk or call (386) 253-6783
Bariatrics group will meet
East Coast Bariatrics at Halifax Health will host a free information session at 6 p.m. each Thursday, at
Halifax Health Medical Center France Tower, 303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Reserved seating only. For more information, call (386) 238-3205.
Chaplains will be honored
As part of the Four Chaplains Memorial week, at 2:30 pm, on Sunday, Feb 10, at the DAV Chapter, 605 Eighth St, Holly Hill, Chapel Director Larry Babitts of Ormond Beach will present the prestigious "Bronze Medallion of the Legion of Honor" to three local clergymen, including Rabbi Howard Schwartz, Chaplain of the Haven Hospice, DeLand. Two other local citizens will receive the title "Humanitarian of the Chapel" and three others will be named to and listed on the Chapel's rolls as "Legionnaires of the Chapel."
These awards are presented to selected citizens for their lifetimes of
selfless service to their communities, the state or the nation.
This event is open to the public.
For more information, call (386) 265-5084.
OBPD Lt. Robert J. Godfrey attends FBI National Academy
Ormond Beach Police Lt. Robert J. Godfrey is attending the 252nd session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
The 10-week course is for law enforcement executives. The course serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.
Lt. Godfrey has a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida. He also is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course and a U.S. Army veteran.