Give Kids a Smile
The Volusia County Dental Society is conducting the annual Give Kids a Smile event 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
County Council members to attend West Volusia Summit
Two or more members of the Volusia County Council are expected to attend the West Volusia Summit at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Orange City Council Chambers, 201 N. Holly Ave., Orange City.
The meeting is hosted by the city of Orange City and will be preceded by a Continental breakfast at 8 a.m.
Local officials will hear updates on Saxon Boulevard and Interstate 4 improvements, the U.S. 17/92 improvement plan, SunRail, Votran routing changes and scenic highways.
Florida Hospital HospiceCare is looking for volunteers and is hosting a "Hospice 101" community informational meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Florida Hospital DeLand classroom 3A, 701 W. Plymouth Ave., DeLand.
Volunteers are needed to provide respite, spiritual support and companionship to the patients and families of Florida Hospital HospiceCare. All volunteers will receive training to prepare them for their role.
For more information and to make a reservation, call (800) 404-1133.
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 holds 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.
Homeschoolers can study Florida history at DeLand library
Homeschoolers ages 6 and up can study Florida history at the DeLand Regional Library during librarian-led sessions in February and March.
"The Talking Earth Book Club" will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13 and 20.
"Early Florida 1500s - 1700s" will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27.
The sessions are part of Viva Florida 500, a statewide celebration of 500 years of Florida history.
Reservations are required and may be made by calling the children's department at (386) 822-6430, Ext. 112.
The DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
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.
The area IHOP is at 1215 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
West Volusia Hospital Authority funding applications available
The Board of Commissioners of the West Volusia Hospital Authority have released funding applications for fiscal year 2013-2014.
Applications will be accepted from public or tax-exempt agencies with the capacity, competence, and experience to accomplish proposed program goals and objectives. A different application and process is applicable to primary care providers. Services must be provided within the boundaries of the West Volusia Hospital Authority.
Only those programs which provide medical, health care related or access to health care services to indigent residents of West Volusia County as set forth in Chapter 57-2085, Laws of Florida, as amended, and pursuant to section 200.065, Florida Statutes will be considered for funding. All program requests must include measurable goals or outcomes and cost effectiveness/efficiency data.
For any further information, call (386) 734-9441.
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.
ECHO grants are provided through a competitive application process annually and are for the purpose of acquiring, building or restoring environmental learning centers, cultural facilities, historical/ heritage facilities and outdoor recreation facilities that are open for public use. Eligible applicants include 501c3 not-for-profit groups that have a local office in Volusia County, municipal governments within Volusia County, and departments of county government.
A copy of the ECHO grant guides and applications is available at www.volusia.org/echo. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (386) 736-5953.
Extension offers pesticide CEU workshop Feb. 15
The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will offer a Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.
The workshop is designed to provide training to corporate, governmental, environmental and other training personnel in best management practices for lawns and landscapes.
Participants attending and passing a post-test will receive a certificate of completion and up to two core and two category pesticide continuing education units.
Registration is required by Feb. 12 and may be made sending a registration form and $25 check made payable to "Volusia County Extension Fund" to Volusia County Extension, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724. The registration form is available at www.volusia.org/horticulture under "Commercial horticulture." The fee includes lunch.
For more information, call (386) 822-5778.
Quit smoking class offered
The Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center has now partnered with Florida Hospital DeLand to offer a free six-week "Quit Smoking Now" Program in DeLand.
The class meets once a week for 60 to 90 minutes and is conducted by a trained facilitator. Participants receive a workbook, educational tools, a Quit Kit, and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patches, lozenges, or gum).
For more information or to register for the class starting Feb. 19, call (877) 784-8486.
League of Women Voters to meet
The League of Women Voters Volusia County will meet at 9:30 a.m. on 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, go to www.LWVVC.org
As part of the Four Chaplains Memorial week, at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb 10, at the DAV Chapter, 605 Eighth St, Holly Hill, Chapel Director Larry Babbitts of Ormond Beach will present the prestigious "Bronze Medallion of the Legion of Honor" to three clergymen, including Rabbi Howard Schwartz, Chaplain of the Haven Hospice in 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."
This event is open to the public.
For more information, call (386) 265-5084.
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.
Flu shots available at health department
The Volusia County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at its health centers in Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Deltona.
The prices are $25 for flu, $45 for high-dose flu zone (65 and older) and $65 for pneumonia. Medicare Part B, non-HMO, is accepted.
Health Department locations are:
oDaytona Beach, 1845 Holsonback Drive
oNew Smyrna Beach, 7171 W. Canal St.
oDeLand, 935 N. Spring Garden Ave.
oDeltona- 3151 Howland Blvd.
For more information, visit volusiahealth.com.