Annual 'Puttin' on the Ritz' event set for Sept. 15
"Champions for Children" is the theme for the 28th annual 'Puttin' on the Ritz' fundraiser Sept. 15 at the Plaza Resort & Spa, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
The black tie gala, which benefits the North Coastal Division of the Children's Home Society of Florida, features a champagne reception, dinner and dessert bar; as well as silent and live auctions, live music from DJ Tremble of Black Crow Media, and achievement awards.
This year's awards are Child Advocate of the Year, Ronald Pagano, principal of Taylor Middle-High School in Pierson; Lifetime Achievement, Barbara Wolfson, director of Very Special Arts of Florida/Volusia County; and Corporate Partner of the Year, the Port Orange law firm of Rue & Ziffra P.A.
Last year, the Children's Home Society provided services to more than 198,710 children and families across the state, more than 1,900 were in the North Coastal Division, according to Shirley Jeter, the division's development director.
Tickets, at $100 each, can be purchased online at www.chsfl.org/NorthCoastalRitz or by contacting at Shirley.Jeter@chsfl.org or (386) 304-7600, Ext. 227.
Community dinner offered
The Knights of Columbus Council 8791 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church
kicks off a new round of community dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in the Parish Social Hall at 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
The menu this month is Chicken Cordon Bleu, vegetables and dessert at a cost of $7 per person. Seating is limited and advance reservations are required.
Tickets are on sale in the Parish Office or by calling (386) 672-5272. Everyone in the community is welcome.
Purple Parade planned
The Domestic Abuse Council will host its first ever Purple Parade at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.
The purpose of the parade is to raise awareness and critical funds for prevention of bullying and domestic violence.
The parade is actually a walk and will take place on the sidewalk starting at Riverfront Park on Beach Street in Daytona Beach across the street from the Harley-Davidson Museum. The entire walk is a 2-mile loop. Participants are encouraged to wear purple for a chance to win a Purple Passion Award.
Entry fees for the Purple Parade are $5 per person or $25 for groups of up to 10 people.
Pre-registration and entry fees can be paid online at www.domesticabusecouncil.com. Participants can also register by calling (386) 257-2297, Ext. 27.
Herb society to meet
The Seaside Herb Society will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9:30 a.m. , at the Riverbridge Meeting House at the west end of the Granada Bridge, Granada Boulevard and North Beach Street in Ormond Beach.
The public is invited to join members at the first meeting after the summer break.
The program this month will be "Picnicking with Herbs.
Every meeting features an "herb of the month." This month's featured herb is elderberry and culinary samples will be offered. The Seaside Herb Society is seeking new members. The cost to join is $25 plus other requirements, such as attending monthly meetings and participating in the club's activities.
For more information, call (386) 443-497-0044 or check the Seaside Herb Society website at www.seasideherbsociety.com.
Low-cost pet clinic planned
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will sponsor three low- cost pet shot clinics on Sunday, Sept. 16.
The first clinic will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Big Lots 122 N. Nova Road, Ormond, Beach.
The second clinic will be from noon to 2 p.m. at Big Lots , 3818 S. Nova Road, Port Orange.
The third clinic will be 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Country Garden Feed, 2496 Tomoka Farm Road, Port Orange.
For more information, call (386) 985-4212.
'Growing Up Green in Ormond Beach, It's Just That Easy'
There will be a launch party and premier for the city's "Enviro-Tips" videos from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center at 399 N. U.S. 1.
A few of the "Enviro-Tips" videos will be shown at the premier and all will be placed on the City's "Green Ormond Beach" webpage for all children (and adults, too) to enjoy and learn how to live green in Ormond Beach. There are a total of 20 videos of 2-3 minutes each consisting of organic gardening, composting, oceans and seas, and solar power just to name a few.
This event is free.
For more information, call (386) 676-3375.
Audubon Society to meet
The Halifax River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Sica Hall, 1065 Daytona Ave, Holly Hill.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Speaker begins at 7 p.m. Sandy Walters, author and environmental activist, will talk about "The Story of Thornby," how ordinary citizens preserved the historic Thornby property in Enterprise.
Guest and visitors are welcome. This event is free.
For more information, call (386) 673-5332.
Ice cream social scheduled
Family Renew Community will hold its annual ice cream social and silent auction fundraiser from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Father Lopez High School, 3918 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Family Renew provides transitional housing and services to homeless families with children.
Donation is $5 per person. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Tickets are available at the Family Renew Community office, 810 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill.
For more information, call (386) 239-0861.
Run benefits FUTURES
Run for FUTURES 8k/5k will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Champion Elementary, 921 Tournament Drive, Daytona Beach. Registration will begin at 7 a.m.
The race will benefit the FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools and local school district.
To register, visit www.racesmith.com.
For more information, call (386) 255-6475, Ext. 50730 or 50723.
Korean War Veterans to meet
The Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 189 will hold its monthly meeting at noon Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the John E. Mealy VFW in Port Orange, Florida.
Members arriving for lunch can arrive at noon and choose their meal from the VFW Cafe Menu.
The regular meeting will begin at 1 p.m. John Zacharias of the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach will be the guest speaker.
He will talk about Fossils of Nova Road-The Story of the Ground Sloth and the Mastedon.
The public is welcome.
For more information, call (386) 323-6401.
National Day of Remembrance planned
The Victims' Services Coalition of the Seventh Circuit will conduct a National Day of Remembrance ceremony at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Sunrise Park, 1135 Riverside Drive, Holly Hill.
The National Day of Remembrance for murder, DUI manslaughter and suicide victims is recognized each year, as affirmation that the victims and those left behind have not been forgotten.
For more information, call (386) 238-4990.
DAR to meet
Captain James Ormond Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24. at the Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach, FL 32174.
At the meeting on Sept. 24, the U.S. Constitution will be honored and celebrated with the presentation of a "Bill of Rights" video and a covered dish luncheon provided by the membership. Prospective members are encouraged to attend.
For more information about DAR visit www.dar.org or call (202) 628-1776. For information about monthly meetings and activities, call (386) 671-6001.
Council on Aging to add services
The Council on Aging of Volusia County is adding housekeeping and handyman to its list of services.
Because the council is a designated Lead Agency by the state, all contractors with the council's Housekeeping and Handyman Services must pass Florida Department of Law Enforcement and FBI background checks.
For more information, call (386) 423-5316.
Veterans set flag retirement
The VietNam Veterans of America Chapter 1048 and the Disabled Veterans of America will conduct a flag retirement ceremony, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at 703 Ave., Holly Hill, at the rear of the DAV building. This date was chosen because it is also MIA/POW Recognition Day.
When an American Flag is no longer suitable for display, it must be disposed of, but cannot be thrown in the trash, it must be retired by burning with a ceremony, paying honor to the flag of the United States.
The VietNam Veterans Chapter located in Holly Hill will conduct such a ceremony and will retire several such flags in the proper manner.
Any Citizen that has an American Flag no longer suitable for display may bring it to the DAV building between 9 a.m. and noon each Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
The public is invited.
For further information, call (386) 290-8266, (386) 256 4372 or (386) 252-4551
The Seabreeze High School Class of 1962 will host its 50th reunion Friday, Sept. 21, to Sunday, Sept. 23, at The Shores Resort & Spa, 2637 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118. Cost (exclusive of alcoholic beverages) is $65 per individual for a reception Friday night and dinner Saturday night.
Reservations and checks payable to SHS '62 Reunion should be mailed to Ann Dibble Smith, 489 Pinewood St., Ormond Beach, FL 32176. Room reservations should be made directly with The Shores & Spa, (866) 934-7467. To get the negotiated rates, guests should mention the reunion.
To receive more information and a registration form, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (386) 235-3957.
Hadassah, the women's Zionist Organization of America to meet
The Daytona Beach Chapter of Hadassah, the women's Zionist Organization of America, will have a general meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Vince Carter's Restaurant, 2150 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach,
The program will be "Let Us Entertain You," with the Follies from the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center.
Cost is $12 and includes lunch.
Everyone is invited.
Reservation deadline is Monday, Sept. 17.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Join the Arbor Day Foundation and receive trees
Everyone from Florida who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free live oak trees as part of the foundation's Trees for America program.
Through Trees for America, everyone is encouraged to plant trees for the benefit of the environment and quality-of-life.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10. The six- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.
New members of the Arbor Day Foundation will also receive The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care.
To receive 10 free live oak trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Ten Live Oaks, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Sept, 29, or join online at arborday.org/september.
Newcomer's Club formed
The Daytona Newcomer's Club is a non-profit club for women who want to meet other ladies new or old to the area.
Enjoy lunch and games like Bridge, Pinochle, Canasta, Hand & Foot or Domino's.
The club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from October
to May at the Palmetto Club on Beach Street.
The first luncheon is from 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 2.
For more information, call (386) 274-5397 or (386) 492-4607.
ECHO Ranger program explores Ormond Beach
Volusia County's ECHO Ranger program is gearing up for another season of adventures.
The word ECHO stands for Ecological, Cultural, Heritage and Outdoor opportunities. Girls and boys who sign up to become ECHO Rangers are able to visit scheduled program sites throughout Volusia County to learn about community resources. ECHO Ranger sites include local parks, museums, and historical sites.
The program is designed for schoolchildren, homeschoolers, Boy and Girl Scouts, religious groups and others in grades 1 to 5.
The cost is $20 per child per season. Entry fees to all sites for the ECHO Ranger candidate and one adult are included in the $20 fee. The program is coordinated by Volusia County and the staff of DeBary Hall.
Signups began in June and activities are offered from September 2012 to May 2013.
The Ormond Beach program will offer three sites on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, and March 23, 2013.
Activities begin in the morning and continue through the early afternoon. Included are The Casements, former home of John D. Rockefeller, the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens and the Anderson-Price Memorial Building, home to the Ormond Beach Historical Society.
For more information, call (386) 677-7005. or go to the ECHO Ranger website, www.debaryhall/ranger, or www.ormondhistory.org.
The Mainland High School Class of 1962 is having its 50th reunion. Oct. 12-13.
Friday night activities are at the roof of Joe's Crab Shack and all graduates from 1960 thru 1966 are invited.
Saturday night is a dinner and dance at the Halifax River Yacht Club.
More information can be found at www.Mainland1962.com including a class roster.
For more information, call (386) 239-8728.