Free services offered to homeless veterans
A homeless veterans stand down will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at
250 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach
Free services for veterans include medical care, dental screening, legal aid, haircuts, clothing, counseling, VA benefits, showers, food, shelter information and vocational services
Votran will provide Veterans with a flyer and application free transportation to the event.
For more information, call (386) 677-4902.
Golf Tournament benefits transplant patient
The National Transplant Assistant Fund will host a golf tournament to benefit Kevin Walsh, at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Crane Glakes Golf Course, 1790 Creane Lakes, Port Orange.
Cost is $60 per golfer or $200 a foursome. Lunch will be provided and there will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and prizes.
Donations are also accepted. Make checks payable to HelpHopeLive in honor of patient Kevin Walsh, 378 Golf Blvd., Daytona Beach.
For more information, call (386) 405-8516 or (386) 323-1758.
The Ormond Beach Elks will host its annual Oktoberfest at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the lodge, 285 Wilmette Ave., Ormond Beach.
Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner with a complete German menu will be served at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by "Paul and Marie."
Tickets are $14 and will be sold in advance only.
For more information, call (386) 615-8291 or (386) 677-7180.
Native plant tour planned
The Pawpaw Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society is hosting a Native Plant Landscape Tour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.
The tour will feature eight selected residential landscapes and will include homes in Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach. Participants will have an opportunity to walk and talk with individual homeowners' as they share their success at incorporating native plants in their landscapes.
Tickets can be purchased at the following nurseries: Full Moon Natives, Port Orange; Green Winters, Ormond Beach; and Lindley's, New Smyrna Beach.
Tickets are $5.Ticket includes individual homeowners bios, photos and directions.
For more information, email Sande- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families in the kitchen event planned
Jesus' Families in the Kitchen, a new ministry of the Daytona Beach Seventh Day Adventist Church, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at , 401 N. Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach,
This group is for kids ages 4 to 12 and their families.
The two-hour meeting will begin with Praise & Worship, followed by cooking fun with the whole family and conclude with eating the creations.
Pre-registration is required by calling (386) 338-1827 or (386) 547-7308.
White Cane Walk and Sensory Trail
The Florida Lions Conklin Center for the Blind will host the White Cane Walk with Sensory Trail and Visitation Day from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Center at 405 White St., Daytona Beach, to walk with the students to raise awareness of what it is like to live with little or no vision.
Along the Sensory Trail, walkers can find out how to do everyday activities while wearing a blindfold or glasses that simulate common eye disorders.
Walkers donating or raising $20 or more will receive an event T-Shirt. Prizes will be awarded for the most money raised in various categories. There will also be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Lunch will be available for purchase.
Visit the website at www.conklincenter.org to download a walk registration form.
For more information, call (386) 258-3441.
Catholic war veterans to meet
The Father John Washington Post 1944 of the Catholic War Veterans of the U S A will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday Oct 6, in the Gold Room of Prince of Peace on Nova Road, Ormond Beach. All Catholic active duty personnel and Veterans are invited to attend.
Election of Officers for the coming year will be the main course of business.
For more information, call (386) 255 3814 or email@example.com
Cancer fundraiser slated
Dave's 9 Pin No Tap Bowling & Spaghetti Dinner Cancer Fundraiser will be at noon Sunday, Oct. 7, at Ormond Lanes, 260 N. US 1, Ormond Beach.
Cost is $20 per person.
For more information, call (386) 672-2014.
Osteoporosis Foundation sets informational sessions
The National Osteoporosis Foundation Education & Support Group of Ormond Beach will be presenting a series of information sessions about osteoporosis at the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium.
."Safe Movement and Exercises for Osteoporosis" will be presented by Dr. Jacob Barr, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9
."Nutrition - Eat the Right Foods and Protect your Bones" will be presented by Jill Taufer, RD., Program Extension Agent I, Family Nutrition Program, Volusia County UF/IFAS Extension at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.
For more information, call (386) 673-3535.
Daytona State's library offers online research guide for elections
The Daytona State College Library has developed an Election 2012 Research Guide that allows users to keep track of political news, issues and activities leading up to state and national elections in November.
Listings for national events, including presidential debates, are drawn from the PBS NewsHour Politics Calendar. The site also features information about political issues, such as the economy, education, foreign policy, abortion and the environment; candidate fact checks; political satire; and a political news feed from a wide variety of sources.
The guide also links to the Florida Division of Elections, where visitors can research state candidates, review proposed Constitutional amendments, learn about political parties and find contact information for state representatives.
The site URL is http://researchguides.daytonastate.edu/elections.
For more information, call (386) 506-3518 or e-mail kohenc@DaytonaState.edu.
Vote for area cuties
Voting is open for the Cutie Calendar Contest at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach.
About 175 children, ages newborn through age 2, have entered the Cutie Calendar Contest.
Each child had photos taken by Meggan Harper Photography and Scott Wayne Photography, the partnering photographers who donated their time and talents for the annual contest.
The photos of the 175 contestants are posted to www.FloridaHospitalCutieCalendar.com.
The public may vote for their favorite cutie once per day, per computer. Voting lasts until noon Monday, Oct. 8. The top 12 cuties will be announced on FloridaHospitalCutieCalendar.com by Friday, Oct. 12, after parents or guardians of the official winners have been notified.
The Center for Business Excellence seeks public input on five-year plan
The Center for Business Excellence is soliciting public comment for a 30-day review period of its 2012-2016 Regional Workforce Board Strategic and Operating Five Year Local Workforce Service Plan.
The plan may be reviewed at: centerforbusinessexcellence.net/Plans/Plans.html.
Written comments may be submitted to the center via email to firstname.lastname@example.org during the public comment period. Public comments received will be presented to Workforce Florida, Inc. The public comment period will end Oct. 22.
The CBE is the regional workforce development board charged with planning and overseeing the development of One-Stop Career Center operations as well as administering the associated funds and grants.
Learn the history of rock 'n' roll
The Casements will host a Birth of Rock 'n' Roll class from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning Oct. 9, at 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach.
The cost is $15 for the six-week course, which will be instructed by Darryl Gentry.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 763-4152.
Women's self defense class slated
There will be a Simple Self Defense for Women class from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Daytona Beach Police Department, 129 Valor Blvd., Daytona Beach.
The program is open to all ages. Space is limited. To make a reservation, e-mail email@example.com or call (386) 295-2043.
Life Chain planned
On Sunday, Oct 7, between the hours of 2 and 3 p.m., the 25th Annual Life Chain will be formed by thousands of pro-life supporters around the country.
Volusia County Right to Life sponsors the local Life Chain observance at several locations around the county.
Anyone wishing to participate can simply show up at one of the Life Chain sites, where signs will be provided.
.A1A at University Blvd., (386) 673-1227
.N. Ridgewood Ave. (U.S. Highway 1) at Mullaly Street, (386) 252-5422
U.S. 1 at Roberts Road, (386) 405-6407
New Smyrna Beach
. U.S. 1 at Turnbull St at Sacred Heart Church, (386) 427-8456
.Granada Boulevard at Clyde Morris Boulevard, (386) 257-5373;
.Granada Boulevard at Nova Road, Marcia Rudman, (386) 672-4926
.Clyde Morris Boulevard at Willow Run Drive, (386) 788-6144
.South Ridgewood Avenue at White St., (386) 682-5495
Life Chain information: lifechain.net or Volusia Right to Life: lifeforbabies.org
Domestic abuse luncheon scheduled
The third annual Domestic Abuse Council annual luncheon and meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Sunset Harbor in Daytona Beach.
A survivor will share her story and a scholarship contestant with the Miss American pageant will also be guest speaker.
The informational annual meeting is also a fundraiser and the money raised will help support the programs provided to the emergency shelter and in outreach services, including, court advocacy and legal services as well as support groups.
Tickets are $30 per person.
To register, call (386) 257-2297. E xt. 11 or go to domesticabusecouncil.com.
Hat decorating contest planned
The Midtown Cultural & Education Center will hold its first hat decoration contest from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, 925 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach.
The fee is $10. Hats are provided by the center. However, each participant must bring his or her own accessories and glue guns. All hats must be complete by noon. Refreshments will be served during judging. The winner will be announced at 1 p.m. The winner will receive a $50 gift card from Walmart and a trophy.
For more information, call (386) 671-5542.
Lions club to host golf tournament
The 11th annual Ormond Beach Lions Club Golf Tournament will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at the River Bend Golf Club.
The entry fee for this 18- hole "flighted" scramble is $50 per player and includes course fees, prizes and a
barbecue lunch. The first hole-in-one on the third tee will win $10,000.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (386) 882-0889.
'Button lady' to speak at library
Edgewater resident Beverly Button Zaumeyer will give a historical review of buttons and display part of her vast collection at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
The long-time button expert, whose maiden name is really Button, also will demonstrate craft projects and offer tips on starting, organizing and displaying your own button collection. Attendees may bring buttons for evaluation.
This free presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 676-4191.
Veterans benefits luncheon planned
A free veteran's benefits information program luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Southland Suites Assisted Living, 550 Wilmette Ave, Ormond Beach.
For more information or to register, call (386) 677-0782.
Cemetery tour offered
"Tales from Pilgrim's Rest" Cemetery Tour will be at 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13.
The Ormond Beach Historical Society will conduct the tour in conjunction with the Pilgrim's Rest Trust.
A historical society tour guide will introduce you to many of Ormond's first settlers. Confederate soldiers buried there will "tell their tales" beside their respective tombstones at 7 pm. See antique muzzle loading muskets and a live firing of a Confederate mountain rifle (cannon) by the J. Franklin Hull Light Artillery Camp, Confederate Sons Association of Daytona Beach.
Free parking is available adjacent to the cemetery at West Granada Boulevard and Nova Road. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for Ormond Beach Historical Society members. and can be purchased at the Ormond Beach Historical Society office at 38 E. Granada Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are limited to 75 people. For more information, call 677-7005 or visit www.OrmondHistory.org.
Fundraiser benefits Children's Advocacy Center
The Children's Advocacy Center will host its 30th annual Pearls & Lilies Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort North Tower, 100 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
Cost is $55 per person. Fashions will be provided by Dillard's and emcee will be Jim Payne from WESH-TV.
Reservations are requested by Oct. 2.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 238-3830 or visit childrensadvocacy.org.
Cake contest planned
The Midtown Cultural & Education Center will conduct a best cake contest from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 17, at 925 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Participants must make a specialty cake. It can be any kind of cake, but it must be homemade. This is a fundraiser. The fee is $20. Contestants may bake other dessert to sell during the contest. The public will be charged $1 admission.
The winner will receive a $50 gift card from Walmart and a trophy.
For more information, call (386) 671-5542.
Golf tournament benefits Pace Center
Putt FORE PACE Charity Scramble will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at The Club at Pelican Bay, 350 Pelican Bay Drive in Daytona Beach.
PACE Center for Girls Volusia/Flagler invites you to participate in their Charity Scramble:
For more information, call (386) 944-1111 Ext. 222 or e-mail email@example.com.
Parent workshop slated
KIDSKO Creative Arts Preschool will host a free parent workshop "Thriving Children Parenting Awareness Hour" with Laurie Moran from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at KIDSKO North Campus, 160 Business Center Drive, behind Hudson Technologies off U.S. 1, Ormond Beach.
KIDSKO will host the workshop in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Thriving Children is a one-hour workshop designed specifically for conscientious parenting. Parents and Caregivers will:
.Be empowered to help children thrive.
.Leave with skillful techniques for staying calm in the midst of chaos and/or crisis.
.Learn new skills or be reminded of the importance of using the following skills with children and your spouse: affirming words, creating safety, teaching feelings, providing comfort and communicating clearly
For more information, visit www.KIDSKO.org or call (386) 672-6460.
Halifax Genealogical Society to meet
The October meeting of the Halifax Genealogical Society will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. in the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium, 30 S. Beach St.
The speaker will be Kathy Stickney, who will share some often un-tapped valuable resources for anyone doing genealogical research.
The monthly genealogical class follows the general meeting. October's topic is "Nourishing Your Roots: Attending Conferences and Institutes." Visitors Welcome.
For more information, call (386) 672-3806.
Prince of Peace Catholic Church will host its 44th annual "Octoberfest" from Oct. 11-14 at 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach
The Octoberfest will feature more than 50 rides and games, in addition to
numerous food and beverage outlets, and entertainment in a huge tent on the Midway. Cole Seaver & The Native Skeeter Band will provide entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights; and Five O'clock Charley will perform on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The festival will kick off at 6 p.m. Thursday with a Youth Night featuring
$25 unlimited ride bracelets and music beginning at 8 p.m..
Prince of Peace is teaming up again this year with Walgreens Corner Box Office to offer good any one-day unlimited ride wristbands ($20 + tax) and half-price ride tickets (40 for $20 + tax). Wristbands and tickets can be purchased at all area Walgreens stores until Oct. 12. Unlimited ride wristbands will be sold for $25 on the Midway on Thursday, Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday, however wristbands will not be sold on the Midway on Friday night or Saturday after 5 p.m. Ride tickets purchased on the Midway will be $1 each. For information about
wristbands and discount tickets, call (386) 672-5272; or go online
Sunday will be SOUPER SUNDAY and patrons bringing canned food items will receive one ride ticket for each food item (limit 16). The canned food will help restock the church's social services food pantry. There will be $2 per vehicle parking on the church grounds, just steps from the Midway. The entrance for parking is on Hand Avenue, west of Nova Road.
Elks to meet
The Ormond Beach Elks Lodge 2193 will hold the East Central District of Florida president Sean MaGuire on Friday night Oct. 19, at the lodge, 285 Wilmette Ave. All Elks are their guests are invited.
Tickets must be purchase in advance by Oct. 10.
For more information, call (386) 677-7180.