Early voting continues through Saturday, Nov. 3
Early voting for the fall election continues through Saturday, Nov. 3.
Early voting sites in East Volusia County are:
. City Island Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach.
.New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
.Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
Poker run benefits Second Harvest Food Bank
Roadside Tavern will host a poker run and concert "Rockin' Out Hunger for Second Harvest Food Bank on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Registration will begin at 11 a.m. cost is $10 for rider and $5 per passenger. Cars and bikes welcome. Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item.
Roadside Tavern is at 3400 S. Nova Road, Port Orange. For more information, call (386) 763-3800.
Pet clinics planned
There will be two lower cost pet shot clinics sponsored by the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Saturday, Nov. 3.
The first clinic will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Best In Show Pet Grooming, 201 Commonwealth Blvd. Port Orange.
The second clinic will be from 3 to 5 p.m. at Mr. Petman, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona.
This is a cash-only clinic, but it is open to everyone, no appointment needed.
For more information, call (386) 748-8993.
Walk for autism slated
Autism Speaks will host a walk at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater at City Center, 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m.
For more information, call (407) 478-6330, e-mail Orlando@autisumspeaks.org or visit WalkNowForAutismSpeaks.org/Volusia.
Dentist office is collecting candy for troops
Lloyd Dentistry is accepting donations for Operation Gratitude.
Donations of candy for the troops will be accepted from 8 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at 139 Executive Circle, Suite 101, Daytona Beach and 5100 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 200, Port Orange.
Kids will have an opportunity to write personal thank you notes to the troops and receive $1 per pound of candy and get a free toothbrush.
For more information, call (386) 253-3629.
An adult and senior dance will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with music and dancing. A 17-piece band called The Sound will perform with a vocalist.
Refreshments also will be served. The cost is $4 per person at the door.
For more information, call (386) 322-3070.
Historical society to meet
The South Daytona Historical Society has been invited to tour the Holly Hill Historical Museum, 1066 Ridgewood Ave. (across from Holly Hill City Hall) on Monday, Nov. 5, as guests of the Holly Hill Historic Preservation Society.
For more information, call (386) 761-0463 or e-mail email@example.com.
The South Daytona group is seeking photos, artifacts and information on South Daytona, formerly called Blake, as well as interested volunteers to help collect, organize and preserve the community's history.
Meetings are at 6 p.m. every first Monday.
Port Orange library features war movies to honor veterans
As a tribute to local veterans, the Port Orange Regional Library will air "The American Road to Victory" trilogy in November.
The documentaries include battlefield tours, re-enactments, animated maps, archival footage and testimony from veterans who took part in three critical World War II battles. They include:
."The Americans on D-Day:" 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2.
."The Americans on Hell's Highway:" 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6.
."The Americans in the Bulge:" 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9
Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 322-5152.
The library is open seven days a week at 1005 City Center Circle.
Storyteller to address Cajun pride
Storyteller Cheryl Floyd will present "Heritage tales: Cajun Pride and Southern Comfort" at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.
Ms.Floyd was raised in Louisiana, where she enjoyed listening to the stories and music of her heritage. Today she shares personal tales, folktales and stories of transformation with audiences of all ages.
Her presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 322-5152.
Vacancies on village boards
There are currently vacancies on the Ponce Inlet Planning Board; Parks, Recreation and Tree Advisory Board; and the Accession Committee.
The Planning Board will be starting the Phase 3 review of revisions to the Town's Land Use and Development Code early next year.
The Parks, Recreation and Tree Board reviews tree removal applications and makes recommendations to the Town Council regarding tree and native vegetation regulations.
The Accession Committee is developing themes for display at the Ponce Inlet Historical Museum and is responsible for receipt of donations for the museum.
For more information, call (386) 236-2181.
The Food Pantry maintained by Halifax Area Urban Ministries at Grace Episcopal Church, 4110 S. Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange is in need of non-perishable food donations.
For more information, call (386) 252-0156.
The city of Port Orange will be starting a new ballroom dance class on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the adult center.
Class is for beginners to advanced students.
For more information, call (386) 843-9893.
Accreditation team invites public comments
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will arrive in Port Orange on Saturday, Nov. 10, to examine all aspects of the Port Orange Police Department's policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.
The department has to comply with 463 standards in order to gain accredited status. Verification by the team that the department meets the commission's standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, n the Port Orange City Council Chambers at 1000 City Center Circle.
Comments also will be taken at (386) 506-5896 from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 13. Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA standards.
For more information, call (800) 368-3757 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elkhearts fall fashion show planned
Tickets are on sale now for the Port Orange Elkhearts fall fashion show on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Elks Lodge, 5207 Ridgewood Ave.
Fashions are by Lilly Pad.
A luncheon will be served at noon. Tickets are $12.
For more information call (386) 788-4531.
CPR class offered
There will be an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Java Jungle, 4604 Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.
The class includes adult, infant and children CPR, automatic external defibrillation and stopping choking.
The cost is $30 per student. Group rates are available.
For more information, call (386) 299-4425.
Travel club to meet
The Port Orange Recreational Travel Club will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the Palmetto Club in Daytona Beach.
This group is for anyone older than 55.
For more information, call (386) 322-0786.
For lunch reservations, call (386) 788-4531.
Holiday luncheon scheduled
The Ponce Inlet Women's Club will host its 26th annual holiday boutique auction and luncheon at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 4670 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet.
Doors will open at 9 a.m. for preview.
This is a fundraiser for the club's Daytona State College scholarships and local charities.
Tickets are $20.
For more information, call (386) 760-0615.
Christmas bazaar slated
The Epiphany Council of Catholic Women will host its annual Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, at Church of the Epiphany Social Hall, 201 Lafayette Street, Port Orange.
There will be more than 30 vendors, bake sale, books, raffles, jewelry, quilts and handcrafted items.
For more information, call 760-3271.
Field trips planned
Halifax River Audubon Society will host a field trip to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve on Friday, Nov. 9.
Participants should meet at 7a.m. at the Target parking lot east of Interstate 95 on Dunlawton Avenue behind Panera to form carpools.
Visitors and guests welcome. Free.
For more information, call (386) 788-2630.
Library programs target teens, 'tweens
Teens and 'tweens in grades six through 12 can make friends and have dessert at the Port Orange Regional Library in November.
Special events include:
. Give thanks for dessert: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Learn some new recipes and add pizzazz to some old favorites.
.Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament: 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Test your skills against the competition in this popular Wii game.
Ongoing programs offered in the Teen Zone include:
.Board games: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays. Kids can play checkers, Tri-Ominos, Scrabble, Othello, Mastermind, Clue, Risk, Monopoly and other games.
.Chess Club: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 3:30 p.m. Fridays. Kids from 5 to 18 can learn how to master the game.
.Trading card game: 4 p.m. Thursdays. Analyze other people's decks and duel it out.
Crafts: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays: crafters in grades 6 to 12 can learn how to knit, crochet and sew from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
.Art Club: 4 p.m. Fridays. Learn how to draw animals, manga, still life and other art forms. Please bring your own art supplies and paper.
The library is open seven days a week at 1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange.
Reservations are not required for these free programs. For more information, (386) 322-5152, Ext. 30.
Citizen police academy planned
The Port Orange Police Department is preparing for the eighth Citizen's Police Academy class. The program will start on Monday, Jan. 28, and is offered to those who reside within the City of Port Orange. Class size is limited.
The Citizens Police Academy is designed to give citizens a better understanding of law enforcement operations through active participation, communication and cooperation.
The weekly sessions are not designed to train participants as law enforcement officers; however, the curriculum and teaching methods are designed to reflect the training received by law enforcement officers at the police academy.
There is no cost involved to participants in the program. The class is comprised of a 10-week program, with each session lasting three hours. Sessions are from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and pass a background investigation.
To apply, go to the front desk of the police department or online at port-orange.org/police.
For more information, call (386) 506-5822 or (386) 506-5814.