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Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach and Holly Hill community notes
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Posted: 2012 Nov 02 - 00:02

Daytona Beach library to close for early voting Nov. 3

The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island will close Saturday, Nov. 3, to accommodate an expected heavy turnout for the final day of early voting.

The library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., is one of five early voting sites in Volusia County. The others are:

.Historic Courthouse, 125 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.

.Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

.New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

.Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.

The John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., which is normally closed on Saturdays, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3.

For more information, call the Daytona Beach Regional Library at (386) 257-6036 or (386) 239-6478.

Jewelry sale planned

The Ormond Beach Senior Center will conduct a jewelry sale from 10:30 to 12: 15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at 351 Andrews St., Ormond Beach.

Proceeds benefit the Senior Center.

For more information call (386) 672-4146.

Reserve vendor space now for new poinsettia festival

Vendors of all types are welcome to a new holiday event.

On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Poinsettia Festival, presented by UCP/WORC, will provide family entertainment, fresh locally grown poinsettias, hand-made holiday ornaments and food.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holly Hill Market, 101 Second St., Holly Hill.

Applications for the Poinsettia Festival are now available online at www.ucpworc.org or call Georgeann Luxion, UCP/WORC director of relationships and development, at (386) 523-1398.

Gala planned

The Heritage Trust Award Gala honoring Preston, Lynn and Scenic Root will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.

Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. The price includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and complimentary drink.

To make a reservation, call (2386) 255-0285.

Palmer College to host 5K

Palmer College will host its Paint The Towne 5K Run/Walk and Kid Events at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, City Island, Daytona Beach.

Entry fee is $25 through Nov. 1; $30 after Nov. 1 and day of race. Kid events are free.

Registration can be done by mail. Make checks payable and mail to: The Beachcombers Running Club, 290 Morningside Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Online registration is at www.Active.com.

Packet pick-up and registration is available from 10 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the ballpark.

For more information, call (904) 255-1279, e-mail donnadorun@cfl.rr.com

or visit www.daytonabeachcombers.com/PaintTheTownehome.htm

Check your memory

The Council on Aging is encouraging members of the community to be proactive about memory health by taking advantage of free, confidential memory screenings on Friday, Nov.2.

The event is part of National Memory Screening Day.

Council on Aging will provide the memory screenings from 9 a.m. to noon at 160 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Appointments are required and can be made by calling (386) 253-4700, Ext. 204.

Golf tournament planned

The American Legion Auxiliary eighth annual golf tournament will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at River Bend Golf Club.

Entry free is $50, which includes golf and awards luncheon.

Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m.

For more information, call (386) 212-2955 or (386) 258-5275 or stop by the post at 461 Walker St., Holly Hill.

Peripheral Artery Disease screening offered

Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler is offering the community a free screening to help determine an individual's risk of Peripheral Artery Disease.

Screening dates are

.Nov. 4 at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City.

.Nov. 11 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach.

.Nov. 13 at Florida Hospital DeLand.

Register early, by calling (386) 231-2229 or visit www.FHVascular.org.

PAL to host golf tournament

The Ormond Beach Police Athletic League will host its annual golf tournament, Golfing for Youth, Saturday, Nov.3, at Pelican Bay Country Club South Course. The golf tournament is the major fundraiser for the league.

All funds raised will support programs for at-risk youth. PAL programs include boys and girls basketball, after school tutoring, Do the Right Thing, participation in the Florida and National PAL's Youth Leadership Program, summer camp and other programs created to help keep children involved and off the streets. The tournament is an 18-hole scramble.

The event kicks off with a 7:30 a.m. complimentary breakfast followed by an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The luncheon, door prize give away, 50/50 drawing, and awards ceremony will be at 12:30 p.m. or as soon as the players complete their game.

For information, call (386) 676-3505.

Inaugural holiday bazaar at Daytona State College

Local artists with homemade crafts are invited to participate in the inaugural holiday bazaar at Daytona State College on Nov. 15.

Booth space is $10 (plus donation of product as raffle prize).

Vendors will be provided a space indoors with plenty of foot traffic just before the holidays.

Space is limited and vendors are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Erin Williams at Williaer@DaytonaState.edu or apply online at DaytonaState.edu/AFC

Healthy Families is accepting donations for annual yard sale

Healthy Families is now accepting donations of new and gently used items for our annual yard sale. Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at 109 Executive Circle, Daytona Beach.

All profits will go toward Christmas gifts for families in the program.

For more information, call (386) 252-4059.

Mayflower Society to meet

The Francis Cooke Colony of the Florida Mayflower Society will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Halifax River Yacht Club, 331 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.

Local author Bill Ryan of Palm Coast will be the featured speaker following the noon luncheon.

Mr. Ryan is a well-known researcher of Seminole Indian lore in Flagler County and of the Old Kings Road, which was built by the British before the American Revolutionary War to provide access into Florida from Georgia.

Guests are welcome.

To make a reservation, call (386) 314-6383.

Fall bazaar planned

The Hungarian Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at First Presbyterian Church, 620 S. Grandview Ave., Daytona Beach.

The event will benefit the new Hungarian church.

Federation observed Kristallnact

The Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties will observed Kristallnact at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Temple Beth-El, 579 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.

Kristallnact (the night of the broken glass) is when many believe the Holocaust began.

Dr. Ken Hanson, professor of the University of Central Florida Judaic Studies program will do an acting program depicting the event.

'Look Good, Feel Better' group to meet

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center will host "Look Good, Feel Better" from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5.

During this session, trained cosmetologists teach female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this group meets on the first Monday of every other month at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, 224 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach.

Registration is required. Call 1-800-227-2345 to register.

Garden Club to meet

The Ormond Beach Garden Club general membership meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach.

Refreshments are at 9:30 a.m., followed by a business meeting and presentation on "Maintaining and Winterizing Your Garden" by Amy Emmons, owner of Smilin' Sun Nursery. Visitors are welcome.

Self-pay lunch at Thai Erawan Cuisine follows the meeting.

For more information, call (386) 299-0002.

Council on Aging dementia caregiver support groups offered

The Council on Aging of Volusia County offers dementia caregiver support groups each month. The meetings are open to nonprofessional caregivers.

A support group will be held at 9:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at United Presbyterian Church, 730 Beville Road, Daytona Beach.

Respite Care is provided at all Council on Aging support groups for those in the early to mid-stage of dementia.

Use the library when it is closed

Deborah Shafer, librarian and adult program coordinator, will show residents how to use the public library 24/7 during a free workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.

She will explain how to renew items, place items on hold, access Gale Legal Forms and Medline Plus, and find journal and newspaper articles using the library's electronic databases.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.

Pet Vet Cruiser schedule slated

Volusia County's Pet Vet Cruiser offers low-cost spaying and neutering services 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 November:

.Oakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: Nov. 5, 8, 12, 19 and 27.

.Fire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach: Nov. 6 and 20.

.Rockin' Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach: Nov. 7, 14 and 28.

.John's Appliance City, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: Nov. 13 and 26.

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 www.volusia.org/petvet.

Halifax Genealogical Society to meet

The November meeting of the Halifax Genealogical Society will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8., in the Ormond Beach Library.

The speaker will be Larry Fermi. The program will be "Welcome Aboard! Passenger Lists & Those Annotations."

Mr. Fermi will present passenger list basics and where to find information. The monthly genealogical class follows the general meeting. November's topic is "Are You there? Researching U. S. Federal Censuses." Visitors are welcome.

For more information, call (386) 672-3806.

Panhellenic chapter to hold luncheon

The Daytona Beach Area Panhellenic chapter will hold its fall luncheon and silent auction at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov 10, at Oceanside Country Club at with lunch served at noon. For more information, call (386) 671-7413 to make a reservation or for more questions.

League of Women Voters to hold brunch

The League of Women Voters of Volusia County November brunch and general meeting is at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Holiday Inn at LPGA, 137 Auto Mall Circle, Daytona Beach.

Ben Wilcox will speak on "What Can We Do About the Corrupting Influence of Money in Politics?" Mr. Wilcox is a lobbyist and, as a reporter and news director of Florida Public Radio, has covered more than 24 sessions of the Legislature. He has also served as director of Common Cause Florida and is the league's Florida Legislative Lobbyist.

Attendance at brunch is not required to attend the presentation, but reservations are required by Nov. 5. The brunch will cost $15.

For reservations, call (386) 492-3898.

Community service award nominations sought

UCP/WORC is accepting nominations for the Schwartz Family Community Service Award. The award is named for Vance and Geraldine "Jerry" Schwartz, who opened the Work Oriented Rehabilitation Center in 1969.

The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a commitment and dedication to assisting people with disabilities.

The deadline to submit nominations is Dec. 15,

Nomination packets are available to download online at http://www.ucpword.org or by calling Georgeann Luxion, UCP/WORC director of relationships and development, at (386) 523-1398.

Thanksgiving dinner offered

Hope Lutheran Church will host a Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at 594 N. Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach for anyone who is alone or new families to the area and would like to join us for a complete Turkey dinner.

This is put on by the congregation members for all in our community. You do not need to make a reservation, but if you could it will help us prepare the amount of food needed.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 274-7074 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Donations needed

Community Partnership for Children is in need of business and families to adopt children for its toy drive and grant their holiday wishes.

For more information or to make a donation, call (386) 566-6935 or e-mail jolynn.deal@cbcvf.org.

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