The City of Port Orange has delayed October utility bills to ensure accuracy.
A review of the entire utility billing system has been underway related to the recent utility issues.
Because of the delay, payment due dates have been extended.
Any questions can be directed to the customer service department at (386) 506-5720.
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, a bake sale, books, raffles, jewelry, quilts and handcrafted items.
For more information, call 760-3271.
Learn about Jacob Brothers Dairy
The Port Orange's monthly history lecture series will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Adult Activity Center Annex, 3738 Halifax Drive.
The lecture will discuss the Jacobs Brothers' Dairy.
The dairy was operated by brothers Jake and Cecil Jacobs from the 1940s into the 1980s. Learn about their famous business partner and how Jake became known as the "last milkman."
For more information, call (386) 506-5522 or email email@example.com.
Art show slated
The Art Guild of Ponce Inlet will host its Fine Art Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Ponce Inlet Community Center, 4670 S. Peninsula Drive.
The show features original works of art, all created by Guild members.
Admission is free.
A Volusia County Petanque Club is forming. Petanque is the French version of Bocce Ball that does not require formal courts.
People interested in participating should meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, near the pavilion in the picnic area at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.
Instruction for beginners and boules provided.
For more information call (386) 760-3031 or e-mail Bill@gerardbenton.com.
Pet shot clinic planned
A low-cost pet shot clinic will be from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 10, at Bit Bucket Computers, 4082 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.
All cats must be in a carrier and dogs must be on a leash. A donation of pet food would be greatly appreciated.
For more information, call (386) 760-6330 or visit www.ccfaw.org.
Korean War Veterans Day location change
The U.S. Department of Defense, Certificate of Appreciation for Korean War Veterans presentation has been changed from VFW Post 3282 to the Port Orange Amphitheatre on City Center Circle at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.
An overwhelming response from Korean Veterans wishing to participate required a larger venue than the VFW Barden Hall could accommodate. This move will provide space for more veterans and their families, which now number more than 150 veterans, widows and next of kin recipients. Family members are also invited to share the occasion with their honored veteran.
Additional Korean Veterans may attend and pick up an application for a certificate to be presented at a later date.
For more information, call (386) 323-6401.
Veteran's Day service scheduled
The town of Ponce Inlet will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Ponce Inlet Veteran's Memorial , 4931 S. Peninsula Drive.
A salute to all veterans
Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church will hold a salute to all veterans at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at 4675 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Featuring Tim Murphy on piano and Daniel Weimer on organ.
This concert is free and open to the public.
For more information, call (386) 788-6144.
Veterans Day ceremony
VFW Post 3282 Honor Guard will host a Veterans Day observance on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the post at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd.
It will begin shortly after special Korean War commemoration Port Orange City Center.
There will be a dinner of sliced, smoked pork with barbecue sauce, homemade potato salad and baked beans from 1-6 p.m. with a suggested donation of $5.
There will be music provided all afternoon with a special raffle for veterans. Each veteran participating in the dinner will be given a ticket for a drawing to consist of 18 individual prizes.
Proceeds from this dinner will be going to veterans assistance programs.
For more information, call (386) 761-7217.
Actress to portray author Rawlings at library
Journey back in time to Cross Creek in the 1930s, when author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings became fascinated with rural Florida and wrote her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, "The Yearling."
Karen DeVos, a retired school librarian, will transform herself into the beloved author using vintage clothes, props and a "Cracker" dialect at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.
Ms. DeVos incorporates monologues, memorabilia, background information and readings from Rawlings' texts. She'll talk about hunting alligators, making moonshine and using her $1,000 Pulitzer Prize to buy fertilizer for her orange groves.
Rawlings, who died in 1953, wrote 10 books and 26 short stories. Her Cross Creek home in Alachua County is now the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park.
Reservations are not required.
For more information, call (386) 322-5152.
Learn self defense
A free Simple Self Defense for Women Workshop will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, and 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Westminster by the Sea Presbyterian Church, 3221 S. Peninsula Drive, Daytona Beach Shores.
Simple Self Defense for Women takes a unique approach to self-defense. It is designed specifically for women ages 9 to 91 who want to know how to simply escape an attack, not stay and fight.
For more information, call (386) 295-2043 or visit www.SimpleSelfDefenseforWomen.com.
Food drive planned
The Town of Ponce Inlet
will participate in "Hearts of Ponce Inlet," a food and dry goods drive for soldiers, neighbors in need and four- legged friends, along with a toy drive for children of all ages from Nov. 1 until Dec. 17.
Items for donation may be dropped off in Ponce Inlet at:
.Town Hall, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri., 4300 S. Atlantic Ave.
.Police Department 8 a.m.-8 p.m., everyday, 4301 S. Peninsula Drive
.Fire Department, 4680 S. Peninsula Drive
.Community Center when open, 4670 S. Peninsula Drive.
Non-perishable food items, pet food and new and unwrapped toys will be accepted.
Port Orange library offers free computer classes
The Volusia County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board will be conducting a public hearing from 11:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov.14, at the Volusia County Mobility Management Center (Votran), 950 Big Tree Road, South Daytona.
For more information, call (386) 756-7496, Ext. 4123.
A 50 and older singles social potluck lunch will be at noon, Friday, Nov. 16, at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road. Participants should bring a dish to share and bring their own beverage.
If you are unable to bring a dish, you are still welcome to attend.
For more information, call (386) 322-3070.
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.
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.
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.
Help a senior during the holidays
Council on Aging is looking for community partners to assist in making the holiday season brighter for its senior clients. Three events are planned for the holiday season:
Holiday Food Drive Oct. 1- Nov.12 - Help supply a holiday meal for COA senior clients by filling a tote bag with suggested food items from a COA provided list.
Angel Tree Initiative Nov. 1 - Dec. 7 - Grant the Christmas wishes of a COA senior client. Paper angel ornaments provide "wish list" items.
Santa for Seniors Dec. 6 - Provide gifts of cash, gift cards, or new upwrapped gifts for COA senior clients.
Drop off locations at the following Lohman Funeral Homes on Thursday, Dec. 6. Santa's volunteers will be at each drop off location from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m:
Lohman Funeral Home DeLand, 935 East New York Ave., DeLand
Lohman Funeral Home Ormond, 733 West Granada Blvd., Ormond
Cardwell Funeral Home, 3571 South Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange
Lohman Funeral Home, 1681 Providence Blvd., Deltona
For more information, call (386)_253.4700 Ext. 250 or email email@example.com
CPR class offered
There will be an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 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.
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.
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:
.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.
Port Orange library launches 'Stack Up!' food drive
The Port Orange Regional Library is collecting food and toiletries as part of its participation in the annual "Stack Up!" event.
Residents may drop off items until Nov. 15 at 1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange. Items needed include nonperishable food, shampoo and conditioner, bath soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes and dental floss, hand cream, laundry detergent and softener, baby food and formula, diapers, and dog and cat food.
Donations will be given to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for use in Thanksgiving baskets that will be given to needy families in Port Orange.
The "Stack Up!" event, in which adults and children may up-stack and down-stack specially designed cups, will run from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the library. The activity is part of the seventh annual World Sport Stacking Association "Stack Up!" which is sanctioned by the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Ponce Inlet Historic and Archaeological Preservation Board will host an Our Town Talks at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 4300 S. Atlantic Ave., Ponce Inlet.
Dr. Jim Cunningham, a professor of literature at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will present "Stephen Crane: Fact, Fiction and Film."
For more information, call (386) 236-2181.
Railroad employees to meet
National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Duff's Original Buffet at 2400 South Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona.
For more information, call (386) 428-9848 or (386)767-9086.
BPW/Halifax November meeting announcement
For its November meeting, the Halifax Business & Professional Women's Club will host "A No Whining, Only Wine'ing" event on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Wine Bank and Vault, 3510 S. Nova Road, Port Orange.
Networking begins at 5:30
p.m. followed by a wine tasting with hors d'oeuvres. Cost is $18.
In conjunction with this event, a collection for Halifax Urban Ministries and The Star Shelter will be taken. Those attending are invited to bring infant or baby items including diapers, blankets, clothing, baby food, formula, toiletries and toys. No wrapping required.
Reservations are required by Sunday, Nov. 11.
To make a reservation, call (386)290-8780 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maine social group to meet
The social group "Maine Connection II" will meet at noon, Monday, Nov. 19, at Duff's Buffet, 2400 S Ridgewood Ave.
It's a group for all who have connections to the great state of Maine, including snowbirds, family ties and former residents.
There are no dues or formal membership requirements.
For more information, call (386) 236-9681 or email email@example.com.
Kids can receive a postcard from Santa
Santa is making his list and checking it twice at Volusia County's Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.
As part of an annual tradition, recreation employees will send personalized postcards from Santa to children up to age 11.
Parents can have their children added to Santa's mailing list by emailing the child's name, address and ZIP code to firstname.lastname@example.org, calling (386) 736-5953 or faxing (386) 943-7012.
Requests will be accepted through Dec. 9.
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.
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.