Deltona library offers computer classes in English and Spanish
The Deltona Regional Library will offer a free resume writing and job-hunting class from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 28. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 789-7207, Ext. 236.
Deltona kicks off second annual 'Gift of Food' community drive
The City of Deltona is accepting donations of non-perishable food items. These items will be distributed among a network of organizations in the community to provide for those in need this holiday season.
For your convenience, you can drop off donations at the following locations:
oCity Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd.
oDeltona Community Center, 980 Lakeshore Drive.
oDeltona Water, 255 Enterprise Road.
oFire Station No. 61, 1685 Providence Blvd.
oFire Station No. 65, 2983 Howland Blvd.
oWes Crile Park, 1537 Norbert Terrace.
oHarris Saxon Community Center, 2329 California St.
Donations will be accepted through Dec. 14.
Teens can watch free flicks at Deltona Regional Library
Teens can watch free blockbusters in the Deltona Regional Library auditorium at 3:15 p.m. on upcoming Wednesdays:
oNov. 28: Step-Up Revolution
oDec. 5: Men in Black 3
oDec. 12: The Dark Knight Rises
The films are rated PG-13, and attendees must be 13 or older. Moviegoers may bring snacks and beverages.
The library is open seven days a week at 2150 Eustace Ave. For more information, call (386) 789-7207.
Lyonia Environmental Center plans Sunday programs
Lyonia Environmental Center is expanding its schedule by adding educational and entertaining programs on Sundays.
Upcoming programs include:
oHow well do you know me? 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 25, at 2150 Eustace Ave. Deltona. Play a game with the staff and meet the resident hedgehog and corn snake. Participants will also learn about Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, raccoons, wild turkeys and bobcats during this free program.
oRecycling rocks -- holiday style: 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2. Make an ornament with recycled materials during this festive activity. Hot apple cider will be served. The fee is $3 per person.
o Family game day: 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 9. Play board games like Bug Bingo, work on puzzles, investigate specimens under a microscope, and get up close and personal with a hedgehog and albino corn snake. This program is free.
oHoliday parade scrub stroll: 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 16. Dress up in holiday attire and take a guided hike through Lyonia Preserve to look for signs of wildlife, investigate scrub plants, and learn what makes the scrub habitat so special. This program is free.
oPopcorn and a movie: 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 23 -- Learn about the Floridan Aquifer as you watch a free showing of "Water's Journey -- The Hidden Rivers of Florida," which brings to light an impending international crisis. Popcorn is free. Moviegoers can purchase bottled water, candy and chips.
Reservations are requested and may be made by calling (386) 789-7207.
For updates on what's happening at the LEC, visit www.lyoniapreserve.com.
Decorate Your Home for DeltonaTV
The city of Deltona is inviting its residents to send in a picture of their homes that are decorated for the holiday season.
These pictures will be part of the third annual Deltona Holiday Parade of Homes, a photo montage that will air on DeltonaTV/Bright House Cable Channel 199, and be showcased on the City website -- www.deltonafl.gov -- throughout the holidays.
Starting Nov. 26, residents who live in Deltona can send pictures of their "holiday house" to these e-mail addresses: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We also ask if the residents could include their name and address, or the area where they live in Deltona. All of the submitted pictures will be reviewed and those selected will be broadcast during the Community Calendar segments of the DTV schedule, and can be seen on a special page on the city website. Anderson's Ace Hardware is joining the city for this holiday event, and is providing a gift certificate for the winning household.
A Zumbathon will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at University High School, 1000 W. Rhode Island Ave., Orange City.
There will be 11 local instructors and a special guest coming from Georgia.
General admission is
$20 along with a donation of a non-perishable food item.
Please ensure food donations are not expired.
Admission includes day care for children 5 to 12 years old.
There will be food and drinks provided to the children as well as arts, crafts and face painting.
Proceeds raised will be used to help three needy families have a special holiday.
The three families have been chosen by "The Neighborhood Center," at 434 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Learn how to download free e-books
E-readers are all the rage these days, but many people aren't using them to their full advantage. Did you know you can download free library e-books, audio books and music onto your e-reader?
Learn how to get started during free 90-minute workshops at two West Volusia libraries.
o The Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., will offer classes on Nooks at 1 p.m. and Kindles at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27.
o The DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd., will focus on Nooks at 1 p.m. and Kindles at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Participants are asked to bring fully charged e-readers and laptops. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the library.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call the Deltona library at (386) 789-7207 or the DeBary library at (386) 668-3835.
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 e-mailing the child's name, address and ZIP code to email@example.com, calling (386) 736-5953 or faxing (386) 943-7012. Requests will be accepted through Dec. 9.
Deltona library to host holiday fair Dec. 1
The Friends of the Library will host a holiday book and craft sale at the Deltona Regional Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.
Crafters are invited to purchase a table for $25.
For more information, call (386) 574-9376.
Arts and craft fair scheduled
Lake Helen's Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival in the Park will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at 493 S. Lakeview Drive, Blake Park, Lake Helen. Admission is free.
Art and Craft vendors welcome. For more information, call (386) 228-9957.