Folk duo to perform at three libraries
The folk duo Hungrytown will perform free concerts at three public libraries in January.
Hungrytown is the musical and married duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson. They have released two acclaimed CDs, "Hungrytown" in 2008 and "Any Forgotten Thing" in 2011. Both continue to receive much airplay on folk and Americana stations worldwide. Hungrytown's music has appeared on several television shows, including the Independent Film Channel's hit series, "Portlandia."
Hungrytown will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the Deltona Amphitheater, 2150 Eustace Ave.; noon Saturday, Jan. 12, at VIA Hall, which is next to the Oak Hill Public Library, at 126 E. Halifax Ave.; and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Dickinson Hall, which is next to the Orange City Public Library, 148 Albertus Way.
The concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Christmas tree collection in unincorporated areas
Christmas trees will be picked up on regularly scheduled yard-waste collection days in the unincorporated areas of Volusia County.
Residents are asked to remove tinsel, ornaments and nails and place the trees on the curb by 6 a.m.
The trees will be ground into mulch with normal yard debris. Free mulch is available to residents year-round at:
oTomoka Landfill, 1990 Tomoka Farms Road, Port Orange,
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
oWest Volusia Transfer Station, 3151 E. State Road 44, DeLand,
7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
For more information, call (386) 943-7889 or visit volusia.org/recycle.
Fundraiser planned for kids
Ruby Tuesday is conducting its community gives back program on Friday, Jan. 4.
Present a flyer and 20 percent of your purchase will be donated to Take Stock in Children.
Participating locations are:
o1808 International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
o2695 N. Atlantic Ave., Bellaire Plaza, Daytona Beach
o1212 Saxon Blvd. Orange City.
To obtain a flyer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Low-cost pet shot clinic offered
There will be a low- cost pet shot clinic sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 at Orange City Dog Park, S. Leavitt Ave. and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Save a Lot Plaza 1382 Howland Blvd., Deltona.
Proceeds benefit abandoned animals, donations of dry dog and cat food may be brought to these clinics.
All vaccinations are administered by a licensed veterinarian, the clinic is licensed and permitted. Cash only for the shots. For more information, call (386) 748-8993.
Ride the rail trail
Volusia County's Environmental Management Division invites you to "bike-about on the rail trail" from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4.
Experience nature as you bicycle the first segment of the East Central Regional Rail Trail, beginning at the Green Springs Park trailhead, 994 Enterprise-Osteen Road, Enterprise. Participants will bicycle the paved trail 5.7 miles to State Road 415 and back. Bike helmets are required.
Get guided through the preserve
Take a guided hike through Wiregrass Prairie Preserve from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5.
Volusia County's Environmental Management Division invites you to take a three-mile hike to experience the conservation land and learn about the plants and animals that live there. Meet at the preserve's entrance, 1751 Lopez Road, Osteen.
Flu shots available at health department
The Volusia County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at its health centers in Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach and Deltona.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people get vaccinated against influenza as soon as the 2012-2013 flu season vaccine becomes available in their community.
The prices are $25 for flu, $45 for high-dose flu zone (65 and older) and $65 for pneumonia. Medicare Part B, non-HMO, is accepted.
Health Department locations are:
oDaytona Beach, 1845 Holsonback Drive
oNew Smyrna Beach, 7171 W. Canal St.
oDeLand, 935 N. Spring Garden Ave.
oDeltona- 3151 Howland Blvd.
For more information, visit volusiahealth.com.
League of Women Voters meeting Jan. 12
The League of Women Voters, Volusia County, will meet at noon Saturday Jan. 12, at the Holiday Inn LPGA, 137 Auto Mall Circle, Daytona Beach.
The speaker will be Dr. Risdon Slate, criminology professor at Florida Southern College. He will speak about "The Need for Considering Alternatives to Incarceration."
Luncheon cost is $15.00. The public is welcome to attend, but reservations are required. Call (386) 255-0785 for more information.
District plans tree seedling sale
The Volusia Soil and Water Conservation District will conduct its 28th annual tree seedling sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 12 and 19, at the Volusia County Fairgrounds.
Available seedlings include flatwoods plums, southern red cedar, live oak, shumard oak, laurel oak, wax myrtle, river birch, flowering dogwood, yellow poplar, red bud, bald cypress, fringe tree, southern sugar maple, ash magnolia, sweet gum, winged elm, Chickasaw plum, ginkgo, sycamore, beauty berry, American snowbell, persimmon, Walter's viburnum, button bush, sweet bay magnolia and spice bush.
Trees sell for $2 each for orders of 10 or more, and $3 each for less than 10.
Pre-orders are accepted for 10 or more trees by Jan. 4. To place a pre-order, visit http://volusia.org/services/community-services/extension/4h/4h-events.stml or call the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension at 386-822-5778.
Proceeds will benefit Volusia County 4-H and conservation projects in Volusia County.
Pet Vet Cruiser announces January schedule
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 January:
oOakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: Jan. 8, 15, 17, 22, 29 and 31
oJohn's Appliance City, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: Jan. 7, 14 and 28
Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 626-6643.
For more information, visit volusia.org/petvet.
Environmental center plans guided hikes, educational programs
Lyonia Environmental Center will feature guided hikes and programs about manatees, birds and the night sky in January. With the exception of the nature photography workshops, all programs are free.
o Scrub strolls: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Monday and Friday. Join LEC staff for guided hikes of Lyonia Preserve. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes, bring water, and be prepared to hike on unpaved sugar-sand trails.
oTiny trekkers-manatees: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 5. Children ages 2 through 5 can read a book about manatees, take a hike and make a craft during this program sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center.
oGuided hike: 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6. Learn about the importance of scrub habitat and the wildlife that lives there during this guided hike of Lyonia Preserve.
oMigratory bird hike: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. Observe some of the migratory birds that make a pit stop in Volusia County. Bring your camera and binoculars. Meet at Lake Ashby Park, 4150 Boy Scout Road, New Smyrna Beach.
oFive-star trails: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Sandra Friends, author of 18 Florida guidebooks, will lead a 2.1-mile hike through Lyonia Preserve at 10 a.m. and discuss her new book, "Five-Star Trails-Orlando," in the LEC classrooms at 2 p.m. Participants can break for lunch on their own at 1 p.m.
oFamily game day: 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. Bring the whole family to the LEC to play Birdopoly, Earthopoly, Bug Bingo and Reptile Bingo. Families can also work on puzzles, investigate specimens under a microscope, and meet the center's resident hedgehog and albino corn snake.
Reservations are required and may be made by calling (386) 789-7207, Ext. 253.
Lyonia Environmental Center is at 2150 Eustace Ave. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For updates on what's happening at the LEC, visit www.lyoniapreserve.com.
Driver safety class slated
An AARP driver safety class for seniors will be conducted from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Jan. 15, and Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Deltona Senior Center, 980 Lakeshores Drive, Deltona.
Cost is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Reservations with instructors are required.
To register, call (386) 314-1798.
Hike the preserve
Volusia County's Environmental Management Division invites you to take a guided hike of Hickory Bluff Preserve from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.
Explore Hickory Bluff Preserve, the jewel of Volusia conservation Lands. Hikers will walk the shoreline of a natural section of the St. Johns River and experience diverse Florida habitats, including pine flatwoods, xeric oak hammock, cypress dome and swamp. Meet at 598 Guise Road, Osteen.
Caregiver support groups offered
The Council on Aging of Volusia County will host a dementia caregiver support group for nonprofessional caregivers at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Orange City United Methodist Church, 396 University Ave,
Respite Care is provided at all Council on Aging support groups for those in the early to mid-stage of dementia. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 253-4700, Ext. 204.