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Port Orange community notes
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Posted: 2013 Jan 11 - 06:02

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.

Port Orange City Council meetings time changes

Port Orange City Council meetings will now begin at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1000 City Center Circle. The next meeting will be Jan. 15.

Port Orange Government TV will broadcast the meeting live on Bright House cable channel 199, and video stream it on the city's web site www.port-orange.org.

For more information, call (386) 506-5522.

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.

Learn about DuCraft Boat Company

The city of Port Orange will host a lecture on the history of the DuCraft Boat Co. at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the Adult Center Annex, 3738 Halifax Drive.

In the 1950s, the DuCraft Boat Co. was a major employer in Port Orange, building a marine grade wood boat. The "WaterBug" line competed against the big boat building companies of the time. DuCraft boats were shipped across Florida and also around the country, especially the Midwest and New England. Clem Dupuis was the owner of the company and mayor of Port Orange in 1957.

For more information, call (386) 506-5522.

Library to show movie

The Port Orange Regional Library will show "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at 1005 City Center Circle.

The movie is free and open to the public.

This inspiring, magical story about a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green, who can't wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim -- and their small town of Stanleyville -- learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life's greatest gifts. Jennifer Garner stars.

For more information, call (386) 322-5152.

Experience Florida's history with Dianne Jacoby

Celebrate 500 years of Florida history with Dianne Jacoby during a free program from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

Ms. Jacoby will portray Florida's history through the personalities and life experiences of three women from different eras -- Spanish noblewoman Dona Maria de Menendez, flamboyant Sara Fish and southern belle Mary Lily Flagler.

Her presentation is part of Viva Florida 500, a year-long, statewide grassroots effort to recognize Ponce de Leon's exploration of Florida in 1513 and celebrate the state's rich heritage and diverse cultural history.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 322-5152, Ext. 28.

DAR to meet

The Sugar Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 15, at the Port Orange Christian Church at 904 Taylor Road.

Wayne Gordin, chairman of Flight 10, Volusia Honor Air, will be the speaker.

For more information, call (386) 760-9921.

Meet the authors fundraising tea set

The American Association of University Women-New Smyrna Beach Chapter will feature Charlie Carlson, author of "Weird Florida" for a fundraising tea on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Also on the program are established authors Paula Wall and Donatella Young, and non-traditional author Willa Stewart and her agent, Donna Eastman.

The program will be from 2 to 5 p.m. at Sugar Mill Country Club, 100 Clubhouse Circle, New Smyrna Beach. The cost is a $25 donation to the AAUW Scholarship Foundation. For information or tickets, call (386) 423-5278.

Grant money available

The United Way Women's Initiative of Volusia has dollars available for limited grant funding to local non-profit organizations and their programs that are either new and/or serve an unmet or under met needs of homeless women and children within the Volusia & Flagler County area. Deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Jan. 18.

An application can be found at this link:


For more information, call (386) 366-9050.

Chinese auction and luncheon planned

Port Orange Elkhearts will have their annual Chinese Auction and Luncheon at 11a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Elks Lodge, 5207 S. Ridgewood Ave. Seating is limited. Tickets are $12. For more information or to get tickets, call (386) 265-5174.

Hog roast benefits military kids

American Legion Unit 270 auxiliary of Port Orange will host "Operation Military Kids" at noon Saturday, Jan.20.

There will be a hog roast with all the trimmings for $7 and the day will also feature: jail and bail, cake walk, door prizes, horse races and much more..all proceeds will go to Military children's camp.

For more information, call (386) 788-6800.

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 and the class is 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.

Cancer support group to meet

Halifax Health American Cancer Society Man to Man Support Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. the Second Thursday of every month

In the Halifax Health Medical Center of Port Orange cafeteria, 1041 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange.

For more information, call (386) 761.7130.

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. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Grace Episcopal Church, 4110 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

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.

PAL fundraiser scheduled

The Port Orange Police Athletic League 17th annual motorcycle fundraiser is in progress.

Participants can win a 2013 Harley Davidson Street Glide or $14,000 cash.

There will also be five $200 winners. Only 3,000 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased by calling (386) 506-5877 with a Visa/Master Card or at the front desk at the Port Orange Police Department.

The drawing will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Cabbage Patch.

Winner need not be present to win.

Library collecting box tops

The Friends of the Port Orange Library are collecting Boxtops for Education and Campbell's Labels for Education UPCs at 1005 City Center Circle.

Boxtops for Education are the small pink and yellow coupons with a pencil graphic found on a variety of grocery items. Each small coupon is worth .10 cents for local schools.

Labels for Education are found on the UPCs of Campbell, Swanson, Prego, Pepperidge Farm and other products.

Points collected are totaled to provide free items for the Children's Library. You can check out labelsforeducation.com for a complete list of qualified UPCs.

UPCs and Boxtops can be dropped off any time at the Port Orange Library.

Baskets needed

The Friends of the Port Orange Library are looking for donations of empty baskets -- (gift, flower, etc., not laundry baskets). The baskets are used to make both adult and children's book gift baskets as a fundraiser. Be sure baskets are dust free and have no mildew. Baskets can be left at the circulation desk during regular business hours.

If you are interested in purchasing a gift basket, stop by the Reference Desk. All proceeds are used for supplies and free programs/movies within the Port Orange Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

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