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.
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.
Party benefits Marine Discovery Center
The Marine Discovery Center will host its eighth annual NFL Playoff Tailgate'n Party Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Brannon Center, New Smyrna Beach.
Tickets include a complimentary buffet prepared by 12 of the leading restaurants in New Smyrna Beach, two complimentary draft beers and the opportunity to visit the beer tasting table and sample premium brews. Participants will be automatically entered in a drawing to win one of four door prizes or take a chance at a 50/50 raffle. There will be four, large-screen TVs to watch the NFL playoff game and this year a feature is a silent auction of tickets to Disney World, SeaWorld, weekend getaways, gift baskets, theater tickets, bikes and boards.
Advanced tickets are $25 or reserve a table of eight for $160 (advance payment required).
All proceeds for this event support the Marine Discovery Center's education programs and its mission to preserve and protect the Indian River lagoon. Donations are tax deductible.
For reservations call the Marine Discovery Center at (386) 428-4828.
Tickets may be purchased online at marinediscoverycenter.eventbrite.com.
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.
Southeast Volusia Audubon Society to meet
Southeast Volusia Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 16, at the Edgewater public Library 103 Indian River Blvd.
Guest speaker will be Wildlife Biologist Becky Bolt a subcontractor for NASA will talk about Florida Land Turtles.
A Field trip to Merritt Island Natural Wildlife Refuge is planned for Jan.18.
For information, visit sevolusiaaudubon.org.
Genealogical Society to meet
The Genealogical Society of Southeast Volusia County will meet 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 South Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach.
The meeting is open to the public.
History buff and Civil War Reenactor John Higgins of Ormond-by-the-Sea will speak on Medical Instruments and Battlefield Medicine of the Civil War. His collection of medical instruments will be on display.
Volunteers are available from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday afternoons in the library to help with research.
For more information, call (386) 428-2507.
NSB library offers free computer classes
Adults can expand their computer knowledge with free classes at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
oComputer basics: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. This lecture-based course for beginners will address terminology, the physical components of a computer, and Internet searching tips.
oE-mail and attachments: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23. Learn the basics of email, from getting a free address to composing messages and adding pictures and documents.
The classes will be in the library's auditorium. Registration is required and may be made by calling 386-424-2910, ext. 104, or stopping by the reference desk.
Historical society sets annual dinner
The Southeast Volusia Historical Society will have its annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Sugar Mill Country Club, 100 Clubhouse Circle, New Smyrna Beach.
The speaker will be Dr. Rachel K. Wentz, regional director of The Florida Public Archaeology Network. Dr. Wentz is the author of "Life and Death at Windover," a mortuary pond in Titusville that contained burials from time predating the pyramids of Egypt.
The reservation deadline is Jan. 14. The cost is $30 per person. For reservations, call (386) 478-0052.
Dog dash benefits humane society
The Southeast Volusia Humane Society will sponsor its fifth annual "Go Dog Go 5k run, half-mile dog dash and half-mile dog walk on Saturday, Jan. 19.
The event will start at 8 a.m. with the 5k run in the parking lot of Norwood's Restaurant, 400 E. 2nd Ave. (South Causeway), New Smyrna Beach.
The half-mile dog dash and half-mile dog walk will begin at about 8:45 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded for all categories and proceeds benefit the Southeast Volusia Humane Society. There will be door prizes, raffles and awards.
For more information or information about being a sponsor of this event call (386) 428-9860 or visit the website at sevhumanesociety.org
The New Smyrna Beach Parks and Recreation Department is conducting beginning and intermediate line dance classes.
Male participants are needed.
Classes are offered by the New Smyrna Beach Parks and Recreation Dept. -- three times per week -- two different locations.
Contact NSBDanceMoves@aol.com or Visit www.nsbdancemoves.com for more detailed information.
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.
Nominations sought for historic preservation award
The Historic New Smyrna Beach Preservation Commission is accepting nominations for the 2013 Donnadine Miller Memorial Historic Preservation Award.
Buildings at least 50 years old or sites associated with a historic event are eligible.
The nomination deadline is Jan. 31.
Past winners include the Night Swan Bed and Breakfast and 601 Faulkner Street. Winners of the 2013 awards will be presented a bronze plaque at a March City Commission meeting.
In 2009, the award program was renamed in memory of Donnadine Miller, who was an active volunteer and member of the community.
Applications are available at City Hall, 210 Sams Ave., the New Smyrna Museum of History, 201 Sams Avenue, and online at www.cityofnsb.com.
For more information, call (386) 424-2138.
Chowder festival slated in New Smyrna
The New Smyrna Beach Chowder Festival will take over Flagler Avenue from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.
Featuring more than 20 chowders, the progressive chowder cook-off will take place inside sponsor locations along the avenue. The event is co-sponsored by the Flagler Avenue Merchants and the New Smyrna Beach Moose Lodge and benefits the Florida Sheriff's Youth Camp in Barberville.
For more information, visit partyonflagler.com
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.