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 Lake Helen 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. The public is welcome to attend, but reservations are required. Call (386) 255-0785 for more information.
Become a tax preparer
Volunteer to become a certified tax preparer.
Classes are being held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, and Friday, Jan. 18.
Classes will be at the United Way, 3747 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
A class for Stetson University students only will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Lynn Business Building, No. 318, in DeLand.
A one-day re-certification class will be offered for returning volunteers. Class times are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, or Saturday, Jan. 26.
To register or for more information, visit liveunitedinvolusiaflagler.org or call (386) 366-9048.
MDA bowl-a-thon planned
The Muscular Dystrophy Association will hold its fifth annual "Deliver the Cure" bowl-a-thon at noon Sunday Jan. 13, at Sunshine Bowling Center, 595 E. International Speedway Blvd., DeLand.
Tickets are $15 per person and include bowling and shoes.
The event is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers.
For more information, call (386) 801-6515 and (386) 334-7715.
Viva 500 quilts to be displayed in county rotunda
Library patrons made history -- literally -- by creating five quilts that celebrate Viva Florida 500 and Florida's rich heritage and diverse cultural history. Each quilt has 100 squares that were the creative talent of local residents from ages 6 to 80. Subjects range from flamingo pride to Ponce de Leon's landing 500 years ago.
The quilts will be displayed Jan. 9-25 in the rotunda of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.
Viva Florida 500 is a year-long, statewide grassroots effort to recognize Ponce de Leon's exploration and celebrate Florida's cultural history. Residents are meeting across the state to plan projects and activities to recognize the anniversary.
For more information about the quilts, call (386) 248-1745, Ext. 11213.
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.
Haven Hospice is seeking volunteers for the DeLand office.
Administrative volunteers provide support by preparing information and support materials for mailings, trainings and events; data entry; printing and copying; and answering and making phone calls.
Outreach volunteers represent and share Haven Hospice's mission and information at various community events in the DeLand area.
Patient/caregiver volunteers provide intermittent practical and emotional support to Haven families and patients facing life limiting illness and death.
All volunteers must attend a three-hour orientation at the DeLand office. The next orientation is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 19.
Volunteers interested in working with families, will need to complete a seven-hour patient/caregiver training, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28. Along with the three- hour orientation class on Saturday, Jan 19.
To start the application process, call (386) 734-7600 or log onto www.havenhospice.org/volunteer.
Jubilee celebration begins
The first event of the 125th jubilee celebration for the city of Lake Helen will be a Run, Walk and Waddle at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, around Lake Helen. The event will start at Royal Park, 129 Royal Park Road.
Proceeds from the event will benefit several Lake Helen building projects.
Sponsor forms are available at City Hall, Portias, Papas, Thrifty Nickle, Lake Helen Museum and Market in the Park.
DeLand library offers e-reader workshops Jan.18
Learn how to download free library e-books, audio books and music onto your e-reader during free workshops at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.
The hour-long workshops will focus on Nooks and Nook Tablets at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18; and iPads and Android Tablets at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 18. Laptops are welcomed at all classes.
Librarians Char Purdy and Susan Fichter will give overviews of e-readers, explain how to borrow library books, and offer one-on-one assistance.
Participants are asked to bring fully charged e-readers or laptops. Kindle and Kindle Fire owners should also bring their Amazon.com account ID and password. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the library.
Registration is required and may be made by calling (386) 822-6430, Ext. 115 or 116.
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.
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. 15, 17, 22, 29 and 31
oJohn's Appliance City, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: Jan. 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.