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. Saturday, Jan. 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.
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. 22, 29 and 31
oJohn's Appliance City, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: Jan. 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.
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.
Florida gardening series continues at DeBary Hall
Learn how to bring life to a lawn and garden during a free lecture series at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.
Howard Jeffries, a master gardener with the University of Florida Volusia County Extension, will address the following topics:
o1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24: How to landscape your home,
o10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26: Basic tree care
Presentations will be in DeBary Hall's stable. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 668-3840.
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.
Cultural Council schedules workshops for grant applicants
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will conduct two workshops in January for organizations applying for a Volusia County Community Cultural Grant.
The workshops will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the third-floor conference room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach; and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the first-floor training rooms of the of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.
To be eligible, organizations must send a representative to one of the workshops.
The Community Cultural Grant provides general operating support to nonprofit organizations in Volusia County that have as their primary mission the delivery of cultural or heritage-based programs to the public. In 2012, more than $610,000 was awarded to 32 organizations.
Applications must be delivered to Volusia County's Parks, Recreation and Culture office at 202 N. Florida Ave., DeLand, by 5 p.m. April 26. In June, the Cultural Council will review and score the grant applications to provide recommendations to the Volusia County Council.
For more information, call (386) 736-5953, Ext. 15872, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author to discuss her memoir at DeBary Hall
Local author and writing instructor Betsy Evelyn Slone Summers will discuss her memoir, "Daughter of Appalachia," at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.
The book is about a time before telephones and televisions when Summers, an only child, "made do" with her imagination and the entertainment provided by nature.
Ms. Summers has a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in mental health counseling. She lives in DeLand and teaches classes in memoir writing at John Knox Village and the Gateway Center for the Arts.
Light refreshments and lemonade will be served.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 668-3840.
Flu shots available at health department
The Volusia County Health Department is offering flu vaccine 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 2012-2013 flu season vaccine becomes available in their community. Influenza seasons are unpredictable.
Flu vaccines are offered at all Volusia County Health Department locations.
The prices are as follows:
$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.