Ask the nurse
Bishop's Glen Retirement Community will host its Learning, Living & Laughing Series at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at 900 LPGA Blvd., Holly Hill.
The topic will be "Ask the Nurse." The speaker will be Cathy Dickinson, clinical supervisor for MEDI home Health.
All events are free. For more information, call (386) 226-9110.
Garden Club to meet
The South Peninsula Garden Club will meet on Friday, Feb. 8, at the
Finney Memorial Garden Center, 837 N. Oleander Ave, Daytona Beach.
Kevin Bagwell, owner of Full Moon Natives, will present a program "Butterflies and Hummingbirds."
Social time will be at 9:30 a.m. followed by the program and meeting. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (386) 428-0300.
Safe boating class scheduled
A February safe boating class will be Saturdays, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16, at the Halifax River Yacht Club, 331 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.
Consisting of two Saturday classes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and taught by the non-profit Daytona Beach Sail and Power Squadron, materials cost $40.
The American Boating Course is the standard for anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge of safe boating.
To make a reservation, call (386) 795-7536.
Rummage sale planned
The Fraternal Order of Eagles will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at 933 Beville Road, Suite 102F, Daytona Beach.
All proceeds to benefit local Eagle charities in the community.
Donations are needed.
For more information, call (386) 898-3585 or drop off at Eagles Club.
Event benefits animals
A Hearts for Paws family event, benefiting the Halifax Humane Society, will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2010 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.
There is no entry fee, but a donation of pet food would be appreciated.
At 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., there will be a blessing of pets. Also, there will be dog paw art, an obstacle course, face painting, prizes, food and drinks, and a raffle.
A Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals vet will offer discounts on shots, meds and nail trimming.
For more information, call (386) 672-2048.
Race benefits elementary school
The second annual Tomoka Brave, Strong & Healthy 5K Run/Walk will be on Saturday, Feb.9, in Ormond Beach.
Presented by Reunion Bank of Florida, the race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. Registration opens at 7:15 a.m.
A fundraiser to benefit students attending Tomoka Elementary School in Ormond Beach, the race, which takes place along the scenic Halifax River, will be professionally chip-timed.
An awards ceremony will immediately follow the race. Refreshments will be made available for participants.
To register, go to www.RaceSmith.com. The entry fee is $25 through Feb. 8 and $30 on race day. Participants can designate that $5 of their entry fee be awarded to their school's Parent Teacher Association. Goodie bags and event T-shirts will be available to the first 300 pre-registered participants.
Additional information is available at tomokapta.org.
Sweetheart Ball planned
Tickets to the 11th Annual Sweetheart Ball, hosted by the Junior League of Daytona Beach, are now on sale.
This year's event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb 9, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 101 N. Atlantic in Daytona Beach.
The annual father/daughter formal dinner dance is a signature fundraiser for the Junior League with proceeds benefiting community projects.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.jldb.org or by calling the League office at (386) 253-1756.
League of Women Voters to meet
The League of Women Voters Volusia County will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Holiday Inn LPGA, 137 Auto Mall Circle, Daytona Beach.
The guest speaker will be journalist Dinah Voyles Pulver, winner of Florida's highest honor for environmental writing, The Waldo Proffit Award. She will speak about "Environmental Issues For 2013."
Breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. and will cost $15.
The public is welcome to attend, but reservations are required. For more information, call (386) 492-3898.
For membership information, e-mail www.LWVVC.org
AARP to meet
AARP's chapter 1057 will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road, Ormond Beach.
For details, call (386) 441-5642.
Flood plain to be discussed
The staff from Volusia County's Emergency Management Division and the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council will discuss the county's proposed floodplain management plan during two public meetings.
The first meeting will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach
The second meeting will be 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Volusia County Historic Courthouse, 125 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.
The public is invited to listen to the presentations, review the plan and provide feedback.
Reservations are not required. For more information, visit www.ecfrpc.org or call (407) 262-7772.
Caregiver support class offered
The Council on Aging Dementia Services will host a Caregiver Support Group at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at United Presbyterian Church, 730 Beville Road, Daytona Beach.
A group will also meet at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at
Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 600 S. Nova Road
Respite Care is provided at all Council on Aging support groups for those in the early to mid-stage of dementia.
For more information, call (386) 253-4700, Ext. 204.
Master gardener to offer rose tending tips Feb. 13
Master gardener Pat LeClaire will present "Tending your roses" from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the auditorium of the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
Ms. LeClaire, a master gardener with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will explain how to grow beautiful, low-maintenance roses in your Florida flower garden.
Reservations are not required for this free program. For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.
Genealogical society to meet
The Halifax Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium, 30 S. Beach St.
The speaker will be Ann Staley, a highly respected and knowledgeable genealogist. She will share hints to help break through those brick walls.
The monthly genealogical class follows the general meeting. February's topic is "All Rise! Researching at the County Courthouse."
Visitors are welcome. For more information, call (386) 672-3806.
Race Against Cardiovascular Disease Symposium planned
The second annual Race Against Cardiovascular Disease Symposium will be from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Daytona International Speedway
Velocitorium and Coca-Cola Theatre, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
For more information about the symposium, visit halifaxhealth.org/cvsymposium or call (877) 842-4329.
Low-cost pet clinic slated
A low-cost pet shot clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Ormond Beach Police Dept., 170 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach,
All cats must be in a carrier and dogs must be on a leash.
A donation of pet food would be appreciated.
For more information, call (386) 760-6330, (386) 316-8103 or (386) 760-2324 or visit www.ccfaw.org
Poker tournament scheduled
The Mental Health America Charity poker tournament will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the
Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker Room.
There is a guaranteed $1,500 to first place. A buffet lunch will be provided to all players, and all players eligible for special prizes and raffles.
Mental Health America of East Central Florida has been a part of the social service network in the East Central Florida community since 1950.
For more information or information on becoming a sponsor, call (386) 252-5785.
Daytona Beach library to show classic movies
Do you enjoy the classic movie channel? Then you'll love "Ben's Essentials," a classic film series beginning Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island.
At 2 p.m. every Tuesday, the library will show a free classic movie from the '20s, '30s, '40s or '50s. Benin Trotter, a circulation library assistant and recent film school graduate, will explain why each movie was selected, describe interesting facts about the movie, and point out things to look for.
The debut movie will be "Casablanca."
For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.
Breast Cancer Support Group
When the diagnosis of breast cancer is given, patients may be in need of information, resources and support to meet the challenges they face.
Those diagnosed with breast cancer are invited to join other patients and survivors from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, for support and encouragement.
The group meets on the second Monday of every month at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, located at 224 Memorial Medical Parkway in Daytona Beach.
Registration is not required. For more information, call (386) 231-4000.
Classical guitarist to perform at Ormond Beach library
Michael Anthony Nigro, a classical guitarist and music instructor, will perform at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
Mr. Nigro has been playing the guitar since age 12 and has a master's degree in music from California State University, Fullerton. He has released five CDs and teaches classical guitar at the University of Southern California.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 676-4191, Ext. 100.
Daytona Beach library plans e-reader class Feb. 13
If you're part of the e-reader revolution, stop by the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island for a free introductory class at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 105 E Magnolia Ave..
Librarians will explain how to download free library books onto a Kindle, Nook, mobile phone or tablet.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16154.
Ormond library to host 'Valentine's Tea' Feb. 12
Joyce Harris of Herbal Gourmet Herbs and Tea will present a "Valentine's Tea" at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
Ms. Harris, a certified tea specialist, will provide an overview of blending for fun and flavor.
Advance registration is required by Feb. 8 and may be made by calling (386) 676-4191, Ext. 100.
Driver safety class planned
An AARP Driver Safety Class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 12, and Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 548 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
Class is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Reservations with instructors are required. For more information, call (386) 451-7453.
Diabetes support group to meet
The Diabetes Support Group at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is open to those who have diabetes and their caregivers.
The group will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the eighth-floor classroom at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, 301 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach.
This group is free to attend and regularly meets on the second Thursday of each month.
Registration is not required. For more information, call (386) 231-3178.
Bariatrics group will meet
East Coast Bariatrics at Halifax Health will host a free information session at 6 p.m. each Thursday at
Halifax Health Medical Center France Tower, 303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Reserved seating only. For more information, call (386) 238-3205.
Chaplains will be honored
As part of the Four Chaplains Memorial week, at 2:30 pm, on Sunday, Feb 10, at the DAV Chapter, 605 Eighth St, Holly Hill, Chapel Director Larry Babitts of Ormond Beach will present the prestigious "Bronze Medallion of the Legion of Honor" to three local clergymen, including Rabbi Howard Schwartz, Chaplain of the Haven Hospice, DeLand. Two other local citizens will receive the title "Humanitarian of the Chapel" and three others will be named to and listed on the Chapel's rolls as "Legionnaires of the Chapel."
These awards are presented to selected citizens for their lifetimes of selfless service to their communities, the state or the nation.
This event is open to the public.
For more information, call (386) 265-5084.
'No broken hearts' at this party
God's Little Angels is planning a party for an area assisted living facility on Thursday, Feb. 14, said Mary Barrs, founder of the organization. The residents will get lunch, music for dancing and door prizes.
Barrs group also plans to provide entertainment to 30 or 35 people who have lost their spouse.
For donations of toiletries, towels and other gift items, call (386) 253-5349.
Check donations made out to God's Little Angels Inc. may be sent to SunTrust Bank, 2300 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores, 32118, to the attention of Angel Macaulay.
For more information, call (386) 253-5349
OBPD Lt. Robert J. Godfrey attends FBI National Academy
Ormond Beach Police Lt. Robert J. Godfrey is attending the 252nd session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
The 10-week course is for law enforcement executives. The course serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge, and cooperation worldwide.
Lt. Godfrey has a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida. He also is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course and a U.S. Army veteran.
Rep. Dave Hood opens District Office
State Rep. David Hood, R-Ormond Beach, has opened a Daytona Beach office in Suite 720, 444 Seabreeze Blvd.
The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The telephone number is (386) 239-6285.
Joining Rep. Hood to serve constituents in Volusia County are Legislative Assistant Frankie Robert and District Secretary Lacy Page.
He was appointed to serve on five committees for this legislative session: Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, Health Innovation Subcommittee, Joint Administrative Procedures Committee and Education K-12 Subcommittee.
The 2012-2013 Legislative Session begins on March 5 in Tallahassee. During the session, Rep. Hood can be contacted at (850) 717-5025.
PAL's youth directors council members attend conference at Disney World
Nine members of Ormond Beach Police Athletic League's Youth Directors Council program completed all of Florida PAL's requirements for attending this year's YDC Conference at Walt Disney World's Coronado Springs Resort and Conference Center, Jan. 10 to 13.
Two of the members, Marcus Edwards and Mayra Kuatova, were selected at a previous training to serve on the Youth Conference Committee.
Ormond Beach PAL's youth programs were portrayed on the cover of the conference folder and T-shirts.
For more information, call (386) 676-3505 or e-mail Belinda.Legut@ormondbeach.org .
Pet Vet Cruiser announces February schedule
Volusia County's Pet Vet Cruiser offers low-cost spaying and neutering services to cats and dogs that belong 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 February:
John's Appliance City, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: Feb. 18 and 25
Oakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: Feb. 12, 14, 19, 26 and 28
Rockin' Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach: Feb. 20
Fire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach: Feb. 13 and 27
Fees are based on income.
Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 323-3575 in Daytona Beach, (386) 626-6643 in DeLand, or (386) 424-6875 in New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, visit volusia.org/petvet.