DeLand library plans book sale Feb. 8 - 9
The Friends of the Library will have its monthly used-book sale in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8; and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
Hardbacks will be sold for $1 each, large paperbacks for 50 cents, and small paperbacks and magazines for 25 cents.
The DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information, call (386) 822-6430.
Champions of Youth named
The DeLand Kiwanis Club has named Barbara Head and Don Hill has Champions of Youth for 2013.
Ms. Head is the principal of Citrus Grove Elementary School as well as Starke Elementary while Mr. Hill is the executive director of the Children's Cancer Foundation in Volusia County.
They will be honored at halftime of the Stetson Lady Hatter basketball game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.
The DeLand Kiwanis Club will sponsor the game as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Volusia and Flagler Counties.
Tickets sold in advance will have 100 percent of their selling price going to the Boys and Girls Clubs.
For more information, call (386) 801-2019 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber to hold wacky triathlon
The West Volusia Chamber of Commerce will host a wacky triathlon at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Deltona Lanes, 2716 Enterprise Road, Orange City .
There will be bowling, pool and darts.
Come and sign up as a team or as an individual. Cost is $10 per person, which includes all games and bowling shoes. Food & beverages sold separately.
Open to members and non-members.
Check in time is 12:30 p.m. Participants who do not pre-register may check in at noon . Participants may pre-register at the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce or by calling (386) 490-4606.
Association for Widowed Persons to meet
The Association for Widowed Persons will
meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 724 N. Woodland
The doors will open at 2 p.m.
All widows and widowers are invited to attend. Entertainment will be the Great Expectations, conducted by Dennis Kletving.
Association members and guests plan to dine
after the meeting, at La Dolce Vita Restaurant,
1489 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
For more information, call (386) 789-5832.
Alzheimer's Association support group to meet
The Alzheimer's Association support group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Canterbury House of St. Barnabas Church on the corner of North Clara and West Wisconsin avenues in DeLand.
All loved ones and caregivers of those with Alzheimer's/dementia are welcome.
For more information, call (386) 736-1487.
As part of the Four Chaplains Memorial week, at 2:30 p.m. 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 clergymen, including Rabbi Howard Schwartz, Chaplain of the Haven Hospice in 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."
This event is open to the public.
For more information, call (386) 265-5084.
Extension offers pesticide CEU workshop Feb. 15
The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will offer a Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.
The workshop is designed to provide training to corporate, governmental, environmental and other training personnel in best management practices for lawns and landscapes.
Participants attending and passing a post-test will receive a certificate of completion and up to two core and two category pesticide continuing education units.
Registration is required by Feb. 12 and may be made sending a registration form and a $25 check made payable to "Volusia County Extension Fund" to Volusia County Extension, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724. The registration form is available at www.volusia.org/horticulture under "Commercial horticulture." The fee includes lunch.
For more information, call (386) 822-5778.
County offers environmental adventures
Enjoy Volusia County's conservation lands the natural way by biking, birding and backpacking with the county's staff and volunteers. Upcoming programs include:
Bike-about: 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. Bring your valentine on a leisurely six-mile bike ride through Longleaf Pine Preserve. The trail is a mostly hard-packed and grassy road with some muddy areas, so off-road tires or tread tires are recommended. Meet at the preserve's west entrance, 3736 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Bring water and a snack.
Guided hike: 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. County biologists will lead a hike through areas that have been timbered, chopped and burned to restore habitat for scrub species. Meet at the scrub restoration area at 1495 McGregor Road, DeLand.
Eco-buggy tour: 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Sit back and enjoy the ride through the Lake George Wildlife Management Area, 998 Ninemile Point Road, Seville. Land Manager Stuart Jones will discuss land management, forestry, and the area's plants and animals.
The outdoor adventures are sponsored by Volusia County's Environmental Management Division. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (386) 736-5276 or email@example.com.
Participants are encouraged to bring water and insect spray and wear comfortable clothes and walking or hiking shoes.
Volunteers sought for Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Foundation Award
Johana Knox lived in Orange City for 35 years and was known for her tireless devotion to children and those in need.
Ms. Knox passed away in 2012, but left her handprints on the heart of the community with her lifelong passion for helping others.
To honor Ms. Knox's enduring spirit of volunteerism, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Foundation will present the fifth annual "Johana Knox Award" on April 18 at The Club at Victoria Gardens, 1001 Garden Club Drive, DeLand. The award will recognize, celebrate and encourage outstanding volunteers in Southwest Volusia.
Nominations for this year's "Johana Knox Award" recipient will be accepted until Feb. 25. Applications for nominees are available via e-mail at Deborah.McNabb@fhfm.org or by calling (386) 917-5423.
Access West Volusia services
The West Volusia Community Partnership, "Caring through Sharing" will conduct an Access West Volusia event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Wes Crile Park, 1537 Norbert Terrace, Deltona.
In hopes of serving the West Volusia communities more effectively, several local agencies and organizations will be offering their services and resources to residents, under one roof, in one location, at one time.
More than 30 agencies will be in attendance.
For Information, call (386) 878-8616 or (386) 736-5956 Ext. 12980.
Locally written play highlights Florida history
Learn how adventurers, a cracker cowboy and a bootlegger influenced Florida's cultural history. They're colorful characters brought to life in "Ultimate Field Trip," a one-act play written and directed by a Volusia County Public Library employee.
Karen Poulsen, support services manager for the library system, wrote the play to commemorate the Viva Florida 500 celebration and offer a glimpse at lesser-known historical events of the past five centuries.
Local performers portray thirty-six characters.
Characters include Spanish explorer Juan Ortiz, the shipwrecked Dickinson family, British captain Robert Jenkins, Everglades explorer Alonzo Church, Miami doctor Eleanor Simmons, cracker cowboy "Bone" Mizell, bootlegger John Ashley, and drug-store owner "Doc" Webb.
The play, which lasts about 75 minutes, will be presented at these locations:
2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Hopkins Hall, 192 Connecticut Ave., Lake Helen
2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.
Viva Florida 500 is a statewide effort to recognize Ponce de Leon's exploration of Florida in 1513 and celebrate the state's cultural history.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call, (386) 248-1745, ext. 11213.
Golf tournament benefits PAL
West Volusia Police Athletic League is having its 18th Annual Golf Tournament at the DeBary Golf and Country Club on Saturday, Feb.16.
The event will begin with an 8 a.m. "Shotgun Start," and conclude with a luncheon and door prizes. Registration and range will open at 7 a.m. Participant cost is $75 per person.
Participants in the tournament will have the opportunity to compete for several prizes including: first place, second place and third place teams, longest drive, and closest to the pin.
Registration deadline is Feb. 8.
For more information, visit westvolusiapal.com.
Quit smoking class offered
The Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center has now partnered with Florida Hospital DeLand to offer a free six-week "Quit Smoking Now" Program in DeLand.
The class meets once a week for 60 to 90 minutes and is conducted by a trained facilitator. Participants receive a workbook, educational tools, a Quit Kit and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patches, lozenges, or gum).
For more information or to register for the class starting Feb. 19, call (877) 784-8486.
League of Women Voters to meet
The League of Women Voters Volusia County will meet at 9:30 a.m. on 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, however reservations are required. For more information, call (386) 492-3898.
For membership information, go to www.LWVVC.org
As part of the Four Chaplains Memorial week, at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb 10, at the DAV Chapter, 605 Eighth St, Holly Hill, Chapel Director Larry Babbitts of Ormond Beach will present the prestigious "Bronze Medallion of the Legion of Honor" to three clergymen, including Rabbi Howard Schwartz, Chaplain of the Haven Hospice in 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."
This event is open to the public.
For more information, call (386) 265-5084.
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
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.
Bridge club slates new round of games
DeLand Bridge Club is starting three new games in February:
Mondays there will be a 0-999 game in addition to the popular 0-199 game. Both will start at 1:30. There is a free lesson at 1 p.m.
Wednesday mornings at 9:30, a new Easybridge Series starts. The first four lessons are free to anyone who is new to the DeLand Bridge Club.
Fridays at 6:30 p.m. here will be a game that will end no later than 10 p.m.
The Bridge Club is at 165 Deerfoot Rd, DeLand. For more information, call the club at 386-734-7170 or visit delandbridge.com.
Youths sought for Farm Bureau speech contest
Volusia County Farm Bureau is seeking students ages 14 to 18 to compete in the annual Youth Speech Contest at 5 p.m., April 25, at the Volusia County Farm Bureau office, 3090 E. New York Ave., DeLand.
The top three winners receive cash prizes of $200, $150 and $75, respectively. Winners at the county level will move into the district competition and be eligible to win more cash prizes. District winners then move on to the state competition in October.
State competition grand prize is $500.
The theme for the 2013 contest reflects Florida's Viva 500 celebration; "Over the past 500 years, how has technology influenced Florida agriculture?".
Competitors must reside in Volusia and be at least 14 years of age and not more than 18 years of age on or before Sept. 13.
Teens must prepare a five-minute speech and deliver it personally.
No visual aids are permitted. Speeches that go more than five minutes by more than 30 seconds will loose points in the judging process. Speeches are judged based on quality of content and delivery. Contestants should be prepared in case judges ask additional questions after the presentation. Previous state winners are not eligible to compete again.
For additional information and to sign up call (386) 734-1612.