Private contractor to replace water meter parts in Port Orange
The city of Port Orange advises residents that SL-serco, a private water meter installation contractor, will be working throughout the community to replace warranty meter parts.
The contractor will conduct the work Monday through Saturday, during normal working hours, for the next eight to 12 weeks. The contractor's workers will carry identification cards and travel in marked vehicles.
Author to discuss 50 great walks at Port Orange library March 1
Lucy Tobias will discuss her guidebook, "50 Great Walks in Florida," at 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.
Ms. Tobias, a retired reporter, environmental writer and photographer for the New York Times newspapers in Florida, will tell you how to explore the state's history, culture and national wonders.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call 386-322-5152, Ext. 28.
Flea market offered
The Ponce Inlet Community Center will host a flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 1, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at 4670 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet.
There will be clothing, furniture, housewares and knick-knacks. Proceeds from the sale go to the Community Center's business and maintenance fund.
For more information call (386) 760-0615.
Learn about square foot gardening
Full Moon Natives will conduct a Square Foot Gardening seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at 1737 Fern Park Drive, Port Orange.
A uniquely simplified method of gardening that produces 100 percent of the harvest, square-foot gardening takes only 20 percent of the space, using 80 percent less water with no tilling and no weeding.
Seminars are free to the public. Reservations are requested as space is limited. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.
For more information, call (386) 212-9923 or e-mail reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mary McLeod Bethune Humanitarian Network First Ladies of Diversity will host a tribute to the legacies of Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Rockefeller Gardens, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach.
The event will honor Wendy Spencer, CEO of Corp. of National and Community Service. Goodwill ambassadors of education are Michelle Carter-Scott, Lucille O'Neal, Congressman John Mica and Harris Rosen.
Harpist Jeff Majors, the Bethune-Cookman University Gospel Choir, American Historical Theater and Native American Dancers & Drummers will entertain.
Tax-deductible tickets are $100 per person. Cocktail attire is requested.
To purchase tickets, visit firstladiesofdiversity.org.
Proceeds will benefit after school programs for minority women and under served communities.
For more information, call (732) 857-6523 or e-mail email@example.com.
Summer lifeguard tryouts begin March 2
The Volusia County Beach Patrol plans on hiring more than 100 part-time lifeguards to help keep beachgoers safe this summer.
Swim tryouts will be on the following Saturdays:
1 to 4 p.m. March 2, 9 and 23 at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Pkwy.
8 a.m. to noon March 9 and 1 to 4 p.m. March 23 at the DeLand YMCA, 761 International Speedway Blvd.
8 a.m. to noon March 16 at the Ormond Beach YMCA, 500 Sterthaus Drive
Applicants must be at least 17 and able to swim 500 meters in under 10 minutes, swim 50 yards in under 30 seconds and run a half-mile in under 3 minutes, 15 seconds. Candidates considered for hiring will undergo a background check, physical and drug screening.
Starting pay is $9.77 an hour with EMT certification and $9.37 an hour without certification.
Those who meet the requirements must attend training classes and complete a 40-hour first responder/CPR course.
For information, visit www.volusia.org/beach or call (386) 239-6414.
Run benefits school
A run for Small Steps Academy will be on Saturday, March 2, at The Pavilion at Port Orange at 5547 S. Williamson Blvd.
The 5K will start at 7:30 a.m. The kids' one-mile fun run will begin at 8:15 a.m.
The kids' fun run cost is $5 per participant. 5K cost is $20 per person, if registered in advance. Groups of five or more are $15 per person. Race day registration is $30 per person.
Awards will be given to the top finishers in each age group.
Money raised will be used to purchase new playground equipment.
Register online at bigrunforsmallsteps.com.
Small Steps Academy is at 1715 Taylor Road, Port Orange.
The city of Port Orange will host the final dance of the winter season from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Adult Center, 4790 S. Ridgewood Ave.
"The Moonlighters" will entertain. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The fee is $5 and light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 386) 506-5867.
Low-cost pet clinics planned
There will be two lower cost pet shot clinics sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Saturday, March 2.
The clinics will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m.at Best In Show Pet Grooming, 201 Commonwealth Blvd. Port Orange and from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Mr. Petman, 2400 S. Ridgewood, South Daytona, in the Sunshine Mall.
Nail trims and ear cleaning will be offered for $5. Heartworm prevention and flea control products will be available for purchase.
This is a cash only clinic. Clinic is open to everyone, no appointment needed. For more information, call (386) 748-8993.
Port Orange library to host health fair March 5
A dozen local health care organizations will take part in the annual health fair at the Port Orange Regional Library from 2 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, at1005 City Center Circle..
Participants will provide information on nutrition, eye care, telephone assistance, heart health, balance, posture and more. They include the Council on Aging, Debbie's Health Foods, Florida Telephone, Halifax Hospice, Heart of Volusia, Herbalife, Logical Therapy Wellness, Matter of Balance, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Port Orange Family Chiropractic, Richard's Foodporium and the Tomoka Eye Institute.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 322-5152, Ext. 28.
Dance class planned
Intermediate East Coast Swing Lessons, sponsored by the Greater Daytona Chapter USA Dance No. 6026, will be from 8:15 to 9:15 each Tuesday in March at Lighthouse Pointe Clubhouse, 155 Spring Drive, Port Orange.
The cost is $10 per person per lesson. Total is $40 per person, non-refundable, payable in full at the first of the four lessons, checks (made payable to USA Dance) or cash only. If you are unable to attend the first lesson, you may come to the second lesson and pay $30 for the remaining three lessons. Participants should plan to come a few minutes early to the first lesson for registration.
For more information, call (386) 562-0590 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reservations are not required.
Travel club to meet
The Port Orange Recreational Travel Club will host a luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, at the Palmetto Club, 1000 Beach St., Daytona Beach.
This is a nonprofit, senior service organization for anyone 55 and older.
For lunch reservations, call (386) 788-4531.
For more information, call (386) 322-0786.
South Daytona Historical Society to meet
The South Daytona Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Piggotte Community Center on Big Tree Road.
Featured speakers will be president Phil Trimarchi and vice president Brian McLaughlin.
The program is entitled "From the Sloth to the Ganymede: The Updated History of South Daytona." The meeting is open to the public.
The Historical Society is seeking any and all photos, artifacts and information on South Daytona, formerly called Blake, as well as interested volunteers to help collect, organize and preserve the community's history.
Embroiderers' Guild of America to meet
The Sand Dollar Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at Westminister-By-The-Sea Presbyterian Church,
3221 S. Peninsula Drive, Daytona Beach Shores.
Guests are welcome.
For more information, call (386) 254-8447.
Seniors vs. Crime in the Sunshine Park Mall, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona, is in need of volunteers.
Seniors vs Crime is a non-profit funded through the Florida Attorney Generals office and other donations.
Anyone interested may call the office at (386) 767-5347.
Driver safety class planned
AARP will conduct a driver safety class for seniors from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6, at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 4515 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.
Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Reservations with instructors are required.
To make a reservation, call (386) 451-7453.
Fashion show planned
Our Lady of Hope Council of Catholic Women will host a fashion show at noon Saturday, March 9, at Our Lady of Hope Parish Center, 4675 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.
Summer Fashions from the Our Lady of Hope Thrift Shop will be featured and a picnic lunch and special dessert will be served. Donation is $15 to benefit Council of Catholic Women's charities.
Tickets are available at the Our Lady of Hope office from 9 a.m. and noon and 1 and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call (386) 760-0262 or (386) 767-2784. Advance ticket sale only.
Fashion show and luncheon slated
The Ponce Inlet Women's Club will host its annual fashion show and luncheon benefit at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Halifax River Yacht Club.
Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited.
Fashions will be by SteinMart. Guest emcee will be Leslye Gale of Magic 107.7
Tickets are $30 and are on sale now at the Ponce Inlet Community Center, 4670 S. Peninsula Ave., Ponce Inlet. All proceeds benefit the Ponce Inlet Women's Club Daytona State College Scholarship Funds and various local charities. Attendees can purchase raffle tickets for prize drawings.
For more information, call (386) 322-4512, (386) 682-3364 and (386) 760-8532.
Contributions sought for 'treasure sale'
South Daytona Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting applications for its Community Treasure Sale, which features garage/yard sale items, arts, crafts, and authors.
Each 12 by 12 space is $15. Applications may be picked-up at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona.
This is one of the area's largest outdoor events of its kind.
There will also be a DJ, petting zoo, and other children's activities to help attract large crowds.
The sale will be Saturday, April 27, at Reed Canal Park, 919 Reed Canal Road.
Registration in advance is required. There is no fee for shoppers to attend and browse.
For more information, call 322-3070.
Volusia Flagler family YMCA wins grant
The state Department of Health Injury Prevention Program awarded a grant to the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA, which will give older adults the opportunity to participate in a program proven to substantially prevent their risk of falling.
The grant will allow for a limited number of scholarships for Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance, at the Four Townes Family YMCA, Port Orange Family YMCA, DeLand Family YMCA and Ormond Beach Family YMCA.
The class requires standing and movement for about 45 minutes at a time. To qualify, individuals must be at least 62 years old and earn a verifiable household income of less than $35,000 per year. Individuals must be able to attend and participate in the class once a week through June 30.
For more information, call (386) 738-9622.
United Way announces poster contest
United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties is conducting its first poster contest.
The contest is open to nearly all ages and encourages creative minds to express how United Way is "Making a Difference in Our Community."
The contest runs through March 25. Winners in the four categories will each receive a prize package worth at least $250. The winners will be announced on April 25 at the United Way/Bright House Networks Outstanding Volunteers of the Year Awards Luncheon.
A panel of volunteers will judge the posters; in addition, one-half of the contests scores will come from votes that they receive through the United Way's Facebook Page. Complete rules, details, prize information, and entry forms can be found at http://unitedwayvfc.org/postercontest.html
County expands online services
Volusia County has expanded its online permit, development and contractor information services.
With the latest phase of Connect Live Permits, registered contractors can apply online for licenses, demolition permits and certain types of residential permits online at ConnectLivePermits.org. Other registered users can submit certain application types online.
The county will continue to expand Connect Live Permits to include additional application types in the future.