The first ever "Chrome for Cans" Stomping Out Hunger event slated
The WyoTech campus in Ormond Beach will hold its first ever "Chrome for Cans" Stomping Out Hunger open house and community outreach event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at 470 Destination Daytona Lane, Ormond Beach.
This event is to collect donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank, a group that distributes food to 105 partner agencies and 70 food pantries in Volusia County. Free to the public, this family-friendly event will include a community cook out and a live broadcast from WHOG radio.
B-CU Concert Chorale to perform at library
As part of the ongoing Music in the Library series, the Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
Since formed by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune in 1904, the chorale has traveled more than a half-million miles and visited five foreign countries. The current group travels extensively throughout the region and Florida, performing a wide range of choral works from the last three centuries.
The Friends of the Library are sponsoring the free program. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.
Doug Wigley T-Ball Fields dedication slated
The City of Ormond Beach will host a dedication ceremony for the Doug Wigley T-Ball Fields at 5:30 p.m. Friday March 1, at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex, 700 Hull Road.
To make a reservation, call (386) 676-3241.
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.
The Mary McLeod Bethune Humanitarian Network First Ladies of Diversity will host a tribute to celebrate 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.
Mutt Strutt slated
The third annual Mutt Strutt 5K/10K sponsored by Halifax Health will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Daytona Beach Bandshell.
To sign up for the Halifax Health Team, go to hhsmuttstrutt.org.
All team members who register can pick up a free Halifax Health T-shirt by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, e-mail email@example.com .
Poker run benefits Hospice
A Helping Hearts poker run in memory of "Wrecker Dave" and benefiting Halifax Health Hospice will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at The Beaver Bar, 1105 N. U.S. Highway 1, Ormond Beach.
Cost is $10, which includes poker run and barbecue.
All bikes, cars, bicycles, scooters and joggers welcome.
For more information, call (386) 673-3400.
Chamber to host casino night
The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce will host "Black & White Casino Night III" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Oceanside Country Club, 75 N. Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach.
The night will include a silent auction, DJ, full casino and door prizes.
Admission tickets are $70.
For more information, call (386) 677-3454.
Red Hat Society to conduct hat contest
The Daytona Diva's Red Hat Society will conduct a hat contest at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Elk's Lodge, 285 Wilmette Ave, Ormond Beach.
There will be an outrageous hat-decorating contest, with prizes for the top three winners, judged by three prominent locals.
Participants may bring unwanted Red Hat items for a Red hat garment and accessories sale.
For more information, call (386) 334-0593 or (407) 443-0600.
Audubon society to host field trip
The Halifax River Audubon Society will host a free field trip to the Orlando Wetlands at 7 a.m. Friday, March 8.
Participants should meet at the Target auxiliary parking lot on Dunlawton Avenue to form carpools.
The trip requires walking more than one mile over flat terrain. There is an optional buggy ride with park staff. Participants should bring lunch and beverages. Visitors and guests are welcome.
For more information, call (386) 673-7619.
Garden club to meet
The Ormond Beach Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, at The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach.
Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m. A business meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The presentation by Chuck Teague on "Butterflies" begins at 11:15 a.m.
There will be a self-pay lunch at Dustin's following the presentation. Visitors and guests are welcome.
For more information, call (386) 299-0002.
Quit smoking class offered
The Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center is offering a free six-week "Quit Smoking Now" Program beginning Thursday, March 7, in Ormond Beach.
The class will meet once a week for 60 to 90 minutes at Prince of Peace Catholic Church on Nova Road.
Participants receive a workbook, educational tools, a Quit Kit, and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patches, lozenges, or gum). The program is free.
For more information or to register, call (877) 784-8486.
Bocce tournament planned
The Italian Club will host a bocce tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Peggy Schnelby Recreation Center, 1102 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
To register call (386) 672-7334. The cost is $5.
For information about the Italian Club, call (386) 334-0593.
Driver-safety class planned
AARP will conduct a driver safety class for seniors from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 13, at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 548 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Reservations with instructors are required.
To make a reservation, call (386) 235-3907.
Pet Vet Cruiser announces March 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.
The Pet Vet Cruiser will be at the Rockin' Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach on March 6 and 20.
Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 323-3575.
For more information, visit volusia.org/petvet.
MDA ride planned
The Muscular Dystrophy Association 2013 Harley-Davidson MDA Women's Ride will be Tuesday, March 12, at Bruce Rossmeyer's Daytona Harley-Davidson Museum Store, 290 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach.
For more information, call (407) 562-2035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 full scholarships in Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance, a program offered to seniors 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.
Pregnancy Crisis Center holds volunteer recognition
25th Anniversary Pregnancy Crisis Center volunteer recognition luncheon and fashion show will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday March 9 at the Palmetto Club, 1000 South Beach St, Daytona Beach
Tickets are $20. Reservations are required by Friday, March 1.
Tickets are available at Pregnancy Crisis Center, 416 N. Ridgewood Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
or charge by phone, (386) 257-2229, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.