Learn the history of Port Orange
Port Orange's Monthly History Lecture Series will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Adult Center Annex, 3738 Halifax Drive.
The topic will be the incorporation of Port Orange 100 years ago.
On March 17, 1913, 30 registered voters gathered to decide whether the community of Port Orange should be incorporated into the "Town of Port Orange." In addition to voting on the incorporation, they elected Dr. Henry K. Dubois as mayor. For information call (386) 506-5522.
Fashion show planned
Our Lady of Hope Council of Catholic Women will host a fashion show at noon Saturday, March 9, at the 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 sales only.
County Council plans tourism study workshop March 8
The Volusia County Council will host a follow-up workshop to discuss the preliminary report of the tourism marketing study from 2 to 5 p.m. in ballroom A of the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
Dan Fenton of the Strategic Advisory Group, which prepared the report, will be the facilitator.
Public participation is welcome. For more information, call the County Manager's office at 386-736-5920.
Bromeliad Society to meet
The Florida East Coast Bromeliad Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the clubhouse in Colony in the Wood, 4000 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.
Guest speaker will be Mr. Marty Folk of the Bromeliad
Society of Central Florida, who will speak on "Bromeliads in Your
Landscape." With so many bromeliads now being grown in the Halifax area, Mr. Folk will discuss placement, cold tolerance,
watering and fertilizing of these tropical plants.
The club will also hold a members plant sale with hundreds of bromeliads for sale, all of which have been grown by members. A raffle of bromeliads will take place and refreshments will be provided. The program is free; registration is not required. For information, call (386) 679-8700.
Fibromyalgia workshop slated
Dr. Phil Afghani of Atlantic Chiropractic & Wellness Center will be hosting a free workshop on "Fibromyalgia: Natural Solutions for Chronic Sufferers" at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13, at 3510 S. Nova Road, Port Orange.
To make a reservation, call (386) 492-4881.
Library screening Academy Award-nominated film
The Port Orange Regional Library will show "Beast of the Southern Wild" at 2 p.m. Monday, March 11, at 1005 City Center Circle.
Hushpuppy is a six-year-old living in an isolated bayou community. When her father Wink becomes ill, she sets off for the outside world in an attempt to help him. Ten-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her performance.
For more information, call (386) 322-5152.
Seniors vs. Crime in 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.
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 also can purchase raffle tickets for prize drawings.
For more information, call (386) 322-4512, (386) 682-3364 and (386) 760-8532.
Sharpen your technology skills at the Port Orange library
Sharpen your technology skills with a series of free computer and e-reader classes at the Port Orange Regional Library in March.
Upcoming classes include:
Kindle class: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, March 11. Bring your Kindle and learn how to download library e-books, audio books and music.
Introduction to computers and the Internet: 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Become familiar with terminology, practice using the keyboard and mouse, and learn how to navigate the web and the Windows operating system.
All about email: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14. Participants will learn the email basics, from getting a free address to composing messages and attaching pictures and documents.
Participants are asked to bring fully charged laptops and e-readers and cables. The library has free Wi-Fi throughout the building.
Reservations are required and may be made by calling (386) 322-5152, ext. 28.
Elkhearts Easter Parade Fashion Show
Port Orange Elkhearts are having their Spring Easter Parade Fashion Show Wednesday, March 20, at the Elks Lodge, 5207 S. Ridgewood Ave. Fashions will be by Lily Pad. There will be a best decorated hat contest and raffles. A luncheon will be served at noon. Tickets are $12. For more information or tickets, call (386) 756-9050
PAL fundraiser scheduled
The Port Orange Police Athletic League 17th annual motorcycle fundraiser is in progress.
Participants can win a 2013 Harley Davidson Street Glide or $14,000 cash.
There will also be five $200 winners. Only 3,000 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased by calling (386) 506-5877 with a Visa/Master Card or at the front desk at the Port Orange Police Department.
The drawing will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Cabbage Patch.
Winner need not be present to win.
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.