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 welcomed. For more information, call the county manager's office at (386) 736-5920.
Kids in the Kitchen scheduled
The Junior League of Daytona Beach will host Kids in the Kitchen at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
Halifax Health will present a free family event that focuses on healthy eating and fitness.
Enjoy Radio Disney Ultimate Field Day and watch celebrity chef George Stella host an Iron Chef-style kids cooking competition.
For more information, call (386) 253-1756.Audubon Society holds field trips
The Halifax River Audubon Society will host a field trip to the Orlando Wetlands on Friday, March 8. Participants should meet at 7 a.m. at Target auxiliary parking lot on Dunlawton Avenue to form carpools. The trip requires walking about a mile over flat terrain to stay with the group. There is an optional buggy ride with park staff. Participants should bring lunch and beverage. For more information, call (386) 673-7619.
A field trip to the Ocala National Forest will be on Wednesday, March 13. Participants should meet at Ormond Towne Square parking lot near Chick-fil-A to form carpools. The trip requires walking about one mile over flat terrain. Participants should bring lunch and beverage. For more information, call (386) 212-6957.
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.
Meeting with the manager planned
The next Meeting with the Ormond Beach City Manager will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the training room at City Hall, 22 S. Beach Street.
The public may attend.
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.
Osteoporosis education program slated
The National Osteoporosis Foundation Education & Support Group of Ormond Beach will present an educational series about safe movement, exercise and activity for people with osteoporosis at the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium, 30 S. Beach St.
The March session will be "Safe Movement for Your Upper Body and Spine" presented by Lucy Christman at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 12.
The April session will be "Safe Movement While Walking with Exercise Poles" presented by Sheila R. Vidamour, Certified KeenFit Pole Walking Instructor, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 9.
The May session will be "Safe Movement for Your Lower Body and Spine" presented by Dr. Jacob C. Barr, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 673-3535.
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 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Office Building, 301 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach.
The cost is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Reservations with instructors are required.
To make a reservation for the Ormond Beach class, call (386) 235-3907, for the Daytona Beach class, call (386) 615-4334
Actors to portray Gerald and Betty Ford at Ormond Beach library March 12
Actors William and Sue Wills will portray former President Gerald Ford and his wife, Betty, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
The free presentation is part of the Wills' "Presidents and their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking" series. The Winter Park couple creates the scripts and costumes that bring the characters to life.
Reservations are not required for this program, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call (386) 676-4191, Ext. 100.
AARP to meet
AARP Chapter 1057 will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road, Ormond Beach. Program and lunch to follow. All are welcome. For details call (386) 441-5642.
Dementia caregiver support groups offered
The Council on Aging of Volusia County offers dementia caregiver support groups each month. The meetings are open to unpaid caregivers.
The group will meet at 9:15 a.m. Monday, March 11, at United Presbyterian Church, 730 Beville Road,
Daytona Beach and at 9:15 a.m. Friday, March 15, at
Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 600 S. Nova Road
For more information, call (386) 253-4700.
Florida Hospital Auxiliary to hold 'Books Are Fun Sale'
The Florida Hospital Auxiliary will hold its 'Books Are Fun' sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15, in the hospital café annex at the main campus of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, 331 Memorial Parkway, Daytona Beach.
There will a variety of new books, greeting cards and gift items.
Hospital Premier Health members, with membership card, will receive discounts on food in the cafeteria.
Free valet parking is available at the entrance. All proceeds from the book sale are donated to the hospital.
Mini golf tournament slated
The Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Club will host its third annual Miniature
Golf Tournament on St. Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17. The leprechauns
will be hiding in the holes at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf Course, 226 Cardinal Drive in Ormond Beach.
The cost is $12 per person or $40 per foursome. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Refreshments will be after play. Reservations are required. For information, call (386) 441-4421.
Halifax Genealogical Society to meet
Halifax Genealogical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium, 30 S. Beach St.
The speaker will be Marlis Humphrey. The topic will be "Latest Trends in Publishing For Genealogists."
The monthly genealogical class follows the general meeting. March's topic: "Organizing Data: Introduction to Genealogy Databases." Visitors are welcome.
For more information, call (386) 672-3806.
Fish Fry planned
A Lenten fish fry will be on Friday, March 15, at Church of the Holy Child, 1225 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach
The cost is $7 for adults
and $3 for children younger than 10.
The meal includes:
fish, cole slaw, hush puppies, French fries and a drink. (chicken nuggets in lieu of fish for children under 10). Desserts will also be available for a donation, which benefits the youth ministry.
For more information, call (386) 672-4470.
Make your own spa products at the library
The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island will offer a free craft program at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in which adults will make bath salts, lip balm and body scrub. All materials and printed instructions will be provided, and refreshments will be served.
The workshop, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required and may be made by calling (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.
The Daytona Beach Regional Library is at 105 E Magnolia Ave.
Foreclosure prevention workshop planned
Mid-Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. will conduct a foreclosure prevention workshop from 6-9 p.m. Monday. March 18, at 1834 Mason Ave., Daytona Beach.
Come learn what to do, when, how and why. Also learn what not to do when facing foreclosure. Get equipped with the technical expertise needed to obtain a positive resolution. Learn about the Florida Hardest Hit Fund Program for unemployed and under-employed borrowers.
Register to attend by calling (386) 274-4441, Ext. 302 or emailing email@example.com.
Registration forms may be picked and completed at 1834 Mason Ave., Daytona Beach, prior to the workshop, too. On-site registrations also will be accepted on the day of the workshop.
Daytona State OTA students to help mature drivers find their perfect fit
Students in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Daytona State College will put their training into practice by participating in the March 20 CarFit event -- a program that allows older adults to check how their personal cars "fit" them.
The CarFit check takes about 20 minutes to complete.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach.
To register visit http://www.car-fit.org/carfit/ViewEvent/2554/ or for information, call (386) 506-3850.
34th annual mayor's golf tournament scheduled
There is still time for golfers to register for the Daytona Beach Mayor's 34th annual Pro-Am/Golf Tournament on Friday, March 22, at the Daytona Beach Golf Club on Wilder Avenue. Using a scramble format, each foursome will be paired with a PGA golf professional so the group has the option of using the professional's ball on each hole.
Sponsorships also are available. Hole sponsorships begin at $100 with other sponsorship levels ranging from $1,000 to $3,500.
Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry has selected three organizations as the tournament's beneficiaries -- Halifax Community Health System's Keech Street Children's Clinic, Daytona Beach Pop Warner and the Greater Daytona Junior Golf Association.
To register to play or for sponsorship information, call (386) 671-3501.
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.
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 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.
Jewish Federation seeks matching funds
The Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties is seeking matching funds for the Jerry Doliner Food Bank to obtain a challenge grant from Rhode Island philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein.
Mr. Feinstein has offered $1 million to be divided among federations nationwide.
The Doliner Food Bank provides food for disadvantaged families of all races and religions throughout Volusia and Flagler. Last year, the food bank served 24,500 people.
To help, send a donation to the Jewish Federation, 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, Fla. 32174. For more information, call (386) 672-0294.
Arts center launches online ticket sales
The Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center has launched online ticket sales.
Tickets for shows at the center can now be obtained at any time at ormondbeach.org. Go to Calendar of Events and click on see all then go to the month during which the show is playing. Click on the event details window, which gives a "Purchase Tickets" prompt.
For more information, call (386) 676-3375.