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.
Book sale planned
A book sale will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the DeBary Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd.
Hardback books are on sale for $2 and paperback books are on sale at 10 books for $1.
Proceeds from the sale help provide summer programs for children in the community.
Drew Nelson to perform at Deltona library March 8
Recording artist Drew Nelson will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.
Mr. Nelson's music mixes Americana and roots-rock with traditional folk styles. He has toured across North America and Europe, performing solo and opening for popular rock artists like Melissa Etheridge and Edwin McCain. His most recent album, "Tilt-A-Whirl," was released in 2012, receiving a three-and-a-half-star review from All Music Guide.
The free concert is sponsored by Friends of the Deltona Regional Library.
Author will perform Civil War re-enactment at DeBary Hall
Experience the Civil War through the eyes of a solider during a one-man re-enactment at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the picnic pavilion at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.
Larry French, a local historical author and Civil War re-enactor, will portray a soldier returning to his Florida home on furlough. French is a novelist, speaker and master naturalist who brings history to life through re-enactments.
Light refreshments and lemonade will be served.
Reservations are not required. For information, call (386) 668-3840.
Best-selling author will speak at library
Best-selling author Randy Wayne White will discuss his latest novel, "Night Moves," at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.
"Night Moves" is the 20th novel in the series featuring Doc Ford, a retired NSA agent turned marine biologist living on the Gulf Coast of southern Florida.
Mr. White also is the author of the novel, "Gone," and several works of nonfiction about travel and fishing. Before his career as a novelist, Mr. White was a journalist and a light-tackle fishing guide at Tarpon Bay Marina on Sanibel Island.
Books will be available for purchase with some of the proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Library.
Environmental center offers spring camps for kids
Children ages 6 to 13 can experience the wonders of Volusia County during two spring camps offered by Lyonia Environmental Center.
Teacher Duty Day Camp: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 11. Through field studies and hands-on lab experiments, kids can become scientists for a day. The charge is $25 per child. Before care is available from 8 to 9 a.m. for $5 per child. After care is available from 4 to 5 p.m. for $5 per child.
Spring Break Camp: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 to 29. Kids will create crafts, conduct science experiments and learn how they can help protect the environment. They'll also learn about the plants and animals that live in Volusia County. The charge is $65 for the week. After care is available from 4 to 5 p.m. for $10 a day.
Advance registration is required by contacting Shari Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (386) 789-7207, Ext. 251.
Author to speak at Deltona library
Author Enid Shomer will discuss her latest work of fiction, "Twelve Rooms of the Nile," at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.
The novel, her first, is about an imagined meeting between Gustave Flaubert and Florence Nightingale in Egypt in 1850. It was selected as one of the six best historical novels of 2012 by National Public Radio.
Ms. Shomer has also written four books of poetry and the short story collections "Imaginary Men" and "Tourist Season," which received the Florida Book Award for general fiction.
Books will be available for purchase. Learn about other upcoming library programs at www.volusialibrary.org.
Lyonia Environmental Center plan's 'Women's Day Celebration' March 9
Women can learn about yoga, nutrition, business etiquette and more during a Women's Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Lyonia Environmental Center.
Free events include:
Guided hikes: 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Environmental specialists will lead leisurely tours through the scrub habitat of Lyonia Preserve.
Gentle yoga workshop: 10 to 11 a.m. Saundra Emerson from the Bamboo Arts Center of DeLeon Springs will demonstrate gentle yoga for women who have not exercised before or have taken a break from regular exercise. Bring a yoga mat, strap and block. Space is limited to 20 participants. This activity is sponsored by the Friends of Lyonia Environmental Center.
Nutritional needs of women: 11 a.m. to noon. Certified nutritionist Ivy Stirling will focus on the nutrients women need in their everyday diet.
Massage therapy: 12:30 to 3 p.m. Felicia Cruz of Felicia's Massage on the Go and Deanna Cline of the Deltona Advanced Wellness Center will provide free chair massages.
Stand up and impress: 1 to 2 p.m. Aida Plontke will lead a workshop focusing on business etiquette and how to present yourself professionally. Ms. Plontke founded Poise and Posture and organizes Central Florida businesswomen.
Balancing your budget: 2 to 3 p.m. Financial adviser Katy Tibedon will offer advice on managing your investments and everyday finances.
The housing market: Watson Realty real estate agent Barbara Girtman will offer one-on-one consultations throughout the day.
Registration is required and may be made by calling (386) 789-7207, Ext. 253.
Lyonia Environmental Center is at 2150 Eustace Ave. Admission is free.
Driver safety class slated
AARP will conduct a driver safety class for seniors from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 13, at Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, 1295 Saxon Blvd., Orange City.
Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Reservations with instructors are required.
To make a reservation, call (407) 314-1798.
Florida gardening series continues at DeBary Hall
Howard Jeffries, a master gardener with the University of Florida Volusia County Extension, will talk about plant pruning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16. and native plants at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.
Presentations will be in DeBary Hall's stable. Reservations are not required. For information, call (386) 668-3840.
Deltona's "Love Your Heart" 5K Run Raises Almost $4500
The first "Love Your Heart" 5K Run brought in $4,400 for the American Heart Association. The run, sponsored by the City of Deltona and Halifax Health, took place on Saturday, Feb. 16 and followed the new "River-2-Sea Trail," looping through Thornby Park.
This race was a competitive 5K Run and there was also a fun run for children. Some of the top runners were: Fastest Runner, Brett Clark, Lake Mary, 19 minutes and 32 seconds; Youngest Runner, Starla Talton, 8 years old, Deltona, 33 minutes and 39 seconds; and Oldest Runner, Walter Kowalczyk, 71 years old, Deltona, 45 minutes and 27 seconds.