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Port Orange community notes
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Posted: 2013 Mar 15 - 06:01

Centennial celebration planned

The Centennial Celebration of the city of Port Orange will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Town Center Riverwalk Park, 3459 Ridgewood Ave.

The celebration marks the incorporation of Port Orange as a town, 100 years ago on March 17, 1913.

Enjoy an afternoon full of fun with live music, gourmet food trucks and carnival games. Opening ceremonies will kick off the celebration and feature a fly-over by the Spruce Creek Gaggle Flight. There will be activities, history displays, a free photo booth, and free Centennial T-shirts while supplies last.

A fireworks display over the Halifax River will close the celebration about 8 p.m.

'Carl Zimmermann and Ben Talluto, In Their Own Words' premiers

Port Orange Government TV (pogTV), channel 199 on Bright House cable, will premiere two new programs on former City Council Members -- Carl Zimmermann and Ben Talluto.

The broadcast date is Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. The one hour productions are pogTV's first installation of documenting the memories and stories of former Port Orange City Council members and the impact of their policies on the community.

In their own words, Carl Zimmermann and Ben Talluto talk about serving on the Port Orange City Council during the 1960s and 1970s. It was a different Port Orange at that time. Council members served only two-year terms and the community's population in 1960 was just under 2,000. Today, Port Orange's city limits go west of Interstate 95. During the period of time Zimmermann and Talluto served on the council, the city limits did not go beyond the Florida East Coast Railway tracks.

Viewers of the programs will get a better understanding of what a small town Port Orange used to be. For those who do not have cable, the programs can be viewed though the pogTV video stream from the City's web site at port-orange.org.

Donations needed

"God's Little Angels" charity wants to make Easter a well-dressed event for about 100 needy children this year with her "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" program.

Cash donations to help buy clothes and new shoes for these children are needed.

Volunteers will distribute the clothes a few days before Easter Sunday.

Checks made out to God's Little Angels Inc. may be sent to SunTrust Bank, 2300 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores 32118, to the attention of Angel Macaulay.

Donations of new socks and underwear for boys and girls sizes 4 to 6 are welcome. To set up a time to drop off a donation, call (386) 253-5349.

Historic Preservation Board to meet March 19

The Volusia County Historic Preservation Board will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the media center of Port Orange Elementary School, 402 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange.

Members will discuss the board's programs and policies. The public is invited to attend and participate in the meeting.

For more information, call (386) 736-5953, Ext. 12008, or email jscofield@volusia.org.

DAR to meet

The Sugar Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Port Orange Christian Church at 804 Taylor Road., Port Orange.

Kent Donahue of the Port Orange Historical Society will speak on "The Battle of Dunlawton and Founding of Port Orange."

The public may attend.

For more information, call (386) 760-9921.

St. Patrick's Day fete set in the Shores

Daytona Beach Shores Culture & Entertainment Board is sponsoring a "Luck of the Irish" Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at 3048 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores.

Tickets are $17 per person and include a traditional Irish buffet with coffee or tea. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Authentic Irish entertainment will be by Just Twistin Hay.

Learn how to use your old Nook

Learn how to download free library books onto a Nook during a free program at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

Librarian Cyndy Moore will teach owners of the Nook Simple Touch how to access the library's Overdrive e-book collection from home computers and transfer titles to their devices.

Participants are asked to bring fully charged devices. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the library.

Registration is required and may be made by calling (386) 322-5152, Ext. 28.

Let's dance

The City of Port Orange will start a new ballroom dance class for beginners and on up, starting March 20.

No partner is necessary.

For more information, call (386) 843-9893.

Testosterone talk scheduled

Planet Wellness foundation will host a free informational workshop "Could it be Low-T? Sign, Symptoms, Natural Options and How to discuss the topic" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

The speaker will be Dr. Diane Tellier.

Seating is limited. To make a reservation, call (386)267-1204

Port Orange library shows free blockbusters

The Port Orange Regional Library, will show "To Rome with Love" at 2 p.m. Monday, March 18, at 1005 City Center Circle.

This Woody Allen film explores the intertwining stories of a worker who finds instant celebrity, an architect who returns to the street he lived on as a student, a young couple on their honeymoon, and a frustrated opera director. Stars include Alec Baldwin and Penelope Cruz.

For more information, call (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.

Self defense class slated

The Ponce Inlet Police Department will hold S.A.F.E., a two-hour education crime-victim prevention program, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Ponce Inlet Community Center, 4670 S. Peninsula Ave.

Space is limited.

To register, call (386) 236-2160.

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