at author luncheon March 16
Seventh Judicial Circuit Judge Hubert L. Grimes will discuss his book, "How to keep your child from going to jail," during the 13th annual author luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Halifax River Yacht Club, 331 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach.
Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library. For more information, call the library (386) 239-6478.
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. Friday, March 15, at
Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 600 S. Nova Road
For more information, call (386) 253-4700.
Events planned at Bishop's Glen
Bishop Glen's Retirement Community will continue is "Learning, Living & Laughing Series"
Family Matters with Long-term Family Care will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15.
Josť Silva, financial advisor for Edward Jones in Ormond Beach, will discuss funding options for long-term care and how long-term care insurance can help preserve assets.
Loud and Clear and Free Phone Equipment will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 18.
Florida residents with a certified hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplified phone from the non-profit Florida Telecommunications
Relay. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available at 23 distribution centers statewide. Limit one per customer.
Speaker will be Marion Poole, outreach specialist with Flagler and St. John's County for Easter Seals
and Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services.
A caregiver support group will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Florida room. The speaker will be Brenda Harmon.
All events are free. Bishop's Glen is at 900 LPGA Blvd., Holly Hill. To make a reservation, call (386) 226-9110.
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.
Daytona Navy League to Celebrate Iwo Jima Victory
The Daytona Navy League will host an Iwo Jima Victory Dinner Celebration on Saturday, March 23, at the Halifax River Yacht Club 301 S. Beach St. Daytona Beach.
Reception/cash bar will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The Sal Ronci Trio will perform.
The honored guest and speaker will be Major Rafael Candelario, U.S. Marine Corp., Aide-de-Camp to the Chief of Naval Operations. A highly decorated Marine, he has served as an infantry officer in billets from Light Armored Vehicle MEU Detachment Commander to Infantry Battalion Executive Officer, and has been awarded many medals and commendations, including the Bronze Star.
Dress is semi-formal, black tie optional.
Reservations are required no later than Friday, March 15. The cost is $38 per person.
For any further information, call (386) 258-9931.
Trail walk planned
The Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail Corridor Management Entity will conduct its annual Spring trail walk at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 17.
Don Spence, local ecologist and certified arborist, will lead the walk along the Red Trail. Attendees should meet at the pull-off west of Low Bridge on Walter Boardman Drive, bring water and insect repellent and be prepared to traverse uneven ground for about two hours.
Attendees also are invited to bring a lunch and picnic at the Fairchild Oak off Old Dixie Highway following the trail walk.
For more information, call (386) 441-3930.
Birth shop slated
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center will host a one-day quick course that teaches expectant moms about labor/delivery, medications, epidural, breathing/relaxation, Cesarean section and induction.
The class meets from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Medical Office Building, Classroom B, 305 Memorial Medical Parkway in Daytona Beach.
Cost is $50 and registration is required. To learn more or to register, call (386) 231-2229.
Low-cost pet clinics planned
There will be two lower cost pet shot clinics on Sunday, March 17, sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The first clinic will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Big Lots, 122 N. Nova Road. Ormond Beach.
The second clinic will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Big Lots, 3818 S. Nova Road, Port Orange .
These are cash only for the shots. The clinic is open to everyone, no appointment needed. Proceeds benefit abused animals.
For more information, call (386) 748-8993.
Lap-band information session slated
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center will host a free 90-minute Lap-Band informational sessional at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Medical Office Building, Classroom A, 305 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach.
Registration is required.
For more information, call (386) 231-3550.
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.
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.
Firefighters conduct hydrant maintenance
Ormond Beach firefighters will be inspecting and conducting water flow testing of the city's 1,600 fire hydrants beginning March 18. These activities are performed annually to ensure adequate water is available for fire suppression needs.
If a fire hydrant is in your yard, please be sure it is clear of obstructions.
The flow testing procedure requires firefighters to open fire hydrants and flow water for several minutes to obtain accurate flow pressures. This procedure may cause tap water in the area to become discolored or cloudy. This is a temporary condition that can be corrected by letting the tap water run until clear, which could take a few minutes. If the water remains discolored after a few minutes of flowing, call (386) 676-3220.
E-reader class set for March 18
Learn how to download free books onto a Kindle, Nook, mobile phone or tablet during a free introductory class at 3 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E Magnolia Ave.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16166.
Grand Villa of Ormond Beach hosts free support meeting on managing neuropathy
Residents of Grand Villa of Ormond Beach, a senior living residential community, are learning more about living with peripheral neuropathy, thanks to information and support groups at Grand Villa.
Neuropathy is a deterioration of the nerves from the spinal cord outward to the body.
Grand Villa of Ormond Beach will host a free information meeting and a neuropathy support group at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at 535 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
Residents and community members are welcome. For more information, call (386) 310-1397.
Run benefits Family Renew Community
Lulu's Oceanside Grill will host a 5K Fun Run at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, to benefit Family Renew Community.
Sign in begins at 6 p.m. There will be a buffet at 7 p.m. and raffles, awards and prizes at 7:30 p.m.
There will be a special "Runner's Lite" menu and special drink. Look for the special LuLu's coupon in the goodie bag.
The cost is $10 for an initial run, which includes the official T-Shirt and $5 for every subsequent run. The entry fee entitles each participant to water, one beer, buffet, compliments of LuLu's.
LuLu's Oceanside Grill is at 30 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach.
For information, visit LuLusOceansideGrill.com.
Learn how to use the library 24/7
Learn how to use the Volusia County Public Library's website during a free program at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
Librarian Carrie Radam will show participants how to renew books, place items on hold, obtain items from other branches, and find journal and newspaper articles using the library's electronic databases. Participants will also learn how to use the library's Mango language learning and NoveList Plus electronic databases.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16235.
AARP to meet
The Willow Pond AARP Chapter No. 5319 in Ormond Beach will host a general meeting on Tuesday, March 19, at the Willow Pond Clubhouse on Lakebridge Drive.
The subject will be income taxes.
The public may attend.
For more information, call (386) 615-8129.
Audubon society to meet
Halifax River Audubon will have a general membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Sica Hall, 1065 Daytona Avenue, Holly Hill.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Jimmy Hull, owner/operator of Hull's Seafood will present "Fish of Central Florida."
Guests and visitors welcome. For more information, call (386) 673-5332.
Genealogy help available
Members of the Sons of the American Revolution are available to help trace your family from 1 to 3 p.m. each Friday in the Genealogy Room at City Island Library, Daytona Beach.
Genealogical Society to meet
The Volusia County Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at City Island Library, Daytona Beach.
Librarian Kim Dolce, will give a tour of the genealogy room.
The public is invited. For more information, call (386) 257-7828.
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center to kick off food drive
In an effort to make this year's 12th annual food drive a bountiful success, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center plans to combine forces with community partners March 18 through April 19.
The hospital's Spiritual Life Committee is accepting donations of nonperishable foods, plus toilet paper and paper towels, at all Daytona Beach Fire Stations, as well as the following Florida Hospital locations:
oFlorida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, 301 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach
oComprehensive Cancer Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, 224 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach
oCenter for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, Florida Memorial Medical Center Medical Office Building, 305 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach
oFlorida Hospital Oceanside, 264 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach
oFlorida Hospital Imaging, 335 Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 250, Ormond Beach
oFlorida Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation, 901 Sterthaus Ave., Ormond Beach
oFlorida Hospital HealthCare Partner Offices: see www.hcpphysicians.org for locations
oHuman Resources at Reflections, 770 W. Granada Blvd., Suite 102, Ormond Beach
oFHMMC at the Pavilion at Port Orange, 5535 S. Williamson Blvd., Suite 700, Port Orange
This year's donation goal is 8,000 pounds, but the hospital hopes to exceed it.
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 up 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.
Retired federal employees will meet
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees No. 2247 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, at
at RiverGrille, N. U.S. 1, Ormond Beach. The Wynn Group will speak on "Financial Planning."
For more information, call (386) 441-9250.
Volunteers needed for field day
Grassroots Giving is in need of volunteers and Boys and Girls Club wish list items for it fifth annual field day at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at 211 N. Edgewood Ave., Edgewater.
Items needed include pencils, post board, clay, footballs, basketballs, playground balls, sketchpads, charcoals, glue sticks, electric pencil sharpeners, wall clock and hockey sticks.
Donations may be dropped off at: East Ormond Beach CrossFit, 125-G-E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach; the UPS Stores, 2664 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach; South Daytona Public Works, 1771 Seagrave St., South Daytona.
To volunteer, call (386) 323-9916 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how to make a fairy garden at the library
Joyce Harris will give step-by-step instructions to create a container garden using pint-sized plants, pebbles and tiny woodland sprites at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
Her free presentation is part of the library's monthly Casual Gardening Series. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 676-4191, Ext. 100.
Quit smoking class offered
The Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center is offering a free six-week "Quit Smoking Now" Program in Volusia County.
The classes meet once a week for 60 to 90 minutes and are conducted by a trained facilitator.
Participants receive a workbook, educational tools, a Quit Kit, and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patches, lozenges, or gum).
The program is free. To register for the March 21 class at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach or the March 28 class at Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach, call (877) 784-8486.
Driver safety class planned
An AARP driver safety class will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 22, at 301 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach.
The cost is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Reservations with instructors are required.
To register, call (386) 615-4334.
"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 the 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.
Talk on Parkinson's disease slated
Dr. Ryan Uitti will address The Parkinson Association of Greater Daytona Beach at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Bethune Cookman University's Michael & Libby Johnson Center for Civic Engagement at 740 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Dr. Uitti is the associate medical director of development and professor and former chair of the department of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.
Dr. Uitti's topic will be: "Treatment Update on Parkinson's; new developments in surgery, medications and exercise"
Seating is limited, so reservations for this event are required by calling (386) 676-6375 by no later than Friday, March, 22.
Diabetes walk set
The 2013 Volusia Walk to Cure Diabetes will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach.
Check in begins at 8 a.m.
Register now at www.jdrf.org/centralflorida
For more information, call (407)774-2166 or email email@example.com.
Historical Society to meet
The Ormond Beach Historical Society will host its "Discover Our History Lecture Series" at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St. in Ormond Beach
The topic will be "Life & Death at Windover: Excavations of a 7,000-year-old Pond Cemetery" by Dr. Rachel Wentz, Regional Director, Florida Public Archaeology Network East Central Region.
Explore one of the most ancient, well-preserved archaeological sites in North America. The 7,000-year-old Windover archaeological site near Titusville was a pond used for interment of the dead and produced more than 160 individuals whose analyses have provided insight into the life and health of people during Florida's Archaic period.
Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10 a.m. Admission and parking is free. For more information call (386) 677-7005, or visit OrmondHistory.org.
March 19 expo and workshop focuses on caregivers
The PULSE Vendor Expo and Workshop will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 19, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave..
PULSE stands for Providers United in Local Service to the Elderly.
Mark Spivey, who specializes in caregiver fatigue in the home and work environment, will deliver a 30-minute presentation titled "Self Care for the Caregiver."
Afterward, expo vendors will be available with free information, giveaways and door prizes. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.
Professor to discuss the works of Zora Neale Hurston
Daytona State College Professor Dr. Lynn Hawkins will present "Zora in Hot Water: Life on a Daytona Beach Houseboat," at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the auditorium of the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island.
The professor will discuss the life and works of author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, whose tumultuous experiences in Daytona Beach in 1934 included fights with Mary McLeod Bethune, a rushed marriage, and a premier performance in a public theater.
Dr. Hawkins has published many articles on Hurston and wrote a biography about her best friend, the late Annie Mae Walker of Daytona Beach. She has also published 2,500 feature stories, wrote two books, and hosted a live radio talk show in New Smyrna Beach for five years.
For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.
Grief support group offered
A pregnancy/infant/baby loss parent support group is offered at 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, at BeginAgain Children's Grief Center, 655 N. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Daytona Beach.
For information, visit https://www.facebook.com/FloridaTearsRockWalk or http://www.thetearsfoundation.org
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.
CANDO to meet
CANDO will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Ormond Beach Riverside Church, 56 N. Beach St.
City Manager Joyce Shanahan will make a presentation and lead discussion of city government and quality of life issues.
For more information, call (386) 441-5934.
Sons of the American Revolution to meet
The Daytona-Ormond Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution hosts a luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Palmetto Club, 1000 South Beach St., Daytona Beach.
On March 21, the Chapter will host Dr. Philip Shapiro of the Ormond Beach Historical Society, who will make a presentation about the Three Chimneys Sugar Mill Plantation in Ormond Beach.
Anyone interested in American history or in joining the chapter is welcome with a reservation.
For information or reservations, call (386) 423-7922 or email at 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.
As part of the Halifax Historical Museum's exhibit "Here's to the Ladies," Carol Lively Platig, president of the Museum of Arts & Sciences, will speak at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at 252 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.
Antique fine bone china, crystal, cut glass, porcelain and silver are featured in this exhibit from the collections of Cici Brown, Holmes Davis, Maye D. LeVeille, Alma McMillan, Ms. Platig, Preston Root and Alynn Snyder.
Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members.
For more information, call (386) 255-6976.
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
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.
Lawyers seeking top woman nominations
The Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers is seeking nominations for its annual Woman of the Year Award.
Criteria include serving the people of Volusia and/or Flagler County; making substantial contributions to an area of importance to women; integrating a work area or profession traditionally reserved for men; outstanding service in her chosen profession; achieving recognition in her field; serving as an example to other women. Candidates need not be an attorney for award consideration.
Items needed include nominee name, mailing address, telephone number, and email, qualifications and reason for nomination (attach additional pages if necessary): nominated by (please include name, address, telephone number, and email)
Nominations may be faxed to(386) 822-6452 or email email@example.com by April 11.