Bring your own popcorn and take in some recent blockbusters at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
Upcoming movies, which are shown at 2 p.m. on Saturdays, are:
o"Arbitrage": March 16. A troubled hedge fund magnate makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help. Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon star. Rated R, 107 minutes.
o"Robot & Frank": March 23. An ex-jewel thief receives a robot butler from his son. Peter Sarsgaard, Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon star. Rated PG-13, 89 minutes.
For more information, call (386) 424-2910.
AAUW NSB International Relations Meeting
The American Association of University Women New Smyrna beach Chapter will host its second International Relations Community Meeting in this season's series at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the New Smyrna Beach Library.
The speaker will be Ed Owen, a retired engineer from General Electric with more than 40 years of service.
The topic is on "Global Supply and Demand for Oil and Natural Gas."
Volunteers needed; Next Citizen Program meeting March 21
To boost volunteer participation at monthly events, the New Smyrna Beach Police Department will conduct its monthly Citizen Volunteer Program recruitment meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at the police station, 246 Industrial Park Blvd., New Smyrna Beach.
Each month, nearly a dozen events and activities attract residents and visitors to the NSB Waterfront LOOP and other areas of the city. The city also is hoping these activities will draw the interest of people interested in lending a hand as event volunteers.
Program volunteers will receive specialized training by the city's police. Civilians will learn parking enforcement, crowd and traffic control, and neighborhood patrol. In addition to special events assistance, volunteers also may receive training in records management and receptionists duties.
Uniforms and equipment will be provided.
No experience is necessary. However, volunteers may not have a criminal history.
For more information, call (386) 402-8232.
Audubon Society to meet
The Southeast Volusia Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd.
The guest speaker will be Stacey Bell of Volusia County's Beach Habitat Conservation Program.
The meeting is open to the public. For more information go to www.sevolusiaaudubon.org
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, poster 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 Store, 2664 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach; or South Daytona Public Works, 1771 Seagrave St., South Daytona.
To volunteer, call (386) 323-9916 or email email@example.com.
NSB library offers free computer, e-reader classes
Adults can learn new technology skills with free classes at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
oEmail and attachments: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20. Learn the basics of email, from getting a free address to composing messages, and adding pictures and documents.
oE-books and e-readers: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27. Learn how to download music, audio books, and e-books onto your electronic device.
The classes will be in the library's auditorium. Registration is required and may be made by calling (386) 424-2910, Ext. 104, or stopping by the reference desk.
Author to discuss 'Alligator Pool' March 20
New Smyrna Beach resident Joan Hartwig will discuss her novel, "Alligator Pool," during a free program at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the auditorium of the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
"Alligator Pool" is the first in a series of mystery suspense novels set in Florida. Ms. Hartwig is working on the second novel, "Where Dolphins Play," which is set in the Florida Keys.
For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.
Learn about the Indian River Lagoon
The Marine Discovery Center will continue its lecture series from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach.
The topic will be "Secrets of the Indian River Lagoon." The speaker will be Capt. Rodney Smith.
Capt. Smith, a native Florida naturalist and longtime licensed charter captain, will reveal a few of the secrets found on the Indian River Lagoon Coast.
For more information, call (386) 428-4828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about the Indian River Lagoon, and the center is always looking for new volunteers.
Opportunities include welcome desk, exhibit docents, special events ambassadors and exhibit/site maintenance. Other positions may also be available.
The next volunteer orientation is at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11.
For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (386) 428-4828.
Book club to review 'The Life of Pi'
The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library's book club will explore "The Life of Pi" at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 25, at 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach..
Participants will discuss the novel, which was written by Yann Martel, before watching the recent Hollywood film.
Tennis benefits Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society's 11th annual Tennis for a Cause will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21 and 8:30 to noon, Thursday, March 28.
Cost is $25 per person.
Registration is required to participate in the event. Games will be at Inlet Marina Villas, Minorca Tennis Club and Bouchelle Island.
Men's doubles will be March 21. Ladies doubles will be March 28. For more information, call (386) 423-4734 or (386) 428-4082.
Seashore hours cut
Due to mandatory budget cuts that will lower the number of summer
staff positions. The hours of operation for Canaveral
National Seashore will continue to be 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the remainder of
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Minorcan Style Chicken and Sausage Pilau dinner on Saturday, March 23. Set up and clean up help is needed as well as bakers for the dessert table.
The Board of Trustees of the Southeast Volusia Historical Society and the Museum of History is sponsoring the dinner, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23. The dinner will be served at the Masonic Lodge, corner of
North Riverside Drive and Washington Street.
It will be dine in or take out. The cost is a donation of $8 and desserts will be $1.
Pilau is a dish of meat and rice cooked together with various seasonings, which came to the area with the
"New Smyrna Settlement" in 1768.
There will be a sign up sheet at the volunteer desk in the museum.
For more information or to volunteer, call (386) 478-0052 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.
Volunteers need for Balloon & Sky Fest
The New Smyrna Beach Balloon & Sky Fest is in need of volunteers for the April 5-7 event.
Volunteers receive free admission, a volunteer T-shirt and a souvenir Balloon & Sky Fest tote bag for working a four-hour shift as an event volunteer.
To volunteer, contact Brian Pigeon at NSB2013FestVolunteer@yahoo.com or call (386) 478-3508.
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 cruiser will be at Fire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach on March 27.
Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling or (386) 424-6875 in New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, visit volusia.org/petvet.
Cookbooks being sold
The Samsula Woman's Club has published a fourth edition in their series of country cookbooks.
The recipes included in "Our Favorite Home-Style Recipes" were contributed by members of the community service club as well as good cooks from throughout the Samsula area.
The group dedicated their latest cookbook to the late Georgia Luzner Tomazin Nyburg, past president and last surviving charter member.
Proceeds from the cookbook are used to provide scholarships for local students and assist the community.
Cookbooks may be ordered via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (386) 428-0953.