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, at 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.
Low-cost pet shot clinics
Four low cost pet shot clinics, sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rescue, will be offered Saturday, March 16.
The first clinic will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Big Lots 2412 S. Volusia, Orange City.
The second clinic will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Pets 4 Less, 2235 S. Woodland Blvd., Cedar Ridge Plaza, DeLand.
The third clinic will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tractor Supply 2300 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand.
The fourth clinic will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Whiskers Pet Grooming 2709 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Proceeds benefit abandoned animals.
This is a cash only clinic. For more information, call (386) 748-8993.
Actors to present historical play at DeBary Hall
Take a light-hearted look at 500 years of Florida History with acting duo Noel Holland and Don Gruel as they present a two-person play titled "Florida Treasures" at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.
The actors will portray two tourists who discover a treasure chest full of historical artifacts and are magically transported back in time. Along the way, they will share information about Ponce de Leon, the "original" Pocahontas story, and the founding of Pensacola and St. Augustine.
The free presentations, which are part of the statewide Viva Florida 500 celebration, will be in DeBary Hall's stable.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 668-3840.
MOMS Club conducts Membership Drive
The MOMS Club of Deltona West will conduct its annual membership drive from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 19, at Gemini Springs Park, Pavilion No. 1, 37 Dirksen Drive, DeBary.
There will be face painting, seed planting activity, a DeBary Fire Department demonstration from 10-11, photos by Too Cute by Michelle and light refreshments.
For reservations, email MVP@deltonamomsclub.com. For information, visit deltonamomsclub.com.
Learn how to be safe in the woods at DeBary Hall March 23
Master Naturalist Roger Fulton will offer tips on staying safe in the woods during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in DeBary Hall Historic Site's stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd.
Mr. Fulton, who has written eight Florida trail guides, will sign and sell books after his discussion.
Reservations are not required. For information, call (386) 668-3840.
Jazz and blues singer to perform at Deltona library
Jazz and blues vocalist Sybil Gage will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.
Her performance will include a combination of jazz and blues standards and original compositions in the New Orleans tradition.
Ms. Gage, who has released two CDs of original material, has performed at the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, the Noble "Thin Man" Watts Festival in DeLand and the Space Coast Jazz Society Concert Series. Florida Today magazine has called her "the undisputed queen of local jazz."
This free concert is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Deltona Library. For more information, call (386) 789-7207.
Learn about hydroponic gardening March 20
Wellness educator Christine Kee will discuss hydroponic gardening from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.
Hydroponics is a way to grow plants in water without soil. It requires less water and fewer pesticides than soil gardening. Attendees may sample a salad made with vegetables grown hydroponically.
Reservations are not required for the free program. For information, call (386) 789-7207.
Environmental center offers spring camps for kids
A spring break camp will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25-29, at the Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.
Children ages 6 to 13 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.
Bra artists sought
Braz Cauz, in partnership with Gateway Center for the Arts, is looking for entries for its May auction.
Artists may transform bras into works of art that pertain to breast cancer. The artwork will be displayed and then auctioned to benefit women fighting against breast cancer.
Deadline for entries is 4 p.m. March 29. Entries may be mailed or delivered to DeBary Hall Historic Site, 210 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary, FL 32713.
Entries will be on display at the Gateway Center for the Arts April 18-26. The auction will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at DeBary Hall, during a Victorian Tea. Cost is $35 per ticket.
For more information, call (386) 668-5553 or (386) 668-3840.
Construction volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed for the fourth annual Women Build in May at 1665 19th St. in Orange City.
Drywall will be done May 3-4 and 10-11, and priming and painting will be done May 17-18.
Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity program in conjunction with Lowes to give women the opportunity to learn construction and leadership skills in a women-friendly environment.
Lowes will assist in providing hands-on clinics for training purposes during April.
For women who want to participate in Women Build, but are not sure about doing construction, there will be a lunch bunch crew to prepare lunches for the construction crew.
There will be 25 slots available for each build day and will be assigned by first come first paid as the registration fees come in.
The money from fundraising will be due May 1. Each participant will receive an official Woman Build T-shirt and there will be some other surprises as well.
This year the registration will be $20 per person and there will be a personal fund raising goal.
To participate, call (386) 774-1553 or email email@example.com for a registration packet.
Reservations for this event must be made by March 28 so T-shirts can be ordered.