Run for Kiwanis Club slated at Victoria Park
Victoria Park will host a 5K/10k on Saturday, March 16, at 1431 Orange Camp Road, DeLand.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. The 5K/10K start at 8 a.m. The Kids Fun Run starts at 9 a.m.
The 5K cost is $25 if registered in advance or $35 day of race. The 10K is $35 in advance or $40 day of race.
A pancake breakfast will be served for all registered racers.
Prizes will be given out to the top three male and female winners. There will be door prizes and best St. Patrick's Day Costume awards.
The run will benefit the Kiwanis Club of DeLand and the DeLand Family YMCA.
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Explore nature during free outdoor adventures
Volusia County's Environmental Management Division is planning a variety of free outdoor adventures in March.
oBike-about: 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 15. Explore Deep Creek Preserve on a six-mile bike ride. Bring your off-road bike, helmet, water and a snack. Meet at 964 S. State Road 415, west of New Smyrna Beach.
oBees and other pollinators: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16. Local beekeeper Ed Williams will discuss honeybees and their unfortunate state worldwide. He'll also discuss basic beekeeping techniques and explain how you can help native pollinators with little effort and simple materials. Meet at Deep Creek Preserve, 964 S. State Road 415, west of New Smyrna Beach.
Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Bonnie Cary at (386)736-5276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants are encouraged to bring water and insect spray and wear comfortable clothes and walking or hiking shoes.
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 on 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.
ARK Pet Rescue needs foster homes
ARK Pet Rescue in DeLand is in need of pet foster homes.
ARK will pay pet medical bills. For more information, call (386) 748-2356.
Learn how to start a small farm March 19
Learn how to establish and market a small farm during the "Innovative Farmer's Workshop" from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand
Topics include marketing a farm, u-pick and agri-tourism farms, starting a winery for profit, growing grapes and macadamia nuts commercially, vegetable farming, and small-farm opportunities.
The workshop is sponsored by Farm Credit of Florida and the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, which promotes economic stability for the county's commercial agricultural enterprises.
Registration is required by March 15. The $15 fee includes lunch, snacks and beverages. Make checks payable to the Volusia County Extension Fund and mail to Karen Stauderman, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724. For more information, call (386) 822-5778.
Foods trucks are back
The DeLand Parks and Recreation Department presents the Food Truck Bazaar from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday March 17, at DeLand's Earl Brown Park.
The Food Truck Bazaar, Central Florida's original traveling food truck event, will bring the deliciousness of the Orlando food truck scene to DeLand.
Enjoy a nighttime outdoors community dinner atmosphere, sit in a favorite lawn chair, and eat gourmet treats, burgers, barbecue and desserts.
For more information, call (386) 740-5800.
Cultural Council to meet March 22
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, March 22, at the Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Members will discuss the council's programs and upcoming activities. The public is invited to attend and participate in the meeting.
For more information, call (386)-736-5963, Ext. 15872, or email email@example.com.
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.
Here's where the mobile clinic will be in March:
oFancy Fruit and Produce, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: March 18 and 25
oOakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: March 19 and 26
oFire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach: March 27
Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 323-3575 in Daytona Beach, 386-626-6643 in DeLand, or 386-424-6875 in New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, visit volusia.org/petvet.
The Volusia County Master Gardeners are in need of plant and gardening vendors for its 15th annual plant and vendor faire on Saturday, April 6, at the Volusia County Extension Service (Fairgrounds), 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.
The cost is $50. For more information, call (386) 943-9309.