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Community notes - Port Orange
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Posted: 2013 Mar 22 - 06:02

Spring break camp offered

Marcody Ranch will hold a spring break camp from March 25 to March 29.

There will be horseback riding, trail rides , arts and crafts, mounted games, horse care and training.

Camp Marcody hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Children ages 5 to 15, all levels of ability are welcome. Extended day is available.

Weekly sessions cost $295 per child.

For to register your child, call (386) 424-0123 or email uhope@marcody.com.

Learn how to use your old Nook

Learn how to download free library books onto a Nook during a 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.

Children's gymnastics class planned

Port Orange Parks & Recreation Department is offering an eight-week gymnastics class on Tuesdays, beginning April 2.

This class meets at the Gymnasium, 4655 City Center Circle.

A Tots with Mommy and Daddy class for ages 12-35 months is from 9-9:30 a.m. and ages 3 to 5 years is from 9:30-10 a.m. The fee is $48.

For information, call the instructor at (386) 788-8247.

Pilates class offered

Port Orange Parks & Recreation Department is offering an on-going Pilates Class from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Adult Center annex, 3738 Halifax Drive. The fee is eight classes for $6 each or $7 per individual class.

Participants are asked to bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes.

For information, call the instructor at (386) 589-0322.

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 conduct 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.

Library screening 'Anna Karenina'

The Port Orange Regional Library will show "Anna Karenina" at 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, at 1005 City Center Circle.

The movie is free and open to the public.

Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

Jude Law and Keira Knightly star. Nominated for four Academy Awards, including cinematography, costume design, original score and production design.

For more information, call (386) 322-5152.

Accreditation team invites public comments about police department

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation will arrive on April 9, to examine all aspects of the Port Orange Police Department's policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards is available through the Port Orange Police Department's Accreditation Manager, Officer David Burns, at (386) 506-5808 or dburns@port-orange.org.

Register for camp

Registrations are being accepted at the Piggotte Community Center Spring Camp at James Park, South Daytona.

Camp for kindergartners to sixth graders will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 25 to Thursday, March 28.

The Cost is $70 per child plus $7 recreation insurance if due.

Trips will be taken to Chuck E. Cheese, ArtHaus, Full Moon Natives, Burger King and playgrounds.

For more information, call (386) 322-3070.

Summer camp scholarships available

Summer camp scholarships are available to income-eligible children and children with special needs through Volusia County's Community Assistance Division.

Families with children ages five through 14 who meet residency and income requirements are encouraged to apply for scholarships. To be eligible, five-year-old children must have completed kindergarten.

Scholarship awards are based on income-eligibility and will be awarded according to funding availability.

Applications will be available Monday, March 25, in Volusia County public library branches and the Human Services offices at 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand; 250 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach; 107 E. Canal St., New Smyrna Beach; and 2765 Rebecca Lane, Suite B, Orange City. They also will be posted online at www.volusia.org/community_assistance/applications.htm.

Completed applications will be accepted at these times and locations:

7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library-City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.

7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand

1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

After April 10, applications may be submitted in person or by mail to the Volusia County Community Assistance Division, 110 W. Rich Ave., DeLand, FL 32720. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Eligible applicants will be placed on a waiting list until an opening becomes available. For more information, call (386) 736-5955.




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