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.
Museum leader will discuss the arts
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.
Voters league will discuss transportation
The League of Women Voters, Volusia County will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Holiday Inn LPGA, 137 Auto Mall Circle, Daytona Beach.
A panel of three guest speakers from local cities and the FLDOT will discuss Sun Rail and area transportation issues.
Lunch served at 12:45 p.m.is $15.
The public is welcome to attend, but reservations are required. For more information, call (386) 492-3898.
For membership information contact www.LWVVC.org.
Annual Herb Faire and Plant Sale in Ormond Beach
The Seaside Herb Society of Ormond Beach will celebrate herbs with its 18th annual Herb Faire from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Riverbridge Meeting House at the west end of the Granada Bridge on the Halifax River in Ormond Beach..
The highlight of the Faire is the sale of locally grown and reasonably priced herbs. Culinary herbs, fragrant herbs, ornamental herbs and plants attractive to butterflies will be in abundance. There will be baked goods made with herbs, soaps, seasonings, guest speakers, and Rachel, the club's herbalist. The event is free. For more information call (386) 441-2061 or (443) 497-0044. To learn more about the society, visit seasideherbsociety.com.
"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.
Foundation fundraiser honors mayor
To raise funds and to honor Mayor Derrick Henry, a cocktail party fundraiser will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Daytona Beach Police Department, 129 Valor Blvd.
Jon Hall Chevrolet is sponsoring the party to benefit the Daytona Beach Police Foundation, which provides necessary training and equipment for police officers.
The evening's events will include tours of the police department and demonstrations.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar will be available. The suggested donation is $50. Checks may be made payable to the Daytona Beach Police Foundation.
For information, call (386) 871-5224 or email email@example.com.
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 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 jdrf.org/centralflorida.
For more information, call (407)774-2166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location, time changed for County Council retreat
The Volusia County Council's team-building retreat will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Volusia Room of the Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive.
The public is welcome, but there will be no public participation. Parking tickets will be validated.
For more information, call (386) 736-5920.
Lilian Place Historic Museum will host a hands on history camp from 1 to 5 p.m. March 25-29 at 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach.
The camp for children ages 6-11 includes games, crafts, tours and demonstrations. Learn about local history from the Timucuan Indians to the early 1900s.
Cost is $10 per day or $45 for the week. Snacks and refreshments included. Space is limited, call (386) 212-3249 for reservations.
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.
Ormond police launch anonymous tip service
For the first time, mobile phone users can provide anonymous crime tips to the Ormond Beach Police Department. The service, called TipSoft, allows citizens to send anonymous tips online, by iPhone or Android mobile apps or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword ORMONDPD from a mobile phone.
TipSoft, which is made by CrimeReports, allows agencies and members of the public to have a two-way dialog that is completely secure and anonymous. The service specifically allows text message providers to remain anonymous by encrypting the text messages, assigning them a unique ID and routing them through secure servers. This protects the personal details of the information provider.
Citizens are encouraged to use TipSoft to report information about any non-urgent illegal activity, such as unsolved cases, vandalism, theft, sale and distribution of drugs or information about crimes that are being planned in the community or schools.
Captain James Ormond DAR to Meet
The Captain James Ormond Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 25, at the Anderson-Price Building, 42 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach.
A catered lunch will be served at a cost of $13. The program will be on the History of Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, given by Nancy Partridge.
Guests and prospective members are welcome. Reservations can be made by calling (386) 256-7213.
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.
Keeper conference scheduled
I Am My Brother/Sister's Keeper Conference, an HIV/AIDS Awareness Conference for men and women, will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the L. Gale Lemerand School of Nursing at Bethune Cookman University, 739 W. International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach.
The conference is free to the public. Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, door prizes and information.
To register call (386) 274-0500, Ext. 0571.
Nutrition seminar offered at Bishop's Glen
Bishop's Glen Retirement Community will host a free seminar "Healthy Eating and Physical Activity" at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at 900 LPGA Blvd., Holly Hill.
The speaker will be Registered Dietitian Carol Elliott, a member of the Peer Network for Nutrition Care Process Group.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 226-9110.
Craft guild meeting at Lilian Place
The Lilian Place Craft Guild will meet at 1 p.m. each Thursday. Anyone interested in old-fashioned crafts, quilting, and sewing of period costumes, is invited to 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach. For more information, call (386) 235-6269.
Anyone interested in reenacting a historical character is invited to the Lilian Place Living Legends group at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach.
For more information, call (386) 235-6269.
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 and all Florida Hospital facilities.
This year's donation goal is 8,000 pounds, but the hospital hopes to exceed it.
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 Stores, 2664 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach; South Daytona Public Works, 1771 Seagrave St., South Daytona.
To volunteer, call (386) 323-9916 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by April 11.
MOAA, Halifax Chapter to meet
The Halifax Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will have a luncheon meeting Thursday, March 28 at the Halifax River Yacht Club, 331 S. Beach St, Daytona Beach.
Social hour starts at 11 a.m. with lunch following at noon.
Guest speaker is PFC Gordon Millar who served in WWII and with the 9th Army, 78th Infantry Division, B Company, 311th Infantry Regiment (the Timberwolves) from October 1942 to February 1947. He will discuss the capture of the Bridge of Remagen (near Bonn, Germany) the only significant bridge which remained standing over the Rhine.
Cost is $16 per person. Reservations are required by March 25. Send checks payable to Halifax Chapter MOAA and mail to P.O. Box 2093, Daytona Beach, FL. 32115-2093. For more information, call (386) 235-8635 or visit http://www.moaafl.org.
In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Children's Advocacy Center will host the ninth annual Champagne & Diamonds "It's All About The Kids" Gala from 6:30 to 11 p.m. April 6 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.
The evening's activities include a cocktail hour, silent auction, a gourmet dinner, live music, dancing and a special presentation.
The center is a private, non-profit organization that provides prevention, intervention and support services to victims of child abuse and sexual assault.
Tickets are $100 and sponsorships are welcome. For more information, call Starr Farmer at (386) 238-3830 or email her at email@example.com.
Cyber security and privacy
The Daytona section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers will host a review of cyber threats and measures one can use to protect that information at 8 p.m. Thursday March 28, at the Halifax Yacht Club, 331 S . Beach St., Daytona Beach.
Dr. Remzi Seker, a Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will lead the discussion.
The public is invited. For more information, call (386) 671-3706.