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Community notes - Deltona, Orange City and DeBary
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Posted: 2013 Mar 22 - 06:04

EGGstravaganza planned

The Deltona Parks and Recreation EGGstravaganza will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23, at Dewey Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd., Deltona. For more information, call (386) 878-8900

Open house planned

The DeBary Animal Clinic Spring open house will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at 17 S U.S. 17/92 in DeBary.

There will be free food and drinks, hospital tours, a costume contest for dogs, best pet trick contest, raffles, temporary tattoos for the kids, vendors, a Volusia County Sheriff's dog and birds from the Birds of Prey in Maitland.

For more information, call (386) 668-8371.

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.

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 ssmith@volusia.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 remington.sue@gmail.com for a registration packet.

Reservations for this event must be made by March 28 so T-shirts can be ordered.

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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