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Community notes - Port Orange
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Posted: 2013 Apr 05 - 06:03

Library book sale planned

The Port Orange Regional Library will conduct a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 5, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at 1005 City Center Circle.

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

Spaghetti dinner slated

American Legion Riders, Post 270, 119 Howes St., Port Orange, will host a spaghetti and meatball dinner with salad, bread and dessert from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Music will be provided by B&B. Cost is $6. For more information, call (386) 767-3620.

Low cost pet clinic planned

There will be two lower cost pet shot clinics, sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, on Saturday, April 6.

The clinics will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Best In Show Pet Grooming, 201 Commonwealth Blvd., Port Orange, and from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Mr. Petman, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona, at Sunshine Park Mall.

This is a cash-only clinic. No appointment is needed. For more information, call (386) 748-8993.

Golf tournament planned

The Port Orange Lions Club will host its third annual golf tournament at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 7, at Crane Lakes Golf & Country Club. The fee is $75 and includes greens fee, cart, breakfast and barbecue lunch.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 304-5047.

Northeast Volusia Democrats to meet

The regular monthly meeting of the Northeast Volusia County Democratic Club will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the private dining room of the Piccadilly Cafeteria in Volusia Mall, 1700 W International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Guest speakers representing the Healthy Start Coalition will discuss the Affordable Care Act. The coalition is a professional group dedicated to supporting an interactive service system for women and families in their outreach area.

Those interested in joining for dinner should be at the Piccadilly by 6 p.m.

All Democrats, including snowbirds, are invited to attend.

For more information call (386) 295-7513.

Learn to tango

The Greater Daytona Chapter USA Dance No. 6026 will conduct beginning American Tango Lessons

April 16, 23 and 30.

Class will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at Lighthouse Pointe Clubhouse, 155 Spring Drive, Port Orange,

Cost is $6 per person per lesson. Total is $18 per person, non-refundable, payable in full at the first of the three lessons.

Participants should plan to come a few minutes early to the first lesson to register and start the class on time.

For more information, call (386) 562-0590 or email martausadance@cfl.rr.com.

Audubon Society to host field trips

The Halifax River Audubon Society will host a free field trip under the Dunlawton Bridge at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in Port Orange. No walking required.

For more information, call (386) 763-4260. Visitors and guests are welcome.

There will be a field trip to Wekiva Springs State Park in Apopka on April 12.

Participants should meet at 7 a.m. at International Square Shopping Center parking lot near the Krystal on West International Speedway Boulevard in Daytona Beach to form carpools. Requires walking more than one mile over flat terrain. Participants should bring lunch, beverage. Trip is free, but requires registration; call (386) 253-1166. Visitors and guests welcome.

Port Orange Police Department awarded accreditation

First accredited in 2004, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies recently awarded the Port Orange Police Department "Accreditation with Excellence."

The accreditation marks the fourth consecutive time the Port Orange Police Department has received the recognition. In 2010, the police department was awarded and designated by the commission as a Flagship Law Enforcement Agency.

In addition to meeting the commission's standards beyond compliance, agencies must meet certain strict criteria, including a minimum of two previous consecutive accreditation awards and not having issues involving life, safety and security standards.

Also, the Port Orange Police Department has been a Florida accredited agency since 1997.

Book signing slated

Donna Ann Bond will conduct a seminar and book signing for "It's Wake-Up Time" at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Debbie's Health Foods, 3850 S. Nova Road, Port Orange.

Meet the local author and survivor who took a natural, common sense approach back to health.

For more information, call (386) 756-4554.

Citizens of the year named

The Citizens for Ponce Inlet 2013 Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner & Ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Ponce Inlet Community Center. Tickets are $7. Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m.

The speaker will be Ponce Inlet Town Manager Jeaneen Clauss.

For more information, call (386) 236-2150.

Library to host e-reader classes

Are you stuck in the '70s? Join the 21st century with a series of free computer and e-reader classes at the Port Orange Regional Library in April.

Upcoming classes include:

Kindle class: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 8. Bring your Kindle and learn how to download library e-books, audio books and music.

Social networking websites: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Get an overview of popular networking sites, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Shelfari and more.

Introduction to computers and the Internet: 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. Become familiar with terminology, practice using the keyboard and mouse, and learn how to navigate the web and the Windows operating system.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling (386) 322-5152, Ext. 28.

Participants are asked to bring fully charged laptops and e-readers and cables. The library has free Wi-Fi throughout the building.

The Port Orange Regional Library is at 1005 City Center Circle.

Fashion show and luncheon slated

The Daytona Beach Symphony Society will host a luncheon and fashion show at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at The Shores Resort & Spa, 2637 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores.

For more information, call (386) 253-2901.

Travel club to meet

The Port Orange Recreational Travel Club will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, at the Palmetto Club, 1000 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.

The travel club is a senior service organization for anyone 55 and older.

To make a lunch reservation, call (386) 788-4531. For more information, call (386) 322-0786.

Dr. Evelyn Bethune to speak at Port Orange library April 12

Dr. Evelyn Bethune will discuss the life and times of her grandmother, Mary McLeod Bethune, during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

Dr. Bethune is the chief executive officer of the Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute, which was founded in 2002 to ensure the continuation, growth and development of Mary McLeod Bethune's legacy of promoting education and community service.

Her presentation is part of Viva Florida 500, a year-long, statewide grassroots effort to recognize Ponce de Leon's exploration of Florida in 1513 and celebrate the state's rich heritage and diverse cultural history.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 322-5152, Ext. 28.

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.




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