Great deals blossom at Plant and Vendor Faire April 6
Hundreds of plants will be offered for sale at the 15th annual Master Gardener Plant and Vendor Faire from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.
Master gardeners have been sowing and growing all year to assemble plants ideal for growing in Central Florida. Bring your wagon and choose from a variety of butterfly and hummingbird plants, herbs, native plants, perennials, and trees. Plant and garden vendors also will be on site. Admission and parking are free.
To learn more about the Master Gardener Program, visit www.volusia.org/master-gardener.
Prostate cancer support group slated
Join Florida Hospital DeLand for the Man to Man prostate cancer support group at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Cancer Institute, 680 Peachwood Drive, DeLand.
The group provides ongoing monthly support and education for men with prostate cancer.
For more information, call (386) 943-7160.
County announces April's outdoor adventures
Get up close and personal with Volusia County's conservation lands during free guided adventures in April. Upcoming programs include:
Insects -- Good or bad: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6. Native plant expert Ray Jarrett will lead an insect adventure at Hickory Bluff Preserve, 598 Guise Road, Osteen. Participants will inspect insect traps and net specimens to learn about Florida's bugs. Jarrett will also discuss the exotic insects invading Florida and the problems they cause.
Bike-about through Longleaf: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13. Enjoy a leisurely six-mile bike ride through Longleaf Pine Preserve with a few stops along the way. The trail is mostly hard-packed and grassy road with occasional muddy areas. Off-road or tread tires are recommended. Meet at the preserve's west entrance, 3736 E. New York Ave., DeLand.
Reservations are required and may be made by calling (386) 736-5276 or email email@example.com.
Participants are encouraged to bring water and insect spray and wear comfortable clothes and walking or hiking shoes.
County Council plans ECHO workshop April 9
The Volusia County Council will conduct a workshop to discuss the Volusia ECHO program at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.
Public participation is welcome. For information, call (386) 736-5920.
Lawyers seeking top woman nominations
The Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers is seeking nominations for its annual Woman of the Year Award.
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.
DeLand library plans book sale April 12 - 13
The Friends of the Library will have its monthly used-book sale in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, April 12; and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13.
Hardbacks will be sold for $1 each, large paperbacks for 50 cents, and small paperbacks and magazines for 25 cents. Books will be sold for $3 a bag after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Patrons can purchase books at pre-sale prices from 2:30 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday, April 11.
The DeLand Regional Library is at 130 E. Howry Ave.
For more information, call (386) 822-6430.
River cleanup slated
The 17th annual St. Johns River Cleanup will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20.
Boaters, scouts, civic organizations, environmental groups, businesses and individual volunteers are encouraged to help clean up the St. Johns River by removing trash and debris.
For this year's cleanup, all pre-registered participants will receive a free T-shirt and reusable shopping bag. The cleanup sites are:
Ninemile Point Park, at the west end of Ninemile Point Road, Pierson
Butler Street Boat Ramp, East end of Butler Street, Astor Lake County
DeLeon Springs State Park, 601 Burts Park Road, DeLeon Springs
Ed Stone Park, 2990 W. S.R. 44, DeLand
French Avenue boat launch / Starks Landing, (where French Avenue meets the St. Johns River), Orange City
Lake Monroe Park, 975 S. U.S. 17-92, DeBary
Lemon Bluff boat ramp, 907 Lemon Bluff Road, Osteen
Lake Harney Woods subdivision, end of Boat Ramp Road
Participants are encouraged to bring water and wear sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, work gloves and comfortable clothing. They also may bring rakes and canoes or boats.
For more information or to pre-register, call (386) 736-5927, Ext. 12424, or visit www.volusia.org/cleanup.