Sacred Heart to host Fly Like An Eagle 5K Run
Sacred Heart Catholic School will host its second Annual Fly Like An Eagle 5K Run Saturday, April 13, at Riverside Park, Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach.
The 5K race starts at 8 a.m. Kids Fun Run will follow.
The course begins and ends at Riverside Park, taking runners/walkers through the nearby neighborhoods.
Advance registration is $28. Groups of 5 or more can register for $18 per participant. Race-day registration is $30. Packet pickup is 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Sacred Heart School and 6:30-7:45 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Riverside Park.
For information, visit http://www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=18012
NSB library announces upcoming programs
Locals can expand their horizons with a trio of free programs at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
Bring your own popcorn and take in some recent blockbusters at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Upcoming movies include "Life of Pi" on April 13, "Anna Karenina" on April 20 and "The Hobbit" on April 27.
Volusia County Extension Director David Griffis will give a presentation about the invasive plants and animals found in New Smyrna Beach at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18.
The library's book club will explore "The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Medicine, Madness and Murder" at 10 a.m. Monday, April 22. The New York Times bestseller, written by Candice Millard, recounts the story of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency.
Reservations are not required. For information, call (386) 424-2910.
Anniversary celebration planned
The New Smyrna Beach branch of the Association of American University Women will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Smyrna Yacht Club.
The mayor's office will deliver a proclamation and a charter member will give highlights of the branch from 30 years ago and past presidents will speak. Other activities are the announcement of the Person of the Year, a display of scrapbooks and, of course, a celebratory cake.
There's always a 50/50 drawing, a book sale, and a collection of toiletries and non-perishable foods that are donated to charitable organizations in New Smyrna Beach.
The cost is $17 all-inclusive.
For more information or to purchase at ticket, call (386) 423-5278.
Rummage sale benefits animal shelter
Volusia Society for Aid to Animals Inc. will host a Rummage Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Edgewater Animal Shelter, 605 Mango Tree Drive, Edgewater.
Proceeds will benefit shelter residents.
A shot clinic will also be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p/m.
For more information, call (386) 957-3994.
Genealogical society to meet
The Genealogical Society of Southeast Volusia County will meet from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 14, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach.
The meeting is open to the public.
Lawrence R. Kirkwood, a genealogist and senior court judge in Florida, will speak on researching courthouse records for genealogical purposes.
Volunteers are available in the library from 1 to 3 p.m. each Monday to help assist in research.
For more information, call (386) 428-2507.
National Healthcare Decisions Day scheduled
Bert Fish Medical Center is participating in National Healthcare Decisions Day Tuesday, April 16.
Bert Fish is reaching out to educate the public about the importance of advance health care planning.
A medical representative will be on hand from 8 a.m. to noon to answer questions at 401 Palmetto St., New Smyrna Beach.
Advance planning presentations will be at 8:30 and 10 a.m.
For information, call (386) 424-5000, Ext. 5338 or visit www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org.
Bird rescue lecture planned
The Marine Discovery Center will host a lecture series on bird rescue and rehabilitation from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach.
Various speakers will describe rescue, rehabilitation and the laws that should protect birds.
At the lecture, participants may sign up to get involved with rescue, transport and rehabilitation of birds.
For more information, call (386) 428-4828 or visit marinediscoverycenter.org.
Esther Street Beachfront Park grand opening, 'family fun day' April 20
New Smyrna Beach soon will add another beachfront park to Volusia County's list.
City and county officials will cut the ceremonial ribbon on Esther Street Beachfront Park at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 20. The ceremony will be followed by a Family Fun Day from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the park at the east end of Esther Street in New Smyrna Beach.
"This park provides 45 spaces of off-beach parking just a few blocks north of one of Volusia County's most popular beach ramps -- Flagler Avenue," said Tony Otte, city Community Redevelopment Agency director. The project also includes a playground, walking trails, pavilions, restroom facilities and a volleyball area.
During the Family Fun Day portion of the grand opening, attendees will break in the new court with beach volleyball.
Activities also will include a face painter, a street performer on stilts, surfing lessons, hotdogs, chips and drinks, according to Liz Yancey, city events manager.
All activities are free.
Construction on the Esther Street Beachfront Park and Stormwater Improvements Project began in August and included drainage improvements to reduce flooding in the North Atlantic Avenue area and milling and resurfacing of the roadway along North Atlantic Avenue from Flagler Avenue to Crawford Road, Mr. Otte said. The seawall was reconstructed and a dune walkover was built.
The total cost of construction is nearly $1.6 million and is funded jointly by the County of Volusia and the City of New Smyrna Beach through its CRA, the city's stormwater fund, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Mr. Otte said.
Walk for Meals on Wheels
Support Meals on Wheels with the Council on Aging at the 17th Annual Walk for Meals on Wheels and Other Senior Services in April.
The events are used to heighten awareness of the critical need for meals and services for frail and homebound seniors.
COA will host the walk in three locations:
Friday, April 19 - Brannon Center, 105 Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach
Saturday, April 20, Bill Dreggors Park, 230 N. Stone St, DeLand
Saturday, April 20 at Manatee Island Park, 351 N. Beach St, Daytona Beach
Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk at 10 a.m. at each location.
The walk is free for anyone who would like to participate, but only walkers who pay the registration fee will receive a T-shirt. T-shirts are $25 per person and will be available at the event.
This family event includes a short walk, a picnic with food, music, and door prizes provided by area merchants.
For more information call (386) 253-4700, Ext. 250, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk registration can also be done online at www.coavolusia.org.
Line dance class offered
The New Smyrna Beach Parks and Recreation Department sponsors weekly line dance classes at the New Smyrna Beach Woman's Club and the Coronado Civic Center.
Admission is $4 for residents and $5 for non-residents.
For times, call (386) 402-7382 or visit email@example.com.
Boat tours offered
Canaveral National Seashore offers a two-hour pontoon boat cruise at 10 a.m. most Thursdays.
Take a leisurely cruise from the dock behind the Visitor Center to Seminole Rest, where there will be a tour of the historic house.
Two-hour cruises to Mosquito Lagoon are at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. most Friday, Saturdays and Sunday.
Reservations are required and space is limited. The cost is $20 per person. There is a 50 percent discount for each holder of Senior or Access passes.
Children 15 and younger are free.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 428-3384, Ext. 0.