"Women Build" starts Wednesday in Edgewater
Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity will participate in the national Women Build Week on Wednesday, May 8 at the Florez family home, 2310 Vista Palm Drive, Edgewater.
Work will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at noon. If there are enough volunteers, there will be a second shift from 1 to 3:30 p.m. New Smyrna Beach Vice Mayor Judy Reiker will lead the group.
Habitat for Humanity's Women Build, underwritten by Lowe's, recruits, educates and nurtures women to build -- and advocate -- simple, decent and affordable houses in their communities.
Lowe's is providing a $5,000 grant in support of the one-day Women Build. Women interested in participating in this event should contact Joyce Riddel, development manager, at (386)-314-6543.
Low-cost pet clinic planned
There will be a lower cost pet shot clinic sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Rescue from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday May 4, at Family Dollar, 109 Boston and U.S. 1 in Edgewater, This is a cash only clinic is open to everyone, no appointment needed. For more information, call (386) 748-8993.
Shooting games slated
The Volusia County Skeet & Trap Club is hosting the Florida Sunshine Games on Saturday, May 4, for Skeet Shooting and Saturday, May 11, for Trap and Five Stand Shooting at 4031 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach.
The games are open to anyone.
The fees are $35 for 100 targets each plus a FLA Sunshine Games T-Shirt.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. or pre-register online at www.flasports.com.
Calling all volunteers
Marcody Ranch Hope Reins Inc. will conduct its bi-monthly volunteer training on Monday, May 6, at 3804 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach.
Volunteers must be mature, responsible and at least 15 years old. Marcody students and boarders may volunteer at the age of 12. Horse experience is helpful but not necessary, however, you must be comfortable around horses.
The training will start at 5 p.m. and last about two hours. Those needing community service hours for school or work can earn them. To attend, email email@example.com
Celebrate & Remember Mom
VITAS is celebrating Mother's Day at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at United Church of Christ, 203 Washington St., New Smyrna Beach.
For those whose mothers have passed, this will be a time of remembrance with a candle lighting service. For those mothers who are present, there will be a gift of flowers. All are welcome to this free, non-denominational event.
For more information, call (386) 366-6129.
Council on Aging to conduct memory screenings
The Council on Aging is encouraging members of the community to be proactive about memory health by taking advantage of free, confidential memory screenings from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Fellowship Hall of Coronado Community United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peninsula Ave, New Smyrna Beach.
Appointments are required and can be made by calling (386) 253-4700, Ext. 204.
Quit smoking seminar offered
A quit smoking seminar will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Bert Fish Medical Center in the Schildecker Board Room, 401 Palmetto St., New Smyrna Beach,
The class is free and includes a workbook, stress ball, water bottle, quit kit and four free weeks of nicotine replacement therapy (patch, lozenge, or gum).
Participants must pre-register at (877) 784-8486.
Blood drive planned
The Big Red Bus will have a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at Bert Fish Medical Center Schildecker Parking Lot, 401 Palmetto St., New Smyrna Beach.
Stroke support group to meet
A stroke support group meets the first Thursday of every month at the Bert Fish Medical Center Oncology Conference Room, 401 Palmetto St. New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, call (386) 424-5293.
Tryouts scheduled for Junior Lifeguard Program
Youths between 9 and 15 may try out for the Junior Lifeguard Program beginning May 4.
The program, led by professional lifeguards, offers youths between 9 and 15 a chance to learn about water safety and first-aid techniques during weeklong camps in June and July. Junior lifeguards also will participate in daily team relays involving surfboard paddling, swimming, running and beach flags.
To qualify, junior lifeguards must be able to swim 100 yards within two minutes and 15 seconds, tread water for five minutes and swim underwater 10 feet.
Candidates must pass a physical skills test, which will be offered 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 1, at the Southeast Volusia YMCA, 148 W. Turgot Ave., Edgewater.
Register online at www.volusia.org/beach after passing the physical skills test. Tuition is due upon registration. The cost for a one-week camp is $150. Youths may enroll in one additional week for $125.
Camps will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at these locations:
Ormond Beach's Andy Romano Beachfront Park, 839 S. Atlantic Ave.: June 10 to 14 and July 8 to 12
Frank Rendon Park, 2705 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores: June 17 to 21 and July 15 to 19
New Smyrna Beach lifeguard station, 207 Buenos Aires Ave.: June 24 to 28
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (386) 547-0246.
Pet Vet Cruiser announces May schedule
Volusia County's Pet Vet Cruiser offers low-cost spaying and neutering services to cats and dogs that belong to residents of unincorporated areas and the cities of DeLand and South Daytona.
Here's where the mobile clinic will be in May:
Rockin' Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach: May 15 and 29
Fire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach: May 8 and 22
Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 323-3575 in Daytona Beach, (386) 626-6643 in DeLand, or (386) 424-6875 in New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, visit volusia.org/petvet.
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 holders 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.
Golf tournament benefits Cudas baseball
R.B.I. Cudas Baseball Golf Tournament will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Hidden Lakes Golf Club, 35 Fairgreen Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
The fee is $55 each.
Proceeds will benefit the New Smyrna Beach High School Baseball Program.
For more information, call (386) 314-1909, (386) 481-4124, (386) 427-4138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about the Indian River Lagoon, and the center is always looking for volunteers.
Opportunities include welcome desk, exhibit docents, special events ambassadors, education, and exhibit/site maintenance. Other positions also may be available.
The next volunteer orientation is at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15.
For information, e-mail email@example.com or call (386) 428-4828.
Food Addicts in Recovery to meet
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous can help those who suffer from food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia.
FA is based upon the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins at FA meetings. There are seven meetings in Volusia County.
For more information call (386) 258-0610 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.