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Community notes - DeLand, DeLeon Springs and Lake Helen
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Posted: 2013 Jun 07 - 06:05

American Red Cross needs you

It's hurricane season and American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region responds to an average of three home fires per day -- both critical reasons for volunteers.

From students to seniors and from disaster services to office help, the Red Cross has a place for anyone who wants to donate their time and talent. The Red Cross provides training year round and has a shelter training day on Saturday, June 8.

Visit RedCross.org/Mid-Florida and click "Volunteer" on left side of the home page to get started or call (386) 226-1400, Ext. 4622 to join.

DeLand library plans book sale June 7-8

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, June 7, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8.

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.

The DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For more information, call (386) 822-6430.

Faith based weight loss program offered

An introduction for women of all ages to the First Place 4 Health program, a faith-based weight loss plan, is planned for 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Christ Community Church, 402 W. New York Ave., DeLand.

Meeting in weekly support groups, the members of Christ Community follow a 12- week curriculum that is centered around achieving balance in four essential areas of their lives: emotional, spiritual,

mental and physical.

For more information or to join a First Place 4 Health group, call (386)734-4646 or (386) 848-8183.

Association for Widowed Persons to meet

The Association for Widowed Persons will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday June 9, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 724 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

The doors will open at 2 p.m. The entertainment will be Rita Whalen playing melodies at the piano.

This meeting is a pot luck dinner and social

hour. Dishes are to be brought according to

the first letter of your last name as follows:

A thru F, desserts or breads

G thru L, meat or meat casseroles

M thru R, vegetables or vegetable casseroles

S thru Z, fruits or salads

For more information, call (386) 668-4556.

Skate park fundraiser set at Café DaVinci

The Community Foundation of East Central Florida has created a fund for donations to build a Skate Park in Orange City to honor Colin Anderson.

Colin Anderson was killed crossing 17/92 in Orange City on Feb. 8. His mother Casandra Sprague and her family are intent on honoring Colin by building a skate park.

A silent auction and musical event fundraiser for the Colin M. Anderson Memorial Skate Park will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Café DaVinci, 112 W. Georgia Ave., DeLand.

Items for auction include two casino machines, dental exam and paintings.

To donated directly to the fund, mail a check to CFECF with a note for "Colin's Dream Fund" to P.O. Box 523, DeLand, FL 32721023, or make a donation online at the foundations website. www.cfecf.org.

For more information contact the foundation office at (386 ) 734-4075.

For more information on Colin's Dream Park, call (386)775-3861 or visit colinmichaelanderson.com.

Alzheimer's Association support group to meet

An Alzheimer's Association support group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the Canterbury House of St. Barnabas Church, West Wisconsin and Clara avenues, DeLand.

This group is open to all caregivers and loved ones of those with Alzheimer's or dementia. For information, call (386) 736-1487.

Kids can 'Dig into Reading' at the DeLand library this summer

Summer reading is "hot" at the DeLand Regional Library, which will offer reading and entertainment programs for children of all ages, from June 10 through July 26 at 130 E. Howry Ave.

"Dig into Reading" will include storytimes and Wigglecise for toddlers and preschoolers; weekly special events; and a reading program with prizes, weekly crafts, movies and a book club for children ages 5 to 12.

For more information, call (386) 822-6430, Ext. 20759.

DeLand library offers summer reading program for adults

Adults can win prizes for reading books during the DeLand Regional Library's summer reading program, which starts June 10 at 130 E. Howry Ave.

The program's theme is "We have it all @ the DeLand Regional Library."

After reading or listening to five books of their choice between June 10 and July 23, patrons will earn a chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader or a $25 gift certificate to a local bookstore during two July prize drawings.

Participants can pick up reading logs with more details at any service desk beginning June 10.

For more information, call (386) 822-6430, Ext. 20768.

Family housing units set to open in June; household items needed

The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia has been renovating a four-unit apartment home at 114 W. Walts Ave. in DeLand since late 2012 with the help of individual and business financial contributions, as well as free and reduced-cost work from more than a dozen local contractors.

Near move-in status, the four apartments are planned to open as emergency housing for homeless families with children in June.

Furniture and household goods are needed to make the renovated spaces livable. Neighborhood Center staff and volunteers are requesting donations of:

Bunk beds, twin beds, double beds and sofa beds

Sofas and armchairs

Kitchen tables and chairs

End tables, table lamps and floor lamps


Waste baskets and garbage pails

Vacuum cleaners


Dining room tables and chairs

Twin and double bed sheets, bed pillows and pillow cases

Bath, hand and dish towels

Blankets and spreads

Dinner plates, salad plates, bowls, cups/saucers, glasses and pots/pans

Table cloths, placemats and curtains

Plastic storage containers

Toasters and microwaves

To earmark donations for The Heart House, contact The Neighborhood Center's Thrift Shoppe at (386) 734-6006. Large items can be picked up. Surplus donations will be sold in the Thrift Shoppe to benefit The Neighborhood Center's programs.

Monetary donations also are welcome, and can be used to purchase the items listed above.

Donations can be made online at http://neighborhoodcenterwv.org/donate.html.

Free Spanish legal seminar offered

Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell will conduct a one-day free Spanish legal seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 15, at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Orange City.

The speaker will be Social Security, Disability Attorney Luis Gracia.

This informational seminar has been created to educate the Hispanic community about common legal issues in society today. Mr. Gracia will cover Social Security disability, workers compensation, automobile and motorcycle accidents and more.

To make a reservation, or for information, call (386) 788-7700 or visit rueziffra.com.

Seminario juridico Espanol gratuito ofrecido

Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell, celebrará una jornada de seminario jur'dico gratuito en español desde las 9 a.m. hasta el mediod'a Sábado, 15 de junio, en el Hotel Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Orange City.

El orador será Seguridad Social, Discapacidad El abogado Luis Gracia.

Este seminario informativo ha sido creado para educar a la comunidad hispana sobre cuesti-n jur'dica común en la sociedad de hoy. El Sr. Gracia servirán para cubrir incapacidad de la Seguridad Social, compensaci-n a los trabajadores, los accidentes de autom-vil y motocicleta y mucho más.

Llama hoy mismo al (386) 788-7700 para reserva tu lugar. Visita Rueziffra.com para más deltalles,

Funds available for first-time homebuyers

First-time homebuyers who are mortgage-ready and meet income-eligibility and other program requirements, may qualify for Volusia County's Homebuyer Assistance Program.

The program provides a deferred payment, second mortgage loan of up to 20 percent of the purchase price plus up to $3,000 to assist with closing costs. If the homebuyer lives in the home for 15 years and complies with program restrictions, the loan will be forgiven.

The program is not available in the city limits of Daytona Beach, Deltona, Ponce Inlet and Port Orange.

For information, visit www.volusia.org/housing or call the county's Community Assistance Division at (386) 736-5955.

Funds available to fortify homes against wind

Registration has begun for Volusia County's Wind Hazard Mitigation Program.

The grant-funded program can assist with hurricane coverings for window and doors, gable-end tie-downs and upgraded garage doors. The maximum award per household is $10,000.

Funding can be used only for owner-occupied homes in Volusia County except in the city limits of Daytona Beach, Deltona, Port Orange and Ponce Inlet. The funds are provided as a five-year, zero-interest, deferred loan secured by a mortgage. The owner is responsible to pay for closing costs. If the homeowner lives in the home for five years and complies with program restrictions, the loan will be forgiven.

For information, visit www.volusia.org/housing or call Affordable Housing Coordinator Lori Brown at (386) 736-5955, Ext. 12969.

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.

Pet Vet Cruiser announces June 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 June:

Fancy Fruit & Produce, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: June 10, 17 and 24

Oakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: June 11, 13, 18, 25 and 27

Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 626-6643.

For more information, visit volusia.org/petvet.

Kiwanis Club elects officers

The DeLand Kiwanis Club has elected officers for the coming year, which starts in October.

Officers are Bob Anderson, president; Mick Rooney, president-elect; Mike Grebosz, past president; Tony Tussing, vice president; Garth Jenkins, secretary; Doug Speight, assistant; and Paul Morse, treasurer.

Newly elected board members are Alicia Parker, Jodi Underhill and Mike Baldauff while Marcia Jackson serves her second year on the board.

The DeLand Kiwanis Club meets each Tuesday at 11:50 a.m. at Woodland Towers for lunch.

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