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

Alzheimer's Association Support Group to meet

The Alzheimer's Association support group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 8, in Canterbury House of St. Barnabas Church on the corner of North Clara and Wisconsin avenues in DeLand.

All loved ones and caregivers of those with Alzheimer's and dementia may attend.

For more information, call (386) 736-1487.

Historian to discuss Florida pirates at DeBary Hall July 6

Learn about swashbucklers and shipwrecks during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.

Zach Zacharias, senior curator of education and curator of history at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, will share a treasure of information about the infamous pirates of Florida's East Coast.

Reservations are not required.

For more information, call (386) 668-3840.

Quit smoking class offered

A six-week quit smoking class is being offered at 5:30 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday from July 16 to Aug. 20, at

Florida Hospital DeLand, Conference Room 1, 701 W. Plymouth Ave., DeLand.

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).

To pre-register, call (877) 784-8486.

Man-to-Man: Prostate Cancer Support Group scheduled

Florida Hospital DeLand for the Man-to-Man prostate cancer support group will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Florida Hospital DeLand Cancer Institute, 680 Peachwood Drive.

For more information, call (386) 943-7160.

Cultural Council to review grant applications July 10

The Cultural Council of Volusia County will conduct a special meeting to review applications for the fiscal year 2013-2014 Community Cultural Grant program. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the third-floor meeting room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. The meeting is open to the public.

Thirty nonprofit organizations will present their applications for funding. Each organization will be given a brief opportunity to update Cultural Council members about their programs and respond to members' questions. Applications will be reviewed in alphabetical order.

Grant scores will be announced, but recommended award amounts will be determined after the county's budgeting process is completed. Final approval rests with the County Council. Funding for this grant program comes from the Volusia County Government's general fund allocation for cultural and heritage programs.

For more information, email mfincher@volusia.org or call (386) 736-5953, Ext. 15872.

Animal Control Advisory Board to meet July 10

Volusia County's Animal Control Advisory Board will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, in conference room 159 of the Emergency Operations and Sheriff's Communications Center, 3825 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach.

Sergio Pacheco, interim director of Animal Control Services, will provide a division update and introduce Deputy Director of Public Protection Terry Sanders and new board member Diane Ferguson.

The public may attend and participate in the meeting.

For more information, call (386) 323-3522, Ext. 1211.

Volunteers needed

Florida Hospital DeLand is seeking volunteers. Shifts are available on various days and for different lengths of time.

This is an opportunity to provide services, such as assisting patients at discharge or delivering flowers to patient rooms. No previous experience is necessary; the hospital offers an orientation program to familiarize volunteers with hospital policies, needs and goals.

To learn more, call (386) 943-4820 or email Marcia.smith@fhd.deland.org.

Lyonia Environmental Center announces July schedule

Learn about bugs, butterflies and rain barrels during free hikes and classes at Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC) in July. Upcoming programs include:

Family picnic and hike: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6. Pack a snack and join the LEC staff on a hike to the Lyonia Preserve pavilion. Participants will learn about scrub animals and plants along the way.

Central Florida's butterflies: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13. Naturalist Chuck Tague will lead a trek into Lyonia Preserve in search of the gentle creatures that add beauty to our gardens and pollinate our plants.

For updates on what's happening at the LEC, visit www.lyoniapreserve.com.

Program to Help Kids Get Their 'Fill of Food and Fun'

To ensure that fewer kids and teens go hungry this summer, the Volusia Flagler

Family YMCA is offering a free Summer Food Program, thanks to a $5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation.

The Volusia Flagler Y's Summer Food Program is part of a national partnership between YMCA of the USA and the Walmart Foundation to address child hunger.

The program is available to all children now through Aug.16 from 9 to 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DeLand Family YMCA, 761 E. International Speedway Blvd. and from 7 to 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Iglesia Bautista Emanuel, 1310 Red Fox Run, Deltona.

Pet Vet Cruiser announces July schedule

Volusia County's Pet Vet Cruiser offers low-cost spaying and neutering services to dogs and cats that belong to residents of unincorporated parts of the county and the cities of DeLand and South Daytona.

Here's where the mobile clinic will be in July:

Fancy Fruit and Produce, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: July 8, 15, 22 and 29

Oakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: July 9, 16, 18, 23 and 30

Fire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach: July 17 and 31

Rockin' Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach: July 10 and 24

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

For more information, visit volusia.org/petvet.

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