Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler to offer free vascular disease screenings
Florida Hospital is offering free screenings to help determine an individual's risk of Peripheral Vascular Disease, which is the hardening of the arteries --- also known as "atherosclerosis" -- in the limbs, often the legs.
Sept. 1: PVD Screening at Florida Hospital DeLand
Sept. 4: PVD Screening at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City
Appointments are required and space is limited. To be qualified for the screening, participants must take a free online PVD risk assessment at www.FHVascular.org. After completing the risk assessment, those who are identified as moderate or high risk will be able to register for the free PVD screening.
Low-cost pet clinics planned
There will be two lower cost pet shot clinics sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rescue Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1.
The first Saturday clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the S.P.C.A. Thrift Store at 3063 Enterprise Road Orange City. The store will also be open that day.
The second Saturday clinic will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Dollar General, 1512 S. Woodland Ave., DeLand.
On Sunday, Sept. 1, there will be a low-cost pet shot clinic and pet adoptions.
The first Sunday clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Big Lots, 2412 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City.
The second Sunday clinic will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at Save a Lot Plaza, 1382 Howland Blvd., Deltona.
The organization also will be doing a pet food drive on Sunday. Proceeds benefit abandoned animals.
Heartworm prevention and flea control products will be available for purchase at all sites.
These are cash only clinics. The clinic is open to everyone, no appointment needed. For more information, call (386) 748-8993.
Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma Support Group
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial will host Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Support Group at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, 1055 Saxon Blvd., Summit Bldg, Suite 100, Orange City. Patients, caregivers, friends and family are welcome to attend.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 917-5850.
License plate supports St. Johns River
Do you take your boat out on Lake Monroe? Watch manatees in Blue Spring State Park? Camp at Hontoon State Park? All these destinations are part of the St. Johns River.
Residents can support the river by purchasing a St. Johns River specialty license plate at county tax collectors offices and through EZtagFL.com. The state charges an additional $25 to purchase the specialty plate.
The St. Johns River Alliance, which receives the fee, will rebate the $25 fee through Oct. 31. To receive a rebate, send a copy of your receipt to the St. Johns River Alliance, 2029 N. Third St., Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.
The $25 fee is used for river and springs restoration, ecotourism initiatives and community grants that preserve the river's history, culture and ecology.
The St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida, stretching 310 miles from Indian River County to the Atlantic Ocean in Duval County. Fifty-nine miles of the river flows through Volusia County.
Pet Vet Cruiser announces September 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.
The cruiser will be at Oakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand on Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 26.
Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 626-6643.
For more information, visit volusia.org/petvet.
Ag Center to host pile burner course Sept. 5
Learn how to burn piles legally, safely and efficiently during a certified pile burner course at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.
The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension and Florida Forest Service will conduct the course from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.
Topics will include fire weather, smoke management, planning and implementation, open burning regulations, safety and public relations. When the weather is dry, certified pile burners will receive priority for burn authorizations. They also will be allowed to burn up to two hours longer per day and get multiple-day authorizations.
The fee is $50. Space is limited and registration is required by Aug. 30. Registration forms are available by visiting volusia.org/extension and clicking on "agriculture."
For more information, call (386) 822-5778.
Cooks, sponsors needed
The West Volusia Historical Society and Mainstreet DeLand are looking for Cooks, sponsors and vendors for the 12th annual Great Bowls of Fire Championship Chili Cookoff .
The event will be from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in DeLand.
For information, visit www.greatbowlsofchilicookoff.com.
Lunch Bunch to meet
The West Volusia Lunch Bunch (formerly AARP DeLand Chapter 4029) will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Perkins, 1405 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand.
Meetings help food addicts recover
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 7 meetings in Volusia County.
The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday, at First Christian Church, 1401 W. New York Ave., DeLand.
For more information call 386-258-0610 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.
Announce your event
Hometown News will once again be publishing the "In Season" special section on Sept. 27.
"In Season" is a master calendar for special events in Volusia County that will take place between October and the end of April. It includes concerts, festivals, sporting events, theater performances, holiday events, art exhibits and others.
Please send details of the events, including name of event; time, day and date; location with address; brief description of event, cost; and a telephone number for the public to call for more information.
Also please list a contact and phone number (not for publication). Deadline for submitting information is Sept. 18.
Send information to email@example.com.