Low-cost pet shot clinics
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rescue will sponsor four low-cost pet shot clinics this weekend, including rabies shots.
The first clinic will be from 9 ato 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the S.P.C.A. Thrift Store, 3063 Enterprise Road, DeBary.
The second clinic will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Dollar General, 1512 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
The third clinic will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Orange City Dog Park, 1201 S. Leavitt Ave., Orange City.
The fourth clinic will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Save a Lot Plaza, 1382 Howland Blvd., Deltona.
These are cash-only clinics for the shots.
Rabies vaccination is the only way to protect both your pet and your family. Dogs and cats 3 months of age and older may receive the rabies vaccination.
For more information, call (386) 748-8993.
Celiac Disease support group planned
The Florida Hospital DeLand Celiac Disease Support Group is for individuals suffering from celiac and family, friends or anyone interested in learning about celiac.
Celiac is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages from middle infancy on up. It is caused by a reaction to gliadin, a gluten protein found in wheat, barley and rye. Lifelong gluten-free diet is the only cure.
The group meets at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Florida Hospital DeLand, 701 W. Plymouth Avenue, Classroom 3A, DeLand.
For more information, call (386) 943-4805.
Volusia Democratic Party to elect new chair
The Volusia County Democratic Party will be holding an organizational election on Dec. 2 for the positions of chair and vice chair.
The previous chair, Vonzelle Johnson, recently took a professional position that will require him to do extensive travel and he resigned. Leslie Pearce, the vice chair, is serving as the interim chair.
People who wish to volunteer with the Volusia County Democratic Party can sign up by visiting volusiademocraticparty.org, by calling (386) 624-6921, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park offers Ranger's programs
From November to February, DeLeon Springs State Park will host Ranger's Choice Programs from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday at 601 Ponce de Leon Blvd., DeLeon Springs.
Topics include birds of prey, critter bingo, archaeology, park history (various topics), guided walk on nature trail, 6,000 year history walk, butterfly garden, early native people technology, prescribed fire, freshwater turtles, critters in the spring, and Florida's Springs. All programs are in the vicinity of the Sugar Mill Restaurant.
The next programs are:
Nov. 30, Butterfly Gardening, Ranger Donna
Dec. 8, Birds of Prey, Ranger Donna
Dec. 14, Alligators, Ranger Jan
Dec. 21, Turtles/Tortoises, Ranger Mark
Dec. 28, Exotics, Ranger Jon
Regular park entry fees apply. For information, call (386) 985-4212.
Shoe box drive begins
It's time to collect Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes.
There is a new drop off center this year in West Volusia.
Bring filled shoe boxes to Christ Community Church, 402 W. New York Ave., DeLand, during OCC National Collection Week Nov. 22-25.
For more information or drop off hours, visit SamaritansPurse.org/OCC or call the church office at (386) 734-4646.
Sidewalk sale planned
The Gateway Gift Gallery will host a pre-holiday sidewalk sale each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gateway Farmer's Market, 880 N. U.S. 17/92, DeBary.
For information, visit gatewaycenterforthearts.org.
Bazaar and bake sale planned
Disciple Women Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 7, at First Christian Church, 1401 W. New York Ave., DeLand.
Christmas decorations and gift items will be sold.
Breakfast both days and lunch on Friday. Tables are $15.
For more information about sales tables, call (386) 985-4933.
Toy drive scheduled
The Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is collecting Christmas toys and food items or the Alliance of Active Women, a nonprofit organization that serves underprivileged farm workers and their families in Central Florida.
Donations may be dropped off until Dec. 12.
Drop off locations are the chamber office at 1676 Providence Blvd., Suite A, Deltona; Mi Tierra, 2235 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City; and the UCF Incubator, 601 Innovations Way, Daytona Beach.
For more information, call (386) 626-4264 or email email@example.com.
Pet Vet Cruiser announces December schedule
Volusia County's Pet Vet Cruiser offers low-cost spaying and neutering services to dogs and cats in unincorporated parts of the county and the cities of DeLand and South Daytona.
Here's where the mobile clinic will be in December:
Rockin' Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach: Dec. 2, 16 and 30
Fancy Fruit and Produce, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: Dec. 3, 9, 17 and 23
Fire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach: Dec. 4, 11, 18 and 26
Oakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: Dec. 10, 12, 24 and 31
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.