Cultural Council meeting rescheduled to Jan. 31
The Jan. 24 meeting of the Cultural Council of Volusia County has been rescheduled to 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the West Volusia Historical Society's Conrad Center, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand.
Members will elect a 2014 chair and vice chair and discuss the council's ongoing programs and upcoming activities. The public is invited to attend and participate in the meeting
The Cultural Council advises the Volusia County Council on matters relating to cultural arts and is the state-designated local arts agency for the county.
For information, contact Cultural Coordinator Mike Fincher at (386) 736-5963, Ext. 15872, or email@example.com.
Low-cost pet clinics slated
There will be three low cost pet shot clinics sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rescue, Sunday, Feb. 2
The first clinic will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Dollar General 1512 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. The second clinic will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Orange City Dog Park, 1102 S. Leavitt Ave., Orange City. The third clinic will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Save a Lot Plaza, 1382 Howland Blvd., Deltona.
Heartworm prevention and flea control and products will be available for purchase. This is a cash only clinic.
The organization will also be doing a pet food drive that day. Proceeds benefit abandoned animals
For more information, call (386) 748-8993.
Learn the history of The Garden Club of DeLand at Feb. 6 meeting
The Garden Club of DeLand invites interested prospective members to attend its meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Garden Club of DeLand, 865 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand.
During the meeting, Louise Caccamise will discuss the history of club. All the club's past presidents will be invited to attend.
Guests also will learn how to design a Valentine's Day arrangement.
Attendance to the meeting is free, but reservations are encouraged.
For information, call (386) 848-4748. or visit gardenclubofdeland.org.
Stetson lecture series continues
Stetson University will continue its George H. Shriver Lectures with "Playing the God-Game: A Tale of Two Christian Athletes" from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building.
This event is open to the public. Cultural credit for students is available for this event.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cultural Council schedules workshops for grant applicants
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will conduct two workshops in February for organizations wishing to apply for a Volusia County Community Cultural Grant.
The workshops will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in second-floor training room of the Volusia County Historic Courthouse, 125 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand; and 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the third-floor conference room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
Applications must submitted online by 5 p.m. Friday, April 11.
On June 4, the Cultural Council will review and score the grant applications to provide recommendations to the Volusia County Council.
For more information, call Cultural Coordinator Mike Fincher at (386) 736-5953, Ext. 15872, or email email@example.com.
DeLand library to show slavery documentary Feb. 6
The documentary "Slavery by Another Name" will be shown at 3 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 6, at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.
The 90-minute film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name by Douglas Blackmon. It challenges the belief that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.
Instead, new forms of forced labor emerged in the South, keeping hundreds of thousands of African-Americans in bondage until World War II.
Using archival photographs and re-enactments, the documentary tells the forgotten stories of the victims and perpetrators and includes interviews with their descendants.
The library screening is part of the "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" documentary series presented by Stetson University's duPont-Ball Library.
DeLand library offers free computer classes
Adults can improve their computer skills with a series of free classes at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., in February.
The following classes will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays:
oComputer basics, part 1: Feb. 5
oComputer basics, part 2: Feb. 12
oWindows 7: Feb. 19
oWindows 8: Feb. 26
Friday classes, which run from 1 to 2 p.m., include:
oEmail: Feb. 7
oInternet: Feb. 14
oFile management: Feb. 21
oGoogle: Feb. 28
Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 822-6430, Ext. 20763.
Youth programs return to DeLand library
The DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., will resume a full schedule of children's and teen programs in February.
The library was closed for renovations Jan. 6-27.
Children's programs will include:
oAfterschool Club: 4 p.m. Mondays. Children can enjoy stories, activities and movies.
oMother Goose on the Loose: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. This storytime for infants and toddlers supports school readiness by incorporating nursery rhymes, songs and books.
oWigglecise: 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays: Youngsters can get up and move during this music and movement program.
oYoga: 4 p.m. Tuesdays. Library staff will lead kids ages 3 to 12 through gentle and relaxing stretches.
oStorytime: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Preschoolers can enjoy fun books, songs and flannel board stories.
oCrafts: 4 p.m. Thursdays. Children can make a craft to take home.
Teens in grades six through 12 can take part in the new Wild Wednesday Teen Program from 3:30 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday. Programs will include crafts, games and movies. On Feb. 5, participants will celebrate the Chinese New Year by crafting Chinese zodiac mobiles out of recycled CDs.
For more information, call the children's department at (386) 822-6430, Ext. 20759.
Learn how to use your tablet at the DeLand library
Do you need help using your new tablet?
The staff at the DeLand Regional Library can give a basic tutorial and show how to access the library's many free electronic services.
Upcoming classes include:
oiPads: 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3
oSamsung tablets: 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17
oKindle Fires: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 26
Reservations are required and may be made by calling (386) 822-6430, Ext. 20763.
If you prefer a one-on-one learning experience, you can schedule an appointment with a librarian by calling the same number.
The DeLand Regional Library is at 130 E. Howry Ave.
DAR to meet
The Col. Arthur Erwin Chapter DAR will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in the piano room at Woodland Towers, 113 W. Chipola Ave, DeLand.
The speaker will be Lucy Tobias on "50 Great Walks in Florida."
The cost of the luncheon is $10.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 734-5974.
Pet Vet Cruiser announces February 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 February:
oFancy Fruit and Produce, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24
oOakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25
oFire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
oRockin' Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach: Feb. 27
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.