Fire department joins fight against breast cancer
The New Smyrna Beach Professional Firefighters Local 2271 is joining the fight against breast cancer.
The Fire Department members, along with other local fire departments, support the initiative of "Going Pink" for the month of October to promote and support breast cancer awareness & research. New Smyrna Beach Fire Fighters will start wearing a specially designed pink tee shirt as part of their uniform for the month of October along with firefighters from throughout the country in support of raising continued awareness.
All proceeds made from the shirts will be donated to the Daytona chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Members from the Department will also participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday Oct. 22. The proceeds from the T-Shirt sale will be presented to the American Cancer Society during this event.
Bake goods auction planned
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 285 in Edgewater will hold a bake auction at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, at the post, 2102 S. Ridgewood Ave. Proceeds will go toward a yearly nursing scholarship.
Cheer competition benefits cancer research
New Smyrna Beach High School will hold a "Cheer For A Cure Competition" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the New Smyrna Beach High School gym, 1015 Tenth St.
The event will showcase local cheer teams from high schools and private cheer gyms.
The "Cheer For a Cure" competition will include games, prizes, concessions, a DJ and 102Jamz will be there . Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students ages 5 to 12 and children younger than 5 are free.
The proceeds will benefit beast cancer research.
For more information, visit www.cheerforacure.org
Edgewater to offer
The city of Edgewater has started a local scholarship fund.
The scholarship will be funded by residents and business owners in the city of Edgewater.
Residents may donate each month via their water bill, or one-time by simply sending an e-mail to customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donors should include name, utility account number, donation amount and indicate if this is a one-time donation or a recurring amount.
The scholarship is open to Edgewater residents graduating high school.
To apply for the scholarship contact a high school counselor and complete the standard scholarship application.
For further information, call (386) 424-2400.
Harmonica championship slated
The sixth annual Florida Harmonica Championships will be held Sunday, Oct 16, at the Beachside Tavern in New Smyrna Beach.
Registration will start at noon.
Harmonica player and manufacturer Lee Oskar will conduct a workshop and perform at the championships. The workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Mr. Oskar and sax player Scotty Harris will perform at 9 p.m.
The public may attend the harmonica master class, harmonica tuning and repair clinic and the Florida Harmonica Orchestra playing "Suwanee River."
There will be free harmonicas, hats and gear from sponsor Lee Oskar Harmonicas.
Awards include technical ability, showmanship, style and the trophy for Florida Harmonica Champion.
There is no fee to enter the contest. For more information or to register, call (386) 314-4037.
Learn how to winterize a garden
Master gardeners from the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will discuss "Preparing your landscape for winter" during a free program at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 17, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
The gardeners will offer tips and tricks to protect Florida landscapes from occasional cold snaps.
Registration is not required. For more information, call (386) 424-2910, Ext. 104.
Humane Society president to speak at library
Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive officer of The Humane Society of the United States, will discuss his New York Times best-selling book, "The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them," at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
He will sign books after his presentation.
The event, which is sponsored by the library and the Friends of the Library, is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, advance registration is required. To register, call (386) 424-2910, Ext. 104, or stop by the library's reference desk.
Learn how to take care of a garden
"Preparing your landscape for winter" will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 17, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway
This free program is offered by master gardeners from the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension.
For more information about the county's extension service, call (386) 423-3368.
Low-cost pet clinic planned
The Pet Vet Cruiser will be at Fire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Appointments are required. The Pet Vet Cruiser is a state-of-the-art mobile clinic that offers free and low-cost spay and neuter services for pets in the unincorporated areas of Volusia County.
The qualifications for service are based on income and have a sliding-fee scale.
For more information, call (386) 323-3575.
Audubon society to meet
The Southeast Volusia Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Edgewater Public Library. 103 W. Indian River Blvd.
The guest speaker will be field biologist Charlie Dutoit. Recently retired after 30 years of working in the Florida State Parks, Mr. Dutoit's program "Seasons of the Tomoka Marsh" will provide a look at what's being done to restore and protect this natural resource.
A field trip to the Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge is planned for Oct. 22. Participants should meet at 7 a.m. at the Marketplace Square parking lot between Dunkin Donuts and Chik Fil-A. Participants should bring binoculars, drinks, snacks or lunch, sunscreen and bug spray. Both programs are open to the public.
For more information, call (386) 428-0447 or visit www.sevolusiaaudubon.org.
Learn about identity theft
The Council on Aging will hold a seminar on identity theft and scams at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Brannon Center, 105 Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach.
The featured speaker will be Theresa Ronnebaum from the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Florida, Division of Victim Services and Criminal Justice Programs.
Seating is limited. Advance registration is requested.
To make a reservation, call (386) 424-2280.
Caregiver support group planned
The Council on Aging Dementia Services will hold a caregiver support group at 9:15 a.m., the third Wednesday of each month at Coronado United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
Respite Care is provided at all Council on Aging support groups.
For more information, call (386) 253-4700, Ext. 204.
Food event to benefit Boys & Girls club
A Taste of Southeast Volusia, a community outreach fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia & Flagler Counties, will be held from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at The Venetian Bay Town and Country Club, 63 N. Airport Road, New Smyrna Beach.
Admission is $5. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.
There will be food from Southeast Volusia County restaurants, an arts and crafts show, Kids Korner and music by The Pirates.
For more information, call (386) 478-9920 or (386) 689-2486 or e-mail email@example.com.
Historical society to meet
The Southeast Volusia Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, at the New Smyrna Beach Historical Museum, 120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
The speaker will be Nancy Malmberg. She will speak about sea turtles.
For more information on this free event, call (352) 553-9136.
Surfari Club silent auction set for Halloween
The Smyrna Surfari Club Halloween Spooktacular weekend has been expanded to include a Friday night of activities on Oct. 28, at Clancy's Cantina on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach.
The annual Spooktacular Surf Contest will be held Saturday, Oct.29, at the Flagler Avenue boardwalk.
The contest is one of two that the club presents every year in order to fund their annual high school scholarship program. The highlight is the costume surfing exhibition. Any surfer who wants to participate can paddle out in the costume of his or her own design and have a chance to win a $100 cash prize.
On Friday at Clancy's Cantina, the public will be able to watch a newly prepared documentary, featuring interviews with some of the pioneers of Smyrna surfing in the '60s. At the same time, surf collectors can browse
the silent auction and place bids on dozens of items, ranging from beach accessories to collectable surfing posters.
For more information, call (386) 690-0291.
Discount fair tickets available
Discounted admission tickets and ride wristbands for the Volusia County Fair & Youth Show, "Barnyard Beach Party," will be available through Nov. 4, at more than 50 Walgreens stores throughout Volusia County.
Prices for the discounted tickets are $6 for adults 13 and older (a $2 savings), and $4 for children 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Bracelets for unlimited rides are $15.
The fair will be held from Nov. 3 to 13.
For more information, visit www.volusiacountyfiar.com.
Participants wanted for 'Light Up Flagler'
The 23rd annual Light Up Flagler Avenue will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.
There will be live entertainment by local youth groups and area choruses.
Any school group, youth group, dance group, choir, or chorus interested in performing or setting up a booth to fundraise should call (386) 427-2256.