Job fair planned
The first ever New Smyrna Beach job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Alonzo "Babe" James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave.
The event is hosted by the New Smyrna Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Concerned Citizens of the Black African American Community of New Smyrna Beach, and Concerned Organized Men in Action.
This is a free, citywide event.
For more information, call (386) 314-4849 or (386) 423-7936.
The Mayors' Fitness Challenge is back
Mayor Adam Barringer of New Smyrna Beach and Mayor Michael Thomas of Edgewater have teamed up again to challenge their communities to get fit, and stay fit. To help support the community in this challenge, they have created the Mayors' Healthy Lifestyle Contest, a 10-week competition to improve participant's health and lose unwanted body fat. The individual who improves their health and fitness the most will win a $1,000.
The program kicked-off on Monday, Feb. 6 - but community members can join the competition at any time. Register at the New Smyrna Beach Parks and Recreation Office, 1000 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach or call (386) 424-2175. The registration fee is $75, which covers the cost of the before and after fitness assessments, boot camp classes, cardio sessions, and a T-shirt - a value of more than $500. The boot camp classes will be on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. and the cardio sessions will be on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Both programs will be held at the NSB Sports Complex.
Proceeds will benefit New Smyrna Beach High School and community children's programs.
Sept. 11th fire truck to be on display
A fire truck that responded to the 9/11 disaster in New York City will be on display from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, during the Cruise on Canal Street classic car show on historic Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach. New York City Fire Department rescue truck No. 4 is the only truck from Sept. 11 operating outside New York City.
The truck is part of efforts of the non-profit Remembrance Rescue Project, which campaigns for Sept. 11 education and firefighter remembrance.
For more information, call (386) 547-7319.
Snow festival scheduled
The First United Methodist Church, corner of Palmetto & Douglas Streets, New Smyrna Beach, is sponsoring a Community Snow Festival Saturday, Feb. 11, for the children of Southeast Volusia.
The event will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 5 p.m.
The highlight of the festival will be the 40-foot snow slide. Another popular part will be the snow play area. The children will be able to make snowballs and possibly a snowman. It is recommended that they bring some type of gloves to wear while enjoying the snow.
There will also be children's games, a craft fair as well as food available for both children and adults.
For more information, call (386) 428-4371.
Event benefits humane society
Purina and Walmart will join together on Feb. 11, to support the Southeast Volusia Humane Society for a "Share the Love" event at the Walmart on S.R. 44.
"Share the Love" will be a day of dog and cat adoptions from the humane society.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit sevhs.com.
for water access property acquisition program extended
Volusia County's ECHO program (environmental, cultural, historic and outdoor recreation) continues to accept applications from persons interested in selling waterfront property that provides public access to the beach and the St. Johns and Halifax rivers.
On Feb. 2, the Volusia County Council extended the application intake period until Feb. 17. During this period, new applications will be accepted and revisions to existing applications may be made by the property owner(s) or owners' representatives.
The County Council also set an ECHO Water Access Property Acquisition workshop for 9 a.m. Thursday, March 22, in the County Council chambers of the Thomas Kelly Administration Building, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. The workshop will include public input followed by County Council discussion of property acquisition program strategies with county staff.
ECHO Water Access Property Acquisition applications and additional information are available at www.volusiaforever-echo.com/echo/water.htm. Applications may be emailed to VCWaterAccess@co.volusia.fl.us or mailed to Margaret Hodge, ECHO Program, Room 2103, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand, FL 32720.
For more information, call 740-5210.
County seeks agencies for summer food program
Volusia County's Human Services Office is seeking agencies to participate in the Summer Food Service Program, which will run from June 11 through Aug. 10.
The federally funded program provides meals and snacks to all children ages 18 and younger in geographical areas where at least 50 percent of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. It was created to ensure that children in low-income areas can receive nutritious meals during summer vacation. Approved sites will receive meals and snacks to serve to participating children.
Schools, public agencies and private nonprofit organizations must apply by March 16 by calling (386) 254-4648, Ext. 12984, in Daytona Beach; (386) 423-3375, Ext. 12984, in New Smyrna Beach; or (386) 736-5956, Ext. 12984, in DeLand.
Buses to travel to Volusia Day
Volusia Day will be held Feb. 15 at the Senate Office Building Portico in Tallahassee.
Three buses will be departing from the Daytona International Speedway at 6 a.m. and will return around 8 p.m.
Cost is $35 per person and includes transportation, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
To make a reservation, call (386) 255-0981, Ext. 225 or e-mail Lindsey@daytonachamber.com
Ball benefits church's building fund
New St. James Missionary Baptist Church'a Red & White Ball will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at the IBEW Hall 5901 S. Williamson Blvd.
Tickets are $10 for singles and $15 for couples.
Proceeds will benefit the New St James building fund.
For more information, call (386) 253-1655.
Low-cost pet clinic planned
A low -cost pet shot clinic
will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 12, at Kitty Kritters, 624 N. Dixie Freeway, U.S. Highway 1, New Smyrna Beach.
All cats must be in a carrier & dogs must be on a leash.
A donation of pet food would be appreciated. The clinic will benefit Concerned Citizens for Animal Welfare.
For more information call (386) 760-6330 or (386) 316-8103 or (386) 760-2324 or visitwww.ccfaw.org
Genealogical Society of to meet
The Genealogical Society of Southeast Volusia County will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, Beach Regional Library, 1001 South Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach. The meeting is open to the public.
Bill Meister, president of the Genealogy Society of Flagler County will be the speaker. Using a discovery style presentation with audience participation, he will share ideas for taking ones' ancestors back to the "Old Country." "Crossing the Pond, How I Did It." His tips and techniques will help researchers be more successful.
A volunteer is available in the library from 1 to 3 on Monday afternoons to help residents get started and assist in their research. For more information, call (386) 428-2507.
Driver's safety course planned
AARP will hold a driver safety program for seniors from 9 a.m. to noon, Feb. 13 and Feb. 14, at the Coronado Community United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
The cost is $12 for members and $14 for non-members.
Reservations are required. To register, call (386) 327-7373.
Audubon Society to meet
The Southeast Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Edgewater Public Library on 103 Indian River Blvd. The guest speaker will be raptor educator Gina Holt.
Ms. Holt will be bringing her birds Katie the Kestrel, Mr. Frodo the Screech owl and Tomahawk the hawk.
Audubon meetings are open to the public.
For a schedule of meetings, field trips and other events, visit www.sevolusiaaudubon.org
Learn about raptors
The Marine Discovery Center will hold a lecture series on raptors from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at
520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach.
Admission is free and reservations are not required.
Gina and Tom Holt from Wild About Birds, located in Edgewater, will bring their friends Katie, Frodo and Tomahawk, the Raptors, for an evening with these secretive and mysterious predators.
The program offers an opportunity for the audience to get "up close and personal" with the birds, focusing on the important role that raptors play in our local ecosystems and how we can help conserve and protect them for future generations.
Kiwanis to hold fundraiser
The Kiwanis Foundation of Southeast Volusia County will hold its "Strike it Rich" Party at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Brannon Center, 105 Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach.
The grand prize drawing will be $10,000. Second place is $3,000. Third place is $2,000 and there will be 20 instant winners of $100. There will be four bingo games, three 50/50 drawing and two "Wheel Barrows of Cheer" raffles.
Tickets are $125 per couple. Only 400 tickets will be sold.
The event includes buffet, bar, music and dancing. Dress is casual. Winner need not be present to win.
To purchase online visit nsb.Kiwanis.com.
For more information, call (386) 427-5557.
Pet Vet Cruiser slated
Volusia County's Pet Vet Cruiser, a mobile clinic that offers low-cost spaying and neutering services to residents of unincorporated parts of the county, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Fire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach.
Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 424-6875.
For more information, visit www.volusia.org/animalcontrol/cruiser.htm
Dixieland breakfast fundraiser planned
A Dixieland breakfast will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Coronado Civic Center, 223 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
The breakfast will be provided by Pauline's Cakes and Catering and will include quiche, choice of three (broccoli, seafood or ham and cheese, home fries, ambrosia, kings cake, coffee and orange juice for $10 per person in advance, $14 day of the event.
The Don Nedobeck Trio will provide music.
Tickets may be purchased at Gone Bonkers, 314 Flagler Ave.; SeaLand Real Estate, 216 Flagler Ave.; TUI Pack 'n Ship, 1321 Saxon Drive; The Pennysaver, 223 Canal St.; and Buddy Davenport State Farm, 1305 State Road 44.
Proceeds will benefit the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival.
For more information, call (386) 423-9760.
Knights of Columbus to hold card party
The Knights of Columbus No. 4939 will hold a card party at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 17, at its clubhouse, 516 S. Orange Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
The cost is $5 per person. Lunch will be available for purchase. All proceeds go toward the club's charity fund.
For more information or to buy tickets, call (386) 690-6219. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Post Valentine's dinner planned
The Knights of Columbus, will hold a "post" Valentine Dinner Dance on Feb. 18, at 516 S. Orange Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
Chicken Cordon Blue with all the fixings will be served at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by QTQ.
Tickets are $25 per couple, $12.50 single.
No tickets will be sold at the door.
For more information, call (386) 576-6662 or stop by the clubhouse on Orange Avenue.
Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 13.
Golf tournament benefits cancer victim
There will be a golf tournament benefiting the family of Doug Toomey, who has a rare form of cancer, on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Venetian Bay Golf Club.
The format will be a four-person scramble and there will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $75 per person for golf, lunch and prizes. Cost is $20 for lunch and auction.
For more information, call (386) 527-3523 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Historical society to meet
The Southeast Volusia Historical Society will have Dr. Rachel K. Wentz speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the New Smyrna Beach Historical Museum located at120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
She will speak about Windover Pond.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call (352) 553-9136.
Story time scheduled
The monthly Story time for children ages 5 and younger will be held at the Oak Hill Library on Tuesday, Feb.14, at 11:30 a.m.
For more information, call (386) 345-5510.
Learn to line dance
The New Smyrna Beach Parks & Recreation Department will offer learn to line dance classes at the Women's Club, 403 Magnolia St., New Smyrna Beach.
Classes for beginners are offered at 6:30 p.m. each Monday and 9 a.m. each Wednesday.
Classes for intermediates are offered at 7:50 p.m. each Monday and 10:20 a.m. each Wednesday.
Cost of the 12-week session is $60 for one class a week or $83 for two classes a week.
Newcomers may try a class before joining. Casual clothing and supportive shoes are recommended.
The class is taught by June Lewis. She will meet with newcomers after the beginner class to answer questions.
To pre-register (not required) go the park's office at 1000 Live Oak St., New Smyrna Beach between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
For more information, call (386) 423-8336.