Marines to hold social
All Marines active, retired are invited to a social gathering from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 27, at BJ's, 2514 W. International Blvd., Daytona Beach.
For more information, call (386) 226-2005.
Meet the candidates
The Holly Hill Chamber of Commerce will hold a meet the Holly Hill candidates' session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Bishop's Glen auditorium, 900 LPBA Blvd., Holly Hill.
Candidates for mayor and city council districts 2 and 4 will be in attendance.
For more information, call (386) 226-9110.
Food summit slated
The public may attend a local "Food Summit" on Wednesday, Aug. 1.
There will be two summits:
.10 a.m., at the Volusia County Health Department, 1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach
.2 p.m. at the Deland Conference Center, 1301 W. International Drive, DeLand
The Community Foundation of East Central Florida and a coalition of local agencies are working together to bring groups and resources together to
maximize the ability to provide food for families in need.
One in six people, which includes one in five children in the country, are facing hunger.
For more information or to register, visit firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Seabreeze class of 1977 to hold reunion
Seabreeze Class of 1977 will hold its 35th reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Aug. 4, at The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.
Tickets can be purchased and will include appetizers, dinner, dessert and dancing. A cash bar will be available.
The class is trying to locate classmates. Classmates from 1975 to 1979 are being invited to attend this event as well.
Emceeing this year will be Ted Flick, Steve Gettel, Randy DiGirolamo and Cindy Kiel Evans from the Class of '77.
For more information, visit http://www.seabreeze1977.com.
Give a haircut to a child in need
Children receiving a back-to-school haircut at Hair Cuttery salons in the Daytona metro area during the first two weeks of August will be giving one back to a disadvantaged child in the community.
Hair Cuttery will launch its 13th annual Share A Haircut event this year, donating one free haircut to a child in need in the community for every haircut purchased for a child 18 or younger from Aug.1 to 15.
Through partnerships with state and local government and non-profit social service organizations, vouchers are distributed to local children in need to obtain a free haircut in August.
Purple fabric needed
The Domestic Abuse Council of Volusia County is seeking donations of purple fabric and purple ribbon for National Domestic Violence Awareness month and National Bullying Prevention month.
Student volunteers from both DeLand High School's BETA club and University High School's Drama Club are trying to gather fabric to make ribbons.
The purpose of the ribbon is for businesses to display them in their storefront windows or on their doors to help raise awareness for these movements to create a more peaceful community.
If you want to make the ribbons or donate fabric please drop off donations to the Domestic Abuse Council Thrift Shop's new location at 949A Beville Road, South Daytona.
To help in distributing the ribbons to businesses, call (386) 257-2297.
Chess camp planned
A chess camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Aug. 6 to Friday, Aug. 10, at the LearningRX, 200 Booth Road, Suite D, Ormond Beach.
Camp is for ages 5 to 15 and for all levels of chess ability. The cost is $80 for $65 for LearningRx graduates.
For more information, call (386) 615-6854 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf tournament benefits family shelter
River Bend Golf Club in Ormond Beach will host the fifth annual golf tournament to benefit The STAR Family Shelter - Parents with Children, a division of Halifax Urban Ministries.
The Golfn'4 Homeless Prevention event will be on Saturday, Aug. 11. Individual registration fee is $75; foursomes are welcome.
The event includes cart, green fees, catered lunch and prizes.
The tournament is a four-player scramble beginning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Single players will be teamed by event planners. Field is limited to the first 144 entries.
Hole and event sponsorships are available, beginning at $100.
For more information, call (386) 252-0156 or email email@example.com.
Fundraiser planned for Sophie's Circle
Kay's Designer Consignment in Ormond Beach will hold a fundraiser for Sophie's Circle Pet Food Pantry, a registered 501c3 nonprofit and Volusia County's only pet food pantry from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at 1022 N. U.S. Highway 1, Ormond Beach.
Sophie's Circle distributes pet food to individuals and families who are struggling financially with the goal of keeping pets in their homes.
Twenty percent of the night's proceeds will go directly to Sophie's Circle. There will be silent auction items, raffle items, and door prizes. All proceeds from silent auctions and raffles will be donated to Sophie's Circle. Free food and beverages will be served. Donations of pet food and/or supplies will be collected.
For more information, call (386) 615-8060.
Homewood Suites joins Jewish Federation' Backpack Project
Homewood Suites by Hilton in Daytona Beach is sponsoring the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties' 16th annual School Supply Backpack Project and will offer a free suite to the first 100 donations of $50 or more to the fundraiser.
The Homewood package also includes a full breakfast and dinner.
A $50 donation will buy a minimum of two complete quality backpacks filled with supplies.
School counselors give out the backpacks to the local disadvantaged students in elementary, middle and high school.
The federation pays for all administrative expenses. Last year, the federation helped 7,000 kids with this project. There is now funding for 4,500 students.
To make a donation send checks to School Supply Kits, 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174 and in the memo area, write "suite."
Gymnastics center has open workouts
The city of Ormond Beach Gymnastics Center has new Monday night open workouts.
All gymnasts, cheerleaders and tumblers ages 8 years and older are invited to participate and work on improving their skills.
The open workouts are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Monday.
These open workouts are $8 per day for Ormond Beach residents with proof of residency and $12 per day for non-residents. Participants may register at the Leisure Services Registration Office, 399 N. U.S. Highway 1, online at www.ormondbeach.org, or pay at the door.
The Ormond Beach Gymnastics Center is located at 432 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 676-3282.
Beginner genealogy class planned
The Halifax Genealogical Society will hold a free beginner genealogy class from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium, 30 S. Beach St.
Participants will learn about getting started, getting organized, using federal censuses and accessing vital records.
Advanced registration by email is required. Seating is limited.
To register, visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flhgs.
Driver safety class slated
AARP will hold a driver safety class from 9 to noon, Tuesday, Aug. 21, and Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 548 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
The cost is $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers.
Reservations with instructors are required.
For more information, call (386) 451-7453.
Citizens police academy slated
The Ormond Beach Police Department will hold its annual citizens police academy from Wednesday, Aug. 22 to Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Participants will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday for 10 weeks.
Members of the police department will conduct the classes. The academy will educate members of the community about the role of the Ormond Beach police department; familiarize participants about laws and procedures that guide the department. There will be an opportunity to learn weapons safety and participate in a range session and a patrol ride-a-long.
A graduation ceremony will be held at the completions. Certificates will be given to those with an 80 percent attendance rate.
For more information, call (386) 677-0731.
Register for citizens police academy
Registration is now open for Daytona Beach Police Department's Annual Citizens Police Academy program.
The next class begins Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Police Headquarters, 129 Valor Blvd.
Classes will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday through Oct. 30.
This course of instruction will familiarize citizens with the basic functions of their police department and its officers.
Areas covered will include officer training requirements, constitutional law presented by the State Attorney's Office, crime scene investigation and evidence collection, K-9 and SWAT demonstrations, firearms demonstration and participation by members who wish to experience firing a police service weapon and a tour of the Volusia County Branch Jail.
Upon completing the 22- hour course, participants will be presented with a certificate and course conclusion gathering with refreshments.
To register, call Officer Nick (386) 671-5291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.