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New Smyrna Beach community notes
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Posted: 2012 Jul 27 - 00:05

Author to discuss God

Author William Kringel will discuss his book, "Is Your God Real? A Rational Look at God," at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

The book was published in 2011 by Tate Publishing.

Reservations are not required.

For more information, call (386) 424-2910, Ext. 104, or visit www.volusialibrary.org.

NSB library offers teen poetry workshop

Award-winning writer Kate Cumiskey will lead a free poetry workshop for students ages 13 to 17 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library.

The session is limited to 12 registrants.

Participants should bring a favorite poem by a published author to share.

Ms. Cumiskey has a master's degree in creative writing from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She is the author of "Surfing in New Smyrna Beach," a nonfiction book about the history of the local surfing community.

She has been a judge and featured speaker at the Write Stuff Teen Poetry Evening, an annual event sponsored by the Friends of the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library. Ms. Cumiskey has been cited in "Best American Poetry" and has presented at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs International Conference.

Snacks and writing materials will be provided.

Registration may be made by calling (386) 424-2910, Ext. 111.

School supplies needed

School supplies for the Gifts of Love back to school program are being collected at 223 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.

Donations will be accepted until Friday, Aug. 17.

For more information, call (386) 423-5257.

Caregiver support group planned

The Council on Aging of Volusia County will hold a dementia caregiver support groups at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at

Coronado United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

For more information, call (386) 253-4700, Ext. 204.

Lunch is 'on the house' on Canal Street this summer

This summer, residents once again may take advantage of the Canal Street Historic District's "Lunch on Us" program that offers groups free lunch for visiting participating merchants.

The program runs until Friday, Aug. 31.

"A lot of our businesses have changed, and we have a lot of new ones," said Sandi Sawyer, organizer. "That's why we're inviting people to rediscover Canal Street."

Groups receive a shopping passport that is stamped by each participating shop. Guests preview the shops, which is a three-block walk each way. When the passport is full, the group is treated to lunch at the Dolphin View Restaurant.

No purchase is necessary to participate. However, reservations are required.

For information on the Canal Street Lunch on Us program or to make a group reservation, call (386) 409-5232.

For more information about the Canal Street Historic District, visit www.canalstreetnsb.com.

Computer classes slated

The Council on Aging holds an introductory computer classes each month at the Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach.

The cost is $25 for the 12-hour course.

For more information or to register, call (386) 424-2280.

County plans guided hikes and bike-about

Volusia County's Environmental Management will hold a free wading hike from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1. Observe and learn about the world of mollusks and the shells they produce.

Joel Wooster, a master naturalist and mollusk expert, will lead the hike through Smyrna Dunes Park, 2995 Peninsula Drive, New Smyrna Beach. Participants may bring shells for identification. Wear closed-toe shoes or boots that can get wet.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. Participants are encouraged to bring water and insect spray and wear comfortable clothes and walking or hiking shoes.

For more information or to reserve a space, call (386) 736-5276 or bcary@co.volusia.fl.us.

Belong to meet

The New Smyrna Beach Community Outreach Group Belong will hold a luncheon from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Venetian Bay Clubhouse, 63 N. Airport Road, New Smyrna Beach. The cost is $13.

Reservations are required by Thursday, Aug. 9.

The speaker will be Joanne Roberson of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Her topic will be "A Woman's View, Living at the Lighthouse."

Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items for local food pantries.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 663-4593.

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