Cultural Council meeting canceled
The Cultural Council of Volusia County meeting originally scheduled for July 27 has been canceled.
The next meeting is set for 9 a.m. Friday, Sep. 28, at the Florida Museum for Women Artists in DeLand.
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 more information, call (386) 736-5963, Ext. 15872, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about diabetes prevention
A free five-part seminar on diabetes prevention will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the DeBary/Orange City Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2535 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City.
The series will help identify the signs and symptoms of diabetes, give instruction regarding the prevention of diabetes and describe the complications of diabetes.
Health experts from Southwest Volusia Medical Associates, the Atlantic Foot and Ankle Associates and Lechmaier's Family Chiropractic will present the seminar topics.
The series continues each Tuesday until Aug. 28. A light supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. Free childcare will be provided.
To register, call (386) 490-0802 or (386) 626-3092.
For further information call (386) 490-0802 or (386) 626 -3092.
Learn about invasive plants and animals
Kelly Gladding, an outreach technician for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, will discuss "Invasive plants and animals" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.
She will identify which plants and animals don't belong in Volusia County and why they are a threat to native species.
Her presentation is part of the free Lemonade Lectures series, which is sponsored by the Enterprise Historical Conservancy and Volusia County. It will be in DeBary Hall's stable, where light refreshments and lemonade will be served.
Reservations are not required.
For more information, call (386) 668-3840.
Junior Achievement of Volusia County needs volunteers for the upcoming fall semester to teach classes in Volusia elementary, middle and high schools.
Junior Achievement representatives educate students about free enterprise, financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship.
Volunteer opportunities are available at three levels and require approximately one hour per week for five to seven sessions, depending on the program. Trainings are scheduled locally as needed.
For more information about volunteer opportunities, call (386) 566-8362 or email email@example.com.
Lyonia Center program focuses on history
The Lyonia Environmental Center upcoming programs will focus on People of the shell mounds at 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at 2150 Eustace Ave.
Local author Lani Friend will discuss the early cultures of the middle St. Johns River, famous anthropologists and recent archaeological findings in Volusia County.
Registration is required and may be made by calling (386) 789-7207.
Surfboard raffle benefits Toys for Tots
The West Volusia Toys for Tots is holding a surfboard fundraiser.
In 2007, well-know New Smyrna Beach local Erie Peeples, a custom surfboard shaper, created 16 limited edition surfboards to be auctioned for the American Lung Association.
The West Volusia Toys for Tots and the Marine Corps League Detachment 1144 have been given one of these surfboards to raffle off to raise money for the charity.
The board is signed and is No. 9 of 16. The logo on the board is retired and was only used on these 16 boards.
Tickets are $5 each and 300 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be Aug. 10, at Skydive DeLand. The retail value of the surfboard is $5,000.
For more information, call (386) 740-7117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Driver safety class planned
AARP will hold a driver safety class from 9 to noon, Tuesday, Aug. 14 and Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, 1295 Saxon Blvrd.
The cost is $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers.
Reservations with instructors are required.
For more information, call (386) 451-7453.
Raffle benefits child cancer foundation
Mainstreet DeLand and the Childhood Cancer Foundation of Volusia County are raffling a 1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express.
Tickets are $2 each, or three for $5.
The winner will be announced on Aug. 18 at DeLand's Hot Summer Nights, and won't need to be present to claim the prize.
To get tickets, visit the Cruisin' show, or the Mainstreet office, 100 N. Woodland Blvd. Suite 4.
For information about the Cruisin' show, call Bob Adams, (386) 624-5027.
For information about Mainstreet DeLand events, visit www.mainstreetdeland or call (386) 738-0649.