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Port Orange community notes
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Posted: 2012 Aug 03 - 00:03

Low-cost pet shot

clinics planned

There will be two lower cost pet shot clinics sponsored Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animal rescue on Saturday, Aug. 4.

The first clinic will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Best in Show Pet Grooming, 201 Commonwealth Blvd. Port Orange.

The second clinic will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Mr. Petman, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona, in the Sunshine Mall.

These are cash-only clinics for the shots. The clinic is open to everyone, no appointment needed.

For more information, call (386) 748-8993.

Volunteers needed

in Ponce Inlet

The following volunteer board positions are available in Ponce Inlet.

.Accession Committee: One seat - meetings are held as determined by committee members.

.Planning Board: Two alternate seats - meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month (as necessary.)

.Historic and Archaeological Preservation Board: 1 alternate seat - meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. (as necessary);

.Parks, Recreation & Tree Board: 2 alternate seats - meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month at 6 p.m. (as necessary)

.Code Enforcement Board: 1 alternate seat - meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m.;

.Historical Museum: Volunteers are needed to serve at the museum. Training is provided.

Applications are available at the museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday or at the town hall.

Applicants must be a resident and a registered voter in the Town of Ponce Inlet to serve on any of the above boards. Applications may be downloaded from the website.

For more information or to obtain an application, call the Planning and Development Department at (386) 236-2181.

Hyatt Brown to speak

to Historical Society

The South Daytona Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road.

The speaker will be Hyatt Brown. He is a former Florida state representative. He came to South Daytona as a child and will speak on "Growing Up in South Daytona."

The meeting is open to the public.

The historical society is seeking any and all photos, artifacts and information on South Daytona, formerly called Blake, as well as interested volunteers to help collect, organize and preserve the community's history.

For more information, call (386) 761-0463.

Robotics summer

camp planned

The Academy of Information Technology and Robotics

at Spruce Creek High School is sponsoring a robotics summer camp to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6.

The cost is $200 per participant. Participants should be between the ages 8 to 12 and will learn a variety of skills such as programming and engineering robots, teamwork. Spots are limited.

For more information, email dhurquha@volusia.k12.fl.us or call (386) 322-6272, Ext. 37785.

Word Computer

classes at library

Microsoft Word basics will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. This Word training class will provide beginners with the basic concepts needed to produce documents.

Basic Internet class will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14. Learn how to use the Internet and stay safe online.

Participants are asked to bring fully charged laptops and e-readers and cables. Ten laptops are available for people who don't have one. The library has free Wi-Fi throughout the building.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling (386) 322-5152, Ext. 2.

Back-to-school

haircuts available

Children receiving a back-to-school haircut at Hair Cuttery salons in the Daytona Beach 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 nonprofit social service organizations, vouchers are distributed to local children in need to obtain a free haircut in August.

National Night Out against Crime night slated

The Port Orange Police Department will host its seventh annual "National Night Out against Crime" Block Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Port Orange City Center Complex.

National Night Out Against Crime is a crime and drug prevention event designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. In keeping with this traditional event, the Port Orange Police Department will host its annual "Block Party," giving a going away party for drugs and crime.

For more information, call Officer Serena Besuden at (386) 506-5822 or email at sbesuden@port-orange.org.

In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 6-9 p.m.

Driver safety class slated

AARP will hold a driver safety class from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Aug. 7, and Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona.

The cost is $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers.

Reservations with instructors are required.

For more information, call (386) 451-7453.

Celebrate National Lighthouse Day

The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse will participate in National Lighthouse Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet.

Family-oriented workshops, activities and demonstrations are planned in air-conditioned buildings. Visitors can see new lighthouse exhibits, and participate in turn-of-the-century children's activities. The costumed lighthouse keeper will describe his duties at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.

This event is included with regular admission. No advance reservations are required.

For more information, call (386) 761-1821, Ext. 18.

Learn about seashells at the Port Orange library

Florida Master Naturalist Joel Wooster will present a free program titled "Tracks in the sand" at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

Mr. Wooster will offer interesting facts about the shells that can be found on the Ponce Inlet beach and the creatures inside them. He will display some of his favorite finds and identify shells participants bring to the class.

Reservations are not required.

For more information, call (386) 322-5152.

Citizens' Patrol plans Family Fun Days

The Citizens' Patrol in South Daytona will hold the Citizens Patrol Family Fun Days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Reed Canal Park.

Admission is free with a suggested donation of $1 for parking to benefit Citizen's Patrol.

This family-oriented event will feature games, fun-zone activities, music, food, demonstrations, face painting and much more. All individual games will cost $1 and an unlimited, one-day pass to the Fun Zone is $3. Parking is at the Nova Road entrance to the park.

For more information, call (386) 871-9843.

Port Orange library

plans book sale

The Friends of the Library will sponsor a back-to-school book sale at the Port Orange Regional Library from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11.

Hardcover and paperback books, audio books, puzzles, magazines and movies will be available for sale.

The friends group welcomes donations of reading materials, puzzles and multimedia items. Donations may be left at the circulation desk.

The library is open seven days a week at 1005 City Center Circle.

Learn more about the Friends of the Library at portorangefol.org.

Thrift Shop moves

into larger quarters

The Domestic Abuse Council Thrift Shop has moved and expanded.

It is now located at 949A Beville Road, South Daytona, and shares the parking lot with John's Appliance City.

The shop hours remain the same, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The public is invited to the grand opening and ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10.

There will be token giveaways to the first 200 shoppers.

Now with 4,800 square feet, the shop will sell furniture in addition to household items and clothing. There is a separate room for electronics and a boutique for upscale clothing items. The proceeds from the thrift shop benefit the programs for the Domestic Abuse Council of Volusia County which include the emergency shelter, the children's Hugs & Love program, court advocacy and outreach support services.

Donations are accepted every day between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs, including dressing room attendants and gallery attendants.

For more information, call (386) 761-3166.

Travel club to meet

The Port Orange Travel Club will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Palmetto Club, 1000 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.

This is a nonprofit, senior service organization for anyone 55 and older.

To make a lunch reservation, call (386) 788-4531.

For more information, call (386) 322-0786.

Library needs baskets

The Friends of the Port Orange Library are looking for donations of empty gift and flower baskets.

The baskets are being used to make up both adult and children's book gift baskets as a fundraiser. Please be sure baskets are dust free and have no mildew.

Baskets can be left at the circulation desk during regular business hours.

Anyone interested in purchasing a gift basket, can stop by the reference desk.

All proceeds are used for supplies and free programs/movies within the Port Orange Library.

Port Orange flushing

water system

The city of Port Orange has begun its annual flushing of the water system.

This will last six weeks, ending on Monday, Aug. 27.

During this time, the water continues to be of the highest quality and is completely safe to drink. However residents might notice a slightly different taste or a little chlorine smell.

For more information, call (386) 322-6729.

'Cocktails for Charity' to benefit Alzheimer's

Grace Manor Port Orange, VITAS Innovative Hospice and Nurse on Call are hosting "Cocktails for Charity" from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Grace Manor, 1321 Herbert St., Port Orange.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. It includes two drinks, food and one door prize ticket.

All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. This event is open to public.

For more information, call (386) 310-4995.

Kohl's awards scholarship for community service

The Kohl's Department Stores' Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program honors more than 200 deserving volunteers with $1,000 scholarships toward post-secondary education.

Port Orange resident Emily Lafferty, 10, was chosen from more than 35,000 nominees nationwide for making a positive impact in the community.

After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Emily started JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Volusia County and has raised $50,000 since the walk started four years ago.

For more information on the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program, visit kohlskids.com.




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