Blood drive scheduled
Florida's Blood Centers and Einstein Bros Bagels are staging a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 4 alongside the bagel shop in Rivergate Village, 110 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
Donors will get free "bagel and shmear," a voucher for a free movie ticket, and a "surprise gift," according to the bagel shop's general manager, Deborah Sims.
For convenience, donors may secure an appointment online at www.fbcdonor.org.
The bagel shop is at the corner of Nova Road and Granada Boulevard (S.R. 40) in Ormond Beach.
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 nonprofit social service organizations, vouchers are distributed to local children in need to obtain a free haircut in August.
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
National Night Out slated
The Ormond Beach Police Department will participate in National Night Out 2012 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Nova Community Center, 440 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
There will be food, face paiting, raffles, prizes and more.
For more information, visit www.ormondbeach.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.
Lap-Band information session slated
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center weight loss professionals will hold a 90-minute information session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Medical Office Building, Classroom A, 305 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach. Registration is required.
For more information, call (386) 231-3550.
Library advisory board to meet
Volusia County's Library Advisory Board will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Library Support Center, 1290 Indian Lake Road, Daytona Beach.
Members will discuss the fiscal year 2012-2013 library budget request.
For more information, call (386) 248-1745, Ext. 1212.
Thrift shop moves and expands
The Domestic Abuse Council Thrift Shop has moved and expanded.
It is now located at 949A Beville road, South Daytona, which share 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 which will be held 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 have furniture in addition to household items and clothing. There is a separate room for electronics and a boutique for upscale clothing items. The net proceeds from the thrift shop benefit the programs for the Domestic Abuse Council of Volusia County which included the emergency shelter, the children's Hugs & Love program, court advocacy and outreach support services.
Donations are accepted every day between 10 a.m. to 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.
Learn about e-resources
Bishop's Glen Retirement community will hold a lecture on Gales Legal Resources and Medline Plus
at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at 900 LPGA Blvd., Holly Hill.
In addition to providing remote access to the library's catalog of
books and movies, Volusia County Public Library System subscribes to a number of online informational databases for its patrons.
These free "e-resources" are accessible from any computer with Internet access, 24 hours a day, seven days per week.
Two databases of particular interest to seniors: Legal Forms: provides fill-in-able/printable Florida approved legal forms for: wills, real estate contracts, divorce, rental agreements, bankruptcy, and more. There is also an attorney directory by area of specialization and links to federal and state tax forms. This e-resource provides legal information, not legal advice.
MedlinePlus: the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients/families/friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, this e-resource provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Use it to: learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or
supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. Plus access links to the latest medical research on numerous topics and clinical trials on diseases/conditions.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 226-9110.
Caregiver support group planned
The Council on Aging of Volusia County will hold a dementia caregiver support groups each month at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at
United Presbyterian Church, 730 Beville Road
Daytona Beach and 9:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
Respite Care is provided at all Council on Aging support groups for those in the early to mid-stage of dementia.
For more information, call (386) 253-4700, Ext. 204.
Kim Brown, sister of author Marc Brown and the inspiration for Arthur's sister D.W. will appear at the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, at 30 S. Beach St.
The presentation is geared toward children ages 5 and older.
Reservations are not required.
For more information, call (386) 676-4191
Fundraiser to Benefit Volusia/Flagler Animal Rescue Group
Employees at the Ormond Beach Outback Steakhouse will host an Aug. 11 luncheon to benefit the Rescued Hearts Animal Shelter's Medical Care Fund.
For every $10 lunch served at the beachside restaurant, $5 will go directly to the animal group's medical care fund, which helps provide care for dogs and cats in foster homes until they are adopted.
The community is invited to join Rescued Heart's volunteers, board members and other animal supporters at either 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.
The luncheon will include a choice of steak, grilled chicken or pasta entrée with bread, a choice of side, and a beverage.
Reservations can be made by calling (386) 846-6114 and specifying a seating time.
For details, email RHASoffice@yahoo.com or visit www.rescuedheartsanimalshelter.com.
'Kicks for Guns' slated
Daytona Beach Police Department will hold its annual "Kicks for Guns" program from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, at the John H. Dickerson Center, 308. S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Daytona Beach.
During the last three years, 700 guns have been turned over and $35, 600 is gift cards are been given.
The police department is also asking for monetary donations or gift cards. For every $50 donated, one gun is off the street. Checks should be made payable to United Way and mailed to Daytona Beach Police Department care of JEM, 129 Valor Blvd., Daytona Beach FL 32114.
For more information, call (386) 671-5406.
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 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.
Ormond Beach residents continue saving money with prescription card
In June 2010, the ccity of Ormond Beach launched a program to help provide residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription drugs.
Since that time, more than 1,700 residents have saved more than $75,000, or an average of approximately 25 percent on prescription medications. By June 2012, the program had saved residents more than $9.5 million nationwide.
Cards can be printed from the Internet at www.caremark.com/nlc and are available at City offices and facilities at no cost to residents. Residents can visit www.caremark.com/nlc to access program tools or call toll-free (888) 620-1749 for assistance with the program.
The discount cards may be used by all residents and have no restrictions based on the resident's age, income level, or existing health coverage. However, the prescription card cannot be used in combination with other health insurance prescription coverage. The NLC card can be used when purchasing prescription drugs at approximately 10 pharmacies around the city, as well as at more than 60,000 participating retail pharmacies across the country.
The discount card program is administered by CVS Caremark.
Easter Seals receives accreditation
Easter Seals, Volusia & Flagler Counties has been awarded accreditation from
the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Program.
As a result of the accreditation Easter Seals has qualified for "Gold Seal Quality Care" recognition by the Department of Children and Families.
Accreditation acknowledges that Easter Seals, Volusia & Flagler Counties provides a high quality program for children, professional development opportunities for staff, parents a program that has exceeded state licensing requirements and children an environment that is conducive to their individual growth and development.