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New Smyrna Beach community notes
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Posted: 2012 Aug 03 - 00:05

Low-cost pet shot

clinic planned

There will be a lower cost pet shot clinic sponsored by the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animal rescue from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Family Dollar, 109 Boston and U.S. Highway 1 in Edgewater.

This is a cash-only clinic for the shots. The clinic is open to everyone, no appointment needed.

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

Free dental work available

The Florida Baptist Mobile Dental unit will have a pre-screening day for free dental care from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 11.

Participants must meet income guidelines and come to the pre-screening on Aug. 11 in order to get an appointment for dental work.

After meeting pre-screening requirements, appointments for dental work will be given from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the week of Aug. 13 to 17.

All services will be at Bella Vista Baptist Church, 3232 S. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater.

For more information, call (386) 428-4747.

District 3 debate scheduled

A debate featuring the candidates who are running for the County Council District 3 seat, and the Chairman's Seat will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at First Baptist Church New Smyrna Beach, 200 Faulkner St., New Smyrna Beach.

Candidates running for District 3 are Deb Denys, James J. Hathaway, and Justin A. Kennedy.

Candidates running for Chairman's seat are Jason Davis, Ted Doran and Carl Persis.

There will be a meet-and -greet following the debate. Those who arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the debate will be given the opportunity to submit a question of their own.

YMCA offers water safety class

According to the Florida Department of Health, Volusia County has one of the highest drowning rates in the state. The incidence of drowning is particularly high in the newborn to 4-year-old population, which makes up 75 percent of all drowning deaths in the county.

For every drowning death that occurs, four other people are treated for near-drowning injuries.

To help change the tide, the Y is holding six days of "Splash" to promote water safety, education and drowning prevention.

During "Splash" days, any child from six months to 18 years old can participate in a daily swim lesson and water safety education for no fee.

Splash will be held Aug. 13 to 16.

For more information, visit vfymca.org.

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.

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.

Lighthouse topic

at Belong meeting

The New Smyrna Beach Community Outreach Group Belong will hold a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. 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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