Volusia County church to host County Council debate
A debate featuring Volusia County Council District 1 and County Council chairman candidates will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at First Baptist Church, DeLeon Springs.
The debate will be followed by a meet and greet.
The public is welcome.
For more information, call (386) 717-1524 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SunRail public meeting set regarding comprehensive plan amendment
Volusia County staff will conduct a public workshop to provide an overview of the proposed large-scale comprehensive plan amendment to change the future land use designations from urban low intensity and industrial designations to the activity center designation for the area adjacent to the DeLand area SunRail commuter rail station.
The workshop will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.
For more information, call (386) 736-5959, Ext. 12943.
Association for Widowed Persons to meet
The Association for Widowed Persons will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 724 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
The doors will open at 2 p.m. All widows and widowers are invited to attend.
This is the annual ice cream social meeting with a musical program.
The after-the-meeting dining at a local restaurant will not be held.
For additional information, call (386) 789-5832.
DeLand Regional Library plans book sale
The Friends of the Library will sell hardcover books and paperbacks from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium.
A pre-sale will be open for viewing at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, and buyers can purchase books at pre-sale prices from 4 to 7:15 p.m.
Hardbacks will be sold for $1 each, large paperbacks for 50 cents, and small paperbacks and magazines for 25 cents.
The DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information, call (386) 822-6430.
Macular Degeneration Support Group to meet
The Cloisters Retirement Community is hosting a Macular Degeneration Support Group at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, in the Cloisters' multipurpose room, 400 E. Howry Ave., DeLand.
The speaker will be Dr. Kenneth Lipsitt, a board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr.Lipsitt will discuss macular degeneration and other vision-threatening entities in his interactive presentation, "Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Hope and Help for the Visually Impaired."
The support group and presentation is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.
Seating is limited and reservations are strongly suggested by Thursday, Aug. 16.
To make a reservation, call (386) 822-6900 or email email@example.com.
Skydive jump benefits
Toys for Tots
The Marine Corps League DeLand Detachment No. 1144 will hold its fourth annual skydive challenge for Toys for Tots at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Skydive DeLand at the DeLand Municipal Airport, 1600 Flightlight Blvd.
The cost to jump is approximately $175 per person.
Tax deductive donations, may be made to Toys for Tots, P.O. Box 3068, DeLand, FL 32721.
For more information, call (386) 740-7117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Growing turf for
the cheap and lazy
The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will offer a free class for homeowners who want to grow turf with minimal effort and expense from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 17, in the Volusia County Agriculture Center's auditorium, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.
Speakers and topics include:
.Karen Stauderman, extension agent, on "Florida-Friendly Turf: Which one is Right for You?"
. Chris Leffler of A. Duda & Sons on "Bring the Green Home and Save Time and Money"
.Randy Spaulding of Scotts Training Institute on "Old and New Products that will Keep Your Turf in Tip-Top Shape"
Reservations are required and may be made by calling the extension office at (386) 822-5778. For more information, visit http://volusia.org/extension/horticulture.htm.
Salvation Army offers
lunch for seniors
The Salvation Army holds a senior lunch at noon each Thursday at 1240 S. High St., DeLand. Admission is free.
For more information, call (386) 738-2406, Ext. 105.
Drive has started
for school supplies
The "Help Us Help Others" annual backpack and school supply drive has begun.
Donations may be made at 306 S. Woodland Blvd. Suite A, DeLand.
For more information, call (386) 943-3645.
Raffle benefits child
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 the winner 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.