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Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach community notes
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Posted: 2012 Aug 24 - 00:03

UCP/WORC to host 40th annual golf tournament

The 40th annual UCP/WORC golf tournament, the oldest charity golf tournament, will be held Saturday, Aug, 25, at Halifax Plantation Golf Club.

The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration and breakfast.

At 8:15 a.m. there will be a helicopter ball drop courtesy of Heli-Hogs. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

For information, call (386) 274-6474 or visit online at www.ucpworc.org.

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.

Hand Avenue road closed

Hand Avenue from Nova Road to midway between Oak Brook Circle will be closed through Dec. 17.

The city will be constructing roadway upgrades and utility improvements. Please use designated detours. This is the second in a series of phased detours associated with the improvements to Hand Avenue, which are scheduled to occur from U.S. Highway 1 to Nova Road. The first phase closing of Hand Avenue from U.S. Highway 1 to 500 feet west of Coolidge Avenue will remain closed until Sept. 14. Future notices will be issued as the road closure areas shift with construction.

For more information, call (386) 676-3269.

Tax course offered online at Daytona State, starting Aug. 27

Individual tax laws in the United States can be complicated and detailed. For people who want a better understanding of the latest tax laws, Daytona State College is offering TAX2000 online, starting Aug. 27.

TAX2000 is a three-credit, 15-week introductory course designed to help people prepare their own tax returns or assist their accountants or tax preparers with their returns. The book and software used in the course provide the latest tax information. There is no prerequisite to take the course.

Students will learn how to generate tax returns for individuals and self-employed businesses. Topics covered include gross income and exclusions, business expenses and retirement plans, self-employed and employee expenses, itemized and other deductions, credits and special taxes, depreciation, capital gains and losses, withholding, estimated payments and payroll taxes.

The course is taught by Certified Public Accountant Jerold Braun.

For more information, contact Mr. Braun at braunj@DaytonaState.edu. To register for the course, call (386) 506-3059 or email admissions@DaytonaState.edu.

"Sake/Sushi Sunday at Ronin" fundraiser planned

Grassroots Giving will hold its annual fundraiser Sake/Sushi Sunday at Ronin from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at 111 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

This is a progressive three-hour sake/sushi sampling event.

Seating is still limited. Fifty percent of proceeds will benefit Grassroots Giving.

Ticket price is $35 in advance or $40 at the door

To make a reservation, visit www.grassrootsgiving.info!

Women's health Series planned

The Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center will host an educational series focusing on women's health issues.

All seminars will be held at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center's Medical Office Building, first floor classrooms, located at 305 Memorial Medical Parkway in Daytona Beach. Light refreshments will be provided and registration is required.

The series sessions include:

.Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. - Managing Menopause by Dr. Linda Haddox,

.Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. - What To Do About Prolapse by Dr. Julie Schneider

.Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. - How to Screen for Breast Cancer by Dr. Ted Robertson

.Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. - Hysterectomy and Other Women's Surgical Services by Dr. Meetesh Desai

Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 231-2229.

Driver safety class slated

AARP will hold a driver safety class from 9 a.m. 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.

Blue Moon gathering scheduled

There will be Blue Moon Native American Gathering at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Sunrise Park, 1131 Riverside Drive, Holly Hill.

Participants should bring their drums, voices, lawn chairs and own refreshments.

Dinner is available at Park's Seafood Restaurant across the street.

A drum will be passed for donations to benefit the Wittenberg Center for Alternative Resources (An International Non-Government Organization).

For more information, call (386) 295-6867.

Events scheduled at Bishop's Glen

Bishop's Glen Retirement Community will hold a veteran aid and attendance benefit presentation at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at 900 LPGA Blvd., Holly Hill.

There will be an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1.

All events are free. To make a reservation, call (386) 226-9110.

'Evening of Beauty' planned

Family First Health Center will hold an "Evening of Beauty" with Dr. Delicia M. Haynes from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at 1898 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 360.

There will be special drawings and two participants will receive 20 units of free Botox.

Light beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Seating is limited. Reservations are required.

For more information, call (386) 492-1064.

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 fioren@dbpd.us.

Audubon Society to meet

The Halifax River Audubon Society will hold a general members meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Sica Hall, 1065 Daytona Ave, Holly Hill.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Speaker begins at 7 p.m. Sandy Walters, author and environmental activist, will talk about "The Story of Thornby," how ordinary citizens preserved the historic Thornby property in Enterprise.

Guest and visitors are welcome. This event is free.

For more information, call (386) 673-5332.

Reunion slated

The Seabreeze High School Class of 1962 will hold its 50th reunion Friday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Sept. 23 at The Shores Resort & Spa, 2637 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118. Cost (exclusive of alcoholic beverages) is $65 per individual for a reception Friday night and dinner Saturday night.

Reservations and checks payable to SHS '62 Reunion are due by Aug. 21 and should be mailed to Ann Dibble Smith, 489 Pinewood St., Ormond Beach, FL 32176. Room reservations, due by Aug. 27, should be made directly with The Shores & Spa, (866) 934-7467. To get the negotiated rates, guests should mention the reunion.

To receive more information and a registration form, contact Ann Dibble Smith at ahsmith5@bellsouth.net or by phone at (386) 235-3957.

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