The Ormond Beach Elks will host a Labor Day celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, at 285 Wilmette Ave.,
Barbecue ribs will be served. Cost is $10 at the door. Alex and Sons will provide music.
Members and their guests may attend.
For more information, call (386) 677-7180.
Early Learning Coalition of Flagler & Volusia offers extended hours
Early Learning Coalition of Flagler & Volusia Beach Street office in Daytona Beach is now open to assist providers and families beginning at 7 a.m. and until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Office hours on Fridays are 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
To make an appointment in Daytona Beach, call (386) 323-2400.
Golf tournament benefits local charities
The Ormond Beach Elks No. 2193 will host its 23rd annual benefit golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Riverbend Golf Course.
Entry fee is $55 per players, which includes cart, green fees, beverage cart and lunch at 285 Wilmette Ave. following the tournament.
All proceeds will benefit local charities.
For more information, call (386) 677-7180 or (386) 677-6367.
Low -cost pet clinic scheduled
A low-cost pet shot clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Ormond Beach Police Department, 170 W. Granada Blvd.
For more information, visit ormondbeach.org.
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 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.
Learn about Lap-Band
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is offering a 90-minute informational session on the Lap-Band weight loss procedure at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Medical Office Building, Classroom A, 305 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach.
Registration is required.
For more information or to register, call (386) 231-3550.
Childbirth classes offered
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is offering a six-week series of prepared childbirth classes.
The class starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 a at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Medical Office Building, Classroom B, 305 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach.
The first four weeks include topics on labor and delivery, medications, breathing/relaxation, induction and Cesarean section. The last two weeks will feature topics on newborn care and breastfeeding. Tours of the Birth Care Center will be available.
Cost for all childbirth classes is $50, however, scholarships are available. Registration is required.
To learn more or to register, call (386) 231-BABY (2229).
Shriners to meet
The Greater Daytona Shrine Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at noon, Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Daytona Beach Clubhouse Restaurant on Wilder Avenue following an 11:30 a.m. lunch.
Visiting Shriners are welcome to attend.
Anyone interested in learning more about becoming a Shriner, may call (386) 256-7219
The Mainland High School Class of 1962 is having its 50th reunion. Oct. 12-13.
Friday night activities are at the roof of Joe's Crab Shack and all graduates from 1960 thru 1966 are invited.
Saturday night is a dinner and dance at the Halifax River Yacht Club.
More information can be found at www.Mainland1962.com including a class roster.
For more information, call (386) 239-8728.
Extension offers lawn and landscape workshop
The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will offer a Green Industries Best Management Practices Workshop from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.
The workshop is designed to provide training to corporate, governmental, environmental and other training personnel in best management practices for lawns and landscapes. It was developed by the pest control industry and has been endorsed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Participants attending and passing a post-test will receive a certificate of completion and up to two core and two category pesticide continuing education units (CEUs).
Registration is required by Sept. 4 and may be made sending a registration form and $25 check made payable to "Volusia County Extension Fund" to Volusia County Extension Service, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724. The registration form is available at http://volusia.org/extension/horticulture.htm.The fee includes lunch.
For more information, call (386) 822-5778.
Stetson University to offer political campaign training
Stetson University will host its third annual "Politics 101" conference, a free, one-day crash course on the nuts and bolts of political campaigning from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Stetson Room of the Carlton Union Building.
Politics 101 will feature workshops led by campaign operatives, political scholars and community leaders of varied political stripes. Workshop leaders will, among other things, show participants how to build grassroots campaign organizations, create winning campaign strategies, analyze data to make informed decisions, use social media, and fundraise. In addition, area political organizations and campaigns will be present during a networking fair to provide information about their candidates or causes, and to recruit interns and volunteers.
Registration for Politics 101 is open to everyone, and attendance is free. The conference is non-partisan.
For more information about Politics 101 or to register, visit www.stetson.edu/politics101.
Council on Aging to add services
The Council on Aging of Volusia County is adding housekeeping and handyman to its list of services.
Because the council is a designated Lead Agency by the state, all contractors with the council's Housekeeping and Handyman Services must pass Florida Department of Law Enforcement and FBI background checks.
For more information, call (386) 423-5316.
FPL energizes STEM education in schools
Florida Power & Light Company is supporting STEM (science, technology, energy and mathematics) education in Florida schools for the 2012 - 2013 academic year.
FPL's commitment to STEM education has led the company to develop tools and programs to help schools provide STEM education to students.
Here is a brief overview of the various programs:
.New traveling school assembly program "Men in Black, The Kilowatt Connection," offered to schools at no charge
.Adopt-a-classroom matching donation
.Teacher grant programs
This is the fourth year FPL has supported the Energy Teacher Grant Program, which has now awarded more than $122,000 for 120 teacher projects across FPL's 35-county service territory. The awards come from the NextEra Energy Foundation, which is funded by shareholders of FPL's parent company, NextEra Energy, Inc.
To schedule a performance of the traveling assembly program, call (800) 858-3999, Ext. 1. To learn about the matching donations, visit www.adoptaclassroom.org. For more information, visit www.FPL.com.
Audubon Society to meet
The Halifax River Audubon Society will have a general membership 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.
The Seabreeze High School Class of 1962 will host 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 should be mailed to Ann Dibble Smith, 489 Pinewood St., Ormond Beach, FL 32176. Room reservations 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 email@example.com or by phone at (386) 235-3957.
Purple Parade planned
The Domestic Abuse Council will hold its first ever Purple Parade at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.
The purpose of the parade is to raise awareness and critical funds for prevention of bullying and domestic violence.
The parade is actually a walk and will take place on the sidewalk starting at Riverfront Park on Beach Street in Daytona Beach across the street from the Harley-Davidson Museum. The entire walk is a 2-mile loop. Participants are encouraged to wear purple for a chance to win a Purple Passion Award.
Entry fees for the Purple Parade are $5 per person or $25 for groups of up to 10 people.
Pre-registration and entry fees can be paid online at www.domesticabusecouncil.com. Participants can also register by calling (386) 257-2297, Ext. 27.