Library Advisory Board to meet Sept. 7
Volusia County's Library Advisory Board will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
Members will discuss the fiscal year 2012-2013 library budget request.
For more information, call (386) 248-1745, Ext. 1212.
Patents, trademarks, copyrights topics of free business workshop
New business planners looking to protect their intellectual property may benefit from a free workshop at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, at the Alonzo "Babe" James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
Sandra M. Sovinski, a registered patent attorney who is board certified in intellectual property, will discuss patents, trademarks and copyrights.
This is the second intellectual property workshop offered by the city of New Smyrna Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. The previous workshop was held in February.
Advanced registration is suggested.
To register or for more information, call (386) 314-4849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genealogical society will discuss DNA
The Genealogical Society of Southeast Volusia County will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 South Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach. The meeting is open to the public.
Carolyn Carlisle, a long-time member of the society will share her special interest in DNA Genealogy. She will answer the question "DNA - Is it for You?"
A volunteer is available in the library from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday afternoons to help with assist research. For more information, call (386) 428-2507.
Library plans special children's events
Children can read to a dog, talk like a pirate, play chess and more this September at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
.Kids in grades 1 through 5 can 'bone up' on their reading skills with Maggie, a certified READing Paws labradoodle, every Wednesday in September. Registration for 20-minute sessions between 2 and 4 p.m. is required and can be made by calling 386-424-2910, Ext. 111. READing Paws gives kids a fun, low-pressure reading experience with a reading education assistance dog. The program's premise: As children share a book aloud with the dog, they become more comfortable and confident readers. For more information about the READing Paws program, visit www.readingpaws.org.
.Avast ye young mateys! Prepare for a lesson in mutiny and mayhem from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, as "Ruthless Ryan" teaches children grades 1 through 5 about famous pirates, their lifestyles and exploits. In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, children and parents are invited to sport their best pirate gear when they meet local pirate historian and re-enactor Captain Ryan Aldrich. Registration is not required.
.Children and teens can learn to play chess or find someone whose skill level matches their own as part of the Chess Club, which will have its first meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10. Registration is not required.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (386) 424-2910, Ext. 111, or visit www.volusialibrary.org.
Health workshop slated
The Parish Nurse Council of Bert Fish Medical Center will be sponsoring a CREATION health workshop for four weeks. CREATION stands for choice, rest, environment, activity, trust, interpersonal, outlook and nutrition.
The workshop will meet for four consecutive Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Sept. 12th meeting will be at Coronado United Methodist Church, 105 Peninsula Ave.
The Sept. 19th meeting will be at First Baptist Church.
The Sept. 26th meeting will be Trinity Lutheran Church.
The Oct. 3th meeting will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 424-6550.
Driver safety class planned
AARP will hold a driver safety class for seniors from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Sept. 17 and Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Coronado Community United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
The class is $12 for AARP members and $12 for non-members. Reservations with instructors are required.
To register, call (386) 451-7453.