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Deltona community notes
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Posted: 2012 Sep 07 - 00:03

Blood drive planned

American Legion Post 255 in Deltona will have a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Critter's Pub & Grill Lounge, to 2946 Howland Blvd., Deltona.

Critter's will be providing hamburgers and hot dogs with drinks for free, for people who are donating blood that day.

The American Legion will be accepting donations to support military veteran organizations.

Driver safety class scheduled

AARP will hold a driver safety class for seniors from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 11, and Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, 1295 Saxon Blvd., Orange City.

The class is $12 for AARP members and $12 for non-members. Reservations with instructors are required.

To register, call (386) 451-7453.

Help feed the hungry

The Community Foundation of East Central Florida and a coalition of community leaders will hold Feed Our Neighbors Hunger Call to Action from Sept. 9 to 15.

September is Hunger Action Month. Nearly 49 million people in America face hunger.

There are several ways to participate in the call to action.

Families can donate money. A $7 donation can help feed a family of four seven to 10 meals. Money will be distributed throughout Volusia County. Checks should be made to CFECF, P.O. Box 523, DeLand, FL 32721.

Sponsor a food drive. Groups wishing to sponsor a food drive during this week can notify the foundation to coordinate pick-up. For more information, call (386) 252-0256 or email peoplematter2god@cfl.rr.com.

Participate in a group challenge. To sign up a group, call (386) 734-4075 or visit www.cfecf.org.

To make an online donation, visit www.cfecf.org.

For more information, call (386) 734-4075 or email nitas@cfecr.org.

Country club to hold family day

The public is invited to a family day of fun at DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300 Plantation Club Drive.

There will be a business expo to highlight area goods and services.

During the event, door prizes will be given away and there will be a complimentary golf clinic.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15. Admission is free.

For more information, call (386) 320-5199.

Learn about Lyonia at DeBary Hall Sept. 15

Learn about Volusia County's Lyonia Environmental Center and Lyonia Preserve during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.

Melissa Hughes, program coordinator for the environmental center, will share information about the center, which offers an insight into the county's ecosystems through hands-on displays. She also will discuss the county's efforts to restore and maintain scrub habitat at the 360-acre Lyonia Preserve, which provides a home to Florida scrub jays, gopher tortoises and other scrub animals in Deltona.

The presentation will be in DeBary Hall's stables. Light refreshments and lemonade will be served.

Reservations are not required.

For more information, call (386) 668-3840.

Habitat for Humanity to hold fundraiser

Southwest Volusia Habitat for Humanity's third annual "Night Out with Habitat Silent Auction and Fundraiser" will be held form 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the University High School, 1000 W. Rhode Ave., Orange City.

Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Food will be prepared by the University High School Culinary students.

Tickets are $25.

Guest speaker is U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, speaking on affordable housing.

To order tickets online, using a credit card, go to www.swvhabitat.org. or call (386) 774-1553.

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