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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Association for Widowed Persons to meet
The Association for Widowed Persons will
meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday Sept. 9, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 724 N. Woodland
The doors will open at 2 p.m. All widows and widowers are invited to
attend as our guests.
The entertainment will be Wilfredine Lesperance and the Crane Lakes Line Dancers.
Association members and guests plan to dine, after the meeting, at Perkins
Restaurant, 1405 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
For more information, call (386) 789-5832.
Childcare center celebrates anniversary
Rainbow Childcare Center, a ministry of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), DeLand, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary Sept. 9 to 15.
Former directors and teachers will be honored at the Church worship service, 10:45 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, with a reception following.
Kathy Porr is the director and has been with the center since it opened 25 years ago, beginning as a teacher.
Special activities are planned throughout the week for the children and teachers.
On Saturday, everyone who attended Rainbow are invited to a church-wide picnic on the grounds of First Christian, 1401 W. New York Ave., DeLand; those attending the picnic are asked to bring a covered dish. Activities are planned for children and families from noon until 4 p.m. Rainbow will have an open house that morning from 10 a.m. to noon for the public.
Alzheimer's Association support group to meet
The Alzheimer's Association support group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Canterbury House at St. Barnabas Church, on the corner of West Wisconsin and Clara avenues, DeLand.
For more information, call (386) 736-1478.
Library plans book sale Sept. 14 - 15
The Friends of the Library will have its monthly used-book sale in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14; and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.
A pre-sale will be open for viewing at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 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 is located at 130 E. Howry Ave.
For more information, call (386) 822-6430.
Children can 'fall into learning' at the DeLand library
Children can choose from a variety of educational and entertainment programs this fall at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.
.Storytimes: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children from birth to age 5 are invited to listen to stories, take part in flannel board presentations, enjoy music and watch puppet shows.
.Wigglesize: 3 p.m. Tuesdays. Children ages 3 to 6 can get up and move to the music with Miss Ellen.
.Games for children: 4 p.m. Tuesdays. The library staff will offer a variety of games and fun for children ages 5 to 12.
.Gaming for teens: 4 p.m. Tuesdays. Teens and 'tweens in grades six through 12 can play Wii and PS2 games including Mario Kart, Mario Smash Brothers, Just Dance 3 and New Super Mario Brothers.
.Homeschooling classes: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Homeschoolers can study ancient Egypt in September and October. Registration is required.
.Movies and special programs: 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Library staff will show a movie or have a special program for children ages 5 and up every Wednesday. For movie titles and program details, call (386) 822-6430, Ext. 112.
.Crafts: 4 p.m. Thursdays. The Museum of Florida Art and the library team to provide awesome art classes for children ages 5 to 12 on the first Thursday of each month. On other Thursdays, kids can make crafts with Miss Charlotte.
For more information, call (386) 822-6430, Ext. 112.
Friends of the NRA hold meeting
The Friends of the National Rifle Association dinner and auction will be Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand.
Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be live and silent auctions. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased in advance online at www.friendsofnra.org.
Grants from funds raised benefit youth education, women's programs, Eddie Eagle and more.
Learn about Florida's first heritage corridor Sept. 13
Cindy Sullivan, president of the River of Lakes Heritage Corridor, will discuss the corridor's history at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Hopkins Hall, 192 Connecticut Ave., Lake Helen.
This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Helen Public Library. Reservations are not required.
For more information, call (386) 228-1152.
Literacy Day event planned
The Friends of DeLeon Springs State Park is sponsoring a Literacy Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 601 Ponce DeLeon Blvd., DeLeon Springs.
The purpose of this "Read Among the Trees" event is to give away free reading material to as many park visitors from pre-reader to adult as possible on that day.
There will be story readings for children, displays and a scavenger hunt to encourage reading as well.
For more information, call (386) 985-4212.