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Port Orange community notes
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Posted: 2012 Sep 14 - 00:01

History lecture series continues

The City of Port Orange's next history lecture is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, Adult Activity Center Annex, 3738 Halifax Drive.

The lecture will cover the Old King's Road and the historic Spruce Creek Mound.

An Indian named "Gray Eyes" cut the Old King's Road from the wilderness to connect St. Augustine with Dr. Andrew Turnbull's New Smyrna Colony. The road runs through Port Orange in two locations and dates to the early 1760s. Many of the roads people travel on today were actually part of the Old King's Road.

Prehistoric people of the area built the earthen Spruce Creek Mound on a 40-foot bluff overlooking the creek. The mound rises another 40 feet into the air. Timucuan Indians used the mound as the epicenter of their ceremonies and activities. The mound and complex were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

For more information, call (386) 506-5522 or kdonahue@port-orange.org.

Donations sought for Ponce Inlet historical museum

The Ponce Inlet Historical Museum is requesting donated items to display as part of its new theme: "1913 to 1963: The History and People Important to Ponce Park." The new theme is intended to reflect the 50 years before Ponce Inlet was incorporated as a town.

Donated items should relate to people, families, places or events during this period.

The Museum is specifically looking for:

.Postal furnishings and equipment

.Nautical and fishing gear

.Old postcards and photographs of the area

.Small furniture and household items

.Fragments from the old Inlet Terrace Hotel

The Museum also has need of a few more permanent furnishings, including:

.A table or desk for the entrance

.Bench for the front porch.

For more information, email jtichenor@ponce-inlet.org.

Korean War Veterans to meet

The Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 189 will hold its monthly meeting at noon Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the John E. Mealy VFW in Port Orange, Florida.

Members arriving for lunch can arrive at noon and choose their meal from the VFW Cafe Menu.

The regular meeting will begin at 1 p.m. John Zacharias of the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach will be the guest speaker.

He will talk about Fossils of Nova Road-The Story of the Ground Sloth and the Mastedon.

The public is welcome.

For more information, call (386) 323-6401.

Family Days expo sells out

All available display space in the Oct. 6-7 community expo portion of Family Days at the Port Orange City Center has sold out, and the waiting list reached the point where it has been closed.

"Never in the 17 years Family Days has been presented have we filled all the display and exhibit spaces so early or seen such demand," said Family Days executive director Jill Geddy, who added "I've had to tell some businesses and not-for-profit groups who have been part of Family Days for nearly a decade they're out of luck this year."

Ms. Geddy said that when registration for space opened June 1 "we had a couple of dozen calls and internet submissions in the first two hours."

Full information on the scheduled events, for which there is no admission and few charges other than for the carnival and food, are posted at www.familydays.com.

Learn how to build a retirement plan at the Port Orange library

It's tough to save money and plan for the future when your money's flying out the door. But you don't want to get caught short when you retire.

Financial adviser David Holland will offer tips on safeguarding your future and building a retirement plan at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

Reservations are not required.

For more information, call (386) 322-5152.

Donations need for rummage sale

Members of the Oceans Racquet Club, a city-owned tennis facility in Daytona Beach Shores, are seeking donations of household goods, clothing, small appliances, sporting goods, furniture and other saleable items for an October rummage sale. Donations can be left at the clubhouse, at 3000 S. Atlantic Ave, just north of Walgreens, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The sale will be Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13, at the club. Proceeds will be used for new tables, chairs, and other improvements to the facility.

In addition to tennis memberships and special daily rates for visitors, the city club offers free shuffleboard, horseshoes and bocce ball to both residents and visitors.

For free pickup of large items, call (386) 761-6088.

Low-cost pet clinic planned

There will be three low- cost pet shot clinics sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Sunday, Sept. 16.

The first clinic will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Big Lots 122 N. Nova Road, Ormond, Beach.

The second clinic will be from noon to 2 p.m. at Big Lots , 3818 S. Nova Road, Port Orange.

The third clinic will be 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Country Garden Feed, 2496 Tomoka Farm Road, Port Orange.

For more information, call (386) 985-4212.

DAR to meet

The Sugar Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Port Orange Christian Church, 904 Taylor Road, Port Orange.

A representative from the League of Women Voters will discuss the proposed amendments and the merit increases.

The public is invited.

For more information, call (386) 760-9921.

Medicare 101 classes planned

Medicare 101 classes will be at 2 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Thursdays in the Clark Office Building at 5111 S. Ridgewood Ave., Suite 200, Port Orange.

Participants will learn the essential information of Medicare and how to select a Medicare Plan.

This course presents attributes related to the Advantage plan and Medicare part D plan. We will review the four parts of Medicare, Part B, Part C and Part D.

This is an ideal course for those reaching the age of 65, retiring and/or moving into the area.

There is no cost for these classes. There will be no Medicare insurance products offered or sold during the classes.

For more information, visit www.medicare101.net or call (386) 258-5959.

Caribbean night slated

The Ponce Inlet Community Center will host Caribbean Night on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Bring-your-own-bottle happy hour will begin at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Dancing with follow dinner at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Debbie Owen & Company.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the community center or by calling (386) 760-0615.

Florida flowers gone wild!

Learn how to design a wildflower garden using Florida native plants at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

Marvette and Kevin Bagwell, owners of the Full Moon Natives Nursery, will lead this free how-to class in the library's auditorium. They'll offer tips on everything from the blue mistflower to the white wild indigo and answer questions about the best natives for your garden.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 322-5152.

Fishing seminar planned

The next presentation for the Halifax Sport Fishing Club will be at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, Riverside Pavilion, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

Florida native Capt. Billy Rotne will be the featured speaker.

Capt. Billy will discuss at length the tactics necessary for targeting trophy trout, reds and flounder. Rods, reels, tackle and all the equipment necessary will be reviewed along with a conversation regarding bait's, lures and assorted artificials, habitat's, habit's, tides, docks and oyster beds.

All seminars are free and open to the public.

There will be a brief business meeting at 6:45 p.m., open fishing forum at 7 p.m., and the seminar at 7:30 p.m.

For more information. email afm198@aol.com or call (386) 871-5351.

Crafters needed

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3282 in Port Orange needs crafters for its annual craft fair, which will be from 9 to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct.12 and 13.

For more information, call (386) 788-1157 or (386) 492-4691.

Reunion scheduled

The Spruce Creek High School class of '82 will host a reunion weekend Sept. 28-30.

Friday the group will attend the Spruce Creek vs. Deltona High School football game at the New Smyrna Beach Sports Complex, 1800 Turnbull Bay Road. Participants are asked to wear orange and bring a can of food for the school's food drive.

Saturday, there will be a tour of the school at 10 a.m. followed by a family beach day at Frank Rendon Park, 2705 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores. That evening class members from 1980-1985 will meet at North Turn, 4511 S. Atlantic Ave., Ponce Inlet.

Sunday may be spent on your own.

The reunion has been arranged this way to keep expenses down.

For more information, call (386) 566-4855.

MOPS to meet

The Mothers of Preschoolers will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month from September to May at Covenant United Methodist Church, 3701 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.

The club is for any mom who is pregnant or has a newborn to 5-year-old.

For more information, call (386) 236-8500.

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