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New Smyrna Beach community notes
Rating: 3.12 / 5 (41 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Sep 14 - 00:03

Fundraiser planned for two-year-old

A barrel race fundraiser will benefit two-year-old Nathan Grant, who was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at King Palm Arena, 3654 Pepper Lane, New Smyrna Beach.

There will be raffles for many donated items.

A rib or children's plate with sides will cost $6. All proceeds go to Nathan.

Donations are also accepted through payplay.com to the e-mail trizzo@clf.rr.com or on the Facebook page Nathan Grant's Support Group.

For more information, call (386) 473-3928 or (386) 801-5145.

Volunteers needed; Citizen Program meeting Sept. 20

Each month, nearly a dozen events and activities attract residents and visitors to the NSB Waterfront LOOP and other areas of New Smyrna Beach. The City of New Smyrna Beach also is hoping these activities will draw the interest of people interested in lending a hand as event volunteers.

"We're putting together a group of volunteers to help with traffic, barricading and general patrol at events," said Sgt. Chris Roos, of the New Smyrna Beach Police Department. "It's a great way for people to get involved and also meet other people in the process."

People interested in volunteering may attend a meeting of the Citizen Volunteer Program at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, at the New Smyrna Beach Police Department, 246 Industrial Park Blvd., New Smyrna Beach.

Program volunteers will receive specialized training by the city's police department. Civilians will learn parking enforcement, crowd and traffic control, and neighborhood patrol. In addition to special events assistance, volunteers also may receive training in records management and receptionists duties.

Uniforms and equipment will be provided.

No experience is necessary. However, volunteers cannot have a criminal history.

For more information, call (386) 402-8232.

Friends of NSB Library plan book sale

The Friends of the Library will celebrate the end of summer with a half-price book sale through Sept. 16, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

Sale items will include used books, music, audio books and movies.

Proceeds will be used to support children's programs, musical performances, community-building events, author visits, adult workshops and more.

To learn more about the friends group, visit www.folnewsmyra.org or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-New-Smyrna-Beach-Library/.

Driver safety class planned

AARP will host 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.

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.




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