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 will follow dinner at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Debbie Owen & Co.
Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the community center or by calling (386) 760-0615.
Car seat check-up event slated
Safe Kids Volusia/Flagler will have a car seat check-up event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at Lowe's of Port Orange, 1751 Dunlawton Ave.
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be on hand to check child's car seat for proper installation and assist in installing child's car seat.
If possible, please have the child whose seat is being checked or installed present. For expectant parents, the group will assist with installation and demonstrate proper harnessing using a doll. Participants should bring their vehicle manual and car seat manual. New car seats will be available for low-income families at a discounted rate (income verification required).
These seats must be installed during the event. Free booster seats also will be available. They must be installed during the event.
For more information, call (386) 323-0000.
Vince Papale to appear at Famous Philly's 10th Anniversary Celebration
Vince Papale, the former Philadelphia Eagles player who inspired the movie
"Invincible," will meet and greet fans at the 10th anniversary celebration of Famous Philly's Family Sports Pub during the Eagles/Arizona game at 4 p.m. Sept. 23, at 5901 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.
Mr. Papale stunned the sports world when he joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 1976 at the age of 30 and became the NFL's oldest rookie of the season. Mr. Papale never played college football and was never in the draft when he walked out to the Eagles training camp and asked for a try-out. He amazingly made the Eagles NFL team, later being named Special Teams Captain. His story became the subject of the Disney movie, "Invincible," starring Mark Wahlberg.
There also will be complimentary treats, give-aways, raffles and games, beginning at 11 a.m.
Fun Time Dances are from 7-9 p.m. each Friday at the Port Orange Adult Center, 4790 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.
Tickets are $5 per person. Snacks and drinks are provided.
For more information, call (386) 428-1496 or (386) 767-7775.
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.
September is National Senior Center month
In celebration of National Senior Center Month, Council On Aging is encouraging adults in Volusia County, who have never visited a senior center, to stop by their local center and check it out.
The council manages five senior centers in Volusia County: Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach, Sica Hall in Holly Hill, Ormond Beach Senior Center, Deltona Sunshine Senior Center and Wava's Hall in Orange City.
The centers are a hub of activity daily offering educational, informational, socialization and wellness activities. Although each center offers different activities some of the most common activities include computer instruction, exercise classes, dances, board and card games including bingo, brain games, foreign languages, creative writing, social groups, and trips.
Seminars and classes focusing on health and wellness and information on issues important to our members are key, also. These feature blood pressure checks, flu shot information, seminars on balance and chronic diseases, driver safety programs, medication management, Medicare and insurance choices, life long learning classes and planning for the future.
For more information call (386) 253-4700 or visit www.coavolusia.org.
Volusia Honor Air to take final flight
Volusia Honor Air will take its final flight on Sept. 29.
Since 2007, The Volusia Honor Air flights have taken World War II veterans on one-day trips to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial that opened in 2004. Nine flights have been completed and more than $800,000 raised.
Once flight No. 10 is completed, more than 1,000 veterans will have been taken to see the memorial and this will complete the mission of the Volusia Honor Air - "to extend appreciation and gratefulness to World War II heroes for this bravery and sacrifice."
The public is invited to welcome the veterans back to Volusia County at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at Daytona Beach International Airport.
New historical and genealogical databases available at Volusia County public libraries
The Volusia County Public Library has added Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives Plus and Fold3 Holocaust Archives to its online eResources.
Fold3 combines an unprecedented collection of original historical documents and personal histories including convenient access to U.S. military records.
The history and genealogy database offers access to several special collections, including the African American Archives, American Revolution Archives, Native American Archives, U.S. Bureau of Investigation Case File Archives, and World War II Archives.
The Holocaust Archives, a partnership between the National Archives and Fold3, includes scanned and indexed records that tell the story of the Holocaust. Library patrons can explore everything from Holocaust assets to death camp records and interrogation reports to the Nuremburg trials.
Library-card holders can access these and other databases at www.volusialibrary.org/VCPLeresources.html.
Learn more about the library system at www.volusialibrary.org, or by contacting your local branch.