Bert Fish Medical Center to Hold Open House and Health Fair
Bert Fish Medical Center will hold an Open House and Health Fair on Wednesday, October 3, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., in the Schildecker Outpatient Lobby of the hospital, 401 Palmetto Street, New Smyrna.
This event offers a variety of screenings free of charge. In addition, all attendees 10 years of age and older will be offered a free seasonal flu shot. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The event will also include a Medication Check-up station from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Guests are invited to bring all of their medications for a private review and consultation with a pharmacist.
For more information about this event please call (386)424-6505 or visit www.bertfish.com.
National Take Back Initiative
The Drug Enforcement Administration has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the 246 Industrial Park Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
Citizens can turn in their unused, unwanted and expired medication.
The service is free and anonymous - drugs can be turned in with no questions asked. Personal information may be blacked out on prescription bottles or medications may be emptied from the bottles into the bins provided at the drop off location.
Food pantries fundraiser planned
The community outreach group Belong is conducting a fundraiser for local food pantries from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, at Flip Flops Grill & Chill, 725 E. Third Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
Admission, which includes food, is $10 for adults and free for children three and younger.
There will be live music, a kids zone and drawings.
Kids Fishing Day planned
Pint-sized anglers may fish for prizes at a Sunday, Sept. 30, event in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. The 21st annual Kids Fishing Day and Cookout will be at the Brannon Center and Riverside Park, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach. Check-in and fishing runs from 9-11 a.m. The hotdog cookout and awards are scheduled for 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded in three age divisions. All fish must be caught at the park.
For more information on the contest or registration, call the New Smyrna Beach Recreation Department at (386) 424-2175.
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.
Garden club to meet
New Smyrna Beach Garden Club opens its 83rd season with a meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 2000 Turnbull Bay Road.
The guest speaker will be Ellen Fisher of the New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission. She will be discussing "Water Wise Garden."
Social time will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. The business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a catered lunch for $10. Meetings are open to the public, but reservations are required for lunch.
To make a lunch reservation or obtain information about membership, call (386) 409-7912.
Line dance classes scheduled
The city of New Smyrna Beach is bringing back line dance classes with new instructors.
After many years of teaching, June Lewis has decided to retire.
Classes will resume on Monday, Oct. 1, at the Woman's Club, 403 Magnolia St., New Smyrna Beach and the Coronado Civic Center, 150 S. Pine St.
The cost for each class is $4 for residents and $5 for non-residents.
Participants will need to sign in and pay at the door at the beginning of each class.
For more information or to get a schedule of classes, visit www.nsbdancemoves.com.
Senior games to begin
The 23rd annual New Smyrna Beach Senior Games Kick-Off Breakfast will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Babe James Community Center on North Myrtle Ave.
For participants, there will be a continental breakfast and a meet-and-greet with sponsors. Participants will be able to visit with the sponsors and get their T-shirts.
Anyone older than 50 may register for the games. Registration for the games is $15. This includes a T-shirt, most events and admission to the Victory Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 11. Participants who would like to bring a guest to the celebration, may do so for an additional cost of $10.
For more information, call (386) 424-2175. The application is also available at the city website - www.cityofnsb.com under Recreation and Special Events.
Help make Viva Florida 500 quilt at area libraries
Stop by one of the following libraries to make a quilt square for the Viva Florida 500 celebration.
.New Smyrna Beach Regional Library: 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2. Call Linda Fisher at (386) 424-2910, Ext. 111, for more information.
.DeLand Regional Library: 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 12. Call Susan Fichter at (386)822-6430, Ext. 109, for reservations.
Craft materials and stencils will be provided, but quilters may bring their own craft and decorating materials if they prefer.
The squares will later be sewn into a larger quilt that will be displayed in the rotunda of the Volusia County Historic Courthouse Jan. 9-25 and then go on a tour of all the Volusia County library branches.
Viva Florida 500 is a yearlong, statewide grassroots effort to recognize Ponce de Leon's exploration of Florida in 1513 and celebrate the state's rich heritage.
Native plant tour planned
The Pawpaw Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society is hosting a Native Plant Landscape Tour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.
The tour will feature eight selected residential landscapes and will include homes in Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach. Participants will have an opportunity to walk and talk with individual homeowners' as they share their success at incorporating native plants in their landscapes.
Tickets can be purchased at the following nurseries: Full Moon Natives- Port Orange, Green Winters- Ormond Beach and Lindley's- New Smyrna Beach.
Tickets are $5.Ticket includes individual homeowners bios, photos and directions.
For more information, e-mail Sande- email@example.com.
DAR to celebrate birthday
Daughters of the American Revolution, Jane Sheldon Chapter, New Smyrna Beach, will celebrate its 87th birthday at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Blackbeard's Restaurant, 701 N. Dixie Freeway.
Guest speaker will be Chad Truxall, managing director of the Marine Discovery Center.
Women whose ancestors participated in the American Revolution and desire membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution are invited to call (386) 428-2507 for additional information.
Samsula Academy celebrates 100 years
Samsula Academy is celebrating 100 years of education with a Centennial Fall Celebration at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at the SNPJ Lodge on North Samsula Drive.
There will be games, an obstacle bounce house, pony rides, barbecue dinner, music and more.
For more information, call (386) 423-6650 or go to www.samsulaacademy.org.
Belong to meet
Belong, the New Smyrna Beach Women's Community Outreach Group, will meet from 11:30a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Venetian Bay Clubhouse, 63 N. Airport Road, New Smyrna Beach.
The speaker will be James "Zach" Zacharias, curator of education and history at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. He will speak about "Daytona's Jewel."
Reservations are $13 and are required by Thursday, Oct. 4. Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food time for local food pantries.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 663-4593 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet Vet Cruiser announces October schedule
Volusia County's Pet Vet Cruiser offers low-cost spaying and neutering services to residents of unincorporated parts of the county and the cities of DeLand and South Daytona.
Here's where the mobile clinic will be in October:
.Fire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach: Oct. 1, 9 and 25
.John's Appliance City, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: Oct. 2, 15 and 23
.Oakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: Oct. 3, 8, 11, 16 and 24
.Rockin' Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach: Oct. 10, 17 and 22
Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 323-3575 in Daytona Beach, (386) 626-6643 in DeLand, or (386) 424-6875 in New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, visit www.volusia.org/animalcontrol/cruiser.htm.