Mystery novelist to speak at Port Orange library
Mystery novelist L.C. Hayden will discuss her latest books at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.
Ms. Hayden has written several mystery novels, including "When the Past Haunts You," the No. 2 Kindle police procedural best seller. "When Death Intervenes," her previous release, earned positive reviews, while "Why Casey Had to Die" was an Agatha Award finalist for best novel.
She also wrote "Angels Around Us," a spiritually uplifting book that is the No. 1 Kindle angels' bestseller.
Reservations are not required.
For more information, call (386) 322-5152.
Quilt and craft sale slated
Covenant United Methodist Quilters will host its 9th annual quilt, craft and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at 3701 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.
There also will be a pancake breakfast and lunch for sale. The public is welcome.
For more information, call (386) 767-8544.
Lions to host pancake breakfast
The Lion's Club will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road. Cost is $6 per person at the door. Proceeds will benefit local sight conservation projects.
For more information, call (386) 756-8102.
Ink for Pink raising funds
Hold Fast Tattoo & Body Piercing will hold an Ink for Pink tattoo marathon from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at 5153 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.
All tattoos, raffles and proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
For more information, call (386) 760-1949.
Flea market planned
The Ponce Inlet Community Center will conduct a free flea market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at 4670 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet.
There will be clothing, furniture, housewares and knick-knacks.
Proceeds from the sale with go to the community center's business and maintenance fund. For more information, call (386) 760-0615.
Port Orange's floodplain management progress report made available
The City of Port Orange has made its floodplain management annual progress report available to the public. The report provides a description of the city's plan to eliminate repetitive loss properties within the Cambridge Canal basin as well as other areas of the city. A copy of this report has been placed on the City of Port Orange website (www.port-orange.org) under Community Development - Stormwater Management webpage.
For more information, call (386) 506-5665.
Low-cost pet clinic planned
There will be two lower cost pet shot clinics sponsored by the Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Saturday Oct. 6.
The first clinic will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Best In Show Pet Grooming, 201 Commonwealth Blvd., Port Orange.
The second clinic will be from 3 to 5 p.m. at Mr. Petman, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona, in the Sunshine Park Mall.
This is a cash-only clinic. The clinic is open to everyone. No appointment is needed. For more information, call (386) 748-8993.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pasta dinner planned
The Epiphany Council of Catholic Women will host its annual pasta dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Church of the Epiphany Social Hall, 201 Lafayette St., Port Orange. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased in advance or at the door.
Proceeds benefit church seminarian, Daytona Beach Pregnancy Crisis Center and homeless school children.
For tickets, call (386) 233-3233.
Silent Auction for Autism on October 11
A local Autism support group is planning its second annual fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Racing's North Turn in Ponce Inlet.
Monster Marchers was formed by the mother of a four-year-old boy with autism named Kaleb. Today she helps the Volusia autism community, including other families like her own, with resources, information, knowledge, support and compassion. Her Marchers are a team of dedicated individuals who have been touched by autism, and understand the day-to-day struggles affected families go through. They only ask that you "Join us while we take on autism ... one STOMP at a time."
For more information, visit monstermarchers.com.
Dance class planned
The city of Port Orange will be starting a new ballroom dance class on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Class is for beginners to advanced. Learn from basics, get some exercise and make friends. For more information, call (386) 843-9893.
Travel club to meet
The Port Orange Recreational Travel Club will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Palmetto Club in Daytona Beach.
This group is for anyone older than 55.
For more information, call (386) 322-0786.
For lunch reservations, call (386) 788-4531.
Craft sale planned
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3282 in Port Orange will hold its craft fair from 9 to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct.12 and 13.
For more information, call (386) 788-1157 or (386) 492-4691.
Aces High Rotary Casino Night slated
Aces High Casino Night by the Rotary Club of Port Orange-South Daytona will be on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave. Daytona Beach.
The proceeds will benefit the Rotary Student Scholarship Program and Rotary Christmas Gifts for Community Children In Need.
Ticket prices are $25 and include $2,000 in chips.
The casino includes Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, slots, and a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament.
The "buy in" for the Texas Hold 'Em is $75, which includes the event ticket, $50 straight to the pot and first, second and third place cash equivalent prizes. The doors open at 6 p.m. Tables will open from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The night will also include music, open buffet, cash bar, silent auction, and door prizes.
For more information or tickets, call (386) 547-5694 or (386) 383-8400.
CPR class offered
There will be an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Java Jungle, 4604 Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.
The class includes adult, infant and children CPR , automatic external defibrillation and choking .
This classroom course teaches basic CPR skills, such as performing a head tilt-chin lift and giving compressions and breaths. The course provides training for anyone who wants to learn basic CPR skills and obtain a Heartsaver course completion card.
The cost is $30 per student. Group rates are available.
For more information, call (386) 299-4425
On Sept. 20, Crane Lakes women golfers had a fun day with a match-play tournament to celebrate a garage full of donations they collected for "Resources for Women." This organization has helped women and families for more than 10 years.
The donations will be sold in The Second Blessing Resale Boutique at 1367 Beville Road, Daytona Beach.
The WGA hopes to raise awareness of this organization.
For more information, call (386) 760-2113.