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 and music.
For more information, call (386) 423-6650 or go to www.samsulaacademy.org.
Karate master visits Edgewater
Bob Otto's School of Karate will welcome George Mattson, the first American to receive a black belt in the traditional martial art of Uechi Ryu karate.
He earned his black belt in the 1950s and returned to the United States, bringing Uechi Ryu karate with him.
He has written four books on Karate and martial arts, and remains a vital and honored sensei in the world of Uechi Ryu karate.
He will conduct a master class on Oct. 6 at the dojo at 101 N. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater.
For more information, call 423-2008.
Pet clinic planned in Edgewater
There will be a low-cost pet shot clinic sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals rescue from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct 6, at Family Dollar, 109 Boston Ave., Edgewater.
This is a cash only clinic. Proceeds benefit abandoned animals.
For more information, call (386) 748-8993.
Life Chain planned
On Sunday, Oct 7, between the hours of 2 and 3 p.m., the 25th Annual Life Chain will be formed by thousands of pro-life supporters around the country.
Volusia County Right to Life sponsors the local Life Chain observance at several locations around the county.
Anyone wishing to participate can simply show up at one of the Life Chain sites, where signs will be provided.
Edgewater: U.S. 1 at Roberts Road, (386) 405-6407
New Smyrna Beach: US 1 at Turnbull St. at Sacred Heart Church, (386) 427-8456
Life Chain information: lifechain.net or Volusia Right to Life: lifeforbabies.org
Low-cost pet clinic planned
A low-cost pet shot clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Oct. 7, at Kitty Kritters, 624 N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach.
The event will benefit Concerned Citizens for Animal Welfare.
A donation of pet food would be appreciated.
For more information, call (386) 760-6330, (386) 316-8103, (386)-760-2324 or visit
Depression screenings planned
Bert Fish Medical Center will conduct depression screenings from 7- 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at 401 Palmetto St., New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, call (386) 424-5000 or visit www.bertfish.com
Driver safety class planned
AARP will conduct a driver safety class for seniors from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 11, and Friday, Oct. 12, at Coronado Community United Methodist Church, 201 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
Cost is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Reservations with instructors are required. For more information, call (386) 451-7453.
Community bake sale scheduled
There will be a community bake sale to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research in honor of Logan Wight from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot, corner of Julia and Canal Streets in New Smyrna Beach.
The goal is to sell 10,000 baked goods in eight hours and raise $25,000 for Cookies for Kids' Cancer.
Admission is free. All baked goods are $2. Donations are accepted.
For more information, visit TeamLoganBakeSale.com.
Museum to host fundraiser
"History Rocks" a fundraiser to benefit the New Smyrna Beach Historical Museum will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at 120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
There will be food, beverages and silent auction. Cost is $25 per person.
For more information, call (386) 478-0052.
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. 9 and 25
.John's Appliance City, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: Oct. 15 and 23
.Oakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: Oct. 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.
Daytona State's library offers online research guide for elections
The Daytona State College Library has developed an Election 2012 Research Guide that allows users to keep track of political news, issues and activities leading up to state and national elections in November.
Listings for national events, including presidential debates, are drawn from the PBS NewsHour Politics Calendar. The site also features information about political issues, such as the economy, education, foreign policy, abortion and the environment; candidate fact checks; political satire; and a political news feed from a wide variety of sources.
The guide also links to the Florida Division of Elections, where visitors can research state candidates, review proposed Constitutional amendments, learn about political parties and find contact information for state representatives.
The site URL is http://researchguides.daytonastate.edu/elections.
For more information, call (386) 506-3518 or e-mail kohenc@DaytonaState.edu.
Vote for area cuties
Voting is open for the Cutie Calendar Contest at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach.
About 175 children, ages newborn through age 2, have entered the Cutie Calendar Contest.
Each child had photos taken by Meggan Harper Photography and Scott Wayne Photography, the partnering photographers who donated their time and talents for the annual contest.
The photos of the 175 contestants are posted to FloridaHospitalCutieCalendar.com.
The public may vote for their favorite cutie once per day, per computer. Voting lasts until noon Monday, Oct. 8. The top 12 cuties will be announced on FloridaHospitalCutieCalendar.com by Friday, Oct. 12, after parents or guardians of the official winners have been notified.
The Center for Business Excellence seeks public input on five-year plan
The Center for Business Excellence is soliciting public comment for a 30-day review period of its 2012-2016 Regional Workforce Board Strategic and Operating Five Year Local Workforce Service Plan.
The plan may be reviewed at: centerforbusinessexcellence.net/Plans/Plans.html.
Written comments may be e-mailed to the center at firstname.lastname@example.org during the public comment period. Public comments received will be presented to Workforce Florida, Inc. The public comment period will end Oct. 22.
The CBE is the regional workforce development board charged with planning and overseeing the development of One-Stop Career Center operations as well as administering the associated funds and grants.