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Port Orange community notes
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Posted: 2012 Oct 12 - 00:02

Learn about the fly-in

The city of Port Orange invites the community to its next lecture at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Adult Center Annex, 3738 Halifax Drive.

The lecture will cover the history of Spruce Creek Fly-In.

Learn about the interesting history of the property before it became a gated community.

Did you know the property once held national drag racing championships and had ties with James Gamble of Procter and Gamble fame?

For more information, call (386) 506-5522 or kdonahue@port-orange.org

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 Oceanfront 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 also will include music, open buffet, cash bar, silent auction and door prizes.

For more information or tickets, call (386) 547-5694 or (386) 383-8400.

Rummage sale planned

The Oceans Racquet Club will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13, at 3000 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores.

There will be clothing, furniture, books, jewelry, garden tools, sports equipment and more.

Proceeds will be used to purchase a new table and chairs for the club. The club is used for meetings and community events and can be rented for private functions.

Craft sale planned

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3282 will have a craft sale/bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Post, 5810 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange.

For more information, call (386) 788-1157 or (386) 492-4691.

Pasta dinner scheduled

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.

Audubon society to host field trip

The Halifax River Audubon Society will hold its "Big Sit under the Dunlawton Bridge" at 7:30 a.m. until dusk Sunday, Oct. 14, in Port Orange.

Join Halifax River Audubon members as they identify and count species of birds throughout the day. No walking. Come when you can and stay as long as you wish. Visitors and guests welcome. Free.

For more information, call (386) 673-4260.

Forum on electricity referendum slated

The League of Women Voters of Volusia County will moderate an Informational Forum on the ballot question

"Should the City of South Daytona form a municipal electric utility and deliver municipal electric services?" with representatives from the City of South Daytona and Florida Power & Light at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at White Chapel Church of God, 1730 S. Ridgewood Avenue, South Daytona.

Meet the candidates

The Daytona Beach Shores Business Alliance will host a Meet the Candidates at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at The Shores Resort & Spa, 2637 S. Atlantic Ave.

Candidates for Daytona Beach Shores City Council will be present. Questions may be submitted to info@dbsba.com by 5 p.m. Oct. 15.

For more information, visit www.dbsba.com.

Korean War and service veterans meeting planned

The Korean War and Korean Service Veterans Chapter 189, will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at VFW Post 3282, 5830 S. Williamson Blvd. Port Orange.

The 60th anniversary celebration of the Korean War Treaty has been in full swing, since July 27.

The guest speaker will be Tom Theil of Chapter 169 in Leesburg. His topic will be the innovative "Tell America Program," which Korean War veterans are presenting all over the country for student groups, ROTC units and social and fraternal organizations to acquaint them with the Korean War's significance to freedom. There also will be an audiovisual report on the Homeless Veterans Stand Down, which served nearly 200 area Veterans Oct. 6,in the Volusia County Administration Building parking lot at 250 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach.

The Department of Defense, Korean War Ambassadors Committee will present more than 50 certificates of gratitude to local Korean War Veterans on Veterans Day at 2 p.m. at the Port Orange VFW at 5830 S. Williamson Blvd,

Veterans, spouses, family and the public are welcome to attend. For more information, call (386) 323-6401.

MOPS to meet

The Mothers of Preschoolers will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month from September to May at Covenant United Methodist Church, 3701 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.

The club is for any mom who is pregnant or has a newborn to 5-year-old.

For more information, call (386) 236-8500.

DAR to meet

The Sugar Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, the Port Orange Christian Church at 904 Taylor Road, Port Orange.

A report on the Florida State DAR Fall Forum will be given by Bettie McMullen, Gail Rysso and Dawn Sautter.

For more information, call (385) 760-9921.

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.

Free concert

The City of Daytona Beach Shores Culture & Entertainment board will present a free concert from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the new Pavilion on the Shores Plaza.

Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and refreshments.

The featured entertainment will be Sal Ronci Jazz Band.

Play cribbage

Cribbage is played at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday nights at the Port Orange Adult Center, 4790 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

Sign up starts at 5:30 p.m. There are nine games against nine different players. The cost is $6 of which $5 is paid back nightly.

For more information, call (386) 671-6164.

Port Orange Youth Football & Cheer team up with The Salvation Army

The Port Orange Youth Football & Cheer Association is teaming up with the Salvation Army to collect donations of dry goods, such as clothing, jackets, blankets and towels on Saturday, Oct. 20.

The Salvation Army truck will be at Spruce Creek High School football field during the last home game of the Port Orange Hawks 2012 season between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to collect donations and provide charitable receipts for those requesting.

Mayor's golf tournament slated

The South Daytona Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Daytona Municipal Golf Course.

Tickets are $500 per foursome or $125 per person.

For more information or to register, call (386) 322-3070.

Bereavement support group planned

A seven-week faith-based bereavement support group will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 6, at Church of the Epiphany, 201 Lafayette St., Port Orange.

For more information, call (386) 767-6111.

Spaghetti dinner slated

VFW Post 3282 will host a spaghetti dinner every Sunday from 4:30-6:30PM at the Post, 5810 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange.

Dinner is $5 and includes a salad, garlic bread, meatballs and spaghetti.

Profits go to the Ladies Auxiliary, which in turn is used for other charitable work. The public is welcome.

Maine Connection II to meeting

Maine Connection II is a group for all who have connections to the great state of Maine, either as snowbirds, with family ties or as former residents.

The group meets monthly at a local restaurant for fun, camaraderie, memories and all things Maine. The next meeting is noon Monday, Oct. 15, at Duff's Buffet, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., Suite 1, South Daytona. There are no dues or formal membership requirements.

For info call Steve Hood @ (386) 236-9681 or e-mail conchy11joe@gmail.com

Singles meet and greet planned

A meet and greet for singles is held each month at Duff's Restaurant, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona. There is no membership due.

For more information and to get the date of the next meeting, call (386) 760-2234.

Fundraiser planned

Beef O'Brady's is hosting a fundraiser to bring drug prevention and life skills curriculum to middle schools.

Each Monday in October, 15 percent of the evening sales will go to the Stay on Track curriculum.

For more information, call (386) 760-2254.

Fall Festival slated

Port Orange Church of the Nazarene will host its sixth annual fall festival from 11a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

There will be games for the young and old, a 75-foot inflatable obstacle course, moonwalk, basketball and baseball inflatables games.

The pumpkin patch will be open from 11a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday until Oct. 31.

Story time slated

"The Little Bear Who Was Held by the Paw," children's book , will be read to participants by author Theresa Pavell from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Port Orange Regional Library at 1005 City Center Circle,.

The event is free and the book will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Sister Cities scholarship fund for Volusia County students. For more information, e-mail theresapavell@yahoo.com.

Bird watching class offered

Halifax River Audubon will conduct a beginner bird watching class at Port Orange Public Library Auditorium, 1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange.

The class includes three, two-hour classroom sessions at the library and three local field trips. Registration is required and limited to 24 participants.

Classroom sessions run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9.

Field trips are on the Tuesday following the Friday classroom session - Oct. 30, Nov. 6 and Nov.13. Registration forms may be downloaded at http://www.halifaxriveras.org/Beginner%20class%20flyer.pdf.

Donation is $25 and includes all 6 sessions.

For more information, call (386) 673-5332.

Concert slated

The Bel Canto Singers will present Sacred Music for all Seasons at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Westminster By the Sea Presbyterian Church, 3221 S. Peninsula Drive, Daytona Beach Shores.

The cost is 10 p.m. per person.

For more information, call (386) 566-6390 or visit www.belcantodaytona.org.

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