Parking lot closed for repairs
The Central Park parking lots off Fleming Avenue and Hammock Lane will be closed to the general public through Dec. 7 while they're paved.
This project will improve the driving surface, establish marked parking stalls and eliminate erosion problems associated with the current crushed shell/sand parking lot areas, including the drive access. The rest of the park areas will remain open to the public during construction.
Tomoka Construction of Daytona Beach is the general contractor performing the work.
For more information, call (386) 676-3269 or (386) 676-3306.
Fundraiser benefits Children's Advocacy Center
The Children's Advocacy Center will host its 30th annual Pearls & Lilies Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort North Tower, 100 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
Cost is $55 per person. Fashions will be provided by Dillard's and emcee will be Jim Payne from WESH-TV.
Reservations are requested by Oct. 2.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 238-3830 or visit childrensadvocacy.org.
Walking with the Manager
Walk with the manager planned
Walking with the Ormond Beach Manager will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18.
The walk will begin at The Casements.
Participants should meet at the front door of The Casements facing Rockefeller Gardens. The entire walk will be approximately two miles.
The city manager's "guest walker" will be Kelly McGuire, finance director. Citizens are invited to join the city manager and finance director for a walk, ask questions, and share their comments and suggestions.
Chamber hosts annual Hob Nob with candidates
Hob Nob: The Daytona Regional Chamber will host a Hob Nob with the candidates on Oct. 16, at the Ocean Center. For information or to make a reservation, call (386) 523-3675 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Playground dedication planned
The dedication of the Cameron Brenneman Memorial Playground will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Sanchez Park, 329 Sanchez Ave, Ormond Beach.
If you plan to attend, please make a reservation, call (386) 676-3241.
Mayor's walk through Central Park
Ormond Beach Mayor Ed Kelley, along with Florida Health Care representatives, will lead a walk through the various phases of Central Park at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct.13. The walk will begin at Central Park II located on Hammock Lane.
Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes. Bottled water will be provided. This is the first in a series of walks to take place over the next few months on the path to the beginning of the Mayor's Health and Fitness Challenge which will begin in January.
For more information, call (386) 676-3323.
Italian American club to meet
The Italian American Club of Ormond Beach will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday Oct. 15, at the Elk's Lodge, 285 Wilmette Ave., behind the Ormond Performing Arts Center.
There will be a white elephant sale after the meeting. Following the sale, cake and coffee will be served.
For information, call Kathy (386) 334-0593.
Cake contest planned
The Midtown Cultural & Education Center will conduct a best cake contest from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 17, at 925 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Participants must make a specialty cake. It can be any kind of cake, but it must be homemade. This is a fundraiser. The fee is $20. Contestants may bake other desserts to sell during the contest. The public will be charged $1 admission.
The winner will receive a $50 gift card from Walmart and a trophy.
For more information, call (386) 671-5542.
Golf tournament benefits Pace Center
Putt FORE PACE Charity Scramble will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at The Club at Pelican Bay, 350 Pelican Bay Drive in Daytona Beach.
PACE Center for Girls Volusia/Flagler invites you to participate in their Charity Scramble:
For more information, call (386) 944-1111 Ext. 222 or e-mail email@example.com.
Federal employees to meet
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 2247 will meet at 11:30 am on Monday Oct. 15, at the Rivergrille Restaurant, North U.S. 1, Ormond Beach.
The featured speakers will be Congressional District No. 6 candidates Heather Beaven and Ron DeSantis. For more information, call 386-441-9250.
Learn about Medicare benefits
Bishop's Glen Retirement Community will continue its "Learning, Living and Laughing" series with a Medicare benefits meeting at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15, at Bishop's Glen Retirement Community, 900 LPGA Blvd., Holly Hill.
There will be a caregiver support group at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Bishop's Glen.
The Parkinson's group will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24. The topic will be "Advance Directives: Having Conversations that Count."
For more information, call (386) 226-9110.
Driver safety class planned
AARP will conduct a driver safety class from 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 16 and 17, at
Volusia Memorial Funeral Home-Ormond, 548 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
Cost is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Reservations with instructors are required.
To register, call (386) 451-7453.
Audubon society to host field trip
The Halifax River Audubon Society will host a general membership meeting Monday, Oct. 15, at Sica Hall, 1065 Daytona Ave, Holly Hill.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The speaker begins at 7 p.m. Elementary teachers Ruth Bethea and Robbin Durden will discuss how they use Audubon Adventures education kits in the classroom.
Charles Lee, director of Advocacy for Audubon Florida will talk about conservation issues.
Guests and visitors are welcome to this free meeting.
For more information, call (386) 673-5332.
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, 2012. The guest speaker will be Tom Theil, of Chapter 169 in Leesburg.
His subject 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 audio visual report on the Homeless Veterans Stand Down which served nearly 200 area Veterans Oct. 6, in the Volusia County Title and Tag Buildings 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. For more information, call (386) 323-6401.
Abilities Awareness Day slated
Daytona State College will host two events on Wednesday, Oct. 17, designed to raise awareness of what it's like to live with a disability and to help people living with disabilities improve the quality of their lives.
The 22nd annual Abilities Awareness Day celebration will bring together both non-disabled people and people with disabilities in a day that promises to offer fun, information, education and understanding.
The celebration be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main courtyard of the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Organized by the college's Office of Student Disabilities Services, the event is free and open to the public.
Through demonstrations and simulations, the event will offer non-disabled participants the opportunity to gain better understanding of the barriers experienced by people living with disabilities. Abilities Awareness Day also will feature information about resources available at Daytona State College and in the surrounding community for people with disabilities.
For more information, call (386) 506-3530 or e-mail wisel@DaytonaState.edu.
Cultural Council to host special meeting Oct. 17
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will host a special meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the third-floor conference room of the Volusia County Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
Members will discuss potential changes to the 2013-2014 Community Cultural Grant program. The public is invited to attend and participate in the meeting.
For more information, call (386) 736-5963, Ext. 15872, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about rose care at Ormond Beach library Oct. 18
Grace Mathews will discuss "Antique Roses and Rose Care" at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
Ms. Mathews is a master gardener with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 676-4191.
Just Dessert Night planned
The Kiwanis Club of Ormond Beach's Second Annual Just Desserts Night & Silent Auction will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the historic Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach.
There will be desserts from local restaurants & caterers and a silent auction.
In lieu of tickets this year, donations will be accepted at the door. This event is one of the Kiwanis Club of Ormond Beach's main fundraisers with proceeds benefitting local children's organizations and area schools. For sponsorship information or to donate items for the silent auction or dessert tables, call (386) 677-5271 or visit OrmondBeachKiwanis.org.
Genealogical society to meet
The Volusia County Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the City Island Library, Daytona Beach.
The speaker will be Paul Enchelmayer. The topic will be "Ten Ways to Be A Better Ancestor."
Mr. Enchelmayer is well-known throughout Florida for his talks on genealogy. The public is invited.
If you have any questions, call (386) 257-7828.
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 submitted to the center via email to email@example.com 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.
Bicycle helmet giveaway slated
The Daytona Beach Police Department, in cooperation with Amscot Financial Services, will be participating in a bicycle helmet giveaway for the community.
The give-away is targeting children in pre-school and elementary school. The helmets are available in three sizes: small, medium and large, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct.20, at Amscot, 979 W. International Speedway Blvd.
For more information, call (386) 671-5406, or e-mail JEM@dbpd.com.
Pizza night scheduled
The Knights of Columbus and St. Brendan's Women's Club are hosting Pizza Night on Saturday, Oct.20 in the St. Brendan's Social Hall 1000 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach.
Pizza will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. with music and entertainment by Paul & Marie from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tickets are $12 per person with beverages included. Reservations are required.
For more information, call (386) 441-4713 or (386) 441-3267.
League of Women Voters to host event
The League of Women Voters, Volusia County will present "Upcoming Ballot Amendments on the November Ballot" by Dr. Ann Smith, voter service chair for the League of Women Voters, Volusia County.
This event will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Palmetto Club, 1000 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.
Reservations area required by Oct. 15.
Luncheon cost is $15.
For more information, call (386) 677-4188.
Free digestive health seminar slated
Dr. Junghoon Lim will host a free seminar on the benefits of acupuncture for digestive health at noon, Oct. 23, at ARC Acupuncture and Physical Therapy, 1893 Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste. 120, Daytona Beach.
Dr. Lim will discuss success stories with a variety of digestion disorders including, but not limited to, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, IBS, chronic inflammation, Healthy Weight Management program and learn techniques for overcome weight loss resistance. Discover the natural solutions to these issues. Seating is limited. To make a reservation or for more information, call (386) 675-8406 or visit YourPainSpecialist.com
Bus tour to Tampa scheduled
The Ormond Beach Historical Society will host its "Discovery Days" Bus Tour to Tampa at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.
Join members of the Ormond Beach Historical Society on a special day trip to Tampa where the adventure begins at the Tampa Bay History Center, and includes lunch at a café version of the Columbia Restaurant overlooking the water at the History Center. From there the group will explore the iconic Henry D. Plant Museum. Tickets are $70 for the general public and $65 for Historical Society members. This price includes all admission fees, lunch, bus and driver gratuity.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 677-7005, or stop by the Welcome Center at 38 East Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.