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New Smyrna Beach community notes
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Posted: 2012 Oct 12 - 00:03

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.

New England dinner at Edgewater Legion

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 285, Edgewater will be hosting a New England dinner consisting of corned beef, cabbage, carrots and new potatoes at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 , at 4497 S. U.S. 1, Edgewater.

The cost is $8. The public is invited.

Community bake sale to benefit Logan

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.

'Go Fish' in the Canal Street District

Landlubbers who feel a little squeamish about scaly creatures don't need to hang up the dream of landing the big one. They can spend the day testing the waters in the NSB Waterfront LOOP's Canal Street Historic District, and may head home with a prize.

The third annual Go Fish scavenger hunt will be from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13.

No bait or tackle is necessary. Anglers only need visit participating business or the Utilities Commission, 200 Canal St., to get a fish card. Then go fish for the answers to clues in each of the participating businesses. Participating businesses will have a fish logo in the front door or window. Completed fishing cards will be dropped off at the Utilities Commission.

This event will be in conjunction with the Canal Street Cruise classic car show, the World's Largest Bake Sale and the 14th annual Billfish Invitational.

For more information on the events, visit www.nsbwaterfrontloop.com/events or call (386) 424-2175.

Bullying topic for

University women

The American Association of University Women of New Smyrna Beach will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Smyrna Beach Yacht Club.

For October's meeting, Mr. Jose Rivera, head counselor at New Smyrna Beach High, will address bullying in school.

The price of the luncheon, which includes your entrée, beverage, dessert and tip will be $17.

To make a reservation, call (386) 904-0081.

Oncology open house at Bert Fish

Bert Fish Medical Center will host an oncology center open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at 401 Palmetto St., New Smyrna Beach.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 424-6550.

Scrub habitat topic

at Audubon Society

The Southeast Volusia Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Edgewater Public Library on Indian River Boulevard.

The guest speaker will be certified arborist and biologist Ray Jarrett. He will talk about plants of the scrub habitat.

For more information go to SEVolusiaAudubon.org

Genealogical Society

to hear about census

The Genealogical Society of Southeast Volusia County will meet from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach. The meeting is open to the public.

Research librarian and author of many genealogy magazine articles, Kathy Stickney of Ormond Beach, will take "A Look at Special Federal Census Schedules."

"My Grandson's Pictorial Descendant Chart" will be illustrated by Cherie Brumfield, using Microsoft Word.

Volunteers are available in the library from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday afternoons to help you get started and assist in your research.

For information, call (386) 428-2507.

Korean War vets

mark treaty's 60th

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 subject will be the innovative "Tell America Program," which Korean War veterans are presenting all over the country to 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 at 2 p.m. on Veterans Day 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.

Speakers to debate

Amendment 8

Sen. Thad Altman, R-Viera, the main Florida Senate sponsor of Amendment 8, will appear with George Griffin of the ACLU in New Smyrna Beach on Oct. 13 to debate their opposing views of Amendment 8, the controversial Florida Religious Freedom Amendment, on the ballot Nov. 6.

The League of Women Voters will moderate the Saturday morning forum at 10 a.m. at the United Church of Christ, 203 Washington St.

The Oct. 13 debate at the United Church of Christ is the first in a series of forums addressing public issues with a religious component. Among other upcoming subjects are "The Profile of Islam in America" and "Intolerance, LGBT and the Christian Church."

For more information, call (386) 314-0871.

Golf marathon to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Danny Robnett, owner of Trifin Installations Inc., will golf all day, beginning at 7 a.m., Oct. 18, at the New Smyrna Golf Club, 1000 Wayne Ave., in a marathon event to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. Mr. Robnett will play 108 holes of golf in 10 hours.

Money will be raised by supporters pledging a given amount for each hole played.

For more information call, (386) 957-6176 or access the Pledge Page online at http://epilepsy.kintera.org/108holes

Next meeting Oct. 18

for volunteer program

To help boost volunteer participation at monthly events, the City of New Smyrna Beach Police Department will conduct its second Citizen Volunteer Program recruitment meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at the New Smyrna Beach Police Department, 246 Industrial Park Blvd., New Smyrna Beach.

Each month, nearly a dozen events and activities attract residents and visitors to the NSB Waterfront LOOP and other areas of New Smyrna Beach. The city also is hoping these activities will draw the interest of people interested in lending a hand as event volunteers.

Program volunteers will receive specialized training by the city's police department. Civilians will learn parking enforcement, crowd and traffic control, and neighborhood patrol. In addition to special events assistance, volunteers also may receive training in records management and receptionists duties.

Uniforms and equipment will be provided.

No experience is necessary. However, volunteers may not have a criminal history.

For more information, call (386) 402-8232.

River Run to benefit youth baseball

The New Smyrna Beach High School Baseball Booster Club is hosting a 5K River Run on Saturday, Oct. 20, to benefit local youth baseball programs and the 2013 Scholarship Fund.

In 2012, the R.B.I Cudas gave $2,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors in Volusia County. Businesses can sponsor this event, booth and vendor space is still available.

The first annual River Run 5K is sponsored by the City of Edgewater and the R.B.I. Cudas Baseball Association.

Information can be found at www.rbicudas.org, or by e-mailing info@rbicudas.org. Runners can register online at www.altavistasports.com.

DSC offers online

election guide

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.

Public input sought

For 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 comments@cbe-fvc.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.

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