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Deltona community notes
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Posted: 2012 Oct 12 - 00:04

City seeks member for scholarship committee

The City of Deltona is looking for an interested individual for appointment to the William S. Harvey Deltona Scholarship Advisory Board.

This seven-member committee provides financial assistance for college/university related expenses to outstanding Deltona students. The William S. Harvey Deltona Scholarship Advisory Board will be responsible for reviewing applications from area students and recommending scholarship awards to the City Commission.

If interested, contact the city clerk's office for a Board application at (386) 878-8500 or download an application or apply online at www.deltonafl.gov.

Friday story time

Children are invited to DeBary Hall Historic Site's stable from 10:30 to 11 a.m. every Friday to hear a story and play an old-fashioned game.

DeBary Kids' Corner is a free program designed to teach children about the art of storytelling and expand their knowledge of Florida History.

Children can stay until 11:30 a.m. during holiday programs and complete a craft for a $3 fee. Upcoming holiday programs will be offered Oct. 19 and 26 and Nov. 16 and 23.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call Education (386) 668-3840.

Fall Festival planned

Deltona Lakes Elementary will host its annual Fall Festival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at 2022 Adelia Blvd., Deltona.

This event has two purposes: to host a fun and affordable evening for families and to raise money for much needed educational supplies.

Tickets (for games and entertainment) may be purchased in advance at four for $1 or at the event at three for $1.

Cartoonist to speak at Deltona library Oct. 18

Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Ellen Forney will give an illustrated presentation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

Ms. Forney's books include "I Love Led Zeppelin," "Lust" and "Monkey Food." She collaborated with celebrated writer Sherman Alexie on the National Book Award-winning novel, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," contributing more than 60 illustrations and comics.

Her graphic memoir - "Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me" - will be released in November.

Reservations are not required. For more information about the program, call (386) 789-7207 or visit www.volusialibrary.org.

Beu Sisters to perform at Deltona Amphitheater Oct. 20

The Beu Sisters will bring their mystical melodies and three-part harmonies to the Deltona Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, during a free concert.

The pop-rock trio has appeared on numerous movie and television soundtracks, including "The Lizzie McGuire Movie," "Because of Winn Dixie," "Ella Enchanted," "Smallville," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Gilmore Girls" and "Charmed."

Their debut album, "Decisions," was released in 2002 to great reviews. Billboard Magazine wrote, "These gals are simply wonderful." Their latest album, "A Collection of Beu-tiful Music," was released this year.

For more information about the artists, visit www.beusistsers.com.

Reservations are not required. In the case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved into the Deltona Regional Library's auditorium.

The library and amphitheater are at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.

For more information about the program, call (386)789-7207 or visit www.volusialibrary.org.

Learn about underwater archaeology at DeBary Hall Oct. 20

Jeff Moates will discuss underwater archaeology at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.

His presentation is part of the free Lemonade Lectures series, which is sponsored by the Enterprise Historical Conservancy and the County of Volusia. The presentation will be in DeBary Hall's stables. Light refreshments and lemonade will be served.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 668-3840.

Deltona Fire joins 'Proud to Wear Pink'

Through the month of October, the Deltona Fire Department joins fire departments nationwide in the "Proud to Wear Pink" campaign, showing support and awareness to fight against breast cancer.

Deltona Fire Fighters will wear the pink uniform T-shirts while on duty, marking the third year of their participation in the program.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure reports that one woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the United States.

The Deltona Fire Fighters pink T-shirts are available by contacting the Deltona Fire Fighters Foundation at www.deltonafirefightersfoundation.org. For more information regarding breast cancer visit www.nbcam.org, www.komen.org or www.cancer.org.

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.

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 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.

For more information, call (386) 575-4115

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