Race benefits school
Lighthouse Loop Half Marathon & 5k benefiting the 10 Volusia County High School athletic departments will be Sunday, Oct. 28.
Both the 13.1-mile and 3.1 mile races will start at 6 a.m. from "Our Deck Down Under" in Port Orange and finish over the bridge at "Aunt Catfish on the River" for a free breakfast and after race party.
All proceeds will be distributed to the athletic departments equally.
All level of runners are welcome and volunteers are also needed. Runner benefits, registration and volunteer information can be found at LighthouseLoop.com. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities or to volunteer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer@FinalMileRaceManagement.com or call (386) 846-7188.
Learn about couponing
The City of South Daytona will host a free Real World Couponing class at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Piggotte Center, 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. The class will be taught by the owners of Floridacouponsavers.com.
In this class, participants will learn how to find match-ups for sales, coupon lingo, where to find coupons, how to stack coupons and store policies.
Space is limited for this class, to register, e-mail email@example.com.
Learn Cha Cha
The Greater Daytona Chapter USA Dance No. 6026 will sponsor beginning Cha Cha lessons from 7 - 8 p.m. followed by 15 minutes of practice time on Oct. 30, Nov. 6 and 13 at Lighthouse Pointe Clubhouse, 155 Spring Drive, Port Orange. Instructor will be Marta Pascale.
Cost is $24.
For information, call (386) 562-0590 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Embroiderers' Guild to meet
The Sand Dollar Chapter of The Embroiderers' Guild of America will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at
Westminister-By-The_Sea Presbyterian Church, 3221 S. Peninsula Drive, Daytona Beach Shores.
Guests are welcome.
For more information, call (386) 254-8447.
Halloween event planned
Palmer Clinic will host its fourth annual Halloween trick or treat event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Palmer Chiropractic Clinic, 4705 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Port Orange.
This event is open to the public. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Young costumers challenged
The city of South Daytona Costume Contest will be at 6:30 p.m. at Kenilworth Avenue, South Daytona. The contest is for ages 4-16. For more information, call (386) 322-3070.
Palmer College to host 5K
Palmer College will host its Paint The Towne 5K Run/Walk and Kid Events at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at
Jackie Robinson Ballpark, City Island, Daytona Beach.
Entry fee is $25 through Nov. 1; $30 after Nov. 1 and day of race. Kid events are free.
Registration can be done by mail. Make checks payable and mail to: The Beachcombers Running Club, 290 Morningside Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Online registration is at www.Active.com.
Packet pick-up and registration available from 10 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
For more information, call (904) 255-1279, e-mail email@example.com
or visit www.daytonabeachcombers.com/PaintTheTownehome.htm
Check your memory
The Council on Aging is encouraging members of the community to be proactive about memory health by taking advantage of free, confidential memory screenings on Friday, Nov.2.
The event is part of National Memory Screening Day.
Council on Aging will provide the memory screenings from 9 a.m. to noon, 160 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Appointments are required and can be made by calling (386) 253-4700, Ext. 204.
The screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks and take five to 10 minutes. Screening results are not a diagnosis, and individuals with below-normal scores or who have concerns are encouraged to pursue a full medical exam.
For more information about National Memory Screening Day, visit www.nationalmemoryscreening.org or call (866) AFA-8484.
Bird watching class offered
Halifax River Audubon will host 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.
Walk for autism slated
Autism Speaks will host a walk at 10:30 a.m. Saturday Nov. 3, at Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater and City Center, 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m.
For more information, call (407) 6330, email Orlando@autisumspeaks.org or visit WalkNowForAutismSpeaks.org/Volusia.
Dentist office is collecting candy for troops
Lloyd Dentistry is accepting donations for Operation Gratitude.
Donations of candy for the troops will be accepted from 8 to 4 :30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, Thursday, Nov. 1 and Monday, Nov. 5, at 139 Executive Circle, Suite 101, Daytona Beach and 5100 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 200, Port Orange.
Kids will have an opportunity to write personal thank you notes to the troops and receive $1 per pound of candy and get a free toothbrush.
For more information, call (386) 253-3629.
Florist supporting mental health screening
In observance of National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month, Flamingo Florist & Gifts is offering the Jay's Hope arrangement.
A portion of each $50 arrangement will be given to the Jay's Hope Fund and all purchases and donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar.
Chocolate lollipops from Angel & Phelps maybe added to the arrangement $2 each or 3 for 5.
Delivery to Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties is included.
To order online visit www.smafoundation.com, by phone (386) 254-1136. Order by Oct. 31 to guarantee delivery.
Items will e delivered Saturday, Nov. 17 or Monday, Nov. 19. Items may also be picked up the SMA Foundation, 214 Loomis Ave., Daytona Beach.
Accreditation team invites public comments
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will arrive in Port Orange on Saturday, Nov. 10, to examine all aspects of the Port Orange Police Department's Policy and Procedures, management, operations and support services.
The Port Orange Police Department has to comply with 463 standards in order to gain accredited status. Verification by the team that the Port Orange Police Department meets the commission's state of the art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, n the Port Orange City Council Chambers at 1000 City Center Circle.
Comments also will be taken at (386) 506-5896 from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 13. Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA standards.
For more information, call (800) 368-3757 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elkhearts fall fashion show planned
Tickets are on sale now for the Port Orange Elkhearts fall fashion show on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Elks Lodge, 5207 Ridgewood Ave.
Fashions are by Lilly Pad.
A luncheon will be served at noon. Tickets are $12.
For more information call (386) 788-4531.
Citizen police academy planned
The Port Orange Police Department is preparing for the eighth Citizen's Police Academy class. The program will start on Monday, Jan. 28, and is offered to those who reside within the City of Port Orange. Class size is limited.
The Citizens Police Academy is designed to give citizens a better understanding of law enforcement operations through active participation, communication and cooperation.
The weekly sessions are not designed to train participants as law enforcement officers; however, the curriculum and teaching methods are designed to reflect the training received by law enforcement officers at the police academy.
There is no cost involved to participants in the program. The class is comprised of a 10-week program, with each session lasting three hours. Sessions are from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and pass a background investigation.
To apply, go to the front desk of the police department or online at port-orange.org/police.
For more information, call (386) 506-5822 or (386) 506-5814.