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New Smyrna Beach community notes
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Posted: 2012 Oct 26 - 00:04

Edgewater library to host book sale

The Edgewater Public Library will host its annual book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27, 103 W. Indian River Blvd.

The sale, presented by the Friends of the Library, will include books, CDs and DVDs for children, teens and adults. On Saturday, patrons can buy a bag full of books for $3.

For more information, call (386) 424-2916.

Fall festival planned

The Silver Sands Bridle Club Fall Festival will be held from 6-10 p.m.Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27.

There will be a haunted house, hayride, little train ride, face painting, balloons, petting zoo and pony rides.

A costume contest will be held at 8 p.m. each day.

Most rides will be $1 and games 25 cents.

For more information, call (386) 689-3690.

History Mystery Tour set for Oct. 26

History Mystery Tales and Tours IV will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in the Canal Street Historic District starting at the Museum of History, 120 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

Tickets are $ 6 and will only be sold at the door the night of the event, no pre sales or reservations, doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tours will go out every 20 minutes and while you wait, you can tour the museum or sit in a staging area in Emory Bennett Park across the street and listen to music.

There will be stories on rum running, The Alba Court, Little Drug Store, Two Boarding Houses, Ora Carpenter Tavern (Site of the Courthouse Annex), The Nun Story (during New Smyrna Beach floods), Rio Vista Hotel and the Lonnie Lee Story.

The Best Western Hotel and Suites will sponsor a hearse that will be parked somewhere along the tour path for viewing, also many shops and restaurants will be open during the evening.

For more information call (386) 423-9760.

Halloween festival slated

Volusia Society for Aid to Animals and the Edgewater Animal Shelter will hold its first Halloween Festival from noon to 4 p.m., at 605 Mango Tree Drive, Edgewater.

There will be a pet costume contest, bake sale, giveaways and 50-50 drawing. People who adopt any shelter animal that day will receive a supply of flea prevention.

For more information, ca;; (386) 957-3994.

Edgewater Fire personnel

work to 'extinguish' cancer

Edgewater Fire Department is helping to "extinguish" breast cancer for the third year in a row.

During October, department employees are wearing pink Edgewater Fire Rescue T-shirts to support breast cancer research and awareness. The shirts are available for purchase during October at Edgewater Fire Station 55 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Adult and child sizes, in short and long sleeved shirts, are available. Firefighters and community members will be teaming up to "raise money for the cure" by walking in the American Cancer Society's 20th annual 'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' walk on Oct. 27.

Trick or treat hours set

The city of Edgewater has set Trick or Treating for 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Halloween costume skate off Oct. 27

Skateboarding ghouls and goblins will perform their best tricks at a Halloween skate off from noon - 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at the NSB Skate Park, 245 Industrial Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

The park will shoot photos and videos of costumed skaters, which will be posted on Facebook before Halloween. A mini haunted house, a skate gear raffle, and a free sticker toss also will be offered.

Participation is free.

For more information on the contest, call (386) 427-8417.

Low-cost pet shot clinic planned

A low-cost pet shot clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Oct. 28, at

Kitty's Kritters, 624 N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach.

Pet food donations will be accepted.

For more information, call (386) 760-6330 or 386-316-8103 or 386-760-2324 .

Jammin' the Vote 2012

Jammin' the Vote is a non partisan Get Out The Vote event sponsored by the SEV NAACP in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Volusia County.

It will be held on the from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct 27, at Pettis Park.

Its goal is to enable and encourage early voting for all members of the community. Candidates, campaign representatives, advocacy groups, political parties and others will be invited to set up tables, distribute information, meet and greet, and to participate in our speakers' forum.

There will be live entertainment throughout the day provided by local talent including Arzy Rodgers on the Harmonica, Grover Miller, Stanley Williams, local Church Choirs and other jammin'. All musicians and local talent are encouraged to show their support for early voting by coming by and jammin' for the event.

New Smyrna Beach to cut ribbon Oct, 29 on Riverside Park improvement project

New Smyrna Beach and Volusia County elected officials and the Florida Inland Navigation District will cut the ribbon on the Riverside Park seawall, pier and lighting improvement project at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 29, on the east side of the Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach.

One of the goals of the Riverside Park project was improved boater access to the park from the Intracoastal Waterway, according to Tony Otte, City Community Redevelopment Agency director.

The project also included replacement of wooden deck boards with easier-to-maintain decking and the replacement of nearly 900 feet of seawall cap while adding stability to the structure, according to Mr. Otte.

For more information, call (386) 424-2265.

Fashion show slated

A Winter Wonderland Fashion Show and Luncheon presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts Volunteer League will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

Tickets are $35.

This year's commentator will be Skip Diegel of AM 1230, WSBB.

Tickets may be purchased at Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas St., the IMAGES Festival.

For more information, call (508) 904-9693 or (328) 846-8986.

DAR to meet

Daughters of the American Revolution, Jane Sheldon Chapter, New Smyrna Beach, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Edgewater Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd.

Guest speaker will be Zach Zacharias from the Museum of Arts and Sciences who will speak on George Washington Paintings.

For more information, call (386) 428-2507.

Humane society to hold 'free me' program

The Southeast Volusia Humane Society will sponsor the "Free Me" campaign beginning Nov. 1 to 30.

During this time many cats and all "Red Collar" Dogs (age 7 and older) will be offered for free.

The SEVHS hopes to find "Forever" homes for all the shelter animals.

The public is welcome to visit the shelter which is open Monday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shelter is located at 1200 S. Glencoe Road, New Smyrna Beach.

For more information call (386) 428-9860 or visit the website at www.sevhumanesociety.org

Republican Club seeks members

The Republican Club of Southeast Volusia County is busy planning victory and Christmas parties.

The club's headquarters is open daily at 403 Third Ave., Outback Plaza, New Smyrna Beach.

They are involved in giving out election materials as well as local, state and national accurate information.

More people are welcome to join the club.

The club's monthly luncheon is on the second Thursday of the month at the Smyrna Yacht Club.

For more information call (386) 409-3060.

Bingo will benefit swimming program

The Rotary Club of Edgewater and Volusia Flagler Family YMCA will partner to present "Meadow Bingo" from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Sandspur Riding Club, 1963 Jungle Road, New Smyrna Beach. All proceeds benefit the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA "Teach Kids to Swim" Program.

Each $100 ticket admits two people, giving them the opportunity to win $7,500 in cash prizes, also available are a kids zone, games, food from Carefree Catering, beverages and live entertainment. You do not have to be present to win if your ticket is "hit."

Besides bingo, games include X games, cow patty toss, 50-foot egg drop and toilet seat horse shoes.

"Meadow Bingo" is an earthy event with a little, or perhaps a lot, of assistance from a few cows roaming around an enclosed area where numbers are painted in a grid pattern. The number of each ticket is placed on the grid. When the "cow patty" is deposited on a ticket number, that ticket holder is the winner.

Brickyard Road, a New Smyrna Beach-based band, will provide a variety of music from country to rock.

For more information on "Meadow Bingo," call (386) 402-4536 or (386) 846-3429.

Marathon bingo fundraiser to be held

Council on Aging will hold its fall Marathon Bingo date at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Brannon Center at 105 Riverside Drive in New Smyrna Beach.

Doors open at 9 a.m. This all day bingo affair is a fundraiser to benefit Meals-On-Wheels and other senior services sponsored by COA.

For more information, call (386) 424-2280.

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