Mayor's walk over the bridge and through the parks
Ormond Beach Mayor Ed Kelley, along with representatives from Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, will lead a walk over the Granada Bridge and through the parks on the four corners of the bridge at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
The walk will begin at Cassen Park, which is across the street from City Hall and the library.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and join this fun, healthy activity. Bottled water will be provided.
This is the second 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 begins on Jan. 5.
At each walk, a drawing will be held from among the participants for a free entry to the Mayor's Health and Fitness Challenge.
Panhellenic chapter to host luncheon
The Daytona Beach Area Panhellenic chapter will host its fall luncheon and silent auction at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov 10, at Oceanside Country Club with lunch served at noon. For more information, call (386) 671-7413 to make a reservation or for more questions.
League of Women Voters to host brunch
The League of Women Voters of Volusia County November brunch and general meeting is at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Holiday Inn LPGA, 137 Auto Mall Circle, Daytona Beach.
Ben Wilcox will speak on "What Can We Do About the Corrupting Influence of Money in Politics?" Mr. Wilcox is a lobbyist and, as a reporter and news director of Florida Public Radio, has covered more than 24 sessions of the Legislature. He also served as director of Common Cause Florida and is the league's Legislative Lobbyist.
Attendance at brunch is not required to attend the presentation, but reservations are required by Nov. 5. The brunch will cost $15.
For reservations, call (386) 492-3898.
Street light painting slated
Painting of the street light poles along North Nova Road, from Granada Boulevard to U.S. 1 will be done during November.
Painting will be done between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Painting will not be done on Monday, Nov. 12, in honor of Veterans Day, but will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Painting is estimated to be complete by Nov. 30.
For additional information or questions regarding this project, call (386) 676-3269.
National security expert speaking at ERAU
Defense and security consultant James F. O'Bryon will speak Saturday, Nov. 10, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach campus.
Mr. O'Bryon will talk about his experience at the Pentagon, career opportunities in defense and the importance of the U.S. alliance with India. Until November 2001, he served as deputy director of Operational Test and Evaluation and Live Fire Testing for the Department of Defense, where he had oversight of nearly 100 major weapons acquisition programs with a value of more than $600 billion.
The event, which is free and hosted by the Indian Student Association, will be at 6 p.m. in the Student Center on campus. Authentic Indian cuisine will be available for purchase.
For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (954) 940-2174.
Veterans Day service planned
American Legion Post 120, 461 Walker St., Holly Hill will celebrate Veterans Day at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.
This ceremonial service and honor guard salute will acknowledge all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces
Following the ceremony, covered dishes will be shared to complement the occasion for members and guests.
For complete information, call (386) 258-5275
Veterans invited to pinning ceremony at library
The Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island and Halifax Health - Hospice of Volusia/Flagler invite military veterans and the public to a pinning ceremony to thank veterans for their service and sacrifice to our country.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10, in the library's auditorium, 105 E. Magnolia Drive, Daytona Beach.
Veterans are encouraged to attend the ceremony to receive a lapel pin commemorating and honoring their service. Refreshments will be served.
This special community pinning is in addition to the end-of-life service that Halifax Health-Hospice offers to veterans.
For more information about the pinning ceremony at the library, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.
Veterans Day celebration, Vets Center dedication at Daytona State, Nov. 12
In celebration of Veterans Day, Daytona State College, which serves more than 700 veterans each year, will commemorate the nation's military veterans from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, with a formal public event, followed by a ribbon-cutting and dedication of the new Veterans Center that opened in September.
The commemoration will features talks by veterans with connections to DSC, including retired U.S. Army Col. Lloyd J. Freckleton, Daytona State College District Board member; Army Maj. Barry Gibson, assistant chair of mathematics, DSC; student Kassiem Gibson; alumna Lindsay Eatman; and, as moderator, retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Thomas LoBasso, senior vice president of student development and institutional effectiveness.
A full color guard from Army ROTC Embry-Riddle will open the commemoration at noon, posting the colors and flags for each of the service branches on the stage in the Landing at Nunamann Hall on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Prior to the talks, Daytona State's Brass Ensemble will play patriotic music and the national anthem.
At about 12:30 p.m., the event moves inside the Lenholt Student Center to cut the ribbon and dedicate the new Veterans Center, followed by an open house and light refreshments. For other information, call (386) 506-3000.
School to hold open house
Calvary Christian Academy will hold an informational open house from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 1687 W. Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 672-2081 or visit www.ccalions.com.
Students shoot hoops for their hearts and help save lives
Students at Esformes Hebrew Academy in Ormond Beach are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke.
On Sunday, Nov. 11, the academy will host its first Hoops For Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association, which funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for youth.
For more information or to make a donation, call (386) 672-9300 or visit heart.org/hoops.
Vendor applications now available for Poinsettia Festival
Vendor applications for the Poinsettia Festival are now available. Vendors of all types are encouraged to get an application online at www.ucpworc.org or by calling Georgeann Luxion, UCP/WORC director of relationships and development, at (386) 523-1398.
The Poinsettia Festival will be hosted by UCP/WORC from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Holly Hill Market, 101 Second St., Holly Hill.
The Poinsettia Festival will provide family entertainment, fresh locally grown poinsettias and hand-made holiday ornaments for purchase, an appearance by Santa Claus, food and more. The festival will benefit UCP/WORC, which provides services to youth and adults with disabilities.
Fashion show and luncheon slated
A benefit fashion show for the domestic abuse women's shelter in Daytona Beach will be at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Halifax Plantation, Ormond Beach.
Fashions will be by Patchington's. An Italian buffet luncheon is $20 and includes coffee, tea and dessert.
Tickets will be sold for a cash 50/50 prize and for other raffles. Many door prizes available.
For more information, call (386) 310-7150.
Women in Construction to meet
The November meeting of the East Central Florida Chapter of Women in Construction will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at
Vince Carter's Restaurant, 2150 LPGA Blvd. Daytona Beach.
There is a $5 meeting fee and participants may order off menu.
The speaker will be Ingrid Timbs, a professional organizer, speaking on living simply.
For more information, call (386) 255-7336.
Car wash planned
The Knights of Columbus at Prince of Peace Catholic
Church will conduct a car wash at noon, Sunday, Nov. 11,at 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
Motorists are invited to
have their cars washed in return for a donation to the many charities supported by the Knights of Columbus, such as the veterans at the Emory L.
Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, special education programs in the
area, Toys for Tots and the food pantry at Prince of Peace Church.
Hot dogs and sodas will be available for purchase.
Osteoporosis support group to meet
The National Osteoporosis Foundation Education & Support Group of Ormond Beach will be presenting an information session about osteoporosis at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Ormond Beach Library Auditorium, 30 S. Beach St.
"Nutrition - Eat the Right Foods and Protect your Bones" will be presented by Jill Taufer, an agent with the Family Nutrition Program of the Volusia County Agricultural Extension Service.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 673-3535.
Walking with the manager scheduled
Walking with the Ormond Beach Manager will be at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the helipad at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, 301 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach.
The helipad is on the east side of the hospital, near the emergency department. Participants should drive in through the main entrance on Williamson Boulevard, take the first left toward the emergency department then the first right into the parking lot. Event signs will be displayed directing participants to park in the area marked "Event Parking."
The café will be open should walkers like to stop in after the walk.
Marine recognition lunch planned
The Marine recognition luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at Halifax River Yacht Club.
The speaker will be Captain Ryan T. Iden, Marine Officer Instructor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
The cost is 16 per person.
Reservations are required to be received by Tuesday, Nov. 13.
For more information, call (386) 439-3621.
Daytona State announces inaugural holiday bazaar, Nov. 15
The Daytona State College Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges will host its inaugural Holiday Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Bergengren Hall (Building 110), Room 112, located on the college's Daytona Beach Campus at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
It will feature a craft fair, cookbook sales and a bake-off/bake-sale with proceeds benefiting the chapter's book scholarship.
With no entry fee, visitors can explore dozens of items offered by craft vendors from the community and the college.
For more information, www.DaytonaState.edu/afc.
Librarian offers tips for social studies projects
Volusia County Librarian Kim Dolce will offer tips for preparing social studies projects at three public library branches in November.
The Social Studies Project Orientation is scheduled for:
. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle
She will explain the rules, show examples, and offer tips for putting it all together during the free presentations.
Social studies projects are required for most fourth graders and many middle and high school students in Volusia County schools.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16315.
Run for the toys
The 35th annual Toys for "OUR KIDS" Toy Run will be Saturday, Nov. 17, and presented by the Daytona 200 Motorcycle Club.
Registration is $10 per person from 9:30 to 11 a.m. am, at the clubhouse 3602 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Coffee and doughnuts will be provided by Krispy Kreme.
Lunch included with price of registration.
All proceeds go to benefit children at The Children's Home Society of Volusia, Flagler and Putnam counties.
Participants should bring a new unwrapped toy, clothes, pajamas or shoes of all sizes.
Last bike in at 2:30 pm at Roadside Tavern 3400 S. Nova Road, Port Orange.
For those not on the ride, the meal is $5.
For more information, call (386) 717-1888 or (386) 763-1151 or visit www.daytona200mc.com.
Wellness fair slated
Signature Healthcare will host "Wellness in the Park" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Signature Healthcare, 103 Clyde Morris Blvd., Ormond Beach.
There will be 17 vendors, door prizes and free food.
Take a photographic tour of Cuba
Local attorney Mike Pyle, who has visited Cuba three times in three years, will give a pictorial presentation of modern Cuba at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library-City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
His photos will display the contrast between nicely renovated buildings in the tourist section and the decaying buildings in residential areas.
Mr. Pyle, who describes himself as a student of Cuban culture, will discuss the communist nation's dual monetary system, the island's lack of shopping opportunities, the 60-year-old American cars that residents patch together, and the people of Cuba.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.
Library to host caregiver program Nov. 14
Caregivers can learn about self-care during a free program at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library-City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
The program is sponsored by the library and Halifax Health-Hospice of Volusia/Flagler.
"Cracks in the Sidewalk: A Path to Self-Care" will explore the challenges in caring for oneself while caring for others. The program will examine the sensitive issues of responsibility and suffering while offering a guide to more effective personal self-care and healing.
Presenter Mark Spivey is a clinical chaplain and licensed professional counselor specializing in the psychosocial, emotional and spiritual challenges associated with disease, death and human suffering.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16264.
Child and babysitting safety training offered
The Ormond Beach Fire Department will be offering for the citizens of Ormond Beach a Child And Babysitting Safety training program through the American Safety & Health Institute.
The Department will be offering a course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the training room in Fire Station No. 92, which is located at 189 S. Nova Road.
This course will provide young people with basic skill training and information that is necessary in caring for infants and children. This program will teach the importance of responsibility, recognizing an emergency, emergency action steps, personal safety, fire safety, water safety, infant care, basic first aid, choking management, and child/infant CPR. The program is designed for young people (ages 11-16) who will be babysitting or providing child and infant care. Participants will receive a card upon successful completion of the course.
The cost of the training will be $10/person and participants will receive a Child and Babysitting Safety packet. Class size is limited. Please contact Fire Administration at (386) 676-3255 for information on registration.
Participants may bring lunch, or may purchase lunch at eateries nearby. School dress code will apply.
Pet Vet Cruiser schedule slated
Volusia County's Pet Vet Cruiser offers low-cost spaying and neutering services to residents of unincorporated parts of the county and the cities of DeLand and South Daytona.
Here's where the mobile clinic will be in November:
.Oakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: Nov. 8, 12, 19 and 27.
.Fire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach: Nov. 20.
.Rockin' Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach: Nov. 14 and 28.
.John's Appliance City, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: Nov. 13 and 26.
Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 323-3575 in Daytona Beach, (386) 626-6643 in DeLand, or (386) 424-6875 in New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, visit www.volusia.org/petvet.
Community service award nominations sought
UCP/WORC is accepting nominations for the Schwartz Family Community Service Award. The award is named for Vance and Geraldine "Jerry" Schwartz, who opened the Work Oriented Rehabilitation Center in 1969.
The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a commitment and dedication to assisting people with disabilities.
The deadline to submit nominations is Dec. 15,
Nomination packets are available to download online at http://www.ucpword.org or by calling Georgeann Luxion, UCP/WORC director of relationships and development, at (386) 523-1398.
Thanksgiving dinner offered
Hope Lutheran Church will host a Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at 594 N. Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach for anyone who is alone or new families to the area and would like to join us for a complete Turkey dinner.
This is put on by the congregation members for all in our community. You do not need to make a reservation, but if you could it will help us prepare the amount of food needed.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 274-7074 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Community Partnership for Children is in need of business and families to adopt children for its toy drive and grant their holiday wishes.
For more information or to make a donation, call (386) 566-6935 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Daytona Beach library offers e-reader class Nov. 19
Learn how to download free books onto your e-reader during a workshop at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island.
Bring your e-reader, mobile phone or tablet. Free WiFi is available in the library.
Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16166.