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Deltona community notes
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Posted: 2012 Nov 08 - 23:06

Vocalist needed

The Orange City Orchestra in preparation for its December Christmas performance is seeking vocalists to sing the Hallelujah Chorus.

Auditions will be held at the Orange City Library, meeting hall, on Nov. 9, and November 16.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (386) 668-9587, or email rick@orangecityorchestra.com.

Lyonia Environmental Center programs focus on nature

Lyonia Environmental Center will host A "hole" lotta' lovin' from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2150 Eustace Ave. Deltona.

Do birds always build nests out of twigs in trees? Join LEC staff on a guided hike in Lyonia Preserve to find out the answer. Learn all about animals that use holes in trees to build their nests and raise their young. This program is free.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling (386) 789-7207.

LEC introduces Family Game Day

Looking for a way to beat the Sunday blues? Set the video games aside and bring the kids to Family Game Day, which will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month beginning Nov. 11 at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave..

Families will gather in the center's classroom to play board games like Birdopoly, Earthopoly, Bug Bingo and Reptile Bingo. They can also work on puzzles, investigate specimens under a microscope, and meet the center's resident hedgehog and albino corn snake.

Like competition? Bring another family along and compete in Scrub Jeopardy.

The program is free. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling (386) 789-7207.

Zoo reptile keeper to visit Deltona Regional Library

Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to slither on in to the Deltona Regional Library to learn about Florida's venomous snakes at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 2150 Eustace Ave.

Nick Clark, senior reptile keeper at the Central Florida Zoological Park, will share information about local snake habitats, identify venomous species and explain what to do if you encounter a snake. He'll bring a few non-venomous snakes for the presentation.

Reservations are not required.

For more information, call (386) 789-7207, Ext. 243.

Kids can receive a postcard from Santa

Santa is making his list and checking it twice at Volusia County's Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.

As part of an annual tradition, recreation employees will send personalized postcards from Santa to children up to age 11.

Parents can have their children added to Santa's mailing list by e-mailing the child's name, address and ZIP code to elves@volusia.org, calling (386) 736-5953 or faxing (386) 943-7012. Requests will be accepted through Dec. 9.

Deltona library offers computer classes in English and Spanish

The Deltona Regional Library will offer free computer classes for adults every Wednesday in November.

Upcoming programs include:

.Basic Excel: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14. Participants will learn about the basic controls and features of this Microsoft spreadsheet program. The class also will focus on creating and saving spreadsheets and manipulating text and formulas.

.Basic Internet in Spanish: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 21.

.Resume writing and job hunting in Spanish: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 28. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 789-7207, Ext. 236.

Youth United Gingerbread House Competition slated

Youth United of Southwest Volusia Habitat for Humanity will be conduct its second annual "Homes for the Holiday's" Gingerbread House Competition, Friday through Sunday, Dec.7-9), at the Seminole Towne Center Mall in Sanford, during normal mall hours.

Building Permit Applications (entry forms) for children and adults are $15 and must be submitted by Nov. 23. Awards will be given for first place in adult and youth categories, as well as "People's Choice Award."

Sponsorships are available at $25, $50, $100 and $250 levels.

For more information or questions, e-mail YUofSWVHfH@gmail.com or go to http://tinyurl.com/9ykcmp. Proceeds from this event

will be used for building a home for a low income family in Deltona, Debary, Orange City, Enterprise or Osteen.

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