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

Fall yard sale scheduled

The DeLand Parks and Recreation Department will host a fall yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 10, at Earl Brown Park.

For more information or anyone interested in reserving a spot to sell (386) 740-6860 or email wilderj@deland.org.

Peripheral Artery Disease screening offered

Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler is offering the community a free screening to help determine an individual's risk of Peripheral Artery Disease.

Screening dates are

Nov. 11 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach and Nov. 13 at Florida Hospital DeLand.

Space is limited.

Register by calling (386) 231-2229 or visit www.FHVascular.org

DeLand library plans book sale Nov. 9 - 10

The Friends of the Library will have its monthly used-book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave.

A pre-sale will be open for viewing at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, and buyers can purchase books at pre-sale prices from 2:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Hardbacks will be sold for $1 each, large paperbacks for 50 cents, and small paperbacks and magazines for 25 cents.

For more information, call (386) 822-6430.

Widowed Persons to meet

The Association for Widowed Persons will

meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church, 724 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

The doors will open at 2 p.m.

The program includes a Pot Luck Dinner with members whose last name begins with A-F bringing fruits or salads; G-L bringing desserts or breads; M-R bringing meat or meat casseroles and S-Z bringing vegetables or vegetable casseroles.

For more information, call (386) 789-5832

Thanksgiving dinner planned

First Christian Church is taking reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner to be served at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1401 W. New York Ave., DeLand.

For more information, call (386) 736-3768.

Alzheimer's support group to meet

The Alzheimer's Association Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Canterbury House of St. Barnabas Church in DeLand.

All caregivers and loved ones of those with dementia/Alzheimer's disease are welcome.

For more information, call (386) 736-1487.

Learn to ballroom dance

The City of DeLand Parks and Recreation Department will be offering ballroom dancing from 2-4 p.m. each Monday at the Sanborn Activity Center at Earl Brown Park.

For more information on this program, call (386) 740-6860.

Food Truck bazaar comes to town

The City of DeLand Parks and Recreation Department will present the Food Truck Bazaar from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Earl Brown Park.

The Food Truck Bazaar, Central Florida's original traveling food truck event is bringing the deliciousness of the Orlando food truck scene to DeLand. Enjoy a nighttime outdoors community dinner atmosphere, sit in your favorite lawn chair and eat delicious gourmet treats, burgers, BBQ and desserts. Entertainment will also be available while you enjoy your food.

For more information call (386) 740-5800.

Teens can compete in Super Smash Bros. tournament

Teens can compete for prizes in a Super Smash Bros. tournament at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.

The tournament is open to teens in grades six through 12 and is limited to 32 competitors. The winner will receive a $30 gift card from Game Stop, and the second-place prize is a $20 Game Stop gift card.

Participants must register in advance at the second-floor reference desk. For more information, call (386) 822-6430, Ext. 109, or e-mail pgiovanetti@volusia.org.

Master gardeners to share their knowledge

The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension's master gardeners will share their knowledge during the following free programs.

.Gardening tips: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Myrna Moore will speak at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.

.Camellias and azaleas: 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Howard Jeffries will discuss their care at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.

.Q & A clinic: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Carole Alderman and Jane Holcomb will answer gardening questions at Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, 950 Old Sugar Mill Road, Port Orange.

.Community gardens: 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Howard Jeffries will speak at DeBary Hall Historic Site. The programs are free and reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 822-5778.

Pet Vet Cruiser scheduled

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.

The Pet Vet Cruiser will be at Oakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand, on Nov. 12, 19 and 27.

Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (386) 626-6643.

For more information, visit volusia.org/petvet.

Fall festival slated

The DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts 2012 support campaign is in progress.

The event will be on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18 in downtown DeLand.

The festival is celebrating its 20th year and attracts more than 50,000 visitors each year during the two-day weekend event. The juried selection of international and national artist with their works will number between 165 and 185 after the selection process.

About $25,000 in artist awards in different categories will be presented by the event judges at the festival.

For more information, visit delandfallfestival.com.

Funds raised to support breast cancer research

On Tuesday, Oct.16, two area high schools' regularly scheduled swim meet became extra special. About 75 swimmers from University High School and DeLand High School put on pink swimsuits to honor breast cancer survivors and raise funds for the Florida Hospital DeLand Cancer Resource Center, which provides local women with prosthetic devices following breast surgery, as well as wigs and other cancer resources.

Even though the swimmers from DeLand High School won the meet, the real winners are local women who depend on those free services at the Florida Hospital DeLand Cancer Resource Center. The swimmers, ranging between ninth and 12th grade, raised $1,000 by selling breast cancer awareness T-shirts and snacks, such as pink cupcakes, at the Four Townes Family YMCA, 280 Wolf Pack Run in Deltona.

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