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Homeless veterans sought
Rating: 3.06 / 5 (17 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Nov 23 - 06:03

American Legion Post 361 is looking for area homeless veterans who may need assistance this holiday season.

The event is call "A Safe and Warm Christmas." Post members hope to help as many as 40 homeless veterans during Christmas.

The post, along with the Bikers For First Amendment Rights, will host a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebration that will include meals, field packs, hair cuts and a two-night hotel stay.

The post also is collecting donations to give to area veterans during the event. Needed items include outdoor gear, non-perishable food, clothing, shoes and toiletries for men and women.

All veterans wanting to attend must be pre-registered and provide proof of an honorable discharge.

Post 361 is at 2648 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona. For more information, call (386) 741-3661 or (386) 589-1179.

Christmas in the garden planned

Sugar Mill Gardens will celebrate Christmas in the Gardens from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at 950 Old Sugar Mill Road in Port Orange.

There will be many vendors featuring plants, photography, crafts, jelly and belt buckles.

Music will be provided by Blue Diamond-Larry and Roxi Tomei.

There will be a raffle every hour, free refreshments and admission.

Donations needed

The Jerry Doliner Food Bank of the Jewish Federation is in need of donations.

The food bank helps about 500 people a week but the bank is running out of funds to purchase food.

All donated money is used to purchase food for the food bank. Administrative costs are absorbed by the federation.

The food bank is a 501c3 tax-deductible organization.

Donations may be made to: The Jerry Doliner Food Bank, 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174.

For more information, call (386) 672-0294.

Food drive planned

The Town of Ponce Inlet will participate in "Hearts of Ponce Inlet," a food and dry goods drive for soldiers, neighbors in need and four- legged friends, along with a toy drive for children of all ages until Dec. 17.

Items for donation may be dropped off in Ponce Inlet at:

oTown Hall, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri., 4300 S. Atlantic Ave.

oPolice Department 8 a.m.-8 p.m., everyday, 4301 S. Peninsula Drive.

oFire Department, 4680 S. Peninsula Drive.

oCommunity Center when open, 4670 S. Peninsula Drive.

Non-perishable food items, pet food and new and unwrapped toys will be accepted.

Council on Aging conducting holiday drives

The Council on Aging is conducting a holiday food drive.

The council's Santa for Seniors collection will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at four Lohman Funeral Home locations.

o935 E. New York Ave., DeLand

o168 Providence Blvd. Deltona

o733 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

o3751 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange

Participants may drop off a gift of cash, gift card or new unwrapped gifts for a senior.

The council is also collecting for its Angel Tree. To receive a name, call the council and it will be mailed to you. Items should be returned by Dec. 7.

For information, call (386) 253-4700, Ext. 250, e-mail lcampbell@coaiaa.org or visit www.coavolusia.org.

Donations needed

Community Partnership for Children is in need of businesses 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 jolynn.deal@cbcvf.org

T-shirt design contest deadline set

Entries for the Positively! Ponce T-shirt design contest are due on Nov. 30. Current full or part-time Ponce Inlet residents of all ages are eligible, as well as employees of businesses in Ponce Inlet.

The contest theme is: Celebrating all that is positive about Ponce Inlet, in commemoration of the Town's 50th year of incorporation.

Original artwork and a completed official entry form should be delivered by 4 p.m. Nov. 30 to Town Hall, Planning & Development Department, 4300 S. Atlantic Ave.

The winner will be notified by Jan. 3.

For more information, visit www.ponce-inlet.org.

Pioneer Days slated

The Port Orange Regional Library will host Pioneer Days from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at 1005 City Center Circle, Port Orang.

Kindergarten through fifth grade students will discover the past with games, crafts and recipes.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling (386) 322-5152, Ext. 30.

Alzheimer's Care training slated

An Alzheimer's Care training will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 27, at Emeritus Senior Living, 1675 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange.

To make a reservation, call (386) 255-0645.

Learn how to cut the clutter

Learn how to conquer the clutter during a free seminar at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

Organizing expert Ingrid Timbs will offer insight to some of the most surprising causes of clutter and why traditional organizing methods often fail. She'll also share her strategies in a fun way that will encourage clutter bugs to take action.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call (386) 322-5152, Ext. 28.

Port Orange library announces upcoming children's programs

Elementary school students can make crafts, stack cups, play chess and more at the Port Orange Regional Library in November. Upcoming programs include:

oLego Brickmasters: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26. Children and their families can bring their own Legos in a container or use the library's Lego blocks.

oAmerican Girl Book Club: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 28 and Dec. 19. Students in grades three through five are invited to learn about Chrissa, the games she played and some of her favorite treats. The meeting will include activities, crafts and refreshments. The theme for the fall meetings will be "Bullying and how to stop it." Participants don't have to bring an American Girl to attend, but dolls are welcome. Reservations are required.

oChess Club: Children from ages 5 to 18 can build their chess and cognitive skills during the Chess Club, which meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays; and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays.

For reservations or more information, call (386) 322-5152, Ext. 30.

Let's Move Volusia's Youth Coalition to meet

The next quarterly meeting of the Let's Move Volusia's Youth Coalition will be from 3 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 28, in

Conference Room A at the

Volusia County Health Department, 1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach.

Information regarding Let's Move Volusia's Youth can be found by visiting www.letsmovevolusiasyouth.org or e-mail deborah@ovfv.org.

Book signing scheduled

Local author Kachina Riley will have a book-signing from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Peter's Wine Shop 1655 Dunlawton Ave, No 5, Port Orange.

"Tattered Phoenix" details Ms. Riley's life struggles for normalcy from the age of seven.

Ms. Riley's world is shattered as her mother becomes mentally ill and she is thrust into a lifetime battle to overcome the scars and trauma she faces in all aspects of her life: home, religion, education and

personal growth.

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.

Holiday for hounds

Holiday Hound Festival will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Daytona Beach Kennel Club, 960 S. Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Open to the public and all breeds of dogs.

There will be photos with Santa; crafts, pet and gift vendors; Dog contests; blessing of the animals; food vendors; 50/50 raffle; and silent auction.

For more information, call (386) 239-3647.

Donations needed

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 jolynn.deal@cbcvf.org

Vendors needed for Poinsettia festival

On Saturday, Dec. 8, UCP/WORC will host a community Poinsettia Festival to celebrate the winter holidays.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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, food and more. The festival will benefit UCP/WORC which provides services to youth and adults with disabilities.

Vendor applications for the Poinsettia Festival are now available online at www.ucpworc.org or call (386) 523-1398.

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 ucpword.org or by calling Georgeann Luxion, UCP/WORC director of relationships and development, at (386) 523-1398.

Ladies night at the lighthouse planned

Ladies Night at the Lighthouse will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at 4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet.

Women can join the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Society for an evening of history and shopping "like its 1887." Discover what it was like to be a Lighthouse keeper's wife in the 1800s. Come and enjoy light refreshments on the porch, climb the lighthouse with the lighthouse keeper, and view the moon from the tallest Lighthouse in Florida. Participants will receive a discount of 18.87 percent on purchases, excluding sale items, in the gift shop. Tickets are $20 for society members and $25 for non-members. For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 761-1821 Ext. 18.

Librarian offers tips for social studies projects

Volusia County Librarian Kim Dolce will offer tips for preparing social studies projects.

The Social Studies Project Orientation is scheduled for:

o 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.

Council on Aging conducting holiday drives

The Council on Aging is conducting a holiday food drive.

The council's Santa for Seniors collection will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at four Lohman Funeral Home locations.

o935 E. New York Ave., DeLand

o168 Providence Blvd. Deltona

o733 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach

o3751 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange

Participants may drop off a gift of cash, gift card or new unwrapped gifts for a senior.

The council is also collecting for its Angel Tree. To receive a name, call the council and it will be mailed to you. Items should be returned by Dec. 7.

For information, call (386) 253-4700, Ext. 250, e-mail lcampbell@coaiaa.org or visit www.coavolusia.org.

Travel club to meet

The Port Orange Recreational Travel Club will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Palmetto Club, 100 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.

This nonprofit, senior service organization is for anyone 55 and older.

To make a lunch reservation, call (386) 788-4531. For more information, call (386) 322-0786.

CPR class offered

There will be an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Java Jungle, 4604 Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.

The class includes adult, infant and children CPR, automatic external defibrillation and stopping choking.

The cost is $30 per student. Group rates are available.

For more information, call (386) 299-4425.

Food Addicts in Recovery to meet

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is available to those who suffer from food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins at meetings. There are six meetings in Volusia County.

The Port Orange area meeting is at 11 a.m. Fridays at Covenant United Methodist Church at 3701 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Room 101.

For information call (231) 736-9955 or (321)-231-0868 or visit Foodaddictsanonymous.org

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.

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.




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