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Zack Zacharias will present “Tales from the Everglades” during a free presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Zacharias is the senior curator of education and curator of history at the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach. He'll share legends and facts from the tropical wetlands. His presentation is part of the free Lemonade Lectures series, which is sponsored by the Enterprise Historical Conservancy and Volusia County. Light refreshments and lemonade will be served. Reservations are not required. For more information, call Amber Patterson at 386-668-3840. Attendees may tour DeBary Hall, an 1871 hunting lodge, for regular admission prices, which are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children 2 and younger. To learn about DeBary Hall and other upcoming events, visit www.debaryhall.com.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014
Source: Volusia County News
Learn how to attract flocks of butterflies to your garden during a free program at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. Master Gardener Vivian Bowden will explain which butterfly-friendly plants thrive in Florida gardens and how to care for them. A productive butterfly garden does not require a large land area. Even a few key plants can make a huge impact, she notes. Her free presentation is part of the library's Casual Gardening Series. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 386-676-4191, ext. #21084. The library is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014
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Area readers can share their opinions about “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” during two book discussion group meetings at 10 a.m. May 14 and 5:30 p.m. May 15 at the DeLand Regional Library. In this 2009 novel, author Jamie Ford chronicles the losses of old age and the bewilderment of youth as he looks back on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. The discussion groups are free and open to the public. For more information, call Susan Fichter at 386-822-6430, ext. 20763. The DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
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Adults can transform a recycled book into a decorative wreath during a free craft program at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Arts and crafts teacher Danette Olday will lead participants in the creation of one wreath to be taken home. Materials will be provided, and there is no charge for the program. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 386-822-6430, ext. 20763.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
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Residents who have questions about their Affordable Care Act insurance plan can find the answers at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Outreach and enrollment specialists from the Northeast Florida Health Services will be available in the library auditorium from: 5 to 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month beginning May 5 10 a.m. to noon the third Wednesday of each month beginning May 21 Additional Monday evening programs include June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3. Additional Wednesday morning programs include June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15 and Nov. 19. The specialists will educate enrollees about what qualifies them for a special enrollment, what life changes must be reported, and how the shared responsibility tax penalty is calculated. They will also offer an “insurance 101” for those who have questions or are unclear on how to use their newly attained insurance coverage. Reservations are not required. For more information, call the library at 386-822-6430. The next open enrollment period begins in November. The library is open seven days a week at 130 E. Howry Ave., DeLand. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
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The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 8, at the Agriculture Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Extension agents will be on hand to explain their programs, which include family and consumer science, 4-H, horticulture, animal sciences, forestry and natural resources. The staff also promotes economic stability for the county's commercial agricultural enterprises. Refreshments will be served, and handouts will be available. The open house is being planned to celebrate the centennial of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act, which created the nationwide cooperative extension service. As Florida's land-grant university, the University of Florida offers a full spectrum of educational services and research-based knowledge through the UF/IFAS Extension. For more information about the extension service, visit www.volusia.org/extension or call 386-822-5778.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014
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The Alzheimer's Association of Central and North Florida will present an Alzheimer's/ dementia workshop for caregivers from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. The workshop will provide answers to questions that arise in the early and middle stages of these diseases. Participants will hear from those directly affected and learn what they need to know, what they need to plan for, and what they can do at each stage. The free workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Alzheimer's Association at 800-272-3900. The library is open seven days a week at 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
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Learn how to tend your Florida garden during a free lecture series at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd. Howard Jeffries, a master gardener with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will address these topics: Pest control in the lawn and garden: 1 p.m. Thursday, May 8 Butterfly gardening: 1 p.m. Thursdays, May 17 and 22 Presentations will be held in DeBary Hall's stable. Reservations are not required. For more information, please call 386-668-3840. For information about DeBary Hall and other upcoming events, visit www.debaryhall.com.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
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The Volusia County Public Safety Coordinating Council will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, May 14, in courtroom 6 of the Volusia County Courthouse Annex, 125 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach. Public officials, community groups and members of judicial, law enforcement and correctional services comprise the committee, which works to assess the population of contracted or county-owned detention or correctional facilities. The committee makes recommendations to ensure facility capacities are not exceeded. For more information, call Dawn Harridge, Volusia County Public Protection, at 386-254-1568.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
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The universe's best and brightest will be on display as the stargazer series continues at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. Dr. Jason Aufdenberg will be the tour guide on a celestial celebration at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16. Dr. Aufdenberg is an associate professor of physics and astronomy at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and faculty adviser for the university's Amateur Astronomy Club. The program will begin in the library auditorium with basic instruction on how a telescope works, followed by a simulation, using Starry Night software, of the Daytona Beach area spring sky. After a Q-and-A session, the program will move outside, where participants can view celestial objects. Reservations are not required for this free event, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library. For more information, call Adult Program Coordinator Deborah Shafer at 386-257-6036, ext. 16264. The library is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
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Local author and photographer Eric Dusenbery will discuss Florida's love affair with food and storytelling Monday, May 12, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. His free presentation will follow a brief Friends of the Library meeting that begins at 2 p.m. His book, “Florida Soup: Putting History on the Table,” explores the historic cooking habits, food production and recipes that define the family and community in rural and small-town Florida. “Florida Soup” looks at the state's rich harvest of storytellers from a tobacco-spitting blue crab fisherman who recounts commercial fishing practices of yesteryear to a rancher who reminisces about Depression-era farming. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at 386-676-4191, ext. #21084. To learn about other upcoming library programs, visit www.volusialibrary.org.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
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Staff from Volusia County's Beach Safety Division will discuss beach operations and safety initiatives during a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Coronado Civic Center, 223 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach. Speakers will include Public Protection Director George Recktenwald, Beach Safety Director Mark Swanson and Beach Coordinator Capt. Ray Manchester. They will take questions after their presentation. Residents are invited to attend. For more information, call Nanci Nolin at 386-239-6414, ext. 20326. Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Volusia County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs and activities. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity of the county, should contact the county's ADA Title II coordinator, George Baker, at 386-248-1760 at least two business days before the scheduled event or meeting. This notice also applies to written requests by a physically handicapped person needing a special accommodation to attend a public meeting in accordance with section 286.26, Florida Statutes. A copy of the county's Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) can be obtained at www.volusia.org/ada or by calling 386-248-1760.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
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