Veterans Service Day

Kingdom Family Church of Daytona Beach and CareerSource will host an In-Need Veterans Service Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 9, at Kingdom Family Church of Daytona Beach, 700 S. Ridgewood Ave.

The free, one-day event provides services for veterans, including employment assistance, administrator claims, mental health, medical, shelter, mentorship, sleeping bags, survival kit, food, beverages and prayer.

There is expected to be more than 20 community organizations to help veterans.

For more information, visit

Fight the bite; dispose of tires right

Volusia County Mosquito Control will host a tire amnesty event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Volusia County Mosquito Control, 801 South St., New Smyrna Beach.

Pools of water in old tires are a breeding ground for mosquitos.

Only residential tires will be accepted and there is a limit of 20 tires per person. There is no cost to drop off tires.

For more information, call (386) 424-2920. For more information about mosquito control, visit

Shred event

Countyside Lakes will host a free community shred event from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at 941 Village Trail, Port Orange.

Participants may being their unwanted paper documents and watch them get shredded.

This is a no contact, safe event and face coverings are required.

Crafters needed

Crafters are needed for the VFW Post 3282 Auxiliary craft show in April.

The post will host a craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Post, 5810 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange.

Food, drinks and baked goods also will be available.

The cost is $15 to reserve a six-foot table or $25 for two. The tables will be provided by the VFW.

The doors will be open at 8 a.m. for set-up. The space is limited.

For a reservation, call (386) 760-0981 or (610) 858-3049.

Microchip clinic

Adopt a spayed/neutered and microchipped dog, or microchip your own dog, when the City of New Smyrna Beach and Southeast Volusia Humane Society host the reopening of the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park Saturday, April 10, at 2698 Paige Ave.

The microchip clinic will be from 10 a.m. to noon while dog adoptions and vendors will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For a microchip appointment, call (386) 428-9860. The cost is $20 with appointment or $30 for walkups.

Donations may be dropped off onsite or made online. For more information, visit

Edgewater library closed

The Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd., is closed until Monday, April 26, for new floor covering and interior painting.

The book drops will be closed and library patrons are asked to keep their items until the library reopens or they can return them to New Smyrna Beach Regional Library or Oak Hill Public Library. Reserved items will be made available for pickup at either location

For more information, call (386) 424-2916.

Charity dinner

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 4242 will serve dinner Friday, April 16, at 132 W. Park Ave., Edgewater.

Dinner will include meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cole slaw, roll and dessert for $10. Serving from 5 p.m. until gone. Take out orders and indoor dining are available.

All proceeds go to the State Madam President Betty Greer's Charity, the University of Central Florida Judo Program. The program teaches children how to deal with their feelings of hate and aggression; teaching them a non-aggressive way to deal with their emotions to help eliminate school shootings and other acts of violence by children.

For more information, call (386) 427-9944.

Low-cost pet clinic

There will be a low-cost pet shot clinic, sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rescue, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Skate & Shake 251 N. US 1, Ormond.

Heart worm prevention and flea control products will be available to buy. Cash only for the shots. Proceeds benefit abused animals.

For more information, call or text (386) 748-8993.

Early Learning Coalition Duck Race

Tickets for The Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia’s eight annual Duck Race are now available for $5 each.

The race will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Tomoka Outpost in Ormond Beach.

More than 1,000 rubber ducks will race for first, second or third place. Vote for a favorite in the Giant Duck Decorating Competition, cheer on a team in the Duck Relay Race, and bring little ones to the Kids Zone for fun and crafts.

For more information, buy tickets, register a Relay Team or decorate a Giant Duck, visit

ECHO committee to host listening sessions

The Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor Committee has been hosting community listening sessions for Volusia County residents. program’s future.

The final East Volusia session is 6 p.m. Thursday, April 15, Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.

For a virtual connection, visit

For more information, contact Carmen Hall at or (386)736-5955, ext. 12044.

County plans Explore Volusia programs

Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs.

Each program will be limited to eight persons. Participants must register at least 48 hours before the program. To register, call (386) 736-5927.

Upcoming events include:

•Deep Creek Eco-buggy Tour: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14. Take a riding tour of 8,000 acres of natural and agricultural land to learn about important plant communities. Meet at Deep Creek Preserve, 964 S. State Road 415, New Smyrna Beach.

•Callalisa Creek paddle: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 16. Enjoy a backwater paddle through a maze of mangroves. Bring a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard, along with a life preserver and whistle. Meet at Callalisa Park, 598 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

One Voice for Volusia

One Voice for Volusia will host a virtual coalition meeting from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14.

There will be a panel discussion on the Observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

To join the meeting, visit

Volusia Forever committee to host listening sessions

The Volusia Forever Advisory Committee will host five community listening sessions to give residents an opportunity to comment about the program’s future.

Listening sessions will be at:

•6 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, second-floor county council chambers, Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand

•6 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, Brannon Center 105 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach

•6 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, second-floor conference room, Beach Safety Headquarters, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach

•6 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, in the city commission chambers, Ormond Beach City Hall, 22 Beach St.

•6 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, in the Deltona Regional Library auditorium, 2150 Eustace Ave.

Volusia Forever staff and advisory board members will be available to answer questions. Members of Volusia County Council are also expected to attend.

Renewed in 2020, Volusia Forever finances the acquisition and improvement of environmentally sensitive, water resource protection and outdoor recreation lands.

For more information, contact Sarah Presley at or (386) 822-5013, ext. 12775, or visit

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