A low-cost mobile pet vaccination clinic will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Ormond Beach Police Department, 170 W. Granada Blvd.
Distemper combo and flea medications available. Various prices for vaccines and medications. For more information, all Animal Services at (386) 676-3262. Cash only.
Holiday waste collection schedule
There will be no garbage/recycling collection on Tuesday, Jan. 1 in Ormond Beach.
If garbage/recycling collection is normally Tuesday it will be Wednesday.
If regular yard waste collection schedule is on Wednesday, then pickup will be the following Saturday.
For more information, call Waste Pro at (386) 788-8890.
The City of Ormond Beach will close some facilities for floor refurbishments through Jan. 1.
All facilities are planned to reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2.
•Nova Community Center, entire building
•South Ormond Neighborhood Center, entire building
•Performing Arts Center, Blue Room
•Senior Center, Ball Room
Environmental Discovery Center seeks volunteers
The City of Ormond Beach’s Environmental Discovery Center is seeking volunteers to assist with daily operations and scheduled events.
The EDC provides environmental education to the public through regular program series, lectures, field trips, summer camp and special events.
For more information, or to apply, email Annie Evert, center coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (386) 615-7081.
Historical society needs volunteers
The Ormond Beach Historical Society is active in the education and preservation of the history in the Ormond Beach Area.
The society is looking for volunteers to assist with activities and programs. Some volunteer opportunities are education committee, fundraising and special events, membership, museum, preservation, office assistants and publicity.
For more information, call (386) 677-7005.
The Sanddollar Chapter Embroidery Guild will host a stitch-in from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 29, at Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
For more information, call (386) 788-1508.
Temporary closure of runways rescheduled
In order to complete the rehabilitation of Runway 8/26 at the Ormond Beach Municipal Airport, it will be necessary to close both of the airport’s runways to facilitate work on the area where the two runways intersect.
The runway intersection work was planned for Dec. 10, but has been rescheduled to begin Jan. 2 and will continue for 10 calendar days. This delay is due to an equipment breakdown suffered by the paving contractor that will take a minimum of two weeks to repair.
Runway 8/26 and Runway 17/35 will be closed Jan. 2 to 11.The airport will remain open for helicopter activity and the provision of air traffic control services.
The runway rehabilitation project will reconstruct Runway 8/26, which is 75 feet wide and consists of 4,004 linear feet of asphalt runway pavement, to meet current Federal Aviation Administration criteria. The existing runway pavement is beneath the condition considered acceptable by the Florida Department of Transportation, and due to the criticality of this surface as the airport’s primary runway, rehabilitation is a high priority.
Order of Purple Heart meets Jan. 5
Military Order of the Purple Heart Volusia County Chapter 316 will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange.
To join the chapter, bring your DD 214.
Chartered by Congress, The Military Order of the Purple Heart is unique among Veteran Service Organizations in that all its members were wounded in combat.
For more information, call Rod Phillips, Senior Vice Commander, at (386) 690- 9553.
City Commission Meeting Dates for January
At the Dec. 4 City Commission meeting, the January meeting dates were changed as follows:
•Wednesday, Jan. 2, has been changed to Tuesday, Jan. 8
•Tuesday, Jan. 15, has been changed to Wednesday, Jan. 23
Meetings are in the City Commission Chambers, 22 S. Beach St. and begin at 7 p.m.
Free movies at Ormond Beach library
Watch free flicks at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 Beach St., Ormond Beach.
January’s lineup includes these films:
•“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again:” 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3. Five years after the events of “Mamma Mia!” Sophie prepares for the grand
reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past. Lily James, Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep star. Rated PG-13, 104 minutes.
•“Only Yesterday:” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. In this animated film, a 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tokyo. Rated PG, 118 minutes.
•“Eragon:” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. A farm boy finds a dragon's egg and realizes he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king. Ed Speleers and Sienna Guillory star. Rated PG, 104 minutes.
•“Stardust:” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. A young man promises his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into a magical realm. Charlie Cox, Claire Danes and Sienna Miller star. Rated PG-13, 127 minutes.
For more information, call (386) 676-4191, option 4.
Master gardeners plan plant clinic
Volusia County’s master gardeners will share winter gardening tips and answer questions during a plant clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 7, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
For more information, call the Volusia County Extension Service at (386) 822-5778.
Ormond library hosts book sale
The Friends of the Ormond Beach Library will host an “after the holidays” book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. The event
will be in the auditorium and book sale room at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
The sale will include new and gently used books, videos, CDs, children’s books and magazines. Some items will be a dollar a bag.
Others will be buy one, get one of equal or lesser value.
Proceeds will be used to support library projects and programs. For more information, call (386) 676-4191, option 4.
Coffee with Commissioner Kent
Enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with Deputy Mayor Troy Kent, the Zone 2 City Commissioner, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at his home at 130 Magnolia Drive, Ormond Beach.
Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at Ormond library
Pulitzer Prize winning author Gilbert King will discuss his newest book, “Beneath a Ruthless Sun,” from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.
The book is a spellbinding true story of racism, privilege and official corruption, chronicling the efforts of journalist Mabel Norris Reese,
who spent years uncovering the facts behind a conspiracy to imprison an innocent black man for the alleged rape of a white woman in Lake County
in 1958. Ms. Reese was a Daytona Beach resident until her death in 1995.
Following his presentation, Mr. King will answer questions and sign copies
of his book, which will be available at the event.
Mr. King won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2013 book, “Devil in the Grove:
Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America,”
which also explored racial injustice in Lake County.
He has written about race, the death penalty and U.S. Supreme Court history for The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic and Smithsonian magazine’s history blog, Past Imperfect. He is also a
contributor to the Marshall Project and the author of “The Execution of Willie Francis,” published in 2008.
The free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ormond Beach Regional Library.
Family movie on tap at NSB library
“Frozen” will be shown free at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach.
“Frozen” is Rated PG, 108 minutes.
For more information, call (386) 424-2910, option 5.
Association offers bingo
The Florida Shores Property Owners Association will host hot ball bingo from 10 a.m. to noon each Monday in January at 2932 Lime Tree Drive.
For more information or a reservation, call (386) 410-6292.
Hand Knee and Foot card game is played at 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Thursday in January. For more information, call (386) 402-4402.
There will be a Grand Slam Dinner Dance Fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. Tickets are $25, which includes prize entries. It's $12 for dinner dance only.
A cover dish will be at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. Participants are asked to a dish to share or dessert. For more information, c all (386) 410-6292.
Low-cost pet clinic
There will be a low-cost pet shot clinics, with $3 rabies shots, sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rescue from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Advance America, 1846 S. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater.
Heart worm prevention and flea control products will be available to buy. Cash only for the shots.
For more information, call or text (386) 748-8993.
Edgewater library hosts Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Don’t be late for a very important date! The staff of the Edgewater Public Library, 103 Indian River Blvd., will present a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with games, crafts and activities for all ages from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5.
Attendees can have free, fantastical photos taken in front of the library’s green screen. Don’t wear green or your clothes will disappear.
Refreshments will be served, and door prizes will be awarded for the best Alice in Wonderland costumes.
For more information, call (386) 424-2916.
Grief support group
A grief support group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Ridgewood Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, call (386) 427-2523 or (386) 872-1336.
Seashore changes entrance fee
The National Park Service announced Canaveral National Seashore will modify its entrance fees to provide funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs.
Effective Jan. 1, the entrance fees to the park will be $15 per vehicle or $10 per motorcycle and $5 per pedestrian/bicycle for a seven-day visit.
An annual park pass will remain $40. All of the money received from entrance fees remains with the National Park Service with at least 80 percent of the revenue going to Canaveral National Seashore.
NSB library offers free computer classes
Adults can improve their computer skills with free classes at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach.
January’s programs, which begin at 10:30 a.m., include:
•Computer basics 1: Wednesday, Jan. 2
•iPad basics: Tuesday, Jan. 8
•Computer basics 2: Wednesday, Jan. 9
•E-books and more: Tuesday, Jan. 15
• Internet basics: Wednesday, Jan. 16
•Microsoft Word basics: Wednesday, Jan. 23
Registration is required as seating is limited. Register at volusialibrary.org using the calendar link or by calling (386) 424-2910, option 4.
FLOW staff to visit NSB library
Employees from Florida Licensing on Wheels will staff a table from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
Drivers can renew or reinstate their license, change an out-of-state license to a Florida license, obtain an ID card and purchase a duplicate license for a lost or stolen license. They also can purchase vehicle registration renewals and replacements, make address and name changes, register emergency contact information, and obtain or renew disabled parking placards.
Written and driving tests will not be provided.
For document options and more information, visit gathergoget.com.
NSB library plans adult programs
From jewelry making to cooking, the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, offers a variety of free programs to help adults learn new skills and make new friends.
Library volunteer Carolyn Carlisle will offer genealogy assistance from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 7, 14 and 28. She will explain how to use the library’s free databases, which include Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest, America’s Historical Newspapers and Fold 3. Ask for her at the reference desk
The Seasonal Eats Food Club theme will be “Try a New Ingredient” at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14. Bring an appetizer, main dish or dessert, and share your recipe.
Bring your knitting or crochet project to the Stitch in Time Club at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. A skilled knitter will be available to provide assistance. Participants should bring their own supplies.
Make unique jewelry and share tips at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. Participants should bring their own materials and tools. Jewelry and supplies cannot be sold, but swapping and sharing are encouraged.
For more information, call (386) 424-2910, option 4.
Master gardeners plan plant clinics
Volusia County’s master gardeners will share winter gardening tips and answer questions during a plant clinic from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd.
Master Gardener Julie Warner will discuss plant propagation. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.
For more information, call the Volusia County Extension Service at (386) 822-5778.
County seeks summer camp providers
Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division has funds for nonprofit organizations, cities, schools and churches to provide summer camp services.
A mandatory application workshop will be conducted for all interested applicants at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in the first-floor training rooms of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.
Participating agencies must operate a camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for at least six weeks. Services should include supervised playground activities, sports, crafts and field trips for children ages 5 through 12.
Applicants must have proven administrative capacity and at least one year of successful experience in providing summer camp programs.
Funding will be provided from June 10 to July 26 through scholarships to children whose families are at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.
Applications are available at volusia.org/community_assistance/applications or call Jill Marcum at (386) 736-5955, ext. 15593. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. Jan. 18.
AAUW meets Jan. 12
The American Association of University Women will meet from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Sugar Mill Country Club, 100 Club House Circle, New Smyrna Beach.
“Human Trafficking” will be Angel Epstein’s topic.
Meetings include a chef’s choice lunch for $20. Guests and prospective members are welcome.
Advance reservations are required by calling (386) 423-5278.
DAR meets Jan. 10
The Jane Sheldon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Florida Roadhouse, 4710 U.S. 1, Edgewater.
There will be a visit from FSSDAR State Regent Dawn Crumbly Lemongello.
Luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by the business meeting at 12:30 p.m. For a reservation, call (386) 428-2507 before Jan. 7.
Women whose Ancestors participated in the American Revolution are invited to call (386) 428-2507 for additional information.
City gives update on Taylor Road closure
The City of Port Orange has announced the section of Taylor Road between Sweetwater and Yorktowne boulevards that has been shut down since Dec. 3 for road repair from a water main break is expected to remain closed until Jan. 11.
The 12-inch water main break undermined more of the roadway than anticipated. All engineers have evaluated the bridge, finalized the engineering inspections and are finalizing the plan for repairs.
Police resources have been deployed to help with traffic control in that area during high school arrival and dismissal times.
A Mead & Hunt engineer told Port Orange City Council members Tuesday, Dec. 18, that, if all goes as planned, Taylor Road could be reopened as early as Saturday, Jan. 5.
Port Orange library plans free computer classes
Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle will offer free computer classes.
January's classes include:
•Flipster: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2
•Windows 10 overview: 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8
•Computers Basics I, Get to know your PC: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 9
•Computer Basics II, Intro to Windows and the internet: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 16
•Advanced Microsoft Word: 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17
•Introduction to iPad: 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22
•Computer Basics III, Intro to file handling and storage: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 23
Computers are provided, or participants may bring their own laptops or other portable devices. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.
Space is limited. Registration is required; call (386) 322-5152, option 4.
Members meeting planned
Happy Wanderers will host a members meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Port Orange Presbyterian Church, 4662 Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange. New members orientation will be at 6 p.m.
For more information, visit happywanderersfl.org or call (386) 214-3890.
Woodworkers meet Jan. 3
Volusia Woodworker’s Guild will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at 5961 Broken Bow Lane, Port Orange,
For more information, call Chuck Henderson at (386) 366-7485 or email email@example.com.
Low-cost pet clinic
There will be two low-cost pet shot clinics, with $3 rabies shots, sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rescue on Saturday, Jan. 5.
The first clinic will be from 12:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Best in Show Pet Groomer, 201 Commonwealth Blvd., Port Orange.
The second clinic will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Mr. Petman, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona,
Heart worm prevention and flea control products will be available to buy. Cash only for the shots. Nail trims and ear cleaning will be offered for $5. For more information, call or text (386) 748-8993. Pet food donations appreciated.
Master gardeners plan plant clinics
Volusia County’s master gardeners will share winter gardening tips and answer questions during seven plant clinics in January. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.
•9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Sugar Mill Gardens, 950 Sugar Mill Road, Port Orange.
•2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.
For more information about the county’s Master Gardener Program, call the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension at (386)-822-5778.
The Ponce Inlet Historical Museum will host a painting party from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at 143 Beach St.,
Come learn on the front porch of the museum step-by-step instructions by a local artist on how to paint the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.
The cost is $35, which includes all supplies and light refreshments.
For a reservation, call (386) 236-2163 by Jan. 11.