Environmental Discovery Center

Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center at Central Park will host activities at 601 Division Ave.

Little Learners: Bats program for children ages 3 to 5, will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

Single Use Plastics will be the topic at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Suzanne Scheiber of Dream Green Volusia will speak.

Beginners Nature Drawing with instructor Laura Doig will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. Space is limited. For a reservation, call (386) 615-7081.

Travel club to meet

The Port Orange Recreational Travel Club will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Palmetto Club, 1000 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.

The non-profit, senior service organization is for anyone 55 and older.

For a lunch reservation, call (386) 756-4581. For more information, call (386) 763-1587.

Genealogical assistance

The Halifax Genealogical Society will be available for individual help with researching family history from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.

Learn about free library databases and other available resources.

For more information, call (386) 681-9422.

Low-cost pet clinic

A Low cost pet shot clinic will be sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Rescue will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Ormond Beach Police Department, 170 Granada Blvd.

Heartworm prevention and flea control products will be available to buy. All vaccinations administered by a licensed veterinarian, clinic is licensed and permitted. The clinic is cash only for the shots. For more information, call (386) 748-8993.

BISSELL Pet Foundation's Empty the Shelters

After successfully placing more than 23,000 pets in homes, BISSELL Pet Foundation is back to Empty the Shelters at Halifax Humane Society.

Saturday, Oct. 12, adopters can take a pet home for the reduced fee of $25. BPF sponsors the remaining cost.

The shelter may require a preapproval process. Visit halifaxhumanesociety.org.

Rotary Harvest Moon Dinner

The Rotary Club of Daytona Beach West will host its Harvest Moon Dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Victory Circle in One Daytona, Daytona Beach.

The event benefits the club and the NASCAR Foundation.

Tables, which seat eight, are $600 each. Sponsor a table, choose a theme, decorate the table, dress in costume; bring or cater food and drinks for the table guests to enjoy; compete against others for the best Harvest Moon Tablescape. Live music provided by Jared Violin.

For more information, call (386) 405-0002, email dbrw.harvestmoon@gmail.com or visit nas.cr/harvestmoon.

Hope Place library plans Fall Festival

Families and children of all ages can take part in the inaugural Fall Festival at the Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach.

Costumes are welcome at the festival, which is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12. Activities include a ring toss, beanbag toss, pin the smile on the jack o’ lantern, an obstacle course, and fall craft.

For more information, call (386) 258-4027.

League inducts HOA officers

The League of Women Voters of Volusia County recently conducted residential elections at two Housing and Urban Development residences in Daytona Beach.

Following the elections, the league inducted the officers in a ceremony at the Maley and Windsor condominiums.

The Maley Residential Council is Leroy Carter, president;, Crystal Hamilton, vice president, Deborah Beckwith, secretary; and Vicente Carvajal, treasurer.

The Windsor Residential Council is Wanda Scott, president; Jody Williams, vice president; Stella Catherine Hamilton, treasurer; and Nellie Johnson, parliamentarian.

Civil Discourse to meet

Civil Discourse will meet from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Ormond Beach Public Library, 30 S. Beach St.

Katrina Locke, the Sustainability and Natural Resources Director for Volusia County, will be the guest speaker, continuing the topic of Smart Growth. Ms. Locke will explain the Volusia County Sustainability Act accepted by the county in 2014.

For more information, email linda@bluegreenalgae.com or call Bill Denny at (770) 883-1653.

Democratic Club to meet

The Democratic Club of Northeast Volusia County will meet Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Oyster Pub, 555 Seabreeze Blvd., Daytona Beach.

The change of venue is for this month only. The regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and adjourn at 7 p.m. so everyone will have time to socialize and eat dinner before the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at 8 p.m.

All Democrats and friends may attend. The November meeting will be back at the Red Lobster in Daytona Beach.

Historic Society

The Holly Hill Historic Society will present the program "Early History of WESH-TV" at 6 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 15, at Sica Hall 1065 Daytona Ave.

Speakers include Deanie Cates Lowe and Olive Horning Pollak. The NBC affiliated station began in Holly Hill in 1956.

Guest are invited to bring photos or items to share. Refreshments provided.

For more information, call (386) 252-2339.

Republicans meet Oct. 16

The Daytona Beach Republican Club will meet at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Palmetto Club at 1000 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.

The guest speaker will be State Attorney R.J. Larizza.

Lunch is $20 with a required reservation. For more information, call (386) 308-0073.

FLOWmobile available

Florida Licensing on Wheels will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at City Hall, 22 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach.

FLOW is a standalone mobile office with technology to provide most motorists’ needs. The drivers’ license road test is not provided.

Before visiting, go to gathergoget.com to learn about licensing and ID requirements or call (850) 617-2000.

Biketoberfest Ruff Ride

The Halifax Humane Society will host its Biketoberfest Ruff Ride Thursday, Oct. 17, at 2364 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Ride Stops include No Name Saloon, The Original First Turn Steakhouse & Sports Lounge, Beachside Brew Pub, Tortugas Florida Kitchen & Bar and Iron Horse Saloon.

Prizes will be awarded for the best and worst hands.

Registration is $25 in advance and $30 on-site, which includes a limited-edition T-shirt, one poker hand, barbecue dinner and a drink at the Iron Horse. Save $5 by registering at Halifaxhumanesociety.org.

For more information, call (386) 274-4703, ext. 328.

Dickerson library hosts family game nights

Families can stop by the John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach, from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays for some good, old-fashioned fun.

They can play board games, cards, dominoes, checkers, Pictionary and other family-friendly games

All ages are welcome. For more information, call 386-239-6478.

Chocolatier to share history of Angell & Phelps

Chuck Smith, a master chocolatier and owner of Angell & Phelps, will discuss the history of the Daytona Beach chocolate factory at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.

Mr. Smith has been making candies and chocolates since his father, Dr. Alvin Smith, bought the store in 1983. He will share his experiences in the candy business.

The free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ormond Beach Library. For more information, call (386) 676-4191, option 4.

Italian Festa

The Italian American Club of Ormond Beachwill present its annual Italian Festa Saturday, Oct. 19, at Prince of Peace Hall, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.

Appetizers and cash bar will start at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and dancing featuring the music of Carl Monte will start at 7 p.m. Guests are $15 and members $12. Homemade lasagna dinner with salad, Italian bread and butter, coffee and dessert.

For reservations or tickets call (386) 334-0593.

Retired federal employees will meet

The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 2247 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday Oct. 21, at Stonewood’s 100 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach.

Paula Morton, medical social worker and registered nurse, Volusia Senior Learning, will speak on Navigating the Hospital Setting.

For more information, call (770) 883-1653.

Free Stack 'n' Whack Quilting Lecture

The Racing Fingers Quilt Guild is sponsoring a free presentation, open to the public, on Stack 'n' Whack at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road.

This is an easy way to create quilt blocks with unique kaleidoscope designs. A quilter can layer a number of large, identical print rectangles to make a stack. Selection of fabric, amount of fabric needed, and the basic technique will be discussed.

For information, email info@racingfingersquiltguild.com.

Oak Hill knitters to gather

Knitting is a social hobby, bringing people together and helping to develop bonds.

Get in on the action during the monthly crafting bee at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at VIA Hall, 126 E. Halifax Ave., Oak Hill. Adults are invited to bring a knitting, crocheting, needlework or quilting project along with supplies.

The program is sponsored by the Oak Hill Public Library. For more information, call (386) 345-5510.

Adults can meet at the Edgewater library

There's more to do than read at the Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd.

Stop by the e-lab from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday to develop basic computer skills and get help searching for jobs, writing a cover letter and resume, and accessing online e-government applications. Walk-ins are welcome.

Try your hand at felting at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required for the craft program; call (386) 424-2916.

AAUW meets Oct. 12

The New Smyrna Beach branch of the American Association of University Women will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Sugar Mill Country Club, 100 Club House Circle, New Smyrna Beach.

An author's luncheon will be the kickoff meeting of the year.

Meetings include a chef’s choice lunch for $20. Guests and prospective members are welcome. Reservations are required by calling (386) 423-5278.

UFO network meets

Mutual UFO Network will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach.

Diane Law, MUFON Field Investigator and State Section Director, will talk about anomalies.

The event is free and open to the public.

Genealogical Society to meet

The Genealogical Society of Southeast Volusia County will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday Oct. 13, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

The meeting is open to the public.

October’s speaker will be Miles Meyer, discussing the genealogical website FamilySearch.org and how to use its various capabilities and services.

A volunteer is available at the library on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. for individual patron genealogical assistance. For more information call (386) 428- 2507.

Bingo Binge

The Council on Aging of Volusia County is hosting a Bingo Binge Sunday, Oct. 13 at New Smyrna Beach’s Brannon Center, 105 S. Riverside Drive.

Doors open at noon, and Bingo starts at 1 p.m.

The cost is $10, which includes lunch and snacks. There are $25 packages to play.

For a reservation, call (386) 253-4700 ext. 240 or email sschultz@coavolusia.org.

Bridge club lessons

The New Smyrna Beach Bridge Club will offer bridge lessons weekly from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. starting Monday, Oct. 14, at the Coronado Building, 150 S. Pine St. New Smyrna Beach.

The cost is $10 per lesson. Optional textbook for $25.

To register or for more information, contact Sharon Lessard at (386) 837-3721 or nsbbridgeclub@gmail.com.

NSB library shows classic films

Watch some of your favorite old movies on Mondays at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway. October’s free lineup includes:

•“The Black Swan:” 2 p.m. Oct. 14.

•“Some Like it Hot:” 2 p.m. Oct. 21.

•“Haunted Honeymoon:” 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28.

For more information, call (386)424-2910, option 4.

NSB library plans adult programs

The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, offers a variety of 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. every Monday in October. She will explain how to use the library’s free databases. Ask for her at the service desk.

The Seasonal Eats Food Club’s theme for October is heart healthy foods. Share your favorite heart healthy dish and recipe at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14

Bring a current knitting or crochet project to stitch away the time with others at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Make unique jewelry and share tips at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Participants should bring their own materials and tools. Jewelry and supplies cannot be sold, but swapping and sharing are encouraged.

Create a Halloween decoration at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Supplies will be provided. The program is funded by the Friends of the New Smyrna Beach Library. Reservations are required; call (386) 424-2910, option 4.

NSB library offers free computer classes

Adults can improve their computer skills with a free class on E-books and more at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

Registration is required as seating is limited. Register online at volusialibrary.org using the calendar link or call (386) 424-2910, option 4.

Participants may bring their own laptops. Six library laptops, which use a Windows 10 operating system, are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

JAG funds available for nonprofits and cities

Volusia County has received an award of $150,129 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Countywide from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Applications are being accepted from nonprofit organizations and local cities that do not receive a direct annual allocation of JAG funding.

Eligible programs include law enforcement; crime labs and forensics; crime prevention; prosecution, indigent defense and courts; corrections and community corrections; re-entry services; behavioral health assessment and evaluation; and victim and witness services.

Applications are at volusia.org/community_assistance/applications or by calling Jennifer Edgington or Dawna Parent Phillips at (386) -736-5956. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 15.

Lecture focuses on sea turtle nesting

The 2019 sea turtle nesting season in Volusia County and Canaveral National Seashore will be the featured topic at the Marine Discovery Center’s monthly lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach.

Kristen Kneifl, the Seashore's chief of resource management; Sami McCorkle, Volusia County Sea Turtle Conservation Plan field manager; and Jaymie Reneker, biologist with Ecological Associates Inc., will present the update on this year’s record nesting season on Florida’s east coast.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating in the center’s Learning Lab is limited and early arrival is recommended.

For more information, call (386) 428-4828.

FAN Club

The FAN Club women’s luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Sugar Mill Country Club, 100 Club House Circle, New Smyrna Beach.

The cost is $2 at door plus the meal. Membership not required to attend.

For more information, call (386) 402-4841 or email jeanwise3@aol.com.

Decorate a pumpkin at the Edgewater library

Have some festive fall family fun by decorating a pumpkin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd.

Decorating supplies and pumpkins will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Families can bring their own supplies and pumpkin.

Enter the pumpkin contest for the following week. Prizes will be awarded by age groups for the most votes.

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

Oak Hill library hosts family craft night

Families can create keepsakes and memories during a monthly, all-ages craft program at the Oak Hill Public Library, 125 E. Halifax Ave.

Grab your children and come to the session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.

For more information, call (386) 345-5510.

NSB library shows free Friday film

Catch a free matinee of “A Dog’s Journey” at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

More matinees are:

•“Poms:” 2 p.m. Oct. 25.

The films are sponsored by the Friends of the New Smyrna Beach Library. For more information, call (386) 424-2910, option 4.

Republicans after hours'

An after hours Republican Gathering will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Springhill Suites, 512 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

Free parking after 5 p.m. at the Flagler Avenue Beach lot.

For a reservation, email rcsvc@yahoo.com or call (386) 957-7021.

Do the Monster Mash at Edgewater library

Children ages 5 and under are invited to a Monster Mash Dance Party at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd.

The little ones can move and groove with their parent or caregiver. The program emphasizes the importance of moving and teaches listening skills with guided dances and activities. Costumes are encouraged.

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

Paint Canal Street Pink

The Canal Street Historic District presents Take Your Girls Out and Paint Canal Street Pink, a special evening of fashion, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in New Smyrna Beach.

Tickets are $15 online or at Peppers Boutique and Nature in Beauty. Entry includes entrance to the pre-party, silent auction, fashion show, drink ticket and appetizers.

Pre-party and Silent Auction will be at 5 p.m. at Jane’s Art Center, 199 Downing St.

Fashion Show will start at 6:45 p.m. at The Hub on Canal, 132 Canal St.

Proceeds will benefit a local charity for women in need.

For more information, call (386) 576-6730 or visit canalstreetnsb.com.

NSB library offers homeschool adventures

Homeschool students ages 6-16 are invited to join a Tour of Continents at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1005 S. Dixie Freeway, at 11 a.m. Tuesdays Oct. 1-22.

Hands-on learning is the focus of the virtual trip to various places around the world. Children will share what they learn and stamp their passport along the way.

Space is limited. Register online at volusialibrary.org, using the calendar link, or call (386) 424-2910, option 4.

Cudas Unhooked open house

Learn about Cudas Unhooked, the community service and care program for youth, at an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1211 Pearl St., New Smyrna Beach.

For information, email Slynch@countrysidelakes.com or phelpsfam97@gmail.com.

Vendors sought

AmVets Post 2 Ladies Auxiliary is looking for vendors for its trash and treasures sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at 1209 S. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater.

Vendors spaces are $15. Donations appreciated. Proceeds benefit local charities.

For more information, call (386) 423-0710.

Association offers bingo

The Florida Shores Property Owners Association will host hot ball bingo from 10 a.m. to noon each Monday at 2932 Lime Tree Drive.

Hand Knee and Foot card game is played at 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays.

For more information or a reservation, call (386) 410-6292.

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.

Cancer fundraiser

Daytona Beach Shores Fraternal Order of Eagles will host a breast cancer dinner and auction fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at 3516 S. Atlantic Ave.

There will be live music, live auction and choice of three dinner entrees. The cost is $20 per person. All proceeds go to American Cancer Society.

For tickets, call Melody Sanchez at (219) 688-7750.

Stitching circle

A community stitching circle meets from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at the Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Road, South Daytona.

There is no cost. Participants should bring work in progress and enjoy the company of the circle while they work on their sewing/project.

For more information, call South Daytona Parks & Recreation at (386) 322-3070.

Genealogy lab

A genealogy lab will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

Space is limited and

registration is required. Walk ins welcome if space is available. This lab

is a work-at-your-own-pace setting for those with some genealogy experience and

is not a formal class.

For more information, call (386) 322-5152.

Learn about gopher tortoises

Kindergarteners through fifth graders may learn about

gopher tortoises at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

Presented by Nancy Hull, a master naturalist.

For more information, call at (386) 322-5152, ext. 20939, or visit volusialibrary.org.

FLOWmobile comes to Ponce Inlet

The Florida Licensing On Wheels will be at the Ponce Inlet Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at 4670 S Peninsula Drive.

FLOW provides most drivers' needs, but does not provide for road tests.

Before visiting, go to gathergoget.com or call (850) 617-3995 to learn about document requirements.

Port Orange library plans free computer classes

Adults can pick up new computer skills at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

October’s free classes include:

•PC basics 2: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 15

•Introduction to iPad: 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17

•Windows 10 overview: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22

•Introduction to e-books: 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 31

•Introduction to Skype: 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Computers will be provided, but participants may bring their own laptops or other portable computing devices. The library has free Wi-Fi throughout the building.

Nine spots are available for each session. Registration is required; call (386) 322-5152, option 4.

Free movies at Port Orange library

Catch a free movie at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle, in October. The lineup includes:

•“Tea with the Dames:” 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Dames Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith get together for tea. Unrated, 86 minutes.

•“Poms:” 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14. Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver and Celia Weston star. Rated PG-13, 90 minutes.

•“Wild Faith:” 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21. Lana Wood and Trace Adkins star. Unrated, 101 minutes.

•“Steel Magnolias:” 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis and Sally Field star. Rated PG, 117 minutes.

•“Yesterday:” 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Himesh Patel and Lily James star. Rated PG-13, 116 minutes.

For more information, call (386) 322-5152, option 4.

Master gardeners plan plant clinic

Volusia County’s master gardeners will share fall gardening tips and answer questions from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.

For more information, call the Volusia County Extension Service at (386) 822-5778.


The Ponce Inlet Lions Barktoberfest Paws for Patriots will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Ponce Inlet Community Center, 4670 S. Peninsula Drive.

There will be 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Happy hour will start at 5 p.m. Dinner, featuring German cuisine, will be served at 6 p.m. The dance will start at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased by Oct. 15. For more information, call (386) 760-0615

'Ghosts of Ponce Past'

The Ponce Inlet Historical Society will present “The Ghosts of Ponce Past” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Ponce Inlet Historical Museum, 143 Beach St., and at the Pacetti Cemetery on Sailfish Drive.

Hear spooky tales about Ponce Inlet and take a walking ghost tour of the cemetery.

This is a free program. For more information, call (386) 761-2408.

Soups and salad at center

The Ponce Inlet Community Center will host soups and salad at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at 4670 S. Peninsula Drive.

Bring your own bottle happy hour will start at 5 p.m. Soups, salad and dessert will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8.

Tickets must be purchased by 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.

For more information, call (386) 760-0615.

Food bank makes Thanksgiving turkey appeal

The Jerry Doliner Food Bank in Ormond Beach is requesting donations for its annual Thanksgiving Turkey Appeal to provide hundreds of local economically disadvantaged families with complete Thanksgiving dinners.

Gloria Max, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties, said a donation of $15 will provide a turkey for a local family in need. The Federation's Jerry Doliner Food Bank also provides side dishes, fresh produce, bread, desserts and other groceries to allow about 500 low-income families in Volusia and Flagler Counties enjoy the traditional holiday meal.

The Jewish Federation pays all administrative costs. Send donations to: Thanksgiving Turkey Appeal, 470 Andalusia Ave., Ormond Beach, FL, 32174, or call (386) 672-0294 for more information.

Nominations sought for National Philanthropy Day

The Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will honor donors and volunteers whose contribution help not-for-profit agencies succeed.

The event, presented by James Moore CPAs and Consultants, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Oceanside Country Club, 75 N. Halifax Drive in Ormond Beach.

Tickets are $45; non-AFP member tables of eight are $400; and AFP member tables are $350.

Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. Oct. 15. Nomination forms and information on tickets are at community.afpnet.org/afpflvolusiaflaglerchapter/home), by calling Pam Clayton at (386) 451-1589 or by emailing pamc@halifaxhumanesociety.org.

Conklin Center will honor community leader

The Conklin Center for the Blind will celebrate its 40th anniversary at its Shining The Light Gala Nov. 1 at The Shores Resort in Daytona Beach Shores.

The evening will include a presentation honoring Mike Jiloty, a local business leader and marketing executive, for his dedication to the center.

Mr. Jiloty has been a leader in regional advertising and marketing for 30 years, having begun his career in banking in New York State. Since moving to Florida, he has served on the boards of several organizations and has served as president of United Way of Volusia/Flagler, the Daytona Beach Advertising Federation and FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools.

He is a graduate of Leadership Florida and has served as its communications chairman.

For tickets, sponsorship opportunities or information, visit conklincenter.org.

Volusia County Bar will honor judge

Volusia County Bar will host a dinner honoring Judge Richard S. Graham, first recipient of the Richard S. Graham Power of the Law award, at 5:35 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at The Daytona, 1870 Victory Circle, Daytona Beach.

Judge Graham’s efforts as a young attorney were brought to light in author Gilbert King’s novel, “Beneath a Ruthless Sun.”

The event is open to the public, registration is required. Tickets are $100 per person. For tickets, visit volusiabar.org.

County plans Explore Volusia programs

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

Reservations are required; call (386) 736-5927. The o

•Eco-buggy ride: 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15. Take a ride through Heart Island Conservation Area, part of the 35,280-acre Lake George Wildlife Management Area. Meet at 6348 Lake Winona Road, DeLeon Springs.

•Hickory Bluff paddle: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Explore the ecosystems along the St. Johns River as you learn about the Florida manatee and the area’s biodiversity. Bring a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard, along with a life preserver and whistle. Meet at 598 Guise Road, Osteen.

•Hontoon Island hike: 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Take a three-mile hike through Hontoon Island State Park and learn about the 1650-acre habitat. See evidence of Native American habitation over thousands of years. Meet at 2309 River Ridge Road, DeLand.

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