Sheriff’s Foundation Gala
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Foundation will host its second annual Salute to the Stars Gala, presented by Halifax Health, at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 Atlantic Ave.
The keynote speaker will be U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz.
Proceeds will be used for the foundation's mission to support training, technology and equipment not funded by county tax dollars.
A portion of the proceeds will go to Halifax Health Level II Trauma program and the helicopter Halifax Health and Volusia County share for searches and transports.
The gala will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and conclude with the band Unkle Funk.
For tickets or more information,visit vcsfoundation.org or call (386) 221-2682.
Low-cost pet clinic slated
There will be three low-cost pet shot clinics sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rescue.
From 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, the clinic will be at the Ormond Beach Police Department, 170 Granada Blvd.
On Sunday, Sept. 15, the first clinic will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Big Lots, 122 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
The second clinic will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at Big Lots, 1998 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach.
Heart worm prevention and flea control products will be available to buy. The cash only clinics benefit abused animals.
For more information, call (386) 748-8993.
Quilt guild to meet
Racing Fingers Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road.
The topic will be Civil War Quilts, the history of the fabric, sewing techniques and women’s organizations.
Open to the public. For more information, email email@example.com.
Italian American Club to meet
The Italian American Club of Ormond Beach starts the new season with a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Prince of Peace Church Hall, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach. The social will start at 6:30 p.m.
The presentation will be about bees and the benefits of honey. Cake and coffee will be served. The club is open to Italians, those of Italian descent or spouses of an Italian. Dues are $25 a year.
For more information, visit italiancluboformondbeach.weebly.com.
Democratic Club to meet
The Democratic Club of Northeast Volusia County will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Red Lobster, 2625 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
The dining room will open at 5:30 p.m. for anyone who would like to socialize and eat dinner with other members. All Democrats in the area are encouraged to attend.
Climb your family tree at the library
The Daytona Beach Regional Library will offer a six-week genealogy series that focuses primarily on the Volusia County Public Library system's free resources.
•Introduction to Ancestry: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. Learn how to use Ancestry.com, which includes U.S. census, military, court, land, probate and church records.
•Explore Heritage Quest: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. This collection includes U.S. census information; family genealogies; city directories; land, probate, birth, marriage and death records; pension files and more.
•Search America’s Historical Newspapers: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. This database allows users to explore America's past. The library offers access to Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876; Series 2, 1758-1900; and Series 3, 1829-1922.
•Dive into Fold 3: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. This collection of original historical documents and personal histories offers access to U.S. military records and several special collections.
•Find free genealogy websites: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15. The series winds up with a discussion of websites that can be searched from any computer.
The Volusia County Genealogy Society meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. The library is at 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
FLOW at City Hall
Florida Licensing on Wheels will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at City Hall, 22 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach.
FLOW is a standalone mobile office with technology to provide most motorists’ needs, except the drivers’ license road test.
Before visiting, visit gathergoget.com to learn about licensing and ID requirements or call (850) 617-2000.
Improve computer skills at Ormond library
Adults can learn the computer basics during free classes at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. Upcoming programs include:
•Basic Word: 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19
•E-resources: 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26
Participants may bring their own laptops. Eight library laptops, which use a Windows 10 operating system, are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Reservations are required. For more information, call (386) 676-4191, option 4.
The Ormond Beach Historical Society and Ormond Brewing Co. will host Oktoberfest from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Anderson-Price Building, 42 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach.
Live music will be performed throughout the day. “The Bavarians,” will perform traditional Oktoberfest music from 3-7 p.m.
Beer from Hoffbrau, Ormond Brewing and traditional German food will be available to buy. Admission is $10.
For more information or tickets, call (386) 677-7005 or visit ormondhistory.org.
Tickets are on sale for Conviva Care Center's Dancing Through The Decades from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
Tickets are $45 per person or $35 for seniors 65 and older, which includes buffet dinner, raffle prizes, valet parking, photo booth, door prize drawing, music by Mister D.J. Entertainment.
Participants should wear attire from their favorite decade. All proceeds benefit the Council on Aging.
Tickets are at coavolusia.org or call (386) 253-4700, ext 250.
Hope Place library adds children's programs
Youth can develop a lifelong love of reading with free programs at Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach.
Ongoing programs include:
•Little Readers Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
•Kindergarten Readiness: 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays.
• STREAM – Tinker Lab: 4 p.m. Tuesdays.
•Baby Tales: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
•STREAM – Teen MakerLab Club: 4 p.m. Wednesdays.
•Family Fun: 4 p.m. Thursdays.
•Twilight Tales: 5:30 p.m. on the second and third Thursdays of each month. Children from 14 months to age 5 can enjoy books, music, magnetic stories and kindergarten readiness stations.
Registration is required only for the Tinker Lab and Teen MakerLab Club. For more information, call (386)258-4027.
County plans Explore Volusia programs
Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs in September.
Reservations are required; call (386) 736-5927. The outdoor adventures include:
•Deep Creek eco-buggy tour: 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. Meet at 964 S. State Road 415, New Smyrna Beach.
•DeLeon Springs paddle: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Meet at DeLeon Springs State Park, 601 Ponce de Leon Blvd., DeLeon Springs. There is a fee to enter the park. Participants may rent kayaks from the park.
•Edgewater bike-about: 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. Meet in the parking lot on Cow Creek Road, a quarter-mile south of State Road 442.
•Longleaf eco-buggy tour: 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. Meet at the preserve’s east entrance, 4551 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach.
Participants should bring water and insect repellent. They should wear comfortable clothes and hiking or walking shoes.
Register for coastal cleanup
Volusia County residents can participate in the International Coastal Cleanup at their choice of 20 sites along the beach and Halifax/Indian River from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
Volunteers can register at volusia.org/cleanup. Pre-registered volunteers will receive a cooling towel.
Volunteers are asked to bring garden gloves, drinking water in refillable bottles, and buckets for collecting trash. They should wear a hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothing and outdoor footwear. Some river locations have boat launches where participants are encouraged to bring their kayaks, paddleboards, canoes or motor boats to access hard-to-reach coastlines.
For more information, visit volusiaseaturtles.org.
Learn more about nesting sea turtles
Canaveral National Seashore will host a discussion on nesting sea turtles and how the 2019 nesting season is progressing at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Visitor Information Center, 7611 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
Canoe Mosquito Lagoon at 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 18 and 25. Participants must be at least 8 years old to paddle. Participants depart from the Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m., weather permitting. Individuals with their own kayak or canoe may join. Reservations are required as space is limited.
For a reservation, call (386) 428-3384, ext. 0. For more information, visit nps.gov/cana.
Book sale at library
The Friends of the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library will host a Quarterly Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Library Auditorium.
All proceeds benefit the library.
For more information, call (386) 424-2910.
Join the knitting group in Oak Hill
Do you need some knitting buddies? The Oak Hill Public Library will sponsor “Pins and Needles” at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at VIA Hall, 126 E. Halifax Ave., Oak Hill.
Adults are invited to bring a knitting, crocheting, needlework or quilting project along with supplies for the crafting bee.
For more information, call (386) 345-5510.
NSB library shows free Friday films
Catch a free matinee at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
September’s lineup includes:
•“The Mustang:” 2 p.m. Sept 13.
•“Isn’t it Romantic:” 2 p.m. Sept 20.
•“Miss Bala:” 2 p.m. Sept 27.
The films are sponsored by the Friends of the New Smyrna Beach Library. For more information, call (386) 424-2910, option 4.
Family movies on tap at NSB library
Watch movies that are fun for the whole family at the New Smyrna BeachRegional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway. Free movies include:
•“UglyDolls:” 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.
•“Missing Link:” 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.
For more information, call (386) 424-2910, option 4.
Low-cost pet clinic planned
Concerned Citizens For Animal Welfare will host a low-cost pet shot clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 15, at Kitty's Dog Grooming, 642 N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach.
Flea and heart worm medications with proof of heart worm test available. Free rabies shot with purchase of distemper shot.
For more information, call (386) 760-6330 or visit ccfaw.org.
An After Hour Republican Gathering will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at The Springhill Suites 512 Flagler Ave, New Smyrna Beach.
Free parking after 5 p.m, at Flagler parking area.
For a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (386) 957-7021.
Archaeologist sheds light on Florida pirates
Allyson Ropp, an archaeologist with the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, will share facts about Florida pirates at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
For more information about the free program, call (386) 424-2910, option 4.
FAN Club luncheon planned
FAN Club, a women's monthly luncheon, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Sugar Mill Country Club, 100 Club House Circle, New Smyrna Beach.
The cost is $2 at door plus your meal. Open to all women, participants do not need to be a club member.
For more information, call (386) 402-4841 or email email@example.com.
Explores butterflies at marine center
Butterflies will be the featured topic at the Marine Discovery Center at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach.
DeLand native Jim West, who grew up in floral and landscaping business, will be the guest speaker and will present “Plight of the Monarch Butterfly.”
The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and early arrival is recommended.
For more information, call (386) 428-4828.
Free movies at Port Orange library
The Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle, will show “American Graffiti” and five new releases in September.
The free lineup includes:
•“Tolkien:” 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16.
•“The Sun is Also a Star:” 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23.
•“Aladdin:”2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.
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 during a plant clinic from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.
Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.
For more information, call (386) 822-5778.
Port Orange library plans free computer classes
Adults can pick up new computer skills at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.
September’s free classes include:
•PC basics 2: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17
•Introduction to Twitter: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18
•Introduction to iPad: 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19
•Mango Languages: 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19
•Windows 10 overview: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24
•Google Docs: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25
•Mac basics 2: 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26
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.
Historical dramatist to portray Anne Bonny
Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with historical dramatist Dianne Jacoby, who will portray boisterous female pirate Anne Bonny from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.
In costume and character, Ms. Jacoby will tell the story of the infamous Irish pirate queen who cut a bloody swath through the Caribbean in the early 1700s. In this rollicking interactive performance, Ms. Jacoby will share fierce stories of life at sea off the coast of Florida and the Bahamas during the Golden Age of Piracy.
The free presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Port Orange Regional Library. For more information, call (386) 322-5152, option 4.
NSB library hosts ‘A Viking Thyng’
Viking fans of all ages can join the Society for Creative Anachronism for "A Viking Thyng" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the
New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
Society members will lead Viking games, stick pony races, “armed” combat,
and foam hammer throwing. They will demonstrate Viking crafts, fiber arts, bookmaking and leather work.
So, why is the event called a “thyng” instead of a thing?
Thynghowe was a Viking assembly place in Sherwood Forest where people
came to resolve issues and settle disputes. It was lost to history until its rediscovery in 2005.
For more information about the free event, call (386) 424-2910, option 4.
Reading dog returns to NSB library
Maggie can’t read, but with her soft brown eyes and comforting nature, she inspires children to build their reading skills.
Children up to age 12 can read aloud to the attentive cockapoo from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at
the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
An official Reading Paws dog, Maggie and her handler are trained and nationally registered to improve the literacy skills of children.
For more information, call (386) 424-2910, option 5.
NSB library hosts piano, guitar concert
Enjoy some easy listening music at a concert at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
David Whitney will play piano and Ale Rowinski will accompany him on guitar.
The concert is presented free by the Friends of the New Smyrna Beach Library. For more information, call (386) 424-2910, option 4.
NSB library shows classic films
Travel back in time and watch free classic movies at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.
September’s lineup includes:
•“Father Goose:” 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16.
•“Du Barry was a Lady:” 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23.
•“Midnight Lace:” 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.
For more information, call (386) 424-2910, option 4.
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.
September’s programs, which begin at 10:30 a.m., are:
•E-books and more: Tuesday, Sept. 17
•Microsoft Word basics: Wednesday, Sept. 18
•Creating a personal budget using Excel: Wednesday, Sept. 25
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.
Fish with the police
The City of Edgewater, Rotary Club of Edgewater and the Edgewater Police Department will host Fishing with the Police from 7:30 to10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Menard May Park, 413 S. Riverside Drive, Edgewater.
Children younger than 12 may fish with officers and will receive a fishing pole to keep.
Participants must register at the police department at 135 E. Park Ave. Edgewater . There are 25 spots available.
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.
AmVets Post 2 Ladies Auxiliary is looking for vendors for its trash and treasures sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.