Environmental center

Discover Volusia County’s native plants and wildlife during indoor classes and outdoor hikes at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.

Programs begin in the center’s classroom. Reservations are required; call (386) 789-7207, ext. 21028. With the exception of the kids’ holiday countdown, the programs are free.

December’s programs:

•Jay walking: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29. Learn about Florida scrub jays and practice their calls in the LEC classroom. The group will walk through Lyonia Preserve to look for the charismatic birds. Bring binoculars and a camera if you have them.

•What’s on the menu? 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29. Meet the center’s animal ambassadors and learn how, who and what they eat, and how they avoid being eaten. The presentation includes a live feeding demonstration.

•Scrub strolls: 9 to 10 a.m. every Monday and Friday except Dec. 31. For walking through the preserve, wear closed-toe shoes, bring water and be prepared to hike on sugar-sand trails.

Admission to the LEC is free. For more information, visit lyoniapreserve.com.

Low-cost pet clinic

There will be two low-cost pet shot clinics sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rescue Sunday, Dec. 30.

The first clinic will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at DeLand Natural Market, 933 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

The second clinic will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Save a Lot Plaza 1382 Howland Blvd., Deltona.

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

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

Waste Pro offers sites for disposing of big boxes

Waste Pro will have three sites available for residents to discard large item container boxes through the Christmas holidays.

Dumpsters will be at Vann Park at 675 Elgrove Drive in southwest Deltona, Keysville Dog Park at 2641 Keysville Avenue in north Deltona, Lake Butler Skate Park at 301 Courtland Blvd. in southeast Deltona and at Deltona City Hall at 2345 Providence Blvd.

Waste Pro is providing this service to help prevent residential burglaries. During the gift-giving season, criminals can target homes that have discarded electronics and techware shipping boxes left on the curbs. Residents are asked not to dispose of regular household and bulk trash in these dumpsters, and to reserve them for those oversize boxes. The dumpsters will available through Jan. 7.

For more information call (386) 878-8723.

Flow mobile to meet

The FLOWmobile will be at Deltona City Hall from 9 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, in the Commission Chambers at 2345 Providence Blvd.

FLOWmobile is able to process/replace vehicle registrations in addition to driver’s license and ID cards.

For more information, call Janet Day in the City Clerk’s office at (386) 878-8500.

Gardener offers landscaping tips

Howard Jeffries will present free "Welcome to Florida: We Do Landscaping Differently Here" at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, in DeBary Hall Historic Site's stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd.

Mr. Jeffries, a volunteer with the Volusia County Extension Service, will explain how to deal with Florida's subtropical climate and soil when planning a home landscape.

For more information, call DeBary Hall at (386) 668-3840.

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.

Get crafty at the Deltona library

Adults can make crafts and practice sewing during free programs at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.

January’s free activities include:

•Open paper crafts lab: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Use the library’s Cricut Explore One, an electronic cutting machine for projects and crafts.

•Open sewing lab: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 3, 10, 24 and 31. Bring a project and use one of the library’s six sewing machines.

•Adult coloring: 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Coloring isn’t just for kids. Unleash your creativity with the library’s crayons, colored pencils and markers.

•Rock painting: 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. The library will supply the rocks and paint; you supply the creativity.

•Scrapbooking 101: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. Dust off your photos, bring your photo album and learn some tips for saving your memories. Basic supplies will be provided.

For more information, call (386) 789-7207, option 1, then 4.

Master gardeners plan plant clinics

Volusia County’s master gardeners will share winter gardening tips and answer questions during plant clinics in January. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up.

•10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Attendees are encouraged to bring a potted plant, cuttings or seeds to exchange.

•10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Howard Jeffries will explain how to choose the right plant for the right location from 11 a.m. to noon.

•11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd.

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

Celebreate centennial

The Centennial Celebration Roaring Twenties Party for Barberville Central High School will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Barberville Pioneer Settlement, 1776 Lightfoot Lane.

There will be a 1920s costume contest with prizes for Best Female, Best Male and Best Couple. Cash prizes will total $200. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood will lead a re-enactment. Participants should bring cash for bail money.

Tickets are $45 per person, which includes two drink tickets and one cake walk ticket. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, speakeasy cash bar and beer and wine. Also, there will be a dance demonstration, dance lessons and silent auction.

Can’t make the date. Show your supports with a cameo appearance and be a guest in spirit. For a contribution of $29, a three-foot tall silhouette with your name or business can be placed on the phantom guest’s wall.

For more information, call (386) 749-2959 or visit pioneersettlement.org.

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