Cornhole tournament

The Rotaract Club of DeLand is hosting its third annual cornhole tournament from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at City Limits Taproom and Grille, 4425 N. U.S. 17, DeLand.

There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, Lotto Backpack and Backpack Buddies Food Drive.

Proceeds will be benefit the Backpack Buddies of Orange City and the DeLand Police Athletic League.

For more information or to register, email or visit

City seeking advisory board members

The City of Deltona is looking for interested individuals for appointment to the various city advisory boards/committees for a minimum of a two-year term.

The positions will be open until filled. The city welcomes the public to apply.

For more information or an application, visit or call (386) 878-8500.

Go 'Over the Edge' for Easter Seals

Easterseals Northeast Central Florida will present Over the Edge at Brown & Brown Nov. 4-5.

The fundraising event will see more than 140 thrill-seeking participants rappel 11 stories down the building at 300 N. Beach St. in Daytona Beach.

Each participant raised a minimum of $1,000 in donations to support Easterseals to be eligible to rappel.

The two-day event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Family, friends and spectators are invited to support participants at the Watch Party in the new Riverfront Esplanade Park with food, games and fun all day.

For more information, email or call (386) 944-7834.

Healthy Start Coalition’s annual meeting

The Healthy Start Coalition’s annual meeting will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at LPGA International, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach.

Tickets are $35; register at

DeBary Hall plans events

DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., is planning various events, including:

•Story time at DeBary Hall: 9:30 a.m. Fridays, Nov. 4 and 18. Children are invited to Kids Corner, a free story time featuring stories, songs and activities. The program is designed for preschoolers, but children of all ages are welcome.

•Get stepping with line dancing lessons: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 10 and 17. Line dancing is a great way to exercise your mind and body. There is a $3 charge for each class.

•Fall Concert: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Spend the afternoon entertained by a variety of music from the members of the Central Florida Accordion Club. This is a free concert.

DeBary Hall Historic Site is at 198 Sunrise Blvd. For registration, call (386) 668-3840 or email to sign up.

Library celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Learn about the history of Native Americans in the Sunshine State with two free programs at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.

•History and culture of the Taino: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Joey Karei Kumaha'manigua will discuss evidence of Florida being part of a major pre-colonial trading route. Kumaha'manigua is involved in the Taino culture revival and is a member of the Yukayeke Jaguar of Bimini and the Taino Nation of Boriken.

•Timucua of Volusia County: 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7. Felipe De Paula of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum will discuss the Timucua, who lived in northeast and central Florida and southeast Georgia until the 18th century.

For more information, visit or call (386) 822-6430.

Low-cost pet shot clinics

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rescue will host low-cost pet shot clinics Sunday, Nov. 6.

There will be $5 rabies shots and all other shots also will be available.

The first clinic will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at T-Mobile, 2605 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

The second clinic will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ace Hardware, 220 N. Charles Richard Beall Blvd., DeBary.

The third clinic will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Marathon Plaza, 2840 Doyle Road, Deltona.

Heartworm prevention and flea control products will be available to buy at a discount. Cash is accepted for shots. Cash and credit cards for product purchase. The clinic is open to everyone, no appointment needed.

The SPCA of Volusia is a non profit volunteer pet rescue serving the area since 1977. Donations appreciated at SPCA PO Box 1411, Orange City, FL 32774.

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

Operation Santa Christmas Assistance

The Orange City Sorosis Club annual Operation Santa Christmas Assistance is in full swing.

The goal is to provide each family and senior citizen with a gift card they can use to buy essential food items. The club also wishes to give each child a gift card for presents.

Assistance is offered to residents of Orange City with residents of neighboring cities placed on a waiting list. Once families have been selected, they will be notified via email and/or phone, and a date and time to pick up their gift cards.

Application dates are noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 12, at 222 E. University Ave.

For more information, call (386) 775-6814 or visit

Deltona Regional Library plans adult programs

Stay busy this holiday season with free programs at Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

November’s programs are:

•Adult anime group: 2 p.m. Sundays. Adult anime fans can get together to watch some of the newer and most popular shows.

•Lanes in the library: 2:30 p.m. Mondays. Senior adults can play virtual games of bowling on the Nintendo Wii video game system.

•English conversation hour: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.15. People who are learning English as a second language can practice their skills, improve speaking confidence and meet new people.

•Puppy hazards: 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. A staff member of Pine Ridge Pet Clinic will explain what holiday treats are hazardous and how to keep furry friends safe.

•Concert: 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Enjoy the musical creations of the Lovengers, a musical duo who elevate, educate and empower through music. The free concert is sponsored by the Friends of Deltona Library.

•Crafting at the library: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. Create holiday cards using the Cricut machine.

•Sit and be fit: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Pull up a chair and let staff guide you through a series of relaxing movements using the flow of breath. Bring water and dress comfortably.

•Monday morning movies: Sit back and enjoy some good movies: “The Great Escape” (PG): 11 a.m. Nov. 14; “La La Land” (PG-13): 11 a.m. Nov. 21; and“Downton Abbey: A New Era” (PG): 11 a.m. Nov. 28

•Book club: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. Members and guests will share their insights into “Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner.

•Brain games: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. Play memory games that can sharpen your mind.

For more information, call (386) 789-7207.

West Volusia Historical Society

The West Volusia Historical Society will host a Hands on History Workshop for Children from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Conrad Center, 137 W. Michigan Ave. DeLand.

For Tee for Two: Recycled Tee Shirt Projects, participants should bring a T-shirt they will use to create something new.

For Hands on History Workshop for Kids at Heart, a Christmas Paper Bead Workshop, adults will create a bracelet or a pair of earrings from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.

Walking Tour of Old Northwest Residential Historic District & Stetson University Historic District departs at 10:30 a..m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, from Conrad Education & Research Center. Advance reservations required.

Walking Tour -- Highlights of historic downtown DeLand of the early 1900s departs at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, from the lobby of the Courtyard by Marriott in DeLand. Advance reservations required.

Walking tour tickets are $7.50 for WVHS members and $10 for non-members.

For a reservation, call (386) 740-6813. For more information, visit

UF/IFAS Extension plans plant clinics and lectures

Volusia County’s master gardeners will dish the dirt on a variety of topics in November at these free programs.

•Houseplants: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Learn how to make a garden thrive with suitable plants and propagation at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.

•Succulents and container gardening: 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7. Three master gardeners will discuss succulent varieties, selection, care and propagation at Edgewater Public Library, 103 Indian River Blvd.

•Tree care after the hurricane: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 12: Tropical Storm Ian damaged a lot of trees in Volusia County. Learn how to care for them at Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

•Preparing plants for winter: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Learn how to winterize your plants and bring some plants to swap at DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd.

For more information, call (386) 822-5778.

LEC plans nature hikes, programs

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

The free programs will begin in the center’s classroom. Reservations are required; call (386) 789-7207, ext. #21028.

Here’s November’s lineup:

•Tiny trekkers: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Children ages 2 to 7 can take a short hike, make a take-home craft and listen to the book “Over the River: A Turkey’s Tale.”

•Hazardous materials: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Environmental Specialist Sondra McCulloch will share information about household hazardous items.

•North American right whales: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Learn why these whales come to our area, why they are endangered and what wildlife officials are doing to help protect this species. There will be a drawing for an artist’s right whale sketch.

•Pumpkin science: 2 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. Inquisitive kids are invited to take part in fun pumpkin science experiments.

•Creature connection: 2 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. Visit the LEC for a meet and greet with one of the resident animal ambassadors.

•Nature at night: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. Learn about the importance of scrub habitat in an eco-buggy ride under the stars. After the ride, there will be pizza and non-alcoholic beverages provided by the Friends of The Lyonia Environmental Center. There is a limit of 20 participants.

•Lyonia Photography Club: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Join volunteers from West Volusia Audubon Society for the monthly program. All skill levels are welcome.

•Woody plants of Lyonia Preserve: 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. LEC volunteers will teach you all about the Florida scrub ecosystem and common woody plants found in it.. Attendees will receive a free native plant for attending.

•Turkey trot hike: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Join LEC staff for a guided two-mile hike. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food bank.

•Wildlife Wednesday walks: 9 to 10 a.m. every Wednesday in November. Wear closed toe shoes, bring water and be prepared to hike on sugar sand.

The LEC is part of the Deltona Regional Library complex at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. Admission is free. For more information, visit

DeBary Public Library hosts adult programs

Adults can pick up new skills and make new social connections with free programs at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd.

•Stop by the plant exchange and learn more about preparing plants for cold weather at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. Master gardeners from the UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County will be available.

•Create Thanksgiving name cards at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required; visit or call (386) 668-3835.

•Join the book club for this month’s discussion of “Come Fly the World” by Julia Cooke at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, or 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29.

•Drop in at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, for help installing or troubleshooting library reading apps. Staff can assist with Libby, Hoopla, FREADing, Odilo, PressReader and Flipster.

Upcoming movies include:

•“Top Gun: Maverick”: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 (rated PG-13)

•“Thor: Love and Thunder”: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 (rated PG-13)

For more information, call (386) 668-3835.

Become a Climate Smart Floridian

Learn how to reduce your environmental impact during a free, six-part series of programs from Nov. 5 to 19.

The Climate Smart Florida program takes an innovative, fun and comprehensive approach to climate change that will help build community support and reduce household impacts on climate change.

The group will meet for in-person field trips from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on these Saturdays:

•Nov. 5: Stetson Aquatic Center, 2636 Alhambra Ave., DeLand. Learn about climate change, low impact development and green infrastructure.

•Nov. 19: Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona. This class will cover renewable energy and consumption.

Virtual programs will be from noon to 1 p.m.:

•Nov. 8: Volusia County resiliency initiatives

•Nov. 10: Transportation

•Nov. 15: Water and yards

•Nov. 17: Food and waste

Participants must attend both in-person classes and at least three of the virtual classes to receive a certificate of completion. Makeup dates are available for the virtual programs.

The series is hosted by Green Volusia, the LEC and the Volusia County Extension.

Registration is required. Contact Sandy Falcon at or (386) 789-7207, ext. 21025.

County Council members to attend public meetings

Two or more members of the Volusia County Council plan to attend the following community meetings

•Roundtable of Volusia County Elected Officials: 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, Daytona Beach International Airport

•VCARD icebreaker: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, Plaza Resort, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach

For more information, call (386) 736-5920.

Tropical Storm Ian relief

United Way of Florida has established an emergency relief fund to help with recovery from damages as a result of Tropical Storm Ian.

Contributions to the fund will be directed to communities in Florida that were impacted the most by the disaster. Donations may be directed to a specific need or location.

To donate, visit

For those needing access to community resources, dial 211 or visit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

United Way also needs volunteers. To volunteer visit

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