New Traffic Signal at Saxon Boulevard and I-4

Drivers are alerted to a new traffic signal on eastbound Saxon Boulevard at the Interstate 4 interchange.

The new signal mast arms will be installed this week. The new signals are expected to be operational the week after Thanksgiving.

The new signals are part of a Florida Department of Transportation project to realign the eastbound I-4 exit ramp onto eastbound Saxon Boulevard.

Free movie at Deltona Regional Library

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” will be shown at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26 at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

Rated PG-13, 114 minutes.

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

Documentary on tap at DeLand library

The DeLand Regional Library will show “Three Identical Strangers:” 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 , at 130 E. Howry Ave.,

For more information, call (386) 822-6430, ext. 20762.

Lake Helen library closed for renovations

The Lake Helen Public Library, 221 N. Euclid Ave., is closed, so workers can replace the floor covering and paint the interior.

The library will reopen Monday, Nov. 26. For more information, call (386) 228-1152.

Audubon meets Nov. 27

West Volusia Audubon Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at at the Garden Club of DeLand, 865 S. Alabama Ave.

Clay Henderson, executive director, Stetson University Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience will talk about current springs and water issues.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Call (386) 775-4447.

Deltona library plans adult programs

Adults can expand their knowledge and broaden their horizons with free programs at the Deltona Regional Library.

November’s activities include:

•Dancing with the librarians: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. Join Assunta Fleming for urban line dancing classes. Bring bottled water and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

The library is open seven days a week at 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona.

Get free holiday photos at the library

Get your holiday portrait taken by a professional this year. A professional librarian, that is.

Wear any color but green as your photo will be taken in front of a green screen.

The free photo sessions will be at Deltona Regional Library, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 2150 Eustace Ave., and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at

the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.

FLOWmobile at Deltona

The FLOWmobile will be at Deltona City Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Room 150A, First Floor, South Wing, 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.

Duo to perform Native American music

Painted Raven will perform Native American and world music from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.

Annette Abbondanza and Holly Harris will play original, instrumental

songs using the Native American flute, guitar and other instruments. The

duo has released nine CDs, most recently “Medicine Wheel-Prayers of

the Four Directions.”

The free concert is sponsored by the Friends of the DeLand Library. For more information, call

(386) 822-6430, ext. 20762.

DeBary Hall hosts bike tour

Take a free, guided bike tour from DeBary Hall Historic Site to Lake Monroe Park beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30.

The tour guide will explain the area’s history from the Timucua Indians who inhabited the region thousands of years ago to the

development of Gemini Springs Park. The nine-mile ride will include several stops along the way. Participants must bring a bicycle and helmet. Sunscreen and bottled

water are also recommended.

Reservations are required; contact Tracy Mestre at (386) 668-3840 or

Fertilize like a Floridian

Learn how to fertilize like a Floridian so you can help protect the Sunshine State’s rivers, springs and aquifer.

Mary Rockefeller of the Green Volusia program will explain how to work with Florida’s climate, soil and weather conditions to keep nitrogen and phosphorus pollution out of waterways at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.

She will also share information about Volusia County’s fertilizer ordinance.

For more information, call (386) 822-6430, ext. 20762.

DeBary Hall hosts Breakfast with Santa

Kick off the holiday season by eating pancakes Santa Claus from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in DeBary Hall Historic Site’s stable, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.

Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee and juice. Afterward, children can pose for photos with Santa, make a holiday craft and listen to a Christmas story.

Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased by Nov. 29. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. For a reservation, call Tracy Mestre at (386) 668-3840.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of DeBary Hall and the Four Townes Moose Lodge 655.

Wildlife artist to speak at DeBary Hall

Paul Dudley Bishop will discuss his work as a wildlife illustrator at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.

Mr. Bishop took up a serious pursuit of wild bird art years ago while he was working for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in southwest Florida. After moving to Volusia County, he built a printmaking studio and began a career as a full-time Florida wild bird artist.

His free presentation is part of DeBary Hall’s Lemonade Lecture series.

For more information, contact Tracy Mestre at (386) 668-3840 or

Kids can receive a postcard from Santa

Santa is making his list and checking it twice at Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.

As part of an annual tradition, recreation employees will send personalized postcards from Santa to children up to age 12.

Parents can have their children added to Santa’s mailing list by sending the child’s full name and address to by Dec. 14.

Mitten Tree provides warmth and comfort

The Friends of Deltona Library is sponsoring the sixth annual Mitten Tree to help neighbors who might need a little extra warmth this winter.

The tree will be in the lobby of the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., in November. Residents are asked to drop off donations of new socks, hats, scarves, mittens, blankets and other warm items at the circulation desk to decorate the tree. The items will be distributed by Deltona Presbyterian Church’s food pantry.

For more information, call Claudia Hutchins at (386) 479-3976.

County plans Explore Volusia programs

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

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

Upcoming events include:

• Bike-about Deep Creek: 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. Take a ride around Volusia County’s newest conservation land, Deep Creek Preserve, and learn about the 8,000-acre site. Bring a bicycle and helmet. Because the trail is unpaved, larger tired bikes are recommended. Meet at 964 S. State Road 415, Samsula.

•Marine mammal mayhem: 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Learn about local marine mammals from Debbie Wingfield, Volusia County’s manatee protection program manager. Participants will test water for microplastics, discover the importance of recycling monofilament and take a short hike. Meet at Indian River Lagoon Preserve Park, 700 Sandpiper St., New Smyrna Beach.

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