Low-cost pet clinics slated

There will be three low-cost pet shot clinics sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Rescue Saturday, Nov. 24.

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 noon to 1:30 p.m. at A Pampered Pooch Groomer, 295 S. Yonge St., Ormond Beach.

The third clinic will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 17, 619 Canal St. New Smyrna Beach.

Heart worm prevention and flea control products will be available to buy. The cash only clinics are open to the public.

For more information,visit spcavolusia.org.

Italian club Christmas party

The Italian American Club of Ormond Beach is having its annual Christmas Party Saturday, Dec. 1, at Prince of Peace Church Hall, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.

Cash Bar and social at 6:30 p.m. Their will be a catered dinner at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Phil Farino. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Tickets available in the church office or call (386) 334-0593. Deadline is Nov. 27.

Military officers meet Nov. 29

The Halifax Chapter of the Military Officers of America will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday Nov. 29, at the Halifax River Yacht Club, 331 S Beach St., Daytona Beach.

A social hour will bet 11 a.m. with a luncheon at noon. The event is the chapter's Annual Member and Business Meeting and features the election of new officers for 2019 and voting on bylaw amendments.

Those attending are asked to bring toys or contributions to the Chapter's Toys for Tots Christmas project.

Free movies at Ormond Beach library

Watch free flicks at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.

November’s lineup includes:

•“The Last Song:” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth and Greg Kinnear star. Rated PG, 107 minutes.

For more information, call (386) 676-4191, option 4.

OB Life meeting to focus on economic development

Residents of Ormond Beach can discuss economic development in the sixth and final workshop of a six-part community engagement series called The OB Life at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Calvary Christian Academy Kids Center, 1687 W. Granada Blvd.

The goal of the series is to gather resident input to share with the Ormond Beach City Commission as it updates the city’s strategic plan in 2019.

The discussion will be led by Ormond Beach Economic Development Director Brian Rademacher, CareerSource of Volusia/Flagler Executive Director Robin King, and Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Cotton.

For more information, visit OrmondBeach.org.

Toy Drive to benefit Family Renew Community

Cub Scout Pack 440 will host a toy drive to benefit the Family Renew Community.

Toys can be dropped off at Line-X of Volusia County, 313 N. Tomoka Farms Road, Daytona Beach, or Iron Horse Saloon, 1068 U.S. 1, Ormond Beach, until 5 p.m. Dec. 11.

League commemorates Pearl Harbor attack

Daytona Beach Navy League’s Area Council’s annual Holiday Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at River Bend Golf Club, 730 Airport Road, Ormond Beach.

This year the meeting is on the 77th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor.

Guest performer is Christie Beu, the lead singer and vocal arranger for The Beu Sisters.

Lunch will be $15. For a reservation, email dennisdickerson2@msn.com or call (619) 841-8105.

Environmental Discovery Center seeks volunteers

The City of Ormond Beach’s Environmental Discovery Center is currently seeking volunteers to assist with daily operations and scheduled events.

The EDC provides environmental education to the public through regular program series, lectures, field trips, summer camp and special events.

EDC Volunteers can provide daily exhibit tours, plan programs, assist with community events, lead field trips, and coordinate outreach efforts.

For more information, or to apply, contact Annie Evert, center coordinator, at (386) 615-7081 or email annie.evert@ormondbeach.org.

Ormond library offers free computer classes

Adults can improve their computer skills with free classes at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.

Programs for beginners include:

•Basic e-resources: 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29.

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.

Registration is required; call (386) 676-4191, option 4.

Toy drive for Head Start

The fourth annual Toy Drive at First Baptist Church Daytona needs unwrapped toys to give to children at the Keech Street Head Start location.

Also, the Port Orange Fire Department will deliver wrapped toys to the children at the Port Orange Head Start.

The church partners with area businesses to help collect toys. There are 120 children. The church will be collecting toys until Dec. 10. Toys also can be dropped off at Dollar Generals at 5420 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange, and at 145 N. Yonge St., Ormond Beach; First Fire Boxing, 1290 Hand Ave., Ormond Beach; Jon Hall Chevrolet Service Center, 551 N. Nova Road, Daytona Beach; That One Fun Place, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona; and The Honey Baked Ham Co., 345 Bill France Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Collecting toys through Nov. 30 are Chef Papa’s Restaurant and Catering, Jon Hall Chevrolet’s New and Used Car Sales, Osbourne’s Automotive, all in Daytona Beach; Passion Chiropractor and Pinch-a-Penny Pool & Spa in Port Orange; and Sandy Point Progressive Sports in South Daytona.

Christmas stockings for soldiers and veterans

Send troops and local veterans a little taste of home for the holidays.

Woodward Cremation and Funeral Services is one of hundreds of Veterans & Family Memorial Care providers across America participating in the 11th annual Christmas Stockings for Soldiers & Veterans.

Through Dec. 1 stop in and pick-up a free Christmas stocking to take home, decorate and stuff with Christmas cheer.

Woodward will either ship or deliver the stockings at their expense to troops abroad and veterans at home.

Participants may stop by from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at 1780 Ocean Shore Blvd. Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 441-1010.

Get free holiday photos at libraries

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 these library branches:

•John H. Dickerson Heritage Library: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26.

•Deltona Regional Library: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Reservations are required; call (386) 789-7207, option 1, then 4.

Spark the Spirit

Spark the Spirit will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, on Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach.

Christmas tree lighting in Christmas Park, as well as live entertainment and Santa’s grand entrance kicks off Christmas on Canal Street in downtown New Smyrna Beach. Free and open to the public.

For more information, visit canalstreetnsb.com.

Pancake breakfast

The New Smyrna Masonic Lodge will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at 300 N. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach.

The breakfast is $6 and includes eggs, homemade sausage, biscuits n' gravy, coffee and juice. Proceeds go to charities.

For more information, call (386) 423-2370.

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.

November’s programs, which begin at 10:30 a.m., include:

•Introduction to Windows 10: Monday, Nov 26

•Internet basics: Wednesday, Nov. 28

•Google Keep: Thursday, Nov. 29

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

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.

Association offers bingo

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

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

Hand Knee and Foot card game is played at 1 to 3:30 p.m. each Thursday in November. For more information, call (386) 402-4402.

Seashore sets activities

Canaveral National Seashore will host Canoe Mosquito Lagoon at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Participants must be at least 8 years old to paddle. Participants depart from the Visitor Center at 9:45 a.m., weather permitting. Individuals with their own kayak or canoe may join. Rent a canoe for $25. Reservations are required and space is limited. The visitors center is at 7611 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 428-3384, ext. 0.

For more information, visit nps.gov/cana.

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.

NSB library shows free Friday films

Catch a free matinee at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

November’s lineup includes:

•“Mama Mia! Here We Go Again:” 2 p.m. Nov. 30. Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Cher star. Rated PG-13, 120 minutes.

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

Cultural Council to meet Nov. 30

The Cultural Council of Volusia County will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.

Dr. Neil Levine, executive director of the Brevard Cultural Alliance, will lead a discussion on arts funding advocacy. Members will also review the arts license plate fund and discuss 2019 meeting locations.

For more information, contact Cultural Coordinator Robert Redd at rredd@volusia.org or (386) 736-5953, ext. 15872.

Registration open for holiday boat parade

Participants are needed for the 31st annual Holiday Boat Parade, hosted by Smyrna Yacht Club and Anglers Yacht Club, Saturday, Dec. 15.

Boats will assemble at 5 p.m. Dec.15 at Marker 53 in Edgewater. The parade will proceed north to Chicken Island along the Intracoastal.

To register, call (386) 427-4040 or visit smyrnayachtclub.com.

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 elves@volusia.org by Dec. 14.

Samsula Craft Show

Samsula Woman’s Club eighth annual Craft Show will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at SNPJ Lodge, 421 Samsula Drive, New Smyrna Beach.

There will be indoor and outdoor markets, crafts, gifts, collectibles, bake sale, silent auction, raffle and a cookbook sale.

Breakfast and lunch will be served. Show proceeds are used to fund scholarships for local students.

Vendors can reserve a table for a small fee by emailing gigi82153@gmail.com or (386) 689-1023.

Family movies on tap at NSB library

Make movie watching a family affair at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, which will show family friendly movies in December.

The free movies include:

•“Incredibles 2:” 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Mr. Incredible is left home with the kids when Elastigirl becomes the new face of superheroes. Rated PG, 118 minutes

•“The Polar Express:” 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. A doubting

8-year-old boy is whisked to the North Pole on a magical train for a meeting with Santa. Rated PG, 100 minutes.

•“How the Grinch Stole Christmas:” 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. The wicked Grinch conspires to end Christmas in the magical land of Whoville. Rated PG, 105 minutes.

•“Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas:” 2 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 22. Belle prepares a Christmas celebration against the wishes of the Beast. Rated G, 70 minutes.

•“Frozen:” 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29. A young woman must break a curse that has plunged her kingdom into eternal winter. Rated PG, 108 minutes.

The library is open seven days a week at 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach.

For more information, call 386-424-2910, option 5.

Free movie at Port Orange library

“Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” will be shown at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26 at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past. Lily James, Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep star. Rated PG-13, 116 minutes.

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

DAR to meet

The Sugar Mill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Port Orange Christian Church, 904 Taylor Road, Port Orange.

The speaker will be Lorraine McLaughlin, Longstreet Elementary Music Teacher, who will lead us in Christmas Caroling.

For more information, call (386) 882-5291.

Lecture series focuses on the ocean

The Ponce Inlet Historical Museum Fall Lecture Series will present “Volusia County and the Ocean” at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Town Council Chambers, 4300 S. Atlantic Ave.

Chad Macfie, manager at the Marine Science Center, will be the speaker.

The lecture is free. For more information, call (386) 236-2163.

Organist to perform holiday tunes

Get a head start on the holidays at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.

Organist and singer Jonathan Brady will perform seasonal favorites from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the library’s auditorium.

He’ll also include jazz standards and classic and soft rock tunes. Mr. Brady’s vocal style was inspired by Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole and Mel Torme.

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

Meet applicants for South Daytona city manager

The public is invited to the City Manager applicant Meet and Greet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Piggotte Community Center.

Residents can meet and talk to the two applicants, Les Gillis of South Daytona and William Lanham II of Fayetteville, W.V.

The applicants were selected by the City Council with the assistance of the Florida City and County Management Association and International City/County Management Association senior advisors.

City Manager Joseph Yarbrough is retiring after 31 years of service to the City.

Pet food drive

The Heart of Ponce Inlet pet food drive continues to Dec. 21.

Donations may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at Town Hall, 4300 S. Atlantic Ave.; the police department, 4301 S. Peninsula Drive; fire department, 4680 S. Peninsula Drive; or the community center, 4670 S. Peninsula Drive.

Also, Halifax Urban Ministries will be collecting new and unwrapped toys for children of all ages.

LaCosta craft fair

LaCosta Village will host a Community Art & Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the LaCosta Village Clubhouse, 1275 LaCosta Village Blvd., Port Orange.

Shop for a variety of handmade and homemade arts and crafts. Admission is fee. La Costa Village is on Big Tree Road, between Clyde Morris Boulevard and Nova Road.

Spruce Creek High School Luminaries Fundraiser

The Spruce Creek Musical Performing Arts will present the 26th annual Luminaria Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec.1 and 8.

The students in uniform will visit homes in the Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores and Ponce Inlet Areas.

The luminaries are $6 per package and support the SCHS band, color guard and orchestra programs.

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