East Volusia Community Notes, April 29, 2022 | Community Notes

Speakers Series

The Ormond Beach Historical Society will present Timucua Indians & The Missions of Spanish Florida at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach..

Beginning in the 1560s, Spain founded more than 150 missions from Florida to the Chesapeake Bay with the largest number in Timucua towns in South Georgia and North Florida. Jerald T. Milanich, curator emeritus at Florida Museum of Natural History, will recount how only two missions remained by 1763.

Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (386) 677-7705 or visit ormondhistory.org.

Housing Fair and Financial Clinic

A 2022 Housing Fair and Financial Clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the parking lot at Allen Chapel AME Church, 580 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach.

HUD counselors, Realtors, lenders, insurance agents, home inspectors and title companies will be available for questions.

For more information, contact Lydia Gregg at Mid-Florida Housing Partnership at (386) 274-4441 ext 304 or lydia.gregg@mfhp.org.

BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsors reduced fees

As shelters across the country face overcrowding, BISSELL Pet Foundation is aiming to “Empty the Shelters” by sponsoring reduced adoption fees from May 2-15.

The event will be hosted in more than 275 shelters in 40 states, including Halifax Humane Society at 2364 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Halifax Humane Society is open to the public noon to 6 p.m., seven days a week.

For more information, visit halifaxhumanesociety.org.

Plant clinics

The Master Gardeners of the University of Florida Extension Service will conduct a Plant Clinic at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the Environmental Discovery Center, 601 Division Ave.

They will help with plant identification, insect problems, and lawn and plant care.

“Propagating Plants” by Julie Warner, Master Gardener, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, at center.

For more information, call (386) 615-7081.

Ormond library hosts adult programs

Adults can learn about the Volusia Forever program and mental health issues at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., in May.

Christie Miller, volunteer coordinator for Volusia County Environmental Management, will discuss at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, the purpose and successes of the Volusia Forever program, which was formed in 2000 to acquire land for conservation and recreation.

Aaron Taggart of SMA Healthcare will address advocacy and support for mental health at 2 p.m. Friday, May 27. He will discuss the major issues facing persons with mental health and substance abuse issues.

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

Self defense class

Stay Alert & Defend Yourself, a free self defense and assault prevention class for women by the Holly Hill Police Department, meets monthly at Sica Hall, 1065 Daytona Ave.

The next class is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4.

The class is for women 18 and older only. Liability waiver required. For a reservation, call (386) 248-9423.

History of a house

The Ormond Beach Historical Society will present The House Named Bosarve: The First and Last Families from May 7 to Oct. 1 at MacDonald House, 38 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

An opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

MacDonald House is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (386) 677-7705 or visit ormondhistory.org.

Black History Month Storytelling

The Ormond Beach Historical Society celebrates Black History with African American Trailblazers from Ormond Beach sharing their stories of achievement.

The next topic is Law Enforcement with Elder Andrew Steward and Minister George Watson at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach.

For more information, call (386) 677-7005 or email office@ormondbeach.org.

Home gardening presentation

The City of Daytona Beach will host a family-friendly educational presentation with environmentalist Jenny Nazak on home gardening and the Home Grown National Park movement at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Breakers Environmental Learning Center, 13 S. Atlantic Ave.

The presentation is free, but attendees are asked to register at codb.us/activities.


The City of Daytona Beach has a quilting group that meets from 1 to 4 p.m. each Tuesday at Yvonne Scarlet-Golden Cultural & Educational Center, 1000 Vine St.

The program is only for adults and admission is free. For more information, call (386) 671-5782.

Earth Day celebration

The City of Port Orange will celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Riverwalk Park, 3459 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

There will be community educators, live music, food trucks and children’s activities. Learn about the environment and what residents can do to protect it.

The city also will be giving away recycle bins and the city’s Environmental Advisory Board will be giving out trees. The types of trees will include nuttall oak, shumard oak, winged elm, red maple and dahoon holly. There will be 50 total, 10 of each handed out, two per address. The trees are about three to four feet tall.

Ice Cream Social

Garden Club of Ponce Inlet’s will host its annual ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Ponce Inlet Community Center, 4670 S Peninsula Drive.

Admission is $3. There will be a bake sale, ice cream, cupcakes, a children’s zone and a raffle.

AAUW to meet

The New Smyrna Beach American Association of University Women will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Sugar Mill Country Club, 100 Club House Circle, New Smyrna Beach

It will include the yearly presentation of scholarships to area women.

The cost is $22. For a reservation, call (386) 423-5278.

Low-cost pet clinic

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rescue will offer a low-cost pet shot clinic from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday April 30, at Big Lots 1998 State Road 44 New Smyrna.

Rabies shots will cost $5. for one year or $12 for three years. Heartworm prevention and flea control products will be available to buy.

The clinic is open to everyone, no appointment needed. Proceeds benefit abused animals. SPCA is a non profit rescue serving Volusia since 1977. Donations are tax deductible.

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

Preview new Sports Complex dog park

Join the City of New Smyrna Beach at 6 p.m. Monday, May 2, in the New Smyrna Beach Garden Club at 2000 Turnbull Bay Road when Maintenance Operations Director David Ray hosts an open house for a new dog park slated to be built next to the club’s parking lot.

Mr. Ray will give a brief overview of the project, take questions and comments and lead a walk-through of the site. The proposal park will have 202 by 136 feet of space with areas for small and large dogs serviced by potable water, light poles and four gates surrounded by a six-foot -tall chain link fence.

The dog park was approved April 12 by The City Commission as a replacement for amenities installed on Turnbull Street Park, which was closed last year due to concerns of nearby residents.

Plant clinic

Volusia County Master Gardeners will host a plant clinic at 10 a.m. Monday, May 2, at Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd.

The topic will be “Invasive Plants.”

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

Therapeutic Thursdays

Lexington Place will host Therapeutic Thursdays, education and networking opportunities with partners in care, from 5 to 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Half Wall Restaurant & Brewery, 1889 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach.

Light appetizers and drinks will be served. For a reservation, call (386) 410-2523 or email marketingdirector@lexingtonplacensb.com.

Lexington Place is at 301 S. Myrtle Ave. in New Smyrna Beach.

FLOW mobile to visit NSB library


Employees from Florida Licensing on Wheels will visit the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

Drivers can renew or reinstate their license, change an out-of-state license to a Florida license, obtain an ID card or purchase a duplicate license for a lost or stolen license. They also can do vehicle registration renewals and replacements, make address and name changes, register emergency contact information, and obtain or renew disabled parking placards.

Written and driving tests will not be provided.

For a list of documents and more information, visit gathergoget.com.

Garden Club to meet

The final meeting of the year for the Fairgreen Garden Club will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at the New Smyrna Beach Yacht Club, 1201 S. Riverside Drive.

New officers will be sworn in. Reservations are required. For more information or a reservation, call Carol Stawicki (419) 217-4392.

Turtle talk

The Town of Ponce Inlet will host a Program in the Park at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Ponce Preserve, 4401 S. Peninsula Drive.

Mindy Ash of the Marine Science Center will be the speaker with Turtle Talk. Children 5 to 10 can make a turtle craft and play games. Reservations are required.

For a reservation, email Jlagreca@ponce-inlet.org or call (386)761-2408.

Democratic Club to meet

The Port Orange Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at 4662 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The guest speaker is Elizabeth Albert, the president of Volusia United Educators. All Democrats and people interested in joining the party are welcome.

For more information, call (386) 320-9539 or email podems@outlook.com.

Port Orange library hosts Comic Book Day

The Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle, will join hundreds of libraries and comic book stores in celebrating the 21st annual Free Comic Book Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

The national event celebrates all comic books, including superheroes and graphic novels.

Library staff will dress in cosplay, promote comic books and graphic novels for all ages, and offer free comic books while supplies last. The move “Into the Spider-verse” will be screened at 10 a.m. and comic book trivia will be played at 2:30 p.m.

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

Funds available for children and community programs

Contingency grant funds of $79,567 for fiscal year 2022-23 are available through the Children and Families Advisory Board.

Programs that serve children and the community in Volusia County and do not fit within the following categories are eligible to apply:

•Services for persons with disabilities

•Services for seniors

•Youth development services (kindergarten through high school graduation)

•Basic needs

•Family support and services

First-time applicants must attend a training meeting by May 6. Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. May 13. Applications are available at volusia.org/community_assistance/applications.

For more information or to schedule training, contact Anslee Holland at aholland@volusia.org or (386) 736-5955, ext. 12908.

Extension offers homebuyer classes

The University of Florida/Volusia County Extension offers pre-purchase workshops that meet the education requirement for a First-Time Homebuyer Program.

Extension Agent Lisa Hamilton, a HUD-certified housing counselor, will instruct the virtual classes on Microsoft Teams.

English language classes will be conducted at:

•5 to 9 p.m. May 5 and 12

•9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 and 13

•9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 3 and 10

•5 to 9 p.m. July 15 and 23

The classes consist of eight hours of education. Participants will receive a certificate of completion that will enable them to apply for a federal down payment and closing cost assistance program through Volusia County or the City of Deltona.

The cost is $10 per household. Scholarships are available upon request.

Advance registration is required. Visit homebuyered.eventbrite.comor contact Patricia Caradonna at (386) 822-5778 or pcaradonna@volusia.org.

County plans Explore Volusia programs

Learn about Volusia County’s conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs in April and May. Environmental specialists will lead a variety of outdoor adventures and volunteer and learn programs.

Registration is required; call (386) 736-5927.

Upcoming events include:

•Volunteer and learn – Trail marking: 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 29. Celebrate Arbor Day by installing trail markers along Deep Creek Preserve’s white trail. Meet at Deep Creek Preserve, 946 State Road 415, New Smyrna Beach.

•Indian River Lagoon paddle: 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 3. Explore the northern end of the Indian River Lagoon. Bring a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, along with a life preserver and whistle. Meet at Mary McLeod Bethune Park, 6656 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

Embroiderers Guild to meet

The Sand Dollar Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 10 a.m. to noon every first Thursday of the month at Westminster by the Sea Presbyterian Church, 3221 S. Peninsula Drive, Daytona Beach Shores.

The EGA is national organization welcoming all levels of expertise in all needle-based arts.

Informal stitch-in gatherings are at 10 a.m. monthly on the second Thursday at the New Smyrna Beach Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway; the third Thursday at Port Orange Library, 1005 City Center Circle; and the fourth Saturday at the Ormond Beach Library, 30 S. Beach St..

For more information, visit egausa.org, sunregionega.org or call (850) 377-5281.

Club seeking Marylanders

The Maryland Club of Port Orange is looking for new members.

The group meets the third Wednesday each month at Golden Coral, 907 Taylor Road.

The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. with lunch to follow. Membership is $7.50 annually. The club also has a social activity each month

For more information, call (443) 243-8681.