#childsafety | East Volusia Community Notes, June 3, 2022 | Community Notes

Ormond Beach officer honored

Officer Rick Taylor of the Ormond Beach Police Department was selected as the 2021 Goldwing Road Riders Association, Chapter FL 1-H, Motor Officer of the Year.

This year’s ceremony was May 19 at the RiverGrille Restaurant in Ormond Beach,
State Sen. Tom A. Wright, R-New Smyrna Beach, presented Officer Taylor with a Florida Senate Proclamation, named May 19 as Ormond Beach Police Officer Rick Taylor Day.

New thrift store location opening

Halifax Humane Society Rescue Re-Tail Thrift Store Grand Opening will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at 385 S. Yonge St., Ormond Beach.

The thrift store is moving from at 333 W. Granada Blvd. to a freestanding building, which has 5,378 square feet of space.

For more information, visit halifaxhumanesociety.org/thrift-store/index

Free Quilting Lesson

Racing Fingers Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 13. at Seabreeze United Church of Christ, 501 N Wild Ave, Daytona Beach.

Kendra Wiggins will present “Exploring Disappearing Quilt Blocks.” Admission is free and open to the public. Participants should park behind the church and enter via the kitchen door.

RFQG Sit ‘n Sew is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the church. Participants should bring a sewing machine and a project to work on during the meeting.

Mother Hen quilting help is available from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 9, at the Ormond Beach Library, at 30 S. Beach St.

Fidget quilts for patients with Alzheimer’s, dementia and brain injuries also can be made at Mother Hen. Supplies and directions for making fidget quilts will be provided.

For more information, visit racingfingersquiltguild.com.

Fourth of July parade registration

Registration is open for the July 4th Veterans Parade at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Daytona Beach.

The parade will travel the length of Main Street. The public can view the parade from the sidewalks.

Veterans and youth groups or bands wanting to participate, contact Rolf

Mattar at RJMattar@yahoo.com or City Commissioner Stacy Cantu at CantuStacy@codb.us.

For more information, email mcldaytona@gmail.com.

Get drivers license services at Ormond Beach City Hall

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Florida Licensing On Wheels mobile unit will be at Ormond Beach City Hall, 22 S. Beach St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, June 6.

FLOW is a standalone mobile office with technology to provide most motorists’ needs.

For more information, visit flhsmv.gov or call (850) 617-2000.

Democratic Club will meet

The Ormond Beach Area Democratic Club will meet in-person and on Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at 56 N. Halifax Drive in Ormond Beach.

Social networking is from 6:30 to 7 p.m. A zoom link request and club information are at ormondbeachdems.org.

Like minded non-members are welcome to attend as guests.

Ormond library to host storm preparation

The Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., will host programs on how to prepare for severe weather Saturday, June 11.

Programs will include:

•Stay entertained during a hurricane: 11 a.m. Staff will explain the free library services that can be downloaded to smartphones, tablets or e-readers.

• Basic cooking: Noon. This Recipes and Reads program will feature easy-to-cook fried rice using refrigerator leftovers. Registering the number in your group by calling the library is encouraged to ensure samples.

•Meteorology: 2 p.m. Mallory Nicholls, a meteorologist at Spectrum 13, will offer tips on preparing for severe weather.

•Prepare with Pedro: 3 p.m. The American Red Cross will teach students in grades K-2 how to be prepared and take action for hazards.

•Pillowcase Project: 4 p.m. American Red Cross will teach children in grades 3-5 about personal and family preparedness and help them create an emergency supply kit.

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

Ormond library hosts adult programs

The Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., will host a variety of free educational programs for adults in June.

Librarian Ray Lennard will offer suggestions for storing family history documents on the web at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16.

David Heckard, a meteorologist for Spectrum 13, will explain the science behind weather forecasts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.

Joan Tague, a member of the Halifax River Audubon Society, will discuss sea watching, a special niche of bird watching that focuses on seaside observations, at 2 p.m. Friday, June 24.

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

Sound the alarm

The Red Cross is partnering with the South Daytona Fire Department and the community of Lakeview Estates to install free smoke detectors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday June 4.

Volunteers are needed. Everyone will receive training from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Volunteers will be in two-to three-person teams.

All equipment, breakfast, snacks, water and lunch at the fire station will be provided.

All participants should meet at 9 a.m. at the Lakeview Estates clubhouse, 918 Reed Canal Road, South Daytona.

For more information or to register, call (386) 322-3033.

Ponce Inlet seeks board members

The Town of Ponce Inlet has volunteer board member opportunities.

Boards with vacant seats available are Cultural Services Advisory Board, Meetings are at 5:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month; Planning Board, Meetings are at 10 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Applicants must be a legal resident and registered voter of the town. They must attend one meeting of the board to which they seek appointment.

For more information, contact Peg Hunt, deputy clerk, at (386) 236-2180 or email phunt@ponce-inlet.org.

Meet the city manager

Daytona Beach Shores Mayor Nancy Miller invites the community to a reception to welcome Kurt Swartzlander as city manager and to introduce the city’s management team.

The evening version of Coffee with the Mayor will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the Shores Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Drive. Free to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Adult programs on tap at Port Orange library

The Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle, will offer free programs in June to help adults learn new skills and make new friends.

•Word Weavers: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Learn about the writing process from authors Victoria Buck and Dan Walsh.

•Music of Jimmy Buffett: 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. Enjoy tropical tunes with Kip Sweeney, a founding member of the band Come Monday.

•Paint-errific: 2 p.m. Friday, June 10; and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11. Create an ocean-themed painting. Registration is required; call (386) 322-5152, option 4.

•Book club: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15. The book is Isabel Allende’s “A Long Petal of the Sea.”

NSB library hosts book sale

The Friends of the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library will host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, in the library auditorium, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach.

The volunteers will sell gently used books, music, DVDs, puzzles and other items.

Proceeds will be used to fund programs and crafts for adults, children and teens.

For more information, call (386) 424-2910, option 3.

Low-cost pet clinic
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Rescue will host low-cost pet shot clinics Saturday, June 4.

Rabies shots will be $3. All other shots will be available.

The first clinic will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Advance America, 1846 S. Ridgewood Ave. in Edgewater.

The second clinic will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Best in Show Pet Groomer, 201 Commonwealth Blvd. in Port Orange.

The third clinic will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Big Lots, 1998 State Road 44 in New Smyrna Beach.

Nail trims and ear cleaning will be offered for $5. Heartworm prevention and flea control products will be available to buy at a discount. Cash only for the shots. Clinic is open to everyone, no appointment needed.

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

NSB library kicks off adult reading program

Adults can explore oceans of possibilities during the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library’s summer reading program June 1 to Aug. 31.

Book lovers can pick up a Book Bingo card at the library at 1001 S. Dixie Freeway and return the completed card by Sept. 1 to be entered into a prize drawing.

For more information, call (386) 424-2910, option 3.

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 at:

•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 available 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.

NSB library plans adult programs

The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, offers a variety of programs to help adults learn new skills and make new friends.

Here’s June’s lineup:

•Bring your plant cuttings to the Master Gardener Plant Clinic at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, for a quick diagnosis and care plan.

•The Knit and Crochet Club will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 9. People of all skill levels are welcome to learn how to knit and crochet. Yarn and needles will be provided.

•Create unique jewelry and share tips at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16. Bring your own materials and tools. Jewelry and supplies cannot be sold, but swapping and sharing are encouraged.

•The Select & Reflect Book Club will review “Under Occupation” by Alan Furst at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 21. Newcomers are welcome to participate in this no-pressure book club.

•Beat the heat with free Beach Bingo at 3 p.m. Monday, June 27. Adults can register online, in person or by phone. Stop by the library service desk to pick up a Book Bingo card or call (386) 424-2910, option 3.

The library is open from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (386) 424-2910, option 3.

Learn how to arrange flowers at NSB library

Choose the flowers. Pick a vase. Add the greenery. Discover what to do next at 3 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

Cathy Baxter, a member of the Oak Hill Garden Club and a former employee of Disney Florist, will walk budding florists through the basics of flower arrangements.

Space is limited and registration is require; call (386) 424-2910, option 3.

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.

Poker Run

The Southeast Volusia Humane Society will host a Poker Run Saturday, June 11.

Registration is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the shelter at 1200 S. Glencoe Road, New Smyrna Beach.

There will be food and raffles. The cost is $10 per person. All funds raised will benefit the animals of SEVHS.

For more information, call (386)428-9860.

Tourist Development Council to meet

Volusia County’s Tourist Development Council will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, June 3, in meeting room 103ABC of the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

Parking is available in the south lot off and attendees should enter through the south end of the connector concourse.

The public is invited and there will be time for participation.

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse commemorates Flag Day

Before Florida was admitted to statehood in 1845 and finally flew the 27 stars and 13 stripes on July 4th of that year, five different national flags or princely banners represented it as a colony or possession.

To highlight the history of those flags, Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum will host a program from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11.

Lighthouse staff and docents will offer presentations and hands-on workshops exploring the use of flags as communication devices and signals. Each child younger than seven will receive a take-home craft.

A special presentation at 1 p.m. will feature Lighthouse Lead Docent John Mann discussing the history of the flags that flew over Florida.

Admission is included in the regular Lighthouse fees. For more information, call (386) 761-1821, Ext. 18.

One Voice for Volusia Coalition Meeting

One Voice for Volusia Coalition Meeting will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Florida Department of Health, 1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach.

This meeting will be a panel discussion on child safety issues, including poisoning prevention, car safety, water safety, safe storage and disposal of medications.

County requests input on fairgrounds master plan

Volusia County, in partnership with the University of Florida, Volusia County Fair and Youth Show, Farm Bureau and Cattlemen’s Association, is conducting master planning to improve the fairgrounds.

There will be a community meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, in the Hester Building at 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.

Participants will be actively engaged in identifying key priorities, projects and initiatives that will help Volusia County take advantage of future opportunities and possibilities for the fairgrounds.

A short survey is available at tinyurl.com/VCfairgrounds for those who are unable to attend the meeting but would like to provide input

County Council plans special meeting

The Volusia County Council will conduct a special meeting on growth management and permitting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the county council chambers of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.

Growth and Resources Management staff will review potential changes to the county’s comprehensive plan and land development regulations.

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

Four-H summer camps

Volusia County 4-H is planning three day camps, open to anyone.

•Gardening camp: 9 a.m. to noon June 21-22. Children ages 5 to 10 (as of Sept. 1) will learn about gardening through hands-on activities at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Register at gardencamp.eventbrite.com. The fee is $20 per child.

•Photography camp: 9 a.m. to noon June 27 and 29. Youth ages 11 to 18 can learn about basic camera functions and photography composition at the Volusia County Agricultural Center. Register at tinyurl.com/3phjp8c2. The fee is $20 per child.

•Marine science camp: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 28-29. Youth ages 11 to 13 will explore concepts related to marine science at Spruce Creek Park, 6250 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange. Register at tinyurl.com/vuw4ch4d. The fee is $30 per child.

For more information, call 4-H Youth Development Agent Chelsea Woodard at (386) 822-5778.

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