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Hometown News: Port Orange, South Daytona, Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach Shores - 1/12/2018
Submarine Veterans will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at VFW Post 3282, 5810 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange.
Join the group in remembrance of those still "overdue; presumed lost."
For more information, call (901) 229-2077.
Charity horse ride Jan. 14
The third annual Ride for Hope Reins will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Park, 2317 Creek Shore Trail, New Smyrna Beach.
Participants may ride their own horse or use one of Marcody Ranch's horses. Participants pay $40 to ride their own horses or $75 with horse rental.
All proceeds benefit Hope Reins.
For more information, email Natalie Eisenhut at email@example.com, call
(386) 846-3515 or visit hopereinsinc.org.
Veterans post seeks speakers
The Father Charles Waters Post 1962 of the Catholic War Veterans is looking for speakers and entertainers for its meetings the last Monday of the month at 1920 Mason Ave.Emery L. Bennet Veterans Nursing Home.
For more information, call (386) 255-3814 or asktravVolusia County's master gardeners will share winter gardening tips and answer questions during plant clinics in January.
Residents can bring their plants or clippings for a free check-up.
?2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.
?9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Sugar Mill Gardens, 950 Sugar Mill Road, Port Orange.
For more information, call the Volusia County Extension Service at (386) 822-5778.
Sugar Mill DAR meets
The Sugar Mill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Port Orange Christian Church, 904 Taylor Road.
The program will be "Women's Issues in History" presented by Niki Byram.
For more information, call Regent Betty Stecker at (386) 882-5291.
Program in the Park
The Town of Ponce Inlet will host a Program in the Park, "Night Sky Tour," by the Museum of Arts and Sciences at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at Ponce Preserve, 4401 S. Peninsula Ave.
For more information, call Amy Zengotita (386) 236-2163.
Vietnam Veterans of America to meet
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1048 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at VFW 3282, at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd., in Port Orange.
Arrive early for social time, all veterans welcome.
For more information, contact Rod Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org, (386) 690-9553 or visit vva1048.com.
Fundraiser planned to benefit IDignity Volusia
IDignity Volusia will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Applebee's, 1390 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange.
Tickets are $7 for a meal with pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice.
Proceeds benefit IDignity Volusia, a non-profit, volunteer organization that helps obtain Florida identification cards and licenses, birth certificates, Social Security cards, replacement immigration records and other documents.
The next client event will be Friday, Jan. 26, at Port Orange Presbyterian Church, 4662 Clyde Morris Blvd. Intake is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and individuals are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early as capacity is limited.
For tickets to the pancake breakfast, call (386) 788-1111.
For more information, visit volusia.idignity.org.
Library plans free computer classes
Adults can pick up new computer skills during free classes at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle.
January's classes include:
?Computer basics 2: Intro to Windows and the internet: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16
?Hoopla, Access Video on Demand, and Freegal Music: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17
?Windows 10 overview: 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18
?Computer basics 3: Intro to file handling and storage: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23
?Introduction to Overdrive: 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24
?iPad basics: 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25
?Introduction to Excel: 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30 ?Skype overview: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31
Computers will be provided, but participants may bring their own laptops or other portable computing devices. The library has free Wi-Fi throughout the building.
Nine spots are available for each session. Registration is required; call (386) 322-5152, option 4.
Annual Empty Bowls and Silent Auction
The 10th Annual Empty Bowls Event a benefit to help Halifax Urban Ministries overcome hunger in Volusia Co., will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at Bethune Cookman'sCenter for Civic Engagement located at 740 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Tickets are $20 and are available online at HalifaxUrbanMinistries.org or at Jennings Insurance Office 109 Magnolia St., New Smyrna Beach, Halifax Urban Ministries, 54 S. Ridgewood Ave., Ormond Beach, or 215 Bay St., Daytona Beach.
Library friends seek left over greeting cards
The Friends of the Port Orange Library are collecting new Christmas cards, including the envelopes.
Do not go out and buy cards just to donate, the Friends are only asking for any extra cards. They are trying to reduce, reuse and recycle. Cards for other occasions are welcome, too. Cards are cut down into bookmarks used to make gift boxes and for various craft projects.
They can also use all of those cards and stickers sent from various organizations. Donated cards can be left at the Circulation Desk at the library at City Center.
Realtors playing poker for ?the cause'
The Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors' Sold 4 the Cause will host its inaurugal Texas Hold ?em Tournament from 5:10 to 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club, 960 S. Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach.
The event is presented by Lynn Byrne of 1st Florida Realty Lynn Byrne, Susan Summers of Century 21 Sun-dance Realty and the card club.
Cocktail hour and hor d'oeuvres begin at 5:10 p.m. Cards in the air at 6:10 p.m.
Poker spectators tickets are $25. Early player registration is $95 through Jan. 15. Player registration is $125. Player seats and sponsorships are available.
For information, call (386) 566-7503. To register, visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg? oeidk=a07eeo43tp02f-135d63&oseq=&c=&ch=.
County plans Explore Volusia programs
Learn about Volusia County's conservation lands and land management practices during free Explore Volusia programs in January.
Reservations are required; call (386) 736-5927.
Upcoming events include:
?Hickory Bluff Preserve paddle: 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12. Explore the ecosystems of the St. Johns River during a leisurely paddling trip. Bring a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard along with a life preserver and whistle. Meet at 598 Guise Road, Osteen.
?Beach cleanup: 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. Start the new year right by cleaning the beach at Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park. Bring a bucket and gloves. All ages are welcome. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Laura Albert at LAlbert@volusia.org for more information. Meet at 6656 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach.
?Eco-buggy tour: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17. Learn about land management practices while riding through the diverse ecosystem of the 1,400-acre Wire-grass Prairie Preserve, which is almost entirely in the St. Johns River valley. Meet at 1751 Lopez Road, Osteen. Do not use a GPS to find the location.
?Guided hike of Lake Ashby Park: 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. Take a walk through cypress swamp on Lake Ashby's boardwalk. Participants will learn about the importance of swamp habitats while enjoying the beauty of nature. Meet at 4150 Boy Scout Camp Road, New Smyrna Beach.
Participants should bring water and insect repellent. They should wear comfortable clothes and hiking or walking shoes.
Former state representative declares for Congress
Former State Rep. Fred Costello has declared his campaign for the Sixth Congressional District of Florida.
Mr. Costello, who also served as mayor of Ormond Beach for eight years, announced his candidacy at Rockefeller Park, which he led the way as mayor in restoring the park adjacent to The Casements.
He has been a dentist in Ormond Beach for many years and served in the U.S. Air Force.
The Sixth District includes Volusia and Flagler counties and part of St. Johns and Lake counties.