Community Calendar for August 9 – August 15, 2012

Sorority to hold fundraising event
The Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is holding an annual “White Linen Affair” fundraising event to be held at the LPGA Banquet room, 1000 Champions Drive. The event is Aug.18, beginning with a cocktail hour followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 11 p.m. Cost: $50.All proceeds go toward scholarships for area high school graduating seniors.

Backpack giveaway
The Mayor’s backpack giveaway continues Aug. 11 at the John H. Dickerson Community Center, 308 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. for youngsters age 5 through 18. Parents are required to accompany their children and have a valid ID at the event. More information: 386-671-8337.

Church dedicates new sanctuary
The New Heart Christian Center is holding a dedication service for its new sanctuary Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. 1328 Hurst St. Guest speaker is the Rev. Kevin James. More information: or 386-238-0050.

Church hosting Family and Friends Day
Allen Chapel AME Church will celebrate its annual  Family and Friends Day on Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. at 580 George Engram Blvd. The theme is “God Made Us Family: Love Made Us Friends.” Navy blue, white and yellow are the colors for this year’s celebration. The Rev. Dwayne K. Gaddis, pastor of Mount Zion AME Church in Riverview, will be the guest preacher. More information:



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