Church plans Wednesday prayer, meditation time
The instrumentalists of Music for Prayer and Meditation and the Port Orange Ministerial Association invite the public to a half hour of music each Wednesday from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, 751 Dunlawton Avenue in Port Orange.

The half hour is an opportunity to experience an oasis of silent prayer and meditation accompanied by comforting sounds of the following musicians scheduled for October.

The schedule is: Oct. 3, Rusty Baker & Susan Acree/Piano and Violin; Oct. 10, Rick Shaw/Piano; Oct. 17, Casey Baker/Piano, Oct. 24, Dan Weimer/Organ; and Oct. 31, Rusty Baker & Susan Acree/Piano and Violin.

For additional information call All Saints Lutheran at 386-761-9129 or email Susan Pitard Acree, at

Michael Eric Dyson to address Florida NAACP conference
Dr. Mchael Eric Dyson will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon hosted by the Florida AFL-CIO at the Florida State Conference of the NAACP in Daytona Beach on Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m.

Dyson is a hard-hitting political pundit and professor of sociology at Georgetown University. He will discuss the impact of Florida’s voter protection laws on minority voters and encourage voters to be ready for the election.

Following the luncheon, attorney Alma Gonzalez, the Voter Protection Director for the Florida AFL-CIO, and Eddie Hiles of the Advancement Project will give a presentation on voter protection titled “We Are Ready.”

The luncheon and presentation will be held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront, 100 North Atlantic.

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Domestic Abuse luncheon takes place Oct. 9
The third annual Domestic Abuse Council Annual Luncheon and meeting will be held at the Sunset Harbor in Daytona Beach. The event is Oct. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A survivor will share her story and a scholarship contestant with the Miss American pageant will be the guest speaker. Several companies are sponsoring the event, including Macy’s, Daytona Beach Police Department, Raydon Corporation, Daytona International Speedway, Cobb Cole, Wright Printery, ReMax Signature and Florida Power & Light.

The annual meeting also is a fundraiser and the money raised will help support programs provided to the emergency shelter and in outreach services, including court advocacy and legal services as well as support groups.

Last year the event was sold out. Tickets are $30 per person and sponsorships start at $250.

To register, call 386-257-2297 ext. 11 or go to



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