Learn how to do business with the county
Volusia County’s Purchasing and Contracts Division will hold two workshops for vendors wanting to learn how to do business with the county, demonstrating how to register as a vendor; submit bids, proposals and quotes; and discuss state and local ordinances relevant when working with the county.

County staff members will explain the information channels available to vendors and answer questions. The workshops will be held in the first-floor training rooms of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.

The first is from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m., June 4, and the second is 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. June 5.

More information: 386-736-5935, ext. 12490.

Pretty Hat Tea to salute style of first lady
On Sunday, June 9, the Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., will present “Pretty Hat Tea 2013: Saluting the Style of First Lady Michelle Obama’’ at Lakeside Community Center, 1999 City Center Circle, in Port Orange. The event will take place from 3-5 p.m.

For more than 10 years, the Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) has presented its annual Pretty Hat Tea as a way to promote health awareness among women.

The event will feature hat and jewelry vendors and an array of refreshments. In addition, there will be a “Pretty Hat” contest, door prize giveaways and a fashion tribute to Mrs. Obama.

The National Council of Negro Women is a coalition of national African-American women’s organizations and community-based sections. Founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune, the NCNW mission is to lead, develop, and advocate for women as they support their families and communities.

NCNW fulfills this purpose through research, advocacy, and national and community-based services and programs on issues of health, education, and economic empowerment in the United States and Africa.

With its 39 national affiliates and more than 240 sections, NCNW is a 501(c)3 organization with an outreach to nearly four million women. The Daytona Beach Section of NCNW has served the Daytona Beach area since the 1950s with its charitable, cultural and social programs.

Tickets for the tea are $20. To purchase tickets or for event details, call 386.248.2002.

–Special to The Times



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