Senior Oasis program expands to Scarlett Golden center

Seniors play bingo and enjoy activities at a Senior Oasis holiday event last year at the John H. Dickerson Center.
Seniors play bingo and enjoy activities at a Senior Oasis holiday event last year at the John H. Dickerson Center.

Adults who are 55 and older can now be part of  the Senior Oasis program at the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Cultural and Educational Center in Daytona Beach. The seniors meet there Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The program will include monthly luncheons, dinner dances, day trips, musicals, overnight excursions and even cruises. Participants also can participate in free exercise classes Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and free computer classes.

A similar group already meets on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John H. Dickerson Center.

For more information, call Katherine Moore at 386-671-5542 or 386-671-5540.


Workshop on book publishing takes place Sept. 26

“I Want To Write A Book, Now What?” is the topic of a free workshop ON Sept. 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center.

Author Donna M. Gray-Banks, organizer of the workshop, said representatives from Prindle House Publishing Company and Bethune Publishing will be present to answer questions and to advise attendees on the next steps to publish their books.

The workshop is sponsored by Daytona Beach City Commissioner Paula Reed and the Fresh Book Festival 2014.For more information, send an email to


Landlords invited to Section 8 meeting Sept. 30

Volusia County’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program will host an informational meeting for landlords who are renting or interested in renting to Section 8 participants.

The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 30 in the Frank T. Bruno Jr. County Council Chambers of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.

Staff from the county’s Community Assistance Division will explain the program’s rules and regulations.

Reservations are required and must be made by calling 386-736-5955, ext. 12566, or emailing by Sept. 20.


DeBary Hall to host talk about African American museum

Learn about the African American Museum of Art during a free presentation at 2 p.m.

Sept. 21 at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.

Executive Director Mary Allen will share information about the museum’s revolving gallery and permanent collection, which has more than 150 artifacts, sculptures and masks from African countries. The museum, founded in 1994 in the Spring Hill community of DeLand, is the only museum in the area devoted primarily to African-American cultures and arts.

Her presentation is part of the Lemonade Lectures series, which is sponsored by the Enterprise Historical Conservancy and Volusia County. Light refreshments and lemonade will be served.

Reservations are not required.

For more information, call Amber Patterson at 386-668-3840.


College faculty musicians to perform at Daytona Beach library

Bethune-Cookman University and Daytona State College faculty musicians will tickle the ivories and bend the brass during a free recital at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island.

Rose Grace (piano), Ed Morse (trombone and euphonium), Peter Waidelich (trumpet) and Bill Warnick (French horn) will present a brass and piano recital of music by living composers.

The program will showcase works by prominent award-winning American composers Eric Ewazen, Gregory Fritze, William Foster McDaniel and Richard Peaslee in performances featuring jazz and American contemporary music.

The free event, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library, is part of the ongoing Music in the Library series.

For more information, call Adult Program Coordinator Deborah Shafer at 386-257-6036, ext. 16264.



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