‘42’ at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Feb. 28
The movie “42” will be shown at Jackie Robinson Ballpark Friday, Feb. 28.

The Daytona Cubs will open their concession stand at 5 p.m., and the movie will be shown at dusk. Moviegoers will watch the free screening from the stands.

The popular 2013 film tells the story of Robinson, who played at the ballpark in 1946 when it was named the Daytona City Island Ballpark. The following year, Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African-American to play in American Major League Baseball.

Free events
Author Chris Lamb will discuss his biography, “Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the auditorium of the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.

The free events are part of the library’s Connecting with the Community series, a two-year program funded in part by a partnership grant from the Florida Humanities Council.

Throughout 2014, the library is sponsoring book talks, dramatizations, panel discussions, films and music programs commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The grant will continue into 2015, when the programming emphasis will change to contemporary issues.

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

Daytona State to host FAFSA assistance day
Daytona State College will host a College Goal event from noon to 4 p.m. on March 1 at the Daytona Beach and DeLand campuses. Financial aid specialists will help college-bound students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Those interested can stop by the Daytona Beach Campus, Baker Academic Support Center/computer lab, at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., or the DeLand Campus, Business Hall, room 115, at 1155 County Road 4139, on Saturday, March 1, from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 386-506-3015.

Open house for lifeguards set for Feb. 22
Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Lifeguard Headquarters and Administration Center, 515 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

Residents can tour the facility and learn about summer lifeguard jobs. On the third floor, residents can watch a recruitment video, enjoy refreshments and talk to lifeguard instructors.

Lifeguard vehicles, a jet ski and rescue boat will be displayed outside. Volusia Surf Lifeguard Association apparel and novelty items will be available for sale.
For more information, call 386-239-7873.

County plans workshops for prospective vendors
Volusia County’s Purchasing and Contracts Division will hold two workshops for vendors who want to learn how to do business with the county.

The workshops will be in the first-floor training rooms of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, and 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5.

County representatives will demonstrate how to register as a vendor; submit bids, proposals and quotes; and discuss state and local ordinances relevant when working with the county. Staff will explain the information channels available to vendors and answer questions.

For more information, call the Volusia County Purchasing and Contracts Division at 386-736-5935, ext. 12490.

Harvest Time International seeking volunteers
Harvest Time International’s Volunteer Services Department has many volunteer positions available.

Individual volunteers and group volunteers are essential in helping with the local community assistance program.

Volunteer opportunities consist of sorting or stocking of relief products such as household goods, and food for distribution in the Community Hope Center. The center in Port Orange provides immediate assistance upon qualification.  Families in need are able to receive same day assistance after qualifying through the client services office.
If interested, email Maria Delgado at

Bible study scheduled at Chiles Academy
A Community Bible study will take place every second and fourth Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Chiles Academy, 868 George Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach. The study begins on Feb. 25 and will be conducted by Minister Edna Sturgis.

Parenting dialogue takes place Feb. 21 at Chiles Academy
The Pyramid Community Cafe dialogue continues on Feb. 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event takes place at the Chiles Academy, Room 216W, 868 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Hosted by Corey Best and Alicia Garvin, the topic is “Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development.’’ Questions for discussion: When you’re faced with challenging behavior from your child/children, where do you turn for support? And, has it helped the relationship between you and your child/children?

For more information, call 386-322-6102, ext. 7.



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