College students to perform at Riverfront Music Festival
Daytona State College performing arts and music production students will showcase their talents on Beach Street as part of the Riverfront Music Festival slated for Saturday, March 22, from 1 to 8 p.m.

The free event will feature music, food and an eclectic selection of arts and crafts, photography exhibits by Daytona State School of Photography students and prize giveaways.

“There are a lot of great things happening in downtown Daytona Beach, with some pretty cool new businesses opening, and Daytona State is proud to be a part of it,” said Jake Niceley, who chairs the Music Production Technology program at the college’s downtown News-Journal Center.

Daytona State’s Music Industry Club students are tentatively scheduled to perform in the morning at the Farmers Market on City Island. Then at 1 p.m., six contemporary music student ensembles whose repertoires range from rock to jazz and everything in between will take the stage at the corner of Beach Street and Magnolia Avenue.

In between sets, members of the DSC Theater Department’s Student Improvisation group will perform. And the evening will highlight music by Are Friends Electric (5 p.m.) and The Love Band (7 p.m.).

Visit Daytona State’s Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art website to learn more about degree and certificate program offerings in dance, drama, studio arts, music and music production.

Saturday’s event is presented by the Daytona International Auto Mall and sponsored by the Downtown Daytona Beach Development Authority, Daytona Beach News-Journal, WNDB, WLOV, Brown & Brown Insurance and Gateway Bank of Florida.

For more information, visit

Cultural Council to meet March 28
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will meet at 9 a.m. March 28 at Halifax Historical Society Museum, 252 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.

Members will discuss the council’s ongoing programs and upcoming activities. The public is invited to attend and participate in the meeting.

The Cultural Council advises the Volusia County Council on matters relating to cultural arts and is the state-designated local arts agency for the county.

For more information, contact Cultural Coordinator Mike Fincher at 386-736-5963, ext. 15872 or

County to meet with Teamsters April 1
Staff from Volusia County’s Personnel Division will meet with the Teamsters Local 385, which represents sheriff’s deputies, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1.

The negotiations meeting will be in the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office fourth-floor conference room, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.

Learn about exercise, aging and tai chi
Learn about exercise and aging during a free presentation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island.

Reina Williams, healthy living coordinator for the Volusia-Flagler YMCA, will offer evidence-based information and lead a sample tai chi class. Tai chi uses slow, gentle movements to improve flexibility, balance, and range of motion.

If you wish to participate in the exercise, come dressed in loose clothing. Reservations are not required for this free program.

For more information, call the library at 386-257-6036, ext. #16264, or visit

Assistance for homeless veterans available
The Salvation Army offers help to homeless veterans and those at risk for homelessness through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.

The program is available to all veterans in Volusia and Flagler counties who meet eligibility.

For those veterans who are homeless, it can provide assistance to help them transition into permanent housing. For those who are housed but at-risk, it helps to maintain them in permanent housing.

For further information or to set up an appointment for assistance, call 386- 236-2020 ext. 213 or email

County to collect hazardous waste in Ormond Beach, DeBary
Volusia County’s Solid Waste Division will host free collection events for household hazardous materials April 11 and 12. Residents may drop off old paint, solvents, automobile and household batteries, pool chemicals, pesticides, motor oil, gasoline, other household chemicals, and up to 10 fluorescent lamps at these locations:

•Ormond Beach Public Works, 501 N. Orchard St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 11
•DeBary City Hall, 16 Columba Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12

Only unmixed household hazardous waste will be accepted. Insulin needles will be accepted in approved containers; the containers will not be returned. Businesses are not eligible for free disposal.

Residents also may bring their household hazardous waste to the Tomoka Landfill in Port Orange or the West Volusia Transfer Station in DeLand year-round for free disposal. The landfill is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The transfer station is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Both facilities provide free paint exchange programs and electronic waste recycling.

For more information, call Volusia County’s Solid Waste Division at 386-947-2952.


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