Palm Coast, NCCAA to offer free Youth Sports Clinic
Free basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball and golf clinics are scheduled for Saturday, March 22 at James F. Holland Memorial Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, and the Palm Harbor Golf Club, 20 Palm Harbor Drive.

From 9:30 a.m. to noon, children ages 5 to 16 will have the opportunity to learn and practice sport-specific skills from student-athletes and coaches from National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) member schools. Lunch will be provided by Chick-Fil-A.

Pre-registration is required to participate in this free clinic. Sign up at (search for “activities”). Call Palm Coast Parks and Recreation at 386-986-2323 for more information.

ECHO Advisory Committee to meet March 18
The Volusia County Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor (ECHO) Advisory Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary.

Members will discuss proposed changes to the ECHO grant application.

Public participation will be welcomed at the end of the meeting.

For more information, contact ECHO Program Manager Nancy Maddox at or 386-736-5953. To learn more about the Volusia ECHO program, visit

AKAs seeking girls for Bud Deb program
The Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is looking for girls between the ages of 5 and 8 years old to participate in its Bud Debutante program.

The girls will take part in several workshops, fundraising activities, and one girl will be crowned “Little Miss Bud Deb.”

For more information or applications, contact Khalelah Jones at 386-852-8533 or Valerie W. Lowery at 386-253-1753.

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

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.

For more information, email Maria Delgado at

Summer lifeguard tryouts continue
It’s not too late to apply for a summer job as a part-time lifeguard with Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division.

Swim tryouts will be on these dates:

• Saturday, March 15: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ormond Beach YMCA
• Saturday, March 22: 8 to 10 a.m. at the DeLand YMCA; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Deltona YMCA, 280 Wolf Pack Run; and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ormond Beach YMCA
• Wednesday, March 26: 5 to 7 p.m. at Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.

Applicants must be at least 17 and be able to swim 500 meters in under 10 minutes, swim 50 yards in under 30 seconds, and run a half-mile in under 3 minutes, 15 seconds.

Candidates considered for hiring will undergo a background check, physical and drug screening.

Starting pay is $9.77 an hour with EMT certification and $9.37 an hour without certification.

Those who meet the requirements must attend training classes and complete a 40-hour first responder/CPR course.

For more information, visit or call Beach Safety Ocean Rescue at 386-239-6414.

Knit and Crochet Club meets March 26
The new Knit and Crochet Club will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.

Experienced crafters will share their knowledge with beginners as the group knits and crochets for fun and charity.

Members create personal items for friends and family; lap blankets and shawls for people in nursing facilities, group homes and hospice care; baby hats, blankets and booties for hospital newborns; and sweaters and hats for children’s services organizations.

The club is sponsored by the Friends of the Daytona Beach Library.

The library is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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



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