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Huger golf tournament set for April 19
The Beta Delta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will present its third annual Jimmy Huger Scholarship Golf Tournament April 19 with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Huger is a longtime member of the fraternity.

The tournament will be held at the Daytona Beach Golf Club, 600 Wilder Blvd.

Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships for local high school seniors attending college as freshmen in the fall of 2014.

For more information, contact John Huger at 386-566-8393.

Free smoking cessation class starts April 8
A free, six-week program designed to meet the needs of smokers who want to quit will be held at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, 301 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach. The program begins April 8 and meets each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. until May 13.

Participants are encouraged to get support by attending as many programs as they want and can attend over and over until they are confident about being smoke-free.
Registration is required; call 1-877-784-8486.

Open Mic Poetry Festival set for April 19
Experience the power of poetry during the sixth annual Open Mic Poetry Festival at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

Poets of all styles are invited to perform their original works. Participants must be 18 or older to read. To register to perform, call 386-424-2910 or sign up at the library’s reference desk.

The festival is hosted by the Poet’s Corner Poetry Workshop and sponsored by the Friends of the Library in recognition of National Poetry Month.

County to collect hazardous waste in DeBary, Ormond
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.

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 Ivelisse_Cancel@uss.salvationarmy.org.

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