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Volusia’s Community Assistance Division plans public meetings
Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will hold three publi meetings to provide information about the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships and Emergency Solutions Grant programs.

The meetings are:

• 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, Babe James Community Center, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach
• 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand
• 6 p.m. Thursday, June 12, South Ormond Neighborhood Center, 176 Division St., Ormond Beach

Herronda Mortimer, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Gamma Mu Omega Chapter, is surrounded by students at Spruce Creek High School who were awarded scholarships by the sorority. The students, left to right, are Nathaniel Anthony, Rondalyn Dickens, Mortimer (center) Alexia Johnson and Sahdya Morgan.

Herronda Mortimer, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Gamma Mu Omega Chapter, is surrounded by students at Spruce Creek High School who were awarded scholarships by the sorority. The students, left to right, are Nathaniel Anthony, Rondalyn Dickens, Mortimer (center) Alexia Johnson and Sahdya Morgan.

County staff will provide information on the programs’ status and discuss current funding levels and proposed activities for the 2014/2015 program year. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide input on housing and community development needs.

For more information, call Housing and Grants Manager Diana Phillips at 386-736-5955.

Daytona Beach library plans summer programs for teens
Teens in grades six and up can “spark a reaction” during summer programs at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.

Programs, which begin at 1 p.m. Thursdays, include:

• Earthshaking ideas: June 12. Create a structure that can withstand a Jell-O earthquake.
• Hydroponic gardening: June 19. Start a sunflower or mint seedling without soil in an old coffee container and take it home.
• Wing it: June 26. Make crazy paper airplanes with Dr. Leo F. Murphy, associate professor of aeronautical science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
• Movie: July 3. Watch a recent Hollywood hit about Lego blocks.
• Underwater archaeology: July 10. Learn how shipwrecks are excavated, then map shipwrecks and an old anchor using an adapted version of the Battleship game. The Florida Public Archeology Network will lead this program.
• Marshmallow Olympics: July 17. Create a device to launch marshmallows farther than anyone else.
• Spa crafts: July 24. Create spa products to keep or give as gifts. Learn the science behind them.
• Pizza and movie party: July 31. The movie will be chosen by votes cast throughout the summer.

Most programs last one to one-and-a-half hours. Movies last a bit longer.

Volunteer opportunities are available to teens in grades seven through 12. Information and applications are available at the circulation desk.

The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

For more information about teen summer programs, visit www.volusialibrary.org or contact Kristin Heifner at kheifner@volusia.org or 386-257-6036, ext. 16166.

Online workshops June 10 on storm preparation
Residents can learn how to prepare their homes for the next wind disaster during free online workshops at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 10.

The “Brace for the Storm” workshops will provide information on ways to reduce wind damage and possibly save money on homeowners insurance premiums.

Residents may log in at these links:
10 a.m.: www.bereadyflorida.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id =106
7 p.m.: www.bereadyflorida.org/index.php?option=com_civicrm&task=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id =109

The workshops are presented by Florida’s Division of Emergency Management, Volunteer Florida, and the Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies.

For more information, visit www.BeReadyFlorida.org.

Strapp golf tournament takes place June 7
The 11th annual Elisha J. Strapp Invitational Golf Scholarship Tournament hosted by the Greater Friendship Scholarship Ministry is set for Saturday, June 7 at the LPGA International Golf Course, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach.

The community and education 2014 tournament honoree will be Harold V. Lucas, Jr.

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with a four-person scramble, shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m.

Tournament contests include a $10,000 cash hole-in-one prize and auxiliary holes prizes are Callaway Razr X HL irons, round-trip air tickets and a Sea Mist golf trip for two.

The scholarship ministry raises funds to benefit early childhood learning centers and graduating high school seniors who are seeking higher education at an accredited educational institution to improve their skills and quality of life.

For more information, e-mail sandrastrapp@gmail.com or contact tournament co-directors Ronald Gibson at 386.405.8589 or Lorenzo Hayward at 407-341-6464.

Democratic Club meets June 10
The Democratic Club of North East Volusia County will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m.  Tuesday, June 10, at the Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Volusia Mall, Daytona Beach.

Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall will explain recent changes to the county voter laws.

During this meeting Ruth Trager, a candidate for the Daytona Beach City Council will be introduced to the members and guests and she will be invited to offer a brief presentation.

A light supper begins at 6 p.m. Each member is responsible for his or her own meal. All Democrats are invited to attend.

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