Community News

Stewart Memorial schedules Women’s Day events
Women’s Day at Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church is set for Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 4 p.m.

150430_dt_communityt01Dr. Stephanie Pasley Henry, an international educational consultant and the wife of Daytona Beach Mayor Derek Henry, will be the speaker.

The theme is “Let Go, and Praise the Lord.” During the service, local pastors’ wives will receive recognition.

Four events leading up to Women’s Day are planned at the church’s location, 317 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Daytona Beach. The public is invited.

Thursday, May 7
“Worship in the Yard,” from 6 to 8 p.m., will feature a message by the Rev. John T. Long, pastor of Tubman King Community Church. It will include music, giveaways, refreshments and games.

Saturday, May 9
A Mother’s Day Brunch begins at 11:30 a.m. in the church’s fellowship hall.

Saturday, May 16
A “WIG” event is scheduled at 3 p.m. WIG stands for “Work It Girl.” A wig can be worn if desired.

This is scheduled to be a fun afternoon of relaxation and fellowship. Included will be a brief message on stress reduction techniques.

For additional information and tickets to the brunch, call the church at 386-255-7222.

Palm Coast to offer lifeguard class, job fair for summer jobs
The City of Palm Coast is preparing for summer job hiring for Parks & Recreation’s summer camp counselors and lifeguards by offering a lifeguard certification class and job fair.

Registration is underway for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Class, to be held Friday through Sunday, May 1-3. The class will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the City of Palm Coast’s Frieda Zamba Swimming Pool, 339 Parkview Drive.

The class offers the most current training in lifeguarding, first aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and AED (automated external defibrillator), and is open to ages 15 and up. The fee is $160. Register at

Then, from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, the City will hold a job fair for summer camp counselor and lifeguard positions at 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B106. Starting pay for the summer jobs is $11.20 per hour.

For more information, visit or 386-986-2323.

New Smyrna Beach library showing free movies this month
The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, will show free movies every Friday in May.
They include:
•“Fury”: 2 p.m. May 1. Determined to strike a victory for the Allies during World War II, a sergeant leads his five-man tank crew on a treacherous mission behind enemy lines. Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf star. Rated R, 135 minutes.
•“Exists”: 2 p.m. May 8. Five friends camping in the Texas Big Thicket are terrorized by an evil force seeking murderous revenge. Rated R, 86 minutes.
•“Lucy”: 2 p.m. May 15. A woman falls prey to sinister underworld forces, but gains superhuman abilities that allow her to strike back. Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman star. Rated R, 89 minutes.
•“The Remaining”: 2 p.m. May 22. The rapture disrupts a young couple’s wedding, leaving them to fight for their lives in a world decimated by God’s wrath. Rated PG-13, 83 minutes.
•“The Song”: 2 p.m. May 29. An aspiring singer-songwriter’s life and marriage suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom. Rated PG-13, 129 minutes.

For more information, call the library at 386-424-2910, option 4.

Volusia’s Community Assistance to hold public workshop
Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division will hold a public workshop to discuss and receive comments about the county’s housing, community development and other service needs at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, May 5, in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.

Residents and agencies are asked to participate in discussions about the Community Development Block Grant, Home Investment Partnership Plan and Emergency Solutions Grant programs during the workshop. Staff also is seeking feedback regarding fair housing awareness and housing discrimination as part of its analysis of impediments to fair housing choice.

Comments will be used in the development of the division’s five-year consolidated plan.

For more information, call Corry Brown at 386-736-5955, ext. 12970.

Refuge house to present financial forum May 9
Abraham  Daughters House of Refuge will present a community forum titled “BuildingWealth for The Next Generation Of African Americans” on Saturday, May 9  from 9 a.m. to noon. The forum will be at Fifth Third Bank, 1030 W.International  Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach.

Topics will include Stopping the Capital Drain in Our Community, Black-owned Businesses and Developing Strategies for Group Economics.

For more information, call 386-215-0552.



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