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Wholistic Health fair scheduled
The 12th Wholistic Health and Community Fair featuring healthy lifestyle demonstrations, exhibitors, mini individual sessions and prizes will be held April 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sunshine Park Mall, 2400 S Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona. Free. More information: 386-248-1868 or

Magic, Mayhem show
Audience participation is encouraged at the “Magic and Mayhem Dinner and Show’’ to be held 7 p.m. April 7 at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center, 2700 N. Atlantic Ave. Cost:  $20, $15 children 11 and under. More information: 386-672-3770 ext. 5002.

Model Train and Railroad Artifacts
The 39th annual Model Train and Railroad Artifact Show will be held from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. April 14 at the Volusia County Fairgrounds inside the Tommy Lawrence Arena. Admission is $7 for ages 12 and up, and free for children under 12. More information: Alan Altman 813- 949-7197, Charles Miller at 386-736-8185 or

Children and Families board to meet
The Children and Families Advisory Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. April 10 in the first-floor training rooms of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand. Members will discuss the results of the recent informational meeting for potential lead agencies and continue its discussion of the request for proposal process. More information: Peggy Johnson, children and community programs coordinator, 386-736-5955, ext. 15694, or

Tourist council meets April 10
Volusia County’s Tourist Development Council will meet at 9 a.m. April 10 in meeting room 103 of the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. Members will hear reports from the Ocean Center, Hotel and Lodging Association, Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and local advertising authorities. The public is invited and there will be time for public participation. This advisory group makes recommendations to the Volusia County Council regarding use of tourist development tax revenues and the effective operation of special projects. More information:  Don Poor, 386-254-4000 or

Attorney to discuss long-term care
Attorney Michael Pyle will discuss “Planning for long-term care” at 1 p.m. April 18 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library – City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Pyle will explain the types of care covered by long-term-care insurance and Medicaid. The details include assets owned by single and married people, assets vs. income, when to plan, and techniques for qualification. Free and open to the public. More information: Deborah Shafer, 386-257-6036, ext. 16264.

Human Services board meets April 13
The Human Services Advisory Board’s development committee will meet at 10 a.m. April 13 in room 101 of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.  Members will review the board’s mission statement and goals for the year. The advisory board assists the Volusia County Council in developing Community Services Block Grant program goals and objectives, identifying community needs, and evaluating program effectiveness.
More information: Dawn Jackson at 386-736-5956, ext.12985.

Hattitude & Fashion Show in works
The Pastor’s Appreciation Committee of Living Faith World Ministries presents a Hattitude & Fashion Show April 28 at 11:30 a.m. 950 Derbyshire Road. Cost: $12. A Bowl-A-Thon also will be held April 28 at 6 p.m. at Ormond Lanes. $20. If your team would like to participate, call 386-258-1258 ext. 11.

Spring concert
Performing at the News-Journal Center, Daytona State College’s Dance Theatre presents its annual spring concert to showcase original choreographic works by faculty, guest artists and students. Performances will be held April 13 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8 per person or $15 for two, and free to Daytona State College and Volusia and Flagler County students. More information: 386-226-1927.

Tickets on sale for Motown show
Tickets for “Motown & Mo: A Fantastic Musical Voyage” at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center are now on sale. The April 14 show begins at 6 p.m.

Deltona Concert
The City of Deltona’s Concert in the Amphitheater series gets under way April 14 with a performance by American Pop 60. The event will be from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. in the Deltona Amphitheater, 2150 Eustace Ave. Free. More information: 386-878-8900.

Blood pressure workshop
An educational program for adults at risk of high blood pressure is scheduled 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 9 at the New Smyrna Beach Library 1001 S. Dixie Freeway. Jill Taufer, a registered dietitian with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will help attendees create a personal strategy to reduce their blood pressure and risk for heart disease by incorporating healthy practices into your life. Learn about personal risk factors, improved nutrition, exercise habits and lifestyle management to reduce health risks. Reservations are required. More information: 386-424-2910, ext.104.

‘Medicare 101’
Turning 65 within the next three months? Confused by all the Medicare options available to you?  Don’t miss Ken Cornell, a counselor with Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE), at 10 a.m. April 18 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library – City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. He will explain what is covered under the various parts of Medicare and how the individual parts differ from Medicare Advantage. He also will discuss the benefits of participating in various parts of Medicare starting at age 65 to avoid potential financial penalties if opting in at a later date. The workshop is free and open to the public. More information: Deborah Shafer, at 386-257-6036, ext. 16264.

Hopegiving luncheon this month
The Presbyterian Counseling Center will hold its annual Hopegiving Luncheon April 19 at 11:45 a.m. at the Palmetto Club, 1000 S. Beach St. The luncheon will provide an opportunity for participants to learn more about the ministry and its work in the community.  The luncheon is free; however, there will be opportunity to offer further support.  More information or to RSVP:  386- 258-1618.

Farmers’ Markets at Stetson
Stetson University’s Hatter Harvest plans Farmers’ Markets April 22 from noon to 4 p.m. featuring fresh and local foods and entertainment on the Stetson Green, the lawn between the Carlton Union Building and the Quad, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. The events are free and open to all and pets are welcome. Applications from vendors are now being accepted. More information: Elly Bludworth at or 386-631-1995..



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