Community Calendar


Mentor orientation scheduled May 15
Community Partnership for Children is recruiting mentors for teenage children in foster care. The next orientation class will be held May 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Community Partnership for Children, 160 North Beach St. To register, contact Susan Hiltz at 386-547-2293 or via e-mail at

Webster to host master’s session
Considering a career in counseling? A free graduate information session for the Master of Arts in Counseling program at Webster University is being held April 26, 5:30 p.m. at Uno Chicago Grill (dinner provided), 1798 W International Speedway Blvd. RSVP required. More information: 321-449-4500 or

Music event returns to Edgewater
The New Smyrna Beach High School Barracuda Band and the City of Edgewater will host the third annual “Jammin’ in the Park” event. It takes place April 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hawks Park, 1108 S. Ridgewood Ave, Edgewater. All proceeds will help the high school music program. All donations are tax deductible. To be a sponsor, vendor or make a donation, contact Johnny Mims at 386-481-2743 or via e-mail at

Tea for women’s cancer awareness
Do you have questions about cancer prevention and diagnosis? A panel of physician specialists will answer health questions and keynote speakers will discuss annual screenings for women, clinical trials and the latest trends in mammography. Light refreshments, goodie bags, door prizes and educational literature will be provided. The program is April 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, 224 Memorial Medical Pkwy. RSVP is required: 386- 231-2229.

Oyster Festival set for April 28
On April 28, the third Annual Halifax Oyster Festival Presented by Costa Del Mar Sunglasses will take place on Manatee Island in the Intracoastal Water along downtown Daytona Beach. The daylong event will feature a wide variety of oyster dishes prepared by local restaurants, steamed and raw shucked oysters, a number of other food options, live music, liquid refreshments, and hands-on oyster mat construction.

Volunteers needed for city cleanup
The City of Daytona Beach is co-sponsoring a community cleanup for Midtown on May 5. Volunteers are needed. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at Daisy Stocking Park. Call Charles Bryant at 386-671-8185 or e-mail him at to participate.

Vince Carter’s to host fundraiser
The 138th annual Run for the Roses will be held May 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Vince Carter’s, 1250 LPGA Blvd. The Vince Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation will host the Kentucky Derby fundraiser in the restaurant’s Highlight Zone, which will show all Derby races on its 32 high-definition screens. Tickets are $25. Availability is limited. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation, which supports local women’s and children’s programs. More information: 386-239-8215.

Hospice Duck Race coming this month
Adopt a duck and help a child. The fourth Annual Halifax Health – Hospice Duck Race will be held April 28 at 5:30 p.m. 105 East Orange Ave., when 5, 000 ducks will be dumped into the waterway in front of Jackie Robinson Ballpark for a race to the finish line. The lucky “adoptee” of the winning duck will win $3,000. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Lawrence E. Whelan Begin Again Children’s Grief Centers, a program of Halifax Health – Hospice of Volusia/ Flagler. For more information, visit

Committee plans hat, fashion show
The Pastor’s Appreciation Committee of Living Faith World Ministries presents a Hattitude & Fashion Show April 28 at 11:30 a.m. at 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.



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