City of Palm Coast plans Easter egg hunts
Families will have the opportunity to celebrate the Easter holiday with two fun and free activities – one geared toward children and one for teenagers – offered by the City of Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation Department.

The Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt will be at 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, for students in grades 7-12, at Belle Terre Park, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Students should bring their own flashlight to hunt for candy-filled eggs. Refreshments will be provided.

On Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., children will have the opportunity to participate in the Eggs’travaganza Egg Hunt at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast.

Activities will include egg hunts for 14,000 eggs. Three egg hunt times will be offered in the morning, and three more in the afternoon. The schedule is based on child’s age, with opportunities for all age groups in the morning and again in the afternoon. A final egg hunt for all ages will be offered in the afternoon.

Admission to both events is free. For more information, call 386-986-2323.

Head Start taking applications for 2014-15 school year
Mid Florida Community Services, Inc. Head Start program is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year.

Head Start is a federally funded preschool program that promotes the school readiness of children ages three to five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Children must be three or four years old on or before Sept. 1 and meet low-income guidelines.

Parents of children with disabilities are also encouraged to apply, regardless of income eligibility. Head Start welcomes children with medical conditions, children who are homeless, and second language learners.

VPK classes are also available.

For more information, call 386-736-1325.

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.

Open Mic Poetry Festival set for April 19
The sixth annual Open Mic Poetry Festival is 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.

Stewart Memorial to kick off Women’s Day activities with Gospel Fest
Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church is hosting Women’s Day celebration activities starting April 24 at 7 p.m. The Women’s Day theme is Christian Women Leading the Way to Christ.’’ All events will be held at the church.

Old-fashioned Gospel Fest
The Women of Stewart have invited gospel singers from across the county to fill the church with foot-tapping, hand-clapping music. Free to the public, the Gospel Fest begins at 7 p.m. It will be held at Stewart Memorial, 317 N. Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Blvd., Daytona Beach.

‘Worship in the Yard’
Featuring Carol Coffie as guest speaker and the music of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Palm Coast, “Worship in the Yard” will include songs of praise, prayers, a brief spiritual message, food and fellowship. The event is May 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. All guests will be given “Stewart Dollars” to make purchases from “Attic Treasures & Antiques of Stewart” on display. Everything is free.

Mothers Day Prayer Brunch
Dr. Gwendolyn Grant, columnist for Essence magazine, will be the May 10 guest speaker at this 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. brunch honoring mothers. The 2014 honorees are women who serve as role models and exemplify service, commitment, and faith.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from the Women of Stewart.

Women’s Day Worship Service
Daytona Beach City Commissioner Paula Reed will be the May 18 guest speaker at the 10:45 a.m. service. It will include the “Women of Faith Ecumenical Music Ensemble,’’ a melding of voices from the best choirs in the community. The ensemble will provide the music for our 2014 Women’s Day worship service.

For more information about the events, contact Shelia Jackson at 386-255-7222.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority seeking scholarship candidates
The  Daytona Beach graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is looking for candidates for its 2014 Scholarship Award Program.

Participation is open to high school seniors currently enrolled in schools in the Halifax area, namely Daytona Beach, Holly Hill, Ormond Beach and Port Orange. Interested students should check with their school principal or school website for applications.

Information also is available at the sorority’s website at

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is May 2.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is an international service organization founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by college-educated women of African-American descent.  The organization has more than 250,000 members in graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany and on the continent of Africa.

For more information, contact Jennifer Thomas, committee chairman, at 386-405-5945.


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