Indigent care grants available
The Community Foundation of East Central Florida is accepting applications for the 2013 Simon J. Peabody Indigent Care Grants. Funds are restricted for indigent care in Volusia County. There will be four grants, up to $1,000 each awarded for basic needs services. Visit to download the grant application. More information: Nita Schmellick at 386-734-4075 or send email to

Human Services board to meet July 23
The Human Services Advisory Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. July 23 at the United Way office, 3747 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. The board will discuss the Community Services Block Grant quarterly reports and the community needs assessment. Members will also review the 2013-2014 grant application. For more information, call Pat James at 386-736-5956, ext.12980.

Council on Aging plans garage sale
The Council on Agency’s Community Sale is July 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 160 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. All proceeds will support the Meals Match Challenge to meet the needs of seniors in our community.  For more information, call 386-253-4700, ext. 239.

County plans guided hikes
Volusia County environmental specialists will lead free guided hikes through two of Volusia County’s most popular conservation lands – Hickory Bluff Preserve from 9 to 11 a.m. July 20; and Heart Island Conservation Area from 9 to 11 a.m. July 27. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Bonnie Cary at or 386-736-5927, ext. 21263.

Reading program starts at center
Children in grades 1 to 5 can learn and laugh this summer at the John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, 411 S. Keech St., Daytona Beach. Reading logs are available for the popular summer reading program. Children can enter a prize drawing every time they finish a book. Special programs begin at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

Food addiction meetings weekly
Addicts In Recovery Anonymous can help those who suffer from food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia. It is based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins at meetings. There is a weekly meeting every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at United Presbyterian Church, 730 Beville Road, Daytona Beach. Call 386-258-0610 for more information or visit

Library to host program for teens
Local artist Mary Ann Sumner will lead a free “Altered Books” program for teens and ‘tweens at 1 p.m. July 25 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. She’ll show teens and ‘tweens how to add art and objects to books and create niches, pockets, inserts and windows in the pages. Materials and snacks will be provided. More information: Email or call 386-257-6036, ext. 16315.