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Learn how acupuncture can improve your health and well-being during a free program at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway. Robert Sabljak of the Pathway to Healing Acupuncture & Massage Therapy Center will explain how acupuncture is performed, what it can treat, and what to expect during a visit with an acupuncturist. Registration is not required. For more information, call the library at 386-424-2910, option 4. The library is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Volusia County
Seniors can learn how to improve their balance and prevent falls during a four-week program at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway. The award-winning program, A Matter of Balance, is an interactive fall prevention and exercise program designed to help seniors reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. The instructor will teach risk management strategies and exercises that improve strength and balance. Participants are asked to attend all eight sessions from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday and Friday from Oct. 2 to 27 for maximum benefit. The free program is presented by the Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center, a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with ElderSource to improve the health and well-being of adults ages 60 and over. Register online at www.volusialibrary.org using the calendar link or by calling 386-424-2910, option 4. The library is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Volusia County
Volusia County's master gardeners will share fall gardening tips and answer questions during eight plant clinics in October. Residents can bring their plants for a free check-up. 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 2, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway. A master gardener will offer tips on container gardening. 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. The gardeners will discuss camellia culture. 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Howard Jeffries will discuss herbs and edible landscapes from 11 a.m. to noon. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd. 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. The gardeners will offer tips on controlling garden pests. 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Sugar Mill Gardens, 950 Sugar Mill Road, Port Orange. Master gardeners are volunteers who answer gardening questions at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, present horticultural classes to community groups, and staff information booths at fairs and garden shows. For more information about the county's Master Gardener Program, call the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension at 386-822-5778. Visit the county's residential horticulture Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UniversityOfFloridaIfasVolusiaCountyExtension. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Volusia County
Pick up some health tips and get moving at your local library from Oct. 2 to 9, which is Health Happens in Libraries Week. The Volusia County Public Library system has planned dozens of programs to help adults and children improve their health. DeBary Public Library “Now is Our Time: Healthy Living for Women 40-55”: 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9. Watch this Access Video hosted by dancer and celebrity Debbie Allen, who weaves the personal stories of women as they deal with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and osteoporosis. Expert commentary is provided by an endocrinologist and a diabetes educator stressing the importance of a good diet, exercise and periodic mammograms and Pap smears. Positive aspects of maturity are also reinforced. DeLand Regional Library 130 E. Howry Ave., DeLand Weight loss resistance: 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2. Do you have trouble losing weight and keeping it off? A representative from ARC Acupuncture and Physical Therapy will share information about natural solutions for weight loss resistance and other health issues. Online health resources: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. This class will introduce participants to library databases, digital journals and websites that offer current and accurate medical information. The instructor will also share techniques to identify health myths. Meditative writing: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. Carole Fontaine, a mindfulness coach and longtime yoga practitioner, will lead this workshop. Health fair: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. The Friends of the Library will present a free health fair. Deltona Regional Library 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona Blood pressure screenings: 10 a.m. to noon every Monday and Friday in October. Staff from the Deltona Fire Department will take blood pressure readings. Meditation for healthy living: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. Learn how meditation can improve your physical, mental and spiritual health. Mark Young, Ph.D., will share effective strategies and a simple meditation technique that will help remove stress and worry. Nutrition for healthy living: 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Stacey Scrabis, a registered dietitian with Halifax Health Medical Center, will answer nutrition questions and discuss ways to get on track toward healthy eating. Edgewater Public Library 103 W. Indian River Blvd., Edgewater Chair yoga: 1 p.m. every Monday in October. Try this gentle form of yoga using a chair for seated poses and support during standing poses. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water. Beginners are welcome. Senior exercise: Noon every Friday in October. Take part in stretching, strength, and balance exercises specifically designed for [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Volusia County
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 78 E. Granada Ave., Ormond Beach. Members will review the 2018-2019 Community Cultural Grant Program guidelines and application, the arts license plate fund, and the 2018 board meeting calendar. The Cultural Council is appointed by the Volusia County Council to advise on matters relating to cultural arts in the community, and to assist in the appropriation of operational grant funding for cultural and heritage organizations in the county. For more information, contact Cultural Coordinator Jessi Jackson Smith at jjsmith@volusia.org or 386-736-5953, ext. 15872. Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Volusia County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs and activities. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service or activity of the county, should contact the county's ADA Title II coordinator, George Baker, at 386-248-1760 at least two business days before the scheduled event or meeting. This notice also applies to written requests by a physically handicapped person needing a special accommodation to attend a public meeting in accordance with section 286.26, Florida Statutes. A copy of the county's Notice under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) can be obtained at www.volusia.org/ada or by calling 386-248-1760. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Volusia County

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