Sacred Heart to present ‘The Moonlighters’

Sacred Heart/St. Gerard Council of Catholic Women will present "The Moonlighters" 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Sacred Heart Church Social Hall, 998 Fr. Donlan Drive (US 1), New Smyrna Beach. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Moonlighters are a group of retired doctors who play a collection of swing music from the Frank Sinatra to the Neil Diamond eras. There will be an intermission and refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. For information, call 386-428-6426.

Volusia Genealogical Society to meet

The Volusia County Genealogical Society will meet 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the auditorium at Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Guest speaker will be Angeline Busby, who will present "Medicine in the Wild, Wild, West."

The group provides assistance in the genealogy room for individuals researching their heritage. For information, call the genealogy/reference librarian on her cell phone at 386-444-8076 or visit

DeLand library pays tribute to Stowe, Rawlings

Betty Jean Steinshouer will explore Florida at war in character and costume as two of the state’s most prominent historical figures, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave.

Steinshouer will share information about the Civil War and its impact on Harriet Beecher Stowe's adopted home in Florida. Stowe is best known for her novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin," which helped to bring about an end to slavery in America.

Steinshouer will then do a quick costume change and bring to light Rawlings and her lonely vigil during World War II, when her husband volunteered to drive an ambulance for the American Field Service. Though her friendship with Martha Gellhorn (the third Mrs. Ernest Hemingway), Rawlings met First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and gave her opinion about the racial inequality in the U.S. military while we were "fighting the Nazis with a Jim Crow Army," as Rawlings put it.

Steinshouer has been doing public programs and teacher seminars for the Florida Humanities Council since 1989 and has toured 43 states for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the NEA Big Read program.

Registration is not required. For information, call the library at 386-424-2910, option 4.

Bird watching in Ponce Preserve

As part of Ponce Inlet’s Programs in the Parks, the Halifax Audubon Society will lead a bird watching event from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in Ponce Preserve, 4401 S. Peninsula. Everyone will meet in the parking lot. For information, call Amy Zengotita 386-236-2163.

Sanddollar Embroidery Guild meetings

Sanddollar Embroidery Guild will meet 10 a.m. at the following locations:

• Thursday, Nov. 16, stitch-in, Port Orange Library, 1005 City Center Circle

• Tuesday, Nov. 21, stitch-in, New Smyrna Beach Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway.

For information, call 386-788-1508.

AMVETS Post 2 Auxiliary plan bake auction

AMVETS Post 2 Ladies Auxiliary will have a bake auction beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the post home, 1209 S. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater, to benefit K9s for Warriors. For information, call 386-402-7602.

South Daytona Legion Auxiliary bake sale

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 361 will host a bake sale and vendor fair from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the post home, 2648 S. Ridgewood Ave. in South Daytona. For information, call 386-299-2507.

Daytona Beach AAUW to meet

The American Association of University Women, Daytona Beach (AAUWDB), will hold a panel discussion on Volusia Women in Business - Opportunities and Barriers – beginning at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Palmer College of Chiropractic, 4777 City Center Pkwy, Port Orange.

Lunch is $15 per person. For reservations, contact or 703-850-9833.