Alateen meeting

Teens who feel their lives are affected by a family member or friend’s alcoholism or addiction can share their experience, strength and hope from 6 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Holly Hill Church of Christ, 1725 S. Ridgewood Ave. For information, visit al-anon.org/newcomers/teen-corner-alateen.

Program explains 2020 census

The League of Women Voters of Volusia County will present Volusia Counts from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Port Orange Library, 1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange.

Presenters Joanna Bryant Caplette, U.S. Census Bureau Partnership specialist, and Barb Girtman, County Council member and co-chair of the county’s census initiative, will explain why a full and accurate count is a challenge and a goal for local governments.

Sign-in begins at 9:45 a.m. and an optional lunch will follow. RSVP to jeanne622lwvvc@cfl.rr.com by Aug. 21, and indicate if you are planning to go to lunch.

Deltona library hosts ‘bag of books’ sale

Library patrons can buy bags of books at the Friends of Deltona Library’s book sale from Sunday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Sept. 1. The week-long sale will take place during regular library hours in the group’s used book store inside the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

A wide assortment of paperbacks, hardcovers, magazines and records will be available. Patrons can fill a plastic grocery bag for $3 or their own cloth grocery bag for $5. DVDs and CDs are not included. Proceeds will be used to provide library programs, including movies, concerts, crafts and speakers.

For information, call the library at 386-789-7207.

Sound script therapy program

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) DeLand chapter will host harpist Melody Long Anglin from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Anglin will discuss how sound script therapy (therapy for stress, pain and healing) works on body, mind, spirit and emotional levels. Anglin works to find clients’ personal “notes” by unlocking successful behaviors and re-establishing the building blocks of self-belief. IONS meetings are free and open to the public. For information, call Rev. Dr. Don Zanghi at 386-228-3156.

Civil Discourse to host town hall

Civil Discourse, a group focused on the respectful exchange of ideas, will host a town hall from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in the Ormond Beach Library auditorium. Guest speaker Clay Ervin, director of Growth and Resource Management for Volusia County, will help answer the question “What the heck is smart growth and what does it mean to me?” The public is invited to listen and ask questions. For information, call Bill Denny at 770-883-1653.

MOPS schedules upcoming events

Moms of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month, at Central Baptist Church, 152 Fairview Ave., Daytona Beach. The program meets the needs of moms from conception through kindergarten, offering encouragement and support by other moms in the same stage of life. The free event includes breakfast for the moms and snacks and playtime for the children. The Aug. 26 topic is titled “Loving the Life You Didn't Choose.” For information, call 386-255-2588.

 

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