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Graduating from kindergarten, eighth grade, high school or college? If so, dress up and stop by one of four Volusia County Public Library branches for a free green screen graduation photo. Staff will pose individuals in front of a green screen and let them choose from a variety of appropriat…

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Residents can learn how to access social services during a free Strive to Thrive/ Partnering for Prosperity event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the Dr. Joyce M. Cusack Resource Center, 489 Mathis St., DeLand.

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The 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remembrance will kick off with a January 4 screening of a rarely-seen civil rights documentary at the Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS), followed by a spoken-word performance of King speeches at a local church.

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Teens in grades 6-12 can take part in Volusia County Public Library’s first ever Teen Winter Beanstack Challenge. Starting Dec. 1, teens can visit  www.volusialibrary.org/teens to participate in the challenge.

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The Tony Bobbitt Tip-Off Classic basket- ball tournament brought plenty of excitement, trash talking, entertainment and fun to the Midtown Cultural & Educational Center in Daytona Beach from Aug. 13-15.

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The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Flagler County Branch joined Move to Improve Inc., a local non-profit organization, and other local merchants in hosting the third annual Back-2 School Bash.

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The Port Orange Regional Library will join hundreds of libraries and comic -bookstores in celebrating the 20th annual Free Comic Book Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. This national event celebrates all comic books, including superheroes and various graphic novels.

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The Daytona Beach Section of NCNW, Inc., will celebrate the life, contributions and legacy of founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune just in time for her birthday through a series of free, virtual events. 

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Members of the B.A.L.D.Y. Athletics AAU boys basketball team recently washed cars at the Hideout Lounge, 1120 Derbyshire Road, Holly Hills. Coach Terry “Baldy’’ Johnson and the team members were washing cars to help their youth travel basketball team. B.A.L.D.Y. Athletics is a youth sports a…

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On May 15, the Daytona Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a community shredding event. It will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Mainland High School at 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd.

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First Step Shelter is having its first walkathon from May 22 to May 31. Participants can walk any time from May 22 to May 31 and can walk anywhere: a park, a favorite walking trail, or just walk a mile in their neighborhood.

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Kingdom Community Outreach Ministry held its first community event on April 24 at Daisy Stocking Park in Daytona Beach. Vendors shared criminal justice, education, health, employment and voter registration information. Attendees included Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young and other loca…

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Storytellers: Faith Ringgold + Aminah Robinson is a two-artist exhibition featuring a mini survey of mixed media artworks by African American female artists Faith Ringgold and Aminah Robinson.

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The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the Hope Place cafeteria, 1340 Wright St., Daytona Beach. Members will review and take action on previous meeting minutes and explore the topic of community land trusts. The public is invited to attend, partic…

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Is it the right thing to do or mark of the beast? BY DAVID FLESHLER SUN SENTINEL/TNS FORT LAUDERDALE — At River West Palm Beach Church, Pastor Corey Erman stood in front of the congregation on Easter morning and denounced the “scamdemic” of COVID-19 and the “big, big, big con job” of testing…

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BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Easter church service will be a little different at many local churches. The holiday will be celebrated with the COVID-19 safety precautions in place, including limited attendance and virtual services. “We do have services in place for Easter Sunday, but we’ll…

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As part of the Freedom Series at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale will present “Songs of Love, Joy, and Faith,” on Friday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. The Orlando concert is a ticketed event that is open to the public and will be held as a…

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SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES After sitting out 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) is back in action for 2021. The Division 1 men’s college basketball tournament is customarily played on home courts, but is breaking from tradition this year, hosting t…

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Seven Words from the King, Inc., will host a community event at 3 p.m. March 21 at Master’s Domain Church of God in Christ, 511 Fremont Ave. Several fraternities, sororities and community organizations will speak on the importance of community service. Social distancing will be practiced. Th…

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In observance of Women’s History Month, the National Hookup of Black Women, Inc. Volusia County chapter (NHBW), will host a virtual event at 4 p.m., March 27. The keynote speaker is Michele Jones-Galvin, author of “Beyond the Underground: Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People” and the third-gene…

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The 31st Spring Daytona Turkey Run is set for Friday, March 26 through Sunday, March 28. It will feature thousands of classic and custom cars, a massive swap meet, arts and crafts on Artisan Alley, music and food. The family event kicks off at 8 a.m. March 26 at the Daytona International Spe…

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BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Bike Week 2021 had large crowds, tricked-out bikes and plenty of entertainment. Most of all, Bike Week brought a much welcome economic boost, helping local and visiting vendors. Historically, the event brings 500,000 bikers to Daytona Beach and Volusia County;…

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Volusia County’s Animal Control Advisory Board will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Emergency Operations Center, 3825 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach.   Animal Control Director Adam Leath will lead a discussion on changes for a newly proposed county ordinance. The public is …

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Volusia County’s Environmental, Cultural, Historical and Outdoor Recreation (ECHO) Advisory Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Stetson University’s Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Environmental Learning Center, 219 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. Members will discuss the progress o…

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