Monday, April 21, 2014

National Women Build Week is May 5 -13

National Women Build Week is May 5-13             
  Location: 3039 Traveler’s Palm Dr., Edgewater

Date: Wednesday, May 7th
8:00a.m.-11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
No Experience Necessary! RSVP/ More information:  Coralie Gilson: 386-689-2939;

Women volunteers will raise their hammers, nail guns and paintbrushes at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 5-13.

Now in its sixth year, National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to help create simple, decent and affordable housing in their local communities. Over 31,000 women volunteers from all 50 states have participated in the previous five events.

This year, we will help prepare a house for a local family in Edgewater, and promote recruitment of volunteer women from age 18 up to help support Habitat’s mission to create affordable housing. We will have a second women’s day later in the year, where we will assist in construction of a new home.

To date, women volunteers have helped construct more than 2000 Habitat houses nationwide. Locally, Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity has served more than 100 families, building 98 homes and rehabilitating others through “Brush with Kindness” and other home repair programs. Women have routinely contributed their time and talents to the work in our community and this year we are continuing this work by celebrating Mother’s day through a day of woman’s fellowship, working together to help provide a decent home and safe environment for a local family.

National Women Build Week is held the week leading up to Mother’s Day because of its significance to Habitat homeowners and volunteers. Families with children make up a staggering number of those in need of adequate housing. More than 12 million children - one in six - live in poverty housing in the United States alone.

Ladies, please join us in our efforts. Put on your oldest clothes and sneakers, pick up your brushes and rollers, grab a pot of paint, and join your sisters in celebrating the Power of Women, giving back to families in need in our own community.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Marine Discovery Center

Marine Discovery Center is in need of Volunteers. They need help at the Welcome Desk - Email Nicole for more information.

They also need volunteers to work the booth and oversee the Oyster Recycling at the Halifax Oyster Festival on April 26th and 27th. Email Traci for information on that!

They are also holding a Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, May 7th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. No reservations needed, just show up and check it out!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Southeast Volusia Relay for Life

The Southeast Volusia Relay for Life is April 25th. It begins at 5:00 pm in Riverside Park. There will be vendors, food, live entertainment and all proceeds benefit cancer research, education and programs.

There are 38 local teams who have to date raised over 57,000 dollars. Find your favorite here and support them now.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Summer Camps

Hard to believe the school year is winding down! Here are some summer camps in New Smyrna Beach and Sports Camps are at the bottom...

Atlantic Center for the Arts is holding their annual Summer Camp for kids ages 6-12. They are Tuesday - Friday from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. More information here.

Marine Discovery Center will offer their annual Summer Camps this year, my kids LOVED these growing up. Information is here

Wonderland Theatre is also holding camps again this summer. They are not on the site yet but I am told will be soon. Here is their site.

Jimmy Lane Surf Camps will be held this summer - here is his site.

Gnarley Charley will also hold summer surf camps here is his site.

NSB Sail Camp is registering now. Here is the information.

Here is a list of camps offered by Volusia County. They do offer scholarships.

If you are looking for sports camps, UCF, Embry Riddle, and Daytona State all offer camps. Click the school for details.