The West Volusia Runners and Mile High Racing are pleased to bring a day of racing, the Central Florida Legends races to the Deltona area. The day includes the Skunk Ape Marathon, Mermaid Half-Marathon and Fountain of Youth 5K on Nov. 22. Over 1,000 runners participated in these races last fall which is designed to highlight the natural beauty of West Volusia, Lake Monroe and the Volusia County trails system. Registration is going on now at CentralFloridaLegendsRace.com.
Packet pickup for the runners will be at Central 28 in DeBary, on Friday, Nov. 20 and the Lakeshore Community Center in Deltona on Saturday, Nov. 21.
Social distancing measures will be in place for the races and runners are asked to wear masks before and after their respective races. Runners will start in various waves to prevent large groups starting together. The City of Deltona’s Economic Development Office believes this event is a great edition to West Volusia’s eco-tourism calendar.
These events are also available virtually. For more information, visit the Central Florida Legends website.
Bonkerz Comedy Club comes to The Center at Deltona, March 12, with Carmen Vallone as seen on Last Comic Standing, HBO, CBS & Jamie Kennedy’s “Heckler” movie.
Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Parties should try to arrive together to be seated together. Seating is limited to accommodate social distancing. There is a two-item minimum purchase in the showroom. Anyone 18 or older is welcome.
Commissioner Maritza Avila-Vazquez (District 3) and Sheriff Mike Chitwood invite you for Coffee & Conversation hosted by the Landmark Masonic Lodge, 720 N. Apache Circle, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Nov. 14. For the safety of all attending, socal distancing guidelines will be followed. There will be temperature checks at the entrance and face masks are required.
Deltona Parks & Recreation will begin its next youth basketball league in December. The “Holiday Hoops” league will be offered for children ages 6 to 14. All skill levels are welcome. Teams are co-ed. Players will play at least eight games on Saturdays, beginning Dec. 12, with a tournament to follow. Teams will be given scheduled court times for practice during the week. Registration is ongoing online in the Parks Payment Portal until 5 p.m., Dec. 3. Evaluations will be Dec. 5. Registration is $25 and cash or check is acceptable. Players will be given a jersey but should have their own black or dark colored shorts.
Safety protocols will be in place for league games. All spectators and coaches must wear a mask in the gym. Only two family members per player (currently involved in a game) will be permitted in the gym. There will be 20 minute breaks between games to allow for sanitization. Hand sanitizing stations are available.
Coaches are also needed for the league. Coaches should be at least 18 years of age and must complete a volunteer application which will include a background check. Coaches should be available at least one night a week and Saturday mornings in December, January and February and will coach children ages 6 to 14. Approved coaches will get a one player discount. If you are interested in providing this valuable service to our community, or if you have other questions about the league, please email Sebastian Singletary or call (386) 878-8940.
Our Holiday Hoops league is sponsored by Advent Health.
Deltona Parks & Recreation staff are working hard to make sure Deltona residents lead a healthy lifestyle. Their new program, “The Daily Mile” encourages residents to walk at least one mile a day. Medical experts say that just one brisk walk per day, helps you maintain a healthy weight; prevents health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes; strengthens bones and muscles; improves mood, balance and coordination.
Those interested can join Coach Sebastian Singletary at 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays (beginning Oct. 6) at Wes Crile Park. Residents who’d like to go the “extra mile” will learn how incorporating some basic exercises can improve ones overall fitness. Its really easy to get a great workout anywhere, anytime, using just the weight of your own body.
Residents are encouraged to walk at least three more miles-per day, each week, and share their goals and progress on social media using the hashtags #DeltonasDailyMile #ItStartsInParks. For more information call the Wes Crile Gym Office, (386) 878-8940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Wes Crile is located at 1537 Norbert Terrace.
The City of Deltona’s Parks & Recreation Department will host the next “Previously Owned Treasures” sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 14, at Wes Crile Park, 1537 Norbert Terrace. “It’s like a garage sale—only better!”
Vendors can rent spaces (includes a table and chair) for $5 with a completed application. Vendors may begin to setup at 6:30 a.m. There are some restrictions on types of items allowed for sale. No business, retail merchandise liquidations or bulk sales will be permitted, and no cars, boats, pets, furniture or large appliances may be sold. No solicitations or political representation will be permitted.
Shoppers should come prepared for cash only transactions with individual vendors.
For more information, call Deltona Parks & Recreation, (386) 878-8900 or email Marlene Brown.
the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office hosts an annual National Night Out block party at City Hall during late summer. National Night Out (NNO) is an opportunity for Deltona’s community to get to know law enforcement officers and others that work to make our community a safer place. NNO also encourages crime and drug prevention awareness and generates local support for and participation in, local anti-crime programs. At the event you are likely to see demonstrations by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9, Motors and SWAT teams. Additionally, different companies and organizations operate booths with information for families, residents and businesses. These venues help create support for local anti-crime programs, and police-community partnerships. The ultimate message: Deltona residents are organized and fighting back against crime.
Usually held in June, Parks & Rec staff gather the best vendors all in one space, to encourage residents to consider improving their wellness and overall health. The event is designed to provide opportunities for all Deltona residents to educate themselves on health and wellness related resources available to them both in and around Deltona. The expo is for the entire family including children, young adults, moms, dads, and seniors. Vendors from health care providers, wellness organizations, financial and retirement advisors, and government liaisons are on hand to answer questions. Free massages, blood pressure checks, and hearing screenings are usually available.
West Volusia’s largest egg hunt and Deltona’s fastest event is our annual Easter egg collection with over 30,000 eggs. The event takes place annually the Saturday before Easter weekend and begins promptly at 10 a.m. at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd., and is for children ages 2 to 10. (Parents: DON’T BE LATE.) Believe it when we say it is the fastest annual event conducted by the City. The egg “hunting” typically lasts just over 10 minutes. “Hunters” are divided into age categories and should each bring their own baskets for egg collecting. The festivities and entertainment continue until noon keeping all the kids interested giving families lots to do.