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’Turkey Talk’ at the Marine Discovery Center

Native Floridian Ed Northey will present “Turkey Talk: The Habits and Habitats of Florida’s Wild Turkeys” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For information, call 386-428-4828.

County libraries plan art show

As part of its 2020 National Endowments for the Arts (NEA) Big Read program, the Volusia County Public Library system will sponsor an art show based on the novel “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng.

Emerging and professional artists 18 and over are invited to submit up to three works by Dec. 6 for possible inclusion in “Illuminating Relationships,” a juried exhibit overseen by a committee of local art experts. Selected works will be displayed from Feb. 1 to 27 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.

Artwork must clearly reflect the novel with the theme of mystery, cultural relationships, prioritizing family and self, or the dynamic times of the 1960s and 1970s. All media, except video, will be accepted.

Prizes, which will be awarded as gift certificates, include $150 for first place, $100 for second place, $75 for third place, and $50 for People’s Choice.

For information, contact Margaret Schnebly Hodge at

NSB library hosts blood drive

OneBlood’s Big Red Bus will be available for blood donations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are strongly encouraged. Appointments can be made by visiting and clicking on “where to donate.” OneBlood is a not-for-profit organization responsible for providing blood to 213 hospital partners and their patients in most of central and south Florida and the panhandle.

Battle for the universe at the Deltona library

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