Archive for April 4, 2011

CarFit Coming Again!

Durch die Folie wird das Fahren meerkklichangenehmer und—-What is this? Someone sent me a copy of this very important program being sponsored by your very own Senior Council (that’s us!) and the thing is in German!
Why should I use it, when I can, instead, tell you about this  second annual event in a beautiful flyer created by retiring Council member, Nan Smith.
Do you know the minimum distance you should have between your chest and the steering wheel of your car? Do you know the best way toadjust your mirrors to reduce blind spots? Do you know there is a better way to drive than to look through the steering wheel?
Carfit is NOT about determining if you are fit to drive, but to discover how your car can be adjusted to fit you. That car you bought wasn’t designed for you, personally. The CarFit program is like having your own personal tailor to alter your new outfit that you purchased off the rack. Don’t miss this grand opportunity.
CarFit. April 22, 10-2. Sanborn Center Parking Lot. Appointments or drive-ins. For more information, call 740-6860.

Gov. Scott Reverses Gears, Calls for More Regulation and High Speed Rail

In a press release dated April 1, Governor Rick Scott appears to have turned on a dime and has demanded, at a tea party, that Florida have MORE regulation and high-speed rail. He hinted that more changes might be coming in the near future with respect to improving conditions for thousands of additional teachers, as well as significantly hiking benefits for seniors.

Hatters Off to Best Start in Years

Stetson last had a record like 20-5 back in 2001. They are now leading the Atlantic Sun Conference, and after winning a thrilling extra-inning game against then nationally ranked number 2, Florida State, the Hatters find themselves ranked as high as 20th in the polls.
The Hatters have twelve games at home this month. Try to  catch some. This is good stuff. Lady Hatters off to 14-13 start. April will bring five conference foes to the beautiful award-winning Pat Wilson Field for eleven ball games. These women are exciting!
Check the real world newspapers for dates and times for both teams.

You keep saying you want to.
Call Pat: 736-5016 or e-mail her at:

MainStreet DeLand
City of DeLand Green Affair
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Apr 16, 2011

The City of DeLand is holding it’s annual Green Affair Event on April 16th from 10am to 2pm on West Indiana Avenue in Downtown DeLand. Features green-related vendors, live music & lectures. More info available at:

4th Fridays in Artisan Alley & DeLand  Art Walk

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM April 22, 2011 Mark your calendars to meet your friends at Artisan Alley every 4th Friday of the month! Enjoy music as well as food, drinks, arts, crafts and more for purchase. Sponsored by the Nest. Located off New York Avenue, one block west of Woodland Blvd behind the Beacon Newspaper. Free admission! 6 – 9 p.m. For more information, call Rob at 386-450-0200 or

The 4TH Friday DeLand Art Walk will have 18 venues hosting the art of Central Florida artists: Museum of Florida

Events at The Sanborn

M– AARP Tax Aid-9:30, Shuffleboard-1:30, Monday Dance 2-4, Square Dance-6
T- Walking Club-8:30,
Chorus Practice-2:30,
Ballroom Dance Lessons-6:30
It’s All About Art-9:45,
Charley Baker Bridge–12,
Chess Club-12,
12:30, Texas Hold ‘Em-
-12:45,Mexican Train
Walking Club-8:30,
Canasta-11, Scrabble-12,
Ballroom Dance Lessons-2:30
F- AARP Tax Aid-9:30,
15th Fun Trip to Winter Park,
Boat Tour and Lunch-9:30
(For more details on any of these activities, check out and click on the Senior Services Calendar, or call 740-6860)

I Can…I Shall…I Did!

Have you ever felt as if the energy in your home was tagnant, stifling and wanted to do something about it? You felt kind of stuck and didn’t know what to do.

That’s exactly what happened to me. I’d been feeling like I wanted to shift the energy in my home but was unsure how to do it. I’d had Feng Shui experts come in and show me how to move things around energetically. This usually works for awhile and then it’s time to do something again. Each time I shifted the energy in my home, I noticed lightness about the air, vitality in me and increased joy surrounding me.

I was feeling some fear around the whole energy thing and moving furniture. What if I put something in the WRONG place? Then it occurred to me that there are NO wrong places! Having a burning desire to feel a shift overcame my fear of “wrong placement” and I got busy moving, purging, and generally cleaning. I felt an immediate shift in the energy and uplift in my spirits and outlook.

Can fear be overcome with a burning desire to achieve a goal? Once I got into motion, like a locomotive, nothing could stop me!

Have you ever experienced anything similar to that? Wanting to do something but allowing fear to stop you. Become unstoppable! What if you made your motto “I can…I shall and I did”. The joy of accomplishing a task and seeing the results you desire helps to build a track record of success and make it easier to tap into your burning desire and tackle the next task fearlessly and vigorously.

Being a believer in affirmations, I said, “I can… I shall” and when I completed my task I shouted “I did”!
Inez Bracy, BS, MS, CNLP, Lifestyle Transitions Coach, Speaker, Author

April Calendar

At The Athens
Live Entertainment:

1, 2, 3, 8, 9—The Sands Theater Company Presents:
The Producers
Outrageous, hilarious, a bit risqué, off the wall, and winner of a record 12 Tony Awards. You will find yourself holding your sides with laughter as Max and Leo sing and dance their way through the greatest show biz scam that there ever was!

16—The Sands Theater Company Presents:
Being Sigsbee Scruggs
Marjorie Rawlings publishes Cross Creek. Then a woman sues her for invasion of privacy. Then comes cagey, cracker, Sigsbee Scruggs to the defense. The first such trial of its kind. Larry Sands as Zigsbee

6—Another Harvest Moon, Four seniors coping in a nursing home, meet each morning to play cards
7, 14, & 30 –The Millennium Trilogy Redux, The tattooed girl returns to The Athens
9—Tearing Down the Tent, A behind the scenes documentary of the Cole Bros. Circus
13—Barney’s Version, the guy meets the love of his life—–at his own wedding. You got that?
21-22—Peep World, What happens when a member of a seriously dysfunctional family writes a hot book about said family? That’s what this movie is about.
23—The Last Station, Tolstoy creates a religion and dumps everything; wife, title, property, sex. Kind of
29 & 30—The Promise, the making of Springsteen’s Darkness on the edge of Town
3-Rigoletto in Mantua-Verdi, as you’ve never seen before
10-Girl of the Golden West-Puccini’s take on the Wild West, with guns and stuff
24 & 26—Don Quixote-Bolshoi dancers at their absolute peak
For more information and/or reservations, call the Athens Theatre box office at 736-1500, or go online at:

AT Stetson

11—Caroline Bailey, E. & J. Gallo Winery History
13—Dr. Geoff Eley, U. of Michigan, Placing the Holocaust in History, 1960-2010


1—Student Composers Concert
3—Percussion Ensembles
5—Guitar Ensembles
9—Stetson Women’s Chorale and Stetson Men
10—Brass Ensemble
12—Jazz Combos
16—Symphonic Band
19—Choral Union &University Symphonic Orchestra
20—Jazz Ensembles
For much more information regarding Stetson events, please go to: then, find and click on “calendar of events” at the bottom of their home page.
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