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November 01, 2008 through November 30, 2008
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens September Calendar

Sep 05, 201410:00 AM -

Feed the Giraffes!  10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. daily,
$5.00 per person.

Rhinoceros Encounter   

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
11:30 a.m., 11:50 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.

$5.00 per person  

International Vulture Awareness Day

September 6, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Night Hike at the Zoo!

Check in begins at 7:30 p.m.

Program:  Begins at 8:00 p.m. (Tour approximately 2 hours)

Pass Holders $15 adults / $10 children (ages 5-12)  

Non-Pass Holders $20 adults / $15 children (ages 5-12)

Must be 5 years or older / Registration required

Registration is available online
at www.centralfloridazoo.org or
call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or
email education@centralfloridazoo.org
Reservations and payment required by September
13, 2014.

World Rhino Day September 21, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For more information please
call 407.323.4450 ext. 100.

September 21, 2014    Seminole Harley Owners Group Bike Run

Join the Seminole Harley Owners Group as they host their annual ride to support the Central Florida Zoo and our eagle exhibit. Be sure to visit the eagle exhibit on your next trip to the Zoo.  Please call 407.323.4450 ext. 100 for additional information.

Fall 2014 President’s Speaker Series Begins at Embry-Riddle

Sep 09, 20147:00 PM -

WHAT: The Embry-Riddle President’s Speaker Series for fall 2014 at the Daytona Beach Campus begins Sept. 9 as host Marc Bernier discusses Ethics, Sports and Fair Play with Embry-Riddle head basketball coach Steve Ridder and former ESPN analyst Chuck Wilson. This year, the President’s Speaker Series extends its frequency and scope to include geopolitical issues, and topics on cultural differences and social relation


Topics scheduled through early November include authors of books on marriage equality, the war in Iraq, and the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals, a look at the November elections and discussions on cybersecurity and U.S. foreign policy.


Each 90-minute President’s Speaker Series event is free, open to the public and will also be broadcast live on FM93.5/AM1150 WNDB and via the web on the Marc Bernier Show website. Learn more about the President’s Speaker Series at http://www.erau.edu/about/president/president-speaker-series/index.html.


WHERE: Willie Miller Instructional Center, Gale Lemerand Auditorium, Daytona Beach Campus, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Fla.

 WHEN: The President’s Speaker Series events include:

 Tuesday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. - Ethics, Sports and Fair Play

This discussion features Embry-Riddle head basketball coach Steve Ridder and former ESPN analyst and creator of Even Field, Chuck Wilson. The conversation with host Marc Bernier will emphasize ethics from youth to adulthood through stories involving athletes. This event is free and audience participation is encouraged.

 Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. - Jo Becker, Author of Forcing Spring; Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality

New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jo Becker will discuss with Marc Bernier the legal battle for same-sex marriage that has revealed deep changes in the cultural and political landscape of the United States. A book signing will follow the interview and audience participation. This event is free.

 Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m. - Former Assistant Defense Secretary Frank Gaffney

Frank Gaffney, former Assistant Defense Secretary during President Reagan’s administration, and host Marc Bernier will discuss the possible threat of electromagnetic pulse and nuclear weapons to the United States in relation to U.S. foreign policy. This event is free.

 Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. - Cybersecurity: Does It Exist?                                                             

Join Marc Bernier for a question-and-answer session on cybersecurity with Embry-Riddle’s Dr. Gary Kessler, associate professor of Homeland Security, and Dr. Remzi Seker, professor of Computer Science. Find out what happens to your credit when your online identity is stolen. Who is reading your email, and who knows what you are searching for on the Internet? Expect some surprising answers. This event is free.

 Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. - What to Expect In the Mid-Term Elections

Fox News Channel political analyst John Leboutillier will analyze the issues and candidates leading up to the national and state elections on Nov. 4 in a question-and-answer session with Marc Bernier and audience participants. This event is free.

 Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. – Tim Townsend, Author of Mission at Nuremberg

Tim Townsend will speak to Marc Bernier about the remarkable life of Lutheran minister Henry Gerecke, who in 1943 at the age of 50 enlisted as an Army chaplain. At the war’s end, Gerecke was recruited for the most difficult job of his life: ministering to 21 Nazis leaders awaiting trial at Nuremberg. In his book, Townsend confronts difficult spiritual and ethical issues that continue to hold meaning today. Townsend is senior writer and editor for the Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project. A book signing will follow the discussion. This event is free.

 Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m. – Michael Banzet, Author of A Flowershop in Baghdad

Maj. Michael Banzet and host Marc Bernier will discuss the hidden efforts of the American, British and desperately courageous Iraqis to build a new Air Force out of war and destruction. A book signing will follow the discussion. This event is free.

 The media are invited to photograph/videotape all President’s Speaker Series events. For more information, call Marc Bernier at (386) 226-6222 or (386) 226-7285.

 MEDIA CONTACT: James Roddey, Communications and Media Relations Manager, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.; (386) 226-6198; james.roddey@erau.edu

9-11 Ceremony

Sep 11, 20148:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Please join us for a remembrance ceremony as we honor the unsung heroes who gave their lives on September 11, 2001. The 30 minute ceremony will begin at 8:30am on Thursday September 11, 2014 on the South Tower entrance of the hotel. A breakfast buffet will be available in Doc Bales' Grill from 7:00am until 11:30am. price $19.95 . Veterans and First Responders will receive a discounted rate of $9.11. For more information contact Theresa Cantrell at 386-947-8007.

Downtown Daytona Nights

Sep 12, 20145:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Downtown Daytona Nights returns to Beach Street Friday, Sept 12th for the biggest summer block party on the Fun Coast. The free street festival kicks off at 5pm until 9pm on the 100 block of N. Beach Street and features live music from Young Sullivan and Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams Tribute Band, food courts, arts and craft vendors, kid’s craft stations, face-painting, and plenty of giveaways.

This family-friendly block party offers friends and co-workers a place to gather after work and the opportunity to experience the restaurants and retail shops in the downtown district they might not have known about previously. Streets will be closed during the event and parking in plentiful in the downtown area, behind the stores and on side streets.

Downtown Daytona Nights is sponsored by the 103.3 the VIBE, 93.1 Coast Country, 95.7 the HOG, News 1150 WNDB, LOV 99.5, Southern Stone Event Group, Burgoyne Properties, and Selby Realty.

Contact: Frank DeMarchi

Southern Stone Event Group



VIBE Open Mini Golf Tournament

Sep 18, 20145:30 PM -

The VIBE Open Mini Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, Sept 18th at Daytona Lagoon in Daytona Beach. This friendly mini golf outing features teams of four competing on all 18 holes of the putt-putt course at Daytona Lagoon. The event offers two tee times, at 6:30pm and 8:00pm, with the award ceremony at 9:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm so that attendees can enjoy the food and drink specials, as well as music with the deejays from Daytona’s hit music station, 103.3 the VIBE.

Mini golfers are encouraged to don their best golf attire, as there will be prizes for the best-dressed teams in addition to the highest scoring teams and players. The VIBE Open offers plenty of beverage stands and bonus on-course activities with even more prize opportunities. Friends and family of the players can attend the event with free admission into Daytona Lagoon to enjoy the party and watch the competition. All ages are welcome. Only the mini golf section, arcade, and restaurant at Daytona Lagoon will be open during the event. Tickets to compete cost $15 each and can be purchased by visiting www.1033wvyb.com.

Parking is plentiful in the public parking garage directly next to Daytona Lagoon, on side streets, and in surface lots. The VIBE Open is sponsored by Daytona Lagoon, 103.3 the VIBE, Image Today, and Southern Stone Event Group.

Contact: Frank DeMarchi

Southern Stone Event Group



ONA in Daytona!

Sep 19, 2014 -

Hosted by the Opal Network Alliance. ONA will feature seminars and breakout sessions on issues related to: Entrepreneurship, Money Management, Relationships, Leadership, Time Management, Health & Wellness, Parenting, Domestic Violence, Overcoming Gender Inequities, Public Speaking, and more! This event will be held Friday, September 19, 2014, 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., at the Ocean Center, in Daytona Beach, offering a continental breakfast, an empowerment luncheon, and a networking social at day's end.  For more information go to www.onatoday.com.

Wine & Food Walk

Sep 20, 20141:00 PM - 6:00 PM

From: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Admission: $15 Advanced $20 after 9/10/14

September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014 Riverfront Shops - Downtown Daytona Bch

242 Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114


Contact: Bullseye Direct Marketing

Enjoy an afternoon in Downtown Daytona Beach tasting award-winning wines and delicious tapas samplings while strolling through the beautiful Riverfront Shops. Great live music, give-a-ways and a special gift for the first 50 ticketed guests that arrive! Must be 21 years of age or older to participate. Proper ID required day of event. Please drink responsibly.

MEGA Job Fair

Oct 02, 2014 -

For more information go to news-journalevents.com

Official Biketoberfest Weekend 2014

Oct 16, 2014 -

Biketoberfest®   in Daytona Beach, FL is an international award-winning motorcycle festival   that offers participants an extended weekend get-away brimming with plenty of   sun, beaches, bikes and fun! Thousands of bikes will roar into and all around   town - no two alike! Popular annual activities include motorcycle shows and   rallies that showcase new, vintage and custom bikes; demonstration rides on   the newest machines from top manufacturers; and on-track motorcycle action at   the world-famous Daytona International Speedway.

Pace Center Classic

Oct 18, 20148:30 AM -

Saturday, October 18, 2014 beginning at 8:30 AM,  LPGA Jones Course,1000 Champions Dr., Daytona Beach, FL 32124.  $280 per foursome, $75 single. Great prizes, Lots of fun, contests. Sponsorship Opportunities available.  For more information contact Lori Richards at lori.richards@pacecenter.org or call 386-944-1111 Ext. 1116

2014 ElksRiders Charity Bike Run

Oct 18, 201410:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Elks Riders Charity Bingo Run

Brain Awareness 5 Mile Walkathon

Oct 18, 2014 -

Saturday October 18th, 8 a.m. at Dewey Boster Park, Saxon Blvd, Deltona

The walk a thon is in memory of our 19-year-old daughter Sia Christine Yorker who transitioned to be with the Lord in June 2011 due to a sudden acute Brain Hemorrhage and others who have transpired due to a brain condition and for those who are living with a brain condition.

We are in need of team leaders, sponsors and volunteers for upcoming walk at thon ($1.00 or more per mile walked). All Proceeds will go towards scholarships for graduating high school seniors that will attend a college or university within the state of Florida pursuing a medical science degree. All recipients will be honored on Saturday March 7th, 2015 during the Sia Yorker Medical Science Scholarship Banquet at the Clarion Hotel in Deland, Florida at Noon.

Your help with this event would go a long way to making our “Walk A Thon” a momentous occasion. We would greatly appreciate any assistance you could render towards this event.

Sia Brain Awareness Foundation sponsors this event, which is a 501c3 Organization. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact me at 386-789-3324 (home) 386-717-4380 (cell). Please don't hesitate to pass the word and visit www.siabrainawarenessfoundation.org or email me at

Food, Wine & Brew Festival

Nov 08, 2014 -

For more information go to news-journalevents.com

Daytona Turkey Run

Nov 27, 2014 -

The Southeast's largest car show and swap meet takes place thanksgiving weekend in the expansive infield of the Daytona International Speedway. For more information call (386) 255-7355

The 57th Annual Coke Zero 400 Weekend

Jul 05, 2015 -

Daytona International Speedway (DIS) President Joie Chitwood III unveiled the Speedway’s preliminary plans for hosting next summer’s 2015 Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola, which include opportunities for fans to experience the gleaming new frontstretch facility being developed as part of the historic DAYTONA Rising project.

The 57th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will move from its traditional Saturday date and will be held on Sunday night, July 5 broadcast in primetime on NBC. The Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race will be held on Saturday, July 4 also in primetime on NBCSN. To mark the kick-off event for NBC’s return to NASCAR, the network will work closely with the Speedway to bring enhancements to both the event and the live broadcast. Those details will be announced in the coming months.

The Sunday night date for the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola will be only for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The 2016 Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola will return to the traditional schedule, with the Subway Firecracker 250 on Friday night, July 1 and the Coke Zero 400 on Saturday night.

“Next year’s Coke Zero 400 Weekend will be one of the most unique event experiences ever staged here,” said Chitwood. “We are as committed as always to providing our fans with a first-class Speedway experience, so we’re excited that we’ll be able to give a sneak preview of what our DAYTONA Rising project will deliver to fans once it is completed.

Ticket details and the renewal process for 2015 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola will be directly communicated to fans in the next two weeks. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Oct. 24. Guests with questions about 2015 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola tickets can call the Daytona International Speedway at (877) 306-7223.

Lastly, in addition to the frontstretch seating changes, the Sprint Tower suite structure will be removed for the 2015 event.  Therefore, all suites, race officiating and other functions will be moved to temporary locations throughout the Speedway for that weekend only.   DIS staff is working closely with every affected industry stakeholder to make sure their needs will be met.