Wine expert share experiences at Hopkins Hall in Lake Helen

LAKE HELEN -- Bud Budzinski, owner of the Elusive Grape in DeLand, will discuss “My life and times in wine” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Hopkins Hall, 192 Connecticut Ave., in quaint Lake Helen.

Budzinski has served as a food and beverage manager for a major hotel chain and opened and operated several restaurants in the area. His presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Helen Public Library.

For more information on the event, please call Pam Swanto at 386-228-1152.

Learn more about upcoming programs at Volusia County’s public library branches at or visit the library’s Facebook page at

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