Monday, December 2, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
 
Tue, Dec 3  All Day               Giving Tuesday
Tue, Dec 3  2:00 pm              Book-a-Librarian, Belle Glade Library
Thu, Dec 5  1:00 pm             English Exchange, Belle Glade Library
Thu, Dec 5  7:00 pm             The Nutcracker, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
Fri, Dec 6  11:00 am             Civics Study Group, Pahokee Library
Fri, Dec 6  12:00 pm             Annual Potluck and Gift Exchange, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Mon, Dec 9  6:00 pm            Pahokee Annual Parade, Pahokee Chamber
Mon, Dec 9  6:00 pm            CDL Info Session, West Tech, Belle Glade
Tue, Dec 10  10:00 am         Community Foundation Grant Seeker Workshop, The Glades Initiative, BG
Glades Area
Support Organizations Like The Glades Initiative on #GivingTuesday! GIVINGTUESDAY

#GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. 

The Glades Initiative works hard to connect people to critical services and advocates on behalf of our residents for the betterment of our community. We seek to keep our community healthy, fed, engaged, informed and connected. Be a supporter of worthwhile local nonprofits this holiday season -- consider making a donation to support vital programs at The Glades Initiative for #GivingTuesday! - (the donation link below is always available.)  

Giving Tuesday
WHEN:Tuesday, December 3, 2019 
 
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The Glades Initiative Annual Potluck & Gift Exchange TGIPOTLUCK
Make a new friend! Everyone is welcome to join The Glades Initiative, partners and friends to its annual Holiday Potluck and Gift Exchange! Bring a food dish and join us as we celebrate the holidays in good company. Following the potluck, we will have a gift exchange. If you would like to participate, bring a wrapped gift valued at $10 or more. Limited seating available. RSVP today with number of guests and food dish you plan to bring.
 
WHEN:  Friday, December 6, 2018  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE:  The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Call or email Kassandra at ksanchez@gladesinitiative.org (RSVP by Wednesday, December 4, 2019)
 
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Book-A-Librarian at Belle Glade Library BOOKLIBRARIAN
 
Personalized attention in areas of computers, mobile devices, genealogy, online resources and more. Space is limited. First come, first served. 

WHEN: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3453

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English Exchange at Belle Glade LibraryBGENGLISHEXCHANGE
 
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
 
WHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library/Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Brenda Gonzalez, 561-996-3453
The Nutcracker Comes to the Dolly Hand NUTCRACKER
 
Celebrate the holiday season with The Nutcracker! Dance Alive National Ballet brings this quintessential classic to life with an international roster of award-winning dancers, joined by cast members from our community. This special performance of The Nutcracker will feature ten dancers from Pahokee and Clewiston!

WHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For tickets, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org (service charges apply).

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Civics Study Group at Pahokee Library CIVICSSTUDY
 
Join an informal study group to learn about the naturalization process and the civics test with flashcards, games and other study materials. (90 min.) 
 
WHEN: Friday, December 6, 2019 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Loula V. York Library Branch, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: Brenda Gonzalez, 561-996-3453
Pahokee Annual Holiday Parade PAHOKEEPARADE
 
The Pahokee Chamber of Commerce invites residents to attend its annual holiday parade. 
 
WHEN: Monday, December 9, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Chamber, 115 E Main St-Suite A, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: Contact 561-924-5579 for more information

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CDL Information Sessions at West Tech CDLINFO
 
West Technical Education Center will begin offering Commercial Vehicle Driver classes in January 2020. Information session dates and times are listed below. Residents are invited to attend any of the sessions.

WHEN: Monday, December 9, 11, 13, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Dec 9), 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Dec 11), 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Dec 13)
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Community Foundation Grant Seeker Workshop COMMFOUNDATIONINFO
 
This workshop is for prospective grant applicants to learn about Community Foundation's upcoming grant cycle, eligibility, and application process. Pre-registration is mandatory. 

WHEN: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Pahokee Christmas Toy Give-a-Way

The City of Pahokee presents a Christmas Toy Give-a-Way at the Parks and Rec cafeteria. Toys are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis despite pre-registration. 

WHEN: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: City of Pahokee Parks and Rec Cafeteria, 360 E Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: Sign up to be eligible to participate at:  http://bit.ly/33JvT5APahokeeToyGiveAway

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PBSC - Cosmetology and Barbering Programs Are Now Accepting Clients

From PBSC: Palm Beach State College Cosmetology and Barbering programs are now accepting clients Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come out and we'll help you to look your best for the holidays!

WHEN: Now until Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: PBSC Belle Glade Campus-Cosmetology lab, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Call the Cosmetology Lab at 561-993-1420 for an appointment (preferred)
Project Rachel Provides Counseling Services

The Catholic Charities' Project Rachel Program provides confidential, non-judgmental counseling and other healing opportunities to individuals, couples, and families who have been impacted by abortion or miscarriage.

CONTACT: To schedule a confidential appointment please contact Susan Polo, our Project Rachel Coordinator. Hotline (Call or Text): 561-531-3008 Email: Prachel@ccdpb.org

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Belle Glade Chamber December 2019 Newsletter

The Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce shares news with the community. 

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Student ACEs December Newsletter

Student ACEs provides information about the grand opening of their Belle Glade location in their December newsletter.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, December 2, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Mental Health Parity Survey, Underage Drinking Prevention Contest, and more!

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Job Opportunities

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Other Areas
Inter-Agency Network Holiday Meeting
 
The Inter-Agency Network will have its holiday meeting at Children's Home Society.

WHEN:  Tuesday, December 3, 2019  | 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Children's Home Society, 3333 Forest Hill Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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Palm Beach Legislative Delegation Meeting and League of Cities Workshop
 
The Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation will meet at Palm Beach State College in Loxahatchee. The League of Cities will have a workshop after to the meeting.

WHEN:  Tuesday, December 3, 2019  | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Legislative Delegation); 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (League of Cities)
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 15845 Southern Blvd, Loxahatchee Groves, FL 33470

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Bookkeeping with Quickbooks by SCORE
 
The objectives of the class are to provide business owners and their bookkeepers with the skills and confidence to manage their bookkeeping obligations in a manner that facilitates business efficiency and long-term success.

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 4, 2019  | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway-Room 105, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
CONTACT: Richard Calcote, SCORE Palm Beach, richard.calcote@scorevolunteer.org, 561-833-1672

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Write Grant System Policies, Processes, and Practices
 
Define the rules and ways of your grant system.

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 4, 2019  | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Nonprofits First, 1818 South Australian Avenue-Suite 450, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
CONTACT: Shari J. Hanglan, shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org, 561-214-7435

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Mayor's Village Initiative Community Meeting
 
A community meeting around the Mayor's Village Initiative will be held in West Palm Beach. 

WHEN:  Thursday, December 5, 2019  | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pleasant City Community Center, 501 21st St, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT: Questions or RSVP call 561-822-1413 or email kljones@wpb.org

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LWV Hot Topic: Florida's Immigration Crisis
 
The League of Women Voters present their December Hot Topic: Florida's Immigration Crisis. 

WHEN: Saturday, December 17, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Vista Center, 2300 N Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

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Community Foundation Grant Seeker Workshop
 
This workshop is for prospective grant applicants to learn about Community Foundation's upcoming grant cycle, eligibility, and application process. Pre-registration is mandatory. 

WHEN: Monday, December 16, 2019 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mandel Public Library, 411 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here to learn more and to see other dates this workshop is offered
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
2020 Open Enrollment is Here - Ends Dec 15

Marketplace Open Enrollment starts this week -- Friday, November 1 -- and lasts until December 15.
Now is the time to visit  HealthCare.gov to get ready for this year's Open Enrollment and review your 2020 health plan options.
 
Click here for more information
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Festive Family Day at Belle Glade Library
 
Enjoy a family-friendly event to celebrate the season with holiday crafts and refreshments. Bring your mittens to play in a field of snow. Enjoy performances and take photos with Santa. Refreshments provided.

WHEN: Saturday, December 21, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Pray for the Glades, 24-hour Prayer Walk/Vigil
 
The community is invited to join in a 24-hour Prayer Walk/Vigil in Belle Glade. 

WHEN: Saturday, December 21-22, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: Loading Ramp, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-302-5471

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Job-a-Palooza at First Baptist Church
 
Discover and develop new job skills by attending Job-a-Palooza in February. Must be 14-21 years old to participate and have an IEP, 504 plan or letter from their school. 

WHEN: Friday, February 28, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: First Baptist Church of Belle Glade-Fellowship Hall, 17 NW Ave B, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Debbie Lee, 561-996-9583 ext 11, or dlee@arcglades.org

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VITA Volunteer Opportunity - Tax Preparation
 
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a national program staffed by local volunteers to provide free tax preparation and e-filing of returns to qualified taxpayers. The VITA Program is an invaluable service United Way of Palm Beach County has been providing to the community for the last sixteen years. It targets individuals and families with low-to-moderate incomes who are eligible for tax credits. Volunteers are the key to the VITA Program's success. No experience is required and there are opportunities that don't involve preparing taxes.

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Pulse in Tallahassee, Newsletter from Rep Tina Polsky

Catch up on the latest news from Florida State Representative Tina Polsky's office. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, November 25, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Underage drinking prevention school bus media contest, volunteers sought for VITA, and more!

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Job Opportunities

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