Monday, December 3, 2018
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Mon, Dec 3  6:00 pm    City of Pahokee Annual Parade, Pahokee Chamber of Commerce
Thu, Dec 6  7:00 pm     Celtic Angels Christmas, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Fri, Dec 7  10:30 am     Community Foundation Grant Seeker Session, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Sat, Dec 8 All Day         Youth Basketball Skills Clinic, Bill Bailey Gym, Belle Glade
Tue, Dec 11  6:00 pm    Honor Society Induction, West Tech, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Money Matters Financial Literacy-The Glades Initiative

The Glades Initiative presents Money Matters Financial Literacy Training at Covenant Villas. Understand how to manage money by preparing a personal spending plan and identify ways to decrease spending and increase income. RSVP today to ensure your spot.
 
WHEN: Friday, December 14, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:  Covenant Villas-Community Center,  601 Covenant Drive, Belle Glade, Fl. 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Call or email Jose at jzaragoza@gladesinitiative.org, 561-996-3310
 
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City of Pahokee Annual Holiday Parade PARADE

Pahokee's Annual Holiday Parade makes a return! Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the festivities. 
 
WHEN: Monday, December 3, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Pahokee Chamber of Commerce, 115 E Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO:  For more information, please contact Regina Bohlen, Pahokee Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, at PahokeeChamber@att.net, or by calling 561-924-5579
Celtic Angels Christmas at Dolly Hand Center CELTICANGELS

Celtic Angels Christmas captivates audiences of all ages with the magic of Christmas in an awe-inspiring show which encompasses vocal and instrumental seasonal and Irish favorites along with spectacular world class champion Irish dancing.
 
WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center,1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  For tickets, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org (service charges apply)
 
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Community Foundation Grant Seeker Sessions at The Glades Initiative Office COMMUNITYFOUNDATION

The Community Investment team at Community Foundation has scheduled presentations throughout the community about its new focus areas and new grant process.
 
WHEN:Friday, December 7, 2018 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE:  The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Ave C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
 
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Youth Basketball Skills Clinic BASKETBALL

Learn fundamental basketball skills, City of Belle Glade Youth Basketball League. For ages 6 - 15. Free registration available. 
 
WHEN: Saturdays, December 8 - 22, 2018
WHERE:  Bill Bailey Gymnasium, 1101 SW Martin Luther King Blvd, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  For more information, contact City of Belle Glade Parks and Recreation Department, 561-996-0100 ext 4148.
 
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West Tech Adult Honor Society Induction Ceremony HONOR

West Technical Education Center will induct 10 students into the National Adult Education Honor Society. 
 
WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16 St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  For more information contact Cosha R Jackson, 561-992-2109 ext 42109
 
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New Hope Charities Annual Toy Giveaway

Rain or shine, Santa will be giving each child a toy and candy cane. Hot dogs, soda, and chips will be served to everyone. Children must be present in order to receive a gift from Santa. Ages infant to 12 years. 
 
WHEN: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  New Hope Charities, Inc., 7450 SR 15 US 441 N, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO:  For more information call 561-924-7986
 
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Learn to Grow Food at Home During the Holidays LEARNGROW

Celebrate the Holidays while learning about organic gardening from "Farmer Alex", a retired boat builder of English and Jamaican origin. He's a Master Gardener, an expert on sprouting, container gardening using grow bags, growing herbs, composting and community gardening. He's an inspirational speaker with a great sense of humor, frequently speaking at health stores and at community events like fresh markets. He will be joining our holiday celebration by giving a lively and interactive talk and demonstrating the basics of growing your own food.
 
Doors will open at 12 noon with holiday cheer, light refreshments and an opportunity to learn about Nearby Nature in the Glades. Farmer Alex will begin his 2-hr workshop at 1 pm.  Due to limited seating, RSVP is recommended. 

WHEN: Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Sierra Club, 136 S Main Street, Unit A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:   Diana Umpierre,  diana.umpierre@sierraclub.org 561-983-8655
Town Center Cafe Christmas Social

Wear your ugly Christmas sweater to the first Town Center Cafe Christmas Social. 
 
WHEN: Saturday, December 22, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Town Center Cafe, 119 North Lake Ave, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO:  For more information call the Cafe at 561-288-9688
 
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Belle Glade Library December Events

 

Check out all of the Belle Glade Branch Library's events for the month of December 2018. The goal for the library this year is to increase the number of cardholders by 1%, attracting more community members to library activities. 

 

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501c News - November 2018

Nonprofits First's 501c News - November 2018 edition. 

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CareerSource - December 2018 Calendar

Click on the link to see CareerSource's December 2018 calendar. 

EveryParent App Gives Expert Advice for Parents

Learn more about Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County's app for parents.

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League of Women Voters News - December 2018

Get the latest news and information from the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County. 

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For the Record - News from PBC Clerk & Comptroller


A very special thank you from The Glades Initiative to Sharon R. Bock, Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller's office, for donating 933 pounds of canned goods to the Glades Area Food Bank in November! Click on the link to read more information from her office. 

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FRAC Advocate - November 2018 Newsletter

Read this month's Advocate from the Food Research & Action Center.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, December 3, 2018

 

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 

 

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • 28 Positions Open
Other Areas
Inter-Agency Network of PBC Holiday Meeting

The Inter-Agency Network of Palm Beach County will have a holiday meeting. 
 
WHEN: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | 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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Learning Lab: Excel Advanced Formulas

Wish you were more knowledgeable about Excel Formulas? Join us to learn some of the most useful formulas in Excel.
 
WHEN: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:  Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, #450, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO:  Shari J. Hanglan, shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org561-214-7435
 
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Community Health Worker Focus Group

The focus group is aimed at understanding the role of Community Health Workers in improving access to health services, studying how this role varies based on rurali and urban settings.
 
WHEN: Friday, December 14, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:  Okeechobee County Public Library 206 SW 16th Street Okeechobee, FL 34974
CONTACT INFO:  For more information, email info@lorhn.org or call 561-844-4220 ext 2600
 
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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
The Glades Initiative Annual Potluck & Gift Exchange

The Glades Initiative invites 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 suitable for a man or woman valued at $10 or more. Limited seating available. RSVP today with number of guests and food dish you plan to bring.
 
WHEN: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C,  Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Contact Sandy at  sdesty@gladesinitiative.org (RSVP by Monday, Dec. 10, 2018)

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Norton Museum Presents Community Art Talks NORTON

The Norton Museum of Art is undergoing a major expansion that opens next February. Learn about upcoming exhibitions and new community programs while enjoying an art project with museum staff. 
 
WHEN:Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Loula V York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO:  For more information call 561-924-5928

WHEN:Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information call 561-996-3453
 
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Glades Area Libraries December Activities

Read about all of the upcoming events planned for the Glades Area Branch Libraries in December.   

Click here to see all Glades area library activities for the month
Emergency Food and Shelter Funds For Agencies

From the United Way of Palm Beach County: For those of you interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds: Our Local EFSP Board recently announced that Phase 36 applications will be made available starting Monday, November 26, 2018, at www.unitedwaypbc.org under "Get Help - Nonprofit Resources".

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SCORE Business Workshops

 

SCORE provides valuable information and hosts workshops for small businesses. 

 

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Housing Leadership Council of PBC Newsletter

 

Learn about the Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County's news and events!

 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, November 26, 2018

 

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 

 

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • 28 Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Save the Date: Race to Equity Summit

My Brother's Keeper, in partnership with Birth to 22 United for Brighter Futures, the Race to Equity Summit will convene for in-depth days of learning, inquiry and problem-solving about how best as community we can face, embrace and lead with racial equity. 

WHEN: Wednesday, February 20 & 21, 2018
WHERE: West Palm Beach, FL
CONTACT INFO: For questions, please contact 561-242-5713

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