Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, Feb 18-21  8:30 am       Trench Rescue Training, Palm Beach State College, Belle Glade
Thu, Feb 20  9:00 am            Victim Services Coffee & Conversation, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Sat, Feb 22  11:00 am           Film: Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, Belle Glade Library
Sat, Feb 22  1:00 pm            5th Annual Family Fun Fest, Lake Shore Park, Belle Glade
Tue, Feb 25  11:00 am          Orisirisi African Folkore Presents Moonlight Stories, Belle Glade Library
Glades Area
Public Invited to View Trench Rescue Class at PBSCTRENCH

The Palm Beach State College Fire Academy will be holding a Trench Rescue class at the Belle Glade Campus. The public is invited to come view this complex training in action.

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 18-21, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Thursday); 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Friday) 
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, please call Heather Love at 561-993-1126

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PBC Victim Services "Coffee & Conversation"coffee

This focus group will inform strategies for increasing access to free services for sexual assault survivors in the Glades. Continental breakfast will be served. 

WHEN:   Thursday, February 20, 2020  | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Holly Carotenuto, PBCVS Sexual Assault Outreach Coordinator,
hcaroten@pbcgov.org, 561-625-2526

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Film: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schoolscriminaliization

This feature-length documentary takes a deep dive into the lives of Black girls and the practices, cultural beliefs, and policies that disrupt one of the most important factors in girls' lives - education. Enjoy a meal followed by a film screening. 

WHEN:  Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. 
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3453

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5th Annual Glades Family Fun Festfunfest
Families are invited to the 5th Annual Glades Family Fun Fest at Louis Butts Park in Belle Glade. This free family event includes bounce houses, rock climbing walls, DJ/dancing, jumbo games, community resources, and more.

WHEN:   Saturday, February 22, 2020   | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Louis Butts Park (Lake Shore Park), 1224 SW Ave E  , Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT:   Sarah Thompson, 561-966-7054

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Story Nights and Black History Month EventsBLACK STORYNIGHT

From PBC Library System: "The Palm Beach County Library System invites you to a month-long celebration. We will be offering events that honor the heritage, contributions and achievements of our African American community. Enjoy book discussions, musical performances, the celebration of our #1000blackgirlbooks collection, art, films and more.."

Orisirisi African Folklore Presents: Moonlight Stories
WHEN: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Why We Ask: The 2020 Census is Easy

The census asks questions that provide a snapshot of the nation. Census results affect your voice in government, how much funding your community receives, and how your community plans for the future.

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Florida Atlantic University Harmful Algal Bloom Study

From Florida Atlantic University: "The research is being conducted by scientists at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and is designed to fill an important gap in our understanding of the long-term impacts of harmful algal blooms (HABS) on environmental and human health. Follow-up sampling during bloom and non-bloom periods will be conducted."

WHEN: Friday, February 28, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Department of Health in Clewiston, 1100 South Olympia Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440
CONTACT: For more questions please contact the study team at aschaef3@fau.edu

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Community Dialogue: E-Cigarettes & Youth

Join a conversation about the dangers of e-cigarettes, how they are marketed to kids, how they can be easily hidden form adults and what can be done about it. Meeting includes dinner.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Mature Driver Course at West County Senior Center

The PBC Division of Senior Services (DOSS) invites older adults 55 years of age and older to its Mature Driver Insurance Discount Course. The State of Florida mandates an insurance discount for licensed drivers 55 years old or older who complete a 'State approved' driver improvement course. Pre-registration is required. This course will allow seniors to save up to 15% off their insurance premium.

WHEN: Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road #15, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information or to pre-register, contact the National Safety County at (561) 845-8233

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English Exchange at Pahokee LibraryEXCHANGEENGLISHEXCHANGE

Make new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills.

WHEN:   Friday, February 28, 2020   | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Loula V. York Branch, 525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476

CONTACT: Brenda Gonzalez at 561-996-3453
Fair Housing Contest

To create awareness among young adults about the importance of fair housing, and of providing housing opportunities to all people regardless of their race, color, religion, age, and more, this contest aims to educate youth about the problems relating to housing discrimination and elicit their thoughts through artist expression.

Deadline for entry
WHEN: Friday, March 13, 2020
CONTACT:  View complete rules and requirements at bit.ly/2020-contest

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Let's Move: Commit to Change Physical Activity

The Let's Move: Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge engages Palm Beach County residents in a friendly competition through the month of March with the goal of promoting physical activity and healthy behaviors. 

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The Music of the Beatles Comes to Dolly Hand

Here Comes the Sun celebrates the music of the Beatles in a way you've never seen or heard before.

WHEN: Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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The Golden Dragon Acrobats Return to the Dolly Hand

Every year, a newly auditioned company of artists from China presents a meticulously crafted production, directed by Danny Chang, in both traditional and state-of-the-art acrobatic styles.

WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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CareerSource February 2020 Calendar

CareerSource has a number of events and programs to aid local job seekers - see their February 2020 calendar for more information.

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EveryParent: Showing Love in February

Valentine's Day is a day for love - not just the romantic love we share with our partner, but also a day to show love to your child. Making your child and family feel loved every day builds a healthy, happy family. That's why EveryParent offers great new suggestions on how to talk, play and really listen to your child.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, February 18, 2020

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Save the date for 2020 Annual Early Childhood Education Conference, and more!

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Job Opportunities

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Other Areas
The Power of Women Event
Join a dynamic group of Palm Beach County's professional women CEOs and organizations to learn about resources available to women entrepreneurs, and networking time to build strong, high value alliances with other professionals.

WHEN: Friday, February 21, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Manatee Lagoon, 6000 N Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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Workshop: Intellectual Property, Trademark & More
Are you in a creative business? Designers, illustrators, painters, software engineers, writers, authors can all create works with long lasting value.  Are you an inventor? How do establish proof of ownership of your invention? Attend this workshop to find out!

WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Gardens Library, 11303 Campus Dr, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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Birth to 22 Business Breakfast
Please join for a conversation with business leaders supporting the Birth to 22: United for Brighter Futures initiative.

WHEN: Friday, April 17, 2020 | 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Hilton Palm Beach Airport, 150 Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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Youth Summit 2020: Mission I'm Possible
Join us in the celebration of the 10th Year Anniversary of the Youth Summit, "Mission  I'm  Possible:  We're  Worth It"  Middle and High School aged youth, please register online at  www.pbcyouthsummit.orgIf you are a parent of a youth, you can also register to attend the "Time For Your Teen" workshop.  We are currently looking for dynamic presenters.  Please see the attached facilitator's proposal.

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Lakes Community High School, 3505 Shiloh Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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Click here  for facilitator's proposal
10th Annual Haitian Heritage Festival in Lake Worth
Come and discovery the Haitian culture with a lineup of great Haitian artists, music, dance Haitian folklore, food, and more. 

WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Howard Park, 1701 Wingfield St, Lake Worth, FL 33460

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Earned $66,000 or Less Last Year, File for Free!

From the United Way of Palm Beach County: Was your 2019 household income $66,000 or less? You can receive free tax preparation assistance at one of our several VITA locations throughout the county! Our VITA Program gives you three choices to electronically file your tax return. All options are confidential, safe and free.

VITA Site at Community Partners Prosperity Center
WHEN:  Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 14, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Community Partners Prosperity Center (located within Bridges at Belle Glade), 33 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430

VITA Site at West County Senior Center
WHEN:  Mondays and Saturdays until April 13, 2020  | Monday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Stevie Wonder Experience Comes to Dolly Hand CAC

Complete with a crack rhythm section, full-fledged horn ensemble and the formidable Gabriel Bello, a Billboard-ranked vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Natural Wonder truly is The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience. 

WHEN:  Thursday, February 27, 2020  | 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

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English Exchange at Glades Area LibrariesEXCHANGEENGLISHEXCHANGE

Make new friends and practice speaking English! Free informal conversation sessions. Participants should have basic English skills.

WHEN:  Friday, February 28, 2020   | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Loula V. York Branch, 525 Bacom Point Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476

CONTACT: Brenda Gonzalez at 561-996-3453
CareerSource Accepting Career Prep Applications

The Young Adult program at CareerSource Palm Beach County is accepting applications for their Career Prep program scheduled to begin on March 9th. Career Prep is a 5-week intensive work-readiness program geared towards young adults ages 17 - 24 who are not enrolled in school nor employed. Candidates must be motivated and committed to attend Monday - Thursday, 9am - 3pm, for five (5) weeks and meet eligibility and suitability criteria.  

WHEN:  Monday, March 9, 2020  | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: CareerSource West County, 1085 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Interested applicants can apply online at https://www.careersourcepbc.com/job-seekers/young-adult-program - Deadline to apply is Monday, March 2, 2020

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Black History Poster Collection on View at PBSC

In celebration of Black History Month come view the poster collections on display in the lobby area of the TEC Building at the Belle Glade campus of Palm Beach State College. The exhibit runs until Feb. 28, 2020.

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Alyssa Sangeeta Jacobson Scholarship

This scholarship is named in memory of Alyssa Sangeeta Jacobson. Alyssa was committed to living a self-sufficient life and discovering her passions. The scholarship amount is $1,000 a year, to be distributed over two semesters.

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2020 William A. Cruickshank Scholarship Program

The Palm Beach County League of Cities, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2020 William A.
Cruickshank Scholarship program to promote and provide financial assistance to those pursuing areas of study that benefit municipal government professionalism.

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News from the Lighthouse Cafe - January 2020

Catch up on the latest news from the Lighthouse Cafe in Belle Glade by reading their January 2020 update!

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Chamber Chatter: News from Belle Glade Chamber

The Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce provides an update on upcoming events, programs, and more! In this month's edition: Black Gold Jubilee, Lawrence E Will Museum opens, and more.

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Job Opportunities

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Previous Postings - Other Areas
Inter-Agency Network Meetings
The Inter-Agency Network of Palm Beach County invites all to its meeting. Meetings run September through June and are scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month. 

WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: 3333 Forest Hill Blvd. Ground Floor Conference Room West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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Haitian American Culture Collaborative
Three civic responsibility and engagement seminars will be held at the Delray Beach Public Library in Delray Beach. 

The U.S. Census
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
CONTACT: For more information please contact Arlene Ustin at email: Austin@prescott.edu

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Catholic Charities Mental Health Advisory Board Invite
Do you have some extra time to help those in need? Do you have a special place in your heart for promoting mental health and wellness throughout Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast? Are you committed to prevention of violence and suicide? Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach welcomes any interested community member to participate in our mental health advisory board. Meetings are scheduled once every quarter or more if needed.

WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola- St. Christopher Room (2nd floor), 9999 N Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
CONTACT: Nicole Looney, LMHC Clinical Director, nlooney@ccdpb.org, 561-531-1088

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Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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