Monday, February 24, 2020
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, Feb 25  11:00 am       Orisirisi African Folkore Presents Moonlight Stories, Belle Glade Library
Wed, Feb 26  5:30 pm       Glades Relay for Life Committee Meeting, Belle Glade City Hall
Wed, Feb 26  6:00 pm       Community Dialogue: E-Cigarettes & Youth, West Tech, Belle Glade
Thu, Feb 27  9:00 am        Mature Driver Course, West County Senior Center, Belle Glade
Thu, Feb 27  9:30 am        Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting, South Bay City Hall
Thu, Feb 27  7:00 pm        Stevie Wonder Experience, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Fri, Feb 28  10:00 am        Algal Bloom Study, Florida Department of Health, Clewiston
Fri, Feb 28  11:00 am        English Exchange, Pahokee Library
Sat, Feb 29  10:00 am       Canal Point United Methodist Celebrates 100 Years, Canal Point Civic Center
Glades Area
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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The Glades Relay for Life Committee Meetingrelay

You can make a difference by joining in the fight against cancer. Join the planning committee, register your team, or become a sponsor. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 5:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Belle Glade City Hall, 110 Dr M.L.K. Jr Blvd W, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Barbara Spence, 561-463-9372, or Sandra Stewart, 561-755-2439

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Community Dialogue: E-Cigarettes & Youthcigarettes

Join a conversation about the dangers of e-cigarettes, how they are marketed to kids, how they can be easily hidden from 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 Centermature

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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Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meetinggtac

From GTAC: We are pleased to have as our featured guest speaker Ms. Sharon Rose, Gerontologist, and Vice President of Programming for the Elder Services Resource Network.  The presentation will be the first in a series of meetings focusing on active adults in the Glades who are 55 years of age and older, as caregivers for their loved ones. We will gather to discuss priorities and to learn more about resources and programs.   

WHEN: Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: City of South Bay City Hall, 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33476
CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact Audley Reid, OCR Senior Planner, at 233-5567 or, or Houston L. Tate, OCR Director, at 233-5303 or

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Stevie Wonder Experience Comes to Dolly Hand CACsteve

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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Florida Atlantic University Harmful Algal Bloom Studybloom

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

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English Exchange at Pahokee LibraryEXCHANGEENGLISHEXCHANGEexchange

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
Canal Point United Methodist Church Celebrates 100thonehundred

The community is invited to attend Canal Point United Methodist Church's 100th anniversary.

WHEN:  Saturday, February 29 & March 1, 2020  | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Feb. 29) & 10:30 a.m. (March 1)
WHERE: Canal Point Civic Center, 12860 US-441, Canal Point, FL 33438 (Feb. 29) & Canal Point United Methodist Church, 37050 2nd Street, Canal Point, FL 33438 (March 1)
CONTACT: Visit or call 561-924-7325

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Glades Festival of Afro Arts and Parade

The annual Glades Festival of Afro Arts will be held at Lake Shore Park. A parade kicks off the festivities at Lake Shore Middle School at 11:00 a.m.

WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (parade at 11:00 a.m.)
WHERE:   Lake Shore Park, 1224 SW Avenue E Pl, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call 561-301-7511, 561-914-0280, or 561-983-2425
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Jekalyn Carr to Perform at the Dolly Hand

Palm Beach State College is excited to present the acclaimed gospel singer, Jekalyn Carr, at The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. Carr is a GRAMMY® Award nominee and GMA Dove Award-winning independent recording artist. She is a profound speaker, entrepreneur, actress, and author.

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Spanish Language Youth Mental Health First Aid 

From Catholic Charities: We will be providing a Spanish Youth Mental Health First Aid training for adults working with teens. This training is an all-day, free training, in which lunch will be provided. Training and materials will be in Spanish.

Primeros Auxilios para la salud mental es un curso de capacitación para proveer a los participantes un plan de acción para ayudar a los jóvenes que estén desarrollando un problema de salud mental o experimentando una crisis de salud mental. El curso enseña factores de riesgo y señales de advertencia de problemas de salud mental y uso de sustancias, información sobre diversos problemas de salud mental y un plan de acción para poder ayudar.

WHEN:  Sábado 29 de febrero de 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Caridades Catolicas, 1200 E Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: Para más información o para registrarse contactárse con Ana Martinez al 561-345-2009 o 561-924-5677

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Nominations Accepted: The Breakers' "Be Our Guest"

Do you know a volunteer who is deserving of a memorable two-night stay at The Breakers? The Be Our Guest Program invites our community partners to nominate an individual who selflessly works behind the scenes to make a difference in the lives of others. Let us recognize your volunteer who works unassumingly out of the spotlight with an all-inclusive two-night getaway at The Breakers! 

Nominations Deadline
WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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Clerk & Comptroller Committed to Transparency 

From Clerk & Comptroller's Office:   Our society is founded on the principle that we all have the right to know about our government and the ability to hold our leaders accountable. From the Courthouse to the State Capitol, each and every one of us is entitled to public information that allows us to understand how our government works.       

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Glades Area Libraries March 2020 Activities 

Read about upcoming Glades Area Library events planned for March 2020.         

Click here to see all Glades area library activities for the month
CSC: Monday Morning Update, February 24, 2020

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Business Champion Awards, Prime Time S.T.E.A.M. efforts, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Other Areas
Free: Hispanic Chamber Job Fair & Business Expo

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County invites residents to a Job Fair & Business Expo featuring more than 50 exhibitors and recruiters.

WHEN: Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Palm Beach Marriot, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach FL 33401
CONTACT: 561-832-1986

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OneNote Learning Lab

Have you heard about OneNote? Microsoft OneNote lets you create and store notes in a convenient location, enabling you to find and use them simply..... but what does this mean? If you are confused about OneNote and how to use it, then this class is for you

WHEN: Friday, February 28, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, #450, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT: Shari J. Hanglan,, 561-214-7435

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Free: Keys to Success Career Workshop

Keys to Success is a series of free career workshops to enhance your professional development. Whether you are employed, underemployed, or seeking employment, these sessions are designed to help you stay motivated in your job search, create an awesome resume, ace a job interview, and more.

WHEN: Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dress For Success Palm Beaches, 2459 S Congress Ave, Suite 204, Palm Springs, FL 33406
CONTACT: 561-249-3898,

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Free: Protect Your Small Business from IT Attacks-SCORE

Attend this workshop to learn simple (and largely free) techniques to protect your business from devastating cyber attacks. A wide variety of topics will be covered, including how to secure computers, networks, wifi, user accounts, passwords, cloud software, data backups, and more.

WHEN: Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach Gardens Library, 11303 Campus Dr, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
CONTACT: Richie Repetti, SCORE Palm Beach,, 561-833-1672

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Strategic Steps to Growing Your Business Certificate Program-SCORE

For business owners looking to take the next step, a five-workshop series covering topics such as: Financial Management, Grow Your Business with People, Marketing Your Business, Growing Your Sales, and Managing Operations.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020 
WHERE: SCORE Learning Center, 500 S Australian Ave, Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: Richie Repetti, SCORE Palm Beach,, 561-833-1672

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5th Annual Philanthropy Tank Live Event

From Philanthropy Tank: Hear from our young CHANGEmakers as they pitch their high impact and sustainable initiatives to a panel of Philanthropist Investors for a chance to receive up to $15,000 in funding and one year of mentorship. Glades Central student Analiah Graham is among the finalists.

WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kravis Center - Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: (561) 910-3893,

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Free Spring Break Camp for Special Needs Children

The Coalition for Independent Living Options is hosting a free spring camp for special needs children this March. 

WHEN: Monday, March 23 - 28, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: 900 Brandywine Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT: 561-966-4288 ext 100

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Riviera Beach Neighbor Fest

To promote good physical, mental health and an avenue to promote a healthy community; coming soon to Palm Beach County is a Health and Wellness event targeting youth and other members of the community.

WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dan Calloway-Tate Recreation Center, 1420 W 10th St, Riviera Beach, 33403
CONTACT: Damion Baker,, 561-374-2984

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
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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Click here to learn more (Spanish)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole)
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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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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Sealing & Expungement Workshop

Do you have an arrest record? We may be able to help remove it from your record. If you were charged with a crime in Palm Beach County and the case did not result in a conviction/prison, you may be eligible to have a single arrest record sealed/expunged.

WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library & Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Please RSVP on or before March 13, 2020 by calling Jenny Rodriguez at 561-655-8944 extension 120 or by email at

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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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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

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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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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

In the Glades                                                 
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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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Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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