Monday, February 6, 2017
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Mon, Feb 6     5:00pm      Black History Month Documentary Series, South Bay Branch Library
Tues, Feb 7    6:45pm      The Weight of Words: Take Action on Bullying, Lakeshore Middle School
Wed, Feb 8    5:30pm      Toastmasters Club, Palm Beach State College 
Sat, Feb 11     9:00am      FREE CPR Classes , Community Methodist Church 
Sat, Feb 11     9:00am      South Bay Community Health Fair, Tanner Park 
Sat, Feb 11    10:00am     Adult Literacy Open House, Belle Glade Branch Library 
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Donate to The Glades Initiative for a Chance to Win a Car!
Want an opportunity to win a car while helping organizations like The Glades Initiative? Here's your chance.

Make a donation of $20 or more to any participating American Honda Birdies for Children and then guess the total number of birdies that will be made by the entire field in all four rounds of the 2017 Honda Classic for a chance to win a brand new 2017 Honda vehicle. Your donation will offer a chance to win a new Honda automobile, while at the same time, the charity benefits from the proceeds plus a 10% matching contribution courtesy of The Honda Classic.

To help you along, here are the total number of birdies made in each of the last three tournaments (all have been played at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course):
  • Birdies 2013: 1,244
  • Birdies 2014: 1,363
  • Birdies 2015: 1,168
 Click here to learn more and donate!
Black History Month Documentary Series BHM

"The Loving Story" ©Icarus Films. (77 min.) This documentary brings to life Mildred and
Richard Lovings' marriage and the legal battle that followed their arrest for violating a state law that prohibited interracial marriage. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.

WHEN: Monday, February 6, 2017  5:00pm

WHERE: South Bay Branch Library, 375 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay 33493

Call for more information:(561)992-8393
The Weight of Words: Take Action on Bullying Bullying

The Weight of Words anti-bullying performance comes to Palm Beach County for the second year. It serves as a "call to action" for Schools and Communities. The production is produced by special arrangement with Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 2017  6:45pm - 8:15pm

WHERE: Lake Shore Middle School, 425 W Canal Street N, Belle Glade, FL
Click here for more information                     
Toastmasters Club Toast  ToastMstr

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback-and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2017   5:30pm - 6:30pm    
WHERE: Palm Beach State College (room CRB224), 1977College Drive, Belle Glade, FL
For more information and how to join, call: (561)261-5043

Click here to view the website  

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2017  (30 min classes) 9:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Community Methodist Church (PBC Fire Rescue providing training), 401 SW 1st Street, Belle Glade, 33430

Click here for a flyer             
City of South Bay Community Health Fair SBFair

FREE health screenings, education, raffles, food, entertainment, and more.

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2017  9:00am - 1:00pm

WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493

Please call South Bay City Hall for more information: (561)996-6751
Catholic Charities Pahokee Counseling Program

The Catholic Charities Counseling Program, with an office in Pahokee, provides professional counseling and therapy for adults, children, families, and couples in five locations serving five counties. The team of therapists addresses issues such as marital/relationship discord, child and family dynamics, depression, loneliness, grief and loss, anxiety, stressful relationships, child and adolescent problems and other life stressors. Our team of counselors are all highly qualified clinicians with a minimum of a master's degree who are dedicated to providing the best services possible to the community. In an effort to better serve the community we have bilingual (Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian, and German) counselors available at various locations, including Pahokee, and in an effort to serve all clients, including those with financial hardship, the counseling program offers its services to clients on a sliding scale based on their household income. The counseling program strives to make counseling services accessible and affordable to the community.

Call the Program Director, Nicole Looney, for more information or to make an appointment 561-345-2008
Adult Literacy Open House AdultLit
PASS IT FORWARD:  Help Someone Discover the Amazing World of Reading

The public is invited to attend the Glades Adult Literacy Project Open House!
Light refreshments will be served. 

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2017  10:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 NW 4th Street, Belle Glade, FL

For further information, please contact Sandra Lusunariz, Adult Literacy Coordinator, at 561-996-3453.
2017 Tax Planner & Services Guide

Our 2017 Tax Planner & Services Guide has arrived! This publication includes a handy calendar, detailed information about our services, frequently asked questions and a glossary of tax terms. Pick up a free hard copy at any of our offices or click here to view online/download.

If you would like extra copies for your community, group or house of worship, email us at
Palm Beach County Library System Celebrates
Black History Month   

Click here for event listings in your area
Palm Beach County Library Events - February 2017

See what's happening at your local library!

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The Light House Café Newsletter - January 2017

See What's Happening at the Light House Café!

Click here to view  
CROS Ministries Newsletter - January 2017

See What's Happening at CROS Ministries!

Click here to view  
Prime Time Palm Beach County Newsletter

See What's Happening at Prime Time Palm Beach County!

Click here to view  
Join the Inter-Agency Network of Palm Beach County!

The Inter-Agency Network is one of Palm Beach County's oldest "community-wide" networking groups.
*    Learn about important resources and events
*    With an average of  35 to 40 individuals attending
*    Close to 100 agencies represented & cycling in throughout the year

The next meeting will be on February 7, 2017 at the Children's Home Society.

Click here for details 
CareerSource Job Opportunities in the Glades Career 

Are you 17-24 years old?
Not employed?
Out of school?
Ready to work?

Find out if you are eligible to participate in a five-week, paid work readiness program.

Looking to get into a Geriatric Healthcare career? Click here for more information

Click here

Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Sun
Indeed Jobs
In Other Areas

Associate Director of Development ~ Caridad Center, Boynton Beach, FL
Cook ~ East Coast Migrant Head Start Project
President/CEO ~ Community Partners
Youth and Family Development Specialist ~ American Association of Caregiving Youth
Juvenile Court Case Manager ~ 15th Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, FL
Administrative Secretary ~ 15th Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, FL
Receptionist ~ 15th Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, FL
Magistrate Assistant
~ 15th Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, FL
Resource Development Assistant ~ Leadership Broward 
Other Areas________________________

The Community Action Advisory Board Meeting

WHEN: Monday, February 6, 2017  6:00pm

WHERE: 810 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

For more information, please contact Grant Compliance Specialist, Doris Davis at  or (561) 355-4706.
My Brother's Keeper Network: Race to Equity Summit

Engaging in meaningful dialogue and action to promote racial equity in Palm Beach County.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 8 and Thursday February 9, 2017  8:30am

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL

Click here for more information and to register
Eating Disorders
with Dr. Joann Hendelman (2 CEUs)

Please join us for this very special presentation that will discuss eating disorders and their impact on our population. Heritability in AN and BN, contributing factors for eating disorders, new trends, and specific points on eating disorders on women in midlife, children, and men. Definitions, signs, and symptoms of AN, BN, and BED. We will also discuss PICA, ARFID, NES, Chewing and Spitting, and other eating/body image issues. The link of co-morbidity to substance use and self injury will be revealed. The role of the treatment team and the hostile recovery environment will be explained. Treatment modalities for eating disorders will be discussed. Relevant issues, specific to AN, BN, and BED will be explored.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2017   9:00am - 11:00am

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, 909 Fern Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here for more information and to register

Applicant Orientation: United Way FY 2017-18

Agencies that plan to submit an application in response to United Way of Palm Beach County's Fiscal Year 2017-18 Request for Proposals (RFP) in the Area of Health are strongly encouraged to attend an orientation session. The session will offer instructions and tips for applying and explain the timeline for application and RFP review. Both program and finance staff should attend. Please reserve your seat(s) by Tuesday, February 7, 2017 for this FREE event. Room capacity is limited - send only essential staff.

WHEN: Friday, February 10, 2017  9:30am - 11:30am

WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461

Click here for more information and to register
Applicant Orientation: United Way FY 2017-18

Agencies that plan to submit an application in response to United Way of Palm Beach County's Fiscal Year 2017-18 Request for Proposals (RFP) in the Area of Health are strongly encouraged to attend an orientation session. The session will offer instructions and tips for applying and explain the timeline for application and RFP review. Both program and finance staff should attend. Please reserve your seat(s) by Monday, February 13, 2017 for this FREE event. Room capacity is limited - send only essential staff.

WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 2017  9:30am - 11:30am

WHERE: Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Click here for more information and to register
Keys to Homeownership Event

This event will help educate the public on the home purchasing process.

WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 2017  8:30am - 2:30pm

WHERE: South Olive Park, 345 Summa Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Must preregister - Click here
Know a Hero in Medicine? Nominate Your Hero for the PBCMSS 2017 Heroes in Medicine Awards!

Palm Beach County Medical Society Services is seeking nominations of individuals, organizations and businesses throughout Palm Beach County that have used their skills and resources to improve the quality of health care for the people of Palm Beach County as well national and international communities.  From the nominations submitted the Medical Society will select inspirational heroes in health care and honor them on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the 14th Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards luncheon held at the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion.  Greg Quattlebaum and Jibby Ciric are serving as the event's co-chairs.
Award categories include:
  • Bruce Rendina Professional Heroes
  • Community Outreach Heroes
  • Health Care Educator Heroes
  • Health Care Innovation Heroes
  • Health Care Provider Heroes (Non-Physician)
  • Physician Heroes (Local/National/International)
  • Health care prevention/wellness SERVICE Heroes
  • Student Heroes
  • Project Access Heroes

Click here for more information on the categories 


To be considered for an award, nominations must be received at the Palm Beach County Medical Society by Friday, February 10, 2017 at noon.

For the nomination application go to  For more information or to receive a nomination form via email call Brenna Iyampillai or Jim Sugarman at 561-433-3940 or request one by emailing  Please also forward this to people you know who might want to nominate that special unsung Healthcare Hero in their lives!

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___

Call for Proposals

The Florida Health Care Coalition is now accepting proposals for "The Leading Edge - Innovations in Health Care." This is a unique opportunity to secure a more visible role with our national audience at our 24th Annual National Conference on May 1, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

For more information, click here.
Train-In-A-Day: American Red Cross Volunteer Training

The American Red Cross is offering training for current and new volunteers. This training is helpful to any agency working with clients in time of disaster.

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm
            Saturday, February 25, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm

WHERE: American Red Cross Belle Glade Service Center, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Space is limited & lunch/refreshments are provided, so pre-registration is required

To register online: Visit

To register by email or phone: Please contact Pat Lucey, Community Volunteer Leader for the Glades, at 561.996.4291 or
SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual Glades Family Fun Fest

Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the date of our 2nd Annual Family Fun Fest!

WHEN: Saturday, February 25th, 2017   11:00am - 3:00pm

WHERE: Pioneer Park, 866 SR 715, Belle Glade, FL

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at this event, call: (561)355-1125

Click here for a flyer

Click here for a vendor registration form
Spring Training Group Tickets Available

From everyone at Roger Dean Stadium, the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals, we would like to invite you and your group out for a 2017 Spring Training game. Group tickets are on sale now with a minimum of 15 tickets.

To order your group tickets:
  • Select your game date(s)
  • Group seating is available on a first come, first serve basis
  • Place a 50% non- refundable deposit
Click here for the schedules:
Miami Marlins     St. Louis Cardinals
Trustbridge Provides Free Grief Support in Belle Glade Grief

Since 1978, Trustbridge Hospice (you may know us as Hospice of Palm Beach County) has been caring for our community. Our compassionate professionals provide hospice care for families facing serious illness. We also offer grief support to any family that has suffered the loss of a loved one.

Please know, you are not alone in your grief. We are here to support you.
Our Belle Glade Grief Support Group is free of charge and open to the public.

WHEN: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month  9:00am - 10:00am

WHERE: Trustbridge Office, 327 SE 2nd Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

If you have any questions, please call (561)227-5175, otherwise you are welcome to stop by and join us.
FREE Legal Services at The Glades Initiative, Inc. Legal

Need legal services? (Child Support, Fair Housing, Immigration, etc.)

Services will be provided by attorney working through the Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Division, Richard Abedon. All services are offered in
English, Spanish, and Creole.

Call the Glades Initiative, Inc. to make an appointment and find out if you are eligible:

Click here to learn more
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Valentine's Day Group Wedding

Celebrate your big day with a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony for just the cost of a marriage license! The National Croquet Center and other local businesses are donating the venue and services to make this wedding ceremony a memorable one for couples wishing to tie the knot on Valentine's Day - February 14, 2017.  Couples must register and obtain a license before Friday, February 10, 2017, to participate and must present a valid marriage license at the ceremony. Registration open now and is limited to the first 40 couples. Last day to register if February 10. To register, please RSVP to 561-355-2468 or email:

WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2017  

WHERE: The National Croquet Center, 700 Florida Mango Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Contact for more information: To register, please RSVP to 561-355-2468 or email:

Fearless Caregiver Conference

Attendees Will Learn How To:
  • Become a fearless member of your loved ones care team
  • Balance family, work & caregiving
  • Motivate family members to help
  • Convince Dad to stop driving
  • Persuade Mom to listen to you
  • Legally protect your aging parents
WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, 2017  10:00am - 2:30pm

WHERE: Riviera Beach Marina Event Center, 190 East 13th Street, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Click here to register

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for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades
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