Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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Wed, Feb 7       3 :00 pm      Teen Social VIBES,  Florida Department of Health, Belle Glade, FL
Thur, Feb 8       7:30 am     "Disco Inferno" Show, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade, FL
Tues, Feb 13    11 :30 am    Reps of US Senator Bill Nelson will hold Office Hours, Belle Glade, FL
Tues & Thur    10:00 am     VITA Tax Preparation,    Belle Glade, FL  
Glades Area ________________________
VITA Tax Preparation

Tax Returns prepared free. Returns are e-filed. 

Tuesday and Thursday
from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
starting January 16, 2018 through April 16, 2018.
Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

during the month of February only.

WHERE:  Belle Glade Prosperity Center - Bridges, 33 W. Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact April Golphin, Site Coordinator (561) 996-2479

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here  to learn more (Spanish)
Teen Social VIBES TeenVibes

All teens between 12-18 years of are reproductive health education or have unanswered questions are invited to attend the Teen Social VIBES Clinic. Health Care Providers will be available to provide exams and confidential counseling. Teen Social VIBES is held Wednesday, February 7th & 21st @ 3pm-6pm. Pick up transportation provided to attend and free bus pass for return home transportation. No appointment is needed, refreshments will be provided, prizes and gifts with participation, and community services hours will be provided  

WHEN: Wednesday, February 7th & 21st, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Florida Department of Health, 38754 State Road 80, Belle Glade

For more information call : 561.983.9242

Click here for more details: 

"Disco Inferno" Dolly Hand Dinner & Show DiscoInferno

P lease join us for our Annual Covered Dish Dinner!  Adults are $15 and students/children are $12.  Tickets can be ordered by phone by calling (561) 993-1160 or online.

Following dinner is the exciting performance of  "Disco Inferno" at 7:30pm. 
"Saturday Night Fever" was a box-office smash, Donna Summer was the queen of the  air waves & Beethoven had his first top-40 hit. You're invited to celebrate those  disco days & boogie nights with a cast of New York's top performers singing & dancing  to super-hits by Abba, the Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, Barry Manilow, Donna Summer  and more! The stage will be ablaze with a live disco band & a trio of  Broadway vocalists reminding you that "You Should be Dancin', yeah!

WHEN: Thur,  February 8, 2018 
Dinner 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Show Starts at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
Representatives of US Senator Bill Nelson will hold OFFICE HOURS in Belle Glade USSenator

WHEN:   Tuesday, February 13, 2018  - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach County Glades Office, Office of Mayor Melissa McKinlay 2976 SR15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more details please call Senator Nelson's Office at (561) 514-0189
Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees Community Forum and Board Meeting CommunityForum

Please be our guest at the 2018 Community Forum and regular meeting of the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees. The Forum will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Theater.  For more information, call (561) 993-1126.

Tues, February 20, 2018 - Community Forum 4:00 p.m. Board Meeting 5:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Lobby, Belle Glade Campus, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Cosmetology Open House OpenHouse

Tour our state-of-the-art salon.  Talk to students & instructors. 

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 21, 2018  12:00 pm-1:00 pm
WHERE:   Palm Beach State College -- Room 129, Belle Glade Campus, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Palm Beach County School District Head Start & Early Head Start SY 2018-2019 HeadStart1

Pioneer Park Elementary & Glade View Elementary are looking for children to attend their Head Start PreKindergarten Program.  Slots are opened for the 2018-2019 School Year.  

Please see flier for further information or contact Ms. Thompson at (561) 993-8654 at Pioneer Park Elementary or Ms. Culler at Glade View Elementary at (561) 993-8823, to set up and appointment to complete your application.

WHERE: Multiple Locations -- Click here for flyer
The Annie Moses Band Is Coming To the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

The Annie Moses Band has been inspiring and entertaining audiences with its captivating blend of folk and classical music for over a decade. Combining technical skill with exhilarating showmanship, the Annie Moses Band is a talented family ensemble of songwriters, singers, and musicians. Veteran composer Bill Wolaver weaves musical styles together into cinematic arrangements while the virtuosic siblings bring Juilliard-honed chops to Nashville-styled music-making. The band's innovative sound has delighted audiences around the world in record-breaking numbers of airings on PBS and on stages as diverse as Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. The Annie Moses Band combines the best of beloved genres in a style that unifies audiences, young and old, classical connoisseurs and roots enthusiasts, jazz aficionados and bluegrass buffs.

WHEN: Thursday, March 1, 2018
7:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Arts,1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 

For more information call: 996.1160

Scholarship Opportunty
Palm Beach County Black Nurses Association

Announcement: Scholarship cycle now open.

2018 scholarship applications are now available.  Scholarships are awarded to ADN, BSN, LPN, MSN and Doctoral students.

View the full announcement on their website.
Grant Opportunty

I am pleased to announce the release of United Way of Palm Beach County's Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Targeted Care Area of Income.

To access the RFP and the application, visit  www.unitedwaypbc.org. Scroll down on the homepage and click the red "Income RFP" icon. 


Applications for funding are due no later than Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. and must be submitted through United Way's grant website (CyberGrants).

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SCORE - South Palm Beach

"One Day University" courses to help you grow your business.

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Job Opportunities

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Internet Safety & Protecting Children from Dangers Online InternetSafety

Join us on February 7th at Shoppe561 in West Palm Beach to hear Assistant US Attorney, Greg Schiller, speak on internet safety and protecting children from dangers online. Greg will be offering this presentation twice on February 7th: at 10:30 am, and again at 8:00 pm that night. This event is free, but please sign up online, as seating is limited.

WHEN:  February 7, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Shoppe561, 1905 S. Dixie Hwy Suite B, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Fearless Caregiver Conference in Boynton Beach FearlessCaregiver

Attend the Fearless Caregiver Conference and learn how to: balance family, work and caregiving; motivate family members to help; convince dad to stop driving; persuade mom to listen to you, and more. 

WHEN: Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  
WHERE:  Carolyn Sims Center, 225 NW 12th Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
COST: Limited FREE tickets for family caregivers
TO REGISTER: Visit caregiver.com, or call 877-829-2734

Click here to learn more
Upcoming Mentor Training MentorTraining

We are in serious need of mentors for our new students. We have over 80 students that need a mentor in the north county to south central county and in Belle Glade. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!  It is minimal time commitment and mentoring makes an incredible impact on our students.  It is as little as 2-3 times a month to meet with them at their school during their lunch period.  

WHEN:  February 8, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. OR February 15, 2018  at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Take Stock in Children Office, 1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Ste 103, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse ProtectingChildren

Please join us for a FREE CEU (continuing education unit) event learning how to Identify and Prevent Sexual Abuse in Children. 2 CEUs will be offered for the following licensed professionals: ARNP, RN, LPN, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW, PsyD and School Psychologists. Program Objectives: Defining Terms, Symptoms and Characteristics of Abuse, Recognizing and Responding to Disclosure, and more. 

WHEN: Thursday, February 8, 2018 -   2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
WHERE:  SandyPines Gymnasium, 11301 SE Tequesta Terrace, Tequesta, FL 33469
TO REGISTER: Visit this link

Click here to learn more
 2018 Human Services Transportation Summit

The Summit will provide an opportunity for human services transportation agency staff, transportation providers, advocates, planners, and consumers to learn, share best practices, and to network. The Summit will also feature guest speakers and breakout sessions on identifying solutions and overcoming barriers to coordinating transportation services for persons who are dependent on shared-ride or public transportation.

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 20, 2018  --  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach Therapeutic Recreation Complex,  2728 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33461
2018 Women's Conference

This conference is designed with you in mind. We know that each attendee is looking for answers to her own situation. Our breakout sessions provide the perfect opportunity for each attendee to choose the topics most relevant to her own life. The sessions will be led by experts in their designated field. Each session will be packed with techniques and "how-to's" that you can incorporate into your life, business, career or finances.

WHEN:   Saturday, March 3, 2018  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa,  100 South Ocean Boulevard Manalapan, FL 33462 

West Palm Beach Fearless Caregiver Conference 2018

Caregiver 911 Solutions start here. 

When:   March 8, 2018  10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where:   Rivera Beach Marina Event Center, 190 East 13th ST, Rivera Beach, FL 33404

Want To Learn Microsoft Office?

Need to update your skills? Get certified today in Microsoft 2016!

WHEN: Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: CareerSource Palm Beach County, 3400 Belvedere Road West Palm Beach, FL

For more information contact Steven Heinitz: 561.340.1060 ext. 2451 or

Click here for flyer

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Diabetes: Don't Sugar Coat It, a Diabetes Education Fair

Lakeside Medical Center, the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County, and Glades PATCH present: Diabetes: Don't Sugar Coat It, a free diabetes education health fair. Visitors will receive Diabetes Risk Assessments, on-site A1C testing, access to local resources, raffle prizes, and more. 

WHEN: Tuesday, February 27, 2018   10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to learn more
Attention Local Agencies: Are You Interested in Becoming a Summer Food Site?

Youth Services is a Summer Food sponsor that allows sites with refrigerators, running water, bathroom facilities and place to eat to serve breakfast, lunch and/or snacks (up to 2 meals) to children under the age of 18 in Palm Beach County. The program  would like to expand its reach to ensure that all children are receiving nutritious meals. Please contact the person below if you know of agencies, churches and organizations that would like free meals distributed to their site to serve the population.
Gus Wessel, the summer food program coordinator, is available to field questions and educate agencies on how they can become a summer feeding site. He can be reached at   561-242-5705, or by email at : hwessel@pbcgov.org.
Palm Beach County Library Honors Black History Month

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 musical performances, book discussions, films and more. View the list of events in Happenings, our monthly calendar of events and the library's website, www.pbclibrary.org, for additional Black History Month activities.

Click here for more Glades area Black History Month activities
Click here for Black History Month activities around the county
Round Up of Glades Library Events for February

Glades area libraries are chock-full of great events and happenings for the month of December. Make sure to mark your calendars with events you plan to attend!  

Glades area branches
Click here to see month's full schedule
A Guide for Students Facing Expulsion from Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County

The Expulsion Project is a special program provided by the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County with the support of the School Board of Palm Beach County. This program provides free legal services to families who meet the income requirement and are faced with the expulsion of their child. Expulsion means the removal of the right of a student to attend any public school in Palm Beach County for a period of time not to exceed the remainder of the term or school year and one additional year.

Click here to read guide (English)
Click here to read guide (Haitian Creole)
Click here to read guide (Spanish)
PBSO Scout Patch Program

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can get a patch by going to http://www.pbso.org/scout-patch-program/and completing four activities. The Scout leader can then submit the form at the bottom toklarichs@pbso.org to receive patches for their troops.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Susan M. Klarich, Ph.D. at  klarichs@pbso.org

Click here to learn more
Job Opportunities

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Family Mental Health and Wellness Festival

The Second Annual Family Mental Health and Wellness Festival will be held at the UB Kinsey Educational and Community Center in West Palm Beach. The free event is open to the public. Activities include stage performance and praise dancing, discussions on mental wellness, raffle prizes and free food. 

WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2018    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
WHERE: UB Kinsey Educational and Community Center, 720 8th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Call 561-517-8003 or email pam@westpalmbeachmentalhealth.com

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Training Program for Community Health Workers

Palm Beach County Medical Society Services is excited to offer a training program for Community Health Workers. Throughout the United States, the community health worker field is burgeoning, both in interest and demand. CHW Care Coordination Training Program offers the full complement of education hours and content areas needed to fulfill the training requirements (30 CEUs) for the certification application as a community health worker. Florida Certification Board Provider Number: 5284-A. 

WHEN: Fridays, March 3 - May 18, 2018    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: CareerSource PBC, 3400 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
COST: $999 (Scholarships available)
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Karen Harwood at 561-433-3940, ext. 122, or via email: karenh@pbcms.org

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Attention Workshop Presenters: Seeking Proposals for 8th Palm Beach County Youth Summit

Please contact us if you are interested in submitting a workshop proposal for the 8th Annual Youth Summit at Palm Beach Lakes High School on April 28, 2018. Areas that will be considered include: gangs and crime prevention, substance abuse, career development, scholarships and schools, healthy relationships, and trauma informed. The length of presentations must be 50 minutes. Please submit your proposal to bahiam@pbso.org no later than February 2, 2018. 

8th Annual Youth Summit
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018
WHERE: Palm Beach Lakes Community High School 3505 Shiloh Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Click here for the workshop proposal form
FRAC: Advocate

Read the latest information from the Food Research & Action Center in the January newsletter: Advocate.  

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Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank: Inside the Tank

Inside the Tank is a monthly e-newsletter highlighting Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank's impact in the community, upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities.

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PBSO Curriculum for Teachers: Too Good for Drugs

Geared towards Elementary School students. Sheriff Bradshaw has offered to buy Too Good for Drugs curriculum for any teacher who attends a ½ day training put on by Dr. Klarich.  Dr. Klarich will come to the school and train all school teachers. Any teacher who attends the training will receive a curriculum for their classroom (valued at $150.00) with the understanding that they will begin to teach the curriculum when they receive it.  The curriculum can be taught within 30 minutes a week, once a week, for a 10 week block.  The curriculum teaches social and emotional learning which has been proven to reduce drug use in children as they get older.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Susan M. Klarich, Ph.D. at  klarichs@pbso.org

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, January 29, 2018

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

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