Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Thu, Jan 4      3:00 pm          LEWM Presents Sarah Brown, Lawrence E. Will Museum, Belle Glade
Fri, Jan 5        DEADLINE     Pahokee MLK Parade Application Due
Mon, Jan 8     DEADLINE      Belle Glade MLK Parade Application Due
Mon, Jan 8     7:30 pm          The Modern Gentlemen, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Glades Area ________________________
Project Director Sought for Healthier Glades - Job Posting Reopens

~~~ Applications Desired for Key Community Position ~~~

In 2014, Palm Healthcare Foundation, Palm Beach County's leading public healthcare foundation, announced the launch of Healthier Together, its new community-driven, collaborative, place-based funding approach to solving complex health issues neighborhood by neighborhood in six communities throughout Palm Beach County. 

To lead this important work, Healthier Glades is seeking a passionate, dynamic, detail-oriented professional who can facilitate the collective success of this effort, and serve as a public ambassador for the project. The Project Director will help drive and implement Healthier Together activities in the Glades communities, including strategy, program activities, communications, community engagement and data functions. 

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LEWMLEWM Presents: Sarah Brown, Nature Photographer

Photographer, Sarah Brown, presents on over a decade of photographic work of Lake Okeechobee and surrounding areas. Her presentation includes stories behind her photographs in the exhibit and her approach to photographing natural landscapes. Sharing her process for capturing images, Ms. Brown will highlight her hope for nature photography in our communities and preserving the historical landscape of Lake O.

WHEN: Thursday, January 4, 2018    3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades,  530 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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PahokeeMLKMartin Luther King Jr. Day Parade Extravaganza

Come celebrate and march for the dream with the city of Pahokee. Parade participants are encouraged to submit an application to the city.

Martin Luther King Jr Day Parade 
WHEN: Saturday, January 13, 2018    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Lineup at 7 a.m.)

Application Dates
WHEN: Friday, January 5, 2018 (parade entry closed)

For parade and volunteer info call 561-924-5534, ext. 2005, or email jadams@cityofpahokee.com

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BGMLKParticipants Wanted: 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Belle Glade

The City of Belle Glade invites you to participate in the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. This year's theme is "Together We Win with Love and Humanity." If you are interested in entering a float, car, or walking unit in the parade, please complete form in link below. 

Deadline for participants
WHEN: Monday, January 8, 2018

2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
WHEN: Monday, January 15, 2018   10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Lake Shore Middle School,  425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (Parade line-up)

Other events in conjunction with parade:

Harvey J. Poole Scholarship Banquet
WHEN: Thursday, January 11, 2018   7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center - Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: $20

Annual MLK Memorial Service
WHEN: Monday, January 15, 2018   (Held immediately after parade)
WHERE: Belle Glade Loading Ramp, Belle Glade, FL 33430 

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ModernGentlemanThe Modern Gentlemen are Coming to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

For the last decade, these four amazing vocalists and dancers have provided all the background vocals and choreography for rock 'n' roll icon Frankie Valli and they are coming to the Dolly Hand! The Modern Gentlemen's own signature style blends modern voices in four-part harmonic perfection with tight, high-energy dance moves to create a thrilling performance of the classic hits of Motown, Pop, Rock, DooWop and of course, The Four Seasons!

WHEN: Monday, January 8, 2018    7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center - Palm Beach State College's Belle Glade Campus, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Palm Healthcare
  • Project Director, Healthier Glades
The Sun
Indeed Jobs

  • 15 Positions Open
Other Areas________________________
Rising Leaders Service Learning Project - Request for Proposals

The purpose of this Rising Leaders Service Learning Project RFP is to solicit proposals from nonprofit organizations in Broward and Palm Beach counties who need assistance with mitigating or solving a present challenge within their organization. This is an excellent opportunity for an organization to address a need or complete a project for which there are limited resources available. As a component of Nonprofits First's Rising Leaders program, organizations can expect a team of between 4-6 program candidates to work collaboratively with the organization and other professionals as needed to address the area of concern and identify possible solutions.

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How to Use Your Tax Refund to Start a Business

Learn how to use your tax refund to start a business by attending a workshop in West Palm Beach. Topics to include: Investing Your Tax Refund Wisely, 5 Types of Businesses You Can Start With Your Tax Refund, Getting Your Business Started, and more. 

WHEN: Wednesday, January 3, 2018    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Urban League-Palm Beach County,  1700 North Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
COST: Free

For more information contact James Green at 561-355-4702, or email jgreen1@pbcgov.org

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SCORE: Strategic Steps to Growing Your Business

SCORE, in partnership with the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, is presenting a multi-program series titled "Strategic Steps to Growing Your Business." Register for this five-session certificate program today. 

First workshop: Financial Management
WHEN: Tuesday, January 9, 2018    9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, 12794 West Forest Hill Boulevard, Suite 19, Wellington, FL 33414
COST: $20 - 40 (this session only)

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FWBC Anniversary Extravaganza

The Florida Women's Business Center and The Center for Technology, Enterprise & Development invite you to their Anniversary Extravaganza celebrating 12 years of service to women throughout South Florida. 

WHEN: Tuesday, January 30, 2018    1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum, 7901 North Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, FL 33487
COST: $10

Registration is required. For more information contact Victoria or Germaine, 561-265-3790.

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FWBC Presents January 2018 Workshops

Registration is open for workshops in January, presented by the Florida Women's Business Center. Workshops include: How Should I Register My Business, Apply to Become a Vendor With the State of Florida, and more. All workshops are free of charge. 

Click here to see all January workshops, and to register
Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
SNAP Enrollment Assistance in Pahokee

Need to enroll or renew benefits for Foodstamps/Medicaid, we can help! No appointment necessary, please call to check availability.

WHEN: Monday - Friday  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1200 E. Main Street Bld. F, Pahokee, FL. 33476

Contact for more information: Deisy Corona Community Outreach Specialist, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Palm Beach, at 561-924-5677. Visit us at www.catholiccharitiesdpb.org
WTECWest Technical Education Center Adult Education Winter Course Offerings

Register now for ABE/GED & ESOL classes at West Technical Education Center. The programs are offered as part of West Technical Education Center's Adult Education Winter Course offerings for 2018. 

Registration Open:
WHEN: Monday, December 11, 2017 - Friday, January 12, 2018  8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center 2625 N.W. 16th Street , Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: $30

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Take Stock in Children - Seeking Male and Female Mentors in the Glades

Mentor a student at Glades Central High School. Each student receives a college scholarship upon high school graduation. Each student must meet with mentor to receive the scholarship. Meet once a week during the student's lunch period, 2 - 3 times a month. Our students need you. "Change a Life Over Lunch."

Our next mentor orientation will be held at Glades Central High School. 

WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2018  3:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. (email for more info)
WHERE: Glades Central Community High School,  1001 SW Ave M, Belle Glade, FL 33430

If you are interested, please contact Kimberly Briard at kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org

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The 3 Redneck Tenors Return to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center

The "infamous" 3 Redneck Tenors are back and better than ever and they're returning to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center! Get ready for one sidesplitting ride as we go on an excursion only the 3 Redneck Tenors could have had, delighting audiences with their vocal prowess and a smorgasbord of songs and music ranging from Gospel, to Country, to Broadway, Pop and Classical. You're going to love them and so will anyone with a sense of humor and an appreciation for incredible voices.

WHEN: Thursday, January 18, 2018    7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center - Palm Beach State College, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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PBSC Welding Technology and Heavy Equipment Mechanic Classes Starting in January

Registration for Palm Beach State College's Welding Technology and Heavy Equipment Mechanic classes are now open. Call today to visit the campus and tour shop facilities. Financial aid is available, and a high school diploma is not required to enter or complete the program. 

For more information, call 561-993-1143. 

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Become a Nail Specialist at PBSC

Unlock your creativity and begin a new career as a Nail Specialist at Palm Beach State College. Learn the art and science of nail care, and get hands-on training in the highest standards of safety and sanitation. Classes start in February. 

For more information, call 561-993-1143. 

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Same Day Recording Now Available at All Clerk Locations

Enjoy same-day recording of documents into the Official Records of Palm Beach County at all Clerk & Comptroller locations. Record Notice of Commencement, Declaration of Domicile and other documents, and get your certified copy right away. 

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LEWM Presents: Art Around the Glades

The Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades is Proud to Announce: Art Around the Glades, a show of fine and decorative art by the Glades Art Group. The presentation will include music and light refreshments.

WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2018    6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades,  530 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Palm Healthcare
  • Project Director, Healthier Glades
  • Therapist (Master's Level)
  • Group Facilitator (Bachelor's Level)
The Sun
Indeed Jobs

United Way of Palm Beach County
  • VITA Site Coordinator
A Better Way Home Care
  • Home Health Aides
  • Certified Nursing Aides
  • 12 Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Mental Health Association: PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives)

Have you been feeling down or blue? Have you lost interest in doing things? If you are 50 years or older there may be something we can do to help you! Call us and ask about our Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives (PEARLS). PEARLS is a NO cost in-home program! Call us for more information: 561-832-3755.

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