Monday, January 29, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, Jan 29    11:30 am  Microsoft Office Certification Classes begin, CareerSource, Belle Glade
Mon, Jan 29    6:00 pm    Healthier Together Glades Steering Committee Meeting, Belle Glade Library
Thu, Feb 1      7:30 pm    Cirque Zuma Zuma, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts, Belle Glade
Fri, Feb 2        11:30 am  Nutrition Driven Program, Bridges at Belle Glade
Sat, Feb 3       3:00 pm    Blind Date With a Book, Loula V York Library, Pahokee
Sat, Feb 3       6:00 pm    Great Charity Challenge, PB International Equestrian Center, Wellington
Mon, Feb 5     10:00 am   Orisirisi African Folklore, Belle Glade Library
Mon, Feb 5    1:00 pm      Orisirisi African Folklore, Clarence E Anthony Library, South Bay
Glades Area ________________________
HealthierTogetherHealthier Together Glades Steering Committee Meeting

Residents and community leaders are invited to guide the priorities for a Healthier Glades community by participating in a steering committee meeting. Snacks provided. 

WHEN: Monday, January 29, 2018   6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Lety Gonzalez at

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MicrosoftCertificationMicrosoft Office 2016 Certifications at CareerSource

CareerSource Palm Beach County will begin offering Microsoft Office certification at its Belle Glade location. Learn Word, Power Point and Excel. 

WHEN: Monday - Thursday, starting January 29, 2018   11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: CareerSource PBC, 1085 South Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Rozanne Zamora or Maria Rios 561-340-1060 Ext. 2121 or 2621

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ZumaZDolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Presents Cirque Zuma Zuma

After sell-out seasons in Europe and an extended debut run in Australia, Cirque Zuma Zuma is ready to wow you! Audiences and critics in Europe and Australia agree - Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything ever seen before and many describe it as an African-style Cirque du Soleil. The show is part high-energy dance act, part Cirque du Soleil, part Harlem Globetrotters, and is fast paced and full of acrobatic ingenuity!

WHEN: Thursday, February 1, 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:  C all the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit  

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BlindDateBlind Date With a Book at Loula V York Library

Teens are invited to take a chance on a book at this fun party! You never know, it could be love! Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Preregister.

WHEN: Saturday, February 3, 2018
3:00 p.m.   
WHERE: Loula V York Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  C all 561-924-5929

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OrisirisiOrisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories

Orisirisi shares the beauty of African life and culture through storytelling. With African drumming, spirited call and response songs and fun-filled audience participation, Moonlight Stories will appeal to the child's heart in everyone. All ages (60 min.) Preregister. Sponsored by Friends of the Palm Beach County Library.

Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories (Belle Glade Library)
WHEN: Monday, February 5, 2018   10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 561-996-3453

Orisirisi African Folklore Presents Moonlight Stories (Clarence E. Anthony Library)
WHEN: Monday, February 5, 2018   1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Clarence E Anthony Library, 375 SW 2nd Ave, South Bay, FL 33493
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 561-992-8393

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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

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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 :
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

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PBSO Scout Patch Program

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can get a patch by going to completing four activities. The Scout leader can then submit the form at the bottom to receive patches for their troops.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Susan M. Klarich, Ph.D. at

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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)
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Nonprofits First Webinar: It's a New World

One of the biggest challenges facing organizations is changing the culture of giving and engagement, and our futures depend on it. Often we get so caught up in 'the ask' that we forget what motivates people to support us in the first place: relationships. Join Dana Ostomel, Firespring's vice president of nonprofit industry development, to discover the secret sauce of cultivating a community primed and ready to support you.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 30, 2018    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  
TO REGISTER: Visit this link

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NutritionDrivenParticipants Wanted: Nutrition Driven Program

BRIDGES at Belle Glade is recruiting participants for the Nutrition Driven Program.
Participants can expect the following from PBCFood Bank and University of FL:
  •          An engaging 60 minutes of nutrition education and
  •          A bag of fresh produce for each participant at the end of every lesson.
Classes will be taught in English and Creole. The eight sessions are held every Friday.

WHEN: Starting Friday, February 2, 2018    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  
WHERE: Bridges Belle Glade, 33 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 561-992-8210

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole)
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
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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 The Sun
Indeed Jobs

  • 23 Positions Open
Other Areas________________________
Tackling the Opioid Crisis: The Case for Parenting Interventions with Substance-Abusing Parents

Join us for the Florida Association for Infant Mental Health's Palm Beach and Martin County Chapter meeting. If you work in the Child Welfare or Legal system, contact us for a 100% discount! Workshop Learning Objectives: 1. Participants will understand risk factors associated with opioid abuse in adults with a focus on adverse life experiences; 2. Participants will understand "the contagion effect" of how adult risk impacts the developing child; 3. Participants will understand how interventions like Circle of Security can help substance-abusing parents focus on recovery through feeling more successful as parents.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 31, 2018    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
WHERE:  Keiser University, 2600 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
COST: $25 (Florida Association for Infant Mental Health member rate), $45 (non-member rate), Free if you are employed in the Child Welfare or Legal system
TO REGISTER: Visit this link

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Webinar: What's New and Exciting With Great Give

The 5th Annual Great Give will take place on April 24, 2018 from midnight to midnight. This 24-hour online fundraising event will be co-hosted by United Way of Palm Beach County, Achieve, Nonprofits First and United Way of Martin County. Great Give provides the opportunity for hundreds of local nonprofits to raise much-needed funds while generating awareness and garnering new donors - be sure to save the date! Join Alexia Savage, Senior VP of Communications & Resource Development at United Way of Palm Beach County and Mariana Williams, Executive Vice President of Operations at Achieve, to get the latest and greatest on Great Give 2018. 

WHEN: Wednesday, January 31, 2018    12:00 p.m.
TO REGISTER: Visit this link

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GreatCharityChallenge2018 Great Charity Challenge Presented by Fidelity Investments

You are invited to a night where everyone's a star. Join us for the largest community celebration in South Florida, as $1.5 million is distributed to local charities. The Family Fun Night will feature Wellington Public School Chalk Art Festival, carousel rides, petting zoo, entertainment and several dining options on site. Free general admission and parking. 

WHEN: Saturday, February 3, 2018    6:00 p.m.  
WHERE:  Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, 13500 Southshore Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414

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Fearless Caregiver Conference in Boynton Beach

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, or call 877-829-2734

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Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse

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

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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:

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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 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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CSC: Monday Morning Update, January 29, 2018

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

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
VITA Tax Preparation

Tax Returns prepared free. Returns are e-filed. 

Every Tuesday and Thursday
from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
, starting January 16, 2018 through April 16, 2018.  And every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (during the month of February only)

WHERE:  Belle Glade Prosperity Center @ BRIDGES of Belle Glade, 33 W. Avenue A, BG 33430
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact April Golphin, Site Coordinator (561) 996-2479

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Click here  to learn more (Spanish)
TPS Termination Haiti and El Salvador

The Federal government has released the official notices for termination of TPS for Haiti and El Salvador. Both have a FINAL 18-month extension, which runs for 60 days from January 18, 2018 through March 19, 2018. Current TPS recipients who do not re-register within the 60 days may be subject to removal.

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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,, 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
Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun 
Indeed Jobs

  • 12 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • Executive Director
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, January 22, 2018

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

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Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
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