Monday, March 2, 2020
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, March 2  5:00 pm   The Adventures of Charlie Pierce, Belle Glade Library 
Fri, March 6  5:30 pm      Community Meeting: Summer Camp and Football, Pahokee Parks and Rec
Sat, March 7  9:00 am     Apply for Passport Special Hours, West County Courthouse, Belle Glade
Sat, March 7  9:00 am     Community Farmers Market, Glades Day School, Belle Glade
Sat, March 7  12:00 pm   Glades Festival of the Afro Arts, Lake Shore Park, Belle Glade
Glades Area
The Adventures of Charlie PierceCHARLIE

Bridges at Belle Glade presents The Adventures of Charlie Pierce in observance of National Read Across America Day. 

WHEN: Monday, March 2, 2020 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Call 561-992-8210
Click here to learn more
Community Meeting: Summer Camp and FootballCOMMMMEETING

Join the city of Pahokee for the community meeting to assist with signing up for summer camp and football registration.

WHEN: Friday, March 6, 2020 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Parks and Rec Center, 260 Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476
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Community Farmers MarketFARMERS

The FFA Clubs of Glades Central High School and Glades Day School in collaboration with Gove Elementary and United Way of Palm Beach County present: Community Farmers Market at Glades Day School Soccer Field.

WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Glades Day School Soccer Field, 400 Gator Blvd, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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Apply for Passport During Special Saturday HoursPASSPORT

Apply for your passport during special Saturday hours on March 7 and 21, in Belle Glade. No appointment is necessary.

WHEN: Saturday, March 7 & 21, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: West County Courthouse, 2950 State Road 15 Room S-100, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: 561-996-4843
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Glades Festival of Afro Arts and ParadeAFRO

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, 2020 | 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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Click here to learn more (for booth space info)
Dialogue to Change: PBC Criminal Justice

The dialogues will focus on engaging a diverse set of community stakeholders to determine ways to address local drivers of jail over-incarceration; address racial disparities in incarceration; and work through systems to improve the overall behavioral health and well-being of our community. The commitment for dialogue participation is for FIVE consecutive weeks.

Healthier Glades dialogue
WHEN: Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Barbara Cheives, 561-351-6864,

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Second Chance Workshop: Sealing and Expungement

Sponsored by the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc., Career Source, and FRRC - residents will have the opportunity to meet with attorneys regarding the possibility of restoration of rights, reinstatement your driver's license, employment opportunities, as well as community ID.

WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library and 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 ext 120, or

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Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Small Steps Great Parents ClassesHEALTHYMOTHERS

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies provides free hands-on education programs for parents and their support partners through our Small Steps Great Parents program. Classes are taught by trained and/or certified Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies staff, as well as community partners throughout Palm Beach County.

Glades Classes Infant/Child CPR
WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: BRIDGES at Belle Glade, 49 W Ave A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Sara Mendoza, 561-517-2541,
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2020 Black Gold Jubilee at Torry Island

The annual Black Gold Jubilee returns to Torry Island, with headliner Sara Evans performing at a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Other activities include: art show, free kid's rides, cornhole tournament, car show, fireworks at 9 p.m. and much more. 

WHEN:   Saturday, April 4, 2020  | 10:00 a.m. 
WHERE: Torry Island, 5000 W Canal St N, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to learn more (festival flyer)
Click here to learn more (BG Children's Fishing Tournament on March 28, 2020)
Click here to learn more (BG Cornhole Tournament on April 4, 2020)
Click here to learn more (BG Volleyball Tournament on April 4, 2020)
Click here to learn more (BG Gospel Sing on March 29, 2020)
Golden Dragon Acrobats Return to Dolly Hand

The Golden Dragon Acrobats, the premiere Chinese acrobatic troupe who represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago, will return to the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center. 

WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For tickets, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit (service charges apply)
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2020 PBCSD Paid Summer Internships
The purpose of the Palm Beach County School District Paid Summer Internships is to provide meaningful work experiences for Palm Beach County high school students and graduates. 

WHEN: Monday, March 16 - April 3, 2020
CONTACT: Visit for more information:

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Apply for the Summer Camp Scholarship Program
Palm Beach County Youth Service's Department Summer Camp Scholarship Program provides full-tuition and fees for summer camp for children. Pahokee's Summer of Fun schedule includes field trips, games, science, technology, arts, robotics and so much more. Free breakfast, lunch, and snacks. 

WHEN: Monday, June 8, 2020 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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News: 2 Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases in FL
The Florida Department of Health (Department) has announced there are two presumptive positive cases of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Florida. 

As a reminder, the Department always recommends everyday preventive actions to help impede the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick;
  • Staying home when you are sick and avoiding contact with persons in poor health;
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then disposing of the tissue;
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
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RCMA Belle Glade Now Accepting Applications
RCMA is now accepting applications for EHS/MSHS/CCP, Head Start, VPK and School Readiness classrooms-for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. RCMA is currently needing pre-school age children and toddlers.

WHERE:  RCMA Belle Glade CDC,  20 Carver Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT:  561-992-2062 Fax: (561) 992-2062; EHS/MSHS/CCP: 0 to 3 year old-Griselda Villarreal;  Head Start - 3 year old to 5 years old-Maria Gonzalez;  School Readiness/VPK - Amanda Garcia
COVID-19/Coronavirus Factsheets

There is a lot of information out there regarding the COVID-19 aka the Coronavirus. To dispel myths that may make us anxious, the Florida Department of Health has come up with Factsheets in English and Spanish.  

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
Fall 2020 Jim Moran Institute Executive Programs

Free training programs for business owners, CEOs, and nonprofit leaders. Applications accepted through March 31, 2020

WHEN: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 

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Count-e-News: News from Palm Beach County

In this month's issue of Count-e-News: Palm Beach County dedicates first addiction stabilization unit. 

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CareerSource March 2020 Calendar

CareerSource has a number of events and programs to aid local job seekers - see their March 2020 calendar for more information.

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501c News - News from Nonprofits First

Read the February 2020 newsletter from Nonprofits First. This month's profile is on Loggerhead Marinelife Center, an ocean conservation organization.

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League of Women Voters News

The League of Women Voters News provides an update on a variety of programs and events.

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Prime Time Post - March 2020

Read the latest edition of Prime Time Post. In this issue: Prime Time Palm Beach County is seeking nominees for its Advancing Afterschool Awards 2020, honoring exemplary individuals for their work in the field of afterschool.

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The McKinlay Memo: January/February 2020

Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay provides an update for her constituents in District 6. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, March 2, 2020

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Florida Counts RFP open, quality afterschool programming benefits children, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Other Areas
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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Inter-Agency Network of Palm Beach County

Please join the next meeting of the Inter-Agency Network of Palm Beach County.

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.  
WHERE: 3333 Forest Hill Blvd-Ground Floor Conference Room, 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   If 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

Click here to learn more
Click here  for facilitator's proposal
2020 Education Conference
The 23rd Annual Alzheimer's Community Care Education Conference theme for 2020 is Influencing Change. Experts in the field will offer innovative approaches for the care of patients with Alzheimer's disease or related neurocognitive disorders, as well as ways to protect brain health.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: PGA National Resort & Spa, 400 Ave of the Champions, West Palm Beach, FL 33418

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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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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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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

Click here to learn more
Click here for application
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                                                 
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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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