Monday, November 13 , 2017
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, Nov 13  6:00 pm    Glades Region Choice, West Tech, Belle Glade
Mon, Nov 13   6:00 pm    Healthier Glades Community Celebration, Mt. Calvary, Belle Glade
Tue, Nov 14    10:00 am   Glades Career Readiness Roundtable, West Techn, Belle Glade  
Tue, Nov 14    6:00 pm   Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Thu, Nov 16   9:30 am    Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting, Pahokee Marina
Thu, Nov 16   3:00  pm    Take Stock in Children Mentor Training, Glades Central, Belle Glade
Thu, Nov 16   6:30 pm    Glades Relay for Life Meeting, South Bay City Hall
Sat, Nov 18    12:00 pm   Agape Love Fest and Health Fair, New Birth Deliverance, Belle Glade
Sat, Nov 18    12:00 pm   Belle Glade Open Enrollment, Belle Glade Library
Glades Area ________________________
Choice5th Annual Glades Region Choice Program

Come out and see what Choice Programs are available in the Glades area. Computers will be available for parents to apply on-site. Creole and Spanish Interpreters will be available. Transportation provided (see flier). 

WHEN: Monday, November 13, 2017   6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to read flier. 
HealthierHealthier Glades Community Celebration

This is an opportunity to invite the community at-large to hear about the updates on the Healthier Glades project. Barbara Cheives will facilitate the evening, and subcommittee members will provide an update at the meeting. We have also planned an interactive exercise which will help to identify existing supports and assets for behavioral health and gaps or challenge AND help to move the Glades communities closer to a definition for behavioral health.

WHEN: Monday, November 13, 2017   6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 266 1st Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to read flier. 
RoundtableGlades Career Readiness Roundtable Nov. Meeting

The public is invited to attend the next meeting of the Glades Career Readiness Roundtable.  This event is a recurring series, held on the second Tuesday of the month. 

WHEN: Tuesday, November 14, 2017   10:00 a.m.
WHERE:  West Tech Education Center, Bldg 1, 2625 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
TreelightingHoliday Festival, Tree Lighting and Santa at DHCAC

Come out and join Santa, the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches' Choir in the Glades and the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center for the Holiday Festival and Tree-Lighting! The event includes refreshments, entertainment from the Choir in the Glades, a visit from Santa and the beautiful tree-lighting for the 12th Annual Festival of Trees. This event is free to the public. 

WHEN: Tuesday, November 14, 2017   6:00 p.m. (Santa arrives by fire truck at 6:15 p.m.)
WHERE: Palm Beach State College Belle Glade Campus, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to read press release. 
Click here for flier.  
For more information, call 561-993-1160. 
GTACNovember GTAC Meeting at Pahokee Marina

At this month's Glades Technical Advisory Committee meeting, we are pleased to welcome as our featured speaker Chief Deputy Michael E. Gauger, MSW. He serves as the Senior Executive Staff Officer for the Department of Law Enforcement Operations and Corrections. As Chief Deputy, he is responsible for an annual budget of $594 million, with a staff composition of 1,576 sworn and 1,550 non-sworn personnel; and a Corrections budget of $154 million, with a staff of 619 sworn personnel and 289 non-sworn personnel.  We encourage all interested residents and organizational representatives to attend this month's GTAC meeting. 

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2017   9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Marina, 190 N. Lake Avenue Pahokee, FL 33476

For more information, contact Houston Tate, OCR Director, at 561-233-5303.

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MentorTake Stock in Children Mentor Training

Our mentor training will cover the necessary information to get started as a Take Stock in Children mentor. The mission of Take Stock in Children is to passionately promote self-worth, personal responsibility and academic success for qualified, financially at risk students in Palm Beach County by providing a unique set of resources which includes mentors, student advocates and a guaranteed post-secondary scholarship.

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2017   3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Glades Central Community High School, Media Center,  1001 SW Ave M, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Please RSVP to Kimberly Briard by phone at 561-307-5485.

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RelayA Carnival of Hope: The Glades Relay for Life Meeting

Glades Relay 2018 will kick off it's first Committee/Team Meeting at the South Bay City Hall.  Please come out and join us to help eliminate this dreaded decease.

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2017   6:30 p.m.
WHERE: South Bay City Hall,  335 SW 2nd Ave, South Bay, FL 33493

For more information, call Vickie Del Bosquez, Chair person, at 561-996-6571, or Barbara Spence, Operations, at 561-463-9372. 

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LovePre-Thanksgiving Agape Love Feast and Health Fair

New Birth Deliverance is celebrating their 17th year. Please come out for their Pre-Thanksgiving Agape Love Feast and Health Fair. The event will feature hot food, hair cuts, giveaways, and more. Vendors participating include: Red Cross OneBlood, Lakeside Medical Hospital, Foundation Care, Palm Beach Public Safety Department, and more. 

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2017   12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
WHERE: New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 S. Main St. Belle Glade, FL. 33430

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EnrollmentBelle Glade Open Enrollment Event

Come learn about your health insurance options and get covered in 2018! FREE one-on-one enrollment assistance in the health insurance marketplace will be provided by local in-person Health Navigators and Certified Application Counselors (CAC's).  This event have been organized and staffed by Health Council of Southeast Florida and is being promoted by League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2017   12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
WHERE: Belle Glade Library,  725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, or to make an appointment, call 1-888-880-8242, or visit
Job Opportunities

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Palm Healthcare
  • Project Director, Healthier Glades
  • Journeyman Welder
  • Forklift Operator - PMW
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Utility Worker
  • Equipment Operator
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Technician
  • Water Treatment Plant Operator
  • Journeyman Operator Heavy Equipment
  • Certified Court Interpreter - Haitian Creole
  • Certified Court Interpreter - Spanish
  • Court Program Specialist II (Unified Family Court)
  • Digital Court Reporter
  • Drug Court Manager
  • Magistrate Assistant (Administrative Secretary II)
  • Mediator - Family Court
  • Mediator - Family Court (Part-Time)
  • Scopist
  • Senior Court Program Specialist / Permanency Coordinator
  • Senior Secretary (Part-time)
Other Areas________________________
Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Prime Time and Center for Child Counseling invite you to view Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope documentary and participate in small group sessions to help foster lessons learned during our November networking event. This film provides insight into how adverse experiences during childhood can have a profound impact on an individual's life, and may deepen the way a person may think about social and emotional learning.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 14, 2017   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University Auditorium, 2600 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

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Community Action Advisory Board Regular Meeting

The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's (CAA) mission is to collaborate with other organizations to remove barriers and create opportunities for low income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 14, 2017   6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 810 Datura Street, Basement Conference Room West Palm Beach, FL 33401

For more information, please contact Doris Davis, Grant Compliance Specialist, at or by calling 561-355-4706.

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Driver Education Course in American Sign Language

Our Deaf Services Program is pleased to offer an Adult Driver Education course presented in American Sign Language (ASL) for the deaf and hard of hearing. The course runs for eight weeks, beginning Nov. 15, and will be held in West Palm Beach. The course is free, but registration is required.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2017   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (course runs eight weeks)
WHERE: Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, West Palm Beach Rehabilitation Facility,  1715 Tiffany Drive East,  West Palm Beach, FL 33407

For more information, please contact Reinaldo Vega, Deaf Services Specialist/Instructor, at 561-290-1044.

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FLWBC: Do You Need Funding for Your Business?

If your answers to the following questions are yes, yes, and yes... then this event is for you! 
* Are you a client of Florida Women's Business Center (FWBC) or the TED Center? 
* Are you in need of money for your business? 
* Is your credit score 575 or higher?
Space is limited and registration is required. 

WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2017   12:00 p.m.
WHERE: 401 W. Atlantic Avenue, Suite O9, 2nd Floor, Delray Beach, FL, 33444

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The Archaeology of Everglades Tree Islands, a Presentation by PBC Historic Preservation

During this presentation, by Palm Beach County Historic Preservation Research Intern Jessica Baker, we will be exploring the archaeology of Everglades tree islands through time, with particular focus on the genesis and prehistoric occupation of this network of islands, which spans ~12,000 square miles of wetlands. Everglades tree islands have potentially been inhabited since the formation of Lake Okeechobee, and throughout this presentation, light will be shed on the material culture that was left behind on this vast network of islands.

WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2017 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Palm Beach County Library, 3650 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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Housing Affordability: Discussing Real Solutions

Housing affordability continues to be a pivotal challenge for municipalities throughout South Florida and beyond. How do we create new affordable housing opportunities when land is scarce, budgets are tight and the pool of funding sources keeps dwindling? ULI Southeast/Florida Caribbean has assembled a group of key players in the affordable housing sector to offer real and attainable solutions. A panel of experts will address topics including the market needs for affordable and workforce housing; successful case studies that can be replicated elsewhere and incentive and tax credit opportunities

WHEN: Wednesday, November 29, 2017    8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: ULI Office, 100 West Cypress Creek Rd., Ste 650, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
COST: $10 - $35

For more information, contact, or call 954-916-7329 for details. 

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PBC Clerk: Free DIY Workshops Coming Up

The Self-Service Center of the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County, offers free 'Do-It-Yourself in Court' workshops the first Wednesday each month at the Main Courthouse and additional workshops at our branch locations.

Divorcio (En espanol)
WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2017   3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach County Courthouse,  205 N Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Landlord/Tenant Eviction
WHEN: Wednesday, November 29, 2017    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE:  South Palm Beach County Courthouse, 1st Floor Atrium,  200 West Atlantic Avenue,   Delray Beach, FL 33444

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Call for Nominations: Women in Leadership Awards

We are now accepting nominations for Executive Women of the Palm Beach's 35th Annual Cynthia Allen Gracey Women In Leadership Awards (WILA) to be presented at our annual WILA Luncheon scheduled for April 18, 2018 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion. Each year four women are carefully selected from a pool of highly qualified applicants in Palm Beach County to be honored at the WILA Luncheon. These women demonstrate excellence in their chosen careers or professions or have made a significant difference in Palm Beach County through their volunteer work. We challenge you to nominate an exemplary Palm Beach County woman who you believe is worthy of this prestigious award and should be recognized for her achievements.

Deadline for Nominations
WHEN: Monday, January 8, 2018    5:00 p.m. (via email)

If you have any questions, contact the Foundation office at 561-868-7070, or email

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Nonprofits First: Training and Programs

Nonprofits First publishing of events for nonprofit agencies.
CSC: Monday Morning Update

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 
Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
17th Annual Precious Wright Holiday Luncheon

"This annual event is sponsored by the Precious Wright family, in partnership with the West County Senior Center management and staff, for the benefit of clients and friends of the West County Senior Center. This year's planned activities will again include a tasty lunch, gifts of love, and holiday greetings in memory of "Miss Precious" and other West County Senior Center clients who are no longer with us."

WHEN: Thursday, December 21, 2017   12:00 p.m.
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to read flier. To attend this event, please RSVP no later than Thursday, December 7, 2017, to 561-996-4808. 
Marketplace Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 1

Marketplace Open Enrollment for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2018 starts November 1, 2017, and ends December 15, 2017. Licensed Navigators and Certified Application Counselors (CAC) are located throughout the county to help you, including a site in Belle Glade. They can help you find and explain the right plan that fits your needs. 

Open Enrollment Navigators in the Glades: 

C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics -  Belle Glade 
941 SE 1st Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430  
Phone: 561-642-1014
Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Mondays - Fridays (1st Thursday of each month all clinics are closed at noon)
Contact:  561-582-5559
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Creole
For appointments, visit

For more information, or to make an appointment, call 1-888-880-8242, or visit
Lighthouse Cafe, Ella's Closet Accepting Toiletries and Other Donations for the Holidays

"While many of us will receive gifts of all kinds, there are those who would be overjoyed with the simple necessities ..." This holiday season the Lighthouse Cafe invites you to make a difference in the lives of others by helping gift personal hygiene bags to those in need.  Items needed: Towels, washcloths, socks, lotion, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, wide-tooth combs, razors, toilet tissue. 

To schedule a pick-up for donations contact: Martha Lynn Weeks, 561-993-7020, or Tandra Jones, 561-692-2074. 

Donations can also be delivered to:

The Lighthouse Cafe400 SW Ave B Place,  Belle Glade, FL 33430
United Community Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st St., Belle Glade, FL 33430
FirstBank325 S Main Street,   Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to read flier. 
Belle Glade Library Hosts Events

The Belle Glade Library will host a number of events for area youth in November. 

Teen Roundtable
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Families Reading Together
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International Games Week and Teen Activities
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For more information, contact the Belle Glade Branch at 561-996-3453. 
VITA Program Volunteers Needed

Help working families succeed by joining the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. The program provides free tax-preparation service for individuals and/or households with low to moderate incomes.  Join the team today. Jobs include greeters, tax preparers, and site coordinators. (Special note from The Glades Initiative: If you are in the Glades area and want to become a volunteer please let us know at and maybe we can request a volunteer training here in the Glades.)

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Round up of Glades Library Events for Month of November

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

Glades area branches
Click here to see month's full schedule
LEW Museum Presents Three Programs

The Lawrence E. Will Museum in Belle Glade invites residents and visitors to stop by the museum this summer to enjoy three programs on display:  Expedition Ice Age, Donald Neal: A Plethora of Styles, and  People of the Water. 

For the remainder of the month of December we will frequently be out of the office on Friday's and Saturdays. If you intend to visit us on one of those days, please call first: 
We will resume normal hours of operation on December 1, 2017.

WHEN: Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or by appointment)
WHERE: The Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades (in the old library), 530 South Main Street Belle Glade, FL 33430
COST: Free (suggested $5 donation)

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
The Sun
Indeed Jobs
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Train the Brain, hosted by Palm Healthcare

The goals of the Train the Brain campaign are to help residents reduce stress through brain fitness, achieve balance in their lives, and show compassion to individuals with acute and persistent mental health issues. Participants will take a pledge to make conscious changes in their thinking and habits, integrate brain fitness into their daily routines, and attend free campaign events. 

Train the Brain Kickoff Luncheon
WHEN: Friday, January 19, 2018   11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Kravis Center, Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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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. 
HCSEF: November is Diabetes Awareness Month

The Health Council of Southeast Florida focuses on diabetes awareness.
Tax Talk with Anne M. Gannon, Constitutional Tax Collector

"The 2017 Property Tax season is officially underway! This month I'm sharing helpful tips designed to ensure your payment is processed quickly, saving you time and money in the process ..."
Nonprofits First: Training and Programs

Nonprofits First publishing of events for nonprofit agencies.
CSC: Monday Morning Update

Children's Services Council's weekly news and information bulletin. 
Posting Information: eBlast and Volunteers
Anyone wishing to add their local announcements or events is welcome to submit their information by Friday to be posted the following week. Please include a brief summary of the information to be posted with your contact name, phone number, and/or flyer. Advertise

*If you want to submit a posting please email us at
or (561) 996-3310
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the Glades area
Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades
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