Monday, November 18, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Tue, Nov 19  1:00 pm               Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Tue, Nov 19  12:00 pm             Boys Town Parenting Cafe, Boys Town office, Belle Glade
Tue, Nov 19  6:00 pm              Holiday Festival and Tree-Lighting, Dolly Hand CAC, Belle Glade
Wed, Nov 20  9:00 am              Thanksgiving Breakfast for Seniors, Tanner Park, South Bay
Wed, Nov 20  11:00 am            English Exchange, Pahokee Library
Wed, Nov 20 & 21  6:00 pm    BG Rotary Turkey Shoot, Belle Glade
Thu, Nov 21  9:30 am              Glades Technical Advisory Committee Meeting, South Bay City Hall
Thu, Nov 21  10:30 am            Public Meeting Five Year Consolidated Plan, Belle Glade Library
Fri, Nov 22  3:00 pm               Could You Pass the Citizenship Test?, Belle Glade Library
Sat, Nov 23  12:00 pm            Love Agape Fest, New Birth Deliverance, Belle Glade
Mon, Nov 25  11:00 am           DKE Turkey Giveaway, Glades Tax, Belle Glade
Mon, Nov 25  4:00 Pm            Anquan Boldin Turkey Giveaway, Anquan Boldin Stadium, Pahokee
Glades Area
The Glades Initiative Annual Potluck & Gift Exchange
The Glades Initiative invites partners and friends to its annual Holiday Potluck and Gift Exchange! Bring a food dish and join us as we celebrate the holidays in good company. Following the potluck, we will have a gift exchange. If you would like to participate, bring a wrapped gift valued at $10 or more. Limited seating available. RSVP today with number of guests and food dish you plan to bring.
WHEN:  Friday, December 6, 2018  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE:  The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  Call or email Kassandra at (RSVP by Wednesday, December 2, 2019)
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Glades PATCH Meeting - Open to All GLADESPATCH
The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include the social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services. The meeting is open to all who wish to join.

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 19, 2019  | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Ave C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
Boys Town Parenting Cafe BOYSTOWN
If you have a child, chances are you've had your fair share of challenging days. Parents are invited to join in fun and interactive classes. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 19, 2019  | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Boys Town office, 607 S Main St #106, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
CONTACT: If you are interested in attending or would like to refer a parent/caregiver, please contact Shalonda Herndon at 561-612-6000 or

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Holiday Festival and Tree-Lighting Nov. 19 at DHCAC TREELIGHTING
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 14th Annual Festival of Trees. This free event begins at 6:00 p.m.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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Thanksgiving Breakfast for Seniors THANKSGIVINGBREAKFAST
KTM Kings Tutoring and Mentoring Foundation Inc will be providing a Thanksgiving breakfast for seniors. 
WHEN: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, Florida 33493
CONTACT: Contact for more information: Barbara King 561-449-3793
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English Exchange at Glades Area Libraries ENGLISHEXCHANGE
Meet new friends and practice speaking English! Informal conversation sessions, free. 
WHEN: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476

WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library/Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

CONTACT: Contact for more information: Brenda Gonzalez @ 561-996-3453
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2019 Turkey Shoot Hosted by BG Rotary Club TURKEYSHOOT
The annual Belle Glade Rotary Club Turkey Shoot makes its return. 
WHEN: Wednesday, November 20 & 21, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: 628 NW Avenue L, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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GTAC Meets at South Bay City Hall GTAC
Please join the Glades Technical Advisory Committee (GTAC) as it hears from Lois Monroe, Branch Director, who will inform on how Farmworker Coordinating Council is in providing food, clothing, and emergency assistance to senior citizens and residents in the Lake Region.
WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: South Bay City Hall, 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33476
CONTACT: If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Houston L. Tate, OCR Director, at 233-5303 or
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Public Meeting: Five Year Consolidated Plan 2020-2024CONSOLIDATEDPLAN
Palm Beach County must prepare a Five Year Consolidated Plan in order to receive certain federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Department of Housing and Economic Stability (DHES) will host several public meetings to provide information and to hear from community members.
WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library/Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Please direct any questions to Carlos Serrano, Director of Strategic Planning and Operations, at 561-233-3608 or
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Could You Pass the Citizenship Test? CITIZENSHIP
Practice with real and current citizenship questions and take a mock U.S. citizenship test and learn about our constitution and government. Preregister. 
WHEN: Friday, November 22, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Contact for more information: Brenda Gonzalez (561) 996-3453
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Free Dinners, Clothing at Love Agape Fest LOVEAGAPE
The community is invited to celebrate with New Birth Deliverance during its 19th-year love Agape feast. Prepared food and clothing will be given out.
WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: New Birth Deliverance, 1650 S Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Contact 787-266-1818 for more information
DKE Author Turkey Giveaway at Glades Tax DKE
There will be a Turkey Giveaway at Glades Tax Service with DKE, a rapper from Belle Glade, on-hand for a meet and greet with the community. First 200 families. 
WHEN: Monday, November 25, 2019 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Glades Tax, 525 SW 16th, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Contact 561-708-8317

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Anquan Boldin Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway ANQUAN
The Anquan Boldin Foundation will continue to make sure that families in the Glades area have a great Thanksgiving. It is excited to have Law Firm of Lytal Reiter Smith Ivey and Fronrath partnering with them to ensure that more families have a great meal and enjoy the holidays with loved ones. Please get there early to line up, ONE Turkey per household along with sides and fruits.

WHEN: Monday, November 25, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Anquan Boldin Stadium, 1204 Larrimore Road, Pahokee, FL 33476

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Pahokee Annual Holiday Parade
The Pahokee Chamber of Commerce invites residents to attend its annual holiday parade. 
WHEN: Monday, December 9, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee Chamber, 115 E Main St-Suite A, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: Contact 561-924-5579 for more information
South Bay Christmas Parade and Toy Giveaway
Kings Tutoring and Mentoring and the Marshall Family p resent the 4th Community Christmas Toys Giveaway and Parade.  Willie Marshall dressed as Santa during the holidays and rode through the city of South  Bay on a Fire Truck. T he fire  truck would end at Tanner Park where ther would bags filled with toys for all the kids in South Bay. His son Willie Frank Marshall Jr will continue his father's legacy. Food, fun and games for the entire family. 

Preregistration is now closed for toy giveaway. We are continuing collecting toys and gift cards and coats for kids. 
WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2019
WHERE: "SW Corner Field of 11th Ave South Bay"
CONTACT: Barbara King 561-449-3793
Community Health Worker Care Coordinator Training - Scholarships Available

Fulfill training requirements and grow in your career. This training program offers the full complement of education hours and content areas that you need to fulfill the training requirements (30 Contact Hours) for the certification application as a community health worker.

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Glades Area Libraries December 2019 Activities 

Read about upcoming Glades Area Library events planned for December 2019.         

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Other Areas
Financial Tools for Your Business
This introduction to QuickBooks Online workshop is designed to teach you the basics of QuickBooks Online so that you can use it to keep your business financial records.

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 19, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: SCORE Learning Center, 500 S Australian Ave-Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: Richard Calcote, SCORE Palm Beach,, 561-833-1672

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Open House at Supervisor of Elections Office
The Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office is having an open house. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience preparing for 2020. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 19, 2019  | 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Supervisor of Elections Service Center, 7835 Central Industrial Drive, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

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Steps to Growing Your Business-Managing Operations
After This Workshop, you will have learned: 
  • How to adjust operations to achieve company goals 
  • How to identify, manage, and measure critical processes and operations 
  • How to prepare for growth
WHEN:  Wednesday, November 20, 2019  | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Fire Station #5 - Training Room, 2080 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
CONTACT: Richard Calcote, SCORE Palm Beach,, 561-833-1672

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Two-Day Training: Matter of Balance
You will be certified to teach others how to:
  •  Evaluate thoughts about falling
  •  Improve balance through exercises
  •  Develop a personal exercise plan
  •  Correct Fall-ty habits
  •  Conduct a safety check for the home
  •  Exercise to improve flexibility
  •  Manage the symptoms of depression
WHEN:  Wednesday, November 20 & 21, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Area Agency on Aging, 4400 North Congress Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT: For more information contact: Maureen McCarthy at 561-684-5885 ext. 59103 or

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Navigating Your Community: Veterans Health
Please join to learn from Richard "Buzz" Bryan, former member of the Navy/Marine Corps team who served multiple combat tours, and retired from the US Navy after 22 years as a Fleet Marine Force Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman. Mr. Bryan is the Outreach Coordinator at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and will provide information about Veteran's benefits and how to navigate the healthcare system to better help veterans who are in need.

WHEN:  Friday, November 22, 2019  | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Quantum Foundation Community Room, 2701 N Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach 33407

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Boys Town Parenting Cafe
If you have a child, chances are you've had your fair share of challenging days. Parents are invited to join in fun and interactive classes. 

WHEN:  Monday, November 25, 2019  | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Boys Town of S Fl, 1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd-Ste 100, West Palm Beach, Fl 33411
CONTACT: If you are interested in attending or would like to refer a parent/caregiver, please contact Shalonda Herndon at 561-612-6000 or

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
2020 Open Enrollment is Here - Ends Dec 15

Marketplace Open Enrollment starts this week -- Friday, November 1 -- and lasts until December 15.
Now is the time to visit to get ready for this year's Open Enrollment and review your 2020 health plan options.
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Join Consortia to Increase Broadband Services

LORHN is a network of professionals committed to identifying innovative ways to meet the ever-changing needs and demands of its members and provide a structure necessary for rural health providers to collaborate to improve quality, reduce cost, and avoid duplication of services. One area we have identified is a need for broadband services, to provide the structure for the adoption of telehealth services and improve overall work efficiencies of healthcare providers.

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Belle Glade Chamber Chatter - November 2019

Click below to find out what the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce has been up to! In this issue: 2019 Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. 

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Take Stock in Children - November 2019 Newsletter

Take Stock in Children provides an update on its program in this month's edition of Mentor News!

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Job Opportunities

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