Monday, November 25, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, Nov 25  4:00 pm            Anquan Boldin Turkey Giveaway, Anquan Boldin Stadium, Pahokee
Tue, Dec 3  2:00 pm               Book-a-Librarian, Belle Glade Library
Thu, Nov 28 & 29  All Day     The Glades Initiative Closed for Thanksgiving, Belle Glade
Glades Area
The Glades Initiative Will be Closed Nov. 28 & 29 THANKSGIVING

Our office will be closed November 28 & 29, 2019 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. 
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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Book-A-Librarian at Belle Glade Library BOOKLIBRARIAN
Personalized attention in areas of computers, mobile devices, genealogy, online resources and more. Space is limited. First come, first served. 

WHEN: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3453

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The Nutcracker Comes to the Dolly Hand
Celebrate the holiday season with The Nutcracker! Dance Alive National Ballet brings this quintessential classic to life with an international roster of award-winning dancers, joined by cast members from our community. This special performance of The Nutcracker will feature ten dancers from Pahokee and Clewiston!

WHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For tickets, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit (service charges apply).

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CDL Information Sessions at West Tech
West Technical Education Center will begin offering Commercial Vehicle Driver classes in January 2020. Information session dates and times are listed below. Residents are invited to attend any of the sessions.

WHEN: Monday, December 9, 11, 13, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Dec 9), 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Dec 11), 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Dec 13)
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Festive Family Day at Belle Glade Library
Enjoy a family-friendly event to celebrate the season with holiday crafts and refreshments. Bring your mittens to play in a field of snow. Enjoy performances and take photos with Santa. Refreshments provided.

WHEN: Saturday, December 21, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Pray for the Glades, 24-hour Prayer Walk/Vigil
The community is invited to join in a 24-hour Prayer Walk/Vigil in Belle Glade. 

WHEN: Saturday, December 21-22, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: Loading Ramp, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-302-5471

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Job-a-Palooza at First Baptist Church
Discover and develop new job skills by attending Job-a-Palooza in February. Must be 14-21 years old to participate and have an IEP, 504 plan or letter from their school. 

WHEN: Friday, February 28, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: First Baptist Church of Belle Glade-Fellowship Hall, 17 NW Ave B, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Debbie Lee, 561-996-9583 ext 11, or

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VITA Volunteer Opportunity - Tax Preparation
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a national program staffed by local volunteers to provide free tax preparation and e-filing of returns to qualified taxpayers. The VITA Program is an invaluable service United Way of Palm Beach County has been providing to the community for the last sixteen years. It targets individuals and families with low-to-moderate incomes who are eligible for tax credits. Volunteers are the key to the VITA Program's success. No experience is required and there are opportunities that don't involve preparing taxes.

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Pulse in Tallahassee, Newsletter from Rep Tina Polsky

Catch up on the latest news from Florida State Representative Tina Polsky's office. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, November 25, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: Underage drinking prevention school bus media contest, volunteers sought for VITA, and more!

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Job Opportunities

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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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Foreverglades Photography Exhibit - Opening Day
A unique public art installation from award-winning artist Sofia Valiente will open in Downtown West Palm Beach on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Foreverglades is a remarkable photography exhibit focused on life in The Glades. It will be housed in a replica of a 1920's steamboat docked at the Stub Canal Turning Basin in Howard Park, immersing visitors in the history of long-ago Florida. Free and open to the public, lunch and drinks will be served. 

WHEN:  Saturday, November 30, 2019  | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Stub Canal Turning Basin at the north end of Howard Park, 1302 Parker Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: For event information, please visit

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Bookkeeping with Quickbooks
The objectives of the class are to provide business owners and their bookkeepers with the skills and confidence to manage their bookkeeping obligations in a manner that facilitates business efficiency and long-term success.

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 4, 2019  | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway-Room 105, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
CONTACT: Richard Calcote, SCORE Palm Beach,, 561-833-1672

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Write Grant System Policies, Processes, and Practices
Define the rules and ways of your grant system.

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 4, 2019  | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Nonprofits First, 1818 South Australian Avenue-Suite 450, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
CONTACT: Shari J. Hanglan,, 561-214-7435

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Previous Postings - The 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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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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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

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