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Mon, Oct 1 7:00 pm      Rehearsals for Living Christmas Tree, Dolly Hand CAC, Belle Glade
Wed, Oct 3, 4 10:00 am  Angel Tree Registration Opens to Assist Families, Belle Glade
Thu, Oct 4 11:30 am     Trivia Challenge at Belle Glade Library 
Fri, Oct 5 8:30 am         Rural Health Literacy Summit, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade
Fri, Oct 5 9:00 am         How to do Business with School District, West Tech, Belle Glade
Sun, Oct 7 2:00 pm       Mammograms After Sunday, Grace Fellowship, Belle Glade
Mon, Oct 8 5:30 pm      Let's Talk-Community Conversation, Leon Camel Resource Center, Belle Glade
Glades Area
2018 Glades Diabetes Health Fair - Save the Date

Do you have diabetes? Are you at risk? Come out and learn how to manage diabetes and improve your quality of life. Come join The Glades Initiative, the Deltas, and the many other partners at this event. The health fair will feature lectures, Q&A sessions on important health topics, diabetes screenings, resources, food demonstrations, food giveaways, and a FL mobile 3D mammography. 

WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee High School Gymnasium, 900 Larrimore Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Visit www.floridamobilemammography.com to schedule an appointment

Click here to learn more
Rehearsals for Final Living Christmas Tree to Begin CHRISTMASTREE

From the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center: It's hard to believe that it has been 30 years since the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center and the Glades Campus of Palm Beach State College presented the very first Living Christmas Tree. This year, the beautiful large tree will return for this 30th and final production and many audience favorites from the past 30 years will fill the program in "30 Years of Favorites". 

To celebrate this special performance, the Dolly Hand plans to have a Dolly Hand Singers reunion! If you or someone you know have ever sung in the Tree, please join the choir as they start rehearsals! The rehearsals will continue every Monday up until the public performance on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. 

Living Christmas Tree Rehearsals Begin 
WHEN: Monday, October 1, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit  www.dollyhand.org

Click here to learn more
Are You in Need of Assistance This Christmas? ANGELTREE

The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County has opened up registration dates for its Angel Tree program to assist families with children 12 years old and under this December. 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 4, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 1101 Dr MLK Jr Blvd, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please visit the Angel Tree website at www.christmasassistance.org

Click here to learn more
Trivia Challenge Supports Local Charities TRIVIA

Palm Beach County is teaming with United Way to support local charities and non-profit organizations. The library system is kicking off the campaign with a Trivia Challenge at the Belle Glade Civic Center.  The library system is challenging you to create a team to compete against librarians to become the Tri-City Trivia Champions. Up to six people can participate on a team - $10 per person.  

WHEN: Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, email wellmana@pbclibrary.org; to register, click here for registration link

Click here to learn more
2018 Rural Health Literacy Summit RURALSUMMIT

The Health Literacy Summit is for health and human services professionals, paraprofessionals, and students committed to serving the unique needs of our patients.  

WHEN: Friday, October 5, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information or to register, please call 561-844-4220, ext 1600, or email  info@lorhn.org

Click here to learn more and to register
Click here to see flyer
How to Do Business with the School District SCHOOLDISTRICTBUSINESS

The School District of Palm Beach County invites the businesses of the Glades region to meet with district purchasing agents and the Office of Diversity to obtain information on "How to Do Business with the School District". 

WHEN: Friday, October 5, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 State Hwy 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For information, and to RSVP (by Oct. 1), email purchasingoutreach@palmbeachschools.org

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Mammograms After Sunday Service - Grace Fellowship MASSGRFELLOW

Bishop Kenny and Melissa Berry will host Mammograms After Sunday Service at Grace Fellowship Worship Center, located in the Goodwill Plaza in Belle Glade. A survivor presentation will be available, as well as light refreshments and door prizes.

WHEN: Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Grace Fellowship Worship Center, 233 W Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For information, contact Pamela Burnett, 786-525-6584, or visit www.thebeautifulgateinc.org

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Join Healthier Glades by Participating in the "Let's Talk"  Community Conversation HEALTHIERGLADES

This is the time for Glades residents to come together and share their thoughts and ideas about some of the changes they want to see in the community and how these changes can improve the quality of life for all Glades residents. 
 
Glades residents, let's take action on creating a shared vision together for a Healthier Glades.  Join us for a light dinner as we shape the future for a Healthier Glades. Healthier Glades is a Palm Health Foundation Partnership.  

WHEN: Monday, October 8, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Leon Camel Resource Center, 266 1st St, Raderville - Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO:  If you have any questions about the Initiative or "Let's Talk" Community Conversation, contact Inger Harvey at  561-818-5529  or email at  Inger@htpbc.org

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New South Bay Villas Accepting Project-Based Applications

Royal American Management will be accepting eligible project-based applications for New South Bay Villas in South Bay, Florida for 4 bedrooms apartments only at Tanner Park. Applications will be accepted onsite ONLY. PLEASE BRING: Valid Photo ID for all household members 18 or older, birth certificates and social security cards for all household members, proof of income, and copy of bank statements. Applications must meet occupancy standard for the bedroom size available, meet PBCHA's local preference and eligibility criteria.

WHEN: Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Tanner Park, 105 W Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493  
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions, please call 561-708-8289

Click here for more information
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Calendar

Please find the attached calendar for "Domestic Violence Awareness Month", presented by the Domestic Violence Council of Palm Beach County.   

Events in the Glades
WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 491 E Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476

Click here to learn more
Train the Brain: Afternoon Tea & Book Club

Join the conversation around brain health by reading Hardwiring Happiness with us. Train the Brain is partnering with NAMI Palm Beach County and Healthier Glades to feature this brain health-focused book during NAMI's October book club meeting. The meeting will begin with a brief guided meditation. 

WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Loula V York Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT INFO: Register at: https://afternoon-tea-book-club.eventbrite.com, or call 561-588-3477

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Celebration of Life

From Trustbridge: "If you have lost a loved one and you are walking the difficult path of grief and eventual healing, know that you are not alone. Trustbridge grief support programs are open to the community, and this event is open to the public. Join us for a ceremony of reminiscence, healing and hope."

WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lomax Harelle Pavilion, 5000 West Canal Street N, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: RSVP encouraged to 561-227-5175 or bereavementevents@trustbridge.com

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Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network's 2018 Rural Health Symposium

From the Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network: "You are cordially invited to the 2018 Rural Health Symposium at Indian River State College's Hendry-Dixon Campus in Okeechobee. The Symposium is FREE and presents a wonderful opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals and get important up-to-date information about rural health."

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Indian River State College - Dixon-Hendry Campus, 2229 NW 9th Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please call 561-844-4220 ext. 1500, or emailinfo@lorhn.org 

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October Fest Returns to City of Belle Glade

Residents are invited to to an evening of haunted fun at Louis Butts Park. The free event will feature games and prizes, food, drinks, a candy buffet, haunted house tour, amusement rides, and a costume contest. This event is presented by the City of Belle Glade Parks and Recreation Department. 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Louis Butts Park, 1224 SW Avenue E Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact Kacy Young at 561-518-0101

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Round up of Glades Library Events for the Month of October

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

Glades area branches
Click here to see month's full schedule
2018 Elections - Important Dates to Remember

Are you registered to vote? The voter registration deadline is quickly approaching. Find out about important voter deadlines leading up to Election Day, November 6, 2018. 

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The Advocate: Food Research & Action Center September 2018 Newsletter

Read this month's edition of The Advocate, a newsletter by the Food Research & Action Center. 

Click here to read newsletter
McKinlay Memo - News from Palm Beach County District 6

The summer update edition of the McKinlay Memo, from Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay is now available. 

Click here to read newsletter
For the Record - Clerk & Comptroller for Palm Beach County

Read For the Record, the latest news from the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller, Sharon R. Bock. 

Click here to read newsletter
501c News - September 2018

Nonprofits First shares information about upcoming programs, events, and more in its monthly newsletter. 

Click here to read newsletter
CSC: Monday Morning Update, October 1, 2018

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

Click here to read newsletter
Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • 25 Positions Open
Other Areas
Inter-Agency Network of Palm Beach County October Meeting

The next meeting of the Inter-Agency Network of Palm Beach County will be held at the Children's Home Society Building in West Palm Beach. 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
WHERE: Children's Home Society Bldg-ground floor, 3333 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL, 33406
CONTACT INFO: For more info contact: patrice.schroeder@211pbtc.org
COST: $10 per agency (membership)

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Ballot Choices: Property Exemption & Taxes - Luncheon by the League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County will be hosting a hot topic luncheon: Ballot Choices: Property Exemption & Taxes

WHEN: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Atlantis Country Club,  190 Atlantis Blvd, Atlantis, Florida 33462
CONTACT INFO: Register online at lwvpbc.org or call Estelle Friedman at 561-968-4123
COST: $25 (before Oct. 12, 2018), $35

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Rethinking Poverty: Building Pathways to Economic Mobility

The purpose of the upcoming presentation, Rethinking Poverty, is to accelerate the building of integrated Health and Human Services systems to create more seamless, effective, and sustainable interventions that advance social and economic mobility of Palm Beach County residents. 

WHEN: Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Keiser University Flagship Campus-Turner Auditorium, 2600 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO: Register online at https://rethinkpoverty.eventbrite.com

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Library Activity - English Exchange EXCHANGE

Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. The English Exchange program will be offered every Thursday at the Belle Glade Branch library. 

WHEN: Thursday, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

CONTACT INFO: Please contact Sandra (Glades Literacy Coordinator) at 561-996-3453 for additional information

Click here to learn more (Belle Glade Branch)
Glades Night Out Against Crime - South Bay

Residents are invited to participate in the Glades Night Out Against Crime event at the city of South Bay. The free event hopes to unite residents, law enforcement, local businesses and leaders to decrease crime. Food, games and more for free. In an effort to make the event a success, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is asking community organizations to join as vendors. 

WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT INFO: To RSVP, contact Marcia Bahia at bahiam@pbso.org

Click here to learn more
Click here to read vendor solicitation letter
On The Table: Share a Meal and Discuss Meaningful Ideas to Strengthen Our Community on Oct. 24

The Glades Initiative is part of the Steering Committee for On the Table, a national initiative designed to unite people of all ages and diverse backgrounds over mealtime conversations .
The Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin County is sponsoring the initiative throughout Palm Beach and Martin County with funding by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation .
 
We are looking for local Glades organizations and people interested in hosting a conversation on October 24, 2018.  Materials are available to assist you in facilitating your own conversation. The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has invited residents throughout the region to join On the Table, s hare a meal , get together for coffee and discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen your communit y. The mealtime conversations are structured to discuss issues that affect residents and grew out of a pilot program that was held last year.  Every voice matters and this is a wonderful opportunity to talk about what matters. Taking part is simple, whether over a meal or coffee break, hosting is easy.
 
The Glades Initiative will be hosting a table and encourages other local agencies to host one, as well. Stay tuned for more details.  If you are interested in hosting a table in the Glades, please contact Karis Engle at The Glades Initiative, kengle@gladesinitiative.org , or click on one of the links below. 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 
CONTACT INFO:  Click here for more information or to host a conversation of your own

Click here to read Palm Beach Post article about the date
Click here to watch video about On the Table
Mammograms After Sunday Service

You are invited to a MASS (Mammograms After Sunday Service) presentation. Sponsored by the Beautiful Gate Cancer Support and Resource Center.  

WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 South Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to learn more
Scholarship Opportunity for Glades Residents Interested in Becoming a Community Health Worker  

A training scholarship is available to one eligible Glades resident for training as a Community Health Worker. Unemployed and displaced workers are able to apply for grant to cover tuition through CareerSource.

Requirements include: 
  • Must have completed the 500-hour work experience requirement
  • Currently serves the Glades community in a human services capacity
  • Must have an interest in becoming CHW certified
CONTACT INFO: For more information on how to apply for this scholarship, contact Karen Harwood at 561-433-3940, ext. 122. 

Click here to learn more
Click here to access link to program application
New Palm Tran Service Starts September 30, 2018, Glades Routes Changing

From Palm Tran: "As part of Palm Tran's first major service change in 22 years, the Route Performance Maximization (RPM) project is making getting around by Palm Tran a whole lot easier! The changes will extend evening service times, improve service frequency, add weekend service, and improve bus schedules and on-time performance in Palm Beach County."

Click here to learn more about Glades route changes (English)
Click here to learn more about Glades route changes (Haitian Creole)
Click here to learn more about Glades route changes (Spanish)
Immigrants May be Denied Green Cards if They Have Received Benefits

From FRAC: "A proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security would deny 'lawful permanent residency' if immigrants have received certain government benefits, or if the government anticipates they may do so in the future; the benefits include SNAP. 'The whole rule is so short-sighted and mean-spirited because we know these nutrition programs are not only incredible sources of nutrition, they improve health and well-being' that 'help children learn,' said Alexandra Ashbrook, director of special projects at FRAC. 'They help people be productive workers.'"

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Calling All Teens - Philanthropy Tank Application

Philanthropy Tank is now accepting applications for the next round teen   #CHANGEmakers in Palm Beach County. 8th-12th grade students in Palm Beach County can begin applying to get their philanthropic-driven projects funded!  Applications open August 1 and close November 4, 2018.

CONTACT INFO: Contact Alyssa Thompson ( athompson@philanthropytank.org) for more information.

Click here to learn more
Library Events for the Month of October

Learn about activities at the Belle Glade and Pahokee Libraries for the month of October.   

Click here to see events (Belle Glade)
Click here to see events (Pahokee)
SFWMD Unveils New Video About Lake Management and its Impact on South Florida

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) unveiled a new video to educate the public about management of Lake Okeechobee. The video, "Who Relies on Lake Okeechobee?", was shown to the public at the SFWMD Governing Board's regular monthly meeting on Thursday. The video explains the role of Lake Okeechobee on the landscapes of South Florida from flood control to water supply and environmental restoration. 

Click here to learn more and watch video
Register for FREE Train the Brain Events! 

Palm Health Foundation is planning for the upcoming Train the Brain Campaign, which takes place from October 1 - 31, 2018. The goal of Train the Brain is to change the conversation around brain health by helping Palm Beach County residents understand that taking care of the brain is just as important as taking care of the body.

Click here to check out all events
National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Learn about September 24 - 28, 2018 as National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week and why it is important to support adult education and family literacy programs. 

Click here to learn more
CSC: Monday Morning Update, September 24, 2018

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

Click here to read newsletter
Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 
CareerSource

  • 25 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • 3 Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

The Urban League of Palm Beach County Inc., hosts its 7th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon. Join clinicians and survivors as we educate the community about the disease that affects both men and women. Come out and enjoy a healthy lunch, receive educational materials and register to win a free door prize.

WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Gaines Park Community Center 1501 N. Australian Avenue,  West Palm Beach, FL 33407
CONTACT INFO: For more information, Soulan Johnson,  Urban League of Palm Beach County,  561-833-1461 ext 3002,  sjohnson@ulpbc.org

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The Office of Diversity in Business Practices Hosts a Town Hall Meeting

The Urban League of Palm Beach County Inc., hosts its 7th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon. Join clinicians and survivors as we educate the community about the disease that affects both men and women. Come out and enjoy a healthy lunch, receive educational materials and register to win a free door prize.

WHEN: Monday, October 22, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
WHERE:  Fulton-Holland Educational Services,  3300 Forest Hill Boulevard , West Palm Beach, FL 33406
CONTACT INFO:  Click here to register

Click here to learn more
8th Annual Youth Empowerment Luncheon

The public is invited to attend the Urban League of Palm Beach County's (ULPBC) 8th Annual Youth Empowerment Luncheon. The event will assist Urban League of Palm Beach County to continue serving more than 18,000 clients annually within Palm Beach County. "Together we can empower communities and change lives."

WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. 
WHERE: West Palm Beach Marriott,  1001 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For more information, Soulan Johnson,  Urban League of Palm Beach County,  561-833-1461 ext 3002,  sjohnson@ulpbc.org

Click here to learn more
Diabetes Awareness Day

Are you, a family member, or friend at risk for diabetes? Free risk assessment screenings will be provided during Diabetes Awareness Day, hosted by the Palm Beach Outlets. 

WHEN: Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Palm Beach Outlets,  1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For more information, contact Debby Walters at debby@diabetescoalitionpbc.org

Click here to learn more
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