Monday, October 11, 2021
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~~~ This Week ~~~
 
Mon-Fri, 9:00 am - FREE COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing at Lakeside Medical Center, BG
Mon and Fri, 7:30 pm - AA Meetings by Glades Missional Network, Belle Glade
Tue, Oct 12, 10:00 am - Countywide Comm. Revitalization Meeting: Online
Tue, Oct 12, 12:00 pm - Take Stock in Children Training Session: Online
Tue, Oct 12, 12:00 pm - Successfully Start Up Your Business, by SCORE PBC: Online
Tue and Thu, 7:30 pm - AA Meetings by Glades Missional Network, Canal Point
Wed, Oct 13, 8:30 am - Weekly Food Distribution, The Glades Initiative, BG
Thu, Oct 14, 12:00 pm - COVID 19 Lunch and Learn by Healthier Glades and HCSEF: Zoom
Tue, Oct 19, 9:00 am - PATCH Monthly Meeting: Zoom
Glades Area
The Glades Initiative's Food Distribution

The Glades Initiative offers food distribution to anyone. Those coming in cars are asked to line up as usual beside the office at 149 SE Avenue D for drive-through pick-up on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

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AA Meetings by The Glades Missional Network and ABC Group of Alcoholics Anonymous

The Glades Missional Network and ABC Group of Alcoholics Anonymous are offering AA meetings in the Glades.

WHEN: Mondays and Fridays | 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays | 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Canal Point United Methodist Church, 37050 2nd St, Canal Point, FL 33438

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Mark W. at 561-708-2969

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Countywide Community Revitalization Team Virtual Public Meeting

Join the Countywide Community Revitalization Team (CCRT) for a virtual WebEx meeting hosted by the Office of Community Revitalization (OCR).

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Online

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Click here to learn more (agenda)
Take Stock in Children Seeks Volunteers, Training Session Available

Take Stock in Children is seeking volunteer mentors. We need mentors to begin mentoring new students in January 2022 or earlier. We have a school-based mentoring program that allows mentors to meet their mentees during their student's lunch period at their school or meet virtually.  Time commitment is minimal, but the impact is significant. Please join us for a training session on October 12 or October 20.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 12 or Oct 20, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. (Oct 12), 5:30 p.m. (Oct 20)
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: To RSVP, please email Kimberly Briard, the Mentor Manager, at kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org. To apply, go to our website and submit your application online at www.takestockpalmbeach.org.
Successfully Start Up Your Business, by SCORE PBC

Do you dream of being your own boss? Dive into the reality of starting-up your own business with this workshop. Learn what it takes to own your own business and discover how you can succeed. Presented by Palm Beach County SCORE.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Online

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COVID 19 Lunch and Learn by Healthier Glades and Health Council of Southeast Florida

Health Council of Southeast Florida and Healthier Glades have partnered to host a COVID 19 Lunch and Learn where we will have a local physician share experiences of residents hospitalized and how it is affecting the health care system. The purpose of the lunch and learn is to create a space for residents to ask questions about the following: Vaccine/Boosters; Variants; Signs and Symptoms between the initial virus and the variants; Preventions/Treatments.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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PATCH Monthly Meeting: Zoom

P.A.T.C.H. (Planned Approach To Community Health) will be held via Zoom. If you serve the Glades, please join and share what and how you are helping during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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The Power of Attention: Finding Presence and Purpose

Hear from acclaimed neuroscientist Amishi Jha, PhD, as she scientifically determines how we can harness the full power of our attention to better meet what life demands.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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Glades Democratic Club Presents Meet the Candidates for Congress Forum

Join the Glades Democratic Club for a "Meet the Candidates" forum featuring candidates running for an open congressional seat.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.

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Simply English Class (English as a Second Language Class)

From the Community United Methodist Church: "For anyone who needs to learn or practice conversational English and receive God's amazing love."

WHEN: Every Thursday, starting Oct 21, 2021 | 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Community United Methodist Church of Belle Glade, 401 SW First Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: For more information, contact Pastor Fenel Conserve at 585-200-7112
Diabetes Self Management Workshop by Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network

Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network (LORHN) is providing another free Diabetes Self-Management Workshop that will begin on Tuesday, October 26th at 6:00 pm. 

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 | 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Zoom

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COVID-19: Growing Virus Risk
FREE COVID-19 Vaccines at Lakeside Medical Center

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County mobile bus will be providing COVID-19 vaccines free-of-charge at Lakeside Medical Center. No appointments necessary.

WHEN: Monday-Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center Parking Lot, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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The Glades Initiative's Food Distribution

The Glades Initiative offers food distribution to anyone. Those coming in cars are asked to line up as usual beside the office at 149 SE Avenue D for drive-through pick-up on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310

Click here to learn more

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Palm Beach County Food Finder Map

An interactive tool using Google Maps to help people easily locate free food and hot meals in Palm Beach County. This online tool was created to connect individuals seeking food resources to sites near them. Information is English, Spanish, and Creole. United Way updates the information listed on this map weekly. However, locations and hours of distribution may change. Please consider calling the site prior to visiting to verify the information listed. Please note that sites may have specific requirements such as ID.

CONTACT:  To access the United Way of Palm Beach County's Food Finder map, click here
Health Officials Issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert in Multiple Lake Okeechobee Locations

The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County has issued a Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in Lake Okeechobee water bodies.

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Health Officials Issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Okeechobee - Pahokee Marina Boat Ramp

The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County has issued a Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in the Lake Okeechobee Pahokee Marina Boat Ramp water body.

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Supervisor of Elections Provides Updates on Special Primary Election for US House of Rep, District 20

"Congressional District 20 includes portions of Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Registered voters living in Pahokee, Belle Glade, South Bay, Loxahatchee Groves, Haverhill, Mangonia Park, Glen Ridge, Cloud Lake, Lake Park, Riviera Beach, parts of Royal Palm Beach, and parts of West Palm Beach are eligible to cast their ballot in the upcoming Special Primary Election. There are over 97,000 voters in Palm Beach County eligible to cast a ballot in the primary election."

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Nonprofits First Rising Leaders Program - Apply Today

Rising Leaders is focused on skills needed by those who are relatively new to leading teams or managing groups of individuals. The program includes self-knowledge, leadership, and motivational elements along with discussions with community leaders, small and large group exercises, and stimulating activities. Rising Leaders includes 8 full-day sessions, bookended by a beginning orientation and a concluding 2-day retreat. Participants also complete a service-learning project. Apply by Nov. 12th.

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Center for Child Counseling: Building Positive Childhood Experiences

From the Center for Child Counseling: From a wealth of research, we also know that positive experiences are the antidote to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma. In fact, science shows that positive, buffering relationships can lessen the impact of these experiences. To learn more about PCEs, read our blog: Beyond ACEs: Working Towards Acceptance.

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Take a Friend to the Doctor for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

From Palm Beach County Chapter of Florida A & M University Alumni Association: "The month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To kickoff this initiative, we encourage you to Take a Friend to the Doctor and ask about breast cancer screenings. It is important to be healthy, and we ask you to join us in this initiative."

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Count-e-News: News from Palm Beach County, Oct 6, 2021

Lien Amnesty Program application, COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Sites, Oxygen Development creating 300 new jobs, BCC Briefs. October Events County wide, and more in this issue of Count-e-News.

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Clerk Report: News from Clerk of the Court & Comptroller of Palm Beach County

Clerk Abruzzo Updates the Palm Beach County Commission - learn more by reading the latest edition of Clerk Report.

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McKinlay Memo - Sept 9, 2021

From Commissioner Melissa McKinlay: "While I'm grateful for the decline we are seeing in COVID-19 cases in Palm Beach County, I'm saddened by how painful this wave has been over the last few months. It has affected so many of our family, friends, and neighbors, including a devastating impact to my aide."

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Take Stock in Children Oct 2021 Mentor Newsletter

Learn more about what Take Stock in Children PBC has been up to by reading their October newsletter.

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The Friday 5: News from PBC School District, Oct 8, 2021

Learn what the School District of Palm Beach County has been doing by reading the latest issue of The Friday 5.

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The Skidmore Scoop: House District 81, Oct 8, 2021

Get the latest update from the Florida House of Representative for District 81, Kelly Skidmore.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Oct 11, 2021

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

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Other Areas
Project Impact Job Fair

The Project Impact Job Fair is being held in collaboration with the City of Boynton Beach to fill a number of diverse job openings for area employers. Positions will be available at all levels in various industries including hospitality, healthcare, customer service, transportation, logistics, and more.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center, 125 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

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Previous Postings - Glades Area
In Need of Masks? Contact The Glades Initiative, Inc.

If you or people you know need masks, The Glades Initiative has masks and will share them with anyone in the Glades who needs them. These are the white two-ply reusable washable masks given by the health department. Call or come by to pick them up as long as supplies last. 

If you are with a group of vulnerable people and need more than 20, call us first and we will do our best to help you get what you need.

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-996-3310
Small Business Success Initiative Workshop at City of Pahokee

Join Florida SBDC at FAU and SA Nelson & Associates for a small business workshop series hosted by the City of Pahokee. The purpose of the Small Business Program is to provide a supportive environment in which new and emerging businesses can develop and thrive to add to the vitality of the Glades Region and Palm Beach County

WHEN: Weekly on Wednesdays, Oct 6 - Nov 10, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: City of Pahokee Rec Center, 360 East Main St, Pahokee, FL 33476
REGISTER: Go to bit.ly/3Cwa4HOFAUSBDC2021

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Community United Methodist Church of Belle Glade is Looking for Choir Members - Monthly Pay

Contact Community United Methodist Church of Belle Glade if you are interested in becoming a choir member. The church is looking for adults and teenagers, 14 years or older.

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Health Officials Issue Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Lake Okeechobee Structure S352

The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County has issued a Health Alert for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in the Lake Okeechobee Structure S352 (lakeside) water body.

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UF/IFAS Peanut Butter Challenge Kicks Off

Unopened jars of peanut butter can be donated to the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Office, Master Gardener Volunteer Help Desk, located at 531 N Military Trail, from Oct. 1 through Nov. 24.

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501c News: News from Nonprofits First, October 2021

Read the latest issue of 501c News, from Nonprofits First.

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Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network News & Updates

The summer 2021 edition of LORHN (Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network) News & Updates is out.

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211 Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Suicide prevention starts with us all. Start the conversation. Provide support. Direct help and resources to those who need it...steps that can prevent suicide and save lives. Evidence shows that providing supportive services, talking about suicide, reducing access to the means of self-harm, and following up with loved ones or person of concern are actions that can be taken to help others.

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The Friday 5: News from PBC School District, Oct 1, 2021

Learn what the School District of Palm Beach County has been doing by reading the latest issue of The Friday 5.

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Take Stock in Children PBC, Quarterly Newsletter

Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County provides a report of its latest efforts.

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Mandel Public Library: Online Computer Classes

Click on link below to learn all about this month's library events, presented by the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach online.

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The Skidmore Scoop: House District 81, Oct 1, 2021

Get the latest update from the Florida House of Representative for District 81, Kelly Skidmore.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, Oct 4, 2021

Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: CSC Statement and COVID-19 Resources.

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Posting Information
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. 

*If you want to submit a posting please email us at updates@gladesinitiative.org
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