Monday, October 28, 2019
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
Mon, Oct 28  6:30 pm            Belle Glade Chamber Awards Banquet, Everglades Research & Ed. Ctr.
Tue, Oct 29  4:00 pm            Glades Got Talent Event, West Tech, Belle Glade
Wed, Oct 30  8:30 am           FREE Flu Shot, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Thu, Oct 31  10:30 am          Host Training for On the Table, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Thu, Oct 31  4:00 pm            October Fest, Louis Butts Park, Belle Glade
Sat, Nov 2  10:00 am            Glades Diabetes Health Fair, Pahokee High School Gym
Sat, Nov 2  10:00 am            Community Meet and Greet Family Day, New Testament COG, BG
Glades Area
Learn How to Host Your On the Table Event HOST
Interested in hosting an "On the Table" event but don't quite know what is involved? Come to the training. The Community Foundation will be at The Glades Initiative teaching first-time On the Table hosts what is involved in hosting your own community conversation. 
WHEN: Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Stefani Kochanski, 561-659-6800
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FREE Lunch - Attend our On the Table ONTHETABLE Conversation

The Glades Initiative is hosting an On the Table conversation and you're invited! On the Table is a forum for civic conversation that brings together residents to share a meal and discuss the challenges and opportunities they face in their communities. This is your chance to talk about the issues, big and small, that impact our quality of life in the Glades.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 (multiple tables for both English and Haitian Creole) & Thursday, November 14, 2019 (Spanish only) | 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 required by noon, Monday, November 11, 2019)

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Get a FREE Flu Shot at The Glades Initiative  FLUSHOT

The Glades Initiative is hosting a FREE flu shot event! Stop by on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to get your free flu shot from a Walgreens pharmacist. Please bring a valid ID and health insurance information, if you have health insurance. 
WHEN: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT  : For further information, please contact Jose Zaragoza at 561-996-3310 or
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BG Chamber's 55th Annual Awards Banquet BGDINNER
The Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce invites the community to attend its 55th Annual Awards Banquet at the Everglades Research and Education Center. 
WHEN: Monday, October 28, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Everglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E Palm Beach Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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Meet with Prime Vendors at Glades Got Talent Event GLADESGOTTALENT
The Glades Got Talent event is specifically designed for those seeking employment in trades oriented jobs. Employers that currently have job openings will be present. 
WHEN: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT  : For further information, please contact Liz Harbur, 561-681-2406 or
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October Fest at Louis Butts Park OCTOBERFEST
Come one, come all to an evening of haunted fun. Participants must register on the day of the event. Event is free, with carnival rides, games, a haunted house, and more. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Music by DJ Big Show.
WHEN: Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Louis Butts Park, 1224 SW Avenue E Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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Come and learn how to manage your diabetes and improve your quality of life. Featuring: food giveaways, diabetes screenings, food demonstrations, door prizes, and more. 
WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pahokee High School Gymnasium, 900 Larrimore Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
CONTACT: Bettye Lawson, 561-902-4014
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Community Meet and Greet Family Day MEETANDGREET
Lightly used clothing and shoes giveaway, food, games, prizes, and more!
WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: New Testament COG, 356 SW 6th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: 561-286-9518
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Young Adult Program at CareerSource
Develop leadership skills, earn valuable credentials, explore interests, and much more by participating in CareerSource's Young Adult Program. 
WHEN: Next class starts Tuesday, November 12, 2019
CONTACT: To apply, go to (Youth Services page), or call 561-340-1060 x2361
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Glades Area Libraries November 2019 Activities 

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

Click here to see all Glades area library activities for the month
PBC Publishes Commodity Waiver List

The Office of Equal Business Opportunity is providing information designed to inform the vendor community and the public of the current commodity codes that Palm Beach County uses to solicit contracts that currently lack sufficient S/M/WBE participation resulting in waivers of Affirmative Procurement Initiatives (APIs) being granted. While the County is not required to do so, we believe providing this information will foster full and open competition among all available vendors registered with Palm Beach County and encourage S/M/WBE vendors to pursue certification for the commodities where deficits are present.

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RFP: Rising Leaders Service Learning Projects

The purpose of this Rising Leaders Service Learning Project RFP is to solicit proposals from nonprofit organizations in Broward and Palm Beach counties who need assistance with mitigating or solving a present challenge within their organization. This is an excellent opportunity for an organization to address a need or complete a project for which there are limited resources available.

Submission Deadline
WHEN: Friday, November 1, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.

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Food Research & Action Center Newsletter

The Food Research & Action Center invites you to register for upcoming webinars and looks at a SNAP proposal that could leave nearly 1 million children without free school meals.

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, October 28, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: November is Prematurity Awareness Month, 2020 Spring Semester Scholarship deadlines, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Other Areas
SAFE Kids Program Domestic Violence Support Group
Free support for adult women survivors of domestic abuse.

WHEN:  Starting October 16, 2019 (12 sessions)
WHERE:  Center for Family Services -Conference Room, 4101 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
CONTACT: Karina Hester, 561-616-1222 to register

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FREE Workshop: Introduction to Business Ownership
Do you know if you have what it takes to be a successful business owner? This workshop will help you decide if you are ready to take the plunge to become a business owner or if you may be better off keeping your day job.

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 29, 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,, 561-833-1672

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Discussion: How Domestic Violence Affects Women's Health
This event will be geared towards bringing forth awareness to the correlation of health issues and domestic violence from an all-encompassing perspective.

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 29, 2019   | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
WHERE:  Mayme Frederick Building, 1440 Martin Luther King Blvd, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

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Community Mental Health Exchange
Educators responding to community needs - second Community Mental Health Exchange at Palm Beach State College. 

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 29, 2019   | 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
WHERE:  PBSC Lake Worth Campus PSD108, 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461
CONTACT: Rita Thrasher, Boca Raton's Promise, 561-866-1850,

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FREE Event: Alzheimer's Disease From A to Z
Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) will be holding a free "Alzheimer's Disease from A to Z" educational program for Boca Raton area residents.  There are approximately 560,000 individuals in Florida affected by Alzheimer's disease. Until a cure is found, that number will continue to grow, making it vital that individuals know the resources that are available to them should Alzheimer's enter their lives.
Participants will be able to learn about topics such as:  The signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, h ow to communicate concerns, and p lanning for care as you age.

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 30, 2019  | Registration at 8:30 a.m., workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:  Junior League of Boca Raton (261 NW 13th St Boca Raton, FL 33432
CONTACT: If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Molly Fisher, AFA's Director of Education and Social Services, at 866-232-8484, ext. 131 or via email at

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Opioids Summit II - 6 CME's Available
The purpose of the summit is to identify and understand the advantages and disadvantages of non-opioid alternatives for the treatment of pain, and other topics. 

WHEN:  Saturday, November 2, 2019  | 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy, 1314 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT: For more information visit

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Sealing & Expungement Workshop
Do you have an arrest record? We may be able to help remove it from your record. If you were charged with a crime in Palm Beach County and the case did not result in a conviction/prison, you may be eligible to have a single arrest record sealed/expunged.

WHEN:  Saturday, November 9, 2019  | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Lindsey Davis Community Center, 1550 W 28th St, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
CONTACT: Please RSVP on or before November 1, 2019 by calling Michka Guerrier at 561-655-9844, x145 or by email,

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Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Attend Training Workshop to Host Your Own Table for the On the Table Conversation

Thousands of diverse residents from all walks of life will gather throughout the area to discuss meaningful ideas to strengthen our community. At community centers, local restaurants, libraries, private homes, offices - literally anywhere a host chooses. Conversations can be sit-down, catered, picnic, or potluck - completely up to each host. Attend a training workshop in October to learn how you can host your own event for On the Table. 

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City of Pahokee Honors Veterans Day
Join the City of Pahokee as it honors veterans who have served. 
WHEN: Friday, November 8, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Commissioners Park, 601 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee, FL 33476
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Upcoming Diabetes Self-Management Classes
Do you or someone you care for have diabetes or prediabetes and would benefit from learning self-management strategies?   Take action to control Diabetes - Now Enrolling for Diabetes Self Management Program Fall Classes -- No Cost to Participate -- Locations in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Belle Glade, and Boynton Beach.
Class in the Glades
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
WHERE: Bridges at Belle Glade, 33 West Avenue A, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Contact Robin Nierman to enroll: or 561-300-3227
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Lakeside Medical Center 10th Anniversary Celebration
Join us for a day of family fun to celebrate your community hospital's 10th anniversary! There will be games, music, prizes, an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, balloon art, free hotdogs and hamburgers, and more! 
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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Join an Open Conversation About Economic Development in the Glades Community
Palm Beach State College hosts an event entitled "Strengthening Communities for the Future: Economic Development of the Glades Area." Join for an open conversation. 
WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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Winter Term Registration for GED Classes
GED registration at West Tech starts soon.
WHEN: Beginning Monday, December 9, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Varela at x1205 or Ms. Jackson at West Teach 561-829-4620
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Now Enrolling: Farmworker Career Development
The Farmworker Career Development Program is currently enrolling eligible seasonal or migrant farmworkers or their dependents who are interested in career/ job placement services and training which will lead to year round, unsubsidized employment. Additional services may include employability skills, referral services, career planning, tuition assistance.
WHERE: 38754 State Road 80 Suite 216, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT: Please call 561-992-7405 or visit the local office
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South Bay Head Start Recruitment
South Bay Head Start will accept applications for ages 3 to 5. Head Start and Early Head Start provide a variety of services. See flyer for more information.
WHERE: South Bay Head Start, 990 US Hwy 27 N, South Bay, FL 33493
CONTACT: For Children 3 to 5 years of age Contact: Margret Humphrey, 561-459-0456, Angela Small, 561-837 7843; For children less than 3 years of age contact Michelle Williams, 561-837-7829
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Will Health and Nutrition Programs Affect Immigration Status? 
From Protecting Immigrant Families: Programs like Medicaid, CHIP, Marketplace Coverage ("Obamacare"), School Breakfast & Lunch, WIC and SNAP ("food stamps") can help your children lead healthier and stronger lives. You may have questions about whether your child's use of these health and nutrition programs will affect your immigration status or your application for a green card. This document provides some facts to help you make good decisions for your family.
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Light House Cafe Ministries' September Newsletter
See what Light House Cafe Ministries of the Glades has been cooking up!
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CSC: Monday Morning Update, October 21, 2019

Get the latest information from the Children's Services Council. Read the latest from the Children's Services Council: United Way seeks volunteers, Early Learning Coalition announces new Resource Library, and more!

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades                                                 
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Florida Community Leadership Institute
Community Partners is co-hosting the first annual Florida Community Leadership Institute in Tampa this November and we are inviting like-minded individuals to join us in the hopes they will learn, network and be inspired.

WHEN:  Thursday, November 7-8, 2019
WHERE:  Tampa Marriott Water Street, 700 S. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602 US

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Take Stock Mentor/College Readiness Coaches Event
Here's your opportunity to meet and connect with our College Readiness Coaches who are working directly with your students.

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 13, 2019  | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
WHERE:  Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center Cafeteria, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

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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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Check the Glades Community Calendar 
for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades
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