Monday, October 29, 2018
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~~~ This Week ~~~  
  
                     
Mon, Oct 29  5:00 pm     Voter Education Forum, Mount Olive Church of Belle Glade
Wed, Oct 31  4:00 pm     October Fest, Louis Butts Park, Belle Glade
Wed, Oct 31  5:30 pm    Trunk or Treat, South Bay
Sat, Nov 3  10:00 am      2018 Glades Diabetes Health Fair, Pahokee High Gymnasium
Sat, Nov 3  5:00 pm        2018 Muck Bowl, Anquan Boldin Stadium, Pahokee
Sun, Nov 4  1:00 pm      Party at the Polls, Belle Glade Library
Sun, Nov 4  7:00 pm      Last Day for Early Voting, Belle Glade Library
Mon, Nov 5  6:00 pm      6th Annual Glades Region Programs Showcase, West Tech, Belle Glade
Glades Area
Final Week of Early Voting! EARLYVOTING

According to the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office, there is less than one week left for early voting before Election Day (November 6, 2018).  The last day for early voting in the 2018 General Election is Sunday, November 4. Visit your early voting location at the  Belle Glade Library , open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m, and cast your vote today!

WHEN: Monday, October 29-Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, Florida 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please visit the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office by clicking here
Voter Education Forum VOTEREDUCATIONFORUM

The Glades Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites the public to its Voter Education Forum at Mount Olive Church of Belle Blade. Items to be addressed include: amendments on the ballot, how to complete a ballot, and more. 

WHEN: Monday, October 29, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Mount Olive Church of Belle Glade, 225 NW Ave G, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact Hope Jackson at 813-846-1824

Click here to learn more
October Fest Returns to City of Belle Glade OCTOBERFEST

Residents are invited 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. All children must be accompanied by a parent. 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:  Lake Shore Civic Center, 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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Trunk or Treat, KTM Foundation's 2nd Annual Fall Fest TRUNKORTREAT

South Bay residents: Come join in helping create a positive and safe evening for the kids and community!  Decorate your trunks and give out treats  (kids will go from trunk to trunk for treats). Prizes will be given to best trunk, best costume and more. Cake walk contest, games and prizes, bounce house, and food.  

WHEN: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Southwest corner field of 11th Ave, South Bay Florida
CONTACT INFO: Contact Barbara at 561-449-3793

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2018 Glades Diabetes Health Fair DIABETESHFAIR

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

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2018 Muck Bowl MUCKBOWL

The annual game between the Pahokee Blue Devils and the Glades Central Raiders returns. 

WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Anquan Boldin Stadium, 866 Larrimore Road, Pahokee, FL 33476

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League of Women Voters - Party at the Polls LEAGUEOFWOMEN

Residents are invited to Power in Unity: Get Out the Vote Rally at the Belle Glade Library. The program is presented by the League of Women Voters and #votetogether, and will feature music by DJ Church Boy, and dessert by Towne Center Cafe of Pahokee.

WHEN: Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here to learn more (English)
Click here to learn more (Haitian Creole)
Click here to learn more (Spanish)
6th Annual Glades Region Choice & Career Academy Programs Showcase GLADESSHOWCASE

Come out and see what Choice & Career Academy Programs are available in the Glades Region.

WHEN: Monday, November 5, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Technical Education Center, 2625 State Hwy 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact Cosha Jackson at 561-829-4620 or Sherry Canty at 561-993-4400

Click here to learn more (in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole)
FREE for nonprofits! Donated desks, drawers, cubes, wall panels


Nonprofits and other agencies who help people in need are invited to pick up FREE office furniture/ workstations.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: At the Palm Beach Post Warehouse, 2751 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
CONTACT INFO: For more information contact Warren Witter, Director Operations & Logistics, at Warren@livinghungry.org or 561-723-2314

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GTAC Special Workshop Meeting

From GTAC: "OCR would like to remind our GTAC members and guests that the next GTAC meeting will be a workshop format taking place in early November.  Our guest speaker and workshop leader for the Nov. 8th GTAC is Attorney Amy Pettway of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc."

WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: South Bay City Hall, 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493

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Belle Glade Branch Library November Activities

Read about all of the upcoming events planned for the Belle Glade Branch Library in November.  

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Click here to see all Glades area library activities for the month of November
Farm Bill and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Cuts

Read the latest edition of the Food Research & Action Center's weekly news digest.  

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, October 29, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • 28 Positions Open
Other Areas

  • SSVF Case Manager
  • Resettlement Program Case Manager/Job Developer
Other Areas
Training: Check It & Protect It, Auditing and Protecting Worksheets

In this training you will learn: audit workbooks, apply data validation, password protect a workbook, protect cells, worksheets, and workbooks. RSVP required. 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:  Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, #450, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
CONTACT INFO:  Shari J. Hanglan,  shanglan@nonprofitsfirst.org561-214-7435
COST: $59.99 (member), $74.99 (non-member)

Click here to learn more and to register
Training: Financial Tools for Your Business

Learn Excel and Quickbooks by signing up for three workshops at the SCORE Learning Center

WHEN: Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: SCORE Learning Center, 500 S Australian Ave, Suite 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact Larry Ornstein, Palm Beach SCORE, larry.ornstein@scorevolunteer.org, 561-833-1672

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Pediatric & Adult Vaccine Clinic

No appointment needed, walk-in basis only. Reminder: Wear a short sleeved shirt, Bring ALL vaccine records with you to clinic. If you have insurance, please bring your card. Offering required and recommended vaccines for school aged children. Limited vaccines for adults.
Flu vaccines available for 6 months of age and older.

WHEN: Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Vicker's House South, 3801 Georgia Ave, West Palm Beach, FL  33405
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact Community Immunization Services (CIS), 561-840-4568

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Community Action Advisory Board-Executive Committee Meeting

The purpose of this Executive Committee Meeting is to establish an agenda for the next regular meeting, and coordinate the recruiting and selection of board members for vacant seats.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: 810 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
CONTACT INFO: For more information, please contact - Elcana Dantzler, Palm Beach County Community Action Program, Edantzle@pbcgov.org, 561-355-4791

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8th Annual Youth Empowerment Luncheon

This is an annual event by the Urban League of Palm Beach County supporting its youth and education programs. 

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, and to register, click here

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FREE Statewide Respite Conference

This conference is meant to: Bring family caregivers of all ages and disabilities, service professionals and other stakeholders together to share creative strategies; Better understand the availability of respite resources within the State of Florida; and Develop concrete plans for improving access to, and understanding of respite care.

WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Atlantic University Auditorium, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458
CONTACT INFO: For more information, and to register, go to:  RespiteConference.eventbrite.com

Click here to learn more
Previous Postings - The Glades Area
Diabetes Self Management Program - Upcoming Classes DIABETESOCTOBER

Do you or someone you care for have diabetes or prediabetes and would benefit from learning self-management strategies? Join a small group of adults in a community setting once a week for six weeks. 

WHEN: Sunday, November 4, 11, 18, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Contact Robin Nierman for more information or to enroll - mierman@ymcaspbc.org or 561-300-3227

Click here to learn more
Legal Aid Presents: Know Your Lease!

Questions about your lease? Get free legal advice from Fair Housing advocates - just bring your lease. 

WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Please register by emailing clexima@legalaidpbc.org or call 561-655-8944, ext. 240.

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Modifying Your Child Support or Custody Order

This event is part of a series of free 'Do-It-Yourself in Court' workshops offered each month by the Self-Service Center of the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County. 

WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: West County Courthouse, Conference Room C-121, 2950 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: To register or for more information, visit  www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/workshops

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Community Connections for Life Grand Opening Event

Community Connections for Life, Inc. is opening a second location in Belle Glade. Join them for a grand opening of their New Y-Prep Location. Raffles, on-site registration, and food will be available.

WHEN: Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: 555 SW 16th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430
CONTACT INFO: Call 561-983-8870, or visit www.ccflinc.com

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Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation Publishes Schedule

Please find attached the 2018-2019 public hearing schedule for the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation. Also attached is the Palm Beach County 2019 Local Bill Manual. The deadline for local bills to be submitted to the Delegation Office is Noon on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.  

Glades Public Hearing
WHEN: Monday, January 28, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for the Public Hearing Schedule
Click here for Presenter and Hearing Information
Click here for the Palm Beach County 2019 Local Bill Manual
Accepting Online Applications for Two-Bedroom Units in Royal Palm Place

"The WPBHA will open its Project Based Wait List for 2 Bedroom units ONLY in the newly built development, Royal Palm Place on Wednesday October 17th, 2018. A preference will be given to U.S. veterans 62 year of age or older, or widows of U.S. veterans killed in action who are 62 years of age or older ..."

Click here to learn how to apply
Exciting Business Workshops Available

SCORE Palm Beach is offering a slate of workshops for businesses. Click on the link to learn more. 

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CSC: Monday Morning Update, October 22, 2018

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

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades
 

  • 25 Positions Open
Previous Postings - Other Areas
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