Monday, September 18, 2017
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~~~ This Week ~~~
SPECIAL NOTE: In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, please call ahead directly to the venue (not The Glades Initiative) to confirm any event listed in this week's newsletter.  

Tue, Sept 19    9:00 am     Glades PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Tue, Sept 19     11:00 am   Glades Interagency Network, Okeechobee Center (location not confirmed),                                                 Belle Glade 
Wed, Sept 20    11:00 am     English Exchange Classes, Belle Glade Library
Fri, Sept 22       10:00 am   Community Conversation (Session in Haitian Creole),  The Glade Initiative,                                                 Belle Glade
Tue, Sept 26     9:30 am     Know Your Rights, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade
Glades Area ________________________
ConversationHealthier Together: Community Conversations

Residents invited to participate in a "Community Conversation" presented by Healthier Together. Come join us to discuss the three focus areas: Family Caregiving, Behavioral Health, and Diabetes. 

Session in Haitian Creole
WHEN: Friday, September 22, 2017   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Session in Spanish
WHEN: Tuesday, October 3, 2017   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for fliers and more information
KnowYourRightsKnow Your Rights - TPS and DACA, Presented by The Glades Initiative and Legal Aid of Palm Beach County

Come learn about your rights from Immigration experts, with a presentation on DACA, Asylum and TPS. Spanish and Haitian Creole interpreters available. 

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2017   9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Spanish session), 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Haitian Creole session)
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for flier (Spanish session) 
Click here for flier (Haitian Creole session)
PATCHGlades PATCH Meeting

The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) is a program designed to help the community evaluate, plan and implement health education and disease prevention and intervention programs. PATCH helps promote the health of the community to include social, emotional and physical well-being of its citizens. PATCH is a partnership of concerned citizens and organizations. This partnership provides a forum for identifying health problems affecting the community and mobilizing the community to plan, conduct and evaluate intervention services. The meeting is open to all who wish to join.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 19, 2017   9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430
GINGlades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting

The Glades Interagency Network's regularly scheduled meeting is as follows: 

WHEN: Tuesday, September 19, 2017   11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: West Tech Educational Center, 2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade, FL 33430 (LOCATION NOT CONFIRMED)
English Exchange Classes at Belle Glade Library

Were you born in another country or in the United States and would like to improve your English? If the answer is "yes" the "free" weekly, informal conversational English Exchange class offered by the Adult Literacy Project is just for you! Meet new friends, practice your English skills, and learn from each other.

WHEN:  Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and  Thursdays ,  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 N.W. 4th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more info 
Click here for flier
Feeding South Florida: Supplies Available to Organizations

Feeding Palm Beach County is willing and able to support Palm Beach County's emergency
relief needs. With a warehouse full of resources, everyone in Palm Beach County can receive the support necessary to recover from Irma's impact.

Please let us know if you or your direct-service partners need assistance.

Click here for flyer and for more info
School District to Offer Free Meals to Students Through October 20

"The School District of Palm Beach County has received a waiver to offer free meals to all students from Monday, September 18 through Friday, October 20, due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on the District and the state of Florida.
Breakfast is always free in Palm Beach County, and for the next month, the District is pleased to be able to provide lunch meals at no cost as well ..."

Click here for full article
Computer Basics for Seniors at West County Senior Center

Join West County Senior Center for a Computer Basic class on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. Classes will provide an introduction to using the mouse and keyboard, basic instruction from turning the computer on to performing basic computer tasks.

WHEN: Second and Fourth Tuesday of every month,   9:30 a.m.
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more info
Afternoon "Throw Down" at West County Senior Center

West County Senior Center invites senior citizens to Afternoon Throw Down. Daily card and board games held in the afternoon. If you love playing spades, tunk, scrabble, checkers or any other card or board game, then come out to West County Senior Center. 

WHEN: Daily (afternoons)
WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for more info, or call 561-996-4808
CareerSource: Office Reopens in Belle Glade Tuesday, Sept. 19

"CareerSource Palm Beach County's West Career Center at 1085 S. Main Street in Belle Glade reopens Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 8:00 a.m. with all services available. The office had been closed due to damage from Hurricane Irma. ..."

Click here for full article
CareerSource: Palm Beach County Adds 15,700 Jobs Over the Year

"CareerSource Palm Beach County announced a bit of good news this week -- the county's 4.4 percent unemployment rate for August 2017 dropped below the year-ago rate of 5.3 percent. Florida's unemployment rate is 4.2 percent and the national rate is 4.5 percent, all numbers not seasonally adjusted, according to reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity ..."

Click here for full article
LEWM to Reopen on September 20

From the Lawrence E. Will Museum: "Friends of the Glades, I am thrilled to report that LEWM was unscathed by Irma's wrath and will re-open promptly at noon on Wednesday September 20, 2017. If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached at 561-853-4443." - Dorothy Block, Museum Director.
FEMA - Applying for Assistance

Palm Beach County is approved for FEMA assistance for those whose lives have been impacted by Hurricane IRMA and you might qualify. Want to apply? You can complete the application yourself at or you can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EDT. 
Palm Beach County Library Events in September

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

Community Open House
WHEN: Wednesday, September 20, 2017   10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 N.W. 4th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430
Click here for more info

Fall Children's Story Time
WHEN: Tuesday, September 5 through Saturday, October 28, 2017   (Check link for times)
WHERE: Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 N.W. 4th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430
Click here for more info

Tri-City Trivia Challenge
WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 2017   11:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Belle Glade Civic Center at the Belle Glade Branch Library, 725 N.W. 4th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430
Click here for more info

Programs at Belle Glade Branch Library
Click here for more info

Science Events at Palm Beach County Library Locations
Click here for more info

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Palm Beach County Library Locations
Click here for more info

Teen Activities at Belle Glade Branch Library
Click here for more info
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

Indeed Job Search
The Sun Classifieds
Glades Health Care Center
SBA - Irma Disaster Response 

Other Areas
Other Areas________________________
Nominations Accepted for 2017 Barry Krischer Humanitarian Award

The YWCA of Palm Beach County is still accepting nominations for its 2017 Barry Krischer Humanitarian Award. Established in 2008 to honor the then-retiring State Attorney, the award recognizes a law enforcement, social services or health care professional or organizational unit that has gone beyond the normal "call of duty" or what normally would be expected of the current job responsibilities to assist or advocate for a victim of domestic violence.
Deadline for nominations:

WHEN: Wednesday, September 20, 2017   5:00 p.m.

Click here for more info
FWBC: How to Win More Sales with Linked In Webinar

Learn how to use LinkedIn to help accomplish your sales, branding, and lead generation. Understand how to create a great company page, develop content that engages a target audience, and expand visibility. Tap into LinkedIn's sponsored updates, ads, and groups. Learn to promote you and your business.

Small business owners are busy running all aspects of their businesses so they don't have a lot of time to spend on social media. That's why we have created this monthly workshop series to provide tips on how to effectively utilize social media, tips to reduce effort and eliminate wasting time. A key component of social media is the paid portion of these platforms.

Sponsored by the Florida Women's Business Center.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2017   6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: ONLINE, or at Florida Women's Business Center, 401 West Atlantic Ave., Suite 9, Delray Beach, FL 33444
COST: $10.00

Click here for more info
CSC: Monday Morning Update - Sept. 18, 2017

Previous Postings - The Glades Area ___
Family-Friendly Hours at Lawrence E. Will Museum

The Lawrence E. Will Museum is hoping to get more families interested and learning about local history and culture with the implementation of new hours. 

Click here for more information
Belle Glade Housing Authority Accepting Applications

The Belle Glade Housing Authority is now accepting applications for housing in Osceola and Okeechobee Centers. Efficiency apartments to four-bedroom houses available.

Click here for more information
Federation of Families of Florida September Calendar

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Nominations Accepted for Girl Scouts Emerald Awards

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is now accepting nominations for honorees at the Emerald Awards. The event honors Palm Beach County women who exemplify leadership in one of the national Girl Scout initiatives and serve as role models for today's girls. These women embody the characteristics of today's G.I.R.L. - Go Getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, and Leader.
Deadline for nominations:

WHEN: Thursday, November 2, 2017   5:00 p.m.

Click here for more info
Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Sun Classifieds
Indeed Job Search
Glades Health Care Center

Other Areas
Previous Postings - Other Areas
Smart Couples classes planned

Couples who are married, dating, cohabiting or engaged are encouraged to attend a fun, free and powerful relationship enhancement workshop to help improve their communication skills and strengthen their relationships.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays: 

WHEN: Tuesdays, beginning September 12 - October 10, 2017   6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: PBC Cooperative Extension Office, 559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Click here for flyer and for more info
Legislative Delegation Public Hearing and Workshop Schedule

At the first Palm Beach County Delegation meeting each year, the delegation chooses a Chair and Vice-Chair and conducts a public hearing allowing presenters and the public to address legislators.If you would like to present at the meeting, the deadline to submit a presenter request form and any printed materials to the delegation office is Noon on Friday, September 8, 2017. 

WHEN: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton campus (FAU Tech Runway), 901 NW 35th Street, Boca Raton 33431  

For more information contact Christine Shaw:
Nominations Accepted for 2018 Florida Blue Sapphire Awards

The Florida Blue Foundation has posted nomination applications for the 2018 Sapphire Awards. 
Deadline for nominations:

WHEN: Wednesday, October 1, 2017   5:00 p.m.

Click here for more info
Future of Medicine Summit XI: The New Reality of Healthcare

A program jointly provided by West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and Alzheimer's Community Care, the Future of Medicine Summit XI will be held at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport. 

WHEN: Thursday and Friday, October 12 - 13, 2017
WHERE: Hilton Palm Beach Airport, 150 Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Click here for flyer and for more info
CROS Ministries: This Week

SCORE: Upcoming Workshops

Literacy Coalition of PBC Events and Programs

Nonprofits First Events and Programs

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

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for additional activities scheduled in
the Glades area
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