Monday, September 26, 2016
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Mon, Sept 26   3:00pm                 Glades Central Homecoming Parade Registration Due
Mon, Sept 26   5:00pm                 Hispanic Heritage Month Film, South Bay Library
Tues, Sept 27  8:30am - 3:00pm    Plant Pathology Workshop, Everglades Research Center
Thu, Sept 29   5:00pm - 7:00pm    Celebration of Success, Tanner Park, South Bay
Thu, Sept 29
  6:00pm - 8:00pm    FREE Childbirth Class, Lakeside Medical Center
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Glades Central High School Homecoming Parade Parade

APPLICATION DUE: Monday, September 26, 2016  by 3:00pm ( Must be hand delivered)

The Glades Central Community High School Family invites you to participate in our annual Homecoming festivities scheduled for the week of September 26th - 30th, 2016. With this year's theme, "CELEBRATING DESTINATIONS SUCCESS, parade participants will select a country around the world to showcase. Please make every effort to comply with the theme of this year's parade. Participants are encouraged to consider at least three selections in the event that your selection has already been chosen. Only one entry will be allowed for each country. Our homecoming parade is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016. If you wish to have an entry in the parade, please complete and hand deliver the attached parade participation form by 3:00 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2016.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations Library
The Palm Beach County Library System invites you to the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. We celebrate our community's cultural diversity, the beautiful traditions of Latin American countries, and the contributions Hispanics have made to American society. Join us for a wide variety of events for the entire family. Check the calendar of events for special activities at your local branch.

WHEN & WHERE:       

       South Bay Branch: 375 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, FL 33493
                Monday September 26, 2016 ~ Hispanic Heritage Month Film at 5:00pm

       Belle Glade Branch: 725 NW 4th St, Belle Glade, FL 33430             
                Saturday, October 1, 2016 ~ Latin American Classical Music on Viola at 11:00am
                Friday, October 14, 2016 ~ Tell Me a Story at 10:00am

        Click here to view flyer  
Plant Pathology Workshop for Middle School  
and High School Teachers Plant

This is the second annual workshop provided by the University of Florida, IFAS for middle school and high school teachers located throughout the state. This year's program was developed by the Department of Plant Pathology using resources available from the American Phytopathological Society. Plant Pathology is a STEM topic that includes biology, microbiology and chemistry.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 2016   8:30am - 3:00pm

WHERE: Everglades Research and Education Center, 3200 E Canal Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Click here for a flyer and to register
Family and Community Celebration of Success  Sucess
Come and join us as we celebrate our families and community providers for the great accomplishments made during the system of care and coalition projects.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 29, 2016   5:00pm - 7:00pm

WHERE:  Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay, FL 33493
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FREE Childbirth Classes (Final Class) Birth
Address your fears, decreased stress in labor, learn, breathing techniques, connect with other mothers, connect with your partner/labor coach, learn/brush up on new born care, and  check out our beautiful facility in advance.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 29, 2016   6:00pm - 8:00pm

WHERE:  Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade, FL
For more information and to RSVP call: (561) 996-6571 ext.8116
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Glades Night Out Against Crime 
Join the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office at the Glades Night Out Against Crime.

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2016  5:00pm - 8:00pm

WHERE: Winn Dixie Plaza on Main Street, Belle Glade

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Medical CEU Opportunities

Don't FALL behind on your CEUs! Register now for the 2017 FMHCA Conference Pre-conference Workshops!

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One-Penny Sales Tax: Help Improve Our Communities

If voted in, the One-Penny Sales Surtax will be allocated as follows: Schools 50%, County 30% and Cities 20% to help improve our communities' infrastructure from the schools up.

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Career Source Job Opportunities in the Glades Career

Are you 17-24 years old?
Not employed?
Out of school?
Ready to work?

Find out if you are eligible to participate in a five-week, paid work readiness program.

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Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
Monday Morning Update 

See how the Children's Services Council is working for our children:

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Legal Aid Society Monthly Buzz - September 2016  

Take a closer look at Legal Aid's significant accomplishments for clients in Palm Beach County, meet our donors, board members, staff, and volunteers; plus learn more about how you can get involved in the Legal Aid Society.

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FRAC Weekly Digest 

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Prime Time's Weekly e-Newsletter

Celebrate Quality Afterschool with Prime Time

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Job Opportunities

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Beyond Paper Tigers
Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope Viewing

Directed by James Redford, Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope is a documentary that shows how extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and health across the lifespan. Presented by Center for Child Counseling.

WHEN: Thursday September 29, 2016  5:30pm - 7:30pm

WHERE: A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Auditorium
              501 S. Sapodilla Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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The Healthcare Mix: In Pursuit of Diversity

Meet our local healthcare professionals and learn about the pursuit of diversity in the healthcare industry.

WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2016  5:30pm - 8:00pm

WHERE: St Mary's Medical Center, 901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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2016 Fall Nonprofit Leadership Series

WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

WHEN: (See below)
 Introduction to Finding Grants - Presented by Liz Locke, JLBR
Audience: Beginning funding researchers or those desiring a refresher.         
October 4, 2016         9:00am - 10:00am
November 1, 2016
    9:00am - 10:00am
December 6, 2016
    9:00am - 10:00am       

Due to limited event seating, online workshop pre-registration is required. There is NO registration fee for the fall workshop series

Click here to register 
The Domestic Violence Council's Opening Ceremony

The mission of the Domestic Violence Council shall be to reduce the impact of violence on families by coordinating a dedicated, community-based response through advocacy, prevention and education.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, 2016  2:00pm - 4:00pm

WHERE: Clayton Hutcheson Agricultural Center
              599 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

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My Brother's Keeper Network: Race to Equity Summit

Engaging in meaningful dialogue and action to promote racial equity in Palm Beach County.

SAVE THE DATES!   Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8, 2016

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL

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Women Empowerment Conference

Join EmpowHER of the Palm Beaches for a day of POWER that you will change your life forever!

WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2016  8:00am - 5:00pm

WHERE: Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place, 122 Soundings Ave, Jupiter, FL 33477

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Turn on the Light:
13th Annual Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Make your plans to join others like you who are concerned about the health and welfare of children and families in our community.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 19, 2016  8:00am - 4:45pm

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here for more information
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Health & Human Service Legislative Advocacy Initiative

No matter how large or small your nonprofit may be, it is crucial that YOU be part of the legislative process on behalf of the clients you serve. This is an important initiative, well received by legislators and gives you an opportunity to be heard. Brought to you by the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County and the Human Service Coalition.
Legislative Priority Setting Workshop
Thursday, October 20, 2016  8:30am - 12:00pm

Click here to complete the questionnaire regarding your legislative priorities and then attend this workshop where YOU help select the top two priorities to be included in the legislative Green Book.

COST: $15 (includes full breakfast)

WHERE: United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches,
              900 Brandywine Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

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Legislative Summit
Friday, November 18, 2016  9:30am - 12:00am

Join our legislators as we present top priorities and distribute the Green Book for them to take to Tallahassee for the 2017 legislative session. Brought to you by the Nonprofit Chamber of Palm Beach County and the Human Service Coalition.


WHERE: United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches,
              900 Brandywine Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Click here to register

Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County
Upcoming Events

Click here for a flyer and to register for the events listed below

Youth Mental Health First Aid

You are invited to attend our next Youth Mental Health First Aid training on October 13-14, 2016. This training is about children and adolescents and is designed for anyone who works with or lives with children. This 2 day training is 4 hours each day (from 8 am to 12 pm) and is facilitated by Lucy Jerome, Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County.

WHEN: October 13 -14, 2016   8:00am - 12:00pm

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County,
              909 Fern St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Peer Mentoring in Health Care: A new pilot project in the Palm Beaches

Patrick Hendry from Mental Health America will talk about a new program with HCA health and MHAPBC that will revolutionize how we help patients in hospitals, reduce re-hospitalization rates, and provide new jobs for people with lived experience with mental illness. Lunch and Learn will be held on October 20, 2016 from 12:00PM to 2PM. Lunch is included. $15 for members $10 for MHAPBC members. Scholarships and CEUs available.

WHEN: October 20, 2016   12:00pm - 2:00pm

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County,
              909 Fern St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Treating Schizophrenia: New Advances

Join us on FRIDAY December 9 for this panel of experts to talk about the latest understanding about Schizophrenia. We will feature Dr. Rajiv Tandon, who is the executive vice-chair and a professor at the University of Florida department of psychiatry. He also is chief of psychiatry at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Also with us is Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America and author of Losing Tim

WHEN: December 9, 2016   1:00pm - 5:00pm

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County,
              909 Fern St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Be Merge and Be Merge for Infants and Children Online Training

Sign up today for our Be Merge and Be Merge for Infants and Children Online Training. 6 CMEs available through USF Health for doctors, 6 CEUs for nurse practitioners and mental health professionals.561-832-3755

WHEN: December 20, 2016   8:00am

WHERE: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County,
              909 Fern St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


In an Age of Violence: Helping Children and Families Cope

This conference will examine ways to decrease the effects of toxic stress, depression, and anxiety resulting from violence in their neighborhoods, homes, and in the media.

WHEN: April 20 - 21, 2017

WHERE: Hilton Palm Beach Airport, 150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Trauma Talks

WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2016   8:30am - 4:30pm

WHERE: Marriot West Palm Beach, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Join us as professionals and the community come together to understand, identify resources, and develop strategies to address trauma.

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1HTC Consortium Summit

This summit will bring together Florida's SE Region (Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami
Dade, and Monroe counties), Anti Human Trafficking Coalitions, and the communities to
coordinate, collaborate, and cooperate in the fight against Human Trafficking.

WHEN: January 24-25, 2017

WHERE: Broward College Bailey Hall, 3501 Davie Rd, Davie, FL 33314

Registration is due by October 1, 2016
Click here to learn more

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Call for Nominations: 7th Annual Ascension Awards

February 4, 2017 will mark the 7th Annual Ascension Awards.  Each year, we honor Black businesses, business leaders and individuals who have ascended to greatness in their area of expertise.

Nominations are due by Friday, September 30, 2016
Click here to submit a nomination
Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County is hosting Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

This course is a biblically based financial class that teaches people how to handle money, invest for the future, and give like never before! There is a $50 registration fee, which covers the cost for the Financial Peace University membership Kit. Limited seating is available. Please RSVP by Friday August 25th, 2016. No Children allowed (All 8 sessions must be attended)
WHEN: Thursdays, September 8 - October 27, 2016
  6:00pm - 7:30pm 
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade (Room CRB127)
For more information and to RSVP contact Yailin Benitez: 561-253-2080 or 
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Palm Beach County Library - Glades Branches
October 2016 Activities   

Click here to see what's happening at your local library this October! 
Town Hall Meeting - Archeological Discovery!

The focus of the meeting will be a presentation of research findings from recent archaeological investigations of a Pre-Columbian archaeological site located on property owned by Wedgworth Farms. The Primary Investigator for the project is archaeologist Dr. William Locascio of Florida Gulf Coast University, the "Town Hall" meeting's host.
For more information, please call (561)853-4443

WHEN: Thursday, October 6, 2016   5:30pm

WHERE: Lawrence E. Will Museum of the Glades, 530 S Main St, Belle Glade, FL 33430 
Fall Vendor Fairs

WHEN: Friday, October 7, 2016  12:00pm - 6:00pm
            Saturday, October 8, 2016   9:00am - 1:00pm

 WHERE: Belle Glade-Pahokee Elk Lodge, 300 SE Avenue E, Belle Glade, FL 33430
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5K Eye Walk Eye Run

This event was created for the people of the glades region who are diabetic and will educate them on the effect diabetes has on their eyes. We intend to promote education and lifestyle changes through the walk and small health fair that follows immediately after. If we work together, I know we can make a difference!

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2016  7:30am

WHERE:  170 S Barfield Highway, Pahokee, FL 33476

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Tips for Getting Your Story in the Palm Beach Post

Have an important story to tell? Here's out to get the word out.

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Moving Forward Together: Advancing Health Care for Those Left Behind

This year, Florida CHAIN will be hosting its second annual conference, Moving Forward Together: Advancing Health Care for Those Left Behind. It's an opportunity to join national experts, advocates, consumers, health care providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders to learn about pressing health policy topics, acquire new skills, and network with other participants dedicated to improving the health of all Floridians. In addition to two plenary sessions and a keynote address, there will be a discussion with prospective and current policy leaders volunteering their time to discuss the factors that influence access to health care for Floridians.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

WHERE: 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
Click here to register
Leadership Aspire Series

Leadership Aspire is a series of quarterly 4 hour workshops of themes including communication, strategic planning, leading change, and
maximizing leadership.

WHEN:    Persuasive Communication ~ September 30, 2016    8:00am -  12:00pm
               Strategic Planning ~ November 18, 2016    8:00am -  12:00pm
               Leading Change ~ February 24, 2017    8:00am -  12:00pm
               Maximizing Leadership ~ April 28, 2017    8:00am -  12:00pm

WHERE: 4200 S Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461
Click here to learn more
8th Annual Climate Change Summit

At this event, the focus will be on real stories of real success in communities, business and political sectors, evaluating the environmental and economic impacts of a changing climate. Better still, we'll address strategies to help local governments, businesses, and community leaders pro-actively build resilience in their communities, with emphasis on economic vitality. This year, as we begin updating the Regional Climate Action Plan, we'll ask you about your vision for Southeast Florida's future. Take the lead in Southeast Florida's sustainable future by participating in this year's Climate Leadership Summit.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 5 - 6, 2016

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL
Click here for more details
13th Annual Turn on the Light Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships for this year's conference.  Applicants who work as a volunteer with children, are employed by a non profit organization, or can demonstrate financial need will be considered for scholarships.  Final award determinations will be made no later than October 2nd.
Register Early and Save! Partner registration rates by invitation only.
Password required. All registrations include Parking, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, 3 Workshops, and Continuing Education Credits*
Early Registration (before October 1): $85
Registration (after October 1): $95
NEW! Discounted Registration for Full-Time Students: $70 -over 30% savings!
Discounted Group Registration - up to 15% savings off registration rates!
Lunch/Keynote only: $55 - Register here
WHEN: Wednesday, October 19 - 21, 2016

WHERE: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd.  West Palm Beach, FL
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Leadership Focus

Leadership Focus is our program for those interested in deepening their knowledge about Palm Beach County, but who just don't have the time or experience to participate in our nine-month Leadership Program.  It's a 2 ½ day program for executives and professionals who want to broaden their understanding of our community, connect with people of influence, and explore Palm Beach County's strengths, challenges and initiatives.

WHEN: January 18, 19, and 26, 2017

Click here to learn more

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