Auditions for Rapunzel, 20th Annual production with the Missoula Children's Theatre at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center!
An audition will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of RAPUNZEL those auditioning should arrive at 3:45 pm and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions.The roles to be cast include Rapunzel, the Princes, Madame Gothel, Rapunzel's Parents, the Wood Elves, Ears of Corn and a Potato, Unicorns, Pixies, Gremlins, Billy Goats Gruff, a Troll, Three Bears, a Beaver, Ogres and Mushrooms. All students, grades Kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to assist with the technical aspects of the production.
WHEN: Monday, May 12, 2014 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade
Wilhelmina's Butterflies Book Signing: Clarice Thornton Davis Encourages Readers to Dream and Discover
Thornton Davis will provide a glimpse into the dazzling world of classical music through her children's book, Wilhelmina's Butterflies, during a book signing. Her book encourages young readers to dream and discover. "Wilhelmina is 8 years old," says the author, "and she loves classical music. She has a difficult time explaining why to her family, friends, teachers, and classmates. When she has the opportunity to attend her first concert at Symphony Hall, something might stand in her way. Will she be able to share her love of classical music with others, or will the mysterious butterflies ruin the day?"
WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Drive, Belle Glade
Gove Elementary School's annual Career Week is on the horizon. We hope that you will volunteer to share your professional experiences with our students to make this week truly rewarding. We are looking for community members to volunteer to speak about their profession at Gove. You will be asked to give a short 20 minute presentation about your job, education, training, and how you made the transition from school to your current occupation. You will be giving the same presentation approximately three times to three different groups of students. We are also looking for volunteers to share their work vehicle with the students.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Gove Elementary, 900 SE Avenue G, Belle Glade
For more information contact Michelle Riker: (561) 993-8726
The Health Care District Board of Commissioners Annual Board Meeting
The Health Care District Board of Commissioners will host its annual board meeting in the Glades. Since its inception in 1988, the Health Care District, working in partnership with public and private providers, has woven a strong health care safety net that benefits residents of all ages and from all walks of life. For 25 years, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County has been dedicated to keeping the community healthy. Open to the pubic
WHEN: Thursday, May 14, 2014 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, Belle Glade
For more information contact Liz Cayson: (561) 996-0129
Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce Sixteenth Annual Golf Tournament
Join the Belle Glade Chambers of Commerce for their sixteenth Annual Golf Tournament there will be first, second and third place prize! 50/50 raffle Longest Drive from the gold and the white closest to the pin on all par 3's. Entry fee includes: Green fees, carts, gift bags, lunch, range balls chance at $ 5,000 cash on a Hole-In-One!
WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 20147:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Sugarcane Golf Club, 2619 W Canal St N, Belle Glade
For more information or to register contact Brenda Bunting: (561) 996-2745
4th Annual "Celebrate Life With Hope Festival" ~ Haitian Heritage
Come and celebrate the 3rd Annual "Celebrate Life With Hope Festival" with live music and a lot of fun. Your are Invited to be a partner: Community organizations, Government agencies, Health agencies, Private businesses, Vendors, Community leaders, Churches and many more.
WHEN: Saturday May 17, 201410:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hand Park, NW 5th Street and Canal Street, Belle Glade
Please Commissioner Diane Walker, if you are interested in being a vendor or presenter at this event. Your presentation should cater to our youth and parents. Additional information will be provided as we continue our planning sessions.
Looking for a retired well season person who has a BA in Social Services or related. 20 hours a week during business hours. Help customers with paper work, calls, presentations, help coordinate events, distribution of weekly items, some lifting and smile.
WHERE: Belle Glade
Contact for more information: Valerie Foster at 561-996-7040
Nonprofits First is pleased to announce our 2014 Training RFP! If you are interested in facilitating a workshop or training series please complete the RFP application and submit to Nonprofits First as soon as possible.We look forward to reviewing your proposals and working with you! Click here to download the application.
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Children's Services Council of PBC
Collaborative Negotiation Techniques (Part 1 of 2)
SCORE of Palm Beach County Special Small Business Week Events
Palm Beach County's Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA) is an active supporter and strategic partner of our SCORE Chapter 224. We encourage all SCORE clients to take advantage of the many activities being held by OSBA during National Small Business Week, as outlined below. Please note that if you are not now and have never been a certified vendor, and want to become a certified vendor - if you attend each of the five workshop programs being offered, the County will waive the normal $150 processing fee. See details and register at: pbcgov.com/osba
WHEN: Monday, May 12-16, 2014
WHERE: Vista Center Zoning Chamber, 2300 N Jog Road West Palm Beach
National Disability Institute for an Asset Development Summit
Are you a representative from the Disability, Employment, Financial Services, Workforce or Asset Development Community or a Service Provider? Join us on to meet new partners providing economic empowerment and disability services in Palm Beach County! Explore opportunities for collaboration and leveraging of resources to build more inclusive services for people with disabilities.
The Asset Development Summit will include discussions on employment, public benefit programs, financial education and asset development opportunities for persons with disabilities. Attendees will identify ways to increase the use of available programs by individuals with disabilities and create an action plan for the community.All those in attendance are free to bring outreach materials from their organizations to share with the Summit attendees! This event is funded by the State of Florida through CareerSource Pinellas. Continental breakfast and light lunch will be provided.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Boynton Intracoastal Clubhouse, 2240 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach
Join the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County, Florida as they welcome State Senators and Representatives to discuss the 2014 Florida Legislative Session. Questions from the audience welcome. Submit questions to Advocacy@lwvpbc.org. Include name and residence. Free to attend and open to the public.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Palm Beach State College, State West Theatre, Behind the Duncan Theatre, 4200 South Congress Ave., Lake Worth
The Changing Healthcare Landscape: What It Means for Nursing
Please join Palm Healthcare Foundation and your nursing colleagues for a conference about the rapidly changing healthcare system and the implications for the nursing profession. Topics to be discussed include an overview of healthcare system delivery and reimbursement changes; a framework for discussing these changes with nursing staff and others; nursing leadership; care transitions; inter-professional practice and the involvement of family caregivers in a team-based approach; and adapting nursing education.
Today, more than 25 million people in America have asthma-including more than 7 million kids. Asthma is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children under the age of 15 and is a leading cause of school absences. That's why this May-Asthma Awareness Month-the American Lung Association has set out to bring greater awareness of this disease. We're helping to make sure people with asthma have access to the information and resources they need to manage their asthma to live active, healthy lives. Join our efforts to make a difference for people living with asthma.
What's Available? Tools and resources to help better inform people with asthma and their loved ones, including:
* Lung.org/asthma: a one-stop-shop for information and resources on how to manage asthma to live a normal, healthy life.
* Asthma Basics: a self-paced online learning module for adults and caregivers interested in learning about asthma.
* Lungtropolis: Where Kids with Asthma Learn to Play - a fun, interactive and educational website for children with asthma between ages of 5 and 10 and their parents.
* Accessing Quality Care: Everyone needs access to quality health care, especially people with a chronic lung disease like asthma. Although enrollment for health care coverage is over for 2014, see if you qualify for special enrollment or Medicaid/CHIP by visiting healthcare.gov or calling the Lung HelpLine at 1-800-586-4872.
* State of the Air: People with asthma are particularly sensitive to the health risks of outdoor air pollution. The more you learn about the air you breathe, the more you can protect your health and take steps to make our air cleaner and healthier.
Having an event? Let Goddess Table Rental provides you with the Sturdy Superior tables you need. We also have linen table clothes, chair covers & more for Baby Shower, Wedding Reception, Birthday Party, Church Function (or) any kind of social event, Pick up & Delivery available
For more information contact Angie or Dell: 561-414-5810 or 561-983-1549
Win 4 Pack Family Park Hopper Passes ~ Benefit Clewiston High School
Get a chance to win Family 4 Pack Park Hopper Passes ($516.00 value) raffle tickets are now available for purchase ~ Only $5.00 each or 5 for $20 Drawing to be held May 16, 2014 (Need not be present to win). Proceeds to benefit the Clewiston High School Criminal Justice Program
For more information contact Tammy: 561-914-0158 cell or 561-992-1261 desk
Train a Local Youth Intern With Wages Paid by CareerSource Palm Beach County
Summer Intern Dates: July 7- August 1
Summer interns work up to 40 hours per week, Jul 7-August 1 with wages paid by CareerSource Palm Beach County. Successful employer will be able to offer: Meaningful work experience for an intern, Assigned supervision of an intern, A safe and secure worksite. The program include a rigorous screening process for youth applicants. Staff will be developing job matches based on skills/abilities and monitoring achievements of each intern.
For more information call: (561) 340-1060 ext. 2354
CROS Ministries in Belle Glade is in need of volunteers in the Pantry
CROS Ministries in Belle Glade is in need of volunteers in the Pantry preferably with basic computer skills - but not required. With school being out soon, this is a great summer opportunity for students, especially Juniors and Seniors to pick up volunteer hours. For more information contact Mayra Echenique at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-755-2495
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Early Learning Childcare Providers Business Track
Please join Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as she hosts an Early Learning Childcare Providers Business Track
These workshops will be child-care industry focused. Learn how to: Create, use a business plan and marketing plan for success, Stand out from your competition and find the right customers, Keep afloat when cash flow is low, Build interest in your center, know your competition,
Showcase your center through an exciting marketing campaign, Negotiate and renegotiate your lease, Maximize your center space (square footage) to create new revenue and, Capitalize your human resources. The presentations will help you build a robust, successful business, address challenges, expand your operations, or enter the early child care center industry as an owner operator of a center or home based business.
WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
For more information call the Congresswoman's office: 954-437-3936
2014 Trafficking In America Conference ~ Restoring Humanity From Modern Day Slavery
For 10 years we have worked to educate America about the issues surrounding human trafficking. As Trafficking In America Task Force works to prepare for the 2014 National Trafficking In America Conference we are mindful of all that has been accomplished since we first began our work in 2004. We have seen a tremendous rise in a desire for education and moved from experiencing doors closed in our faces to invitations to present more education. The fruit is now being seen for the many years of persistence and we attribute some of this to the Annual Trafficking In America Conferences.
TIATF is planning to bring you another dynamic conference with an agenda that focuses on supply, distribution, and demand; opening night Meet and Greet Reception; annual Tear Drop Awards Luncheon; 20 Vendors; and more. We look forward to seeing you there as we all work towards one common goal - Restoring Humanity From Modern Day Slavery! The speaker line up will be exceptional as in the former TIA Conferences. We will be updating the site on a regular basis as the plans unfold.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 16 - 18, 2014
WHERE:Hilton Hotel, 150 Australian Ave, West Palm Beach
Florida A&M University NAA- PB Chapter presents Painting the Seas Orange and Green Cruise
Enjoy a beautiful 7 day 6 night cruise to paradise abroad royal Caribbean's "Oasis of the Seas" enjoy a private welcome reception, private event schedules only for OUR GROUP, 7 distinct neighborhoods 25 dining options, and 2394 people to serve you!
WHEN: Saturday, June 20 - 27, 2015
WHERE: FT. Lauderdale, Labadee,-Haiti, Falmouth- Jamaica, Cozumel-Mexico
For more information contact Eleanor Barber or Gwen Ferguson: (561) 833-5258, (561) 601-5957
Palm Beach County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Flash Mob ~ Dancing for A Cause
On April 5th, the Palm Beach County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) stepped out and surprised the shoppers at CityPlace, West Palm Beach with a Flash Mob to remember! We accomplished our goal to show Palm Beach County residents and visitors that there are hundreds of people ready to help when they call the crisis hotline. Sandrenia Taylor, an outspoken survivor, sang "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson. Over 100 SART members comprised of Law Enforcement; State Attorney Prosecutors; PBC Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center Advocates & staff; Medical Service Providers; Crime Lab Forensic Scientists; and Sexual Assault Survivors, in addition to family members and a middle school dance team, the "Solid Gold Twirlers" entertained and educated the crowd.
Too many survivors of sexual assault are afraid to get the help and justice they deserve and there are hundreds of us ready to help! Our message to all survivors: "We are SART - You are not alone!" If you or someone you know needs our services, please call: 561-833-(RAPE) 7273
Click onto the hyperlink to see the dancing: dancing starts at 47 seconds/great prior build up/filmed from the back
Community Action Committee Meeting/ Advisory Board Meeting
The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's (CAA) mission is to remove barriers and create opportunities for low income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient.
Community Action Committee Meetings
WHEN:Tuesday May 20, 2014 5:15 p.m.
WHERE: Community Action Center, 810 Datura Street West Palm Beach, FL
Community Action Advisory Board Meeting
WHEN:Tuesday May 20, 2014 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Community Action Center, 810 Datura Street West Palm Beach, FL
Free Golf Croquet lessons are offered every Saturday morning at 10:00 am to the public. This is a great introduction to croquet: Learn how to hit the ball, score wickets, learn strategy and plot your next move! Bring your friends for a morning of croquet and then stay for lunch at The Croquet Grille. Reservations are required!
WHEN: Every Saturday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WHERE: National Croquet Center 700 Florida Mango Rd. West Palm Beach,
For more information contact Sandra Coto: 561-478-2300 x 2
Posting Information to Our Eblast & Volunteer Opportunities
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 email@example.com (561) 996-3310.
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