October 19, 2015
Glades Community Updates
Stay Connected!  See What's Going on in the Glades this Week
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015      9:00 a.m. -   10:30 a.m.   PATCH Meeting, The Glades Initiative, Belle Glade  
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015      11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Glades Interagency Network Meeting, West Tech Educational Center, Belle Glade
    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 10:00 a.m.-  11:00 a.m.   Prosperity Center-Dollar Days, Bridges at Belle Glade
    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 1:00 p.m.-      2:30 p.m.   Bridges at Pahokee: Families First, City of Pahokee
    Thursday, October 22, 2015     9:30 a.m.-    11:00 a.m.  Glades Technical Advisory Committee, City of South Bay City Hall 
    Thursday, October 22, 2015     4:00 p.m.-      6:00 p.m.  PBSO Domestic Violence " The Law", Bridges at Belle Glade
    Thursday, October 22, 2015     5:30 p.m.-      7:00 p.m.  Domestic Violence, Bridges at Pahokee 
    Saturday, October 24, 2015      8:00 a.m.-      2:00 p.m.  First Annual 'Eye Walk Eye Run' 5K Run and 1M Walk, Pahokee  
    Saturday, October 24, 2015      9:00 a.m. -     2:00 p.m.  Glades REACH Health Fair - Pahokee,  Florida Community Health Centers, Pahokee
    Saturday, October 24, 2015      9:00 a.m. -     2:00 p.m.  Glades REACH Health Fair - Belle Glade, CL Brumback Primary Care Clinic, Belle Glade
    Saturday, October 24, 2015      4:00 p.m.-      8:00 p.m.  Clewiston Fall Festival, Clewiston Community Park and Youth Center
    Monday, October 26, 2015        5:30 p.m.-      7:00 p.m.  Take Stock in Children Mentor Training in The Glades, Lakeside Medical Center
14th Annual Glades REACH Health Fair - This Weekend
The goal of the Glades REACH Health fair is to provide free health and medical services and referrals to Glades residents who are uninsured and underinsured and get them to establish a permanent, medical home at one of our two Federally Qualified Health Centers, below.  All residents who establish a medical home will receive a free hygiene bag, while supplies last.
Only fruit and water will be served.    Vendors please remember to bring your own tables, chairs, and tents
WHEN:  Saturday, October 24, 2015    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

To be a vendor, please contact Terri Calsetta at tcalsetta@lmcpbc.org  Vendors will need to bring their own tables, chairs, and tents.  

Event organized by Glades PATCH.  Sponsors include the Children's Services Council and Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network.  The Glades Initiative serves as a fiscal sponsor.  

Planned Approach To Community Health (PATCH)
The Glades PATCH 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.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 2015     9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Ave. C, Belle Glade
Glades Interagency Network (GIN) Meeting

WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 2015    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: West Tech Educational Center, 2625 State Road 715, Belle Glade
Bridges at Belle Glade October Highlight 

Prosperity Center- Dollar Days
As the agricultural season begins, families will benefit greatly learning how to make the dollar stretch. Join the BRIDGES and the Belle Glade Prosperity Center to learn these valuable tips.

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 21, 2015 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
WHERE: BRIDGES at Belle Glade, 816 West Canal Street South, Belle Glade

PBSO Domestic Violence "The Law"
People who are exposed to domestic violence often experience physical, mental or emotional issues that can worsen if they are not addressed. Join BRIDGES and PBSO to learn the laws associated with this plague to families and communities.
WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 2015 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: BRIDGES at Belle Glade, 816 West Canal Street South, Belle Glade

Parents' Plus

Everyone has a story and we're telling it at BRIDGES! Come and join BRIDGES and our parents as we share stories and read our favorite books. This family friendly activity will encourage the little ones to read, read, and read!

WHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: BRIDGES at Belle Glade, 816 West Canal Street South, Belle Glade
For  more information call: (561) 992-8210

Bridges at Pahokee Glade October Highlight 

Families First

Raising a loved one's children? Know someone who is? Don't know where to turn? In Palm Beach County as well as the rest of the country more relatives are raising love one's children, due to death, incarceration, mental or emotional issues, addiction, or other reasons. As grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings and other family members suddenly are thrusted into the role of parenting come and learn means of support through this interactive workshop.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE:  City of Pahokee Park and Recreation (Senior Room), 360 E. Main Street, Pahokee, FL

Domestic Violence

Parents are invited to come and learn more about "Understanding Healthy Relationships". Our partner, AVDA, will provide examples of what a healthy relationship looks like. Parents are encouraged to ask questions and give their opinions about what they think a healthy relationship is. AVDA also provides the parents information on who to call or where they can go if they feel they are in danger.

WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 2015 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: BRIDGES at Pahokee, 170 S. Barfield Hwy. Suite 102

Turn Up the Heat Community Barbecue

Join us for a Community BBQ as we learn about the effects of domestic violence on children. We'll have interactive stations that include "Spin the Wheel," Arts and Crafts, and information on community resources. Also, a bounce house, snow-cone machine and FOOD. Parent Participation Required

WHEN:  Thursday, October 29, 2015 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Fremd Village, 401 Shirley Drive. Pahokee, FL

For more information call (561) 924-9224

Glades Technical Advisory Committee
Please know that we are thrilled and excited to have the Mr. Patrick McNamara, President and CEO of Community Partners Group, join us as our key-note speaker for our next GTAC meeting. We look forward to hearing him and seeing you at the meeting I would like to thank, in advance, the City of South Bay and Bridges of Belle Glade & Bridges of Pahokee, respectively, for providing the venue and breakfast for this meeting. They are great partners with OCR and we appreciate their commitment and support of the GTAC meetings. Thank you for committing your time and energy to supporting and
WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 2015 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: South Bay's City Hall, 335 S.W. 2nd Ave South Bay, FL
For any questions or concern contact Houston Tate or Derrek Moore: (561) 233-5303 or (561) 233-5318
First Annual ' Eye Walk Eye Run' 5K Run and 1M Walk

The first annual ' Eye Walk Eye Run ' has been developed to include a 5K run and a one mile walk in the city of Pahokee on October 24, 2015. The mission of this event is to educate and create awareness of diabetes and its complications in the eye. Diabetes affects millions and us one of the leading causes of blindness. Pahokee, by all statistics, appears to be a hotbed for this disease and ClearVue Now Eye Clinic is personally witnessing a generation of blindness. People don't understand their diabetes and they don't know how it can affect the eye. 

Please have form a team or call us if you would like to have a booth at our event in Pahokee.

WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015

WHERE:  Pahokee

For more information and to RSVP contact Michelle Hearns:  561-432-4141 or  michelle@clearvuenow.com
Clewiston Fall Festival

WAFC Classic Hits is joining Clewiston Parks and Recreation and others for the Clewiston Fall Festival.  Free games, prizes, activities and more for the children in celebration of the season!  This event is totally FREE to the Community!  WAFC Classic Hits will be assisting with extensive pre-promotion of the event and providing free Halloween Safety items such as flashlights, blinking necklaces, illuminated wands/swords, glow in the dark gloves/masks, etc. and candy for the children in attendance.  D'Anthony and Nicole of the Classic Hits Morning Show will be broadcasting live from the event site.

Join the City of Clewiston as they give back to the community by promoting and participating in this worthwhile event.  Become a sponsor of their pre-event coverage and live broadcast.  As a sponsor you will receive:

80 :60 second promos promoting the event, listing your business name/city location as a sponsor pre-promotion/live remote broadcast.*
7-10 :10 second sponsor live mentions during the morning show, listing your business as a sponsor pre-promotion/live remote broadcast.*
Business logo or business name/address/phone number on the WAFC Classic Hits website/Facebook Page pre-promotion/live remote broadcast.

WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015   4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Clewiston Community Park and the Youth Center, 110 West Osceola Avenue, Clewiston

Take Stock in Children Upcoming Mentor Training in The Glades

The Take Stock in Children Mentor Training will cover the necessary information to get started as a Take Stock in Children mentor.
WHEN: Monday, October 26, 2015 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Highway Belle Glade

WHEN: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Highway Belle Glade
For more information and to RSVP call Kimberly Briard:  (561) 307-5485 or kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org 
The National Dance Company of Siberia and the Holiday Festival and Tree-Lighting Opens the 2015-2016 Dolly Hand Season

Get ready to be "wowed" by the National Dance Company of Siberia, as they open the 2015-2016 season at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center!  From the frozen and spectacular city of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, the home of unique folk dance art and traditional dances and songs that have been passed down over hundreds of years, comes this amazing company of 45 dancers. These wonderfully trained professionals will transport you to another world with their virtuoso performances, leaving a deep impression of an exotically different evening of dance.  This great show that illustrates more than 200 costumes, superb choreography of dances from different regions of Russia and Siberia and unforgettable music is a must-see event! Everything from the costume design to the dancing is breathtaking! Prior to the show, come and see the Holiday Festival and Tree-Lighting from 6 - 7 pm!  Santa will arrive on a fire truck at 6 pm, and then he'll stay for photos taken by the Dolly Hand's photographer, Manuel Moya (free to performance ticket holders). There will also be free refreshments and entertainment from the Children's Choir of the Living Christmas Tree, and the beautiful tree-lighting for the 10th Annual Festival of Trees.

WHEN: Monday, November 9, 2015 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Dolly Hand Cultural Art Center, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade

For more information call: (561) 993-1160

Express + Primary Md Urgent/Walk In Clinic

We Treat A Broad Range Of Aliments, Conditions And Minor Emergencies. Medical & Healthcare, Dot/Cdl Mediacl Exam, Ultrasound/Ct Scans/Mri, School/Work/Sport Physical, Urgent Care and much more for a low rate of $49.99.

WHEN: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: 25 Dr Mlk Blvd E, Belle Glade, Florida 33430

For more information call (561) 983-8571
Peppi Head Start Lutheran Services Florida is Now Recruiting

Peppi Head Start Is now accepting applications for 3 and 4 year olds to be added to our wait list. Child must be 3 on or before September 1st of the current school year. Services Available: Preschool Education, School Supplies, Field Trips, Nutritional Meals and Snacks, Health and Disability Services, and Family Advocacy spaces are limited so don't delay.
For more information and or to apply visit PEPPI Head Start at: 301 SW 8301 8THTH Street Belle Glade, FL 33430 or call (561) 996-1718
Commercial Space Available in South Bay near the Comcast Building

Commercial Space available in South Bay near the Comcast Bldg., 702 sq. ft. with parking lot.
Ideal for small (zone B1) business.  Location:  205 S.E. 3rd Avenue, Suite A.  Call 561-993-9916 for details
Job Opportunities


City of South Bay~ Economic and Business Development Manager: 
CL Brumback Primary Care Clinic - Belle Glade http://hcdpbc.hodesiq.com/joblist.asp

Other Areas 

Children's Harbor, Inc.~ TIL Program Supervisor: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.19.15/TILProgramSupervisor.pdf  
Community Action Advisory Board Meeting

The Palm Beach County Community Action Agency's (CAA) mission is to collaborate with other organizations to remove barriers and create opportunities for low income individuals and families that will enable them to become more self-sufficient.
Please be advised of the following meeting schedule:

Community Action Advisory Board Meeting

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 20, 2015   6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

WHERE:  810 Datura Street, Basement Conference Room, West Palm Beach, Florida 

For more information contact Kelvin Bledsoe: kbledsoe@pbcgov.org or (561) 355-4208.
The Ups and Downs Of Taking Medication For Mental Illness

Join The National Alliance on Mental Illness for October's general meeting on the ups and down of taking medication for mental illness, presented by Jacintha Cauffied, PharmD, BCPS,CDE.  NAMI/PBC General meetings are free and open to the general public.

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 22, 2015   6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.          

WHERE: Jupiter Library, 705 Military Trail, Jupiter

For more information and to RSVP call: (561) 588-3477

Call for Nominations- Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards

Do you know someone or an organization that has made contributions in the areas of education, diversity, race relations, social justice or economic empowerment? This is your opportunity to recognize those who have made a difference in improving the lives of individuals in our community. 

You are invited to submit a nomination and/or share the following information with any others who might have an interest in recognizing individuals or organizations in our community who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations are due by Friday, October 23, 2015

Bridging the Gap - Discussion, Food, & Filming

"Bridging the Gap" will be a platform for all cultural and issue based groups, ages from youth to seniors, to voice grievances and concerns that face us daily. We also seek creative solutions. Leaders of the community and officials will ask questions to start off the group dialogue. With the right spirit behind us, our community can gain better understanding and mutual acceptance. A documentary of the event will be filmed to bring these issues to a wider audience.

The event is FREE to the public!

9:00 AM to 2:30 PM: Individual Interviews Filmed
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Delicious Food will be sold for $10 -$15 per plate. The food vendor will donate the profits to our nonprofit.
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM: Performers will Entertain
3:45 PM to 6:00 PM: Intros and Group Forum Dialogue

Come and be a part of this historical event for Delray Beach and Palm Beach County. Through this documentary your ideas may appear all over the country!

WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015  - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Pompey Park Recreation Center,1101 NW 2nd St, Delray Beach

Contact for more information: Debbie (561) 401-3609, Susan (561) 495-9818

Stewards of Children: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors.Join us for this special workshop! Cost: $12.00 (Includes Workbook. Payable at training by cash or check) this program is approved for 2 hours of continuing education by: The National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886458319-2184) The National Board for Certified Counselors (ACEP #6635)

WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Journey Church Lake Worth, 6201 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth, FL

For information and to RSVP contact Tanya Meade: 561-601-5576 or tanya@rescueupstream.com

El Sol's 8th Annual ArtFest: CommUnity/ComUnidad

El Sol's Annual ArtFest, presented by Community Foundation, is Jupiter's premier cultural event that highlights the folkloric and colorful art of Guatemalan, Mexican, and other Latin American artists in South Florida. ArtFest is a 4-hour celebration that attracts over 1,000 people and features musical acts, cultural dances, and delicious food from food trucks, the El Sol Workers' Council, and vegan/vegetarian options from the Sunshine Organic Community Garden. ArtFest 2015 is the perfect place to get an early start on holiday shopping. Vendors will be selling art, photography, handmade crafts and jewelry. Crowd favorites like Pedro Chavajay, Lenin Cochoy, and El Sol Sews will be at the event. A call to vendors has been announced. Application deadline is on October 15th

WHEN: Sunday, November 8, 2015 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Jupiter Neighborhood Resource Center, 106 Military Trail Jupiter, FL 33458

For more information or to become a vendor contact David Urieta:  (561) 506-2477 or david@friendsofelsol.org
Monday Morning Updates October 19, 2015 
Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)

Previous Postings GLADES AREA

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Night Out Against Crime

PBSO District 5- Western Region Community Policing Unit invites you to come out and join the Palm Beach County Sheriff's in Celebrating Night Out. Join the dedicated men and women of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office, local business and Community leaders as they united together to decrease crime. A great night for the Kids and Families and best of all its FREE fun for the kids bounce house enjoys hot dogs, hamburgers, and beverages along with members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit. Marine Unit, and Mounted Unit. "If you would like to participate as a vendor, please contact Marcia Bahia at bahiam@pbso.org prior toOctober 15, 2015." 

WHEN: Thursday, October 29, 2015    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road, South Bay

For more information call: (561) 996-1670

New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church Will be Celebrating Their 15th Year

New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church will be celebrating its 15th year church/Pastor anniversary in the Glades. They are honored to have with them the dynamic, Bishop Victor T Curry of Miami to be their guest speaker.  They cordially invite you and your congregation to come and celebrate with them as they give Praise to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

WHEN: Wednesday October 28, 2015   7:30 p.m.

WHERE: New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 South Main St., Belle Glade

For more information you may call 561-261-2300 or 286-266-1818.
Palm Beach State College Belle Glade Campus 
Corporate and Continuing Education New Course for Fall 2015

View link for more information and courses that are available: http://www.gladesinitiative.org/downloads/10.05.15/PBSCCCE.pdf 
Parents, It's Time for Your Teen! A Free Education Program
All persons who complete the full-day seminar will receive $50.00! Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack provided. Learn about topics to share with your teens, such as: answering difficult questions, communicating values, sexually transmitted infections, birth control options, teachable moments, and ways to say "NO" confidently. All participants will receive a take-home folder and resource materials. Space is limited so reserve your seat
WHEN: Saturday, November 07, 2015   8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bridges of Belle Glade, 816 West Canal Street South, Belle Glade

For more information please contact Sheree Anderson:  561-472-9947 sheree.anderson@ppsoflo.org 

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week at Project Homeless Connect

Save the date: Project Homeless Connection -  Pahokee

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2015   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Pahokee

For more information and to RSVP contact Michelle Howell-Phillips: (561)355-9917 or mhowell1@pbcgov.org 
City of Belle Glade Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program

Belle Glade, FL - The Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Program is for first time home buyers.  To apply, pick up and application packet, at the City Hall located at 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. West  Belle Glade, FL  33430-3900 or call 561-996-0100.  City Hall is open 7:30 am until 6:30 pm, Monday thru Thursday. As long as the Funds are available, we have a home building program for qualified first time home buyers who apply.  The home must be built in the city limits of Belle Glade.  You must have an average credit rating score of 600 or better.

For more information call Richard Cleveland:  (561) 996-0100

Marlins Foundation Accepting Applications for Charity Partner Empowerment Fund
Mentor Recruitment Take Stock in Children
Take Stock in Children is a non-profit college scholarship and mentoring organization.  They have 60 male or female freshman at Glades Central High School that have been awarded a college scholarship.  However, to remain in our program, as one of the requirements, they must be assigned a mentor.  Their mentors are a key component to the success of our program.  Our students are selected in grades 6th - 9th and are provided a College Readiness Coach to meet with them each 8 weeks, a volunteer mentor who meets with them during lunch 1 day/week and a Florida Prepaid Tuition Scholarship.  The students must maintain their GPA, meet with their mentor, attend 2 student workshops/year and remain crime and drug free.  
Their goal is for all of our students to graduate high school, be college ready and remain in college. All mentors will be required to complete a mentor application and attend a mentor training before you can begin mentoring.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to change the lives of these students. 
If you are interested in becoming a mentor for Take Stock in Children, please click on the link below or you may contact Kimberly Briard, Mentor Coordinator at 561-307-5485 or kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org 
Science Ambassador Scholarship

Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network Newsletter 
The Glades Initiative's Annual Thanksgiving Potluck 
The Glades Initiative invites all our partners and community supporters to join us at our annual Thanksgiving Potluck with an optional gift exchange.  
WHEN:  Friday, November 20, 2015   12:00 p.m.  - 1:00 p.m. 
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, Inc., 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade
Kindly RSVP to Sandy at (561) 996-3310 or sdesty@gladesinitiative.org with the number attending and what dish you will bring.  
The Glades Initiative's Annual United Way Campaign
For our workplace campaign to support the United Way of Palm Beach County, The Glades Initiative invites you to participate in our 50/50 prize drawing.  50% of the total collected will go to the owner of the ticket selected.  The ticket selection will take place at our Annual Thanksgiving Potluck on November 20, and 50% of the total collected will be donated to The United Way of Palm Beach County.  Tickets are currently available for a $1.00 donation at our office or from any of our staff members. You need not be present to win.
We also invite you to participate in another tradition to support our United Way workplace campaign.  Silent auction items are donated, created and/or baked by our staff.  All items up for auction are on display at our office.  Bidding ends at our Thanksgiving Potluck on November 20, 2015. Thank you for helping to support our workplace campaign. 
WHEN:  Now until November 20, 2015
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade
See any Glades Initiative staff to make a $1 donation for a 50/50 Raffle ticket
Obamacare Enrollment Information
A representative from Enroll America is available to meet one on one with you to discuss your healthcare options for Obamacare.  Open enrollment/renewals begin November 1st and end January 31st.
WHEN: Mondays November 2- January 25, 2016
WHERE:  Belle Glade Library 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
                Loula V York Branch Library (Pahokee) 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                Clarence E. Anthony Library (South Bay) 5:001 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
For more information contact Florence French: (561) 400-3726
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The Junior League of Boca Raton 2015 Fall Non-Profit Leadership Series
All training's will take place at: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton

Classes include:

Grant Writing: The Basics   October 15, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm No Cost
DiSCŪ Behavioral Styles   October 27, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am No Cost 
Introduction to the VCRC Grant Library November 3 and Dec. 1, 2015 9:00 am - 10:00 am No Cost
Mobile Technology    November 12, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm No Cost
Grant Writing: Two-Day Intensive  November 19 & 20, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm $125
Succession Planning  December 10, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm No Cost
Cloud Computing Essentials  December 17, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm No Cost

Click here for more information and to register.
Volunteers Needed for Diabetes Awareness Day

The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County is hosting Diabetes Week Events and Needs Your Help with: Diabetes Risk Assessments and Screenings and Pre and Post-Event Activities including "Diabetes Awareness Day".  Volunteer Training: Training is required for Volunteers Helping with diabetes risk assessments training will be completed via the Diabetes Coalition's website. We're asking for students, nurses, physicians and all others who would like to help -Spanish & Creole Translators Needed!

WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2015     5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Palm Beach Outlets, West, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach

For more information contact Debby Walters: debby.diabetescoalitionpbc@gmail.com
Bi-Annual Palm Beach County Hunger Relief and Food Security Meeting

System update meeting & discussion ending hunger, imagining the possibilities with special guest speaker: Enid Borden, Founder, President and CEO, National Foundation to End Senior Hunger*

WHEN: Monday, November 16, 2015     10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

WHERE:  Clayton Hutchenson Agricultural Center, Exhibit Hall A, 559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach

For more information and to RSVP contact: pam@pbcfoodbank.org

Clerk Alert: Delray & Palm Beach Gardens Branches Closed Every Friday until Further Notice

The Allegany Insider ~ October 2015 

3rd Annual Masquerade for Mental Health

Masquerade for Mental Health

WHEN: Friday, October 30, 2015       6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: PGA National Resort and Spa, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens

For questions please contact: (561) 832-3755 or info@mhapbc.org 
Celebrate America Recycles Day with the SWA 

Free Shred. America Recycles Day is an initiative of Keep America Beautiful, and is set aside to celebrate environmental efforts across the U.S. The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (SWA) will host a celebration in honor of America Recycles Day that will include a paper shredding event and tours of our Education Center.

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2015   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: SWA Education Center, 6751 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach

For more information call: 561-640-4000
Caridad Center's Family Festival November 14, 2015

Join the Caridad Center as they "Give Life, Give Hope" to our communities.  Come and help engage our community.  Healthy lifestyle demonstrations, Free testing and screenings, Community Resource Awareness, Family Entertainment, Music, Physical Activities, Raffles, Games, and much more.  

Caridad is currently looking for vendors and sponsors to participate in the event. 

WHEN:  Saturday, November 14, 2015  

WHERE:  Caridad Center, Address: 8645 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach

For more information, contact Gloria Marquez  Tel: 561-737-6336 ext. 124  Email: petprogram@caridad.org  

The Town of Palm Beach United Way Traveling T-Shirt Contest & Turkey Trot  

The Town of Palm Beach United Way Traveling T-Shirt Contest Is Back
Help us spread the word. While traveling this summer, seed us a picture of yourself (and family or friend) wearing you LIVE UNITED gear. The person or group of people pictured wearing their shirt(s) the furthest distance from the Town of Palm Beach United Way office will win these amazing LIVE UNITED prizes. Please note: Photos will be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Town of Palm Beach United Way website. 
7th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way 5K Turkey Trot
This Thanksgiving holiday help those in need by participating in the 7th Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way 5K Turkey Trot. Before you stuff your face, kick-off your holiday by joining along with family, friends and neighbors for the only race on the island of Palm Beach. The Town of Palm Beach United Way 5K Turkey Trot will begin and end in Bradley Park. Participants are asked to report to the starting line by 7:15am. The race will begin promptly at 7:30am. For those participating in the FUN RUN please be at the starting line by 8:20am.
Now - October 31, 2015   $30     November 1, 2015 - November 24, 2015   $40     Race Day Registration (November 26)   $100 
For more information or if you need a shirt call: (561) 655-1919 or info@palmbeachunitedway.org 
Free Eyecare for Uninsured
The Community Health Center of West Palm Beach, at 2100 W. 45th Street, Suite A-8, in partnership with the Florida Optometry Eye Health Fund, will provide free comprehensive eye care to eligible uninsured residents through the end of 2015.  People must bring a photo ID and proof of income.  
WHEN:  Now until December 2015
WHERE:  Community Health Center of West Palm Beach, 2100 W. 45th Street, Suite A-8, West Palm Beach
Call 561-840-8681 or visit www.freehealthcarewpb.org. 
Posting Information to our Eblast & Volunteering

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 updates@gladesinitiative.org or (561) 996-3310.


If you would like to submit your volunteer opportunities on our site below, please email us at volunteer@gladesinitiative.org


           Check the Glades Community Calendar for                                          Check out Volunteer Opportunities at the Glades Initiative

           additional activities scheduled in the Glades area:                                 or opportunities with our Partners in the Glades



Make a donation to The Glades Initiative, Inc.