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PBC Health Dept. offers immunization shots
The Department of Health will be offering appointments and accommodating walk-ins for immunization school shots from July 30 to Aug. 17 at the C.L. Brumback Health Center, 38754 State Road 80 in Belle Glade. For information, call 561-625-5180.

WTEC registration & testing
West Technical Education Center, 2625 State Hwy 715 in Belle Glade, is now being accepting applications for Adult Education and Pre-Apprenticeship programs. They are offering ABE/GED, ESOL, carpentry, HVAC, electrical, welding, and plumbing. For information contact 561-829-4620.

Carpentry, HVAC, electrical, welding, and plumbing pre-registration dates will be accepted through Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Registration dates are Aug. 21-23 from 6-8 p.m. Classes begin Sept. 11.

ABE/GED and ESOL registration will be held through Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pre-Testing will be held from through Aug. 24 by appointment. Classes begin Aug. 27.

For information, call 561-829-4620.

Sales Tax Holiday weekend set Aug. 3-5
Florida’s Back to School Sales Tax Holiday will be held from Friday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 5. The tax-free list can be viewed by visiting

Belle Glade Back to School Bash
Over 1,000 backpacks will be given away at Boost Mobile of Belle Glade’s, 551 SW 16th St. in Belle Glade, fifth annual Back To School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. It will be a day for the family to have fun. Free food, haircuts, face painting, ice cones, bounce house, game truck on wheels and alot more. For information or sponsorship details call Amin Mohamad at 561-449-1039.

Pahokee Back to School Bash
The City of Pahokee will hold its annual Back to School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Pahokee High School, 850 Larrimore Road in Pahokee. The day’s events will include music, give-a-ways, lunch, haircuts, and fun and excitement. For information, call 561-924-5534, ext. 2005, or email

St. John First Missionary Baptist Church to have celebration
The 13th Pastoral Anniversary at St. John First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 SW 8th St. in Belle Glade, will take place from Tuesday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. The events will honor Reverend Dr. Robert L. Rease.

GCHS to host orientation
Glades Central High School (GCHS), 1001 S.W. Ave. M in Belle Glade, will host an Incoming Ninth and New Student Orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the gym. All incoming ninth-graders and students new to GCHS are encouraged to attend.

PHS to host orientation
Pahokee Middle Senior High School, 850 Larrimore Road in Pahokee, will host an orientation for students entering the ninth grade on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend. For information, call 561-924-6500.

C4OPE meeting set Aug. 9
Project C4OPE invites the public to their meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Highway in Belle Glade. For information, contact Barbara Shafer at or 561-268-2357.

WGSC offers free dental services for seniors
The West County Senior Center (WCSC), 2916 FL-15 in Belle Glade, will offer free oral health examination and oral cancer screening services on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. to seniors 60 and older.
Preventative dental services: oral hygiene instructions, oral prophylaxis, fluoride varnish applications, and silver diamine fluoride application.
Denture adjustment services: denture repair, denture adjustment, denture relines,and denture labeling.
For information, call Willie A. Miller, II at 561-996-4808 or Melinda Estime at 561-996-4809.

Loula V. York Library to hold Scavenger Hunt
Children, teens and parents are invited to the sixth annual Back to School Scavenger Hunt for all ages on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 2:30 p.m. at the Loula V. York Library, 525 Bacom Point Road in Pahokee. For information, call 561-924-5928. Preregister. (60 minutes)

Fair Housing clinic scheduled
The Glades Initiative, 141 S.E. Ave. C in Belle Glade, and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County will present a workshop on Fair Housing and Legal Aid’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic on Monday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. and Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 561-996-3310, or to RSVP.

PATCH meeting set Aug. 21
The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 9-10:45 a.m. at The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Ave. C in Belle Glade. The meeting is open to the public.

WCSC to host scam workshop
The Palm Beach County Division of Senior Services and the Florida Department of Financial Services will host a free, Be Scam Smart workshop for seniors, their families and caregivers at the West County Senior Center (WCSC), 2916 State Road in Belle Glade on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 10-11 a.m. For information, call Willie Miller or Melinda Estime at 561-996-4808.

Health Symposium set Sept. 27
LORHN’s 2018 Rural Health Symposium will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Indian River State College – Hendry-Dixon Campus, 2229 NW 9th Ave. in Okeechobee. This full-day, catered event with plenary speakers and breakout sessions, will include health care topics impacting our rural communities around Lake Okeechobee. For information, call 561-844-4220 ext. 1600, or email

Philanthropy Tank deadline
Philanthropy Tank is now accepting applications for the next round teen #CHANGEmakers in Palm Beach County. Eighth- through 12th-grade students in Palm Beach County can begin applying to get their philanthropic-driven projects funded! Applications opened Aug. 1 and close Nov. 4. For information, email

Young ladies join in the G.I.R.L. Talk
P.r.a.H.I.S invites young ladies to attend G.I.R.L. Talk on Saturday mornings from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Lakeshore Park in Belle Glade under the banyan tree between 11th and 12th Street. Girls will have meaningful discussions, guided from a biblical perspective, on life matters.

Meals for senior citizens
Senior citizens can enjoy a free delicious and nutritious meal, spend time with friends or make new acquaintances at the West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15 in Belle Glade. Lunch is served Monday – Friday at noon. For information, call Senior Services at 561-255-4740 or inquire at the West County Senior Center Help Desk.

Breath of Life Pregnancy Resource Center offers assistance
Breath of Life Pregnancy Resource Center & Children’s Boutique, 296 East Main St. in Pahokee, offers assistance for parents, mothers, fathers, or families who find themselves in crisis situations with items such as but not limited to diapers, formula, clothing, food, etc. To help fund the center they have a Children’s Boutique where you can purchase new and gently used items for children. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For information, call 954-655-2087.

Prosperity Center offers financial services
Prosperity Center, 33 W Ave. A in Belle Glade, provides Palm Beach County low-income residents a one-stop source of financial empowerment services. The staff are tri-lingual (English, Creole & Spanish). For information, call 561-996-2479

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