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New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church to host MASS
BELLE GLADE — October 27 — The New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 South Main St. in Belle Glade invites the public to a MASS (Mammograms After Sunday Service) presentation on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Beautiful Gate Cancer Support and Resource Center.

Chamber to host vendor fair
BELLE GLADE — October 13 — The Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce, 540 S Main St. in Belle Glade will host a fall vendor fair for local businesses on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For information, call 561-996-2745.

Health Literacy Summit set Oct. 5
BELLE GLADE — October 5 — Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Drive in Belle Glade, will hold a Health Literacy Summit on Friday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. – noon. The Health Literacy Summit is for health and human services professionals, paraprofessionals, and students committed to serving the unique needs of patients. For information or to register, call 561-844-4220, ext 1600, or email

Join the United Way Trivia Challenge
BELLE GLADE — October 4 —  Support the PBC United Way at a Trivia Challenge to be held on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 NW 4th St. in Belle Glade. All the questions will be about local, county, state and U.S. history. To enter, register online at For information, email

Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center to hold Tree reunion
BELLE GLADE — October 1 — The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center (DHCAC), 1977 College Drive in Belle Glade, plans to have a Dolly Hand Singers reunion! If you or someone you know have sung in the Living Christmas Tree, join the choir as they start rehearsals on Monday, Oct. 1 at 7-8:15 p.m. The rehearsals will be held every Monday until Dec. 2. For information, call 561-993-1160 or visit

Free booster seats given out at Fire Rescue Station
BELLE GLADE — September 29- – Free booster seats will be provided to the first 65 children who have outgrown their child safety seat on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Station 73, 525 SW 2nd St. in Belle Glade. For information, call Safe Kids PBC at 561-727-104.

Health Symposium set Sept. 27
OKEECHOBEE — September 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

St. John First Missionary Baptist Church to hold portrait day
BELLE GLADE — September 25 — The St. John First Missionary Baptist Church, 600 SW 8th St. in Belle Glade, invites families of the Glades area to its portrait day to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 and Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 2 – 9 p.m. Photo packets are available for various prices. For an appointment visit or contact Mr. Kevin Wright at 561-261-0717.

Palm Tran meeting scheduled
BELLE GLADE — Join The Glades Initiative and Palm Tran on Monday, Sept. 24, at 9 a.m. for an informational event highlighting: New route changes in the Glades, Palm Tran Connection Flex, Haitian Creole and Spanish interpreters will be available, an information session at 9-10 a.m., and a free bus ride to follow. Meet at The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Ave. C in Belle Glade. For information, call or email Jose at 561-996-3310,

DHCAC to hold kids auditions
BELLE GLADE — September 24 — All students, grades K-5 – 12th grade, are encouraged to audition for Alice In Wonderland, a Missoula Children’s Theatre production, at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center (DHCAC), 1977 SW College Drive in Belle Glade on Monday, Sept. 24 from 4-6 p.m. For information, call 561-993-1160.

WCSC offers dental services
BELLE GLADE — The West County Senior Center, 2916 FL-15 in Belle Glade, will offer free oral health examination and oral cancer screening services to seniors 60 and older. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. For information, call Willie A. Miller at 561-996-4808 or Melinda Estime at 561-996-4809.

“Let’s Talk” schedule for Sept. 17
PAHOKEE — Glades residents are invited to participate in “Let’s Talk” on Monday, Sept, 17, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 491 E Main St. in Pahokee. For information contact Inger Harvey at 561-818-5529 or email at
Glades residents, let’s take action on creating a shared “Vision” together for a Healthier Glades. Join us for a light dinner as we shape the future for a HEALTHIER GLADES. Healthier Glades is a Palm Health Foundation Partnership.

Remembrance Vigil set Sept. 16
BELLE GLADE — The Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928 pounded Lake Okeechobee and the Glades on the night of Sept. 16. The waters of Lake Okeechobee rose and inundated the Glades. When daybreak came, people learned that thousands of lives had been lost in the storm.
The public is invited to remember this time in history and the thousands of people who were killed here in the community on Friday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m., near the Lawrence E. Will Museum, located at 530 S. Main Street in Belle Glade.

Job-A-Palooza set Sept. 15
The Arc of the Glades, 1201 Australian Ave. in Riviera Beach, invites you to an event at Palm Beach State College on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for participants ages 14 to 21 who would like to explore job skills in the following industries: retail, food, design, administration, marketing, and more. Meet potential employers.
Transportation for Glades residents will be available at the Arc of the Glades, 4250 NW 16th St. in Belle Glade, with pick up at 8:30 a.m., drop off at 4:30 p.m.)
For information, contact Kristie Giles at or 561-842-3213.

Remembrance program set
PORT MAYACA — Residents are invited to join the city of Pahokee as it honors and remembers the lives lost in the Storm of 1928 AT THE Port Mayaca Memorial Gardens, 23900 S.W. Kanner Highway in Canal Point, on Friday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. – noon. For more information contact Jongelene Adams, 561-924-5534, ext 2005, or

C4OPE meeting set Sept. 13
BELLE GLADE — Project C4OPE will hold a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy in Belle Glade. This will be an opportunity for individuals to express their needs and wants around the topic of opioid overdose. The meetings are free and open to the public with advance reservations. For information, contact Barbara Shafer at or 561-268-2357.

FDOT to hold workshop
BELLE GLADE — September 13 –The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a Public Information Workshop to learn about the proposed improvements for SR 15/US 441/US98 resurfacing project on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pahokee Community Center Cafeteria, 360 East Main St. in Pahokee. For information, contact Yuanet Letzelter, project manager, 954-777-4428, ext. 4428, or email

Pahokee library to hold English Exchange program
The Loula V York Branch, 525 Bacom Point Road in Pahokee, will hold an English Exchange program on Wednesdays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. For information, call Sandra at 561-996-3453.

WCSC to host scam workshop
BELLE GLADE — SEPTEMBER 11 — 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.

Join the Cub Scouts Pack and Boy Scouts Troop 622
BELLE GLADE — SEPTEMBER 11 — Join the fun and adventure of Cub Scouts Pack and Boy Scouts Troop 622 on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m., at the Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st St. in Belle Glade. All girls grades K5 – 5th and all boys grades K5 – 12th are welcome. For information, call 561-996-6571 ext 348421 or email

 Glades Area Tent Revival begins Sept. 10
BELLE GLADE — The Glades Area Ministerial Association invites the Glades community to the Glades Area Tent Revival, which is taking place nightly Monday through Friday this week beginning at 7 p.m. in the open field located at 530 S. Main St. in Belle Glade (north of the old library). Local churches will be in charge of nightly services Sept. 10-14.

Teens sign up for Cadet West
BELLE GLADE — SEPTEMBER 10 — Fire Rescue will be launching a brand new Cadet program in the Glades Area which they have deemed Cadet West. The cadet program allows teenagers an opportunity to attain real-life experience on the job within Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Interested teenagers can join the Fire Rescue staff on Monday, Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. at West Tech Educational Center, 2625 State Hwy 715 in Belle Glade. Sign up now by emailing

Donate blood at Pahokee High School
BELLE GLADE — September 6 — Residents wishing to donate blood may do so at Pahokee High School, 900 Larrimore Road in Pahokee on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. All donors receive a free OneBlood t-shirt, pizza, snacks and drinks, a Lion Country Safari discount coupon, and a wellness checkup. For information, call 561-924-6458 or visit

West County Senior Center offers oral exams
BELLE GLADE — September 6 — The West County Senior Center, 2916 FL-15 in Belle Glade, will offer a free oral health examination and oral cancer screening services on Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. to seniors 60 and older. For information, call Willie Miller at 561-996-4808 or Melinda Estime at 561-996-4809.

Judgement workshop set Sept. 6
BELLE GLADE — September 6 — Residents are invited to attend an upcoming workshop “How to Collect a Judgment” presented by the office of Sharon R. Bock, Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller, at the West County Courthouse, Conference Room, C-121, 2950 State Road 15 in Belle Glade, on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 3:30-4:30 p.m. For information visit

Bereavement group to meet
BELLE GLADE — September 6 — A grief support program will be offered to all employees of Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy in Belle Glade on Thursday, Sept. 6. Everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call Trustbridge at 844-422-3648.

English exchanges scheduled for Wednesdays in September
BELLE GLADE — September — Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. The English Exchange program will take place every Wednesday in September at the Pahokee Library from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Loula V York Branch, 525 Bacom Point Road in Pahokee. For information, call 561-996-3453.

Young lades join in the G.I.R.L. Talk on Saturdays
BELLE GLADE — Saturday mornings — 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.

Prosperity Center offers financial services
BELLE GLADE — Prosperity Center, 33 W Ave. A in Belle Glade, is a program that 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

Breath of Life Pregnancy Resource Center & Children’s Boutique offers assistance
PAHOKEE — 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.

West Technical Education Center classes offered
BELLE GLADE — West Technical Education Center (WTEC), 2625 Northwest 16th St. in Belle Glade, is now accepting applications for the adult education and pre-apprenticeship programs. They are offering ABE/GED, ESOL, carpentry, HVAC, electrical, welding, and plumbing. For information, call 561-829-4620.

Disaster recovery available
PAHOKEE — Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach County is providing a number of services to help individuals and families impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, including: case management, basic needs assistance, home repair assistance, financial assistance (if eligible), and assistance replacing damaged furniture (as available). Spanish and Creole speaking case managers available at St. Mary’s Center, 1200 East Main St. in Pahokee. For information or to make an appointment call 561-360-3324 or email

West County Senior Center serves to senior citizens
BELLE GLADE — 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.

Pay assessments online
PALM BEACH COUNTY — Palm Beach County property owners who have special assessments on their properties can now pay online with a credit card through the Clerk & Comptroller’s website. Special assessments help pay for public improvements in a community such as road paving, water mains and drainage. On the Clerk’s website, customers can also view and print payoff letters, transaction activity reports, lien satisfaction letters, payment letters and payment schedules. Payments by check are still accepted via mail and all payments (cash, check, credit cards) are accepted in person too.
The Clerk & Comptroller Revenue Department is located at Palm Beach County Governmental Center, 301 S. Olive Avenue, Second Floor, Room 203, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.Search Special Assessments & Pay Online

Literacy tutors recruited
BELLE GLADE — The Glades area Adult Literacy Project is recruiting adult volunteer tutors now. Contact Sandra Lusunariz, Adult Literacy Project Coordinator, Belle Glade Branch Library at 561-996-3453 for information.

Philanthropy Tank deadline
PALM BEACH COUNTY — November 4 — 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

Head Start available
South Bay Head Start, 990 US Hwy 27 N. in South Bay, has openings for three- and four-year-old children. Stop by to complete an application or call for an appointment. Items needed: proof of residency, proof of income, birth certificate, and a photo ID. Walk-ins are acceptable! For children 3 to 4 years of age contact Patty Wooten or Sylvia Hill at 561-993-9603/9604; for children less than 3 years of age contact Michelle Williams at 561-993-9606.

WTEC seeking students
West Technical Education Center, 2625 NW 16th St, Belle Glade, is looking for applicants interested in learning a skilled trade to work in the construction industry. Currently seeking students for carpentry. For information, call 561-829-4620, or visit