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WTEC to hold registrations
West Technical Education Center (WTEC), 2625 N.W. 16th St., will hold registrations for their new Home Health Aide program. from Dec. 17 to 21 and Jan. 7 to 11. Classes will begin Jan. 28. Students have the option of a 12-week day program or a 15-week evening program. For more information visit WTEC.palmbeachschools.org or call 561-992-2109.

Evening of Winter Wonderland scheduled
BELLE GLADE — Glades Area Senior Ball, for senior citizens 60 years of age and older, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 6-10 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Clubs Gym, 350 SW 10th St. Theme of the event is An Evening of Winter Wonderland. For residents of Clewiston, South Bay, Pahokee and Belle Glade.

Exchange food and gifts
BELLE GLADE — The Glades Initiative, 141 S.E. Ave. C, invites partners and friends to its annual Holiday Potluck and gift exchange on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Bring a food dish to join and celebrate the holidays. There will be a gift exchange. If you would like to participate, bring a wrapped gift, suitable for a man or woman, valued at no less than $10. Limited seating available. RSVP today with the number of guests and dish you plan to bring.

WTEC hosts open house
West Technical Education Center (WTEC), 2625 N.W. 16th St., will host a Home Health Aide Open House on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. For information, contact Julissa Camacho at 561.829.4620 or email julissa.camacho@palmbeachschools.org.

Festival of trees set
BELLE GLADE — The Young Singers of the Palm Beaches’ Choir in the Glades will join with the adult choir to present, 30 Years of Favorites, at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 College Drive. Bring your family on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. to share in the joys of the season in this traditional Glades holiday classic! Prior to the show, enjoy 22 beautifully decorated trees and wreaths in the Dolly Hand’s 13th Annual Festival of Trees. For more information, call the box office at 561-993-1160.

Chamber Holiday Mixer scheduled
BELLE GLADE — The Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce Holiday Mixer will be held at the Bank of Belle Glade, 108 S.E. Ave. D., on Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 561-996-2745.

Celtic Angels to perform at Dolly Hand
BELLE GLADE — Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 S.W. College Drive, will present a Celtic Angels Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit womenofireland.com/celtic-angel-christmas.

Patch meeting set
BELLE GLADE — The Glades PATCH (Planned Approach To Community Health) 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. The meeting will be held at The Glades Initiative, 141 S.E. Ave. C, on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. and is open to all who wish to join.

Documentary set Nov. 19
BELLE GLADE — Residents are invited to see the award-winning documentary “Toxic Puzzle” narrated by Harrison Ford on Monday, Nov. 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sierra Club, 136 S. Main St. This film explores the link between toxic blue-green algae and neurodegenerative disorders like ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. RSVP is required. For information or to RSVP contact Diana Umpierre, diana.umpierre@sierraclub.org, or 561-983-8655.

Thanksgiving give away
PAHOKEE — The Anquan Boldin Foundation, invites residents to its annual Thanksgiving event at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Anaquan Boldin Stadium, 1204 Larrimore Road.

Health festival set
BELLE GLADE — Palm Beach County HIV CARE Council will hold the 2nd Annual Community Wide Health and Wellness Festival on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Loading Ramp, 524 S.W. Ave. C Place. There will be entertainment, prizes, and lunch. As well as HIV and HCV testing.

Thanksgiving feast set
BELLE GLADE — New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 S. Main St., will be celebrating their 18-year Love Agape Feast on Saturday, Nov. 17, from noon to 3 p.m. There will be free Thanksgiving dinners.

Lions host dinner/auction
BELLE GLADE — The Belle Glade Lions Club will hold a dinner/auction on Saturday, Nov. 17, in Jameson Hall at the First Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW 1st St. Dinner will be served at 6. p.m., with a menu of sirloin beef tips, rice, cesar salad, and dessert; and the auction will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $15.

Dolly Hand to host Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting
BELLE GLADE — The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, 1977 SW College Dr., will hold its Holilday Festival & Tree Lighting on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. You can support the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center’s fundraising efforts by bidding on your favorite themed tree in the silent auction after the Celtic Angels Christmas on Dec. 6. For information call 561-993-1160 or visit www.palmbeachstate.edu.

American Legion Post #20 to hold BBQ
BELLE GLADE — American Legion Post #20, 101 S.E. Ave. D, will hold a Veteran’s Day Bar-B-Q on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dinners are a donation $15. For information, call 561-996-6444.

Philanthropy Tank deadline
PALM BEACH COUNTY – Philanthropy Tank is now accepting applications for the next round teen #CHANGEmakers in Palm Beach County. Eighth through 12th-grade students can begin applying to get their philanthropy-driven projects funded! Applications close Nov. 4. For information, email athompson@philanthropytank.org.

Diabetes Health Fair set Nov. 3
PAHOKEE — The 2018 Glades Diabetes Health Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Pahokee High School Gymnasium located at 900 Larrimore Road in Pahokee. Learn how to manage diabetes and improve your quality of life! Event will hold lectures, question and answer sessions on important health topics, diabetes screenings, resources, food demonstrations, food giveaways and the Florida Mobile 3D Mammography. Visit FloridaMobileMammography.com to schedule an appointment for a mammogram. There will be door prizes. Free event.

October Fest set Oct. 31
BELLE GLADE — The City of Belle Glade Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to an evening of haunted fun at Louis Butts Park, 1224 SW Ave. E Place on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 4-8 p.m. The free event will feature games and prizes, food, drinks, a candy buffet, haunted house tour, amusement rides, and a costume contest. For information, contact Kacy Young at 561-518-0101.

Trunk or Treat set Oct. 31
SOUTH BAY — South Bay residents are invited to a Trunk or Treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Southwest corner field of 11th Ave. Decorate your trunks and give out treats (kids will go from trunk to trunk for treats). Prizes will be given to best trunk, best costume and more. Cake walk contest, games and prizes, bounce house, and food. For information, call 561-449-3793.

Enter Palm Tran contest
GLADES AREA — Help Palm Tran name its new transportation service for the Glades for a chance to win three, 31-day passes. This service will enable members of the community to call for a ride on a small vehicle. It will also allow them to request a large bus to make a slight detour from its regular route to pick them up. Palm Tran will launch this service in the fall. The contest is open to Glades residents only. The person who submits the winning name will receive three 31-day passes. Submissions must be received by Oct. 28.

Diabetes Self Management Program set Oct. 28
BELLE GLADE — The Community United Methodist Church, 401 SW First St., will host a Diabetes Self Management Program beginning Sunday, Oct. 28, from 3 – 5:30 p.m. For information, call 561-300-3227 or enroll at mierman@ymcaspbc.org.

New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church to host MASS
BELLE GLAD — 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.

Mammograms After Sunday Service set Oct. 27
The Beautiful Gate Cancer Support and Resource Center will sponsor a Mammograms After Sunday Service event on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m. at the New Birth Deliverance Baptist Church, 1650 South Main St. This event features a survivor presentation, light refreshments, door prizes, giveaways, and more.

Community Baby Shower set
BELLE GLADE — BRIDGES at Belle Glade and Lakeside Medical Center, 39200 Hooker Hwy, will host a Community Baby Shower on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in which local agencies will be on hand to share resources to ensure that your baby is born healthy, safe and strong. There will be free food and giveaways at the shower so come prepared to celebrate your new bundle of joy. RSVP is required. For information or to RSVP, call 561-992-8210

Caring Hearts Health Fair set
BELLE GLADE — Caring Hearts Medical Clinic, 301 SE First St. in Belle Glade invites the public to a health fair on Friday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Services to be provided include blood pressure and diabetes checks, HIV testing, BMI check. For information, call 561-983-3710.

Domestic Violence Awareness set Oct. 25
PAHOKEE — “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”, presented by the Domestic Violence Council of Palm Beach County will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 1-4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 491 E Main St.

Domestic Violence Awareness set
PAHOKEE — “Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” presented by the Domestic Violence Council of Palm Beach County will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 1-4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 491 E. Main St.

GTAC to meet in Pahokee
PAHOKEE — The Glades Technical Advisory Committee (GTAC) will meet on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Department of Parks and Recreation Cafeteria, 360 E Main St. for information, call 561-233-5303 or send mail to htate@pbcgov.org or areid@pbcgov.org.

LORE to host workshop
SOUTH BAY — LORE will host a free Small Business Workshop on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Crossroads Community Center, 50 Levee Road. For information and to RSVP, email info@lorealliancepbc.org with the names of those attending, or call 561-889-8343.

Glades Night Out Against Crime scheduled Oct. 18
SOUTH BAY — Residents are invited to participate in the Glades Night Out Against Crime event at the city of South Bay to be held at Tanner Park, 105 Palm Beach Road in South Bay, on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. Food, games and more are free. Community organizations are invited to join as vendors. To RSVP, contact Marcia Bahia at bahiam@pbso.org.

Celebration of Life set
BELLE GLADE — Join Trustbridge for a Celebration of Life event on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. at the Lomax Harelle Pavilion, 5000 West Canal Street N. For information or to RSVP, call 561-227-5175 or email bereavementevents@trustbridge.com.

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.

Domestic Violence Awareness set Oct. 13
BELLE GLADE — “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”, presented by the Domestic Violence Council of Palm Beach County will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1-4 p.m. at the Belle Glade Civic Center, 725 N.W. 4th St.

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 info@lorhn.org.

SDPBC to hold meeting
BELLE GLADE — The School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) invites the businesses of the Glades region to meet with district purchasing agents and the Office of Diversity on Friday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. to obtain information on “How to do Business with the School District.” This event will take place at West Technical Education Center, 2625 State Hwy. 715. For information, and to RSVP, email purchasingoutreach@palmbeachschools.org.

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 http://bit.ly/2vkV7XQ. For information, email wellmana@pbclibrary.org.

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 www.dollyhand.org.

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 info@lorhn.org

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 https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/yz8bn71c/ 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, jzaragoza@gladesinitiative.org

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 Inger@htpbc.org
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 kgiles@arcpbc.org 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 jadams@cityofpahokee.com

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 barbara@hanleyfoundation.org 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 yuanet.letzelter@dot.state.fl.us.

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 Jbair@lmcpbc.org

 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 cadetadvisor@pbcgov.org

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 www.oneblood.org

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 www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/workshops.

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 disasterrecovery@ccdpb.org

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 athompson@philanthropytank.org.

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 www.floridatrainingservices.com/pre-apprenticeship.