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Get Out of Your Room…

Underwater ArtIf you like the ocean and looking at art, this is the perfect exhibit for you. FAU’s MacArthur campus in Jupiter presents “Of Land and Sea,” a continuation of their Art in the Atrium series. The exhibit features pieces by the North County Art Association and will be open for viewing from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. This exhibit runs until August 10 in the SR Atrium. For more information, call (561) 799-8105.

Bye, Bye BirdieSpend Friday night at the theater. The University Theatre on the Boca campus that is. The musical Bye, Bye Birdie performed by your fellow FAU students will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Performances are part of the Department of Theatre’s Festival Rep 2007. For more info, visit www.fauevents.com or call (800) 564-9539.

Books are ArtThe Boca campus Wimberly Library and the Arthur & Mata Jaffe Collection: Books as Aesthetic Objects are hosting a Book Arts Workshop on Saturday, July 14. This special event will feature workshop instructor Julie Chen and will be held in the Wimberly Library, Jaffe Book Arts Gallery on the third floor. For more information, log on to www.jaffecollection.org.

Get Off-Campus…

Get Your Laugh OnCheck out the Improv Comedy Jam every Wednesday at the Palm Beach Improv in City Place featuring some of the all-star comedy performers that you may have seen on BET’s Comic View, Showtime at the Apollo, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and more. You don’t want to miss out on the fun, laughter and good food. Tickets are $11 per person and they go on sale at the box office each night of the show. All shows are 21 and older and there is a two-drink minimum per person. For more info and a list of performers, call (561) 833-1812.

Hard Rock LiveR&B artist and Grammy award-winning Mary J. Blige will be at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood on Thursday, July 19. The show starts at 8 p.m. and ticket prices range from $60-$100. Visit www.ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets.

Life’s a Drag… RaceTired of the same old rat race? Well, Moroso Motorsports Park in Jupiter wants to invite you to drag race instead. Every Friday is “Test & Tune” night on the Drag Strip from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. It’s only $20 to race and $13 to watch. So unleash your inner Vin Diesel and get a little fast and furious. Call Moroso at (561) 622-1400 if you need more details.

Take in Some Talent and a Cup of TeaFriday evenings at Gizzi’s in Delray Beach come alive for open mic night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This quaint coffeehouse plays host to a myriad of musicians, poets and others who are eager to share their talent with you. And if you get amped up enough on caffeine, feel free to put yourself on the list of performers. Call Gizzi’s at (561) 266-9797 for directions and further information.

Party in a Pawn ShopDisco gets dirty on Saturdays at the infamous Pawn Shop Lounge in downtown Miami for the weekly “Dirty Disco” party. With sounds ranging from retro, futurist, electro and pop by DJs Matt Cash, Induce and Contra, you’re sure to be burning rubber on the dance floor. If dancing’s not your scene, perhaps holding court in the club’s school bus (yes, school bus) is more your style. If anything, it’s worth it to make the trip just to see the place for yourself. Surf over to www.thepawnshoplounge.com to see what we mean.

Get a Gig…

Laugh While You WorkThe Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre in Miami is hiring for all positions. Whether you’re a bartender or waiter, this is your chance to work with the top comedians and stars in a wild and crazy work environment. And the best part is you’ll get to listen to all the comedy for free. For more info and to apply, visit www.miamiimprove.com or call (305) 441-8200.

Like to Write?The Miami New Times is looking for experienced journalists who understand the difference between magazine-style reporting and the hurried fact-finding of daily papers. You should have both news and feature experience. If your copy is as much a pleasure to read as it is well researched, mail your best clips, a resume and a cover letter to Andy Van De Voorde, Executive Associate Editor, P.O. Box 5970, Denver, CO 80217.

Get Paid to ReadThe Daily Business Review in Miami is looking for a proofreader to proof and edit written documents for spelling, grammar, punctuation and style. Read typesetter copy against legal copy, looking for discrepancies and ensuring that the typesetter copy is correct. Must be able to find incorrect names, addresses, case numbers and typos. A small amount of filing will also be required. Must possess good communication skills and be flexible to job duties (hours are 7:30 a.m. -4 p.m., Monday-Friday, overtime may be required). Interested? E-mail Ody Ojeda at [email protected]

Clerical Work in BoyntonA local Boynton Beach firm is looking for a file clerk. This position will be responsible for performing basic clerical tasks (like, you know, filing) and operating office equipment. Pay is $11 to $12 an hour depending on experience, and this position would make an excellent summer job since it is only temporary. Call (561) 366-8041 for inquiries.

Find Out What ‘UPS’ Really Stands ForThe UPS Store in Davie is looking for part-time customer service representatives. It’s strongly recommended that applications have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, as well as good interpersonal skills. If you think you have what it takes, call store manager Jimmy Cabrera at (954) 473-1188, and ask him what you can do for Brown.

Get Free Money…

Girl PowerThe Boyer Scholarship for Women in Entrepreneurial Studies is designed to encourage women entrepreneurs. Dr. Dennis Boyer, longtime supporter of FAU’s entrepreneurship center, current faculty member and active entrepreneur, has generously created a scholarship program. The goal of the scholarship is to attract more women into the entrepreneurship program as well as to retain those currently in it. $1,000 is available per successful applicant. For additional information, contact the Adams Center for IT Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital at (561) 297-3177 or [email protected]

Nothing Minor about this Minority ScholarshipStraightforward Media gives away $500 every three months to a deserving minority student. To be eligible, students (and students-to-be) must be a member of a racial or ethnic minority group. Check out www.straightforwardmedia.com/minority for the fine print.

‘Writers of the Future’ Get Money in the PresentLike writing? Well, the Writers of the Future Contest is open to amateur writers. Your entry must be a new short story or novelette with a science fiction, fantasy, horror or speculative fiction theme that has not been previously published. Poetry and children’s literature cannot be accepted for this contest. The scholarship awards three prizes per every three months of $1,000, $750, $500-and a yearly grand prize of $4,000 is offered. All the details can be found at www.writersofthefuture.com.

Get Good Karma…

Tutor in DavieThe Davie Family YMCA is looking for tutors to volunteer to help with the Davie County adult literacy initiative. The program will pair volunteer tutors with adults to improve their reading and writing skills. For information or to get involved, call Ed Barron at the Davie Family YMCA at (336) 751-9622.

Donate Blood & Get a RewardIf you like music and being a good person, this is the perfect opportunity to do something great and get rewarded for it. Donate blood to the Florida Blood Center in Miami and receive free backstage passes to Warped Tour (in Miami on July 21). Donate blood at the Lake Park Branch Location in Miami on July 13 and 14 from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. For more info on the blood drive, visit www.musicsaveslives.com or call (561) 845-2323 for directions to Lake Park.

Humane Society needs HumansThe Tri-County Humane Society in Boca Raton is seeking volunteers for everything from walking dogs to office help. If you would like to donate some time to this worthy cause, they’d love to hear from you. Contact Donna Carrigan, assistant director for the Tri-County Humane Society, at (561) 482-8110.

Have a Heart, Volunteer with ArtVolunteers are needed at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park, for positions ranging from docents to front desk/visitor services. To get involved, call the Volunteer Coordinator at (561) 392-2500, extension 211 to receive a volunteer application.