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Get Out of Your Room…

Hopeless romanticsIf your pen is truly mightier, the FAU College of Arts and Letters is looking for compelling love stories that can hold their ground beside the theater adaptation of the timeless Greek myth Eurydice. So if you want to contribute to walls literally filled with love, submit your story by Aug. 20 for display in the Dorothy F. Schmidt Performing Arts Center lobby while “Eurydice” graces the theatre stage (Oct. 3-12). Don’t forget to include name, e-mail, phone number, and address, along with any artistic depictions of your tale (optional but always welcome), on your entry of epic love proportions! To submit, e-mail Katy Morris at [email protected].

Get off Campus…

FREE practice exams!If you’re a graduate waiting to take GRE, a law student prepping for LSAT, or a pre-med junior student about to take the MCAT, the Boca Raton Kaplan Center offers the fabulous opportunity for students to take practice exams. Take the chance to find out where you stand score-wise before confronting the real exams head on. Practice exam schedule: LSAT on Aug. 11 and 25 at 5 p.m., LSAT Aug. 26 at 6 p.m., MCAT Sept. 8 at 5 p.m., and GRE Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. For registration, call (800) 527-8378 or go to the Kaplan Web site. For more info, contact Juliana Snider (center director) at (561) 997-6388.

Hang out on WednesdaysBecause you’re hungry or you just wanna hang out with your friends before summer’s over (probably both), Duffy’s Sports Grill offers the place and time for a worry-free atmosphere and lets your wallet rest from overspending during “Famous Wednesdays” at 10 p.m. Ladies have discounted drink privileges! So sit back and relax while listening to tracks by “Mellow Entertainment” until “Famous Wednesdays” ends on Aug. 27 and is replaced by the fall semester coursework. For box office info, call (561) 869-0552.

Entertain or be entertainedCan you sing, rap, read poetry, or do stand-up? If your answer’s “yes” and you’d like to show off your skills or if you’d rather let someone else do the performing, the Funky Buddha Lounge in Boca lends you its stage or seat in the audience during Open-Mic Wednesdays (hosted by Renda Writer) for the cheap price of $3. Come for the entertainment, and who knows, you might just end up being the entertainer! For info, call (561) 368-4643.

It’s all in the hips“Bailamos!” Learn to master sultry salsa dancing. Whether you have yet to discover the power in the sway of the hips or if you want to polish your skills, sign up for group classes on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. (beginners) or 8:30 p.m. (intermediate) in the Showtime Dance and Performing Arts Theatre. Remember you don’t have to be Shakira to let the rhythm take hold of your body. Each class is $14.50. For more info, call (561) 394-2626.

Carpe diemWhether you believe that ‘what you don’t know can’t hurt you’ or whether you agree that ‘it is better to have lived and loved then never to have loved at all,’ discuss philosophy at the Science of Mind Center in Boca Raton on Mondays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Make Socrates proud and debate ideology for free among fellow thinkers using the Socratic Method. Don’t be afraid of finding the irony in it all and ‘live life to the fullest’ – but then again that’s just one theory. For more info, call (561)368-8248.

True Owl prideShow the FAU mascot some real love by visiting the very owls that inspired his existence. Meet the nocturnal birds on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter and obtain wisdom from their symbolism while discovering what makes them tick. For box office info, call (561) 575-3399 or visit southflorida.com.

You’re bluffing!Put on your best poker face or learn how to when you come to Ganey’s Bar and Restaurant in Deerfield for Poker Night on Tuesdays. Bet on your skills and attempt to beat poker players of all levels while remember to relax, have fun, and most importantly “know when to fold.” Chances are you’ll probably find a full house – if not, make do with the hand you’re dealt and hope Lady Luck walks besides you long enough to keep you from emptying your pockets completely. For more info, call (954) 974-0251 or visit southflorida.com.

Jazz it up!Let your ears get tuned to the sassy sound of the sax played by Colin James and show your appreciation for jazz music on Wednesdays in Alligator Alley in Oakland Park. So whether your fingers master the jazz producing instruments or whether you’ve recently discovered a Louis Armstrong-inspired passion, enjoy the “Way of the Groove” performances. For box office info, call (954) 771-2220.

Get Good Karma…

Catch it while you canAre you mastering in education or public administration? Or if you’re a sports fan, volunteer at the Palm Beach Sports and Social Club in Delray and help organize sporting events for young but professional athletes by taking on the role of league administrator, game official, or scheduler. What better way to rack up karma points than by being involved in something you love? For more information and for the dates and times, contact Jose Herrera at (561) 644-7573 or e-mail him at [email protected].

Get Free Money…

No major restrictionsHow does getting $2,500 to fund whatever you’re majoring in sound? Courtesy of the very generous Lowell H. and Dorothy Loving Undergraduate Scholarship, one lucky applicant, who submits their application by Dec. 1, will receive funding for the career of their choice. For more info, call (240) 632-9716 ext. 113 or e-mail [email protected] or visit