Listings for April 19th, 2010

Get out of your room …

Earth Day celebration

Take the time to give some serious props to that busy third planet from the sun, also known as yours and every human’s address, on April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the open grass area in front of the Liberal Arts Building on the Davie campus. Learn some crafts, like making a papier-mâché globe and painting flowers. The event is free for students and offers priceless knowledge about your home. For more info, contact Ashaad Addison at [email protected]

The National Society of College Scholars

Not just a résumé bonus! Learn about various scholarships, internships, and volunteering and job opportunities available to you through your membership. And if that’s not enough incentive, members who show an active involvement and attend weekly meetings are eligible to win a $50 scholarship every week! Check your e-mail for upcoming meetings. For more info, contact NSCS President Shenee Craig at [email protected]

When in doubt, use laughing gas!

Not afraid of a dentist’s drill or Novocain shot? Do you dream of a career that allows you to restore brilliant and captivating smiles? The Pre-Dental Society is the right place for aspiring dentists. Gain some valuable insight, friends and possibly future business partners. Meetings are Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Palmetto Palm Room of the Student Union on the Boca campus. For more info, contact Stephanie Maglio at [email protected] or (561) 307-7731.

Otakus are welcome

Whether you love Cowboy Bepop, Death Note and Bleach, or just love Japanese culture and language, you’re sure to find people who share your passion! The Japanese Animation Multimedia Society meets on Wednesdays and Fridays in the Student Activities Center House Chambers of the Boca campus from 6 to 10 p.m. Bring your imagination, an open mind and a good sense of humor. For more info, contact Steven Kuehn at (561) 236-4039 or [email protected]

Get off campus …

Free yoga and pilates

You can’t use the money excuse to wiggle your way out of exercise! You can give your wallet peace and tranquility because the West Palm Beach Public Library will be having free yoga on Thursdays at 6 p.m. and free Pilates on Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All you need to do is bring your own mat. Best of all, no registration necessary! For more info, visit www.mycitylibrary.org.

Parasailing, snorkeling and a cruise … oh my!

Been living in Florida for years yet never gone on any water outings aside from sunbathing or swimming in a pool? Well, stop it, just stop it! The sunshine and its scorching temperature has returned, so toss that sweater aside, put on your best bathing suit, and sign up for parasailing, snorkeling or a cruise at the Palm Beach Activity Center in Riviera Beach. The prices range from $20 to $60, so it won’t empty out your bank account. Enjoy what the Sunshine State has to offer with friends or family. For more info, visit events.pbpulse.com or www.visitpalmbeach.com.

Get a gig …

Quest Diagnostics

Got a thing for microbiology? Apply to become a laboratory assistant to get a fancy title and all! At least one year of experience in technical or laboratory work is required. Heads up: This job is full-time. To apply, visit www.snagajob.com.

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Cashiers are in demand! If you have a flexible schedule, have good verbal skills and are energetic, then the “Big Triple B” wants to hire you. Experience is preferred but not necessary. Part- and full-time positions are available. To apply or for more info, visit www.snagajob.com.

Advance Auto Parts seeks salesperson

Love working with cars and their parts? Apply to become a salesperson for Advance Auto Parts. You must have at least two years of retail experience and have a charming and outgoing personality. Good verbal skills are also a must. For more info or to apply, visit www.snagajob.com.

Get free money …

How far does your imagination stretch as a writer?

If you write original science fiction or fantasy short stories, the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future essay contest wants your submission for a chance to win $1,000 and be eligible to win the grand prize along with $5,000. Entries may be up to 17,000 words in length. The deadline is June 30. For more info and contest guidelines, visit www.writersofthefuture.com.

How far does your imagination reach your sketch pad?

If you draw original works, the L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future contest wants your submission for a chance to win $500 and be eligible to win the grand prize along with $5,000. If you qualify to compete for the grand prize, you will be assigned a short story to read and illustrate a cover for. The deadline is June 30. For more info and contest guidelines, visit www.writersofthefuture.com.

Random listing of the week …

The wonderful world of corn

It’s yummy, yellow, and it has its own fiesta! The Annual Sweet Corn Fiesta at the South Florida Fairgrounds is the perfect place to gather some friends and family, take a spin on the rides, pig out on food and see who among you has the strongest stomach! Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids. The entertainment inside is absolutely free. Dare you to have a hootenanny on April 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.! For more info, visit www.sweetcornfiesta.com.