Listings for April 26th, 2010

Otakus are welcome

Whether you love Cowboy Bebop, 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 …

Comedy festival

Release the stress from finals week and welcome the summer! Come to the third annual Memorial Weekend Comedy Festival at the James L. Knight Center in Miami at 8 p.m. on May 30. Try not to lose your voice from severe laughter when you enjoy performances by Earth Quake, Adele Givens, Gary Owen, Tony Rock, Benji Brown, Mark Curry and Capone. Bring tissues to wipe the tears of hysteria! For more info, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Pardonez moi, vous parlez francais?

Sounds sexy, though you have absolutely no idea what it means? Learn French for free! Yes, you read right! You can learn the basics of French with professor Natacha. Classes are on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the West Palm Beach Public Library, and as a bonus, registration is not required. Have fun brushing up on this charming and romantic language. Try not to drool at the instructor while you’re being taught — it’ll mess up your pronunciation. For more info, call (561) 868-7701.

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.

Get a gig …

Papa John’s delivery driver

The money’s in the tips! If you’re 18, have a car and are desperate to have some green, then apply to be a Papa John’s delivery driver. Just remember that no matter how delicious the pizza is, the customer won’t tip you if you eat it before they do! For info or to apply, visit www.snagajob.com.

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, and Beyond

Cashiers 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 …

Burn the Floor

It’s like Dancing with the Stars but without the embarrassing and painful celebrity mishaps! Come watch professional Latin dancers and feel your pulse rise to the rhythm of rumba, cha- cha, samba, salsa, waltz, tango, quickstep, swing and jive. The show runs from May 4 to 9 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Sounds like a good date to set off the fireworks. For more info, visit www.kravis.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=performances.detail&performance_id=1022.