Listings for May 10th, 2010

Compiled by Diana Burgos, Listings Editor

Get out of your room …

Job fair for graduate students and alumni

Looking for a job? Come to the University of Central Florida’s job fair in Orlando where eager employers want to recruit you! Showcase your best qualities and qualifications while you scope out available jobs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Best of all, transportation will be provided for free. Mark your calendar for May 13. For more info, visit wise.fau.edu/cdc/flyers/statejobfair2010.pdf.

Get off campus …

Feed that gator!

Have a big soft spot for animals — in particular, the baby kind? Come to the Daggerwing Nature Center in Boca at 3:15 p.m. on any Saturday through July 24 and watch a live baby alligator feeding. Who wants to watch a baby gator for free? You do! Yes, you do! For more info, visit events.pbpulse.com.

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.

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 …

Can the kid at heart come out to play?
Flash back to the time when you were a kid in a toy store — didn’t you wish you lived there? Now you can work there! Toys “R” Us is looking to hire new personnel for positions ranging from management to customer service. Live out the ultimate kid dream and get paid for it. To apply, visit www2.toysrus.com/careers.

Kool kash at Kohl’s

If you have a flexible schedule, have good verbal skills and are energetic, then Kohl’s 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.

Job jackpot at Cracker Barrel!

Positions available are busboy, dishwasher, cashier and host/hostess. If you have a flexible schedule, have good verbal skills and are energetic, then Cracker Barrel wants you! Experience is preferred but not necessary. Part- and full-time positions are available. For more info, visit www.snagajob.com.

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 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.

Get free money …

Military/veteran/firefighter/police officer scholarship
If you are the child of a current active duty member of the U.S. military, the child of a firefighter or police officer who died in the line of duty or are yourself a veteran, then apply for this scholarship by May 16. Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student, if you provide proof that you fit this criteria, you will be eligible to be awarded financial aid. For more info, visit the scholarship search in the “Money Matters!” tab on the MyFAU site.

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.

Artist?

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 …

Supercon is baaack …

Get the ultimate anime and comic book fix when you meet the voice-over stars from Invader Zim and Aqua Teen Hunger Force at the Florida Super Convention in the Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Convention Center in Miami. Starting Friday, June 18, enjoy cosplay, watch anime music videos, and mingle with guest stars such as movie star Tia Carrere, Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, Richard Horvitz, the voice of Invader Zim’s title character, and Dana Snyder, the voice of Aqua Teen Hunger Force’s Master Shake. The Supercon contests and amazing programming continue over the weekend. ^_^! A three-day pass is $35 before the day of and $40 at the gate. For more info, tickets or contest guidelines, visit www.floridasupercon.com.