Get out of your room

Why some fish are friends, not food

Do you often find yourself wondering, “Hmm, what’s it like to be a shark?” as you make a chomping sound to show off your molars? Or do you simply love marine biology and sea creatures in general? Stephen Kajiura’s lecture “Seeing the World Through a Shark’s Eyes,” on the Harbor Branch campus, is sure to satisfy your cravings for knowledge as well as food with its free buffet on July 21, starting at 7 p.m. For more info, visit [email protected]

Peanut butter, jelly … peanut butter, jelly and a cool backpack!

Love PB&J sandwiches? Donate some of that tasty goodness to the Back to School Bash. Not a sandwich chef? No worries — you can also donate a new backpack. Donated items can be dropped off from July 21 to 30, Monday through Friday, in Traditions Plaza (next to Starbucks) on the Boca campus, or on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the drive from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Why donate? Because of the guaranteed natural high it will give you. For more info, call (561) 297-3607.

School supplies needed!

Remember that long list of school supplies you had to buy in elementary school? Finish the summer with a giving streak by donating school supplies such as notebook paper, calculators, and pens to the “School Supply Drive” for students who can’t afford them. Donations can be dropped off from June 30 to Sept. 17. The drop-off locations are as follows: on the Boca campus, the Bookstore and the College of Education’s Office for Academic and Student Services, room 230; on the Davie campus, the College of Education’s Office for Academic and Student Services, room 202; and on the Jupiter campus, the College of Education’s second-floor reception area. Maybe the good karma will trickle down into academic luck needed later on. For more info, call (954) 667-9592.

Get off campus

“Feed me!”

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

Kathy Griffin will make you ROFL!

The hilarious comedian and star of the Emmy-winning show My Life on the D-List, Kathy Griffin, will be provoking uncontrollable laughter at the Hard Rock Café in Hollywood on Aug. 11. Though she may not be Nicole Kidman, her comedic mockery of Hollywood celebrities will have you ripping your sides. The hysterical riot starts at 8 p.m. For more info or tickets, visit

Vans “warps” to South Florida

Listen to some unique beats by 3OH!3, Sum 41, The All-American Rejects and a seriously long, star-studded list of performers that are sure to keep you entertained on July 24, starting at noon. Don’t wait too long to wrap your head around the magnitude of this year’s Vans Warped Tour in West Palm Beach. For more info and location updates, or to get tickets, visit

Get a gig

Sales associate for T.J. Maxx

If you have a flexible schedule, are able to lift 50 pounds, have good verbal skills and are energetic, then T.J. Maxx wants you to work as a sales and merchandise associate. Show some enthusiasm and strut yourself to T.J. Maxx, on Glades Road in Boca, to apply in person.

T-Mobile retail sales associate

Stay connected — to a steady line of income, that is! T-Mobile is looking for retail sales representatives for part-time shifts. If you’ve got previous retail experience, apply now! Help sell the latest technology. For more info, go to
Get free money

Cutting Edge Careers Scholarship

If you’re majoring in business administration, computers, criminal justice, health care, nursing, design, digital media, or culinary arts and you’d more than welcome $1,000 in your pocket, apply for the Cutting Edge Careers Scholarship — ASAP, because the deadline is July 31. Fill out a Cappex profile, tell them about your leadership, extracurricular or volunteer experience, and then submit. To apply, visit

Mad drawing skills?

If you draw original works, the L. Ron Hubbard 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 Sept. 30. For more info and contest guidelines, visit

Got a sci-fi or fantasy story in the works?

If you write original science fiction or fantasy short stories, the L. Ron Hubbard 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 Sept. 30. For more info and contest guidelines, visit


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Your hips (and the entry fee) don’t lie

Embrace your inner Shakira! Sexy gyrations and hip shaking are a hidden form of exercising. You can give your wallet a much-needed hiatus because the West Palm Beach Public Library will be having free belly dancing lessons on Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more info, visit