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VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

– Sunrise Dan Pearl Branch Auditorium 111 This program is by appointment only. Please call the Sunrise Senior Center at: (954) 746-3670. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Bug Chase 5K Raises Money for Local Children

By Ambar Corporan Last Month the Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis held the 10th annual Causa BUG Chase 5K run. The race was in favor of the Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club’s BUG Program. The BUG (Bring Up Grades) Program focuses on providing recognition to local elementary students who raise their grades to an acceptable range and maintain them from one grading period to the next. Nova Southeastern University Fort Myers campus was part of this race and provided sponsorship. The run raised over $3000 and all proceeds are going directly to the BUG Program. Click Here to read the full story. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Marine Environmental Education Center to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary

By wlchrist ­ WHO: Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC,) Broward County, the Carpenter House, Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program and Captain, our “forever resident” green sea turtle WHAT: One Year Anniversary Celebration WHERE: Historic Carpenter House on Hollywood Beach, 4414 North Surf Road, Hollywood WHEN: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3 WHY: The Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) at the Carpenter House was opened with the desire to educate and delight locals and tourists alike through our educational resident green sea turtle, Captain, and the splendor of the South Florida coastal environment. The MEEC was fostered from a partnership between Broward County Parks and Recreation and NSU. The facility is located on the historic grounds of the Carpenter House at Hollywood North Beach Park in Hollywood, Florida. Along with Captain the green sea turtle, the Carpenter House features an interactive Interpretive Center with displays ranging on topics from sea turtle conservation to marine debris. The Center has been open for one year, and we’re celebrating! The family-friendly event will feature face painting, a “kiss the Captain” photo booth …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Marine Environmental Education Center to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary

By jdonzelli MEDIA ADVISORY Historic Carpenter House Home to Sea Turtle Education Program WHO: Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC,) Broward County, the Carpenter House, Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program and Captain, our “forever resident” green sea turtle WHAT: One Year Anniversary Celebration WHERE: Historic Carpenter House on Hollywood Beach, 4414 North Surf Road, Hollywood WHEN: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3 WHY: The Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) at the Carpenter House was opened with the desire to educate and delight locals and tourists alike through our educational resident green sea turtle, Captain, and the splendor of the South Florida coastal environment. The MEEC was fostered from a partnership between Broward County Parks and Recreation and NSU. The facility is located on the historic grounds of the Carpenter House at Hollywood North Beach Park in Hollywood, Florida. Along with Captain the green sea turtle, the Carpenter House features an interactive Interpretive Center with displays ranging on topics from sea turtle conservation to marine debris. The Center has been open for one year, and we’re celebrating! The family-friendly event will feature face painting, a “kiss the Captain” photo booth (not the real Captain the sea turtle, of course,) arts and crafts …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Black History Facts 2018: The Real History Behind the Black Panther

By wlchrist Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther. (Credit: Marvel/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Everett) Source Black Panther,” one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2018, has already broken pre-sale ticket records for its parent company Marvel Cinematic Universe. But the journey from comic book to screen has taken more than 50 years: Black Panther, Marvel Comic’s first black superhero, debuted in Marvel’s “Fantastic 4” comic in 1966, and became a member of the Avengers two years later, but didn’t get his own comic until 1977. The series centers on T’Challa, king of Wakanda, and the wealthiest fictional character in the Marvel universe. Unlike many other heroes, T’Challa inherits his mantle from his father T’Chaka (the previous king), and gains his powers—including superacute senses and enhanced strength and speed—from a combination of skill, divine favor and a special herb. In a 1990 interview with The Comics Journal, co-creator Jack Kirby described why he created the character: “I came up with the Black Panther because I realized I had no blacks in my strip…I had a lot of black readers. My first friend was…black! And here I was ignoring them because I was associating with everybody else.” To read …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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African Presence Art Exhibition Celebrates 15 Year Milestone

By wlchrist The African Presence opening reception featured Ambar De Los Santos, Raphael Walters and Lorena De Los Santos modeling 1950s clothing during the “Styles through the Decades” fashion show. Now in its 15th year, the African Presence Art Exhibition kicked off Black History Month at Nova Southeastern University with a festive opening reception, fashion show, and the unveiling of the 2018 exhibit, “Back to Black: African Diaspora Influences on Art & Culture.” Approximately 250 guests enjoyed drinks, refreshments, as well as dance and musical performances at the reception held in the Taft University Center. A slide show and pop music provided a historical context to Styles through the Decades–a fashion show reflecting African- inspired fashion and clothing over the past 100 years. The exhibition includes 13 artists from Africa, the Caribbean, and the U.S. whose work reflect their cultural influences in ways that ranged from the use of African fabrics to finding inspiration in world events. Nigerian artist George Edozie created Obiamaka, a fabric and metal sculpture, in reaction to the 2014 abduction of more than 200 girls in Chibok, Nigeria, by a militant Islamic group. The acrylic-on-tarp paintings of Jamaican-born artist Kofi Kayiga reflected the influence of Africa and Jamaican folklore and religious themes. “The artists …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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