Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jewish Community Alliance Plans a Busy August Schedule

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jewish Community Alliance Plans a Busy August Schedule

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Byline: DAN SCANLAN

Fitness, film and the U.S. Navy Band are just some of the things coming in August to the Jewish Commu-nty Alliance at 8505 San Jose Blvd.

There also will be back-to-school events to bring the summer to a close.

The Navy Band's Southeast's Brass Quintet presents a free performance during the JCA's Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. The JCA's professional staff will be on hand to give tours of the facility, which includes its fitness center. The Navy band appears at 3 p.m. that day.

The Vandroff Art Gallery features the art of Desiree Kantrim now through Wednesday, Aug. 27. The exhibit is free and open to the public; gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is closed on Saturday.

The JCA Film Series presents a free showing of Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14.

Registration has begun for the JCA's after-school program, offering children a nurturing Jewish environment with varied activities, a monitored homework room and an activity hour.

The JCA Boot Camp is a six-week team-training program that combines strength, endurance training and cardiovascular fitness training into one. The class meets at 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays beginning Aug. 25. The fee is $250 for JCA members and $310 for nonmembers.

The Recreational Readers Book Club, led by local author Stacey Goldring, looks at Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. The book club meets monthly through May from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. The annual fee is $36 for JCA members and $54 for nonmembers.

Conversations About College, designed to counsel students and their families on the college planning and placement process and success after graduation, meets from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24. The fee is $35 for JCA members and $50 for nonmembers.

The JCA's Theatre of Youth offers A Year With Frog and Toad Workshop. Arnold Loble's characters hop from the page to the stage in this musical adaptation. Children in the first through eighth grades can attend the workshops, which meet from 4 to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Aug. 25. The fee is $150 for JCA members and $225 for nonmembers.

A Fit For Broadway exercise program for children in the first grade up to high school seniors works out to upbeat show tunes. Classes meet on Tuesdays beginning Aug. 26. The fee is $100 for JCA members and $150 for nonmembers.

Finally, there's Zoe's Clubhouse, with singing, dancing and play acting on the JCA main stage for the younger children. Zoe's Clubhouse meets on Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 27. The fee is $120 for JCA members and $180 for nonmembers.

For more information on these or other programs at the JCA, call 730-2100, ext. 221.

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