Virtual community, entertainment events starting Oct. 4

While everyone is staying close to home, here is a list of reader-submitted opportunities to learn, take classes, contribute, stroll through galleries, or have front-row seats to hear and see some great musicians — from the convenience and comfort of your own home. All programs and activities are subject to change.

FAU Theatre Lab Goes Virtual: 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents a Playwright’s Master Class, followed by a Playwright’s Forum reading of “The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons” with talk-back at 4 p.m. Zoom master class $30 per event; readings $15 per event. Sundays through October. See fau.edu/theatrelab.

Palm Beach Photographic Centre: (ongoing) Virtual exhibition runs now through Nov. 28. Members Show features the 24th annual juried exhibition. Also on display is an exhibition showcasing works by young people, ages 10-17, from the summer’s virtual FOTOcamp. See the works at

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Jeep’s Mobile Off-Roading Community Connects Enthusiasts Online

With many people turning to the great outdoors in a year of social distancing, one well-known auto name is betting on digitally connecting fans of a particular trail activity. Providing off-roading enthusiasts with a way to learn about, share and try out new adventures, Jeep’s Badge Of Honor mobile app experience is bridging the digital-physical divide.

The purpose of the e-community is to encourage connection via a branded hub for fans of taking the road less traveled. Badge of Honor offers members exclusive off-roading trails and maps complete with not-to-miss adventure highlights as well as difficulty ratings and reviews, photos and videos of fellow members’ own adventures, and the chance to earn points for checking in and completing their journeys. Adventurers can check their progress during their trek as well as access any additional information they might need along the way.

Jeep will reward those who successfully finish their challenge

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Community organizers create incentives for filling out 2020 Census through family-friendly events

SAN ANTONIO – The clock is still ticking. There is now over just a month to fill out the 2020 Census.

The deadline was extended to October 31st on Friday. Still, community leaders aren’t wasting any time, as there are several events happening through Sunday that are geared toward getting people excited about filling out the short form.

“Fuerza Uniada,” which translates to “United Force,” is an organization hoping to ease any concerns people in the community may have about filling out the census, which isn’t reported to customs and immigration.

”We want to make sure that this community understands that the census is a safe process… We wanted to give people a whole day and opportunity to come and work directly with census specialists to fill out this census,” said Jessica O. Guerrero, with Fuerza Unida.

Guerrero spent most of Friday helping to host a mask and food giveaway

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Community Calendar | Kuna Melba News

Please note: due to the ongoing concerns around COVID-19, event details can change at any time. Please check event venue for the most up-to-date information and COVID-19 safety protocols.

Kuna FFA’s annual Scholarship Auction is underway until Sept. 28. Funds raised go toward college scholarships for students, leadership conference travel, classroom technology and more. For more information and to donate visit kunaffa.org/auction.

The Farmstead is open and features attractions like the pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, the potato sack slide and more. The season hosts events on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 31 (Halloween). Those seeking more scary thrills can partake of the “Field of Screams.” More information is at lowefamilyfarmstead.com and on Facebook. The Farmstead is located at 2500 S. Eagle Road in Kuna.

Linder Farms is back for its final season but will continue to feature a full field of pumpkins, and, of course, the corn maze,

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1931 Pierce Arrow touring car rebuilt into award winner | Community

Ron Blissit restores other people’s automobiles, but he won’t do it for just anyone. The owners have to understand cars and preferably not be an attorney-at-law. One of Blissit’s latest completed projects is a 1931 Pierce Arrow touring car.

The automobile was brought to his Norman shop by San Antonio patent lawyer Ted Lee. He had to convince Blissit that he wasn’t an ambulance chaser and worked only in intellectual property rights. Now, the pair are friends. Not only that, they co-own the Pierce Arrow with an unusual possession pact.

“The car is part mine now,” Blissit said. “We came to an agreement that if I would restore the car, when it was finished, he would leave it with me. If he died first, it was my car, and if I died first, he’d come and get it.”

Lee had acquired the Pierce Arrow, along with some other vintage cars,

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