George Town this week: Art show, speakers and sports

Julia Immonen
Julia Immonen

“Impressions,” an evening of art, featuring photographs by Amanda Nicholson and batik artworks by Shirley Scott and Patricia Nicholson, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Full of Beans Cafe in Pasadora Place off Smith Road. Refreshments will be served.

On Thursday, the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit and Minds Inspired invite high school students to the Regal Cinema in Camana Bay for presentations by author and sports personality Julia Immonen at 11 a.m., and technology, social issues and business thinker and author Jonathan MacDonald at 1 p.m.

Ms. Immonen, an assistant director at Sky Sports News, will address the injustice of human trafficking and how sports can rehabilitate survivors. She was leader of the Row For Freedom crew in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge known as “the world’s toughest rowing race.”

Mr. McDonald’s presentation will address what it is like to work with the most successful global companies, including Google and Apple. The presentations are free, but seating is limited.

Additional presentations are scheduled at the cinema on Friday for high school students to meet and hear from Meghan Markle, the actress who portrays Rachel Zane in the U.S. TV show “Suits.” She is also a lifestyle writer covering topics about food, travel and fashion, and addresses redefining our perceptions of beauty. Her presentation is at 1 p.m.

At 3:30 p.m., tennis legend Mansour Bahrami and Tennis Channel host Andrew Krasny will hold a motivational sports talk for students at the Arts & Recreation Centre, presented by Legends at Camana Bay and Minds Inspired. Both events are free, but seating is limited.

Legends Tennis also kicks off Friday at Festival Green at Camana Bay. Two days of tennis action will feature Anna Kournikova, Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, Mark Philippoussis, Mansour Bahrami and Ashley Harkleroad. For more information, visit Tickets are available at the Discovery Centre and Blackbeard’s outlets.

Wrap up the weekend with one hour of gentle exercise, mental focus and meditation with a free tai chi class on the Crescent at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. For more information, contact C.A.S.K. at 925-3367.

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