Brilliant pianist and songwriter Jim Brickman has earned six gold- and platinum-selling albums, charted 28 adult radio hits, and lassoed two Grammy nominations. Joining him in a night of exceptional music, topped off with a fireworks spectacular (10 p.m.), are Michael Cavanaugh (star of Broadway hit, Movin' Out), Collin Raye, Anne Cochran, Ty Herndon, Jeff Timmons (of 98 Degrees), emcee of the night Robin Meade, and many other great artists. Tickets are valid for stadium seating (not field) in Classic Park's baseball stadium.
The snow blower tune-up is good for four-stroke snow blowers. See a list of services included in the tune-up. Repairs are not included. Customers will be contacted if repairs are needed.
With its crack team of experienced landscapers, Nature's Image grooms lacklustre lawns into scenic green spaces, boosting the aesthetic appeal of properties while extending homeowners' expressive canvas past the threshold. The aeration service contributes to overall neighbourhood neatness by readying yards for spring almost as well as a moonlit maypole dance. During the treatment, grass gurus bore tiny holes over up to 5,000 square feet of turf to decrease soil compaction and increase the root layer's exposure to water, fertilizer, and oxygen. The holes also make cozy nooks in which to nestle baby seeds and serve to repair lines of worm-human communication. While reaping subterranean rewards, aeration battles aboveground thatch buildup from excess leaf debris and grass clippings more efficiently than a phalanx of pill bugs.
Claytopia's spacious studio gives children and adults a place to test their creative chops through the medium of clay painting. A wide variety of blank, premade clay bisques offer myriad canvasses upon which the fevered imaginations of patrons may be projected. Bisque prices range from $1 to $50 per piece, and an hourly fee applies ($6 per hour for adults, $4 per hour for children under 13) to cover unlimited use of all paints, glazes, stencils, stamps, and other instruments of artistic creation, including philosophical advice and painting tips from the talented staff. Possible paintable forms include coffee mugs, plates, picture frames, and Disney figurines. All bisques and paints are food, microwave, and dishwasher safe. After painting and glazing their piece of choice, art makers should allow a week for the bisque to be fired in the kiln and laid off from its part-time job before picking up the newly hardened artistic creation.
For 60 years, Al's Awning Shop has been awing residential and commercial clients with custom-made awnings, custom-designed canvas products, and more. Today's sidecar Groupon keeps the wind off your back while you test the ice for cracks. The ice hut, which measures 44"x58" at the base and 52" in height, has room for two tenants and features four pockets, two zippers, and two windows. Made with a sturdy, durable canvas, the hut can be easily assembled, dismantled, and hoisted by a solitary ice-fisherman.
Since 1910, Hallmark has stocked its shelves with a wide variety of greeting cards, gifts, and thoughtful keepsakes. Patrons can write a formal request for better candy from neighbors with Halloween greeting cards ($0.99+ each) or record a personalized greeting card to document a baby's first words in English or made-up baby language. Keepsake ornaments ($9.95+) inspired by the memorable Peanuts comic strip feature Snoopy, Lucy, and Charlie Brown decked out in Halloween costumes, and a variety of scrapbook kits and photo albums help to preserve memories without having to pickle the brain. A large selection of wrapping paper, ribbons, and bags encloses gifts in layers of festivity.
At The Flower Fountain, expert florists encourage smiles and uplift noses by composing contemporary and traditional bouquets. Greet the return of migrating ice-cream-truck herds with a summery spray of orange roses, hot-pink carnations, and matsumoto asters gracing the How Sweet It Is bouquet ($39.95+) or turn to a variety of other warm-weather arrangements. Birthdays and clown-college-graduation parties benefit from the addition of a Basket Full of Wishes, a wicker basket bursting with a chorus of yellow spray roses flanked by asiatic lilies and miniature gerberas ($45.95+). The Garden in Glass ($41.75+) encloses a 5-inch-tall miniature garden of live plants, pebbles, and garden-gnome footprints in a simple glass cylinder. Additionally, customers can gift compatriots with gourmet gift baskets such as the Delicious Delights, stuffed with fresh fruit, cheese, and sausage ($60.95+).
The Petals staff floods their space with the sights and fragrances of flourishing blossoms. A vibrant collection of sunny yellow tulips stretch out of their glass vase and sport a fashionable yellow ribbon ($34.95 for 10), and Teleflora's Sweet Thoughts crowns its collection of passionately red roses and purple wax flowers with strands of bear grass tied to form a heart (starting at $34.95). The How Sweet It Is arrangement unfurls a selection of pollen mansions including light-orange roses, hot-pink and red carnations, and matsumoto asters (starting at $34.95). To class up any classy engagement or the classroom of a beloved horticulture professor, the Arrive in Style collection exudes elegance with hues of white Asiatic lilies, cushion-spray chrysanthemums, and other photogenic foliage (starting at $34.95).
Shades of Green's knowledgeable gardeners invite green thumbs to traipse past more than 1,000 varieties of hostas, day lilies, perennials, and other ornamental greenery. Ever-changing display gardens allow customers to witness how plants behave in a garden setting, as opposed to potted on a shelf or trapped in a self-destructing back vault. Home gardeners can bedeck lawns in layers of verdant hostas, such as the hearty, blue-tinged Belgian andorian ($25) or the On Stage hosta ($15), boasting an eye-dazzling mound of yellow-centred leaves and lavender flowers. Additionally, a diverse collection of day lilies provides a reason for the sun to get out of bed in the morning, and fiery-red anzac ($7) and pale-lavender-pink Daring Deception ($12) proudly display their colour-wheel prowess.
At Great Lakes Farms, a renovated apple barn peers out over 155 acres of tree-thatched pastures. Apple pluckers can wander row after row of trees, weighing down a bag or phonograph horn with 10 pounds of plump apples. On the weekends, tractors tote a covered wagon past sun-dappled tree branches, and a corn maze distracts scarecrows from noticing they are wearing last season’s overalls. Back at the barn, patrons can delve into two heaping slices of Great Lakes Farms' house-made apple pie and practice reciting a list of their favourite apple varieties while gargling a glass of apple cider.
Recipient of abundant awards, Canadale Nurseries' 110-acre growing facility and garden centre flourishes with an array of healthy, fresh decorative plants and gardening accessories befitting beginning landscapers and dedicated horticulturists. As poinsettias ($4.99+) revivify rooms or walkways with stunning red and pink hues, evergreen urn inserts ($29.99+) can prettify porches or cheer up existentialist poems moping on the front stoop. Natural or everlasting cemetery vases ($17.99) or saddles ($49.99–$79.99) pay homage to loved ones with tasteful arrangements strung atop or bundled in front of gravestones. Christmas decorations ($2.99+) adorn houses with festive cheer, and Christmas branches ($4.99+/bundle) can brighten interiors when festooned with lights or dipped in radium.
Wind n Willow populates its store with myriad home decor, garden accents, jewellery, and store-exclusive items while retaining an accredited interior decorator and home stager on staff. Wash away the remnants of late-night fondue fights with a set of two dishcloths ($7.99), available in vibrant colours such as red, yellow, and green. Vegetables and cookies can be cradled by the grocery stork in small ($24.99) and large ($29.99) double-handled Janetbaskets. Grey garden dove sculptures ($6.99) pep up patios, and short ($14.99) and tall ($16.99) dot planters cultivate floral life. Meanwhile, dazzling rings, broaches, and necklaces ($10+) outfit party-going appendages for evening soirees and ballroom eye exams.
The licensed and insured landscaping team at Lunchesrus Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance Service keeps properties pristine through a wide spectrum of landscaping services. Crews can visit homes weekly to perform such routine tasks as lawn mowing, or make one-time stops to complete projects such as mailbox installation should a previous box ever go on a bill-only diet. Lunchesrus provides free estimates ahead of every service in order to prevent miscommunication and allow homeowners to budget properly.
Signature service: Fairy garden store
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
1st Essential Property Services keeps lawns' rebellious urges at bay with a dynamic array of yard-care services. Highly trained technicians can perform simple seed spotting or more complicated tasks such as aeration, lawn rolling, and spring fertilization. Also, through 1st Essential’s sister company GTA, homeowners may request a professional asphalt treatment, ideal for sealing up a driveway or the neighbour’s froufrou swimming pool.