Stone Moves Indoor Rock Climbing's multicolored crags rise from padded floors, creating a safe environment for top ropers, lead climbers, and boulderers alike to practice their vertical virtuosity. Each climbing and lesson package includes rental equipment such as a harness, helmet, climbing shoes, and chalk bag, but does not come with any Spiderman webbing. During the one-hour private sessions, instructors tutor wall scalers on the basic techniques of climbing and belaying, and also cover safety tips before pupils test-climb their new skills. Bouldering walls rise at gradual and sharp angles, allowing novice climbers to achieve their dreams of being stalactites for a day and membership holders to gain unlimited access to the gym's challenging crags.
Today’s Groupon invites you to follow up your tryptophan-tinged, fuzzy memory of Thanksgiving feasting with a far more elusive turkey—the kind that takes three strikes with a bowling ball to carve. For $25, you get two hours of bowling and shoe rental, plus a pitcher of soda, at MaxBowl Centers for you and up to five friends, family members, or rivals from the snobby Icelandic bowling team (a $52 value). You can use your Groupon at MaxBowl Centers’ North and East locations, except on league nights. Call ahead to make sure the pins are available for you to unleash heck on them."The Curse of the Swamp Ghost": When the Investigation Van breaks down next to a spooky swamp, scaredy-cat teen Rufus is sent to the nearest town to find a mechanic. While he's gone, Tom and the other bowlers swap stories about losing their virginity. The swamp ghost is revealed to be an old man worried about losing his swamp hut.
The savory scents from more than 40 restaurant and vendors fill the halls of the Humble Civic Center during Tasting the Town, beckoning visitors to romp through mouthwatering morsels. The epicurean event dazzles with unlimited samples from chefs and caterers, including spice-soaked nibbles from local foodies Lady Savory, time-tested Italian fare from Vincenzo's, and a variety of other vendors, including Chimichurri's, Raffa's Waterfront Grill, and Café du Bois. National companies Smoothie King and Applebee's round out the smorgasbord, allowing patrons to experience a variety of flavors without becoming an intern for an Oompa Loompa. Festival-goers can wash down their pint-sized portions with two beverages each from local breweries or wineries (wine not included with this Groupon) and a selection of water and soda available for those under 21. Aficionados of grape elixirs can also pay $10 extra at the door for the Wine Lover admission, which grants entrance to the wine walk, a commemorative wine glass, and five samples.
Designed to be challenging, yet accessible to guests of all ages and fitness levels, the CrossFit regimen uses high-intensity sequences of functional exercises to create new full-body workouts each day. These functional exercises are inspired by the sorts of movements that people may perform in everyday life, such as pushing, pulling, jumping, throwing, and giving piggyback rides to everyone on the block. By incorporating some elements of weightlifting, gymnastics, and track and field into each workout, CrossFit Haste's coaches help students develop greater strength and endurance over time. Attendees have complete control over their own workouts, which means that they can scale the load as well as the intensity of each exercise. Additionally, the coaches demonstrate proper technique and offer supportive guidance throughout each session, helping students challenge themselves while minimizing the risk of injury.
Tickled Pink Party Palace's events are high-society affairs. After all, sometimes a princess shows up. The company's party planners specialize in organizing playful themed events for children, and they travel throughout the Houston area to do so. Some of their most ornate packages include character visits, during which a costumed royal greets the children and leads them through activities such as storytelling, interactive games, and the issuing of a decree to abolish nap time. Alternatively, dress-up tea parties immerse children in a theme of their choice, from mermaid to rock-star. Shimmering color-coordinated decor, elegant place settings, and snacks—such as frosting-topped cupcakes—are all suited to the theme.
Arts and crafts might seem like a solo activity, but Ink It Up owner Jenn knows it doesn't have to be. The amiable artisan believes her passion is only more enhanced when shared with a group. And together with her network of clients and fellow crafters, she holds weekly meet-ups during which she teaches new techniques for making clever, handmade, and functional paper-based projects. Though the themes often change, her two-hour workshops have previously focused on making decorative bags, playful cards, and working sinks from paper. Sessions also often include goodie bags or other treats that students get to take home.