With certifications from organizations such as the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and American Women's Self Defense Association, the coed instructors of InSights Training Center teach unarmed and armed personal-security courses under the direction of Army Ranger and Special Forces veteran Greg Hamilton. The highly-trained staff has trained more than 15,000 students in their civilian courses alone. Topics range from the Women's Basic Handgun Safety & Responsibility to the Unarmed Self Defense class, which explores the evolution of hand-to-hand techniques. Outside of training civilians, the instructors provide specialized training programs for law enforcement and the military.
Heartland Jiffy Lubes enjoy the benefits of being under the Heartland Automotive Services umbrella, putting them in good company along with more than 435 Jiffy Lubes nationwide that service more than five million customers each year. They specialize in the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change, which comes standard with a fresh-from-the-box oil filter and up to 5 quarts of quality motor oil, plus a comprehensive lineup of other vehicle maintenance checkups. Highly trained technicians also perform cosmetic and mechanical services including inspections, emissions testing, transmission service, and counseling for 1960s Corvettes that are going through a mid-life crisis.
Massage therapist Annie is passionate about healthy living; otherwise her skills might stop at the usual Swedish and sports massages. While she excels at these and other conventional modalities, she also practices Ayurvedic massage. Through the Ayurvedic system, she believes that massages should not only help relax muscles, but also balance the constitution of the body to help stave off future health issues.
San Juan Air Tours has more than 25 years of experience carrying passengers over the San Juan Islands, making it a safe option for sightseers hoping to gain a unique perspective. Thanks to a bird's-eye vantage point, the company's aerial expeditions give tour-takers whale-filled views whether the whales are above or below the surface, making numerous approaches following their paths. Both tour options cover large portions of the San Juan Islands and their surrounding waters, with the extended tour charting a wider course that covers most of Lopez Island, Orcas Island, and Stuart Island and skirts the edges of British Columbia. Flights can be reserved online or by phone.
From the 45' converted fishing boat the Naknek, Kurt and Peggy Long provide experienced and dry-behind-the-ears divers easy access to a kaleidoscopic cornucopia of surface and undersea life. These cold-water plunges are accompanied by an experienced scuba diver who draws up deep-dwelling denizens to elicit a series of bubbly oohs and ahhs as prismatic multitudes of octopods, anemones, urchins, and giant crabs perform elaborate calypso dance numbers. Preparation for the scuba tour begins at Spring Street Landing, and lasts from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with time spent handing out equipment and traveling to the diving site and back. Based on conditions and travel, in-water time may vary.
With a total of 14 locations, sewing and quilting classes, and a cornucopia of handpicked sewing products, Quality Sewing & Vacuum offers needle wielders all the necessities for their projects. Experts helm free sessions that teach participants how to use their sewing machines to work toward reinventing an old skirt or craft an elegant canine wedding gown, while special events feature guest speakers who impart home decor, garment construction, quilting, and embroidery tips to audience members. Shoppers can peruse the cache of sewing machines from brands such as Singer, Pfaff, and Brother alongside accessories, embroidery designs, and vacuums that clean up rooms after testing out how easy it is to find a needle in a haystack.
The ninth-annual Great Kitchen and Bath Tour wends its way through the custom cabinets and countertops of 12 Puget Sound residences, including a modern bathroom designed by Richard Pope & Dawn Ryan of Creative Kitchen + Bath and a remodeled kitchen created by Denny Conner. As ticket-holders arrive at each stop, they can browse glazed-tile backsplashes, run fingers along beveled countertops, admire brushed-nickel spigots, and check medicine cabinets for Flintstones vitamins before traipsing to the next location.