The auto-enthused professionals at Highline Imports welcome both domestic and foreign motors into their service shop. Trained mechanics will refill your vehicle's cache of go-juice with either regular oil or its simulated twin, greasing the engine of your motorized, windowed scooter and reducing friction between bickering crank shafts and pistons arguing about the merits of AM versus FM radio.
Wreath-workshop attendees fashion festive circles of holiday greenery, brightening doorways just as the staff at Toms Creek Nursery and Landscaping has greenified lawns with vibrant shrubs, trees, and flowering plants since 1930. Staff members arm guests with the materials, know-how, and distilled holiday spirit necessary to create floral ornaments, which are crafted by wreath wranglers who pin the nursery's expertly grown greenery to circular frames. Finishing adornments complete wreaths, from ribbons and red berries to pinecones and the bones of a snowman. The workshop is open Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; attendees can drop by at any time, but should give themselves about two hours to complete holiday rounds.
SPADE & BROOM offers a wide range of gifts and accessories for your garden and home. We are always adding unique vintage items, handmade one of a kind items crafted out of salvaged materials, shabby chic furniture, and interesting displays of flowering plants.
One of the best times of day at Horizon Cellars is dusk. That's when guests out on the covered deck can relax with a glass of wine and watch the setting sun turn the clouds over the Mount Vernon Springs ridge line a soft pink. On weekends, guests can bring a picnic basket and blanket to the winery and sip everything from sweet plum wines to mellow white wines while playing fetch or Monopoly with the dog.
Inside the tasting room, which is located atop a rolling ridge, guests sample Horizon's wines and meads. Its meads are similar to its wines, but are made with honey from Horizon's bee farm instead of grapes. The winery's tasting menus change depending on season and availability, so Horizon recommends that visitors call ahead for a listing of that day's wines.
The Professional Bartending Institute sets aspiring bartenders apart from the pack with in-depth courses that cover all aspects of the job. Certified bartenders helm hands-on workshops in a simulated-bar atmosphere, honing students’ speed and organizational skills while teaching them to mix cocktails, comply with state alcohol laws, and provide customer service that goes beyond sticking their hand in drinks to ensure they’re wet. Once students have completed their training and obtained their bartending certificates, the center’s job placement experts help place them in bar settings that suit their credentials and personalities.
Wine and Design’s team of local artists organizes painting classes and get-togethers for any occasion. They provide all the necessary materials⎯including paints, canvases, aprons, brushes, and corkscrews⎯and lead students stroke by stroke as they craft whimsical pictures of subjects such as animals, landscapes, and flora. They also invite guests to bring their own drinks to the party to enhance the fun.
Betty's Stamping & Scrapbooking's crew aids paper projects with an armory of scrapbooking and card-making materials arrayed across 4,000 square feet of space and a schedule of courses. Instructors in an introductory card-making class walk pupils through the process of crafting four to six handmade greeting cards, ideal for expressing gratitude or personalized holiday cheer. Customers showcase recollections in a scrapbook ($8.99+) by pasting pages with treasured pictures, clippings, and ticket stubs to preserve fond memories without hosting prom in a tar pit. Brands including Little Yellow Bicycle, Tim Holtz, and Ranger and locally made products fill the shop's sprawling shelves with colorful gear for expressing affection. Garnish creations with stickers and embellishments ($1.19+), or identify offspring by stamping their foreheads with acrylic and rubber art stamps ($0.99+).