A fourth-generation artist, Rose Handy has always made time for creating. After a rollercoaster ride of life changes and moves, Rose and her potter husband Paul opened their own gallery and class space. Joined by a staff of illustrators, quilters, watercolorists, and other artisans, the owners encourage Wild Child students to find their own artistic voices, whether they're hand-building a ceramic bowl, painting a family portrait, or fusing glass pieces together to make a new glass family. The search for new avenues of creativity also extends to the studio's class offerings; beginning in January 2013, aspiring artisans can learn the intricacies of handbuilding and wheel-based pottery techniques as part of the shop's newest curriculum.
Enduring attention spans are rendered unnecessary at Fun Galaxy, where the staff oversees ample entertainment options in one huge facility. While smaller kids and toddlers tackle a multi-level playground packed with soft obstacles, their older siblings take a turn at roller-skating or exploring the indoor skate. A mechanical bull and more than 30 arcade games round out the attractions, which are also available for birthday-party packages.
Dolphin Dive Center's experienced instructors guide potential divers though the process of earning their flippers with safety and expertise. Before hi-fiving mermaids or snapping shots of celebrity anemones, novice aquanauts tote their swimsuits and towels to the YWCO's heated pool where they will plunge into the fathomable depths under the supervision of a water-wise guide. Students are introduced to the basics of scuba, including the proper use of diving equipment and breathing techniques. The Discover Scuba lesson is available to anyone 10 years of age or older, and all scuba equipment is provided for the class. For customers that redeem today's deal, Dolphin Dive Center will take $35 off a full scuba-certification course (normally $395) if they sign up for the full certification within two months of the Discover class, finally bringing you access to continental shelf shuffleboard leagues.
The environmentally themed Allegreen's three stages showcase more than 50 performers and bands, drawing from a massive range of genres, including rock, bluegrass, hip-hop, dubstep, and more. Three stages will bustle with artists including That 1 Guy, Almost Kings, and Brock Butler of Perpetual Groove, as well as live comedians. After sating audio appetites, visitors can revel in performances by glassblowers, motorcycle stunt devils, and ill-fated glass motorcycle stunt devils. Flanking the festival's two outdoor stages will be a bevy of vendors, artist workshops, disc-golf games, and a beer garden, and the indoor stage and bar will host danceable electronica performers, providing beats to accompany dancing or rhythmic beverage consumption. Though not included with today’s Groupon, cheery ear-hole-fillers can camp, park an RV, rent one of a limited number of cabins, or annex up to 5 acres as a sovereign country in Allegreen's 6,000-acre Durhamtown digs.
Recently featured in Athens Food and Culture Magazine, Jack's Bar pleases adult palates of all styles with tantalizing wine tastings and a cozy, sports-centric ambience, including a heated patio and big-game-beaming TVs. Amid glowy lights and a backlit bar, imbibe six South American wines while getting the skinny on their complex flavors, a thrill for burgeoning fine-wine aficionados or developers of wine-flavored toothpastes. As stomachs savor zestful vinos, mouths can relish complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Customers must be 21 and up.
Classic City Tutoring's state-certified wisdom warriors provide general course tutoring and programs in homework assistance, improving study skills, and test preparation to students of all ages and grade levels. Working under the tutoring tutelage of owner and director Cory Jenkins, Classic City's staff of professional pedagogues bear degrees and certifications in a range of areas, including math, Spanish, special education, and blindfolded tiger-taming.