Meal planning causes stress. Stress sheds hair. Hair in meals sends food back to kitchens and demands a refund, causing more stress, more hair loss, and eventual universe-destroying "Möbius Incident." Satisfy your family while avoiding culinary mishaps and hassle with today’s ready-to-cook Groupon. For $36, you get three easy and delicious pre-prepared meals (that serve four to six people) from Cooking Thyme, a $66 to $72 value. Though Cooking Thyme also offers meal preparation classes, today's deal gives you the entire flavor with none of the work. Simply stop in to pick up your meals, keep them frozen until you're ready to eat, and heat them up.
Thanks to Zone Aviation, LLC, the skies around Lorain County Regional Airport have transformed into a training ground for new pilots. Zone's FAA-certified instructors help students soar towards Sport Pilot, Private Pilot, and Instrument licenses. They can even train career pilots?but leaving the runway isn't necessarily a requirement if you want to get a taste of the open air. With an interior surrounded in screens and simulated controls, Zone's Redbird FMX AATD Simulator recreates the experience of piloting an aircraft, right down to full movement up, down, and side-to-side. Zone also rents aircraft (its fleet includes a total of six planes), and its pilots can charter private trips within a 700-mile radius of the airport, as long as the destination isn't straight up or down.
Kids' sponge-like brains can't help but absorb their surroundings, which unfortunately may be becoming increasingly stressful. "Never before in human history have we been flooded with [so much] information and technology," founder Kelli Slavin says. "Parents don’t know how to deal with it. Kids don't know how to deal with it." But she helps combat overburdened minds with The Light Academy's combination of Kundalini yoga and art classes for kids. Kundalini yoga focuses on breathing as the gateway to inner peace and health. It "stimulates the glandular system [and helps] engage the brain … and promote general wellness." She leads kids through Kundalini exercises, helping them to soothe their minds and teaching them to cope with anxiety and stress, ultimately pushing them to connect to their inner "greatness."
With that inner greatness, kids can interpret the world through art. "Giving kids a creative outlet is very important," Slavin says. "They're downloading whatever is in their head and making something beautiful." Classes delve into exciting projects, such as creating original comic books and making kites, or arming homemade piñatas with popsicle-stick swords or giant, weeping doe eyes.:m]]
Under the batoned direction of world-renowned conductor Carl Topilow, the members of Cleveland Pops serenade audiences with expressively performed renditions of diverse musical selections. Now in its 16th season, the orchestra will honor the Magnificat 1955 Founders Society on August 20, performing upbeat jazz, swing, and Dixieland songs, then ending with a dramatic retuning of the entire string section. Perfectly timed transitions and heartrending melodic threads attest to the squad's close bond with its cofounder and conductor, a multitalented virtuoso who alternates waves of the baton with behind-the-back riffs on his cherry-red clarinet.
Behind a real bar, the instructors at Cleveland Bartending School mix cocktails with finesse and expertise, running through barroom staples and trendy cocktails as students look on in bewildered anticipation. After the lectures and demonstrations, the metaphorical table turns, and students man the bar to practice the skills necessary to serve drinks professionally. This is the regular scene during the school's 40-hour mixology program, a professional-caliber class series that covers everything potential mixologists will need to know to sling drinks in the wild.
The courses break down the ingredients of as many as 125 specialty drinks and cocktails?including manhattans and martinis?as well as beer and wine information, customer-service techniques, and responsible alcohol service. The school also adheres to the Anheuser-Busch Beertender and Guinness Perfect Pour training programs. Upon completion of the 40-hour training program, students can take advantage of Cleveland Bartending School's local and nationwide job-placement assistance, which has landed students employment at venues such as Ritz Carlton hotels and resorts, McCormick & Schmick's, and Embassy Suites.