Beatrice Country Club’s 18-hole course unfurls across 7,169 yards of Nebraska countryside for a par 72 course that blends elements of woodland golf and a traditional, links-style layout. The majority of the course’s fairways tunnel through tight tree lines that temper aggressive impulses at the tee box like a caddy studying to be an anger-management therapist. Encroaching timbers vanish for a stretch, during which relatively open fairways run alongside water hazards and thickets of tall grass, affecting the landscape of golf’s seminal Scottish links. With five tee options, the course caters to clubbers of all stripes. Arching drives trace the sky at the onsite driving range, where duffers prepare for their round and practice balls efficiently sign waivers before launching themselves into the stratosphere.
The Ross plays host to critically acclaimed foreign and independent films, comfortable and acoustically impressive facilities, and naturally polite audiences that almost never need to be shushed. It features two cozy theaters that can collectively seat nearly 350 people, which is a large enough audience that well-timed unison gasps and "don't go in there!"s can actually impact a character’s future decisions. Today’s Groupon is good for any combination of admission and concessions, and you can use it over one or two visits. Upcoming attractions include Cairo Time, a romantic drama chronicling a brief, unexpected love affair between a traveling fashion magazine editor and a security officer in Egypt, and Last Train Home, Chinese filmmaker Lixin Fan's celebrated documentary that explores the epic Chinese New Year migration on an intimate scale. The theater welcomes guests for both evening showings ($9 adults; $6.50 students and children; $7 seniors and military; $6 members) and matinees ($7 adults; $6 students, children, and military; $6.50 seniors; $5.50 members). After purchasing your ticket, use what remains of your $10 toward brain-expanding movie candy, or save it for next time’s admission.
Adult members at Lincoln Racquet Club's family-friendly fitness complex can frolic carefree in fully equipped facilities as tots snuggle safely in a nursery or specially designed kids' gym. Clients can crunch cores and zap calories in more than 90 group classes each week or opt to sweat solo with cardio equipment, free weights, or a stint in the steam room. Members can also engage in friendly contests on four racquetball courts and a collegiate-size basketball court or relay-race groups of imaginary friends around the indoor track, high-fiving the air to celebrate fictional first-place wins.
At BryanLGH LifePointe, cutting-edge technology and holistic healing go hand-in-hand in a quest to make each client feel healthy, rejuvenated, and confident in their appearance. A skincare expert and certified physician for 14 years, Dr. Julie Waddell oversees the medical spa, where nonsurgical and minimally invasive services such as dermal fillers and Fraxel laser treatments help correct acne and premature aging. Dr. Waddell and her aestheticians also offer a free VISIA complexion analysis, which uses multispectral imaging to create a printed report that details your skin's defining characteristics, including its texture, tone, and level of sun damage compared to other faces in your age group. Those looking for a softer approach to aesthetic upkeep can shed dulling skin with body scrubs made from Hawaiian brown sugar or sea salts infused with lavender essential oil. Massage therapists employ smooth, heated basalt stones or aromatherapy heat-packs to melt aches from muscles, or enjoy as stress surrenders itself in the soothing waters of whirlpools and saunas, peacefully tucked away inside the main locker rooms.
The nine-hole executive course at Pine Lake Golf & Tennis Club—designed more than four decades ago for the use of homeowners in the Pine Lake housing area—today welcomes golfers of all skill levels and domicile locations. Beginners tackle the course’s straightforward fairways and greens, whereas skilled golfers can hone their short game on holes ranging in length from the 111-yard seventh to the 185-yard fifth. Although the concise fairways demand precision, they don’t foil golfers with the obstacles of other courses, such as sand traps, water hazards, and riddle-slinging bridge trolls. After swinging through a round under the gaze of the Pine Lake water tower, players can head to the tennis courts or drop by the pro shop to pick up new tees for staking pesky pint-sized vampires.
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