One of the nation's largest drag-boat-racing competitions, the Ozarka Oklahoma City Nationals pits a string of specially designed top-fuel hydro boats against each other in a series of high-speed quarter-mile drag races. Unlike traditional drag-car racing, boats begin at a crawl before gunning their engines to toupee-toppling speeds of up to 250 miles per hour, nearly half the speed of light. A general-admission ticket grants you a cozy spot along the downtown river's verdant thoroughfare, where you can take photos of the action while remaining relatively still in your lawn chair. Though not included with this Groupon, you can sate seafaring appetites with vittles from the event's on-site vendors.
Upon first meeting licensed massage therapist Charles Hannington, one can be forgiven for not taking note of his smooth and dexterous hands. His bright smile draws the eyes upward and reflects his uncommon enthusiasm for life—much of which he derives from meeting new people and sharing his skills with them. Charles uses massage techniques to achieve his goal of bringing others closer not only to physical health but also to a profound acknowledgement of their own humanity.
At Charles’s eponymous Hannington Massage, 16 distinct modalities assist him in achieving this admittedly ambitious goal. From the firm and focused pressures of deep-tissue massage to the high-speed knuckleballs thrown at backs during sports massages, he finds unique ways to communicate the benefits of massage to diverse clientele. When his own nimble fingers are not enough, Charles enhances the efficacy of their treatments with heated pebbles, soothing aromatherapy, and hot towels. He prides himself on customizing treatments to each client’s individual needs and even dispatches outcall services to those who prefer the serene ambiance of their own Batcaves.
Dr. Richard T. Ethridge, voted by his peers to be one of Fort Worth, Texas magazine's Top Doctors of 2012, has not only an impressive educational background and hundreds of successful surgeries under his belt, but a strong desire to help others. He strives daily to help his patients achieve their physical dreams with procedures such as face-lifts, liposuction, and breast augmentation. He also beautifies clients with skincare products and glitter stickers, as well as aesthetic services such as spa facials and laser hair removal.
In addition to helping patients at his practice, Dr. Ethridge helps those outside his practice by participating in Austin Smiles, a charitable organization that provides reconstructive plastic surgery to children suffering from cleft palates and lips.
Drs. Alan Robbins and Alan Ettinger take aim at unwelcome nail fungus and yeast with advanced laser technologies. Microscopic fungus, or onychomycosis, causes toenails to become thick, brittle, and discolored, taking all the fun out of sandal wearing and grape stomping. By carefully calibrating laser technologies such as the Noveon NailLaser, which boasts an 85 percent success rate, the staff restores nails to their former health. After finishing each course of treatment, ClearNailz's podiatry posse furnishes patients with information on long-term foot hygiene and future fungus prevention.
At Dermatology and Laser Center of Fort Worth, Dr. William Cothern and his team treat conditions ranging from melanoma to unwanted tattoos through services that span both advanced cosmetic and traditional dermatology therapies. Dr. Cothern's staff takes pride in customizing each patient's treatment through personal consultations and in its expertise with devices such as CoolSculpting panels, Fraxel lasers, and LightSheer diodes.
Save a Smile transports youth ranging in age from kindergarten to third grade to volunteer dentist offices or the Tarrant County College Hygiene School, where kids' teeth are cleaned, x-rayed, and treated with fluoride. A helpful representative manages each child’s case, and after each checkup, youngsters receive an oral-health kit containing a toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, and educational materials. Last school year, Save a Smile administered dental screenings for more than 6,000 children.