A lush, diverse ecosystem of colorful plants and eye-opening exhibits await patrons to the Franklin Park Conservatory. Unveil the mystery behind carnivorous greenery at the interactive Savage Gardens display (through November 14), where visitors can observe a feeding of a Venus flytrap (1 p.m. daily), learn about how carnivorous plants digest horsefly gizzards, or grill a cactus on the latest fruit bat gossip. Feel free to stroll the museum's signature collection of original Dale Chihuly glass art, which decorates 12 gorgeous installments, or watch as in-house professional glass blowers use small puffs of air and careful craftsmanship to create twinkling vessels and life-size Burton Gilliam sculptures.
The uniformed, fully insured technicians at Handyman Professionals arrive at homes 24 hours a day to tackle plumbing, electrical, and carpentry projects of all sizes. Techs can be deployed for bathroom and kitchen installation, custom cabinetry, pressure washing, and even weatherproofing. If time remains after a handyman paints a room or cleans the gutters, homeowners can request a lock installation to protect their valuables or prized collection of candy rings.
Real World Services Company keeps homes in fine fettle with a staggering slate of services that goes beyond washing baseboards. During the warm months, techs tend to lawns and clean out gutters. As cooler weather approaches, they rake up leaves and ready their snowplows. Before housecleaning sessions, homeowners meet with the staff for a walk-through, pointing out areas that need particular attention and trapdoors that should not, under any circumstances, get tap-danced on.
While the world's bees are busy staving off invasions of varroa mites and colony collapse, today's deal will make sure you don't have to suffer a shortage of sweet-smelling candle wax. For $6, you'll get one regularly priced 100% vegetable-based soy-wax candle from Paul Robinett (a $13 value). Your Groupon is good for both in-store and online. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Community Shelter Board (CSB) combats homelessness in Franklin County by working to identify and help solve the root problems that serve as barriers to securing stable housing. More than 8,000 adults and children facing homelessness each year seek assistance from the organization's emergency shelters, housing services, and supportive housing, and the organization doesn't turn away those requesting boarding. In addition to providing emergency shelter for adults and children in need, the organization provides free access to advocates, case managers, utilities, and supplies.