At The Clayroom, an evening spent decorating bisque pottery pieces can spark conversation and unleash each guest's inner artist. Visitors hunker down next to one of the studio?s two working fireplaces and work on their selected pottery pieces. After choosing anything from coffee mugs or butter dishes to cereal bowls, painters brush on various colors to create their own pieces of art. The studio kicks open its doors for birthday parties and baby showers, and hosts weekly events as Pizza Night and Wine and Cheese Night.
In the early ?70s, Boston-area resident Mike Farny dreamed of creating affordable outdoor recreational activities for his community to enjoy. In May of 1973, Mike set up shop in the MDC Norumbega Police Substation of Newton/Auburndale and began realizing his dream. The location?directly next to the historic Totem Pole Ballroom?perfectly enabled the environmentally friendly practice of canoeing and kayaking. Mike's vision blossomed over the years to include four other locations, each offering rentals, tours, and instruction.
Today, on-staff guides lead tours of the Charles River and Boston Harbor to educate participants in ecosystem conservation, view the skyline and sunset, or explore historic structures. Select trips also include lunch to fuel participants as they navigate difficult waterways and jump through flaming hoops. To prepare customers entering the water for the first time, instructors coach riders of all levels in private or group lessons at the paddling school, which draws on more than 30 years of instructional tradition. Staffers can also equip boaters in the shop?where P&H and Bor?al kayaks hang alongside Tahoe paddleboards and Wenonah canoes, dreaming of one day being the inspiration for a traditional sea chantey. Crew members help clients choose their ride and accessories from these selections and others through free daily demonstrations.
Today’s Groupon will awaken your inner, sleeping artist. For $50, you get enrollment and materials for a fall or winter workshop at the Brookline Arts Center, a $70 to $154 value depending on which course you choose. With the one-year membership included in this deal (an additional $35 value), you’ll also get early registration and a discount on future classes. Click here to discuss Groupon the Cat.
Located within the Harvard Medical School Countway Library of Medicine, this collection is made up of 15,000 unusual anatomical specimens. Highlights include a plaster cast of a seven-fingered hand, the skeleton of a set of conjoined twins, and the skull of Phineas Gage, who somehow lived quite normally despite having the left side of his brain destroyed by a railroad rod.