The National Basketball Academy's instructors host clinics, training sessions, and tournaments for various age groups. Their coaching helps participants improve all aspects of their performance on the court, from shooting to defense, and their youth programs nurture sports skills in children as young as kindergarten. They also set up teams and leagues that allow players to compete in a supportive, friendly environment.
Since it was founded in 1990, the nonprofit Celiac Disease Foundation has pioneered celiac disease education, awareness, and advocacy. Its network of national chapters have responded to the growing health care challenge of diagnosing celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders. The CDF Medical Advisory Board brings scientific knowledge to the cause and imparts crucial care information to individuals, medical professionals, and industry partners who confront celiac disease and gluten-related disorders on a daily basis. Through its annual CDF National Conference and Gluten-Free Expo, the organization opens the public's eyes to new ways of looking and living with foods that do not contain wheat, barley, rye, or triticale.
Walking around Vintage Market at Pierce College is like stepping back in time. Well, more like shopping back in time. More than 180 vendors from near and far travel to this outdoor bazaar to showcase their treasures, which range from vintage fashion accessories and clothing such as hats and shoes to guitars, vinyl, art, and comic books. A stroll down one row may yield tables of die-cast trucks or ceramic busts, whereas a turn around the corner may bring one face-to-face with life-sized marionettes and shelves upon shelves of aged globes. The market, like a shy perennial, is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month, from January?November, plus December 15.
As a veteran swimming instructor, Andy Gattuso knows how to teach kids to swim, but as a dad, he knows how important it is. At My Little Swimmer, he blends his expertise and paternal instinct to help babies, toddlers, and school-age children master the water. During Baby and Me classes, he emphasizes fun through bubble-blowing, back floating, and underwater swimming with the help of a parent. With Group Aquatics, he teaches basic safety skills and swim moves.
At Piano4Everyone, a music school founded by accomplished concert pianist Dr. Katya Gliadkovsky, students learn to play the piano in interactive group classes. Sight reading and ear training are just two of the skills that players learn. As an added benefit, students can access the studio's instruments to practice outside of class hours.
Sky High Sports emancipates kids and adults from the laws of gravity with each jump, twist, or backflip their trampolines aid. The yellow-and-black play space features a spring-loaded frame that provides more give to jumpers, with all frames and springs covered by 2-inch-thick safety pads. To take full advantage of its unique space, Sky High hosts springy and elevated games of dodgeball as well as AIR-obics, a low-impact, fat-burning workout class that helps improve balance and coordination. Pintsize gymnasts can take refuge in a specially designed kid court and romp around in the foam pit while they brainstorm nicknames for their pro-wrestling career.