Designs of Distinction augments the memories of celebratory gatherings with a large array of rentable activities, furniture, decorations, and more. Themed birthday bashes gain a main event with inflatable bounce houses ($275) shaped and adorned in a variety of decorations such as jungle animals, spaceships, and castles. Designs of Distinction will deliver, set up, and subsequently take down and take away the chosen bounce house rentals. Hosts of functions that prohibit jumping can peruse Designs of Distinction's inventory, decking party halls with eight-foot Oscar statues or white leather couches ($275). The Groupon can be applied to more expensive items—such as a rideable mechanical bull ($995)—to ensure quality carousing.
Belmez Entertainment LLC bolsters the Cleveland music scene with festivals that bring far-flung musicians together for days and nights of sonic artistry. The mid-July Mallapalooza Music Festival provides a stage for seven different bands to ascend and conquer through emphatic performances of original songs and accompanying interpretive puppetry. Locking horns in competition, five bands such as the energetic, synth-buoyed And Then the Stars Fell and piano-driven pop-rockers The Crazed will vie for a first-place finish and top prizes that include 12 hours of recording time at Analog Arcade and the mayor-given right to play on top of any moving city bus or while suspended from a WEWS News Channel 5 helicopter. Special guest performances by See You Sunday and 2010 Tri-C High School Rock-Off champ Maddie Finn round out the musical side of things, while the C-Town Chow Down gourmet food trucks entertain concertgoers’ appetites with barbecue, hotdogs, and other varied victual offerings. Tickets will be available for pickup at the entrance tent on the day of the festival.
Through its Food Folks program—a comprehensive nutrition education series—Children's Hunger Alliance teaches children from low-income families about the importance of a nutritional breakfast, better fast-food options, and understanding nutrition labels. Kids get to enjoy healthy snacks in each lesson, and learn to cook their own healthy food. The series also includes a Family Night, where students get to flex their new skills by preparing a healthy meal for their families. On average, more than 85% of participants demonstrate improvement in their nutritional knowledge during the 12-week series, according to surveys taken before and after the program is completed.
Last year, CKIN helped more than 80,000 economically disadvantaged students receive school supplies in the greater Cleveland area. Teachers report that receiving the supplies increases students' motivation, creativity, and self-esteem, as the students can concentrate on their studies rather than worrying about having the necessary supplies to do their assignments. In order to continue to donate school supplies, CKIN relies on cash and product donations from individuals, as well as national manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of school and office supplies.
The current class list includes options such as personal firearm instruction, basic pistol courses, personal protection classes, and concealed-carry classes.
CCW Cleveland's owner carries an impressive r?sum?. He has worked as a private investigator and bounty hunter, and he dons a black belt when wearing his martial-arts uniform. Two other instructors also teach at CCW Cleveland's two locations.