The Oriental Martial Arts College (OMAC), founded by Sr. Grand Master Joon P. Choi– a 10th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo– has been teaching the Moogong-Ryu system of martial arts since 1963. All of the dojang's instructors must know Korean martial arts in order to make classes accessible to as many people as possible. OMAC's classes range from Little Tigers (ages 3–6) classes for kids and youth (7+), taekwondo, hapkido, gumdo, fitness and healing arts like power tai chi, action yoga and kimoodo healing art, to advanced black belt training with Grandmaster Choi throughout their multiple Central Ohio locations. OMAC has more than 35 branches worldwide.
Dress up as a princess, paint a picture of a sunset, or learn to play Bach's B Minor Mass on a ukelele. Whatever your creative passion, Studio J wants to help you explore it. This art studio runs lessons in visual art and music and hosts birthday parties and special occasions for customers of all ages. Kids can learn their scales on a piano or attends a pirate-themed party complete with costumes, crafts, and games. In addition to arts and crafts, the studio also hosts a number of horse-riding camps, in which kids and teens can craft, explore local mines, and groom horses before climbing aboard for a ride.
Composed of more than 40 member dealerships and 25 associate members, the Dayton Area Auto Dealers Association bands together to maintain service and workmanship standards for all of their customers. During their regular meetings, members discuss industry and community trade, ensuring that business proceedings won’t reflect negatively on either. They also organize the Dayton Auto Show, an annual golf outing, and other community events.
Jamie Seabolt is a professional makeup artist who strives to give his clients confidence in their natural abilities and beauty with every lesson taught and every makeup application performed. “It's the satisfaction of knowing that you did it,” Jamie writes on his website. Having held titles such as National Artist for Origins, Training Leader at AVON, and ProArtist with Smashbox and Urban Decay, he gives his clients that satisfaction, with his services ranging from professional makeup application for photo shoots and bridal parties, to three separate classes on makeup application and skincare. During his classes—held in a private and professional makeup studio— he dives into the fundamentals of enhancing features along with fellow makeup mavens, giving his students personal satisfaction and the skills to freshen up for cocktail parties, brunches, or strolls through the produce aisle. He employs Smashbox, theBalm, Origins, Mark, MAC, and Bobbi Brown products to help customers look their best during hands-on 30-step makeup workshops.
Tomato plants are imperfect, yielding just as many inedible fruits as the healthy, tasty ones. The organizers of The Tomato Bash devised an alternative employment for the unworthy bounty, transforming the leftover tomatoes into ammunition for a massive ketchup making party. Participants are encouraged to sport silly costumes for the big event, as they are inevitably going to get utterly filthy.
To kick off the festivities, revelers are entertained with a cadre of food trucks, beverage vendors, and DJ playing tunes, including rebellious anthems encouraging the tomatoes to throw themselves. At 3 p.m., the tomato foam machine outside of the tomato arena powers up, pumping the stage area full of bubbly, pink fruit foam. Then the hordes of goggle-clad contestants descend upon a large arena and lose themselves in a sea of red goo.
Midwest Gymnastics & Cheerleading constantly updates the equipment in its 22,000-square-foot facility, which encloses workout spaces ranging from trampoline areas and sites for single-sex training to a preschool class venue. For the past two decades, the cutting-edge equipment has facilitated courses ranging from introductions to gymnastics, cheerleading, and tumbling to preparation for events that are even more competitive than leotard-eating contests. The venue’s coaches draw on an ever-evolving curriculum to hone student’s athleticism and technique, bolstering youngsters’ self-confidence with positive reinforcement after well-executed exercises.