The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.
Live Out Loud Travel is committed to providing people of all ages a joyful, convenient, safe, fun and memorable travel experience. Our group trips encourage people to “live out loud” by embracing every moment and living it to the fullest through their encounters of different countries, people, cultures, and tradititions.
A-1 Scuba & Travel Center sports a full-service dive center that's outfitted with top-of-the-line scuba and snorkeling equipment to suit-up underwater explorers of varying abilities. The approximately one-hour Discover Scuba class wets the gills of those who dream of mastering aquatic depths, but who aren't quite ready for the commitment of a certification course. Each introductory class includes use of the facility's diving suits and apparatus and features a certified instructor-led diving session held in A-1's on-site pool, which is heated and contains far fewer krakens than the actual ocean. Classes run approximately one hour, and students need only bring a swimsuit, towel, and any personal-hygiene items.
For more than 20 years, John and Kathy Tidwell and the team at Bear Creek Archery have been sharing their knowledge via professional lessons and classes and supplying recreational and competitive archers with state-of-the-art equipment. Kathy is a multiyear NFAA national indoor champion, and her range has been known to welcome numerous state archery champions to its 16 lanes. Experienced male and female instructors introduce both kids and adults to the sport and coach advanced junior athletes toward success. Part of the facility's draw may be a Dart interactive video archery system that simulates an outdoor adventure with realistic targets.
The Tidwells' crew recommends bows made by top brands including Mathews and Hoyt and a wide variety of large premade aluminum and carbon arrows. They stock helpful accessories such as decoys, quiver mounts, and semicircular bow cases that can just as easily store half of a leftover pizza. The shop's technicians also perform equipment repairs and restring bows.
Lee Martin began his baseball career playing junior-college ball at Long Beach City College before moving on to become an All Big West pitcher at Long Beach State University. Though an injury mere weeks before the College World Series ended his playing career, it couldn’t subdue his passion the sport. Today, Coach Martin shares his experiences as the varsity pitching coach at Columbine High School and by giving players a venue to hone their skills at The Batter's Box. Inside the spacious facility, Coach Martin and his expert staff help students perfect baseball technique during four-week speed-and-conditioning camps as well as one-on-one video analysis to review pitches and swings. Visitors sling pitches from three indoor mounds and strengthen their hitting skills in 55-foot retractable cages, whose Iron Mike or Jugs pitching machines launch balls endlessly or until the machines get called up to AAA teams. While players master the art of fielding, parents can read while waiting in a lounge equipped with free WiFi and Nintendo 64 for younger siblings.
Progressive Health Center is a nonprofit organization that integrates Eastern and Western therapies to help treat cancer, neurological disorders, and chronic conditions. The family physicians, chiropractors, Chinese-medicine practitioners, and massage therapists work together to boost patients’ spirits and physical strength with treatments such as acupuncture, music therapy, and nutritional counseling. One of the more uplifting therapies is laughter yoga—a treatment that gets people laughing together in a group without requiring them to come in feeling happy or carry around their own jack-in-the-box. To facilitate these services, Progressive Health Center has partnerships with the Swedish Medical Center and Craig Hospital. Its founder, Sue Goodin, and medical director, Allison Archard, are executive-committee members of the Cancer Care Initiative, which raises money by hosting events such as benefit concerts.