Beginning with two brothers, a neighborhood full of spectators, and a helium-neon laser, Mad Science today deploys entertaining educators around the world to inject hands-on science programs with an element of fun. Nearly five million children annually enjoy accessible lessons, which may take the form of a weeklong summer day program or a birthday party that explains the physics of the Earth's revolution around the guest of honor. Schools host afterschool programs every year, which may include a NASA-approved astronomy series, a Rube Goldbergian introduction to simple machines, or an exploration into the science of toys. Living up to their promise of melding education and entertainment, Mad Science's experts have teamed up with scientists of screens large and small to produce live stage shows such as Star Trek Live, CSI: Live, and Movie Magic.
The cordial clothes caretakers at the family-owned Best Cleaners have expunged and primped area vestments for 56 years. Drop off grimy plain pants ($8.50), plain skirts ($8.50), jumpsuits ($21.30), or capes ($17.85), and they’ll treat each guest garment to an efficient pampering and de-schmutzing, clearing away stains and leaving collars crisp for popping. Their natural GreenEarth cleaning process is free of harsh chemicals and residual odors, earning appreciative smiles from the sun and keeping your native habitat from smelling like melted plastic Army men. Entrust your garb by 11 a.m. and it’ll be ready for pickup by 4 p.m.
A member of the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute, Battiston’s has been maintaining outfit appearances since 1946 with dry-cleaning and restoration services. Battiston’s clothing technicians liberate shirts ($2.70), blouses ($6.25), and pants ($8.25) of built-up dirt particles and the remnants of all-you-can-eat pancake buffets. Prepare sports jackets ($8.25) or two-piece suits ($16.50) for power plays, or win over suspicious dinner guests with a well-kept sweater ($8.25) or dress ($16). To enhance clothing’s natural creases, garment owners can opt to revive pleats. Extra attention can also be lavished upon fragile silk garments, delicate linings, and adorable babies.
Roaring Brook Kennels is an amenity-laden vacation home for worldly pups and travel-happy cats. Board a furry family member in one of its safe, climate-controlled animal abodes, which separate cats and dogs and provide sleepy pets with a supply of beds and blankets. The cattery is home to multiple kitty condos that are temperature controlled and soundproof, so as not to incur the wrath of the hissing, bristling condo-association president. The regular cost for boarding dogs is based on weight and costs $22–$27/night. Feline boarding costs $17–$23/night, depending on suite size.
Edricks Fine Drycleaning has been serving the needs of the Hartford area for over 40 years through our main plant, drop store, and pick up and delivery routes. We are dedicated to giving our valued customers the finest in Dry Cleaning and Laundering services at competitive prices.
Nestled in the charming and historic suburb of Farmington, the Hill-Stead Museum hosts a mixed-medium menagerie amidst a sprawling, 152-acre Colonial Revival estate. Hill-Stead's dynamic collection includes French Impressionist works by Monet and Degas, as well as notable works by Manet, Cassatt, and Whistler, as well as a bounty of prints, photographs, ceramics, furniture, and archival documents. Along with unlimited complimentary admission to the museum, members enjoy reduced admission to museum programs, a 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases, and a one-on-one painting lesson with the cheery spirit of museum founder Alfred Atmore Pope. Join other new members on Wednesday, June 8, for the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, where poet Tony Hoagland will pluck audience heartstrings with poignantly funny stanzas about life and heartache.