The Bogey Golf Tour grants golfers a chance to take to the links and compete against fellow amateurs in tournaments scheduled at some of the finest courses in the London, Windsor, Detroit, and Kitchener/Waterloo areas. At each event, scratch golfers compete in the Birdie division, 0–15 handicaps square off in the Par division, and 16+ handicappers trade pinpoint approaches and sequined divot tools in the Bogey division. The top five finishers in each division receive prize money—which can be paid out in gift certificates or cash—and the Tour also holds prize competitions for longest drive, closest to the pin, and 3-iron jousting. The Tour publishes the results from each tournament in local newspapers, and players can chart the peaks and valleys of their careers on the Tour Members list, which compiles all of their tournament results. Along with providing an outlet for amateur golfers to exercise their long-suppressed competitive side, the Tour and its sponsors have raised $74,000 for various area charities since 2003.
Co-owner of Misfit Lab Shaun Hamilton has been boarding on land and snow for 18 years. So when he opened Misfit Lab with wife Tera, he did so for his kindred skate- and snowboarding spirits. "Team sports aren't for everybody. You get the kid that doesn't go out for the football team," Shaun explained during an interview for mLive complete with trampoline and foam pit. The snowboarding runs are topped with Powderpak, a synthetic surface reminiscent of plastic but soft enough to cushion falls and muffle the footsteps of yetis just trying to feel at home. Atop the faux snow, experienced riders and instructors lead lessons for all ages and skill levels. Wheel-based lessons unfold in the skate park outfitted with rails and ramps, including jump that sends riders into the cushy embrace of a foam pit so that they can practice and perfect new tricks.
The American Sewing Expo brings together vendor booths, workshops, and exhibits at Suburban Collection Showplace, allowing fabric handlers to hone needle skills and see the trade’s latest fashions and gadgets. Feet meander through 125 booths, as eyes take in the latest eye popping textiles and supplies from sewing emporiums such as Power Sewing and Creative Feet. Hall B transforms into a runway that features free daily fashion shows filled with handmade garments, with one final style-savvy event rounding out the day for an additional cost. A live-action challenge announced Friday morning sees 12 preselected contestants feverishly piece together outfits to be judged on Saturday. Interactive exhibits busy hands, with stations such as the Sew Experience Cafe daring expo-goers to perform detailed sewing and embellishing projects with the added element of hand-shaking coffee.
The product of more than 30 years of science, Widdershins carries an extensive line of essential oils, lotions, and soaps, including 400 essential and aromatherapy oils, such as honeydew melon, vanilla musk, myrrh, and lotus, among many others. Customers can purchase a single dram ($7), two drams ($12), or a half ounce ($20) of any oil. Signature blends are integrated into lotions ($8 for 4 oz., $14 for 8 oz., $22 for 16 oz.) to create scents such as a vitamin-fortified cactus-blossom-and-coco-coriander blend or a pomegranate-based bouquet. Bath salts are also available in sampler ($3), medium ($5), and large ($7) packages.
Eldorado Showroom stages theatrical and musical productions from international, national, and local entertainers in a cozy, 580-seat venue at the Eldorado Hotel Casino. Christmas on Broadway, a headlining show at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, fuses favored holiday tunes with Big Apple glitz and high-kicking gams. The show features a plethora of sparkling costumes and choreographed song-and-dance numbers by hoards of carolers, with special appearances by friendly and footloose Christmas critters. Darren Romeo, internationally touring apprentice of Siegfried and Roy, blends his singing talents with his aptitude for illusions in The Voice of Magic. Romeo's enchanting one-man show combines comedy, music, and magic tricks designed to thrill and dazzle unsuspecting eye spheres.