Situated just steps away from Lawrencetown Beach and Stoney Beach, Kannon Beach furnishes wave runners of all skill levels with boards and gear to buy or rent. A full-day surfboard rental (a $15 value) equips surfers with one of the shop's trusty boards so they can glide across wave faces or win races against lazy rivers. Kannon's knowledgeable staff stands guard to helpfully suggest gear, boards, or accessories to assist with the day's excursion. The outlet also rents wet suits ($15/day, not included in today's deal) or full knight armour to surfers without their own.
The TD Halifax Jazz Festival unleashes the sonic artistry of local and international jazz, blues, and Latin musicians over the course of two weekends. Today's deal nabs buyers two tickets to see Forro In The Dark, DJ Waahli, and Zumbini Circus on Wednesday, July 13, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Festival Tent. An NYC-based band composed of four Brazilian ex-pats specializing in dance-inducing world jazz, Forro In The Dark takes its moniker from "forró," meaning "party" in Portuguese. Montreal's DJ Waahli strives to awaken social consciousness through hip hop, reggae, and Brazilian beats, and homegrown Zumbini Circus mashes a plethora of percussion with strings and an accordion into a tiny clown car to create a energetic, audience-engaging show. Between sets, jazz aficionados may roam the general-admission seating to find the perfect spot to relax, dance, or contemplate why jazz musicians love Boggle. Refreshments await at the full-service bar, and local purveyors of grilled fare, lemonade, cupcakes, and pizza populate the new waterfront location.
More than 110 vendors and exhibitors flock to Exhibition Park for the 30th annual Atlantic Outdoor Sports and RV Show—an homage to the entertainment and serenity found in nature. Displays by Leisure Days RV Centre, Wolf Spirit Accessories, and Cumberland Canoe, among others, brim with everything from new sport- and fly-fishing equipment to ATVs and backpacking gear. In addition to browsing the wares, visitors can check out motocross stunts, attend an educational seminar, or follow their spirit animal to the demonstration kitchen, where chefs prepare dishes using pheasant and venison.
Located in Bayers Lake, Halifax, Nova Scotia, KB Tactical allows Atlantic Canada's residents to participate in indoor laser tag called Tactical Mission-Based Laser Tag. Customers arm themselves with sophisticated realistic-looking weapons as they take on mission objectives in a multi-building urban-style arena. In addition to serving walk-in players, KB Tactical services special events of any size such as birthdays, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and corporate outings.
At Medway River Stables, skilled handlers introduce saddle sitters to the pleasures of equine pastimes on an idyllic 55-acre farm. Young riders can set forth on pony rides within Medway's spacious, brightly lit indoor arena, perching at the regulation height for staring contests with segway riders. Riders can also opt to venture outdoors to explore a segment of the lush, tree-canopied trails that cut through miles of surrounding forests, accompanied by a personal guide to provide a safe environment for ponies and their pint-sized riders. A stimulating alternative to weekend pet rock races, this Groupon is valid Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• For $75, you get four three-hour oil-painting classes on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (a $150 value). • For $75, you get four three-hour oil-painting classes on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (a $150 value). Lynda Diamond indoctrinates students into the art of oil painting with intimate instruction and a focus on cementing basic skills. During intensive training sessions, pupils fill their right brains with classical painting techniques and transfer them from mind to brush to create oil-based portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. Endowed with an eclectic fine-arts background, the professional artist infuses old master methods with contemporary twists in order to expand the repertoire of seasoned painters and inspire beginners to explore traditional and modern trends. Diamond encourages oil-painting apprentices to embrace their individuality while composing pieces in order for their personalities to shine through their work and help light any poorly lit hallways.