Sculpted into the one-time family farm of former Oregon Governor and U.S. Senator Charles McNary, McNary Golf Club encompasses diverse trees and rippling waterways into an 18-hole layout that spans 150 acres of rolling meadows. A mixed assemblage of oaks, firs, pines, and redwood trees mingle on the course's emerald sidelines, watching over each towering drive and bickering about squirrel housing arrangements. Claggett Creek comes into play on four holes, including the signature 18th, where its rippling waters snake in front of the enormous green, shaking its hydraulic fists at well-struck balls as they somersault onto the putting surface. A staff of resident aces roam the pristine grounds, showering guests and unsuspecting flagsticks with nuggets of golf wisdom.
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Led by 2009 Northwest League Championship-winning manager Tom Trebelhorn, the Volcanoes have shaken awake their pitching, batting, and catching muscles and plan to explode on their opponents during the 2011 season. The Volcanoes are a Class-A affiliate of the 2010 World Series champion San Francisco Giants, with seven former Volcanoes having played in last year's championship games, including Pablo Sandoval, Sergio Romo, National League Rookie of the Year Buster Posey, and two-time Cy Young Award-winner Tim Lincecum. This Groupon is good for one ticket to Diamond Club lower-box-level seating and admission to the climate-controlled VIP Diamond Club, which resides directly behind home plate for convenient psyching-out of the opposing team through philosophical Cartesian debates while they wait in the on-deck circle.
High Grade Fishing Adventures enchants both experienced casters and first-time fishers with seasonal romps up and down the fish-filled waterways of Oregon. The winter months deliver steelhead salmon in droves for guests to reel in during four-hour guided excursions. Making their way aboard drift boats or flat-bottom jet sleds, guides navigate the chilly waters of the Clackamas, Nestucca, North Santiam, and Wilson Rivers, lavishing their clients with warm coffee, heaters, and essential gear such as life vests and decorative cashmere koozies. During their jaunt, participants master the art of side drifting while wielding G.Loomis rods equipped with Shimano reels and mistletoe lures for unexpected mermaid encounters.
At DEFY Aerial Fitness Studio, exercisers dangle from cascading strips of silk and pull off airborne feats of acrobatic prowess on low trapeze bars during exhilarating workouts. Small groups hover above the ground, stretching limbs into graceful motions that strengthen cores. Instructors also lead workshops that impart martial arts and Parkour techniques, such as vaulting, balancing, and quadrupedal movements that dramatically increase the chances of escaping an orangutan pursuit, unless that orangutan also studied Parkour. In addition to their regular class schedule, instructors host an open gym session that gives students time to practice their skills and further stick it to gravity.
Each noncompetitive Curves facility invites female fitness-seekers to move through a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic resistance machines designed to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Shunning cumbersome weight stacks, the hydraulic gadgets adapt to each exerciser's body weight and fitness level to complement her individual abilities, subsequently decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. And because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing unsuspecting grapefruit. Experienced trainers are always nearby to help clients manage their machine maneuvering, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues to let women know when it's time to move on to the next station or break for an air viola solo.
Signature service: Children's Arts and Crafts Studio
Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Crayola, Play-doh, Rainbow Looms, Ikea, Art-Time, Legos
Pro Tip: Come in and take your time. There is no time limit for each session.
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
We have only been open for three months, and I have already seen the some of our little artists 20?30 times, and they have grown so much as creative artists. With art being taken out of schools more and more, children feel a loss in their creative outlet. Young at Art creates a studio where artists can use their imagination and truly be involved in a hands-on experience.
Art is also a great way for our artists to show self-expression and to have it created in an art piece that they can take home. As an art advocate, I love seeing how much art and our studio have created a community of artists that are constantly exploring and expressing themselves with the world of art.
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
Have your little artist in clothes that you don't mind them getting a little paint on. All of our paint is washable and nontoxic, but it's always nice when you don't have to worry at all how their clothes will look once they leave the studio.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
In 2005, I received my BA in art and performance, and in 2010, I received my master of arts in teaching from Willamette University. I have always had a passion for the arts and enriching children's lives.Thankfully, I now have a career that incorporates both. I'm very excited in sharing all that I have learned in the world of art with our community of little artists.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our studio is constantly changing and bringing in new artistic activities. Being innovative and ever-changing is one thing that our customers really appreciate. It helps to continue to expand our artists creativity.