The Sand Blaster 5K Obstacle Fun Run sends teams of up to 100 runners on a fun-filled 5K run, jump, climb, and crawl, all for the benefit of the United Way of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties. Participants scale net walls and ledges, slosh through mud, and leap over sand dunes before crossing the finish line and relaxing with a complimentary beverage, goody bag, custom medal, and commemorative finish-line photo. Kids enjoy sports activities stations while adults enjoy a beer garden, and participants of all ages enjoy barbecue and DJs. In addition to challenging themselves on the racetrack, participants show off their strength in events such as the tire pull and tug of war.
At My Soulful Journeys, board-certified alternative-medicine practitioner Dr. Elwin Herman empowers clients to create positive changes in their lives. Following a diagnostic session to gauge individuals' diet, exercise, and sleep patterns, she helps to create a blueprint for developing self-awareness and reaching life goals.
Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning Center’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them to firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chest. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids to feel more comfortable in the classroom. After-school or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
Since 1942, Oregon Holly Company has decked doors and mantels with freshly cut English Holly grown in the Pacific Northwest. The 16-inch heart-shaped White Holly Heart Wreath is cut to order and lands on doorsteps tied by hand with a red bow. If properly cared for, the decorative wreath can grace walls for several years. The Oregon Holly Company farm uses no pesticides or herbicides to cultivate its holly, making the White Holly Heart Wreath a safer alternative to the traditional Valentine’s Day gift of a bouquet of arrow-spewing flowers.
At Fused Glass Gifts, the staffers don't just make unique fused-glass jewelry and home decor?they also teach customers to make the items themselves. Classes about fine silver clay cover the skills needed to make delicate pendants and earrings, and an in-depth fused-glass class imparts 10 years' worth of crafting knowledge over the course of seven hours. While lessons result in simple works, the shop's expert crafters can pull out all the stops for some truly arresting pieces. Students have the opportunity to learn about different types of glass, various styles of glass, and how to use trade tools to craft artwork.
At Sommers Financial Management LLC, no two clients are the same, and that's why Adam Sommers and Joyce Pereira personalize every meeting and piece of advice to the individuals they're counseling. They have no connections to investment companies and pride themselves on having no conflicts of interest. Adam and Joyce help people plan for retirement, invest their earnings, and even help people invest in a socially conscious way, if that's what clients request.