At Round Guys Brewery and Bistro, most everything is local, including the handcrafted beers, the mead selection, and many ingredients on the panini sandwiches. However, perhaps the most local product of the pub is its jazz?sets are produced on the fly and on the premises every Wednesday night. The only requirement for joining the band is that you supply your own instrument, unless you play the drums (they have a set) or prefer to use bottle caps as tiny cymbals.
Thursday-night trivia and scheduled music acts round out the events calendar at the family-friendly brewery. Even if there's nothing planned for the night, guests still occupy themselves with a menu of pub fare and beer specials. Staff favorites such as the Kiss Off IPA pair well with buffalo chicken and cheddar-bacon-jalape?o sandwiches, and seasonal brews rotate on and off the draft list. These beers also serve as an essential cooking ingredient for the house bratwurst, which is served with onions on a roll.
Everyone needs a creative outlet. That's why Stardust Ceramics provides the supplies and the space for people of any age or experience level to create works of art, whether it's a custom-painted ceramic bowl or a colorful glass mosaic. Kids' and adults' painting classes use themed step-by-step instruction or a creative free-form approach to help students recreate their world on canvas in an artistic way. Comic-book drawing classes, meanwhile, break down the process of creating illustrated stories with sessions on writing a script, drawing people in action, laying out panels, and inking.
At Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance Center, dance instructors lead group and private classes in a variety of American and international styles. A large schedule of classes includes waltz and fox trot, tango, rumba, samba, and swing. The center also hosts social lessons and parties.
Chris, Cardinal Hollow Winery's owner and winemaker, ferments more than 2,000 gallons of juice each year to fill the facility's wood-paneled, cabin-like interior and its tasting room with more than 25 innovative varieties of the potent potable. Both independently and as part of the grape-cobbled highway of the Montgomery County Wine Trail, Cardinal Hollow invites visitors to wet their whistles at tastings and nourish brain orchards in classes. A two-hour lesson includes a full tour of the facilities such as the tasting room, which can be rented for parties of up to 100 people. Along with a tasting, guests will be given an overview of the history and the process of winemaking. During the class, oenophiles sink incisors into salty cheese and crackers while absorbing lessons on wine-and-food pairings at a bar that's supported by sturdy wine barrels. Guests can also peruse Cardinal Hollow wearables at the winery?s retail shop or groove to the live music that permeates the air about once a month.
At Fitness That Fits, a team of certified trainers versed in fitness regimens such as P90X, TRX, and kettle bells are adept at coaxing—and motivating—clients down the path to wellness. One striking thing about the gym is non-intimidating family atmosphere. The room is outfitted with gear including a fleet of indoor cycles. Small group classes give participants another way to burn calories with more than 20 fitness classes each week that include P90X, TRX, kettle bells, cardio kick boxing, varied workouts of HIIT classes, and 20/20/20, which combines indoor cycling with strength training and core exercises. Certified personal trainers are also available for customized training, and a certified health coach is on staff to help clients improve their over-all help through nutritional counseling.
On red and blue mats, bodies fly and legs strike as trained fighters face off for bouts. Leading these sessions are The Sky Martial Arts's instructors, who teach students how to punch, kick, and hurl opponents while maintaining an inner calm and strength. During training, students also build valuable skills in areas such as respect, cooperation, focus, self-control, and confidence. The Sky Martial Arts' program for children ages 3-5 focuses on basic defense skills and life lessons including discipline and social interaction, while Tae Kwon Do classes teach children ages 6-13 or adults aged 14 and up how to use their bodies as weapons and gain color coded belts to reflect their skill levels.