Wedology 101 is a one-day seminar that will give brides-to-be an honest, no-nonsense look at the trials and tribulations that go into planning and pulling off a successful wedding. Professional wedding planners Jennifer McBride and Meghan Ely, with experience planning more than 700 weddings between the two of them, share tips on handling high-drama bridesmaids, negotiating the needs of two sets of families, and navigating the murky waters of undefined etiquette. A panel of wedding experts will be on hand to offer advice, with a post-seminar cocktail reception showcasing the latest trends in wedding lighting, linens, and more. You’ll walk away with information that's alternately old, new, borrowed, and blue.
The Dude Ranch Pet Resort’s “next-generation facility” is the culmination of five years of research and consulting with pet-care professionals and dog owners. Situated on 47 acres of picturesque landscape—including fields, lakes, and forests—the resort eschews cinder blocks and chain-link fences for climate-controlled, stainless-steel villas that won’t attract mold or bacteria. At daycare, charges romp across 15,000 square feet of outdoor play yards that feature double trapdoors. Overnight guests bunk on platform beds in private suites or deluxe villas, surrounded by soothing background music and continuously filtered air. Cats, too, are welcome to rest in their own exclusive area replete with nail scratchers and catnip toys. While pets snooze, the staff remains on duty, walking the halls to ensure dogs are safe and not staying up too late telling ghost stories. The resort also offers grooming sessions and training classes that range from basic obedience to dog-show skills.
The Ohana Center helps clients discover the healing power within their own hands through informative massage classes that cover a wide range of modalities. Certified instructors teach students how to manage pain and stress with courses in couples massage, basic anatomy, and infant massage.
At Acrylic and Mixed Media Painting.com, artist C F Jernigan encourages students to move across mediums as they explore their artistic process. C J starts with a foundation in acrylics; from there students can choose to move onto classes that integrate elements of bas-relief, metal embossing, and decoupage. Students strive to create images defined by touch and texture as they create work that bubbles and moves up off the canvas.