Under the energetic guidance of accomplished music director and international conductor Volodymyr Shesiuk, the Livonia Symphony fills its season with classical pieces as well as Broadway, jazz, and pop tunes. In "Musical Landscapes," violins lead rich-toned cellos and kettledrums topped with safari hats into strange and distant lands with pieces such as Borodin's In the Steppes of Central Asia, which sonically transcribes the vastness of deserts and low skies. Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite sees its sweeping melodies paired with a picture presentation of the geographical wonder, juxtaposing images of the mature canyon's vistas with photos of it rolling its eyes during its teenage years. A preceding Brahms overture and Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite no. 2 round out the night of majestic euphony.
The traditional Dream Dinners experience has customers visit one of the convenient kitchen's prep sessions, where patrons assemble meals out of fresh ingredients to take home and cook when they please. With this Groupon, however, you can pick up six already assembled meals from the Dream Dinners kitchen (three-serving-meal prices average between $11 and $12, with the $25 preparation fee included in the deal), thereby cutting out the work that's already cutting out the work. Select a pickup time that has been set aside for Groupon users, and then choose six meals from the Rochester Hills location's menu sampler, which changes monthly. On the specified date and time, you may retrieve your Dream Dinners meals and escort them home in an insulated limousine filled with ice, or, if chilled limos are unavailable, in a cooler. Once home, Dream Dinners' easy-to-follow instructions will guide you through the stress-free cooking.
The instructors at Focus First Firearms Training, LLC don't have to brag about their skills?they can let their resumes do it for them. After all, they're made up of NRA-certified firearms instructors, IALEFI members, IDPA and IPSC competitive shooters, IDPA-certified range-safety officers, and even certified martial-arts instructors.
Using live ammunition, students hone their marksmanship and practice proper drawing techniques, shooting on the move, and shooting from cover. Close-quarter live-fire drills and hand-to-hand combat are regularly practiced on private fields, and instructors discuss different marksmanship techniques for shotguns, rifles, and pistols during advanced classes on tactics and weapons. Classes are held at different locations and employ a martial-arts dojo for physical skills and private live-fire courses for tactics lessons. The concealed-pistol-license courses comply with the State of Michigan requirement under Section 5J of 1927 Public Act 372.
After spending time in the classroom, the group heads to various ranges throughout the Detroit area.
Depending on the course, the instructors allow students to try a variety of handguns, including a 1911 Colt Combat Commander .45 ACP.
Above all else, the staff at Michigan CPL Class aims to create a safe, communal, and controlled environment for its students. To do this they rely on experienced instructors, including NRA-certified teachers and range-safety officers as well as former and current members of local law enforcement. With introductory, advanced, and private courses, the pros cater to teens and adults of all experience levels.
#####At a Glance Using their two shooting galleries, the instructors––who come from law-enforcement, military, and SWAT backgrounds––teach classes ranging from pistol shooting and safety for civilians to rifle patrolling for law enforcement. They also load the CAPS DVD live-fire video simulation system for tactical training, booting up one of more than 570 scenarios. The range extends to a 3,000-square-foot pro shop, where dry-fire booths enable customers to handle showroom arms while always pointing them in a safe direction.
Nothing makes a kid feel stronger than putting on a cape and pretending to be a superhero for a few hours. The Super Run gives kids and adults alike the opportunity to find that strength inside themselves without being bitten by a mutated spider. Instead, they do it by organizing superhero-themed 1K and 5K races to raise money for other nonprofits. At these races, runners dress up in their best superhero garb and fly to the finish line where games and entertainment await. Ahead of time, the Super Run picks a site, manages volunteers, and prepares the logistics to put on the events. In the past, they've held races that benefit a variety of groups including the American Association for Cancer Research, Savvy Cyber Kids, and Children's Hospital of Michigan.