Local Services in Marion

jcp portraits – Up to 83% Off Photo Shoots

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and variety of poses

50% Off Grooming at La Bella Pet Spa

Cedar Rapids

$40 $20

Groomers pamper pups with a hydrating aloe-oatmeal shampoo, ear cleaning, nail trimming, brushing, and fragrance; bandana or bow included

44% Off Veterinary Services at Animal Care Hospital

Cedar Rapids

$50 $28

Veterinary staff cares for cats, dogs, and exotics with thorough health care services and on-site laboratory

Up to 95% Off Life or Public-Speaking Coaching

Tiffany D Flowers

$250 $49

Experienced public speaker motivates individuals with professional and life coaching or helps improve public-speaking skills

75% Off Class from Bluenote Photography

Ely

$300 $75

An experienced pro discusses lighting, composition, color control, and photography theory before students practice capturing shots

Up to 56% Off at Varsity Cleaners

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Experts dry clean a full comforter or a variety of items such as shirts, pants, suits, and more

Up to 53% Off Laundry Service at Express Laundry

Waterloo

$25 $15

Eco-friendly washer and dryers; washers spin clothing at 350 g's, greatly reducing drying time

44% Off Fortune Telling

Davenport

$70 $39

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Carolyn Schmitz at Destination Massage & Spa practices massage therapy to complement the staff’s aesthetic services. She can soothe sore flexors and impart a sense of calm during sessions that take as long as a leisurely crabwalk from one end of Rhode Island to the other—60 or 90 minutes. If her clients want services to complement a relaxing massage, Carolyn can direct them to hairstylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists.

131 Marion Blvd
Marion,
IA
US

The expert mechanics at Hill Motorbikes service 50cc–250cc mopeds and scooters from companies such as Lance Powersports, Puma Cycles, and BMS MotorSports. Safety-conscious riders can pick up a new helmet from the store to defend their craniums from bumps, scrapes, and segway-riding sharks ($50–$100), or order an oil change that douses engines and rear ends in lubricant to keep street prowlers purring ($35). Bike bosses kick off tune-ups with a test drive to check on-road performance before cosseting crafts with an oil change, a sparkplug replacement, and an inspection and adjustment of the valves, carburetor, brakes, and clutch ($75). Hill Motorbikes' knowledgeable staff can also dispense useful advice, such as how to winterize your bike by teaching it to hibernate in a hollowed stump.

703 N Washington St
Lisbon,
IA
US

Trees Forever works with volunteers in local communities to care for trees, native plants, and prairies. Together, they have organized more than 4,000 projects to plant more than 2.8 million trees and shrubs across Iowa and Illinois. The tree plantings, which take place in both rural and urban areas, help improve water and air quality, increase energy conservation, and help restore and beautify the natural environment. The organization’s urban farms, trail enhancement, and disaster-recovery efforts also connect locals to nature and serve as a resource for food and recreation. Another focus of Trees Forever is engaging the public in environmental stewardship. It produces educational materials for this purpose, such as the Spirit of the Trees documentary series, which examines Native Americans’ relationship with trees and forests.

770 7th Ave
Marion,
IA
US

Dogs and cats finally exist in harmony at Kritter Kutz, where pet lover and groomer Lisa Adams provides a relaxing spa for four-legged family members. In just 60 minutes, Lisa administers a full head-to-tail cleaning and grooming, starting with a warm bath. From there, she cleans the eyes, ears, and glands. She also clips the nails. Breeds with long, growing hair also receive a haircut. Before sending pets home, Lisa offers their owners tips for keeping fleas at bay without surrounding the home in a ring of fire.

218 W 2nd St
Monticello,
IA
US

Founded in 1933, the Cedar Rapids chapter of the Iowa Junior Chamber of Commerce—or Jaycees—hones the leadership skills of its members through projects and programs that benefit the community. Once-a-month Sunday breakfasts bring locals together in the common pursuit of pancakes, and Uptown Friday Nights in Green Square Park are filled with music, food, and drinks. The Jaycees also fling wide the doors of its newly opened Jaycee Center to renters for conferences, parties, wedding receptions, and driving-school-class reunions.

1000 Memorial Dr
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

A procession of blips and blinks marches through Planet X's arcade room. The noise and neon spills over and accents the facility's surroundings, where guests can zap their least favorite cousins during laser tag, release pent-up road rage in bumper cars, or just stand, flabbergasted by the number of activities available. Though interactive entertainment is its bread and butter, Planet X also features a sports lounge with flat-screen TVs, beer, wine, and views of the kitchen staff tossing pizzas by hand.

4444 1st Ave
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US