Boasting more than 150 superstores nationwide, Hastings keeps entertainment enthusiasts entertained and enthused with 20,000 square feet of new and used movies, music, games, books, novelty gifts, and more. Adorn coffee tables with an array of readable coasters, including Jon Stewart's Earth ($13.99 used/$18.99 new), or add to video libraries with a vast selection of classic and newly released DVDs, such as The Social Network ($19.38 new). Hastings also hooks up sundry electronics with helpful accessories such as the iPod Touch G3 Defender case ($19.99), which protects portable jukeboxes from spillage and Henry Winkler's elbow. Hastings' rental service for films and video games makes it as easy to try before you buy as the popular online service NetHusbands.
Working on a SWAT team, investigating with a federal violent crimes and gang task force, and teaching policing both domestically and overseas—Raul Garcia has done them all during his nearly two-decade career in law enforcement. At 10-32 Firearms Training, the NRA-certified instructor draws upon those experiences in the field and the classroom to teach firearms safety at the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels. Raul teaches small groups in nonclassroom settings, maintaining a close teacher-to-student ratio and frequently customizing private and semiprivate classes around each guest's firearm interests. His other courses cover skills including reloading and shooting on the move.
The skilled tailors at sewBoise perform double duty by leading sewing classes and performing on-site alterations. They guide beginners and more experienced pupils through a schedule of more than 60 classes, teaching the finer points of inserting zippers into garments or constructing jeans. Visitors can drop by for open sewing sessions to catch up on DIY projects or to have clothing tailored by tapering sleeves or removing patches that say “Kiss me, I’m lonely.”
With a high-tech kid friendly lab full of solar-powered robots, digital media, and even a 3D printer, PCS Learning Centers are more than equipped to compete with such timeworn activities as video games. During 75-minute STEM classes, students in grades 4 through 12 get hands-on experience in some of the fastest growing industries, such as robotics, engineering, and programming, getting a chance to creative everything from their own computer programs and videogames to designing their own robots.
The focus shifts with each month so that students are introduced to a variety of activities, and there are no prerequisites: each session is designed to benefit first-timers as well as experienced attendees.
Tutor Doctor sends a team of knowledgeable, trustworthy tutors to homes across the Boise area to give kids and adults one-on-one attention to aid in their academic success. Students in grades K–12 work through their school's curriculum with their mentor during private lessons in topics such as math, science, reading, and food warfare. The school also provides tutoring for entrance exams, college courses, and adult enrichment. Clients can rest assured welcoming the skilled tutors into their home, as they are subject to an annual criminal background check.
From hand-painted murals and portraits to remodeled kitchens and bathrooms, the projects taken on by the experts at Vrba Interior Designs & Finishes are as various as the homes they augment. Not ones to keep their secrets to themselves, they share their expertise with clients during interior-design classes, where they serve hors d’oeuvres and discuss the fundamentals of choosing design styles, colors, and furnishings on a budget.