Jennifer Scanlon is a licensed massage therapist, but it's more of a passion than a job. "I truly love what I do and I believe it shows in each massage session," says Scanlon. "My sessions are based on client comfort and needs." She achieves this through the use of various massage modalities, which range in scope from gentler Swedish strokes to firmer deep-tissue pressure. Guests may also request more specialized techniques such as lymphatic drainage or cross-fiber friction.
Within Sherman Bowling Center, 50 synthetic lanes tempt families and league players alike to score strikes. Ensuring fun for all ages and abilities levels, the staff helps newbie bowlers connect with pins by activating bumpers, and challenges pros by hiding the pins. Between turns, guests can sip beer and refuel with a menu of burgers, quesadillas, and onion rings at the onsite restaurant, and, post game, kids can earn tickets for prizes such as footballs and mini air-hockey tables in the on-site arcade.
A nonprofit movie house, The Harbor Theater offers cinefiles a welcome reprieve from stale screen fillers by stocking its theater with rich, artistic, and fresh independent and foreign films. Sharpen subtitle-reading skills by catching an upcoming screening of The Illusionist (coming soon), an animated feature from the French filmmakers behind The Triplets of Belleville. Or brush up on American history with Made in Dageham, a period drama exploring sexual discrimination during a 1968 walkout at the Ford Dageham plant.
Max 10 stocks a bevy of discounted brand-name apparel for men, women, and children. Frugal fashionistas can rummage through designer collections from Lee, Apple Bottoms, Levi's, Fubu, and more to find stylish swaddlings for any season. Shoppers can snag wardrobe basics from myriad $10 clothing items, or opt for the higher-end ensemble pieces ranging from $12.99–$19.99 without sacrificing any innocent Bills from their wallets.
Brown Bag Boutique's fashion savants stock their clothing racks with new, revamped, and vintage looks for women. Jewelry lends its sparkle to outfits, with shoppers festooning lobes with head-turning earrings ($4–$6) or tossing bracelets ($4–$6) around their wrists as passing carnival barkers cheer. Fashion seekers can cozy up to denim by slipping their legs into Silver Jeans Co. jeans ($22–$26), as evening gowns and prom dresses ($49+) spark memories of dancing to romantic music under flickering lights. While perusing new ensembles, gals can step up to a tall mirror nestled against the boutique's bright yellow walls to scan over potential duds or chastise their reflections for ruining an otherwise accurate vampire costume.