Founded by a pair of animal lovers, Mended Hearts Rescue is dedicated to the rehabilitation and rehoming of animals of all breeds, ages, and capabilities. To date in 2013, Mended Hearts Rescue has transferred and treated 97 dogs from city shelters that needed special care following a period of neglect. Once rescued, a veterinarian—and in some cases a behaviorist and specialty veterinarian—examine animals and establish a plan to rehabilitate them. When dogs are healthy, their profiles are posted on Petfinder to help find them loving homes.
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Social dynamics are tricky. Norms for social interactions vary from culture to culture, and it doesn't help when all the people that initially seem interesting end up liking fire a lot, and sometimes knives. Learning to pick up on three key facets of primate socialization and watch in awe as conversations transform from awkward babble to pleasant flirting. The first setting on Miss Pivot's human-decoder ring is body language, which students will learn to interpret with the acuity of a private consulting detective. Physical communication, an extension of body language, tackles the science of soft touches and violent slaps. Finally, the dating-savvy experts leading the workshop will touch on micro expressions of the facial region, revealing the secrets of every eye twitch, nose wiggle, and tooth-bearing grin.
A philosopher once called theatre “the mask of convention over the face of society in the mirror of the unknown reflecting the rear-view of the sports car of destiny.” Simplify this theory with today’s theatrical Groupon: for $39, you get one ticket (a $67 value, including a facility charge) to see Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins live on stage. Shows are held at Murat Theatre at Old National Centre. Families and groups who want to sit together must use one account to make all the ticket purchases. Choose to attend one of the following show times:
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When The Haunted Angelus House's monsters first come out in the evening, frightened guests can ward them off with glow sticks. The neon batons send a warning signal to the unseen horrors, letting them know the group contains children or timid souls who may not be ready for the full brunt of their fearsomeness. But as the night progresses, so does the terror, and once the clock strikes eight, nothing can hold back the monsters, demons, and zombies as they spill from the shadows to horrify unsuspecting visitors. The only hope left for the innocent victims is to navigate the 37-room haunt, which swarms with demon tenants, and then make it past the 3,000-square-foot outdoor black maze haunted by chainsaw people and souls willing to risk eternity for their chance at a rent-controlled apartment.
Though the event aims to scare, its real intent will warm visitors' hearts, as all proceeds are donated to The Angelus, a nonprofit that aids those with cerebral palsy.