Boerman Moving & Storage’s family of relocation experts has been facilitating domestic migrations since 1926. An assortment of multisized moving boxes can cradle personal affects as they shuttle from old homes to new ones. Ten small cartons (12"x12"x16") are able to house heavy books and cast-iron nesting dolls, and 10 medium containers (18"x18"x16") can carry hollowed out books and lightweight miscellany. Towels, bedding, and children's toys fit comfortably in five large boxes (18”x18”x24”), and a roll of tape secures all lids, preventing helium-inflated picture frames from taking flight.
Throughout nearly two decades of collecting and reselling beads, owner Charlene Steele has gathered more than one million types of baubles including Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, and Miyuki seed beads and Delica beads. In addition to a variety of beads and jewelry components from Czech glass buttons to crystal pendants, customers can drape themselves in the shop's finished jewelry. To learn techniques for making their own treasures, patrons can attend beginner to advanced classes, in which knowledgeable instructors teach students how to wire wrap a stone or preserve a small photo or dried flower in a resin pendant. The shop hosts private parties for kids and adults alike.
40 years ago, the initials heading C&D Towing stood for the Cicero & Devon Texaco gas and service station, founded by brothers Val and Joe Strumberger. Today they've come to stand for "Capable and Dependable," the values carried by the tow truck drivers who rescue cars and trucks of all sizes from a future spent trying fruitlessly to hitch a ride from passing semis. Along with gently rolling vehicles onto a fleet of handsome red trucks, C&D's technicians can protect and resuscitate them with services including jumpstarts, tire changes, seasonal safety checks, and electrical work.
Lincoln Park Zoo is a living, breathing, and sometimes roaring historical landmark that has delighted Chicago families since its founding in 1868. Anyone can simply walk into the zoo and immediately enter an exotic world of wild-animal habitats?without having to pay a cent. Beyond their animal exhibits, Lincoln Park Zoo stands as a leader in conservation science, both at the local and global level. They work towards the highest possible animal care and educational outreach.
Embedded within Chicago's famed venue for sketch and improv comedy, The Second City Training Center hosts performances from a corps of jokesters culled from faculty, alumni, and current students. The productions encourage innovative works of comedy and experimental theater that adhere to The Second City's teachings, which include the development of new voices and points of view, and no fewer than four references to alumnus George Wendt.
Not since the last '80s-night happy hour has there been such a good chance to express your inner self under conditions of mild intoxication. With this Groupon, $20 gets you $40 toward any event from Bottles & Brushes, a local group offering artistic instruction in a social atmosphere. Your Groupon will get you guidance and instruction from a Chicago artist, with paint and canvas included, at the upcoming event of your choice (prices range from $35 to $65). Grab this deal and bring along a bottle of wine as you treat your inner artist, who has been so dispirited ever since your spec script for Ghost Dad 2: Too Ghost Dad! was rejected.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.