The computer gurus at Angel Tech Repair and Sales not only set up, maintain, and repair computers, but they also teach others to become tech savvy. When they're not installing antivirus software and new operating systems, they're leading one-on-one classes on both Windows and Apple products. During in-person, web, or phone classes, the crew shows novices how to navigate the basics of the Internet and email, edit photos, or talk to faraway loved ones on Skype.
Bakersfield Oktoberfest brings German culture stateside with a day of live polka bands, beer tasting, stein-centric competitions, and traditional German noshes, with proceeds benefitting the M.A.R.E. Riding Center. Attendees sip from a selection of eight Munich-born brews, including the pale malt Hofbrau lager and Hacker-Pschorr’s Oktoberfest-Marzen, the latter brewed with a centuries-old exclusive yeast strain. Refuel forearms with salty German eats such as a soft pretzel ($3; not included with today's Groupon) before entering the stein-carrying contest, wherein female participants emulate German barmaids by hoisting suds-weighted steins aloft for as long as biceps allow. The Safe Beer Slam pits sturdy stomachs against each other as contestants each guzzle a liter of nonalcoholic beer. Elsewhere, live polka bands, such as Anton Schnitzel and the Merry Makers, permeate the park grounds with festive beats and sausages launched from trumpet peashooters.
Jamey Plumley’s acuity for visual artistry lends itself to sharply composed pictures and crisply crafted graphic designs. He captures meaningful images during sessions for families, high-school seniors, newborns, and couples. His camera-wielding skills can also be found at special events such as weddings where important moments happen every second. Through his graphic-design expertise, he can also create custom logos and ads, working closely with clients to flesh out ideas and bring them to fruition.
Sparklean Laundry Systems is a full-service laundry facility in which high-end industrial washers and dryers hum sudsy lullabies seven days a week. With today's Groupon in your hamper, hamster's hamper, or portable ham cabinet, you and your family can get $40 worth of dirty laundry washed, dried, and folded by one of Sparklean's purifying professionals (32 lbs. at $1.25 per lb.). The time you save by having someone else launder your threads can be spent on more important things, such as frolicking in the early spring air, getting your checkbook back in balance, or patenting your poultice for growing robust beards and mustaches. If you prefer to spend your freed-up minutes relaxing, pop a squat in front of one of Sparklean's on-site flat-screen TVs. Same-day service is available by request during the week, and this Groupon can be used over multiple visits.
Board-certified surgeon Dr. Gregory G. Williams has swept spider veins off more than 2,000 patients since opening his practice in 2002. During a complimentary evaluation, a registered nurse determines the best treatment by assessing cutaneous cobwebs that mar legs, hands, chest, face, or dorsal fins. Most patients receive sclerotherapy, a series of ultrasound-guided injections that collapses spider veins with minimum discomfort. Patients will notice an improved appearance, but additional visits are suggested to achieve flesh as flawless as Winnie the Pooh's driving record.
At the top of their priority list, the staff at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning balances a four-part commitment to every customer's time, health, safety, and comfort. The company dispatches its skilled technicians to nearly 20 Bakersfield-area communities, where they examine and repair heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning units. From furnaces to heat pumps, ductwork to thermostats, they manage all components of residential airflow to keep it at cozy temps and free of harmful particles, such as dust. The team also offers emergency services for unexpected mishaps 24 hours a day, seven days a week.