With a black curtain slung neatly across its entrance, Just 4 Grins Photo Booth Rentals' photo booth can only try to contain the silly faces and unbounded snickers that accompany each shutter click. The company's all-digital booths pluck passing moments from weddings, parties, and other events with unlimited black-and-white or color photos snapped over the course of several hours. Inside the booth, giggling guests push a button, pose for a series of shots, and retrieve the results eight seconds later from a printer. Images are automatically saved and, following the event, get transferred to a DVD, letting hosts see exactly what happened inside the booth without having to hire a police sketch artist to draw the evening scene-for-scene.
Clear Shot Austin uses local facilities, such as Austin Rifle Club, Manor, Texas, which is 15 minutes east of Austin.
Rental guns and ammunition are available.
At a Glance
Safety guides everything at Clear Shot Austin. Following the NRA's guidelines,
instructors teach courses that
cover how to handle and shoot pistols, rifles, and shotguns. The instructors also teach the Texas DPS Concealed Handgun License course, as well as the Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunter Education course.
3 Wide Racing Entertainment brings miniaturized race-day rowdiness to parties and events, sending radio-controlled stock cars zooming around a portable 9'x18' racetrack, complete with drivers' stations and a professionally dressed pit crew. During each two-hour sprint, four hot rods at a time vie for blacktop supremacy on the XP18 racetrack, which boasts a digital lap counter, computerized in-race announcing, and a cybernetic agent to manage the racers' sponsorship opportunities. Races are standardized at about 2–3 minutes per go-around, leaving plenty of time for rematches. Whether wannabe drivers are children, adults, or two children in a trench coat and false mustache, easy-to-operate controls put revelers of all ages in the driver’s seat.
The zookeepers and storytellers at Tiny Tails to You! travel from town to town to organize pop-up petting zoos four days a week, and lease out hands-on learning experiences for festivals, summer camps, and private parties. What beasts turn up at these parties is up to the customer, who might arrange for anything from an avalanche of fluffy bunnies and baby birds to an encampment of chinchillas, hedgehogs, leopard geckos, and tortoises. The staff's love for animals extends beyond informative show-and-tells—head zookeeper Ed Bradfield offers pet-sitting services for dogs, cats, exotic pets, and house-trained rocks, and the zookeepers are nearly always offering baby bunnies for adoption.
A love of animals and a desire to help them live long, healthy lives drove each of the veterinarians at Central Texas Animal Hospital into the veterinary field. Together, they provide vaccines, dental care, and spaying/neutering services to both cats and dogs. They also offer laser therapy that can help alleviate pain from arthritis. Groomer Janice Francis is on hand to bathe, trim, and style pets' hair into classic mohawks.