Animal Aid Foundation works each day to place lost or unwanted pets in permanent homes through rescue and community-outreach programs. One day, the organization hopes to open a no-kill shelter to help reduce pet overpopulation and provide an alternative to shelters that practice euthanasia.
On a typical day, Animal Aid Foundation volunteers might review pet-adoption applications, transport shelter animals to the veterinarian for vaccinations, or remove animals from shelters with high euthanasia rates and place them in foster care. Volunteers also deliver pet food to low-income families and help run community-outreach programs that provide necessities such as bedding and doghouses.
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With its rotating cache of handmade accessories, including wooden picture frames, necklaces, and fuzzy scarves, Simply Creative Boutique feels more like someone’s inviting living room than an arts-and-crafts studio. A constantly changing roster of classes taught by owner Jennifer Kaczmarek encourages artists of all skill levels to try their hand at such specialties as creating a piece of jewelry or weaving a basket out of newspapers. Kaczmarek enhances her studio's community vibe with conversational blog posts, informing her customers about upcoming open houses, giveaways, and grudge matches between the warring Decoupage and Macramé families.
Cass Bar and Grill has opened on the Corner of Cass and Auburn Chef Peter Engelhardt formally of the Birmingham Community House and Basil and Roma's in Rochester Hills has created a unique menu Featuring Slow Smoked meat entrees (Saint Louie Ribs, Brisket, Chicken and
FunFlicks Outdoor Movies’ inflatable screens transform backyards, gymnasiums, and parks into pop-up cinemas, complete with the accessories needed to screen media of all types. Helpful attendants drop off and set up the screen for an evening’s viewing, along with high-definition projectors, DVD and Blu-ray players, and booming audio equipment or an optional short-range FM broadcast. Screens in 12’ and 18’ sizes provide intimate viewing for groups numbering in the dozens, whereas behemoth 45’ screens can support audiences of more than 5,000 or act as a comfortable air mattress for a sleepy giant. The rentals can also be used to display slide shows, video games, and live television, and additional amenities such as popcorn machines provide guests with theatrical comforts.
At Pine River Stables, experienced equestrians and instructors pair guests with patient, well-trained horses for lessons or scenic rides through more than 100 acres of rustic expanse. For more than 40 years, expert instructors have been teaching horsemanship and proper riding techniques. Trails weave throughout the land, leading riders over peaceful hills and meadows and alongside a seasonal creek that migrates south every winter to become a Florida beach rivulet.
Gymboree offers a bounty of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build the tot's creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The one-month membership allows you to take one class per week with makeups available if you miss a class. This deal also includes unlimited attendance at Gymboree's open-gym sessions (contact location for schedule). The 45-minute classes help to build an everlasting bond that will feel like being tethered to each other with an Ethernet cable. Bond with babies or exercise child-like energy in a public forum.
At East Street Pilates, students twist and tone torsos in rigorous yet adaptable mat and reformer Pilates classes. Led by certified instructors, the schedule’s classes beckon to students of any experience level or pH balance. Within the facility’s carpeted and wood-floor studios, Pilates practitioners in group mat classes stretch limbs and strengthen their cores to resemble Michelangelo’s washboard. For those looking to ease stress on joints weary from high-impact exercise or armoire-juggling nightclub acts, reformer classes supply attendees with straps and springs for modified yet comprehensive workouts. Though not included in this Groupon, East Street Pilates encourages new students to powwow with instructors in one-on-one introductory lessons ($40 for Groupon customers) before taking their first group classes.