While attending Austin College, two important things happened to Kirby and Kristi Carmichael: they fell in love with art, and with each other. When Kirby moved to Italy after graduation to expand his pottery education, Kristi followed. During that time, she discovered she had a knack for majolica painting––a craft that Renaissance-era artists used to decorate vases, jars, and plates, all of which Leonardo da Vinci invented. The couple realized they had a sturdy link between their talents, and eventually returned to the United States jobless, engaged, and ready to share what they'd learned.
In October 2005, the Carmichaels opened Quiggly's Clayhouse, where potters and painters alike have since been crafting masterpieces and sharpening their skills with lessons. The studio's flexible walk-in availability encourages artists to visit whenever inspiration strikes—be it for painting pottery, sculpting clay, fusing glass, or forging mosaics. Frequent themed events also bring groups together in the name of casual creativity, including adult wheel nights, ladies’ nights, and kids’ nights.
Within Studio Movie Grill's expansive auditoriums, towering screens enrapture audiences seated in plush leather recliners and at dining tables. As the familiar celebrity faces in blockbuster and cult-classic features deliver Oscar-worthy lines, sneakily quiet waiters deliver meals from a full menu decorated with more than 100 items, including gourmet pizzas, smoked ribs, and cocktails infused with the spirit of Daniel Day-Lewis. Bartenders at the lobby bar dole out glasses of premium liquors, wines, and draft beer before and after shows.
Featuring 6,516 yards of impeccably manicured landscape, Oakridge Country Club is a par 71 golf course designed to challenge everyone from first-time clubbers to full-time swingers. Conquer tight fairways, emerald greens, and challenging roughage while roaming among the scenic terrain and picturesque Duck Creek during your 18 holes of golf ($50 on weekends, $40 on weekdays). Water comes into play on several holes, along with more than 50 strategically placed bunkers—use a golf cart to travel to and around the obstacles. Before hitting the links, golfers can practice their swing and take aim at target greens with a bucket of balls ($7) at the driving range. While not included in this deal, Oakridge Country Club also boasts an onsite restaurant, offering daily lunch specials and a fully stocked bar. You can reserve your space seven days in advance, so call ahead to schedule your tee time.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Brands Used: none
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Pro Tip: Dress for the outside temperature as we have no AC
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We are all about improving your individual game. We don't care what school you go to or what team you play for. We offer the training that all coaches want you to do. The Shoot a Way gun is addictive.
I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
Just as you would prepare for a practice. You will shoot hundreds of shots in a short period of time. We are in a warehouse area so be careful in the parking lot.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
Watching my coaches work with our clients to make them the best they can be.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We have water and Gatorade available for purchase but you are free to bring your own.
The certified instructors at CrazyScuba.com keep underwater expeditions equipped and entertained with top-notch equipment, diving instruction, and exotic travel packages. They help fledgling divers to find their sea fins during classes that include basic and advanced open-water scuba certification and instruction in specialized areas such as night diving, wreck diving, and rescue diving. Guides also lead adventure dives to exotic worldly destinations, such as the Galapagos Islands, Cozumel, and Indonesia, organized and led by certified instructors who handle all reservations, bookings, and visa applications written in starfish. Whether exploring pools, lakes, or seas, divers stay safe and stylish with the shop’s selection of gear and equipment from trusted brands including Henderson, NeoSport, Mares, and ScubaPro.
At University of Gymnastics, you won't find professors and lecture halls. Instead, you'll find a Learning Academy that melds academics, fitness, and music into a cohesive program for preschoolers. Kids can also take part in a gymnastics program that instills discipline while boosting agility and coordination. All of this was created by Dave and Lynda Rose, who passed it on to their daughter and former competitive gymnast Dayna DeProspero. DeProspero heads up a team of veteran gymnastics instructors and academic teachers who challenge students both intellectually and athletically to help them reach their goals, from competing in the Olympics to reciting a Shakespearean monologue during a balance-beam routine.