Celebrating its 47th year, the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra tackles traditional baroque and romantic masters as well as contemporary songsters throughout its 2011–2012 season. An accomplished conductor of opera, Broadway, pops, and classical music, music director Gerald Steichen massages mellifluent tones out of Ridgefield's vibrant violins and boisterous brass. RSO highlights name-brand classical masters with its Beauty of Beethoven and Brahms Fulfilled shows. Young and aspiring musicians congregate at the Young Impressions concert, featuring 16-year old soloist Madeleine Bouissou. Celebrate the time signatures of foreign composers with A Trip to the British Isles, or sit back as visiting Broadway performers Nat Chandler and Teri Hansen belt homegrown classics during February 4th's Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration, attended by Oscar Hammerstein's grandson Andy Hammerstein.
Amid the school system's flurry of standardized benchmarks and test scores, it can be easy to forget that an education’s mission extends far beyond Scantrons and multiple-choice questions. Milestone Institute’s state-certified educators have this mission in mind every time they welcome a new student for tutoring. After a diagnostic test assesses each student's capabilities, educators craft a customized tutoring plan focused on coursework that's neither too easy nor too difficult. Students also receive focused attention in each intimate group session, learning about reading and writing and using that knowledge to understand why they should never say "'rithmetic.” Interim reports help instructors, parents, and students keep an eye on progress, highlighting achievements and identifying which academic areas still need work.
The technicians at OC Computer Repair Center are certified in myriad systems, programs, brands, and specialties, and are thus adept at addressing and repairing computers, smartphones, web networks, and hardware. They can replace a cracked screen on a tablet or phone or recover lost data on your computer. They'll travel to homes or businesses to set up or troubleshoot network connectivity, as well as delve into computers and laptops to figure out what's causing them to stall or lose connection. They also carry accessories for smartphones, tablets, and iPods, and offer repairs for those mobile electronics should the screen on an iPhone break or the navigation app on a tablet get lost. OC Computer Repair offers in-store, at-home, and over-the-phone services and assistance.
An online company, Big B World has a vast video game library stocked with the latest games, systems, and accessories. In addition to new games and top sellers such as Fast and Furious Showdown and Nintendo Dance 2, there's a healthy collection of vintage classics for sale, including Space Invaders. Game systems?ranging from Genesis to portable DS Lites?are available in a range of colors. Gamers can also dress up their systems with accessories, such as carrying cases and Donkey Kong's capri pants.
In addition to stocking video games, Big B World repairs screens for tablets and smartphones.
You never know what kind of creativity a child holds within. At After School Art Classes, a professional artist with three decades of experience as an art restorer and painter helps kids express their creative energy during afternoon art classes. Young students from age 6 to 16 make their visions come to life with oil paint or acrylics and small classes ensure plenty of one-on-one instruction.
Bikram Yoga @ the Palisades' experienced instructors usher bodies through a challenging form of yoga using a sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises in a heated studio. With a four-class punch card, yogites can choose any 90-minute class from the schedule to melt tension from muscles and minds and increase strength, flexibility, balance, and shininess. The high temperature is ideal to sweat out toxins or feral animal spirits still circulating in systems and softening muscle tissue to reduce the risk of injury and maximize workouts.