Casey and Samantha Thomas, the leaders of the Creative Soul School of Music, couple their passion for music with a shared mission: providing a nurturing environment where young musicians can hone their innate skills and discover their confidence. ?We?re trying to get to those kids who are trying to figure out their identity, where they fit in, where they can find a home,? Casey says. To that end, the school tailors private lessons and classes to suit each student?s passion, be it songwriting, orchestral layering, or technical proficiency in headbanging. Year-round, the school dots the local sonic landscape with trimesters of student band classes for children and adults, as well as one-week and shorter summer rock camps that pair up learners of the same age and experience level. Welcoming all proficiencies, instructors tout an ability to nurture struggling learners, who ultimately build the confidence to perform live shows at venues around the region.
The kernel blasters at The Poppin Shop detonate gourmet batches of crispy popcorn that make scrumptious gifts and sociable snacks. Browse through the expansive selection of more than 25 flavors to snag a bag of the popped-seed delights in savory, sweet, and dill-pickle options. Clean off your tongue with the classic butter popcorn, or wake up sleepy buds with the spicy jalapeño. For sweet-seeking popcornivores, the shop offers a wide range of fruity puffed-up palatables and kettle corn. Customers can appease angry relatives or buy new friends with a popcorn bag loaded with buttery goodness and available in various different sizes.
Brenden "Stubby" Stubblefield, a Texas Tech University scholar studying animal science, bent his head intently over his latest lab project: home-brewed beer. After an exercise with yeast sparked Stubblefield's interest, he taught himself to brew beer to suit his own tastes. As he learned, he noticed the lack of a home-brewing supply store in the area and resolved to start his own with the help of his family. Stubblefield says that he loves his career because, "I get to talk about beer all day. It's like a dream job to me." Other staff members are just as passionate about home brewing, talking with customers and answering questions about introductory home-brewing kits and high-end brewing equipment, some of which the store manufactures.
In addition to equipment, the store carries brewing ingredients such as hops, grains, and a selection of 85 different malts in its own room. Stubblefield also leads home-brewing classes complete with a brief history of beer and a brewing demonstration for students who wish to buy their own supplies and continue the beer-creation process at home. Along with bolstering beer-brewing hobbies, Stubby's Texas Brewing carries hundreds of wine kits and high-end wine making equipment for those who prefer to grapes over grains.
Professional athletes. Stay-at-home moms. Corporate executives. CrossFit Forth Worth caters to all kinds of people, and sometimes the only common bond between students is their desire to achieve functional fitness. Daily workouts combine elements of weight lifting, gymnastics, and endurance training to keep bodies guessing at all times and thus maximize results. Rather than perform isolated lifts or stretches, students use several muscles at once to pull weights, throw tires, and form human quadrangles. CrossFit Fort Worth's certified and experienced instructors lead group classes at locations in Haltom City and Bedford.
In the shade game for nearly 25 years, A-Class Window Tint defends car interiors from heat and UV rays with a range of professional-grade window-film products. Much like wearing a sleeping bag to the beach, 3M FX HP tinting boasts SPF factors of up to 1,000, helping both upholstery and passengers retain their intended hue ($399). Made of dyed and metalized film in a charcoal finish, the film sends up to 55% of vehicle-infiltrating swelter back toward its home on the sun.