Healing Solutions Acupuncture follows the lead of Cherie Menzel A.P., who suffered for years with chronic migraines until discovering the power of natural medicine. Today, as a licensed acupuncture physician, Cherie falls back on holistic techniques to promote overall wellness in the bodies, minds, and spirits of her patients. She does so through acupuncture, specifically, but also through other all-natural methods, including herbal therapies, nutritional counseling, and traditional Chinese medicine.
Stella Tagliavore founded Art Studio of Lake Mary as a place where young students could gain confidence and independence by tapping into their own creativity. Harnessing her 20 years of experience as an educator, Stella wields a hands-on approach with each of her pupils, helping them to develop pertinent artistic and problem-solving skills. Stella's students revel in a variety of programs, ranging from weekly art classes to summer art camps. Birthday parties in the 2,000-square-foot space allow kids to create ceramic magna opera, invent heroic characters in comic strips, or design a new wardrobe for their pet goldfish in sewing sessions.
Packing the Deland Artisan Inn on the last Saturday of every month, Red Dog Comedy puts national and local comedians in front of the mike for a night of laughter and libations. Past shows have featured Vishaun Roberts, Matthew Lalanne, and TV-veteran Dean Napolitano, who many may recognize from his roles on Passions and The Shield.
Four times a week, the Sanford Orlando Kennel Club unleashes its greyhound dogs for live, competitive contests with up to 16 races per day. Spectators can nosh trackside on savory American fare or wander the grandstand or clubhouse between heats while gazing at the tidy midfield and lush foliage framing the track. A full card of simulcast racing compliments the live action. On monitors throughout the club, nationwide greyhound, thoroughbred, and harness races beam in stretch runs and photo finishes. Once a week, amateur poker players assemble at tables overlooking the track, hoping to win a slot at a monthly or regional tournament, or to get the rare opportunity to play cards with a dog.
The Sanford Orlando Kennel Club nurtures their canine athletes long after retirement with the Adopt a Greyhound program. The initiative places dogs into loving homes with the help of four area adoption agencies, who also find school-bus-driver vacancies for retired stock-car drivers.
Stricken by a futuristic virus, hordes of shambling undead tear after runners racing through obstacles in a gambit to save themselves from a fate worse than death. Without notice, a runner is caught by one of the monsters, and before he can fight back, it's too late—his flag has been pulled from his waist. Zombie Insanity challenges racers to search villages for clues that can lead to a cure and survive an undead apocalypse by outrunning costumed actors. Teams or individuals dart through the course to collect flags and make their way toward The Sanctuary, the race's sole safe haven. "Bitten" racers must join the ranks of the zombie menace but can be saved if their teammates have gathered the right flags and clues. Once they reach The Sanctuary, racers celebrate at Zombie Fest, where they enjoy snacks and drinks and regale friends with stories of close calls and theories about the zombies' race-training regimens.
Staring at a blank piece of paper can be intimidating, but browsing the blank, pre-made pottery at Hot Pots draws hibernating creativity from its den, enticing the brain with shape, size, and bisque meat. Pieces, such as plates, mugs, banks, and more, range in price between $3 and $40, with most less than $20. Grab a blank plate and paint a meal upon it, stencil a cup with springtime flowers, or bestow an anthropomorphic teapot with lips to give it the gift of speech. No matter what you slather lovingly in paint, the friendly staff at Hot Pots will have your masterpiece glazed, fired, and cooling on the windowsill in around seven to 10 days.
At Guruv Yoga’s two locations, students of all skill levels and ages can pick from a wide variety of yoga classes, which are offered seven days a week. Instructors boast experience in various disciplines, ranging from intense Bikram yoga sessions to calming morning classes designed to wake up pupils with uplifting music and a ceremonial pajama burning. A meditation room at the Lake Mary location adds to the studio’s calming atmosphere and provides a room for pre-class centering or private yoga sessions.