At Pre-Dating's speed-dating events up to 24 mingle-ready singles and hopeless romantics converge for a gender-balanced evening of abbreviated rendezvous and private duologues. Focusing especially on the needs of busy professionals, Pre-Dating's events are always split evenly between men and women attendees, ensuring a balanced, one-to-one ratio for dates and spirited bouts of Red Rover. During the two-hour verbal waltz, daters chat with individual counterparts for six minutes at a time. Then, at the end of the event, guests complete and turn in a score sheet that divides potential suitors from the rest. After reviewing the score sheets, Pre-Dating will supply each attendee with the email addresses of matches who said "Yes," allowing pairs to fan the flames of love or a roaring dumpster fire during a follow-up date.
Countless do-it-yourself projects would never have seen the light of day were it not for Aurora Rents—gardens would remain untended, furniture unsanded, bedrooms unpainted. Luckily, the locally owned and operated business has rented tools and equipment—all properly cared for—to northwestern craftspeople for 50 years. Equally as vital, each employee carries industry expertise around in his or her tool belt, and delights in providing insights, safety tips, and techniques for refinishing floors or shellacking homemade Trojan horses.
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Lilting voices from two violins and a harpsichord etch out the notes of Purcell’s Pavan in B-flat Major, filling a small room with layered textures and slowly unfolding emotions. The three performers lean into their instruments, their private concert as intimate as it would have been if performed in the 17th century. This is what the Salish Sea Players create at each of their concerts: unexpected music in unexpected venues. Linda Melsted and Olga Hauptman on baroque violins and Fred Hauptman on the harpsichord perform in retirement, memory-care, and long-term-care facilities for people who are unable to attend traditional venues due to a lack of mobility or resources.
Before each concert, the trio greets audience members individually and answers questions about the historical instruments they use and the style of music they play. Their instruments reflect what would have been used historically: antique bows, strings made of unwound gut, and copies of original scores. Then they fill the air with the sounds of Handel, Mazas, Sousa, or Bartok, the sweet music combining with the historical approach to create an intriguing atmosphere and educational moment for the audience to share together.
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While many people aspire to open their own small, creative business, implementing the dream can be daunting. The founders of School House Craft, as small-business owners themselves, understand this struggle. They developed the conference to arm attendees with business-running skills via a slew of workshops and classes led by owners of local crafty businesses such as Trophy Cupcakes and Schmancy, a toy store filled with quirky, plush playthings.
During their informative sessions, they impart techniques on blogging to reach more consumers, creating budgets, licensing designs, and taking clear, attractive pictures of products for the web, even when the baubles refuse to say “cheese.” They offer advice to entrepreneurs at all points in their business-making journeys. Guiding beginners, they help those who have just come up with an idea lay the foundations for their business, and guide those who have already started making strides—such as running an online shop, participating in craft shows, and selling their wares to shops and art galleries—to hone their brands and expand their production.