With eclectic backgrounds in ballet, Scottish Highland dancing, and environmental law, California Arts Academy co-owners and directors Julie Ann Keller and Christopher Campbell bring their students their own distinctive expertise and worldviews. Backed by a cadre of instructors, the duo strives to create a space where kids can freely express themselves through gymnastics and musical theater and can elaborate tap-dance routines that summon the ghost of Fred Astaire. California Arts Academy was also named Favorite for Children's Dance Classes, Art Classes, and Live Theater by the readers of the Central California Parent Magazine 2012-2014. Not content to just offer classes, Keller and Campbell hold semiannual auditions for their performances.
Founded in 1922, The Fresno Bee has grown to serve a six-county area in the San Joaquin Valley. In both its paper and electronic editions, the Bee’s journalists report on national events as well as providing extensive coverage of local and state occurrences. The writers also focus on area business, sports, and entertainment happenings, such as information on Grizzlies games or on where mimes can go for karaoke.
Port of Subs' slice-savvy deli artisans shave meats and cheeses to assemble each sub on the menu, assembling eats before the customers' eyes. White, wheat, and sourdough rolls sliced into 5-, 8-, 12-, and 24-inch portions encapsulate cold sandwiches such as the No. 9—peppered pastrami layered with swiss and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and purple onions before being seasoned with oil, vinegar, and spices ($3.79–$13.79). Salads delight taste buds year-round, and seasonal hot-pressed pilgrim grillers in 5-, 8-, or 12-inch incarnations hoard a cornucopia's worth of sliced turkey breast, moist stuffing, and cranberry sauce between a ruffled collar of ciabatta bread ($4.99–$7.99). A tortilla's embrace enfolds turkey and bacon-ranch wraps ($5.99), and all grillers and cold subs can also be turned into wraps. This deal can also be used toward catering, enabling hosts of game-day soirees or 10-year reunions for imaginary high-school friends to set forth stress-free cheese platters and party subs.
The locally owned H & E Nursery provides Fresno and Madera counties with a huge variety of climate-friendly plants and materials. With a 30-acre growing facility, H & E is able to produce more than 30,000 flats of annual flora for the spring and fall seasons, ensuring options for all shapes, sizes, and social castes of weather. Harden your garden and cooking with veggies available in a one-quart container ($1.79) or six-packs ($3.29) (which cause only slight hangovers), or opt for herbs in one-quart ($2.49) or six-pack ($3.29) sizes. One-gallon plants ($5.95 and up) and five-gallon plants ($18.95 and up) are available for 10-gallon-hatted horticulturists, and serious foliage foragers can go on a tree spree with 15-gallon containers ($49.95 and up) and 24"-box fruit trees ($129.95 and up).
All across California, Western Bowling Proprietors Association sends pins scattering at a network of bowling alleys, each with its own personality. In addition to open bowl on automatically scored lanes, many locations host special events that heighten the experience with enhancements such as vibrant lights, lively music, and laser systems that do double duty protecting the alleys' diamond collections. The alleys also house refreshment facilities, pro shops, and diversions that range from arcade games to billiards.
When you did fitness alone, you couldn’t figure out the machines, did a wimpy walk on the treadmill, went home, and ate Funyuns. Today’s Groupon brings back the buddy system with $75 for three 45-minute personal training sessions at Fitness Together, a $225 value. With 13 participating locations in the DC metro area, you're bound to pass one on your way to the grocery store and four on your way to the grocery store that carries your favorite brand of Yoo-Hoo.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.