We are a preschool of academic excellence, not just a daycare. We utilize a standards driven, year-round curriculum that is designed and updated quarterly by professional child care educators exclusively for Kids R Kids. Academic objectives are cross-referenced to reflect National and North Carolina standards.
With a mission to enable deaf-blind individuals to achieve their full potential, North Carolina Deaf-Blind Associates advocates for the rights and needs of its constituents through consumer advocacy and community-building events. John Washington and Sue Etheridge started the group as a consumer organization in 1983, but it expanded to offer annual conventions and retreats to help reduce the isolation that can result from living with communication obstacles. Conferences promote new technologies and advocate for individual rights, and the Camp Dogwood Deaf-Blind Weekend Retreat provides a much-needed space for deaf-blind adults to socialize, share stories, and participate in life-skills classes, sporting events and dances, and outings to local shopping centers or the lake.
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Short of creating physical clouds to hold people aloft, Mattress Warehouse stocks almost every imaginable furnishing to help customers catch a few Z’s. Rows of name-brand mattresses from Sealy, Simmons Beautyrest, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic entice customers to replace their worn pad for new bedding, such as a standard mattress, a fluffy pillowtop unit, or a memory foam piece that conforms to bodies. Beyond mattresses, the warehouse also carries an ample collection of box springs, full bed sets with rails and headboards, and even premium futon mattresses that revitalize foldable couches.
With a 10,000-square-foot showroom full of fine furnishings, East Wake Furniture gives home havers the opportunity to saturate their living areas with style. The store carries a multitude of brands, including heavy hitters such as Vaughn-Basset, Simmons, and Serta, as well as lesser-known gems. The store plucks its furniture directly off the vine, saving money on price-tag ink by leaving the middleman out of transactions and on food costs by not inviting him to parties. Customers can avail themselves of a broad array of furnishings, including lamps ($29+), coffee tables ($99+), sofas, and children's furniture for foreign-exchange elves. Pictures of recent pieces can be found by clicking here.
FTA Firearms Inc.'s instructors teach at a private, outdoor range. The facility accommodates many types of firearms including additional courses in advanced training with multiple targets and covered positions.
While FTA Firearms Inc. encourages clients to use their own firearms, they can supply gun rentals and ammunition at an additional cost for their students.
Since 1995, FTA Firearms Inc.'s team of retired law-enforcement officers and NRA-certified instructors have trained clients ranging from civilians to police personnel in firearm safety and responsibility. The staff teaches two classroom sessions and practical marksmanship skills on the range. FTA Firearms Inc.'s instructors additionally offer in-depth analysis of self-defense laws, advanced firearms training, and private group lessons.
TechShop RDU is a 20,000-square-foot smorgasbord of inventive creativity and tools for people of all skill levels. The DIY workshop offers dozens of different classes covering everything from metal welding to silk-screening to robot-building and laser engraving. The safety and basic usage classes will get you up to date on a specific tool or machine. Obsoletify regular visits to the mechanic with a one-hour class on changing your car's oil, or terrify tailors everywhere by learning how to fix and enhance your own clothes with a sewing or embroidery class. Other classes include laser cutting & etching, aluminum casting, and precision vector cutting of printed material from a digital file. The two-month membership allows for unlimited access to TechShop RDU's facilities, so you can breathe new life into old projects with tools not found in most private workshops. The TechShop includes full wood working and metal shops, with milling machines, lathes, and a 5' x 8' CNC ShopBot router. Neophyte inventors from ages 12–17 are welcome as well, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to ensure they don't break physics.