The program pairs Captain Mentors with Junior Captains (mentees), providing opportunities for youth to develop lifelong relationships, interact with their peers in engaging and challenging environments, and encourage Junior Captains to be advocates for diabetes awareness and leaders in their communities. Past program participants have achieved goals such as competing in national high-school sports competitions and completing half marathons and triathlons. However, the costs of training and traveling for such events can be prohibitively expensive for many families. Insulindependence aims to expand its outreach in the upcoming year by providing more scholarships for the mentorship program, and the organization needs additional funding to sponsor Junior Captains who may not otherwise be able to afford the program, including the costs of lodging, food, travel, and the culminating event of the program.
• For $33, you get one ticket for the performance on Thursday, August 25, at 8 p.m. (a $63 value before fees, or up to a $66 value online, including all fees). • For $36, you get one ticket for the performance on Friday, August 26, at 8 p.m. (a $69 value before fees, or up to a $72 value online, including all fees). • For $33, you get one ticket for the matinee performance on Saturday, August 27, at 2 p.m. (a $63 value before fees, or up to a $66 value online, including all fees). • For $44, you get one ticket for the evening performance on Saturday, August 27, at 8 p.m. (an $85 value before fees, or up to an $88 value online, including all fees). • For $36, you get one ticket for the matinee performance on Sunday, August 28, at 2 p.m. (a $69 value before fees, or up to a $72 value online, including all fees). • For $33, you get one ticket for the evening performance on Sunday, August 28, at 7 p.m. (a $63 value before fees, or up to a $66 value online, including all fees).
Under the guidance of new ownership, Twisted Vine's mauve and mustard-yellow tables, spaced out within the airy and sunny dining room, welcome diners looking to kick back and sample small plates of tapas loaded with farm-fresh produce. A selection of wines from around the world and a rotation of local craft beers on tap enhance the small plates of Mediterranean lamb or douse the flames of jacket sleeves that accidentally catch on fire. Guests can also sup on entrees of duck confit or Brazilian flank steak with chimichurri sauce.
At the helm of his urban winery in the heart of the Cedros Design District, winemaker Adam Carruth handcrafts award-winning wines, including the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Best in Class Alexander Valley Cabernet, from grapes he fastidiously collects from all over California. His team handles the production of each varietal from crush to finish, aging juices in barrels that line the walls of the industrial-chic tasting room. The final products—which range from a crisp sauvignon blanc to a bordeaux-style Surfing Madonna—slosh into customized stemware for patrons’ enjoyment seven days a week. Also in the tasting room, guests can peruse the exhibited work of local artists, break into crunchy baguettes from Bread & Cie or nibble on cheese.
Frog's Fitness eases members into healthier living with access to first-rate exercise equipment and a bevy of sweat-inducing group fitness classes. Torch calories after a long day of gravy rafting with a cardiovascular rowing course, or turn your torso into a supernatural paragon of definition with a core-conditioning class. Frog’s Fitness's site-specific training and services include aquatic fitness programs and [tennis] (http://gr.pn/kvCqDF) (extra fees may apply for advanced classes and lessons). Kranking classes challenge patrons to power bicycle-like machines with their hands and operate weighted chopsticks with their feet in a multipronged workout as intense as a checkers game against the Hulk. Membership also includes an initial health and fitness assessment, and every location except the Hotel Circle South location offers supervised child-care with advance reservations.
Gymboree offers a bounty of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build the tot's creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The one-month membership allows you to take one class per week, with makeups available if you miss a class. This deal also includes unlimited attendance at Gymboree's open-gym sessions (contact location for schedule). Additionally, Groupon buyers also get $50 discount toward a children's birthday party at the Solana Beach location.
Trapeze High owners David Ayers and his wife, Lindsay Van Voorhis, refer to their trapeze school as a “tribe.” It’s home to a close-knit community of passionate fliers who work together in order to ensure everybody’s safety and development. At least three instructors operate the trapeze rig during classes for beginners, helping novices climb the ladder, attach their safety lines, get ready for takeoff, and execute their first trick. Exhaustive attention also extends to more advanced students, who can hone complicated techniques and learn how to dodge flying squirrels in courses up to Level 5.
Beyond guaranteeing operational safety, David and Lindsay recognize that maintaining a nurturing, supportive community is the best way to help newcomers overcome their fears of flying through midair. To that end, they invite students to bring along their friends and family to cheer them on. They ban the word can’t from the school premises, although they encourage each student to progress through lessons at his or her own pace according to strength, skills, and desire.
The husband-and-wife team also operates the Circus Fund, an outreach program that provides at-risk youth with the chance to experience the circus arts and form support systems with their peers.