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.
On Point Entertainment has figured out the formula to giving people a good time. That’s because its staff is composed of celebration experts: experienced DJs, entertainers, and party planners who have seen dozens of parties succeed and know what it takes to make that happen. Together, they combine their respective experiences to help clients plan and throw memorable events. They have experience planning for a range of occasions, including wedding receptions, school dances, baptisms, corporate parties, and cultural parties, and flaunt a collection of music appropriate to each. Meanwhile, the company's roster of rentals further enhances the party atmosphere with photo booths, a raffle-ticket drum, a chocolate fountain, and a bounce house ideal for marrying a couple that doesn't believe in gravity.
At Shooters All-Season Paintball, paintballs whiz by as players take cover from multicolored crossfire behind manmade barriers. An indoor facility and five outdoor battlefields make up the sprawling paintball complex, including two recently redesigned fields. When they aren?t crouching behind the indoor field?s obstacles, players test their luck against the trees and thickets outside on 38 acres, enlisting woodland creatures as scouts and greeting opponents with a barrage of paintballs as they emerge from their leafy hiding places. Shaded picnic areas allow visitors a chance to rest and relax after working up an appetite on the fields.
The locations that comprise Paintball Tickets challenge hue-happy gamers to a range of combative revelry fought with air-powered paintbrushes. During games, referees maintain a fun and lighthearted wartime experience while competitors engage in capture-the-flag style strategy. As players navigate the terrain on a quest to invade the other team's territory and avoid epidemics of trenchfoot, they covertly scope opponents and peg them with bright-colored pellets to dull their chance at victory.
Breezes swirl down a corridor made by trees standing up to 100 feet and perched atop levees, which form the banks of the 200-year-old Bear River. Above rustling branches and the calls of nearby eagles, the hum of an engine cuts through the tranquil air. Dave Jewell of Blue Sky Powered Paragliding takes thrill-seekers—some as old as 80 years of age—soaring up to 500 feet above rolling, farm-dappled country and between Bear River's banks on propeller-powered parachutes. Though currently surveying Californian skies, Dave has led flights and organized clubs in Japan, Nigeria, Mexico, Germany, and France, and he continues to draw on knowledge of flight mechanics from extensive Air Force parachute training. Today, Dave takes off from 24 acres of campground, where a paragliding club meets occasionally to heckle poorly shaped clouds.
A sweeping bonfire pit, rustic picnic tables, and grassy swathes for RVs welcome campers waiting their turn to fly. Dave also mans a parachute and equipment shop where he conducts repairs and reanimates the corpses of dead kites. Dave insists that he never tires of his sport, as the weather and surrounding terrain are always changing, making his higher-altitude experiences "terrifying without being terrifying.” With a small wingspan, the motorized parachutes can also approach wildlife more closely than other aircraft; on one flight Dave found himself flanked by two bald eagles, beating their powerful wings just 20 feet away.