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All Fired Up! creates a casual, crockery haven where budding artists of any age can fashion their own earthenware masterpieces. Amateur Picassos first select from an array of paintable options ranging from picture frames and dinnerware, to mugs, platters, and bisque sculptures of the real Picasso’s ear. Guests can then select from a plentiful palette of ceramic-safe colors to customize a design, or call upon artistic aid in the form of stamps, stencils, and computer printouts. Dress up a dining table by decorating a plain oval tray with brightly colored flowers, or gift your mailman with a “world’s best milkman” tile before apologizing for your mistake.

7001 Northstar Drive
Truckee,
CA
US

With its gleaming marble demonstration counter, wooden cabinets topped with carved grapevines, and overhead televisions, the teaching kitchen at Nothing To It! Culinary Center would look perfectly at home on a film set. Instead, it sets the stage for the school’s master chefs to share the secrets to baking a flaky, golden pie crust or simmering a fragrant Moroccan stew with more than 500 students each month. Under the helm of Culinary Director, Chef Lara Ritchie, a graduate of New England Culinary Institute in Essex, Vermont, expert gourmands constantly add new hands-on and demonstration classes to their already encyclopedic schedule. Budding Boyardees hoping for a comprehensive approach can take the eight-level techniques series, which starts with knife skills and finishes with advanced techniques such as rendering an emulsified aioli or soft-boiling an egg with telekinesis. Pupils interested in more specific, contained lessons join hot-topic sessions, which delve into gluten-free cooking or sausage making, or international classes that explore Lebanese cuisine’s spices or Spain’s rustic charcoal-fired meats. Over the holidays, the 6,000-square-foot center fills with apprentices who learn to craft seasonal edibles such as truffles or gingerbread houses.

Nothing To It! also feeds visitors feasts they don’t have to cook. Its Napa Valley–style Gourmet Deli layers sandwiches with lavish ingredients such as imported cambozola-cheese pesto and flavors salads with creamy curried-mango chutney.

225 Crummer Ln.
Reno,
NV
US

My Gym has created an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks to 9 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. Imaginations soar and children triumph at My Gym Children's Fitness Center.

4048 Kietzke Ln
Reno,
NV
US

Reno’s Cleansing Pioneer’s Reverse Aging Naturally Spa the infrared sauna detox unlimited massage and superfoods herbal shop for less! Get Energized, cleansed, relaxed and balanced all at the same time! Physicians charge $300.00 for what Reverse Aging offers in one day for only $20.00!

628 S Wells Ave
Reno,
NV
US

A bastion of body-toning beatitude, Push Your Limits revamps fading physiques with personal-training sessions and an eclectic selection of goal-oriented fitness classes. After determining a client's fitness needs and goals, Push Your Limits' personal trainers specifically design each personal-training program to include individualized workouts, nourishing nutrition programs, and glistening posters of each client's future svelte self. Over the course of three sessions, trainers help clients meet their personal goals by adhering to a sustainable workout and healthier long-term lifestyle (up to a $65 value each). Push Your Limits' trainers boast more than 40 years of combined experience, and their state-of-the-art gym is the largest of its kind in the area.

5301 Longley Lane
Reno,
NV
US

PPA Studios' Director of Education Joseph Giampapa, an accomplished playwright with more than 35 years of industry experience, develops students' acting skills for commercials, television, and film, emphasizing aptitudes necessary for audition success. In the four-hour introductory workshop, Giampapa schools pupils in the basics of blocking and explains critical differences between acting for camera and stage, such as projecting the voice and avoiding entanglement in curtains. Alongside line memorization and recitation, apprentices discover key acting techniques for nonverbal communication and channeling nervousness. After revealing more effective strategies for finding auditions than sending out homing pigeons clad with business cards, Giampapa describes what novices can expect from the audition process and details the qualities and abilities directors seek in actors.

5440 Louie Lane
Reno,
NV
US