Boasting more than 5,000 bolts of quilting fabric and a diverse collection of yarn, books, and patterns, Mission Rose keeps creative hands occupied. Grab an arsenal of yarn ($4.50–$14.95) for a knit sweater, a yard of batik fabric ($9.50) for a jazzy quilt, a spool of thread ($2.80) for a repair project, or bamboo knitting needles for threatening the mailman. Check the newsletter on Mission Rose's website for updates on products, classes, and quilting-club hazing ideas.
Community-minded curator Jan Constas stocks The Gift Box's red and white cottage-style storefront with locally crafted goods. The floral Bella Taylor-designed Blue Tropic eyeglass case ($10.95) keep spectacles conveniently stored, and a bevy of handbags ($29.95+) carts necessities more stylishly than a bedazzled wheelbarrow. Decorate delicate joints with Viva Bead bracelets and necklaces ($12.99+) or the Tribal stretch cuff, a 2-inch-wide wrist embellishment fashioned from gold, copper, and silver beads engraved with tribal patterns ($19.95). Chic shoppers can cloak necks in ethereal shrouds with the Snake scarf ($16.95), a lengthy purple and white shawl emblazoned with serpentine scales, tailed by fringe as delicate as the summer breeze on a snowflake's face.
Veteran fitness instructor and eminently certified Zumba coach Kat Bombard understands that sometimes, exercise is only as effective as it is entertaining. That’s why she and Dancing Kats’ tight-knit team of instructors lead pupils through Zumba’s core-boosting aerobic dance moves, which gain extra excitement thanks to the workout system’s signature infectious Latin rhythms and beats. In addition to sweating away excess calories and maintaining healthy hearts with Zumba dancing, students also build targeted muscle groups with body tone classes or work midsections into rippling washboards with express abs courses.
At Creative Piano Teaching, instructor James Lee Vatter's students find themselves immersed in a supportive, challenging environment that strives to make learning music a fun and rewarding undertaking. His pupils learn a wide range of musical styles as they pounce on the keyboard at weekly lessons, demonstrating the skills and concepts learned in previous sessions. Along with lessons, students can participate in festivals and competitions.