The do-gooders at Young Empire want to make a difference in the community by helping local kids and young adults achieve their dreams. To keep its mission going, the group hosts several lively events throughout the year that raise funds for its programs while bringing people together, including Halloween festivals and block parties.
Wings to Fly students take in a windswept expanse of green below and blue above as they fly?not in a plane?but while suspended from a simple harness and glider. Whether they're new to hang gliding and paragliding or are seasoned gravity defiers, they experience the thrill of the flight while remaining in the safe hands of experienced instructor John Alden. He starts all novice students in a hover 18 feet off the grass while they remain safely tethered to a winch tow. And as their confidence increases, so does their altitude. From his seat in the towing system, he propels new gliders through the air, where they enjoy the view, test their new skills, and confuse spectating birds.
For more than 14 years, Simply Dancing Dance Studio has offered the community a place for individuals and pairs to learn the sensual movements of the tango, the upbeat rhythms of swing, and how to lead gracefully while waltzing. Along with its wealth of social- and ballroom-dancing classes, suitable for sashayers of any experience level, the studio also offers sweat-inducing dance-fitness classes and centering yoga sessions.