In the Orchard encourages children and young adults to explore their creative talents in a range of mediums. During the eight weeks of design camp, artisans 4 to 13 years old can spend a day flourishing their crafts in a safe and social atmosphere or can discover new artistic passions, such as whittling abstract toothpicks out of tree stumps. The nonprofit art community engenders an aesthetic spirit and a sense of accomplishment with weekly themes that inspire a potpourri of creative projects and illuminate a variety of artistic methods. In an effort to promote organic workmanship, summer instructors enlighten students on how to sculpt 3-D compositions from recycled materials in the Peace on Art program (July 18–July 22), and aspiring Pollocks enlist acrylic, tempera, colour paint, and ink-filled lawn sprinklers to fashion large-scale masterpieces in the Paint Big session.
The tournament-tested instructors at Modern Vision Mixed Martial Arts impart the fundamentals of self-defense and competitive fighting in supportive group sessions for men, women, and kids aged 3 and older. The adult and children’s schedules divide classes into two distinct types that focus on either technical refinement or overall fitness training. On the technical side of the spectrum, the ground-fighting methods of Brazilian ju-jitsu use position and body control to force opponents into submission with joint locks and holds. When combined with techniques of Thai-style kickboxing, students lay the groundwork for competition in mixed martial arts. For an all-encompassing self-defense program, street ju-jitsu unites moves from Greco-Roman wrestling, boxing, and T-shirt-tearing into one comprehensive system.
If a time traveler hopped from The Rapid Theatre in 1921 to the same spot in modern times, they would think their time machine was broken. Lovingly restored to its early 20th century luster, the former movie house dazzles visitors with columned walls, a sculpted ceiling, and a brick tapestry facade. All that has changed is what goes on inside. These days, the venue—which accommodates up to 1,700 entertainment enthusiasts or 3,400 stacked children in trench coats—fills its stage with major music acts. The handicap-accessible facility also slakes sing-along induced thirst with two fully stocked bars.
Though they're not professional tennis players, the lively dog-lovers at the dog'SPAw Niagara boutique are constantly tossing the yellow felt-covered balls. In addition to elating pooches with stimulating games of fetch or tug of war, the dog-care specialists put their canine expertise to use in a variety of grooming services, which range from luxurious baths to stylish haircuts.
The Lewiston UPS Store endows Canadian residents with an American shipping address minutes from the Lewiston-Queenstown and Rainbow bridges where customers can receive packages from cargo carriers worldwide. These savvy transport tickets spare Canadian consumers brokerage fees and the ubiquitous international shipping charges for two packages less than 70 pounds each (additional fees apply for packages of 71+ lbs.). Residents can also save change by launching their States-bound bounties from the Lewiston courier and investing their stealthy savings in a robot pen pal. In addition to ushering in a pair of eBay's best gargoyles at a reduced rate, an address in the land of the red, white, and blue forgoes the burden of skirting companies that deny shipping to the Great White North.
Louis Tussaud's Waxworks entices curious families and individual seekers with rooms brimming with waxified legends, people, and achievements. Today's Groupon grants admission for two guests into Waxworks' sprawling English Tudor–style building, which houses 16 theme galleries, filled with glossy tableaus of more than 100 true-to-life wax figures crafted by international artists. Past and present celebrities—including film and music stars, politicians, religious figures, and famous heroes and villains—pause from high-stakes staring contests for photo opportunities with passing patrons. Sit on Oprah's couch, snuggle into bed with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, or play host to an unblinking audience of invisible fish.