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Atomic Race Timing challenges athletes with small- to medium-size timed races over picturesque and challenging terrain. Athletes meet at Bellbrook Canoe Rental, which serves as a home base. Bellbrook Canoe Rental outfits competitors with boats, paddles, and life jackets, which stay afloat with a mixture of compressed air and children's dreams. At 7:45 a.m., athletes board the bus for a five-minute ride to the launch site. Up to 25 solo competitors can paddle to victory in kayaks, and teams launch off in canoes.

3234 Washington Mill Road
Bellbrook,
OH
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Cuisine Type: Chocolates, Fudge, and Ice Cream

Established: 2012

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Delicious Made-in-Store Fudge

Kid-friendly: Yes

Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Pro Tip: We make much of our products in our store and offer free samples fresh off the marble table.

Q&A with Terry Hoggatt, Part Owner/manager

What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?

Our fudge and caramel apples are always popular and you can watch them being made. We make the fudge Mackinaw Island?style, which means it is cooked in a copper kettle and poured onto a marble slab table, where it is paddled to creamy perfection. Our fudge sampler has six fudge flavors and is perfect for a family gathering or party. The granny smith apples are crisp and delicious and covered in our homemade caramel. We offer chocolate-covered strawberries every Friday and by special order any day.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

As we make most items in house, we can personalize them to meet your needs. We do gift baskets, wedding favors, party trays, and custom-molded chocolates.

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

We offer three kinds of yummy treats: made-in-store fudge, corns, brittles, caramels, and chocolate-dipped treats. We also carry Kilwins fine case chocolates. To round out our offerings, we have 34 flavors of creamy Kilwins original recipe ice cream.

4391 Holly Drive
Beavercreek,
OH
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Jamie Seabolt is a professional makeup artist who strives to give his clients confidence in their natural abilities and beauty with every lesson taught and every makeup application performed. ?It's the satisfaction of knowing that you did it,? Jamie writes on his website. Having held titles such as National Artist for Origins, Training Leader at AVON, and ProArtist with Smashbox and Urban Decay, he gives his clients that satisfaction, with his services ranging from professional makeup application for photo shoots and bridal parties, to three separate classes on makeup application and skincare. During his classes?held in a private and professional makeup studio? he dives into the fundamentals of enhancing features along with fellow makeup mavens, giving his students personal satisfaction and the skills to freshen up for cocktail parties, brunches, or strolls through the produce aisle. He employs Smashbox, theBalm, Origins, Mark, MAC, and Bobbi Brown products to help customers look their best during hands-on 30-step makeup workshops.

2727 Fairfield Commons Drive
Beavercreek,
OH
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The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.

4402 Walnut Street
Beavercreek,
OH
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All year long, R Adventure Park World hands over the keys to a stable of well-maintained Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Polaris all-terrain vehicles that purr beneath riders as they wind down through 16 miles of trails in Hocking Hills Nature Trails. In rain, sleet, snow, or sun, attentive staff members provide helmets before indoctrinating off-road skills into beginners and experts, who can zip through trail barrels and ramps atop their four-wheelers. Off the beaten path, R Adventure Park arranges group outings and birthday-party activities, such as scavenger hunts set amid the park?s scenic foliage and natural wildlife.

51 Plum Street
Beavercreek,
OH
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A sculpture of a giant lizard creeps along the roof of Adobe Gila's, a laid-back saloon and restaurant. Past the lizard and inside, patrons sip 64-ounce margaritas, big beers, and fishbowl cocktails while watching sports games or enjoying live music. There are an array of Mexican dishes to go with those drinks, including tacos, enchiladas, and sizzling fajitas. In addition, the restaurant offers some American fare, including boneless wings and burgers.

78 Plum St.
Dayton,
OH
US