In 1976, Joan Barnes?a Californian mom frustrated with the lack of spaces where she could take her kids for safe and age-appropriate play time?took matters into her own hands and founded Gymboree Play and Music. In the decades since Gymboree?s founding, Joan?s vision of a safe place where youngsters could build confidence and creativity has come to fruition and spread to 30 countries around the globe. Staffed by attentive and expertly trained instructors, each Gymboree outpost adheres to a curriculum of activities designed by experts to foster the development of children?s? cognitive, physical, and social skills through structured play and close readings of Goodnight Moon. The staffers also conduct entertaining classes that cover subjects ranging from music to sports, imparting valuable lessons of imagination and physical activity to developing minds. To further set apart her business, Barnes employed nationally renowned playground designer Jay Beck to design the proprietary play equipment at her centers.
For four decades, Trotter Photo's seasoned shutterbugs have captured memorable expressions in creative, professional sessions. Half-hour photo shoots transform life?s most significant moments into crisp, clear pixels, preserving them in a more comfortable means than casting the family in bronze. Trotter invites groups of up to eight subjects to pose before their choice of flattering studio backgrounds, and the studio offers up an online gallery of previously captured images for inspirational perusal.
Once Upon Dreams ? Children Etiquette Society? is full event planning company for upscale children tea parties and birthday celebrations.
We are exclusively devoted to children etiquette education.
On our parties children learn meetings and greetings, tea etiquette, table manners, introductions, eye contact, respect.
As part of the annual Arnold Days celebration, the 5K Root Beer Foam Fest sends sports drinks to the sidelines in favor of—what else?—root beer. Along a route that winds through Arnold City Park, water- and root-beer-chugging stations keep runners and walkers fueled for the 5-kilometer jaunt. A foam-pit finish line awaits at the course's end, welcoming participants into a post-race party with root beer drinks, breakfast foods, and a photographer documenting the day's events. But it's not all foam and games: serious racers can compete for awards, which are given to the top performers in seven different age groups.
Towering alongside Clayton Road, the Tropicana Lanes sign has a vintage, weather-beaten look acquired after more than 50 years of welcoming visitors. Three generations of Richmond Heights bowlers have ventured into the facility during this time, scattering pins across the same 52 lanes that have hosted the nationally televised Professional Bowlers Tour. Owner and PBA Hall of Fame inductee Ray Bluth oversees the day-to-day operations of the alley—which, despite its retro disposition, sports modern extras such as automatic scoring and singing shoelaces, and is one of the largest alleys in the state. Between frames, bowlers can kick back inside the cocktail lounge, play in the game room, or munch on wings, nachos, and hot dogs from the snack bar.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: 1st Phorm Supplements, TRX, Everlast
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