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Newton Falls, Ohio, is a small town with a rich history and a vibrant community that was established in 1806 by farmers and dairymen from New England. The town has grown to approximately 10,000, but despite its small size, offers diverse events and activities open to the public, from fitness classes to music concerts.
The city of Walled Lake sits on the shore of its namesake, in the lake country of east-central Michigan on the outskirts of Detroit. Walled Lake is home to approximately 7,000 people. The city and surrounding communities play host to many events that take advantage of the area's natural beauty.
Hotels near the Club Nokia event theater are surrounded by downtown Los Angeles’ hottest attractions. The properties are as diverse as the city itself, ranging from affordable boutique accommodations with a Middle Eastern flair to a towering luxury hotel that overlooks the city. The hotels are within a stone's throw of Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team; the Grammy Museum, which offers extensive exhibits on a host of legendary music artists; and restaurants and nightlife in Chinatown.
Makati City forms part of the Philippines National Capital Region, Metro Manila, with the importance of the city as a financial and economic center gaining it the nickname "Financial Capital of the Philippines." The city has plenty of interesting attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy. These range from historic attractions, such as Saints Peter and Paul Church, to the city's financial district.
In the mid 1980s, finding a ski resort that allowed snowboarding was a difficult task. In the 21st century, it's difficult to find resorts that don't accommodate the sport. At resorts in the Calgary region, however, they don't just accommodate snowboarding, they encourage it with enthusiasm. With some of North America's largest and most extreme slopes and a variety of snowboarding organizations, Calgary is becoming a leading destination for prime snowboarding and snowboard events.
Incorporated in 1910, Hemet is now a city of over 70,000 residents. The mild weather -- above freezing all winter and below 100 degrees all summer -- made it a popular location for retirees who make up a third of the city's population. The Hemet Valley is nestled next to the beautiful San Jacinto mountain range, which provides the perfect venue for outdoor as well as indoor events.
The Saluda and Broad Rivers converge in Columbia, South Carolina, to form the Congaree River and outdoor attractions such as these provide amenities that kids can enjoy. Many organizations in the city, from the Columbia Museum of Art to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, stage events specifically for children. This enables young people to enjoy some fun and education, whatever their interests.
The Atlanta metropolitan area's Hispanic population is on the upswing, seeing an increase of more than 93 percent since the 2000 Census. With such a large increase in Hispanic residents over the years, it's fitting that Atlanta is home to a variety of Cinco de Mayo events. Cinco de Mayo, which translates to May 5 in English, is celebrated to commemorate Mexico's defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
Much like spirit weeks and proms, homecomings held at schools across the United States are generally themed events. When deciding on which theme to choose for your school's homecoming, take into consideration where you live and the interests of your students. For example, a high school located in the Midwest nowhere near a beach may be more interested in a beach-themed homecoming than a school located near a real beach. Homecoming is a good chance for students to stretch their imaginations to a different time or location.
Sacramento is the capital of California, situated in the northern part of the state, about 88 miles northeast of San Francisco. The city's vibrant and active LGBT community hosts many events, from large-scale happenings like the Pride Festival and Parade, to smaller, more everyday events like those offered by the Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Community Center. Along with a dynamic LGBT scene, Sacramento also provides a safe and fun environment for the community.
South Carolina has a large number of hiking trails. The Congaree Swamp, Harbison State Forest, Poinsett State Park and Sesquicentennial State Park provide a large number of hiking opportunities for local residents. The Learning Trail, the Midlands Mountain Trail and the Stewardship Trail provide yet more such opportunities. While there aren't a large number of regular hiking events in Columbia, there are outdoors groups whose mission includes hiking.
The town of Twin Peaks, located near Lake Arrowhead in the heart of Southern California's San Bernardino Mountains, organizes an annual Pine Cone Festival to draw visitors to the region. Tourists travel to the area to enjoy the temperate weather and beauty of the surrounding forest. The festival includes a number of educational, interactive and entertaining events.
Featuring colorful masks and high-flying acrobatics, Lucha Libre is tag team style of wrestling that was born in Mexico, where it is highly attended and televised. When fighters lose a match they often have to remove their mask, exposing their true identity and causing shame upon themselves. Because of California's high Mexican population, Lucha Libre is found in most major Metropolitan areas.
Maggie Valley, North Carolina, is a quaint mountain village in the Great Smoky Mountains, located roughly 35 miles west of downtown Asheville. Its small-town charm and scenic mountain location make it a delightful place to live, as well as a popular tourist spot. This town offers a variety of activities and events, including annual festivals, concerts and sports activities such as fishing. Nearby towns, such as Waynesville and Cherokee, also provide entertainment.
Italy has long been a destination for travelers. A rich culture, historic architecture, major art museums and a beautiful countryside are some of the reasons Italy attracts tourists from all over the world every year. For locals and tourist alike, the numerous important annual events celebrating athletics, history, film and music are other attractive aspects of Italy.
Paradise, Pennsylvania is a very small town located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country in Lancaster County. Just a short 20-minute drive from the larger town of Lancaster, Paradise has a population hovering just around 1,000 people, according to the 2000 census. While Paradise may be a very small town, there are plenty of things to do and see in the area, including several Native American festivals and events.
Dune buggy racing or off-road desert racing is popular anywhere there are dunes in the United States and is active in California. The vehicles that take part in the races include trucks, ATVs, SUVs, Pre-runners, Baja Bugs and more. Most of the events take place on courses in federal or state government land. California dune buggy enthusiasts also have the option to travel to designated places in the desert where they can ride.
Located on Mississippi's Gulf Coast, Biloxi is a city with Southern charm and a deep connection to the seafood industry. It is home to a number of carnivals, parades and competitions that are exciting for locals and tourists alike. Whether you're in the mood for a seafood festival, a speedboat race, or a Mardi Gras celebration without the rowdy crowds that flock to New Orleans, Biloxi has something for everyone.
A monster truck is a modified or purpose-built vehicle equipped with extremely large wheels and hyper-extended suspension. Monster truck competitions include elimination dragging, car-crushing, burning donuts, obstacle racing over symmetrical tracks, mud bogging and tractor pulling. The most extreme monster conversions include car-eating robots and laser-armed 18-wheelers that rise up to a vertical stance. Although there are no dedicated monster truck venues in New York State, at least three locations host traveling shows through the year.