Activities in Algonquin

$40 for Four Lessons on Piano, Guitar, Drums, or Other Instruments at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons ($88 Value)

JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

$88 $40

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One Month of Group CrossFit Classes or Five Personal-Training CrossFit Sessions at K-Star Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

K-Star Fitness

Lake in the Hills

Exercisers sweat their way through intense, ever-changing functional-fitness workouts in an 8,000 sq. ft. facility open seven days a week

$150 $39

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Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Kettlebell or Extreme Cage Fighter Workout Classes at MMA Underground (Up to 74% Off)

MMA Undrground

Lake in the Hills

Kettlebell workouts focus on strength training for definition in the upper arms and core; cage fighting builds muscle and increases agility

$100 $29

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Women's Boot-Camp Classes at FitChick Boot Camp (Up to 70% Off)

FitChick Boot Camp

Lake in the Hills

Trainers challenge gals with indoor and outdoor fitness boot camps designed to build functional strength

$149 $49

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5 or 10 Weeks of Unlimited Adult Krav Maga Classes at Focus Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Focus Martial Arts & Fitness

Lake in the Hills

Instructors teach adults real-life self-defense techniques such as groin kicks, elbow strikes, and head butts

$94 $45

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Two Hours of Bowling for Four or Eight with Drinks and Shoes at Liberty Lanes Bowling Center (Up to 59% Off)

Liberty Lanes Bowling Center

Carpentersville

Retro-style bowling alley; includes shoe rental and pitcher of soda or beer

$141.50 $59

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$25 for Five Zumba or Cardio-Kickboxing Classes at Ballistic Martial Arts and Fitness ($50 Value)

Ballistic Martial Arts and Fitness

Carpentersville

Martial-arts and fitness center hosts fast-paced Zumba classes and cardio kickboxing that uses actual boxing technique

$50 $25

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$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a Uniform from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

$349 $39

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"An Irish Christmas" at Raue Center For The Arts on Saturday, November 8, at 8 p.m. (Up to 56% Off)

"An Irish Christmas"

Raue Center For The Arts

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Festive celebration includes traditional Irish step-dancing, mythology, and familiar Christmas songs such as “The Little Drummer Boy”

$43 $19

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One-Hour Just Try It Rock-Climbing Pass with Equipment for Two or Four at North Wall (Up to 56% Off)

North Wall

Crystal Lake

Try rock climbing and improve skills, strength, and coordination during one-hour visit

$34 $19

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One Month of Dance Classes (4 per child) for One or Two Children at Summers Academy of Dance (Up to 60% Off)

Summers Academy of Dance

Crystal Lake

Experienced, enthusiastic and well-trained instructors teach children dance steps in ballet, tap, and jazz

$80 $40

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Once- or Twice-Weekly Kids' or Parent-and-Tot Swim Lessons at Catch the Wave Swim Club (Up to 59% Off)

Catch the Wave Swim Club

Crystal Lake

Instructors teach water safety, breathing, and stroke techniques to kids of all abilities

$100 $49

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10 CrossFit Classes at Stormfront Crossfit (65% Off)

Stormfront Crossfit

Crystal Lake

Can use toward six fundamental classes and four CrossFit classes.

$145 $51

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Two or Four Private Instrument or Voice Lessons at Piano Trends Music Company (Up to 61% Off)

Piano Trends Music Company

Crystal Lake

30-minute instrument or voice lessons for all ages

$63 $29

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One Month of Martial Arts Classes with Uniform or Birthday Party at AKF Martial Arts Academy (Up to 77% Off)

AKF Martial Arts Academy

Crystal Lake

Students master kyukido, judo, jiujitsu and hapkido during classes; parties are a fun way to introduce kids to martial arts

$125 $29

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Six Weekly Classes at McNulty School of Irish Dance (Up to 51% Off). 16 Options Available.

McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

$72 $35

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10 Open-Jump Sessions, Parent's Night Out, or Tween Night at Pump It Up of Crystal Lake (Up to 50% Off)

Pump It Up of Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake

Lauded by Parents magazine, indoor playground sprawls spacious party rooms and air-filled playthings for shoeless escapades

$80 $40

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One or Three 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Platinum Farm (Up to 53% Off)

Platinum Farm

Marengo

Horseback-riding lessons can be targeted to riders of any age or ability, from novices brand new to the sport to veteran competitors

$70 $35

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4, 6, or 10 Bags of Driving-Range Balls at Marengo Ridge Golf Club (Half Off)

Marengo Ridge Golf Club

Marengo

20-stall practice range features target greens at 100, 150, and 200 yards

$30 $15

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One or Two Private Horseback Riding Lessons for Ages 7 and Up at Hawks Landing (Up to 52% Off)

Hawks Landing

Hampshire

In a one-on-one setting, a horseback riding instructor teaches students the basic fundamentals of steering and controlling a horse

$60 $29

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six, or VIP Fast Passes for Two to Evil Intentions Haunted House (Up to 54% Off)

Evil Intentions Haunted House

Elgin

20,000-square-foot multilevel haunted house remarked for its paranormal activity features room after room of terrifying attractions

$50 $25

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Youth or Adult Martial Arts Classes at Chicago Unified Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Chicago Unified Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy

Southwest Elgin

Youth classes build life skills in kids aged 3–14; kickboxing and muay thai classes instill adults with discipline and fitness

$80 $30

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120 Minutes of Indoor Reball for One with Gear at Intra Sports Complex (47% Off)

Intra Sports Complex

Elgin

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$36 $19

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12 Boot Camp Classes from The Athlete Farm (65% Off)

The Athlete Farm

Elgin

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$150 $53

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Three-Hour Elgin Cemetery Ghost Hunt for Two or Four from Haunted Hometowns (51% Off)

Haunted Hometowns, Corp.

Elgin

Ghost-seekers walk through moon-lit cemeteries in the dead of night during tour as guides relate tales of local specters

$90 $45

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Cooking Demo Dinner for One or Two at TNT Smokehouse and Provisions (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

TNT Smokehouse and Provisions

Elgin

Chefs provide hands-on cooking demonstrations, educating guests on wine pairings or how to break down a whole chicken

$90 $45

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Admission for Four Adults, or Membership for One Adult or Family at Elgin History Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Elgin History Museum

Eastside Elgin

Two floors of history exhibits reflecting Elgin’s rich past, including a collection of Elgin Watches and Elgin Road Race memorabilia

$12 $8

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10 or 20 Classes with Initiation and Uniform at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Southwest Elgin

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

$210 $20

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$19 for $35 Worth of Bicycle Rental — Main Street Outfitter

Main Street Outfitter

Wauconda

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$35 $19

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$50 for $100 One Month of Childrens Martial Arts at Striking Arts Academy

Striking Arts Academy

Wauconda

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $50

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$25 for One Indoor Paintless Paintball Session for Two at Kits Sports Center ($50 Value)

Kits Sports Center

Lake Zurich

Reball markers fire soft, reusable balls that are similar to paintballs but without paint; players duck & cover behind inflatable obstacles

$50 $25

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$20 for $40 Groupon — Cinnamon's DanceWorks

Cinnamon's Danceworks

Lake Zurich

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $20

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$59 for 10 Group Pilates or Yoga Classes at Yin Yang Pilates and Yoga ($140 Value)

Yin Yang Pilates and Yoga

Lake Zurich

Group mat pilates and yoga sessions help improve flexibility and fitness

$140 $59

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$19 for Discover Scuba Class at Chicagoland Scuba (68% Off)

Chicagoland Scuba

Lake Zurich

Discover Scuba offers a brief introduction of all the ins and outs of underwater excursions

$60 $19

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Introductory Firearms Class for One or Two at Northwest Suburban Tactical Training Center (Up to 72% Off)

Northwest Suburban Tactical Training Center

McHenry

Retired Marine, federal police officer, and Iraq veteran introduce students to firearms in the classroom and on the range

$125 $39

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Roller-Skating Package for 2, 4, or 6 with Rental Skates and Snacks at Just for Fun Roller Rink (Up to 70% Off)

Just For Fun Roller Rink

Multiple Locations

Roller skates careen across hardwood floors while popular music plays; packages include popcorn and drinks

$25 $9

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Energy MMA and Fitness (54% Off)

Energy Mma And Fitness

Lakemoor

Expert coaches teach beginner-level classes as well as professional-level fighters in a fun, friendly environment

$85 $39

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One or Three 30-Minute Hunter-Jumper Riding Lessons at Cliffwood Farm (Up to 51% Off)

Cliffwood Farm

Richmond

Riding lessons teach burgeoning equestrians how to handle riding obstacle courses in the hunter and jumper styles

$40 $20

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$38 for $150 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — McHenry Taekwondo Academy

Mchenry Taekwondo Academy

McHenry

Martial arts classes for students of all ages, starting with children 4 years old; instructors specialize in teaching kids with ADD and ADHD

$150 $38

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Adult 6-Week Keyboard Class or Class with 10 Weeks of Level 2 from Music Education Centers of America (Up to 53% Off)

Music Education Centers of America

Music Education Centers of America

Students with no experience in music learn to play the keyboard with up to sixteen weeks of music lessons

$30 $15

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform at Blackhawk Tae Kwon Do (Up to 76% Off)

Blackhawk Tae Kwon Do

South Elgin

Experienced instructors teach students the Korean martial art of tae kwon do, focusing on self-defense, fitness, and self-confidence

$200 $49

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5, 10, or 20 All-Day Indoor Play Sessions at Never Grow Up (Up to 58% Off)

Never Grow Up

South Elgin

Brand-new indoor play center offers plenty of ways for kids to have imaginative fun with toys, dress-up outfits, a log cabin, and story time

$45 $22

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One, Three, or Five 30-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at John White Stables (Up to 55% Off)

John White Stables

Woodstock

Year-round stable builds confident and knowledgeable horseback riders within its spacious indoor arena

$175 $79

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One Month of Fitness, Martial-Arts, or Tai Chi Classes at Young Masters Martial Arts and Fitness Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Young Masters Martial Arts and Fitness Studio

Woodstock

Fitness classes such as yoga and TRX; calming tai chi; self-defense from karate and tae kwon do classes

$70 $35

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Coffee Bar at 4th Fridays for Two or Four with Drinks and Hors D'oeuvres at The Starline Gallery (Up to 50% Off)

The Starline Gallery

Harvard

Open-house event exhibits the works of regional artists while attendees sip beer, wine, mixed drinks, or premium coffee

$20 $11

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$40 for $67 Worth of Martial Arts — Hidden Path Arts

Hidden Path Arts

Marengo

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$67 $40

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$44 for $125 Worth of CrossFit — Arioch, LLC DBA CrossFit Arioch

Arioch, Llc Dba Crossfit Arioch

Bartlett

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$125 $44

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One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute for One or Two at Durty Nellie's on Friday, November 14 (Up to 67% Off)

One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute

Durty Nellie's

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Re-creation of Daft Punk's 2007 tour includes a full-scale replica of their pyramid

$15 $7

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$55 for 20 CrossFit Classes at FLO CrossFit ($350 Value)

FLO CrossFit

Palatine

CrossFit training incorporates speed, power, coordination, agility, balance, and endurance challenges

$350 $55

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Roller Skating and Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Orbit Skate Center (Up to 50% Off)

Orbit Skate Center

Palatine

Chicagoland’s largest skate rink with a half-acre of wood floors hosts open-skate sessions with DJs

$22 $12

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$25 for $50 Groupon — The Edge Dance Academy

The Edge Dance Academy

Palatine

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 $25

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$11 for $20 Worth of Driving-Range Balls at Green Valley Golf Range

Green Valley Golf Range

Bloomingdale

Year-round driving range features 80 large stalls, 20 of which are covered and heated for winter practice sessions

$20 $11

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$11 for $44 Worth of Dance Lessons — PDC The Studio

Pdc The Studio

Hanover Park

Choose from a full range of classes, such as Baby+Mom, Ballet and Tap for ages 3–5, Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip-Hop

$44 $11

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10 Introductory CrossFit Classes or One Month of CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Xyston (Up to 69% Off)

Crossfit Xyston

Hoffman Estates

High-intensity, ever-changing fitness routines enhance functional fitness with a combination of strength training, cardio, and gymnastics

$125 $39

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Three or Six Open-Play Outings at Kids Club Party and Fun (Up to 50% Off)

Kids Club Party and Fun

Schaumburg

Kids frolic in small houses, mini cars, and cushioned playhouses as parents sink into comfy couches and sip on coffee or tea

$30 $16

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Two Personal Training Sessions at Summit Personal Training (75% Off)

Summit Personal Training

Schaumburg

Nationally ranked athlete and ACE-certified personal trainer Braden Renshaw leads you through one-on-one sessions.

$44 $11

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$49 for a DEXA Bone Density Scan at OsteoStrong of Chicago ($250 Value)

OsteoStrong of Chicago

Schaumburg

Clients boost joint and bone strength with DEXA bone density scans, strengthening sessions, and whole-bdy vibrations

$250 $49

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$149 for a Helicopter Flying Lesson and Flight from Bachman Aero ($295 Value)

Bachman Aero

Schaumburg

The 30-minute helicopter flying lesson puts students in control of the craft at 500 feet with instruction from a FAA Certified Pilot

$295 $149

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5 or 10 Bounce-House Play Passes at Pump It Up (Up to 51% Off

Pump It Up

Schaumburg

Kids scramble and jump through bounce houses and coast down inflatable slides during five or 10 play sessions

$40 $20

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Five or Ten Brazilian Jiujitsu Classes at LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 71% Off)

LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Schaumburg

Three-time IBJJF world champion Luiz Claudio and his team instruct students of all levels in the art of Rickson Gracie Jiujitsu

$100 $35

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Three Games of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 55% Off)

Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

$16 $8

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5 or 10 Drop-In Play Sessions, or a 90-Minute Firefighter Birthday Party for Up to 14 at FireZone (Up to 61% Off)

FireZone

Schaumburg

Hands-on activities in a firehouse-themed activity center with real firefighters teach safety skills and fuel imaginations

$45 $19

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Three or Five Fitness Classes with Strength Screening at Back in Line Chiropractic Gym (Up to 59% Off)

Back in Line Chiropractic Gym

Schaumburg

Held 5 days a week, each full-body fitness class also focuses on an additional specific body area, such as leg strength or cardio health

$80 $39

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10 or 20 Boot Camp Classes at Nate's Premium Athletes (Up to 79% Off)

Nate's Premium Athletes

Schaumburg

Fitness classes, full-body boot-camp workouts, and sport-specific training led by trainers who all have exercise-science degrees

$150 $39

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Rolling Meadows (Up to 74% Off)

Bikram Yoga Rolling Meadows

Rolling Meadows

Brand-new Bikram yoga studio offers suburban yogis a heated practice specifically designed for the perils of modern living

$130 $45

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10 or 15 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Powered By Ivan Training Systems (Up to 88% Off)

Powered by Ivan Training Systems

Rolling Meadows

Former Division I soccer athlete tailors workouts to weight loss or boosting athletic performance with TRX, kettlebells, and battle ropes

$300 $39

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4, 8, or 12 Personal-Training Sessions at Fitness Revolution (Up to 62% Off)

Fitness Revolution

Mundelein

Certified trainers combine resistance and functional training into customized programs that help clients increase strength and tone muscles

$69 $29

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One or Two Months of Tae Kwon Do Classes at K H Kim Taekwondo (77% Off)

K H Kim Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

Students gain strength, sharpen their reflexes, and build self-defense skills in tae kwon do classes; free uniform included

$166.50 $39

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$66 for $110 Worth of Gymnastics — American Eagles Gymnastics and Tumbling

American Eagles Gymnastics And Tumbling

Round Lake

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$110 $66

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45- or 75-Minute Muscle-Car-Driving Experience from Golden Era Motors (Up to 60% Off)

Golden Era Motors

VOLO Auto Museum

Driver and friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as ‘69 Chevy Camaro or a ‘66 Mustang Fastback, without the hassle of owning one

$199 $79

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5, 10, or 15 40-Minute Power Workout Sessions at Cross Kicks Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Cross Kicks Fitness

Roselle

During 40-minute sessions, trainers weave elements of cross-training, boxing, and kickboxing into muscle-toning, calorie-burning workouts

$112 $39

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$66 for Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Roselle School Of Music ($150 Value)

Roselle School Of Music

Roselle

Music school established in 1959 offers aspiring musicians lessons in numerous instruments, like guitar, piano, bass, drums, brass, and more

$150 $66

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2-Month Membership with Optional Personal Training, Fitness Classes, or Both at Anytime Fitness Roselle (Up to 77% Off)

Anytime Fitness Roselle

Roselle

Personal trainers, boot-camp classes, and an array of cardio and strength equipment toughen physiques inside a 24-hour gym

$122 $59

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Five or 10 Classes from Elite Fitness Training (Up to 71% Off)

Elite Fitness Training

Roselle

Weight training, boot camps, and circuit training are specialties for the staff at this center, which welcomes any and all fitness goals

$100 $29

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Cooking Class for 1, 2, or 4, or Cooking or Team-Building Class for 10 at Cooking Skills Academy (Up to 53% Off)

Cooking Skills Academy

Design First Studio

More than 20 classes include 15-minute pasta dishes, cooking with wine, and parmesan-encrusted chicken; Iron Chef event aids team building

$80 $39

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50- or 100-Round Sporting-Clay Outing for Two or Four at Richmond Hunting Club (Up to 46% Off)

Richmond Hunting Club

Richmond

Shooters take aim at clay pigeons and clay rabbits at 25 stations throughout three courses situated on 850 acres of wooded hunting terrain

$215 $118

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Five, Ten, or Twenty Functional Fitness Classes at Body Education (Up to 69% Off)

Body Education

Arlington Heights

Group functional fitness full-body workouts burn calories, improve hormones, boost immune systems, detoxify the body, and build muscle mass

$85 $29

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5, 15, or 25 Krav Maga or K.O. Bag Workout Classes at YMA Krav Maga & K.O. Bag Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

YMA Krav Maga & K.O. Bag Fitness

Arlington Heights

Students rehearse real-life situations in krav maga classes; K.O. Bag Workouts challenge students to high-intensity cardio routines

$625 $99

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$34 for $57 Worth of Gymnastics — Rise Up Academy

Rise Up Academy

Arlington Heights

Come take a month's worth of gymnastics, tumbling, and trampoline or dance classes. See the website for class descriptions.

$57 $34

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Village Vintner Winery & Brewery poses a gastronomic triple threat, operating as not just a restaurant and winery, but also a fully functioning brewery. A battalion of stainless-steel machinery ferments the hand-selected wheat and barley that make up the vanilla-cream ale, the German-style hefeweizen, and the Vintner Hop Rocket, an 8.2% ABV varietal culminating from six types of hops and mad, mad science. At the tasting bar, guests can sample these brewery end products, along with Village Vintner’s expansive selection of homemade red, white, and fruit wines. The main restaurant area houses a wood-fired pizza oven, which bakes the pesto pizzas and smoldering baby back ribs that complement potables.

A spirit of good-natured fun permeates the copper-hued premises, as evidenced by a free monthly wine and mug club. Live music is a common occurrence on Friday nights, and Wednesdays star Chef Rob’s pork special.

2380 Esplanade Dr
Algonquin,
IL
US

Brunswick Zone has been a trusted name in recreational pin pulverizing for more than a century, providing good times to patrons across the country. Friends and families season afternoons with a pleasant peppering of strikes, spares, and easygoing gutter balls under classic bowling conditions, or take the next bold step in ball-hurling evolution and engage in a round of cosmic bowling, where dancing lights, thumping tunes, and black-lit gear light up the full sensorium. At XL locations, game rooms beckon with nimble joystick workouts on classic and modern arcade games.

1611 South Randall Road
Algonquin,
IL
US

Crafted with a plethora of sand bunkers, precisely placed mounds, and billowing grass, Golf Club of Illinois' classic 18-hole course challenges ball swatters of every skill level. The par 71 course lets links-loving quartets start by chipping away 9-irons at hole one and end plotting a course through the deceptively shallow green of hole 18. Cruise the Nugent- and Borland-designed playing field with a golf cart for each duo, providing easy travel between holes and quick getaways from the seventh hole's irascible wildebeest population.

1575 Edgewood Dr
Algonquin,
IL
US

Cardinal Fitness provides a throng of workout amenities in a fully equipped epicenter of exercise. Bolster blood-pumping organs with sophisticated cardio equipment while buttressing biceps and shaping solar plexuses on top-notch strength-training equipment. Although Austrian bodybuilders have pumped the world's iron supply to dangerously low levels, Cardinal still provides enough of the strength-fortifying mineral for a wide array of free weights. Your personal training session will give you a jump-start at the gym and enhance subsequent workouts by providing you with information on the best exercises for your body, as well as individualized advice for achieving fitness goals.

2172 Lake Cook Rd
Algonquin,
IL
US

Chuck Masny describes himself as an “eternal student of the martial arts,” always learning more about his chosen disciplines despite the black belts in Goshin jiujitsu and American karate that already encircle his waist. Chuck brings his insatiable appetite for refinement to his classes, encouraging his students to ask why a technique is performed a certain way or to adjust motions to suit their unique physiques. This allows students to determine what mix of fitness exercise and self-defense training best suits their needs.

Chuck’s youth programs focus on developing not only the physical fitness skills that will grow into combat ability, but also the mental skills important to a child’s scholastic success. Kids practice listening and self-discipline and engage in a “bully-proofing” program in which they learn how to deflect insults by mentally transforming their bodies into rubber. Adult classes swing the focus to the practical underpinnings of self-defense, studying why and how certain moves and combinations work to arm students against real-world violence. Chuck also schedules cardio-enriched kickboxing classes, which incinerate calories in a furnace powered by flying fists and feet.

8505 Redtail Dr
Village Of Lakewood,
IL
US

When he shuts up his workshop at the North Pole after another successful holiday season, Santa Claus doesn't simply hibernate until next December. Instead, he packs up his sleigh and heads to his summer home at the Fox River Valley's Santa's Village Azoosment Park. Open from May to October, the wonderland greets guests with three separate amusement experiences. The fun begins in Santa's Village, where quaint alpine building and expertly manicured pathways awaken feelings of nostalgia in hearts young and old. There, visitors can zoom down the original Santa's Tree House Slide, hitch a ride on the Kringle Convoy, or snap a picture at a recreation of Santa's North Pole home. They can also tap into the amusement rides including the antique carousel, the Tilt-A-Whirl, and Dracor the Dragon's Coaster.

A renowned lover of animals, Santa has also filled his park with a menagerie of creatures both familiar and exotic. After visiting Rudolph and company at Reindeer Ridge, visitors can grab a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh on their way to see the denizens of Parakeet Paradise, Tortoise Island, or Old MacDonald's Farm and Petting Zoo. In addition to grabbing up-close peeks of everything from a red-tailed boa to a fennec fox, visitors can also take in an exotic animal show that educates audience members about the park's wild residents.

Always in the holiday spirit, the park welcomes groups looking to add a spark to reunions, birthday, or group outings. This accommodating spirit even extends to the park's rule book: parking is free, and picnic baskets are encouraged.

601 Dundee Ave.
East Dundee,
IL
US