Events & Activities in Calverton

Up to 69% Off Ballet Lessons at The Ballet Academy

Beltsville

$80 $29

Instructors teach students classical ballet routines, technique, and performance skills inspired by the Royal Academy's syllabus

Up to 72% Off Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$195 $59

Personal trainers develop tailored workouts for clients that begin with a detailed fitness analysis

Up to 88% Off Boot Camp from The Sergeant's Program

Multiple Locations

$234 $29

One-hour, military-inspired workouts push members with running, calisthenics, aerobics, and weight training, held five to six days a week

50% Off

Greenbelt

$60 $30

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50% Off Zombie Problem-Solving Game

College Park

$28 $14

Work with teammates to solve clues and find the key that opens the escape door before being grabbed by a zombie chained in the corner

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$50 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 50% Off Sandwiches and Pub Grub at Big Play Sports Grill

Old Town

$22 $11

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Smoked ribs, crab cake sliders, roast chicken, and other hearty pub grub served in a dining room outfitted with 16 big-screen TVs

30% Off Terrapin & Hare 5K Mud Run

Savage - Guilford

$50 $35

Runners conquer 5 kilometers' worth of muddy obstacles in a race that helps bring recess back to local schools

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

72% Off CrossFit

6, Savage

$200 $56

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55% Off

3, West Friendship

$99 $45

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

45% Off Eight-Week Swing-Dance Course 

Multiple Locations

$110 $60.50

Swing-dance champions Tom Koerner & Debra Sternberg & staff teach jitterbug, lindy hop & charleston steps during eight-week program

Up to 78% Off MMA and Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $43

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Along with MMA and CrossFit classes, instructors teach Gracie jiu-jitsu, muay thai, yoga, and self-defense

Up to 51% Off Adult-Contemporary Pop Concert

The Fillmore Silver Spring

$26.50 $13

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The singer-songwriter behind the hit "Rock and Roll" shares powerful pop hooks and vocals in support of his latest album, Pure Fiction

Learn Hand-Sewing Techniques from an Eco-Friendly Clothing Artist

Think Outside the Store

$25 $25

DIY clothing expert Sarah Gingold teaches you basic hand-stitches and repair techniques within her eco-friendly studio

84% Off Personal Training

Silver Spring

$240 $39

Personal-training sessions combine strength training and cardio conditioning to tone muscles and burn calories

62% Off Martial Arts

Silver Spring

$200 $76

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Up to 51% Off a Private Horseback-Riding Lesson

Silver Spring

$255 $127

Riders learn to ride in the English style from instructors trained in accordance with the standards of the British Horse Society

Up to 67% Off Beading Classes or Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Beading classes for adults and children or boot camp with lessons on beading techniques, a bead trunk show, and included breakfast and lunch

Arthur Murray Dance Studio – 85% Off Lessons

Multiple Locations

$337 $49

Experienced instructors lead partners and solo fleet feet in private and group lessons within a professional studio setting

Sandy Spring Museum – Up to 60% Off Visit

Ashton - Sandy Spring

$10 $5

Local museum explores the area’s history as a Quaker community and historic hub of Maryland with rotating and permanent exhibits

Up to 63% Off Kids' Camp or Birthday Party

Olney, MD

$200 $75

Summer camp covers themes of fitness fun & nutrition, science, nature, and art & more; themed birthday parties entertain up to 20 kids

Up to 80% Off Zumba at Divinefiesta Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

$50 $10

Spirited instructors lead one-hour cardio workouts filled with vibrant world music and easy-to-follow choreography inspired by Latin dances

57% Off at Now & Then Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$105 $45

Expert instructors teach students 1 of 21 dance styles during private and group classes; students put lessons to action during dance parties

Up to 78% Off Boot-Camp Classes at CD Fit

Multiple Locations

$90 $29

Push beyond fitness plateaus with high-intensity, one-hour boot-camp classes that focus on sculpting the entire body

Up to 52% Off at Go Cook Vegan

Hyattsville

$50 $24

Learn to cook vegan meals; two-course farm-to-table meals are served during the class, along with complimentary wine and mimosas

Up to 71% Off Youth Dance Classes

Joe's Movement Emporium

$60 $19

Ballet, jazz, modern, and contemporary dance lessons for students 10 and up

Up to 87% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$300 $39

One-hour indoor boot-camp sessions reinforce camaraderie with partner & team-based drills while body-weight exercises condition physiques

Up to 54% Off Half-Hour Music Lessons

Hyattsville Arts District

$40 $20

Expert instructors customize piano, guitar, or voice lessons to match each guest’s level of skill

Up to 59% Off Women's Self-Defense Classes at Kims Karate

Glenn Dale

$140 $59

Women learn to defend themselves in classes that incorporate elements of tae kwon do and cardio kickboxing

Up to 48% Off Farm to School Healthy Eating Program

Glenn Dale

$249 $129

Kids aged 3–12 learn about healthy eating through games and hands-on activities; lesson held at C & E Farm or a school or daycare building

Up to 71% Off Lanham Skating Center

Lanham - Seabrook

$28 $8

Retro roller skates twirl duos around a smooth indoor rink

51% Off Boot-Camp Classes and Meal Plan

FedEx Field

$99 $49

Certified fitness trainers host boot-camp classes at FedExField; meal plan included

50% Off Boot Camp

Summerfield

$355 $178

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Up to 86% Off Personal Training

Brookeville

$195 $29

An experienced trainer leads personalized workouts for one or two, each scaled to individual goals and abilities

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting at The Winery at Olney

Olney

$37 $18

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Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

71% Off at Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center

Bethesda Location

$206 $59

The ballroom-dance center offers group classes in styles such as social, nightclub, and ballroom dancing.

Up to 51% Off Personal Training Sessions

North Bethesda

$100 $49

During private sessions, personal trainer designs a program for each client to maximize results

50% Off Sneak Preview at Talk Cinema

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

$40 $20

Prolific critic Harlan Jacobson hosts sneak-preview screenings of indie and foreign films followed by discussions with film experts

Up to 75% Off a Falconry Presentation with Mike Dupuy

Union Jack's British Brew Pub

$80 $30

Educational presentation on the art and sport of falconry and its 4,000-year history by master falconer Mike Dupuy

Up to 56% Off Kids' Movie-Acting Camp

Popcorn Media

$200 $89

Hollywood production crew guides kids in the creation of their own movie, from screen acting to lights, then stages a red-carpet premiere

63% Off Boot Camp at Tony's Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$135 $50

Burn fat and build lean muscle in these boot-camp classes designed to target problem areas such as glutes and abs

67% Off Yoga and Pilates Classes

Bethesda

$150 $49

The class offerings here span many styles—from gentler varieties to senior classes and prenatal options

Half Off at The Parva Restaurant Bar & Lounge in Bethesda

Bethesda

$30 $15

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Globetrotting wine selection pairs with Latin American cuisine fusing Colombian, Peruvian, and Argentine influences

Up to 67% Off Yoga or Tai Chi Classes

Bethesda

$90 $30

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Therapeutic and gentle meditation, tai chi, yoga, Pilates, and wellness classes for all skill levels help strengthen mind-body connections

Up to 55% Off Gym Memberships and Training

Bethesda

$65 $29

Members attend unlimited group classes such as Zumba, BodyPump, and cycling; personal trainers design individualized exercise routines

Up to 78% Off Boot Camp and Personal Training

Chevy Chase

$150 $59

Personal training sessions target fat through customized workouts; boot camp classes challenge bodies with interval work

Up to 75% Off at Kaizen Karate

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Experienced, black-belt instructors teach the fundamentals of karate in beginner classes

61% Off Yoga-Teacher Course

Chevy Chase

$3,100 $1,199

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Yoga Alliance–registered program helps aspiring yoga teachers learn more about the ancient art and how to lead classes for any practitioner

Up to 93% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Bethesda

$375 $29

Martial-arts and self-defense classes for all age levels boost fitness and strengthen discipline

50% Off Gear at TennisTopia in Rockville

Congressional Village Shopping Center

$50 $25

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Tennis balls, racquets, shoes & apparel from names such as Adidas, Wilson & Nike arm athletes for court-top battle

Up to 66% Off at Crossfit Extreme Fitness

Rockville

$280 $99

Trainers take new CrossFitters through the basics before setting them free to join small group CrossFit classes

Up to 51% Off Zumba Classes at Studio Fiesta Dance & Fitness

East Rockville

$60 $30

Sisters Veronica and Marilin channel their passion for dance into Zumba classes, which combine dance fitness with Latin beats

Up to 79% Off Classes at Shaolin Temple Traditional Kung-Fu

Rockville

$165 $35

Experienced Shaolin temple warrior monk teaches classes in Shaolin kung-fu, sparring, qi gong, and Zen buddhism for adults and kids

Up to 60% Off Martial-Arts Classes

North Bethesda

$62 $29

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Expert instructors intersperse lessons on styles such as krav maga, boxing, and kali with high-intensity workouts

76% Off Boxing and Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$185 $45

At six locations, intensive boxing and martial-arts classes teach valuable self-defense and fitness skills

52% Off Ceramics Class with Wine

Central Rockville

$60 $29

In a 2- to 2.5-hour class, learn hand-building skills and create a mug, teacup, or picture frame while enjoying wine or soda

Up to 51% Off NRA Basic Pistol-Shooting Course

Multiple Locations

$320 $159

NRA-certified instructors teach proper stance and grip and safety rules; live-fire range time for practicing with revolvers and pistols

Up to 76% Off Unlimited Fitness Classes

West Rockville

$100 $29

Certified trainer Liz Fontek guides students of all fitness levels through varied, strength-building workouts

Up to 59% Off Dating-Service Memberships

Multiple Locations

$450 $185

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Full-time staff presents singles with a rotating cast of potential partners that match their personalities and preferences

68% Off at Get In Shape For Women

Central Rockville

$310 $99

During sessions for four women, trainers adjust strength and cardio exercises to fitness levels; nutrition planning enhances transformations

50% Off Boys Youth Lacrosse Clinics at Performance Lacrosse

Rockville, MD

$150 $75

In this growing program, coaches with collegiate experience teach kids lacrosse as well as improving skills and techniques

55% Off Services

Odenton

$99 $45

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

51% Off Martial Arts Classes at Xtreme Mpact

Xtreme Mpact

$200 $99

Black-belted instructors teach Kenpo karate classes and women's kickboxing classes twice a week in this 25-year-old facility

45% Off CrossFit

Odenton

$169 $93

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50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Dupont Circle

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 60% Off Urban-Race Entry

Mackey's Pub

$50 $20

Teams race on foot past city landmarks, solving clues and tackling obstacles for a chance at cash and other prizes

Up to 51% Off Weekday Kayak Rentals or Tour

Georgetown

$20 $9.75

Beneath the arches of the Key Bridge, kayakers and paddleboarders disembark for excursions onto the Potomac

Up to 51% Off Standup Comedy

The Arena Stage

$57.50 $28

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"Bad Girl of Comedy" seen in "Borat" and The Katt Williams Comedy Tour takes the stage with support from Sampson McCormick

Priest Tyaire Presents: "Mrs. Independent" – Up to 30% Off Play

Warner Theatre

$60.50 $42.35

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Priest Tyaire's latest work examines reversed roles in a marriage, as performed by an all-star cast including Robin Givens

Up to 56% Off Guided Walking History Tour

Washington

$78 $39

In depth historical lessons accompany tours that swing by the Jefferson Monument, FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Vietnam Memorial

Pierre Edwards – Up to 52% Off Comedy Show

Hyatt Regency

$25 $12

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Comedian, actor, and author seen on BET's Comic View, Def Comedy Jam, and How to Be a Player

Sample U Street's Soul Food with a Foodie Tour Guide

Washington

$39.99 $39.99

Jeffrey Diaz takes you to sample soul food and view historical sites that helped define U Street's African American culture

Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. – Up to 45% Off Visit

MADAME TUSSAUDS

$22.79 $13

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Stand face-to-face with wax-made cultural figures, sports stars, and all 44 US presidents

Up to 59% Off Wine at Crush Kitchen and Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Themed evenings invite guests to sample six wines with accompanying cheese and charcuterie

Washington Nationals – Up to Half Off Game

Nationals Park

$20 $10

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Led by a young all-star and one of the NL's most promising pitching staffs, the Nats head into 2014 poised to repeat 2012's NL East title

50% Off Women's Event with Art and Food

Charles E. Smith Center at The George Washington University

$60 $30

Event celebrating women with artists, exhibits, vendors, pop-up shops, live entertainment, and of course food and free unlimited wine

DC Harbor Cruises – Up to 50% Off

Southwest Waterfront

$30 $15

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Up to 225 passengers board a luxury catamaran for a sailing excursion amid the peaceful waters of Washington

Up to 34% Off Major League Ultimate Frisbee Games

Cardinal Stadium - Catholic University of America

$14.50 $10

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In its second season as a competitor in Major League Ultimate, the DC Current square off against teams from across the east coast

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The first running of the Potomac Hunt Races took place in 1952, and the event has been an annual tradition in Montgomery County ever since. The event celebrates steeplechase racing—a form of competition that originated in 18th-century Ireland, when riders would dash across uneven terrain and use towering church steeples as their beacons. Today, regular two- to four-mile tracks have become the battlegrounds for steeplechase events, and horses equipped with on-board GPS systems have made church steeples obsolete. Potomac Hunt Races carries on the tradition of this modern-day version of steeplechase racing, while implementing a tradition of its own: donating a portion of the proceeds from each year's event to charity.

19960 Fisher Ave
Poolesville,
MD
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The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring's 13 courses are color-coded by difficulty level, from yellow for beginners to double black diamonds for experts. They aren't ski trails, though—they're climbing challenges. More than 150 platforms adorn 5 acres of trees, which participants trek among by way of cable, wood, and rope bridges, as well as ziplines. A short safety briefing precedes all excursions, covering how to use the included gear and harnesses.

The park's main courses aren't the only place to test climbing skills. Over in the Monkey Grove, visitors can scale 10 trees fastened with the footholds and grips of a classic rock wall. Younger climbers, meanwhile, can explore The Labyrinth, a small, contained structure featuring more than 40 junior-sized versions of the park's other challenges. The courses illuminate on select Glow-in-the-Park evenings, when food, live music, and hoot-owl choruses await climbers upon their return to terra firma.

16701 Norwood Rd
Sandy Spring,
MD
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With no studio fee and an open-door policy, the Studio at Fulton is always ready for customers to stop in to create whenever the creative juices flood. Select from hundreds of pieces to personalize, including mugs, plates, and a variety of seasonal pottery. Items range from $5 up to $60 for the largest vessels. The Studio at Fulton's selections are all non-toxic and food safe. Deck out your design with more hues than a neon-splattered Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper dipped in a rainbow, or make a statement with a mod motif. Aspiring artists can also try their hands at fusing glass pieces, with no experience required.

11821 Scaggsville Road
Fulton,
MD
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Blueberry Gardens' seasoned instructors cultivate whole-body health with a schedule of multi-level classes inspired by ParaYoga, Anusara, and body-balance methods. A composite of breath and movement, ParaYoga challenges students to prod the body's upper limits of flexibility and strength through vigorous postures such as downward dog, dolphin plank, and recumbent Andrew Carnegie. Fueled by an uplifting philosophy, Anusara yoga encourages students to honor their differences, limitations, and talents, and body-balance yoga integrates the body and mind through asanas inspired by Protean animorphs. Each 90-minute class includes mats and props and, if missed, can be substituted in any of the other summer sessions.

237 Ashton Rd
Ashton,
MD
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Bearing the titles of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from Professional Photographers of America, David and Ally McKay embody the keen vision and aesthetic prowess that separated good photographers from great ones. They share these skills during classes at McKay Photography Academy, where they train eyes, fingers, and imaginations to work in tandem as a snapshooting dream machine. Their classes help aspiring photographers progress from neophytes to seasoned pros; the Beginning Digital Photography course teaches students to harness the intricacies of their instruments, and the Pro Academy offers inside tips on how to successfully snap wedding portraits, pose recent grads, or tease out candid emotions. When not busy instructing the next generation of shutterbugs, David and Ally also devise photo safaris, which send small teams of photographers to capture shots of famed landmarks including San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; the Lincoln Memorial of Washington, DC; or Yosemite's 60-foot statue of Yogi Bear.

3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi,
MD
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The graceful ease with which a good bartender mixes drinks masks the difficulty of the job, one that requires knowledge and dexterity—not to mention charisma. The seasoned barkeeps at Bartender of America, a TIPS-certified school, know what it takes to be a good bartender and lead their students through deliberate exercises inside a fully simulated tavern environment. Amid ambient sounds and music, novice bartenders dole out maraschino cherries and shake martinis while refining their conversational skills and learning how to identify underage kids by their mustaches. Fully committed students can opt for the entire Bar 101 curriculum, attaining a bartending license and valuable tricks for managing their resume and acing job interviews, while abbreviated classes offer insight into the fundamentals of the trade.

9651 Baltimore Ave
College Park,
MD
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