Things To Do in Connecticut

"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody" at Lyman Center on November 13 (Up to 40% Off)

"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody!"

Lyman Center

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Live-action comedy takes a stab at the bestselling adult novel and pop culture phenomenon, Fifty Shades of Grey

$35 $21

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$30 for Admission to the Masked Beauty Masquerade Ball from Beauty Entourage & Salon Alexander ($50 Value)

Beauty Entourage & Salon Alexander

The Society Room of Hartford

Fifth annual Avant Garde Hair & Makeup Show features performances, fashion show, and masquerade ball to benefit Wigs For Kids

$50 $30

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Black and White Ball at Old Stamford Town Hall on Saturday, November 29 (Up to 53% Off)

Black and White Ball

Old Stamford Town Hall

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“Longé Magazine”’s Black and White Ball treats guests to fine food and a concert by reggae star Omeil

$64.29 $30

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One or Three 30-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Forget Me Not Farm (Up to 56% Off)

Forget Me Not Farm

North Salem

30-minute introductory lessons cover riding technique and good horsemanship year round

$85 $42

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Chocolate Experience and Tour for Two or Four at Fascia’s Chocolates (Up to 50% Off)

Fascia's Chocolate

Waterbury

Learn about where chocolate comes from, participate in tastings, and make your own chocolate bar with custom toppings

$20 $12

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5 or 10 Drop-In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes at Gracie Sports USA (Up to 51% Off)

Gracie Sports USA

West Norwalk

Participants burn up 100 calories an hour during classes that sculpt lean muscles while teaching self-defense applicable to real life

$100 $50

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Round of Golf with Cart Rental and Range Balls During the Weekend or Weekday (Up to 41% Off)

Centennial Golf Club

Carmel Hamlet

27-hole championship course leads golfers across a multitude of landscapes as they make their way over hilly fairways with lush greenery

$100 $59

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Phoenix Theater Presents "The Rocky Horror Show" at Trinity-on-Main on October 17–November 1 (Up to 52% Off)

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Trinity-on-Main

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Audience members are invited to participate in this stage production of Richard O’Brien’s cult musical classic

$52 $25

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5, 10, or 15 High-Intensity Outdoor Interval-Training Workouts from Transformations Right Now (Up to 76% Off)

Transformations Right Now

Multiple Locations

Exercisers head to the great outdoors in locations such as Talcott Mountain for high-intensity interval workouts that get the heart racing

$125 $39

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One Month of Unlimited Adult or Students CrossFit with Six On-Ramp Classes at CrossFit Meriden (Up to 60% Off)

Crossfit Meriden

Meriden

Trainers design constantly changing workouts based on principles of strength training, plyometrics, cardio, and gymnastics

$90 $45

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Museum Admission or a Birthday Party at The New England Carousel Museum (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Connecticut Carousel Museum

Bristol

Visitors see vintage carousels and a working Carousel; birthday parties include a carousel ride and themed craft

$19 $10

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Two Lessons and One Practice Party or Five Lessons and Three Parties at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 71% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

$120 $35

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90-Minute Dance Class for One, Two, or Four, or Private Party for Up to Eight (Up to 75% Off)

Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

$50 $20

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at American Colleges of Kombido (45% Off)

American Colleges Of Kombido

West Haven

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

$315 $173

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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$60 for One Month of Cartoon, Drawing, and Airbrush Classes at Little Red School ($120 Value)

Little Red School

Stratford

Instructors take a holistic approach to art by teaching several different mediums in 90-minute classes limited to 12 students

$120 $60

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Two-Hour Bowling Package for 2, 4, or 6, or Party for Up to 12 at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Hall of Fame Silver Lanes

East Hartford

Bowling bowls careen down slick lanes as bowlers take breaks for pizza and concessions

$51 $30

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One-Month Membership with a Personal-Training Session at Personal Fitness Solutions (55% Off)

Personal Fitness Solutions

Haddam

From the merchant: Unlimited Personal Training for 1 month plus a nutrition consultation.

$300 $135

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Italian Cooking Class for One or Two at Dalice Elizabeth Winery (Up to 52% Off) 

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Using Mediterranean sea salts and ingredients from local farmers, chefs teach the basics of preparing homestyle Italian cuisine

$75 $37

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$25 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Studio V Fitness ($70 Value)

Studio V Fitness

Shelton

Trainers lead myriad classes such as Zumba, fitness yoga, TRX suspension traning, and Spinning

$70 $25

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Catch-and-Release or Fillet-and-Freeze Ice-Fishing for Two from Taft's Tackle & Charter Services (Up to 75% Off)

Taft's Tackle & Charter Services

Great Barrington

Adept anglers guide troupes across frozen lakes in four-hour excursions using modern technology to haul in catches

$300 $79

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Krav Maga Classes at Cannon Ridge Training Center (Up to 83% Off)

Cannon Ridge Training Center

Cannon Ridge Training Center

Students of all skill levels learn the same practical self-defense maneuvers used by the Israeli Defense Forces

$129 $25

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Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Tennis Clinic at Glastonbury Tennis Club (Up to 51% Off)

Glastonbury Tennis Club

Glastonbury Center

Tennis players of any level can sign up for a clinic led by pros that teach the skills needed to improve strokes and game performance

$28 $15

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$59 for 10 Yoga Classes at Balanced Body Chiropractic Center ($120 Value)

Balanced Body Chiropractic Center

Naugatuck

Yoga classes help burgeoning students explore exercise, breathing, and meditation to strengthen both their minds and bodies

$120 $59

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Standup for Two, Four, or Eight at Hartford Funny Bone Through February 28 (Up to 84% Off)

Hartford Funny Bone

Hartford Funny Bone

Club features nationally touring comics seen on stage and screen

$46 $15

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One Month of Classes and T-Shirt for One or Two at Villari's Martial Arts Centers (Up to 87% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts Centers

Newington

Skilled instructors guide students through the ins and outs of the shaolin kempo karate style to improve self-defense skills and confidence

$139 $20

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at JC Karate (45% Off)

Jc Karate

Cheshire

Our certified instructors teach both kids and adults the art of tang soo do. We offer self-defense and family classes.

$65 $36

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Four or Eight Karate or Kickboxing Classes at A.F.A. Karate (Up to 88% Off)

A.F.A. Karate

Branford

Kids and adults build self-defense skills, reduce stress, and boost self-confidence during karate and kickboxing classes

$120 $15

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Flying Lesson at Icon Aviation Group, LLC (Up to 67% Off)

Icon Aviation Group, LLC

Multiple Locations

Take to the skies with a licensed certified flight instructor and log your journey in the accompanying logbook

$299.25 $99

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Dance-Lesson Package for One or Two Private Lessons for an Individual or Couple at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (87% Off)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

Learn dances such as swing, salsa, and the hustle in one-on-one lessons, then hone skills in a group class and party-style practice session

$145 $19

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Ancient Burying Ground Tour or Architectural Walking Tour for Four from Wethersfield Historical Society (45% Off)

Wethersfield Historical Society

Wethersfield

Tourists take in various aspects of colonial life in Wethersfield; non-profit, membership-supported organization with a focus on education

$20 $11

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$25 for $45 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons — Epona Farm

Epona Farms

Chaplin

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

$45 $25

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10 Boot-Camp Classes at Freestyle Fitness (45% Off)

Freestyle Fitness

Westport

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

$200 $110

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$11 for a Movie Ticket with a Large Popcorn and Soda at Hoyts Simsbury Cinemas (Up to 54% Off)

Hoyts Simsbury Cinemas

Simsbury

Theater nestles moviegoers snacking on large popcorn and soda into high-back rocking chairs for Dolby Digital–surround-sound presentations

$24 $11

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$15 for $25 Worth of Rides and Games at Nomads Adventure Quest

Nomads Adventure Quest

South Windsor

50+ arcade games, black-light mini golf, laser tag, bumper cars, spinning teacups, and basketball at family-fun center

$25 $15

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MMA Classes or Women's Boot Camp at Ultimate MMA Training Center (Up to 66% Off). Four Options Available.

Ultimate MMA Training Center

North Haven

MMA classes include Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay thai, and wrestling; personalized women's workouts get results by targeting specific muscles

$150 $52

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$62 for $138 Worth of Martial Arts — Villari's Martial Arts

Villari's Martial Arts

North Windham

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

$138 $62

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One Month of Class, 10 or 20 Classes, or 10 Prenatal Classes at Elements Yoga and Wellness Center (Up to 76% Off)

Elements Yoga and Wellness Center

Darien

Experienced instructors lead alignment-focused flow classes that promote strength, flexibility, and sense of calm; prenatal option available

$195 $49

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One or Three Private Ballroom-Dance Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio Southbury (Up to 76% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Southbury

Southbury

During private lessons, instructors teach students ballroom dance in a one-on-one setting

$95 $29

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10 Fitness Classes or 21- or 74-Day Gym Membership at Shoreline Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Shoreline Fitness

Multiple Locations

Memberships grant unlimited access to cardio and weight-training equipment; classes include Zumba, Spinning, Bodystep, and more

$75 $19

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Explore the Stars Astronomy Tour for Two Adults or Children at Mark's Tree Farm (Up to 62% Off)

Mark's Tree Farm

Lebanon

High-powered laser pointer and large telescope showcase planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy tour

$130 $49

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One Month of Unlimited Adult or Youth Martial-Arts Classes at New England Ninjutsu (Up to 59% Off)

New England Ninjutsu

Wallingford

Black-belt instructors teach kids and adults the practical self-defense tactics of budo taijutsu

$95 $39

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Admission for Two or Four at Barnes Museum (40% Off)

The Barnes Museum

Southington

Home dating to 1836 presents a glimpse into Southington's past with antique furniture and clothing, Civil War letters, and restored gardens

$10 $6

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18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart at Farmingbury Hills Golf Course (Up to 48% Off)

Farmingbury Hills Golf Course

Wolcott

Nine-hole course emulates a full 18-hole layout with variations such as separate tee boxes, greens, and pars

$80 $45

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Tai Chi or Kickboxing Classes at Bushi Ban Martial Arts (Up to 59% Off)

Bushi Ban Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Flow through movements that silence tension and stress during tai chi classes, or get an invigorating, total-body workout during kickboxing

$69 $29.99

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Momix: Alchemia for Two on Friday, October 24, or Saturday, October 25, at 8 p.m. (Up to Half Off)

Momix: Alchemia

Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts

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Science meets art in Momix’s latest production, which features undulating dancers and wordless commentary on human sensuality

$80 $40

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9- or 18-Hole Round for Two at Vineyard Valley Golf Club (Up to 55% Off)

Vineyard Valley Golf Club

Pomfret Center

Rolling terrain on former vineyard presents unique challenges and elevation changes along 9-hole course

$49 $26

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial-Arts Classes at Integrated Personal Defense, LLC (Up to 78% Off)

Integrated Personal Defense, LLC

Tolland

Kids' classes with emphasis on group-work help improve discipline, motor skills, strength, and confidence

$99 $26

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Urban Survival and Citizen Preparedness Training Session for 1, 2, or 4 at Wilderness Survival (Up to 54% Off)

Urban Survivor

Multiple Locations

Urban survival course covers essential skills to help prepare for different emergencies or natural disasters

$75 $36

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at YathaBhuta Yoga (Up to 63% Off)

YathaBhuta Yoga

North Granby

Tone and stretch in regular or warm yoga classes, capped at 10-12 students to ensure individualized attention

$120 $49

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Dharma Yoga Center (Up to 56% Off)

Dharma Yoga Center

Orange

Students participate in everything from gentle Range and Motion classes to advanced classes utilizing poses created by Sri Dharma Mittra

$100 $49

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One or Two 30-Minute Private Lessons or One 60-Minute Group Lesson at Pro Golf Academy (Up to 61% Off)

Pro Golf Academy

Cromwell

Proper swing mechanics and hand-eye coordination constitute the focal points of instructional sessions from a Class A PGA member

$75 $29

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Two, Four, or Six Personal Training Sessions at The Fitness Image (Up to 73% Off)

The Fitness Image

Greenwich

Personal trainers tailor sessions to needs raining from sports training to weight loss and post-rehabilitation support

$160 $59

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BYOB Painting Party for One, Two, or Four at Camp Simon Art Center (Up to 53% Off)

Camp Simon Art Center

East Windsor

Groups get together and learn to complete paintings, with subjects such as martini glasses, shoes, or recreations works by van Gogh or Monet

$50 $25

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Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Elite Strength and Performance (Up to 67% Off)

Elite Strength and Performance

Thomaston

High-energy classes include intense 45-minute workouts that use tires, gymnastics rings, and weightlifting to strengthen the entire body

$99 $39

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Carts, Range Balls, and Beer at Green Woods C.C. (Up to 51% Off)

Green Woods C.C

Winchester

Country club founded in 1903 offers verdant greens across nine holes; quaff draft beers to celebrate the round's victor

$134.50 $69

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Two or Four Indoor-Playground Admissions at Stay and Play (50% Off)

Stay and Play

Old Saybrook

Specially designed indoor playground features twisting slides, a rope bridge, and a game room for the older kids

$9 $4.50

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Dance Lessons or Zumba Classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studio Mystic (Up to 85% Off). Three Options Available.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Mystic

Mystic

Dancers step out on the floor during private lessons or pair up at social dance parties; Zumba classes combine fun moves with a workout

$190 $30

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10 or 20 Drop-In Adult Martial Arts Classes at Marcelo Garcia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (Up to 74% Off)

Marcelo Garcia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association

Bridgeport

Master the sparring and grappling self-defense techniques of Brazilian Jujitsu in classes taught by world champion instructor Joao Luz

$150 $43

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$12 for a Ticket to Any Tour from Ghosts of New Haven ($25 value)

Ghosts of New Haven

Downtown

Tour guides lead 90-minute strolls through haunted locales and tell tales of scandal with historical facts

$25 $12

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at the XL Center on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

XL Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$69.25 $42

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Personal or Virtual Training Sessions from Head-To-Toe Chiropractic, LLC (Up to 75% Off). Four Options Available.

Head-To-Toe Chiropractic, LLC

Springdale

Initial meetings include fitness assessments, which the trainer uses to build custom programs geared toward individual goals

$250 $99

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$252 for $459 Groupon — Lil Beans Parties

Lil Beans Parties

Scotts Corners

Children’s themed party for up to 10 children. 90 minutes of fun-filled games and activities with various themes.

$459 $252

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$12 for a Movie Night Package for Two at Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10 ($24 Value)

Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10

Waterbury

Movie night package includes tickets, popcorn, and drinks for two

$24 $12

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Two or Four Private Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 77% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Norwalk

Experienced instructors teach individuals or couples how to ballroom dance during private lessons

$132 $30

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One or Two Races for Two People at On Track Karting (Up to 43% Off)

On Track Karting

Brookfield

Eight-minute sessions spent behind the wheel of a performance kart that can reach speeds of up to 40 mph around the 1,800-foot indoor track

$44 $28

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One Month of Unlimited Gym Access with 5 or 10 One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at YWCA New Britain (53% Off)

YWCA New Britain

New Britain

Trainers help clients through an exercise regimen that includes circuit, cardio, and weight training; also track progress and set goals

$35 $17

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Aikido and Capoeira at Plus One Defense Systems (Up to 80% Off)

Plus One Defense Systems

West Hartford

9,000 sq. ft. facility with about 2,000 sq. ft. of mat space along with showers and a lounge with WiFi access

$130 $29

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at The Fitness Center for Women (Up to 69% Off)

The Fitness Center for Women

Bristol

Expert instructors lead women of all fitness levels through gentle or power yoga classes

$150 $49

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Three or Five Private Yoga Therapeutic or Ayurveda Healing Sessions at Divinely Rooted (Up to 66% Off)

Divinely Rooted

Hamden

Private, therapeutic yoga sessions help practitioners become more in-tuned to their body and address issues such as postural alignment

$255.24 $89

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Two-Hour Introductory Sewing Class for One or Two at A Little Square (Up to 52% Off)

A Little Square

Fairfield

Get some hands-on crafting experience in classes that teach the basic techniques of sewing

$60 $29

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$40 for $80 Worth of Services at Rinzin Wangchuk Academy of Martial Sciences

Rinzin Wangchuk Academy of Martial Sciences

West Haven

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

$80 $40

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A Private Music Lesson from Steve Coyne Guitar Lessons (44% Off)

Steve Coyne Guitar Lessons

Devon / Walnut Beach

Introductory guitar lesson with ShredGuy recording artist Steve Coyne

$25 $14

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$81 for $180 Worth of CrossFit — CrossFit Expressions

Crossfit Expressions

Stratford

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

$180 $81

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$50 for $99 Worth of Martial Arts — Kobukai Jujitsu Dojo

Kobukai Jujitsu

East Hartford

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

$99 $50

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One or Two Five-Week Courses of Pilox-O-Boxing at Middlesex YMCA (Up to 60% Off)

Middlesex YMCA

Middletown

Burn calories in two pilox-o-boxing classes per week

$125 $59

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$45 for $100 Groupon — American Martial Arts Academy

American Martial Arts Academy

Shelton

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

$100 $45

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$13 for a Fall-Themed Farm Outing for Two at Taft Farms ($26 Value)

Taft Farms

Great Barrington

Take advantage of the changing season with access to an adult hayride, children’s hay maze, corn maze, and pumpkin picking

$26 $13

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6 or 12 30-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Body Contours (Up to 73% Off)

Body Contours

Body Contours Gym

After a free assessment, a certified personal trainer crafts customized workouts that blend resistance, flexibility, and cardio training

$250 $69

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Select Local Merchants

In 2012, the Bluefish became the first team in Atlantic League history to reach 1,000 victories. It was a huge milestone for a franchise that today, stands as one of only two remaining charter teams throughout the entire league. The 'Fish initially brought baseball back to Park City in 1998, and advanced to the league championship series in a losing effort. A year later, though, they returned with their first league title after defeating the Somerset Patriots.

The team's early success established a winning tradition–in fact, the Bluefish didn't suffer their first losing season until their eighth year of existence. Winning hasn't been the only tradition in Bridgeport, however. The Bluefish battle the Long Island Ducks every season for the Ferry Cup, trying to establish regional supremacy on the baseball diamond instead of by firing a barrage of used baseballs across the Long Island Sound.

500 Main St
Bridgeport,
CT
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Schooner Inc began in 1975 as a means to highlight the plight of the Long Island Sound and to help amplify the positive difference that the Clean Water Act was starting to make in US waters. Today, the company connects more than 8,000 people each year to the beauty and history of New Haven Harbor via public sails, summer camps, and educational programs.

For the last 23 years, the Quinnipiack?central Connecticut's only traditionally rigged tall ship?has hosted hands-on marine experiences for kids and adults. The New Haven mayor has officially decreed the schooner to be the city's flagship, as well as the ship Most Likely to Wear Couture Sails. The spacious boat was named to honor the Native Americans who inhabited the region and is helmed by an experienced and friendly crew.

60 S Water St
New Haven,
CT
US

Parents and children gaze at Curious George's antics on a movie screen, which is situated amid the same stencil work, pews, and fixtures that have decorated Charter Oak Cultural Center's building since its construction in 1876. Once the first synagogue to be built in Connecticut, it currently hosts the center's theatrical performances, film showings, and gallery exhibits, which all center around the idea that art is sustenance for the mind. With a belief that open and equal access to the arts fosters the community as a whole, it aims to enrich minds through four key activity types—artistic, cultural, educational, and historic preservation—that are often free. Its youth arts institute is endorsed by the Hartford Public Schools superintendent’s office and aims to supplement curricula with programs before, after, and after-after school. In adult-learning workshops, instructors advise on topics such as what to consider before going back to school, while the center's Homegrown Dance movement supports seven local companies.

21 Grand St
Hartford,
CT
US

Many consider scuba diving a hobby or fun activity to do on vacation, but for Capt. Saam, it has become a lifestyle. He learned to scuba-dive more than 35 years ago and has gone on to not only establish his namesake scuba school but also obtain a US Coast Guard master license, teach scuba diving in Hawaii, and make regular tropical-dive trips. All of his scuba-diving and maritime experiences have pooled into a vast reservoir of knowledge which he passes on to his scuba-school crew?all of whom are NAUI- and PADI-certified instructors and dive masters. Together they immerse students in aquatic classes??both group and private??modeled after those practiced by police and fire-department scuba teams. They keep group lessons small?no more than seven students per session?to ensure personalized instruction and each student's safety.

Students develop their passion and ability to explore subaquatic terrains while also learning survival skills. They learn procedures to calmly handle accidents during first aid and safety courses, train to become lifeguards, or master the art of prying a friend out of a whale?s baleen. Those looking to clock in more hours exploring the ocean can opt for a local dive charter, which ferries 18-25 scuba divers and snorkelers aboard Capt. Saam's boat the Silver Dolphin as it sets sail to a variety of diving locations, from Smith's Reef and Sheffield Island to Gwendolyn Steers Wreck.

Though Capt. Saam's is a scuba school first and foremost, the center also offers equipment rentals and tank fills at its full retail dive shop, tropical-dive trips to the Caribbean, and a ground aviation-training course that teaches students the basics of flight.

863 E Main St
Stamford,
CT
US

Fitness Together isn't your usual gym. The locally owned franchise doesn't boast ultra-chic titles, avant-garde workout rooms, or elitist trainers. What it does do is help each exerciser achieve sustainable results via its goal-oriented philosophy and proprietary triple threat of resistance training, cardiovascular exercises, and nutritional knowledge. The Aspire 8 resistance program sculpts clients' physiques over the course of eight progressive phases through a one-year period dotted with individual goals. Cardio Together presents personalized programs designed and tracked by a certified trainer, and Nutrition Together crafts a plan for healthy living that doesn't involve water imported from Canada’s fountain of youth and includes the help of one-on-one meetings with a nutritionist.

33 East Ave
New Canaan,
CT
US

Jim, the owner and operator of Extreme Paintball, bought his first paintball marker––a Nelspot 007––more than 20 years ago. Shortly after discovering his passion, he toured the country on a National Professional Paintball League team, retiring after 11 years to open Extreme Paintball. Nowadays, Jim and his staff work to introduce new players to his preferred method of paintball: woodsball. Contrasting with bunker-based speedball, woodsball is played in the natural outdoors, such as in the woods or at the bottom of the ocean.

At Extreme Paintball, Jim's three vast courses are designed around different scenarios with thematic obstacles scattered throughout to enhance the experience. The tank course carries the scars of war as crashed planes and the wrecked husks of tanks litter the battlefield, and the Vietnam course is shrouded in the area's densest foliage, finally making use of all the artificial trees populating the region. Jim's team rotates the courses throughout the year to preserve the environment and create an ever-changing battlefield.

476 Boyden St.
Waterbury,
CT
US