Events & Activities in Defiance

Up to 60% Off at Paintball Plex

Fort Wayne

$70 $29

An expansive paintball facility hosts colorful clashes on indoor and outdoor fields with air bunkers and WWII-inspired obstacles

Up to 82% Off at Paintball International

Paintball Plex

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 35% Off at Gravity Powered Sports

Angola

$229 $155

Instructors guide beginner skydivers as they dive out of planes in tandem and land safely on the ground

Up to 53% Off Archery Lessons

Liberty Center

$50 $25

Students practice their aim with borrowed equipment under the gaze of experienced instructors

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Findlay

$32 $17

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

Up to 43% off at Field of Dreams Drive-In Theater

Multiple Locations

$14 $8

Drive-in theater offers double features at two locations with free, family-friendly games to play before showtime

Up to 51% Off Cooking Classes at Dégagé Jazz Café

Maumee

$80 $44

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Monthly cooking classes focus on topics such as using farmers' markets or canning and preserving; head chef teaches up to 12 guests

Up to 55% Off Ballroom-Dancing Lessons

Maumee

$50 $25

Professional dance instructors lead ballroom-dancing lessons; the studio also hosts workshops and weekly dance parties

Up to 51% Off Mini Golf or Batting Cages

The Plex South

$45 $22

Indoor 18-hole mini golf course and batting cages are open year round

Up to 51% Off Putt Putt, Go-Kart Rides, and Arcade Games

Fort Wayne

$39 $19

Center boasts family-friendly go-karts, arcade & putt-putt courses including one with fire-breathing volcano

Up to 51% Off Classes at Ultimate Fitness Edge

Fort Wayne

$50 $25

An expert instructor leads students of all levels through a variety of intense group fitness classes

Up to 76% Off Kickboxing Classes

Fort Wayne

$100 $29

Licensed trainers modify classes to suit all experience levels

Up to 52% Off a Bounce-House Package

Fort Wayne

$60 $29

Kids jump and tumble in a facility full of bounce houses, play arcade games, and snack on pizza, ice cream, and sandwiches

Up to Half Off Laser Tag for Two or Four

Fort Wayne

$28 $14

Combatants wage war in neon-lit arena and dart behind shot-obscuring obstacles during two 25-minute laser-tag bouts

51% Off Glassblowing Class at The Glass Park

The Glass Park

$200 $99

Experienced glassblower Eran Park teaches guides students through crafting beads and ornaments; supplies included

Fort Wayne Mad Ants – Up to 69% Off

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

$16 $5

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The playoff-bound Mad Ants hope to close out the regular season with a pair of home victories

50% Off Music Lessons

Perrysburg

$20 $10

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

Up to 51% Off Mud Factor Run

Ida West Track & Trail

$40 $20

Adults (14+) and kids aged 4–13 zip through a course of hills, muddy pits, and dirt paths before celebrating with finisher medals

Up to 61% Off Comedy Show

Funny Bone Comedy Club

$35.99 $14

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National comedy club chain hosts headlining comics up to five nights a week; adjoining seafood restaurant serves Creole-inspired appetizers

Up to 56% Off at Quarry Ridge Golf Center

Sylvania

$41 $19

Twosomes and foursomes play a nine-hole circuit composed of six par 4s and three par 3s

Half Off Healthful-Cooking Class for Two or Four

The Andersons Food Market

$30 $15

Led by nutritionist, class is held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; instructor gives insight into healthful cooking while preparing recipes

Up to 82% Off Paintball for 4, 6, or 12

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

43% Off at The Barn Bar

Sylvania

$14 $8

Lively bar hosts guests who can chow down on patty melts, onion rings, and wings while watching sports or partying

Up to 67% Off Classes at Wow Fitness

Sylvan Lake

$90 $39

Classes in disciplines such as Zumba, yoga, Pilates, cycle, kickboxing, and more target different parts of the body

Half Off Martial-Arts Classes

Lambertville

$100 $50

Intro martial-arts classes include uniform; cage-fitness classes instill self-confidence and help tone bodies—gloves included

54% Off Services

Keego Harbor

$50 $23

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

Up to 86% Off All-Day Paintballing Package in Sylvania

Sylvania

$132 $21

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Players snipe each other on indoor or outdoor inflatable or wooden obstacle-littered fields at refereed all-day weekend open-play session

Up to 56% Off at Cherrywood Golf Club

Whiteford

$34 $17

Nine-hole, par 35 course spans 2,765 yards of gently undulating terrain marked by mature trees and bucolic wooden fences

Up to Half Off Mini Golf in Tecumseh

Tecumseh

$30 $15

Waterfalls, streams, and rocky outcrops surround an 18-hole course, which players navigate through stone pathways and rustic bridges

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Southside

$50 $25

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

Up to 85% Off Karate Classes

Toledo

$65 $10

Third-degree black belt Randy Kopke teaches Okinawan goju ryu karate to adults and kids as young as four

54% Off Martial Arts

Toledo

$100 $46

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

Up to 61% Off at Zen in the District – Yoga

Downtown Toledo

$30 $15

Certified yoga instructors lead classes for all skill levels that incorporate multiple styles, meditation, and breath work

Up to 58% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Reynolds Corners

$150 $69

Instructors motivate students to reach their individual fitness goals in one-on-one sessions

Up to 61% Off Classes at Japan Karate Academy

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

A seventh-degree black belt & a pro MMA kick boxing champion teach Japanese Karate styles, Shotokan and Shito-Ryu

Up to 73% Off Krav Maga or Kickboxing Classes

Crossfit Toledo

$100 $29

Learn the art of self-defense in any situation with krav maga or kickboxing classes

Up to 59% Off Unlimited Fitness Classes

Franklin Park

$40 $20

Daily classes include boot camps, kickboxing lessons, and weightlifting instruction

Up to 75% Off at Yoga Brent

Zen in the District

$50 $19.99

Amid 90-degree heat, Brent Coldiron plays eclectic tunes and spins philosophical thoughts as students move through Vinyasa poses

Up to 78% Off CrossFit

Toledo

$315 $69

Constantly varied functional movements can keep bodies in tiptop shape

"Sesame Street Live" – Up to $11.45 Off

Seagate Convention Centre

$31.45 $20

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When a new music teacher's instruments go missing, Elmo and friends save the day with rubber duckies and other unlikely music makers

The Toledo Ballet – Up to 50% Off

Center City

$27 $15

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Compositions from Beethoven, Bernstein, Mozart, and others roar to life in the capable hands (and feet) of the dancers of the Toledo Ballet

Up to 62% Off Group Fitness Classes or Personal Training

Oregon

$50 $19

Certified personal trainer help fitness seekers to get toned, achieve goals, and overcome obstacles in group classes and one-on-one sessions

Up to 60% Off Personal Training

Lake Orion

$150 $60

Training system uses private personalized programs including plyomnetrics, power rope, and other exercises to focus on strength and cardio

52% Off Bowling Package for Up to Five

Northwood

$39.95 $19

Up to five bowlers occupy a lane for two hours while noshing on pizza and sipping a pitcher of soda

Up to 54% Off Golf Outing with Cart and Lunch

Fremont

$81 $39

Carts zoom across narrow fairways on this 18-hole, par 72 course that winds along hilly terrain peppered with intervening ponds and creeks

Half Off at Lake James Golf Club

Pleasant

$88 $44

Duos and quartets compete on a challenging 18-hole course; cart rental, hot dogs, and sodas included

Up to 53% Off at Dogwood Glen Golf Course

Warren

$116 $55

Astride a cart, golfers cruise 9-hole, 3,329-yard course twice for an 18-hole round

Up to 61% Off at Sauganash Golf Club

Three Rivers Michigan

$36 $17

Par 72 course spans 6,194 yd. of heavily wooded land next to the St. Joseph River

Up to 73% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Monroe

$70 $19

Experienced instructors pass down martial arts wisdom to students of all ages

Up to 51% Off at Arbor Hills Golf Club

Spring Arbor

$70 $35

18-hole course designed by Arthur Hamm challenges golfers with difficult greens

Half Off at Country Town Golf

Springport

$32 $16

A 9-hole course features tree-lined terrain; a golf simulator offers virtual rounds at courses such as Augusta National and TPC Sawgrass

Half Off Wine Tasting 

Rives

$100 $50

After a winery tour, guests sample wines fermented from Michigan grapes paired with snacks alongside an airplane hangar and grass runway

Up to Half Off at Lake Forest Golf Club

Ann Arbor

$90 $45

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Environmentally distinct front & back nines require that golfers remain nimble with shot selection & rely on proficient course management

Up to 60% Off at Ford Lanes & Bel-Mark Lanes

Multiple Locations

$30 $12

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Automatic scoring stations track frames while groups enjoy one or two hours of bowling and optional three-topping pizza

Up to 52% Off Golf for Two or Four in Saline

Rustic Glen

$78 $38

Fairways arch over rolling hills across 6,469-yard course with four tee options and water hazards in play on five holes

Up to 52% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Ann Arbor

$150 $75

Experienced trainers designs a fitness regimen tailored to each client's goals

Up to 51% Off Spinning Classes

Ann Arbor

$45 $23

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Spinning instructors cue students to increase or release resistance as they simulate hills, sprints, and intervals during 45-minute classes

Half Off Family Zoo Outing in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor

$24 $12

Zookeepers and other staff introduce visitors to more than 70 species of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and birds

Up to 70% Off at One on One Athletic Club

Ann Arbor

$49 $15

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Stay motivated in an encouraging group environment with boot camp, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, yoga, spinning, barre fitness, and more

50% Off

Lakewood

$90 $45

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

Up to 53% Off Dance Classes at Footnotes 

Ann Arbor

$50 $24

LaBlast classes, suitable for all experience levels, teach participants how to dance while burning calories

Up to 78% Off Hot Yoga Classes or Massage

Ann Arbor

$70 $19

Classes include Ashtanga, Vinyasa, detox, or hot yoga; hot stones seep into deep muscle layers to help relieve pain and induce relaxation

Up to 56% Off Wine-Tasting and Tour

Ann Arbor

$60 $29

Nine samples of all-natural wines headline a tasting experience that includes food pairings, souvenir glasses, and a tour of the grounds

Up to 55% Off Fitness Sessions

Ann Arbor

$75 $35

Certified personal trainers help guests of all ages reach their fitness goals through one-on-one personal training and small-group classes

Up to 59% Off Children's Indoor Recreation

Saline

$60 $29

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City-themed play center attached to a boutique-style children’s and maternity retail shop

79% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform

Chelsea

$137.40 $29

Up to four times a week for a month, students learn tae kwon do and self-defense techniques to imbue them with modesty and leadership skills

Up to 63% Off Bowling at Chelsea Lanes

Chelsea

$25.50 $12

Groups of two or four players enjoy soda as they take aim at pins during two games of bowling

Up to 64% Off Spin Classes at RydeOn

Saline

$60 $25

Ultramodern bikes stock cycle-centric studio as students sprint & climb digital hills to bolster stamina & tone muscles in six class styles

51% Off a Fitness Package at PVSFIT

Ann Arbor

$349 $170

After initial consultation and fitness assessment, instructor leads pupil through two sessions of one-on-one personal training

Up to 61% Off Beer-Brewing Basics Class

Multiple Locations

$59 $29

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Beer-brewing basics classes teach wannabe home brewers the ins and outs of beer brewing during a three-hour class

Up to 67% Off Pilates Classes at Vie Fitness & Spa

Multiple Locations

$175 $59

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Seasoned instructors help students achieve their fitness goals through Pilates and Tower Pilates workouts

Up to 85% Off Boot Camp, Yoga, or Personal Training

Ann Arbor

$240 $35

Boot camp utilizes dynamic cross training, yoga builds core strength and flexibility, and personal training includes individual fitness plan

Up to 60% Off Dance Classes at Come Dancing

Pittsfield

$30 $12

Instructors train groups and private students in international ballroom and Latin dancing, including Argentine tango and milonga

Up to 55% Off Private Horsemanship Lessons

Lima

$35 $17.50

Lessons range from basic horsemanship skills, including grooming and animal care, to dressage and riding comfortably

Up to 84% Off Fitness Classes or Personal Training Sessions

Pittsfield

$550 $89

Attentive teachers and personal trainers guide clients toward their goals with small classes, individual attention, and custom fitness plans

52% Off Mosaic Workshops

Bach

$225 $109

Glass shards glitter in chartreuse-walled studio where students learn to cut and set glass mosaics

Up to 74% Off at Yoga with Nicole

Shakti Yoga and Massage

$75 $20

Dynamic Hatha-yoga sessions focus on internal and external alignment

Up to 57% Off Private Drum Lessons 

Ann Arbor

$30 $15

Professional drummer with 37 years of experience teaches private drum set, percussion, and timpani lessons for all skill and age levels

50% Off Indoor-Play-Center Party at Jungle Java

Multiple Locations

$130 $65

Kids gather around a jungle-themed table with beverages and play in maze of forest huts and treehouses

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Apocalypse Games has carved its 37-acre site into four different fields to test the marksmanship and dodgemanship of paintballers in a variety of game types. On the speedball field, teams of three to five paint pugilists take to the air-ball fields for quick five-minute bouts of target practice. The large woods field offers plenty of bunkers for repelling flag capture attempts. In the swamp, however, paint-privates will search in vain for any underbrush to save them from oncoming paint orbs and paint-bear attacks. Perched on top of Bunker Hill, a large castle provides ample fortifications for the defending team to protect itself against the advancing enemy, who have 20 minutes to take the fortress. A ref is always around to make sure players aren't lying about their multicolored badges of courage or mother's maiden names. Call ahead to check availability.

302 W Gilmore St
Angola,
IN
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An individual membership to the National Military History Center grants one individual and one guest free admission to its family of museums during normal business days and events (some events may require an additional admission fee):

5634 County Road 11A
Auburn,
IN
US

Veteran golf instructor Jennifer Lymangood, Zollner's director of golf, enlightens plaid-clad neophytes seeking to grasp the sport's fundamentals while teaching secret techniques to accomplished putters. Lymangood played on two Division III championship golf teams, spent three years coaching the Trine University women's team, and never blinks, because bunkers see it as a sign of weakness. Against the lush backdrop of the 18-hole Zollner course, learn how to streamline ragged form while curbing your ball's pathological urge to bury its face in sand. Use refurbished swings to quickly clip grass and send balls sailing to spots you pointed out with a giant foam finger.

300 Park Avenue
Angola,
IN
US

With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

614 N Sawyer Rd
Kendallville,
IN
US

Cricket's Tavern is known just as much for its food as for its friendly confines and ample selection of brews. The menu is chock-full of soups, sandwiches, burgers, seafood, sandwiches, and noodles served in heaping helpings. Warm up from the inside with hearty spoonfuls of new england clam chowder ($2.25 for a cup, $4.25 for a bowl) with a side of garlic texas toast ($0.75), which contains more oil derricks than other toasts. Or, dunk mozzarella stix ($3.95) and cheddar pints ($3.45) in a cup of spicy cheese ($1.25) to put enough cheese in your tummy for it to declare itself related to a cow. Seafood options include crab cakes ($7.25), two-piece beer-battered cod ($8.95), shrimp gumbo ($8.95), and barbecue beer-battered shrimp ($8.75). The jukebox is free every Wednesday night, and there's Karaoke on Tuesday nights.

120 W 7th St
Auburn,
IN
US

Inhabiting the former Auburn Automobile Company's national headquarters, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum brings visitors up to speed on highway history through interactive exhibits and a collection of more than 120 cars from the 19th and 20th centuries. Six galleries of fine automobiles adorn the space, each with a different theme and rotating assortment of retro roadsters. The Gallery of Classics houses a 1932 Duesenberg Model J Murphy convertible sedan, one of only 32 such examples bodied by the Walter M. Murphy Company that year. Non-automobile galleries range from a Clay Model Studio and a Hall of Technology to the original Auburn conference room, honoring art deco ingenuity with classic built-in banker’s lamps and chalkboard sketches for a flying car powered by the sound of jazz trumpet.

1600 Wayne St
Auburn,
IN
US