Things To Do In Ridgemoor

Up to 48% Off a Canvas-Painting Class

Naked Plates Studios

Grand Rapids

$50 $27

During a 2.5-hour evening class, instructors guide students through painting flowers, animals, or landscapes; includes paints and canvas

Sky Zone – Up to 43% Off Jump Time

Sky Zone

Kentwood

$28 $16

Wall-to-wall trampolines provide an hour of all-ages bouncing

Up to 54% Off Group Classes at Pilates in East

Pilates in East

East Grand Rapids

$75 $35

Certified instructor strengthens cores and tightens up physiques with resistance exercises

66% Off Five Classes at Seva Yoga

Seva Yoga

East Grand Rapids

$85 $29

Instructors welcome new students to a spacious, modern facility and invite them to explore the various yoga styles that the studio offers

Up to 58% Off Yoga Classes at Centre Pointe

Centre Pointe

Eastown

$45 $19

Yoga sessions allow students to renew their spirits and energy through the flowing asanas performed each class

Up to 59% Off Children's Martial Arts Classes

Crusader Martial Arts

Wyoming

$35 $17

Supportive martial arts instructors help children hone hand-eye coordination, balance, social skills, and more at this Christian studio

70% Off at The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse

The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse

Multiple Locations

$100 $30

Learn the basics of yoga at the Absolute Beginners Class, or take other hot yoga classes such as Power Vinyasa or Slow Flow

$11 for an Ice-Skating Package

Patterson Ice Center

Cascade

$28 $11

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NHL- and Olympic-size rinks, onsite pro shop, and 5,000-square-foot lobby where visitors can watch all the action

Up to 78% Off Six-Week Bootcamp from Renewal Body Bootcamp

Renewal Body Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Fitness outdoor boot-camp classes build strength and flexibility over the course of six weeks in a tight-knit community of participants

Up to 51% Off Cider Tasting at Jaden James Brewery

Jaden James Brewery

Kentwood

$23 $11.50

Tasters sip hard ciders with such flavors as raspberry, peach, and sweet cherry, and take home a howler of their favorite

Up to 67% Off Classes at FLEXcity Fitness

FLEXcity Fitness - Grand Rapids

Midtown

$45 $15

Combination strength and cardio group fitness classes use TRX, barre, indoor cycling, and more to burn at least 500 calories

Up to 73% Off at Twisted Hot Yoga

Twisted Hot Yoga

Knapp's Corner

$75 $25

Studio cranks up the heat to help clients get fuller stretches during a variety of yoga classes designed for practitioners at all levels

31% Off Visit to Grand Rapids Beer Fest

Grand Rapids Summer Beer Fest

Heartside Park

$92.40 $64

Enjoy food and live music and sample beers from 60 breweries, including Munich's centuries-old Hofbräu München and the city's own Founders

Up to 78% Off In-Home Wine Tasting

PRP Wine International

Redeem from Home

$220 $49

Trained consultants pour six different wines while providing guests with background information, tasting tips, and pairing suggestions

50% Off Services

Tamara's Fitness

On Location

$200 $100

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

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 71% Off Roller Skating at The Fun Spot

The Fun Spot

Multiple Locations

$29 $13

Roller skating with skate rental for two, four, or six at the oldest Kentwood establishment; includes soda and choice of pizza or hot dog

Up to 76% Off at Centennial Fitness

Centennial Fitness

Cascade

$10 $2.90

18,000 sq. ft. gym with sauna and Hammer Strength weights; calorie-burning fitness classes like Zumba

Up to 88% Off Crossfit Classes

Friction Crossfit

Cascade

$159 $29

Trainers motivate students of all fitness levels—from novices to athletes—during workouts like weightlifting, speed training & plyometrics

33% Off Flexing for Funds Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

G-Force Fitness

Grand Rapids

$15 $10

Through squat jumps, burpees, and crunches, exercisers of all fitness levels raise funds to benefit cystic fibrosis research and care

Half Off Film Class

Fusion Film Academy

Forest Hills

$299 $149

Twice-weekly two-hour classes teach students basics of acting, producing, directing, and cinematography with hands-on experience

50% Off Training Sessions at Franks Knockout Fitness

Franks Knockout Fitness

Wyoming

$68 $34

Boxing-themed fitness training for up to 50 students; no experience required

88% off Gym Visits and Fitness Classes

Family Fitness and FitZone for Women Centers

Multiple Locations

$240 $29

Treadmills, stair climbers, and cardio theaters engage muscles and burn calories; classes include turbo kickboxing, Zumba, yoga, and step

Up to 83% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Grand Rapids Karate Academy

Grand Rapids Karate

$125.95 $39

Master instructors with classes for kids and adults; focus on self-defense, self-confidence, and staying fit

48% Off Spinning Classes

Shape Your Life Studios

Wyoming

$50 $26

Instructors lead energetic rides on Star Trac stationary cycles amid lively music and a colorful light show

Up to 58% Off Bowling with Shoe Rental

Wengers Bowling Center

West Grand

$24 $12

Pins clatter during three games of bowling at a two-story, 16-lane bowling center

Up to 81% Off MMA Classes

Grand Rapids Mixed Martial Arts

Creston

$99 $19

MMA studio leads classes in boxing fundamentals, MMA, and self-defense for all skill levels, as well as for women and children

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Body By Armr

Body By ARMR

West Grand

$100 $29

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen and condition muscles in short, intense bursts for quicker results

70% Off Fitness Classes

Ada Gym

Forest Hills

$100 $30

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

50% Off at Inside Moves Indoor Rock Climbing

Inside Moves

Cutlerville

$22 $11

One-day rock-climbing pass with safety tutorial, first-time equipment rental, and lesson in top-rope, lead, or boulder-style techniques

76% Off Golf-Discount Card from PGAC

PGAC

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Membership cards grants two-for-one greens fees at more than 20 participating West Michigan golf courses for the 2014 and 2015 seasons

49% Off Personal Training

Body by OH LLC

Wyoming

$99 $50

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

Up to 54% Off Boot Camp

Fitness and Sports Performance

Grand Rapids

$75 $39

Boot camp exercises utilize body weight exercises, dumbbells, medicine balls, suspension training, resistance bands, and kettlebells

86% Off Summer Boot Camp

Fit Body Bootcamp

Wyoming

$347 $49

Boot camp instructors hold exercisers accountable as they work toward burning calories and strengthening muscles in fun, group atmosphere

AJ's Family Fun Center – 40% Off

AJ's Family Fun Center

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

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Center hosts activities and amusements including go-karts, laser tag, bumper boats, and mini golf

75% Off Kids' Open-Play and Classes

Gymboree Play & Music

Northview

$20 $5

Play-centered development classes and indoor gym designed by renowned playground designer enable kids to romp freely

Up to 82% Off from Paintball International

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

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

Up to 54% Off All-Day Paintball Outing for Two or Four

T.C. Paintball

Grandville

$62 $29

Indoor and outdoor battlefields invite sly sharpshooters to team up or stalk their prey with CO2-powered paintball guns

Half Off Cake Decorating Class

FunCakes

Grandville

$50 $25

Students learn how to beautify a cupcake from a highly skilled baker and decorator, with three cupcakes after class

Up to 67% Off at Elite Fitness and Health

Elite Fitness and Health

Grand Rapids

$75 $29

This gym boasts ample amenities including childcare, and on-site smoothie bar, tanning beds, and group classes including LesMills Body Pump

Run or Dye 5K Race Entry

Run or Dye

Millenium Park

$35 $22.75

This lively 5K race douses its participants in colorful dyes as they cross the finish line

Up to 60% Off Golf Lesson or Golf with Cart at The Highlands 

The Highlands Golf Club

Grand Rapids

$49 $19.50

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Golf pros help players hone their skills in private lessons at a club that has hosted Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and other golf legends

82% Off Gym Membership with Tanning at Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness

Multiple Locations

$218.85 $39

Membership gets you unlimited access to the fitness facility, unlimited group fitness classes, and unlimited tanning

Up to 50% Off Hot Tubbing at Oasis Hot Tub Gardens

Oasis Hot Tub Gardens

Alpine

$25 $12.50

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Spend time relaxing in a hot tub suite themed for an exotic locale around the world

50% Karate Lessons at Standale Karate

Standale Karate

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Students of all ages learn discipline and self-defense at up to four classes per week

Up to Half Off Golf at Gracewil Country Club

Gracewil Country Club

Walker

$44 $25

Open for play since 1929, bucolic course leads golfers along one of two 18-hole tracks marked by water and diverse tree-lines

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf in Grandville

Loeschner's Village Green Family-Style Miniature Golf

Grandville

$12 $6

39-hole course beautified by white picket fences, thick shrubs, and a surrounding tree line

Up to 61% Off Piano Lessons

Piano Plus, LLC

Bowne

$60 $25

Intro lessons are used to determine the student's goals and skill levels; instructor with more than 30 years of music-teaching experience

Up to 42% Off Painting Classes

ARTengage!

Rockford

$30 $22

Local artists provide all the necessary supplies as they guide participants through a featured painting

50% Off Wine Tasting + Cheese and Crackers

Kayla Rae Cellars

Rockford

$22 $11

Only Michigan-made red, white, fruit, and dessert wines compose its selection

70% Off Zumba

Moxie Fitness And Health

Rockford

$60 $18

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

Up to 50% Off Open-Studio Glass-Fusing Projects

Glass House Designs

Lowell

$20 $13

Create a glass work of art, such as a sun catcher, night-light, or tile, during open-studio sessions on Wednesdays

Up to 50% Off at North Kent Golf Course

North Kent Golf Course

Rockford

$39 $20

18-hole, par 70 golf course challenges players with dogleg turns, six water hazards, and fairway bunkers

Up to 63% Off at Soaring Kite Yoga

Soaring Kite Yoga

Sparta

$60 $25

Skilled instructor guides students through a series of yoga poses to tone physiques, improve breath control, and build core strength

Up to 52% Off at Yankee Springs Golf Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course

$72 $36

27-hole golf facility incorporates mature trees that line fairways and rolling terrain that culminates at meticulously manicured greens

40% Off a Brewery Package at White Flame Brewing Co.

White Flame Brewing Co.

Hudsonville

$30 $18

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Brewery specializing in American-style ales offers a growler and samples of brews, including a black IPA and oatmeal stout served on nitro

Up to 38% Off Golf at Lincoln Country Club

Lincoln Country Club

Grand Rapids

$20 $13

Golfers traverse 5,538-yard course characterized by straightaway hole designs, tree-lined fairways, and water on 3 holes

Up to 55% Off a Concealed-Pistol Class

Protection Tactics, LLC

Cedar Springs

$175 $79

NRA-certified instructor qualifies students to apply for a Michigan concealed-pistol license, recognized in more than 30 states

37% Off Concealed-Pistol-License Course

Midwest Tactical Training

Multiple Locations

$125 $79

The NRA's Personal Protection Inside the Home curriculum meets the training requirements for a Michigan concealed-pistol license

Up to 48% Off 5K Obstacle Course Race

The Rhino Challenge

Grattan Raceway

$55 $29

Family-minded 5K course littered with obstacles requires teamwork to be completed

60% Off Powered-Hang-Glider Flight Lesson

Silver Lining Aviation

Multiple Locations

$366 $145

A certified flight instructor pilots a lightweight two-person aircraft on a soaring flight above fields and rolling terrain

Up to 50% Off Scenic Train Ride

The Coopersville & Marne Railway Company

Coopersville

$23 $11.50

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Admire family-owned farms and other bucolic scenes during a 90-minute trek aboard a vintage, volunteer-run railroad

Coopersville Farm Museum – Up to Half Off

Coopersville Farm Museum

Coopersville

$16 $8

Quilts, tractors, and mementos of rural life housed in 12,000-square-foot facility that hosts live music, quilting circles, and line dancing

50% Off Cable Riding at Placid Wake Park

Placid Wake Park

Allendale

$50 $25

Cable swiftly tows wakeboarders across a 700 ft. manmade lake

Up to 55% Off a Scuba Lesson or Certification

Altek Sports and Scuba

Zeeland

$40 $20

Participants can try out scuba or embark on a full certification program that includes in-pool and open-water experiences

Up to 53% Off at Brookside Golf and Grill

Brookside Golf and Grill

Montcalm

$80 $39

18-hole course leads golfers past lakes and streams en route to a par of 72 and boasts a grill with burgers and beer

45% Off Bowling

Sunset Lanes

Allegan

$33 $18

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

Up to 47% Off Theme-Park Visit at Nelis’ Dutch Village

Nelis' Dutch Village

Holland

$20 $11

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Brightly colored tulips sprawl across this Dutch-themed park that houses traditional Dutch art and food as well as rides and a petting zoo

Up to 73% Off Karate Classes and Uniform

Fabiano's Karate

Holland

$179 $49

Matsumura Seito Shorin Ryu–style karate classes emphasize self-defense through kicks and punches aimed at the body's key pressure points

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre – Up to 40% Off "The Sound of Music"

"The Sound of Music"

DeWitt Theatre

$50 $30

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Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved musical about the seven musical von Trapp children and their spirited governess Maria

Up to 81% Off Express Boot-Camp Classes

Snap Fitness South Holland

Holland

$100 $29

Small groups of up to 15 students whip into shape in fast and effective boot-camp classes

Up to 50% Off at Forever Curious Children's Museum

Forever Curious Children's Museum

Childrens Museum of Fennville

$18 $9

Kids explore museum’s interactive exhibits, which include life-size teepee and replicas of artifacts; museum features play area for toddlers

57% Off Personal Training

Strength Beyond Fitness Center

Comstock Northwest

$30 $13

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

Up to 50% Off a Nine-Hole Round of Golf

Grand Prairie Golf Course

Westwood

$32 $18

Duos traverse a scenic nine-hole, 1,710-yard course in their own golf cart and bottles of water

Up to 55% Off SUP Rentals at MACkite

MACkite

Grand Haven

$55 $25

Paddleboarders gear up with personal flotation devices before heading onto placid lake waters for a unique view of Michigan's landscapes

66% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Victory Fit Camp

Victory Fit Camp

Power House Gym

$80 $27

30- to 60-minute boot camps take place indoors or on outdoor obstacle courses; workouts influenced by Marine Corps training techniques

The Downtown Block Party – Up to 39% Off

The Downtown Block Party: Beginning of Summer Bash in the Entertainment District

Entertainment District

$33.04 $20

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Indie rockers from Nashville and Chicago headline Friday night; Kid Rock tribute act headlines Saturday

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Up to 54% Off Conditioning Classes

Lightning Kicks Martial Arts

Edison

$106 $49

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Fight-Fit classes provide a total-body conditioning workout

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Brick walls and fireplaces surround the nautical-themed dining area of Great Lakes Shipping Co. Restaurant & Tavern. During warmer months, the casual steak and seafood house opens its large outdoor deck that allows diners to pair meals with the melodic tweets of nearby birds. Executive chef Thomas Verlin's menu showcases fresh lake catches such as breaded perch alongside oceanic fare such as Australian lobster and Alaskan king crab, often accented with simple sauces, pastas, and cue cards that let the entree speak for itself. Thomas also lassos hand-cut slices of prime rib, new york strip, and tenderloin fillets onto dinner plates and wrangles juicy burgers and sandwiches to satisfy lighter appetites.

2455 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

When the organizers of Grand Rapids Film Festival look at a blank movie screen, they see a field of possibility—a fresh canvas onto which writers, actors, and filmmakers can channel their dreams. The festival showcases those dreams once each year during a multiday juried film competition, which takes place throughout the city.

The festival generally bypasses mainstream flicks in favor of underground cinema, eye-opening documentaries, and films that highlight the region. There's something for virtually every viewer, from the family-friendly movies shown at the Grand Rapids Public Museum to the edgier films played during a brew-n-view segment at Pyramid Scheme.

Grand Rapids Campus
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

The cooks at Le Kabob prepare an assortment of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern specialties, pairing juicy, charbroiled halal meats with herbal salads and creamy sauces. They grill skewers of shrimp, fry crisp falafel, and roll lamb shawarma into pitas with tomatoes, onions, parsley, pickles, and tahini. Diners can also sip fresh-squeezed juices or rich arabic coffee while seated in the restaurant's ornately decorated interior, or in the sunlight on its outdoor patio.

2923 28th St SE
Kentwood,
MI
US

An island of 48 styling stations rises from tiled floors in the center of Excel Academies of Cosmetology’s contemporary, loft-like main salon. Nearby, dedicated manicure and pedicure stations line a low glass wall, and 16 fully equipped styling stations fill a separate junior room. The Academy—which trains up-and-coming stylists in the latest salon trends, techniques, and technologies—is fully equipped to cater to all of each client's beauty needs. Senior-level student stylists perform all haircuts and colors, facial treatments, and nail services under the watchful eyes of an expert instructor or an aesthetically inclined HAL 9000. Excel Academies utilizes a variety of hair care products, including Paul Mitchell.

2855 29th St SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

An avid dancer since his teens, Casey Reed trained and coached alongside top dancers and choreographers—14-time U.S. ballroom champion Mark Brock among them—before earning his certification as an American and International Style Ballroom Instructor. Today, with his team of expert instructors, Casey draws on more than 10 years as a salsa and Latin specialist to teach ample forms of social and competitive dance to beginning and advanced students alike during group and private lessons. When each week of instruction comes to an end, Salsalogy Dance Academy hosts a Friday-night dance social, where guests can try out the latest salsa, waltz, or swing skills they've mastered to the backbeat of Latin dance music. In the meantime, instructors exercise along with clients at dance-based fitness sessions, teach kids and teens salsa and Latin fundamentals, and help couples choreograph wedding dances that distract attention from their joyfully sobbing parents' rendition of the Macarena.

2228 28th St SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Any time the doors are unlocked, the staff at Naked Plates Studios invites curious visitors to wander in and browse the vast inventory of raw—or naked—clay forms. Stacked deep on every shelf, the bleach-white pottery takes shape as simple plates or intricate statuettes of Einstein with perfectly teased hair. After selecting a piece, painters young and old can head over to browse the selection of glazes, which are lined up in a rainbow of hues. Once each piece has been painted, it's handed over to the staff, who glaze and fire it, ready to pick up in about a week.

More recently, the studio has also been home to canvas-painting classes. Setting up in front of a blank canvas, groups follow the step-by-step instructions of the teacher to complete a finished work of art. All materials are included in the cost of the class.

2921 Breton Road Southeast
Grand Rapids,
MI
US