Things To Do In Lafayette

Learn About Wild Edible Plants with a Foraging Expert

Nature Tour with Foraging Expert

Lafayette Community Park

Kevin Feinstein leads walks through a half-acre of permaculture, teaching participants to identify edible flora such as berries and herbs

$31

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Jewelry-Repair Class for Two or Private Beading and Wiring Class for Two or Four from Design 4 U (Up to 60% Off)

Design 4 U

Lafayette

Beading and wiring classes teach students to create their own jewelry, and repair classes give them the skills to fix broken pieces

$70 $28

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$40 for Four Children's Motor-Skills Classes at Pediatric Motor Playground ($157 Value)

Pediatric Motor Playground

Multiple Locations

Educational-fitness instructors develop motor skills, social skills, and handwriting with activities designed by occupational therapists

$157 $40

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One Month of Belly Dancing with One or Two Classes Per Week at Shimmy Dreams Belly Dance Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Shimmy Dreams Belly Dance Studio

Lafayette

Expert belly-dance instructor leads group in basic moves during calorie-burning classes; advanced classes available for experienced students

$54 $24

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One or Two Months of 30- or 60-Minute Private Lessons and Other Perks at Bradley School of Music (Up to 52% Off)

Bradley School of Music

Lafayette

Students of all ages learn to play the guitar, piano, drums, or other instruments in a supportive environment with an on-staff psychologist

$162.50 $79

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Two or Four Private Dance Lessons for One or Two People or Four Group Lessons at Escuela de Tango (Up to 82% Off)

Escuela de Tango

Multiple Locations

During a private dance lesson or fun group lessons, an experienced instructor teaches the basic technique and musicality of the tango

$440 $81

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Paint-Your-Own Ceramics for Two or Four at Color Me Mine Lafayette (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Downtown Lafayette

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

$30 $15

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Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes, in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, sports classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The month-long membership allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class.

3482 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette,
CA
US

Occupational therapists Dr. Brian R. Foltz and Ross E. Sato founded Pediatric Motor Playground to help children aged 2.5–12 develop physical and academic skills needed to succeed in school. At centers in Lafayette and Danville, the therapists and their team of educational-fitness instructors guide kids through the company's patented Motor Curriculum: 50 straight minutes of activities specifically designed to develop skills such as hand-eye coordination and social interaction. During these sessions, instructors might have kids play basketball, climb on foam-padded gym equipment, exercise with fitness balls, and practice their handwriting.

Dr. Foltz and Mr. Sato aren't comfortable just letting any instructor or animated snowman teach their curriculum. Each educational-fitness instructor completes at least 240 supervised hours of training and must pass both written and physical evaluations.

3322 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette,
CA
US

The certified CrossFit trainers at Lamorinda CrossFit want their clients to be in the best shape of their lives. Whether their goal is weight loss, building strength, or becoming more athletic and agile in general, the center has everything members need to become stronger, faster, and leaner. Using everyday, functional movements, such as squats, lifts, and pulling, in conjunction with weights and gymnastics, CrossFit works all the major muscle groups for a full-body workout. Clients begin by taking four Basics classes, after which they move onto the Workout of the Day, which can be customized for each individual’s fitness level. Members can choose to work out alone or in one of Lamorinda CrossFit’s classes, which offer the motivational boost of group energy.

1031 Blackwood Ln
Lafayette,
CA
US

The co-founder of the Escuela de Tango, Marcelo Solis, has been an Argentine tango dancer and teacher for more than 25 years. Solis formed the Escuela de Tango dance school in 2012. The San Francisco location is one of a few branches of the school, which is headquartered in Buenos Aires?the so-called capital of tango. In San Francisco, a cadre of skilled instructors offers private lessons with one-on-one coaching as well as group classes suited to all skill levels and astrological signs. If you want to put your new moves into practice, the school frequently hosts and sponsors milongas?special dance celebrations with music, food, and drinks.

3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Lafayette,
CA
US

After gaining her gemology degree, Design 4 U, founder Ruby has been designing and repairing jewelry for more than 15 years. Now she works with all things sparkly at her shop, running consignment and retail, jewelry repair, and jewelry-making lessons. Ruby's birthday parties and classes teach groups of students how to design and create their own jewelry using silver clasps, metal wire, and beads in a variety of sizes. Design 4 U also stocks handmade jewelry such as crystal necklaces, beaded chokers, and turquoise earrings in an online shop.

3370 Mount Diablo Blvd
Lafayette,
CA
US

The Junior League of Oakland-East Bay sprung into existence more than 70 years ago, but the history of the larger organization dates back to the turn of the 20th century. In 1901, Mary Harriman and 85 other women founded the Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements, a charity devoted to the improvement of the human condition. Today, the Oakland-East Bay branch carries on that do-good philosophy. They've launched such nonprofits as The East Bay Children's Theatre, the Volunteer Center of the East Bay, the Family Stress Center, and Super Stars Literacy.

3730 Mt. Diablo Blvd, #345
Lafayette,
CA
US

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