Learning in Mill Valley

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off Four, 2hr Sessions ($120 Normally) at Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

San Rafael

For $5, receive a coupon for 50% off four, 2hr sessions ($120 normally)

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Two or Four 30-Minute or 60-Minute Private Violin Lessons at Vernon Music Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

$120 $55

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$69 for an American Heart Association First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class ($140 Value)

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

Five-hour American Heart Association class teaches CPR, defibrillator use & basic first-aid techniques; certification is valid for two years

$140 $69

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$129 for a Six-Week Total Beginner Language Course at ABC Languages ($270 Value)

ABC Languages San Francisco

The Embarcadero

Beginner classes in your choice of four languages educates 3–10 students in six weekly 90-minute sessions

$270 $129

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off Four 30 Minute Lessons At Studio ($120 Full Price) at Treble Makers Guitar Lessons

Treble Makers Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off four 30 minute lessons at studio ($120 full price)

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off One Month Of Group Or Private Spanish Classes at World in Spanish

World in Spanish

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off one month of group or private spanish classes

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In-Person Workshop for One or Two or Online Stock-Trading Class for One from Acorn Wealth Corporation

Acorn Wealth Corporation

Downtown

Stock-trading courses taught by a young CEO and master trader give students a grounding in trading platforms, markets, and basic strategy

C$499 C$24

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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$79 for an Intro to Filmmaking Workshop at San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking ($199 Value)

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

SoMa

The one-day intensive workshop covers the basics of filmmaking such as screenwriting, directing, producing, lighting, shooting, and editing

$199 $79

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$19 for a 90-Minute Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Spanish Class at Enjoy Spanish ($60 Value)

Enjoy Spanish

San Francisco

Experienced bilingual instructors teach group Spanish classes at six levels, taking students from basic present tense to fluency

$60 $19

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$65 for a Two-Hour Couples-Massage Class at The Love Lab ($135 Value)

The Love Lab

Multiple Locations

Partners learn the fundamentals of professional back, neck, and foot massages as they munch on gourmet refreshments

$135 $65

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Three-Hour Beginners' Photography Class with or without Photo Walk for One or Two at Isla Studio (70% Off)

Isla Studio

San Francisco

Professional photographers wean students off automatic settings, demystifying exposure, aperture, and ISO for more breathtaking shots

$149 $45

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Piano or Guitar Lessons at Exploring Music (Up to 62% Off). Four Options Available.

Exploring Music

Inner Richmond

Talented instructors tailor lesson plans to each student's tastes and skill level during private or group music lessons

$70 $29

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Two or Four Salsa Classes for One or Four Salsa Classes for Two at Dance SF (Up to 70% Off)

Dance SF

Multiple Locations

Beginners’ classes focus on basic footwork and rhythm; intermediate classes cover more complex patterns

$40 $12

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Four, Six, or Eight Hours of Arabic-Language Lessons from Arabic Language Service (Up to 60% Off)

Arabic Language Service

San Francisco

Experienced tutors can travel to pupils' homes for in-person Arabic lessons, video chat via Skype, or meet at a Starbucks coffee shop

$200 $80

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Two or Four Private Guitar, Bass, or Ukelele Lessons at Guitar San Francisco (Up to 51% Off)

Guitar San Francisco

Fidi

Instrumentalists train pupils of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level; students can pick a song to learn

$76 $39

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$450 for $999 Groupon — Discovery Center School

The Discovery Center School

San Francisco

Semi-tutorial classes provide sound education in math, writing, science, and more

$999 $450

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Two or Four Private Vocal Lessons for Ages 8–12 or 13 and Older at Alexys Paris Voice Studio (Up to 80% Off)

Alexys Paris Voice Studio

San Francisco

Member of the Institute of Vocal Advancement teaches students how to blend their registers to open up voices without strain

$150 $37

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$451 for $820 Toward 6-Weeks of Intensive Portuguese Language Classes at IBEC

IBEC - Instituto Brasil De Educação E Cultura

San Francisco

Pretend you're going to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil by learning Portuguese in this six-week course.

$820 $451

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$165 for $300 Worth of Music Lessons — Lewis Violin Studio

Lewis Violin Studio

San Francisco

Learn how to play classical, fiddle, or jazz violin

$300 $165

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A Tutoring Session from Alpha College Prep (49% Off)

Alpha College Prep

Albany

Our educators meet students where they are and can address individual needs and goals; we specialize in grades 6–12

$95 $48

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$300 for $600 Worth of Computer-Skills Classes — SQA Solution

Sqa Solution

Daly City

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

$600 $300

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$30 for $60 Groupon — Russian Program "Krugozor"

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

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

$60 $30

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Four Dance Classes from Salsa with Tomaj (65% Off)

Salsa With Tomaj

Berkeley Underground

From the merchant: Learn to dance Salsa with popular instructors Tomaj Trenda and Tiffany Wu at our Salsa nightclub every Wednesday

$80 $28

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Two or Four Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo (Up to 65% Off)

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

Hour-long classes feature four different levels of Cuban-style salsa dancing

$26 $9

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Up to 53% Off Language Lesson — Generations

Generations

Rockaway Beach

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

$15 $7

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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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Makeup Lesson for One or Two at Wowpretty Professional Makeup and Hair with Jira Couture (Up to 60% Off)

Wowpretty Professional Makeup and Hair with Jira Couture

Lyon Hoag

Makeup artists show women how to get the look they want, whether it's a two-minute morning routine or a smoky eye for a night out

$150 $66

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Piano or Voice Lessons at Julivanna Music Studio (Up to 68% Off)

Julivanna Music Studio

Walnut Creek

Professional music coach with repertoire ranging from Disney songs to Jazz and Blues, including R&B, Pop, Gospel and Classical styles

$140 $49

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$49 for $150 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — GoBeyond Advising

Gobeyond Advising

San Mateo

Danielle, a Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley graduate, gives expert advice and offers edits for your college application

$150 $49

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One Month of Private Piano Lessons at San Mateo Piano (Up to 60% Off)

San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

Seasoned players demystify theory and technique during 30-minute lessons for students ages 5 and up held once per week

$165 $71

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Two or Four Private Drum Lessons with Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano (Up to 55% Off)

Tom Metropoulos at San Mateo Piano

San Mateo

Seasoned drum instructor teaches fundamentals in styles including pop, rock, jazz and fusion

$80 $38

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$138 for $475 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Ivy Goal Education

Ivy Goal Education

Hillsdale

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

$475 $138

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$70 for $140 Worth of Singing Lessons — The Studio of Meghan Michelle McGovern

The Studio Of Meghan Michelle Mcgovern

Alamo

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

$140 $70

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Four or Six Guitar, Beginner Piano, or Voice at Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction (Up to 68% Off)

Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction

Concord

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

$130 $44

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$74 for $165 Worth of Services at College Nannies + Tutors

College Nannies & Tutors

Blackhawk

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

$165 $74

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$59 for Six-week Online Course in Positive Psychology - The Path to Happier Course ($147 Value)

Guide To Self, Inc.

Danville

Six-week video course by positive psych expert, Dr. John Schinnerer, covering how to create more success and happiness.

$147 $59

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$35 for 3 Drop-In Music and Movement Classes at ABC Do Re ME! (Danville) ($75 value)

ABC Do Re ME! (Danville)

Danville

Children six months to five years of age build motor skills and love of music with practice in tambourines and tom-toms, dance, and singing

$75 $35

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Two or Four 30-Minute Drum Lessons at Steve Trovao Drums (Up to 59% Off)

Steve Trovao Drums

Napa

A drummer with more than three decades of live-performance experience teaches coordination and technique to students of all ages

$60 $26

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One Month of Private Guitar, Bass, or Drum Lessons at Music to My Ears (50% Off)

Music to My Ears

Cotati

Instructors with extensive performance backgrounds teach essential skills for playing the guitar, drums, or bass

$138 $69

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$25 for $55 Worth of One tutoring session — Science Tutor 4 Me

Science Tutor 4 Me

San ramon

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

$55 $25

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In-Home or Small-Group Classroom Chinese Tutoring Sessions for Grades K-12 at United Education (58% Off)

United Education

Union City

English-speaking students in grades K-12 are immersed in Chinese language and culture at in-home and classroom tutoring sessions

$160 $75

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Diagnostic Test and Four 60-Minute Onsite Tutoring Sessions from Kims Academy (Up to 83% Off)

Kims Academy

Multiple Locations

After a diagnostic assessment, tutors assist kids with math, reading, or writing skills toward SAT or ACT test preparation

$350 $59

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Three Private Music Lessons from Tony Bragano (45% Off)

Tony Bragano

Santa Rosa

Three private music lessons in saxophone, piano, or guitar from professional musician Tony Bragano

$99 $54

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One or Two Two-Hour Couples-Massage Classes at The Love Lab (Up to 54% Value)

The Love Lab

Palo Alto

Partners learn the essentials of professional back, scalp, & foot massage or the basics of arms, legs, and hand massage as they enjoy treats

$135 $65

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$89 for an Academic Evaluation and Four 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Huntington ($387 Value)

Huntington

Palo Alto

After an academic evaluation, tutoring sessions with one teacher for four students help kids achieve success in exams or various subjects

$387 $89

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$45 for Assessment of Academics and Career Interest with Planning Session at C2 Education ($215 Value)

C2 Education

Multiple Locations

After assessing academics, personality, and career interest, tutors create an academic program designed to address each K–12 student's needs

$215 $45

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$49 for SAT Practice at ThinkTank Learning ($210 Value)

ThinkTank Learning

Palo Alto

Certified academic consultant helps students gauge strengths and weaknesses when taking the SAT, and help pupils ace tests with tutoring

$210 $40

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Academic Evaluation with Four or Eight Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center (Up to 85% Off)

Huntington Learning Center

Fremont

Using a comprehensive academic evaluation and customized tutoring, certified tutors help students overcome their scholastic struggles

$403 $74

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Four or Eight Lessons for String Instruments, Guitar, Flute, or Piano at New World Music Academy (Up to 60% Off)

New World Music Academy

Pleasanton

Professional performers teach students to play guitar, flute, or string instruments; piano classes take place in a group setting

$170 $76

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One-Day Touring or Dyna Motorcycle Rental at Iron Steed Harley-Davidson (58% Off)

Iron Steed Harley-Davidson

Vacaville

Hop aboard a classic touring or Dyna Harley-Davidson motorcycle for a full day of riding, racing, and exploring

$150 $63

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 40% Off the First Month of Music Lessons for Kids Ages 2–5

Early Music Minds

Mountain View

For $5, receive a coupon for 40% off the first month of music lessons for babies, toddlers, and kids up ages 2–5

$50 $5

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Two-Day Digital Media Course at Eduvea (45% Off)

Eduvea

Sunnyvale

From the merchant: Our award-winning instructors will teach you the foundations of DSLR and how to excel in portrait photography.

$199 $109

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Three or Five Kids' Saturday Classes at Amazing Fruit Educational Learning Center (65% Off)

Amazing Fruit Educational Learning Center

Cupertino

Kids attend classes on Saturday where they can learn Chinese, work on handcrafts, or practice painting in a supportive environment

$60 $21

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Academic Evaluation and Four or Six Tutoring Sessions at Huntington Learning Center (Up to 86% Off)

Huntington Learning Center

Cupertino

After a one-on-one evaluation, tutors work with students in small groups to help them grasp new material

$492 $68

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$62 for One Month of Weekly Two-Hour Math Classes at Aloha Mind Math ($140 Value)

Aloha Mind Math

Santa Clara

Teachers lead students through interactive lessons that increase their ability to solve math problems without a calculator

$140 $62

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$50 for Your Choice of a Photography or Photo Editing Course at McKay Photography Academy ($225 Value)

McKay Photography Academy

Santa Clara

Award-winning instructors teach the basics of digital-camera settings, photo composition, travel photography, or photo editing skills

$225 $50

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$82 for an Initial Assessment with Eight 60-Minute Tutoring Sessions at Mathnasium ($350 Value)

Mathnasium

Santa Clara

Highly trained instructors strengthen students’ math skills, helping them catch up, keep up, and get ahead

$350 $82

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$10 for $19 Worth of Services at TVSB

Tvsb

Boulder Creek

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

$19 $10

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Spanish Basics Workshop ($195 Normally) at Habla Language Services

Habla Language Services

Multiple Locations

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off spanish basics workshop ($195 normally)

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for Online Sat Class For $149, Normally $299 at Ivy Review

Ivy Review

San Jose

For $5, receive a coupon for online sat class for $149, normally $299

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44% off a Kindermusik Playdate at Kindermusik with Miss Andrea

Kindermusik With Miss Andrea

Canoas Garden

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

$25 $14

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One-Month After-School Program with Class Five, Four, or Three Days per Week at STEMpro Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Stempro Academy

San Jose

The after-school program focuses on STEM curriculum—or science, technology, engineering, and math—as well as homework help and play time

$499 $225

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$30 for $60 Worth of Language Classes — Sokool Learning Center

Sokool Edu

Cambrian Community

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

$60 $30

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Two or Four Private Music Lessons at Pacific Piano School (Up to 64% Off)

Pacific Piano School

Pacific Piano School

30- to 60-minute private music lessons cover a choice of piano or voice

$94 $39

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Two or Four Individual or Small-Group Tutoring Sessions at Languages and Math Learning Center (Up to 53% Off)

Languages and Math Learning Center

Cory

Tutors lead one-on-one or small-group sessions in math and languages for students preK–12

$80 $39

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Intro to Photography or Intro to Printing Class at Aperture Academy (Up to 59% Off)

Aperture Academy

Campbell

Professional photographers tutor student shutterbugs on digital-photography basics and photo-printing techniques

$135 $59

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$70 for $140 Worth of Guitar Lessons — Ryan Acosta Music

Ryan Acosta Music

Campbell

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

$140 $70

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$18 for $40 Groupon — Tavan Music Academy

Tavan Music Academy

Los Gatos

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

$40 $18

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a Tutoring Session from Davis Learning Center (50% Off)

Davis Learning Center

Davis

Includes a comprehensive academic assessment and four hours of instruction with a qualified teacher in any subject

$259 $130

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Four Tutoring Sessions from One On One Tutoring (56% Off)

One-on-one Tutoring

Downtown Core

Four private tutoring sessions in either SAT, English, Math, or Science.

$180 $79

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Two or Four Music Lessons at Patient Guitar, Bass and Piano Lessons (Up to 54% Off)

Patient Guitar, Bass and Piano Lessons

Davis

Encouraging instructor with more than four decades of teaching experience inspires students of all ages and skill level

$70 $34

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$34 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Boulder Creek

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

$60 $34

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Four Tutoring Sessions from Image Changers Church After School Academy (71% Off)

Image Changers Church After School Academy

Lathrop

From the merchant: Children are provided with quality homework assistance followed up with fun and educational enrichment activities.

$130 $38

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$129 for a PADI Open-Water Scuba-Certification from Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel ($424 Value)

Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel

Twin Lakes

After hours of practice in pool and in Monterey Bay’s open waters, receive PADI open-water certification and celebrate with barbecue party

$424 $129

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Having shot more than 30,000 subjects throughout his career as a photographer, including many Silicon Valley business figures, Eric Gould understands how to create a good photo in any setting. His adeptness at communicating with subjects carries into his photography workshops, where he conveys difficult concepts clearly and methodically, saving students from such rookie mistakes as shooting with the lens cap on or turning the flash on while taking pictures of your imaginary friend's third grade graduation. In his own photo sessions, he frames professional clients in business portraits and headshots, high-school seniors in youthful poses, athletes in midaction, and a wide spectrum of people and places encountered on international travels.

300 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley,
CA
US

Owned and operated by parent-and-child coaching expert Robin Briskin, the Ark Row Center enriches families through hands-on classes that foster confidence and self-expression. Kids learn to transform wet earth into bowls, vases, or family-dinner-suggestion jars under the watchful eyes of an experienced ceramics artist. These instructors can ensure that kids are creating their crockery correctly since small classes of about 10 kids facilitate individual instructor-child attention. Classes are offered on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for kids ages 4 through 6 (a $100 value), and from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. for kids ages 7 through 10 (a $140 value), with the first class session on the first Thursday of each month.

122 Main St
Tiburon,
CA
US

At In The Kitchen (ITK) Culinary, down-to-earth restaurant chefs introduce cooks of all ages and skill levels to new techniques and cuisine. They offer a wide variety of classes, teaching everything from gourmet sauce making to cupcake decorating to knife skills. Chef Scott Davis, whom youngsters affectionately call The Culinary Dude, has degrees in both culinary arts and early-childhood education, and he created the kids' cooking program for Whole Foods. He teaches kids aged 4–14 how to follow recipes, safely cut and peel vegetables, or roll and bake patty-cakes.

Students learn how to create meals in an elegant kitchen with a flat-panel TV with surround sound, a subzero fridge and freezer, two six-burner Wolf cooktops, and two Wolf double ovens. Clients can rent out this space for private parties or private cooking classes.

300 Turney St
Sausalito,
CA
US

Before Max Abrahams was a music teacher, he was a longtime music student. Earning a degree in music from the University of Denver, Max concentrated in jazz music and bass playing. Additionally, on a sojourn in South Africa, he not only studied traditional African music at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in Durban––he learned to play the zulu drum.

He draws on his years of study, as well as stints playing with the Lamont Symphony and assorted jazz trios, as he teaches guitar and bass. His lessons start simple: during the introductory ones, he encourages students to strum out basic songs. However, the lessons soon ramp up to musical theory, sight-reading, and other higher-level material. He also helps his students branch out into a panoply of musical styles, from heavy metal to R&B to pop.

180 Stewart Drive
Belvedere Tiburon,
CA
US

Run by Stanford University's coaches' education trainer Mike Legarza and boasting a camper return rate of 90%, Legarza Basketball Camp develops young dribblers in a structured environment of positive support and fundamental basketball instruction, valuing hard work and effort. Morning camps focus on shooting and ball handling, as orb-bouncers will learn the basics of scoring and protecting the basketball. Players will be divided into teams for the week and play one game per day with a tournament at the end of the week. Afternoon camps concentrate on gameplay, as youngsters will be introduced to gamesmanship and strategy, such as when to feed the ball to the 7-footer in the post and when to feed the ball to the siberian tiger spotting up for a three-pointer.

120 King St
Larkspur,
CA
US

Healdsburg Golf Club carves through Wine Country, loping over undulating terrain marked by mature fir trees and views of Dry Creek Valley. Before taking the course, limber up on the all-weather driving range, with 18 stalls spread over three tiers that allow golfers to smack 300-yard drives or attempt to sink a two-story practice putt. The nine-hole course wraps well-manicured fairways around doglegs and surrounds greens with an entourage of bunkers and rolling mounds. Though suited for beginners, the course is a test for players of abilities, challenging golfers to hit a variety of shots, from long drives down par 5s to bicycle kicks past the goalkeeper on the eighth green. Golfers can relax after their rounds with a relaxing meal at the club’s bar and outdoor patio. The elevated patio overlooks the course as it fades into a sea of trees, misty mountains lining the horizon, and a wormhole leading to a secret nine-hole course on the moon.

Course at a Glance

  • Nine-hole, par 35 layout
  • Three sets of tees
  • Length of 2,622 yards from farthest tees
  • Course rating of 65.4 from farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 114 from farthest tees
350 Smith Ranch Rd
San Rafael,
CA
US