Things To Do in North Carolina

$59 for Six Weeks of Gracie Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Forged Fitness ($225 Value)

Forged Fitness

Northeast Raleigh

Twice-weekly Jiu-Jitsu lessons cover a wide range of grappling techniques

$225 $59

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Triad Pride Men's Chorus Presents "Naughty and Nice" on December 6 or 13 (Up to 40% Off)

Triad Pride Men's Chorus Presents "Naughty and Nice"

Multiple Locations

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All-male ensemble harmonizes their way through holiday favorites and humorous tunes

$25 $15

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Ice Skating for 2, 4, or 10 at The Annex Ice Rink (Up to 50% Off)

The Annex Ice Rink

Winston-Salem

Admission and free skate rentals during public sessions or special events such as Friday Night Ice Jam

$20 $10

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Five Play-Gym or Roller-Rink Visits at Wheels Fun Park (Up to 46% Off)

Wheels Fun Park

Durham

Large fun park entertains families with roller rink and play gym with slides, ball pits, zip lines, and more

$35 $19

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Two-Hour BYOB Metal-Stamping and Jewelry-Making Class for Two or Four at Twisted Jeweler (Up to 60% Off)

Twisted Jeweler

Downtown Fayetteville

Students practice stamping before working on their own custom sterling-silver & copper necklaces & pendants during the two-hour BYOB classs

$60 $25

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BYOB Painting Party for One, Two, or Four at Cheers N Paint (Up to 47% Off)

Cheers N Paint

Cary

Friends learn to paint pictures such as winter scenes, bottles of wine, or colorful peacocks while imbibing in drinks and food from home

$45 $25

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Sunset Kayaking Trip with a Picnic Dinner for Two or Four from Mahanaim Adventures (Up to 52% Off)

Mahanaim Adventures

Wilmington

During an approximately three-hour jaunt, kayakers paddle through gentle waters at sunset toward picturesque island, where they eat dinner

$150 $75

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

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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Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform for One or Two at Lee Brothers Martial Arts (Up to 95% Off)

Lee Brothers Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Age- and skill-specific martial arts classes led by experienced instructors at four studios

$395 $20

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$68 for $195 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Martial Flow

Martial Flow

Asheville

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

$195 $68

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One-Day Admission to InkFest Live for One, Two, or Four, or Three-Day Admission for One (Up to 53% Off)

InkFest Live

Concord

Fest-goers get tattooed amid graffiti demonstrations, live music and DJ battles, a custom car and bike show, and tattoo-industry vendors

$20 $10

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$22 for Three Hours of Bowling for Up to Six at George Pappas' Liberty Lanes ($40 Value)

George Pappas' Liberty Lanes

Gastonia

This family-friendly bowling alley boasts 32 lanes, optional bumpers, and a fully-stocked snack bar

$40 $22

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Distillery Tour, Tasting, and Souvenir Glassware for Two or Four at Top of the Hill Distillery (Up to 55% Off)

Top of the Hill Distillery

Downtown Chapel Hill

Take a tour through a USDA-certified distillery before sampling some of their award-winning small batch spirits

$40 $19

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Ten or Twenty Fitness or Self-Defense Classes at Burlington Krav Maga (Up to 81% Off)

Burlington Krav Maga

Burlington

Learn effective, instinct-based self-defense methods or get fit and toned at this fun, safe, and family-oriented facility

$59 $15

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Visit for 2 or 4 or One-Year Family Plus Membership to Imagination Station Science and History Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Imagination Station Science and History Museum

Wilson

Visitors browse more than 20 permanent and temporary science exhibits, including Nano!, which explores the microscopic world

$10 $5

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One Month of Unlimited Women’s Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two at Burn Boot Camp (Up to 88% Off)

Burn Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Former professional baseball player helps women lose weight and tone bodies in up to 124 camps per week

$227 $35

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10 or 20 Power Yoga or Rhythm Underground Zumba Classes at Crossfit Club (Up to 65% Off)

Crossfit Crib

Kannapolis

Boost muscular strength and balance with power yoga or burn calories during Latin-inspired Zumba dance classes

$50 $19

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Dance-Lesson Package with Two or Four Private Lessons for Single or Couple at All American Dance Studio (Up to 84% Off)

All American Dance Studio

Hickory

Instructors lead one or two students of all experience levels through private lessons in a variety of styles

$160 $29

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One or Two Months of Family Taekwando Classes for up to Three at Progressive Taekwondo Academy (Up to 59% Off)

Progressive Taekwondo Academy

Apex

Dedicated instructors teach students of all ages an ancient self-defense system that encourages mental discipline and self-confidence

$280 $135

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Fun Factory Play Package with Food for Two, Four, or Six at All Stars Family Fun Center (Up to 53% Off)

All Stars Family Fun Center

Goldsboro

Kids can refuel with hot dogs or pizza after bouncing their way through the Fun Factory pyramid stocked with inflatable obstacles

$19 $10

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Take-Home Glasses and Cheese at Old Stone Winery (59% Off)

Old Stone Winery

Providence

Each session includes one glass of wine per person, one take-home wine glass per person, and a sampling of handcrafted local cheese

$32 $13

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$29 for a One-Day Shooting-Range Package at The Range at Ballantyne ($234.50 Value)

The Range at Ballantyne

Indian Land

New firearms training facility features OpenFire Systems video targets, live-fire shooting of rifles, pistols, and shotguns, and a simulator

$234.50 $29

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$18 for $40 Worth of Dance Lessons at Carolina Dance Company

Carolina Dance Company

Monroe

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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10 or 16 Karate Classes, One-Week Camp, or One-Month After-School Program at ATA Karate Inc.(Up to 93% Off)

ATA Karate Inc.

Multiple Locations

Classes, camps, and after-school programs teach self-confidence and self-defense to toddlers through adults

$324 $29

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Mini Golf for Two or Four at Capital Golf Center (Up to 46% Off)

Capital Golf Center

Wake Forest

Groups of two or four angle golf balls away from river flowing through 18-hole mini-golf course

$12 $7

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$199 for Fishing Trip for Up to Four from Fingeance Fishing Charters ($400 Value)

Fingeance Fishing Charters

Swan Quarter

Expert guide leads anglers to schools of game fish lurking in beneath bait-rich, local waters

$400 $199

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$149 for Two-Hour Boat Tour for Up to 10 from Jordan Lake Tours (Up to $335 Value)

Jordan Lake Tours

Moncure

Pontoon boats take groups across scenic waters as guide points out wildlife such as bald eagles and finches and provides drinks and snacks

$335 $149

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6 or 12 Yoga Classes of One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Vital Yoga Center (Up to 48% Off)

Vital Yoga Center

SE Charlotte Area

Yogis lead students through the peaceful poses of harmony yoga or the rigorous stretches of Vinyasa

$72 $39

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$26 for Four Weeks of Music Lessons for Babies, Toddlers, and Pre-Schoolers at Kindermusik with Yulia ($52 Value)

Kindermusik with Yulia

Thomasville

An expert instructor leads babies and toddlers through brain-developing music lessons that take place once a week

$52 $26

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$69 for a Concealed-Handgun-Carry Class from Firearms Training by Elrod ($125 Value)

Firearms Training By Elrod

Multiple Locations

State-certified instructors qualify participants to apply for an North Carolina concealed-handgun permit, valid in more than 30 states

$125 $69

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Nashville MMA East (54% Off)

Nashville Mma East

Randleman

Students can attend unlimited beginner kickboxing classes; classes meet Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 7 p.m.

$135 $62

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BYOB Painting Classes at Wine and Design (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Wine and Design

Cornelius

Instructors lead adults in painting masterpieces on canvas while they imbibe beverages

$35 $19

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North Carolina Concealed-Carry Class for One or Two at Arm Yourself Training (Up to 58% Off)

Arm Yourself Training

Multiple Locations

State-certified instructors qualify students to apply for North Carolina concealed-handgun permit; includes class and range time

$80 $35

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at Daveste' Vineyards (48% Off)

Daveste' Vineyards

Troutman

Wine samples inside a rustic, timber-frame tasting room that doubles as an art gallery; take home wine and souvenir wineglasses

$33 $17

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18-Hole Round with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Pine Knolls Golf Club (Up to 48% Off)

Pine Knolls Golf Club

Kernersville

18-hole course that hosted Triad Classic confounds play with small and complex greens

$58 $32

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons for the Piano, Guitar, or Bass at The Hughes Music Company (Up to 60% Off)

The Hughes Music Company

Mint Hill

Seasoned musician with 13+ years of music teaching experience helps students learn or further master the piano, guitar, or bass

$50 $20

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Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glass for Two or Four with Pedal-Kart Rentals at Lu Mil Vineyard (Up to 58% Off)

Lu Mil Vineyard

Dublin

Tasters sample vineyard's wares before exploring the 58-acre grounds by pedal-kart

$26 $12

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Wine Tasting and Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Fiddler's Vineyard (Up to 44% Off)

Fiddler's Vineyard

Cherryville

Tour the family-owned winery and sip their selection of sweet and unusual wines, including of Muscadine, Scuppernong, and fruit wines

$25 $15

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Distillery Tour and Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Fair Game Beverage Company (Up to 63% Off)

Fair Game Beverage Company

Pittsboro

Guests tour distillery that uses fruits and other crops to form the base of spirits and fortified wines stored in oak barrels

$20 $10

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Section 8 MMA (Up to 62% Off)

Section 8 MMA

Lexington

Highly-trained and experienced coaches help clients learn self-defense and improve their physical fitness

$150 $59

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Balls and Cart at The Golf Club at Eagle Creek (Up to 64% Off)

The Golf Club at Eagle Creek

Moyock

18 holes of a links-style course challenge golfers with wind, water, and wide-open spaces

$78 $31

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$27 for $49 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons at Tiger Kim's Tae Kwon Do

Tiger Kim's Tae Kwon Do

Clemmons

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

$49 $27

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5 or 10 Kids' Indoor-Play Sessions at PlayNation Parties & Playgrounds of Morrisville (Up to 54% Off)

PlayNation Parties & Playgrounds of Morrisville

Morrisville

Indoor playland welcomes kids for year-round recess on 6,500 square feet of playground equipment, bounce slides, and swings

$35 $17

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10-Station Clay-Shooting Experience for One or Two at Red Hen Reserve and Hunting Club (Up to 60% Off)

Red Hen Reserve and Hunting Club

Lenoir

In a well-kept setting amid mountain and forest terrain, guests shoot clay pigeons at 10 stations

$64.50 $26

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10 or 16 Martial Arts Lessons with Uniform at Vision Martial Arts (Up to 95% Off). 12 Options Available.

Vision Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach kids teakwondo, helping them master martial moves and mental discipline

$355 $20

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Holiday Lights or Regular Zipline Tour for Two at The Beanstalk Journey (Up to 50% Off)

The Beanstalk Journey

Beanstalk Journey

Course with multiple ziplines, rope bridges and tunnels, 32-foot climbing tower, and 50-foot-high educational treehouses

$138 $79

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Standup for 2, 6, or 10 at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Through December 30 (Up to 76% Off)

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Club fills weekends with comics such as Grandma Lee from America’s Got Talent and Atlanta favorite Jerry Farber

$25 $15

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$33 for $60 Worth of Pets — Peaceful Paca Plantation, LLC

Peaceful Paca Plantation, Llc

Locust

Therapeutic alpaca farm geared to help individuals with disabilities and emotional issues

$60 $33

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5- or 10-Hour Shooting-Range Practice at Frontline Defense Firearms Training Center and Range LLC (Up to 54% Off)

Frontline Defense Firearms Training Center and Range LLC

Warrenton

Veteran-owned outdoor shooting range hosts nonmembers on weekends, where they fire at a 100-yard rifle area or a 25-yard gun & pistol bay

$150 $69

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One Month of Unlimited Hot-Yoga Classes or a 10-Class Pass for Hot Yoga at Get Twisted (Up to 45% Off)

Get Twisted

Hope Mills

A studio with a duo of certified instructors offers AcroYoga, as well as forms of yoga including hot, restorative, and yin

$60 $38

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5 or 10 Private Yoga-and-Pilates Combo Classes for One or Two at Cape Fear Dance Theatre (Up to 78% Off)

Cape Fear Dance Theatre

Wrightsville Beach Park

Pilates meets yoga during exercise programs that work the whole body to increase flexibility, align the spine, and build strength

$500 $119

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$27 for 18 Holes of Golf for Two Including Cart at Plantation Golf Club (Up to $54 Value)

Plantation Golf Club

Reidsville

18-hole course opened in 1986 stretches for 6,194 yards from the back tees

$54 $27

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One or Two Months of Martial Arts or Women's Self-Defense at Ultimate Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Ultimate Martial Arts & Fitness

Graham

Black belt instructors at family-oriented martial arts school specialize in age-specific training and self-defense classes tailored to women

$119.50 $28

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One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two People at Body by Buck (Up to 77% Off)

Body by Buck

Stallings

Indoor boot-camp classes blend interval and CrossFit-style training, including exercises with kettlebells, dumbbells, and jump ropes

$150 $39

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Glass Shattering at The Smash Shack (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

The Smash Shack

Piney Green

Release inner frustration on premade boxes of items that are ready and waiting to be shattered

$20 $11

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$24 for a Monster X Tour Package with a Pit Pass at WNC AG Center on February 27 ($29 Value)

Monster X Tour

WNC Agricultural Center

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Roaring monster trucks thrill motorsports fans in an high-octane evening of races, wheelies, and car crushing

$29 $24

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Car-Show Admission for Two or Four to Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance on Saturday, May 2 (Up to 42% Off)

Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance

Pinehurst Resort

Take a stroll around Pinehurst’s historic fairways while viewing sparkling vintage automobiles from the Brass Era to the 1970s

$50 $29

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$15 for a Wine Tasting for Two Plus a Take-Home Bottle at Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery ($30 Value)

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery

Ronda

In a tasting room with mountain views, sip handcrafted Italian wines

$30 $15

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$275 for $500 Worth of Personal Training — Synergy Fitness Training Co.

Synergy Fitness Training Co.

Southern Pines

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

$500 $275

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Kids' Tumbling Package or Birthday Party at Aptitude Explore and Sea Children's Gym & Therapy (Up to 64% Off)

Aptitude Explore and Sea Children's Gym & Therapy

Cameron

Kids aged 6 months and older learn developmental skills or enjoy party at play space specializing in therapy for kids on the autism spectrum

$150 $54

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10 Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform, or 16 Classes with a Uniform, Test, and Graduation Belt from Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

Multiple Locations

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

$324 $20

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Sylvan Heights Bird Park Visit for Two or Four (Up to 53% Off)

Sylvan Heights Bird Park

Scotland Neck

Educational attractions showcase peacocks, flamingos, ducks, and toucans from around the world

$18 $9

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$49 for a Zipline Tour for One at Kersey Valley Zip Line (a $89 Value)

Kersey Valley Zipline

Archdale

Aviation-themed zipline offers heights of up to 100 ft. and lengths between 200 and 600 feet

$89 $49

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Concealed-Handgun-Permit Course for One or Two at CCH Safety (Up to 50% Off)

CCH Safety

Wendell

Following classroom and live-fire practice, students can qualify to apply for a concealed-handgun permit

$125 $65

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$50 for $99 Worth of Services at Zanshin Karate & Fitness Center

Zanshin Karate & Fitness Center

Mebane

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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Round of Golf for Four with Cart on a Weekday or Weekend at The Country Club of Johnston County (Up to 50% Off)

The Country Club of Johnston County

Smithfield

Foursomes load into two carts and zigzag across 6,573 yards of rolling terrain on an 18-hole course dotted with mature trees and four ponds

$120 $60

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1.5- or 3-Hour Pony Party for Up to 15 Children at Kiddie Kritterz (Up to 62% Off)

Kiddie Kritterz

Pinnacle

Up to 15 little ones can ride on top of three friendly ponies during a party filled with games and activities

$400 $169

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$18 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $18

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The Big Give Back Feat. Ginuwine and RL at Republic on Friday, December 5, at 10 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Big Give Back

Republic

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A duet of successful R&B singers from the ’90s passionately croon classic slow jams and new solo material

$37.92 $19

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VIP Membership with Admission and Sound-Check Privileges at The Pour House Music Hall (50% Off)

The Pour House Music Hall

Central Raleigh

VIP membership opens up hundreds of concerts, complete with sound-check privileges and exclusive offers

$100 $50

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One, Three, or Five One-Hour Private Golf Lessons from North Carolina Golf Academy (Up to 69% Off)

North Carolina Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

PGA member and Golf Digest instructor helps golfers perfect their swings and other aspects of their game during one-hour lessons

$95 $32

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ReptiDay at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds on Saturday, December 13, at 10 a.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Reptiday

Dixie Classic Fairgrounds

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures’ behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$30 $15

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Lemurs Live! Tour for 2 or Behind-the-Scenes Weekend or Weekday Tour for 1 at Duke Lemur Center (Up to 42% Off) 

Duke Lemur Center

Durham

Get up close and personal with exotic lemurs at one of the world’s largest sanctuaries for rare and endangered prosimian primates

$24 $16

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Three or Eight Modeling or Acting Classes at Sandhills Model & Talent Agency (Up to 59% Off)

Sandhills Model & Talent Agency

Fayetteville

Classes develop leadership, manners, and self-confidence and help students learn the ins and outs of the modeling and acting industries

$125 $59

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Five or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Cary Flow Yoga (49% Off)

Cary Flow Yoga

Cary

Vinyasa yoga students flow through poses and breathing exercises, building strength, stamina, and flexibility

$65 $33

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Master Pour Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glasses for Two or Four at Noni Bacca Winery (50% Off)

Noni Bacca Winery

Noni Bacca Winery

Family-owned winery encourages mainstream enjoyment of wine with tastings of over 70 styles produced from grapes from around the world

$42 $21

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Two-Hour BYOB Pottery-Painting Session for One, Two, or Four at The Mad Platter (Up to 54% Off)

The Mad Platter

Mad Platter

Customers bring along their own libations while they create custom pottery masterpieces at this fun, contemporary studio

$40 $20

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$45 for $100 Groupon — West Coast Swing Zone

West Coast Swing Zone

Asheville

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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Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from Mario Andretti Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

Mario Andretti Racing Experience

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Drive or ride-along in a full-size Indy-style racecar around TRACK NAME

$129.99 $64

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Many dance companies approach ballet from a modern angle. Caroline Calouche prefers a more perpendicular one. When the stage is not enough space for her visions of macabre masquerade balls or surreal dreamscapes, she takes to the air above it, outfitted with a cirque's worth of aerial harnesses and accouterments. Her dancers are just as likely to pirouette down a 20-foot skein of golden silk as across a hardwood floor. Pairs of lovers might hang precariously from the frame of a hollow cube or perform a gravity-defying pas de deux on the double lyra—their suspension above the earth either an expression of freedom or a prison of their own making. Like identifying an elderly smoker's gender over the phone, the airborne element leaves plenty of room for interpretation.

By marrying the storytelling ability of floor-bound choreography with the gravity-defying tricks of circus arts, Caroline Calouche & Co. unleashes the full potential of aerial dance. The company's productions are free to venture to strange new places. For example, in past shows, women have risen from their graves to haunt their murderous husbands. Likewise, the sounds of Moby and Blue Man Group are more likely to be heard than Debussy.

Audience members who want to plqy the ropes and silks for themselves can learn to do so during the dance company's aerial-dance classes, along with a tight curriculum of ballet, contemporary, and stretching and strengthening courses. For all its global influences and aerial showmanship, Caroline Calouche & Co. keeps its feet rooted in the local community with outreach programs for all ages, ethnicities, and social groups.

9129 Monroe Road
Charlotte,
NC
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From the very first tee shot over a lake to the pond protecting the left side of the 18th green, the course at River Ridge Golf Club pits players against the physical and psychological challenges brought by omnipresent water hazards, including the Neuse River that intersects the course on several holes.

Architect Chuck Smith’s 1997 design weaves course play through a 6,740-yard gauntlet furnished with a plush carpet of bermuda-grass fairways and rough that gives way to fast-moving G-6 bent-grass greens. The course's signature 5th hole rewards golfers who keep their tee shots on the fairway with a short-iron approach that must clear a large pond and any caddies sunbathing in the large greenside bunker.

As a semiprivate club, membership at River Ridge unlocks a slew of benefits not available to the general public. Though the practice area—composed of a driving range and putting and chipping greens—is open to everyone, only members may make use of the locker rooms, club storage, and handicap program provided at the clubhouse. Additionally, members are granted access to special events, tournaments, and PGA pro Tim Cockrell’s lessons, which help players calibrate putting strokes and find their swing after a long time away from the game to search for their favorite golf ball that got lost in the Neuse River.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Total length of 6,740 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 72.2 from the back tees * Course slope of 138 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * Scorecard

3224 Auburn-Knightdale Road
Raleigh,
NC
US

The guides from New Bern Segway Tours & Fun Center showcase their city's best sights. Perched atop segways, they lead groups down scenic streets and to historic locations. They tailor each excursion to their guests. Depending on what groups want to see, they might deliver interesting commentary about the city's history or simply point out the best spots for a photo op.

238 Grayson St
New Bruns,
NC
US

BounceU transports kids to an inflatable, climate-controlled playground, in which they can bounce from side to side in a safe, secure environment. During open-bounce sessions, kids can imagine they're synchronized leapers in Michael Flatley's Riverbounce as they carom around the inflatable stadium, expending energy with every leap. Cosmic Bounce sessions give jouncing juniors a much-deserved break from earthly leaping, allowing them to play under the violet glow of black lights and special-effect lights moving in coordination with fun music. Each cosmic bouncer receives a complimentary glow necklace upon entrance, which can be used to light the way in a dark tunnel or light half the face to recreate Colonel Kurtz's monologue from Apocalypse Now. When a cause for celebration arises, parents snag party rooms and private bouncing rooms for their buoyant revelers. During Kids' Night Out events, kids pair their bounce-based brand of performance arts with imaginative crafts while parents leave them under supervised care and enjoy their own night out.

The attentive BounceU staff monitor the rebounding facilities at all times, ensuring the inflatable playground is kept safe, clean, and free of spiky objects such as mohawks and sea urchins. Call ahead or check the calendar for available open-bounce times. Frolicking children must be supervised by a parent and must wear socks to play. Though not included in this Groupon, parents of children older than 4 years are welcome to join the vivacious youngsters in the playground.

615 Dolley Madison Rd
Greensboro,
NC
US

When they took over Jimmy Mac’s Golf Range, PGA professional Brad “Smiley” Latimer and his wife Pam knew they had their work cut out for them. The couple dove right in: they resurfaced the miniature golf course, illuminated its brick-lined pathways with nearly 100 solar lights, acquired a FlightScope Launch Monitor for lessons, and stocked on the driving range with new Titleist and Callaway balls. Even after completing these renovations, they continue to revamp the facilities. The 18-hole mini-golf course now features two cascading waterfalls, babbling brooks that wend along turf fairways, and new putters that send colorful golf balls into holes or to the one-eyed pirate living under the course bridge to fulfill his dream of a new ocular orb.

A 325-yard driving range showcases 25,000 square feet of Bermuda grass tees and 20 artificial turf hitting stations featuring laser yardage readers. The range has covered and uncovered stations, as well as lights that let golfers swing even after the sun has started to snore. Lessons provide the instructional guidance of a professional while taking advantage of the center’s practice bunker and chipping and pitching greens, developing swings dependable enough to take down rabid ball washers.

2397 W Clemmonsville Rd.
Winston Salem,
NC
US

Erica Dixon recognizes that not everyone is a professional dancer, including herself. During her Zumba classes, she motivates students to break a sweat with aerobic choreography that dancers of all levels can catch on to quickly, leaving the pro moves to the tiny ballerinas trapped in jewelry boxes. In addition to Latin styles such as salsa, merengue, and samba, she infuses routines with moves from some of her favorite styles, including hip-hop, African dance, and belly dance.

Erica's passion for helping others get a handle on their health is inspired by her own life. Though she'd always been active, when she started working near a fast-food restaurant before her senior year of high school, she packed on 25 pounds. Despite knowing that if she didn't get fit she was at risk for developing type 2 diabetes?like her father did?she continued to gain weight until she saw him injecting insulin into his stomach. Terrified by the thought of having to use needles, she became dedicated to new habits: eating fruits and vegetables, walking laps around the track, and counting calories. She left college 10 sizes smaller than when she enrolled.

To continue pursuing fitness, Erica convinced a local gym manager to give her a membership in exchange for cleaning treadmills for three hours a week. She reveled in the fit-centric atmosphere and realized she wanted to make helping others get into shape her career, so she signed up to be a Military Recreation intern in Sicily. When she returned home, she earned six gold medals at the USA Jump Rope Nationals and helmed her own fitness center for two years. She's now the proud owner of e-Fit4Life, LLC, where she inspires students to shimmy off pounds in her five weekly Zumba classes. She also serves as a Zumba choreography specialist, traveling as far as Hawaii to train instructors and teach both Zumba and Afro-Caribbean master classes.

2003 South Miami Boulevard
Durham,
NC
US