Things To Do In Orinda

$5 Buys You a Coupon for $10 Off One Class Or 10% Off 3 Classes When You Book In Advance at All in a Jar

All in a Jar

Lafayette

For $5, receive a coupon for canning class

$5

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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 51% 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 $35

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$50 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 $50

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One Month of Belly Dancing with One or Two Classes Per Week at Shimmy Dreams Belly Dance Studio (Up to 54% 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 $27

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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 78% 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 $99

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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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East Bay Youth Sports' year-round youth football programs strive to build kids' character as well as their passing skills. Kids as young as 4 get their start in the non-competitive, co-ed NFL flag football league, whose high-scoring but contact-free games teach values like teamwork, self-confidence, and sportsmanship. The contact flag-football league takes the game's physicality up a notch, while the tackle football league pits kids in full pads and helmets against others of similar weight, age, and experience. Relaxed, family-friendly schedules help keep practices fun and casual at all levels.

In the summer months, East Bay Youth Sports hosts Bay Area Adventure Camp, where kids aged 5 through 14 enjoy a wide range of activities under the supervision of experienced staff. The younger ones are matched with those leaders in a ratio of four to one, so they're never far from helpful supervision, whether they're playing soccer or learning to skateboard or ride a horse. The camp is partnered with a variety of other companies, which lets them arrange amusement park trips, archery, indoor skydiving, and other activities that require a lot of equipment or any number of roller coasters.

101 Wilder Road
Orinda,
CA
US

Tomaj Trenda](http://www.salsawithtomaj.com/about.html) has devoted his life to dance. After receiving a Masters degree in dance education, he has been honing the toe-taps of students everywhere from the University of Washington to the National Ballet of Mexico. Tomaj also keeps his skills and stage presence honed by performing internationally throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Not content to accept old traditions as law, he has spent considerable post-graduate time training in how to teach new motor skills to adults. When instructing people through dance, Tomaj works with the brain instead of against it. Using a measured amount of repetition, he ensures his students learn and retain the steps from every class. Each lesson builds off the skills of the last, creating a strong foundation on which students stack a repertoire of moves and their hope of beating the Greasers in any sudden dance-offs. Leaders learn various root moves and how to combine and vary those moves to create complex and stylistic dance routines.

26 Orinda Way
Orinda,
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

Jill Dailey McIntosh has always been intrigued by the human body and how it moves?so much so that she graduated in 1991 with a kinesiology degree and soon thereafter decided to open her own Pilates teaching studio. But it wasn't until years later that this curiosity would manifest itself in a single question: "How can one aggressively transform the shape of their body while still maintaining proper alignment of the spine?" Eventually Jill began to examine her diverse fitness background, pulling low-impact movements from ballet, Pilates, and even orthopedic-exercise routines to create the basis for her fitness style, The Dailey Method.

Now, more than a decade later, Dailey's fitness routine has ballooned into studios sprawled across more than 10 states and gained praise from Self, Allure, FitPregnancy, and InStyle magazines. Regardless of the location, instructors remain true to Jill's mission of offering a diverse series of exercises that focus on toning and lengthening the body while lengthening the spine and building strong core muscles.

3471 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette,
CA
US

Absolute Center's smorgasbord of fitness classes spans fields from Pilates to TRX and yoga, with all instructors bolstering their teacher certification with ongoing in-house training. The expansive studio is flush with the equipment necessary to help students accomplish physical and mental fitness, with CoreAlign posture-improving equipment sidekicked by Pilates reformers and roaming herds of yoga mats. In addition to a thorough screening to capture educational experience and personality, each Absolute Center trainer graduates from custom-tailored lessons on practical exercise, human anatomy, and cursive writing.

3658 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette,
CA
US

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

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