Personal Development in Parma Heights

Four Classes and Unlimited Open-Gym Play for One or Two Children at Gymboree Play & Music (Up to 66% Off)

Gymboree Play & Music of Strongsville

Strongsville

$100 $35

Children aged 0–5 take art, sports, music, or Play & Learn classes and spend time romping at center under new ownership

Gourmet Coffee Tasting for Two or Four at Troubadour Coffee Roasters (Up to 51% Off)

Troubadour Coffee Roasters

Fairview Park

$39 $19

(25)

Baristas lead coffee-tasting that explains beans’ distinct flavors based on their origin

30-Minute Flight Experience for One or Two or Five-Week Ground School at Premier Flight Academy (Up to 65% Off)

Premier Flight Academy

Multiple Locations

$250 $99

Flight lessons gets guests flying in planes for aerial tours; ground school prepares private pilots for their licensing test

$99 for a Project Management Certification Bundle from IT University Online ($795 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$795 $99

Nationally recognized PMP certification trains projects managers on running projects from pre-planning to completion

One, Two, or Three Bartending Classes at Cleveland Bartending School (Up to 51% Off)

Cleveland Bartending School

South Euclid

$100 $49

Students supplement lecture time with actual drink-making behind real bar stocked with liquor and stemware

$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

$275 for $500 Worth of Test-Prep Classes — TKS NCLEX Review

Tks Nclex Review

Redeem from Home

$500 $275

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

Three-Hour Photography Workshop for One or Two from Cleveland Photography (Up to 63% Off)

Cleveland Photography

Cleveland

$135 $59

Lifelong shutterbug teaches photography techniques during three-hour workshop

$59.99 for Three-Infant Massage Classes at Beautiful Beginnings Infant Massage ($120 Value)

Beautiful Beginnings Infant Massage

Westlake

$120 $59.99

Classes full of mother-child eye contact and cuddling help build familial bonds

5 or 10 One-Hour Tutoring Sessions at Momentuum, LLC (Up to 60% Off)

Momentuum, LLC

Cleveland Heights

$250 $119

State-certified instructors and tutors tackle every thing from math and science to English and the arts at small group tutoring sessions

One or Three One-Hour Private Computer Tutoring Sessions at Funutation Tekademy (Up to 61% Off)

Funutation Tekademy

Beachwood

$125 $59

Classes for children and teenagers teach fun, practical computer skills, covering topics such as creating apps and programming video games

Six-Week SAT or ACT Prep Course or an Online SAT Prep Course from The College Review (Up to 67% Off)

The College Review

Solon

$499 $199

Experts help high schoolers prepare for their college-entrance exams in a six-week-long group SAT or ACT course or an online SAT course

$53 for $88 Worth of Music Lessons — Great Lakes School of Music

Great Lakes School Of Music

Mayfield Heights

$88 $53

Instructors with university degrees teach beginner or advanced students the art of singing and playing an instrument.

$45 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Falls Rock Shop

Falls Rock Shop

Cuyahoga Falls

$80 $45

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One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

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

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Kids' sponge-like brains can't help but absorb their surroundings, which unfortunately may be becoming increasingly stressful. "Never before in human history have we been flooded with [so much] information and technology," founder Kelli Slavin says. "Parents don’t know how to deal with it. Kids don't know how to deal with it." But she helps combat overburdened minds with The Light Academy's combination of Kundalini yoga and art classes for kids. Kundalini yoga focuses on breathing as the gateway to inner peace and health. It "stimulates the glandular system [and helps] engage the brain … and promote general wellness." She leads kids through Kundalini exercises, helping them to soothe their minds and teaching them to cope with anxiety and stress, ultimately pushing them to connect to their inner "greatness."

With that inner greatness, kids can interpret the world through art. "Giving kids a creative outlet is very important," Slavin says. "They're downloading whatever is in their head and making something beautiful." Classes delve into exciting projects, such as creating original comic books and making kites, or arming homemade piñatas with popsicle-stick swords or giant, weeping doe eyes.:m]]

21446 Lorain Road
Fairview Park,
OH
US

Under the batoned direction of world-renowned conductor Carl Topilow, the members of Cleveland Pops serenade audiences with expressively performed renditions of diverse musical selections. Now in its 16th season, the orchestra will honor the Magnificat 1955 Founders Society on August 20, performing upbeat jazz, swing, and Dixieland songs, then ending with a dramatic retuning of the entire string section. Perfectly timed transitions and heartrending melodic threads attest to the squad's close bond with its cofounder and conductor, a multitalented virtuoso who alternates waves of the baton with behind-the-back riffs on his cherry-red clarinet.

20770 Hilliard Blvd
Rocky River,
OH
US

In 1880, the final fasteners and sleepers on the Valley Railway were tightened into place. It wouldn’t be long before a billowing cloud of steam announced the arrival of the first train running through the Cuyahoga Valley, a territory that had served as a passageway for foot traffic for thousands of years. Over the next century, the railway contributed to the growth of commerce between Akron and Cleveland, changing ownership multiple times, and transforming from a freight train, into a passenger train, back to a freight train, and finally into a UFO.

Now celebrating its 41st year of passenger-rail service, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad transports sightseers over the historic rails through 33,000 acres of land owned by the National Park Service. With a year-round roster of trips, including wine- and beer-tasting excursions, passengers can set forth on morning, afternoon, and evening journeys that sweep past meadowlands, pinery, and rivers and give glimpses of native wildlife, such as fox, deer, bobcat mascots, and owls.

8001 Brecksville Rd
Brecksville,
OH
US

Behind a real bar, the instructors at Cleveland Bartending School mix cocktails with finesse and expertise, running through barroom staples and trendy cocktails as students look on in bewildered anticipation. After the lectures and demonstrations, the metaphorical table turns, and students man the bar to practice the skills necessary to serve drinks professionally. This is the regular scene during the school's 40-hour mixology program, a professional-caliber class series that covers everything potential mixologists will need to know to sling drinks in the wild.

The courses break down the ingredients of as many as 125 specialty drinks and cocktails?including manhattans and martinis?as well as beer and wine information, customer-service techniques, and responsible alcohol service. The school also adheres to the Anheuser-Busch Beertender and Guinness Perfect Pour training programs. Upon completion of the 40-hour training program, students can take advantage of Cleveland Bartending School's local and nationwide job-placement assistance, which has landed students employment at venues such as Ritz Carlton hotels and resorts, McCormick & Schmick's, and Embassy Suites.

1481 Warrensville Center Rd
Cleveland,
OH
US

Grape guru and oenophile Marianne Frantz, who holds a diploma from London's Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and who earned an Advanced Sommelier qualification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, founded American Wine School in 2002. She and her school have gone on to shepherd more than 10,000 sippers through classes, tastings, and grape-lookalike contests. Marianne, along with her knowledgeable staff, impart their vino wisdom in classes that range from the basic Wine 101 to the more extensive WSET certification courses. The school's classes and special events have even spilled into seven different states, teaching tongues across the nation to swirl, sniff, and taste the adult beverages and analyze why drinking wine while doing taxes is a bad idea.

6001 Archwood Rd
Cleveland,
OH
US

Spread across three stories and 110,000 square feet, the Cleveland State University Recreation Center enables students, faculty, and members of the community to tailor custom workouts and play a variety of sports. Weight rooms and cardio equipment help members form balanced workout regimens. Alternatively, athletes can hit the basketball, volleyball, or racquetball courts or take a dip in one of the Busbey Natatorium's two lap pools. Above the facilities, a 7,000-square-foot rooftop patio allows guests to cool off amid light foliage and a view of the campus.

2121 Euclid Ave
Cleveland,
OH
US