Learning in Raytown

$29.99 for an Online Home-IT Course from Excel With Business ($299 Value)

EwB Home IT Course

Online Deal

$299 $29.99

Lord over your home's computer and Internet with a course designed by the technology expert who wrote the first ...For Dummies book

$99 for a Business-Certification-Course Package from Management and Strategy Institute ($449.90 Value)

Management and Strategy Institute

Online Deal

$449.90 $99

Online certification courses for leadership and project management help professionals prove to employees they have valued skills

$59 for Napoleon Hill Mastery Course from Nightingale Conant ($357 Value)

Nightingale Conant

Online Deal

$357 $59

Self-improvement course teaches the secrets to success through 15 downloadable MP3 audio lessons and online manuals

One Month of Tumbling, Cheer, or Gymnastics Classes at All American Cheer & Stunt/MPG Gymnastics (50% Off)

All American Cheer & Stunt/MPG Gymnastics

Kansas City

$60 $30

Tumbling classes teach kids cartwheels and somersaults, while cheer and gymnastics classes focus on more advanced moves like tucks

$49.99 for an Online 150-Hour Master TEFL or TESOL Course from Global Language Training ($520 Value)

Global Language Training Kansas City

Online Deal

$520 $49.99

Online course equips students with the tools to guide non-English speakers toward fluency; certificate upon satisfactory course completion

$175 for $350 Worth of Photography Classes — Lauren Houston Photography

Lauren Houston Photography

On Location

$350 $175

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

$59 for a One-Year Subscription to Skills-Assessment-Test Database from Brainbench with Certifications ($199 Value)

Brainbench

Online Deal

$199 $59

More than 600 tests, which are used by employers to assess job applicants, cover skills from C++ to French proficiency to typing

$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

$99 for a Complete CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ IT-Certification Bundle from IT University Online ($2,695 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$2,695 $99

Expert lectures, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in three courses, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

$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

Certification for One, Two, or Three Online Courses from Social Media Academy (Up to 93% Off)

Social Media Academy

Online Deal

$497 $59

Social media strategists impart the skills needed to succeed in Internet marketing, with online courses in Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

$29 for One-Year Access to Online Yoga and Meditation Courses from Yoga Meditation Course ($99 value)

Yoga Meditation Course

On Location

$99 $29

Learn yoga and meditation at home to unwind and refocus your energies

$60 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Village Music Academy ($120 Value)

Village Music Academy

formerly the Toon Shop

$120 $60

Local musical experts with backgrounds in jazz, classical, rock, & country lead students through 30-minute sessions on choice of instruments

$44 for a Two-Hour Fire Starter Photography Workshop at Kevin Ashley Photography ($89 Value)

Kevin Ashley Photography

Overland Park

$89 $44

Basic photography skills taught by experienced wedding and lifestyle photographer Kevin Keith

Photography or Photo-Editing Workshop for One or Two at Gwen Morris Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Gwen Morris Studio

Central Industrial District

$120 $49

Veteran photographer demystifies various functions of cameras or photo-editing software such as Photoshop and Lightroom

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

Select Local Merchants

First-time scuba divers will learn from professional, certified trainers during Skin-n-Scuba’s Discover Scuba training session. The training course includes all necessary diving gear and is conducted in the facility’s 26’x52’ indoor saltwater pool, featuring salt, water, and two sunken Spanish Armada galleons. Individual class enrollment is capped at 15 in order to maintain a reasonable instructor-to-student ratio and leave room in the pool for the dolphins enrolled in backstroke. The two-hour classes for Groupon buyers are offered Fridays (starting at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.), Saturdays (9 a.m. and 11 a.m.), Sundays (1 p.m. and 3 p.m.) and Mondays (10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m.).

9300 East 35th Street South
Independence,
MO
US

Boost Sports Performance provides physical therapy, performance training in speed, agility, endurance, running mechanics, vertical jump, combine, and boot camps. Also we offer personal training for those wanting to tone up.

19310 E 50th Ter S
Independence,
MO
US

When he was a child, Michael Russell spent a lot of time in his father’s darkroom, watching and helping him develop photographs. As Russell grew into an adult, he still loved photography but opted to pursue a career in front of the camera as a television news reporter. Even as he interviewed celebrities, presidents, and wax statues of presidents, he found himself most engaged with shooting his own video, and with framing shots of natural landscapes and wildlife. He eventually would leave his broadcasting career to teach photography full time, and venture on expeditions to scenic vistas and art fairs. During Russell’s workshops, his picture-snapping protégés can pick his brain as they practice various photography concepts and sample professional lenses.

302 Kensington Square
Greenwood,
MO
US

Founder and professional shutterbug Mike Freeland calls on more than two decades of photographic experience and camera-handling in shoots ranging from staged portraiture to mostly improvised weddings. Joined by a team of 10 other photo pros, Freeland Photography captures moments during special events, documents images for commercial businesses, and invites families into the studio to strike poses before being frozen in carbonite. Freeland Photography was recently inducted into The Knot's Wedding Hall of Fame.

320 Southeast Douglas Street
Lee'S Summit,
MO
US

In 1988, potter Michael Smith invited a small group of peers to his home to share ideas and further explore the art of clay manipulation. After just a few meetings, the group quickly grew to include around 70 craftspeople, who started meeting at the Kansas City Art Institute instead of inside Smith's giant conch shell. These regular get-togethers laid the groundwork for the initial incarnation of KC Clay Guild, a place where artists could socialize, buy materials in bulk, and learn from one another.

Now, the volunteer-run co-op is even larger. It occupies its own facility and has vastly expanded the number of services it provides. Amidst the changes, KC Clay Guild has remained true to its initial goals, guided by a mission statement to support the clay community. Artists of all skill levels enroll in classes that cover an array of techniques, such as wheel throwing, hand building, and slip casting. Members take part in regular meetings, open-studio time, and monthly shows, and visiting artists stop by to lead workshops and repair their ceramic automobiles. The guild even offers a scholarship to high-school seniors and hosts birthday parties, team-building exercises, and family-fun nights for casual potters.

200 W 74th St
Kansas City,
MO
US

A woman in a gown runs through a fountain. A little girl wearing Mickey Mouse ears watches an airplane as it rolls up to the gate. The footprints of newlyweds mark a red carpet. The images that photographer Jason Domingues captures aren't always expected. In fact, Domingues seeks out unpredictable angles and hones in on surprising details while snapping shots for weddings, family portraits, engagement sessions, and senior pictures. The memory preservation specialist has been featured in the New York Times for his innovative approach to photography and was named a Fear Less Photographer––1 of about 900 photographers nationwide who create artful, sometimes avant-garde wedding portraits.

Unlike many professional artists, Domingues loves to share his secrets, hosting classes for shutterbugs of all skill levels to learn how to effectively use cameras to generate awe-inspiring photos of landscapes and politicians checking their mail. His in-class lectures acquaint beginners to basic concepts, he also takes more advanced students to the city streets and provides ongoing critique and tips while watching them frame shots.

415 Delaware Street
Kansas City,
MO
US