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

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

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

$3,595 $99

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

Career Academy

Online Deal

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

$1,485 $69

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Three-Hour Digital-Photography Workshop for One or Two from STLPhotoArt (61% Off)

STLPhotoArt

Multiple Locations

A skilled photographer guides small groups of students through hands-on shooting experiences at a variety of scenic city locations

$75 $29

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$95 for a Skills Assessment and Six Tutoring Sessions at Sylvan Learning ($495 Value)

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

Assessments determine tutoring approaches for kids in grades K–12

$495 $95

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$99 for Scuba Pre-Certification Training Course at The Great American Diving Company ($199 Value)

The Great American Diving Company

Multiple Locations

Scuba lessons in a custom-built indoor training pool heated to 85 degrees

$199 $99

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Student Skills Assessment and 6 or 12 Tutoring Sessions at MindsAhead Academy (Up to 68% Off)

MindsAhead Academy

Saint Louis

Educational organization provides afterschool programs for younger children and a goal-based tutoring service for older children

$535 $185

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Four-Session Tutoring Package, ACT Prep Course, or Study Skills Course at Sylvan Learning Center (Up to 72% Off)

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

After thorough skills assessments, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student's learning needs

$350 $99

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$85 for a Child's Comprehensive Learning and Behavioral Assessment at Brain Balance Achievement Centers ($295 Value)

Brain Balance Achievement Centers

Edwardsville

A comprehensive three-stage process includes a sensory motor assessment, an academic assessment, and a report and meeting with parents

$295 $85

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Guitar Lessons with Optional String Change or Guitar Rental at Dave's Guitar Instruction (Up to 61% Off)

Dave's Guitar Instruction

Saint Charles

Learn simple tunes by the end of the first lesson, then interactively play on a stage with a recorded band to quickly pick up guitar skills

$157.50 $65

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One or Two Months of Guitar Lessons at Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC (55% Off)

Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC

O'Fallon

Brick-and-mortar guitar shop that specializes in accessories also offers weekly lessons for students in all styles and genres

$165 $75

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At Bumbershoot Aerial Arts, instructors guide students through a wide array of suspended workouts, from strengthening trapeze-and-silks classes to ones where pupils use hoops, ropes, or even chains to lift them off the ground. After -spending hours exercising in midair, students can train to be on the next mission to outer space, or stay in this atmosphere and gain the upper-body strength required to be a successful aerial artist.

2200 Gravois Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Improv Trick's goal is to make Improv more accessible. Yes, you can learn how! It's a lot of fun and even if you never want to perform improv, you'll learn memory tricks, teamwork skills, and confidence-building techniques used by professional improvisers.

2715 Cherokee St
Saint Louis,
MO
US

The crowd's roar flooded the streets of Chicago as Darcy Zenker crossed the finish line of her first marathon, clocking in at 3:35. After she had been running for years—placing among the top finishers at four half-marathons and competing on the Southern Illinois University track team—she decided she needed a break. She then immersed herself in a new athletic pursuit—group fitness instruction.

Three years later, she became the head trainer of her own boot-camp fitness program, NowFitness, where her years of athletic training and certification in fitness instruction shine through in her workouts. In parks throughout the local area, she and her staff of fellow trainers lead groups through high-intensity workouts that take advantage of their surroundings. She motivates patrons to scale stairs, do crunches on benches, and hoist planks across grassy fields. The trainers also offer a stroller-based boot camp for moms, in which participants blast through cardio and strength-training exercises that incorporate their stroller with baby or a watermelon they've dressed up to look like a baby in tow. In addition to hosting classes, NowFitness pairs patrons with certified lifestyle and weight-management coach Amanda Bickel for a comprehensive five-week nutrition program.

4221 Shaw Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

By working one-on-one with at-risk students throughout the school year, AmeriCorps tutors can effectively identify learning obstacles, target each child's individual needs, evaluate students' progress, and develop strong mentoring relationships. Since 2006, 91 percent to 100 percent of students who participated in the tutoring program ended the school year at their target reading grade levels or higher.

1315 Ann Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

On a normal day at Climb So iLL, climbers scale a giant eyeball, a purple elephant, and a giant tulip reaching toward the sky. These structures, inspired by Lewis Carroll and created by an architectural firm, reflect the gym?s unique aesthetic and a whimsical vision. The walls range in color from slate gray to bright purple, and accent lighting adds to snaking mezzanine levels and a well-stocked pro shop. The gym's modern design, which includes countertops and shop displays crafted from bamboo and recycled car hoods, blends into the original brick interior of the old power plant?from which designers salvaged steel and other debris to fashion the interior.

On each guest's first visit, a staff member escorts them around the facility to get them acquainted with safety protocol. Climbers scale 40 top ropes hung down from walls reaching up to 55 feet, along with smooth angles and overhangs across varied bouldering terrain. In a members-only 24-hour training zone open to all climbers during the day, they can practice navigating small overhangs and other problems. On-site personal trainers and instructors also help hone skill and movement techniques through basic belaying and lead climbing classes. An accredited route-setting team regularly tampers with the gym's routes to keep climbers alert and extra gecko-like. An advanced ventilation system circulates and cools the air by maintaining a constant indoor pressure, and tall windows and skylights keep vertical pathways well-lit.

1419 Carroll St.
St. Louis,
MO
US

This three-story home might look unremarkable from the outside, but inside it holds a wealth of St. Louis history. The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum opened in 1836 and has since been named a National Historic Landmark, most likely because it once housed not one, but two men important to American history.

  • The Building: A line of 12 rowhouses were built here, in 1845, and Roswell Field and his family lived there for 14 years, from 1850 until 1864. Today, it's the last of the row left standing, and it's been lovingly restored both inside and out to appear much as it did in the late 19th century.

  • The Home: Decorated in period furnishings, including many that belonged to the Field family, the first floor holds an era-specific parlor and dining room. The second features the master bedroom.

  • Dred Scott: The second floor also holds Roswell Field's study, which doubles as an exhibit on the landmark case of Dred Scott, a slave seeking freedom for whom Roswell acted as attorney as the case made its way to the Supreme Court

  • The Toys: Eugene Field, Roswell's son, made a name for himself in the literary world, first as a humor writer for daily newspapers, then as a children's poet. Most people will probably know him for penning, among many, "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod." He was also an avid toy collector. The third floor displays a rotating collection of toys dating back to the 1790s, plus two and a half centuries' worth of books.

  • Past Exhibit: Over 200 "Liberty of London" dolls from the 1950s, which include famous people from politics, literature, and science

634 S Broadway
Saint Louis,
MO
US