Things To Do In Silver Spring

Learn Hand-Sewing Techniques from an Eco-Friendly Clothing Artist

Beginner's Hand Sewing Class

Silver Spring

DIY clothing expert Sarah Gingold teaches you basic hand-stitches and repair techniques within her eco-friendly studio

$25

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5 or 10 Zumba Classes at Puntafaya Dance Workout (Up to 65% Off)

Puntafaya Dance Workout

Wheaton High School Cafeteria

Zumba classes encourage bodies to get moving and burn off excess weight as students dance to energetic Latin music

$50 $19

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Private Horseback-Riding Lesson for One, Two, or Three at Reddemeade Equestrian Center (Up to 51% Off)

Reddemeade Equestrian Center

Silver Spring

Riders learn to ride in the English style from instructors trained in accordance with the standards of the British Horse Society

$255 $127

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1, 5, or 10 Hours of Recording Studio Time at Elite Trends World (Up to 54% Off)

Elite Trends World

Silver Spring

Professional engineers record singers and musicians during studio time; extended packages include photo or video shoot

$80 $39

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Four Beginner Classes for One or Two Kids at DC Fencers Club (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

DC Fencers Club

Silver Spring

Students learn to lunge and parry in group fencing lessons under the tutelage of world-class fencers

$149 $69

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2014 Honda Civic Tour Presents 3BallMTY at The Fillmore Silver Spring on December 11 at 8 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

3BallMTY

The Fillmore Silver Spring

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Latin-pop DJ trio known for their infectious rhythms join bilingual hip-hop duo Los Rakas

$26.50 $12

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$39 for One Month of Twice-Weekly Personal Training at Sergeant's Boot Camp ($240 Value)

Sergeant's Boot Camp

Silver Spring

Personal-training sessions combine strength training and cardio conditioning to tone muscles and burn calories

$240 $39

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6, 12, or 24 Zumba Classes at Divinefiesta Fitness Studio (Up to 80% Off)

Divinefiesta Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

Spirited instructors lead one-hour cardio workouts filled with vibrant world music and easy-to-follow choreography inspired by Latin dances

$50 $10

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes at Joy of Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

Joy of Fitness

Silver Spring

Students burn calories and improve their fitness levels in classes such as yoga, Zumba, and fusion fitness functional training

$70 $29

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Five Fitness Classes at The ELITE Bodies (70% Off)

Elite Bodies

Silver Spring

From the merchant: Certified personal trainers offer small group circuit training with an option to take boxing classes

$150 $45

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Four or Eight Aerial Yoga Classes at Yin Yang Yoga Center in Olney (Up to 58% Off)

Yin Yang Yoga Center

Sandy Spring

One hour of flexibility-, strength-, and balance-building movements while suspended from the ceiling in an OmGym hammock

$72 $31

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Four or Eight Weeks of Youth-Basketball Classes at BasKIDball (Up to 59% Off)

BasKIDball

Silver Spring

Students learn the fundamentals of the game with classes that focus on improving stamina and coordination

$140 $59

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Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Up to Eight on Thursday–Sunday at Sandy Spring Museum (Up to 60% Off)

Sandy Spring Museum

Ashton - Sandy Spring

Local museum explores the area’s history as a Quaker community and historic hub of Maryland with rotating and permanent exhibits

$10 $5

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$76 for $200 Worth of Martial Arts — King Tiger Martial Arts

King Tiger Martial Arts

Silver Spring

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

$200 $76

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Silver Spring (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Silver Spring

Multiple Locations

Learn a hybrid martial art that uses both arms and legs in combat as a form of exercise and self-defense

$90 $15

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Rockville (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Rockville

Multiple Locations

Customers work up a sweat while practicing basic self-defense moves during high-energy kickboxing classes

$90 $15

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$45 for a One Private Dance Lesson, Two Group Lessons, and Two Practice Parties at Now & Then Dance Studios ($105 Value)

Now & Then Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

Expert instructors teach students 1 of 21 dance styles during private and group classes; students put lessons to action during dance parties

$105 $45

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One-Month After-School Program or At-Home Birthday Party from Funfit's Organically Grown Gym (Up to 62% Off)

Funfit's Organically Grown Gym

Sandy Spring

After-school program includes fitness and nutrition activities, art, and homework time; themed birthday parties entertain up to 20 kids

$480 $182

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$55 for Three Children's Classes and Membership at The Little Gym (Up to $115 Value)

The Little Gym

The Little Gym of Silver Spring

Children ages 4 months to 12 years learn gymnastics and other sports during interactive classes

$115 $55

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It's a charity race with a back story like none other: bloodthirsty demons have been working in your community's offices, living in its homes, attending its schools. And now they're on the hunt and people are running for their lives. Citizens might be booking it across a field, seemingly far from the chaos, when shapes emerge on the horizon dressed head-to-toe in vampires' telltale black clothes. If you're a citizen, be prepared to run. If you're a vampire?lock in your target.

That's just part of what you might experience on the Vampire 5K, a twilight fun run where participants can register as "citizens" or "vampires" and take off from two separate starting lines. Both camps eventually converge in a chase that finds vamps trying to convert their mortal counterparts to the dark side. Citizens, dressed in white, sport two garlic flags; if the flags are taken before runners cross their finish line, they switch to a black tee and chase citizens. After the race, a moonlit party finds both camps sipping bloody marys during a dance party and award presentation. The race benefits the Mission to Hear Foundation, which provides hearing aids to underprivileged children, adults, and whatever they're calling the age group that comes in between these days.

8200 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase,
MD
US

The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring's 13 courses are color-coded by difficulty level, from yellow for beginners to double black diamonds for experts. They aren't ski trails, though?they're climbing challenges. More than 150 platforms adorn 5 acres of trees, which participants trek among by way of cable, wood, and rope bridges, as well as ziplines. A short safety briefing precedes all excursions, covering how to use the included gear and harnesses.

The park's main courses aren't the only place to test climbing skills. Over in the Monkey Grove, visitors can scale 10 trees fastened with the footholds and grips of a classic rock wall. Younger climbers, meanwhile, can explore The Labyrinth, a small, contained structure featuring more than 40 junior-sized versions of the park's other challenges. The courses illuminate on select Glow-in-the-Park evenings, when food, live music, and hoot-owl choruses await climbers upon their return to terra firma.

16701 Norwood Road
Silver Spring,
MD
US

At DC Fencers Club (DCFC), head coach Janusz Smolenski leads a team of athletes that molds young fencers into champions. Thanks to his formidable pedagogy, he has trained U.S. national champions. Working with Coach Smolenski, a trio of coaches brings unique backgrounds and styles to the classes. Robert Suchorski was a Polish National Junior Champion and has trained under top Polish and Russian fencing masters, and Ilya Lobanenkov to his credit owns multiple top-eight finishes in Veteran Women's U.S. Nationals, multiple "A" ratings, and a top-16 finish in a U.S. Junior Men's epee circuit event.

The DCFC facility, which has produced two full-scholarship Notre Dame fencers, boasts 10 full-size electric strips on a sprung-wood floor where fencers can lunge, parry, and riposte for hours on end without incurring injury.

9330 Fraser Ave.
Silver Spring,
MD
US

Divinefiesta Fitness Studio's peppy, certified instructors pump up heart rates and tone muscles with the festive cardio dance routines of Zumba, Zumba Toning, and Zumbatomic kids' classes. As high-energy Latin tunes animate the room, instructors lead easy-to-follow moves culled from dances such as salsa, rumba, and the graceful arc of a taco flying through a grade-school cafeteria. They marry calorie-melting steps with slow swivels that tighten hips and abs to help clients to shimmy up to their fitness goals.

51 University Boulevard East
Silver Spring,
MD
US

In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers 4 months old?12 years old with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.

Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents magazine.

1386 Lamberton Drive
Silver Spring,
MD
US

The artists and affiliates at the nonprofit organization The Bead Studio get the creative gears turning in children's brains with bead-related classes and events that emphasize improving art education for the DC-area youth. The Bead Studio hosts seasonal festivals spotlighting a slew of artisan-bead vendors to raise money for their mission and benefit other philanthropic, bead-related foundations such as Beads of Courage and BeadforLife. More than a dozen types of workshops led by instructors with impressive portfolios also benefit these causes, covering kid-centric beading techniques and business-related tips for adults wishing to start their own bead shop or kids looking to barter with the local ice-cream man.

(Event held at the Courtyard Marriott)
Silver Spring,
MD
US

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