Learning in Topeka

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

Village Music Academy

formerly the Toon Shop

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

$120 $60

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$49 for Maman et Moi ("Mommy and Me") French Class at French & Music House ($100 Value)

French & Music House

Kansas City

You and your child can learn the basics of the French language

$100 $49

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Introductory Scuba Course for One or Two at Divers Equipment and Repair Service Inc. (Up to 56% Off)

Divers Equipment and Repair Service Inc.

Hickman Mills

SSI-licensed instructor teaches safety procedures and techniques before suiting up first-time students in scuba gear in a heated pool

$40 $18

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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

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

$60 $30

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Online ACT/SAT Prep Course or Prep Group Class with Practice Test at Sylvan Learning Center (Up to 50% Off)

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

In-person classes and online seminars leave students well prepared for important college-entrance exams

$199 $99

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Discover Scuba Class or Open-Water Scuba Certification at Big Joe Scuba (Up to 54% Off)

Big Joe Scuba

St. Joseph

Courses lead novices through basic skills; experienced students are certified after classroom work, pool training, and dives at Beaver Lake

$50 $25

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$59 for a Photo 101 Class with Photo Shoot at Freeland Photography ($450 Value)

Freeland Photography

Downtown Lee's Summit

Classes educate students on fundamentals of camera functions from f-stop to shutter speeds; pupils exercise new skills during photo shoots

$450 $59

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Social Graces School of Etiquette revives the “please,” “thank you,” and all around manners of yore with decorum training for children. Young pool-splashers and vegetable-tossers can spend eight weeks learning the ins and outs of greetings, poise, annunciation, and more that will lead to increased self-confidence and respect for others. Parents can beam proudly as they watch their child properly shake a new acquaintance's hand rather than nibbling on his or her foot. Class schedule and further details are available online. A $20 optional materials fee is not included in this Groupon.

7421 Southwest 24th Terrace
Topeka,
KS
US

Established: 2007

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Most popular offering: Portraiture

Pro Tip: We love spending time in contact with our customers.

Q&A with Terry, Owner/Photographer

What sets your business apart from your competition?

At this time, availability, but generally we work hard on preparation for the shoot, beginning with a free consultation to assist our customers in customizing their own work. We may be the photographer, but many ideas come from the minds of our clients.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?

I decided it was important for me to begin to work out and create my own ideas.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Yes, we shoot on-location primarily, as we do not have a studio.

What?s your favorite part about your job?

My independence and the ability/desire to present the reality of what I'm photographing.

300 Southwest 10th Avenue
Topeka,
KS
US

The new two-story tree house that sits amid Kansas Children’s Discovery Center’s 4.5 acres of greenery is more than a house—children can also swoop down its slide or scale its climbing wall. The multifaceted structure reflects the center’s overall complexity. On its outdoor grounds’ network of bike trails, hiking paths, and obstacle courses, youngsters can cultivate their love of nature without going off to live with a family of wolverines; meanwhile, 10 hands-on, educational exhibits in the 15,000-square-foot indoor facility fuel youthful curiosity in everything from construction projects to an interactive lemonade stand that teaches kids the basics of balancing a budget.

4400 SW 10th Ave
Topeka,
KS
US

At Sylvan Learning Center’s award-winning network of more than 900 locations, state-certified and Sylvan-trained teachers steer pupils with a personalized tutoring approach through such fraught study areas as reading, math, and SAT prep. Staffers first run through a series of tests, diagnostic tools, and personal interviews to discern students’ strengths and uncover their blind spots, such as the persisting belief that racecar is spelled the same backwards and upside-down. Each month, Sylvan confers with parents and provides a comprehensive look into their student's progress. In ensuing tutoring sessions, one-on-one teachers bolster focus and encourage risks conducive to learning, vanquishing budding scholars’ confusion with personalized learning plans.

2800 SW Wanamaker Rd
Topeka,
KS
US

Childrens' parties at Googols allow tots free rein of the childcare facilities for two hours. Party guests aged 1 to 12 can scramble around the indoor climbing structure, learn about nature in the kid-friendly science museum, and conduct Socratic seminars on cooties in the outdoor playground. Each of the six party guests receives a slice of pizza and a drink, and supplies for additional tykes can be added ($7.50 per child). A host or hostess from Googol's expert staff shepherds the progress of the party, taking care of setup and cleanup so parents can focus on building present fortresses. Prior to the party, themed decorations can be selected, ensuring that matching table settings greet each incoming partygoer.

500 Rockledge Rd
Lawrence,
KS
US

Established in 1946 the KU Bookstore is the only official bookstore of the University of Kansas. The Bookstore provides a wide selection of KU merchandise and apparel. All proceeds contribute to student services and activities.

1301 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence,
KS
US