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$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

$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 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

Two-Hour Retro Style and Beauty Course at Flash in the Past Studio (Up to 45% Off)

Flash in the Past Studio

Downtown Tucson

$60 $35

Class covers makeup and hair tips and tricks inspired by vintage starlets such as Joan Harris, Marilyn Monroe, Bettie Page, and Lucille Ball

$30 for $50 Worth of Driving Classes — Stop and Go Driving School

Affordable Stop And Go Driving School

Tucson

$50 $30

Five-hour driving permit preparation course

"Shoot Like a Pro This Holiday" Photography Class at Jim Earls Fine Portraiture (Up to 75% Off)

Jim Earls Fine Portraiture

Tucson

$199 $49

2.5-hr class helps students shoot like pros & adjust exposure, natural light, flash, & camera modes during holiday & vacation situations

$199 for a Real-Estate-License Certification Course at Chandler Real Estate Training Center ($399 Value)

Chandler Real Estate Training Center

Chandler

$399 $199

Interactive training tools and helpful guidance from instructors prepare students for the real-estate-license exam in a 90-hour course

ACT or SAT Boot Camp, Online ACT or SAT Course, or Both from Sylvan Learning (Up to 64% Off)

Sylvan Learning

Multiple Locations

$250 $89

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

$50 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Jam With Jimmi T

Jam With Jimmi T

Stonebridge Lakes Estates

$100 $50

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

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

PADI Open Water Diver Scuba-Certification Course for One or Two at All Wet Scuba in Tempe (Up to 68% Off)

All Wet Scuba

Tempe

$389 $149

Full-service dive shop offers instruction on art of scuba diving through classroom sessions, pool dives & lake dives

Tutoring Session from American Global Academy (55% Off)

American Global Academy

Tempe

$129 $58

Students will take a complete SAT test for three hours and 30 minutes, and then meet with an expert tutor for evaluation.

Six Half-Hour Private Guitar, Bass, Piano, Banjo, Mandolin, or Songwriting Lessons at Hermes Studio ($100 Value)

Hermes Studio

McClintock

$100 $34

Tutor Bob Hermes helps players enhance their musical skills with the same knowledge he shared with a former student and current pop-star

Photography Class for One or Two at Orcatek Photography (Up to 75% Off)

Orcatek Photography

Tempe

$99 $29

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Instructor shares tips on taking more engaging photos

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The Chinese Shao-Lin Center's masters teach the ancient Chinese art of Shao-Lin kung fu, a mixture of self-defense and meditation that's considered essential for health and longevity. Inside a peaceful, welcoming space, students ages 12 and up of all fitness and skill levels are invited to enlist in various classes in the external arts and internal arts. Learn to defend yourself against aggressors, or send a message to threatening mannequins in one of various kung fu classes. Or find peace between muscle and mind in a tai chi session, which connects gentle, flowing movements with breathing exercises. The center's specialty classes, available two to three times each month, cover a range of topics designed to empower bodies, minds, and cinder blocks' rights activists and might focus on kicking techniques or meditation.

2900 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson,
AZ
US

Drum & Drummer instructor Erik Truelove knows how to improvise. When the country-rocker and four-time winner of the National Association of Music Merchants' World's Most Accurate Drummer title found himself at a TV gig with no cymbals, he simply pulled the license plates off his car and attached them to his kit, he reported to the Tucson Citizen in 2009. This spirit of flexibility and quick thinking is something he passes along to his students in both group and private lessons. Other instructors—all working musicians—join in that goal backed by expertise in hand drumming, R&B grooves, jazz improvisation, and competitive marching percussion.

To mark progress and keep motivation levels kicking, the school uses a program of Truelove's own devising. Modeled on karate's belt system, sets of colored drumsticks provide a vivid reminder of the skills students have conquered. To advance in rank, they must master their level's set of grooves, fills, and concepts, then perform a predetermined song at the school's performance center. Class sizes are typically capped at 10 students to ensure lots of one-on-one assistance and keep the downstairs neighbors from constantly calling the cops with noise complaints.

210 S Plumer, Ste 150
Tucson,
AZ
US

Located on the University of Arizona’s campus, the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium opens the eyes of all ages to the scientific wonders of our planet, solar system, and universe. The center houses a mineral collection that dates back to 1892, and now holds more than 26,000 specimens including meteorites and minerals from Arizona, Mexico, and elsewhere in the world. They also feature exhibits such as an exploration of Arizona’s Sky Islands—mountains that rise above the desert basins and shelter myriad plants, birds, and animals. Other exhibits include Mars: Up Close and Personal, which features a scale model of the red planet’s surface.

1601 East University Boulevard
Tucson,
AZ
US

A partner gym of Rocks & Ropes, The Bloc climbing + fitness is a 20,000 square-foot, air-conditioned rock-climbing destination. Inside, a dozen autobelays allow visitors to make high, harness-assisted ascents. Or, you can test your bouldering skills on a 7,000 square-foot wall. In addition, the gym offers yoga, meditation, and pilates classes in its 2nd-story heartSTONE studio, welcoming both beginners and experts. The gym also includes cardio and weight equipment for those looking for a vigorous exercise or a heart-to-heart talk with a treadmill.

330 S Toole Ave
Tucson,
AZ
US

There’s always a need for good bartenders, and since 2000, the Bartending Academy of Tucson has done its part in satisfying that demand. A state-licensed learning facility, the academy pours mixing know-how into the minds of its students inside an interactive classroom—an actual, working bar. Here, instructors give students hands-on experience concocting a range of traditional and modern drinks, taking their cue from Ernest Hemingway’s short-lived high-school teaching career. For students who graduate from the two-week professional-bartending class, the academy provides placement assistance throughout the Tucson area.

2723 N Campbell Ave
Tucson,
AZ
US

Admission is normally $18 for adults, $10 for children ages 6–17, and $14 for students and seniors over 55. Children under 5 are admitted for free. The museum is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Click here for a schedule of Science Downtown's hours.

300 East Congress Street
Tucson,
AZ
US