Things To Do In Vancouver

$24.95 for a Movie for Two and Concessions at Cinetopia (Up to $50 Value)

Cinetopia

Multiple Locations

A movie experience enhanced by extra-wide leather seats, wine and cocktail menus, and blockbusters on enormous hi-def screens

$50 $24.95

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One or Two Months of Gym Access with CrossFit & Group Fitness Classes–inferno Fitness & Sports (Up to 52% Off)

inferno Fitness & Sports

Vancouver

25,000-sq.-ft. gym with exercise equipment, full-size basketball court, and dedicated instructors

$39.99 $21

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$240 for $437 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — KPM Recording Studios

Kpm Records

Vancouver

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

$437 $240

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10 CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Mill Town North (65% Off)

Crossfit Mill Town

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

$120 $42

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$18 for $60 Worth of Dance Lessons — Meiya Arts Education

Meiya Arts Education

Vancouver

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

$60 $18

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Two-Hour Painting Lesson at Genuwine Artist (44% Off)

Genuwine Artist

Vancouver

Learn how to paint your own masterpiece while enjoying a selection of locally produced wine and craft brews.

$32 $18

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10 or 20 Bikram Yoga Classes, or Six Months of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga Hazel Dell (Up to 88% Off) 

Bikram Yoga Hazel Dell

West Hazel Dell

Gain strength and flexibility in intense classical Bikram yoga classes led by certified instructors

$140 $20

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18-Hole Round of Blacklight Mini Golf for Two or Four at Safari Mini Golf (50% Off)

Safari Mini Golf

Vancouver Mall

Creative, safari-themed obstacles glow under blacklights in an indoor mini-golf course that challenges both kids and adults

$16 $8

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$28 for $80 Worth of Boxing Lessons — JRT Boxing & MMA Gym

Jrt Boxing & Mma Gym

Vancouver

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

$80 $28

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$23 for Three Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Five at Husted's Hazel Dell Lanes ($55 Value)

Husted's Hazel Dell Lanes

Northeast Hazel Dell

Bowling alley with 24 lanes and automatic scoring where families have played for three generations

$55 $23

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Four Dance Classes from Evergreen Dance Academy (65% Off)

Evergreen Dance Academy

Vancouver

From the merchant: Choose from classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acro, hip-hop or preschool creative dance for ages 2 to adult.

$65 $23

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Training for Adults or Kids at Gladiator MMA (Up to 65% Off)

Gladiator MMA

Vancouver

Beef up your strength, flexibility, and agility in martial-arts classes that encourage a fun, friendly environment

$105 $45

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Six-Hour Barbecue-Grilling and Smoking Class for One or Two at NW BBQ and Grilling School (Up to 47% Off) 

NW BBQ and Grilling School

Shumway

Students work with wood-pellet smokers and propane grills to prepare buffalo wings, pork tenderloin, racks of ribs, brisket, and more

$150 $79

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One or Two-Month Gym Membership at Victor Fitness Systems (Up to 57% Off)

Victor Fitness Systems

Northcrest

Members get fit with full access to gym, equipment, agility courses, and classes in Zumba, TRX, Bootcamp, and Circuit Training

$20 $9

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Three or Six Semiprivate Fitness Training Sessions at Rey'smart Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Rey'smart Fitness

Hudson's Bay

Trainers lead exercisers through varying workouts in semiprivate sessions capped at 6 people

$105 $49

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10 Yoga Classes from Crave Yoga (79% Off)

Crave Yoga

Esther Short

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

$120 $25

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$30 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts — Hormann Family Kajukenbo

Hormann Family Kajukenbo

North Image

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

$60 $30

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$19.95 for a Movie Night for Two with Concession Credit at Cinetopia (Up to $50 Value)

Cinetopia

Multiple Locations

An enhanced movie experience with extra-wide leather seats, wine and cocktail menus, and holiday blockbusters on enormous high-def screens

$50 $19.95

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$19.99 for One Fear PDX Haunted House Fast Pass ($35 Value)

Fear PDX

Vancouver

Gingerly step into three haunted attractions, where spooks lurk around every corner, waiting to jump out at those brave enough to go past

$35 $19.99

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From the outside, the nonprofit, 100% volunteer-run Kids Cooking Corner has the whimsical appearance of a fairy-tale cottage, its white siding accented by baby-blue paint and surrounded by fresh flowers and topiaries. The interior of the century-old house is equally exciting to youngsters, though not because of a prince or fairy godmother willing to do all of the heavy lifting. Children work hard at The Kids Cooking Corner, but the work is disguised in fun and rewarded with tasty snacks. Instructors warmly welcome foster children and children with special needs into their classrooms.

Helmed by chef, health enthusiast, and mother of three Heidi O'Connor, the volunteers at The Kids Cooking Corner strive to educate whippersnappers on nutrition, food safety, and food prep, often helping picky eaters try new foods along the way. Instructors incorporate math, science, and reading into curricula, teaching real-world applications for kids' school-sourced skills. Children definitely get their hands dirty, however: in spring and summer, they spend time in The Kids Cooking Corner garden, getting firsthand experience working with ingredients from seed to plate. Brightly painted walls, a playful party room, and a fully stocked kitchen provide a safe, exciting environment for kids to get crafty with edibles during each class, as well as during summer camps, parties, and peaceful games of food baseball.

5206 NE 78th St.
Vancouver,
WA
US

In his 25-year coaching career, PGA professional Jack Young has taught more than 30,000 golfers, ranging from 5-year-olds to 90-year-olds, from scratch players to first timers. In 2007, he left a post as a golf club's head golf pro to dedicate all of his time to coaching, putting to use the encyclopedic knowledge of golf-swing mechanics and the clear communication skills that have made him successful from the start. Operating out of Vanco Golf Range, Jack often uses video swing analysis in lessons, providing his pupils with visual aids and material for their acting reel. His familiarity with multiple swing models lets him mold his advice to pupils' natural tendencies. "I believe in physics," Jack says. "There are a lot of ways to hit a golf ball; everyone has their own unique signature to their swing." Jack's skills extend to club fitting, which he has been doing for 20 years and offers free of charge. His expertise extends beyond simple swing mechanics: Jack also advises golfers on the mental approach, short-game skills, and unique kind of physical fitness needed to fortify swings and get away with late-night cart tipping.

703 North Devine Road
Vancouver,
WA
US

Smoke and fierce heat rise from a battalion of Weber gas grills and Big Green Egg smokers as barbecue docents line up in front of them, ready to wrangle rafts of raw meat into expertly grilled, smoked, and sauced feasts. In classes that range from three to seven hours, Phoenix BBQ and Grilling School's instructors impart their knowledge of sauces and marinades. They also teach students how to brine, smoke, and grill ingredients such as ribs, turkeys, chickens, peppers, pork, and veggies, all of which are provided. The three dudes in charge have been leading classes since 1998. Head honcho Stu McMullen draws upon myriad cooking classes and international travels to develop exciting recipes, while "sauce king" Eric Viken introduces sauces that can enchant palates and save accidentally overcooked meats. The barbecue experts hold classes onsite or in private backyards, enabling the family cat to finally learn to do something productive with its hunting gifts.

4107 Fruit Valley Rd., Ste. L
Vancouver,
WA
US

Inside both of JJ Jump's two locations lies 7,000 to 12,000 square feet of inflatable challenges and bounce-based entertainment for children. The jousting arena settles sibling rivalries in a civilized and laugh-filled fashion, and giant slides send little ones safely toward the ground. But there's more to JJ Jump than jumping: each facility also boasts a creative play zone that is ripe with construction toys and a stage where children can let their imaginations run wild.

From time to time, the Clackamas facility morphs into JJ Extreme, where a kid wearing a harness can be suspended from the ceiling by a rope to swing back and forth under neon lights. Harnesses also come in handy for a slightly more competitive activity, during which youngsters zip past one another, running toward a basketball hoop and hoping to make a shot before a bungee cord pulls them each backward across a soft, inflatable mat.

7500 NE 16th Ave.
Vancouver,
WA
US

Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 2,014 clubs in North America and 564 across the globe, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As health and fitness seekers challenge themselves on Life Fitness/Hammer Strength cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they?re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness?s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.

5115 NE 82nd Avenue
Vancouver,
WA
US

It?s fitting that Brian Nosler?s hobbies include both golf and fly fishing. Both sports require concentration, appreciation for the outdoors, and a fluid backstroke to hit a specific target. But when he?s not intentionally wading in streams, the 2013 Oregon PGA Player of the Year does his best to avoid water at all costs. During professional golf-instruction sessions, Nosler guides students with a simple approach to swing fundamentals, teaching both full-swing mechanics and short-game techniques?a personal specialty that contributed heavily to his previous wins at the Oregon, Washington, and Montana State Opens. In addition to helping students master the art of reading greens' dense instruction manuals, Nosler provides club-repair services and personal club-fitting sessions.

703 N Devine Rd
Vancouver,
WA
US