Events & Activities in Waltham

Up to 74% Off Dance Sessions and Registration

Acrobatic Rock 'N Roll Academy of Boston

$110 $29

Competitive and recreational combo, tumbling, and acrobatic classes geared toward kids

55% Off

West End

$450 $202

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

45% Off

West Wareham

$120 $66

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

Up to 78% Off Wine or Culinary Workshop

Waltham

$45 $15

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Instructors, guest sommeliers, and local producers teach students about wine production, food pairings, or bourbon-based cocktails

Up to 69% Off Yoga at Underground Studios

East Watertown

$119 $39

Hatha basics classes focus on foundation for beginners; Hatha flow classes run through warm-up, standing poses, floor poses, and breath work

70% Fitness Package at Mount Auburn Club

Cambridge/Watertown Line

$668 $199

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Health coaching and fitness design session kick off two months of fitness with four personal-training sessions and a health-club membership

Up to 67% Off Yoga at Inner Strength Studios

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

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Meditate, breathe, and stretch during 60- to 90-minute vinyasa yoga classes, most of which are heated

65% Off Fitness Training and Classes

Watertown

$420 $149

Fitness center offers group classes and custom fitness plans in personal training

83% Off Brazilian Jiujitsu Lessons

Downtown Watertown

$290 $49

Instructors nurture kids' confidence by teaching them self-defense skills and bully-prevention techniques

45% Off Fitness Classes

West Boylston

$225 $124

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

45% Off One month of Martial Arts Classes

West Boylston

$100 $55

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

Up to 50% Off Bridal-Tradeshow Admission

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

Attend one of seven 2014 bridal tradeshows featuring wedding specialists, planners, and product vendors

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 52% Off at Modern Barre

Chestnut Hill

$88 $45

Dance-inspired workouts incorporate orthopedic stretches, yoga, and Pilates techniques to lengthen and strengthen muscles

50%% Off Kayak Rental from Boating in Boston

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Set amidst a serene natural backdrop, rental kayaks or paddleboards float on calm waters at five locations

Up to 59% Off Golf Round from Six Boston Area Courses

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Cart-borne clubbers traverse one of six Boston-area courses, hunting pars across 18 holes of New England countryside

Up to 72% Off Personal Training or Fitness Classes

Newton Upper Falls

$330 $99

One-on-one training guarantees individualized attention; group fitness classes include functional training, boxing, and core strengthening

57% Off Unlimited Fitness Classes at Action Athletics

Nonantum

$159 $69

Creative workouts and competition are hallmarks of this fitness studio; enjoy such classes as morning buzz, flow, and cardio chaos

Up to 62% Off Kindermusik Play-Dates

Auburndale

$15 $7

Parents engage with their children through guided musical activities using instruments provided by the Suzuki School of Newton

Up to 60% Off Hot Yoga at Prana Power Yoga

Multiple Locations

$145 $58

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Cheery studio heated to 95–99 degrees hosts daily, all-level Vinyasa classes taught by team of certified yoga instructors

Up to 80% Off CrossFit Clases

Waverley Square

$150 $39

Work up a sweat with intense CrossFit routines that incorporate functional moves to increase agility and strength

Up to 51% Off Sushi-Making Class or Party at Sea To You Sushi

Multiple Locations

$160 $79

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Adept sushi chefs instruct on how to construct and serve rolls during events that include all-you-can-eat sushi

Pinot's Palette – Up to 51% Off a BYOB Painting Class

Lexington Center

$50 $28

Friends enjoy a night out with wine while painting a picture that may feature trees, a city scene, or Van Gogh's Starry Night

Up to 57% Off Yoga and Barre at Lexington Power Yoga

Lexington Town Center

$85 $49

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Instructors lead Vinyasa Flow classes in heated or unheated studios along with prenatal yoga, kids yoga, and barre

Up to 56% Off at Allan Azoff's Martial Arts

Lexington

$85 $39

Students five and up, including adults, study the discipline coordination, and physical and mental training of karate for up to a month

Up to 73% Off at Mass BJJ

Multiple Locations

$180 $49

BJJ classes for adults and kids; kickboxing and MMA classes;

Up to 30% Off Comedic One-Man Play

The Regent Theatre

$50 $35

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Brad Zimmerman shares comedic and heartfelt stories about his childhood and career in a show lauded by George Carlin and Joan Rivers

Up to 53% Off Kids' Tumble Gym Passes

Arlington

$69 $34

Parents and children bond as they play with soft blocks and climb through tunnels together on a tumbling gym's padded floor

Up to 57% Off Kids' Drum Lessons

East Arlington

$25 $12

Longtime drum teacher instructs youth on keeping the beat through classes of up to 5 students

Up to 53% Off 18-Hole Round of Golf at Sandy Burr Country Club

Wayland

$80 $45

18-hole course passing the 90-year mark still bears the fingerprints of its famous designer, Donald Ross

Up to 51% Off Family Pool Pass

Wayland

$40 $20

Families of two adults and all children under 21 enjoy a 10-lane lap pool with two diving boards

Up to 63% Off Dance Classes at Dance Republic

Wellesley

$100 $45

Learn social dances such as the salsa, tango, cha-cha, or fox trot, or build core strength and endurance in a Salsa-Thon dance-fitness class

Up to 51% Off Jewelry-Making Class at Sarapaan

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Jewelry making sessions teach pupils to craft necklaces and bracelets with beads and more

Up to 85% Off Training at Vo2max Elite

Needham

$200 $49

Training classes—in a group or private atmosphere— are led be a knowledgeable staff and offered for various levels at different times

Up to 90% Off Boxing or Circuit Training Classes at Vo2max Fitness

Needham

$408 $59

Boxing and fitness studio blends classic fighter workouts and training techniques to fine tune boxing ability and craft effective exercises

Boston Chamber Music Society – Up to 41% Off Concert

Sanders Theatre - Harvard University

$27 $16

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Acclaimed chamber ensemble performs works by Beethoven, Mozart, and others

Charles Riverboat Company - Up to 41% Off

East Cambridge

$17 $11

Captain and crew lead river tour or sunset cruise past Harvard, Fenway Park, and historic sights along Charles River

Up to 58% Off Walking Ghost Tour

Harvard Square

$30 $15

Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of Harvard Square, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

39% Off from City Wine Tours

Multiple Locations

$66 $40

Groups stroll through Harvard Square or the Back Bay area, stopping in at local restaurants to sample and learn about various wines

50% Off Cambridge Historical Tours

Cambridge

$30 $15

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Guides dressed in period clothing lead guests around famous locations, sharing more than 400 years of history

Up to 76% Off MMA-Style Fitness Classes

Central Square

$120 $39

Choose from several programs that blend strength and aerobic training with natural movements to prepare for MMA or other combat sports

Up to 77% Off Yoga

Neighborhood Nine

$150 $49

Classes for all fitness and experience levels emphasize breath control, gentle movements, and body alignment

Up to 80% Off at Karma Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Many types of yoga, such as Yin, Power & Vinyasa, offered in three clean, modern studios; gym features cardio & strength-training equipment

Up to 75% Off Adult and Youth Martial Arts Classes

Cambridge

$190 $49

Instructors impart self-defense techniques to adults and kids in spacious gym equipped with bags, pads and a regulation ring

Up to 43% Off Harvard Walking Tour

Cambridge

$21.90 $13

Harvard students steer groups to notable landmarks such as the John Harvard statue and Harvard Yard while imparting college factoids

Up to 53% Off Harvard Walking Tour for 2, 4, or 6

Harvard Square

$40 $19

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Current Harvard undergraduates divulge university history, stories from current students, and facts about famous alumni on 70-minute tours

Half off Salsa Classes at Salsa y Control

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Five-week course develops salsa basics, patterns, techniques, and etiquette

Up to 61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Danehy Park

$96 $45

Twice a week at Danehy Park, nationally certified trainer Derek Arledge leads boot camps that emphasize proper form and function

Up to 65% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Brookline Village

$115 $45

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Pilates Reformer classes grouped by skill level emphasize form while toning muscle; Learn Pilates package includes private and group classes

Up to 80% Off Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

Coolidge Corner

$219 $49

Class options include Brazilian jujitsu, wrestling, strength and conditioning, and striking

Half Off Anderson Comedy Show

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows see sketches and local comedians

Join Legends of the Boston Jazz Scene for an Intimate Evening Concert

Winter Hill

$40 $40

Head to a private studio to hear the sounds of Agachiko, a local band featuring renowned jazz and big band musicians

Up to 53% Off at Evolve Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$192 $99

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Enthusiastic instructor motivates students of all fitness levels during high-intensity, outdoor boot-camp classes

Up to 70% Off Classes at Broga Yoga

Multiple Locations

$140 $49

Judgment-free yoga classes for men of all skill levels

Up to 51% Off Swing Dancing Lessons and Party

The Crosby Whistle Stop

$20 $10

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Hour-long group dance class or three-hour workshop teaches basic swing moves that you can put to use at Friday night dance party

Up to 60% Off Fitness Classes at Winchester Aerobics

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Exercisers can get in shape with choice of group fitness classes, such as yoga, Pilates, or aerobics

Up to 53% Off at Griffin Photography Museum

Winchester Center

$28 $14

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Three galleries showcase up-and-coming photographers, in addition to well-known contemporary artists and celebrity photographers.

Up to 55% Off Custom Portrait Painting

Winchester

$400 $179

From a photo or a one-hour in-studio sitting, the Italian-born painter creates a lifelike portrait in charcoal, acrylic paint, or oil paint

Up to 38% Off Major League Ultimate Frisbee Games

Hormel Stadium

$16 $10

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After winning the league title and posting an undefeated record last season, the Whitecaps continue their pursuit of perfection

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Medford

$450 $248

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

Up to 68% Off Muay Thai Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Classes teach self-defense while challenging the whole body; assessment includes personalized plan followed by personal-training session

Up to 56% Off Classes at Borealis Yoga

Medford

$75 $39

Sessions emphasize stretches and introspection or asana sequences at a gentle, moderate, or vigorous pace

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Medford

$540 $297

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

Up to 61% Historical European Martial Arts Classes

Medford

$100 $49

Historical European martial arts classes, derived from 15th- to 19th-century writings, including longsword, broadsword, and military sabre

55% Off Boot Camp

West Medford

$129 $58

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

Up to 76% Off Classes at MG Fitness

Multiple Locations

$100 $29

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Calories melt and muscles ripple during group fitness classes for exercisers of all levels

Make Your Own Seasonal Fruit Preserves with a Master Foodie

Hyde Square

$50 $50

Leah Waldo immerses you in the basics of jams, jellies, and preserves from cooking to canning

Up to 54% Off Metal Arts Class

Jamaica Plain

$150 $75

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Students create silver rings and pendants or learn the basics of welding

Up to 70% Off Yoga Therapy Sessions

Jamaica Plain

$120 $59

Yoga therapy aims to ease stress and tension, build physical and emotional self-awareness, and promote mental clarity for mind-body healing

Up to 53% Off a Firearms-Certification Class for One or Two

Multiple Locations

$95 $47

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Expert instructors delve into gun safety, loading, storage, and transport, and a shooting simulator allows students to practice

Up to 63% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Downtown Woburn

$129 $49

Karate is about more than kicks and punches. Their programs develop focus, discipline and they help build a students self confidence.

Up to 78% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Woburn

$180 $49

Skinny Jean classes use bodyweight exercises to sculpt curves; Body Infusions classes use the barre and yoga straps for core conditioning

Up to 83% Off Kids' Martial-Arts Classes

Woburn

$250 $49

Kids learn how to recognize potential threats and give bullies the slip with practical martial-arts and jujitsu moves

50% Off Boot Camp

Woburn

$150 $75

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Up to 71% Off Martial-Arts or Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

Experienced coaching staff teaches adults and kids techniques from Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, boxing, and other martial-arts styles

50% Off Beer-Making Class or Products

Woburn

$178.90 $89

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Craft a home brew with beer-making equipment and an ingredient kit, learn how in a brewing class, use a voucher for any product in the shop

Up to 57% Off at Boston Rock Gym

Woburn

$125 $55

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Neon-colored handgrips speckle multiple climbing walls that guests can traverse alone or with assistance from AMGA-certified instructors

53% Off at CrossFit Lando

Woburn

$209 $99

Trainers design a new workout each day based on CrossFit’s principles of varied, functional fitness

Up to 59% Off Kickboxing Classes

Boston Tae Kwon Do

$239 $99

Seasoned martial artists teach disciplines that get students into shape and hone awareness of their minds, bodies, and the world around them

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In the early ’70s, Boston-area resident Mike Farny dreamed of creating affordable outdoor recreational activities for his community to enjoy. In May of 1973, Mike set up shop in the MDC Norumbega Police Substation of Newton/Auburndale and began realizing his dream. The location—directly next to the historic Totem Pole Ballroom—perfectly enabled the environmentally friendly practice of canoeing and kayaking. Mike's vision blossomed over the years to include four other locations, each offering rentals, tours, and instruction.

Today, on-staff guides lead tours of the Charles River and Boston Harbor to educate participants in ecosystem conservation, view the skyline and sunset, or explore historic structures. Select trips also include lunch to fuel participants as they navigate difficult waterways and jump through flaming hoops. To prepare customers entering the water for the first time, instructors coach riders of all levels in private or group lessons at the paddling school, which draws on more than 30 years of instructional tradition. Team members also organize paddlers with sufficient experience to compete in Run on the Charles, an annual canoe and kayak race down the river. Staffers can also equip boaters in the shop—where Tiderace and Boréal kayaks hang alongside Tahoe paddleboards and Wenonah canoes, dreaming of one day being the inspiration for a traditional sea chantey. Crew members help clients choose from this selection of new rides and accessories through free daily demonstrations.

2401 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton,
MA
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The YMCA keeps residents healthy and engaged in more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the country, but it traces its American origins to the streets of 19th-century Boston. Here, Thomas Valentine Sullivan carried on the mission started in London by George Williams: providing affordable recreation and residence to young men from cities and country towns alike. Over the last century and change, the organization's mission changed to keep pace with the evolving times; today, the YMCA of Greater Boston welcomes anyone interested in furthering the causes of "youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility."

This modern mission combines the Y's signature programming with new initiatives designed to keep citizens one step ahead of an ever-changing world. Members stay fit and active with everything from organized sports and fitness classes to lifeguard, CPR, and first aid lessons. But the Y's developmental programs go far beyond bodily strength; their enrichment and leadership courses equip youths with the confidence needed to take charge in their everyday lives, and ESL classes help newcomers to English embark on the next step of their linguistic lives.

725 Lexington St
Waltham,
MA
US

Overhead lights are illuminated as the sun dips lower on the horizon, casting a glow across duos engaged in baseline rallies that echo across Weston Racquet Club’s eight outdoor courts. Every day, the club’s staffers set up meetings like this between players of similar abilities—staff unconditionally guarantees a suitable partner for individuals any time they are looking for a match. Carefully selected pairs then take to indoor or outdoor courts, which feature cushiony surfaces ideal for players with tender knees or cowardly socks. Members can continue to hone their skills during one of the 30 complimentary tennis clinics offered per week.

Housed inside a restored country mansion originally built in 1858, the clubhouse winds back the clock with an art-deco-inspired interior reminiscent of a 1930s tennis club. After a day on the courts, guests can unwind in the 45,000-gallon heated pool or soothe their aching tennis ear in the hot tub. Weston Racquet Clubs’ 40-Love Café aids in refueling by serving a menu of sandwiches, salads, and tapas.

132 West St
Waltham,
MA
US

Fitcorp's trainers have big shoes to fill. Founder Gary Klencheski earned his exercise technician certification from the American College of Sports Medicine and served on the Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports for 20 years. Klencheski's passion and expertise trickle down through each of his gyms' eight facilities, where each personal trainer has a degree in exercise science, a nationally accredited certification, and the charisma of a dictator holding pompoms.

The gym's array of fitness services includes cardio and strength-training equipment, as well as group Pilates, yoga, boot-camp, and Zumba classes. Massage and acupuncture sessions keep the body in high gear, and an onsite nutritionist offers nutrition tips developed by registered dietitian Amy Boyce.

1601 Trapelo Rd
Waltham,
MA
US

Housed inside Boston's monumental textile mill, the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation invites guests on a trek through American history with a collection of artifacts dating as far back as 1812. Throughout the building's hallowed halls, interactive displays cleverly disguise education as amusement, coaxing visitors both young and old to steer a 19th-century fire engine, play a foot-powered piano, and teach an antique telephone switchboard how to send text messages. Enduring exhibits also showcase Waltham's industrious past with displays dedicated solely to textiles, watches and clocks, and transportation, including bicycles and penny-farthings powered by shredded pieces of yellow journalism. Members can take advantage of such perks as complimentary museum admission, invitations to special events, and unlimited use of the museum library.

154 Moody St
Waltham,
MA
US

Light streams in through the studio windows, bouncing off the painted brick walls and illuminating the yogis—each like a cat arching its back in a sunbeam—stretching on the hardwood floor. At Shiva Shakti Yoga Center, instructors, each with at least 500 hours of training, tailor each 60- to 90-minute yoga class to accommodate the needs of students of all experience levels. Drawing on such methods as hatha, Vinyasa, vigorous, restorative, and Anusara, the dynamic of fluid sessions help strengthen muscles and center minds for yogis of all kinds. The studio also hosts occasional workshops with guest teachers to keep bodies limber through varied regimens.

315 Moody St
Waltham,
MA
US