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Four Tutoring Sessions from One On One Tutoring (56% Off)

One-on-one Tutoring

Downtown Core

Four private tutoring sessions in either SAT, English, Math, or Science.

$180 $79

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Two or Four Music Lessons at Patient Guitar, Bass and Piano Lessons (Up to 54% Off)

Patient Guitar, Bass and Piano Lessons

Davis

Encouraging instructor with more than four decades of teaching experience inspires students of all ages and skill level

$70 $34

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$49 for $98 Worth of Music Lessons — Sac Valley Guitar

Sac Valley Guitar

Sacramento

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

$98 $49

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$13 for $29 Groupon Toward Online Driver's Ed — Natomas Driving School

Natomas Driving School

North Sacramento

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

$29 $13

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$35 for a Three-Hour Intro to Scuba Class at Dolphin Scuba Center & Swim School ($80 Value)

Dolphin Scuba Center & Swim School

North Sacramento

PADI-certified instructors demonstrate how to use scuba gear to breathe underwater in a heated indoor pool

$80 $35

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Two-Hour Digital Photography Class for One or Two at Alister Photography (Up to 76% Off)

Alister Photography

Midtown

Designed for DSLR cameras, the class covers creating dramatic effect with natural lighting, shutter speed, and different lens settings

$129 $41

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One-Day App Design Course at Favis, INC (55% Off)

Favis, Inc

RP Sports Compex

From the merchant: Make Apps at Home

$199 $90

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$248 for $450 Worth of Services at Pause Photography

Pause Photography

Foresthill-Back Country

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

$450 $248

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

American Guitar Academy

Carmichael

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

$129.95 $49

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One-Day Touring or Dyna Motorcycle Rental at Iron Steed Harley-Davidson (58% Off)

Iron Steed Harley-Davidson

Vacaville

Hop aboard a classic touring or Dyna Harley-Davidson motorcycle for a full day of riding, racing, and exploring

$150 $63

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$69 for an American Heart Association First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class ($140 Value)

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

Five-hour American Heart Association class teaches CPR, defibrillator use & basic first-aid techniques; certification is valid for two years

$140 $69

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$52 for Four Weekly 30-Minute Music Lessons at Rock Inc. ($125 Value)

Rock Inc.

Citrus Heights

Students of all levels develop their musical skills in guitar, bass, piano, or voice lessons

$125 $52

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$73 for $125 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — A+ Learning Cetner

A+ Learning Cetner

Elk Grove

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

$125 $73

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Four or Six Tutoring Sessions in Math or English at Best in Class Education Center (Up to 80% Off)

Best in Class Education Center

Elk Grove

During 60-minute sessions, tutors help students strengthen critical thinking or creative writing skills

$210 $43

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$39 for One Month of Music and Movement Classes or Creative Art Classes at Growing Brilliant ($80 Value)

Growing Brilliant

Rocklin

Parents guide children through fun sessions of dancing and singing or art and storytelling to encourage brain development and literacy

$80 $39

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$59 for Your Choice of a Photography or Photo Editing Course at McKay Photography Academy ($225 Value)

McKay Photography Academy

Folsom

Award-winning instructors teach the basics of digital-camera settings, photo composition, travel photography, or photo editing skills

$225 $59

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Five or Eight Violin Classes from Billie Gonzalez (Up to 53% Off)

Billie Gonzalez

Folsom

Weekly classes with an experienced instructor teach the fundamentals of playing violin

$200 $100

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Two or Four 30-Minute Drum Lessons at Steve Trovao Drums (Up to 54% Off)

Steve Trovao Drums

Napa

A drummer with more than three decades of live-performance experience teaches coordination and technique to students of all ages

$60 $29

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$50 for Four Piano Lessons from Studio 3 Piano ($100 Value)

Studio 3 Piano

Lodi

Piano teacher with over 15 years experience helps students of all ages learn and master the piano

$100 $50

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Four or Six Guitar, Beginner Piano, or Voice at Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction (Up to 68% Off)

Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction

Concord

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

$130 $44

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Three Private Music Lessons from Tony Bragano (45% Off)

Tony Bragano

Santa Rosa

Three private music lessons in saxophone, piano, or guitar from professional musician Tony Bragano

$99 $54

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Photography or Photoshop Class at Wild Destinations Photography (60% Off). Three Options Available.

Wild Destinations Photography

Grass valley

Each class is three hours and teaches the fundamentals of photography or Photoshop

$140 $56

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One Month of Private Guitar, Bass, or Drum Lessons at Music to My Ears (50% Off)

Music to My Ears

Cotati

Instructors with extensive performance backgrounds teach essential skills for playing the guitar, drums, or bass

$138 $69

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Photography Fundamentals and/or Night Photography Workshop from Eric Gould Photography (Up to 57% Off)

Eric Gould Photography

Multiple Locations

Hands-on workshop introduces camera controls and artistic methods; evening classes work with sunsets, silhouettes, and dusk-lit images

$150 $69

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Piano or Voice Lessons at Julivanna Music Studio (Up to 68% Off)

Julivanna Music Studio

Walnut Creek

Professional music coach with repertoire ranging from Disney songs to Jazz and Blues, including R&B, Pop, Gospel and Classical styles

$140 $49

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One or Two Months of 30- or 60-Minute Private Lessons and Other Perks at Bradley School of Music (Up to 52% Off)

Bradley School of Music

Lafayette

Students of all ages learn to play the guitar, piano, drums, or other instruments in a supportive environment with an on-staff psychologist

$162.50 $79

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$70 for $140 Worth of Singing Lessons — The Studio of Meghan Michelle McGovern

The Studio Of Meghan Michelle Mcgovern

Alamo

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

$140 $70

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Two or Four 30-Minute or 60-Minute Private Violin Lessons at Vernon Music Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

$120 $55

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$74 for $165 Worth of Services at College Nannies + Tutors

College Nannies & Tutors

Blackhawk

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

$165 $74

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$59 for Six-week Online Course in Positive Psychology - The Path to Happier Course ($147 Value)

Guide To Self, Inc.

Danville

Six-week video course by positive psych expert, Dr. John Schinnerer, covering how to create more success and happiness.

$147 $59

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$35 for 3 Drop-In Music and Movement Classes at ABC Do Re ME! (Danville) ($75 value)

ABC Do Re ME! (Danville)

Danville

Children six months to five years of age build motor skills and love of music with practice in tambourines and tom-toms, dance, and singing

$75 $35

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A Tutoring Session from Alpha College Prep (49% Off)

Alpha College Prep

Albany

Our educators meet students where they are and can address individual needs and goals; we specialize in grades 6–12

$95 $48

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$30 for $60 Groupon — Russian Program "Krugozor"

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

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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Four Dance Classes from Salsa with Tomaj (65% Off)

Salsa With Tomaj

Berkeley Underground

From the merchant: Learn to dance Salsa with popular instructors Tomaj Trenda and Tiffany Wu at our Salsa nightclub every Wednesday

$80 $28

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$25 for $55 Worth of One tutoring session — Science Tutor 4 Me

Science Tutor 4 Me

San ramon

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

$55 $25

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 50% Off Four, 2hr Sessions ($120 Normally) at Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

San Rafael

For $5, receive a coupon for 50% off four, 2hr sessions ($120 normally)

$5

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Four Tutoring Sessions from Image Changers Church After School Academy (71% Off)

Image Changers Church After School Academy

Lathrop

From the merchant: Children are provided with quality homework assistance followed up with fun and educational enrichment activities.

$130 $38

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Two or Four Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo (Up to 65% Off)

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

Hour-long classes feature four different levels of Cuban-style salsa dancing

$26 $9

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$99 for Two Subject Assessments with Registration Fee at Sylvan Learning ($285 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Manteca

After thorough skills assessments in a choice of two subjects, learning professionals devise a custom study plan

$285 $99

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Foils clash and ring out through Davis Fencing Academy as students practice basic guards and prepare to spar. Sword master Simon Pitfeild walks up and down the line, correcting a grip here or an angle of attack there. His years of fighting at UC Davis, at the French Academy of Arms, and with the City of Davis fencing program are evident as you watch his precise style and the attention to detail he shows as he leads the team of coaches at Davis Fencing Academy.

Classes accommodate students of all skill levels, ranging from Mini Musketeer lessons for 6- to 8-year-olds to advanced training for adults who want to perfect their techniques or work toward competition. Adult and youth beginners’ classes introduce footwork and blade work for the foil, sabre, and épée, with the option of progressing to intermediate and advanced footwork classes. After lessons, students can engage in open sparring to hone their reflexes and practice monogramming everyone’s uniforms with their own initials.

2121 2nd St
Davis,
CA
US

Kids aged 6 weeks to 6 years choose their own adventure at Portside Montessori. There, classrooms are divided into six sections, which correspond with six areas of learning: practical life, sensorial, language, math, cultural, and creative subjects such as art and music. All the class materials for each area are placed low to the ground where kids can reach them instead of perched up high collecting dust. Kids can easily go from area to area based on their interests at the time, exploring abstract math concepts, reading, or playing music. Teachers stand by to guide children along their journey but are careful to allow them a sense of independence.

2700 Linden Rd
West Sacramento,
CA
US

The next time you're on the roof of a five-story building, look down at the ground, and you'll get a rough idea of just how high people climb at Touchstone Climbing. The gym's seven locations feature lead walls that rise as high as 50 feet off the ground, though height isn't the only dimension that makes the space feel immense. Each spot has at least 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain, not to mention as much as 3,000 square feet of bouldering.

To prevent newcomers from feeling intimidated by the magnitude of the environment, the gym holds introductory classes. During these sessions, participants learn the basic techniques they'll need if they want to conquer the gym's crack systems and boulder problems. The classes are also an opportunity for students to scope out the terrain features at each location, such as Diablo Rock Gym's steep prow, which juts out crookedly like a thumbs up from a dizzy ballerina. While they're at it, the visitors might notice something else: the social nature of the gym. As the San Francisco Chronicle recounts, the fact that lead climbs require two people means that climbers are constantly asking around for new partners and chatting back and forth as they ascend.

Each location also boasts a weight room, cardio machines, and a studio space for everything from yoga to spinning to core classes.

116 N 16th St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Mike Johnson started at Dolphin Scuba Center & Swim School as an entry-level staffer but soon turned his lifelong passion for water into a promising career. Quickly, he became the manager and, at the tender age of 21, the owner of the store—a water-exploration supplier originally founded as a swim school almost 40 years ago.

Today, the PADI five-star facility boasts one of the largest selections of underwater gear in North America, including top brands of scuba, swimming, and snorkeling equipment. Johnson and his team still offer private, one-on-one swimming lessons with certified lifeguard instructors but have branched out into scuba classes. Introductory courses work their way up to professional-level training, all within a pool heated to 92 degrees—the exact temperature of the president’s nightly bath. Students can even test out their newfound skills during scuba-diving trips to the likes of Mexico, the Philippines, and Fiji.

1530 El Camino Ave
Sacramento,
CA
US

Andy Siebert floated in the water, weightless—almost as if in outer space—and watched as all 40 feet of a Galapagos Island whale shark drifted past him. It’s moments like that one that Andy lives for, having devoted his life to scuba diving. He took his first dive as a teenager, but didn’t take the sport seriously until he turned 42, at which point he began his journey to log more than 3,000 dives.

Now, as owner of Scuba World, Andy works to help others discover their love of the underwater sport. One part retail shop and one part scuba-diving school, the PADI five-star IDC dive center is chock-full of gear for purchase and rental, as well as expert instructors who teach classes for divers of all levels, including instructor-level classes. Their classes range from beginner discovery sessions to open-water-certification courses to rescue-diver classes for the more advanced diver who is worried about all those fish in the ocean who need help getting out. Andy’s wife and partner, Lynn Siebert, plans trips that take divers to waters all over the world, including the nearby Monterey Bay and more far-flung expeditions in Micronesia.

5114 Madison Ave
Sacramento,
CA
US

Having struggled with weight problems when she was younger, Healthy Habits Studio owner Rose Zahnn knows the importance of exercise and eating right firsthand. She opened the studio almost 20 years ago, and in that time has seen it grow to hosting more than 25 fitness classes each week.

Fit Body Boot Camp classes each feature a different, unique workout that helps tone and strengthen muscles, burn fat, and boost metabolisms to burn more calories for hours after the workout, not just during it. In addition to group classes, the staff is available for one-on-one sessions that can focus on weight training, Pilates, and yoga. Rose also offers a weight-loss program in which she emails clients once a day with nutrition and exercise suggestions for 10 days, or the time it takes a team of NASA scientists to reengineer your body into its healthiest, most aerodynamic version.

2224 J St
Sacramento,
CA
US