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    Couples Massage Class

    Tense shoulders? Body need oiling? How about a soothing rub down? Designed specifically for couples, this class teaches you and your partner the essential techniques of how to give and receive a tension-easing massage. As a pair, you will focus on increasing positive touch and healthy communication in your relationship. Through emphasizing feet, head, and neck, you will use soothing Swedish Massage techniques to completely relax your partner. By learning the skills in class, you'll be able to take this knowledge home, grab some oil or lotion, and rub down your loved one in the most sensual way possible.
    Couples Massage Class

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to give and receive a tension-easing massage with your significant other
    • Improve your relationship through positive touch and healthy communication
    • Explore relaxing Swedish Massage techniques that emphasize feet, head, and neck
    • No experience necessary
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    Stained Glass Workshop

    Like the creators of Notre Dame Cathedral or Holy Name Cathedral, you too, can create awe-inspiring stained glass art like the professionals. During this beginner class at Discovery Center, you’ll learn how to cut and break glass as you create your own project using the copper foil method. Dealing with a certain type and quality of glass, appropriate tools, cutting techniques, and assembling, you will work to complete a stained glass project of your own. Spice up your skills, and possibly your home, with your newly created chunk of stained glass. Didn't think your home could look as fancy as the cathedrals, did you?
    Stained Glass Workshop

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Discover the foundations of creating stained glass
    • Learn how to cut and break glass using the copper foil method
    • Utilize various types of tools, cutting techniques, and assembling for your glass
    • Produce your own piece of stained glass to take home
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    3 positive reviews
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    Voice-Over Lesson

    Think you have the voice of a cartoon character? Or maybe you make a better Simba than Jonathan Taylor Thomas? This course will teach you how to use your voice for profit. You'll learn the ins and outs of how to make it in the competitive field of voice-overs. Everything about audition tapes, types of scripts, studios, and agencies will be covered. You will be taught the essentials to getting a job in this field: how to present yourself for auditions, where to go and whom to contact in order to obtain work, how to prepare yourself to properly read copy, pronunciation, technique, and the attitudes necessary for success. Get ready to be a new voice on The Simpsons... or simply your next home video.
    Voice-Over Lesson

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Discover what you need to succeed as a voice actor
    • Navigate the complexities of audition tapes, types of scripts, studios, and agencies
    • Learn all of the industry specific quirks, from how to obtain work to attitudes necessary for success, and everything in between
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews
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    Weight Loss Through Hypnosis

    "How did you lose all that weight?" is what friends may ask after you take this course! Your unconscious mind already knows how you will peel away those unwanted pounds. This class helps you access your unconscious intelligence and wisdom to accelerate your weight loss. If you’ve ever said, "I'm too weak to lose weight," or "I don't have enough time to eat right," or "I can't stop myself from eating", your unconscious will have accepted these negatives as truth. The cure for negative self-hypnosis is positive self-hypnosis. If you hypnotized yourself to gain weight, you can hypnotize yourself to lose it. Uncover the eerie truth about self-hypnosis, how to do it, and start shedding the pounds in a way you’ve never imagined!
    Weight Loss Through Hypnosis

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Discover the powers of self-hypnosis
    • Access your unconscious intelligence and peel away those unwanted pounds
    • Institute positive self-hypnosis to help yourself lose weight
    • Gain insight into human psychology
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    3 positive reviews
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    Meditation Through Transcendental Hypnosis

    Transcendental hypnosis is a potent form of meditation. Turn your anxious, fearful thoughts into a serene meditation and take a welcomed break from your problems. In this class, you’ll learn how to quiet the chatter in your mind so your body and mind peacefully unite as one. From there, gain the skills to experience the calm, relaxing benefits of meditation again and again. Scientists have already proven meditation helps to alleviate backaches, headaches, hypertension, mental blocks, anxiety symptoms and more! If you have been postponing learning to meditate, stop now because its never too late to exercise more control over your mind, body, and life. Take back control!
    Meditation Through Transcendental Hypnosis

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to quiet the chatter in your mind
    • Gain the skills to experience the calm, relaxing benefits of meditation
    • Alleviate backaches, headaches, hypertension, mental blocks, and anxiety symptoms
    • Exercise more control over your mind, body, and life
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    3 positive reviews
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    Murder Mystery Dinner

    Ready for a little excitement at your next dinner? Join Discovery Center for a dinner party with a twist... murder! Discovery Center presents an audience-participation murder mystery dinner-theater event. You and your friends will eat, observe and help unravel the mystery. Mingle with other guests and meet new people, but observe everything very closely for a murder will be committed. As the drama unfolds, you’ll realize that certain characters have something to hide. Past indiscretions are hinted at, past relationships are alluded to, past lives are referred to. Tempers begin to flare, and it becomes apparent that you should believe no one. Many are suspects, but only one will be guilty! That is for YOU to figure out. During the dinner, you'll review details, examine evidence, be interrogated by detectives, and question the witnesses and suspects. Think you have what it takes to solve this mystery?
    Murder Mystery Dinner

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Test your problem-solving skills at a murder mystery dinner-theater event
    • Carefully observe and dissect the crime that’s been committed -- trust no one!
    • Solve the mystery
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    3 positive reviews
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    Bikes at Night Tour

    When the lights go down in the city, you need to take to the Chicago streets. Guided by moonlight and the cityscape, you will explore the beauty of this Midwest marvel. During this bike tour, enjoy the spectacular lights of Chicago’s skyline and lakefront by night. The must-see highlights include the Magnificent Mile, Crown Fountain, Buckingham Fountain, and Navy Pier. Take in the nighttime breeze and the softness that overcomes the city once the lights go out. Who knows? You may love it so much that you'll stay out to see the sunrise.
    Bikes at Night Tour

    Navy Pier, Chicago

    • Ride a bike through the streets of Chicago at night
    • Discover sites like the Magnificent Mile, Crown Fountain, Buckingham Fountain, and Navy Pier
    • Enjoy a guided tour on this urban safari
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    How to Talk to Anyone Anytime

    Self-conscious about your social anxiety? Always trying to make a good impression but fear of rejection stands in your way? Or do you just want to learn how to strike up conversation with anyone sitting at the bar? Whatever your goals may be, get ready to learn how to talk to anyone, anytime. During this class, work to overcome your fears, whether they be rejection or awkward silence. During these exercises, you’ll learn how to project confidence, feel comfortable with yourself and your thoughts, and explore the basics of starting and continuing conversations. Are you nervous? Good, because that’ll go away pretty quickly.
    How to Talk to Anyone Anytime

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to start and continue conversations with anyone, anytime
    • Overcome your anxiety and build confidence about yourself and what you have to say
    • Practice building a self-image and power communication skills
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    3 positive reviews
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    Studio Photography

    Take control of your pictures and enter the studio! Like a photographer snapping shots of models, bring your photos up a notch and have people drooling after taking this course in studio photography. At Discovery Center, become introduced to studio equipment and learn how to get the most out of any camera, in any location, under any light situation. After the demonstration, you’ll have a photo session with a model, learning posing and fashion techniques, along with tips to help you create a unique and robust portfolio. Dive into photography the right way -- the studio way!
    Studio Photography

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Receive an introduction and demonstration to studio photography
    • Participate in a photo session with a model and learn posing, fashion techniques, and other professional photography tips
    • Become familiar with the necessary equipment of studio photography
    • Create a unique portfolio of work
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    3 positive reviews
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    Develop a Push Button Memory

    Tired of forgetting names and numbers? Sick of having to write everything down out of fear you won’t remember? Here’s your chance to learn the tricks and exercises to triple your present memory power. What's the catch you ask? There is none. People are constantly enamored by those with great memories, thinking their capacity to remember is unattainable. Not true! Memory, according to professionals, is something you can actually improve and enhance -- all you need to know is how. With Discovery Center, you will learn the techniques that will help you memorize names, pick up languages, and improve your social skills, grades and work performance. You’ll be walking out with a refreshed memory and tips to keep on improving. This class is literally unforgettable.
    Develop a Push Button Memory

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the strategies and tricks of developing a photographic memory
    • Discover memory techniques to succeed in business
    • Triple your memory power and memorize names and languages with ease
    • Improve your social skills and work performance
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    Self-Hypnosis Healing

    Can you imagine having surgery or a tooth pulled without any drugs to numb the pain? Surgeons have performed countless operations while the patients only dulled their pain with hypnosis. You too can learn hypnoanesthesia to help reduce or eliminate pain from backaches, headaches or cramps. With Discovery Center, you’ll learn how to manage your physical and emotional pain through proven methods of hypnosis. Hypnosis can also help the immune system fight diseases such as cancer, as well as help the nervous system offset the harmful effects of stress. Stress-free living? Hell yeah! You can also use hypnosis to allay the fears of an impending surgery, medical test or childbirth. Discover why hypnosis is one very effective way to maintain your mental and physical health.
    Self-Hypnosis Healing

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to manage your physical and emotional pain through proven methods of hypnosis
    • Use hypnosis to allay the fears of an impending surgery or medical test
    • Discover how to control your everyday stress and tension
    • Gain insight into basic human psychology
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    3 positive reviews
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    Snowboarding

    Skiing vs. Snowboarding debate. Always a hot topic, but you know the real winner. Snowboarding. Whether you’ve mastered skateboarding or surfing, or you’ve mastered falling on your booty skateboarding or surfing, your winter pastime needs to be snowboarding. This trip takes you just outside of Chicago to some of the best snowboarding in the area. Once there, you’ll receive expert instruction on how to glide down the mountain like Shaun White -- well, maybe without the double backflips. Are you left-foot-forward or a righty? Find out now and snowboard the winter away!
    Snowboarding

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Master the skills to successfully snowboard down a mountain
    • Receive expert instruction on footing, balance, and stopping
    • Join a day-trip to some of the best snowboarding in Chicago
    • Perfect for beginners or those with limited snowboarding experience
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    Downhill Ski Trip

    So, where are the mountains in downtown Chicago? You may not find ‘em on Michigan Ave, but Discovery Center will take you to the best skiing in the area, with everything being arranged and organized for you. Amid beautiful surroundings, learn the safety, skills, and incredible fun behind skiing. Take to the hills, bunny or monstrous, and blaze down, having the time of your life. After the rush of skiing, enjoy complete relaxation in the lodge, in front of a crackling fire, and meet new friends. Join the fun and excitement behind skiing Chicago-style.
    Downhill Ski Trip

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals such as safety tips, skills, and how to enjoy your run down the hill
    • Ski the slopes, relax in front of a warm fire, and meet a few new friends on this journey
    • Enjoy a one day ski holiday just an hour outside downtown Chicago
    • Perfect for those who’ve never skied or have limited experience
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    3 positive reviews
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    Intro to Drawing

    Start turning your stick figures and doodles into masterpieces. In this class you'll get plenty of attention and encouragement as you develop your skills. You will be introduced to basic drawing by studying a variety of objects, styles, and techniques. You will increase your ability to draw quickly, accurately, to your satisfaction. Learn tips and tricks for creating the texture and effect you are looking for in your drawings from your friendly instructor. You too can develop realistic, imaginative, and expressive drawing skills.
    Intro to Drawing

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of drawing under the guidance of a friendly instructor
    • Gain skills in rendering subjects with proper proportions, perspective, and texture
    • Develop realistic, imaginative, and expressive drawing skills
    • Walk away with a few beautiful creations you can share with family and friends
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    Lakefront Bike Tour

    What’s the best way to enjoy Chicago? You need to be on the streets and by the water, listening to the sounds of cars, boats, and the serene Lake Michigan. Go and experience Chicago’s sites, while enjoying the outdoors on a great bike tour. As you enter this urban safari, bear witness to the great architecture of the Windy City, beaches, lagoons, gardens, and animals. You’ll even ride through the famous Millenium Park, Navy Pier, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago should be seen from the streets not from afar -- looking at you Sears Tower.
    Lakefront Bike Tour

    Navy Pier, Chicago

    • Ride a bike through the streets of Chicago, passing through sites like Millenium Park, Navy Pier, and Lincoln Park Zoo
    • Enjoy a guided tour on this urban safari
    • Explore Chicago like a native
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    Cross Country Skiing

    When you think “Chicago,” cross country skiing likely doesn’t come to mind. It’s generally pizza, hot dogs, and “DA BEARS.” Invigorate your body this winter and undertake the viking pastime of cross country skiing. Geared towards beginners, take advantage of the parks and forest preserves that have become a hot bed for cross country skiing in Chicago. An alternative to winter running, cross country skiing provides an excellent cardio boost during what would be your bear-like hibernation. Spend a day getting in shape and enjoying the nature within Chicago. Who knows? Maybe you just found your next big hobby.
    Cross Country Skiing

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Exercise your body this winter with an all day cross country ski trip
    • Learn the nuances behind this Scandinavian craft of “winter running”
    • Boost your heart rate with the ultimate, winter cardio test
    • Perfect for beginners
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    Lakefront Segway Tour

    Be honest, you’ve always wanted to ride a segway. Everyone has. Truly, there’s no better way to uncover Chicago’s beauty than along the lakefront while riding on a segway. On this tour, glide through Chicago’s lakefront with an entertaining tour guide and witness the spectacular views of the downtown skyline. You’ll see all of the top lakefront sites like Millennium Park, Soldier Field, and Shedd Aquarium. With the soft breeze from the lake and the calmness of the skyline, you might have just discovered what beauty means. Remember to breathe on this breathtaking journey.
    Lakefront Segway Tour

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Glide through Chicago’s lakefront on a segway
    • Witness the spectacular views of the downtown skyline like Millennium Park, Soldier Field, and Shedd Aquarium
    • Enjoy a lively tour filled with fun and history
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    3 positive reviews
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    Intro to Sailing

    Have you ever looked out on Lake Michigan and seen hundreds of sailboats and said to yourself, “I wish I could do that?” Now you can! Enjoy striking views and breathtaking sunsets. Learn to sail and experience the thrill of a lifetime as the wind catches your sails. Use your time for a relaxing sail on Lake Michigan, or as a hands on class. You’ll learn what it takes to sail a boat from professionals who are passionate about sailing in this hands-on course. Experience world-class sailing at its best while the breathtaking Chicago skyline sparkles on the horizon.
    Intro to Sailing

    Belmont Harbor, Chicago

    • Learn the basics of how to sail on Lake Michigan
    • Enjoy the fun, friendly, and safe environment aboard a sailboat
    • Watch the Chicago skyline sparkle on the horizon
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    White Water Rafting

    Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting as you and your friends raft Indiana's only whitewater river, the St. Joseph. After a short ride from Chicago, you join your rafting guides at the St. Joseph River. You’ll receive an introduction to rafting before taking on some of the most challenging rapids in the Midwest. Seriously, this area draws Olympic winners and National Champions. Laugh, shout and have the time of your life as you repeat your thrill ride over and over again. Whether you come alone or in a group, experience an excellent introduction to whitewater rafting. After the trip you’ll stop for food and drinks, with the first drink on the house!
    White Water Rafting

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting!
    • Learn the fundamentals of rafting before taking on some of the best rapids in the country
    • Enjoy food and beverages after a day conquering the St. Joseph River
    • No experience necessary
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    Night Kayak Tour

    The city lights are gorgeous at night and the time is always perfect for an evening paddle... except for maybe in the dead of winter. So why haven’t you properly experienced it? The tour begins at dusk, and at that point, you’ll paddle down the Chicago River to enjoy the city lights reflecting in the river and off the buildings. Gaze into the eyes of the Sears Tower. See the sparkling lights of Navy Pier. Now’s the time to embrace just how beautiful this Midwest masterpiece of a city is. With lights on your boat, it’s time to explore the city at night!
    Night Kayak Tour

    1220 W Le Moyne St, Chicago

    • Paddle down the Chicago River under the stars
    • Enjoy the city lights reflected in the river
    • Witness the true beauty of the spectacular city with this unique adventure
    • No experience necessary
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    Limousine Scavenger Hunt

    Whirl around Chicago in luxury, while searching for clues to solve an intriguing riddle! You and your teammates will pit your wits against other teams while at the same time visiting famous Chicago landmarks via limousines. Find titillating clues in possible places such as the Sears Tower, Magnificent Mile, and the University of Chicago. Imagine the surprise of pedestrian bystanders when you jump out of a limo in pursuit of solving elusive riddles. Bring your own teammates or meet new friends. Either way, you may discover a lot about yourself as a leader, follower, and problem-solver. All teams will meet at a popular restaurant while scores are being tabulated. There you can rehash strategies with other teams and get to know them as well. Uncover this mystery... in style!
    Limousine Scavenger Hunt

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Travel the streets of Chicago in a limousine as you solve an intriguing riddle
    • Pit your wits against other teams as you visit famous Chicago landmarks
    • Uncover secret clues throughout the city
    • Strategize and meet a ton of people in this interactive mystery
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    Sunset Kayaking Tour

    Is there anything more breathtaking than witnessing a sunset over the prettiest city on Earth? This kayak tour lets you take in the sunset from the best vantage point possible -- just remember to breathe. Here, you’ll enjoy Chicago at this special time of day, watching the cityscape transform from sunlit urbania to moonlit marvel. Watch as the sunset reflects off the water and downtown skyscrapers. This tour’s the absolute definition of indescribable beauty. You just have to see it for yourself.
    Sunset Kayaking Tour

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Witness a Chicago sunset while paddling through the cityscape via kayak
    • Watch the sunset reflect off the water and downtown skyscrapers
    • Enjoy this unique view of the city
    • No experience necessary
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    Wire Wrapped Jewelry

    Making jewelry from gold and silver wire is a method that has been used for thousands of years. In fact, the art is so old, it was used by the Egyptians to gold wire wrap stones in their rituals. At Discovery Center, you’ll create your own beautiful and attractive jewelry using this solderless method. What all can you do? Wire wrapped jewels include pins, bracelets, rings, and necklaces made of crystals, beads, coral bones, or almost anything else. Grab a pair of pliers, wire, a stone, and your imagination to make either some profitable jewelry or accentuate your wardrobe. Why spend hundreds of dollars on new jewelry when you can make it yourself!
    Wire Wrapped Jewelry

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Discover the fundamentals of the wire wrapping technique as you learn how to create your own beautiful jewelry
    • Use pliers, wire, a stone, and your imagination to create your own statement pieces
    • Wire wrap jewels such as crystals, beads, and coral to create unique pins, bracelets, rings, and necklaces
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    DIY Bath Salts

    Are you a bath or shower person? Do you find solace in a bubbly, soothing bath? Or are you fearful to sit in a tepid pool of your own filth? Learn to relax in the bath by creating your own bath salt scrubs in your favorite fragrance. Discovery Center helps scrub away the day in this all-natural process using only natural ingredients to make fresh-smelling bath salt scrubs. During this DIY class, you’ll create two fragrances and different packaging for each. Whether you’re using them as gifts, trying to freshly bathe with your new found scents, or even want to start a small business selling all-natural lavender-chocolate-orange bath salts, Discovery Center takes you to where you need to be.
    DIY Bath Salts

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn how to create your own bath salt scrubs in your favorite fragrance
    • Use all-natural ingredients to create two fragrances of bath salts and different packaging for each
    • Explore your creative and crafty side in this fun, relaxing environment
    • No experience necessary
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    Intro to Belly Dance

    “Did you know your body could move like that?” - typical reaction after a belly dancing class. Explore the sensual art of belly dancing. Isolating your hips and shoulders, while simultaneously undulating your stomach and arms, you’ll learn to be comfortable with your body. What’s the best way to uncover a bit of your femininity? Obviously, it’s through a body-slimming workout that’ll tone and shape your arms, back, shoulders, abs, and glutes. Once belly dancing gets ahold of you, you’ll feel healthier, sexier, and fitter!
    Intro to Belly Dance

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the techniques behind Middle Eastern belly dance: isolations, undulations, shimmies, and snake arms
    • Explore your femininity while exercising your entire body
    • Tone your arms, legs, back, abs, and glutes
    • No experience necessary
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    Social Dance Lessons

    Outside of your kitchen’s comfort, with a spatula in hand and singing “The Safety Dance,” people often dance to be seen and be social. The clubs and dance halls may not welcome a spatula, so you better get comfortable without it. This class is perfect for the social dancer who doesn’t really know what to do on the dance floor. Designed for beginners, you’ll learn the fundamentals of leading and following, along with being exposed to a variety of dances for social events like weddings, parties, and night clubs. Needless to say, “The Chicken Dance” should no longer be “your jam.”
    Social Dance Lessons

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of leading and following to get comfortable on any dance floor
    • Practice social dances that are common at weddings, parties, and night clubs
    • Perfect for beginners with two left feet
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    Wine and Painting Class

    Remember art class in elementary school? Where you painted beautiful pictures to take home for mom to hang up on the fridge. What would you say to an adult version of this class? The only difference is that instead of taking a drink at the water fountain, you’ll down a glass of Merlot. Embark on an art adventure with Discovery Center’s wine and painting evening. You don’t need drawing or painting experience for this, but an adventurous spirit will do... and a refrigerator to hang up your masterpiece!
    Wine and Painting Class

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Enjoy a themed evening of painting an image of your own
    • Sip a glass, or three, of wine as you paint
    • Explore your creative spirit
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews
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    Secret Chicago Tour

    Embark on a unique tour of the wild and lesser known side of Chicago. Uncover the parts of this city that those in the “know” would hate for you to see: cheap, unique dives, and colorful emporiums of entertainment. Strolling down the dark side streets, you may dabble with pagans and magicians, dally with fetishists, and get friendly with non-conformists who never make it into regular tours. On this Secret Chicago Tour, you’ll unlock the doors and step foot in an obscure vision of the Windy City you’d never believe. Are you ready?
    Secret Chicago Tour

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Tour Chicago’s secret underground scenes that you won't read or hear about
    • Stroll through the side streets that no regular tour dares to venture
    • Experience a part of Chicago you’d never believe existed
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    Couples Slow Dance Class

    Still get the jitters like a sixth grader in the school gym when you hear the words “slow dance?” If this rings a bell, change your attitude now because slow dancing has never been better than with this stepping style dance class. For those who don’t know, stepping is one of the most popular slow-dance styles in Chicago, with dance clubs having nights devoted for “Steppers.” In this dance class, combine the grace of ballroom and the two-step. You'll learn the basics of leading and following. Finally, glide across the dance floor without that twelve-year-old’s discomfort weighted on your chest. Don't forget to bring your significant other!
    Couples Slow Dance Class

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of leading and following in stepping-style slow dance
    • Combine the grace of ballroom dance with the two-step
    • Glide across the dance floor with complete confidence
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    Wine Tasting: Become a Connoisseur

    Impress everyone at your next dinner party with your knowledge of fine wines and rich mahogany cupboards... well, maybe not so much the latter. Join Discovery Center for an exciting evening of wine and good times as you learn the delicate art of wine tasting. There’s more than red vs. white or box vs. bottle. For budding wine enthusiasts, you’ll cultivate your palate and expand your wine vocabulary, becoming the vino expert among your friends. Taste your way through exquisite wines and develop a taste of your own. You will also learn the nuances of terroir and the many viniculture techniques used to impact the aroma and taste of wine. No wine list shall intimidate you ever again!
    Wine Tasting: Become a Connoisseur

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the delicate art of wine tasting by cultivating your palate and expanding your wine vocabulary
    • Taste several classical grape varietals of the world and discover their aromas and flavor profiles
    • Gain command of wine and food pairings, storage, and how to select wine at a restaurant or shop
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    Intro to Calligraphy

    Are you a typography nerd when it comes to evaluating posters and signs, but not too skilled when trying to execute elaborate lettering on your own? Whether addressing invitations or sending a greeting card, calligraphy script will enhance the beauty and impact of your correspondences. This beautiful script is characterized by flowing thick and thin lines that result from control of a broad edged pen. This class meets in a creative and friendly environment where you will be immersed in the history and foundation of italic letters through in-class practice and study. By the end, you’ll be able to create beautiful, hand written calligraphy lettering.
    Intro to Calligraphy

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of calligraphy under the guidance of a friendly instructor
    • Gain control using the thick and thin sides of the pen to create fluctuating, flowing lettering
    • Practice connecting different letters, words, and cases as you increase proficiency and speed
    • Walk away with a new skill you can use on any hand written piece of work
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    Architectural Chicago Kayak Tour

    See Chicago from a completely new perspective... from the seat of a kayak. On this kayak tour, uncover the unique architecture and history that makes Chicago so, um, Chicago! You’ll begin with an introduction to paddle strokes, group dynamics, and river safety. From there, enjoy a guided tour on the river, paddling through the great urban canyon betwixt skyscrapers. Learn the stories of how the city came to be and grew up along the river. This isn’t something to be missed.
    Architectural Chicago Kayak Tour

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the stories of how the city grew up along the water
    • Uncover Chicago’s rich history and impressive architecture
    • Paddle down the river and take in the sites of skyscrapers
    • No experience necessary
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    Blackjack

    Walking into the casino, even though the slots shine of gaudy glamour, Blackjack actually holds some of the best odds of winning at nearly fifty-fifty. Now, the game’s not as simple as scoring twenty-one or slapping a jack. There are nuances, rules, and a book that needs to be followed. Do you know whether to hit on a sixteen or even double down? In this beginner class, let an experienced Blackjack player guide you through the game, learning strategy, some card counting, and table etiquette. Play a few hands, and once your bearings are straight, take to the table! To hit, or not to hit... that is the question.
    Blackjack

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the essential rules and tips for Blackjack, a casino favorite
    • Test Blackjack strategies, card counting, and table etiquette
    • Play a few hands and experience the thrill of this high-stakes card game
    • No experience necessary
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    Massage Class: Lower Body

    Learn the gift of touch. Not "ET" touch, but human touch and connection. Through demonstration, discussion, and plenty of supervised practice, gain the knowledge to become comfortable giving massages to your family, friends, and loved ones. Embracing the principles of massage, location of muscles, and important hands-on techniques, you’ll focus your attention on the hips, legs, and feet. After a long day of sitting or standing, a nice leg massage can relieve, revitalize, and re-stimulate (ow, wow!) simultaneously. This class is an ideal introduction to massage and will have you rubbing the right way!
    Massage Class: Lower Body

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the principles of massage, location of muscles, and important hands-on techniques
    • Focus on massaging the hips, legs, and feet to relieve stress and revitalize the body after a long day of work
    • Become comfortable giving massages to your family, friends, and loved ones
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    Intensive One Day Photography Workshop

    When will you figure out that tapping “Sepia” on Instagram doesn’t make you a photographer? Adjusting ISO, aperture, and shutter speed takes you to real photography. In this one-day intensive workshop, learn how your camera works and what you need to consider in order to take amazing photos. You’ll cover topics including composition, lighting, black and white photography, digital color photography, base aperture, and shutter speed settings for various shooting situations. During this information-packed day combined with hands-on practice, you will also learn how to work with natural and artificial light. Stop the iPhoneography and master a real camera.
    Intensive One Day Photography Workshop

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the basic functions and intricacies of your camera’s settings, such as base aperture and shutter speed
    • Uncover composition, lighting, black and white photography, and digital color photography
    • No experience necessary
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    Become a Detective

    Uncover the facts about anyone: your ex’s hidden assets, a new client’s history, your lover’s secret past. Obtain all of this quickly and legally. With Discovery Center, you’ll explore where professionals find information and obtain sources that work. Gain insight on what can and can’t be done in the field of private investigation -- there are more rules than you think. As you master these tactful skills, learn to track, locate, pretext, and target any individual. Uncover the ways of James Bond and Sherlock Holmes to solve all of your own mysteries. Caution: be careful what you might find...
    Become a Detective

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • See how professional private investigators obtain information, discovering sources that work
    • Learn how to track, locate, pretext, and target any individual
    • Uncover process serving and mystery shopping
    • Get the facts about anyone quickly and legally
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    3 positive reviews
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    Massage Class: Upper Body

    Every time you’re touched, do you get this feeling... that starts in your toes and then you crinkle your nose? Well, this class intently focuses on the power of touch, addressing the back, neck, and shoulders. Who doesn’t enjoy a good back massage, whether it be for pain relief or relaxation? In this class, you’ll learn the muscle locations to give the perfect upper body massage. Using Swedish Massage techniques, you’ll practice the principles of massage with various oils. Oh, it feels so good already!
    Massage Class: Upper Body

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Discover fundamental massage principles
    • Focus on massaging the back, neck, and shoulders
    • Become comfortable giving massages to your family, friends, and loved ones
    • Practice these techniques using various oils
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    Canoeing

    Sometimes, you just need to escape the city life, requiring the calmness of nature. Why not spend a lazy afternoon exploring canyons, caves, sandstone bluffs, and observing herons and other wildlife in Fox River, Illinois? Sounds like the perfect way to spend a day. Here, you’ll paddle through Fox River, listening to the soft streams of the river paired with chirping birds and lovely exploration. For those of you in need of a day-cation or simply an escape, Fox River is the ultimate place to relax.
    Canoeing

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Paddle in a canoe down the scenic Fox River
    • Spend a lazy afternoon exploring canyons, caves, sandstone bluffs, and observe herons and other wildlife
    • Relax during a day away from the city stresses
    • No experience necessary
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    3 positive reviews
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    Precision Acupressure

    Tired of being in pain and spending exorbitant amounts of money on vitamins, supplements, diets, doctors, and prescriptions? Learn painless, non-invasive, non-toxic techniques to restore and take control of your health. With the help of precision acupressure, you’ll regulate, balance, and normalize your body so it can function at peak performance. It’s almost like a natural version of a steroid without the dangerous side effects. The process slows down aging and enhances your skin, muscle tone and life by stimulating lymph drainage, blood, and energy circulation. Acupressure is acupuncture without needles. You're already feeling better aren't you?!
    Precision Acupressure

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the painless, non-toxic, non-invasive techniques to restore and take control of your health
    • Regulate, balance, and normalize your body to function at peak performance
    • Reduce aging and enhance your skin, muscle tone, and life by stimulating lymph drainage, blood, and energy circulation
    • No experience necessary
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