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    Photo Essentials

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    Even with iPhoneography and Instagram, there's a renewed interest in DSLR photography. While most people remain snap-happy photographers stuck on automatic setting, during this Photo Essentials class, you will eliminate the snaps from your diet and learn how to work the manual settings of your camera: white balance, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Once you've mastered these settings, you'll dive into a world of RAW vs. JPG images, Adobe Lightroom, and even the importance of Photoshop. Finally, learn how to use your camera and capture those precious Kodak moments. All you need now is trip to the Eiffel Tower...
    Photo Essentials

    1101 Perimeter Dr, Schaumburg

    • Master your camera's manual settings
    • Learn fundamental functions, concepts and settings such as white balance, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
    • Uncover the uses of RAW and JPG images, Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Photoshop
    • No experience necessary
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    DIY Jewelry: Wire Wrapping

    Tiffany & Co.? More like "Tiffany & No thank you!" Wait, how -- why -- what -- you ask? Well, it's because now you can learn the basics to creating your own jewelry. No more window shopping for you, not with the techniques you'll learn in this class. Here, you will acquire basic wire-wrapping skills essential to creating your very jewelry. After mastering the fundamentals, practice these techniques on your own work of art. Then, while being instructed by a professional, you'll design and create your own customized set of earrings. Jewelry lovers unite; learn the essentials to creating your own jewelry.
    DIY Jewelry: Wire Wrapping

    1511 Sherman Ave, Evanston

    • Learn basic wire wrapping and create your very own unique jewelry
    • Discover using one of the most simple and straightforward techniques to create individual works of art
    • Design and create your own customized earrings
    • No experience necessary
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    UNO: Deep Dish Cooking Course & Lunch

    Ever try to make your own pizza, but get discouraged 'cause it just "don't taste like UNO do"? Yeah, we hear ya. Our pizzas don't either. Now you can learn to imitate the pizza of your favorite deep-dish pizza chain! This way, if there's no UNO nearby, or if you just want to spend a fun night in, you can make a delicious pie all by yourself. Your cooking class includes instruction, a pizza lunch with salad, and a beverage. Classes are taught by UNO managers with decades of deep-dish knowledge. Who knows, maybe if you're good enough, they'll ask you to come work for them! Wouldn't that be a treat?
    UNO: Deep Dish Cooking Course & Lunch

    The Original Pizzeria UNO, Chicago

    • Learn how to make deep-dish pizza just like they do at UNO
    • Chow down on your steaming, handmade pizza, and enjoy a complimentary beverage and salad on the side
    • Impress your friends -- they'll think you picked up take out, when really, you made it at home!
    • Practice a new skill in a welcoming environment
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    Snowboard Lesson (Weekday)

    First snow of the season, and you're ready to hit the hills. What's that -- it's your first time boarding? AND your first time at Raging Buffalo? Well, that's a lot of firsts. Might as well throw another one into the mix: Did you know that Raging Buffalo is the WORLD's first snowboarding-exclusive park? Pretty cool. Sounds like you've got a lot of exploring ahead of you. Best to keep your itinerary nice and easy with this package that gives you time to tackle all of those firsts. Allow Raging Buffalo to provide you with a board, in-step bindings, boots, a helmet, a lift ticket AND a 1 hour group lesson, all in one fell swoop. Now that's a first.
    Snowboard Lesson (Weekday)

    3 Golf Center, Hoffman Estates

    • Enjoy the no-hassle approach of a snowboard package that includes full equipment and a lesson
    • Learn the fundamentals of snowboarding with a group lesson
    • Enjoy the scenic views and terrain of Kane County Forest while boarding in the world's first snowboard-exclusive park
    • Get an introduction to snowboarding in a class where no skiing/snowboarding experience is necessary
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    Aiki Ninjutsu Skills and Drills -- Trial Class

    Have you ever been amazed by a movie, in which someone quickly and efficiently disables a weapon from an oncoming attacker? Yeah, it's pretty awesome. Now you can learn how to do the exact same thing with Aiki Ninjutsu. This unique martial arts class focuses on disabling attackers with extreme precision by using strikes, locks, and throws. You'll also learn proper fighting techniques and movements that have been used by samurais for centuries. With a name like Ninjutsu, which literally translates into "ninja techniques," how could you not want to sign up for this class? Note: This trial class is for first time students only.
    Aiki Ninjutsu Skills and Drills -- Trial Class

    790 Royal St. George Dr, Naperville

    • Discover Ninjutsu, a practical form of martial arts
    • Practice self-defense skills that focus on disabling an attacker as efficiently as possible
    • Learn proper strikes, hits, locks, and throws that were used by samurais and ninjas
    • Focus and train your mind to react instantly
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    Snowboard Lesson (Weekend/Holiday)

    First snow of the season, and you're ready to hit the hills. What's that -- it's your first time boarding? AND your first time at Raging Buffalo? Well, that's a lot of firsts. Might as well throw another one into the mix: Did you know that Raging Buffalo is the WORLD's first snowboarding-exclusive park? Pretty cool. Sounds like you've got a lot of exploring ahead of you. Best to keep your itinerary nice and easy with this package that gives you time to tackle all of those firsts. Allow Raging Buffalo to provide you with a board, in-step bindings, boots, a helmet, a lift ticket AND a 1 hour group lesson, all in one fell swoop. Now that's a first.
    Snowboard Lesson (Weekend/Holiday)

    3 Golf Center, Hoffman Estates

    • Enjoy the no-hassle approach of a snowboard package that includes full equipment and a lesson
    • Learn the fundamentals of snowboarding with a group lesson
    • Enjoy the scenic views and terrain of Kane County Forest while boarding in the world's first snowboard-exclusive park
    • Get an introduction to snowboarding in a class where no skiing/snowboarding experience is necessary
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    1960's Nightlife in the Gold Coast Tour

    Mad about the 1960s? Get in touch with Chicago's seismic past with a sweeping walk through time! Journey alongside a local guide and historian, and enjoy fun facts and anecdotes designed to bring the past to life. Video, music, and vintage images help further shade modern-day destinations in black and white, and technicolor. The infamous Drake Hotel is up first for a peek at a provocative nightlife underscored by the Playboy Club and the influence of Hugh Hefner. Then, it's on to Rush Street, where class and vice used to dance arm in arm. A meander among the mansions and gaslights of the Gold Coast are up next, before ending your racy walk at the Pump Room, where Frank Sinatra kept a private booth, and celebrities came to unwind. Better bring a hanky. You're going to need something to wipe that brow with.
    1960's Nightlife in the Gold Coast Tour

    140 E Walton Pl, Chicago

    • Explore 1960s Chicago on this multimedia nightlife tour
    • Visit the Drake Hotel, Rush Street, the Gold Coast, and the Pump Room
    • Overlay the experience with video, music, and vintage photographs
    • Sweep your imagination back to an era that now seems strangely foreign
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    Winter Loop Tour

    Remember, it's called the Windy City for a reason! You will need to bundle up for this winter tour of the Loop -- you'll be spending about half of the time outdoors looking up at the largest concentration of skyscrapers, and the other half inside ogling exquisite public buildings and lobbies. Delight in the detailed history lesson of the Great Fire of 1871 and how the city rose from the ashes to become the impressive collection of businesses and buildings it is today. Sights and topics you will cover on the Winter Loop Tour include, but are not limited to, Block 37, Chicago Theatre, Marshall Fields, The Picasso/Daley Plaza, The L (elevated train), Marquette Building, The Palmer House, and The Great Chicago Fire. See Chicago from a new and truly remarkable perspective!
    Winter Loop Tour

    1 W Randolph St, Chicago

    • Explore the famous Loop in downtown Chicago by foot
    • Behold the massive skyscrapers exhibiting various architectural styles from Victorian to post-modern
    • See the inside of historic buildings like Block 37 and The Chicago Theatre
    • Learn exciting historical facts about this iconic area
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    Beginner West Coast Swing

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    West Coast Swing, the improvisational swing dance, is great for dancers interested in dancing to moderate tempos and contemporary music. In this highly versatile dance form, dancers improvise their steps and dance patterns to match the tempo and beat of the music. Here, you'll learn one of the more-sexy forms of swing dance, which allows for an interesting and creative way of expressing the body. It's also a smoother type of dance style that provides dance partners with more room for themselves on the dance floor. Give West Coast Swing a try, and watch this awesome and legendary dance style make you feel great, fit, and ready to keep the good times rolling!
    Beginner West Coast Swing

    12045 Roosevelt Rd, Elmhurst

    • Learn the basics of the improvisational West Coast Swing dance
    • Enjoy learning the dance patterns of this famous partner-dance style
    • Great for exercise and staying active
    • No experience necessary
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    Loop Highlight Tour

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    Join Free Tours by Foot for the most interesting and informative way to experience Chicago's downtown area called "The Loop"! On this highlight tour, follow your expert local guide through Millennium Park to see the famous sculpture that everyone calls "The Bean" (even though it's not a bean at all!), marvel at the work of Picasso and Chagall that decorates random street corners, and learn about the many fascinating styles of architecture that the city offers. You will find the hidden treasures of Tiffany Glass tucked away in public buildings all while learning the history of how Chicago came to be -- and then how it did it all again after the Great Fire of 1871. Chicago may be known as The Second City, but on this tour you'll discover exactly what makes it first rate!
    Loop Highlight Tour

    175 N State St, Chicago

    • Explore Chicago's downtown area known as "The Loop"on this interesting and informative guided walking tour
    • Follow your expert guide through Millennium Park to see the sculpture that everyone calls "The Bean"
    • Marvel at the work of Picasso and Chagall that decorates street corners
    • Learn how "The Second City"rose from the ashes after the Great Fire of 1871
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