Original article published on PureWow.

Spring is the opposite of back-to-school season. But class is always in session with Dabble, the Chicago-based company that curates the kinds of learning experiences we seriously look forward to. Sign up for these five courses and bloom like a flower this semester–um, season.

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Block Some Rays

Make your own SPF 25 sunscreen and slather it on thick all summer–after all, you can always whip up more at home. (May 15, $40)

 

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Throw a Pretty Party

Tissue paper: the easy and affordable route to dazzling party decor. Learn how to make fringe garlands, geometric piñatas and tissue tassels that will perk up your backyard soiree. (May 26, $60)

 

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Jump for Joy

Haven’t swung a jump rope in a while? Join up with a group for an hour-long jump-rope-basics refresher that’ll bring back memories of recess. (May 17, $20)

 

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Make a Splash

Master white-water rafting on the close-to-Chicago Vermillion River so you can be a confident leader when your friends come to town for their annual summer visit. (June 6, 13 and 20, $59)

 

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Meet Your Match

Kick-start your summer of love or just polish up your social skills during a tutorial on allure and approachability. (May 15 and 21, $45)