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Self Defense

Martial Arts class teaches how to exercise the mind, body and spirit through karate and martial arts movements. In addition to self-defense skills, participants learn self-discipline, self-confidence and positive social behaviors.

Self Defense Program

Program geared to teach seniors self-defense techniques.

Silver Spokes

Join us for this very exciting senior biking program. We offer seniors a chance to maintain their fitness, lift their spirits, and enjoy a social experience with others as they ride either special designed cruisers or 3-wheeled adult trike bikes in our community parks and trailways. You also can bring your own bike if you wish and the program is free. Call 225-272-9200 ext 435 or more information and email to register

Sit 2B Fit: Chair Aerobics

Do you need a lower impact aerobics routine that is easy on the joints? Then join Sit 2b Fit and move and groove in your seat! This is a video instructed class. In partnership with Pride Port Hudson Association.

Solar Viewing

Weather permitting on selected Saturdays, HRPO staff shows the Sun in three manners—projected onto a white surface, directly via safely-filtered optical light and directly with a hydrogen-alpha telescope. With these techniques, visitors are able to see any sizable sunspots or flares occurring. Don’t miss the highest level of solar activity for the next 10-20 years. Protective clothing and sunscreen recommended.


This is an English as a Second Language class for beginners. These beginner-level classes are designed for people who use a primary language other than English and are interested in learning important skills to communicate in English Estas clases se ofrecen a niveles básicos. Las clases están diseñadas para gente que no habla inglés como su primer idioma y que están interesadas en aprender términos básicos para poder comunicarse en el idioma inglés.

Strokes, Strategy, & Play for Adult Intermediates

This four-week program reinforces stroke development, conditioning, and strategies for adult intermediate players.

Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Sunshine Mondays

Geared for kids and adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities to come and enjoy fun games.

Sunshine Social

Through a partnership with Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, BREC is able to offer themed, monthly socials for adults with disabilities and their friends and family. There will be a disc jockey, snacks, door prizes, socialization and fun.

Swamp Bird Walks

Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors enjoy a morning hike through the forest and swamp while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching techniques and identification tips are also discussed. Beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars are optional, but recommended. For more information on birding and the Bluebonnet Bird Monitoring Project, visit

Swamp Dog Days

With our Dog Days, BSNC drops its “no pets” policy and opens its doors and trails to pets four days out of the year! All pets are welcome, but they must be on a leash and have their vaccinations current.

T-Ball & Coaches Pitch Clinic

This program teaches participants the fundamentals of softball/baseball including fielding, throwing, running bases, and hitting.

Tang Soo Do

The Korean martial arts form of the “way of the open hand.”

Tea Dance: Greenwood

Enjoy live entertainment, light refreshments and friends to classic ballroom dance music.

Tea Dance: Milton J. Womack

Enjoy live entertainment, light refreshments and friends to classic ballroom dance music.

The Great Family Campout

Grab a tent and enjoy an evening being active with other families, make a s'more, sleep under the stars and wake up refreshed in a beautiful BREC park!

Tiny Steps

This mother’s day out program includes organized recreational games, creative art projects, singing and dancing, while socializing with peers. This program also promotes physical fitness and health through exercise and fun. Healthy snacks are provided through a partnership with Big Buddy.

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