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Jan
5
2018
Karate: Baringer

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

Ages: 6+

Jan
6
2018
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.

Jan
6
2018
Frogwatch USA Training - Ribbit Ribbit!

FrogWatch USA™ is a citizen science program that’s great for families, students and scout groups! Frogs and toads play an important role as indicators of an ecosystem’s health. Many populations of amphibians worldwide have experienced decline in past decades.

Ages: 12+

Jan
6
2018
Science Academy

"Cadets" are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth and the Moon, asteroids and comets, the electromagnetic spectrum and the American space program!

Ages: 8-12

Jan
6
2018
Chess

Did you know that playing Chess develops not just one side, but both sides of your brain? Chess is the ultimate board game for two players and is highly competitive. It is credited with improving educational outcomes for children and preventing Alzheimer’s in adults. Learn a new skill or test your skills against new players.

Ages: 6+

Jan
6
2018
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.

Jan
6
2018
Evening Sky Viewing

At least two nights a week, a professional-grade telescope at HRPO is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky in all its glory (weather-permitting). This season visitors should expect to see Uranus and Neptune.

Jan
6
2018
Evening Sky Viewing Plus

Standard sky viewing offering supplemented with sky tour, marshmallow roast and physical science demos.

Jan
7
2018
Pickleball: Cedar Ridge

Learn how to play the sport that is taking the nation by storm as it is combines badminton, tennis and table tennis and can be played by any age. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but be prepared as it can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Jan
8
2018
Busy Bodies

This program addresses some of the major wellness components needed for optimal health. These areas include strength, flexibility, balance, cognition and nutrition.

Ages: 50+

Jan
8
2018
Chair Aerobics: Anna T. Jordan

This is a fun-filled class that varies and combines toning, stretching and strength training exercises for a complete body workout.

Ages: 50+

Jan
8
2018
Group Games: Anna T. Jordan

Are you looking for fun and fellowship with people in your age group? Join us for Group Games where you’ll interact with other seniors and compete in games of Dominoes, Uno, Scrabble and many other fun and challenging games.

Ages: 50+

Jan
8
2018
Group Games: Antioch

Are you looking for fun and fellowship with people in your age group? Join us for Group Games where you’ll interact with other seniors and compete in games of Dominoes, Uno, Scrabble and many other fun and challenging games.

Ages: 50+

Jan
8
2018
Adult Interactive Days

For adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Programs run daily from 10 a.m.-noon.

Ages: 18+

Jan
8
2018
Tiny Steps

This mother’s day out program includes organized recreational games, creative art projects, singing and dancing, while socializing with peers.

Ages: 3-5 (Participants must be potty-trained.)

Jan
8
2018
Forever Young Cardio

This class emphasizes low impact moves for cardiovascular conditioning as well as muscular endurance and overall toning.

Ages: 16+

Jan
8
2018
Open Studio

Crafting is much more fun when you can work with a group and help each other’s projects. Join us for Open Studio, where professionals and amateurs get together and help one another with needlework, sewing, painting, ceramics/pottery, and quilting.

Ages: 50+

Jan
8
2018
Computer Class: North Sherwood

If you want to learn how to use a computer, then this easy- to-follow class is designed specifically for you. We will cover basic computer concepts, how to use a mouse, how to use the keyboard and how to customize your system.

Ages: 16+

Jan
8
2018
Computer Workshop

Have you ever wondered how kids are such naturals with the computer? Surprise them by taking this workshop which teaches seniors how to utilize different aspects of the computer and various software. You’ll be surfing like a pro in no time!

Ages: 50+

Jan
8
2018
Group Games: Gus Young

Are you looking for fun and fellowship with people in your age group? Join us for Group Games where you’ll interact with other seniors and compete in games of Dominoes, Uno, Scrabble and many other fun and challenging games.

Ages: 50+

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