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Nature & Science Events

Dec
7
2017
Outdoor Vinyasa Yoga Flow with Rachel

This one-hour beginner Vinyasa flow class will flow through basic yoga poses while focusing on the breath to relieve tension in the body and mind while building strength with our certified yoga instructor, Rachel Hunter.

Dec
8
2017
Piano Classes: North Sherwood Forest

Participants will learn techniques and skills in hand-eye coordination, concentration, music appreciation, and self- confidence. This program offers one-on-one instruction and can cater to each individual’s skill level. Each session is 30 minutes.

Ages: 6+

Dec
8
2017
Youth 360

This is an after school program designed to provide recreation, including health and wellness activities for children. Participants will engage in fun activities in a safe environment, as well as enjoying physical activities and healthy snacks provided through a partnership with Big Buddy. Homework time is also provided.

Ages: Grades K-6

Dec
8
2017
Forest Park Junior Tennis Academy

A continuous, year-round program offering both developmental and high-performance sessions. Academy Director Eric Street

Ages: 5-18

Dec
8
2017
Kidz Arena

Parents working out in the fitness facility or taking a class can sign their children up for recreation fitness fun in the Kidz Arena game room. The Kidz Arena game room will consist of various fun fitness electronic games

Ages: 4-15

Dec
8
2017
Zoo Lights

See an elephant, penguin and rhino...in lights! With thousands of lights, animated sculptures and refreshments, this event is fun for the entire family and sure to become a holiday tradition

Dec
8
2017
Caroling in the Park

Mark your calendars for BREC’s annual Caroling in City Park featuring a park lighting ceremony, candlelight caroling, roasting marshmallows and a host of other family activities for all ages to enjoy. Food vendors will be on site for this event.

Dec
8
2017
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+

Dec
8
2017
Karate: Howell Place

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+

Dec
8
2017
Danza de Calle - Afro-Latin Street Style Social Dancing

Afro-Latin dance… What is it? Mix of African, Native Caribbean and European influences through music and motion

Ages: 21+

Dec
8
2017
Friday Night Lecture Series

HRPO’s long-running lecture series enters the season for topics as diverse as buying your first telescope and the Star of Bethlehem.

Ages: 14+

Dec
8
2017
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.

Dec
9
2017
Woods Walk Hiking Series: Kendalwood

Have you ever walked through a BREC park and wondered what type of trees you were looking at or what kind of animals live there? If so, now you can pick the brain of a BREC naturalist while enjoying a hike in one of BREC’s conservation areas.

Registration Deadline: 12/08/2017

Ages: 6+ (or able to complete a two-mile hike without a stroller)

Dec
9
2017
Guitar Classes

Students will learn the basic skills of guitar including finger locations, tuning, chords and scales in a group setting.

Ages: 5+

Dec
9
2017
Science Academy

Children engage in visuals presentations and hands-on demonstrations related to astronomy, physics and space science. They rise through the ranks, earning higher Cadet Certificates through the year, with periodic sampling of International Space Station menus.

Ages: 8-12

Dec
9
2017
Toys for Tots Challenge

BREC Extreme Sports partners with Toys for Tots on their annual toy drive to make sure as many kids as possible enjoy the holidays! This event features the highest ollie and highest BMX bunny hop contests along with more! Entry to participate is one unopened, unwrapped toy.

Dec
9
2017
Zoo Lights

See an elephant, penguin and rhino...in lights! With thousands of lights, animated sculptures and refreshments, this event is fun for the entire family and sure to become a holiday tradition

Dec
9
2017
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.

Dec
10
2017
Creole Christmas & Holiday Fair

An annual event featuring seasonal decorations in the historic house, traditional songs in French and Spanish sung by local school children, period demonstrations, folk crafts and the annual bonfire to welcome Papa Noel.

Dec
10
2017
Zoo Lights

See an elephant, penguin and rhino...in lights! With thousands of lights, animated sculptures and refreshments, this event is fun for the entire family and sure to become a holiday tradition

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