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Nature & Science Events

Oct
13
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

Oct
13
2017
BREC-A-Boo: Greenwood

Come dressed in your Halloween attire and have loads of family fun at BREC parks during these events. The haunting excitement consists of carnival games, ghostly visitors, costume contests, haunted hikes ($3 per person) and much more. Food vendors will be on site for these events.

Oct
13
2017
Swamp Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed specifically for younger children. This program is an alternative to the commercial haunted houses, which are geared more for teenagers and adults. Participants learn about snakes, insects, rats and other “creepy critters” as they stop at educational stations along the trail. No scare tactics are used during this program, and participants are welcome to come in costume.

Oct
13
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+

Oct
13
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+

Oct
13
2017
Make it a Movie Night: Paranorman

Free, family-friendly indoor film series with concessions available for purchase. For more information visit theparktheatre.com

Oct
13
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+

Oct
13
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+

Oct
13
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.

Oct
14
2017
Paddle Up 3

Paddle Up 3 is a paddling program for intermediate to experienced paddlers.

Ages: 12+

Oct
14
2017
Pee Wee Tennis: Highland

This program consists of 45-minute classes designed to introduce the game of tennis to younger children. Help your child develop motor skills, hand-eye coordination, overall athleticism, and fundamental tennis strokes. Fun is guaranteed!

Ages: 3-6

Oct
14
2017
Guitar Classes

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

Ages: 5+

Oct
14
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

Oct
14
2017
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.

Oct
14
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.

Oct
15
2017
Guided Trail Ride

Enjoy a gentle ride through the 297 acre park on one of the BREC horses. This fun activity is perfect for families, groups and friends.

Ages: 6+

Oct
16
2017
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.)

Oct
16
2017
Computer Class

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+

Oct
16
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+

Oct
16
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

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