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Dec
2
2022
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Dec
2
2022
Friday Night Lecture Series

For twenty-five years this free program has given observatory patrons celestial histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered in unique themed lectures. Fridays / 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Dec
3
2022
Swamp Bird Walks

Join us for extended morning hours on the first Saturday of every month to check out the feathered friends that call Bluebonnet Swamp home. Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors can enjoy a morning hike through the trails 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. Want a more hands-on experience with birds? Contact LABO for more information or visit http://www.braudubon.org/labo for more details on their activity schedule. Aug. 6 + Sept. 3 + Oct. 1 + Nov. 5 + Dec. 3 / 7-9 a.m. General admission fees apply / Free to pass holders Registration not required

Dec
3
2022
Guided Trail Rides

BREC's Farr Park Equestrian center is proud to offer guided trail rides on select Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy a one-hour gentle ride through the park or in the indoor arena on one of the BREC horses. This fun activity is perfect for families, groups, and friends. Trail rides are by appointment only, and all riders must be at least 9 years old. FARR PARK EQUESTRIAN CENTER Sept. 24 + Oct. 23 + Nov. 12 + Nov. 20 + Dec. 3 + Dec. 17 Ride times: 9 a.m. + 10:30 a.m. + noon

Ages: 9+

Dec
5
2022
Hearts + Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program

Riders aged 6 and up with physical, mental, and social disabilities participate in a six-week session of riding lessons tailored to their needs. Riders enjoy a one-hour class on horseback learning stretching exercises, basic equitation and games. Horseback riding is known to improve core strength and coordination and provide a unique social opportunity with peers. Maximum class sizes of 8 riders, with 2 instructors and up to 3 volunteer assistants per rider. Session 1: Monday / Sept. 12-Oct. 17 Session 2: Monday / Nov. 7-Dec. 12 Available class times: 4:30 p.m. + 6 p.m. / Ages: 6+ $120 EBR Parish residents $144 out of parish residents Pre-registration is required / Scholarships are available

Ages: 6+

Dec
6
2022
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Dec
7
2022
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Dec
7
2022
Art Imagination

Join us today, we offer great hands-on classes for ages 5+. You will find all the things that you love most about art. Participants will create arts and crafts projects while enjoying soft music. Wednesdays / 5-6 p.m.

Ages: 6+

Dec
7
2022
Hip Hop / Majorettes Dance

Majorettes Dance also known as HBCU Dance includes 8 counts of dance struts and jumps inspired by the clean and crisp technique of jazz and the energy and attitude of hip hop. Wednesdays / Beginning Sept. 7 / 6:30-8 p.m.

Ages: 6+

Dec
8
2022
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Dec
9
2022
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Dec
9
2022
Friday Night Lecture Series

For twenty-five years this free program has given observatory patrons celestial histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered in unique themed lectures. Fridays / 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ages: 14+

Dec
10
2022
Homage to a Hero: Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is a British primatologist who is famous for her 45-year study of wild chimpanzees. She has also done extensive conservation work for her beloved chimps and their environment. Let’s celebrate the important, thrilling, lifelong work of Ms. Goodall by painting a chimp in its natural habitat on canvas!

Ages: 8+

Dec
10
2022
Solar Viewing

HRPO staff show the Sun via a variety of techniques including projection, filtered optical light and hydrogen-alpha. Patrons will see any sizable sunspots or flares. Sunscreen and protective clothing are advised. Aug. 27 + Sept. 24 + Oct. 1 + Nov. 12 + Dec. 10 Saturdays / noon-2 p.m.

Dec
10
2022
Let it Sneaux

Come and celebrate the holiday season with us! Join us as we celebrate at Let it Sneaux. There will be live entertainment, free photos with Santa, smores, hot chocolate, and so much more! So come out and enjoy a day filled with family fun entertainment.

Dec
12
2022
Hearts + Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program

Riders aged 6 and up with physical, mental, and social disabilities participate in a six-week session of riding lessons tailored to their needs. Riders enjoy a one-hour class on horseback learning stretching exercises, basic equitation and games. Horseback riding is known to improve core strength and coordination and provide a unique social opportunity with peers. Maximum class sizes of 8 riders, with 2 instructors and up to 3 volunteer assistants per rider. Session 1: Monday / Sept. 12-Oct. 17 Session 2: Monday / Nov. 7-Dec. 12 Available class times: 4:30 p.m. + 6 p.m. / Ages: 6+ $120 EBR Parish residents $144 out of parish residents Pre-registration is required / Scholarships are available

Ages: 6+

Dec
13
2022
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Dec
14
2022
English + Western Riding Lessons

Learn how to ride a horse or improve your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels, English or Western, taught by qualified instructors who specialize in their disciplines. Group and private lessons are available. Tuesday-Friday, year round Lesson Times: 4 p.m. + 5:30 p.m. + 7 p.m. / Ages: 6+ Group Lessons (no more than 5 riders): $27 EBR Parish residents $32 out-of-parish residents Private Lessons: $47 EBR Parish residents $56 out-of-parish residents

Ages: 6+

Dec
14
2022
Art Imagination

Join us today, we offer great hands-on classes for ages 5+. You will find all the things that you love most about art. Participants will create arts and crafts projects while enjoying soft music. Wednesdays / 5-6 p.m.

Ages: 6+

Dec
14
2022
Hip Hop / Majorettes Dance

Majorettes Dance also known as HBCU Dance includes 8 counts of dance struts and jumps inspired by the clean and crisp technique of jazz and the energy and attitude of hip hop. Wednesdays / Beginning Sept. 7 / 6:30-8 p.m.

Ages: 6+

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