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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mardi Gras parades kick off this weekend with the 2012 CAAWS Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade.
t's a family friendly parade with a good cause,.The entry fee of $25 for one person for one dog helps raise money for the Capital Area Aminal Welfare Society. This is a walking parade where dogs and their owners stroll along downtown Baton Rouge Louisiana streets in their finest Mardi Gras costumes. Each year has a special theme. The 2012 is a western theme "The Good, The Bad, and The Furry" Imagine all the excitement of (2 comments)
THOSE MAGNIFICANT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES!! That title from a famous slapstick movie reminds me to what links man goes to conquer space and the skies. One of my favorite parts of the balloon festival is the guest appearance of the Airborne Parachute Demonstration Team. Have you ever wondered how they do it? Parachute out from helpcopters and planes so high up we can't even see them on the ground and (6 comments)
Are you 2 days into Easter break and your children are bored already? Try finishing the last 3 days at Highland Road tennis center. Worried that preschoolers are too young? No worry. They specialize in young students who have never picked up a racquet before. And if you're students are more experienced, there are more challenging competitions too. BREC has lessons at HIghlnad Road and City Park. And the YMCA at Paula G. Manship has programs there as well.. So go tomorrow and finish the week (0 comments)
The activities include children's education, kite making workshops, kite flying, sport kite team ballets, professional kite flying, food booths, face panting, and inflatables.
And how the kids love those inflatables!
Baton Rouge (3 comments)
baton rouge activities: No Kill Animal Shelter in Baton Rouge: YELP BR - 01/26/11 10:54 AM
Today, January 26, 2011, the historic Downtown Hilton is hosting a Benefit to raise awareness for the East Baton Rouge Parish initiative to have a No Kill Animan Shelter, called YELP BR. Eat at the Kingfish Restaurant all day today, and mention to the server that you are there supporting YELP, and The Hilton will donate 10% of the money collected to support the No Kill Animal Shelter in Baton Rouge. YELP House will have a Valentine's Open House on Saturday February 2th from 11am to 5pm.
If your family is thinking about adopting or fostering a dog, be sure and visit the YELP (5 comments)
baton rouge activities: Looking for Hoiday Fun with the Family in Baton Rouge, Louisiana? - 12/19/10 10:23 PM
It started this weekend, skating on the river in downtown Baton Rouge. The River Center has converted its arena into an ice rink and it's fun for the whole family! There are a series of 90 minute skate sessions, and the skate package includes Skate Rental, a small drink, and a small candy. It only comes to Baton Rouge once a year, so be sure and come out for some old-fashioned fun! Tickets on sale now. (1 comments)
On the way to your chimney, Santa will visit several Baton Rouge parks this year to meet with children and hear their wish lists. There will be fun games and activities.
Drusilla Lane Park, Dec. 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., call 225-927-6882 Lovett Road Park, Dec. 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., call 225-961-0126 Gus Young Park, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., call 225-926-5848 (2 comments)
baton rouge activities: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - 12/06/10 05:59 PM
In Baton Rouge Santa hits the streets all over town in the annual Christmas Parades. Some of you were visited Dec. 4th and 5th but the majority of you will be visited this weekend Dec. 11th or 12th. The St. George Fire Department rolls each Saturday or Sunday at 10am. Going down almost every street, Santa greets the little ones with cheer. They have published a detailed schedule by subdivision. Then for those of you up north in Zachary, Dec. 11th is the day. And of course there is the big Kiwanis annual parade. It starts at River Road in front (0 comments)
If you are looking for some delicious, fresh seafood for your holiday parties, we have an excellent catering service and restaurant right in the heart of Baton Rouge. It's Montalbano's on Florida. They have a wide variety from fresh raw products to cooked treats. You can start your meal with fresh shrimp and corn soup or seafood gumbo; just bring home a quart or two. There are live or boiled crabs and crawfish and fresh or boiled shrimp.
Or maybe you prefer to dine in after a game or shopping outting. They have (1 comments)
Hard work was followed by time each day with the family at meals. And transportation was by wagon to transport goods as well as to travel to church in nearby towns. Schools were usually closer and you could walk to school.
The holdday season brought together citizens of the town to sing carols and make music. Here you see some of the hand made percussion (3 comments)
While some cities are struggling with inner city deterioration, downtown Baton Rouge is making a positive statement. Over the past 5 years there has been lots of new development and activities. If you've been away for a while you will be surprised. And on Friday, December 3rd, 2010, from 4pm to 9pm at River Center Plaza, you can participate in one of Baton Rouge's oldest traditions: THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. The 35 foot Christmas Tree at 3rd and North will light up the winter sky. Roaming performers like magicians, baloon artist, stilt walkers, will thrill the hears of children of (1 comments)
No I didn't type the heading wrong. It's true 50 MILES of Flea Markets, Garage Sales, food and baked goods, Church Bazaars, Antiques, and entertainment. It's Louisiana's Annual MAIN TO MAIN event. Come spend the day, dawn to dusk, and you will find every kind of sale. And the fun abounds, with 50 miles of fun, food, and shopping. Start at either end and work your way thru the Hwy.371. This is the Webster Parish event of the fall and it attracts folks from all over. Come Firday November 5th or Saturday November 6th, 2010. Or if you like take both (3 comments)
baton rouge activities: Love Art? Don't Miss Baton Rouge Arts Market Nov.6, 2010 - 11/04/10 10:57 AM
This art show is one you must see. Held in conjunction with the Red Stick Farmers Market it features works by artists from all over the South, from Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, & Texas. You will find pottery, jewelry, textiles, photographs, woodwork, glass, paintings, sculpture, hand made soaps and more! The weather's predicted to be sunny and cool so there is no better time to attend this event sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge:
And while you're in town show around for a vacation spot or home: BATON ROUGE HOMES AND RENTAL PROPERTY (0 comments)
baton rouge activities: Fall Adventure in the 2010 Corn Maze and on the Cow Train! - 10/11/10 08:26 PM
Days are warm and sunny and nights crisp. There is no better time to enjoy the outdoors in Louisiana. One of my favorite fall adventures is the corn maze. Sponsored by kleinpeter Dairy, Coca Cola, WAFB 9, and 8 other sponsors, it's a fun time for the whole family. The Cajun Country Corn Maze is constructed from a field comprised of seven acres. This year's maze features the fleur de leis and the phrase "Dat's Dat We Are #1". There are hauntings every weekend in October. In addition to the fun in the maze, there are cow train rides, slides for (1 comments)
How many of you know that we have a local zip line and tubing adventure right in the Baton Rouge metro area just 6 miles north of Denham Springs? A full one mile of zip line adventure awaiting you on this canopy tour. Tiki Zip Line Tours just opened October 1, 2010. VIDEO It operates year around in all kinds of weather. Then when summer rolls around, Tiki Tubing . with a variety of tubes to suit your fancy, will take you up river for a relaxing float trip. Check out all the fun pictures on their websites and gather a (0 comments)
This living history museum will interpret nineteenth century rural Louisiana, focusing on agricultural and domestic activities common on plantations and farms at harvest time. Harvest Days will take place from 8:30am to 5:00pm on Sat.Oct.16 and Sun.Oct.17.
baton rouge activities: Are the Eggs in your Frige included? - 08/20/10 11:13 AM
Wednesday the millions of eggs affected by the salmonella recall expanded to many major brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph's, Boomsma's, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Sun Valley, Lund, Dutch Farms, Kemps, Glenview, Bayview, James Farms, Nulaid and Pacific Coast. ARE THE EGGS IN YOUR FRIGE INCLUDED? SEE LIST HERE Salmonella can cause three different kinds of illness: gastroenteritis, typhoid fever, and bacteremia. Symptoms of Salmonella gastroenteritis include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea, and/or vomiting. In mild cases diarrhea may be non-bloody, occur several times per day, and not be very voluminous; in severe cases it may be frequent, (1 comments)
baton rouge activities: Kite Festival West Baton Rouge Parish April 9, 10, 11, 2010 - 04/08/10 06:57 PM
Kites were used years ago in China where materials such as silk fabric and lightweight bamboo for frames. These wind sails have fascinated men and women over the ages. Kites have been used as fun, but also for messaging and communication, measuring distances, and lifting men as flying machines. Here in the Baton Rouge area, you can come out and experience the thrill of watching and flying kites at the 2010 Kite Fest Louisiane. This event will be held Friday April 9th thru Sunday April 11th at the West Baton Rouge Soccer Complex on Hwy. 415 and Rosedale Road in (5 comments)
baton rouge activities: Easter Story Cookies - 03/31/10 04:53 PM
Here's a fun way to tell the Easter story of Jesus and his death, burial, and resurrection to your children and grandchildres. > EASTER STORY COOKIES > To be made the evening before Easter >
You need: > 1 cup whole pecans > 1 tsp. vinegar > 3 egg whites > pinch salt > 1 cup sugar > zipper baggie > wooden spoon > tape > Bible > Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important-don't wait until you're > half done with the recipe)! > Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden (1 comments)
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