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Wild Foxes at LSU Lakes

by Leslie Green

I was just telling Pat a couple of days ago how much I enjoy walking around the LSU lakes near my home. I always see some interesting wildlife, mostly birds like ducks, egrets, and herons. Plus there are many beautiful houses along the lake with flower gardens and giant live oak trees. 


Live Oak Tree at LSU Lakes


Today as I was walking past the LSU President’s House on Lakeshore Dr I noticed some creature curled up on the front lawn. And then it stood up and I realized I was looking at a fox! And then another fox came running across the lawn. They seemed unfazed by the presence of a human nearby, though they did keep their distance.


 Wild Fox at LSU Lakes


Researchers at the LSU School of Coast & Environment have posted signs in the area asking the community to take pictures and either tag on Instagram or post to their Facebook page with the location. They have also posted signs with information about foxes and asking that people please NOT leave dog or cat food out for the foxes. 



 

Theatre in the Baton Rouge Area June 2017

by Pat Wattam

We are so lucky to have so much local theatre in our area.  June 2017 had Beauty and the Beast performed by Theatre Baton Rouge on the Main Stage located at 7155 Florida Blvd.  Tickets on sale now.  theatrebr.org

Then just south of Baton Rouge in Gonzales Ascension Community Theatre is performing Rock of Ages in the Pasqua Theatre at 823 Felicity St, Gonzales.  225-647-1236.

Don't say you don't have anywhere to go this June!  Enjoy some live theatre and support our local companies!

Fun Camps in Baton Rouge

by Pat Wattam

Starting Monday 6/11/2016 there are a number of cool camps and classes starting in Baton Rouge:
1. Kid's Orchestra Summer Camp Session 1. 8 am-5 pm. M-F at Episcopal High School at 3200 Woodland Ridge Blvd. With a concert at the end of each week. $200/wk. If you miss this week, perhaps you can participate the following. call 225-922-4656 or visit www.kidsorchestra.org for more info.

2. Baton Rouge Ballet Theater Summer Dance Intensive. 9 am-4 p.m. M-F at Dancers' Workshop , 10745 Linkwood Court. Ages 11 an dup. $365 Call 225-766-8379

3. Father's Day Make and Take craft at 10 am at the River Center Library, 120 St Louis St. Kids age 3-11 can make dad a unique card.

4. Tango Classes for beginners and intermediate level. 6:30 p.m. at the Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St.

There you go! Have a fun week!

Horses, Horses, and More Horses in Baton Rouge

by Pat Wattam

You might not think of Baton Rouge immediatly when thinking horses but horsemanship is alive and well - from westers to hunter-jumpers to dressage!  I've tried all of them but my favorite was always dressage.  In dressage a rider truly engages with their horse with practically invisible cues that can make a horse dance!  it's a beautiful thing to behold.  

This Sunday Baton Rouge will have the chance to see  high level dressage preformed at a fund raiser for GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship, which works with people with disabilities using horses.  I had the plesaure to work with a group like this years ago.  it was amazing to see children who could't walk suddenly be mobile on the back of a horse and children who were autistic and didn't like to touch things fall in love with petting a horse.  

The event is Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Hwy.  it's worth the $10 admission just to see this place!!!  The event is from 2-5:30 with Anne Hornbeak, professional rider and a United States Dressage Federation Medialist, perform the art of dressage.  The silent auction starts at 2 with a parade of horses at 3 p.m.  $10.  This is an event the whole family will enjoy!

Fine Art in Baton Rouge!

by Pat Wattam

Fine Art is Abundant in Baton Rouge and today, April 9, 2016, you will have the opportunity to view lots of art and purchase some too!  

From 4-7 p.m. the Baton Rouge Art League sponsors their spring show and reception at the Burden Rural Life Museum off of Essen Lane.  Probably 100 pieces of fine art for you to view!

Then tonight from 5-8 p.m. N the Art Space holds their spring open house which inclues the grand opening for Biletnikoff Gallery.  These are at the Settlement at Bocage on Jefferson Hwy.  This open house is in 4 buildings with over 35 artists in all different mediums.  A great place to see a lot of different art and meet the artists!

Rock Concerts - Baton Rouge

by Pat Wattam

I have complained for years that we don't have enough high quality rock concerts coming to Baton Rouge. They always go to New Orleans and sometimes Lafayette, but not enough here  Over the next 30 days or so we are so fortunate to have 3 big acts - spanning generations and genres!  

First, March 3rd we have the Beach Boys!  Mike Love is still rockin' in with songs of beaches, surfing, and fast cars!  Talk about a trip down memory lane!!

Of course, they are a little older now - but still a great show!  It's probably been 20 years since I have seen them.

Then, on March the 10th we get none other than Robert Plant himself!  Hoping he'll through in a couple of Lepplin tunes along with his new stuff.  But anyway you look at it, it is Robert Plant with his 'oooh baby' sung like no other!

And then Rounding out this trio of concerts i James Taylor.  Now, I have never heard him in concert but he seems to have a great following and I always enjoy him on TV.  That concert in is April 18th.  

Tickets for all concerts can be purchased at Ticketmaster.  And we don't have to drive to New Orleans!  Join me at these fabulous shows!

Trail walking in Baton Rouge

by Pat Wattam

As the new year started, one of my goals was to put in 10,000 steps a day.  It's harder than I thought.  We sit at our desks all day, or drive clients around in our cars, but not a lot of walking is going on.  Looks like on average I walk 4000-5000 steps a day.  When I add 45 minutes on my treadmill that goes up to 8000 steps, if I walk for an hour, it goes up to over 9000 steps.  Except for walking around our neighborhood, I didn't think there were that many places to easily find to go walking in Baton Rouge.  Well, I was wrong!  Depending on where you live in the city, there are several places to walk that are enjoyable.

First is the Burden Estate off Essen Lane.  There are free trails to walk or for $15/year membership, you can walk in the Windrush Gardens - which is really nice.  Of course, if you go through the museum and the outbuildings, then you can really get lost walking the paths through the woods, around little lakes, etc.  This is a hidden jewel during the week.  Very few people out then and you pretty much have it all to your self.

Second favorite place to walk - or more enjoyable, ride your bicycle - is to go around LSU lakes.  You can walk for miles and there are lots of people there to join you.  I have a friend who likes to take his daughter and walk there and has figured out a 2 mile route.

Our BREC parks also have some nice places to walk.  You will see lots of people walking in Forest Park off Harrels Ferry  - it winds around by the tennis courts and is a nice walk. The other one I like is Highland Road park - plenty of grounds to walk across - or ride your horse!!

But when I have enough time I really like to head north to Port Hudson - a Civil War site with lots of trails and some actual terrain so that you get good exercise. I think I could go way over 10,000 steps if I had time to go there. Maybe if I got there once a week it would just be fun!   

If you can think of some more fun places to walk, add them here!

Rock 'n Roll in Baton Rouge

by Pat Wattam

Baton Rouge has a Whole Lotta Love going on!  Friday, January 15, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra performs the music of Led Zepplin with Zebra lead singer, Randy Jackson.  I have heard that this is a wonderful show performed all across the country.  I'll be there! Tickets still available

Then, March 10th we get the man himself, ROBERT PLANT

with his latest band, the folk/psychedelic rock group the Sensational Space Shifters.  Tickets go on sale today at ticket master. I found tickets as low at $45 and high as $475!!

Both concerts will be at the Baton Rouge River Center with tickets through TicketMaster.  

Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge

by Bill Arey

When I was growing up in Baton Rouge back in the 60's, Mardi Gras was basically a non-event. Mardi Gras was something New Orleans did - not Baton Rouge......and we didn't even get off school on Fat Tuesday. Well the times have certainly changed and now Baton Rouge has lots of Mardi Gras parades, krewes, and most schools are out the whole week of Mardi Gras. I am guessing that the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade was probably Baton Rouge's first organized Mardi Gras parade - it first rolled in 1981. My favorite Baton Rouge Mardi Gras parade is the Krewe of Southdowns parade - it is a nightime parade and rolls through one of south Baton Rouge's favorite areas.

Bill Arey  REALTOR

The Pat Wattam Team

ReMax First   225-298-6900


Fun Things to Do in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

by Pat Wattam

Baton Rouge offers an abundance of activities for all ages.  Here is a sampling of things coming soon:

Friday, Oct 16  Toulouse-Lautrec Satellite Show Opening Reception from 6-8 at the Firehouse Galery  427 Laurel Street.  Free.  Refreshments

Friday-Saturday through out this month, The 13th Gate at 832 St Phillip St.  This gets you ready for Halloween with the haunts and frights at one of the scariest haunted house attractions i the country!! Opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

Want something a little less scary?  Check out Boo at the Zoo!  BREC Baton Rouge Zoo at 3501 Thomas Road has a trick-or-treating extravaganza at the zoo.  Wear your costume, wanter throught the Hay Maze or make a memory at the Safari Snapshot photo both.  Regular admission.  9:30-4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct 17.  Red Stick Farmers Market - always a hit!  8 am.  501 Main Street.  Lots of fall vegetables along with Maggie Heyn Richardso will be cooking up seasonal recipes and discussing her book "Hungry for Louisiana"

The Pat Wattam Team likes to help the newcomers to our city, as well as our long time residents, find fun things to do.  If you ever wonder "What's Happening this weekend" just give us a call!

 

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