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Why Capital Heights is so COOL!!

by Pat Wattam

Baton Rouge has a lot of different areas of town but none so ecelectic than Capital Heights!  From the cottage style home, both old and new built to look old, diverse resturants, parks, bike paths, and a good walk score - people live in this area to enjoy a lifestyle.  

Check out Bill Arey's Tour of Capital Heights!

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!

Sea Shell Show in Baton Rouge

by Pat Wattam

The Louisiana Malacological Society's annual Shell Show will be held this weekend March 6 and 7th, at teh Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence blvd.  Open to the general public from 9 am - 5 p.m.  This is a FREE event.  Many of the shell specimens o display were collected by members  during club sponsored trips around the world including Tahiti, Bora Bora, Australia, Thailand, Costa Rica and more!!  Sounds like a fun outing for all!

Bluegrass Music at the Manship 2/28/15

by Pat Wattam

You know I love music but some people don't know how much I enjoy Bluegrass music.  We have the opportunity tonight, Saturday, Feb 28, 2015, to hear a wonderful group in the intimate setting of the Manship Theater.  The Gibson Brothers will be performing their concept album, "Brothers" tonight at 8 p.m.  I love attending concerts at the manship as there are no bad seats!  Check it out at http://www.manshiptheater.org.

Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Parades

by Pat Wattam

Mardi Gras 2015 is right around the corner!  Wondering when the parades in Baton Rouge will roll?  Click here to see the schedule. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!


Mark Your Calendars: It's Restaurant Week

by Pat Wattam

Restaurant Weeks starts next week beginning Monday, Jan. 19.  This event is all week featuring fixed price meals at local restaurants with prices ranging from $15 to $35 per person.  You can get all the details and see the full list of participating restaurants at www.EatBR.com.


Are You a FRIENDS FAN?

by Pat Wattam

Come to the Hartley Vey Theater at the Manship December 3, 2014 to enjoy episodes of FRIENDS, play foosball, sing Smelly Cat and play FRIENDS Trivia!!!  Sounds like a fun evening in Baton Rouge!!! And when you are ready to our of your 'loft with friends' call the Pat Wattam Team to find your new home!!!

Weekend Festivities

by Pat Wattam

Looking for things to do this weekend?  Here are a couple of events going on that might interest you!  Tonight at 6pm is the fourth annual Highland Nights Friday that includes live music with wine and food.  Participating businesses are from the Kenilworth Shopping Center to Staring Lane.  Tomorrow, Nov. 15th, kicks off the 14th annual Mistletoe Market at the Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium featuring hundreds of booths with gifts from various businesses. This event takes place tomorrow from 9-5p and again Sunday, 10-5p.  Both of these events will help get you started with your Christmas shopping!  

Fall Fridays in Baton Rouge

by Pat Wattam

For a great way to start your weekend in downtown Baton Rouge, check out Live After Five.

The concerts run from Sept. 25 to Oct. 24.  This series of free outdoor concerts will include music from Mark Broussard, Chris LeBlanc, Flotide, the LSU Jazz Assemble Horns, and more.  Don't miss these fun and free things to do in Baton Rouge.  

4th of July In and Around Baton Rouge

by Pat Wattam

We have so many ways to celebrate the 4th here in Baton Rouge, LA - in fact, you can go to the surrounding towns and catch their celebration and be home for fireworks on the Mississippi!  A couple of my favs:

1.  Start your day in Clinton for their Red, White and Blueberry Festival in the downtown area on the grounds of the Clinton American Legion Hall.  Craft village and Market, live music, softball tournament, art booths, gospel groups, patriotic music, fireworks.  (This event continues on Saturday)

2.  Plaquemine starts their July 4th Hometown Celebration today from 3 pm.- 9 p.m.  at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park on  Foundry Street.  A patriotic boat parade begins at 4:30.  food, crafts, rides, music and game booths too!  Music starts at 6 and a jitterbug contest at 7.  Fireworks at 9 p.m.

3.  Port Allen - a great place to watch fireworks over the Mississippi River (unless you are like me and try to time driving over the Mississippi Bridge just in time to catch fireworks - very cool from that high up!).  Activities start a 4 p.m. at the Old Ferry Land Park at Court Street and the Mississippi River levee.  Music starts at 7 and runs to 10:30.  There's face painting, magicians, clowns and a spacwak - plus, vendors selling food.  

4.  Baton Rouge Star Spangled Declaration of Independence starts at the USS Kidd from 11 - 4 p.m.  Patriotic music will run throughout the day, a flag ceremony is at noon, there's an inflatable obstacle course, a toddler bounce house, face painters, ballonist, patriotic arts and crafts, plate luch sale.  Not to be missed at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Convention will be the Festival of Freedom Musical event with combined choir and orchestras from several churches in town.  Then the Baton Rouge Concert Band presents it free July4th concert on the Capitol steps at 7:30.  The fireworks on the mississippi presented by WBR starts at 9 p.m.  Anywhere on the levy is good viewing - or spend $150 a person and watch it from the Shaw center - dinner included!

5. Then Saturday, take in the False River Boat Parade in New Roads.  Starts at 1 p.m. at the Morrison Parkway Boat Launch - this includes water balloon fights!!!! The parade conincides with the River Rhyths Fest so you will have fireworks Saturday as well!!!

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July, Louisiana Style!!

 

 

 

 

 False River Boat Parade in New Roads (45 minutes from Baton Rouge).

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RE/MAX First, Independently Owned and Operated
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Baton Rouge LA 70816
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