Well…that escalated quickly! Summer is here whether we’re ready or not. Thankfully, down south we’ve grown accustomed to making our own cool breeze.  

  • As Kenny Chesney would advise — everything gets hotter when the sun goes down. Keep your evenings cool by listening to live music, partaking in trivia nights or enjoying a delicious happy hour. Are you a school teacher enjoying the summer vacation? Get your money’s worth with BOGO Mondays at TopGolf. 
  • Need to cool down during the day? Grab a snoball from Snoman Snoballs. The crowd alone will show you how great these frozen treats are! 
  • If you’re looking for some fun in the sun with the little ones, swing by Liberty Lagoon. The park is open daily and offers water slides, splash pads, and swimming pools. 

Flavor of the Week: Over the (Mac &) Moon 

The latest addition to White Star Market’s booming food hall is Mac & Moon, a vegan and gluten-free eatery filled to the brim with treats. Along with delicious macarons, Mac & Moon offers herbal teas that can be transformed into the bubble tea of your dreams. With an array of flavors, including champagne and berry chantilly, Mac & Moon is always trying something new with its treats. The company has seen great success at a similar food hall in New Orleans and is excited to bring its talents to the Baton Rouge Area while adding a sweet new option to White Star Market.  

Take a picture of your sweet treats and tag it with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on the BRAC blog. 

Workin’ It: Learning and Impact Analytics Director 

City Year is seeking a Learning and Impact Analytics Director to join its team. Along with the site’s impact analytics strategy, the director is responsible for improving the overall experience of AmeriCorps members. A bachelor’s degree is required for the position. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a resume and employment application. 

In the “Workin’ It” section of the newsletter we feature exciting job opportunities and/or professional organizations in the Baton Rouge Area. The positions featured are from companies who are BRAC investors and not necessarily positions at BRAC. For more information about BRAC’s talent development program or to advertise an open position, email talent@brac.org. 

My Baton Rouge: 81-Year-Old Named SilverSneakers Instructor of the Year 

Barrett Murphy is a long-time resident of the Baton Rouge Area holding coaching jobs at Catholic, Belaire, and East Ascension high schools, and also spending time as a strength and conditioning coach at LSU. He now keeps mornings at Spectrum Fitness fun training 300+ senior citizens in his SilverSneakers program. To say his classes are popular is an understatement. In fact, there’s rarely a time when there isn’t a waiting list for his classes. The 81-year old fitness inspiration recently earned the prestigious SilverSneakers’ 2019 Instructor of the Year from a selection of almost 1,200 nominees.  

Leading an active life in the community, that’s my Baton Rouge. 

In the “My Baton Rouge” section of the newsletter, we feature people or events that help tell the story of Baton Rouge. To submit an idea, email talent@brac.org. 

Out on the Town

  • Health and Wellness Fair, June 6, attend Cristo Rey’s free health and wellness fair for health screenings and entertainment all day long 
  • IWE Festival, June 8, enjoy live music with the whole family at this local culture festival 
  • Yoga in the Galleries, June 8, start your weekend off with a relaxing morning of yoga and art 
  • Garden FestJune 15, take the family to this event promoting locally grown foods in Baton Rouge 

For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page.