Welcome to 2020 – a new year, a new decade, and a new set of resolutions. Take advantage of all the Capital Region has to offer to make sticking to your New Year’s resolutions a breeze. We’ve compiled a list of places to go and things to do that make keeping the most popular resolutions a little easier.
- Exercise more. To help meet your 2020 fitness goals, skip the gym and try something new! Check out Baton Rouge Krav Maga, which offers programs in strength training, cardiovascular exercise, yoga and nutrition tools.
- Learn a new hobby. There are many places throughout the Capital Region to help you learn a new skill. For leisure cooking classes, check out The Louisiana Culinary Institute or Red Stick Spice Company. For a variety of classes (think chess to genealogy to computer skills), look at your local library’s calendar of events. For more active classes, BREC has the perfect Adult Leisure Classes for you, including dance, badminton, volleyball and more.
- Spend more time with the family. Looking for a little more work-life balance in your life? Then turn off the computer and check out these fun places with the kids: Knock Knock Children’s Museum, Main Event, Defy Baton Rouge, or Uptown Climbing. For more kid-friendly Baton Rouge activities, check out the Red Stick Mom’s Blog.
- Volunteer. There are a multitude of ways to get involved in the Baton Rouge community. You can volunteer at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, help mentor students with the Boys & Girls Club, foster pets from Companion Animal Alliance, or help build homes with Habitat for Humanity.
- Read more. Baton Rouge Area small businesses have got you covered when it comes to finding your next read. From Cottonwood Books on Perkins Rd. to Cavalier House Books in Denham Springs, you are sure to find a haul of page-turners to last you the whole year.
Flavor of the Week: The Most Delicious Tradition
When the calendar officially turned to January 6, also known as “King’s Day,” and the first acceptable day to eat King Cake, bakeries and grocers around Louisiana stood ready to feed the masses one of Louisiana’s most delicious traditions. A few of our Capital Region favorites include king cakes from Ambrosia Bakery, Calandro’s Supermarket, Rösch Bakehaus, and Oak Point.
Snap a picture of your personal favorite king cake and tag it with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on the BRAC blog.
Workin’ It: Top Box Foods Program Coordinator
Top Box Foods Louisiana is seeking a full-time programs coordinator to manage and expand programs in Baton Rouge including the Grocery Delivery Program and the Healthy Corner Store Collaborative. This position will be responsible for managing communications with partner organizations in Baton Rouge and maintaining records of outreach efforts and store visits. This role will also be responsible for recruiting interns and volunteers as needed. For more information or to apply, email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line “Program Coordinator 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Baton Rouge: Dancing the Night Away with Dad
The Baton Rouge General Foundation is hosting its annual Father-Daughter Dance on Sunday, February 9 from 3-5 p.m. at the Raising Cane’s River Center. This treasured Baton Rouge event began in 1993 attracting 100 attendees and now draws a crowd of over 1,000 attendees. While plenty of fun for dads and daughters, families can enjoy the fact that their registration fees go towards helping Baton Rouge General’s patients and their families.
A fun, family-filled dance night all for a good cause, 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 email@example.com.
Out on the Town
- Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival, January 15-19, watch a series of acclaimed films related to Jewish culture and history at the Manship Theatre
- Arbor Day at LSU AgCenter’s Botanic Gardens, January 18, learn about Louisiana nature and its native trees with fun activities at the Botanic Gardens
- LSU Tigers vs. Florida Gators Basketball Game, January 21, cheer on the Tigers at the PMAC
- Margarita Bar Crawl, January 25, try a variety of margaritas from hot spots in downtown Baton Rouge
For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page.