Designed by Randy Watkins in 1999, the course at the semiprivate Patrick Farms Golf Club covers 200 landscaped acres replete with thick clusters of trees. To reach their hole goals, golfers must slap spheroids down the middle of meticulously well-kept Tifway 419 bermuda grass fairways before smuggling them past fringe and onto Tifdwarf grass greens. The course is overseeded in the winter to extend the golf season to 12 months a year, providing gift recipients with the chance to shoot strokes on holiday break or in celebration of Millard Fillmore day. The par 72 course opens and closes with a long par 5, forcing players to call upon their long games from the get-go.
Building on the writing tradition of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, and other players in Mississippi's literary heritage, New Stage Theatre populates its stages with contemporary and classic works by American playwrights. Often comical, often challenging, each season's flock of five musicals and straight plays spreads across colorfully set stages with an aim to attract a culturally diverse audience. The artistic staff balances works by the likes of Lorraine Hansberry, Arthur Miller, and Horton Foote with new and developing productions through the Eudora Welty New Play Series, named for the writer who served on the board of directors. New Stage Theatre staff complements their theatre's strong artistic vision with educational programs for youth and adults, including touring programs. These outreach endeavors earned theater staff the 1995 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. While the original New Stage Theatre was founded in an old church 46 years ago, all of its performances currently fill the large and small theaters at Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center.
Lead off the Braves’s 2011 season with this opening weekend baseball package at Trustmark Park, where the Class AA Braves look to begin a successful campaign. Spend your Braves Bucks on nachos and a ballpark brew as leather-stitched strategies unfold in a 9-inning battle of line drives and diving catches. The dugout-level seats afford a clear view of the action and assist in the crucial task of throwing the opposing team’s batter off his swing with well-timed insults about his unevenly applied eye black. If your kids aren’t quite old enough to appreciate the intricacies of the four-seam fastball, the Funzone provides a safe environment for them to be entertained, with two areas of huge inflatable slides and obstacles, a bounce house, and a wiffleball cage; the wristband included in this deal grants unlimited use for one kid until the end of the game.
Raising the Barr guru Clint Barr leads the battle against sedentarianism with experience as a former A-advanced-level baseball player in the New York Yankees organization, and a masters degree in exercise science. Boot campers of all ages and fitness levels engage in a hodgepodge of athletic maneuvering to keep muscles as surprised as someone opening a refrigerator to find only a bowl of marbles. Class sizes of 20 or fewer ensure individualized attention, and boot-camp sergeants eschew militaristic yelling and college fight songs for firm, motivating encouragement.
Oasis Therapeutic Massage and Yoga Center welcomes students of any skill level to yoga classes that challenge or relax with gentle stretches and held poses. Meeting on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings, the four-week beginners' series prepares fledgling yogis for more advanced classes by illuminating step-by-step, fundamental yogic poses, stretches, and breathing exercises. Students who already boast foundational knowledge can expand skill sets in Vinyasa Sculpt sessions, where pupils learn to intensify Vinyasa yoga poses including sun salutations and limbo pose by adding manageable free weights. During Slow Deep Stretch sessions, instructors incorporate supportive props including blankets, blocks, and straps into a series of sustained poses that leave bodies as ache-free as a migrating bird with a jetpack.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Both of today's options offer glimpses into the modern and anciently glorious days of spirited competition. Those who opt for the one-year family membership will receive an annual membership pass plus the prideful perks of both a museum decal and a certificate of membership, plus a quarterly online newsletter outlining upcoming happenings and already-happened historical moments.