Since 1923, the par 72 course housed in the confines of the Country Club of Canton has been challenging golfers of all ages and levels of ability with 6,322 yards of rolling fairways, tricky angles, and a hilly landscape. Made with an assortment of smooth Bermuda grass and greens, the playground for checkered pants is peppered with hazardous vacuoles of water, ball-refracting trees, and suspiciously self-aware umbrellas. Post- or pre-golf excursion appetites can be satiated at the country club's restaurant grille with the stomach-sating Sunday lunch buffet (cost not included in today's Groupon).
Traditions Fine Wine & Spirits lines its storefront’s rustic wood shelves with delicious vintage and trendy liquors. Throughout the 3,200 sq. ft. store, bottles from a variety of distributors wait to be paired with entrees with the help of a knowledgeable staff.
• For $125, you get a four-week childcare program at Wee Care's Byram location (up to a $501 total value for school-age children depending on seasonal rates, up to a $641 total value for infants to 5 years old), which includes an annual registration fee (an $85 value). • For $125, you get a four-week childcare program at Wee Care's Ridgeland location (up to a $501 total value for school-age children depending on seasonal rates, up to a $661 total value for infants to 5 years old), which includes an annual registration fee (an $85 value).
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.
A menagerie of feathered and furry guests greet visitors at Nichols-Boyd Pumpkin Patch, including Gretel the Swan, Tom the Turkey, and April the Zedonk (a cross between a zebra and a donkey). Guests nestle into the hay-lined beds of Big Red or Big Green for a tractor ride through the farm’s pumpkin-filled fields before stopping off for a sweet Dixie cup full of secret pumpkin juice. The pumpkin patch also offers face painting, a ride on Nick the Train, and a gift store with homemade pumpkin bread, peanut brittle, and Mississippi honey. Farm visitors can conclude their trip with an Odyssian amble through the corn maze, traveling in the daytime or moving at night armed with glow sticks and wood chips to feed to teething scarecrows.
During Artful Hours’ painting workshops, students learn not just from a master, but from two: their instructor, and the famed painter whose brushwork their instructor helps them copy. During each session, students recreate a classic painting—such as Edvard Munch's The Scream or Van Gogh's Almond Blossom—on their own canvas, adding personal flourishes such as a new color scheme or a couple of whale sharks in the background. Budding artists can hone their craft in BYOB adult sessions, kid sessions, or private-party lessons.
As CrossFit trainers, the instructors at Mississippi CrossFit are less interested in how much clients can bench than whether or not they can push a stalled car off the road. They emphasize functional strength, and the team has designed virtually every facet of their training around that goal. Inside the spacious studio, free weights and floor routines inside the spacious studio work not only major muscle groups, but also strengthen smaller, secondary muscles, which translates into greater feats of strength for daily tasks.