Things To Do In Texarkana

Firearm-Safety Course for Two or a Concealed-Carry Course for One or Two at Renegade Firearms Training (42% Off)

Renegade Firearms Training

Shreveport

$85 $49

Home-safety course conducted entirely in the classroom; CCW course satisfies the state's requirements for permit application

Two or Four All-You-Can-Play Wrist Bands with Large One-Topping Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

Kiddie Mia's Family Fun Center

Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle

$19.75 $10

Game room with kiddie rides, air hockey, basketball hoops, and arcade games

5-Week Introduction to Pilates Class from Studio P3 (65% Off)

Studio P3

Shreveport

$325 $114

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

4-Week Boot Camp from iSweat (64% Off)

Isweat

Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle

$70 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Six Fitness Boot-Camp Classes, or One Month of Boot-Camp Classes at Lynnette's Impact Fitness (Up to 59% Off)

Lynnette's Impact Fitness

AC Steer Park

$70 $35

Groups train during boot-camp classes, whose exercises vary to burn fat and build muscle; all fitness levels are encouraged to participate

Four or Eight Fitness Classes of Choice at Peak Physiques (Up to 68% Off)

Peak Physiques

Shreveport

$60 $25

Clients may opt for their choice of fitness classes, such as yoga, Pilates, zumba, boot camp, full-intensity training, or hip-hop

Four- or Six-Week Boot-Camp Programs at Evolution Personal Training (Up to 69% Off)

Evolution Personal Training

Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle

$197 $62

Led by a certified personal trainer, boot-camp programs aim to transform bodies with dynamic, high-intensity exercises

Try Scuba or Try Snorkeling Class for One, Two, or Four at Scuba Ventures (Up to 58% Off)

Scuba Ventures

Shreveport

$45 $19

In 90-minute classes, instructors help students suit up in fins, snorkels, wetsuits, and scuba equipment to explore a heated indoor pool

10 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Ex Nihilo (70% Off)

Crossfit Ex Nihilo

Shreveport

$150 $45

Six fundamental courses that introduce the movements, plus four CrossFit classes

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Two-time Grammy Award–winner Rita Coolidge brandishes her dulcet tones and musical pedigree to celebrate the Wonderland of Lights Festival's 25th anniversary with a collaborative holiday-music performance. Under the direction of Stephen L. Hayes, Assistant Professor and Director of Music at Wiley College, the school's a cappella choir blends its melodious harmonies with Rita Coolidge's lead vocalizations as they collectively croon Christmas standards, holiday classics, and famous ballads penned by prodigious reindeer. Marshall Visual Art Center welcomes up to 350 concert-goers in the venue's large, open room with twinkle lights dotting the ceiling at night and unemployed flashlights during eclipses.

208 E Burleson St
Marshall,
TX
US

Clint Mace Sr.'s design of the The Challenge at Cypress Hills' golf course has earned its fair share of praise. Texas Outside called the 6,762-yard, par 71 course "clearly one of the best layouts in East Texas." The article highlights the designer's use of the local terrain to add additional difficulty to the holes. That's particularly true on the back nine, where each hole presents a unique challenge, be it up-hill blind shots, big ponds that bisect the fairway, or sharp dog legs that require precise drives.

1126 Cypress Valley Ln
Waskom,
TX
US

With more than 13,000 divers certified under their tutelage since 1975, Scuba Ventures' instructors, dive-control specialists, and dive masters guide pupils through the three steps toward scuba certification. Students first learn diving and safety fundamentals during classroom training and practice sessions in Scuba Ventures' heated indoor pool. Then teachers whisk them away on two-day open-water training trips to locales such as the Caribbean or Lake Ouachita where, upon successful completion, they earn an open-water certification card and a free back scratch from a puffer fish.

Instructors also teach an array of training courses ranging from spearfishing sessions to lessons in underwater photography. Scuba Ventures also sponsors dive trips throughout the year, which guests can stock up for by renting or purchasing brand-name gear from the shop.

1817 Texas Ave
Shreveport,
LA
US

Kiddie Mia's Family Fun Center entertains children of all ages in two joy-filled facilities. High ceilings loom jealously above the bright blue floors where games twinkle happily. One building houses the center's coin-operated arcade, which rewards youngsters with tickets that, unlike an armored piñata, actually yield prizes. Alongside the redemption games, families can quell appetites with pizzas, burgers, and a spaghetti buffet, all awaiting charged up maws at the onsite snack bar. In the adjacent all-you-can-play game room, dozens of kiddie rides occupy young children, who can scamper between Disney-themed attractions such as Mickey's truck and Barney's tractor as parents shout parallel-parking instructions from nearby red and blue picnic tables. Older kids can blast computerized foes on a number of arcade games or coordinate hands and eyes with turns at basketball hoops or air-hockey tables.

3055 Knight St
Shreveport,
LA
US

Typically, when someone walks into a restaurant and leaves with a piece of artwork it's a misdemeanor. But at café @ artspace it's not just legal, but encouraged—as long as you pay for it. Since the café is attached to artspace—a hub for art exhibitions, poetry readings, and live concerts—there's always a selection of original artworks by regional artists on hand in the gift shop. These creations occupy diners as they wait for one of the café's golf-themed sandwiches or housemade desserts, which they can order from the menu or a chalkboard scrawled with the day's specials. Meals may be prepared to go or enjoyed in the café, where free WiFi allows diners to tweet photos of their silverware.

710 Texas St
Shreveport,
LA
US

BeFit

BeFit founder Haley Young started her own personal-fitness path in high school when she joined her first gym. The thrill of running took root in her and inspired her to complete two full marathons and an ultra-marathon relay. Her drive for fitness only increased through the years as she earned certifications in yoga instruction, Zumba fitness, nutrition coaching, and personal training. Now at the head of her own fitness group, she leads yoga and Zumba classes that help students work toward well-being through practiced breathing exercises and calorie-burning dance steps. She also hosts personal-training sessions for one-on-one exercising, and wellness counseling gives clients information about losing weight and an excuse to stop trying to fit a huge party sub through their front door.

2911 Centenary Blvd
Shreveport,
LA
US