Celebrating their 20th anniversary of swatting baseballs, the Mudcats kick off their regular season's first home series on April 14 against the Montgomery Biscuits, followed by another home series against the Tennessee Smokies. With MLB veterans David Bell and Ryan Jackson returning as manager and hitting coach, respectively, the Mudcats are poised to make another run at the AA Southern League title. Featuring the hilarious on-field shenanigans of Muddy the Mudcat, the team provides excellent entertainment value for families and Elvis-impersonator groups.
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The sound of rubber wheels rolling and clacking across a hardwood floor is a familiar one to generations of American families. At Jellybeans Super Skate Center, those wheels roll to the beat of both contemporary pop music and golden oldies in a winking nod to roller skating's timelessness. As the music mingles with the sound of laughter, colored lights trace patterns on the hardwood floor and the skaters gliding along on both quad and inline skates. During breaks, skaters can also refuel with pizza and snacks at the concession stand and give their upper extremities a workout in the arcade. In addition to open skates, the center hosts birthday parties and skating classes, which teach four-wheeled fundamentals to aspiring skaters.
• For $20, you get one seat in sections 332–334 (a $29.50 value before fees, or up to a $40.10 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). • For $36, you get one seat in sections 224–229, 301–305, 324–328, or 338 (a $59.50 value before fees, or up to a $71.95 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). • For $57, you get one seat in floor area 7 or 9, sections 101–103, 105, 118, 120–123, or 130 (a $99.50 value before fees, or up to a $114.30 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
A 36-month-old strokes his arms through clear water as his mother gently holds him afloat with her hands. Over the past few swim sessions, the little student has learned to submerge his face in the water and float on his belly as well as his back. After he and his fellow swimmers finish their parent/baby swimester, it's likely they may never experience the fear of swimming that many children begin to encounter around age 3. This type of insight into the developmental importance of swimming is what informs the instruction at Swim-U, Leesburg's child-oriented swimming school. The school's curriculum opens its lessons to newborns as young as 6 months old and to kids up to age 12 to instill water skills and the joys of fitness swimming from a young age. The Swim-U team comprises upbeat swimming professors who are the brains behind the company's special brand of instruction in swimming, as well as in child CPR and first-aid training and dunk-tank pitching.
At Jellybeans Skate Center, lights dance over a maple hardwood floor. The focal point of the family-friendly center, the sprawling surface beckons skaters to take a spin on its sleek expanse as they twirl, practice backward maneuvers, or play vinyl Frisbee with the DJ during his break. Elsewhere, the snack bar refuels skaters with cookies, popcorn, and pizza, and a fun center buzzes with air hockey and arcade games.