For 65 years, the artistic staff at Baton Rouge Little Theater has enriched the local community with theatrical opportunities and brought the work of great playwrights to a subscriber base that extends across the country. Their performance of It Runs in the Family festoons the Main Stage Theatre with Ray Cooney's farce about the misfortunes of the ambitious Dr. David Mortimer on his way to deliver a lecture that could make his career. En route to his goal, Mortimer must face a paternity suit, a disgruntled ex-wife, an absurd assortment of hospital denizens, and the prospect that British audiences will refuse to call him doctor without a PhD. London's Sunday Express said the play "tickles the funny bones quite shamelessly," though it displays enough decorum to earn BRLT's PG rating.
Snap Fitness enables muscle farmers to exercise efficiently with top-of-the-line cardio and strength training equipment, providing exercisers with a refreshing change of pace from meat-market gyms and tough elementary schoolyards. Members can also take advantage of tanning beds to bronze biceps and the Cardio TV theater, which distracts stationary runners and cyclers with moving pictures. Though 24-hour access keys are not included in today's Groupon, members can purchase them for an extra $30 to arrive at Snap super late and pretend to workout in an Edward Hopper painting, or pound the treadmill at four in the morning and get pumped to host a morning shock-jock radio show.
At Baker Range, Inc. cups of freshly brewed coffee accompany rented firearms and shooting lessons. Former Airborne Infantry Lieutenant of the 82nd Airborne Division and longtime lawman Gordon Hutchinson leads private lessons, where he dispenses tips on technique and safety. Instructor Shael Stringer heads up the range's security-training department. Required by the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners, his training classes have steadied the hands or prehensile feet of thousands of security guards.
Copper Mill Golf Club fuses the traditional design of a links-style layout with the swaying native grasses and scenic wetlands of the Cypress Bayou for a 6,866-yard course lauded by Golf Digest as one of Louisiana's top 10 golf destinations. Each hole showcases a colorful moniker that forecasts its unique challenges, such as the high-risk, high-reward second shot at "Wise Man's Folly," the precariously elevated green at "Cliffs of Despair," or the caddy-eating Cyclops that stalks the 632-yard trail at "Odyssey." The cool shade of centuries-old oak trees blankets golfers as they encounter memorable shots throughout the round, including the concealed green at the par-3 sixth hole and the rustic mill ruins that hug the left side of the 17th hole.
After rounds, clubbers can head to the Palmetto Grill, which serves a menu of steaks and seafood. The semiprivate club also encompasses two lighted tennis courts, a resort-style pool, and a spray park, where youngsters and thirsty golf carts frolic through miniature geysers and soak one another with squirt-gun turrets.
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From their home base at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Baton Rouge Flight Instruction's FAA-certified flight instructors guide their students skyward aboard a fleet of Cessna aircraft. Students glean proper technique from the experienced crew, which ensures that pilot, passengers, and avian pedestrians stay safe at all times. The flight center welcomes fledgling pilots of all skill levels, overseeing students taking their first Orientation Flights as well as those seeking their private pilot's licenses and ratings.