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Cream of the Kroc

Have you been to the Kroc Center yet? If not, what the heck are you waiting for? It’s amazing! Tours are offered daily on the hour.

The Kroc Center has a very interesting story, for more information on how the Kroc Center operates please click on the link below and check out their informational video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4r2hTeb_pQ

When you first walk in you are greeted by the friendly staff at the reception desk. Tell them you’d like a tour. Whether you are interested in meeting space, aquatics, aerobics, arts and education, group fitness, performing arts or practically anything, the Kroc has something for you! Want to actually experience what the Kroc has to offer and not just tour it? No problem! The Kroc Center offers day passes for only $5 and children three and under are free! And of course, memberships are available.

If you’re looking for a gym that’s great for the entire family, you’ve found it here! Check out this fly through video of the facility! WARNING – prepare to be awed!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXp59d4J0Ok&feature=player_embedded

The Kroc Center has a fitness area that has state of the art aerobic and strength/weight training equipment.

They also offer a remarkable aquatics center which has lap lanes, a water slide, a lazy river, outdoor sun decks and more!


There are several options for meeting space in the Kroc Center, there’s a gymnasium, board/meeting rooms, a performing arts theatre, banquet hall, six acre green space that backs up to the Augusta Canal (for outdoor functions) and party rooms for the little ones’ birthday celebrations. The possibilities are endless. They also offer an in-house catering service, experiences technicians who can help manage all of your audio, video and lighting needs and business and marketing services are all offered.

Want more information about the Kroc Center? Give them a call at (706) 364-KROC or visit the facility for a tour at 1833 Broad Street  Augusta, GA 30904

The Kroc Center
Hours of Operation:
MON-FRI 5:00 am-10:00 pm
SAT 7:00 am-6:00 pm


SUN 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Dinner and Theatre

If you are looking for a unique venue to take in a play in Augusta, you need to check out Le Chat Noir. They describe themselves as an intimate black box theatre, and the description is perfect. When you walk in to the great lounge, with full bar, that is just outside the theatre, the first things you’ll notice are the great mirror behind the bar, lots of exposed brick and the relaxed feel.

Seating only 70 people, you are mere feet from the stage. Even with a full audience, which it was for the show I attended, you can hear everything and see the expressions on the actors’ faces clearly. It was a very simple set, but I was amazed at how the actors could take you different places in each act.

Since it was date night with the boyfriend, we stopped and got some good food at the Polka Dot Pig Gastropub in Surrey Center after the show. David got a delicious white pie with garlic pesto and fresh basil.

White pie with garlic pesto and fresh basil

I went for the mini burgers – one beef, one crab and one lamb. The lamb was my favorite of the three and the fries were awesome. I’m not one to pass up dessert, especially when there is crème brulee on the menu, so I had to try the orange thyme crème brulee. It was really good, and very interesting how the thyme complimented the dessert.

mini burgers – beef, crab and/or lamb

Take some time to visit Le Chat Noir the next time you are downtown. They have regular improv in addition to their show season.

Le Chat Noir
304 8th Street
706-722-3322
lcnaugusta.com

The Polka Dot Pig Gastropub
399 Highland Avenue
706-496-2930
http://www.polkadotpiggp.com/

Le Chat Noir Theatre

 

I have always enjoyed attending the theater; I have even acted in a few plays. So, when the Le Chat Noir Theatre opened I was very excited.

 

It is a very small theatre, it seats about 80 people. There are no bad seats and you always feel as if you are a part of the production because you are so close. One of the things I like about Le Chat is their selection of plays they produce. They are always very unique plays that sometimes push the envelope. My husband and I attended the Halloween special they held last year that featured several twisted Halloween stories. Everyone that attended was encouraged to dress up and attend the Cat Ball held right after the play. That is another thing I like about Le Chat Noir, they are not just a theatre. They hold several events there, like a Whiskey Tasting on St. Patrick’s Day, or an Improv night.

Another unique thing about Le Chat Noir is their bar. Behind the bar is a giant sideways mirror. It just adds to the whole ambience of the theatre.

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