Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Weekly Top 10

Monday, October 1, 2012

Here is the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation weekly Top 10:



#2" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 77, 180); text-decoration: underline; ">NATIONAL NIGHT OUT! Oct 2 Join us at South Chatt It's that time of year again to take to the streets and meet your neighbors, friends, and fight crime. Our centers will participate in various locations, including a big celebration at South Chattanooga Community Center.  Loads of free fun, food and more starting at 6pm! 

#3 GoFEST! October 6th! Free Zoo Admission!

Join Parks and Rec staff, Zoo staff, and many more as the Chattanooga Zoo opens to individuals of all abilities. Games, food and more from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Come see one of the fastest growing events in Chattanooga! Click the title for more information. 


#4 RIVERROCKS 2012 Oct 5-14 

RiverRocks is a unique and distinctive outdoor festival celebrating the incomparable natural resources of the Tennessee Valley, the health benefits of the activities they inspire and Chattanooga's commitment to environmental stewardship and land conservation. 90+ Events! Click link for more information and full schedule. Plus visit with our Outdoor Chatt, Therapeutic staff and more.


#5 Free-Aikido intro classes at Hixson Community Center

Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m., Saturdays 1 p.m.-3 p.m. For all ages and its free. For more information contact 490-9289.


#6 FREE AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK HELP AND TUTORING Located at all 17 Community Centers during the school year. Stop by your local center or cal 643-6096. 


#6  CHATTANOOGA PARK STEWARDS AT TACOA PARK!  Join the Chattanooga Park Stewards for a little TLC at Tacoa Park this Saturday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Love to see the Brainerd Neighborhood helping out. We will be mulching, cleaning, and more.


Too many to list.  All 17 Centers offer sports, healthy programs, games, cooking, adult/senior fitness, arts and crafts, and much more. Stop by your local center today.  .HERE ARE ALL THE LOCATIONS 


It's 3 Sisters week. Getting so excited to see Dismembered Tennesseans, Dailey & VincentBlue HighwayYonder Mountain String BandBluetastic FangrassLone Mountain Band, Berklee College of Music Fiddlers, Della Mae, Keller & the Keels (Keller Williams,) Steep Canyon Rangers and The Travelin' McCourys this weekend. Ross's Landing.


Both on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. Great for all levels. Sweat, dance, have fun...what a deal. Just show up. Call 697-1284 for more information. 


$30 a child. Ages 6-12 at Carver Community Center. From 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Oct 8-12. Tons of activities...and food. Call 697-1280 for more information. 


Tellico Hatchery Announces Winter Hours

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announced winter hours for the Tellico Hatchery in Tellico Plains. Holidays along with hours of daylight and alterations in operations are the primary reasons for changes. Fish eat less during colder months. This reason, along with a reduction of seasonal responsibilities such as mowing grass and hatchery upkeep, means fewer people on staff. ... (click for more)

Wildlife Officer Pete Geesling Honored In Veterans Day Observance Ceremony

Brandon “Pete” Geesling, a wildlife officer for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency in Warren County, was one of five veteran state employees recognized during a Veterans Day observance event held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza.     Previously, Mr. Geesling served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a combat engineer which included a deployment ... (click for more)

Darrel Jones, 43, Shot And Killed On Central Avenue; Benson Critical In Another Of New Wave of Chattanooga Shootings

Darrel Jones, 43, was shot and killed on Central Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Then, early Friday morning, 34-year-old Desmond Benson was shot, leaving him in critical condition. as a wave of new Chattanooga shootings continued over the Thanksgiving holidays.  Chattanooga Police responded to the 3600 block of Central Avenue around 3 p.m. on a report of a ... (click for more)

Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire

A home was damaged by fire early Thursday morning.  The Chattanooga Fire Department received a fire call at  3:48  a.m.  and responded to 1825 Dixon Street with four fire companies. The family inside the home was awakened by a passerby knocking at the door. All of them quickly made their way outside the home to safety.  Once firefighters ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Cometh ‘The Black Dog’

I am one of 350 million people in the world who suffers from clinical depression. The doctors trace it back to my first decade of the 21 st century when constant surgeries and infections knocked me loopy but the more I have found, I believe I am more like Sir Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and pro football star Terry Bradshaw – I think I have had it all my life. Today it ... (click for more)