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. 


Claire Henley: Adventures West (The Honeyspooners)

(Editor's Note: Chattanoogan Claire Henley started an adventure of a lifetime on the remote Pacific Crest Trail in April. Along the way, she had many adventures and found herself a husband named Big Spoon). “They would not find me changed from him they knew—Only more sure of all I thought was true.” -Robert Frost, “Into my Own” Once Big Spoon and I got married, we became ... (click for more)

Battle Of Ringgold Reenactment Will Be Held Oct. 9-11

The Battle of Ringgold Gap Civil War Reenactment will take place Oct. 9, 10 and 11.  The event will close Robin Road between Alabama Highway 151 and Lafayette Street to accommodate the soldiers' camps and parking for the event. Reenactors will begin camping and setting up on Friday, Oct. 9 and open their camps to visitors at 1 p.m.  The reenactment will take place ... (click for more)

Toddler Killed In Car Accident On Boy Scout Road Friday Morning

A toddler was killed in an auto accident Friday morning.  Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident with injuries at the 1000 block of Boy Scout Road at approximately 11 a.m. on Friday. Upon arrival, deputies found a single car accident involving four passengers. Three of the four passengers were transported to a local hospital and the ... (click for more)

Triple Murder Suspect, Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, Captured In New Orleans

Less than a day after being placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list, Daniel Lee Henry was captured Saturday night in New Orleans, La.  Shortly after 8:30 CST, Henry, 38, was taken into custody without incident at a hotel by authorities from the United States Marshals Service Task Force, which includes law enforcement officers from the New ... (click for more)

We Can Do Something About Mass Shootings - And Response (2)

A friend posted his observation this morning that there was paranoia about reasonable gun laws. I know his heart is saying we have to do something about these mass shootings. Then while scanning the morning news shows I watched a pile o’ pundits from Al Sharpton to Donald Trump pontificate on doing “something” about the problem. Personally, I think there are plenty of gun control ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: How We Learned To Play

A couple of years ago I was reading a fascinating story that asserted the “Little Rascals” taught generations of children how to play with each other. When the comedy show about children in a poor neighborhood originated in 1922, there were just silent movies but in 1929, when the “talkies” were introduced, children and adults alike were mesmerized by the wonderful humor that producer ... (click for more)