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. 


5th International Human-Bear Conflicts Workshop To Be Held Sunday

Beginning this Sunday, bear experts from all over the world will be meeting for the 5th International Human-Bear Conflicts Workshop at the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg.  Bear specialists from Asia, the Middle East and South America will join their colleagues from the U.S. and Canada to discuss strategies on dealing with human-bear conflicts.    Beginning in ... (click for more)

TWRA Requests Public Input For 2019 Fishing Regulations

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is asking for comments for its 2019 fishing regulations. "This is an opportunity for the public to share ideas and concerns about fishing regulations with TWRA staff," officials said. The comment period concerning fishing regulations will be open until April 22. Public comments will be considered by fisheries managers and may be ... (click for more)

Sheriff Hammond Says $4 Million Needed To Put SROs In All Hamilton County Schools

Sheriff Jim Hammond on Thursday night told members of the County School Board that $4 million is needed to provide School Resource Officers for all of the 79 schools. He said currently there are 31 SROs in 29 schools, leaving 50 uncovered. School Board member Rhonda Thurman said she believes the community could come together to provide the necessary funding. "It's something ... (click for more)

Judge Philyaw Denies He Did Not Reappoint Magistrate Because She Was Gay

Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw told a federal jury on Thursday that the fact Elizabeth Gentzler is openly gay had no part in his decision not to reappoint her as a magistrate. "Absolutely not. I have a lot of gay friends, family and acquaintances," he said. However, a court officer at Juvenile Court sided with Ms. Gentzler. Jimmie Cannon said, "Ninety-nine percent ... (click for more)

Tax All County Property Owners Once For School Safety

Our School Board, Sheriff Hammond, school administrators and the community are thoughtfully considering how to maintain safety in classrooms. Currently, discussions indicate more funding will be needed to ensure school safety. If schools are not safe and more money will change that, by all means let’s move to fix the problem.   There are many caring and knowledgeable ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘In God We Trust …And Protecting Our School Children

On a day that the Tennessee Legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill that would prominently display the words “In God We Trust” in every school building in the state, the Hamilton County School Board gave my boy Bad Little Johnny cause to get a magic market and scribble underneath, “but ‘Everybody Else Is Gonna’ Need A Pistol!’” Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond, who was ... (click for more)