Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Weekly Top 10

Monday, November 12, 2012

Here is the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation weekly Top 10:

#1  Free Youth Basketball Signups
Visit a local Community Center during the next few weeks and sign up. Ages 5-18, boys, girls, co-ed, free.

#2  North Chattanooga and Tyner Community Center Can Food Drive 
North Chattanooga and Tyner Community Center will collect non perishable food items through the month of November. These items will be given to selected families in North Chattanooga and the Community Kitchen. Stop by the centers, Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

#3  Rentals for Holiday Parties, from Parks to Community Centers, even Gyms 
Parks and Recreation has over 20 locations for rent from Coolidge Park to community centers, many with full kitchens.  Call 311 and ask about the location near you or visit chattanooga.gov 

#4  New Fall/Winter Fitness Schedule at Chattanooga Fitness Center - $1 a Day
From free weights, to zumba to chair fitness...we have it. Check out the new schedule.  

#5  Free Exercise Classes Everywhere You Look
Currently have free aerobics classes at Avondale, East Chattanooga, Glenwood, Brainerd, Carver, Hixson, North Chattanooga, and Shepherd with Zumba (small fee) at Tyner, Patten and the Fitness Center. Stop by a local center. Most classes are held in the evening with senior classes held during the day and range from light aerobics to line dancing. Call 643-6096.  

#6  Chillin' Like Villains Karaoke Night Thursday, Nov. 15
6-8 p.m. at Walker Pavilion in Coolidge Park. $5 per person.  There will be pizza. Contact Jessie at steele_je@chattanooga.gov or 643-5716.  Chillin like villains is a social group for individuals of all abilities.

#7 Climbing Higher Adaptive Climbing Program 
Sign up now to reserve a spot, as space is limited for this free program. In order to guarantee a spot, we must have your paperwork. This is an indoor adaptive climbing program for individuals with a variety of cognitive/intellectual and physical disabilities ages 6 and up.  The program began on Monday, Nov. 5, and continue each Monday through Dec. 3.  4:30-5:30 p.m. (younger group), 5:30-6:30 p.m. (older group) at Urban Rocks Climbing Gym, 1007 Appling St.  All equipment and instruction is provided.  A special thanks to Rock/Creek and Urban Rocks for taking this program to new heights. To register or for more information, contact Elaine at 697-1345 or adams_e@chattanooga.gov

#8  Dance Troop at East Lake Community Center.  Free for girls in 2nd-12th Grades. 
Sign up now through the end of November. Young ladies will learn the latest dances, why exploring the unique opportunity in personal growth, leadership and involvement. Dance troop will show growth in athleticism, performance, self discipline, sportsmanship and more. Call 867-4498 for more information. 

 #9 Adult Softball Championship Pictures 
Thanks to the over 80 teams that played this year, and the nearly 40 just this fall alone. Sign ups for spring begin early in 2013. Pictures are online. 

#10 Computer Safety Class Nov. 20 at Carver Community Center 
Join the Carver CC Staff from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for an informative discussion, geared towards middle and high school students, about safety with going online. 


Ivy Academy Hosts Save Georgia’s Hemlocks For Free Hemlock Help Clinic

Ivy Academy will host Save Georgia’s Hemlocks’ Donna Shearer for a free Hemlock Help Clinic on Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in the community is welcome to attend. You will gain information about the invasive insect that’s killing our hemlocks, what can be done to save these valuable trees, and why it’s urgent to take action now.  You’ll learn how ... (click for more)

TDEC Announces Lifting Of Little Pigeon River Water Contact Advisory

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announces the lifting of a water contact advisory of the Little Pigeon River, downstream of Sevierville in Sevier County. Water contact advisories have also been lifted for several small tributaries to the West Prong of the Little Pigeon, including Gnatty Branch, Baskins Creek, King Branch, Roaring ... (click for more)

Berke Names Fred Fletcher, Of Austin, Tex., New Chattanooga Police Chief

Mayor Andy Berke announced on Thursday, Fred Fletcher of Austin, Tex., as his pick for Chattanooga Chief of Police. With 20 years of experience in law enforcement, Mr. Fletcher has served in an executive, command, or supervisory role for 12 years.  As commander in Region III of the Austin Police Department, Mr. Fletcher spearheaded community initiatives including a drug market ... (click for more)

Child, 23 Months, Found Dead In Crib With Fentanyl Patch On Back; Death Ruled Homicide

A 23-month-old Chattanooga boy has been found dead in his crib with a Fentanyl patch on his back. The death of Demarcus Bryant at 7655 Borris Dr. last month was ruled a homicide. An autopsy report says he died from "Fentanyl patch placed by someone else." Chattanooga Police are investigating. No one has yet been charged. The child was found face down in his crib. ... (click for more)

Use The Current Rail System Already In Place - And Response (2)

Why spend $20 million or more on an unproven system to run from the Southside of Chattanooga when we already have the beginnings of a system?  The question apparently has surfaced of why the Choo Choo City doesn't have a rail line. We do have a rail line with the Tennessee Valley RR Museum and their hardware. And they already make runs from the Southside to close to Enterprise ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UAW Voices In Detroit

Today we are going to eavesdrop on somewhat of an open conversation that was held far to the north after the United Auto Workers surprisingly dropped a legal challenge with the National Labor Relations Board in Chattanooga the first thing on Monday morning. The NLRB judge certified the VW workers’ February vote to turn away the UAW at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen manufacturing plant ... (click for more)