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 

#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 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

#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. 

Tennessee Aquarium To Open Southeast's Only Independent Freshwater Science Center Oct. 27

The Tennessee Aquarium will open the Southeast’s only independent freshwater science center next Thursday at 10 a.m. This new home for the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute will be the base of operations for their research scientists, and a central location for other freshwater scientists to convene. (click for more)

First Young Sportsman Deer Hunt Is Oct. 29-30

he first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2016-17 season will be held the weekend of Oct. 29-30.  Youth ages 6-16 years of age may participate. Participating youth can use gun, muzzleloader, and archery equipment.  Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 or older who must remain in position to take immediate control of the ... (click for more)

Domestic Assault Charge Dismissed Against Bobby Stone In Case Involving Mayor's Top Advisor; Stone Says Berke Had Inappropriate Relationship With His Wife; Says Berke And Fletcher Conspired To Arrest Him; Lacie Stone Says Charges Completely False

A charge of domestic assault was dismissed Friday morning against Bobby Stone in a case involving a top advisor to Mayor Andy Berke.  Afterward, Mr. Stone told reporters that the mayor had an inappropriate relationship with his wife, Lacie Stone. He also charged that Mayor Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher conspired to arrest him. Mr. Stone is expected to file ... (click for more)

Christopher Padgett Taken Into Custody

A Chattanooga man who went on the lam after cutting off his ankle monitor and failing to show up for the third day of his felony murder trial is back in custody. Christopher Padgett was arrested by Chattanooga Police in the 3200 block of South Street at 12:55 a.m.  He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Hamilton County Jail for booking. ... (click for more)

Bobby Stone, Is It Really A Win?

It brought a smile to my face this morning when I saw where the case was thrown out of court against Mr. Stone and the domestic violence charge.  I have supported his cause from the beginning, but I do feel heartbreak because his personal life had to be tossed out there for all of us to see.   I truly hope and pray things turn around for him and his wife, while I feel ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Kelly Could Win It

I am neither a sleuth nor an odds maker but I’d say there is about a one-in-three chance that Interim Hamilton County Department of Education Superintendent Kirk Kelly could become the permanent superintendent of our public schools next Thursday. I am assured something squirrelly is happening on our newly-seated school board. It has been seven months since the last superintendent ... (click for more)