Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Weekly Top 10

Monday, November 19, 2012

Here is the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Weekly Top 10:

#1 Thanksgiving Week Schedule for Community Centers
Community Centers will close Thursday for Thanksgiving and remain closed Friday and Saturday.   The Community Centers will reopen Monday, Nov. 27. 

#2 Grateful Gobbler Walk, Thanksgiving Day in Coolidge Park
Grateful Gobbler walk for the homeless. Thanksgiving Day, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.  The "Grateful Gobbler" began in 1998, originally called "Walk the Walk," as part of Homeless Awareness Week.  Thanksgiving Day marks a time to be thankful for the things we have and is also a time to be aware of those who have less.  

#3 Free Zumba at Hixson Community Center.  
Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays, plus more.  Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Hixson Community Center, 5600 School Dr. Can't make Hixson? Zumba also offered at Tyner, Patten and the Chattanooga Fitness Center.  Tyner: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7 p.m. ($3); Patten: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ($4), Fitness Center at Warner Park, Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ($1)

#4  Rentals for Holiday Parties, from Parks to Community Centers, even Gyms
Looking for a location to host a holiday party? Or a reunion or a Thanksgiving dinner with friends? Parks and Recreation has over 20 locations for rent from Coolidge Park to Community Centers, many with full kitchens.  Call 311 and ask about locations or visit chattanooga.gov 

#5 Free Youth Basketball Signups - Time is Running Out  
Boys, Girls, Co-ed, ages 5-18.  Stop by a local community center or call Richard West at 643-6055.   

#6  Kickboxing Class at Chattanooga Fitness 
Every Monday at 9 a.m.  $1 a day for any class.   

#7 Calling All Hula Hoopers, Hoop it Up at Main X24  
Grab a hula hoop and meet up at the corner of Main and Broad Street, noon on Dec. 1.  Right after the parade. Parks and Rec and Public art will lead this huge event and celebration of much more. Think adult playground. 

#8 South Chickamauga Greenway Clean UP Day Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. 
Join fellow park steward volunteers clean along the trails of the South Chickamauga greenway. Volunteers will pick up litter, remove graffiti and more.  Meet at Sterchi Farm Trailhead at 2900 Harrison Pike. 

#9  Dance Troop - East Lake Community Center - Free for Girls 2nd-12th Grade
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.

#10 Computer Safety Class Tuesday 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.


Appalachian Trail Produces Deer Poacher And Lost Dog

TWRA wildlife officers working along the Appalachian Trail in the Cherokee National Forest near Butler charged a hunter with violations related to illegal deer hunting, then rescued a lost family pet in the same area.  Carter County Wildlife Officer Dennis Ward has documented illegal ATV tracks on Iron Mountain for several years, and while scouting out the area this year, ... (click for more)

Low Water Levels Increase Boating Hazard

With the statewide duck season set to open, winter angling opportunities and those recreational boaters withstanding colder temperatures to continue enjoying their sport, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reminds boaters of  increased hazards in areas with low water levels. Above average temperatures and below average rainfall throughout the year has affected water ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Council Looking Into Taking Over Schools

A new group of Signal Mountain Town Council members is looking into taking over county schools within the town boundaries.   Two newly elected board members, Amy Speek and Dan Landrum, joined the council Friday afternoon at the first work session after the election. The election of mayor and vice mayor for the next two years came first on the agenda. Dick Gee, mayor ... (click for more)

Curtis Coleman Sentenced To 144 Months For Dealing Heroin

Curtis Allen Coleman, 41, of Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced to serve 144 months in prison by Federal Judge Travis R. McDonough for heroin distribution in Chattanooga. Coleman pleaded guilty in August to a federal indictment charging him with, among other things, conspiracy to distribute heroin.  According to information on file with the United States District ... (click for more)

Tennessee River Gorge Trust Trail Warriors Make You Want To Take A Hike

Trail warriors of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust make you want to take a hike.  The Tennessee River Gorge Trust staff and volunteers make a huge difference in the Chattanooga community and have been making the outdoor areas around the River Gorge clean and protected for more than 30 years.  They deserve to be recognized and praised for all of the hard work they have ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why Our Schools Stink

Cheryl Roddy has spent her lifetime, for the biggest part, as a teacher for the Hamilton County Department of Education and, more specifically, at East Ridge High School. She has loved teaching there for nearly 40 years and is hardly “average;” she has her master's degree in education, was twice East Ridge’s teacher of the year, was the first teacher at East Ridge to reach the first ... (click for more)