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.


USDA Seeks Help In Testing Wildlife For Rabies

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services is asking for the public’s help as it works to determine the frequency of rabies in southeastern Tennessee raccoons.  Anyone who encounters a raccoon that is sick-acting or behaving unusually is asked to report the animal. No raccoons in Tennessee have tested positive for the raccoon variant, or variety, of rabies ... (click for more)

Tennessee State Parks Celebrate National Public Lands Day

In recognition of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, along with Friends Groups, invite the public to take part in hikes and volunteer activities across the state on   Saturday, Sept. 27 . This year’s theme is “Helping Hands for America’s Lands.” Each of the 55 Tennessee State Parks will have scheduled hikes and volunteer opportunities. For each park’s ... (click for more)

EPB Says "Close To A Wash" On City Street Light Billing

EPB President Harold DePriest denied Wednesday that EPB owes the city over $1 million on street light billing. He stated,  “EPB has never said that we owe the city $1.2 million. When all the facts are taken into account, the financial difference is close to a wash.” Mr. DePriest said, "I regret that this complicated issue has been oversimplified in some reports. As we’ve ... (click for more)

New Red Bank Zoning Ordinance Is Ready For Review

The new Red Bank zoning ordinance is ready for review, City Manager Randall Smith said Tuesday night. It can be seen on www.redbanktn.gov and the link to zoning regulations. The new ordinance will replace one that was created 30 years ago.    The plan will encompass both residential and commercial development and is intended to direct ... (click for more)

Why So Much For A Rail Study? - And Response

From the things that make you go hmm department. Ok, so the feds are giving us $400k and the city is kicking in another $300k for a total of $700k to do a study on having in town rail service. Why so much for a study? Don't get me wrong, I'm totally down with Chattanooga having some passenger trains running around. I get that. It's awesome. We've needed it for a long time. I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Aunt Martha

During my first year at Ole Miss, I was so distracted by the stunning coeds on campus that I paid too much attention to the wrong kind of figures. I ended up flubbing a math class, which at the time was most serious and potentially deadly for an American boy. It meant I didn't have enough credit hours to avoid the draft and in almost no time I got a red, gut-retching postcard that ... (click for more)