Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Weekly Top 10

Monday, November 5, 2012

#1  FREE YOUTH BASKETBALL SIGNUPS Just visit your local Community Center during the next few weeks and sign up! Ages 5-18, boys, girls, co-ed...free.

#2  NORTH CHATTANOOGA CC CAN FOOD DRIVE  North Chattanooga CC will collect non perishable food items through the month of November. These items will be given to selected families in North Chatt! Can you help? Just stop by the center, M-F 11:30am-8pm. 

#3 PARK STEWARD CLEAN UP DAY. THIS SATURDAY, BENHAM-WILLIAMS PARK.  Located in East Brainerd, at 405 Williams Drive. (off E Brainerd Rd)! Neighborhood Park featuring a playground and park pavilions. Park Stewards, we are looking for a quick fix and TLC for this small, but popular park just off East Brainerd Rd. We are looking to help re establish the playground area, help paint the pavilion and bathroom area and help with beautification of the park. With a good team, we will be in and out in no time!  

#4 NEW FALL FITNESS SCHEDULE @ CHATTANOOGA FITNESS CENTER! $1 A DAY. From free weights, to zumba to chair fitness...we have it. Check out the new schedule! Just click the title.

#5 CLIMBING HIGHER-ADAPTIVE CLIMBING PROGRAM.  Interested? 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 will gear up on Monday, November 5 and continue each Monday through December 3. Time: 4:30-5:30pm (younger group) 5:30-6:30pm (older group) Where: Urban Rocks Climbing Gym (1007 Appling Street) 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 (423)697-1345 or adams_e@chattanooga.gov  

 #6 Tennessee River Gorge Kayak Trip to Pot Point Cabin Saturday & Sunday November 10 & 11 Outdoor Chattanooga at Greenway Farm 5051 Gann Store Rd., Hixson, TN Cost: $175 Adults and Kids 12+ We'll paddle through the most beautiful part of the Tennessee River Gorge, then spend a comfy night at the Tennessee River Gorge Trust's Pot Point Cabin. Enjoy special meals, a roaring fire in the fireplace, and the comforts of home of this beautifully restored house.Cost includes all kayaking gear, guides, bunkhouse sleeping  accommodations, showers and bathrooms, meals and transportation!

#7 RENTALS FOR HOLIDAY PARTIES...FROM PARKS TO GYMS  

#8  Sewing and Quilting Drop-In Class @ Wyatt CC! EVERY TUESDAY 10am and 3pm. Beginning and advanced sewists and quilters share the tradition of fabric and thread together. Bring a project to work on or we'll provide one for you. Sewing machines, quilt frames, some materials, and sewing supplies are provided. Call Joyce at 22-4180 for more information. 

#9 ADULT SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK. SUMMIT OF SOFTBALL. Games played Tuesday and Thursday in the evening. Come check it out! Some great pictures already posted. Also, if interested in getting a team for next spring, let us know. Call 643-6055.   

#10 FREE "Express Yourself" Art Program @ HIXSON CC. Come and experience Therapeutic Recreation's newest program! "Express Yourself" is a FREE, inclusive program for individuals with and without disabilities ages 16 and up. Activities will include pottery, paper mache, mosaics, painting and more! When: Every Tuesday beginning-November 27 AND a Special Event on Thursday, November 29 Time: 6:30-7:30pm Where: Hixson Community Center (5400 School Drive) Cost: FREE  Who: Individuals  with and without disabilities, ages 16 and up.   



Booker T. Washington State Park Pool Opens For The Season

The Booker T. Washington State Park pool opens for the season on Saturday. The Olympic-sized pool features a diving board and a children’s wading pool. Admission is $5/person and overnight guests swimming as a group pay half price. Seasonal passes are available for $80 for 40 visits. More information can be found here . Operating hours are as follows: · ... (click for more)

Tennessee American Water And Chambliss Center For Children Kick-Off Summer At Annual Pool Party

Tennessee American Water and Chambliss Center for Children will kick-off the summer season with a pool party next Tuesday, weather permitting, for the children participating in the summer program. Tennessee American Water filled up the more than 35,000-gallon pool at no cost to Chambliss Center for Children. “Clean and reliable water is an essential life resource. We are committed ... (click for more)

Pool Chemical Leak Forces Evacuation Of Sports Barn North

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a reported haz-mat incident at the Sports Barn North on Hamil Road at  6:37  a.m. on Friday. Battalion Chief Carlos Hampton said an employee was working with some pool chemicals when some of the liquid leaked out of a container. The employee said he breathed in some of the vapors from the liquid and became ill. When the manager ... (click for more)

East Ridge Council Studying Restrictions On ATVs; City Forms Housing Re-Development Authority

The East Ridge City Council is studying an ordinance drafted by City Attorney Mark Litchford to address issues involving property in a residential neighborhood around John Ross Road, where an ATV track has been built. At the past two council meetings, people living in close proximity to the two-acre lot complained to the council that noise and dust created by almost non-stop use ... (click for more)

Scrutinizing Defense And Other Public Spending Is Right Thing To Do

I saw in the news today where U.S. senators were investigating and scrutinizing an Army "debacle," which has already spent $6 billion on a communications system developed by a defense contractor (WIN-T) that is virtually ineffective in use.   This is on top of a recent Navy scandal (Fat Leonard Scandal) where several current and former Navy admirals were sentenced to prison ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Suicide Letter

Two weeks ago there were five suicides and a fatal drug overdose in the same Chattanooga community. That absolutely tears me up inside because I am assured almost every day there is a better answer. I make no secret I struggle with depression and it is real. I want others to see if I can get through the valleys to climb the mountain, they can too. I take medicine every day that ... (click for more)