Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Weekly Top 10

Monday, December 17, 2012

Here is the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation weekly Top Ten:

#1 Christmas at Coolidge Tuesday
The historic carousel will open at 3 p.m., with visits with Santa starting at 5:30 p.m. in the carousel room. Free movie at 7 p.m., How the Grinch Stole Christmas, will be followed by a firework show at 7:30 p.m.  Bring the family and a chair. 

#2 Community Center Holiday Hours During School Break  
All Community Centers will be open from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Brainerd and South Chattanooga Complexes will remain open 9 a.m-8 p.m.  Dec. 21-Jan. 8.  The centers will be closed Dec. 24-25.  Contact local centers for class and program changes during holiday hours. 

#3 Chattanooga Fitness Center Holiday Hours
No classes until Jan. 2.  Weight room/facility remaining open. Holiday hours: Dec. 24: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Closed Christmas Day. New Years Eve: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Closed New Years Day. Chattanooga Fitness Center features free weights, Zumba, Yoga, bikes, kettleball, for $1 a visit.  No contracts. 

#4 Water Fitness Classes, Swim Lessons, Open Swim for January
Winter/Spring Pool Schedule starts Jan. 2. Two indoor pools offer water fitness classes and swim lessons.  For $2 for fitness and $34 for lessons. No classes during holiday hours/school break.  Pools closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1. 

#5 Free Crochet Classes at Brainerd Center, Wednesday at 11 a.m. 
Located at 1010 North Moore Road, 425-3600. Ladies, you are invited to join in the fun, fellowship and skill at crocheting. Or if you are looking to learn, stop by.  Bring a friend, and the best part, the conversations.  Can't make it to Brainerd? We also offer sewing and quilting at Wyatt Community Center in North Chattanooga-Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call 757-2593 for Wyatt.

#6 Public ARt Dedication of Music Man Wednesday at North Shore
The North Shore Public Art Committee, Public Art and Parks and Recreation will hold a dedication at the corner of Frazier and Woodland Ave (Walgreens) at 9:30 a.m. Music Man, by James Simon is the latest addition to Chattanooga's permanent art collection.  

#7 Food/Clothing Collections
Tyner Community Center will collect non-perishable food items through December to donate to the Community Kitchen. Th Hixson CC is hosting a outreach drive to collect coats, gloves, socks, and blankets. For more information on how you can help in any way contact HCC at 490-9289. 

#8 Chattanooga Zoo Holiday Lights  
See the Chattanooga Zoo transformed into a magical wonderland. Visit the animals and watch them open their Christmas presents. Get a picture taken with Santa Claus and enjoy fun holiday games and crafts. General admission rates apply. Members receive half off ticket prices. Dec. 21-22 at 5:30 p.m. http://www.chattzoo.org 

#9 Youth Basketball Schedules Featuring over 70 Teams 
It's a record setting year for youth basketball. Just check out all the games featuring boys, girls and co-ed for ages 5 and up.  

#10 Canoe Trip to Florida 
Join Outdoor Chattanooga for this New Year's excursion to north Florida's premiere blueway, the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail.  Paddle for three days and camp for two nights on the northeast section of the Suwannee, a slow moving black water stream that meanders from the Okeefenokee Swamp to the Gulf of Mexico through some of Florida's most unspoiled wilderness.


Free Admission Day At Sequoyah Birthplace Museum Sunday

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, Tn. will be celebrating Sequoyah Remembrance Day and Sequoyah’s contribution to the Cherokee people by creating a writing system, the Cherokee Syllabary with free admission to the museum from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday.   The 1809 Cherokee Blacksmith shop will be up and running with demonstrations all through the afternoon by Will McAlister. ... (click for more)

Bridge Christian Church To Host Final Movie In The Park At Dark On Aug. 21

Bridge Christian Church, in partnership with the City of Chattanooga, concludes its annual family summer movie series, Movies in the Park at Dark, on Friday, Aug. 21. Hundreds of locals and visitors came out to enjoy the other two movies that were shown in June and July.   Details about the August movie are available at www.bridgechristian.org .   The family-friendly ... (click for more)

Thousands Line Route For Funeral Procession Of Sailor Slain In Chattanooga Shooting; Wife Sings Song At Funeral She Was Singing When They Met

Thousands of people waving flags and signs again lined the streets and highways of Chattanooga for the second of two local funerals for military personnel slain by a gunman on July 16. And at the funeral service for Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Scott Smith, his wife, Angie, sang the song she was singing the first time they met. She said she was singing "You say it best when ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Man Who Declared He Was "An Innocent Man" On Child Pornography Charges Gets Conviction, 24-Year Sentence Overturned

The Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of a Chattanooga man who claimed at his trial and sentencing that he was wrongfully convicted by a jury of possession and distribution of child pornography. James Paul Lowe had been sentenced in May to serve 24 years in federal prison. After the sentencing, he had bid his family goodbye and told them to ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Strong

The hearts, minds and prayers of Tennesseans, and of the entire nation, have been turned toward Chattanooga this month.  We are sickened and saddened by the senseless tragedy, and we grieve for the families of the five service members who were killed, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan, Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire “Skip” K. Wells, Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Chanie's Puzzling Poem

Ronnie Joice was in a bar in north London when he spied a poem tacked to the wall. The more he studied it, the more it revealed and, suddenly, he was floored. I don’t need to tell you it has gone viral, cheering people up particularly in England, but it is fun to know it was written by an 11 th -grader at an all-girls school in New York. Chanie Gorkin first posted it on her page ... (click for more)