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.


Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park To Host Historical Moccasin Bend Hike

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a 90-minute historical hike to the Union defenses along Stringer’s Ridge at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District on Saturday, March 14 at 2 pm. Participants should  take the Manufacturer’s Road exit off Highway 27 and drive west, following the “Special Event” signs to the South ... (click for more)

New Animals At The Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo announced the birth of two fennec fox kits at the Zoo’s Wild at Heart event on Friday, Feb, 13. Event guests were the first to hear the great news and catch a glimpse of the newest additions to the Zoo. Zoo residents, Barkley and Sophie, are proud new parents to two adorable fennec fox kits; one male and one female. The kits were born at the Zoo on Jan. 23, ... (click for more)

Signal Council, Residents Concerned About Unsafe Driving En Route To Schools

The town council of Signal Mountain is dealing with a traffic problem caused by increased traffic to and from Signal Mountain Middle High School and Nolan Elementary. Mayor Dick Gee said, “This is a tough issue that we wouldn’t have to deal with if everyone would drive responsibly.” The main concern is for safety and in November the council agreed to try to fix the problem by ... (click for more)

88-Year-Old Woman In Bradley County Severely Burned After Going Back In Burning House For Pets

Two people were injured in a house fire in Bradley County on Friday.   Shortly before noon, Bradley County EMS responded to a reported house fire on Hancock Road.   Two ambulances and a shift commander responded. Initial reports were that there were two people injured. When EMS crews arrived, Bradley County firefighters were performing resuscitative ... (click for more)

We Ought To Pay Our Own Way

The government is too big. It has never been bigger - by any measure. It spends more money than any other single actor in our society. From Blue Rhinos to providing telecommunications services, our government knows no bounds. We’ve gone from a free enterprise system to a public enterprise system.  I'm not an artist. I'm not terribly tech savvy. The part of government that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Secret Train Ride

It was during Christmas of 2003 when Bennett Levin and his wife found themselves talking and worrying about the wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, Md., and at the nearby Bethesda Naval Hospital. Their wish was that they could do something meaningful, something really grand, for the soldiers who had lost limbs, their eyesight, and far worse. As ... (click for more)