Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Weekly Top 10

Monday, January 14, 2013

Here is the weekly top ten for Chattanooga Parks and Recreation:

#1  Reminder, Tutoring and Homework Help at all Community Centers
All community centers offer free homework help Monday-Thursday after school. Staff and volunteers will spend time with students and are prepared to answer questions. Sometime the homework help is even a bit on the unique side, showcased in this VIDEO from CP+R TV. 

#2 Sew What Chattanooga
Check out the latest video from CP+R TV. The video features the sewing and quilting programs at Wyatt Community Center. Ladies of all ages are learning the skills for not only themselves, but making quilts to donate to those in need. Recently, we caught a couple of young ladies with their dad making a dress. Classes are held at Wyatt, with more crochet, quilting and sewing classes at Brainerd Complex and Patten Center in Lookout Valley. 

#3 Teaching Youth how to Cook
Both Carver Community Center and North Chattanooga Community Centers feature Kids Kafe, free to area youth, Thursdays at 3 p.m. Many youth come home to empty houses and the instruction along with food provided by the Chattanooga Food Bank, help teach youth a few basics as well as learning healthy eating habits. Check out the VIDEO.


#4 Skills and Drills Class Starts Friday.  Learn Basketball Correctly 
Join Hixson staff starting Friday at 5 p.m. and every other Friday for skills and drills class. We all know the game, but do we know how to play the game correctly? For all ages, free.  Check out the full schedule for Hixson here.

#5 Girls Inc. Teen Awareness Program Wednesday at Tynr
Young Ladies are invited to this ongoing teen program with information provided by Girls Inc. Topics discussed feature information on health relates issues, social interaction and more. This free class starts at 4:30 p.m. and occurs every Wednesday through the end of January. Call Tyner CC at 855-2664 for more information. 

#6 Free Adaptive Kayaking Class for Veterans Starts Wednesday
Starting Wednesday, the same instructional kayaking program will be offered towards veterans with disabilities and their families (also including other veterans who want to be a part of helping to make this happen). 5-6 p.m. at Brainerd. For more information, call Elaine at 697-1345.  Free.

#7 Free Kids Bike Rodeo at Carver Saturday.  Learn to be Safe 
Join the staff from Carver Center and Outdoor Chattanooga Saturday from noon-2 p.m. as they teach basic bike skills.  Bring a bike and helmet and come play. We will do helmet fittings, bike maintenance checks, and learn stopping and starting, signaling, and how to handle yourself around cars. Call 643-6888 for more information or click here.

#8 Basketball Sign Ups for Boys and Girls Ages 14-18  Free
Now signing up teenage girls and boys for the upcoming basketball season. Season starts in a couple of weeks. Travel to games provided. Call Richard West at 643-6055 for more information.

#9 Chattanooga's Newest Park Opens Jan. 24 - The Main Terrain
Join us for the Party on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10:30 a.m. Meet the artist and check out the fitness component that makes the Main Terrain the most UNIQUE park in Chattanooga. More information on the grand opening here

#10 Free R& B and Hip Hop Concert
Feb. 9 at Hamilton Place Mall featuring stars of Chattanooga. 2-5 p.m. in this Red Carpet Style Concert. Hear the voices of Roddie, and lyrics of T-Rollin, Swaggbotz and more. All songs written and produced by youth in the Prevention and Youth Development program. Free and positive.  Check out the first single by Roddie here.


Brooker Road In Whitfield County To Be Closed Aug. 3-Sept. 28

Brooker Drive in Whitfield County will be closed for new road construction from Aug. 3-Sept. 28, according to Whitfield County officials.  The road will be closed to through traffic between Raisin Woods and Underwood Road.  Detour from the east side: North along Underwood Road, then west along Dawnville Road, then south on Brooker Drive.  Detour from west ... (click for more)

Gretchen Archer Signs New Novel Double Mint At Barnes And Noble Saturday

Local Chattanooga area author Gretchen Archer will be signing her new novel, Double Mint: A Davis Way Crime Caper, at the Hamilton Place Barnes & Noble on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Ms. Archer, a Tennessee housewife who started writing after her kids grew up and moved out of the house, is the USA Today bestselling author of three other books in the Davis Way Crime Caper universe: ... (click for more)

County Taking First Step Toward Replacing County Jail Downtown With Workhouse Addition At Silverdale

County officials are taking the first step toward replacing the long-criticized county jail downtown with an addition at the workhouse at Silverdale. The County Commission is set to approve next Wednesday a $150,000 contract for the PFM government financial consulting firm to begin working out the details. County Mayor Jim Coppinger said he believes the move will save the ... (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: Could Obama Win Again?

When President Barack Obama spoke to the African Union yesterday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, he made a pretty brash statement: “I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” he told the African leaders. “I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t.” While everyone is entitled to their opinion, I don’t think that’s true. Obviously, term limits keep Obama from running, but as I sit ... (click for more)