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.

Fire Started By Wall Heater Prompts Safety Warning From Fire Marshal

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a house fire at 2820 4th Ave. shortly before 4 p.m. on Thursday. Captain Brandon Schroyer with Engine 9 said heavy smoke was showing when the first firefighters arrived on the scene. The firefighters made entry into the house and located the fire in a back bedroom. Battalion Chief Ashley May said the firefighters had the fire out within ... (click for more)

CUFI Presents "A Night To Honor Israel"

Christians United for Israel, along with churches in North Georgia and the Greater Chattanooga area, invites the community to a “Night to Honor Israel” on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold.   "The purpose of this event is to show solidarity between Jewish people and Christians in their support of Israel," officials said. The ... (click for more)

Domestic Assault Charge Dismissed Against Bobby Stone In Case Involving Mayor's Top Advisor; Stone Says Berke Had Inappropriate Relationship With His Wife; Says Berke And Fletcher Conspired To Arrest Him

A charge of domestic assault was dismissed Friday morning against Bobby Stone in a case involving a top advisor to Mayor Andy Berke.  Afterward, Mr. Stone told reporters that the mayor had an inappropriate relationship with his wife, Lacie Stone. He also charged that Mayor Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher conspired to arrest him. Mr. Stone is expected to file ... (click for more)

Christopher Padgett Taken Into Custody

A Chattanooga man who went on the lam after cutting off his ankle monitor and failing to show up for the third day of his felony murder trial is back in custody. Christopher Padgett was arrested by Chattanooga Police in the 3200 block of South Street at 12:55 a.m. He had made a $350,000 bond just before the start of his trial in the slaying of taxi driver Nathan ... (click for more)

Literacy Is Critical

Government spending is often portrayed as a freight train "quickly running out of track." And there is some truth to that statement. There is not an endless supply of money to fund every good idea that comes along, and we must acknowledge that problem. Fiscal responsibility is a must.  That is why spending on priority issues like public education is important. You can spend ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Prayer Over Despair

As a strong proponent of early voting, I joined hundreds at the Hamilton County Election Commission headquarters on Amnicola Highway yesterday to exercise what I consider one of our greatest freedoms – “for the people, by the people.” Candidly, I have never been as upset or as disappointed over my choices for President in my life. Locally I am fine with our candidates but to pick ... (click for more)