Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Weekly Top 10

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Here is the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Weekly Top 10:

#1 Chattanooga's Newest Park Opens Thursday - The Main Terrain

Opening party on Thursday 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. 

#2 Learn About Geocaching Free

Did you know that you can use your smart phone to find treasure? Free Android and iPhone apps allow anyone to enjoy geocaching without having to buy special equipment. Join Outdoor Chattanooga as we teach families the fun, low cost game. The free session will begin at 10, with a presentation, followed by a "hunt" from 11-12. Its a free class, but bring a GPS or your Smart Phone. We will have a very limited amount extras. Call 643-6888 for more information.

#3 Free Crossfit Teen Exercise Program at North Chattanooga Community Center  

Teens are encouraged to stop by North Chatt Community Center, at 406 May St. every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Free. Call 757-5447 for more information. No registration needed.

#4 Free Money Matters Financial Class for Teens at South Chattanooga   

Starting Tuesday at 6 p.m., South Chatt Community Center and the Boys and Girls Club will teach teens financial responsibility and financial independence. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Call 425-3550 for more information. South Chatt is located at 1150 W 40th St. 

#5 Dance Dance Dance Ages 3-16 at Hixson Community Center - Free 

Baby Ballet/Tap: Tuesdays 5:30 p.m.

Youth Hip Hop: Tuesdays 6:15 p.m.

Adult Hip Hop: Tuesdays 7 p.m.

Youth/Teen Tap: Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.

Ballet Lyrical 10-16: Wednesday 6:15 p.m.

Teen Hip Hop: Wednesdays 7 p.m.

Boys Only Hip Hop 6-16: Thursdays 6:15 p.m. 

#6 Free Comic Drawing Classes at South Chattanooga Start Friday 

This class will teach youth and teens the basics of drawing cartoon characters, facial features and self portraits. Call 425-3550 for more information.

#7 Free Lifeguard Training Classes at Brainerd Complex 

Learn the basics of being a lifeguard and prepare for the lifeguard certification classes. We will teach the skill needed to get teens and adults ready to ace the swim test and more.  Free sessions Tuesdays 5-6 p.m. and Saturdays 12-1 p.m. Call 697-1385 for more information.  Scholarships available for certification course - ask how. 

#8 Mary Kay Comsetics Program at Tyner Community Center for Teens 

Join Tyner staff this Wednesday for a few lessons in makeup, and the proper ways of presenting ones self. The class is free and starts at 4:30 p.m.

#9 Chattanooga Park Steward Clean Up Day.  St. Elmo Park, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m.  

Park stewards and volunteers will help spread mulch, stain and provide a little TLC at one of the most popular parks in the Southside.  St. Elmo Park, right off St. Elmo Ave.  10 a.m.-noon. This is a family event and you don not have to be a part of the Park Steward Program!.

#10 Free R&B and Hip Hop Concert Feb. 9 at Mocha 

New location, 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.  


Pending Road/Lane Closures

There will be a lane shift at 1305 Dodson Ave. for installation of sidewalk ramps beginning Monday.   This project is scheduled to be completed on Friday.   Hours of operation each day are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.   Traffic will be shifted and lanes narrowed to allow for the work to be done; motorists are advised to use caution when approaching and negotiating the work zone. ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Bookseller Billy S. Arant, Jr. To Be Featured At Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

Billy S. Arant, Jr., owner of Billy S. Arant, Jr. Bookseller in Chattanooga, will be among booksellers from all over the United States participating the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair on  March 13-15, at The Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg.  As part of the book fair’s theme of Modern Literature: the truth and beauty of fiction, Mr. Arant will feature a signed ... (click for more)

Appeals Court Rules Against WWTA In Lawsuit Brought By Apartment Complex Over $8 Monthly Charges To Units

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of an apartment complex that sued the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Authority (WWTA) over an $8 monthly charge per apartment unit for preparing private service laterals. The court overturned a granting of summary judgment in favor of WWTA by former Judge Jackie Bolton. The appeals court said American Heritage Apartments, ... (click for more)

Barrel Feared To Contain Hazardous Materials Safely Removed From Waterway At Short Tail Springs Road

A couple walking their dog on Sunday in the Highway 58 area called 911 reporting a strange barrel leaking a blue substance in the waterway. The barrel was later safely removed. The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded around 2:30 p.m. to 7900 Short Tail Springs Road. Fire officials found a 55-gallon barrel in the waterway, but there were no visible signs of a blue ... (click for more)

It's Time To Insure Tennessee - And Response

Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Boots, Idiots & Guns

As the month of February was born this morning, allow me to hurriedly share three leftovers that were still in last month’s basket: * * * A first-grade teacher had endured a long day and was helping her students bundle up for the trip home when one of the little boys asked for help getting on his boots. Soon she could see why. Even with her pulling, and him pushing, the ... (click for more)