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.  


Free Meter Parking On Independence Day

The Chattanooga Parking Authority has announced downtown parking meters will not be enforced (and need not be paid) on Monday in honor of the Independence Day holiday. Parking in an unlawful area or manner (bus or loading zones, yellow curb, no parking, handicap space, Fort Wood Residential District, etc.) is enforceable 24 hours / seven days a week. Additionally Bus ... (click for more)

Erlanger Accepting Registrations For Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk On July 16

The Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk, presented by Erlanger’s Level One Trauma Center, will take place on Saturday, July 16 beginning at 8 a.m.  The event features a five mile run or walk that begins on Amnicola Highway at the Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center, follows part of the path that EMS took last July 16 down Amnicola Highway, connects to the ... (click for more)

County Commission Gives Up Fight On $900,000 In Discretionary Funds

County Commission members have given up the fight for the annual $900,000 in discretionary funds. Commission Chairman Chester Bankston said there was not enough money available after requests from a number of agencies and departments were cut to balance the budget without a tax increase. Commissioner Sabrena Smedley said the fact that commissioners can no longer allot the ... (click for more)

Bridge Repair Over 12th Street To Cause Temporary Lane Closure On US 27

While investigating a pothole in the bridge on U.S. 27 North over 12 th Street in the construction zone, crews discovered a potential weak spot in the bridge deck that could over time result in more damage to the bridge deck.  For the safety of the traveling public, the outside lane in this area will be closed until the contractor makes necessary repairs, TDOT officials ... (click for more)

A Disturbing Trend At Exit 11 - And Response (2)

So, am I the first to notice a trend?   How many wrecks does exit 11 need before anyone asks "whats up with that?"  I have lost count of the wrecks that continue to happen, even after last year's awful loss of life (which I believe 51 percent of the blame should fall on the THP officer on duty).  The problem with this section of interstate are sight lines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Story You Won’t See

In a puzzling time when the big daily newspapers have veered strongly away from “all the news that is fit to print,” allow me to share a story that you very likely will not see on CNN, ABC News, or in the big media conglomerates that influence the way you think, the way you react and – as a result – easily warp our common senses. This story is very true. Late last Sunday afternoon, ... (click for more)