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.  


Mainstreet Cleveland Announces Bobby Taylor Award Recipient

Main Street Cleveland held its annual Christmas party on Wednesday evening. A new award that acknowledges an individual’s long-term commitment to downtown Cleveland was presented to Allan Jones in memory of George R. "Bobby" Taylor.   Mr. Taylor was founder and CEO of bank of Cleveland and instrumental in founding the Mainstreet Cleveland organization. He was a strong supporter ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:   U.S. 27 (I-124) widening from I-24/U.S. 27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge:  Work on this project continues.  The speed limit on U.S. 27 in the construction zone has been lowered to 45 MPH.  The contractor may have ... (click for more)

County Schools Prepare To Set Priorities For Next Round Of School Building Funding

County school board members are gearing up to set priorities for the next round of new school construction in Hamilton County. Lee McDade, assistant superintendent, said officials may know by the spring how much money will be available to build new schools or add on to existing ones - or do a combination of both. Board member Rhonda Thurman said a proposal to build a new Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Walker County Will No Longer Have Full-Time County Attorney Under Whitfield Tenure; Will Add Full-Time Communications Director

Incoming Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield said under his administration there will no longer be a full-time county attorney. "We will outsource this service on a fee basis," he said. Mr. Whitfield said he has begun interviewing attorneys who might be able to help out the county from time to time. Don Oliver has long been the county attorney for Walker County ... (click for more)

Vehicle Emissions Testing Causes More Pollution Than It Prevents - And Response

While a noble cause to make sure vehicles are operating efficiently with the minimum amount of pollutants, a simple analysis makes it somewhat evident the VET program in Chattanooga causes more pollution that it prevents.  Though I don't know how many vehicles are tested on an annual basis, if you assume an average round trip of 10 miles to the nearest testing station (five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Cost Of No Discipline

At the start of the current school year, state education officials gathered at some “state testing task force” when disciplinary records from across Tennessee happened to be revealed. You probably are unaware of this, as it seems to have been kept on the “down low,” but statewide a full 20 percent of the black males in our public schools were suspended at least once during the 2014-2015 ... (click for more)