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.  


W Road Closed Tuesday

The Hamilton County Highway Department announced the W Road will be closed Tuesday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for general  maintenance and clean up.   (click for more)

Dalton Police Department Celebrates Brad Jones’ Retirement

The Dalton Police Department said goodbye to one of its own Friday as longtime employee Brad Jones celebrated his retirement from the agency. Mr. Jones served the department as a civilian employee. He joined the DPD in 1988 as a dispatcher.  Mr. Jones served as a dispatcher until 1994 when he moved into the property and evidence room as a P&E custodian.  He retired ... (click for more)

Additions And Improvements At Camp Jordan Arena Coming Soon

Additions and improvements are coming to Camp Jordan Arena in the near future. At the Thursday night meeting of the East Ridge city council, approval was given for buying new playground equipment. It will come from Gametime, a locally-based company. The VP of Marketing lives in East Ridge and made a proposal to set up the playground at Camp Jordan so his company could use it for ... (click for more)

Teenager Killed In ATV Accident Thursday Night

Damon Lee Jones, 15, was killed Thursday night in an ATV accident in Walker County. It was reported he was riding with a 17-year old, when they tried to enter a church parking lot, but ran into a cable barrier. The accident happened on Dunwoody Road in LaFayette. The other rider, identified as Timothy J. Wallin, was not injured.   (click for more)

Tom Dugan Was A Good Man

Tom was my boss for most of my 36 years at Carta.  At the ceremony where I was awarded my 30-year service award, Tom said, "Don disagrees with 85% of my decisions, but I wish I had 80 more employees just like him." This kind of indicates our relationship. When I asked him to help with my plans for a reunion for the group of Veterans that I served with in Vietnam, he quickly ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Veterinarian’s Horse Sense

I suspect you’ve heard by now that a doctor in New York City, who volunteers with “Doctors Without Borders,” just got back from the African nation of Guinea on October 17 – last Friday – and on Thursday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus. Luckily, he came in actual contact with only a few people but he reportedly rode a subway, took a taxi, went on a three-mile run and ... (click for more)