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.  


Memorial Service For Korean War Veteran Lelian E. (Lee) Reece Set For July 20

There will be a memorial service for Lelian E. (Lee) Reece, formerly of Harrison, Tn., at the National Cemetery on Monday, July 20 at 2 p.m. Any veterans are welcome, as are friends and family. (click for more)

HCSO Safe Journey Conducts Child Safety Seat Check Today

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Safe Journey personnel will be conducting a child safety seat check at the Chuck E. Cheese, 22 Northgate Park in Hixson, Tuesday from 2-4 p.m.   During this time, families may stop by the parking lot and Safe Journey personnel will help install, review, and/or check to ensure their child safety restraints are properly installed.   ... (click for more)

City Council Members Call For Definition Of Gender Expression; Public Comments

A potential non-discrimination ordinance for same-sex city employees continued as a point of contention in a city council meeting on Tuesday as some called for further definitions about “gender expression and identity,” and posed questions about how the ordinance may limit the freedom of religious residents or affect individual privacy in public restrooms. The ordinance ... (click for more)

Prosecutors Take New Charge Against Doggart To Knoxville Grand Jury

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday obtained an indictment from a federal Grand Jury in Knoxville on a new charge against a Signal Mountain man charged with making threats against a Muslim settlement in New York. The case will remain in Chattanooga, however. RoVanita Gupta, the head of the Civil Rights Division, and Bill Killian, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District ... (click for more)

Why Chattanooga Should Stop Granting Apartment Complex PILOTs - And Response

A new report indicates why Chattanooga and Hamilton County officials do not need to extend PILOTs to apartment complex developers. Demand is high, therefore developers will continue to build to meet the demand without PILOTs. What is truly needed in the Chattanooga metroplex is low-income affordable housing. “Homeownership Drops to Lowest Level in Decades” ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Twenty-One, The Wolf

Carl Safina, who is a modern-day genius when it comes to animals and nature, entered my world earlier this week when I read a story he had written about a wolf. Twenty-one, as the wolf was known by his tag number in Yellowstone National Park, was surely the greatest wolf that ever lived. He was legendary in that he never lost a fight when other wolves would challenge his territory ... (click for more)