Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Weekly Top 10

Monday, January 28, 2013

Here is the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Weekly Top 10:

#1  Chattanooga Park Steward Clean Up Day at St. Elmo Park Saturday 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. From 10 a.m.-noon. This is a family event and participants don't have to be a part of the Park Steward program. 

#2 Free Therapeutic Art Classes
Hixson Community Center's Art Program.  Art workshops offered to help participants cope with stress and learn ways to express themselves through various forms of art.  Now through Feb. 28.  Mondays: 12-2 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.  Hixson Community Center, 5400 School Dr.  For all ages of individuals with learning difficulties, cognitive/intellectual disabilities, eating disorders, cancer, PTSD, etc.  490-9289 to RSVP for class.

#3 Avondale Seniors on the Move
Free for men and women, every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. This class offers group activities, outings, arts and crafts, fitness and fellowship. 697-1277. 

#4 Seniors Keep Moving, South Chattanooga Community Center
Free for men and women.  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Games, dancing, fitness and pot-luck lunches. For more information contact staff at 425-3550.

#5 Teens, You Do Have A Voice - Time to Speak Up
Prevention and Youth Development Services, housed next to South Chattanooga Community Center, will offer free multi-media access, giving an opportunity to express yourself. All working towards a radio show. Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. For more information, contact PYD Staff at 643-6800. 

#6 New Aerobics Classes Starting at South Chattanooga - Free 
Participants can enjoy high impact aerobics, Latin dance, line dancing and more. One way not to get bored in fitness class is to mix it up. 643-6800. Fridays at 6:30-7:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

#7 Free Wifi at All 17 Community Centers 
Access free wifi from all 17 community centers. It is fast.

#8 Free Teen Cooking Classes at Tyner Community Center 
The Monigue Teen Girls Cooking Class. Starts Fridaiy at 5 p.m. and again on Feb. 21.  For more information call 855-2664. 

#9 Outdoor Chattanooga's Bike2Work Breakfast Friday  
Monthly Bike2Work Breakfast at the Waterhouse Pavilion in downtown Chattanooga's Miller Plaza on Friday from 7:8:30 a.m. Brave winter cycle commuters and those who are hibernating are invited to partake of fresh Velo Coffee, Whole Foods breakfast and get a chance for some free maintenance from River City Bicycles. To learn more, email Outdoor Chattanooga or call 643-6888. 

#10 Free R&B and Hip Hop Concert Feb. 9 at Hamilton Skate Place - New Location
Featuring Stars of Chattanooga. 7-9 p.m. in this red carpet style concert. Hear the sweet 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. Come out and support them and skate too! $9.50 admission to skate, free CD, concert, autographs and pictures. 


Free Downtown Meter Parking On Labor Day

The Chattanooga Parking Authority has announced downtown parking meters will not be enforced (and therefore need not be paid) on Monday in honor of the holiday. Paid parking for all street meters will also be suspended for these remaining holidays in 2014: Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 27) Day following Thanksgiving Day (Friday, Nov. 28) Christmas Day (Thursday, ... (click for more)

Autumn Patton Completes Navy Basic Training

Navy Seaman Recruit Autumn Patton, daughter of  Teresea and stepdaughter of Ivan T. Patton of  Chattanooga, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Il. During the eight-week program, Ms. Patton completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water ... (click for more)

City, County Pull The Plug On Downtown Shooting Range

City and county officials have decided to keep the police firing range at Moccasin Bend rather than building an expensive new indoor facility at the former Farmers Market property. County Mayor Jim Coppinger said Sheriff Jim Hammond and new Police Chief Fred Fletcher met recently and decided to "pull the plug" on the project. He said officers felt that the Moccasin Bend range ... (click for more)

Reception Honors County's 2nd-Longest Serving Employee

General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck, at a County Courthouse reception, asked anyone who was working at the courthouse in 1966 to raise their hand. Only Circuit Court Clerk Paula Thompson was able to do so. Judge Shattuck said he believes only Edna Camp of the Criminal Court clerk's office, has been at the courthouse longer. Ms. Thompson did not seek re-election, ... (click for more)

Vote No On Health Insurance Changes Affecting County Teachers

Our Hamilton County School Board will vote on insurance changes effecting both active employees and retirees, who are not on Medicare at this time.  HCEA strongly objects to changes being made at this time and urges a “No” vote.  Insurance had been frozen three years by negotiations.  Since the Educators Professional Negotiations Act was nullified by the 2011 Legislature, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)