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. 


Bradley County To Host Community Devotion On Feb. 18

Sheriff Eric Watson announced that the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office will host a Community Devotion on Thursday, Feb. 18.  Rev. Jeff Lovingood will bring an uplifting message that will last between 20 and 30 minutes.  The Community Devotion begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Community Room adjacent to the BCSO lobby.  Sheriff Watson invites one and all to attend ... (click for more)

East Brainerd Community Meeting To Be Held Feb. 18

The public is invited to join Commissioner Sabrena Smedley and Councilman Larry Grohn for a community meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at Morris Hill Baptist Church, 1804 Morris Hill Road.  "We will provide updates on issues affecting our community. We will be joined by three of our state representatives. They will be providing updates as well. I Look forward to ... (click for more)

Firefighters Stop Fire At Local IHOP Restaurant

Chattanooga firefighters did not have far to go when fire broke out at the IHOP on Highway 153 in Hixson around  9 a.m.  on Friday. Battalion Chief Don Bowman and firefighters with Quint 16 had just enjoyed a nice breakfast there while having a morning staff meeting. When the firefighters returned to their fire truck and were getting ready to drive off, one of the firefighters ... (click for more)

Several Central City Schools Overcrowded, School Board Is Told

All the county school overcrowding is not out in the fast-growing East Brainerd and Ooltewah sections, school board members were told Thursday. Several central city schools are far above capacity. East Lake Elementary - with 655 students and a capacity of 493 students - is at 133 percent occupancy. Calvin Donaldson, Orchard Knob Elementary and East Side Elementary also are ... (click for more)

Innocent Until Proven Guilty, Even Athletes

From reading Randy Smith's column on the lawsuit against UT it is pretty evident that he never took a legal course in his life. I was under the impression that in this country one was innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. It appears this no longer applies to athletes(particularly black athletes) in the U.S. in 2016. I have always said that if I am picked for jury duty ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Chatt2.org’ Needs You Now

A diverse yet powerful panel of community leaders in Nashville delivered a letter to the Metro Nashville Board of Education last week. It was signed by some top men and women who represent a wide-ranking cross section of Tennessee’s largest city and includes education, business, religious and diversity superstars. You need to understand the urgency behind the letter. Davidson County ... (click for more)