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. 

Lane Closures Announced For Georgia Avenue

Talley Construction resumed EPB vault work at 818 Georgia Ave. on Tuesday. All work will take place in the southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue and traffic will be detoured west on E. 7th Street and east on McCallie Avenue and E. 8th Street, as was done in phase one of the project. The project is scheduled for six weeks. In order to view a map of all closures, visit:  ... (click for more)

UDC Jefferson Davis Chapter Hosts 120th Tennessee Division Convention At Read House

The Historic Read House was the site of the 120th Tennessee Division United Daughters of the Confederacy 2016 Convention.  The convention was sponsored by the Jefferson Davis Chapter 900 of Cleveland.   The chapter tried unsuccessfully to locate a place to hold the Convention in Cleveland, but could not find a place with enough space to hold such a convention. ... (click for more)

In Surprise Vote, Chattanooga City Council Turns Down Short Term Vacation Rentals

In a surprise vote, the City Council on Tuesday night turned down allowing a process to legalize short term vacation rentals in Chattanooga. Only Chip Henderson and Jerry Mitchell voted in favor. Opposed were Carol Berz, Yusuf Hakeem, Larry Grohn, Moses Freeman, Ken Smith and Russell Gilbert. Chris Anderson was absent. Afterward, Councilman Smith said, in light of the vote, ... (click for more)

Cold Case Unit Makes Arrest In Murders Of Brothers In Brainerd Almost 20 Years Ago; Detectives Say Brainerd Jeweler Rick Davis Tied To Incident

The Cold Case Unit set up by District Attorney Neal Pinkston has made an arrest in the murders of two brothers in Brainerd almost 20 years ago. The Hamilton County Grand Jury on Monday indicted 52-year-old Christopher Jeffre Johnson on two counts of first-degree murder in the January 1997 deaths of Sean and Donny Goetcheus. The 25-year-old Sean Goetcheus and his ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saving A Life & More

About 40 years ago I was at an afternoon football practice when one of those who was also watching from the fence was bitten by a bumble bee or yellow jacket or whatever it was and almost died from anaphylactic shock. Luckily an athletic trainer had an EpiPen, jammed it into the man’s thigh and it is believed to have saved the victim’s life. For years I kept an EpiPen on the top ... (click for more)