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. 


Miss Chattanooga Participates In Over The Edge Fundraiser

Community participants, including Miss Chattanooga, took the extreme challenge to rappel 20 stories from one of downtown Chattanooga’s tallest rooftops during the third annual Over the Edge, a fundraising event benefiting the Boy Scouts of America Cherokee Area Council. This event included a First Rappeller Day and Drop Party with local celebrities on Wednesday evening, with ... (click for more)

Collegedale Celebrates First National Night Out Tuesday

The city of Collegedale will be participating in its first annual National Night Out on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Southern Adventist University's Campus at Thatcher South and Iles Drive. The Collegedale Police Department will be joined by the Tri-Community Fire Department, Hamilton County EMS, Hamilton County 911 and Southern Adventist University's Campus Safety.   The ... (click for more)

Teen, 17, Charged With Aggravated Rape In Attack On 69-Year-Old North Chattanooga Runner

A 17-year-old has been charged with aggravated rape in connection with an attack on a 69-year-old runner in North Chattanooga on Monday morning. The teen was identified by Juvenile Court officials as Diontae Smartt. Authorities said he has given a confession. Smartt has a detention hearing Thursday at 12:30. The incident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. ... (click for more)

Berke Implements New Pay Plan For Chattanooga Fire Department

Mayor Andy Berke joined the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and leadership of the Chattanooga Fire Department to unveil the department’s new pay plan Wednesday afternoon. At a press conference at Fire Hall #1 on Main Street, Mayor Berke and IAFF Local 820 President Jack Thompson signed a memorandum of understanding which sets forth regular raises for fire ... (click for more)

Leaders Lead On Amendment 1

This week the Hamilton County Commission was faced with what I believe may be one of the most important votes they have cast during their tenure.  Granted, the vote was over a "mere" Resolution that resulted in no overt action or new law in our county.  But there are times when simply speaking Truth and taking a stand on a foundational Principle is paramount and as such ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Expert Reasons Why To Vote

Early voting for the November election begins two weeks from today so please jump-start your plans that will assure your choices will be counted. In a fun-filled attempt to show what some of those who actually vote do during the rest of the day, I offer two examples of “those who live among us” from experts. The first are a series of questions from readers of “Dear Abby” who ask ... (click for more)