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. 


Commissioner Gibbons, Colonel Trott To Visit With State Troopers In Chattanooga

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons will meet with Tennessee Highway Patrol Chattanooga District troopers on Tuesday morning to discuss department priorities and various initiatives to reduce traffic fatalities across the state. Colonel Tracy Trott and members of the THP Command Staff will also be in attendance. (click for more)

U.S. Supreme Court History Journal Publishes Article By Tennessee Court Of Appeals Law Clerk

Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge John McClarty’s law clerk Stephanie Slater has published an article about Justice Edward T. Sanford’s tenure on the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Sanford is the only known Knoxvillian and University of Tennessee graduate to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.The article, which is a chapter excerpted from a book Slater is authoring, was ... (click for more)

County Schools Receive Community Gift For Almost $1 Million To Fund Public School Bible History Program

Bible in the Schools presented a community gift for nearly $1 million to the Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) to reimburse 100 percent of the costs of funding a Bible history program in 18 public schools for the 2015–2016 academic year. Enrollment data for 2015–2016 reported 3,582 students in grades 6–12 elected to take a Bible history classes. “This gift from the ... (click for more)

DA's Office Defends Suspended Sentence In School Bus Driver Rape Case

The District Attorney's Office defended a controversial suspended sentence in a rape case involving a substitute county school bus driver. Prosecutor Jason Demastus said the victim, who was 15 years old at the time of the March 2015 incident, was in agreement on the plea and refused to testify against Alexander Rodriquez. Rodriguez, 34, last Thursday pleaded guilty to ... (click for more)

Make America Good Again - And Response

“No people can be great, who have ceased to be virtuous.”   Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) Last week I witnessed first hand the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. As I observed the happenings within the Quicken Arena, the one theme that continued to pop up again and again, was  Make America Great Again .  Of course, that being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Jerika’s Last Dance

There is a horrifying disease called spinal muscular atrophy type 2 that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. What happens is the nerve cells in a person’s brain stem and spinal cord slowly die and, without the ability to voluntarily control your muscles, your body withers away in one of the most painful ways you can imagine. Jerika Bolen, age 14, can’t stand it any longer, nor ... (click for more)