Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Weekly Top 10

Monday, January 7, 2013

Here are the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation weekly Top 10:

#1 Community Center Hours 
All Community Centers will return to normal hours, of 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Saturdays.  Both Brainerd and South Chattanooga will remain open 9 a.m.-8 p.m Monday-Friday for water fitness classes!. All 17 classes will return to their normal schedules. 

#2 New Coolidge Park Carousel hours start Monday 
Starting Monday the carousel will be closed Monday-Thursday. The Carousel will be open Friday from 3-6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. The carousel will be available to special events and reservations 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily by calling 311.  

#3 Swim Lessons, $34.  Sign up now, Preschool - Adult 
This week, you can sign up for swim lesson, at $34 for eight half hour lessons. Classes are held at South Chattanooga Complex starting Jan. 14, and Brainerd Complex, starting Jan. 19. We offer preschool, beginner school age, advanced school age, adult beginner and youth stroke. For more information or to sign up, call Peggy at 697-1385.

#4 City of Chattanooga Public Fitness Schedule  
Over 30 different classes in over a dozen locations. Many free. From Yoga, to water fitness, for youth to seniors. Zumba too. 

#5 Youth and Adult Stroke Class
Swim like the pros. Ideal program for participants who can swim one length of the pool both freestyle and backstroke. All four competitive strokes will be taught. Great lead up program for swim team. Class takes place at South Chattanooga Center.  Class Fees: $34 for 8 lessons-Register monthly at center.   Class days are Monday and Wednesday-Students attend both days of class. Call 697-1385 to register.  All classes begin at 4:30 p.m.  Starts Jan. 14. 

#6 Free Adaptive Kayaking Class starts Jan. 9 at 5 p.m. 
Learn to kayak for individuals with a variety of disabilities (both cognitive/intellectual and physical disabilities)...and happens every other week. Starting Jan. 16, the same instructional kayaking program will be offered towards veteran's with disabilities and their families (also including other veterans who want to be a part of helping to make this happen). 5-6 p.m. at Brainerd. For more information, call Elaine at 697-1345.

#7 Learn to Roll a Kayak
Rapid Learning Program Weekly Kayak Skills Practice, Wednesday, Jan. 9. Two sessions: 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Brainerd Community Center.  We move our Rapid Learning Whitewater Program to a new indoor location for winter. Learn and practice the skills to get you kayaking the Chattanooga area's whitewater streams. Outdoor Chattanooga provides all the instruction and gear. 

#8 Basketball Signups for Boys and Girls ages 14-18, Free
Now signing up teenage girls and boys for the upcoming basketball season.  Season starts in a couple of weeks. Travel to games provided. Call Richard West at 643-6055 for more information.

#9 Chattanooga's Newest Park Opens Jan. 24  - The Main Terrain
Join us for the Party on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10:30 a.m. Meet the artist and check out the fitness component that makes the Main Terrain the most unique park in Chattanooga.

#10 Free R&B and Hip Hop Concert
Feb 9 at Hamilton Place Mall, featuring stars of Chattanooga. We hit the stage from 2-5 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. It's free and positive. 

Portion Of Ringgold Road Down To One Lane This Afternoon

The East Ridge Police Department wants the public to be aware that Ringgold Road from Mack Smith Road to just past the I-75 interchange is down to one lane in each directions due to constructions. Citizens will want to find alternate routes where possible to avoid delays. The lane closures will be in effect until approximately 5 p.m. today.  (click for more)

International Brotherhood Of Police Officers Local Endorses Hammond For Sheriff

The International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local #673 has announced its endorsement of Sheriff Jim Hammond. The Chattanooga-Hamilton County area IBPO issued the following statement after unanimous board approval: “The International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local #673 is happy to announce its endorsement of Jim Hammond for Hamilton County Sheriff. During his ... (click for more)

Alexander Says Chickamauga Lock Construction Fully Funded For 4th Consecutive Year

Senator Lamar Alexander on Wednesday said the government funding bill will fully fund construction of Chickamauga Lock for the fourth consecutive year, providing up to $78 million – which is more than twice the amount of funding the project received last year.   Senator Alexander said he has made completion of Chickamauga Lock one of his top priorities as chairman ... (click for more)

Former Juvenile Court Magistrate Says Gay Marriage Is "Nothing You Put In Air Quotes"

A former magistrate at Juvenile Court, who claims she was fired by Judge Rob Philyaw because she is openly gay, said Wednesday that gay marriage "is nothing you put in air quotes." She referred to County Attorney Rheubin Taylor asking her about her ceremony in marrying another woman and raising his hands to form quote marks. Elizabeth Gentzler is suing Hamilton County, Judge ... (click for more)

Avoid Underage Drinking And Other Prom Drama

My high school prom took a dramatic turn when two guys got their tuxedo jackets mixed up. One of them belonged to my date, who kindly offered to keep my wallet in his pocket. That’s the jacket another young man mistakenly grabbed off the back of a chair before heading to an underage drinking party that got shut down by police well after midnight—as kids scattered in every direction.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Sheriff’s Request

Jim Hammond will talk to members of the Hamilton County School Board on Thursday afternoon and, just like any police officer in the United States, he will request that everybody “stay in their own lane.” Some school board members tend to believe they need to help decide the best methods of protecting our children. They believe this is one of the things they were elected to do in ... (click for more)