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. 


Contra Dance For Everyone Set For Saturday

Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society presents its monthly Contra Dance for Everyone on Saturday.  Featuring calling by Beadle and music by Turnip the Beet, the dance takes place from 7:30-11 p.m. at Brainerd United Methodist Church, Lundy Hall, 4315 Brainerd Road. Admission is $8 or $5 for students and seniors.  Everyone is invited to join the family-friendly community ... (click for more)

Master Gardener Classes Start In January

Master Gardener classes will start in January.  "The classes have been very popular over the years," said Tom Stebbins.  "There are numerous reasons people enjoy the program and suggest it to their friends.  You don't have to be a gardening expert to become a Master Gardener.  The program is about connecting with other gardeners, with community and with reliable ... (click for more)

2 Juveniles Arrested For Arson In Sevier County Fires

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, National Park Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in charges being placed against two juveniles in connection with the deadly wildfires in Sevier County.  Last week, at the request of 4 th  District Attorney ... (click for more)

Walker County Will No Longer Have Full-Time County Attorney Under Whitfield Tenure; Will Add Full-Time Communications Director

Incoming Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield said under his administration there will no longer be a full-time county attorney. "We will outsource this service on a fee basis," he said. Mr. Whitfield said he has begun interviewing attorneys who might be able to help out the county from time to time. Don Oliver has long been the county attorney for Walker County ... (click for more)

Vehicle Emissions Testing Causes More Pollution Than It Prevents - And Response

While a noble cause to make sure vehicles are operating efficiently with the minimum amount of pollutants, a simple analysis makes it somewhat evident the VET program in Chattanooga causes more pollution that it prevents.  Though I don't know how many vehicles are tested on an annual basis, if you assume an average round trip of 10 miles to the nearest testing station (five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Cost Of No Discipline

At the start of the current school year, state education officials gathered at some “state testing task force” when disciplinary records from across Tennessee happened to be revealed. You probably are unaware of this, as it seems to have been kept on the “down low,” but statewide a full 20 percent of the black males in our public schools were suspended at least once during the 2014-2015 ... (click for more)