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. 


TechTown And Library Host littleBits #InventAnything Day Saturday

TechTown and the Chattanooga Public Library will host a free Make-a-Thon with littleBits electronics on Global #InventAnything Day Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Library's 2nd Floor. The Library is at 1001 Broad St.   This will be a free exploration workshop using littleBits magnetic circuitry kits for children and adults alike. Students, educators, and their ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:  South Crest Road Bridge repair project over I-24 (between MM 182.3 – 182.4) and East Main Street (Mid-State Construction Co, Inc.):  Work on this major bridge repair project on the South Crest Road Bridge over I-24 and East Main Street in Chattanooga continues. During the project, the bridge itself is ... (click for more)

Robber Is Shot By Victim In Attempted Robbery On East 43rd Street

One person was shot during a robbery attempt at 4314 Rossville Blvd. around 1:50 p.m. on Thursday.  The Chattanooga Police Department is investigating the robbery that ended in a shooting near East 43rd St. at Miller Auto Sales.  The robbery victim shot the suspect.  The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Fire On Crutchfield Street Ruled Arson

Chattanooga fire investigators have determined that last Thursday’s fire at 1207 Crutchfield St.  that nearly killed four people was deliberately set. Lt. Henry McElvain with the Fire Investigation Division said he cannot divulge the reason why he thinks it’s arson, but he is asking for help from the public. If anyone has information that can help solve this case, call ... (click for more)

The Problems With Prescription Drug Addiction

In Tennessee today, we have a major problem with prescription drug addiction, particularly when powerful opioid pain relievers are concerned.    For the first time in 2012, Tennesseans abused prescription opioid drugs more than alcohol.  Our young people ages 18-25 abuse prescription opioids at a 30 percent higher rate than the national average.  In just five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I Recall J.C. Owens

If you were to go to Oakville, Ala, a little ways from Decatur, about the biggest thing you’d find would be some 20 or so Indian mounds, where the early tribes would bury their dead many centuries ago. But if you sniffed around a bit, you’d learn it was the birthplace of James Cleveland Owens, a man whose name is of no consequence to anyone. I’m proud to say I talked to him ... (click for more)