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. 

Hamilton County Sherffi's Office Receives $125,000 Safe Journey Grant

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond announces the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has been officially awarded a $125,000 Safe Journey Grant from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office.  The HCSO “Safe Journey” Program addresses occupant protection and the correct use of child passenger safety devices (car seats) through public and professional education and awareness.   ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Receives $76,000 RIDD Grant

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond announces the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has officially been awarded a 2016-2017 RIDD Grant from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office for $76,000.  The RIID Grant, (Remove Impaired-Intoxicated Drivers), allows the HCSO the opportunity to use additional federal funds to support traffic enforcement operations for the sole purpose of ... (click for more)

2 Witnesses To A Murder Refuse To Testify At Jury Trial

Two men who prosecutors say witnessed a murder in Hixson on Jan. 31, 2014, on Wednesday refused to tell their story to a jury. Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman ordered Andrew Biro and Jacob Tyler "T.Y." Keel to answer questions from prosecutor Lance Pope, but they both refused. Biro had said during testimony in General Sessions Court that Christopher Levi Parker threatened ... (click for more)

PETA And Humane Educational Society Offer Reward For Torture-Killing Of Dog After Envelope Mailed From Chattanooga

An envelope postmarked from Chattanooga and containing a photo of a dog strung between two trees arrived at PETA's office in Virginia Tuesday, along with the severed ear of a dog. PETA members are offering a reward of $5,000-and the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga has added another $1,000-for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible ... (click for more)

Accountability Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Word

Am I making a difference? Isn’t that the basic question we all ask ourselves, and seek to demonstrate to others?  Ronald Reagan said:  “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”   We would argue teachers do not have that problem either.    Educators make a huge difference ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘The Right To Bear Arms’

As the worldwide debut of the much-anticipated “Hacksaw Ridge” is set for next weekend, it didn’t take long for the anti-gun fanatics to decry “a war movie.” Mel Gibson, the director of the film that focuses on a conscientious objector Desmond Doss who refused to bear a weapon but saved an estimated 75 lives, was asked about America’s gun problem as he toured to promote the film. ... (click for more)