Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Weekly Top 10

Monday, February 11, 2013

Here is the weekly Top 10 from Chattanooga Parks and Recreation:

#1  Summer Kidz Kamp Registration 
Click here for the flyer, applications and a list of Community Centers. Print all forms and return them to the Community Center the child will participate in. Scholarship applications also available online, but read requirements carefully. Call 643-6052 for more information. 

#2  Adult Softball League Signups, Men's, Women's, Co-ed, All Levels 
Nearly 90 teams competed last year, playing at the award winning Summit of Softball. Teams will consist of a full season, tournament and more. Churches, and businesses are encouraged to join. The cost is $450 a team, to pay for scorer, refs and umps. Registration forms are available online at chattanooga.gov or at 1102 South Watkins St.  For more information call Richard West at 643-6055. A $100 deposit is required as soon as possible.

#3 Professional Badminton Lessons This Week Only
World Champion Alistair Casey will be at Brainerd Community Center. Lessons will be available by appointment as times are limited. Each hour lesson with Casey will cost $50 for up to a total of eight participants.  For more information call 425-3600. Space is limited. 

#4  Black History Living Museum/Gospel Night and Bowl
Feb. 18-22. Free and open to the public. Join staff, volunteers and more for a look back through African American History during an art show, living museum, gospel singing and a quiz show.  Call Ivy Strickland for more Information. 
Feb. 18- Living museum at Carver Center 6 p.m.
Feb. 19- Living Museum at Eastdale Center 6 p.m.
Feb. 21- Gospel Night at Antioch Baptist Church Eastdale 6 p.m.
Feb. 22- Black History Bowl at Shepherd Center at 6 p.m.

#5  Free Tax Help at Brainerd Community Center 
Brainerd Complex is offering free tax help for the community every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. 

#6  Search for Bigfoot on Signal Mountain Sunday 
Bring the whole family for an easy two mile hike to find the elusive Bigfoot, who treads the woods around Mushroom Rock. Bigfoot, a.k.a. Sasquatch or Yeti, has been encountered numerous times in the Mushroom Rock area. Hikers have told of bluff charges, screaming from the underbrush and snapping sticks. Shackleford Ridge Park at 2 p.m. Free, no reservations are necessary. 

#7 Free Wheelchair Basketball Saturday at Hixson Community Center
Join Therapeutic Recreation Department and SPARC Saturday at Hixson Community Center at 10 a.m. for wheelchair basketball.  Never been, no worries just show up. Need equipment, no worries, just show up or call Elaine Adams at 697-1345. For more information watch the video here.  

#8  Spring Tennis Leagues at Champions Club  
League dates: Monday, March 25-Saturday, May 18 (dates include makeups). The leagues consist of six (or more) weeks of round-robin play. The top four players/doubles teams in each division will qualify for season-ending playoffs. Application deadline is Sunday, March 10, at 6 p.m. or until divisions fill. Cost is $40/player/per event.  Call 870-3112 for more information or click here

#9 Free Aerobics Classes at Washington Hills Center on Highway 58
Adult aerobics are being offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. Lose weight, get in shape, feel great. Complete schedule available here

#10  Registration Open for Outdoor Chattanooga's 7th Annual Outdoor Expo and Gear Swap April 20
Held in Coolidge Park. This year, the event's theme is: "A Spring Celebration of Chattanooga's Signature Outdoor Lifestyle." Exhibitor registration is open to outdoor businesses, non profits, conservation and local food organizations, alternative transportation manufacturers and organizations, clubs, health and wellness organizations and dog and cat rescue groups. For more information, email Ruth Thompson or call 643-6888.


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