Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Weekly Top 10

Monday, February 18, 2013

Here is the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Weekly Top 10:

#1  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. 

#2  Montague Park Rugby Day with Youth Clinic Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
High school, college, including the UTC Girls Team and Semi-Pro teams including the Chattanooga Rugby Football Club will host a rugby day this Saturday. Community Center youth will also join in the fun with a youth clinic being offered around 11 a.m. Come see the progress in the rebirth of Montague Park and learn a little about a fast growing sport in the U.S.    

#3  Free Ballroom Dancing Lessons
Tuesdays 6-8 p.m.  Heard of Urban Ballroom Dancing? Think of it this way, ballroom dancing set to today's hit music. Like Dancing with the Stars. Both East Chattanooga Center (2409 Dodson Ave.) 697-1281 and Washington Hills Center (4628 Oakwood Dr.) 855-9471, will host these lessons on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. 

#4 Free Line Dancing Comes to Shepherd Community Center 
The request for free line dancing classes continues to come in.  Free line dancing classes offered at Shepherd Center Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Like the others, dance to today's hits and lose that weight in a fun way. No registration, just show up. Call 855-2697 for more information.

#5   Super Hoops with Therapeutic Recreation  
Super Hoops: An intramural basketball program focusing on the sport, as well as, the social, physical, cognitive and emotional skills.  For individuals ages 12 and up who have cognitive disabilities. Mondays, Feb. 25-April 15. Skill Level 1: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Skill Level 2: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call for more information and on skill level placement.  North Chattanooga Center, 406 May St.  $20 for the eight-week program.  Contact Jessie at 643-5716 or steele_je@chattanooga.gov.  

#6 Dance Fever with TRS 
For individuals with cognitive/intellectual disabilities, ages 14 and up on the first and third Thursdays of the month, Feb. 21-May 2 (6 sessions).  6-7p.m. at the Dance Room at Shepherd Community Center.  Free.  Contact Jessie at 643-5716 or steele_je@chattanooga.gov.

#7  Free P90x Classes at Outdoor Chattanooga Starts Tuesday 
Free classes at Outdoor Chattanooga this Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. Adults and kids over 12 are invited to participate and no experience is required. Call 643-6888 for more information. 

#8 Dr. Seuss Celebration, March 2 at Brainerd Community Center
Come join Brainerd staff to celebrate Dr. Seuss's B-Day filled with family fun. Face painting, food, arts and crafts, movies, and book reading.  Special appearance by Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2. Free from 12-4 p.m. 

#9  Summer Kidz Kamp Registration 
Click here for 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 please read requirements carefully. Call 643-6052 for more information. 

#10  Adult Softball and Kickball Signups Continue This Month
Got a team, want to join a team. Softball played at the Summit of Softball and kickball played at Warner Park. Complete season with tournament and trophies. All levels of men's, women's, co-ed, church...etc encouraged to play. Call Richard at 643-6055. Click here for a link to register. 


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