Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Weekly Top 10

Monday, February 4, 2013

Here is the Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Weekly Top 10:

#1  Summer Kidz Kamp Registration
Click the above link 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 read requirements carefully. Call 643-6052 for more. 
#2  R & B and Hip Concert Saturday at Hamilton Skate Place
Featuring Stars of Chattanooga.  7-9 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. Admission is $9.50 and includes skating, CD, concert, autographs and pictures. All songs are available to listen online or for download here

#3 Adult Kickball and Volleyball 
Mens, Womens and Co-Ed available. Call 643-6055. Full season and tournament if enough participation. 

#4 Free Line Dancing Classes  
Word is spreading; just this week there were over 100 at Brained. Available at Brainerd:Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Glenwood Center: Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.  East Chattanooga Center: Saturdays at 10 a.m. Chattanooga Fitness Center (Warner Park): Tuesday and Thursday at 12:15 p.m.  See the video.  

#5 Free Aerobics Classes at Washington Hills Center on Highway 58
Adult Aerobics are being offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. Complete schedule here.

#6  Registration is Open for Outdoor Chattanooga's 7th Annual Outdoor Expo & 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. 

#7  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.   

#8  Half Price Golf Membership
It is a golf pass that entitles the holder to half-price green fees and half-price cart fees. The pass may be used at Brainerd of Brown Acres, Monday through Friday only, excluding holidays. The pass is $500.  If you play golf more than 40 times a year, you will enjoy the savings, plus access to two golf courses. Call 855-2692 for more info or click here.  

#9  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.  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, 6 p.m. Call Ivy Strickland for more Information.    

#10  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

HCSO Presents March Car Safety Tip: There's A Tether On My Car Seat?

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is sharing the following information provided by Safe Kids Worldwide, regarding the tether strap on car seats, for their March car safety tip: What is a tether? The tether is the strap with a hook on it coming from the back or the top of your child’s car seat. What does a tether do? When the tether is attached and tightened to the ... (click for more)

Author Victoria Price To Visit Star Line Books With Her Memoir This Thursday

Star Line Books will host memoirist Victoria Price with her book, The Way of Being Lost: A Roadtrip to My Truest Self.  Ms. Price will be at Star Line Books for a discussion and signing of her memoir on Thursday from 6-7 p.m.   Ms. Price delves into her childhood with a doting, famous father and a detrimental, unloving mother. At the age of 49, despite having an outwardly ... (click for more)

City May Make It Easier For Food Trucks To Operate In Chattanooga

The City Council is considering action that would make it easier for food trucks to operate in Chattanooga.  City Attorney Wade Hinton said cities like Austin and Portland have thriving food truck operations and Chattanooga is studying those models. He said, "It's truly an industry there." He said a 2013 food truck ordinance was limited and did not allow food trucks on ... (click for more)

Magistrate Says She Was Fired Because Philyaw Did Not Want To Be Seen With Someone Openly Gay

A former magistrate at Juvenile Court said she was fired because Judge Rob Philyaw and Court Administrator Sam Mairs "wanted me gone because I was openly gay." County Attorney Rheubin Taylor said Elizabeth Gentzler was not the only gay at Juvenile Court and Hamilton County government, indicating that may be part of the county's defense. Attorney Stuart James, representing Ms. ... (click for more)

The Panhandling "Tax" On Gunbarrel

I’ve been reading about the panhandling problem in downtown; it is a huge problem in the Gunbarrel area, too.  It’s commonplace to be accosted by panhandlers when walking from your parked car into a commercial establishment.  And often they are aggressive.  I look carefully around my car before getting out, but sometimes someone will be lurking in between cars and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Sheriff’s Request

Jim Hammond will talk to members of the Hamilton County School Board on Thursday afternoon and, just like any police officer in the United States, he will request that everybody “stay in their own lane.” Some school board members tend to believe they need to help decide the best methods of protecting our children. They believe this is one of the things they were elected to do in ... (click for more)