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



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