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

"Toyvention" Workshop Aims To Adapt Toys For Children With Disabilities

Local makers and innovators are invited to help deconstruct and rebuild toys to make them more accessible for children with disabilities. Toyvention: An Adapt-A-Toy Workshop will take place on Nov. 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Edney. "Toys provide a way for children to learn and engage with the physical world while expanding their imagination. Often children with disabilities ... (click for more)

Best-Selling Author Murphey To Visit Cleveland Nov. 4

Lee University will welcome best-selling author and international speaker Cecil Murphey to Cleveland for a community event being held at the Cleveland Public Library on Friday, Nov. 4, from 1:30–2:30 p.m.  Mr. Murphey’s presentation, “A Peek Into a Writer’s Method: How I Decided to Write ‘90 Minutes,’” will be followed by a book signing.  “90 Minutes in Heaven,” which ... (click for more)

Cold Case Unit Makes Arrest In Murders Of Brothers In Brainerd Almost 20 Years Ago; Detectives Say Brainerd Jeweler Rick Davis Tied To Incident

The Cold Case Unit set up by District Attorney Neal Pinkston has made an arrest in the murders of two brothers in Brainerd almost 20 years ago. The Hamilton County Grand Jury on Monday indicted 52-year old Christopher Jeffre Johnson on two counts of first-degree murder in the January 1997 deaths of Sean and Donny Goetcheus. The 25-year old Sean Goetcheus and his ... (click for more)

Gang Member, 22, Shot In The Arm On Wilcox Boulevard Early Tuesday Morning

A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 1800 block of Wilcox Boulevard early Tuesday morning. Just after midnight, Chattanooga Police responded to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police located Jakobi Buthelezi Johnson suffering from a very minor, single gunshot wound. Hamilton County EMS transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. The victim ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What Southerners Sing

Barry Norris plays the organ at Birmingham’s East Lake United Methodist Church and two days ago the church hosted what we used to call “A Singing on the Grounds.” Today it is called a “Hymnfest” and, believe it or not, it is has to be just as fun today as it was 100 years ago when our forefathers tied their horse and wagon to a tree. It just so happens I know a little bit about ... (click for more)