Upcoming Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Activities

Friday, September 18, 2009

Here are the upcoming Chattanooga Parks and Recreation activities:

City-wide:
“Lunch and Learn” Sessions with Legislators at the Downtown Library
Opportunity to meet city officials at the central and Northgate branches of the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Public Library. Bring a lunch and find out what’s going on.
Sept. 21, 11 a.m. - Jack Benson (Central Branch)
Sept. 23, 2 p.m. - Deborah Scott (Northgate Branch)
Noon - Mayor Ron Littlefield and Sally Robinson (Central Branch)
Sept. 25, 11 a.m. - Andrae McGary (Central Branch)
Noon - Pam Ladd (Central Branch).

3rd Annual TN Blueway Kayak and Canoe Race
Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. at Ross’s Landing
Start and finish at Ross’s Landing. Pre and post race festivities at Outdoor Chattanooga Center in Coolidge Park. Proceeds benefit the TN River Gorge Trust. Contact Ruthie Thompson at 643-6889

Wine Over Water Event
Saturday, Sept. 26, 4-8 p.m. at the Walnut Street Bridge
Fundraiser for Cornerstone Historic Preservation Group.

Riverfront Night Concerts
Saturday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m. at Ross’s Landing

Krystal Eating Contest
Sunday, Sept. 27, 12-3 p.m. at Ross’s Landing & the Green

Recreation Center Activities & Related Events:
Weed ‘n Seed Health Fair Thursday and Friday, Sept. 24-25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Avondale Rec. Center

Hunter Safety Class
Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at John A. Patten Rec. Center
Course for people who hunt to go over basic safety instructions, rules, and things one needs to know. Contact: David Byrd at 825-0438.

Punt, Pass & Kick Clinic
Saturday, Sept. 36, 12-1:30 p.m at South Chattanooga Recreation Center
Ages: 7 to 16 years To gear up for the upcoming competition on October 11th.
Call Michael Douglas 425-3550

Sports Activities:
Warner Park Softball Tournaments 2009
Sept. 24-27 at HCAC Middle

Summit of Softball Tournaments 2009
Sept. 26–27 USSSA
Fall Adult Softball Leagues playing Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings at the Summit.

Champions Club Tennis Complex
Sept. 25–27 Southern Jr. Davis Cup (14, 16, & 18’s)

Adult Flag Football Leagues
Games on Saturday and Sunday at the Washington Hills Rec. Center football field.
Call Richard West at 643-6055.

Outdoor Chattanooga & Related Activities:
Activities at the Outdoor Chattanooga Center
Monday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m.
Chattanooga Bicycle Club Monthly meeting.
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. - North American Butterfly Association
James Adams will present on the butterflies of Mexico and Costa Rica. The public is welcome.

Downtown Sunset Kayak Trip
Friday, Sept. 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Outdoor Chattanooga and the Tennessee Aquarium will host a guided sunset kayak trip around Maclellan Island, the museum bluffs, and Ross's Landing. Adults and kids ages 14 and older when accompanied by adult. Cost: $25 per person ($20 for TN Aquarium Members) and reservations are required. Call (800) 262-0695.

3rd Annual TN Blueway Kayak and Canoe Race
Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. at Ross’s Landing
Pre and post race festivities at Outdoor Chattanooga Center in Coolidge Park.

Additional Events of Recreational Interest “F.Y.I”.

TN Recreation & Parks Association State Conference
Sept. 20–24 in Kingsport, Tn.

Hamilton County Fair
Saturday and Sunday, 26-27 at Chester Frost Park

Sky Hounds Doggie Disc Championships
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27, at AT&T Field

Culturefest 2009
Sunday, Sept. 27, 11-4 p.m. at First Tennessee Pavilion

Komen Race for the Cure
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2 p.m. McKenzie Arena & TN Riverwalk

COMING UP:
Super Hoops (TR Program) Mon. Sept 28 - Nov. 16 at North Chattanooga Rec. Center 5:30-7:30 p.m. Intramural basketball for individuals who have cognitive disabilities. Ages 12 and up.
Call Elaine at 697-1345 Cost: $20 for the 8-week session.

Scenic City Adaptive Cycling (TR Program) Sept. 28 and Oct. 12, 6 p.m. TN Riverpark Inclusive cycling program designed for individuals who have physical disabilities including visual impairments. SPARC and Outdoor Chattanooga co-sponsors. Contact Elaine at 697-1345

“Lunch and Learn” Sessions with Legislators at the Downtown Library, Tues. Sept 29
11 a.m. - State Senator Andy Berke
Noon- State Senator Bo Watson

GoFest! Celebration
Sat. Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Chattanooga Zoo

Bark in the Park
Saturday, Oct. 3, at Heritage Park 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Free Skate Board Clinics for Ages 12 & Under Saturday, Oct. 3, and every Saturday in October at the Chattown Skate Park 9 a.m.-noon.

3 Sisters Music Festival
Saturday, Oct. 3, at Ross’s Landing all day and evening.
Chattanooga Downtown Partnership program.

Annual Sequatchie Valley Century ride on Oct. 3.


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