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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for September 2nd, 2012

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • Youth Basketball League
  • Living History Weekend
  • Art on the Park Contest
  • Coaches Training
  • RiverFest looking for Volunteers

Youth Basketball League

Registration begins September 10th

BasketballIs your child interested in playing basketball this winter? Clarksville Parks & Recreation is proud to offer a Youth Basketball League for boys and girls ages 7 to 17. The cost is $60.00 per player. Each player will receive a shirt, water bottle and medal.

Registration is available online at recpro.cityofclarksville.com. Registration is also available at the Kleeman, Crow and Burt Cobb Community Centers, as well as at the Parks & Recreation Main Office located at 102 Public Square. The Main Office is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Registration ends October 5th. Registrants must bring their birth certificate for age verification if they are registering for this program for the first time.

Practices will be held at local school gymnasiums beginning November 5th and games will be held at the City’s three community centers beginning December 8th.

Living History Weekend

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will host a living history weekend in remembrance of the Confederate recapture of Clarksville as well as the battle of Riggins Hill, Saturday, September 15th from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, September 16th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Saturday’s event will include living history camps, an educational play at 11:00am, and musket firing demonstrations at 2:00pm. Sunday’s event will feature an outdoor church service, known as a Brush Arbor, at 2:00pm.

This two-day event is free and open to the public. Visitors to Saturday’s event are encouraged to park at the Two Rivers Business Center, at 690 Riverside Drive (old Convergys lot), then ride a shuttle to the park. Shuttle service will begin at 10:00am and run continuously every 15 minutes until 3:00pm. There will be no shuttle on Sunday.

Art on the Park Contest

Art students, get those creative juices flowing! The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the “Art on the Park” contest sponsored in part by Bill Mace Home, The Board Shop, Lowe’s, PPG Porter Paint, Valspar and Wal-mart. The winner(s) of the art contest will receive a gift card, their framed artwork and the opportunity to paint their design on various walls of the Heritage Park Skatepark!

Participants must be in grades 6-12 to be eligible. Artwork may use up to 6 colors, (both black and white do count as colors) and must be submitted to 102 Public Square on 11” x 17” size poster board. Artwork must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm on September 20 and include name, grade, address, phone number and art teacher on the back. No offensive language, material or gang signs will be permitted.

For the complete list of “Art on the Park” rules and guidelines, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com.

Coaches Training

Are you interested in a leadership role on the court? Clarksville Parks and Recreation is seeking coaches for this year’s Youth Basketball league. A training session for coaches will be held October 11th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Freedom Point at Liberty Park. All interested coaches may contact Athletic Coordinator, Albert Casillas at 931.645.7476 for more information.

RiverFest looking for Volunteers

2012 Riverfest - 25thClarksville Parks and Recreation has extended the deadline on the cash prize offered to volunteers helping with soft drink sales and the Adventure Zone children’s area, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, on September 7th and 8th at McGregor Park.

The group or organization who registers the most volunteers through Hands On Nashville by September 4th will receive $500.00.

In order to be eligible for the $500.00 prize, volunteers must abide the following criteria:

  • Volunteers must list their group or organization name under the “Team Name” portion during registration.
  • Volunteers must be registered no later than Tuesday, September 4th.
  • Volunteers must sign in the day-of the event, work their scheduled hours and sign out after their shift in order for their hours to count towards the contest.
  • Volunteers must register through the Hands On Nashville website.

Individuals are allowed to volunteer their time in honor of a group or organization. They must follow the same criteria. Winner of the contest will be announced September 13th.

The registration process is simple, visit www.hon.org and search “Riverfest.” Volunteers may then select the area in which they would like to volunteer and then select the timeslot occurrence that best fits their schedule.

Soft Drink Booth Volunteers are needed from 12:45am until 11:00pm on Saturday, September 8th. These volunteers will be responsible for selling soft drinks to festival goers and must be at least 15-years-old.

Adventure Zone Volunteers are needed from 7:00pm until 9:00pm on Friday, September 7th and 9:45am until 9:00pm on Saturday, September 8th. These volunteers will be responsible for aiding in the inflatable areas as well as with other children’s attractions and must be at least 15-years-old.

For more details on volunteering at Riverfest 2012, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931.645.7476 or visit www.clarksvilleriverfest.com.


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