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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for August 11th, 2013

 

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: Fall Recreation Program Guide, “Rally on the Cumberland” & Outdoor Expo, Riverfest Regatta registration under way, and Tour d’Art Exhibits and Competitions.

The Riverfest Regatta

The Riverfest Regatta

Fall Recreation Program Guide now available

2013 Fall Program GuidePrinted copies of the Fall 2013 Program Guide are now available to the public at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation office, City Hall, City recreation centers, pools and other Parks and Recreation facilities located throughout the City. Individuals can also download a free copy online at www.cityofclarksville.com/programguides or request a copy by calling 931.645.7476.

Recreation Program Guides are published four times a year and provide detailed information regarding classes, unique programs and special events happening in the City of Clarksville.

“Rally on the Cumberland” & Outdoor Expo

“Rally on the Cumberland” Canoe and Kayak RaceThe Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with The Friends of the Blueway to host the 1st Annual “Rally on the Cumberland” Canoe and Kayak Race and Outdoor Expo on August 24th.

Come cheer on race participants beginning at 7:00am and check out the Outdoor Expo, featuring outdoor recreation classes, vendors and demonstrations from 10:30am to 3:00pm at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.

Volunteers needed for project at Robert Clark Park and Natural Area

Clarksville BluewayVolunteers are needed August 12th-23rd to help with the construction of the Blueway boardwalk at the Robert Clark Park and Natural Area, located at 1449 Tiny Town Road.

Volunteer shifts are available from 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm daily. Materials and water coolers will be supplied but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, sunscreen, bug spray and work boots. Those interested should contact Melissa Adkins at 931.645.7476 to sign up as soon as possible

Riverfest Regatta registration under way

Riverfest Regatta Cardboard Boat RacesThe Riverfest Regatta, sponsored by U.S. Bank, is not your typical boat race. The boats racing down the Cumberland River Saturday morning, September 7th, will be made of cardboard or plastic bottles and a few other approved materials. Not only will teams be racing for bragging rights, but trophies will also be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams in each division.

Register by September 4th to compete in one of the following divisions: Adult Open, Business and Industry, Church/Civic, City Department and Military. If you think you have what it takes, register online at recpro.cityofclarksville.com.

Tour d’Art Exhibits and Competitions

Clarksville's Riverfest 2013Don’t miss the deadlines for the Riverfest Art Exhibits and Competitions! This year’s competition will feature the following three exhibits: Amateur & Professional Divisions, High School Division, and the Senior Citizens’ Division.

The exhibits will be featured at various locations in downtown Clarksville including: the Smith-Trahern Mansion on McClure Street, the Customs House Museum on Second Street, and the Downtown Artists Co-Op on Franklin Street.  They are judged and over $2,500 in prizes are awarded.

Visit www.clarksvilleriverfest.com for details on how to enter.


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