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Clarksville, 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: Deep Water Aerobics, Handmade Holidays, Programs to help at-risk youth, and the Christmas on the Cumberland Grand Opening.
Deep Water Aerobics- NEW!
The Indoor Aquatic Center (IAC) is excited to offer a new low-impact exercise class as an alternative to the usual land workout that may be too jarring or painful to some.
Deep-water aerobics reduces the heart rate by as much as seventeen beats per minute compared to land exercises. Because of your heart rate, your body may think it isn’t working very hard, when in fact you are getting a strenuous workout.
Classes are open to adults ages 18 and up and are held every Monday, Wednesday & Friday evening from 5:00pm-5:45pm. Cost is $2.00 with a membership, $4.00 without. Register online today at recpro.cityofclarksville.com.
Looking to do some early Christmas shopping? Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Handmade Holidays event, November 16th, 2013 from 10:00am to 6:00pm and November 17th, 2013 from noon to 5:00pm at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center at Liberty Park.
Visitors can shop from over 50 local artists featuring handmade and handcrafted items, enjoy door prizes, concessions and free admission!
Programs to help at-risk youth continue at three locations
Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Dream Chasers Group Mentoring Program continues at the Burt-Cobb Community Center and the Crow Community Center! Dream Chasers is focused on helping at-risk youth, ages 13-17 in a small group atmosphere. Small group leaders, guided by professionals, will mentor youth as they discuss dealing with negative influences that affect teens and will promote making healthy and informed decisions.
Dream Chasers features not only small group discussion and guidance with the Dream Chasers mentors, but also presentations by guest speakers, teen summits conducted by representatives from the L.E.A.P. Organization, workshops conducted by Miller-Motte Technical College and sessions conducted by professionals on preventing substance abuse and other topics.
The Kleeman Community Center hosts L.E.A.P. Mentorship Program every Tuesday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm for youth and teens ages 11-18.
Participants of L.E.A.P. can enjoy basketball tournaments, step competitions and trips for positive outlets after school. Personal mentors will meet with participants once a week and with families once a month. This program is FREE with a Center ID.
Christmas on the Cumberland Grand Opening
Join us, along with U.S. Bank, for the official lighting of over one million lights by Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Tuesday, November 26th at 6:30pm at McGregor Park. Features include free hot chocolate, treats from Jersey Mike’s & special guests!
Christmas on the Cumberland will be open November 26th-January 4th from 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday through Thursday and 5:00pm-11:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Throughout the event there will be several weekend opportunities for children and their families to participate in family-friendly activities. Children of all ages are sure to love Christmas on the Cumberland!
For more information, visit www.cityofclarksville.com/coc .
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