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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for April 20th, 2014

 

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: 50 Plus Olympics Early Bird Deadline April 25th, Volunteers needed for Mayor’s Summer Night Lights, Yoga in the Park, and Civil War Medical Display.

50 plus Olympics

50 Plus Olympics Early Bird Deadline April 25th

Register for Clarksville’s 50 Plus Olympics by April 25th to pay the “early bird rate” of just $20.00! This event is open to those at least 50-years-old and will take place at various locations in Clarksville, May 13th-17th.

You don’t have to be a pro to compete! Competitors can enjoy bowling, table tennis, pickleball, badminton, horseshoes, shuffleboard, swimming, track & field events, and more! Competitors can also enjoy a delicious and fun meal at the closing dinner! Visit www.cityofclarksville.com/50plusolympics

Mayor’s Summer Night Lights

Clarksville Parks and Recreation seeks vendors and volunteers for Mayor’s Summer Night Lights

The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is seeking vendors for the upcoming Mayor’s Summer Night Lights program! Summer Night Lights is a free program offered to youth and teens in the community. The program includes activities, sports tournaments, guest speakers and food!

In order to reach an even larger section of the community, Summer Night Lights will expand to six locations of summer fun, the Kleeman Community Center, Summit Heights, Bel-Aire Park, Lincoln Homes, and Pettus Park, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 9:30pm beginning June 9th.

Want to be a part of this awesome program? Booth space for vendors is free and includes a tent, table and chairs.

Each booth must have an activity for youth and teens and can be provided by the organization or by Clarksville Parks and Recreation.

Summer Night Lights also relies on the helping hands of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Joseph Bailey at 931.645.7476.

For more info, visit www.cityofclarksville.com/summernightlights.

Yoga in the Park program

Hosted free by Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department and YMCA

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department and the Clarksville area YMCA have partnered up once again to host Yoga in the Park. What better way to start your day, than to relax with the beauty of the Cumberland River, and Yoga in the Park?

Yoga in the Park is a free class that will be held on the stage behind the “As the River Flows” museum at McGregor Park, on Riverside Drive. Class will meet Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:00am, May 14th-June 20th. All ages are welcome.

Participants must bring their own yoga mat. The participant(s) with the highest attendance at the end of the program will be eligible to receive a gift card!

Registration for Yoga in the Park is available at the Parks & Recreation Main Office Downtown, or online at recpro.cityofclarksville.com.

Civil War Medical Display

The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will host a medical display Saturday, May 24th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

The exhibit features presentations by Mark Britton and includes a collection of medical items used during the 19th century to include necessary tools for blood-letting, various surgical procedures and preparation of period medicinal products. The display also includes information regarding use of indigenous herbs used in medical practices.

Visitors can explore the well preserved outer earthen works, powder magazine, and gun platforms. As well as the permanent exhibit indoors, this includes the 18-minute film, “Crossroads of Change 1861-1865”.


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