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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for August 10th, 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: Clarksville Sports Festival, Tai Chi program returns to the Crow Community Center, Tour d’Art Exhibits and Competitions, Dream Chasers kicks off a new session, and Fall Family Campout Registration.

2014 Clarksville Sports Festival

Clarksville Sports Festival

Clarksville Sports FestivalJoin us Saturday, August 17th at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center from 10:00am to 2:00pm for a celebration of sports and athletics in Clarksville! This free event will feature not only sports demonstrations and interactive areas, but also an exposition area where a wide variety of the community’s athletic and outdoor clubs, businesses and organizations will come together in one location.

The first 25 event-goers will take receive a coupon for a free haircut, courtesy of Austin’s Beauty College!

Tai Chi program returns to the Crow Community Center

A new session of Tai Chi at the Crow Community Center, located at 211 Richview Road, will begin August 20th. This 8-week program will meet every Wednesday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

Tai Chi is open to adults, ages 18 and up. Participants will take part in stretching and chair exercises that will help to improve their balance, immunity, and reduce stress.

Cost is $20.00 for the entire 8-week program. A community center ID card is required. Participants can register at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Main office as well as online at recpro.cityofclarksville.com

Tour d’Art Exhibits and Competitions

2014 RiverfestDon’t miss the deadlines for the Riverfest Art Exhibits and Competitions! This year’s competition has changed just a bit; instead of three different exhibits, Riverfest Tour d’Art will feature the following divisions exhibited at two locations: the Amateur, Professional, and Senior Division at Smith-Trahern Mansion and the High School Division at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

Artwork will be juried, and over $2,500 in prizes will be awarded.

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

Dream Chasers kicks off a new session September 2nd

Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Dream Chasers Group Mentoring Program will once again be offered at all three Community Center locations!

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.

The Dream Chasers program is scheduled to take place on Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Kleeman Community Center and Burt Cobb Community Center, and Thursdays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at the Crow Community Center.

Fall Family Campout Registration is Underway

The City of Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department invites you to sleep under the stars at Billy Dunlop Park. Register today for the fall Family Campout beginning at 2:00pm Saturday, September 13th, until 9:00am Sunday, September 14th at the park located at 1930 East Boy Scout Road. Activities will include a bonfire, games, ghost stories and lots of fun!

The Family Campout is $10.00 per person or $40.00 per family (up to 6 members) and will include an afternoon and evening of games and fun as well as a hot dog dinner and breakfast provided Sunday morning. Families will need to provide their own tent and sleeping materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Don’t miss out on your chance to sleep under the stars with your neighbors.

Pre-register by September 11th or until full at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Main Office located at 102 Public Square or online at recpro.cityofclarksville.com.


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