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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Clarksville Film Festival winners

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation and CDE Lightband announced the winners of the Clarksville Film Festival at a public screening Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at the Roxy Regional Theatre in downtown Clarksville.

First Place winners Time Warp, Paradise Pictures

First Place winners Time Warp, Paradise Pictures

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council receives $10,000 grant to offer arts experiences to Military Families

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council has received a $10,000 grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission to enfold active military, veterans and their families into Clarksville’s creative community.

The Tennessee Arts Commission in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Veteran Services awarded nine Tennessee Military, Veterans & the Arts grants to organizations throughout the state. Two Montgomery County organizations, AHDC and Gateway Chamber Orchestra, were grant recipients.

As part of the Tennessee Arts Commission Arts and Military grant, Arts for Hearts offered a wood burning class that filled so quickly they have added two additional classes with a waiting list.

As part of the Tennessee Arts Commission Arts and Military grant, Arts for Hearts offered a wood burning class that filled so quickly they have added two additional classes with a waiting list.

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TWRA announces New Fishing Regulations in Effect, new Tennessee Fishing Guide available

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2019-20 fishing regulations went into effect March 1st and anglers are encouraged to obtain the new Tennessee Fishing Guide now available at locations throughout the state, on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency website (www.tnwildlife.org) and on the TWRA “On the App.”

Hard copies of the guide are available wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold and at the TWRA’s four regional offices located in Jackson (Region I), Nashville (Region II), Crossville (Region III), and Morristown (Region IV). This year’s statewide and specific region regulation changes to are featured on page 4 of the guide.

2019-2020 Tennessee Fishing Guide

2019-2020 Tennessee Fishing Guide

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Learn about Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center

 

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center

Visit Clarksville TennesseeClarksville, TN – Today, visitors can see one of the nation’s last remaining earthen forts built by 200 enslaved men while exploring this most immersive destination –– Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.

Located on a bluff 200 feet above the confluence of the Red River and Cumberland River in Clarksville, Tennessee, this site overlooking downtown Clarksville in the community of New Providence has been a hub of activity for more than two centuries.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation offers free Tree Seedlings for Arbor Day

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Free tree seedlings will be offered by the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department from 9:00am to 2:00pm on Friday, March 1st at the Smith-Trahern Mansion in celebration of Arbor Day.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Arbor Day Foundation and designation as a Tree City USA, coupled with local support, seedlings of 10 species will be given away.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation to give away 10 species in celebration of Arbor Day.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation to give away 10 species in celebration of Arbor Day.

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2019 Polar Plunge raises over $10,000 for Special Olympics

 

Polar Plunge at APSU

2019 Polar Plunge at APSUClarksville, TN – Dozens of brave souls signed up for this year’s Polar Plunge, which was held Saturday at Austin Peay State University’s Foy Fitness and Recreation Center Pool. Spectators enjoyed a very eclectic costume contest, followed by teams and individuals diving into the chilly water, all to support Tennessee Special Olympics.

‘Plungers’ who raised money for the cause were rewarded for their fund-raising efforts with post-plunge pizza. Some prizes were awarded for costume contest winners, as well as outstanding fund-raising achievement.

Members of the Clarksville Police Department led the charge at this year's Polar Plunge. The event held Saturday at APSU's Foy Pool raised more than $10,000 for Tennessee Special Olympics.

Members of the Clarksville Police Department led the charge at this year’s Polar Plunge. The event held Saturday at APSU’s Foy Pool raised more than $10,000 for Tennessee Special Olympics.

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Hundreds indulge themselves at Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Chocolate Affair

 

Chocolate AffairClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department hosted its annual Chocolate Affair at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center on Saturday, February 2nd where 600 local fans of the cacao bean indulged in the ongoing chocolate love-affair that mankind began thousands of years ago.

Kara Zahn of Clarksville Parks and Recreation was once again in charge of the popular event.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation held it's 7th annual Chocolate Affair on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation held it’s 7th annual Chocolate Affair on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019.

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TWRA to hold Two Free Trapper Training Camps

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and the Tennessee Fur Harvesters are hosting a pair of free trapper training camps in different regions of the state this winter.

The first camp is at TWRA’s Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County on February 22nd-24th. The second camp is at TWRA’s Hiwassee Refuge in Meigs County near the Hamilton County community of Birchwood on March 15th-17th.

TWRA to host two free trapper training camps this winter. One at the Buffalo Ridge Refuge and the other at Hiwassee Refuge.

TWRA to host two free trapper training camps this winter. One at the Buffalo Ridge Refuge and the other at Hiwassee Refuge.

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APSU Southeastern Grasslands Initiative held a volunteer workday at Dunbar Cave State Park

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU) 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) held its inaugural volunteer workday at Dunbar Cave State Park on January 27th, 2019.

The predicted winter weather conditions gave way to perfect conditions for working outside.

Forty species of native prairie wildflowers and grasses were interseeded at Dunbar Cave. (Amanda Blount)

Forty species of native prairie wildflowers and grasses were interseeded at Dunbar Cave. (Amanda Blount)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture honors Outstanding Fairs at 97th Annual Convention

 

Tennessee Department of Agriculture 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says fairs across Tennessee are celebrating the awards they have earned for showcasing agriculture in communities large and small.

“Fairs highlight the best that our farms, farmers, and communities offer in the state,” Commissioner of Agriculture Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said. “Agriculture education is so important, especially in a time when fewer people are directly connected with farming and the sources of wholesome food and fiber.”

Tennessee Department of Agriculture honors Fairs across Tennessee at 97th Annual Convention of the Tennessee Association of Fairs.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture honors Fairs across Tennessee at 97th Annual Convention of the Tennessee Association of Fairs.

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