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City of Clarksville to celebrate Arbor Day, April 4th

 

City of Clarksville to receive 29th Tree City USA Award

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville will celebrate Arbor Day and its 29th Tree City USA award at 10:00am Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at Moore Magnet Elementary school.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will attend and issue an Arbor Day proclamation. The City Forestry Division will accepting the Tree City USA award.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold Arbor Day Celebration on April 4th.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation to hold Arbor Day Celebration on April 4th.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Wettest Egg Hunt a huge hit with the kids

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – This past weekend Clarksville Parks and Recreation hosted an early Easter egg hunt with a twist at the New Providence Indoor Aquatic Center, the Wettest Egg Hunt allowed local kids a chance to gather both floating and submerged Easter eggs, some containing great prizes.

Teresa Voorhees, Aquatics Coordinator at New Providence Pool talked about the event.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation's annual Wettest Egg Hunt was held Saturday at the New Providence Pool.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s annual Wettest Egg Hunt was held Saturday at the New Providence Pool.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Summer Youth Program registration begins April 2nd

 

City of Clarksville’s free summer camps offer sports, arts, activities at 15 sites

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Planning is underway to serve more than 1,200 Clarksville youngsters again this year with a free, fun and educational summer camp program.

Online registration for the Clarksville Parks and Recreation 2018 Summer Youth Program begins at 8:00am on Monday, April 2nd, 2018.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation signup for Baseball, Softball deadline is March 26th

 

Spaces still available for ages 5-14

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation youth baseball and softball participants can register through March 26th at the Parks and Recreation office, 102 Public Square, or online at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec

Leagues with space available include baseball (ages 9-14), softball (ages 7-10), coach pitch (ages 7-8), and T-ball (ages 5-6).

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Youth Baseball, Softball league signups going on now through March 26th.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Youth Baseball, Softball league signups going on now through March 26th.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation to offer Spring programs

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation is gearing up for three popular annual spring programs that are fun for the whole family.

Community Flea Market: The second annual Community Flea Market will be from 8:00am to 1:00pm on March 17th at the Burt-Cobb Recreation Center on Franklin Street.

Clarksville Parks and Recreation to offer Spring programs

Clarksville Parks and Recreation to offer Spring programs

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Clarksville High School’s Alyvia Crawley Wins Tennessee 2018 Poetry Out Loud Contest

 
Tennessee Arts CommissionNashville, Tn —The 2018 Tennessee Poetry Out Loud (POL) champion is Alyvia Crawley a junior at Clarksville High School in Clarksville, TN. The competition was held on Saturday, March 10, in the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
 
“I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. I didn’t know what the judges were looking for, but I really understood all of my poems and I wanted to portray what the authors were saying,” said Crawley. “One of the best skills I learned was to comprehend what someone else is saying and then communicate that.”
StateFinalists: From left to right - TN Arts Commission Chair Ritche Bowden, 2018 Tennessee POL Champion Alyvia Crawley, first runner-up Kiya Brown, second runner-up Preston Cates, and third runner-up Grayson Brawner.

TN Arts Commission Chair Ritche Bowden, 2018 Tennessee POL Champion Alyvia Crawley, first runner-up Kiya Brown, second runner-up Preston Cates, and third runner-up Grayson Brawner.

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Customs House Museum & Cultural Center hold Opening Reception for New Exhibits

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s Customs House Museum held an opening reception March 8th to introduce five new exhibits that range from impressionistic figurative paintings, watercolors, and photography to Stories of Clarksville, and a celebration of Women in business.

On the main floor, in the Leaf Chronicle Lobby until April 29th, Celebrating Women in Business uses objects and images from the museum’s permanent collection to celebrate local businesses throughout Clarksville’s history that have been owned or founded by women. Visitors will learn about the Barbara Louise Hospital, First Women’s Bank, local beauty shops, and more.

Several new exhibits were unveiled at an opening reception March 8th at Clarksville's Customs House Museum & Cultural Center.

Several new exhibits were unveiled at an opening reception March 8th at Clarksville’s Customs House Museum & Cultural Center.

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APSU’s Paul Collins exhibits new work at Nashville’s Zeitgeist Gallery this March

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – After 30 years as a studio artist, Paul Collins now works exclusively in public spaces.

For each of new project, the Austin Peay State University associate professor of art spends two weeks painting at sites chosen for their history, politics or public use. This March, Collins will present seven of these projects in a new exhibition, “Fortnight Session,” at Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville Tennessee.

Austin Peay professor Paul Collins new exhibition, “Fortnight Session,” on display at Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville.

Austin Peay professor Paul Collins new exhibition, “Fortnight Session,” on display at Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville.

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10th annual Empty Bowls Clarksville a Huge Success

 

Empty Bowls ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Hundreds participated in the 10th annual Empty Bowls Clarksville Tuesday, with volunteers at eight local churches serving meals to raise money and awareness for area residents dealing with food insecurities.

This year’s theme; Hope, Not Hunger, will raise tens of thousands of dollars for Loaves & Fishes, and Urban Ministries Food Pantry, local agencies that provide thousands of meals each year for those in need in our community.

Brenda Harper is one of the Empty Bowls volunteers who worked the event at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Immaculate Conception Church hosted Empty Bowls 2018 Tuesday. This is the 10th year of the event which benefits Loaves & Fishes, and Urban Ministries.

Immaculate Conception Church hosted Empty Bowls 2018 Tuesday. This is the 10th year of the event which benefits Loaves & Fishes, and Urban Ministries.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation launches “Bike Walk Clarksville”

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Bike Walk Clarksville, a group of citizens on a mission to promote a more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly community, got rolling this week with a formative meeting at Wilma Rudolph Events Center.

The next meeting is scheduled for 6:00pm Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at a site to be announced soon. Organizers have set up online sites to inform and connect members.

The popularity of Clarksville's BCycle bike-sharing system helped inspire the newly formed 'Bike Walk Clarksville' citizens group.

The popularity of Clarksville’s BCycle bike-sharing system helped inspire the newly formed ‘Bike Walk Clarksville’ citizens group.

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