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Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to hold Civil War Summer Camp starting June 1st

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center is proud to host the City’s Civil War Summer Camp for history savvy youth. The Camp will be two, one-week sessions for boys and girls in the 5th and 6th grades this June.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for a student to learn about life during the Civil War and participate in activities relating to the period,” said William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance.

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Come out to Land Between the Lakes to Recharge with Nature, History, and the Universe

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between the Lakes’ 2015 summer lineup of Special Events has something for everyone.

Visitors are encouraged to bring cameras, binoculars, and picnic lunches. Stop by the gateway communities for food and supplies. For a complete program schedule, go to www.landbetweenthelakes.us/calendar/

Canoeing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

Canoeing at Land Between the Lakes. (LBL)

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for May 24th, 2015

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, 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: Summer Program Guides, Civil War Summer Camp, Fundamental Basketball Day Camps, and Daddy-Daughter Date Night.

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Land Between the Lakes to hold Children’s Day on the Farm at The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TNChildren’s Day on the Farm is Saturday, May 30th, at The Homeplace 1850’s Farm in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. From 1:00pm-4:00pm, children can step back-in-time and do farm chores typical for children in the 1850s.

Homeplace admission is $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

Children's Day at Land Between the Lakes' The Homeplace -- activities included laundry chores, gardening, and a general store. (LBL Homeplace Staff)

Children’s Day at Land Between the Lakes’ The Homeplace — activities included laundry chores, gardening, and a general store. (LBL Homeplace Staff)

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New York Times bestselling author Sharyn McCrumb to receive Patricia Winn Award for Southern Fiction at Clarksville Writers Conference banquet June 4th

 

Clarksville Writers ConferenceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development Council will honor novelist Sharyn McCrumb with their first-ever Patricia Winn Award for Southern Fiction at the June 4th Clarksville Writers Conference banquet.

McCrum, award-winning Southern writer best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, including a number of New York Times bestsellers, will also give the keynote address at Thursday evening’s banquet at Club Level of Austin Peay State University’s newly renovated Governors Stadium, featuring a gorgeous view of this historic campus.

Sharyn McCrumb to receive Patricia Winn Award at  11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

Sharyn McCrumb to receive Patricia Winn Award at 11th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference.

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Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library to host Clarksville Youth Guitar Ensemble Tuesday, May 26th

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Youth Guitar Orchestra will premier their debut concert in the atrium of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library at 6:00pm May 26th.

Students ages 8 through 13 will be performing works from the Austin Classical Guitar Curriculum, the United States’ leaders in research on guitar education for youth.

Clarksville Youth Guitar Ensemble to play at Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library May 26th

Clarksville Youth Guitar Ensemble to play at Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library May 26th

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Fort Defiance to host medical display this Saturday, May 23rd

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a medical display Saturday, May 23rd from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

The display will feature a collection of medical tools and medicines used during the Civil War along with commentary and informal question and answer sessions with Mark Britton.

Mark Britton talks to Rebecca Hines about his civil war medicine display

Mark Britton talks to Rebecca Hines about his civil war medicine display

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Free Yoga on the Montgomery County Courthouse Lawn rescheduled for May 30th

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County – Due to last weekend’s weather we have rescheduled the free Yoga Flow class on the Courthouse Lawn for Saturday, May 30th at 9:30am. Susan Nicholson, ACSM, will provide a 45 minute class fitting for all fitness levels and all ages.

The class will be held on the Third Street side of the Courthouse. Bring a yoga mat or small blanket and join in the fun!

Registration is not necessary. If you have any questions, call 931.648.8482.

Free Yoga on the Courthouse Lawn

Free Yoga on the Courthouse Lawn

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Liberty Live features American Idol contestant Emily Minor, June 5th

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville and Convergys are proud to announce the second concert in the Liberty Live series set for June 5th at Liberty Park.

The event will feature American Idol participant, Emily Minor, as the headlining performer. Admission is free but concessions will be available for purchase. The show is set to begin at 6:30pm.

Emily Minor performs at the next Liberty Park Live Concert, June 5th.

Emily Minor performs at the next Liberty Park Live Concert, June 5th.

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APSU Governors Summer Camps offer great summer fun

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Looking for a great way to beat the summer heat and brush up on your skills? All summer long, Austin Peay State University coaches will be hosting camps for kids of all ages.

All camps take place on campus and are led by Governors coaches and student-athletes with an occasional guest appearance by some Governors’ greats. Austin Peay camps also are fully staffed and sponsored by Gatorade, offering an unmatched experience and look inside what it’s like to be a college athlete.

Austin Peay Governors Summer Camps. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Summer Camps. (APSU Sports Information)

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