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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Christmas in Occupied Clarksville set for December 13th

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation invites you to the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center on Sunday, December 13th, 2015 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, to experience the holidays as soldiers and civilians did in the 1860s.

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Clarksville’s Indoor Aquatic Center has Santa Claus visit for Swim with Santa

 

Indoor Aquatic Center - New ProvidenceClarksville, TN – This year your child can swim with Santa at the Indoor Aquatic Center! Santa will be visiting the pool, located at 166 Cunningham Lane, on Saturday, December 12th from 2:00 until 4:00pm.

Families are invited to enjoy refreshments, crafts, and swimming. Parents, bring your cameras to capture your child’s special moment with Santa!

The Indoor Aquatic Center at New Providence.

The Indoor Aquatic Center at New Providence.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for November 29th, 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: Clarksville Community Centers to host ‘Drop and Shop’ holiday events, Swim with Santa at the Indoor Aquatic Center and Queen City Road Race T-shirt contest for kids.

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Clarksville’s Christmas on the Cumberland opens to the delight of young and old alike

 

Christmas on the CumberlandClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville held the grand opening of Christmas on the Cumberland Tuesday night, November 25th at McGregor Park. Hundreds gathered on the bank of the Cumberland River to listen singing and to see the lights come on along the riverwalk.

There was even a visit from you know who.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Channel 4's Snowbird and Santa Claus flipped the switch Tuesday night turning on the lights for Christmas on the Cumberland.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Channel 4’s Snowbird and Santa Claus flipped the switch Tuesday night turning on the lights for Christmas on the Cumberland.

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Land Between the Lake’s The Homeplace to hold a Traditional 1850 Christmas

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850s Farm invites members of the public to experience Christmas in 1850 on Saturday, November 28th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

Adults and children alike can whisper their Christmas wishes to Santa Claus and participate in traditional Christmas activities. Homeplace admission includes Christmas in 1850 programs:  $5.00 ages 13 and up, $3.00 ages 5-12, and free ages 4 and under. All ages are welcome at this family event.

Children sit on Santa's lap to tell him what they would like for Christmas. Join us each year in November at The Homeplace in Land Between The Lakes for an 1850's Christmas. (Keurin Gaffney)

Children sit on Santa’s lap to tell him what they would like for Christmas. Join us each year in November at The Homeplace in Land Between The Lakes for an 1850’s Christmas. (Keurin Gaffney)

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Fort Campbell’s MWR to hold Breakfast with Santa December 19th

 

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Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – Morale Welfare and Recreation invites invites you and your children to Cole Park Commons for Breakfast with Santa December 19th.

There will be crafts and coloring stations as well as a photo opportunity with Santa.  Don’t forget your camera!

Breakfast will be served buffet style and will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, muffins, juice, milk and coffee. Seating times will be done by reservation.

Fort Campbell's MWR to hold Breakfast with Santa

Fort Campbell’s MWR to hold Breakfast with Santa

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Clarksville’s New SpiritFest Event to Provide Parade-Goers Abundance of Fun

 

Clarksville's SpiritfestClarksville, TN – The first-ever SpiritFest, a celebratory holiday event at 2:30pm on Saturday, December. 5th, will offer an irresistible opportunity for those who gather early to watch the city’s 56th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. It is being touted as “A Pre-Parade Celebration of Christmas.”

Rather than getting an early parking spot – then waiting through cold and boredom until the parade begins – parade-goers can enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities during SpiritFest.

SpiritFest will conclude with the lighting of First Presbyterian Church’s three historic rosette windows for the first time since their recent refurbishment.

SpiritFest will conclude with the lighting of First Presbyterian Church’s three historic rosette windows for the first time since their recent refurbishment.

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NASA looks back at Apollo 8 spending Christmas at the Moon

 

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NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Christmas Eve, 1968. As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts – Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders – became the first humans to orbit another world.

As their command module floated above the lunar surface, the astronauts beamed back images of the moon and Earth and took turns reading from the book of Genesis, closing with a wish for everyone “on the good Earth.”

The famous 'Earthrise' photo from Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. The crew entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968. That evening, the astronauts held a live broadcast, showing pictures of the Earth and moon as seen from their spacecraft. (NASA)

The famous ‘Earthrise’ photo from Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. The crew entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968. That evening, the astronauts held a live broadcast, showing pictures of the Earth and moon as seen from their spacecraft. (NASA)

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Fort Defiance held annual Christmas in Occupied Clarksville celebration

 

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterClarksville, TN – On December 15th, 2014 Fort Defiance Interpretive Center held their second annual Christmas in Occupied Clarksville. The allows visitors to the Civil War Fort to experience the holidays as soldiers and civilians would have during the 1860s.

“The public reception to Christmas in Occupied Clarksville as been absolutely overwhelming,” said William Parker, the Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. “We are very very very pleased at the turnout, we didn’t expect this many people but by golly we’re glad they came to celebrate the Christmas season with us here at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center.”

Phyllis Smith from the Friends of Fort defiance talks to the visitors to the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center during Christmas in Occupied Clarksville

Phyllis Smith from the Friends of Fort defiance talks to the visitors to the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center during Christmas in Occupied Clarksville

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Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Clarksville Celebrates Christmas

 

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Big Brothers, Big Sisters held their annual Christmas party for their Littles and Bigs at The Pinnacle Bowling Alley on Saturday December 6th.

When I arrived, Amy Carroll, the executive director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters was busy handing out shoes to the arriving bowlers. She spoke with my between helping the new arrivals, “It got a little hectic because everybody started showing up at the same time, so I just came back here behind the counter and started handing out shoes.” She quipped, “I’m no stranger to bowling alleys.”

Amy Carroll, the executive director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters manning the counter at the Pinnacle Bowling Alley

Amy Carroll, the executive director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters manning the counter at the Pinnacle Bowling Alley

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