The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department’s weekly 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:
- Spring Eggstravanganza recheduled
- Community Service
- Spring Break
- Photography Classes
- Hershey’s Track and Field Competition
- Pitch, Hit and Run
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Spring Eggstravaganza rescheduled
Spring break- a time for Community Service
Recently, Heritage Park received a special visit from a group of youngsters during their Spring Break. Instead of finding these students kicking around a soccer ball or relaxing with a picnic in the park, the group of nearly 40 college students from North Dakota State University and the surrounding area, rolled up their sleeves and volunteered their time mulching around the many trees found at Heritage Park. The students were taking part in Students Today Leaders Tomorrow’s fastest growing program– The Pay It Forward Tour (PIF). The City of Clarksville was just one of the group’s many stops on their nine day adventure from North Dakota to Louisiana. A special thank you goes out to all the students who were involved as well as the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Maintenance staff for all their hard work!
Spring Break- a Success!
Ages 14 and under
- 1st Place: Booby Witchet
- 2nd Place: Landris Caudle
- 3rd Place: Aaron Smith
- 1st Place:Breon Cummings
- 2nd Place: Mario Wilcox
- 3rd Place: Antonio Howard
The winners for the free throw shoot-out that also took place at Burt- Cobb were:
- 1st Place: Ashley Powers,
- 2nd Place Kenneth Montgomery
- 3rd Place: Tatyana Jones
At Kleeman this spring break, kids were busy painting trash cans, celebrating Fitness/Nutrition month, and having Wii fun. Overall, spring break at the community centers was a huge success.
Kleeman Center now offering Photography Classes
Learn how to get the photos you want from your digital point and shoot or digital SLR camera! Kleeman Community Center will be hosting a series of Photography Classes March 29 through April 19. Local photographer and graphic designer Tammy Cunningham will teach two classes each Monday night for four weeks.
The first class for digital point and shoot cameras is held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Students will learn photo fundamentals, how to best use settings on their camera, and picture composition. You will also learn how to get photos from the camera card to photo prints.
The second classes for digital SLR camera users will be held from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and students will learn to maneuver through the camera menu and settings first. Then they will move on to basic exposure, white balance, ISO, aperture and shutter speed. This class will also explore photo composition and shooting styles.
Bring your digital point and shoot or digital SLR camera, charged batteries, camera card, camera manual, questions and creativity! Classes are for ages 18 and up. The cost for each series of classes is $40.
For more information contact Kleeman Community Center at 647-3056.
Practices for Hershey’s Track and Field Competition to Begin
The Hershey Track and Field Program is an opportunity for young athletes to showcase their skills in track, the long jump, and softball throw. Young athletes can begin signing up now by picking up an application at the Parks and Recreation office or any of our three community centers. This program is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. Practices will meet every Thursday and will begin on Thursday, April 1 from 5-6p.m. at the Crow Center. A local competition will be held May 15 at Kenwood High School Track. For more information, please call the Crow Center at 647-3071.
Pitch, Hit, and Run
Registration is underway for Pitch, Hit and Run. You may register your child at any of our three community centers or the Parks & Recreation main office. Registrations will also be accepted the day of the event. This event will be held at Heritage Park Softball Fields on April 17th at 1:00p.m.
This is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball and is comprised of 3 parts: The “Pitch” contest allows youth to attempt to throw strikes like MLB pitchers by pitching to hit the MLB Strike Zone. The “Hit” contest is a chance for competitors to take a swing from home plate and be judged on distance and accuracy just like in MLB. After pitching and hitting, comes the “Run” portion of the competition. Competitors start at 2nd base and test their speed running into home plate.
The competition is open to baseball enthusiasts ages 7-14. Competitors will be divided into four age divisions: 7/8 years, 9/10 years, 11/12 years, and 13/14 years. New this year, girls will also have their own division. Participants will have the opportunity to advance through four levels of competition with the final round ending at the National Finals at the 2010 MLB All Star Game.
For more information, please contact 931-645-7476.
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