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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for August 26th, 2012


Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, 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:

  • Fort Defiance Living History Weekend
  • Youth Archery
  • Riverfest Collecting Food for Project F.U.E.L.
  • Riverfest Fashion Show Deadline

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to host a living history weekend

Fort Defiance Interpretive CenterThe Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a free living history weekend in remembrance of the Confederate recapture of Clarksville as well as the battle of Riggins Hill, Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 16 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Saturday’s event will include living history camps, an educational play at 11 a.m., and musket firing demonstrations at 2 p.m. Sunday’s event will feature an outdoor church service, known as a Brush Arbor, at 2 p.m.

Due to limited parking, visitors to Saturday’s event are encouraged to park at the Two Rivers Business Center, at 690 Riverside Drive (old Convergys lot), then ride a shuttle to the park. The shuttle service will begin at 10 a.m. and run continuously every 15 minutes until 3 p.m. There will be no shuttle on Sunday. For a more information, please visit or call 931-472-3351.

Youth Archery is back!

ArcheryCrow Community Center will begin its four-week archery session, Tuesday, September 4, to teach youth grades 4-12, the basic fundamentals of the sport. Classes are held Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. The cost is only $10 per student! A community center ID card is required. Can’t attend these dates? Register online by visiting,

Riverfest partners with F.U.E.L to help collect food for children in Clarksville

2012 Riverfest - 25thRiverfest is excited to partner with F.U.E.L., a food subsidization program, by serving as a collection site for food donations, September 7 & 8, 2012 at McGregor Park.

F.U.E.L (Full of Emmaus Love) is designed to feed children whose only food source may be the food they are receiving at school by collecting donations, bagging them and distributing to schools to place in children’s back packs each Friday. The program currently services 1800 children in the Clarksville Montgomery School System. Visit for a list of food items needed.

Deadline approaching for Riverfest’s Recycled Fashion Show

2012 Riverfest - 25thRiverfest is excited to announce a new attraction to this year’s two-day music and arts festival, the First Annual Recycling Fashion Show. The show is scheduled to take place Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 4 p.m. on the Blue Cross Blue Shield Stage and is intended to educate the general public about recycling in a fun and exciting way.

The show is encouraging youth and adults of all ages to get creative and construct fashions made entirely from recyclable materials for a chance to win cash! Contestants will be divided into two age categories, youth (ages 17 and under) and adult (ages 18 and up). Fashions will be judged based on creativity, use of materials, and overall look. A first, second, and third place will be awarded in each age group with an additional award given to the fashion with the overall most creative design.

All fashion show entries may contain only recyclable materials. Interested contestants can visit to register online. Registration can also be done by mail or in person at our Main office no later than Wednesday, September 5, 2012. There is no fee to enter.

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