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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for January 24th, 2016

 

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: Spring Adult Softball Leagues Registration, Queen City Road Race T-shirt contest for kids, Free Silver Social to celebrate Mardi Gras, and 154th Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to commemorate the 154th Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to commemorate the 154th Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville

Spring Adult Softball Leagues Registration

Registration for the Clarksville Parks and Recreation spring adult softball leagues begins this month

Despite the wintery chill, Clarksville Parks and Recreation is gearing up for our spring adult softball leagues. Registration begins Monday, January 25th with an organizational meeting scheduled for 3:00pm on Saturday, January 30th at the Burt-Cobb Community Center. League participants, to include coaches, sanctioning representatives, and umpires are invited to attend. Leagues are open to men and women ages 18 and older.

League play begins Sunday, March 20th at the Heritage Park Complex, located at 1241 Peachers Mill Road. Games will be played weekly and includes the following leagues: Sunday (Men’s), Monday (Over 45), Tuesday (True Co-Ed), Wednesday (Men’s), and Friday (Church Co-Ed).

To ensure your team gets a spot in the league, registration and team deposits of $100 are due Friday, February 12th. Teams may register online at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec or at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Main Office, located at 102 Public Square.

Queen City Road Race T-shirt contest for kids

Deadline Extended

Calling all budding artists in grades 1st through 5th: Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Queen City Road Race T-shirt design contest is back and the best drawing will be featured on the official 2016 event t-shirt!

First place: $100.00 for you, an official Queen City Road Race T-shirt featuring your design, framed poster of your drawing, $100.00 and a Subway party for your art class, art supplies and certificate.
Second place: $50.00 for you, Subway party for your art class, art supplies and certificate.
Third place: $25.00 for you, Subway party for your art class, art supplies and certificate.

For a detailed list of the Queen City Road Race T-shirt design contest rules, please visit www.cityofclarksville.com/qcrr , but here are a couple of really important bits of information to help you get started:

1. Your drawing must be submitted by January 29th — so get going.
2. Your drawing may be done using marker or colored pencil only. There is a 5 color use maximum.
3. Drawing must be on white 8 ½ x 11 paper.

The Queen City Road Race, sponsored by Cumberland Bank and Trust, will take place Saturday, May 7th beginning at 8:00am. The event will include a 5K, 10K, and One Mile Movement.

Free Silver Social to celebrate Mardi Gras

Hosted at Kleeman Community Center

Are you at least 50 years of age and looking for something fun to do? The Kleeman Community Center is ready to let the good times roll with another Silver Social, co-sponsored by the Distinguished Steppers Unlimited, on Saturday, February 20th. Enjoy delicious food and dance the night away as we celebrate the music and excitement of Mardi Gras!

The Silver Social will take place from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at the Kleeman Center, located at 166 Cunningham Lane. The best part? This event is free of charge!

154th Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center to commemorate the 154th Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a living history event to commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville on Saturday, February 6th from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Come see uniformed Civil War re-enactors from Porter’s Battery who will provide living history and canon firing demonstrations. Visitors can also tour the permanent exhibit which includes the 18-minute film, “Crossroads of Change 1861-1865”.

The surrender of Clarksville was a significant event in our Civil War history. Once Fort Defiance and the city fell, there was nothing to stop Union gunboats from capturing Nashville, which was the first Confederate state capital to fall to the North. Upon the surrender, the citizens of Clarksville endured four years of Union occupation.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.cityofclarksville.com or call 931.472.3351.

About Clarksville Parks and Recreation

The mission of Clarksville Parks and Recreation is to provide a variety of positive recreational experiences to enhance life values for individuals, families, and our diverse culture.

To learn more, visit www.cityofclarksville.com , like us on Facebook, or call 931.645.7476.


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