FORT DEFIANCE MEDICAL DISPLAY

Posted by: | Posted on: May 22, 2015

Clarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, located at 120 Duncan Street, will host a medical display Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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.

In addition, visitors can explore the well preserved outer earthen works, powder magazine, and gun platforms. As well as tour the permanent indoor exhibit which includes the 18-minute film, “Crossroads of Change 1861-1865”.

For more information, please visit www.cityofclarksville.com/fortdefiance or call 931-472-3351.


American Idol Performance

Posted by: | Posted on: May 21, 2015

EmilyMinorClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville and Convergys are proud to announce the second concert in the Liberty Live series set for June 5 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 6:30 p.m.

One of Nashville’s newest arrivals, Emily Minor is “a surprise at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box.” In the vein of Little Big Town or Ashley Monroe, Emily leans toward complex melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Emily incorporates the classic country sounds in her music and her goal is to create a product that is current and remains true to her heart, not something that is simply trendy. For more information on the Liberty Live performers, visit www.cityofclarksville/libertylive.

Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets but please no outside alcohol or pets. This is a family friendly event so please feel free to invite anyone you know for a night of relaxation and fun entertainment!

Be sure to mark your calendars for July 3 and August 7 as the summer concert series continues! July 3 will also include a fireworks display and a patriotic celebration! To stay up-to-date on all of the great events Parks and Recreation has to offer, sign up for the newsletters at www.cityofclarksville.com/libertylive. Once you register, you are automatically entered for a chance to win VIP passes to the event.

Liberty Live is presented by the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department and Convergys, as well as sponsored in part by The Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville Family Magazine, and 5 Star Media Group.

The mission of the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department 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.


Pool Season

Posted by: | Posted on: May 20, 2015

World's Largest Swim BH 055Clarksville, TN – Now that the Indoor Aquatic Center is closed for the summer season, the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department will open four of their public pools on Saturday, May 23. Pool pass sales, swim lesson registration and other aquatic programming registration are currently underway!

Do not forget about the Splash Pass that we introduced last year! The Splash Pass is a $20 season pass that includes access to not only the slides at Swan Lake, but also the climbing walls at Beachaven and New Providence Pools. Daily admission to the pools is $5 if you arrive before 3 p.m. or $3 after 3 p.m.

Clarksville Parks & Recreation offers six comprehensive course levels of swim lessons, open to ages 6 months to adult, to teach students how to swim skillfully and safely as well as Adaptive Swim Lessons for those with special needs. The complete list of swim lesson sessions is available online for registration at recpro.cityofclarksville.com. Sessions begin as early as June 1 so be sure to register before classes are filled!

Want to get your pool pass and also save some time in line? Here are a couple of tips to cut your wait time.

· Create or update your family’s account online at http://RecPro.CityofClarksville.com.

· Email a photo of each family member on your pool pass (with their names) to ParksRec@cityofclarksville.com. We can add them to your account before you arrive.

· Bring your completed form with you. A printable registration form is available at http://RecPro.CityofClarksville.com under the “Links” section.

There will be concessions available for purchase onsite at each pool, but once again this year, patrons will be able to bring their own snacks and picnic in the designated areas! However, patrons should keep in mind that glass containers or bottles will not be allowed into any of the pools.

If you’re wondering which pool is closest to your home, check out this list of pool locations in the area:
· Beachaven Pool – 390 Gaylewood Drive

· New Providence Pool – 166 Cunningham Lane (behind the Kleeman Center)

· Smith Pool – 742 Greenwood Avenue

· Swan Lake Pool – 2002 Sanders Road

For complete details about pool pass sales and/or swim lessons, please call (931) 645-7476 or visit www.cityofclarksvile.com


Recreation Report

Posted by: | Posted on: May 16, 2015

Summer Pool Season begins!
It’s that time of year, it’s Summer Pool Season! Beachaven, New Providence, Smith, and Swan Lake Pools open Saturday, May 23. We have a variety of swim lessons, water fitness classes, and pool pass options to cater to every family or group.

During the Summer season, Clarksville Parks & Recreation offers six comprehensive course levels of swim lessons, open to ages 6 months to adult, to teach students how to swim skillfully and safely as well as Adaptive Swim Lessons for those with special needs. The complete list of swim lesson sessions is available online for registration at recpro.cityofclarksville.com. Sessions begin as early as June 1 so be sure to register before classes are filled!

Want to get your pool pass and also save some time in line? Here are a couple of tips to cut your wait time.

· Create or update your family’s account online at http://RecPro.CityofClarksville.com.

· Email a photo of each family member on your pool pass (with their names) to ParksRec@cityofclarksville.com. We can add them to your account before you arrive.

· Bring your completed form with you. A printable registration form is available at http://RecPro.CityofClarksville.com under the “Links” section.

Medical Display at Fort Defiance
The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will host a medical display Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The exhibit features presentations by Mark Britton and includes a collection of medical items used during the 19th century to include necessary tools for blood-letting, various surgical procedures and preparation of period medicinal products. The display also includes information regarding use of indigenous herbs used in medical practices.

Get in shape with Just Ordinary Exercise!
Ready to get in shape for summer? The Kleeman Community Center is offering a new session of J.O.E. (Just Ordinary Exercise) workout classes beginning June 29-August 31, but registration is underway now!

Cost is only $65 with a Community Center ID for 9 weeks’ worth of classes! Classes will meet Monday through Thursday from 6-7 p.m. and are offered to anyone ages 18 and up. Registration is available at recpro.cityofclarksville.com or onsite at the Kleeman Center.

Focusing on full body development, participants will learn the benefits of a healthy lifestyle while building endurance, increasing muscle mass and losing weight. Get the benefits of a personal trainer while working with a group that helps keep you motivated!

Silver Fitness at all three Community Centers!
Did you know that all three of our community centers offer special hours for those 50 and older? Silver Fitness allows seniors to enjoy the gym and workout room while the community centers will be closed to the general public!

Crow Community Center will offer sessions Monday through Friday 8-9 am. Burt-Cobb Community Center will offer sessions on Tuesday and Thursday from 9-11 am. Kleeman Community Center will offer sessions Monday through Thursday 8-9 am. Community Center ID will be required for the Silver Fitness Program.


Shooting Investigation

Posted by: | Posted on: May 13, 2015

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. last night, several residents in the area of Bel Aire Park called the E911 Center to report hearing numerous gunshots and vehicles leaving the area at high speed. Officers located several bullet casings near a store on the 800 block of Peachers Mill Road and interviewed people in the area. A pistol was also found nearby. A short time later, Gateway Hospital reported a patient with a gunshot wound at the emergency room. That individual was interviewed by a detective after being treated and released from the hospital, but he refused to cooperate and provided little information. It appears from the initial investigation that two groups of people encountered each other in the store parking lot and exchanged gunfire. None of the people involved in the incident called police. All of the E911 calls came from nearby residents.
At 10:58 p.m. another person with gunshot wounds was reported on Ernest Shelton Drive. Officers located a silver Honda Accord with several bullet holes at that location, but a relative of the victim had reportedly already placed him in another car to take him to Gateway Emergency Room. The victim was life-flighted to Vanderbilt from Gateway Hospital. When interviewed by police, he claimed that he didn’t know who shot him or why he was shot. The man had several bullet wounds, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
There is some evidence to suggest that at least one more person may have been injured, but that individual’s location and condition are unknown. Detectives state the Peachers Mill shooting was gang-related.
These kinds of investigations are hampered by witnesses and alleged victims alike who withhold information and refuse to cooperate with police.
Anyone with information about the Peachers Mill incident is asked to call Detective Shrum at 648-0656, ext. 5391.
Anyone with information about the Ernest Shelton Drive incident is asked to call Detective Wimmer at 648-0656, ext. 5527.


Special Events

Posted by: | Posted on: May 13, 2015

This weekend will be packed full of activities for the Clarksville community! Details for three events are below. If you have any questions, or would like more information on a particular event, please feel free to contact me!

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Clarksville Downtown Market – Grand Opening (Free Event)
8:00am – 1:00pm
Public Square, City Hall Parking Lot
Over 70 vendors featuring local farmers, baked goods, artisan crafts, and more.

Fun with Fido – Doggiepalooza (Free Event)
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Heritage Park Bark Park
Families can enjoy special games and activities with their four-legged friends. Dog related vendors will be on hand and demonstrations will take place throughout the day.

Movies in the Park (Free Event)
Activities begin at 7:00pm
Movie begins at 8:00pm
Heritage Park Softball Fields (temporary location this week due to soccer tournament)
Jurassic Park (PG13) will be begin at 8:00pm (sundown). Activities will begin one hour prior. Concessions are available for purchase.


Yoga in the Park

Posted by: | Posted on: May 13, 2015

What better way to start your day, than to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Cumberland River, while participating in a free, morning yoga class? The Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department and the Clarksville area YMCA have partnered once again to host Yoga in the Park every Wednesday and Friday, May 13 through June 19.

Yoga in the Park is a free class held on the stage behind the “As the River Flows” museum at McGregor Park, on Riverside Drive. Classes will be held from 6 to 7 a.m. and will be open to all ages.

Each participant must bring their own yoga mat. The participant(s) with the highest attendance at the end of the program will be eligible to receive a gift card!

For more information on Yoga in the Park, please contact Clarksville Parks & Recreation Office at 645-7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com/events.


Recreation Report

Posted by: | Posted on: May 8, 2015

Yoga in the Park
What better way to start your day than with a free, morning yoga class on the banks of the Cumberland River? We have partnered with the Clarksville area YMCA once again to host Yoga in the Park every Wednesday and Friday, May 13 through June 19. Classes will be held from 6 to 7 a.m. and will be open to all ages.

Participants must bring their own yoga mat. The participant(s) with the highest attendance at the end of the program will be eligible to receive a gift card!

Fun with Fido begins May 16!
The first Fun with Fido event is scheduled for May 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Heritage Park! You and your four-legged friends can enjoy activities in the park as well as dog-related businesses and organizations.

Are you a part of a dog-related business or organization? Head on over to www.cityofclarksville.com/funwithfido to see how you can join in the fun!

The Clarksville Downtown Market
It’s that time of year! The 2015 Clarksville Downtown Market opens on Saturday, May 16, with approximately 70 vendors filling Public Square with local fresh produce, baked goods, local honey, home décor, seasonal flowers and more. The Clarksville Downtown Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 10 on Public Square.

Opening Day of the Market will also feature live music, children’s activity, and free giveaways to the first 500 in attendance!

Medical Display
The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will host a medical display Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The exhibit features presentations by Mark Britton and includes a collection of medical items used during the 19th century to include necessary tools for blood-letting, various surgical procedures and preparation of period medicinal products. The display also includes information regarding use of indigenous herbs used in medical practices.

Liberty Live Continues
The Liberty Live Summer Concert Series continues June 5 with country-artist and former American Idol contestant, Emily Minor! Emily will hit the stage at 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty Park Amphitheater. Admission is free and concessions will be for sale onsite. Guests are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets but please, no pets or outside alcohol.

Marital Arts
Learn something new at the Crow Center this summer! Martial Arts classes are available for ages 3 and older from recreational level to even the international level. Marital Arts classes will take place on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30- 8 pm and Saturday from 9- 11 am.

The goal of the classes are to assist each student in developing skills that will assist them in becoming a well-rounded individual; building their skills in physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual ways.

There are required monthly fees for members to attend classes as well as a Community Center ID. The monthly fee for individuals is $70, 2 individuals is $100, 3 individuals is $125, and 4 or more individuals (in a household) is $135.


Warrior Weekend

Posted by: | Posted on: May 7, 2015

Each year, the Military Affairs Committee of the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce organizes Warrior Week to honor all military personnel and their families. The City of Clarksville is proud to show their support on Friday, May 8, by hosting a free concert featuring award-winning, Country artists Little Texas! Local band Backroad Brigade will open the show at 6:30 pm. This FREE concert will be held at Liberty Park. Concessions will be available for purchase. Parking is free and available throughout the park.

For those vehicle enthusiasts, the 5th annual Warrior Week Car, Truck, & Bike Show will be held Saturday, May 9 beginning at 11 a.m.at Heritage Park. The show is open to public viewing but to enter your car, truck, or bike you must be an Active Duty or retired military, as well as members of the American Legion, DAV, and VFW with an ID card. Over 30 trophies will be awarded, including an Outstanding Unit Award that will be awarded to the military unit that has the most show entries. Pre-registration is free to those who register by noon on Thursday, May 7. Onsite registration will take place from 8 to 9 a.m. and the cost will be $10 cash per vehicle. To register for the Car, Truck, & Bike Show, visit www.cityofclarksville.com/warriorweek to download an application.

The events of Warrior Week are brought to you in part by the City of Clarksville, the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, The Riverview Inn, Jenkins & Wynne, the Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville Family Magazine, and 5 Star Media Group.

For more details on the Warrior Week Concert or Car, Truck, & Bike Show, please contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931-645-7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com/warriorweek


Recreation Report

Posted by: | Posted on: May 3, 2015

clarksvilleRally on the Cumberland – Canoe & Kayak Race
Canoers and Kayakers rejoice! Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Rally on the Cumberland Canoe & Kayak Race. The race will be held July 11 but the deadline to register is July 1. Cost to participate is $20 for those 18 and up and $10 for youth ages 13-17. To register, visit www.cityofclarksville.com/rallyonthecumberland.

Warrior Week Concert and Car, Truck, & Bike Show
We are proud to honor all military personnel and their families on Friday, May 8, by hosting a free concert featuring award-winning, Country artists Little Texas! This FREE concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Liberty Park. Concessions will be available for purchase. The concert is open to the public and there will be concession discounts given to those with a military ID.

The 5th annual Warrior Week Car, Truck, & Bike Show will be held Saturday, May 9 beginning at 11 a.m.at Heritage Park. The show is open to public viewing but to enter your car, truck, or bike you must be an Active Duty or retired military, as well as members of the American Legion, DAV, and VFW with an ID card. Over 30 trophies will be awarded, including an Outstanding Unit Award that will be awarded to the military unit that has the most show entries. Pre-registration is free to those who register by noon on Thursday, May 7. Onsite registration will take place from 8 to 9 a.m. and the cost will be $10 cash per vehicle. To register for the Car, Truck, & Bike Show, visit www.cityofclarksville.com/warriorweek to download an application.

R&B Step Class
Step it out to the sounds of some of the hottest hits at R&B Step Class at the Kleeman Center every Monday and Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. You will learn some great dances and get yourself in shape at the same time! Classes cost $20 per month with a community center ID.

Adult Karate
Relieve some stress and try something new at the Burt-Cobb Center with our Adult Karate class. This free class, taught by David Fivecoat, is held every Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Zumba
Get your groove on and shake off those pounds with Zumba at the Burt-Cobb Center! Zumba is a fun and exciting way to dance away tons of calories. In fact, you may forget you’re actually working out!

Classes are held each Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Burt-Cobb Center, located at 1011 Franklin Street. The cost is just $3 per class with a Community Center ID.

Young Champions Cheerleading Program
The Crow Center has spirit, yes we do! Youth ages 4 to 15 can learn cheers, motion techniques, flexibility and stunts (only for ages 7 and up) in the Young Champions Cheerleading program. Young Champions is held on Mondays at the Crow Center, located at 211 Richview Road.
This program encourages youth to have a fun time while being active and improving self-esteem through teamwork and achievement. Cost to participate is $7 per class plus an initial $7 registration fee. A Community Center ID is required and available for purchase at the Center.


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