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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for April 15th, 2012

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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:

  • Head Start Registration
  • Visitors to Parks & Recreation
  • Education Fair
  • Story Tellers
  • Lifeguarding Classes
  • Doggiepalooza 2012
  • Re-Certification/Crossover Course
  • Movies in the Park
  • Book Signing

Head Start Registration

Montgomery County Head StartKleeman Community Center, located at 166 Cunningham Lane will host Head Start registration in their meeting room, April 16th, 17th, and 18th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Visitors to Parks & Recreation

Due to the Rivers & Spires Festival next week, parking will not be available in front or beside the Parks and Recreation’s main office from Thursday, April 19th through Sunday, April 21st.

Education Fair

Austin Peay State UniversityThe Kleeman Community Center is hosting an education fair on April 23rd from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Join us to meet with colleges, business schools and staff from the APSU Educational Opportunity Center, to help define and achieve your educational goals.

This program is free and open to the public.

Story Tellers

LEAP OrganizationChildren and parents can enjoy interactive story time as the storytellers from L.E.A.P. (Leadership Enlightenment Academic Achievement and Perseverance) bring to life stories from cultures across the Globe.

This program is held at the Kleeman Community Center once a month. Join us April 24th from 6:00pm-7:00pm, to hear “Stellaluna and Pinduli” written by author Janell Cannon. Event is free. Community Center ID card is required.

Lifeguarding Classes

Indoor Aquatic Center - New ProvidenceThe Indoor Aquatic Center will host a full American Red Cross Lifeguarding course this Spring for those at least 15 years of age and can do the following: swim 300 yards continuously, retrieve a 10 pound weight from 10 feet of water, and tread water for 2 minutes without arms.

Three sessions are available, with the first session beginning April 25th. Cost is $200.00. To register online or to view session dates and times, visit recpro.cityofclarksville.com.

Course is for participants who will not be employed by Parks & Recreation.

Doggiepalooza 2012

The 6th Annual Doggiepalooza will take place May 5th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, at the Heritage Park Bark Park. Bring your 4-legged family members for a day full of demonstrations, contests, prizes and much more!

Re-Certification/Crossover Course

American Red CrossAs of January 2012, the American Red Cross has updated the Lifeguarding program. As a re-certification course, the Indoor Aquatic Center will offer the crossover to the new course. Two sessions will be held; Session 1: May 3rd & 4th, 3:30pm to 9:30pm. Session 2: May 5th, 8:00am to 4:00pm, May 6th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

To participate, you must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification and CPR/AED. Cost is $125.00 and includes all materials. Register online at recpro.cityofclarksville.com. Course is for participants who will not be employed by Parks & Recreation.

Movies in the Park

Movies in the ParkThis year’s schedule has just been announced! Join us for the kick off of Movies in the Park on Saturday, May 5th, at Heritage Park soccer fields for the viewing of “Hugo”. Come early to save your spot and check out “move before the movies” before the movie begins at dusk.

Be sure to bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions also will be available.

Date Movie Name
May 5th HUGO (PG)
May 18th Moneyball (PG-13)
June 2nd Tangled (PG)
June 16th Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch, and the
Wardrobe (PG)
July 7th A League of Their Own (PG)
July 21st People’s Choice
August 4th Ratatouille (G)
August 18th Inception (PG-13)
September 1st 80’s Double Feature The Princess Bride(PG) &
The Goonies (PG)
September 15th The Hunger Games (PG-13)

Book Signing

Jack Hinsons One Man WarTom McKenney, author of “Jack Hinson’s One-Man War, A Civil War Sniper” will be at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Tuesday, April 17th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, to answer questions and sign your copy of his book.

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

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