Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department reminds the public of the following events in Clarksville:
Christmas in Occupied Clarksville: The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center welcomes the public to experience the holidays as soldiers and civilians did in the 1860s onSunday, December 15 from 3 to 6 p.m. Visitors to the event will be able to step back in time and see period decorations, visit with a nineteenth century Santa, and enjoy eggnog, cakes and caroling. The event is free and open to the public.
Swim with Santa: Children can Swim with Santa at the Indoor Aquatic Center. Santa will be visiting the pool from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 15. Families can enjoy refreshments, crafts with Mrs. Claus, a photo booth and swimming. When Santa heads back to the North Pole, children can remain for additional swim time. Cost is $3 and covers admission to the pool. Everyone entering the facility must pay admission.
Santa’s Elves to Visit Crow Community Center: Santa’s crew is coming to town and will be at the Crow Center Monday, December 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. Families are welcome to have photos taken of their children as they visit with Santa’s elves, enjoy snacks and games, all at no cost. Children will also have the opportunity to write letters to Santa!
Christmas on the Cumberland & Free Activities: Enjoy the popular Christmas on the Cumberland walk-through event now through January 4. Event hours are 5-10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 5-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Don’t miss this weekend’s free activities taking place from 6-8pm at the McGregor Park Museum:
Friday, December 20 – Cookie decorating
Saturday, December 22 – “Giving on the Cumberland” drop off night
2014 Queen City Road Race Art Contest: The Queen City Road Race Art Contest is underway for students in grades 1st through 5th. Two semi-finalists from each participating school will be selected and awarded an art kit and certificate. Among those semi-finalists will be the top three finalists who will also win a Subway party for their art class. As well as those prizes, the first place winning artist will win a framed poster of their artwork, an official race t-shirt featuring their artwork and $100 for their art class.
Artwork may be done in any medium although there is a 5 color use maximum. Simple designs are encouraged, and copyrighted material will not be accepted. Lastly, art must be on 8 1/2×11 paper or canvas; no construction paper. All completed artwork must be submitted to the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on January 10. Art teachers may arrange for pick-ups at schools no later than January 10.
The Queen City Road Race, sponsored by Cumberland Bank and Trust, will take place Saturday, May 3rd at 8 a.m. The event will include a 5k, 7k, and One Mile Movement.
Indoor Soccer for Youth: The Crow Community Center’s Indoor Soccer Instruction teaches the fundamentals of soccer. This 8-week session is open to ages 4-12 years, but only the 7-9 and 10-12 age groups have spots available. Games will be held at the center every Saturday beginning January 4. Cost is $20 for the entire program. Register today at recpro.cityofclarksville.com.