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Fall activities planned by parks and rec

Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:00 am


Kali Bradford


Tullahoma Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for the fall with a host of activities for local children.

Tullahoma Parks and Recreation Program Manager Lyle Russell shows off Lucy, an American kestrel he released into the East Park Arboretum just prior to the city’s Fall Arbor Day Party on Sept. 20. Rus-sell and state forester Tyler Wakefield taught Tullahoma children about trees and how to identify them. The American kestrel is the smallest and most common falcon in North America.
–Staff Photo by Erin McCullough

For the upcoming fall break, activities will be held from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 2-6 at C.D. Stamps Community Center. The cost of the camps are $25 per child or $8 daily and are limited to 30 youth per day. Lunch and snacks provided. For more information, contact Jon Neal at 461-1080.

The following camps will be held during the week.

Monday: Nature day

Campers will make tie-dye shirts and paracord bracelets. They will also participate in a fire building competition at Jefferson St. Park.

Tuesday: Urban hike and tour

Get to see the city of Tullahoma with walks to South Jackson Civic Center, the post office, Tullahoma Art Center, Fire Hall No. 1 and more.

Wednesday: Sports day 

Campers will play soccer, pitch-hit and pass, punt and kick, along with other outdoor sporting activities.

Thursday: Service and cooking

Campers will participate in various service projects.

Friday: Fun day

Enjoy an egg drop and popcorn and a movie.

Other activities during the month of October will include pumpkin painting that will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at C.D. Stamps Community Center.

Children will listen to scary stories and paint pumpkins that will be displayed at the annual Tullahoma Parks and Recreation Haunted Hayride on Oct. 20 at Frazier McEwen Park.

On Wednesday, Nov. 15, learn more about the history of the first Thanksgiving and the Wampanoag Tribe. The class will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Children will also make a Lakota dream catcher and enjoy a small Thanksgiving dinner.

In December, the center will host a Santa’s workshop from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at C.D. Stamps Community Center. Children will make a wooden toy kit and paint a piece of a mural jigsaw puzzle that will later be displayed at city hall.

A children’s yoga class will be held from 3-4 p.m. every Thursday at C.D. Stamps Community Center. The class will include songs, dance, stretch and more.

Classes will last around 45 minutes and are geared for 1-5 year olds, though all ages are welcome. First priority for class space will be given to 1-5 year olds. A parent or responsible adult is required to attend with their children. No mat necessary; however, water and snacks for after the class are recommended.

For questions and to sign up, contact Tami Sterchak at 205-7152.

For more information on any of the upcoming activities at the center, call 461-8902.