The program takes place at two locations, the Kleeman Community Center and the Burt-Cobb Community Center/Dixon Park.
On Thursdays, the event will be held at the Kleeman Community Center, 166 Cunningham Lane, from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. On Friday evenings, it takes place at the Burt-Cobb Community Center/Dixon Park, 1011 Franklin Street, from 6:00 – 10:30 p.m. Featured activities will vary weekly and will include: arts and craft projects, basketball games, soccer games, dance performances, poetry contests, karaoke, step team competitions, family trivia, cake walks, inflatable’s, water balloons, dodge ball games, card games, guest speakers, local college representatives, health/resource fairs and radio station appearances. In addition to the events for youth, Workforce Essentials will be there to help parents find a job and build a career.
According to Tonya Vaden, Deputy Director of Administration and Special services at the Parks and Rec. Dept., “Clarksville is one of the few cities in the country to have committed to a Summer Night Lights program. Los Angeles initiated the first to address their growing gang problem and a couple of other cities have followed suit,”
In a media release, Mayor Kim McMillan said, “I want to thank everyone who has worked so diligently to bring this program together: the terrific group at Parks and Recreation, the event sponsors and all of the people who have already volunteered. This is an important program for our community and I’m so proud of all we are going to accomplish.”
The Last event of the summer will be August 3rd.
The Mayor’s Summer Night Lights event series is coming to an end
As the summer is coming to an end, so is the popular “Summer Night Lights” event series. The City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department along with Manna Café, L.E.A.P. Organization, Workforce Essentials, Miller-Motte Technical College, BFS Insurance, DBS & Associates Engineering, S.A.T. Entertainment, and Coca-Cola® has been offering extended hours and lots of great activities all for free at two Parks & Recreation facilities.
Will take place Thursday, May 23 from 7-9 p.m. at Radiance Health and Wellness. Learn natural, holistic approaches to managing symptoms of PTSD. Includes information on essential oils, self-hypnosis, energy therapies, and flower essences. For more information, call 931-216-9808.
Dining Out for Fisher House
Will take place May 24-25 at Ruby Tuesday on Ft. Campbell Blvd. The restaurant will give back 20% of every diner’s bill to the Fort Campbell Fisher House. Flyer must be presented. For more information, call 270-798-8330.