Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


June 23, 2014

Free beginner tai chi classes at Fair Park

CROSSVILLE — If you have been suffering with arthritis and would like a better way of dealing with it, then you should try tai chi. A new beginner class is being held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings with instructor Mike Pesce. Mike has practiced tai chi every morning for almost 15 years and says it just makes him feel better. He highly recommends you should try tai chi also.

The advance class starts at 9:30 a.m. with Angie Bedard. Both of these classes are free. On Fridays, Bedard teaches the arthritis tai chi, which is recommended by the National Arthritis Foundation. It is held in the afternoon at 2.

AKC dog training instructor Reichela Veader takes pride in offering the best methods for you and your dog. She is now offering classes in companion dog training, obedience for home and competition, rally for home and competition, and conformation at Fair Park. Classes are taught one evening a week. New dog training classes will start Wednesday, July 2. Please contact her to sign up so she can better answer your questions.

6 p.m. — Beginning Obedience: A class to teach your dog the basics.

7 p.m. — Drop-in Conformation: Come as you need to or want to. Fee is $5 per dog per night.

8 p.m. — Rally: A "nicer" form of obedience. You must take basic obedience first.

A free Your Heart on Art Workshop to express emotional healing through art and creative expression will be held for those who are living in grief, pain, stress and fear, or anyone who can benefit from this beneficial art class. Sign up for this class, which will be held Thursday, July 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. The arts at Fair Park are sponsored by Bilbrey Funeral Home.

You can see many of the city of Chattanooga historic sites, skyline and Look Out Mountain from a cruise on the Southern Belle River Boat. Enjoy the view with a prime rib dinner and entertainment. Get signed up! Driver and trip planner Tommy Cole will be taking a group to Chattanooga to cruise the Tennessee River on Thursday, July 10.

Matt and Karen Humphries will be leading a Fourth of July sing-along for the seniors this Friday starting at 10 a.m. The IGA store on Main St. will be sponsoring the bingo, and lunch with Carolyn is at 11:30 a.m.

The Fair Park Senior Center will be closed on Friday, July 4.

The Fair Park Senior Center is for all seniors 55-plus and has been serving the seniors in Cumberland County for more than 40 years. It is at 1433 Livingston Rd. across from the fairgrounds. Check out their website at: or email them at or just call 484-7416.

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