Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Monday, October 21, 2013

Here is the Weekly Top 10 for Chattanooga YFD:


Every Monday 7-8pm on Groove Radio FM 93.5

Lurone "Coach" Jennings and Brian Smith are proud to host "PEP TALK" every Monday from 7-8pm. During "PEP TALK", we will discuss the City of Chattanooga, and positive solutions for our communities, youth and our families, however we can not do it alone We need your help too. Everyone can help parent the City. 

Tonights we sit down with James McKissic from the Office of Multicultural Affairs to discuss another city internship program as well as what his office can do for the City of Chattanooga. Tune in tonight from 7-8pm on Groove 93....or listen live  at


Minor Schedule Changes
Please note our Fall Break Hours this week:
Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm
Friday 9am-6:00pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
A few ongoing activities may have changed, please contact your local YFD center. 

Check out the Rag Wreath Work Shop at Hixson Center (5400 School Drive) this Wednesday 6-7pm! Create a decorative, no sew, fabric wreath for your home. Call Joyce Teal at 490-9289 for more info and supply list. Great for families.


Rock Climbing Program for All Abilities.

Volunteers are needed to assist individuals who have disabilities in this exciting rock climbing program. We need people to help belay as well as climb. The program starts Nov 4th at 4:30pm at Urban Rocks Gym, and then, every Monday. If you can help or would like to join, please contact Elaine at 697-1345.


Featuring Lexia Technology Based Learning.  

Lexia provides explicit, personalized learning on foundational reading skills for students of all abilities, and delivers performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction. This research-proven, technology-based approach accelerates reading skills development, predicts students' year-end performance and provides facility managers and our education coordinator, data-driven action plans to help differentiate instruction. 

You can sign your child up for daily after school learning at these centers: 

Avondale, Brainerd, Carver, Eastdale, Eastlake, East Chatt, Hixson, North Chatt, South Chatt, Washington Hills and Westside Centers. Or call 643-6096. 

Join the excitement. It's free.

Join Carol Lumpkin on Thursday nights at 6:15 for this exciting, exhilarating dance fitness class sensation.

Can't make Thursday night? Carver offers adult fitness Monday-Friday from 5-6 or 6-7. BRING THE KIDS, as they can take part in our after school homework help and literacy programs.


FREE Oct 24th, 4-7pm. South Chatt YFD Center

Adult flu vaccines, health check ups, massages, 
Exercise workshop, cooking demos, food, fun, education and more! Gotcha Interested?  
Located at 1151 West 40th. Sponsored by 1st Baptist Church of Hixson, Southside Community Health Center, TENNder CARE, and much more. Call 423-454-9493 for more information.  


2013-2014 basketball sign ups are going on now at your local Youth and Family Development Center. For girls and boys ages 6-12. Stop by your local center or call Richard at 643-6055. This is also a great way to see the exciting after school programs offered at each center, including homework help, literacy help, and much more.  Now through November.

Thursday Oct 24th 5:30-8pm

The Chattanooga Zoo's annual Boo in the Zoo celebration includes a dance/DJ in the Education Building, some of your most lovable cartoon characters, trick-or-treat stations, costume contests, pizza, games, and much more! Dreamnight is a free, open house event for individuals with special needs and/or terminal illnesses and their families or caretakers. Dreamnight offers a VIP Zoo visit that acknowledges and accommodates the unique circumstances that generally limit relaxing outings for these families during normal operating hours. Please RSVP to the Zoo at 423-697-1319

For more information on our Therapeutic Rec Department, please click here.


Free Family Fun at these YFD Centers 

-Tyner YFD Center(Next to Tyner High)  

October 30, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Community Program Sponsored by Silverdale Baptist Church. This program will include rides, music, games, food, and gifts all free to Tyner Community and surrounding areas. (855-2664)

-Lookout Valley Fall Festival at Patten Center 

October 31st from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Community Program sponsored by Lookout Valley Baptist Church  Prizes, food, games, entertainment and much more! (825-5955)

Avondale Center Trunk or Treat(1305 Dodson Ave). 

October 31st, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. 

2013 Pumpkin Plunge-Brainerd Center (1010 North Moore Rd).

Oct 30th, from 5:30-7:30pm. Bring your swim suit

Please check with your local center for any Fall/Halloween Activities


November 2nd from 10am-1pm

Pringle Park, located on Long Street, between Market and Broad, and right down the road from Howard High, is in need of TLC. Volunteers will help clean the park, by mulching, painting, restoring and much more. We could use all the help we can. 

Call 423-580-9489 or just show up, next Saturday, from 10am-1pm. 



Kiwanis Club Fund Raiser Will Be Held Oct. 18

The Hixson Kiwanis Club’s Fall Scholarship Dinner will be held Sunday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Hixson Middle School.   The dinner features baked ham or chicken, veggies, bread and desserts and the cost is $10 per person, 6 and under are free.   The proceeds are used by the club to support two scholarships at Hixson High School each year in memory of long ... (click for more)

Zoo Hosts Annual Banana Ball Saturday

The Chattanooga Zoo will present its annual Banana Ball on Saturday.   Banana Split, just for kids will be held Saturday from 2-4 p.m.  Jack Hanna is visiting the Chattanooga Zoo and he's hosting a special presentation.  Guests will hear about Jack's adventures and visit with some of his animal friends. The Banana Split event will include animal encounters, ... (click for more)

Legislative Hearing On Volkswagen Emissions Scandal To Be Held In Chattanooga Oct. 29; Haslam To Visit VW Plant Wednesday

The Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee’s Appropriation Subcommittee will be conducting a hearing in Chattanooga to review the financial impact on the state from Volkswagen’s violation of U.S. emissions standards. The meeting will be held at the Hamilton County Department of Education, 3074 Hickory Valley Road, on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Members ... (click for more)

Bradley County Commission Decides Not To Provide Animal Pickup Service

Bradley County Commissioners on Monday finally put animal control to rest. It was not easy and it was not without confusion, but in the end, the county will not provide animal pickup service. Confusion began when commissioners were asked to approve the agenda, which included two options for animal control pick up. Item “D” provided for the SPCA of Bradley County to pick ... (click for more)

VW PILOT Crash Landing

The Volkswagen emission scandal proves the point citizen activist, Ms. Helen Burns Sharp, has repeatedly brought to the attention of local government officials. She urged them to "beef up" the PILOT contracts before approving PILOT tax abatements. Any logical person would agree, because it is the only way to recoup a tax loss when unthinkable situations arise. Volkswagen's willful ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: VW’s Primer In Disaster

Volkswagen America has gotten into a real bad “tight,” causing their red-faced leaders to huddle with spin doctors, crisis consultants and countless priests in confessional booths. Conversely, I suspect I have found a solution that would get them out of the mud and hasten their return as one of the top automotive providers in the world. You see, on Aug. 14, 1979, the playbook on ... (click for more)