Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Monday, October 21, 2013


Here is the Weekly Top 10 for Chattanooga YFD:


#1   EVERYBODY NEEDS ONE


PEP TALK RADIO SHOW TONIGHT
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 groove93.com

#2   FALL BREAK HOURS FOR OUR YOUTH & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

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.

#3  ROCK CLIMBING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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.

#4   FREE LITERACY PROGRAMS AT YOUR LOCAL YFD CENTER.

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.

#6  FREE "FALL BACK INTO HEALTH" EXPO

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.  


#7   BASKETBALL SIGN UPS AT YOUR LOCAL YFD CENTERS

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.

#9  FREE CENTER FALL FESTIVALS

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

#10  PRINGLE PARK CLEAN UP DAY 

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. 

  

 





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