Creative Discovery Museum Hosts New Years At Noon Dec. 31

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ring in the New Year with Father Time, Baby New Year, and Saxophobia at Creative Discovery Museum. New Years at Noon will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

This is the only local New Year’s Eve party designed specifically for children during daylight hours. This event draws a crowd to the Museum, so visitors are encouraged to arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. to enjoy the noontime activities.

Children attending this event will learn about the passage of time using traditional adult activities presented in a child friendly manner. Because New Years at Noon has become a much-anticipated, traditional event as part of Chattanooga’s holiday routine, Museum staff are working to ensure that the expectations created during past successful New Years celebrations will be met and exceeded again this year, officials said.

"New Year’s at Noon is a great way to celebrate the New Year with kids,” said Jayne Griffin, director of Education at Creative Discovery Museum. “The event allows children to experience the passage of time and a traditionally adult event in a fun, child friendly setting.”

As part of the traditional celebration, the Museum will host a countdown with Father Time and Baby New Year, complete with a colorful, air-filling confetti drop at the strike of noon.  At 1 p.m., Father Time will lead guests in an energetic dance party with live music provided by Saxophobia followed by an extravaganza of indoor child friendly fireworks.  Children will make hats, wands, and shakers all morning in preparation for a these over the top activities.  Guests may also get a souvenir photo taken to commemorate the day’s festivities. 

All activities are free with paid admission to the Museum. 

Sea Cadet Hunter Vespie Receives DAR Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award

Hunter Vespie is a 16-year-old female, Petty Officer First Class with the United States Naval Sea Cadets Corps – Signal Mountain Division.  When her Commanding Officer Stacy Kehoe told her about the Tennessee Daughters of the American Revolution project “Phones for Veterans,” Hunter decided to take the project to her hometown of Lancing, Tn., with the goal of raising enough ... (click for more)

Heritage House Craft And Crop Set For Nov. 6

The Heritage House Craft and Crop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6-9 p.m. at Heritage House Arts and Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road. This is part of the monthly Ambi Artist Meeting.  Participants can come, whether designing clothes or costumes, painting a portrait, scrapbooking, crocheting, making jewelry, or whatever the craft of choice.   ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke, Chattanooga Police Department, And Community Members Reach Out To Group Members To End Violence

The city of Chattanooga held a call-in on Thursday night, as part of the Violence Reduction Initiative. Dozens of law enforcement officials, community members, social service providers and clergy gathered to deliver a message to over 20 members of violent groups in Chattanooga. Family members of the probationers watched the call-in from another building. Although the call-in was ... (click for more)

Tribute Service For Luther Masingill Held At Historic Engel Stadium

It took a place as big as historic Engel Stadium for Chattanooga to say goodbye to their beloved Luther. Hundreds came Thursday afternoon to pay tribute to Luther Masingill who died early Monday morning after a radio career that spanned an amazing 74 years. It was clear from all who spoke that he was considered not only a radio personality, but also a role model. One after ... (click for more)

Chairs Cost How Much?

Many times while growing up, I would go to the store with my parents. More often than not, I would see something I wanted, and ask my parents to buy it for me. More often than not, they said no. “Why?” I asked. “Son, money doesn’t grow on trees.” That’s a phrase I’m sure many of us have heard more than once over the course of our lives. However, I have since learned that they were ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Pete Carroll’s Philosophy

Pete Carroll, the head football coach of the Seattle Seahawks, has a deep belief that he can change people by simply listening to them and then making suggestions on how they can get what they really want. If the people Carroll who can influence win, Carroll wins, and remember his team won last year’s Super Bowl with his methods.   When asked for example, here is what ... (click for more)