Chattanooga Weekly YFD Top 10

Monday, December 02, 2013

Here is the Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10: 

Many centers offer numerous ongoing activities and events.  Below is just a highlight of the events this week.  Visit for more. 


All facilities, and programs return to regular hours this week and for the next few weeks. 
All YFD Centers (rec centers) open 11:30am-8pm, Monday-Friday, with the exception of Brainerd, Hixson, and South Chatt, which open 9am-8pm. 

All centers open 10:30-6pm on Saturday. 
Remember, every location offers after school homework help, reading programs and more. Several locations offer free fitness classes and more. Compete list can be found here:

Child Care and Head Start return to normal hours. 


Every Monday 7-8pm on Groove Radio FM 93.5

Tonight, we hear from the Hamilton County Health Department about beneficial outreach programs for us all...including FREE Flu Shots. Plus we hear from our Foster Grandparent Program.  

Tune in tonight from 7-8pm on Groove 93....or listen live  at  MISS A SHOW? download here:


Thursdays at Heritage House.

Join the creators at heart, every Thursday at Heritage House inside beautiful Heritage Park in East Brainerd for Craft N Crop til You Drop from 5:30-9:30pm. What a great way to make your own Holiday present! Call 855-9474 today. 

*Don't forget, great sewing projects at Hixson Center for FREE for all ages every Tuesday afternoon with Joyce. Great for the kids. Call 490-9289 today. 

*Plus, create your masterpiece at Eastgate Senior Center, Tuesdays and Wednesdays FREE. Call 855-9444 and the North River Civic Center Wednesdays at 10am. Call 870-8924. 



Friday December 6th from 5-7pm
The North River Civic Center(behind Northgate Mall in Hixson) is proud to once again feature several local artist in their upcoming "Art for the Holidays" art exhibit for the month of December. You are invited to the opening reception THIS Friday from 5-7pm. The exhibit will be on showcase from Dec 6th till February 28th. Stop by...its FREE. For more information, please call 870-8924 today! Plus check out ALL their activities here:


Look for our float & We're handing out books.

As mentioned in the above section. We are happy to participate in 3 parades this year.

Our CAP Teens will pass out books  at the MainX24 parade on Main Street: THIS SATURDAY 11am  

Look for us at Lookout Valley Parade Dec. 14th at 11am  and the Downtown Starlight Parade Dec. 14th at 6pm, where once again, we will pass out books.  


Teacher assistant/Floater for City of Chattanooga Child Care Program. 

Applicants must have their high school diploma, and TECTA or CDA preferred or willing to enroll for TECTA or CDA program. Applicants can apply in person at 501 W. 12th St at the Department of Youth and Family Administration offices. 


Now through December at Tyner YFD Center

We are asking for your help! Can you CAN UP and donate a non perishable food item to Tyner Center at 6900 Ty-Hi Dr. Food items will go back into the neighborhood and truly make for a happy Holidays! 

For more information call North Chatt at 757-5447 or Tyner Center at 855-2664 today

TOY DRIVE going on NOW at South Chatt Center.  Please stop by South Chattanooga YFD Center (1151 W 40th St) and see the list of needs or donate a new or gently used toy. For more information, Please call Marcus at 425-3550 today.  

Register today. Space is Limited.

Thinking of ballet shoes for the about a FREE Class to try ballet out? Shepherd YFD Center is offering Ballet Classes starting January 10th. Interested parties are encouraged to register at the Center-2124 Shepherd Rd. Call 855-2697 for more info.  


FREE, Thursday December 12th from 5:30-8pm.  

See the Chattanooga Zoo transformed into a magical wonderland! Visit the animals, get your picture taken with Santa Clause (Education Building) and enjoy crafts, food and more! The dance will be taking place in the Education Building. There will be pizza, hot cocoa and apple cider, along with cookie decorating. Activities and food will be held at both the heated tent and the Education Building. All will enter through the front of the Zoo.

This event is FREE for individuals with special needs and/or terminal illnesses and their families or caretakers. 

RSVP TO ZOO: 697-1319
Therapeutic Recreation offers numerous program from youth to adults, including Wheelchair basketball, coming up this Saturday at 10am at Hixson YFD Center, as well as social clubs, and parties. Contact TRS at 643-5716.


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. 

Shirley Keyes Named 2014 Signal Mountain Woman Of The Year

Mrs. Shirley Keyes of Signal Mountain was named at the 2014 Signal Mountain Woman of the Year Wednesday at the annual Signal Mountain Community Guild Dogwood Luncheon.  "This year's recipient was selected because she is an example of volunteerism," said Lara Buchheit, chairman of the Woman of the Year selection committee, as she made the announcement, which is the highlight ... (click for more)

Jenkins Road And Center Street Closed Wednesday And Thursday

The 1400 block of Jenkins Road will be narrowed to one lane for a sewer rehabilitation project.  Flagmen will be onsite to control traffic flow.   Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. until  4 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday.  Flagmen will be onsite to control traffic flow.      The 2300 block of Center Street will ... (click for more)

Catoosa Man Convicted Of Sexual Abuse Of 5 Young Girls Gets Life Plus 250 Years

A Catoosa County man convicted of the sexual abuse of five young girls and possession of child pornography has been sentenced to life plus 250 years. James Martin Ferris, 34, was found guilty after a recent trial. The day after his conviction, Judge Ralph Van Pelt set the sentence. Ferris on June 5, 2013, was indicted by the Catoosa County Grand Jury on 46 counts.   ... (click for more)

Jury Finds Glover Not Guilty Of Attempted Aggravated Robbery

A Criminal Court jury on Tuesday night found 22-year-old Imari Glover not guilty of the charge of attempted aggravated robbery. The trial only lasted several hours, and the panel deliberated about two hours. According to police, Glover and two friends made plans to rob the Moe's Southwest Grill on Gunbarrel Road on Nov. 17, 2010. However, they were stopped by police ... (click for more)

Use The Current Rail System Already In Place - And Response

Why spend $20 million or more on an unproven system to run from the Southside of Chattanooga when we already have the beginnings of a system?  The question apparently has surfaced of why the Choo Choo City doesn't have a rail line. We do have a rail line with the Tennessee Valley RR Museum and their hardware. And they already make runs from the Southside to close to Enterprise ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Clemson Prayer And Much More

Clemson’s football program, which has won 11 games in each of the past two years and was ranked 8 th in the nation after whipping Ohio State in this year’s Orange Bowl, has just been “blind-sided.” The Freedom from Religion Foundation claims Coach Dabo Sweeney and his staff are doing far too much “to promote Christianity to their student athletes.” Clemson promptly roared back ... (click for more)