Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Monday, May 20, 2013

Here is the weekly Top 10 for Chattanooga YFD:

#1  Warner Park Pool and Spray and Play Opens Saturday for the Summer
Everything opens Saturday, 12:30-5 p.m.  Summer is here.  Both the pool and spray park open 12:30-5 p.m. this weekend and stay open all summer. Check out the new obstacle courses, register for swim lessons and more. Call 697-1385 for more.  Click here for the five pool locations.  Click here to download your own copy of our pool schedule. 

#2  Community Center Summer Hours and Holiday Hours  
Centers Closed Saturday-Monday.  New summer hours are changing due to school letting out for the summer. All centers will switch to Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Brainerd, Hixson and South Chattanooga Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.  All centers will close this Saturday-Monday to celebrate Memorial Day.

#3  Meet a Pro Cycling Team and Learn Helpful Bike Tips Friday at East Lake Community Center
United Health Care's Team to Donate $1,000.  The public, especially parents, are invited to hang out with the Pros this Friday from 1-2 p.m. at East Lake Community Center, (3701 Dodds Ave). Everyone will learn a little extra bike safety as well as great tips for the road. Free water bottles to be given away. United Healthcare will also donate $1,000 to the Department of Youth and Family Development, to purchase fitness equipment and help fight growing obesity rates together.  

#4  Friday Fun Days at Eastgate Senior Center
Check out just one day of Fun! every Friday, Seniors can enjoy: Seniorcise Aerobics (9:15-10:15 a.m.) $1/class, Line Dancing (10:15 a.m.) free, Table Games (1 p.m.), Bridge Club (12:30-4 p.m.), Book Club 4th Fridays (12:30-1:30 p.m.)  Trips, and more. Check out the full schedule here.  Call 855-9444 for more information.   

#5  Scenic City Adaptive Rowing
Free for veterans with disabilities.  Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. Non Veteran Group, May 29.  Veteran Group May 22.  Greenway Farms in Hixson.  Free. RSVP to Jessie at 643-5716 or steele_je@chattanooga.gov. 

#6  Register for Hershey's Track and Field Games
Youth Olympic Style games held at Tyner June 14 at 10 a.m. Registration is free.  Everyone has a chance to be among the 480 athletes who qualify to compete at the North American Final. Helping get kids on the right track, teaching lifelong lessons, and having fun every step, leap, jump and throw along the way. 

#7  Patten Pottery Studio Open to the Public
Located in Lookout Valley.  Monday, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, 3-9 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Even If you create at home we can fire your work. Also make glazes. Firing costs $10 per shelf. Open studio cost is $10 for three hours. Clay is $25 for 25 pounds and includes both bisque and glaze firing. Over 20 glaze choices. Call 821-9631 for more information. 

#8  Free Preschool Craft and Story Hour at Brainerd Complex- Starts May 28
Every Tuesday 9-10 a.m.  Energetic, fun and enthusiastic leaders will read stories and create crafts with the children. All are invited. Call Christina at 425-3600 for more information.  All free. Preschoolers will participate in themed activities.  Parents must attend.  

#9  Late Night Hoops Sign Ups
15 & Up Boys/Girls games all summer at Howard. Boys/Girls 15U &18U. Registration, now-June 7.  Games played over the summer at Howard High School and all teams are free. Games are play Friday and Saturday evenings in a safe, but competitive atmosphere, with a end of season tournament. For more information on how you can get involved, swing by your local community Center or call Richard at 643-6055. 

#10  Free Girls Softball and 13-15 Boys
Baseball sign ups continue.  RBI, (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) After a successful start to the 5-12 age group, we are now signing up girls and teen teams. Games will begin in June.Stop by your local center. Download applications here.  Volunteers are still needed. For more info, call Montrell at 643-6058. 


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