Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Monday, June 24, 2013


Here is the Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10 for the week of June 24 and beyond. 


TONIGHT at 6 p.m. Game at 7 pm

Join the Friends of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the War in Chattanooga. Kids under 12 eat free at the game. Tonight, a few hundred of our RBI baseball players will also be recognized including 12 year old, Michael Porter, who will throw out the first pitch!!  Thanks to the Friends of Chickamauga and Chattanooga Parks for donating hundreds of tickets to our youth! Read more about it here: 

Martial Arts, Sewing, Art Camp, Zumba and more

Have you seen the summer schedule at Hixson Community Center? This unique center offers numerous free programs for youth and adults. Ask about upcoming Sewing Camps, Knit Camps, Art Camps, Free Zumba on Tuesdays/Thursday nights, and Aikido Martial Arts  Monday-Saturday for all ages. Full Schedule here. Located at 5400 School Drive. 

#3   FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT  AT EAST LAKE PARK
This FRIDAY From 9-11 p.m. FREE

Join Chattanooga Youth and Family, Chattanooga Parks and the East Lake Neighborhood Association for a FREE movie in the Park at East Lake Park this Friday! The movie will be Mada....3. Bring a blanket, or a chair and all your friends East Lake Park is located at 3108 E. 34th Street. For more info call 643-6096. Click for all our movies in the park dates.

#4   RED WHITE AND BLUEGRASS EVENT AT PATTEN CENTER

This SATURDAY from 12-4 p.m.
Chattanooga Youth and Family, along with Lookout Valley and staff from Patten Community Center, invite you to an afternoon of fun at Patten, featuring free music, food, watermelon, ELVIS and more.All you have to do is stop by. Located at 3202 Kelley's Ferry Rd in Lookout Valley. Hee-Haw. For more information, please call Jim at 825-5955. 

#5   FIX-FLAT AT AVONDALE CENTER

Saturday June 29th from 12:30-2:30 p.m. 
1305 Dodson Ave 
Fix A Flat Class: Learn how to fix the most common mechanical problem yourself.  Diagnose, repair, and prevent all types of flats on all types of bikes.  For adults and teens 16+. More bike safety events will take place at Westside and South Chattanooga Community Centers. For more information click here.     

#6   WEDNESDAYS AT EASTGATE CENTER

FREE Activities for all. Call 855-9444 for schedule.

Seniorcise Aerobics (9:15- 10:15 am) $1/class            
Tap (10:00 AM)  (Donation)

Line Dancing (10:15) 

CHAIR YOGA   11:00 - 11:45  

Table Tennis (12:30 to 3:30 PM)                                      

Daily Bible Study (12:00 Noon)

Bingo  (1:00- 3:00) Sewing Class (2 - 3:30)

Jewelry Class  (12 -1:30)

SENIOR DRUMMIN" EXERCISES 1PM   

ZUMBA 1:00           

#7  FREE TEEN PROGRAMS

Programs START June 27th
PYD Center (South Chattanooga Complex)

"Express Yourself"
"Healthy Body, Healthy Mind"
"Listen Up! Radio"
"Grilling with B"
"Fashion Bootcamp" and more! 

Pick up sites for Thu-Sat:  Eastdale 5 p.m., Cromwell 5:20 p.m., Brainerd 5:40 p.m., East Chattanooga 5 p..m, Carver 5:30 p.,m. Washington Hills 5 p.m., Westside 5:30 p.m.. For more info, please call 643-6800 today. Keep Teens Active.  

#8  REGISTER FOR SWIM LESSONS

NOW Through June 28th. Space is Limited
Warner Park Pool is offering swim lessons for pre-school to adults on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starting July 9th-31st. For just $34, you will receive 8 half hour lessons and learn to swim. Best deal in town. Space is limited, please call 697-1385 for more information today.

#9  PARENTS, NO KIDS KAMP NEXT WEEK.

Due to July 4th on Thursday, Kidz Kamp will take a week off to fine tune our numerous programs and events. Kamp will return in full form on July 8th. If you have any questions, please call Kim at
643-6052

Pops on the River is an annual Independence Day celebration, featuring a free concert by the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Orchestra on July 3 at Coolidge Park. The performance, showcasing a spectrum of patriotic and traditional tunes as well as music from some of America's most influential composers, is followed by a fireworks finale over the Tennessee River. Blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic basket meals are welcome, although food and drink concessions are also available at the park. Click for more information.

TechTown And Library Host littleBits #InventAnything Day Saturday

TechTown and the Chattanooga Public Library will host a free Make-a-Thon with littleBits electronics on Global #InventAnything Day Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Library's 2nd Floor. The Library is at 1001 Broad St.   This will be a free exploration workshop using littleBits magnetic circuitry kits for children and adults alike. Students, educators, and their ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:  South Crest Road Bridge repair project over I-24 (between MM 182.3 – 182.4) and East Main Street (Mid-State Construction Co, Inc.):  Work on this major bridge repair project on the South Crest Road Bridge over I-24 and East Main Street in Chattanooga continues. During the project, the bridge itself is ... (click for more)

Robber Is Shot By Victim In Attempted Robbery On East 43rd Street

One person was shot during a robbery attempt at 4314 Rossville Blvd. around 1:50 p.m. on Thursday.  The Chattanooga Police Department is investigating the robbery that ended in a shooting near East 43rd St. at Miller Auto Sales.  The robbery victim shot the suspect.  The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Fire On Crutchfield Street Ruled Arson

Chattanooga fire investigators have determined that last Thursday’s fire at 1207 Crutchfield St.  that nearly killed four people was deliberately set. Lt. Henry McElvain with the Fire Investigation Division said he cannot divulge the reason why he thinks it’s arson, but he is asking for help from the public. If anyone has information that can help solve this case, call ... (click for more)

The Problems With Prescription Drug Addiction

In Tennessee today, we have a major problem with prescription drug addiction, particularly when powerful opioid pain relievers are concerned.    For the first time in 2012, Tennesseans abused prescription opioid drugs more than alcohol.  Our young people ages 18-25 abuse prescription opioids at a 30 percent higher rate than the national average.  In just five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Hillman Of Bihar

In the year of our Lord, 1927, there was a very poor child born to a very poor family in a very poor place. His name was Dasrath Manjhi and he was a native of the Musahar community somewhere in India. We know he had no education and, as a member of the lowest Hindu scheduled castes, he didn’t have a cut dog’s chance from the very get go. But after spending considerable time in ... (click for more)