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.

Ambi Artists Creative Meeting To Held October 2

An Ambi Artists creative meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 6-8 p.m. atHeritage House Arts and Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road.   Based on "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron, Ambi Artists is a “cross-pollinator” where creatives of all stripes gather to reignite their creative spark.  Typical get-togethers include writers & poets, fine artists ... (click for more)

Registration Now Open For Grateful Gobbler Walk

One way for area families and friends to celebrate and create a new Thanksgiving tradition is by participating in the 15th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk.  Registration is now open for this family fun walk at www.gratefulgobblerwalk.org .  The Grateful Gobbler Walk will be held on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 27) at 8 a.m. at Coolidge Park. One hundred percent of ... (click for more)

Youth Pleads Guilty In 2011 Club Fathom Shootings; Rakestraw Gets 3 Years In Prison

A teen who was 15 at the time nine people were shot outside Club Fathom downtown on Christmas Eve 2011 pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault on Tuesday. Brandon Lebron Rakestraw, who is now 18, appeared before Criminal Court Judge Don Poole. He received a three-year prison term to serve. Rakestraw has been in jail for 10 months. Prosecutor Jason Demastus ... (click for more)

Over 2,500 Athletes, Plus Thousands Of Fans And Supporters, Set For Chattanooga, North Georgia For Sunday's Ironman Event

Over 2,500 athletes, along with thousands more of fans and supporters, will be in Chattanooga and North Georgia for Sunday's Ironman competition. The competitors will first swim 2.4 miles in the Tennessee River before biking 112 miles (56 miles each way) and running a 26.2-mile (two and a half loops downtown, the Southside and the North Shore) marathon. The bicycle course ... (click for more)

Congrats To Super Citizen Helen Burns Sharp - And Response

Congratulations to super-citizen Helen Burns Sharp on both her initial IDB lawsuit and on Chancellor Fleenor's ruling.  Also, I wish her well on her current action. It's a shame that a private citizen such as Ms. Sharp has to invest so much time and money to keep a government agency honest.  Three cheers and thumbs up.  I thank her.  R.J. Johnson  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Apollos Hester’s Way

East View High was trailing at halftime by a pair of touchdowns in last Friday night’s game against unbeaten Vandegrift. But the players at the Georgetown, Texas, school each have a sticker on the back of their helmets that says “TPW” which is a constant reminder that “Tough People Win.” Then there is “attitude” and that is where running back Apollos Hester steps in. In what ... (click for more)