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.


Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County I-75 North Exit 1 interchange reconfiguration project at mile marker 1:   Work on this project continues. There is now only one exit ramp that allows drivers to turn both east and west on Ringgold Road at a signalized intersection. Traffic has been shifted onto the newly constructed portion of Camp Jordan ... (click for more)

CDOT Announces Construction Closures

1100 Mountain Creek Road  Utility work will require closing the 1100 block of Mountain Creek Road this Saturday through Sunday morning.  Work will begin at 7:30 AM on Saturday, June 23, and the road will reopen Sunday morning.  The 1100 block of Mountain Creek Road is north of N Runyan Drive.  The detour is to use US 27 to Morrison Springs for access to properties ... (click for more)

Former City Education Commissioner John P. Franklin Dies

John Porter Franklin, long a leading figure in Chattanooga city government, has died.  He was the city's first, elected black official, post Jim Crow laws, in 1971. Mr. Franklin's father, G.W. Franklin, was a pioneer funeral home director and John Franklin continued in that line. He was first an official in Franklin-Strickland Funeral Home, then he started John P. Franklin ... (click for more)

All School Board Members But Rhonda Thurman Approve Going Ahead With Equity Study

All County School Board members except Rhonda Thurman said Thursday afternoon they are in favor of pushing ahead with an equity study sought by new Supt. Bryan Johnson. Ms. Thurman said she was "tired of bullying tactics by outside groups" such as UnifiEd and Chattanooga 2.0. She said the 132 people who signed a letter in support of the study include people "with deep pockets" ... (click for more)

The Boss, Claude Ramsey

I try not to overuse the word great, but we lost a great man today, Claude Ramsey. I had the pleasure of serving under him as director of Commercial and Industrial Properties for 14 years while he was the Hamilton County Assessor of Property. He was probably the smartest person I have ever known. He was tough but patient, kind, caring and compassionate. He knew how to get ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: So, You’re Invisible?

Several weeks ago I was in the middle of My Morning Readings when, somehow, I came across a wonderful story written by Nichole Johnson. Her website says she is a speaker, a motivator, and an author whose gift is to “capture the inner-most feelings of women facing life's daily struggles, and it has enabled her to create a unique sense of community for people of all ages.” That’s ... (click for more)