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.


John Shearer: Barbara Bush Visited Chattanooga At Least 6 Times

As Americans are saying goodbye and paying their respects to former First Lady Barbara Bush following her death  on Tuesday , her face has been shown numerous times on television and in newspapers.   For the last three decades or so, she was a pretty familiar face in Chattanooga as well.   A look at the files in the local history section of the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Alton Park Street Fest & Clean Up Set Up Saturday

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and District 7 Councilman Erskine Oglesby are teaming up with multiple city of Chattanooga departments for the inaugural Alton Park Street Fest & Clean Up on Saturday.  “The purpose of this event is to empower District 7 constituents and the surrounding communities to take part in the revitalization of their neighborhood,” said Councilman ... (click for more)

Robert Gillisse Was Pilot Killed In Plane Crash At Collegedale Airport

The pilot who was killed in a plane crash on the runway of the Collegedale Airport on Friday evening has been identified as Robert Gillisse, 62, of Ooltewah . Charles Swain, who is the director of the airport, said the plane was a total loss. It was a single-occupant plane. He said the plane was taking off when it crashed. He said Mr. Gillisse frequently had flown out of ... (click for more)

East Ridge To Build Open-Air Pavilion Near City Hall

East Ridge plans to construct an open-air pavilion that will include restrooms and a concession area near City Hall and the old McBrien School.  It will be part of a Town Center for East Ridge at the Tombras Avenue property. The city is also applying for a $500,000 grant to help convert Pioneer Park into a refurbished park with a splash pad. The firm of Hefferlin and ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

All of us who marvel at the sound of bagpipes at a funeral realize the majesty that people like piper Scottie Maclellan can lend to any “homecoming” and for years there has been a wonderful tale out of Nova Scotia that leads this week’s parade of The  Saturday  Funnies. Mind you, I do not write these stories, as many who have followed man’s laughter down through the ... (click for more)