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. 

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.


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. 


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.     


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)


ZUMBA 1:00           


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.  


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.


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

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.

Marion County Democratic Party Holds Monthly Meeting On Saturday

Chairman Jim Lewis announced the monthly meeting of the Marion County Democratic Party will be held at  10 a.m.  Central on Saturday at the Marion County Commission Building,  5520 Highway 41, Jasper, Tn. 37347.  The agenda will include l ast preparations before election day. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served beginning at  ... (click for more)

Lane Closures Announced For Georgia Avenue

Talley Construction resumed EPB vault work at 818 Georgia Ave. on Tuesday. All work will take place in the southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue and traffic will be detoured west on E. 7th Street and east on McCallie Avenue and E. 8th Street, as was done in phase one of the project. The project is scheduled for six weeks. In order to view a map of all closures, visit:  ... (click for more)

In Surprise Vote, Chattanooga City Council Turns Down Short Term Vacation Rentals

In a surprise vote, the City Council on Tuesday night turned down allowing a process to legalize short term vacation rentals in Chattanooga. Only Chip Henderson and Jerry Mitchell voted in favor. Opposed were Carol Berz, Yusuf Hakeem, Larry Grohn, Moses Freeman, Ken Smith and Russell Gilbert. Chris Anderson was absent. Afterward, Councilman Smith said, in light of the vote, ... (click for more)

Cold Case Unit Makes Arrest In Murders Of Brothers In Brainerd Almost 20 Years Ago; Detectives Say Brainerd Jeweler Rick Davis Tied To Incident

The Cold Case Unit set up by District Attorney Neal Pinkston has made an arrest in the murders of two brothers in Brainerd almost 20 years ago. The Hamilton County Grand Jury on Monday indicted 52-year-old Christopher Jeffre Johnson on two counts of first-degree murder in the January 1997 deaths of Sean and Donny Goetcheus. The 25-year-old Sean Goetcheus and his ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saving A Life & More

About 40 years ago I was at an afternoon football practice when one of those who was also watching from the fence was bitten by a bumble bee or yellow jacket or whatever it was and almost died from anaphylactic shock. Luckily an athletic trainer had an EpiPen, jammed it into the man’s thigh and it is believed to have saved the victim’s life. For years I kept an EpiPen on the top ... (click for more)