City Of Chattanooga Youth And Family Weekly Top 10

Monday, July 01, 2013

Here is the weekly Top 10 for City of Chattanooga Youth and Family:

#1  NO KIDZ KAMP THIS WEEK.

All Centers will return to normal Kidz Kamp hours next week. If you have a child who is still interested in camp, please call Kim at 643-6052 as two week sessions for $75 are available in a few locations! 

 
 
 
  
#2   ALL FACILITIES CLOSED JULY 4th, EXCEPT THE WARNER PARK POOL! 

In observation of July 4th, all Centers and admin offices will close. However the Warner Park Pool is OPEN! 
For just $3 or less a person, you can enjoy both the pool and the Spray and Play! Open July 4th 11-5pm.

Next to the Zoo!  

 

 
 
#3   FREE YOUTH DANCE CLASSES AT
SOUTH CHATTANOOGA CENTER! 
Ages 5-18! Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop! 

Sure you have seen the videos, the shows on tv, but I bet you would love to see your little one dance like the pros...or teens, dance like those singers you love! South Chattanooga has a great offer for you! Free classes available. Classes are available Mon/Wed/Fridays from 6-8pm. Call 425-3550 to find the right class for you! 

 

  

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!  

   

  

 

 

 

 

#5  FREE FIREWORK SHOWS FOR THE FAMILY

Numerous Locations.  

We greatly appreciate what the media does for us, so we are promoting their pages. Where are all the firework shows? Check out the list below...bring the family! 

Channel 12

Times Free Press

Chattanoogan.  

 

  



#6   FREE SEWING CLASSES! 
Tuesdays and Thursdays at Hixson!
Through the end of August, Sew What Chattanooga will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30pm - 6:00pm. Learn to sew, quilt, make clothes, or join in on a project! Available for all ages. Drop in or stay the entire time. 
Hixson Center, 5400 School Drive. Call Joyce at 490-9289 for questions! 

Live in Lookout Valley? Call Patten Center at 825-5955 to ask about their classes too!  
 
  

#7   FREE ZUMBA COMES TO SOUTH CHATT!

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7pm. 
1151 W 40th Street. 
You've heard all about it. You have wanted to try it...now you can. For free. Zumba is a Columbian Fitness program that involves dance and aerobic elements. This class will get you in shape! 
Zumba Classes also offered:
Hixson Center-  490-9289
Patten Center-  825-5955 (small fee)
Tyner Center-  855-2664 (small fee)
Chattanooga Fitness Center- 697-1320 ($1)
 
 
   

#8  FREE MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES! 

Learn Aikido at Hixson Center, Free.
Beginners Mon/Wed 5:30-6:15pm (all ages)
Intermediate Mon/Wed 6:15-7:34 (all ages)
Adults Tuesdays 2-5pm & Fridays 5:30-7:30pm
Weapon Simulation Saturdays at 1pm.
Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art that focuses on resolution rather than defeat by teaching defense with concern for safety as well as unity of mind and body.  

 

  

   


#9   MOVIES IN THE PARK AT COOLIDGE
Every Saturday in July at Coolidge Park! 
This event is free to the public on July 6, 13, 20 and 27. The movie will start each week at sundown (just after 9 p.m.) Families are welcome to bring picnic baskets, blankets, strollers or lawn chairs and watch a movie under the stars.  Concessions will be available for purchase on site. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent. The City is proud to partner with First Things  First for this great family event! 

 

 



#10  FREE LINE DANCING CLASSES!     Chattanooga Youth and Family offers FREE Line Dancing Classes at Several locations. Join dozens of participants at these locations. Brainerd Complex(1010 North Moore Rd)-Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm; Glenwood Community Center(2610 E 3rd)-Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm; East Chattanooga Community Center(2409 Dodson Ave)-Saturdays 10am; and the Chattanooga Fitness Center(Next to Zoo) Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:15pm.

Other Important Dates:

Campaign For Nonviolence: Climate March Set For Sunday

Thousands of people are joining their voices across the U.S. this week in over 130 demonstrations and educational events centered around climate change.  Here in Chattanooga, the opportunity to "oppose man-made climate change and other acts of economic violence to marginalized people" will be on Sunday at Coolidge Park, said officials. Grace Episcopal Church, UTC E.D.G.E., ... (click for more)

Medal Of Honor Heritage Trail Dedication

The National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History will dedicate the first sign in its Medal of Honor Heritage Trail at the Lee & Gordon’s Mills in Chickamauga on Saturday from 1-2 p.m.  the public is invited to attend. The sign will honor three of the nine recipients of the Medal of Honor awarded during the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863 to include Bugler ... (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)

Erlanger Finishes Fiscal Year With $18 Million Profit

After a major loss the year before, Erlanger Health System finished the fiscal year with an $18 million profit, officials announced Monday night. It was well ahead of the $2 million gain that Erlanger had budgeted for, and far better than last year's $8 million loss. The profit was boosted by a first-time $19,587,000 from a Public Hospital Supplemental payment and essential ... (click for more)

ChattaData Is A Real Advance For The City

This past Tuesday, the city of Chattanooga's new performance management tool called ChattaData was unveiled. As the chairman of the City Council’s Budget & Finance Committee, I am excited to witness the city putting this important information online in a way that is accessible and transparent to all taxpayers. This approach shines light on how we as a city prioritize our ... (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)