City Of Chattanooga Youth And Family Weekly Top 10

Monday, July 1, 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:

Lane Closures For Projects Start Saturday

ML King Boulevard will be closed for eastbound traffic between Market Street and Broad Street, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.  This building maintenance project is scheduled for 10 hours, and the roadway will reopen at 6:30 p.m. that day.  Detours will be posted.  The 200 block of Market Street will be narrowed to one lane northbound for installation of a ... (click for more)

Wearables Is The July Exhibit At River Gallery

The Wearables exhibit featuring Jenny Threads by Jen Swearington, jewelry by Mary Lynn Portera and jewelry by Katie Rogers will be at River Gallery July 1-31.   There will be an opening reception on Saturday, July 9, from 5-7 p.m. with the artists.   River Gallery is at 400 E. Second St.  Review for the exhibit:  River Gallery's ... (click for more)

Fire Destroys Highway 58 BBQ

A fire destroyed a barbeque restaurant on Highway 58 on Friday afternoon.   Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to the Highway 58 BBQ around 6 p.m. The business is located at 4921 Highway 58. Though the business was housed in a small building, the flames and smoke could be seen from a long distance away.  Captain Teri Rose with Quint 6 said the ... (click for more)

2nd Independent Candidate May Be On Walker County Ballot

A second Independent candidate may be on the ballot for sole commissioner of Walker County in the election on Nov. 8. Perry D. Lamb, Jr. has been working toward collecting the necessary 1,640 signatures of registered voters on a petition. His campaign said he is close to the goal. Incumbent Bebe Heiskell is running an an Independent. Election officials said since she was ... (click for more)

Save Coolidge Park - And Response (2)

Last Monday morning while at work a good friend messaged me concerning a matter that I had not heard anything about dealing with Coolidge Park and its future. Apparently that night the City Council was to read an ordinance that would allow the mayor to start negotiations with the relocation of the Medal of Honor Museum. This ordinance would enable the city to lease approximately ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Tipping The Preacher

I got an unusual telephone call the other day from someone I love who asked my help in solving one of life’s delicate mysteries. It is a tough question: “How do you tip a preacher?” In the first place, you never tip a preacher. It’s the preacher who gives out the tips, helping to keep you on the straight-and-narrow in your quest to waltz through the Pearly Gates. But there are ... (click for more)