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:

Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park To Host Historical Moccasin Bend Hike

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a 90-minute historical hike to the Union defenses along Stringer’s Ridge at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District on Saturday, March 14 at 2 pm. Participants should  take the Manufacturer’s Road exit off Highway 27 and drive west, following the “Special Event” signs to the South ... (click for more)

New Animals At The Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo announced the birth of two fennec fox kits at the Zoo’s Wild at Heart event on Friday, Feb, 13. Event guests were the first to hear the great news and catch a glimpse of the newest additions to the Zoo. Zoo residents, Barkley and Sophie, are proud new parents to two adorable fennec fox kits; one male and one female. The kits were born at the Zoo on Jan. 23, ... (click for more)

Signal Council, Residents Concerned About Unsafe Driving En Route To Schools

The town council of Signal Mountain is dealing with a traffic problem caused by increased traffic to and from Signal Mountain Middle High School and Nolan Elementary. Mayor Dick Gee said, “This is a tough issue that we wouldn’t have to deal with if everyone would drive responsibly.” The main concern is for safety and in November the council agreed to try to fix the problem by ... (click for more)

88-Year-Old Woman In Bradley County Severely Burned After Going Back In Burning House For Pets

Two people were injured in a house fire in Bradley County on Friday.   Shortly before noon, Bradley County EMS responded to a reported house fire on Hancock Road.   Two ambulances and a shift commander responded. Initial reports were that there were two people injured. When EMS crews arrived, Bradley County firefighters were performing resuscitative ... (click for more)

We Ought To Pay Our Own Way

The government is too big. It has never been bigger - by any measure. It spends more money than any other single actor in our society. From Blue Rhinos to providing telecommunications services, our government knows no bounds. We’ve gone from a free enterprise system to a public enterprise system.  I'm not an artist. I'm not terribly tech savvy. The part of government that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Secret Train Ride

It was during Christmas of 2003 when Bennett Levin and his wife found themselves talking and worrying about the wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, Md., and at the nearby Bethesda Naval Hospital. Their wish was that they could do something meaningful, something really grand, for the soldiers who had lost limbs, their eyesight, and far worse. As ... (click for more)