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:


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! 


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!  


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!  








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




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!  


Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7pm. 
1151 W 40th Street. 
You've heard all about it. You have wanted to try 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)


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.  




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:

Reflections Gallery Has Artist Reception Nov. 3

Reflections Gallery will host an open house and artist reception on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 5-7 p.m.  The artists, Don Hill Ellyn Bivin and Peggy Creswell will be at the reception.  The reception is free and open to the public, with wine and hors d'oeuvres to enjoy while browsing. Reflections Gallery is at 6922 Lee Hwy.  (click for more)

"Toyvention" Workshop Aims To Adapt Toys For Children With Disabilities

Local makers and innovators are invited to help deconstruct and rebuild toys to make them more accessible for children with disabilities. Toyvention: An Adapt-A-Toy Workshop will take place on Nov. 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Edney. "Toys provide a way for children to learn and engage with the physical world while expanding their imagination. Often children with disabilities ... (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)

Gang Member, 22, Shot In The Arm On Wilcox Boulevard Early Tuesday Morning

A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 1800 block of Wilcox Boulevard early Tuesday morning. Just after midnight, Chattanooga Police responded to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police located Jakobi Buthelezi Johnson suffering from a very minor, single gunshot wound. Hamilton County EMS transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment. The victim ... (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: What Southerners Sing

Barry Norris plays the organ at Birmingham’s East Lake United Methodist Church and two days ago the church hosted what we used to call “A Singing on the Grounds.” Today it is called a “Hymnfest” and, believe it or not, it is has to be just as fun today as it was 100 years ago when our forefathers tied their horse and wagon to a tree. It just so happens I know a little bit about ... (click for more)