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:

Teen Allegedly Stomps On, Kills Raccoon, Prompting PETA To Offer Humane Education

On the heels of reports that a 15-year-old East Hamilton High School student allegedly stomped on, skinned, and killed a raccoon in the school's parking lot (which was caught on video and shared via Snapchat), TeachKind—PETA's humane-education division—sent letters Tuesday to schools in the Hamilton County Department of Education school district to call for humane education in the ... (click for more)

Hearts Unsung Concert Benefited Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville hosted Hearts Unsung, a benefit event sponsored by NASH-FM.    The event benefited the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in its mission to save and improve the lives of children through its network of 170 member hospitals. The money raised will help fund treatments, healthcare services and care that the hospitals provide.  ... (click for more)

Monica McMillon, 37, Shot And Killed In Alton Park On Tuesday Night

Monica McMillon, 37, was shot and killed in Alton Park on Tuesday night. The Chattanooga Police responded to the 3800 block of Highland Ave. on the report of a shooting. Once on scene police located one victim inside a residence. She  was struck by gunfire and  succumbed to her injuries on scene.   No suspect information is available at ... (click for more)

Judge Denies Motion By Walker County To Delay Closing Of Hutcheson Hospital

A bankruptcy judge in Atlanta on Tuesday denied a motion by Walker County, Ga., is asking a delay in closing Hutcheson Medical Center and laying off employees. Judge Paul Bonapfel said he appreciated the position of Walker County, but he said he would not interfere with the business decision made by the trustees appointed to operate the Fort Oglethorpe hospital. He also said ... (click for more)

A Thankful List

David Jeremiah said it best, that we have a tendency to concentrate on the things we don’t have rather than what God has already blessed us with.  Perhaps, he said, it is because there is not enough parchment available in this world to record all God’s bountiful blessings should we try to list them. This Thanksgiving let us gather our family close to us, whisper a prayer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Don’t Mess With ‘Skunk’

One year ago today riots broke out anew in Ferguson, Mo., after a grand jury refused to indict Darren Wilson, a white 28-year-old police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old, Michael Brown. The altercation took place on Aug. 9, and video cameras later showed the black teenager robbing a store and assaulting the shopkeeper. After the unarmed Brown was shot, for ... (click for more)