Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Monday, July 15, 2013

Here is the Chattanooga Youth and Family weekly Top 10: 

#1  Free Zumba Classes at South Chattanooga

Starts Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. Everyone is invited to dance into South Chattanooga for free Zumba, every Tuesday and Thursday.  The certified instructor will have you knowing the moves and sweating away the pounds quickly. For those who want to learn or try out, this class is a great introduction. South Chatt Center is in St. Elmo, at 1151 West 40th St. For more information call 425-3550.   

#2   Free Computer Classes at Eastgate Senior Center for Free Every Tuesday

Beginner and Advanced Classes Available. What are those grandkids up to? What is social media? Or, if you just want to send emails and use the internet, join staff on Tuesdays. Beginners class is 9:30-11:30 a.m., intermediate and advance classes are 12:30-2:30 p.m. For more info, call 855-9444. 

#3   See Kansas City Confidential Thursday at Heritage House Free

A down-on-his-luck ex-GI finds himself framed for an armored car robbery. When he's finally released for lack of evidence--after having been beaten up and tortured by the police--he sets out to discover who set him up, and why. The trail leads him into Mexico and a web of hired killers and corrupt cops. Located at 1428 Jenkins Road. Call 855-9474 for more information.  Two showings, 2 and 7 p.m.   Wear a fedora. 

#4  Free Movies in the Park Friday and Saturday, Heritage House and Coolidge Park 

Free movies: Heritage Park: Friday at dusk (A 2012 movie about a video game villain) 1428 Jenkins Road.  Coolidge Park: Saturday at dsk. (A young lion cub must reclaim his throne from a pack of hyenas.)  For more information on all, call 643-6056.  

#5  Book Summer Birthday Parties at Warner Park  

Semi and private parties available.  Spots are still available for a summer pool party at the Warner Park Pool.  Rentals are available for two hour time slots, for up to 25 people or more. This includes a pavilion, table and chairs...plus the pool and spray park. Call for open slots...through Labor Day. Call 423-697-1334.     

#6   Play in the 2013 Senior Olympics 

Ages 50 and up.  Games Sept. 14-25.  Badminton, basketball, pickleball, shuffleboard, table tennis, volleyball and track and field games. Those interested can call 755-6114 or register online.

#7   Free Zumba Returns to Hixson

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.  5400 School Dr.  After a short break, we introduce Tanea Moreland, new Zumba instructor. Recently relocated from Cedar Rapids Iowa, Tanea has taught a wide variety of different Zumba styles. She has over two years of Zumba instruction experience.  For more information call 490-9289.  Zumba Classes also offered: South Chattanooga Center-  425-3550, Patten Center-  825-5955 (small fee), Tyner Center-  855-2664 (small fee), Chattanooga Fitness Center- 697-1320 ($1).

#8  Senior Walking Classes at East Lake Center  

Free, Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Join friends or create new friends at East Lake Center, and get in shape as well. Free walking classes daily starting at the center (3610 Dodds Ave). If too hot, we'll take it inside. Call 867-4498. 

#9   Free Senior Weightlifting at Glenwood Center 

Monday-Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m. Come by and check out the new equipment, and work with a staff to keep yourself looking and feeling great. Welcome to go at your own pace. Call Ed at 697-1284. Center located at 2610 East 3rd St. 

#10  Free Kayak Program for Disabled Veterans with TRS Program

Every other week at Chester Frost Park.  Individuals with physical and/or cognitive/intellectual disabilities and their families, as well as disabled veterans and their families.  Two separate classes are offered for the two populations (veterans and non-veterans). This program provides the opportunity of learning to kayak/canoe for individuals to learn correct paddling technique, water safety and increasing endurance.  6 or 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings on the following dates for July: Non Veteran Group: July 17 and 31, call 697-1345 for more information.


ArtsBuild President Appointed To National Advisory Council

ArtsBuild President Dan Bowers has been named to the Americans for the Arts National Network Advisory Council.  Individuals are nominated by their peers to advise Americans for the Arts on programs and services concerning the areas of Arts Education, Emerging Leadership, the Private Sector and Public Art.  Mr. Bowers will serve a three-year term with the Private Sector ... (click for more)

Improvements Continue On Lauderdale Highway

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson said he is excited about the progress being made on Lauderdale Highway in northern Bradley County, both near Exit 33 and at the intersection at Walker Valley Road. “As a former state representative, and now sheriff, this area has always been a serious traffic hazard that residents and I sought assistance time and time again from the Tennessee ... (click for more)

Erlanger To Proceed With Manager Bonuses In 2 Steps; Considering Employee Performance Incentive Plan

Erlanger President and CEO Kevin Spiegel said Wednesday night that the hospital plans to proceed with $1.7 million in manager bonuses in two steps. Current participants in the incentive program will receive 50 percent of the approved 2014 performance plan this month. The remaining 50 percent will be paid to the management group in July 2015. At the same time, Mr. Spiegel ... (click for more)

Caldwell Arrested In Rapes Of 2 Women Over 60 In Brainerd, Hixson

Investigators have made an arrest in the rape cases that were reported last weekend. Taken into custody was Derrick Dewayne Caldwell, 30. He is charged with two counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated burglary. Police said two women over 60 years old were raped in Brainerd and in Hixson in separate incidents. (click for more)

A Letter To The NAACP

I believe when a "unarmed" man is evil, he will try to beat a police officer on his head in hopes to knock him out, in hopes to kill him. We saw the bruises on the officer's face.  This evil force tried to take his gun away from him , Proof was in the autopsy.  Why did Michael Brown  try to take his gun away from him? Exactly, to kill the officer.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Last Day Of School

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared in the Chattanooga News-Free Press in the early 1980s and every year since then I have been asked repeatedly about it. It is easily the most famous story I have ever written – copies have been sent to me from numerous foreign countries -- and it may be the easiest story I ever wrote. All I did was write what the noted religious psychologist ... (click for more)