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.


Chris Anderson Announces Candidacy For Re-Election

Councilman Chris Anderson announced on Saturday that he is officially a candidate for reelection.   He said, “I ran for election four years ago to improve the conditions in District 7. We have made great strides and progress but there is still much work to do. Now is the time to continue moving forward, not backward to failed leadership and old policies that didn’t work. ... (click for more)

Vance Road Resurfacing Project Lane Closures Announced

CDOT announces intermittent lane closures on Vance Road between Airport Road and Lee Highway for resurfacing. Work will start on Monday and continue until Saturday, Dec. 17. Traffic control devices will be in place to direct traffic, but motorists should expect delays during these times.  In order to view a map of these closures, click here . (click for more)

Tennessee Members Of Congress Urge President To Approve Federal Disaster Assistance For Tennessee Counties

Members of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation on Saturday urged President Obama to quickly approve Governor Haslam’s request for a major disaster declaration for the State of Tennessee to help five Tennessee counties impacted by wildfires and severe weather in November rebuild and recover. “Governor Bill Haslam has submitted a request for Public Assistance and Individual ... (click for more)

Grohn Says Integrity And Ethics Lacking In Berke Administration

Mayoral candidate Larry Grohn criticized controversies and instability coming from the mayor’s administration as a sign of unethical leadership and a lack of integrity. He said, "These scandals lay out the simple fact that it is time for new leadership which is accountable to the people." Councilman Grohn’s criticism comes after the independent auditor’s release of a memorandum ... (click for more)

New School Funding Ideas

After reading the article “County Schools Prepare To Set Priorities For Next Round Of School Building Funding,” I could not help but think about how helpful it would be to have the millions of taxpayer dollars given the owners of Walnut Common apartments to build some new schools.   In case you did not know, since 2008 our elected officials have given away millions in taxpayer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: John Glenn’s ‘Hero’

When John Glenn became the first man to orbit earth, the timing was perfect. I was 13 years old at the time, in need of a hero, and I latched on to the astronaut tighter than a tick. All of us boys knew he’d flown 150 missions in fighters in World War II and Korea and, believe me, he was “The Right Stuff” long before the great movie about the Mercy 7 daredevils came out about 30 ... (click for more)