Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Here is the Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10 for the week of July 22 and beyond. 

#1  Foster Grandparent Program Needs Volunteers
Do you love working with children and want to help them reach their full potential? Are you low income and 55 years of age, or older? Can you spare 20 hours a week to work one-on-one with special-needs children? If so, you may qualify to serve as a foster grandparent in one of 41 non-profit agencies who partner with the Foster Grandparent Program, including day care centers, mentoring sites, schools, hospitals, Head Start sites, and special education departments and centers. Call 423-757-5509 to find out more. 

#2   NSA Softball World Series
160+ Girls Softball Teams Competing in Chattanooga.  Hundreds of girls ages 10-18 who have traveled as far as Canada are competing in the National Softball Association World series at Warner Park, The Summit of Softball and Camp Jordan. The public is invited to check it out. 

#3   Free Ballet Performance Friday at UTC
Dance Alive and Ballet Tennessee Summer Intensive (both summer programs for area youth) invite you to a free ballet performance at Hayes Concert Hall, at the UTC Fine Arts Center Friday at 6 p.m. Come see the talent our youth have and cheer them on as they dance the night away.  For more information on the program, click here

#4  Free Movies in the Park Saturday at Coolidge Park
This is the last weekend to enjoy Movies in the Park at Coolidge Park...a great family event.  Saturday at 8 p.m., enjoy a free movie about a  prehistoric family who discovers a whole new world after their cave is destroyed.  

#5  Packing AT&T Field Saturday
Park The Park Polio Prevention Night. The Chattanooga Youth and Family Department will have over 200 youth attend the Lookouts game Thursday at 7:15 p.m., thanks to a donation of tickets from the North River Rotary Club who will "Pack the Park for Polio" Thursday.  

#6   Play in the 2013 Senior Olympics
Ages 50 and up.  Games Sept. 14-25.  Age is only a number. Compete in the 2013 Senior Olympics in badminton, basketball, pickleball, shuffleboard, table tennis, volleyball and track and field games. Those interested can call 755-6114 or can register online here.

#7   Thursdays at Eastgate Senior Center, Free Fun 
Located at Eastgate Town Center. Tap Dancing (10 a.m.), Chair Yoga (11-11:45 a.m. in August), Bible Study (noon), Bowling at Holiday Bowl (1 p.m., $5.50/3 games, must mention red-headed pins to get discount), Bingo (1-3 p.m.) and Zumba (1 p.m.) 

#8  Senior Walking Classes at East Lake Center 
Free, Monday-Friday, 11:#0 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) at 11:30 a.m.. If too hot, we'll take it inside. Call 867-4498. 

#9   East Chattanooga Community Outreach Festival Saturday
From 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2409 Dodson Ave. Fun, free day for the entire  family, full of information for the youth and young at heart. Booths include McKamney, Chattanooga Cares, TN Meth Task Force, Virginia College, BCBS, First Things First, Chattanooga Fire Department, Tyner Marching Band and more. Call 635-5393 for more information. 

#10  Westside Center Youth Football and Cheerleading Signups 
1201 Poplar St. Sign-Up now at Westside Center until Aug. 16. Cost of program is free. Ages 7-12 and birth certificates are required. For more information call 756-3541 or 313-0810.


Highway Safety Office To Announce Traffic Safety Initiative For Thanksgiving Holiday

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will join the Governor’s Highway Safety Office and leaders from organizations that serve local law enforcement officers to announce a statewide traffic safety initiative during the Thanksgiving holiday on Monday morning.  The announcement will be made in the gym of the THP ... (click for more)

Santa Is Available For Pictures At Bradley Square Mall

Santa has arrived at Bradley Square Mall and is available for pictures daily through Christmas Eve.  Hours are Monday – Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. There will be extended hours Dec. 16-24. (click for more)

Dog Saves Woman From Fire At Highway 58 Area

A homeowner reported that her dog saved her life early Friday morning. At 12:52 a.m. , the homeowner called 911 reporting a fire at 8411 Providence Road (Highway 58 area). The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived reporting a log cabin with flames coming through the roof. Firefighters worked quickly to contain the fire, but it was a challenge due to  ... (click for more)

Bradley County Police Investigating Shooting

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Georgetown Road.  A BCSO officer was waved down at the intersection of 25 th Street and Peerless Road by the driver of a vehicle who told the officer a gunshot victim was inside. The officer followed the car to SkyRidge Medical Center. Several people soon arrived at the ... (click for more)

Don't Be Quick To Discard Common Core

Let's not be too quick to discard Common Core. A recent article in the Tennessean on  Sunday detailed Common Core successes the Kingsport, Tennessee school system.  I encourage you to read it.  The article also noted that Tennessee was recently ranked as one of the fastest improving states in education after implementing portions of the Common Core curriculum ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Tubman Goat-Roping

Every spring there comes a bright day on the ranch when the straw-boss decrees a goat-roping should take place. What really happens is the veteran cowboys arm the greenhorns with some lariats late in the afternoon and take them to the pen that holds some Billy goats. This is before they get into bigger beasts -- horses and cattle – yet what appears to be easy most certainly is not. ... (click for more)