Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Monday, July 29, 2013

Here is the list of Top 10 events for Chattanooga YFD this week:

#1  Last Week of Kidz Kamp
Parents, and community, this is the final week of another very successful summer camp for over 700 youth. This week's schedule remains the same, however in the coming weeks as we prepare for fall school year, please check with your local center for any schedule changes. 

#2   ASA Softball National Tournament 
100 Girls 12U Softball Teams Competing in Chattanooga. Back to back weeks have our crews busy as we welcome the ASA 12U National Tourney to Summit of Softball and Warner Park. These girls are some of the best players in the United States, with a few local teams competing. The public is invited to watch the games for a small fee from ASA. For more information, click here

#3   Riverfront Nights on Chattanooga Waterfront - Ross's Landing  
"Riverfront Nights" focuses on local people and institutions who promote healthy lifestyles, sustainable development/business practices and, of course, an intense love of outdoor, adrenaline producing recreation...All shows are child and pet friendly, Doors open at 6:30pm. Local opening bands start around 7 p.m. and headliners kick into high gear promptly at 8 p.m. and play till 10-ish. www.riverfrontnights.com

#4   Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Accepting Applications for certain clients.  Did you know we assisted 296 households in July? Right now, we are accepting applications from clients who have not received LIHEAP assistance since June of 2012. For more information, please contact  757-5541 or  click here.

#5   Park Steward Clean Up Day this Saturday at Portland Park
At the bottom of Signal Mountain. Families welcome.  Volunteering is fun, volunteering as a family is a life-long memory shared with each. This Saturday, join park stewards as they help bring a little TLC to Portland Park and Disc Golf course. We will clean, pick up, adjust signs and much more. For more information, call 580-9489 today.  Located at 409 Signal Mountain Road.

#6  Free Step Aerobics Classes at Glenwood Center
Want to get in shape, stay in shape or if you are just curious, but don't want to spend the money? No problem. Join the staff at Glenwood Center for free step Aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. weekly. For more information, call 697-1284. Located at 2610 East 3rd St. 

#7  Low Impact Aerobics at Hixson Community Center
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:15-10:15 a.m.  In July alone we had 131 participants. Everyone is invited to participate to earn your body, increase energy and self-esteem as well as reduce depression. All you have to do is show up. For more information, please call 490-9289. 

 In the Weeks to Come: 

#8  Annual Hamilton County Minority Health Fair at Eastgate Center
Saturday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. One mile fun walk at 7:30 a.m. This event will provide guest with heart healthy refreshments as well as useful information...all free of charge. Health screenings are available. Call 423-778-5465 for more information. 


#9   State of Tennessee Mobile Career Coach Comes to Hixson Community Center
Saturday, Aug. 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The TN Mobile Career Coach gives you a free opportunity to have professionals work with you on resumes, cover letters, job searching, interview skills and much more. All you have to do is stop by with your licence. For more information call 490-9289. Located at 5400 School Dr. in Hixson. 

#10  Lexia Reading Programs Coming
6 total sites expected this fall school season.   Our commitment to education is priority #1 in a number of our centers. We must help improve literacy rates in Chattanooga. For weeks now, we have been installing and tweaking the first phase of a major literacy program for youth in the city called Lexia. As we approach public launch dates, more information will be provided.  In the mean time, for more on this program please click here.


Students Are Jumping Into German At Bachman Community Center

Kindergartners through second graders will be jumping into German at the Bachman Community Center on Signal Mountain on Sept. 8. JumpIn’ German is an after-school class that introduces young children to German.   The children learn language as well as German culture and traditions through games, songs, crafts, stories, and videos, focusing on themes such as counting, colors, ... (click for more)

Riverwalk Reopens

Hamilton County Parks and Recreation department announces the Chattanooga State drainage pipe project has been completed. The section of the Riverwalk from the Hubert Fry Center to the Dam that has been closed due to the repair effort will reopen as of 3 p.m. Wednesday. (click for more)

General Motors To Invest $185 Million In Engine Plant, Build New Cadillac SRX In Spring Hill

General Motors will invest $185 million to make small gas engines at its Spring Hill manufacturing complex, officials said Wednesday.  GM also identified the next-generation Cadillac SRX as a future mid-size vehicle to be produced at Spring Hill. “We want to congratulate GM on this important investment in its future in Spring Hill and Middle Tennessee,” Governor Bill Haslam ... (click for more)

Reception Honors County's 2nd-Longest Serving Employee

General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck, at a County Courthouse reception, asked anyone who was working at the courthouse in 1966 to raise their hand. Only Circuit Court Clerk Paula Thompson was able to do so. Judge Shattuck said he believes only Edna Camp of the Criminal Court clerk's office, has been at the courthouse longer. Ms. Thompson did not seek re-election, ... (click for more)

Vote No On Health Insurance Changes Affecting County Teachers

Our Hamilton County School Board will vote on insurance changes effecting both active employees and retirees, who are not on Medicare at this time.  HCEA strongly objects to changes being made at this time and urges a “No” vote.  Insurance had been frozen three years by negotiations.  Since the Educators Professional Negotiations Act was nullified by the 2011 Legislature, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)