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.


NAACP ACT-SO Fundraiser Event Will Be Held On May 14

The Chattanooga ACT-SO invites the public for an evening of entertainment on Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Mountain Arts Community Center on Signal Mountain.  Admission is $15 and all proceeds will go to support the youth involved in the ACTSO program as they travel to Philadelphia for the national competition.   "Enjoy music from Jalil Muhammad, Eric Cullins, ... (click for more)

The South Chattanooga Empowerment Festival Will Educate More Than 200 Chattanooga Residents

Nonprofit and community benefit organizations, schools, churches, and businesses are participating in a community festival to inform the residents of South Chattanooga and beyond about the resources each service provider offers. The festival will take place on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the Bethlehem Center, 200 W. 38th St.  Officials said, "The Bethlehem Center parking ... (click for more)

Ganns/Falling Water School Way Over Budget

The final figure for the new Ganns/Falling Water School is way over budget, county officials said Wednesday. However, the County Commission voted to proceed on the $29,414,000 project. Gary Waters of the county schools said his estimate had been $25 million and he was surprised at the amount of the school bid that was awarded to Rentenbach Constructors. He said in lean times ... (click for more)

Hutcherson Says Erlanger Board To Be More Transparent; Dinner Meetings To Be Open

Erlanger Board Finance Chairman Donnie Hutcherson said the board plans to be more transparent. He said Erlanger's legal staff will review topics that might be covered in a closed meeting. He stated, "This will be based on a very conservative interpretation of applicable statutes and other guidance; therefore, more items will be discussed in open session." Mr. Hutcherson also ... (click for more)

The Swat Heard 'Round The World

If one can reach Toya Graham, the lady who whipped her boy and brought  him home from a life of crime in Baltimore, I want to give her a  nomination for my Bill of Rights Award.  This was a beautiful move and one which I call The Swat Heard 'Round the World.  Mind you, if it had been a white lady whipping her child to save her child from crime, she would ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Anti-Semitism Is Now Here

To those of the Jewish faith, the celebration of Passover every year is one of freedom. The sacred holidays, held in early April, commemorate the Exodus out of Egypt when Moses led the tribe of Israel from slavery to freedom. I believe it is one of the greatest stories in the Bible. On the other hand, the Jewish people of today are hardly free. Globally, anti-Semitic attacks in ... (click for more)