Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Monday, August 12, 2013
STARTING THIS WEEK-THROUGH THE SCHOOL YEAR

Now that school is back, our center hours have returned to:
Monday-Friday: 11:30am-8pm
Saturdays: 10:30-6pm

Brainerd and South Chattanooga will remain open Monday-Friday from 9am-8pm and Saturdays 10:30am-6pm to accommodate water fitness Classes. (pool schedule below) 


August 12-Labor Day: 
Mondays: Families for $5 after 5 (Pool/Spray Park) 5:30-8pm
Fridays: 11-3pm (Spray Park ONLY)
Saturday-Sunday: 12:30-5pm (Pool/Spray Park) 
Carver Pool is now closed for the season. 

Brainerd and South Chattanooga INDOOR Pool Schedules have changed. Please see staff or Click here for INDOOR Pool Schedule:

#3   FREE FAMILY MOVIE AT EAST LAKE PARK THIS FRIDAY! FUN FOR THE FAMILY!
3108 East 34th Street
Join Chattanooga Parks and East Lake Neighborhood Association for another fun Movie in the Park this Friday night! Starting around 8:30, your family can enjoy a free movie under the stars. Just bring a blanket or chair. This week's movie is "a tale about a dolphin" For more information call 423-267-2217.
 

#4  ANNUAL HAMILTON COUNTY MINORITY HEALTH

FAIR AT EASTGATE CENTER

Saturday August 17th 9am-2pm
1 mile fun walk at 7:30am! 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. Come check out our booth and don't forget to see our Eastgate Senior Center, packed full of things to do. Click here for more information.
 

#5   FALL ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUE 

REGISTRATION THROUGH END OF AUGUST

Games Played Weekly at Summit of Softball

Spring was HUGE for us, with 55 adult teams playing...now its time to sign teams up again for the fall! Mens, womens, church, industrial, co-ed....etc, we have it all. Just $450 a team, which includes 12 games, umps, scorer, and the best fields around! Call Richard West at 643-6055. Registration ends August 30th. Click here for the form.

#6   AVAILABLE, AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE

Accepting Applications for 12mos-12 years. 
Our program is State licensed, Three Star and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We participate in the Child and Adult Food Program. We accept child care certificates and private pay ($83.00 a week).  

For More Information:

City of Chattanooga

Youth and Family Development

Child Care Program

(423) 757-0953/757-0952 

#7  THERAPEUTIC RECREATION FALL EVENTS

Events and activities for ALL Abilities

Events and activities include a pool party, golf lessons, adaptive ROCK climbing, hiking, cycling, kayaking and much more. Click here for the schedule.  

Therapeuitic Recreation Department is for individuals of all abilities and their families. Many of the activities involve high adventure recreation activities for all ages. TR's social club, Chillin Like Villians provides a fun "friends club" atmosphere with games, trips, dinners and more. 

PLUS...GoFest! is back and set for September 21st 10am-3pm at the Zoo

-IN THE WEEKS TO COME- 

Parents invited to see our new Literacy Labs. 10a-2pm

On Saturday, August 24th, communities are invited to several of our Youth and Family Development Centers (Formerly Parks and Rec Community Centers) for a chance to meet with staff, and learn more about our Lexia Literacy Labs and new Libraries! For more information please contact 643-6096. 

#9   MOVIES IN THE PARK AT HERITAGE PARK

Friday August 23rd at Heritage Park in E. Brainerd. 

Join the City of Chattanooga and Bridge Christian Church for the return of Movies in the Park at Dark. Bring the lawn chairs, blankets, etc...most important, bring the FAMILY. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase, plus activities for the little ones till the movie starts, at dusk.

On this great August night, invite the family to enjoy an evening filled with inspiration! The movie is all about a story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

#10   STATE OF TN MOBILE CAREER COACH COMING TO HIXSON CENTER

Thursday, August 29th from 11-4pm. 

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. The Career Coach will be at Hixson YFD Center on August 29th. For more information call 490-9289. Located at 5400 School Drive in Hixson. Watch the video here.


Perry Perkins Advocates Technical Education

Perry Perkins, candidate for County Commission District 7, said he wants to see options for technical and information technology trades for Hamilton County's youth. After touring Chattanooga's Electrical Training Center, a joint educational project of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 175 and the National Electrical Contractors Association, Mr. Perkins said ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: In observance of the Easter holiday period, TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires interstate lane closures beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. through Monday at 6 a.m. U.S. 27 (SR-29) reconstruction project from Manufacturers Road (Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River) to U.S. ... (click for more)

Haslam Signs Bill Ending Forced Annexation And Giving Tennesseans Right To Vote

Governor Bill Haslam signed HB 2371/SB2464 on Wednesday. The law ends forced annexations and gives Tennesseans the right to vote. The law now requires cities to annex by consent of the landowner or through referendum approved by a majority of the landowners to be annexed. As an additional protection to farmers, land primarily used for agriculture purposes may not be annexed by any ... (click for more)

One Of "Worst Of The Worst" Gets 10-Month Federal Sentence

One of the men labeled as the "worst of the worst" in a Chattanooga roundup was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months and three years supervised release after he pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. Guy Wilkerson told Federal Judge Sandy Mattice, "I'm just a young father and I want the best for my kids." He said he apologized and that he knew what he ... (click for more)

Time For Tennessee To Act On Climate This Earth Day - And Response

Tennessee will join the rest of the southeast region, the nation and countries across the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22. The entire month of April is a great time to reflect on the strides we have made to reduce pollution over the last 44 years, and assess current environmental conditions while evaluating our personal responsibility to a cleaner environment.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why Jim Coppinger Excels

Jim Coppinger, who as the mayor of Hamilton County has understandably had to grow some thick skin, wants no part of the repulsive billboards now seen around town that ask, “Do you have gonorrhea?”  His Tuesday morning telephone call revealed he is just as disgusted as the rest of us who see them showing a picture of a forlorn African-American male. “You need to know the Hamilton ... (click for more)