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.


Civil War Historian To Speak At Rugby On June 6

Michael C. Hardy, an authority on the Civil War in the mountains of North Carolina and East Tennessee, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, in the Historic Rugby Visitor Center’s Rebecca Johnson Theater. The author of twenty books, Mr. Hardy was named the 2010 North Carolina Historian of the Year by the North Carolina Society of Historians. He received the 2012 Alice Parker ... (click for more)

GE Appliances Partners With Steps 2 Hope, Helping Georgia Veteran Make New House A Home

Injured U.S. Veteran Jason Smith will be enjoying a new home this Memorial Day, complete with a full suite of appliances from GE. The company partnered with Steps 2 Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young adults who have lost their mobility due to a traumatic event, to give the wounded local hero a fresh start. On July 25, 2012, ... (click for more)

City Seeking Grant To Improve Signals At 32 Intersections

The city is seeking a $2 million federal grant to go along with $500,000 in city funds for a project to improve signals at 32 intersections. There would also be bike and pedestrian improvements. The routes include Brainerd Road, Lee Highway, Shallowford Road, Gunbarrel Road and Hamilton Place Boulevard. The application is for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant. (click for more)

Olympian Kristin Armstrong Sets Course Record; Talansky Is Men's Winner

Two-time Olympic goal medal winner Kristin Armstrong won the USA Cycling Professional Time Trial Championship in a record time at the Volkswagen course on Saturday morning. She finished the 19.2-mile course in 42 minutes, 8 seconds. The time trial victory assures the 41-year-old Armstrong of a spot as one of three American women to compete in the world championship time trial ... (click for more)

Shame On The Housing Authority - And Response

With Chattanooga and other cities around the nation struggling to find solutions to chronic homelessness it's cruel to evict families likely with children over a fight.   When you evict the adults you're also evicting any and all children in the household.  Intelligence would dictate looking for a root cause. Compassion would dictate looking for alternatives. Both ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Buy Ping Golf Clubs

As we set the charcoal, ice the drinks and prepare for Memorial Day, the first thing on my mind is to ask any golfers within my reach to consider buying and playing with Ping-brand golf clubs. Pings are made in America but there is a little something else you need to know, as told in an email I received earlier this week. I regret I do not know the author: * * * “On Monday, ... (click for more)