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.


Chattanooga State To Co-Host 15th Annual CultureFest Oct. 5

Chattanooga State’s International Community Outreach Office will co-host Chattanooga’s 15th Annual CultureFest on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion. CultureFest is the area’s showcase of international communities and largest annual celebration of local cultures. Admission is free. Featured activities and entertainment will include live performances ... (click for more)

Registration Now Open For Grateful Gobbler Walk

One way for area families and friends to celebrate and create a new Thanksgiving tradition is by participating in the 15th Annual Grateful Gobbler Walk.  Registration is now open for this family fun walk at www.gratefulgobblerwalk.org .  The Grateful Gobbler Walk will be held on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 27) at 8 a.m. at Coolidge Park. One hundred percent of ... (click for more)

Youth Pleads Guilty In 2011 Club Fathom Shootings; Rakestraw Gets 3 Years In Prison

A teen who was 15 at the time nine people were shot outside Club Fathom downtown on Christmas Eve 2011 pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault on Tuesday. Brandon Lebron Rakestraw, who is now 18, appeared before Criminal Court Judge Don Poole. He received a three-year prison term to serve. Rakestraw has been in jail for 10 months. Prosecutor Jason Demastus ... (click for more)

Erlanger Finishes Fiscal Year With $18 Million Profit

After a major loss the year before, Erlanger Health System finished the fiscal year with an $18 million profit, officials announced Monday night. It was well ahead of the $2 million gain that Erlanger had budgeted for, and far better than last year's $8 million loss. The profit was boosted by a first-time $19,587,000 from a Public Hospital Supplemental payment and essential ... (click for more)

ChattaData Is A Real Advance For The City

This past Tuesday, the city of Chattanooga's new performance management tool called ChattaData was unveiled. As the chairman of the City Council’s Budget & Finance Committee, I am excited to witness the city putting this important information online in a way that is accessible and transparent to all taxpayers. This approach shines light on how we as a city prioritize our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Apollos Hester’s Way

East View High was trailing at halftime by a pair of touchdowns in last Friday night’s game against unbeaten Vandegrift. But the players at the Georgetown, Texas, school each have a sticker on the back of their helmets that says “TPW” which is a constant reminder that “Tough People Win.” Then there is “attitude” and that is where running back Apollos Hester steps in. In what ... (click for more)