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.


Mainstreet Cleveland Announces Bobby Taylor Award Recipient

Main Street Cleveland held its annual Christmas party on Wednesday evening. A new award that acknowledges an individual’s long-term commitment to downtown Cleveland was presented to Allan Jones in memory of George R. "Bobby" Taylor.   Mr. Taylor was founder and CEO of bank of Cleveland and instrumental in founding the Mainstreet Cleveland organization. He was a strong supporter ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:   U.S. 27 (I-124) widening from I-24/U.S. 27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge:  Work on this project continues.  The speed limit on U.S. 27 in the construction zone has been lowered to 45 MPH.  The contractor may have ... (click for more)

County Schools Prepare To Set Priorities For Next Round Of School Building Funding

County school board members are gearing up to set priorities for the next round of new school construction in Hamilton County. Lee McDade, assistant superintendent, said officials may know by the spring how much money will be available to build new schools or add on to existing ones - or do a combination of both. Board member Rhonda Thurman said a proposal to build a new Chattanooga ... (click for more)

New Walker County Commissioner Whitfield To Move Public Meetings To Evenings And To Larger Venue; Will Also Be Listening Sessions

Walker County Sole Commissioner-Elect Shannon Whitfield said there will be a new arrangement for holding of public commissioner sessions when he takes place at the start of January. Current Commissioner Bebe Heiskell has held Thursday meetings at 3:30 p.m. from time to time in a conference room at her office near the Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette. Mr. Whitfield said those ... (click for more)

Vehicle Emissions Testing Causes More Pollution Than It Prevents - And Response

While a noble cause to make sure vehicles are operating efficiently with the minimum amount of pollutants, a simple analysis makes it somewhat evident the VET program in Chattanooga causes more pollution that it prevents.  Though I don't know how many vehicles are tested on an annual basis, if you assume an average round trip of 10 miles to the nearest testing station (five ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Senseless Divide

If I could change one thing about the schools in Chattanooga, my wish would be that everybody could become good friends. I’m talking about the private schools versus the public schools. The rancor is so bad we hardly ever play in sports anymore and what the loathsome TSSAA has done in recent years to the out-numbered private schools is sinful. My dream would be that there would ... (click for more)