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 Fire Department Stations Host Halloween Open Houses

There were some early visitors to the Chattanooga Fire Department’s Halloween Open House Friday afternoon. Ashley Kuehn brought her two kids, dressed in Halloween costumes that had a definite firefighter theme. Daughter Crimson wore a Dalmatian costume while Stetson wore custom-made firefighter turnout gear. The department’s Halloween Open House is officially from 6-8 p.m. on ... (click for more)

Bradley County Mobile Command Post To Be At Downtown Block Party In Cleveland

The Bradley County Mobile Command Post will be at Friday night’s Downtown Block Party in Cleveland. The first 3,000 children to stop by the Command Post, at the northwest corner of the courthouse, will receive a Bradley County Sheriff’s Office re-usable treat bag…filled with candy. Sheriff Watson invites one and all to visit.   (click for more)

Chickamauga Lock To Reopen As Soon As Next Thursday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District  plans to reopen Chickamauga Lock to all navigation traffic as early as next Thursday. An inspection of the upper gate anchorage and a repair plan were completed today. Chickamauga Lock closed on Monday after a routine inspection revealed a crack in the anchorage of the upper gate. Lt. Col. John Hudson, commander ... (click for more)

Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex That Brought $3 Million Profit Exempt From Most Taxes Until 2022 Under PILOT

A downtown Chattanooga apartment complex that recently was sold at a $3 million profit is exempt from most property taxes through 2022 under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement.   No payment of school taxes was included in the deal for Walnut Commons at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way.   The only taxes due on the property for the next eight ... (click for more)

A Vote For Education Is Critical In Tennessee

In a state where just 28 percent of eighth graders are proficient in math and 33 percent are proficient in reading according to national assessments, education is deserving of more attention in 2014 elections. Across the country, more parents are making informed decisions about their child’s education, but for Volunteer State parents without resources, choices are difficult to come ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In November

As the first day of November arrives today, it is cold enough in my garden to officially certify that fall has fell! There are even signs of ice on the ground but there is a bounty crop of acorns so, in keeping with our monthly tradition, some will get shiny acorns and others will get a chunk of cold ice: A SHINY ACORN for Patriots football coach Bill Belichick for scoffing at ... (click for more)