Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Monday, August 19, 2013

Here is the weekly Top 10 for Chattanooga Youth and Family Development:

#1 Free Lexia Literacy Program Signups 
Technology Based Program In 11 Youth and Family Development Centers.  As we put the final touches on our computer labs, and now that school is well under way, signups and registration continues for Lexia's Core 5 Literacy Program that will revolutionize after school programs in 11 of our centers...and by 2014, 16 centers.  Registration is currently being provided from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at these locations:  Avondale, Brainerd, Carver, East Chattanooga, Eastdale, East Lake, North Chattanooga, Hixson, South Chattanooga, Washington Hills and Westside.  Click here for a map of the locations.  

#2   Youth and Family Development Center Open House and Lexia Literacy Day Saturday at 13 Locations
Communities are invited to several of our Youth and Family Development Centers (Formerly Parks and Rec Community Centers) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 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. Click here for a map of the locations.

#3   Free Family Movie at Heritage Park Friday 
Join Chattanooga Parks and Bridge Christian Church or another fun Movie in the Park this Friday night. Starting around 8:30 p.m., 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." Refreshments and popcorn will be available.  Corner of East Brainerd Road and Jenkins Road.  For more information call 643-6096.

#4  See Our Booth at the Life Boomers and Seniors Expo Saturday 
Chattanooga Convention Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  The Life Boomers & Seniors Expo is the premier resource for all things important to seniors and baby boomers. This event will feature vendors offering exciting new products, health screenings, financial planning, assisted living, real estate, shopping, home improvement ideas, travel, recreation, fitness and more. Life will also feature informative seminars about the things that matter most to today's boomers and seniors.  Click here for more information.

#5   New Pool Schedule at Warner Park
Aug. 12-Labor Day:  Mondays: Families for $5 after 5 (Pool/Spray Park) 5:30-8 p.m.; Fridays: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Spray Park only); Saturday-Sunday: 12:30-5 p.m. (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.

#6   The Backlot, A Place for Film at the Heritage House  
Monday, 6:30-9 p.m.  The Backlot is an open house for anyone interested in any aspect of film or video, be it production or appreciation. Each month features a variety of activities, from casting calls and screenings of recently completed projects to presentations by renowned working filmcraft practitioners. The Backlot is designed as a networking opportunity for filmmakers to find crews for their projects as well as advance their careers via business networking. All of this is done in the wider context of celebrating local films and filmmakers. For more information, call 855-9474. 

#7   Fall Adult Softball League - Registration Through End of August  
Games played weekly at Summit of Softball.  Spring had 55 adult teams playing, now it's time to sign teams up again for the fall. Mens, womens, church, industrial, co-ed, etc, we have it all. At $450 a team, which includes 12 games, umps, scorer, and the best fields around. Call Richard West at 643-6055. Registration ends Aug. 30. Click here for the form.

#8  Soccer Signups at East Lake Center
This and next Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Soccer sign ups are going on now at East Lake YFD Center for the next couple of Saturdays, for children 12 and under. Stop by 3610 Dodds Ave. or call 867-4498.  Several centers have sports they offer or partner with, please call your local center for more information. 


#9   State of Tennessee Mobile Career Coach Coming to Hixson Center  
Thursday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  The Tennessee Mobile Career Coach gives a free opportunity to have professionals work on resumes, cover letters, job searching, interview skills and much more.  Participants stop by with their licence. For more information call 490-9289. Located at 5400 School Drive in Hixson. Watch the video here

#10  Go!Fest 2013 at the Chattanooga Zoo
Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visitors of all abilities will go wild for a free day at the Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park during the 9th Annual Go!Fest Celebration on: Animal attractions and interactions abound, but breaking boundaries and increasing disability awareness are at the heart of Go!Fest, which also will showcase activities, entertainment and information from various social service agencies and other civic-minded groups, businesses and institutions.  Go!Fest is part of an initiative created to help make Chattanooga more accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability.

Urban League Offers Free Tax Prep Assistance To First Responders

Police officers and firefighters are invited to have their taxes prepared for free next week through the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga’s VITA program. Urban League and the IRS are designating one day to do free tax preparation and e-filing services for all Chattanooga and Hamilton County police officers and firefighters. The VITA program is co-sponsored by the city of ... (click for more)

HCSO Hosts Seminar On Homicide Investigations With Emphasis On Opioid Deaths

Throughout this week, beginning on Monday, March 12, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office hosted a seminar taught by the world renowned Law Enforcement Training firm, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, to area law enforcement investigators to help investigate potential opioid related deaths.  This week long training contained modules in crime scene analysis, interview ... (click for more)

North Carolina Corporation Resubmits Rezoning Request For 38,000-Square-Foot Grocery Store On Signal

Undeterred by the standing-room-only crowds who turned out last year to oppose its proposal to build a 38,000-square-foot supermarket directly across Taft Highway from Signal’s longtime hometown grocery, a North Carolina-based corporation has resubmitted its rezoning request.   This time around, however, the Keith Corp. (TKC) isn’t asking that the entire 8.25 ... (click for more)

Driver Crashes Into Forgotten Child Fund Building

T he Forgotten Child Fund building on East Main Street suffered an estimated $70,000 when a car crashed into it early Sunday morning. The driver in the wreck was arrested. Officials of the fund had to shut off electricity and water to the building. The fund provides presents to needy children at Christmas. (click for more)

Why Are Pictures Of Our President And Vice President Not Hanging At Our Federal Courthouse?

I would like to know why the pictures of our President and Vice President have not been hung in our Federal Courthouse. They have been approved by the White House. Every time I call they tell me they are on order. Tommy Fryar (click for more)

Roy Exum: Battling The Beggars

The revelation that Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy wants to crack down on the city’s panhandlers is every bit as refreshing as the beautiful jonquils now bursting forth across our city. In a recent poll on, over 80 percent of those who live here indicated they are scared to go downtown and that is inexcusable. This is no way for anyone to live. But I can ... (click for more)