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.

Lane Closures Announced For Georgia Avenue

Talley Construction resumed EPB vault work at 818 Georgia Ave. on Tuesday. All work will take place in the southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue and traffic will be detoured west on E. 7th Street and east on McCallie Avenue and E. 8th Street, as was done in phase one of the project. The project is scheduled for six weeks. In order to view a map of all closures, visit:  ... (click for more)

UDC Jefferson Davis Chapter Hosts 120th Tennessee Division Convention At Read House

The Historic Read House was the site of the 120th Tennessee Division United Daughters of the Confederacy 2016 Convention.  The convention was sponsored by the Jefferson Davis Chapter 900 of Cleveland.   The chapter tried unsuccessfully to locate a place to hold the Convention in Cleveland, but could not find a place with enough space to hold such a convention. ... (click for more)

In Surprise Vote, Chattanooga City Council Turns Down Short Term Vacation Rentals

In a surprise vote, the City Council on Tuesday night turned down allowing a process to legalize short term vacation rentals in Chattanooga. Only Chip Henderson and Jerry Mitchell voted in favor. Opposed were Carol Berz, Yusuf Hakeem, Larry Grohn, Moses Freeman, Ken Smith and Russell Gilbert. Chris Anderson was absent. Afterward, Councilman Smith said, in light of the vote, ... (click for more)

Cold Case Unit Makes Arrest In Murders Of Brothers In Brainerd Almost 20 Years Ago; Detectives Say Brainerd Jeweler Rick Davis Tied To Incident

The Cold Case Unit set up by District Attorney Neal Pinkston has made an arrest in the murders of two brothers in Brainerd almost 20 years ago. The Hamilton County Grand Jury on Monday indicted 52-year-old Christopher Jeffre Johnson on two counts of first-degree murder in the January 1997 deaths of Sean and Donny Goetcheus. The 25-year-old Sean Goetcheus and his ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saving A Life & More

About 40 years ago I was at an afternoon football practice when one of those who was also watching from the fence was bitten by a bumble bee or yellow jacket or whatever it was and almost died from anaphylactic shock. Luckily an athletic trainer had an EpiPen, jammed it into the man’s thigh and it is believed to have saved the victim’s life. For years I kept an EpiPen on the top ... (click for more)