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. 

-IN THE WEEKS TO COME-  

#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.


Civil War Historian To Speak At Rugby On June 6

Michael C. Hardy, an authority on the Civil War in the mountains of North Carolina and East Tennessee, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, in the Historic Rugby Visitor Center’s Rebecca Johnson Theater. The author of twenty books, Mr. Hardy was named the 2010 North Carolina Historian of the Year by the North Carolina Society of Historians. He received the 2012 Alice Parker ... (click for more)

GE Appliances Partners With Steps 2 Hope, Helping Georgia Veteran Make New House A Home

Injured U.S. Veteran Jason Smith will be enjoying a new home this Memorial Day, complete with a full suite of appliances from GE. The company partnered with Steps 2 Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young adults who have lost their mobility due to a traumatic event, to give the wounded local hero a fresh start. On July 25, 2012, ... (click for more)

Winning Bid For Huge River Tract Near Dayton Is $4,370,000, But Sellers Not Willing To Accept

A huge tract on the Tennessee River/Chickamauga Lake near Dayton, Tn., brought $4,370,000 at auction at the site on Saturday. However, the auction firm later said the high bid was not accepted by the sellers, John and Edyth Buxton. Henry Glascock of the John Dixon firm auction firm said, "It was a gorgeous piece of property, but we just didn't quite get there. "We had a willing ... (click for more)

Olympian Kristin Armstrong Sets Course Record; Talansky Is Men's Winner

Two-time Olympic goal medal winner Kristin Armstrong won the USA Cycling Professional Time Trial Championship in a record time at the Volkswagen course on Saturday morning. She finished the 19.2-mile course in 42 minutes, 8 seconds. The time trial victory assures the 41-year-old Armstrong of a spot as one of three American women to compete in the world championship time trial ... (click for more)

Shame On The Housing Authority - And Response

With Chattanooga and other cities around the nation struggling to find solutions to chronic homelessness it's cruel to evict families likely with children over a fight.   When you evict the adults you're also evicting any and all children in the household.  Intelligence would dictate looking for a root cause. Compassion would dictate looking for alternatives. Both ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Great Orthopedic Success

Mark Freeman, the chief of orthopedic surgery at Erlanger Hospital, shared a dazzling look at our area’s Level One Trauma Center Friday morning. Yet, as he described the dramatic changes that have occurred in just the past 12 months, the promise of what will happen within the next year was even more appealing. Believe this, our flagship hospital is getting well in a hurry. “If ... (click for more)