Here is the Chattanooga Youth and Family Department Weekly Top 10
#1 Labor Day Weekend Hours for Centers and Administration Offices
Youth and Family Development Centers are closed on Saturday and Monday. All 17 centers will close this weekend to allow staff and volunteers to spend the the holiday weekend with family. All locations will resume regular hours on Tuesday.
#2 Last Weekend at the Pool
Seen the forecast? Looks like summer is returning, with highs in the 90s. Perfect pool weather for this weekend, but you better hurry. Warner Park Pool and Spray Park will open Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Spray Park only) and Saturday-Labor Day from 12:30-5 p.m. (Pool and Spray Park). Admission is $3 and under per person. Call 697-1385 for any questions. Warner Park Pool will close for the season after Labor Day, but is open next Saturday, Sept. 7, for the annual Doggie Paddle Fundraiser...info here.
#3 Swim Lessons/Stroke Class/Swim Team Signups Going On Now
Youth and Adults can register now for swim lessons for $34 (eight 1/2 hour lessons), held at Brainerd Center (Saturdays starting Sept 14) or South Chattanooga Center (Monday or Wednesday) starting Sept 9. Stroke Classes are also available, for those who want to learn different swim strokes. $34. Classes taught same time as swim lessons. Chattanooga Sharks USA Youth Swim Team is currently registering at South Chattanooga Pool and the North River YMCA in Hixson. Swim team is $38 monthly. Call 697-1385. Season starts Sept. 4. Click here for more information.
#4 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 the 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.
#5 State of Tennessee Mobile Career Coach Coming To Hixson Center Thursday
The TN Mobile Career Coach gives a free opportunity to have professionals work 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 Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information call 490-9289. Located at 5400 School Dr. in Hixson. Watch the video here.
#6 Youth and Family Development Centers After School Activities Daily
All Youth and Family Development Centers feature after school programs including education, homework help, sports, arts, activities and much more. Please visit your local center for the latest activities or visit our website. We will post and update as information comes in. Please note: Brainerd and South Chattanooga indoor pool schedules have changed. Please see staff or click here for indoor pool schedule.
#7 Fall Adult Softball League Registration Through End of Week
Games played weekly at Summit of Softball. Spring had 55 adult teams playing and now it's time to sign teams up again for the fall. Mens, womens, church, industrial, co-ed....etc., we have it all. Cost is $450 a team, which includes 12 games, umps, scorer, and the best fields around. Call Richard West at 643-6055. Registration ends Friday. Click here for the form.
-In the Weeks to Come-
#8 Hunter Education Course at Patten Center
Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Patten Youth and Family Development Center is offering Hunter Education Courses. All registrants for this event must be nine years of age by Sept. 7. The course is offered free of charge to anyone interested regardless of age; however, you must be nine years of age or older in order to become a certified hunter education graduate. For more information, please visit here or call 825-5955.
#9 Free Concerts at North River Civic Center in Hixson
North River Civic Center Sunset Concert Series, free from 7-8 p.m. Sept. 20 - Willa Creek Quartet, Oct. 18 - Chattanooga Community Orchestra, Nov. 22 - Tee Bumpass, Dec. 19 - Scenic City Chorus, Jan. 17 - Chattanooga Clarinet Choir, Feb. 28 - Jericho Brass Band, March 21 - Bill McCallie, April 18 - Blue John, May 16 - Fletcher Bright and June 20 - Bounty Hunter.
#10 City of Chattanooga's GoFest! 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. Click here for more. 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.