Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Monday, September 9, 2013
Here is the weekly Top 10 for Chattanooga Youth and Family Development:

#1   FALL POOL SCHEDULE IS OUT

Water Fitness, Swim lessons, open swim and more

The summer season may have come to an end, but it doesn't mean you can not enjoy the pool! Or in our case, all 3 pools! Brainerd, South Chattanooga and North River YMCA. We are proud to offer lap swim, water aerobics, swim lessons, stroke classes and more! Just click here for the new fall pool schedule and more information about our pools. Or call Peggy at 697-1385. 

This is also the last week to sign up for swim lessons. Check out this video to see what our pools are like.

#2   FREE YOUTH DANCE CLASS RETURNS TO HIXSON YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER

Sign up for FREE today! classes begin Sept 23rd
Mondays 5:00pm-5:45pm (All Ages)  Beginner Hip Hop (Ages 7-9) - Mondays 5:30pm-6:15pm Beginner Hip Hop (Ages 10-13) - Mondays 6:15pm-7:00pm  Baby Ballet & Tap (Ages 3-6) - Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:15pm Beginner Ballet & Jazz (Ages 3-6) - Thursdays 5:30pm-6:15pm 

Hixson Center is located at 5400 School Drive (Old Hixson Middle School) or you can call them at 490-9289. Open Mon-Fri 9am-8pm. 

#3   COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTION DATES

AND SITES THIS WEEK:  

September 10 - Soddy-Daisy Senior Center 8:00 am - 11:00 am

September 10 - The Samaritan Center 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (or until all commodities have been given out)

September 11 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and September 12 8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Chattanooga distribution @ Arcade Marketing Building, 1815 E. Main St., across from Armando's

Commodity Distribution is distribution of supplemental food items provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Please call 757-5541 for more information.  

#4   FREE LEXIA LITERACY PROGRAM SIGN UPS

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, sign ups 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 11:30am-7pm at these locations:  

Avondale, Brainerd, Carver, East Chattanooga,

Eastdale, East Lake, North Chattanooga, Hixson, South Chattanooga, Washington Hills, Westside

Click here for a map of the locations.   

#5  NEW PROGRAMS AT EASTGATE SENIOR CENTER! CHECK EM OUT! 

*NEW Sizzling Seniors Cardio Circuit

Starting Thursdays 11:00am 

COME JOIN US FOR A FREE LUNCH

At East Ridge Residence September 17th. From 11:30 2PM

EXERCISE CLASS "DRUMS ALIVE"                     

Wednesdays, 1PM - 2PM

EXERCISE CLASS "ZUMBA"

Thursdays, 1PM-2PM

NEW ADVANCED COMPUTER CLASS STARTING IN SEPT.


#6    FUNDRAISER AT FLYING SQUIRLE FOR THERAPEUTIC RECREATION PROGRAMS
Tuesday, September 10th 5-Until. 

Join us at one of Chattanooga's newest hot spots on Main Street! The owners of the Flying Squirrel and the Crash Pad, who are also faithful volunteers in our adaptive climbing program, have generously offered a night to support Therapeutic Recreation Services. 10% of all the money generated that evening will go straight to expanding the opportunities within our programs and events.

The Flying Squirrel is located at 55 Johnson Street. They have an excellent food selection and a beautiful atmosphere and decor, providing a perfect opportunity for a great night out with family and friends.

Must be 21 years of age.


Soccer Program for All Abilities

TOPSoccer is an official US Youth Soccer program enriching the lives of young athletes with disabilities through the game of soccer for ages 5-18 yrs old, with a physical and/or cognitive disability

WHEN: Saturdays, September 14th - November 9th, 10-11am at  Redoubt Soccer Complex (6900 Bonny Oaks Drive)

COST: FREE

CONTACT: Registration will be on the first day of practice (September 14th), but if you have any further questions, contact Jessie at 423-643-5716 or steele_je@chattanooga.gov  

For more information on all of Therapeutic Recreation Programs, please click here:


#8   CITY OF CHATTANOOGA'S GOFEST! 2013 AT THE CHATTANOOGA ZOO
Saturday, September 21st, 2013 from 10 AM to 3 PM.

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.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

#9   FREE CONCERTS AT NORTH RIVER CIVIC CENTER IN HIXSON

North River Civic Center Sunset Concert Series  

FREE from 7-8pm

Dates and Performances: 

SEPTEMBER 20  WILLA CREEK QUARTET 

OCTOBER 18       CHATTANOOGA COMMUNITY                                       ORCHESTRA      

#10    EAST LAKE COMMUNITY BABY SHOWER
Hosted by Power 94's Big Tula! BCBS and UT Health Science Center
Saturday September 28th from 11am-2pm at East Lake Youth and Family Development Center. (3601 Dodds Ave). Snacks, door prizes, activities and more. All you have to do is show up.

Area Organizations Host Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb For Weekend Of ‘Justice And Peacemaking: From Gaza To Chattanooga’

Social justice organizations and churches are hosting Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb for a series of events tilted “Justice and Peacemaking: From Gaza to Chattanooga,” May 29 to May 31. All events are open to the public and four of the five events require no advance registration or admission fee.  Rabbi Gottlieb is one of the first 10 women rabbis in Jewish history. She is a life-long ... (click for more)

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)

City Applying For Federal Grant To Extend River Trail To Moccasin Bend In $2.23 Million Project

The city is applying for a $1.6 million federal grant that would be a key part of the funding needed to extend a trail by the Tennessee River from Renaissance Park to Moccasin Bend. The city is seeking an Eastern Federal Highway Division grant to go along with $234,260 of city funds. The state portion would be $259,692.  Grants from the Lyndhurst and Benwood Foundations ... (click for more)

Flora Tydings Selected As Chattanooga State’s Next President

Flora Tydings is expected to be named the next president to lead Chattanooga State Community College pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents at a special called meeting next Wednesday. The board will meet at 9:30 a.m. CDT at the TBR System Office in Nashville. Included on the agenda is TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for Dr. Tydings to replace Interim President ... (click for more)

Don't Make A Mockery Of Memorial Day - And Response

We're told Memorial Day is the day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in order that we, as Americans and others around the world, might live free, unshackled (invisible or otherwise) and without oppression. But how is that so when so many in America continue to be denied those freedoms? Others whose family and friends made the ultimate sacrifice? Their surviving families ... (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)