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.

“Go Blue” Day To Honor Local Law Enforcement Planned For May 13

A special lunch event will be held at Miller Plaza on Friday, May 13 for “Go Blue” Day as a salute to the work that the City and County law enforcement officers do to serve and protect citizens every day. Free pizza from Little Caesars, free Coke products from Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling and free Frisbees with the "Go Blue" logo will be given to the first 500 people, including ... (click for more)

"Camp Buccaneer" Day Camp Launches This Summer

Boyd-Buchanan announces a summer camp for boys and girls called "Camp Buccaneer". Boyd-Buchanan will be offering 8 weeks of Camp Buccaneer this summer. "This child-centered day camp is a fun environment that focuses on giving children an experience to help them grow in their independence while building relationships. Our mission and environment make this a great camp for all ... (click for more)

Kevin Muhammad Says City Programs Failing; More Attention And Funding Needed For Impoverished Inner City Youths

Nation of Islam leader Kevin Muhammad told a packed house at City Council on Tuesday night that a large segment of Chattanooga is impoverished, while parts of the city are enjoying a Renaissance. Given 20 minutes for a "State of the People" address, he said many city programs are failing, including the Violence Reduction Initiative and a Youth and Family Services reading program. ... (click for more)

County Commission Told To Fully Fund County Schools Improvement Request Would Take 28 1/2-Cent Property Tax Increase; 78 School Personnel Would Be Added

County Mayor Jim Coppinger told members of the County Commission at a budget workshop on Tuesday that it would take a 28 1/2-cent property tax increase to fully fund the county school budget request. The county schools are asking for $24,218,919 in new money for a focus on workforce readiness, literacy and low-performing schools. County Mayor Coppinger did not say whether ... (click for more)

Marvelous News From Central High School

To Roy Exum:     With all the recent news of major dysfunctions within our educational system, I thought I might alert you to something better. About a year ago you ventured up Highway 58 to Central High School to represent your late grandfather, Roy McDonald, as he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus during the annual Senior Day festivities. I sort of expected ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The DA’s Cold-Case Quest

It is clearly a job nobody can do for over an hour or two, but Neal Pinkston, working in hand with precise professionals from the county’s auditing department, is intent on doing the right thing. As I watched a revolving team of four people at a time open and study envelopes of autopsy photographs on Tuesday, the scene would have made a fascinating television documentary. But ... (click for more)