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.

Sheriff Watson Speaks To Bradley County Pachyderm Club

Sheriff Eric Watson was the guest speaker at the Bradley County Pachyderm Club on Friday afternoon. Sheriff Watson spoke to an overflow crowd on "The State of the Bradley County Sheriff's Office". There was also a presentation regarding the BCSO jail programs. To highlight the success of one of those programs, the Sheriff introduced two young men who had greatly benefitted from ... (click for more)

Bradley County EMS Wins Director’s Association Award

The 19th annual Southeastern Emergency Services Director’s Association or SEEMSDA Conference was held at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. This Emergency Services Conference is one of the largest area conferences that caters to first responders. There were over 150 attendees at this year’s conference. The itinerary consisted of speakers from around the region doing presentations and lectures ... (click for more)

Hard Freeze Predicted In The Area For Saturday Night

Temperatures are expected to drop Saturday night to 28 degrees or less. Here is the latest report from the National Weather Service:  HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT /11 PM CDT/ TONIGHT TO 11 AM EDT /10 AM CDT/ SUNDAY... * EVENT... A HARD FREEZE EXPECTED WITH LOWS FROM THE TEENS NORTH TO THE UPPER 20S SOUTH LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. ... (click for more)

Man Charged In Shooting On Sixth Avenue Had Been Shot Himself Last Week; Police Say Incident "Part Of Gang War"

A man charged with attempted first-degree murder on Sixth Avenue Court on Thursday afternoon was shot himself earlier this month. O'Shae Kadaris Smith, 20, of 2114 E. 12th St., is also charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and possessing a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was one of two people shot on Rawlings Street on March 16. Kendre Allen, ... (click for more)

Finley Stadium Needs To Grow Up - And Response

RE:  Finley Stadium Financial Picture Rosy; Beer And Alcohol Sales Approved; AstroTurf Almost Ready and City, County Pitching In $250,000 Each For New Finley Stadium AstroTurf I read a story here five days ago about a rosy future for Finley stadium. It lead me to believe that the stadium was making money and even improvements with donations.  Then we get a short ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Mom’s Parting Instructions

My mother, Helen Exum, went to be with the Lord in late August of last year and, in the way folks do, I was going through some of her files last week when I ran across an envelope with my name on it. Inside was a story and written in her hand were the words, “This is a wonderful story for you to tell!” Not being one to disobey my mother and not about to waylay the wishes of the ... (click for more)