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.

Lane Closures For Projects Start Saturday

ML King Boulevard will be closed for eastbound traffic between Market Street and Broad Street, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.  This building maintenance project is scheduled for 10 hours, and the roadway will reopen at 6:30 p.m. that day.  Detours will be posted.  The 200 block of Market Street will be narrowed to one lane northbound for installation of a ... (click for more)

Wearables Is The July Exhibit At River Gallery

The Wearables exhibit featuring Jenny Threads by Jen Swearington, jewelry by Mary Lynn Portera and jewelry by Katie Rogers will be at River Gallery July 1-31.   There will be an opening reception on Saturday, July 9, from 5-7 p.m. with the artists.   River Gallery is at 400 E. Second St.  Review for the exhibit:  River Gallery's ... (click for more)

Darrel Eric Chapman, 49, Dies In Red Bank Home Destroyed By Fire; Case Ruled Arson/Suicide

Darrel Eric Chapman, 49,  died in a house fire in Red Bank early Friday morning after the homeowner said he was awakened by popping sounds. Red Bank Police Chief Tim Christol said the case is being considered an arson/suicide. He said, " At approximately 12:30 a.m., the Red Bank Fire and Police departments responded to a residential fire at 604 Bitsy Lane where they discovered ... (click for more)

Attorney Gets Misdemeanor Plea In 2nd Case Involving Sexually Harassing Waitress

A Chattanooga attorney who was charged for the second time with sexually harassing a waitress has pleaded guilty in General Sessions Court to a reduced charge. In the latest case, Charles D. Lawson had been charged with aggravated sexual battery after an incident at a local restaurant involving a waitress. Prosecutor Jason Demastus said Lawson pleaded guilty to the B misdemeanor ... (click for more)

Save Coolidge Park - And Response (2)

Last Monday morning while at work a good friend messaged me concerning a matter that I had not heard anything about dealing with Coolidge Park and its future. Apparently that night the City Council was to read an ordinance that would allow the mayor to start negotiations with the relocation of the Medal of Honor Museum. This ordinance would enable the city to lease approximately ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Tipping The Preacher

I got an unusual telephone call the other day from someone I love who asked my help in solving one of life’s delicate mysteries. It is a tough question: “How do you tip a preacher?” In the first place, you never tip a preacher. It’s the preacher who gives out the tips, helping to keep you on the straight-and-narrow in your quest to waltz through the Pearly Gates. But there are ... (click for more)