Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Monday, February 24, 2014

Here is the weekly Top 10 for Chattanooga YFD:  WEEKLY TOP 10 LIST! 

#1   Pep Talk Radio Tonight - Parent Education Programming 

Tonight we discuss the role Attorney Garth has in our community and the success she has. Plus, why the baseball program is more than a game.  Pep Talk airs every Monday from 7-8 p.m. on Groove 93.5. Click here to download or listen.

#2  Black History Living Museum, Art Show and History Bowl 

The Black History Living Museum is back.  The show involves actors, historians, and difference makers.  It will also feature artwork created by the youth.  Tuesday, art show at 6 p.m. Living museum at 6:30 p.m. Carver YFD Center (600 Orchard Knob Middle).  Everyone is invited.  On Friday, middle and high school teens are invited to participate in the Black History Bowl at East Chattanooga YFD Center at 6:30 p.m., 2409 Dodson Ave. Any teen can participate for awards. Study materials can be found at any of the 17 YFD Centers. 

#3   More Reading Program Computers Coming 

In just a few days, nearly all 17 of the Youth and Family Development Centers will offer free after school computer reading programs. Each center will be able to evaluate a child's skill, and provide them with instructions and recommended computer time to build on their reading skills. Now hundreds of youth can take advantage of every opportunity to improve reading skills.  Sign a child up for daily after school learning at any of our YFD Centers. More information on each center here.

#4  Early Childhood Education 

Head Start now accepting pre-registration applications at several locations.   The city's Head Start program is a proven low-cost resource of early education in dozens of locations.  Applications for all HS locations are being accepted at these sites: Friday, Cedar Hill Head Start, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 4701 Divine Ave.   Must have proof of income, immunization records, birth certificate, and all documentation of a disability (if applicable).   

#5  After School Homework Help, Activities And More

Monday-Thursday, each YFD Center offers after school homework help, reading programs, play time and more.  To find all the schedules, look under each center by clicking here.  

#6 North River Civic Center Concert Series 

All ages are welcome to attend North River Civic Center's Sunset Concert series. Friday from 7-8 p.m., hear the sounds of Jericho Brass, plus learn about their style of play and more. The concert is free. Located behind Northgate Mall in Hixson.  

#7 Last Week To Register For Women's Basketball League 

Games held at Tyner YFD Center.  Season starts next week.  Games are played on Sunday afternoons, with ref, scorer, etc. all provided. The cost is $250 per team.  Call 855-2664 for more information. 

#8  City Of Chattanooga Fitness Schedule 

From Line Dancing and Zumba, to Water Fitness and Yoga, you will be surprised at what's to offer at over a dozen locations across Chattanooga. Many programs are for adults to seniors.  Click here for your copy.  

#9  Last Week to Sign Up For Free Youth Baseball/Tee-Ball 

Coaches and volunteers needed.  Boys and girls, ages 3-12. RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) sign ups are going on now at all Youth & Family Development Centers. New this year, tee-ball for ages 3-4.  Sign up now through Saturday.  Call Montrell for more information at 643-6058.  The baseball leagues are great for all youth with or without experience. RBI also provides a great opportunity to bond with your child through sports, while he/she understands the value of teamwork, and receives mentoring from staff and volunteers.   Opening day is March 22 at Warner Park. 

#10  Aquatic Division's Tri-Aqua-Thon 

Earn prizes and points for every time you hit the pool.  Don't get left behind in the Ironman Chattanooga frenzy. Join the Tri-Aqua-Thon incentive program to earn prizes and awards. Sign up now by visiting the centers.  Earn points for prizes for every water fitness class, lap swim, or even free swim session.  The event will be broken down into 3 "legs" or times. Feb 17-April 18, April 21-July 25, and July 28-Sept 26.  All classes held at Brainerd or South Chattanooga indoor pools.  Call Peggy Grall at 697-1385 for more information.


Chattanooga Fire Department Stations Host Halloween Open Houses

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Bradley County Mobile Command Post To Be At Downtown Block Party In Cleveland

The Bradley County Mobile Command Post will be at Friday night’s Downtown Block Party in Cleveland. The first 3,000 children to stop by the Command Post, at the northwest corner of the courthouse, will receive a Bradley County Sheriff’s Office re-usable treat bag…filled with candy. Sheriff Watson invites one and all to visit.   (click for more)

Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex That Brought $3 Million Profit Exempt From Most Taxes Until 2022 Under PILOT

A downtown Chattanooga apartment complex that recently was sold at a $3 million profit is exempt from most property taxes through 2022 under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement.   No payment of school taxes was included in the deal for Walnut Commons at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way.   The only taxes due on the property for the next eight ... (click for more)

Chickamauga Lock To Reopen As Soon As Next Thursday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District  plans to reopen Chickamauga Lock to all navigation traffic as early as next Thursday. An inspection of the upper gate anchorage and a repair plan were completed today. Chickamauga Lock closed on Monday after a routine inspection revealed a crack in the anchorage of the upper gate. Lt. Col. John Hudson, commander ... (click for more)

A Vote For Education Is Critical In Tennessee

In a state where just 28 percent of eighth graders are proficient in math and 33 percent are proficient in reading according to national assessments, education is deserving of more attention in 2014 elections. Across the country, more parents are making informed decisions about their child’s education, but for Volunteer State parents without resources, choices are difficult to come ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saban: ‘Ratings Don’t Matter’

When the first College Football Playoff rankings were released earlier this week, Alabama football coach Nick Saban got it right on the button when he shrugged, “I don't even care, to be honest with you." "To me, none of it matters, What does it matter?” he laughed at the Tide’s No. 6 ranking. “I mean, it only matters where you end up at the end. So what matters to us is how ... (click for more)