Chattanooga Girls World Expo
February 26, 12pm-5pm – Hamilton Place Mall
Girls World Expo is a day-long event created by local teen girls for local teen girls – our local Girls Advisory Board is made up of teens from Chattanooga who have created a unique show just for you! We have filled the day with seminars, performances, demonstrations and vendors that serve your needs in the Chattanooga area!
Girls World Expo can change your life – come together with your friends, or make new ones at the Expo, to enjoy a magical day where you will hear from and meet successful and powerful women right from your own community who can show you a path to success! You will attend workshops, listen to speakers, see demonstrations, science exhibits, and speak one-on-one with women who are leaders in business, government, industry, the arts, and many other realms of endeavor. It’s a rare opportunity for you to see what your future could be, and learn what it will take to get there.
But it’s not all work! Girls World Expo is also fun. There’s a fashion show, an art show, music and dance performances by talented local artists, and the always-popular GWE Marketplace, where you can see and purchase everything from hair accessories to self-help materials, and clothing to jewelry.
It’s not just another day. It’s a very special day. It’s an opportunity to spend a day in a safe, secure environment inspired by the company of other girls and not just seeing but creating the future. Your future.
Learn more and register for this free event by clicking here!
31st Black History Banquet
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunities
Brainerd High School 40th Class Reunion
Brainerd High School Class of 1977 will be meeting Saturday January 28 at 3:00 at Miller Motte Technical College at 6397 Lee Highway to discuss upcoming 40th class reunion.
The bethlehem center invites you to “fall in love with swing”This Valentine Event Will Fund Educational Programming for Youth and Families in Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. (January 24, 2017) – Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for an evening of swing dancing on Thursday, Feb. 9 when The Bethlehem Center hosts Fall in Love With Swing. The benefit will take place in The Bethlehem Center’s gymnasium located at 200 W. 38th Street from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will include step-by-step instructions from a local swing dance enthusiast.
“Our United We Dance fundraiser was such a hit in November that we decided to host a Valentine’s dance event,” said Debbie Boggs, Director of Development for The Bethlehem Center. ”Couples as well as singles are encouraged to come and learn a fun dance from a seasoned instructor. You don’t want to miss it!”
Tickets are $20 for couples and $10 for individuals. Childcare will be provided at $5 for one child and $1 for each additional child. Proceeds from the event will benefit various youth programs at Bethlehem Center.
Tickets are available at www.thebeth.org or at the door on Feb. 9. You can also call (423) 266-1384 ext.6 for more information.
The Bethlehem Center is a 97-year-old nonprofit organization that contributes to the community in a holistic way by offering discipleship, education, leadership development programs, and more to children and families in Chattanooga. For more information about The Beth or how you can become involved at the Bethlehem Center, please call 423-266-1384 or visit www.thebeth.org.
Erlanger hosts National Weather Service “Severe Weather Spotter” course
Chattanooga, Tenn. – National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologists from Morristown, Tenn. will present SKYWARN®, a free “Severe Weather Spotter” course, at Erlanger Health System Baroness Hospital Probasco Auditorium on Friday, February 3 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NWS, established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the NWS.
Although SKYWARN® spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the main responsibility of a SKYWARN® spotter is to identify and describe severe local storms and provide verification to the NWS of what is actually taking place at the ground level. In the average year, 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and more than 1,000 tornadoes occur across the United States.
Sponsored by the Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club, the SKYWARN® program is free and open to the public. NWS meteorologists will teach attendees the basics of thunderstorm development and the fundamentals of storm structure, train spotters on how to identify potential severe weather features and provide information on what information to report and how to report it.
NWS encourages anyone with an interest in public service and access to communication, such HAM radio, to join the SKYWARN® program. Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concerned private citizens. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches, nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are also encouraged to become a spotter.
Since the program started in the 1970s, the information provided by SKYWARN® spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite and other data, and has enabled NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods.
Pre-registration is not required for the course. Walk ins are welcome. For more information about SKYWARN®, visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/skywarn/.
In addition to having sites set up throughout Bradley and Hamilton counties, volunteers are planning to set up various mobile sites around Chattanooga throughout February. Mobile sites will be open from 8 am – 5 pm on the following days: