The Chattanooga Yoga School is offering an intensive course for people who want to be become certified yoga teachers. Offered over nine weekends between April and September, the classes, held at The Sports Barn here in Chattanooga, focus on the practice as well as the philosophy of yoga. Richard Winham talked to Madia Swicord, one of the co-directors of the school.
Tracy Dougherty, speech language pathologist, will teach simple strategies to assist with memory in everyday life on 3/25 at 5:30 p.m. at Life Care Center of Hixson. RSVPs are requested. The event & dinner are free.
WUTC's Mark Colbert has this conversation with Dougherty.
The first-ever Ocowassee Festival starts March 28th and offers a wide selection of free, family-friendly outdoor activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, bird watching, orienteering and more. In this interview, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller discusses festival highlights with Tennessee State Park Ranger Angelo Giansante from the Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park.
April is Autism Awareness Month, and the Chattanooga Autism Center has two events planned: one will take place on Awareness Day, April 2nd, at Miller Plaza. The other is a conference on April 4th at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
The Local Hero Project is a short film festival within the Lookout Wild Film Festival here in Chattanooga. Everyone is invited to submit a short video--three minutes or less--about the outdoors. There’ll be a grab bag of prizes for a couple of winning videos, but every video will be shown on the night. All the videos will also be shown on Comcast’s “Get Local” channel, and some may even be part of a future Chattanooga Visitor’s Bureau commercial.
There is no typical suicide victim. No age group, ethnicity or background is immune. But some troubled individuals display behaviors, either deliberately or inadvertently, that signal their suicide intent, and help is available. The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network is offering a suicide prevention training seminar for mental health and substance abuse workers on Thursday, March 6th, and the seminar is open to the general public.
WUTC's Mark Colbert speaks with Tricia Henderson of UTC’s Counseling Center about the event.
WUTC's Mark Colbert interviews Junior League of Chattanooga members about their upcoming rummage-sale fundraiser on 3/15, which begins at 7:30 a.m. at Office Furniture Warehouse, located at 2700 Riverside Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37406. The sale lasts until 4 p.m.
In the mid 1990’s, Buddy Rhodes, a potter living in San Francisco, decided to try working with concrete rather than clay. Since then many other people have been inspired to try his techniques. He has written two books outlining his techniques and he also trains people in his approach. Justin Burd is one of his trainers. Justin and his partners own Set In Stone on W. Main Street.
On the afternoon of Friday February 19, 1960, 12 honors students from Howard High School sat down at a segregated “whites only” lunch counter in downtown Chattanooga. Their protest marked the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga. A new documentary honoring nine Chattanoogans whose actions were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement will receive its premiere in UTC’s University Center Auditorium on Monday February 24 at 5:15. Richard Winham has excerpts from the documentary, and talks with Dr.