Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Visionary Parenting and First Things First, Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 21
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Silverdale Baptist Academy 

First Things First presents Visionary Parenting with author and relationship expert Rob Rienow on Tuesday, October 21 at Silverdale Baptist Academy from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The purpose of this seminar is encourage parents in their effort impart faith and character to the children and grandchildren. 
Rob and his wife, Amy, are the proud parents of seven children.  In 2004, they were led to to create Visionary Family Ministries, a ministry designed to inspire parents and grandparents to disciple their children, to help couples create mission driven-marriages, and equip churches to build Bible-driven ministries.  He shares the biblical message of family discipleship at national and international conferences for parents, couples, and church leaders. 
 for more information, click HERE

Monday, October 20, 2014

Urban Cultivators Class, November 3, 2014 - February 16, 2015

Crabtree Farms and Fair Share Urban Growers are partnering to offer a 12-week course for residents of the City of Chattanooga to learn all the basics of how to grow your own food!  Based on the model of the Master Gardener program, participants will gain a good introduction to how vegetables, herbs, fruits and berries grow, how to make good soil, how to treat pests and diseases without harmful chemicals, preserving the fruits of your labor, community gardening and food justice, and more!    Classes start November 3rd, so hurry and get your application in!   

International Walk to School Month, October 2014

Local Governmental Agencies Partner with Area Schools to Celebrate International Walk to School Month
Chattanooga, Tenn. (October 15, 2014): This City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County have partnered with Chattanooga area elementary and middle schools for International Walk to School Month.
In the United States, International Walk to School Month is expected to include more than 4,000 events across all 50 states. Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world.
Walk to School events create awareness of the need to create safe routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, and creating connections between families, schools, and the broader community.
Parents, teachers, and community leaders will participate with students at these scheduled Walk to School events in October:

These events have been organized by the individual schools in cooperation with city and county departments.  Representatives from the following departments will walk with the students.
·         Chattanooga Department of Economic and Community Development
·         Chattanooga Department of Transportation
·         Chattanooga Fire Department
·         Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department
·         Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency & Transportation Planning Organization
·         Chattanooga Police Department
·         Hamilton County Department of Education
·         Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Additional resources with information on International Walk to School Month include:
Walk to School Day in the USA            
National Center for Safe Routes to School
International Walk to School Day

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Brussels Sprouts in Bacon Grease Recipe

Yum, Yum.
Okay, so pretty much Anything in bacon grease would taste good, right?

Brussels Sprouts in Bacon Grease recipe:
You will need
bacon grease (approximately from a pound of bacon)
1 lb of fresh brussels sprouts

Cut the tough end base off of each brussels sprout.  Remove any leaves that are not good.  Rinse.
Cut the whole sprout in half from the top to the bottom that you just cut.

Put the brussels sprouts on a single layer, cut side down in the melted bacon grease in the frying pan.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

Turn heat to medium-high.
Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes to see if cut side is browned nicely.

Remove from heat immediately so they do not burn.



Saturday, October 18, 2014

Free Screening, Saturday, October 18, 2014

LearningRx will be conducting free screening for reading struggles associated with dyslexia, poor spelling and a general lack of reading fluency and abilities.
During the screening, you will have the opportunity to learn more about how cognitive skills like auditory processing affect reading and what can be done about it.
The screening will occur on October 18 from 12:30-4:30.
Visit http://www.learningrx.com/chattanooga-east/ to schedule your free screening now!