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Community Center

Community/Senior  Center

The East Ridge Community Center/Senior Center is the hub of the city, where all ages come for fun, fitness and play. The Center is located on Tombras Avenue beside the East Ridge City Hall and is open seven days a week.


COMMUNITY CENTER RENTALS 

The Community Center is also available for rentals for your family reunion, birthday parties, church social or any event that having a larger facility would accommodate. The areas that are for use are the Senior Room, Large Room, and the gym for large scale events. Check Here for availability and pricing.

Inflatables are not permitted within this building at any time.

Hannah Spear

Hannah Spear

Community Center Supervisor

Phone: 423-486-2034

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Senior Splash Day! 

Join us for a FREE Senior Splash day at the East Ridge Splashpad! 55+ only from 11am-1230pm, seniors will get exclusive access to channel their inner child and play the day away! 

Coat and Shoe drive! 
The East Ridge Community Center will be accepting donations of lightly used or new Coats and Shoes from September 1st to October 29th. Drop off at 1515 Tombras Ave- Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm

Community Birthday Party 

Join the Community Center and Creatives on the go for our newest program! Registered Children get a FREE birthday party in their birth month to celebrate with other kiddos and have a blast! This will be the Second Saturday of every month party starts at 1pm! Children who are celebrating their birthdays must be registered, children who are celebrating others birthdays do not need to register. 

Questions about an event? Reach out to Hannah Spear, Community Center Supervisor. 


Korfball!

the East Ridge Community Center, located at 1515 Tombras Avenue, will begin offering classes to people of all ages on how to play a sport called “Korfball.”  Classes will be held each Friday from 6pm–7pm.  Although new to Chattanooga, “Korfball,” is a sport that originated in the Netherlands in 1902 and is actually popular in 69 countries, including the United States.  

East Ridge’s weekly “Korfball” sessions will be taught by Michelle van den Bos who was born and raised in the Netherlands and has played “Korfball” her entire life.  She moved to the States in 2018 and is passionate about teaching the sport to folks in this area. 

If learning a new sport feels intimidating, Michelle wants everyone to know that anyone at most any age can quickly learn how to play “Korfball.”  A mix-gendered sport, “Korfball” is played by two teams of eight players with four female players and four male players in each team.

Players can only defend players of the same gender.  The objective is to throw the ball into a netless basket (the Korf), that is mounted on a 11.5 feet high pole.  The rules prevent physical strength dominating the game.  Blocking, tackling, and holding are not allowed, nor is kicking the ball.  Players score by throwing the ball through the opposing team's basket.

“The community aspect of the sport itself, plus being able to provide this for free, my employees and I are so excited to learn this sport alongside the community members from such a great teacher,” exclaimed Hannah Spear, Community Center Coordinator.  “Programs like this one are exactly what this community needs.”

So if you are still hesitant about trying “Korfball,” just be aware that research has proven that learning a new sport has many benefits.  It can help you stay in shape, learn new skills, meet new people, boost friendships, build relationships, improve social skills, teach self-esteem and personal resilience, and instill lifelong values.

For more information about “Korfball” and joining in on the free lessons, contact Hannah Spear, Supervisor at East Ridge Community Center. at 423-486-2034, or email her at hspear@eastridgetn.gov.

Or visit social media for "Scenic City Korfball" 

 


Senior Programming Calendar


Our Senior Programming generally stays the same, we use the calendar to document days closed, monthly goals, and additional activities in the area or that are City supported

ATTENTION:

The East Ridge Senior Fit will be temporarily suspending Line dancing and Pickleball through September. Towards the end of September we will reevaluate to see if it can be reinstated. 

Programs


Game Time

Join us Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am until 230pm for puzzle and game time! 

this is a free event for all ages! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerobics:

 

Tuesday: 

6-7 PM, Medium intensity step aerobic class with fun choreography, followed by upper body toning with weights, ab work and stretching.  
 

Thursday: 

6-7 PM, High intensity, all standing cardio with hi/lo options, followed by core work and compound movements that incorporate upper and lower body using weights, ab work and stretching.

Saturday:

9-10 AM, High intensity interval class that alternates between all standing cardio with hi/lo options and compound movements that incorporate upper and lower body using weights, ab work and stretching.

Ab work and stretching is on the floor.  Bring a towel or mat.

$35/ year


Intermediate Line Dancing:

 

Wednesday: 

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  
 

Friday: 

1-3 PM

This line dance is not part of our senior programming and is recommended  for experienced line dancers only. 

Free


Zumba:

 

Monday & Wednesday from 6 - 7 PM: 

 

$5/ class


Martial Arts Class

Martial arts is a great way to build confidence, learn self defense, stay fit, and develop character. Join us in the senior room Mondays (and Tuesday on the third week of the month), 6 to 6:50pm for ages  8+, and 7-8pm for the adult class. 

first time is free, then only 40 dollars a month! 

All levels of fitness and skill are welcome! For more info, email, text or call Chris. MBKChatt@gmail.com, 423-682-1152

Traditional art. Effective training. Better You! 


Clogging practice!

Come join Kay Everett in clogging Class every Wednesday from 6p-8p in the senior room! Only $5 per a class!!  This is not a learning opportunity at this time, but if you're familiar with clogging this is perfect for you! We hope to see you soon!

EAST RIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER

1515 Tombras Avenue
East Ridge, TN 37412
(423) 867-6406

Office hours 9am-6pm


Open for rental:

Monday- Friday 4pm-9pm 

Saturday 1030am - 9pm


Sundays 2pm - 8pm