Beth, church secretary, talked family. If you want to get connected join a community pool. That’s where the locals hang out and relax during the Summer and a conversation is easy to strike up. You can go to the City of Chattanooga’s pool page to learn a bit more.
Also, for summer fun for the kids, she suggested the University of Tennessee Chattanooga summer camps. Get your kids involved in space camp, science, art, sports, etc. all in the city or nearby and designed around a day camp structure.