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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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05/30/2015 – The Paris-HenryCountyHeritageCenter is hosting a
Quilt Show of quilts owned and created by HenryCounty
quilters. The exhibit will feature antique quilts as well as contemporary creations. The exhibit runs from May 12 – May 30. Admission is free. The HeritageCenter parking area is located off
Highway 641 north of the Paris Courthouse Square.
5/30/15 – Team Friends is having a car wash fundraiser for the Obion County Walk of Hope on Saturday, May 30th on the parking lot of Lowe’s in Union City from 9am until noon.
6/2/15 – Multi Employer Hiring Event on Tuesday, June 2nd from 10 am until 2 pm at the Harvey O. Vick Room at SouthFultonCity Hall. Bring resume, photo ID and social security card or birth certificate and dress for success!! Nursing, assembly, labor, clerical, welder, forklift operator, warehouse and other positions are looking to be filled.
6/4/15 – MVP Group and Goodwill Career Solutions is having a hiring event on Thursday, June 4th from 9 am until 1 at the Career Solutions office on South First Street in Union City. Forklift technician, cycle counter, traffic coordinator, customer service, picker and part-time sale positions are available. Bring your resume, photo ID and social security card or birth certificate and dress for success!. Be prepared to complete an application and to interview.
6/4/15 – Exchange Street Church of Christ in Union City is having their next Soul Food Café on Thursday, June 4th. This week’s free meal is chicken spaghetti, green bean casserole, corn, homemade sour dough bread, brownies and ice cream. The church can be found on the corner of Exchange Street and Main Street in Union City and they meet in the new building.
06/04/2015 – The Relay for Life Cornhole Tournament will be Saturday June 6th in downtown Greenfield from 3 to 8. There is a limit of 26 teams, and the deadline to register is Thursday June 4th. Registration is $25 per team, with cash prizes awarded to the first and second place finishers. (for more info, email Melissa Allen at [email protected])
06/05/2015 – The Carroll-North Relay for Life Event Night will be Friday June 5th from 5 to 11 at the McKenziePark. Volunteers, supports and entertainers are all needed for the event. To become a part of this event contact Melissa Baker at 731-358-4362.
6/5/15 – SecondBaptistChurch of Union City, Walk of Hope Team is selling luminary bags for $5 each. If you would like a bag to honor or memorialize your loved ones, you can stop by the KYTN / Quake Studios in Union City to buy yours. The Walk of Hope will be held on Saturday, June 6th at the Union CityHigh School stadium from 4 until midnight.
06/06/2015 – The Martin Senior Adult Center will host a Yard Sale from Thursday June 4th through Saturday June 6th. Vendors are welcome for a small fee. (For more info call 587-3900)
06/06/2015 – UTM is offering a One Day ACT Prep Course on Saturday June 6th at their JacksonCenter from 8 to noon. Registration fee for the course is $30. Those interested can register online at http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecos/nondegree.php.
06/06/2015 – Martin Parks and Recreation and the Martin Kiwanis Club are hosting a Fishing Derby for fishers 14 and younger on Saturday June 6th. The derby will be from 8 to noon at the MartinRecreationComplexLake. Registration will be from 8 to 9, participants are asked to bring a pole, bait, bucket or stringer, a lawn chair and something to drink. Awards will be presented to 4 different age divisions. (info call 587-6784)
6/6/15 – Gospel Singing on Saturday, June 6th at 7 pm at the YorkvilleCommunity Center featuring The Primitives” , Jared Poore and Kurt and Krystal Quick. Tickets are $12 in advance or $14 at the door and may be purchased at Five Season’s Men Shop in Union City. There will also be a white bean and hamburger supper at 5;00. This event is sponsored by Yorkville 8th grade parents.
06/06/2015 - The Greenfield Relay for Life will old a 5K Glow Run/ 1 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday June 6th in downtown Greenfield. Registration will be from 6 to 9 that evening, with the 5k starting at 9 and the fun walk at 9:15. Registration fee is $25, all proceeds raised will benefit the American Cancer Society.
06/07/2015 – Mack’s GroveBaptistChurch located at 4580 Palmersville Highway 89 will hold an “Ole Fashioned” Tent Revival Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th from 2 to 5 each day. There will be several speakers and singing, and a hot dog and hamburger cookout will be held following each service. Everyone is invited and welcome.
06/12/2015 – The MartinSeniorAdultCenter will host a Free Health Fair on Friday June 12th at the Martin Church of Christ on Oxford St. The Health Fair will run from 9 to noon, and the event is open to the public. There will be many healthcare providers to answers questions and concerns, including offering several different tests. (For more info, call 587-3900)
06/13/2015 – The 4th annual Dyer Station Celebration Toy Run will be Saturday June 13th. Registration begins at 10 that morning at the First Presbyterian Manse House on E. College St. in Dyer TN. Those participating must bring a toy worth at least $10 or a $10 monetary donation. Kickstands go up at noon, plate lunches will be sold after the ride, door prizes will be given away and a 50/50 drawing will be held. All toys and proceeds will benefit the DCS Giving Tree for Christmas. (For more info call 731-225-3071)
06/20/2015 – A Fundraiser Yard Sale, Bake Sale and Silent Auction for Cody Williams, who was in a car wreck in January, will be held from Friday June 19th through Saturday the 20th at the GleasonCommunity Center. Yard Sale items are currently being sought, as well as new item and/or gift certificates from local businesses for the Auction. Baked goods are needed as well. (For more info on ways you can help call 514-8761)
06/20/2015 – Arts at The Park is a unique day shopping for handmade crafts and spectacular arts, listening to wonderful local talent, while grazing through the fresh local produce and products, in a family friendly atmosphere. It will be held Saturday June 20th from 9 to 5 at the ParkersCrossroadsCityPark. The event is free and open to the public.
6/30/15 – The Union CityParks and Recreation office has St. Louis Six Flags discounted tickets. For more information on ticket prices and park schedule, please call the Parks office at 885-0354.
MARTIN COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT SERIES IN FESTIVAL PARK, DOWNTOWN MARTIN WILL BE ON THURSDAY EVENINGS AT 7:00 ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
June 4 – Martin Community Band “A Night at the Opera”
June 11 – Martin Community Brass Band
June 18 – Martin Community Band “OleManRiver”
June 25 – Ivory Tower of Power (Funk Music”
July 2 – Martin Community Band “A Star Spangled Celebration”
If there is inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Harriet Fulton Theatre in the UT Martin Fine Arts Building.
For more information, contact John at 731-881-7403.
Sharon Public Library’s Summer Reading Program 2015 Events
May 29th -Super Why/Registration Day 10AM
June 5th -ReelfootState Park 10AM
June 10th -NHECM Heroic Herps with Joshua Justice 3:30PM
June 11th -Change Your Community One-Less Bad Habit at a Time 10AM
June 12th -TN Chip Program 9AM-Children’s Author Eric Smith 10:30AM
June 18th -CareAll Health Checks 10:30AM-12:30PM
June 19th -Fire Safety and Touch-a-Truck 10AM
June 24th -Davy Crockett 11AM
June 25th -Children’s Author Natalie Wade 10:30AM
June 26th -Sparky 10AM-Awards Program to Follow
The Sharon Public Library is asking for donations to help support their Summer Reading Program. Suggested donations include small toys, coupons for free goods or services or cash. These donations will be used to provide prizes for children participating in the program. (for more info 731-456 2707)
The Weakley County Backpack Program provides food to children in the community who might not have enough to eat at home. They need your help to continue the good work they do, and are asking for monetary donations. Donations may be mailed to P.O. box 169, Dresden, TN38225 or dropped off at any First State Bank location in WeakleyCounty.
The Humane Way Humane Society of Fulton offers a low cost spay/neuter program for cats. (For more information call 731-479-3399)
The Good Samaritan Health and Welfare Cancer Support Group will meet on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 at the Good Samaritan Wellness center in South Fulton. The meeting will include emotional and spiritual support for those who are suffering with cancer or from the loss of a loved one. (Information is available by calling the good Samaritan Clinic in South Fulton at
479-2112. Cancer survivor Mary Russell will be leading the group.)
The ObionCounty backpack program has a food drive, the last Saturday of each month. The backpack program sends food home with children on Friday’s that need food for the weekend. Items that can be donated are: Boxes of individual oatmeal, poptarts, cereal bars, crackers, pudding snacks, fruit snacks, raisins, individual bags of chips, popcorn, ramen noodles, zip lock bags, bottled water, Gatorade or juice boxes – anything that is healthy, easy to open and easy to fix. Supplies can be dropped off at Lowe’s in Union City. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Santa’s Helpers in Dresden are looking for donations of bedding, clothing, food items and other goods as well as those willing to volunteer. (To find out ways you can help Santa’s Helpers help other visit the store Monday through Friday from 10 to 4 each day, or call for information at 364-3130.)
The TennesseePoisonCenter reminds you the importance of keeping hazardous materials out of the reach of children and to teach children to ask an adult before eating or drinking anything.
Poisons can look like food or drink.
Save this number in your phone for emergency purposes and hope you never need it!
Young adults between the ages of 12 and 18. If you’ve dreamed about a career in aviation, space, or the military, you need to know more about the cadet program of Civil air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the US Air Force. Fly, learn to lead, camp and push yourself to new limits. (There is no future military requirement, but you can find out more go to gocivilairpatrol.com or you can call Captain Sylvia Mallard 731-514-7253, or at facebook.com/TN195.)
If you have expired, unused or unwanted prescriptions at your home, the Obion County Prevention Coalition and the Union City Police Department now offers a permanent drop box at the Union City Police
WeCare Ministries in Martin needs donations to refill their thrift store and food bank. They are especially looking for non-perishable, kid-friendly food item including cereal, canned fruit, and pop-tarts. Donations of clothes, blankets, furniture and toys are always appreciated as well. WeCare ministries is located on S. Lindell St.
If you’d like to brighten someone’s day, become a hospice volunteer. Caris Healthcare is looking for compassionate volunteers to provide companionship and support for those facing a life- limiting illness. (For more information