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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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2/22 – 2/28/15 – Obion County Chamber of Commerce and Main Street of Union City has declared this week “Shop Local Week in Obion County”. Shop local and please support the community.
02/28/2015 – The Very Special Arts Festival will be at the CarrollCountyCivicCenter on Saturday Feb 28th from 10 til 1. Admission is free. There will be stage performance and concessions for sale in addition to arts and crafts.
02/28/2015 – The Martin Housing Authority and the Girl Scouts Heart of the South will hold their first annual Daddy/Daughter Dance on Saturday Feb. 28th from 6pm to 8pm at the Shepherd’s FieldChurch in Martin. Early registration is available through Feb. 26th at $25 per couple. The event is for daughters from Pre-K through 12th grade and their dads or father figures. Tickets are available at the MartinCity Hall, The Looking Glass or the Martin Housing Authority.
02/28/2015 – The Latham Flower Fund is now due and payable throughout the month of February. Dues are $10 and should be sent to 117 Walker Rd. in Dresden.
03/01/2015 – Fees are due for the Hyndsver Community Flower Fund on Sunday Mar. 1st. Those wishing to be on the flower fund list are asked to send the annual $10 fee to 481 Snyder Road, Martin TN., 38237. Extra donations for the upkeep of the community center are greatly appreciated
3/1/15 – Team Wal-Mart is hosting a bowling tournament fundraiser for the Walk of Hope at Southlane Bowling Alley on Sunday, March 1st 2 until 4 pm. $15 per adult and $10 per child. Gift cards for winners of men’s women’s and children’s category. Door prizes and a silent auction will also be held.
03/02/2015 – The Annual Meeting of Brock’s Cemetary Association will be Monday March 2nd at 7 pm at Brock’s ChapelChurch in Greenfield. They will be taking mowing bids at this meeting.
03/02/2015 – The City of Dresden is hosting a city wide contest for residents to create a slogan for the city. They are looking for original and simple ideas for submission. The deadline to submit ideas is Monday March 2nd. Participants can bring submissions to city hall or email them to [email protected]. They should include a name, address, phone number or email, and the slogan idea. The selected winner will receive a prize.
3/3/15 – The Obion County UT Extension office will be holding “Take Charge of Your Diabetes” classes at FirstBaptistChurchFamilyLifeCenter in Union City. The program is free, but space is limited, to pre-register contact Benita at 885-3742. Classes begin on March 3rd from 5pm until 7 pm.
03/06/2015 – The First Church of God in Hickman will be offering a men’s bible study beginning on Friday March 6th at 6:30 pm. The study is being offered to all men regardless of church background. For more info or to suggest topics for study visit the church’s Facebook page.
03/07/2015 – The 10th annual Miss UTM Rodeo Pageant will be held Saturday March 7th at Watkins Auditorium in the UniversityCenter of the UTM Campus. Doors open at noon that day with registration beginning then. For more info call 731-225-1227.
03/07/2015 – The Rose of Sharon Pageants will be held on Saturday March 7th at the Sharon School Gym. Registration begins at 9 with the Pageants to begin at 10. There will be several categories from girls age birth to 21 and for boys ages birth to 2 years old. For more info call 731-456-2672.
03/09/2015 – The TWRA is sponsoring a free Hunter Safety Course on March 9th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, with a shoot on Saturday March 21st. To attend you must register online at the TWRA website under the Hunter Ed. Section. To attain a certificate, attendees must be present for all five nights and the shoot. Classes will be from 6:30 to 9 each evening at the First Assembly of God Church Fellowship Hall in Union City. The Shoot on Saturday will be from 9 – 10 am.
03/14/2014 – The Lenten Fish Fry will be held on the Friday’s of March 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. It’s being hosted by the Holy Family Catholic Church in Huntingdon. Adult plates are $8.50 while children eight and under eat for $4.
03/14/2015 – The Latham/Dukedom Volunteer Fire Department will hold their annual meeting on Saturday March 14th at 5 with a meal to follow at 6. All dues paid members are urged to attend.
03/17/2015 – The Gleason Clinic will host a series of classes for mother and daughters-ages 9 to 12 called “Girl Talk” in March. The first class is for mothers only and will be held on March 17th. Classes on March 19th, 24th, and 26th will be for both mothers and daughters. All class times are from 6 – 8 pm. (to register call 648-5634)
03/21/2015 – The Weakley County Democratic Party will hold a Biennial Reorganization Convention to elect new leaders on March 21st, 2015 at 11. The meeting will take place in the courtroom of the Courthouse in Dresden.
03/21/2015 – The 11 Annual “Taste of Weakley and ObionCounties” Gala and Auction will be held on Saturday March 21st at the National Guard Armory in Dresden at 5:30. There will be a western theme this year, and all proceeds raised will benefit the CarlPerkinsCenter for the Prevention of Child Abuse. For more info call 731-587-0768 or email [email protected].
03/26/2015 – Each Thursday night from Feb. 19th through March 26 will be prom dress and accessories shopping nights at Santa’s Helpers in Dresden. There will be a special selection of prom dresses, shoes and accessories available at affordable prices. Donations of formal dresses and accessories to Santa’s Helpers to help fill their store are greatly appreciated.
2/27/15 – 3/13/15 – & 3/27/15
The Knights of Columbus are having a fish fry. Friday, February 27th, Friday, March 13th and Friday, March 27th at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church activities building on Reelfoot Avenue in Union City across from BaptistMemorialHospital. From 5 until 7 pm adults only $9, children under 12 only $5 or family $25 for 2 adults and 2 or more kids.
04/11/2015 – The Gleason Downtown Revitalization Strive to Thrive event will be Saturday April 11th. At the event there will be a 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run. Registration for all events begins at 4 that afternoon at the SeniorCitizensBuilding. There will be door prizes, award, a live DJ and concessions. For more info call 514-8359.
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 you can contact Callie at 731-686-3723