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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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Public Service Announcements
03/23/2017 – Tickets are on sale for comedy basketball show, “The Harlem Ambassadors vs The Charging Lions” on Thursday in the Westview Gym. You can get tickets as the Dresden City Hall, or call 364-2270 for more information. All proceeds go to the Dresden Lions Club & Martin Lions Club.
3/24/17 – Friday – The Knights of Columbus are having a fundraiser Fish Fry from 5 until 7 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church activity building on Reelfoot Avenue in Union City. Adults $9, children ages 6-12 $5, children under 6 eat free and a family of 5 or more only $40.
03/25/2017 – West Tennessee experts will provide helpful hints to gardeners. The half day seminar will include colorful and informative presentations by West Tennessee nursery, agriculture and landscape experts on Saturday from 9 to 11:30 at the UT Martin Boiling University Center. The event is free and open to the public.
3/25/17 Saturday– Obion Community Club is having a fundraiser breakfast from 7 until 10 am . For only $7 for adults and $3 for children you get bacon, country ham, sausage, bologna, scrambled eggs, biscuits, gravy, pancakes, homemade jelly, coffee and juice. Proceeds go to community projects.
03/25/2017 – The Dresden Senior Center will host a dance on Saturday from 7 to 10. Larry Morgan and “The Legends Band” will be performing. Admission is $5, with popcorn and coke provided with cost of admission.
03/26/2017 – The Walk of Hope will host a Bowling Tournament Fundraiser on Sunday from 2 to 4 at Southlane Bowling in Union City. Adult entry fee is $15, children bowl for $10. For more info call 884-0114.
3/30/17 – Thursday – Sullivan Dentistry is having patient appreciation night at Southlane Bowling Alley in Union City from 5:30 until 7:30. Tickets are free but you MUST get your tickets in advance from Sullivan Dentistry on Reelfoot Avenue in Union City.
4/7/17 – The Obion County Health Department along with the Obion County U T Extension office is hosting the 2017 Obion County Walk Across Tennessee Program. This is a free walking competition open to any resident in Obion County. Go to obion dot tennesse dot edu , click Family, then Walk across Tennessee to get the registration forms and all other information needed to participate. The deadline to return your form in to the Health Department located at Mount Zion Road in Union City is April 7. The walking competition begins on April 24th and ends on May 26. Five member teams will compete against each other to win three top prizes. Each team must designate a captain who will report miles every Friday. If you have any questions, contact Benita at the UT Extension office 885-3742 or Catherine at the Obion County Health Department at 885-8722.
4/7/17 – Join KYTN for the Country Music Festival 5k Run / Fun Mile walk on April 29th. Pre-register by April 7th for only $20 and receive a free t-shirt. Registration on race day for $25. Proceeds will go to the Twin City Men’s Organization. Registration will start at 8am behind the Future Meadows Hotel in South Fulton across from Unity and Pontotoc Parks. Registration forms may be picked up from Thunderbolt Studios in Martin or Union City or online at thunderbolt radio dot com.
4/7/17 – Friday – The Knights of Columbus are having a fundraiser Fish Fry from 5 until 7 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church activity building on Reelfoot Avenue in Union City. Adults $9, children ages 6-12 $5, children under 6 eat free and a family of 5 or more only $40.
04/08/2017 – The Martin Recreation Complex will host its 31st annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th beginning at 10. The event is free and open to the public. There will also be a Decorated Egg Contest. The hunt will be for children ages 1-10, and there will also be a hunt for special needs children. For more info call 587-6784.
04/10/2017 – Sign up for the 2017 Sharon Softball Season will begin on Monday and run through April 10th. The program is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 5 to 8. Fees are $20 for 1 child, $35 for 2 or more. Parents can visit the Sharon City Hall during normal business hours to find out more, or call 456-2031.
4/14/17 – The Elbridge – Cloverdale Community Center is having a fish fry and meat sale on Saturday, April 15th from 5 until 7pm. Adults $10, children $4. All you can eat catfish fillets, slaw, french fries, hush puppies, tea and dessert. Plates to go are available. Meat Sale items are hams, boston butts, bologna and ribs. All orders must be received by April 14th. For prices or to place your order, call 538-2386 or 446-5990.
04/15/2017 – The Weakley County Rescue Squad is now taking order for Boston Butts for Easter Weekend. Pick-up will be Saturday, April 15th and the cost is $30. Contact any rescue squad member or call the Weakley County Rescue Squad at 731-364-5002, ext. 2.
4/15/17 – Rolling Thunder of Martin is announcing a $1000 academic scholarship to dependants of those serving on active duty in the military or who have been honorably discharged from the military. Applications and information on eligibility may be obtained from your local high school Guidance Counselor or from Rolling Thunder by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to P.O. Box 251 Martin, TN. 38227. The deadline for applications is Saturday, April 15th.
4/15/17 – the 2nd annual 5k Dog Jog / 1 mile walk will be taking place from 7 until 3 on Saturday, April 15th. Pre-registration is only $20 until April 10th and includes a free t-shirt. Race day registration will be $25. There will also be a bake sale and silent auction. All proceeds go to Carroll County Humane Society. To register and for more information, call Hooks Pet Clinic at
4/15/17 – Saturday – The American Legion is hosting their 1st ever Crappiethon Tournament at Reelfoot Lake. From 7am until 3 pm, registration and weigh-in will take place at Bo’s Landing behind the American Legion Post. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place wins prize money. $50 entry fee per 2 man boat. Door prizes will be given away at weigh-in. For more information, call David Rhodes 446-3207 or David Cobb at 536-0312. There will also be free sausage and biscuits and hotdogs while waiting on weigh-in. Break out your fishing poles and help support your veterans!
04/22/2017 – The Martin Recreation Complex will host a free Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, April 22nd from 10 to noon.
5/13/17 – Parkers Crossroads Cemetery Association will be having decoration day for Parkers Crossroads Cemetery from 10 until 4 Satuday, May 13th. Family and friends are asked to attend to help support the cemetery. If you’re unable to to attend on decoration day, love offerings can be mailed to the association. (P.O. Box 254 Parkers Crossroads, 38388.) For more information you can call 731-535-2100.
5/20/17 – Saturday – The Kizer Pharmacy Walk of Hope Team is having “Kickin’ Cancer’s Butt Kickball Tournament” at the Union City High School football practice field. All proceeds will benefit the Obion County Cancer agency and the Team buy – in is $143 and each team member receives a free event t-shirt. For more information, you can either stop by Kizer Pharmacy or email Heather at [email protected]
TFN – The Dresden Senior Citizens Center holds low intensity exercise sessions on Mondays and Wednesday mornings from 10 to 10:30. It is a free program designed to improve balance and memory as well as muscles and joints. For more information call 364-5678.
The American Job Career Center in Dresden offers free workshops for job seekers who want to improve their interview skills, financial literacy, computer skills, or even start a business. For more info call 731-364-0100.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are open to anyone who wishes to stop drinking. Meetings are held at 118 Neal Street, across from the Martin Fire Station, daily. For more information call 731-431-4839.
If you have information about a crime, please make an anonymous tip to the Weakly County Crimestoppers Tipline at 731-587-2611. Tips leading to arrests may result in cash rewards.
Weakley County Rescue is selling metal 911 address signs with reflective numbers on both sides as a fundraising project year round. Contact any Weakley County Rescue Squad member for more information
The Dresden Senior Center offers a Monday morning devotional each week at 8:45. Come to listen to ministers from across Weakley County speak and inspire you with words to start your week off right. Coffee and donuts are served each Monday morning
The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry has a dental clinic for under-served members of our community. Located on 201 W. Main St, Suite D, this clinic offers exams, cleaning, extractions and some fillings. Payments are based on income and household size, and treatment is provided by qualified senior dental students from the University under the supervision of licensed faculty.
TFN – Northwest Safeline’s Crisis Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help the victims of domestic violence. You can call anytime day or night to find out how the program can help you at 1-800-957-0055
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 dropped off at any Simmons Bank location in Weakley County.
The Humane Way Humane Society of Fulton offers a low cost spay/neuter program for cats.
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.
The Obion County 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. They are looking for donations of food that are 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.)
The Tennessee Poison Center 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.
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.
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
We Care 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.
If you know of a woman or children who are being abused, the
Northwest Safeline can help. The Northwest Safeline serves Weakley, Obion, Lake, Dyer, Lauderdale and Tipton Counties. 24 hour crisis hotlines, confidential safe shelter, support groups, financial assistance for relocation to survivors of domestic violence in West Tennessee. To find out more follow Northwest Safeline on Facebook or Twitter and stay up to date on community events and current activities for the agency.