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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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4/21/17 – Friday – The Glo For A Cure 5K to benefit Cystic Fibrosis will start at 8 at First Methodist in Union City. Registration starts at 6:30. $25 per participant. Prizes awarded in all age brackets.
04/22/2017 – The Anna Kate Wenz FIGHT foundation will host “Taste of the Town” on Saturday from 5 to 8 at the Lindell in downtown Martin. The event is a fundraiser for the Target House Pantry Project which supplies St. Jude patients and their families with food and goods. Advance tickets are $15 for adults, 12 for students and 5 and under get in free. Tickets will also be available at the door. You can get tickets by visiting Monograns and More or Sammies in Martin. There will be food, karaoke, live and silent auctions and more.
04/22/2017 – The Festival Park in Downtown Martin will host the Northwest Tennessee Children’s Book Festival on Saturday from 11 to 1. Anita Lobel will open the day with a story session and book signing. There will also be games, crafts and other fun activities.
04/22/2017 – The Martin Recreation Complex will host a free Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday from 10 to noon.
4/22/17 – Saturday – the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast will be held from 6:30 until 10:30 am at the Fulton Pontotoc Building.
4/23/17 – Sunday – There will be Fish Fry fundraiser for Relay for Life from 4:30 until 6:30 at the Gleason First Methodist Church Family Life Center. Fish, french fries, white beans, slaw, hushpuppies, dessert & drink for only $10 for adults and children under 12 $6. And for the children, they can choose from either fish or a hot dog meal. Carry outs or dine in. All tickets will be sold in advance!
4/24/17 – The South Fulton Events Corporation will be having a BBQ Competition in conjunction with the KYTN Country Music Festival, April 28th and 29th. For more information or to enter the BBQ cook off, contact Kenny Mayo at 731-479-9000. Registration must be no later than April 24th. Registration fee is $125 and covers 4 categories: Whole beef brisket, pork ribs, pulled pork and chicken. Each category pays 5 places and receives a trophy or ribbon.
4/25/17 – Tuesday – Miles Head Start & Early Head Start is having enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year from 8 until 3 at Miles Head Start, 1015 East College Street in Union City. You need to bring proof of child’s age, name, address and telephone number of three or more emergency contacts, Tenn Care or insurance card and proof of income. For more information contact Jonathan at 885-1533.
4/29/17 – Sullivan Dentistry is having a food drive for the Union City and Obion County backpack program. Suggested items are non perishable items such as bottled juice, water or Gatorade, granola bars, dried fruit, single serve tuna kits, macaroni and cheese, chips or pretzels, peanut butter crackers / cheese and crackers, fruit snacks, popcorn, cookies. All donations will be accepted at Sullivan Dentistry on Reelfoot Avenue in Union City from April 17th through the 29th.
5/13/17 – Parkers Crossroads Cemetery Association will be having a decoration day for Parkers Crossroads Cemetery from 10 until 4 Saturday, May 13th. (For more information you can call 731-535-2100.)
5/20/17 – Saturday – The Kizer Pharmacy Walk of Hope Team is hosting the “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 an event t-shirt. For more information, stop by Kizer Pharmacy.
9/22/17 – Obion County Central Class of 1982 will be having a class reunion. On Friday, September 22nd, there will be a reserved section in the stands for the Homecoming football game at Rebel Field. On Saturday, September 23rd, there will be an event at the Center Point facility in Union City from 5 until 11 pm. Dinner and live entertainment.. Questions? Message Stephanie Pruett or Anita Thompson via Facebook. All information will be shared via 1982 OCCHS Facebook page. Anyone not having Facebook can call 731-415-5670 for more information.
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.