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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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05/27/2017 –Saturday- The Dresden Senior Center will host a dance on Saturday from 7 to 10. Admission is $6. There will be food and entertainment by Larry Morgan & Kenny Presley.
05/27/2017 – There will be a piano recital for pre-college students of Dr. Elaine Harriss on Saturday at 10 at the Weldon Public Library. The public is cordially invited to attend. There will be light refreshments served.
05/29/2017 – There will be a special ceremony to honor fallen armed service members on Memorial Day at 11 at the Weakley County War Memorial on the Courthouse Square in Dresden. All are invited to attend.
5/29/17 – Monday – There will be a fundraiser and auction for Gary Barnes from 10 until 2 at Kiwanis Park in Union City. Hotdogs and drinks also available. Some of the auction items are: Framed Tennessee prints, a Pat Summitt autographed basketball, a Phil Fulmer autographed football, a gas grill and many other great items.
6/1/17 – Thursday – The Walk Across Tennessee program will be holding a celebration and awards ceremony from 4 until 6 at the Obion County Library in the conference room. Prizes and awards for the top walking teams along with door prizes and health screenings will be taking place.
6/3/17 – Saturday – The Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope will be starting at 4 at the Union City High School football field. Come out and support the teams, get some great food and join the fun!! Cornhole Tournaments, Russell Dickerson in concert, Lip Sync contest and womanless beauty review just to name a few of the events…
6/3/17 – Saturday – the R.E.A.L. Hope Youth Center of Paris is having a fun golf outing at the Paris Country Club. $60 per golfer and donations will be accepted. If you’re not a golfer, that’s not a problem, this event is for anyone who is ready for some fun in the sun. This is also not your usual golf game. There’s a giant sling shot hole, the happy Gilmore hole, Frisbee hole and many other fun surprises! Registration starts 7:30 that morning with a shotgun start at 8. For more information, call 731-333-1320 or check out their face book page at facebook dot com slash real hope youth center.
6/8/17 – The Obion County Health Department and Obion County UT Extension Office is offering a course on thriving and surviving cancer. This is a free course. Spouses, family members or caregivers are all welcome to attend. Each workshop participant receives the book “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” and a relaxation CD. This is a six session workshop and anyone participating can learn how to deal with health problems, regaining flexibility and endurance, nutrition and exercise choices and improving relationships. To register, call Benita at 885-3742 or Cathering t 885-8722. The course will be at the Obion County Library conference room beginning on June 8th from 3 until 4 pm.
06/09/2017 – The Dresden and Sharon Senior Centers will be co-sponsoring a special lunch to raise elder abuse awareness on Friday, June 9th, in conjunction with the Mini Senior Olympics. There will be lunch and a purple and white balloon release at noon.
06/10/2017 – The Martin Parks and Recreation Fishing Derby will be Saturday, June 10th, from 8 to noon. The derby is open to those 14 and under and will be held at the Martin Recreation Complex lake. Registration is from 8 to 9 that morning. Participants are asked to bring a pole, bait, bucket or stringer, lawn chair and something to drink.
06/10/17 – 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.
KILL 9/30/17 – The non-profit group CMT / Abate wants to remind all motorists that when out on the highways, please look twice and save a life… with the warmer weather comes more motorcycles on the highways, please help keep everyone safe!
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.