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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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Public Service Announcements
02/23/2017 – The Weakley County Farm Conference is scheduled for today at Tennessee Tractor in Martin. Registration starts at 8 that morning, with the program beginning at 8:30. There will also be recertification training for Private Applicator Cards at 1 that afternoon. Call the Weakley County Extension Officer at 364-3164 for more information.
02/24/2017 – Registration is now open for the 2017 Spring Youth Softball and Tee Ball season. Registration forms and information are available at the Dresden Youth Softball Association Facebook page. The registration deadline is Friday February 24th.
02/25/2017 – The Dresden Senior Center will host a dance on Saturday evening from 7 to 10. Larry Morgan and The Legends Band will be performing. Admission is $5, and there will be free popcorn and coke.
02/25/2017 – Main Street Union city is hosting the first annual Miss Main Street/Miss Historic Union City Pageant on Saturday. The pageant is open to anybody. It will be held at the Masquerade theater at 1, registration begins at noon that day. The event is a preliminary to the West Tennessee Strawberry Pageant. The entry fee to participate in both pageants is $60.
02/25/2017 – The Miss Sweetheart Pageant will be held at the Greenfield Elementary School on Saturday. Doors open at 9:30 that morning. There are categories for girls ages birth to 21 years old. Entry fee is $20 if preregistered by Wednesday, or $25 at the door. Proceeds raised will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. For more information call (731)514-1020.
2/25/17 – The Obion Community Club is having breakfast from 7 until 10 Saturday. For only $7 for adults and $3 for children you can enjoy bacon, country ham, sausage, bologna, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, homemade jelly, coffee and juice. All proceeds benefit community projects.
2/25/17 – The Martin Kiwanis Club is having a pancake breakfast at the Martin Elementary School cafeteria from 630 until 11 Saturday. Pancakes, sausage, eggs and a drink for only $5, preschool age children are free. Take outs are available.
03/01/2017 – The Dresden Senior Center will host a trip to New York City on March 27th to April 1st. To make reservations call 364-5678.
03/02/2017 – The Dresden Senior Center will host a Chitt’ling Supper Fundraiser on Thursday, March 2nd, at 6. Cost is $10 a plate. To get your name on the list call 364-5678.
3/4/17 – The United Methodist Men from the First United Methodist Church on Carr Streetin in Fulton will be accepting E-Waste from 9 until 11 Saturday, March 4th. Computers, flat screen monitors, printers, other computer accessories and cell phones, no televisions please. Items may be brought to the rear of the church.
03/07/2017 – The Weakly County School Nutrition Program will be hosting 2 Town Hall Brainstorming Sessions in Dresden at the Board of Education on Thursday, March 7th. The first session will be at 1 and the second at 6. They are inviting parents, students, community leaders and other interested parties to provide ideas and suggestions on the child nutrition program. This is a service available to all children.
03/09/2017 – The Martin Police Department will be hosting a new Citizens Police Academy Class beginning Thursday, March 9th, at 6 that evening. The class costs $20. For questions contact Captain Fuqua at the police department.
3/11/17 – The Immaculate Conception Women’s Group is hosting Trivia Night at the Church activity center on East Reelfoot Avenue in Union City from 7 util 9 Saturday evening, March 11th. $40 per team with up to 4 people per team ages 16 and up with cash prizes to the top 3 teams. Concessions and child care will be available.
03/19/2017 – The Dresden Senior Center will present a comedy dinner theater play March 16th through 19th. They will be presenting the play the “Dearly Departed”. For more information call 364-5678.
03/23/2017 – Tickets are on sale for comedy basketball show, “The Harlem Ambassadors vs The Charging Lions” on Thursday, March 23rd. 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.
4/15/17 – Rolling Thunder of Martin is annoucing 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
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.
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.