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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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Public Service Announcements
09/27/2016 – The Dresden Senior Center will host a Movie Night on Tuesday at 6:00. There will be showing “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” with Hamburgers, Chips, Dessert and Drinks.
9/30/16 – Internationally known marriage expert, Dr. Joe Beam will be at Second Baptist Church in the fellowship hall on Friday from 6 until 9:30 pm and on Saturday from 9am until 3:15 pm. If you’d like to learn how to have more passion and intimacy in your marriage the cost is only $30 per couple and lunch will be served on Saturday. For your tickets contact Brother Dan Huggins of Exchange Street Church of Christ at dan huggins 2013 @ gmail dot com.
10/01/2016 – The Dresden First Baptist Church will have a special concert on Saturday at 6 featuring Ivan Parker. The concert is free and open to all. A love offering will be taken.
10/2/16 – the 45th annual Reelfoot Arts & crafts festival will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
10/7/16 Friday – The Sunrise Peer Support Center of Union City is having Fall Roundup from 11 am until 2. Doorprizes, games, health screens and free lunch. The Sunrise Center operates under Carey Counseling and provide numerous recovery classes, support groups and outings. All services are provided at no charge to clients. Transportation to the center is provided daily at no charge. The Center is located at 110 East Church Street in Union City. For more information, contact Linda at 884-1549
10/08/2016 – UCHS Class of ’96 will be having their 20 year class reunion on Saturday, October 8. Email [email protected] for further information and to RSVP. You can also join the class FB page, UCHS Class of 96. In addition to the party Saturday night, the class is invited to attend the UCHS Homecoming football game Friday, Oct 7, as well as a tour of the UCHS campus on Saturday morning.
10/08/2016 – Anyone who ever worked at W.F. Hall/World Color in Dresden is invited to a reunion on Saturday, October 8th. The event will be from 2 to 6 at the old National Guard Armory in Dresden.
10/15/16 Saturday – The Ken-Tenn Walk / 5k to cure type 1 diabetes will take place with registration beginning at 7 at Graham Park in Union City. The 5k will begin at 8 and the Walk will begin at 10. Registration will be $25 or $20 for school teams. For more information, visit their facebook page: Ken-Tenn Walk to Cure Type 1 Diabetes.
10/19/2016 – The UTM History and Philosphy Department will host a fundraising banquet for the Stan Sieber Student Travel Award at 6 on Saturday, October 29th at the Lindell in Downtown Martin. Money raised will help fund student travel. Tickets are $45 each, and reservations must be made by October 19th. Register online at utmoktoberfest.eventbrite.com.
10/19/2016 – Carey Counseling Center, Inc. will host “Project Homeless Connect”, a one-day event targeting the homeless population in Weakley County, at the Martin Church of Christ on Wednesday, October 19th from 9 to 2. Donations and vendors are welcomed to the event. Call 731-234-8592 for more information.
10/22/2016 – Santa’s Helpers will have a 5K Run and Walk Fundraiser on Saturday October 22nd beginning at the Dresden’s Farmer’s Market. Registration will begin at 5:15 that evening. Advance Registration is available at Santa’s Helpers in Dresden.
10/22/2016 – The Palmersville Volunteer Fire Dept. is having their annual fish fry on Saturday October 22nd at 5. (for more information call 731-799-5952.)
10/25/2016 – Hunters Sharing the Harvest, INC. will be hosting a fundraising banquet and auction on Tuesday, October 25th at the Milan Nation Guard Armory. Doors open at 5, and tickets are $10. Funds raised will be used to pay for the processing of deep so that venison can be donated to local food distribution centers for those in need in the community. (for more info call 731-723-3815)
10/31/2016 – The 17th annual Country Christmas Bazaar at St. Jude Catholic Church in Martin will be Saturday, December 3rd, from 8 to 3. Crafters and vendor can reserve a booth now through October 31st. The fee for a booth is $25. (for more information call 731-587-9086.
11/13/2016 – The Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Association will host the Battle of Parker’s Crossroads Living History Event on Saturday and Sunday, November 12-13. Battle reenactment will take place at 2 both day. For more info visit parkerscorssroads.org.
12/03/2016 – The 17th annual Country Christmas Bazaar at St. Jude Catholic Church in Martin will be Saturday, December 3rd, from 8 to 3. There will be a raffle for unique gift baskets, as well as breakfast and a homemade lasagna luncheon. And of course there will be a large variety of crafts and gifts for sale by local artisans and home based businesses.
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 Denistry 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.