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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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Public Service Announcements
LIFELINE BLOODMOBILE STOPS FOR JUNE
June 27 Healthquest, Union City, 1-7
June 28 Weakley County Library, Dresden, 11-3
The 6th Annual Nights on Broadway: A Summer Affair Concert series will be held at 7 on the Square in Downtown McKenzie with the following dates and performances scheduled.
July 30th – Tennessee River Band
August 27th – Matt, Short & Parks
September 24th – Skylifters
07/05/2016 – The Palmersville Fire Department is selling fireworks now through Tuesday July 5th. Their doors will be open at noon each day and close at 8. They will also be open all day on the 4th of July.
7/20/16 – Union City Parks and Recreation has Six Flags St. Louis tickets available at discounted prices. Season tickets or one day general admission tickets are all available. Contact the parks office at 885-0354 or www dot u c park dot com for more information.
08/01/2016 – The Weakley County Office on Aging will host a 5 day 4 night trip to Chicago on August 1st through the 5th. Departure will be from the Dresden Civic Center on Monday August 1st at 8. The cost is 469 dollars per person. (for more info or to make reservations call 731-364-5678)
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 recently opened a new dental clinic for underserved member of our community. Located on 201 W. Main St, Suite D, this new clinic will offer 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.