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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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Lifeline Bloodmobile Stops in May
May 23 Healthquest, Union City, 1-7
May 25 Henry Co. Med. Ctr. Paris, 9-11:30 and 12:30 – 4
May 27 First United Methodist Church, Newbern, 12-6 p.m.
Hastings Books, Dyersburg, 12-6 p.m.
05/24/2016 – The Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council’s Weakley County Service Center will be taking commodity applications beginning now through Tuesday at the Weakley County Service Center in Dresden. For more information call the Weakley County Service Center.
5/24/16 – Tuesday – The Etheridge House in Union City is hosting “Make Your Own Music” an event benefitting Hometown Walk of Hope at 6:00 pm at the Etheridge House at 701 Sherrill Street. Music and food is provided. RSVP and order your shirt by calling 885-6992.
05/27/2016 – On Friday at 6:00 Greenfield High School will be hosting an Alumni Basketball Game. This game will coincide with the annual GHS Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 28. All past players and cheerleaders are invited for one more opportunity to play on the court in the old gym. Different age level games will be held to give players and cheerleaders from all decades an opportunity to play and cheer for the Yellowjackets. No one is too old to play. The length of each game will vary depending on age groups and number of participants. Women’s games will be played first, followed by the men’s games. In addition to the games, we will also recognize each basketball team that has a banner in the gym as well as honor those players who have had jerseys retired. Cost to participate is $20, non-participant tickets will be $10.
5/28/16 – Saturday – The Town of Samburg along with Samburg Tourism
is hosting the 2nd Annual Memorial Day Celebration at Reelfoot Lake with a day full of activites! From 1:30 until 5 the TWRA is holding a Trap Shoot. From 3 until 5 there will be canoe trips by the US Fish & Wildlife and Friends of Reelfoot. At 6 there will be a veterans salute and color guard presentation, the Dustin Hamlin band will be peforming, Eagle Presentation by Reelfoot Lake State Park, Concessions for Walk of Hope, Pontoon Firework Cruises by Reelfoot Lake State Park and Fireworks at 9. For more information on any of these events, please call 538-3235
05/28/2016 – There will be live music Saturday at 7 at the square in downtown McKenzie as part of the 6th Annual Night On Broadway concert series. Juliet and the Romeo’s will be performing, the event is open to the public.
06/04/2016 – The Martin Parks and Recreation Department will host a Fishing Derby on Saturday June 4th from 8 to noon at the Martin Recreation Complex Lake. The Derby is for those ages 14 or younger. Participants are asked to bring a pole, bait, bucket or stringer, lawn chair and something to drink. (for more info call 587-6784)
06/05/2016 – The Fellowship Hall at the Martin First Baptist Church will host the 2016 Encounter Camp Trivia Night on Sunday June 5th. Entry is $5 per person, trivia start at 7:15. There will be prizes and concessions for sale. You can register yourself or a team in advance by going to fbcmartin.org.
6/10/16 Friday – Fulton, South Fulton and Hickman Relay for Life teams invite area cancer survivors to take part in the dinner and opening ceremonies at Pontotoc Park. This is your opportunity to inspire others through your cancer journey. Join in this celebration of life and sign up. For more information you can call 1-800-227-2345.
06/24/2016 – The Dresden Senior Center/Sharon Senior Center will host a luncheon on Tuesday, June 24th at noon to raise Elder Abuse Awareness. The event is open to everyone and will be held at the Dresden Senior Center on Evergreen St. Following the lunch, purple balloons will be released in recognition of Elder Abuse. (for more information call 731-364-5678)
06/25/2016 – The Shepherd’s Field Church is hosting the Hopeland Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, June 25th from 10 to 3. They are currently looking for vendor. The event will be help inside. There will also be a cookout and car wash being held at the church on that day. (interested vendors should call 609-617-1246)
06/25/2016 – The Woodmen Life Music Fest will be Saturday June 25th from 4 to 9 at the Dyer County Fairground in Dyersburg. There will be live music, and proceeds raised will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Advance tickets are available at eventbrite.com for $10.
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.