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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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02/09/2016 – The Celebration of the 30th anniversary of the OCCHS 1986 Boys’ Basketball State Championship will be on Tuesday. Dinner for the players and families is at 5 in the Commons area of ObionCountyCentralHigh School, with recognition between the girls’ and boys’ gamesand the first induction intoObion Central’s Athletic Hall of Honor. ObionCountyCentralHigh School plays host to the Westview Chargers that evening. Game time is 6.
02/10/2016 – The SharonSeniorCenter will host a luncheon in honor of Black History Month on Wednesday at noon. The featured guest speaker will be Dr. Leroy Brent, the first black graduate of Mid Continent University. He is the pastor of FairviewBaptistChurch in Mayfield. The luncheon is open to the public.
02/11/2016 – The SharonSeniorCenter will host a Valentine’s Day Party on Thursday at noon. Lunch will be served and there will be entertainment by Larry Morgan. Everyone is invited.
02/11/2016 – The Dresden Senior Citizens Center will host a presentation by Dr. Ming Wang on vision care on Thursday at 12:30. Dr. Wang will discuss how to care for your vision, the latest on Lasik technology, and he will take eye care questions from Attendees.
2/12/16 (Friday) – The Knights of Columbus fish fry supper will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Union City from 5 until 7 pm. $9 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and children under 6 eat free, family of 5 or more only $40.
02/12/2016 – The Weakley County Alumni Association will hold their 2nd Annual Crockpot Supper on Friday at 4 that afternoon. The Supper is all you can eat crockpot favorites with sides, assorted breads, and a drink for $7.50. There will be desserts available for purchase as well. Supper will be served in the Fellowship Hall at McCabeUniotedMethodistChurch. (for more info call 731-225-6326 or 731-587-2159)
02/13/2016 – McKenzie’s Chocolate Tour will be Saturday from 10 to 2. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at City Hall, The McKenzie Banner, or any participating downtown merchant with an “I Love Chocolate” sign in the window, and are available until noon on Thursday. (for more info call 352-2292)
02/13/2016 – The “Heart and Soul 5K Fun Run/Walk” will be on Saturday at the McKenzieCityPark to benefite the new BeatingHeartsHelpCenter. The Center will open soon in McKenzie soon to help families who are in crisis. (for more info contact the McKenzine City Park Office.)
2/13/16 – Obion county girls softball will have signups at Trojan Parks in Troy from 10am until 4pm on Saturday. This is for ages 5 to 17. Parents will need to bring a copy of your daughter’s birth certificate. Questions? Call Lance at 731-991-2362.
2/13/16 – MartinSpring Soccer Signups. Soccer Associates will be at the MTD Soccer Complex holding open registration from 9 until 11 am Saturday. Games will be played every Saturday morning from April 9th through May 21st at the MTD Soccer Complex. The fee is $40 and $35 for each additional child. For more information, contact Kristen at 731-592-2358
2/19/16 – Martin Soccer Association Spring registration for ages 4 through 17 will take place through February 19th. The fee is $40 and $35 for each additional child. Forms are online at MSA’s facebook page, or www dot martin parks and recreation dot com or at the parks office. Completed forms may be dropped off at Monograms & More. Games will be played every Saturday morning, April 9th through May 21st at the Martin Soccer Complex. For more information, contact Kristen at 731-592-2358.
02/20/2016 – The WestviewCommunity Center is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 20th at 5. Plates are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Dine in or carry out available. Proceeds will benefit the Community Center.
02/20/2016 – The Gleason Rotary Club will host a pancake breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 20th from 6:30 to 10 at the Simply Southern Café. Tickets are $5 each.
02/26/2016 – Dresden Youth Softball Association registration is now open for the spring 2016 tee ball and softball season. Girls who are 3 years or older on Jan. 1st 2016 and boys ages 3-6 as of Jan. 1st 2016 are eligible to play in this league. The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 26th. Forms are available at DresdenElementary School, DresdenMiddle School and local childcare facilities, or at the league’s Facebook page, DresdenSoftball.
2/26/16 – Friday – The Knights of Columbus is having a fish fry supper at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Reelfoot avenue in Union City from 5 until 7 pm. Adults $9, children under 12 $5, and children under 6 eat free, family of 5 or more only $40.
02/29/2016 – ReelfootLake will be offering Eagle tours Wednesday Thursday and Friday during the month of February. Tours are 8 til noon and you can call us and we’ll give you the number for reservations. (538-2481.)
03/05/2016 – VFW post 4939 in McKenzie will host a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Mar. 5th from 6 to 10 to benefit its youth activities. Plates are $7 and include all you can eat of eggs, biscuits, gravy, sausage, grilled bologna, country ham, juice, milk and coffee.
3/11/16 Friday – The Knights of Columbus is having a fish fry supper at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Reelfoot Avenue in Union City from 5 until 7 pm. Adults $9, Children under 12 $5 and children under 6 eat free, and family of 5 or more only $40.
03/19/2016 – The CarrollCountyCivicCenter will host a “Very Special Arts Festival” on Saturday, Mar. 19th from 10 to 1. The event will offer free arts and crafts activities and stage performance to the children of CarrollCounty. (for more info or to reserve a booth/performance time call 986-4482 ext. 226)
04/09/2016 – The ParkersCrossroadsCityPark with host “Jamming at the Crossroads” from 9 to 5 on Saturday, April 9th. Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of shopping for Handmade Arts & Crafts by local Artisans. See over 50 Classic Cars and Hot Rods being Judged for a place in 9 different classes. There will also be door prizes, food vendors and live music.
04/30/2016 – The Weakley County Office on Aging and DresdenSeniorCenter is organizing a cruise to Alaska from May 26th to June 2nd. (For info or reservations call 364-5678)
The DresdenSeniorCenter offers a Monday morning devotional each week at 8:45. Come to listen to ministers from across WeakleyCounty 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 WeakleyCounty.
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 ObionCounty 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 TennesseePoisonCenter 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.