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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
If you have something to add to this list, please call 731.587.9526.
The Lifeline Bloodmobile will be at the following locations to take donations:
Jan. 30th – Dyersburg Healthcare and Rehab, 1-5pm
01/28/2015 – The Obion County Chapter of the Tennessee Right to Life will meet Wednesday Jan. 28th at 7 pm in the activity building of Union CityBaptistTemple. The meeting is open to the public.
01/28/2015 – The Paul Meek Library will host its first open mic of 2015 on Wednesday at 8 pm. All musicians, poets or other artists are encouraged to attend.
01/31/2015 – Greenfield High School Project Graduation will hold a trivia night on Saturday Jan. 31st at 6. It will be held in the Greenfield Jr. High gym, the cost is $5 per person.
01/31/2015 – Martin Cub Scout Pack # 37 will host their annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday Jan. 31st from 7 to 10 at the St. Jude Catholic Church in Martin. The cost is $5 per person.
01/31/2015 – The Sidonia Volunteer Fire Department will have their annual wild game dinner fundraiser on Saturday Jan. 31st at 4.
01/31/2015 – First State Bank is currently taking donation for 2 local families whose homes were destroyed by fire. They have funds for Terry Ashmore Jr and Jamie Warrilow to help these families rebuild. You can make contributions at any local First State Bank.
01/31/2015 – KYTN and WQAK are accepting coats to provide to those needing to stay warm in our area this winter. To make a donation please bring a new or gently used coat to our studios at 223 Westgate Dr. in Union City.
01/31/2015 – The Dresden High School Junior Class Prom Committee will present a fashion show on Saturday Jan. 31st at 6 pm at the Dresden Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room. Admission will be $5.
01/31/2015 – The Dresden Spring T Ball and Girl’s Softball League will hold registration at the Dresden Middle School on the following Saturdays: Jan. 17th, 24th, and 31st from 9 to 2 each day.
02/02/2015 – Santa’s Helpers in Dresden will be taking orders for Valentine Gift Baskets to raise funds for 2015. They will accept orders until Monday Feb. 2nd. They will also have premade baskets for sale in their store on West Main street for sale until Valentines Day. (info call 731-364-3130)
2/2/15 – Dyersburg High School Trojan Drama Club presents the comedy “Chateau La Roach” at the Dyersburg High School Little Theater. Thursday, the 29th and Saturday the 31st at 7 pm, Sunday February 1st at 2 and on Monday the 2nd at 7 pm. Tickets are $6. No children under the age of 5 will be admitted. For more information, contact Chris at 286-3630.
02/03/2015 – There will be a Caregiver Support Group meeting on Tuesday Feb. 3 at 7 pm at the FirstUnitedMethodistChurch in McKenzie.
2/5/15 – There will be a soup / chili lunch / dinner on February 5th at Church Street Pool Room in Union City. Carry out and delivery is available. Call or text 446-4495 to place your order. 16 ounces of soup or chili, crackers, cookie and a drink for only $5. 11am until 6 pm. All proceeds will benefit the Walk of Hope.
02/05/2015 – Shonda Buchanan will be as special guest speaker at UTM’s Paul Meek Library as part of the Literary Legacy Speaker Series on Thursday Feb. 5th at 7:30 that evening. Buchanan, an award winning poet, author and editor, will give a talk entitles “Evidence of Smoke: Using Poetry to Explore Black Indian Heritage and Inheritance.”
02/07/2015 – Gleason Rotary’s Annual Pancake Breakfast is Saturday Feb 7th from 6:30 to 10 at Simply Southern Café. The Event will benefit the Gleason Parks and Recreation youth summer sports program, and will be held during baseball and softball registration. Tickets are available from any Rotary member for $5.
02/11/2015 – LongHeightsBaptistChurch in McKenzie will be giving away perishable foods on Wednesday Feb. 11 at 8 pm. They also have a clothing ministry available.
2/12/15 – UT Obion County Extension Office will be offering their “Pathweighs to Health 6 session class beginning on February 12th and going through March 18th at First Baptist Church of Union City in the FamilyLifeCenter from 1:30 until 3. Classes are $30 per person. To register, or for more information, contact Benita at 885-3742.
02/15/2015 – The Everett-Stewart Regional Airport Board will meet at 7 am on Thursday Feb. 15th. The meeting is open to the public and will take place in the conference room located in the terminal building.
2/16/15 – UT Obion County Extension office will be teaching a Tai Chi for Arthritis Classes beginning on February 16th and going through March 12th. Classes will be from 10 until 11 am at First Bapitst Church of Union City in the Family Life Center Gym. The class is $48 for all 8 classes. For more information or to register, contact Benita at 885-3742.
TFN– The Humane Way Humane Society of Fulton offers a low cost spay/neuter program for cats. For more information call 731-479-3399
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. Information is available by calling the good Samaritan Clinic in South Fulton at
479-2112. Cancer survivor Mary Russell will be leading the group.
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. Items that can be donated are: Boxes of individual oatmeal, poptarts, cereal bars, crackers, pudding snacks, fruit snacks, raisins, individual bags of chips, popcorn, ramen noodles, zip lock bags, bottled water, Gatorade or juice boxes – anything that is 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, or call for information at 364-3130.
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.
Poisons can look like food or drink.
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. There is no future military requirement, but you can find out more go to gocivilairpatrol.com or you can call Captain Sylvia Mallard 731-514-7253, or at facebook.com/TN195.
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
WeCare 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.