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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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Lifeline Bloodmoblie locations for March
March 27 First United Methodist Church, Newbern, 12 to 6
Lowe’s, Dyersburg, 12 – 6.
03/27/2014 – The Lenten Fish Fry will be held on the Fridays of March 20th and 27th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. It’s being hosted by the Holy Family Catholic Church in Huntingdon. Adult plates are $8.50 while children eight and under eat for $4.
The Knights of Columbus are having a fish fry Friday March 27th at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church activities building on Reelfoot Avenue in Union City across from Baptist Memorial Hospital from 5 until 7 pm. Adults tickets are $9, children under 12 only $5 or family $25 for 2 adults and 2 or more kids.
03/28/2015 – The Obion Community Club Breakfast will be Saturday from 7 to 10. Adults eat for $7 and children eat for $3. Proceeds will help support the club’s community projects. For info call 731-536-6242.
03/28/2015 – The 11th annual Miss West TN. WOW springtime pageant will be Saturday March 28th in Gleason at the old gymnasium. This is a qualifying even for the Strawberry Pageant and the proceeds help fund scholarships for seniors at Gleason and Dresden High School. Entry fee is $20 and admission is $5. For more info call 731-514-8013.
03/28/2015 – The Martin Recreation Complex will host its 29th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 28th from 10 to noon from children ages 1 to 10. You can get an official egg hunting license at the WCMT Studios on N. Lindell St.
03/31/2015 – The Goodwill Career Solutions Center will host a job fair at the Tennessee Career Center in Dresden for Manpower in Dresden, McKenzie, Huntingdon and Paris from 9 to 1 on Tuesday. More info is available at www.events.goodwillcareersolutions.org.
04/03/2015 – The Church Men’s Softball League is planning to start their season at the end of April. To sponsor/enter a team or umpire, call 731-514-5891.
4/4/15 – The Elbridge – Cloverdale Community Center is holding a fish fry and meat sale on Saturday, April 4th from 5 until 7 pm. Adults $10 and children $4. All Meat orders must be received on or before April 4th – Hams – $30, Boston Butts $30 – 1 # chub of bologna $5 and Slab of ribs – $20. For orders or more information, call 538-2386 or 446-5990.
04/11/2015 – The UTM S.H.A.P.E. club will hold their second annual 5K Color Dash and Fun Run on Saturday April 11th at the Elam Center. Events begin at 9 that morning with registration starting at 7:30. Online registration is available at www.raceit.com.
04/11/2015 – The Gleason Downtown Revitalization Strive to Thrive event will be Saturday April 11th. At the event there will be a 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run. Registration for all events begins at 4 that afternoon at the Senior Citizens Building. There will be door prizes, award, a live DJ and concessions. Forms can be picked up at Gleason City Hall or the Bank of Gleason. For more info call 514-8359.
04/11/2015 – The Gleason Downtown Revitalization Committee is holding a 5K Relay Run or Walk event on Saturday April 11th in Down Gleason.
4/12/15 – Dyersburg High School Trojan Drama presenting “A Play About Everything”. April 9th, 10th and 11th at 7 pm and on Sunday, April 12th at 2pm at the Dyersburg High School Little Theater. Tickets are $6. No children under the age of 5 will be admitted. For more information, call Chris at 286-3630.
04/18/2015 – First State Bank is hosting the first annual Run for a Cure Pink Out 5K Run/Walk to raise money for Relay for Life. The event will be on Saturday April 18th at the new park in downtown South Fulton across from Pontotoc. Registration begins at 7 that morning with the race starting at 8. To pre-register call 731-479-3000.
04/18/2015 – The Northwest TN Human Resources Agency will host the 1st Annual “Miles for Meals 5K & 1 mile fun run/walk at the Martin Recreation Complex on Saturday April 18th. The Event is being held to provide emergency items to senior citizens and people with disabilities. For more info call 587-4213.
4/18/15 – There will be Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, April 18th -1 from 5:30 until 7pm and another at 7:30 until 9 pm at The Barn – 708 Garrigan Road in Union City. Tickets are $20 for Father and 1 daughter and an additional $5 for more than one daughter. All proceeds will benefit the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Come dressed in western attire and photos will be available. Reservations may be made through your child’s school, Health Quest in Union City or The Carl Perkins Center in Martin.
4/18/15 – Obion County Fit Fest, Saturday, April 18th from 10am until 1 pm at the Obion County Fairgrounds. Live Band – Warehouse 14, Pedal Cars, Community Walk, Zumba, Bounce House, BMI Screenings and refreshments. All activities are free and open to the public! This is sponsored by the UT Extension and Obion County Health Department.
4/14/15 – UT Extension office is offering Tai Chi for Arthritis classes beginning on April 14th and running through May 7th. This class is $48 for all 8 sessions and is held at First Baptist Church Family Life Center from 5 until 6 pm. To register, call Benita at 885-3742. Tai Chi for Arthritis is a gentle exercise that increases flexibility, muscular strength, balance, posture and fitness; it exercises the mind as well as the body.
05/01/2015 – The McKenzie Spring City Wide Yard Sale will be Friday May 1st and Saturday May 2nd.
5/8/15 – Rotary Benefit Golf Scramble, Friday, May 8th 1:00 pm at Fulton Country Club. $300 per 4 person team, includes cart, green fee, entry fee, lunch and mulligans. Each member of the winning team will receive a new putter valued at over $150. To enter your team, be a hole sponsor or to donate a door prize, call 270-472-2800. All proceeds go directly to the Fulton Rotary Club scholarship fund.
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 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. 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 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.
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.
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. For more information you can contact Callie at 731-686-3723