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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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Tue, Dec. 1st – Union City @ 7 (tree lighting at 5:30pm)
Fri, Dec. 4th – Ridgely @ 7
Obion @ 7
Sat, Dec 5th – Samburg @ 6
Kenton @ 6:30
Saturday December 5th LIGHT UP Martin Festival begins at 5pm
Mon, Dec 7th – Martin @ 7
Tiptonville @ 7
Tue, Dec 8th – Hickman @ 6
Wednesday December 9th - Blue Light Hunger Fight in downtown Martin.. beginning at 6am (Join Thunderbolt Radio staff and Martin Police in helping us feed the hungry in our community . We’re asking you to bring non perishable food items to help fill up the Martin police cruisers!)
Friday December 10th.. Santa’s Village opens 6pm! Admission: $5:00 or five cans of food.
Fri, Dec 11th – Hornbeak Christmas parade. @ 7
(Santa’s Village is open today)
Sat, Dec 12th – Troy Christmas Parade @ 7
Christmas Concert “Holiday at UT Martin” @ 3
Santa’s Village is open today
SPORTS FOR THIS WEEK:
Nov 30th Mon – Skyhawk Talk followed by Vol Calls @ 6 on 101.3 Chris Brinkley will talk with Coaches Heath Shroyer and Kevin McMillian about Skyhawk basketball followed by Mike Keith and Vol Calls
Dec 1st Tue – USJ v. ObionCounty 104.9 @ 5:40
GravesCounty at. Dresden 101.3 @ 5:40 followed by Titans Tonight
Union City at South Fulton 105.7 @ 5:40 followed by Titans Tonight
UTM Men at University of Missouri Kansas City 95.1 @ 6:30
Dec 2nd Wed – UTM Women host Alabama 95.1 @ 5:00
Be sure to attend the Concert after the game with the Christian group “Unspoken.” Tickets available at UT Martin or free with your admission to the game.
Dec 3rd Thu – Westview hosts Jackson Liberty 101.3 @ 6:10
Paul and Vic on the radio
Dec 4th Fri – Gleason hosts Greenfield 101.3 @ 5:40
ObionCounty host Ripley 104.9 @ 5:40
Union City host Lake County 105.7 @ 5:40
Dec 5th Sat – UTM Women host Samford 95.1 @ 1:30
Public Service announcements
11/30/15 – Sullivan Dentistry is hosting a food drive to benefit the Obion County and Union City back pack program and are graciously accepting the following items: pop tarts, individual cereals and cereal bars, pudding cups and fruit snacks, animal crackers, dried fruits, bottled water, gatorades or juice boxes, chips, small containers of chef Boyardee products, gallon ziplock bags, and basically anything that is easy to open, easy to fix and is healthy for the students. Any items can be brought to Sullivan Dentistry on Reelfoot Avenue in Union City.
12/04/2015 – The Ned R. McWherter Weakley County Library will be taking $1 off of fines when you bring 2 canned or dry foods. They will only accept clean, unexpired and dent-free usable goods from now to Friday. All food collected will be donated to Santa’s Helpers.
12/05/2015 – The city of South Fulton is hosting a “Christmas Lights UP” event in UnityPark on Saturday at 4:30. The event is free to the public, and will feature music, treats and a visit from Ol’ Saint Nick.
12/05/2015 – The “Light Up Martin” event at FestivalPark on Saturday at 5. There will be live music, fireworks and the lighting of the Martin Christmas Tree.
12/07/2015 – The Martin Kiwanis Club and the City of Martin are proud to present the 2015 Martin Christmas Parade on Monday. The parade will be at 7 that evening; entry forms are available at the City Of Martin Municipal Building, C.E. Weldon Library or online atmartinkiwanisclub.org.
12/10/15 – The Salvation Army again this year has their “Angel” tree set up in the VisionCenter at Wal-Mart in Union City. Babies and school age children who need your help to have gifts for Christmas have their names on an angel on the tree. Please stop by the vision center between the hours of 9am and 6 pm to check your “Angel” out. The child’s clothing sizes and what gifts they would really like for Christmas are labeled on the angel. Wrapped gifts are asked to be brought back in to the vision center in a large bag no later than December 11th. If you’d like more information, please contact Wal-Mart at 884-0114.
12/11/2015 – Santa’s Helpers in Dresden are taking applications for their Christmas Program now thru Friday, December 11th. Only emergencies will be accepted after Dec. 11th. Open to all Children ages birth to 12th grade. Their Christmas Program gives the Parents/Guardian that little extra help to make sure all Children has a gift under the Tree. Applications can be picked up at Santa’s Helpers in Dresden Monday – Friday from 9:30 to 4:00. Also we will only be accepting new clothing, toys, and monetary donations from Nov. 28th -Dec. 22rd. Please hold all other donations until Dec. 23rd, due to getting ready for the Christmas Store. (for more information call 364-3130)
12/12/2015 – The Westview FFA’s 3rd annual Reindeer Run will be Saturday, Dec. 12th at WestviewHigh School. Registration begins at 1, early registration fees will be discounted. All proceeds will go to the Westview FFA Alumni to help send FFA member to competitions and State Convention. (For more info call 731-819-0837 or email [email protected])
12/13/15 – The 31st annual Santa’s Village will be taking place from December 10th through the 13th at the Ned McWherter Agricutural Complex located on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin. An enchanted forest, petting farm, visit with Daniel Tiger, model train display and Santa himself will be there. Admission is free but a $5 new toy or non-perishable canned good donation will be very much appreciated. All proceeds from Santa’s village will be helping less fortunate families for the holidays. For more information, contact the Martin Parks & recreation office at 587-6784.
Lifeline Bloodmobile Stops December
Trenton Courthouse from 12-5:30
TennesseeValleyCommunityChurch, Savannah, 12- 6
First United MethodistChurch, Paris, 12-6
Cash Saver, Huntingdon, 1-6
BaptistMemorialHospital , Huntingdon, 1-5
First United MethodistChurch, Lexington, 1-6
Crockett Co. Courthouse, Alamo, 1-6
Simmons Bank, Union City- BATTLE of the BANKS! 10-12:30 and 1:30 – 4
Dyersburg Mall, 12-6
FirstBaptistChurch, Somerville, 12-6
MadisonCounty Courthouse, 1-5
Family Video, Savannah
Decatur Co. Gen. Hospital, Parsons 12-6
Maximum Health and Fitness, South Jackson, 2-6
Lowe’s of Union City, 1-6
Bumpus Harley Davidson, Carriage House Drive, 12-5
Fred’s , Milan, 1-6
E.W. James, Martin, 12-6
Selmer Courthouse, 12-6
Dr. Nathan Porter, Library, Greenfield, 2-6
Dyersburg Electric, 12-6
“Don’t be a Grinch, Give Blood” Blood Drive, LIFELINE Blood Services, 183 Sterling Farms Drive, 8-6
Regions Bank, Henderson, 12-4:30
MiddletonCommunity Center, 1-6
First United MethodistChurch, Brownsville, 2-6
LowellThomasStateOfficeBuilding , Downtown Jackson, 9 – 1
Gibson Co. Library, Trenton, 11:30 – 4:30
Walgreens, Savannah, 1-6
WeakleyCounty Library, Dresden, 11 – 3
FamilyAssistanceServicesCenter, McKenzie, 11 – 3
Lowe’s of Milan, 1-6
The LIFT, Jackson, 10-2
First South Bank, Bolivar, 12-5
Healthquest, Union City, 12-7
Live CareCenter, Bruceton, 11-3
McNairy Co. Health Care Ctr., Selmer, 1-5
Home Depot, Jackson, TN 2-6
Henry Co. Med. Ctr., Paris, 9-11:30 and 12:30- 4
Walgreens, Lexington, 10-2
ChesterCo.High School (HOSA), Henderson, 9 – 1
Chick Fil A, Dyersburg, 11 – 3
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.
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 TiptonCounties. 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.