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Below is a list of upcoming events in the Ken-Tenn area.
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05/04/2016 – The 2016 Dresden Senior Citizens Center Iris Festival Baking Contest will be Wednesday at the center on 589 Evergreen Street in Dresden. Entries will be taken on the day of the contest from 7:30 to 10 with the judging to follow. Entries from all ages will be accepted. (for more info call 364-5678)
05/04/2016 – The 2016 Iris Festival Luncheon will be Wednesday at noon at the Dresden Senior Citizens Center. (for more info call 364-5678)
5/5/16 – Thursday – Don Sol in Union City is celebrating Cinco De Mayo, Walk of Hope Style!. T-shirt giveaways by donations for walk of hope, live music, drinks, chips and dips outside the restaurant from 5 until 9 pm. Gift card giveaways. A percentage of the sales will be donated to the Walk of Hope.
5/5/16 – Thursday – Exchange Street Church of Christ along with Shady Grove and Pleasant Valley Methodist Churches bring you Soul Food Café this week – The meal is free and everyone is invited. It begins at 5:30 at Exchange Street Church of Christ in Union City.
05/06/2016 – The 2016 Iris Festival Quilt Show will be on Thursday and Friday at the Dresden Senior Citizen Center. Thursday hours are from 9 to 6 and Friday will be from 8 to 2. Entries will be taken on Wednesday May 4th from 2 to 5. The event is free and open to everyone. (for more info call 364-5678)
05/07/2016 – The 2nd Annual Westview and Dresden Alumni Football be Saturday at 7 at Dresden High School. Ticket Sales will benefit the Westview and Dresden High School Football Programs. Advance tickets are available by contacting Blake Alexander at Weakley County Motors in Martin.
05/07/2016 – Historic Downtown Martin and Martin Parks and
Recreation will host the first Family Night Out of the season on Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 at Festival Park. There will be several fun activities include Gamez on Wheels, Laser Tag and Game Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
05/09/2016 – The Martin Parks & Recreation Department will have a Co-Ed Softball League. Its season will start on Monday, May 9th. If you would like to sponsor/enter a team or umpire, contact James Hunsley at 514-5891.
5/12/16 – Thursday – First Citizens Bank is having a Baby Back Rib Sale fundraiser for the Hometown Walk of Hope all cooked by Bim Barker (and yes, Bim is spelled correctly)- $20 per slab and will be ready for pick up between 11 and 2. Get your ticket today before they’re all gone!
5/13/16 – Friday – There will be a Mr. and Miss Helping Hearts Pageant at the Woodland Mills Civic Center as a fundraiser for Sherry Braswell, a cancer patient. Pageant forms are available at Joann’s and Libby Bugs Boutique on First Street in Union City. For more information, contact Heather at 446-1644
5/14/16 – Saturday – There will be a character breakfast at 10am, you can meet with Elsa, Olaf, Princess Sophia, Dora, Bob the Builder and many, many others, only $10 at the door. This is a fundraiser for Sherry Braswell, a cancer patient. There will also be BBQ plates on sale by the Smokey Bottom Boys BBQ for only $8 per plate, bake sales and craft vendors will all also be on hand. And from 11:30 until 3 there will be a carnival with inflatables, train rides, games, grill hot dogs and craft vendors. This will all be taking place at the Woodland Mills Civic Center.
05/14/2016 – The Southern Gospel Choir of the Dresden Senior Center will perform on Saturday, May 14th at 7 at the McWherter Civic Center. Advance tickets are $8; tickets at the door will be $10. Children 10 years and under will be admitted free.
05/15/2016 – First Baptist Church of Dyer is hosting the 8th annual Tanya Taylor Family Memorial Benefit Ride on Sunday May 15th. $25 per bike and includes BBQ Sandwiches for two and a free – T-shirt. Kick stand up at 1:30 and door prizes will be given away after the ride. For more information contact the Church at 731-562-7135 or 731-692-2549
05/15/2016 – The Union City Civitan Club is currently taking orders for Vidalia Onions. They will have 10 lbs bags available for $10. All proceeds will go toward supporting the club’s charitable projects. Orders will be delivered around Sunday, May 15th. (for more information call 731-536-5519, 731-479-8020, or 731-885-9730.)
05/20/2016 – The Dresden Senior Citizens Center will be hosting a Mini Senior Olympic on Friday, May 20th. Registration begins at 7:30 that morning, with several events lasting through noon. There will also be a picnic in the park the day of the event beginning at 8:30.
05/21/2016 – The 3rd annual Obion County Crawfish Festival will be Saturday May 21st at the Obion County Fairground. There will be many events through the day including; a 5K run, 5K obstacle run, Mud Volleyball Tournament, Softball Tournament, and Disc Golf Tournament. There will also be live bands performing through the day and a kid’s carnival.
05/21/2016 – The 4th annual First Baptist Church Spring Car & Truck show will be Saturday, May 21st at the First Baptist Church in Martin. Registration will be from 9 to noon with judging and awards to follow. There will also be door prizes, music and concessions. (for more info call 731-819-0929.)
05/24/2016 – The Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council’s Weakley County Service Center will be taking commodity applications beginning on Monday May 2nd through Tuesday May 24th at the Weakley County Service Center in Dresden. For more information call the Weakley County Service Center.
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.