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8/21  THE HENRY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL MEET AT 6PM ON THURSDAY AT THE PARIS-HENRY COUNTY HERITAGE CENTER.  PRESIDENT DAVID WEBB WILL GIVE A PRESENTATION ON THE ROUTE OF THE TRAIL OF TEARS THROUGH HENRY COUNTY KNOWN AS BENGE’S ROUTE. 

8/22  DISCOVERY PARK OF AMERICA WILL WRAP UP THEIR SUMMER CONCERT SERIES WITH A PERFORMANCE FROM EVERCLEAR, TONIC AND VERTICAL HORIZON ON SATURDAY NIGHT.  FOR A LIMITED TIME, DPA HAS DISCOUNTED TICKETS FOR THIS FINAL CONCERT.  SINGLE TICKETS ARE $40 AND ANYONE PURCHASING TWO OR MORE TICKETS CAN GET THEM FOR $35 EACH THROUGH FRIDAY.  YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS BY CALLING 885-5455 OR GO TO DISCOVERYPARKOFAMERICA.COM.

8/23  THE HENRY COUNTY MARCHING PATRIOTS CARWASH IS RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY FROM 9AM-2PM AT FIRST BANK ON MINERAL WELLS IN PARIS.  IF YOU BOUGHT TICKETS FOR THE PREVIOUS CAR WASH, THEY WILL BE HONORED THIS WEEKEND. 

8/23  AUGUST IS PEAK HUMMINGBIRD SEASON AT THE LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES NATIONAL RECREATION AREA.  SPECIAL HUMMINGBIRD PROGRAMS WILL BE PRESENTED THROUGHOUT THE MONTH.  ON SUNDAYS AT 3PM, GUESTS CAN ATTEND “HUMMINGBIRD 101” AT THE NATURE STATION TO LEARN INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE BIRDS.  ON SATURDAY AT 9AM, THE NATURE STATION WILL OPEN UP TO 10 PEOPLE TO ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHING HUMMINGBIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AS WELL AS CAPTIVE WILDLIFE LIKE RED WOLVES AND BOBCATS.  THE COST IS $10 PER SESSION.  YOU CAN RESERVE YOUR SPOT BY CALLING 270-924-2020

8/23  THE LEE ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS WILL HOLD A “CELEBRATE THE ARTS” EVENT ON SATURDAY.   A VARIETY OF CLASSES, DEMONSTRATIONS AND SEMINARS ARE SCHEDULED THROUGHOUT THE DAY INCLUDING PHOTOGRAPHY, YOGA, BALL-ROOM DANCING AND MORE.  TO FIND OUT THE COST FOR EACH EVENT AND TO ENROLL, CALL 642-3411.

8/23  THE OBION COUNTY FFA ALUMNI WILL HOLD A SKEET SHOOT ON SATURDAY, FROM 10AM-3PM AT THE OLD GOODYEAR SHOOTING RANGE IN UNION CITY.  FUN ROUNDS WILL BEGIN AT 10AM WITH COMPETITION ROUNDS STARTING AT 12:30PM.  COMPETITION CLASSES WILL BE BASED ON AGE.  ALL KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 WILL NEED TO HAVE THEIR HUNTER SAFETY CARD AND A PARENT SIGNATURE TO PARTICIPATE.  ALL PROCEEDS RAISED WILL GO TO THE OBION COUNTY CENTRAL FFA CHAPTER.

8/23  MARTIN PARKS AND REC WILL SHOW “FAST AND FURIOUS 6” AS A PART OF THEIR “FAMILY NIGHT OUT” EVENT ON SATURDAY NIGHT.  THE MOVIE WILL BEGIN AT 8PM AND IT IS FREE OF CHARGE FOR EVERYONE.  BRING YOUR BLANKET OR LAWN CHAIR AND ENJOY THE MOVIE IN DOWNTOWN MARTIN.

8/25  REGISTRATION FOR SOCCER IN UNION CITY WILL BE AT THE OBION COUNTY LIBRARY ON SATURDAY FROM NOON-3PM AND ON MONDAY, AUGUST 25TH FROM 6PM-7:30PM.  THE COST IS $45 PER CHILD AND AGES 4-14 ARE ELIGIBLE TO SIGN UP.  PARENTS ARE URGED TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AS COACHES AND REFEREES TOO.  TO FIND OUT MORE OR TO STAY UP-TO-DATE ON INFORMATION, FOLLOW THE UNION CITY YOUTH SOCCER PAGE ON FACEBOOK.

8/31  HERE’S A COUPLE OF GREAT IDEAS FOR SUMMER FUN FROM THE PARIS LANDING GOLF COURSE.   “TWILIGHT RATES ARE NOW IN EFFECT.   PLAY FOR $28 AFTER 1PM EVERY DAY.   PARIS LANDING ALSO HAS A “GROWING THE GAME” SPECIAL NOW THROUGH AUGUST 31ST.   JUNIORS 17 AND UNDER PLAY FREE WITH PAYING PARENT OR GUARDIAN AFTER 1PM SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.  ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL PARIS LANDING GOLF COURSE AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE SPECIALS THIS SUMMER.

8/31  FREE TUTORING SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO W.G. RHEA LIBRARY USERS ATTENDING ANY LEVEL OF SCHOOL, FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH COLLEGE.  STUDENTS CAN GO TO TUTOR.COM/TUTORTN AND ENTER THEIR LIBRARY CARD NUMBER TO CONNECT WITH EXPORT TUTORS FOR ONE-ON-ONE HOMEWORK HELP OR TUTOR SESSIONS IN ONLINE CLASSROOMS.  TO FIND OUT MORE, CONTACT THE RHEA PUBLIC LIBRARY IN PARIS FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.

8/31  FORMER RESIDENTS FROM THE STEWART COUNTY PORTION OF LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES WILL HAVE THEIR ANNUAL HOMECOMING ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 31ST AT THE BISON RANGE AREA.  ALL THOSE ATTENDING SHOULD BRING FOOD, BEVERAGES AND CHAIRS.  RESTROOMS, PICNIC TABLES AND GRILLS WILL BE PROVIDED.

8/31  THE OBION COUNTY CORN-FEST IS BRINGING BACK THE CORN-FEST PARADE.  THIS YEAR’S PARADE WILL BE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH STARTING AT 5:30PM IN DOWNTOWN UNION CITY.  ALL BEAUTY QUEENS, CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS, SPORTS TEAMS, CHURCHES, DIGNITARIES AND BUSINESSES ARE INVITED TO BE A PART OF THE FUN.  THERE WILL BE A CASH PRIZE FOR THE BEST FLOAT, BEST DECORATED CAR/TRUCK AND BEST DECORATED TRACTOR/ATV.  IT IS FREE TO ENTER, SO GET YOUR PARADE APPLICATION JUST BY GOING TO OBIONCOUNTYCORNFEST.COM.

8/31  THE HOMEPLACE TRADES FAIR WILL ONCE AGAIN TAKE PLACE DURING LABOR DAY WEEKEND AT LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES NATIONAL RECREATION AREA.  THE FAIR WILL BE SATURDAY, AUGUST 30TH AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 31ST FROM 10AM-4PM EACH DAY.  THERE WILL BE HOMEMADE BREADS AND BAKED GOODS, A 5TH GENERATION MASTER CHAIR MAKER, HAND-CARVED MANDOLINS AND MUCH MORE.  REGULAR ADMISSION TO THE HOMEPLACE IS $5 FOR AGES 13 AND OLDER, $3 FOR AGES 5-12 AND FREE FOR AGES 4 AND UNDER.

9/1  THERE WILL BE A 5K AND 1 MILE FUN RUN ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST AT SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH IN UNION CITY.  REGISTRATION STARTS AT 7AM WITH THE RACE TO FOLLOW AT 8AM.  THE COST TO ENTER IS $20.  THERE WILL AWARDS FOR 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD PLACES IN ALL AGE GROUPS AND BEST OVERALL MALE & FEMALE.  PROCEEDS FROM THE RACE WILL BENEFIT ST. JUDE’S CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL.

9/1  LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES WILL HOST NATURE’S MOST EXTREME WEEKEND AT THE NATURE STATION, SATURDAY, AUGUST 30TH THROUGH MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST.  THEY’LL HAVE CANOE TRIPS, A TURTLE TALLADEGA RACE, SCAVENGER HUNTS, EXTREME ANIMAL CLOSE-UPS AND MORE.  TO FIND OUT MORE, CALL 270-924-2016.

9/6  THE WEST TENNESSEE WRITING PROJECT WILL OFFER A CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH FROM 8:30AM-2:30PM AT OBION COUNTY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL IN TROY.  THE WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO ANYONE OVER 18 INTERESTED IN WRITING AND PUBLISHING.  THERE WILL BE SESSIONS WITH SEVERAL PUBLISHED AUTHORS AND BREAKOUT SESSIONS ON VARIOUS TOPICS INCLUDING WRITING, TEACHING, TECHNOLOGY AND THE COMMON CORE.  REGISTRATION IS $30 IF YOU SIGN UP BEFORE SEPTEMBER 4TH; OTHERWISE THE COST IS $40.  TO FIND OUT MORE OR TO GET REGISTERED CALL THE UTM OFFICE OF EXTENDED CAMPUS AND ONLINE STUDIES AT 731-881-7080.

9/6  THE TENNESSEE SOYBEAN FESTIVAL 5K ROAD RACE, WALK AND 1K KIDS RUN WILL BE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH BEHIND WESTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL IN MARTIN.  THE KIDS RUN WILL START AT 7:30AM WITH THE 5K RUN AND WALK FOLLOWING AT 8:15AM.  ENTRY FEE IS $12 IN ADVANCE AND $18 ON RACE DAY.  ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT BSN SPORTS AND SIDELINE PHYSICAL THERAPY AND FITNESS CENTER.  TO FIND OUT MORE, CALL 731-587-9572

9/30  THE PARIS HENRY COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL WILL HOST THE “ROOTS OF RHYTHM” ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH AT THE KRIDER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN PARIS STARTING AT 7PM.  PERFORMED BY THE UTM PERCUSSION GROUP AND THE HCHS MADRIGALS, THIS SHOW WILL TELL THE HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF WHERE OUR MUSICAL HISTORY CAME FROM.  IT’S $5 FOR STUDENTS AND $10 FOR ADULTS.  TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ARTS COUNCIL OFFICE, FROM ANY COUNCIL MEMBER, LEACHES AND MERISONS.  ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE PARIS HENRY COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL. 



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