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7/30  THE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER WILLHOST THE ANNUAL “BACK TO SCHOOL BLAST” ON THURSDAY FROM 10AM-1PM AT THE CENTRAL SERVICES BUILDING ON JONES BEND ROAD IN PARIS.  OVER 27 VENDORS WILL BE SET UP PROVIDING FREE SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS TO STUDENTS.  THE RHEA LIBRARY WILL ALSO BE ON HAND TO PASS OUT FREE BOOKS.  TO FIND OUT MORE OR TO PRE-REGISTER FOR THE EVENT, CALL 642-2938.

7/31  HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO UTM FOR THE “END OF SUMMER BASH” ON FRIDAY.  FESTIVITIES WILL BEGIN WITH CHECK-IN AT 1PM IN THE UNIVERSITY CENTER FOLLOWED BY A CAMPUS TOUR.   REFRESHMENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE QUAD FROM 3PM-5PM, WHERE ATTENDEES WILL BE ABLE TO INTERACT WITH  STUDENTS, REPRESENTATIVES FROM UTM AND OTHER ACADEMIC PROGRAMS.  STUDENTS CAN REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT BY GOING TO UTM.EDU/SUMMERBASH OR BY CALLING 881-7020.

7/31  HUNTERS WANTING TO HUNT DURING THE 2015 QUOTA DEER HUNT AT LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES NATIONAL RECREATION AREA MUST APPLY BY FRIDAY.  TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION, GO TO WWW.LANDBETWEENTHELAKES.US AND CLICK ON THE QUOTA HUNT APPLICATION LINK.  YOU CAN ALSO CALL 270-924-2065 TO SUBMIT BY PHONE.  THE APPLICATION FEE IS $5 ONLINE, OR $7 BY PHONE.  YOU CAN CHECK THE LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES WEBSITE AFTER AUGUST 25TH TO SEE IF YOUR NAME WAS DRAWN.

7/31  THE OBION COUNTY CENTRAL BAND BOOSTERS WILL HOST THEIR ANNUAL CHICKEN SUPPER, AUCTION AND PREVIEW SHOW ON FRIDAY IN THE COMMONS AREA OF OCCHS.  THE CHICKEN SUPPER AND AUCTION WILL BE FROM 5PM-7PM AND THE PREVIEW SHOW WILL BEGIN AT 7PM.  TICKETS ARE $8 AND INCLUDE CHICKEN, 2 SIDES, ROLL, DESSERT AND DRINK.  ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE OCCHS BAND PROGRAM.  YOU CAN BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE BY CALLING 592-4664 OR GET THEM AT THE DOOR FRIDAY NIGHT.

7/31  THE 5TH ANNUAL HENRY COUNTY BBQ COOK-OUT CONTEST WILL BE HELD FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT THE MULE BARN ON SCARBROUGH LANE IN BUCHANAN.  THE COOK-OUT WILL BEGIN AT 6PM ON FRIDAY NIGHT, A FISH DINNER FOR $8 WILL FOLLOW AT 6:30PM AND A LIVE MUSIC WILL KICK OFF AT 8PM.  AFTER COOKING ALL NIGHT, BBQ JUDGING AND TASTING WILL BEGIN ON SATURDAY.  THERE WILL ALSO BE A CANNED FOOD DRIVE DURING THE EVENT TO BENEFIT THE HENRY COUNTY FOOD BANK.

7/31  REELFOOT LAKE STATE PARK INVITES EVERYONE TO ENJOY THE LAKE BY TAKING A SCENIC PONTOON BOAT TOUR.  3 HOUR CRUISES ARE OFFERED DAILY AT 9AM, 1 HOUR CRUISES ARE OFFERED ON WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS AND SUNSET CRUISES ARE AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY NIGHTS AT 6PM.   GUEST ARE INVITED TO BRING SOFT DRINKS AND SNACKS TO MAKE THEIR TRIP MORE DELIGHTFUL.  TO MAKE RESERVATIONS, CALL 731-253-9652.

8/1  SATURDAY IS THE FIRST ENTRY DAY FOR THE OBION COUNTY FAIR.  ADULT ENTRIES IN ART, CANNING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND HOBBIES & CRAFTS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 9AM-4PM IN THE DOMESTIC ARTS BUILDLING.  JUNIOR ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 9AM-2PM IN THE JUNIOR EXHIBITS BUILDING.  FAIR BOOKS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE FAIR BOARD OFFICE, THE OBION COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE OBION COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE.  THE OBION COUNTY FAIR WILL BE HELD AUGUST 10TH-15TH.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING A SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, GO TO OBIONCOUNTYFAIR.NET.

8/2  MASQUERADE THEATER AND THE SPOTLIGHT PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY SUMMER CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP WILL PRESENT “THE BIG BAD MUSICAL…A HOWLING COURTROOM COMEDY” AT THE CAPITOL THEATER IN DOWNTOWN UNION CITY THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEKEND.  THIS PRODUCTION WILL FEATURE CHILDREN IN THE 3RD-6TH GRADE.  SHOWTIMES ARE 7:30PM ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AND 2PM ON SUNDAY.  TICKETS ARE JUST $10 AND THEY’RE AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO SHOWTIME.

8/2  THE PARIS-HENRY COUNTY HERITAGE CENTER IS HOSTING AN EXHIBIT ON THE WAR OF 1812 CALLED “BECOMING THE VOLUNTEER STATE:  TENNESSEE IN THE WAR OF 1812”.  THIS TRAVELING EXHIBIT WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT THE HERITAGE CENTER FROM JULY 31ST THROUGH SEPTEMBER 12TH.  THERE WILL BE A GRAND OPENING RECEPTION ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 2ND FROM 2PM-4PM.  ADMISSION AND PARKING ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

8/3  HARRELSON SCHOOL WILL HAVE A “BACK-TO-SCHOOL” NIGHT ON MONDAY, AUGUST 3RD FROM 5:30PM-6:3OPM.  CHILDREN ARE INVITED TO COME OUT WITH THEIR PARENTS TO MEET THEIR TEACHER, GET IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE UPCOMING YEAR AND RECEIVE AN ICE CREAM TREAT.

8/4  FRESHMAN ORIENTATION FOR INCOMING FRESHMAN AT OBION COUNTY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH AT 6PM IN THE COMMONS AREA.  THIS EVENT IS ONLY FOR INCOMING STUDENTS AND PARENTS.  STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE THEIR SCHEDULES AND BE ABLE TO TOUR THE SCHOOL DURING THIS TIME.

8/7  THERE WILL BE A FREE BABY EXPO AT THE OBION COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 7TH FROM NOON-2PM.  THERE WILL BE DOOR PRIZES, SNACKS, INFORMATION AND FUN FOR MOMS, EXPECTANT MOMS…AND DADS ARE WELCOME TOO.  TO FIND OUT MORE OR TO REGISTER, CALL 885-8722

8/8  THE TENNESSEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE WILL HOST A FREE HUMMINGBIRD BANDING DEMONSTRATION AT THE NEW REFUGE VISITOR CENTER IN SPRINGVILLE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 8TH FROM 9AM-3PM.  THE DEMONSTRATION WILL GIVE INTERESTING INSIGHT AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE LIVES AND HABITS OF HUMMINGBIRDS THROUGH BANDING.  THE DAY WILL ALSO INCLUDE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AS ARTS & CRAFTS, COLORING TABLES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN WILL OCCUR THROUGHOUT THE EVENT.  TO FIND OUT MORE, CALL 731-642-2091.

8/9  THE ANNUAL SALES TAX HOLIDAY IN TENNESSEE WILL BEGIN ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 7TH AND CONTINUE UNTIL SUNDAY, AUGUST 9TH.  DURING THAT WEEKEND, CONSUMERS WILL NOT PAY STATE OR LOCAL TAX ON CLOTHING, SCHOOL AND ART SUPPLIES THAT COST $100 OR LESS PER ITEM AND COMPUTERS THAT COST $1500 OR LESS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SALE, GO TO TNTAXHOLIDAY.COM.

8/10  UNION CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTO CONTINUE TO COLLECT NEW AND GENTLY USED SOLID COLOR POLOS OF ALL SIZES.  THEY WANT TO HELP FAMILIES GET READY FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.  SO, IF YOU HAVE SHIRTS THAT YOUR CHILD HAS OUT-GROWN, THE PTO ASKS THAT YOU DROP THEM OFF AT THE OFFICE OF DRS JORDAN & BONDURANT ON REELFOOT AVENUE IN UNION CITY OR AT THE KF-KQ/WENK STUDIO ON NAILING DRIVE IN UNION CITY.  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, CALL MANDY AT 270-331-3021.

8/13  NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2015 “PRIDE OF OBION COUNTY” ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED.  NOMINATIONS MUST BE BASED ON A PERSON’S LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND CONCERN FOR OTHER PEOPLE.  THE DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, AUGUST 13TH.  THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN EARLY SEPTEMBER AND HONORED AT THE CORN FEST PRIDE OF OBION COUNTY LUNCHEON ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 731-431-8132.

8/31  PARIS LANDING GOLF COURSE NOW OFFERS THEIR TWILIGHT RATE EVERYDAY THIS SUMMER AFTER 1PM FOR $30 (INCLUDES CART & GREEN FEE).  PLUS, NOW THROUGH AUGUST 31ST, KIDS CAN PLAY FREE WITH A PAYING PARENT OR GUARDIAN EVERY MONDAY THOUGH FRIDAY AFTER 1PM.  BOTH PARENT AND JUNIOR GOLFER MUST HAVE THEIR OWN SET OF CLUBS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TEE TIMES, CALL 731-641-4459.







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