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Places to go and people to see

Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 8:01 pm

• The 25th annual Easter Egg Hunt, co-sponsored by WCMT/Star 95.1 Radio stations, Martin Parks and Recreation and E.W. James and Sons Supermarket, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Martin Recreation Complex. Children 1-10 years of age are reminded to obtain a free egg hunting license that are available at the Martin Parks and Recreation department, Martin City Hall, C.E. Weldon Public Library, WCMT/Star 95.1, E.W. James and Sons or Snappy Tomato Pizza. Children 1-2 years old can hunt at 11:30 a.m., 3-4 years old will begin hunting at 12 noon (parents may help in these divisions only), 5-6 years old at 12:30 p.m., 7-8 years old at 1 p.m and 9-10 years old at 1:30 p.m. Grand prizes will be awarded for the golden egg in each division. There will be special activities for children throughout the day. The Martin Kiwanis Club will be sponsoring a Decorated Egg Contest. Children 3-10 years old can bring their decorated egg to the Easter Egg Hunt to be judged with awards going to Most Colorful, Most Unusual and Best Caricature. Prizes will be presented in the respective age groups after the winner of the golden egg in each hunt. Please no decorated raw eggs. Children can enjoy the games and inflatable balloon playground provided by Magical Mink’s Entertainment beginning at 11 a.m. These hunts and activities are free. Concessions will be available for purchase provided by Pope’s Concessions.
Children are encouraged to bring their own Easter basket, a bucket or bag to hold eggs and pri-zes.
Come out and enjoy this special event. Bring your kite and enjoy a day of kite flying also. Rain date: Sunday from 1:30-4:30 p.m. For more information, call Martin Parks and Recreation at 731-587-6784.
• From today through April 30 the Weakley County Arts Co-op will be hosting an exhibition of Clay Excavated from the Mind of David W. Frazier. There will be a show reception from 6-8 p.m. on April 15 with wine and cheese served. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bugspray). The Arts Co-op is located at 217 Lindell St. in downtown Martin and is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information email theartscoop09@gmail.com
• Kay Lane’s 5K Walk/Run is sponsored by the Non Traditional Student Association (NTSA) at UT Martin.
The walk/run is in honor of Kay Needham Lane, a non-traditional UT Martin student that has been recently diagnosed with lung cancer. The Kay Lane’s 5K Walk/Run will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at the Pacer Pond Track on the UT Martin Campus.
Sponsorship for the race is needed: Silver Sponsor is $25 and Gold Sponsor is $50.
For more information contact: NTSA at utm ntsa@gmail.com.
All proceeds will go to help with payment of medical bills and expenses for Kay Needham Lane.
• Fiddlesticks Festival in Greenfield – Through Saturday.
• UT Martin Rodeo begins tonight at the Ned R. McWherter Agricultural Complex on the UT Martin campus. Yeehaw!
• Special Olympics – Opening ceremonies to begin 9:30 a.m. on April 26 at the Martin Recreation Complex.
• Relay for Life fund raisers:
• Weakley County Nursing Home Bowling Tournament, Saturday 2-5 p.m. and the Southlane Bowling Alley.
• Rolling Thunder ™ TN – Chapter 6 Poker Run for Vets, Saturday, April 30, 8-11 a.m., American Legion Post 55, Martin – The Poker Run begins and ends at the American Legion. Registration begins at 8 a.m. First bike out at 8 a.m., last bike out at 4 p.m.
The cost is $15 per hand and $10 for rider. Plate dinners at the end of ride for $5 each. Plaques for best and worst hand plus door prizes. Rain date will be May 14.
• Relays for Life for Weakley County:
Friday, June 3 – Weakley Relay South in Greenfield
Friday, June 10 – Weakley Relay West for Martin and Sharon
Friday, June 17 – Weakley Relay East for Dresden and Gleason
• Touch – A – Truck, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Martin Recreation Complex. Bring the kids to check out all the awesome trucks that will be on display so they can see. Learn about them and touch them up close. Ask questions. Free demonstrations will be given and kids will have the opportunity to sit in the trucks and blow the horns. Four-plus trucks confirmed and more coming in everyday. Everything is free.
• Iris Festival in Dresden – April 30-May 7.
The Friends of the Weakley County Library will be holding their annual yard sale on the front lawn of the library, Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to coincide with the Dresden City-wide yard sale. Miscellaneous items including books, DVDs, pictures and other household items will be sold as well as refreshments.
Members of the Friends of the Library and community members are invited to donate items for sale with the exception of clothing.  
• At The Looking Glass in downtown Martin:
Friday – Todd Albert photography exhibit
Bluegrass Apocalypse, 7:30 p.m. April 29
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