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Places to go and people to see

Places to go and people to see

Posted: Friday, September 30, 2011 8:02 pm

Saturday  
Country Pet Resort and Spa will be holding a 5K walk, wag, run or roll on Oct. 1 at the Martin Parks and Recreation Complex. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.
In addition, a Walk to Remember for Alzheimer’s Awareness will be held. This will be an approximately one-mile walk and balloons will be available for release after the walk ends.
A $15 donation is required. Entrants will receive an orange T-shirt in recognition of Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt and her battle with dementia.
For the safety of others, there will be no roller blades, bicycles or wearing of headphones at this event.
Friday-Sunday
Reelfoot Lake Arts and Crafts Festival
This year’s event will celebrate the 200-year history of Reelfoot Lake. As the fair turns 40 years old, community members are invited to come out and enjoy what has become one of the top three arts and crafts shows in the state with a reported average of 40,000 visitors per year. The festival features arts and crafts, music and a wide variety of eats surrounded by the atmosphere of the earthquake-created lake.
The festival will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature several acres of outside space and parking areas, some of which will be free.
Tuesday-Oct. 8
Greenfield’s 23rd annual Fire Prevention Festival
Food, arts and crafts, a carnival, a parade, a display of several fire engines from all of the state and a fire station open house are just a few of the items on the agenda for this year’s event.
For more information on the Fire Prevention Festival, see pages 1 and 2 in today’s edition of The Press.
Oct. 8
Back by popular demand is the Oktoberfest celebration, which will be held in Festival Park in downtown Martin on Oct. 8.
Games such as cornhole, a pumpkin carving contest, bobbing for apples, football toss, best Halloween costume, bean bag toss, egg toss, horseshoes, sack race, tug-o-war and many  other games and activities appropriate for a wide range of ages will be provided during the event.
Businesses will be responsible for awarding the  prizes to the winners. The event will take place  from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and a sponsorship will be a great way to promote a business and show support for the local community, a spokesperson said.
To learn more about becoming a part of Oktoberfest or for more information, call Lynn Harper at 587-6661 or Lynette Wagster at 431-8156.
Oct. 29
PADUCAH – Bill Samuels Jr., who led Maker’s Mark™ from small family distillery in Kentucky to global icon, will be the featured guest at the Carson Center Distiller’s Dinner.  The seventh annual Distiller’s Dinner will take place at the Carson Center in historic downtown Paducah, Ky.  Reservations are required.  The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception with Samuels.  
Artisan Kitchen will serve a five-course gourmet dinner with a Southern flair in a spectacular setting on stage in the main theatre.  During the dinner, Samuels will make informal remarks. Beverage options will include Maker’s Mark™, Maker’s 46™, house wine or beer, and soft drinks. Individual tickets or tables may be purchased by calling (270) 443-9932, ext. 240. Tickets also may be purchased at www.thecarsoncenter.org The complete menu is on the website.  Proceeds will benefit the Carson Center, the non-profit performing arts center serving the Four Rivers region.  
Roof Brothers Wine & Spirits is the event sponsor.  

wcp 9/29/11

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