What's Happening in Weakley County


‘The Hill’ Movie Night at Dresden Senior Center

The Dresden Senior Center is hosting a movie night on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The center will begin serving pizza at 6 p.m., with a showing of “The Hill” beginning at 6:30 p.m. “The Hill” is based on an inspirational true story and stars Dennis Quaid and Colin Form. This event is free. The Dresden Senior Center is located at 598 Evergreen St., Dresden.

Christmas Open House at Office on Aging

The Weakley County Office on Aging/Dresden Senior Center is hosting a Christmas Open House on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 1-3 p.m. Finger foods and refreshments will be served. Door prizes will also be given away. The Center is located at 598 Evergreen St., Dresden.

Aunt Maude Christmas Bazaar

The Gleason Methodist Church will host the Aunt Maude Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 11. Guests can eat breakfast with Santa from 9-10:30 a.m. A soup and chili lunch will be served at 11 a.m. This event features the following local vendors:

*Allison Bowers - The Maker's Bin

* Leah Sawyers - Baked Goods & Flower Market Items

* Rocky Smyth & Tori Dunning - " Faith & Family " : Christmas, Christian, Signs, & Gifts of all kinds

* Kenneth Byrd - Wood turn Creations

* Brandy Houchin - ZYIA

* Karen Fowler - Scentsy

* Pam Trevathan & Callee Harris - Designs by 2 Chicks

* Marie Burkholderm - Handwoven Amish Baskets

* Rita Crocker - The Soap Shop

* Kathy Lawrence - Homemade Crafts

* Jayne - Shaye Bailey - Welded Magnolia Permanent Jewelry

* Lauren Mitchell - Designed T-shirts by Lauren & Allie

* Mandy's Molds - Freshies ( Car Freshener Scents )

* Rada Cutlery, Locally Grown Sweet Potatoes, Delicious Baked Goods

The cost of admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Gleason Methodist Church is located at 102 Church St. Gleason.

Second Annual Weakley County Marine Corps Ball:

Saturday, Nov. 18 at Dresden Elks Lodge

Cocktail Hour: 6 p.m.

Ceremony: 7 p.m.

Dinner: 7:30 p.m.

Reception & Music to follow. Tickets $20 per person at the door

RSVP: 731-514-1694 or 731-621-9572 (Text or call by Friday, Nov. 10)

Weakley Playhouse Presents “Trap” by Stephen Gregg

Nov. 3 & 4 at 7 p.m.

Nov. 4 & 5 at 2 p.m.

Don’t tell the secret: In a small California town, a mysterious disaster befalls the attendees of a high school play. Help the actors of Weakley Playhouse find out the truth about the Oak Box Incident.

Tickets are $5 and available online or at the door.

Cultural Fashion Show:

Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. in UC Ballroom

Hosted by the Fashion Merchandising Association

Featuring fashions from Japan, Korea, Mexico and the United States

Annual Skyhawk Rentals St. John’s Fundraiser

Skyhawk Rentals are "cooking out for a cause" again this year. Grab a free lunch on them, although donations are encouraged and accepted to benefit St. John’s Community Services. They’ll be serving burgers and street-style hot dogs.

Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Location: 237 W. Peach St., Martin at The Nest Clubhouse

Weakley County Farmer’s Coop Fencing Day

Discover the benefits of StayTuff Fencing. Weakley County Schools Livestock Program behind Dresden High School. Friday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Weakley County Ned McWherter Library

Fall Leaf Watercolor Crafting with Mary Morgan

Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m.

All ages welcome. The library is located at 341 Linden St., Dresden.

Discovery Park of America: The “Let it Glow” Walk-thru and Drive-thru

Join Discovery Park of America for the "Let it Glow" opening night on Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. This event will include a kickoff ceremony at 6 p.m. featuring performances from the Jackson Symphony, the Voices of Union City Elementary student choir and a special appearance by Santa Claus. The kick-off ceremony is free for Discovery Park members and $5 for non-members. The “Let it Glow” Walk-thru and Drive-thru are back with even more lights and decorations. The size of the Walk-thru has doubled this year, so leave plenty of time to explore. Sponsored by McDonald’s and ATA. "Let it Glow" Walk-thru and Drive-thru will be open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every day excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Pricing: Walk-Thru: per ticket ages 4 and up: $5, Walk-Thru: for Children 3 and under: Free, Drive-Thru: one car: $10, Drive-Thru: Bus with 11 or more passengers: $50.

Vanguard Theatre Presents: Legally Blonde The Musical

Join cast members for the Fall 2023 Vanguard Theatre production of “Legally Blonde.” Performances are 7 p.m. on Nov 2-4, and 3 p.m. on Nov. 5. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased online with a card until 5 p.m. on the day of each performance, or with card or cash only in-person at the Box Office beginning at 6 p.m. The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Visual & Theatre Arts is located at 16 Mt Pelia Rd., Martin.