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Tai Chi for Beginners Feb. 10
An eight week “Tai Chi for Beginners” workshop will be offered in Henderson beginning on Feb. 10. Anyone ages 18 and up is invited to register. The registration fee is $50. Please call the UT Extension—Chester County office at 989-2103 to register or receive more information.

Financial Fridays in February
Financial Fridays are coming this February to help you increase savings, spend wisely, and plan for the future. Join UT Extension each Friday in February at 10 a.m. for a FREE Zoom. Each week will have a different topic and professional, who is an expert in that area. Registration is required weekly to receive the Zoom link. Please register at the Facebook page: UT Extension—Chester County.

CC Head Start Pre-registration Feb. 16 and Feb. 18
The Southwest Human Resource Agency Head Start Program is now accepting applications for three and four-year-old children to attend Head Start classes beginning in Fall 2022. The Head Start Program is designed for pre-school children of low-income families who are on or under the poverty guidelines. Pre-registration in Chester County for the Chester County Head Start Center will be from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, and Friday, Feb. 18. Pre-registration will be held at the SWHRA Community Service Center located at 269 N Church St. in Henderson. For more information contact Family Care Manager Cheryl Conder at 989-5192 or 608-9102 or Susan Hemby at 608-9049. Information needed at this time includes the child’s birth certificate, immunization form, a copy of child’s TennCare/Insurance card, and Family Income Verification. Verification of income must be provided for 2021 by individual Income Tax Form 1040, W-2 Forms, Pay Stubs, and Written Statements from employers or Families First Determination.

Horse Management
Field Day Feb. 17

The UT Horse Management Field Day will be held at First Farmers Coop (16219 sr-22) Lexington on Monday, Feb. 14.  This event is open to everyone from 5-9 p.m. with a free meal served.  Call the UT Extension Chester County office at 989-2103 to register by Thursday, Feb. 10. This field day will be very hands-on oriented.  Topics will include:  body weight estimation, forage evaluation, soil testing, tack fitting, dental care and more. If you have questions call your local UT Extension-Chester County office at 989-2103.

Fifth Annual Black
History Program Feb. 19

The Fifth Annual Black History Program will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Chester County Senior Center, 247 East Main St., Henderson. There is no cost to attend. This year’s theme is “Reviewing African American History in Chester County.” Masks will be required. Patrons will view displays about the history of African Americans in Chester County. No formal program this year. The public is invited to submit displays for this event. The deadline to submit a display board is 11 p.m. Feb. 15. For more information, please contact: croomamie@gmail.com; ahollingswo6@gmail.com; or lwright8159@gmail.com.  

Lifeline Blood Drive Feb. 21
Lifeline Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Monday. Feb. 21, at Piggly Wiggly in Henderson.

Cookies for Cancer
Fish Fry March 19

Cookies for Cancer will be hosting a Fish Fry March 19 at the Montezuma Center. Time will be noon-4 p.m. or until they run out. This is for everyone to come out and meet the candidates who are running for election this year 2022. You can pick up or dine in and get to know our candidates. Fish plates will consist of catfish, fried taters, coleslaw and hush puppies for $10.99. Grab a scoop of cobbler for $2.99 (apple, cherry or peach). Please mark this on your calendar. You can contact Beth Sappington Everett by email everettbeth@yahoo.com or call 731-658-6347 (land line) for more information.

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