What’s Goin’ On

To place an event in the “What’s Goin’ On” section, email: [email protected]; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1548 Hwy. 421 South (beside Hardee’s). Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements are also available to view at www.harlandaily.com. For more details, call 606-909-4145.


Harlan ARH Hospital will present the LUNCH-N-LEARN Series at noon on May 27 at the hospital’s One West Conference Room. Kristal Burke, RN, will speak on safe delivery of healthy babies. There will be a free lunch and giveaways. For more information including a reservation, contact Mark Bell at 606-573-8208 or [email protected]

The Harlan County Extension Service is offering a JEWELRY MAKING CLASS, taught by Bonnie Schwab and Tina Chugg, at 4 p.m. on May 27 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. This is a design your own jewelry class and for the cost of $15 you may make one or several pieces. There will be lots of bead choices available. You must register by calling 606-573-4464.


The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of May 23 include:

Thursday — Black Mountain, Brittains Creek and Dizney.

Friday — Eastbrook Station and High Rise Apartments.


STORY TELLIN’ IN THE MOUNTAINS will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 28 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Join in for an evening of laughter and fun — stories and tall tales will be told by several tellers from the Kentucky Story Telling Association. Admission is free. Ice cream and drinks will be served. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 606-573-4464.


The EMS Road Docs Kentucky Chapter will present a POKER RUN for Bella on May 29 at Wildcat Harley Davidson in London. The event is to raise awareness for autism and service dog for Bella. Registration is from 9-10:30 a.m. Last bike must be out by 11 a.m., and all bikes must be back by 3 p.m. The fee is $20, single rider; $25, double. Prizes will be awarded for best and worst hands. There will also be a bake sale, hot dog sale, drinks and a concert. A donation bucket will also be passed out on site — donation are not required, but greatly appreciated. All bikers welcome — no alcohol or drugs permitted. For more information, contact Jeromy Killion at 606-246-0982.


Lewis Creek Pentecostal Church will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL from 6-8:15 p.m. May 30 through June 2. For transportation, contact Richie and Rhona at 606-589-5904, Linda at 606-633-1533 or Darlene at 606-589-0016.

MAY 31

The Harlan County Extension Service will kick-off the annual Poke Sallet Festival with an ICE CREAM SOCIAL from 5-7 p.m. on May 31 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Ice cream with toppings and drinks will be served. Educational booths will be available and favors will be given. Everything is free. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 606-573-4464.

First Priority Network in Harlan County has been announced, and organizers will also be reaching out to Letcher and Leslie counties. A meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on May 31 at Pizza Hut. Principals, teaches, pastors, youth pastors and parents interested in participating with a club at your local school are encouraged to attend.


The annual 4-H KIDS’ FUN DAY will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the Poke Sallet Festival

JUNE 2-4

The 61st annual POKE SALLET FESTIVAL will be held June 2-4 in downtown Harlan. For more information, visit pokesalletfestival.com.

The fifth annual U.S. 25 YARD SALE will be held June 2-4 along U.S. 25, U.S. 25E, U.S. 25W and U.S. 25/70 in Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/U.S.25YARDSALE.


The annual MISS HARLAN COUNTY Scholarship Pageant will begin at 6:30 p.m. on June 2 at Harlan County High School.


New to this year’s Poke Sallet Festival is the 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL SHOOTOUT. Starting at 9 a.m. on June 4, at the Harlan High School gymnasium, the shootout teams may consist of four players ages 14 and up. The entry fee per team is $100. Winners will have bragging rights and an introduction on the Main Stage of the festival. There will be a $1 admission charge to watch the event. For more information, contact Paul Hearld at 606-273-6944.

JUNE 5-10

Loyall Church of Christ will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 6-10 for ages 5-12. There will be singing, Bible stories, lunch, games, crafts and lots of fun. Registration will be from 5-6:30 p.m. on June 5. For more information, call 606-573-5315.

JUNE 6-10

Wallins Baptist Church will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL, Submerged — Finding Truth Below the Surface, from 6-8:30 p.m. June 6-10. There will be Bible lessons, music, food, crafts, and recreation. For more information or for transportation, contact Buddy or Janet Howard at 606-664-3054.

Yocum Creek Baptist Church, located in Middleton Addition of Evarts, will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL, Ocean Commotion Noah’s Ark, from 6-8:05 p.m. June 6-10. There will be fun, food, games, science experiments, songs, Bible stories and more. For more information, call 606-837-2519. For transportation, call 606-837-8214.

The fourth annual REVIVAL at Martins Fork Lake will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 6-10 at the big shelter house. The scheduled includes: Monday, Spencer Burkhart; Tuesday, Charlie Napier; Wednesday and Thursday, Garry Ferguson; Friday, Charlie Napier. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 606-573-6646.


The Clover Fork NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH will meet at 6 p.m. on June 6 in the basement of Evarts Methodist Church, located next to the old high school, featuring the emergency management office. For more information, contact Pastor Mike Pitzer at 606-837-3228, David Cooper at 606-837-2363 or Preston McLain at 606-837-3546.

JUNE 9-10

The third annual SELLING TO THE WORLD EXPO, aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners, will be held June 9 and 10 at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College’s Middlesboro campus. For more information, visit www.selling2theworld.com or email [email protected] or [email protected]

JUNE 14-17

Riverside Missionary Baptist Church will present BIBLE CAMP from 9-11:30 a.m. June 14-17 for K-4 through eighth-grade. For more information, call 606-573-2814 or 606-574-0004.

JUNE 20-24

The First Baptist Church of Loyall will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL from 6-8:30 p.m. June 20-24. This year’s theme is Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace. Children in K4- through sixth-grade are invited to attend. There will be Bible lessons, crafts, snacks, singing and recreation time each night. For more information, contact the church office at 606-573-2710.

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Harlan County Community Action Agency is sponsoring a SUMMER FOOD SERVICE Program. The program was established to ensure low income children continue to receive meals when school is not in session. Children 18 and under can receive meals through the S.F.S.P. CAA is sponsoring various sites, which are the actual locations where meals are served and children eat in a supervised setting. Eligible sites are those that serve children in low income areas or specific groups of low income children. This program is of no cost to sponsored site. Churches that host Vacation Bible School or Sunday School or other school organizations with children age 18 and under are encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Mistie Sanders at Harlan County Community Action Agency at 606-573-5335 ext. 233.

SHEPHERD’S PANTRY, located at 111 Union Street in Clutts, will be signing up new clients for the pantry (not commodities) program from 10-11 a.m. on the third and fourth Tuesday and third Wednesday of each month until further notice. You must bring proof of all earned and unearned income for every member of the household and their Social Security card as well as your utility bill with 911 address.

The American RED CROSS is seeking volunteers with flexible schedules to respond to single and multi-family home fires in the Lake Cumberland service area which includes Casey, Adair, Cumberland, Clinton, Russell, Pulaski, Wayne, McCreary, Whitley, Laurel, Clay, Knox, Bell and Harlan counties. Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers respond to assist families with shelter, support and access to basic needs immediately following a home fire – often arriving on scene even as the fire is still burning. Volunteers may apply online by visiting http://www.redcross.org/volunteer or by contacting Chapter Executive Terry Burkhart at 859-253-1331 or [email protected]

Ann’s Food Pantry, a mission of the Harlan United Methodist Church, is in NEED OF DONATIONS for non-perishable food items. Monetary donations are also being accepted to provide foods such as meat, milk, bread, etc. For more information, contact the church at 606-573-1464; Kyle Burnett at 606-573-3866; or Wylene Miniard at 606-573-7731 (evenings).

The Harlan County band program is hosting an INSTRUMENT DRIVE. If you have instruments in your closet, garage or know someone who is looking to donate instruments, consider putting your instrument in the hands of a student who can use it today. You can drop your instrument off in the office at any Harlan County school or contact one of the band directors at 606-574-2020 ext. 3550 to make arrangement for pickup. If directors are in class, leave a voicemail with your name and phone number and you will be contacted as soon as possible.

The Harlan County Humane Society will have BINGO SESSIONS at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays at the old Totz Bingo Hall. Proceeds benefiting the humane society.

Benchmark Family Services, serving Bell, Harlan, Clay, Knox, Laurel and Whitley counties, invites you to become a FOSTER PARENT. Free orientation classes are held from 5-6 p.m. on any Tuesday. For more information, call 606-526-6992 or toll free at 866-526-6992.

AWANA meetings at Yocum Creek Missionary Baptist Church, located in Middleton Addition in Evarts, are held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays — with classes for K-4 through high school. Participants can earn T-shirts and prizes. There will be games, Bible lessons, food, fun and more. For bus pick up, call 606-837-3170 or 606-837-8214.

The JOB CLUBS of Eastern Kentucky meets weekly with a small group of job seekers and workforce professionals to gain a competitive edge in today’s tough job market. Job clubs are free and help you create a game plan for your job search link with quality employers, improve your interviewing skills, learn self-marketing skills, evaluate, negotiate and land job offers, connect with other job seekers and ease your stress during your job search. The Harlan County Job Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Depot in Harlan. New members are welcome. New member orientation begins at 12:30 p.m.

Free saliva-based drug testing kits are provided and sponsored through UNITE and Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO). Give Me a Reason (GMAR) is designed for parents/guardians to use to talk with their children and randomly test them, which gives them a reason to say no when tempted or offered drugs. Kits can be obtained at 44 different distribution points (DP) throughout the Tri-State area and at the SIGCO office, located at 502 Pennlyn Avenue in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. For more information, contact the SIGCO office at 423-300-1302. To pick up a kit, stop by on Thursdays from noon to 5:30 p.m. Join prayer at the SIGCO office from 5-6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

GED classes are being offered to anyone 19 years or older. Improve your reading, writing and mathematical skills and study to receive your GED. Follow your children by improving your education free of charge. For more information, contact the following locations: Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Middlesboro campus at 606-248-3175, Middlesboro Learning Center at 606-248-4000, Pineville Learning Center at 606-337-3044, Henderson Settlement at 606-337-7729 ext. 305 or Lighthouse Mission at 606-337-1069.

VOLUNTEERS and friendly visitors are needed for the Kentucky Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to enrich the lives of seniors in their long-term care facilities. If you currently visit with someone or would like to become more involved and educated on resident’s rights, elder abuse and long-term care for seniors, contact Arlene Gibson, district ombudsman with Cumberland Valley ADD, at 606-864-7391 ext. 119.

A military SUPPORT GROUP for all active, separated or any former military men or women meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month at the Middlesboro National Guard Armory, located on 30th Street. If you are facing financial, relationship, criminal, adjustment, substance abuse or other problems, this is for you.

Narconon is reminding families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. Take steps to PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM DRUG USE. If you know anyone who is struggling get them the help they need. For a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs, call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.

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