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.

The Harlan County Boys and Girls Club is participating in the SUMMER FOOD SERVICE Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the club Monday through Friday — breakfast will be served from 10-10:30 a.m.; lunch, 12:30-1:30 p.m.


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

Teetersville Baptist Church will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL, Submerged, from 6-8:30 p.m. through June 10 for ages 4 through 12th-grade. Bible School will conclude with a family night program and ice cream social at 7 p.m. on June 10. For more information, call 573-7542 or 574- 1107.

Friendship Baptist Church will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL from 6-8:30 p.m. through June 10 for ages 4-12. All families are welcome to attend a program at 6 p.m. on June 10. Buses will be provided in Cranks, Cawood and the Day Branch areas.

Wallins Baptist Church will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL, Submerged — Finding Truth Below the Surface, from 6-8:30 p.m. through June 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. through June 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. through June 10 at the big shelter house. The schedule Friday includes Charlie Napier. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 606-573-6646.


There will be a SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC on June 29 and 30. Registration will be held at the Harlan County Humane Society office, located at 167 Belk Way (beside Charley’s Headquarters), at noon on June 11 and 18. Grants are available from the Harlan County Animal Shelter.


There will be a SUMMER EXPO from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 11 at the Middlesboro National Guard Armory, located on 30th Street, featuring door prizes, barbecue, sweets, popcorn, great Father’s Day gifts, home décor, health and wellness, jewelry, handmade items and much more. Charity donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, call or text 865-585-2604.


Calvary Baptist Church will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL from 6-8 p.m. June 12-16. For more information, call 606-573-1965 or 606-795-0258.


The Boggs Hollow House of Prayer is now hosting FUN DAY SUNDAY, beginning at 2 p.m. every Sunday. Everyone is invited — everything is free (all you can eat, bring your kids to win free gifts, or a friend).

JUNE 13-14

REPORT CARDS will be distributed at Harlan County High School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 13 and 14.

JUNE 13-15

Coxton Faith Tabernacle will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL from 6-8:30 p.m. June 13-15 for ages 5-14.

JUNE 13-17

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of June 13 includes:

Monday — Comprehensive Care Center, Cranks, Cawood, Little Creek and Holiday Apartments.

Tuesday — Green Hills Senior Center, Bledsoe and Straight Creek,

Wednesday — Pine Mountain, Pine Mountain Settlement School and Big Laurel.

Thursday — Black Mountain, Brittains Creek and Dizney.

Friday — Eastbrook Station and High Rise Apartments.

Elcomb Baptist Church will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL from 6-8 p.m. June 13-17.

Central Baptist Church, located at 118 Central Street, will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL from 6-8:30 p.m. June 13-17. For bus pickup, call 606-621-5213.

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.


The Harlan County RETIRED TEACHERS Association will meet at 1 p.m. on June 14 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Guest speaker Rachel Baker Jenkins, RN/BSN from HARH will give a presentation on stroke awareness. All retired teachers are invited to attend. Those who attend for the first time will receive a special gift. There will also be a potluck meal. Yearly membership dues of $6 will be collected. If you can’t attend but want to belong to the group, you can mail a check for $6 to Polly McLain, P.O. Box 28 Evarts, KY 40828 or to Karen Alred, 201 Cherry Street, Harlan, KY 40831. The group needs as many retired teachers to join as possible — there is power in numbers. For information contact, Polly McLain at 606-837-3546 or on Facebook.


Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host the Third Thursday DINNER JAM on June 16 (third Thursday of each month, June through October) featuring a barbecue and fish fry and music. Dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. with bluegrass music by Backporch Grass from 7-8 p.m. at the Sourwood Amphitheater. In case of bad weather, the event will be held in the Ray Harm Room in the lodge. Dinners are $8 and include fried catfish (fried on site), barbecue pulled pork, baked bean, corn on the cob, coleslaw, sweet cornbread muffins and cherry cobbler (drink not included). For more information, visit parks.ky.gov or call 606-337-3066.


The Turner and Couch FAMILY REUNION will be held on June 18 at Martins Fork Lake. Bring a covered dish and drinks.

JUNE 20-24

The First Baptist Church of Loyall will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL from 5:30-8:30 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.

SEPT. 23-24

The 40th annual Great American DULCIMER CONVENTION will be held at Pine Mountain State Resort Park Sept. 23 and 24 featuring free learning workshops during the day on Saturday and must-see evening concert on Friday and Saturday. The Frontier Night Buffet will also be held on Saturday at the Mountain View Restaurant with buffalo and elk entrees. For more information, visit parks.ky.gov or call 606-337-3066.

OCT. 30

The League of Women Voters of Kentucky has issued an invitation to U.S. Senate candidates, Jim Gray (D) and Rand Paul (R) to participate in a televised debate on Oct. 30. The debate will be held at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center in Lexington. Co-sponsors with the league are the Lexington Herald-Leader, University of Kentucky Student Government and CBS affiliates WLKY-TV, Louisville and WKYT-TV, Lexington.

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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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