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 High School SBDM Council will have a special-called meeting at 3 p.m. on June 22 in the HCHS Media Center. The agenda includes vacant teaching positions at HCHS. Everyone is invited to attend.


There will be a regular scheduled BOARD OF HEALTH meeting at 6 p.m. on June 23 at the Harlan County Health Department.


The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of June 20 includes:

Wednesday — Pathfork.

Thursday — Verda, Closplint, Holmes Mill and Louellen.

Friday — No run.


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


The CARD OF THE MONTH will begin at 3 p.m. on June 27 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Those attending will make at least one Christmas card and one all occasion card. The class if free, but registration is requested. To register, call 606-573-4464.


PINTEREST DAY will begin at 9 a.m. on June 29 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. “Mason Jar Crafts” and a Pinterest recipe will be made. The class is free, but registration is required. To register, call 606-573-4464.


The Kentucky Blood Center will host a BLOOD DRIVE from 1:30-6 p.m. on June 30 at the Harlan Center in the meeting rooms. All donors will receive a $10 Walmart gift card and will be automatically entered to win a 2016 4X4 Toyota Tacoma. Donors will also receive a non-fasting cholesterol test, and results will be posted within five days after the drive at kybloodcenter.org where they can also find rules of the truck giveaway. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522.

JULY 5-9

Brittains Creek Baptist Church in Kenvir, will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL, Deep Sear Discovery, from 6-8:303 p.m. July 5-9. There will be Bible lessons, puppets, crafts, food and games nightly. All ages through teens are welcome (under 5 must be accompanied by an adult). Bible school graduation will begin at 6 p.m. on July 9 with refreshments served in the fellowship hall.


The First Baptist Church of Loyall will host “The Share Jesus without Fear,” BIBLE STUDY on Wednesday nights, beginning at 7 p.m. on July 6. The study will consist of five Wednesdays, with a special study for each course. Student books will be given out. If you would like to join, feel free to attend — all are welcome. For more information, contact Pastor Bob Whitter at 606-573-2710.

JULY 10-14; JULY 17-21

Camp Blanton DAY CAMP, for boys and girls ages 8 to 13, will be held July 11-14 and July 18-21. Activities include swimming, boating, hiking, archery, lifesaving skills, arts and crafts and more. The fee is $35, lunch and T-shirt provided. Camperships are available. Registration is from 2-5 p.m. on July 10 and 17 (limited to 50 campers per week). For more information, call 606-573-6811 or 606-521-4872.

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. 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).

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.

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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