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.

A veterans benefits field representative with the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs WILL NOT be at the Harlan National Guard Armory on July 12 due to activities involving the Kentucky Army National Guard Harlan unit. A representative will return on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting in August. For more information, call toll free 877-865-0004.


The Harlan County Extension Office will present a RECYCLED CRAFTS WORKSHOP at 10 a.m. on July 8 at the Extension Depot. Participants will make several crafts using tin can, old keys and toilet tissue rolls. The workshop is free, but there are a few supplies to bring and registration is required. Space is limited. To register and for a supply list, call 606-573-4464.

The Martins Fork Bass Club will host its second open BASS TOURNAMENT from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. on July 8 at Martins Fork Lake. The cost is $50 per angler. If you plan to fish, the lake is off limits from 7 p.m. on July 6 through 7 p.m. on July 8, at the start of the tournament. All club rules will be followed. If there are 20 full boats, the payout will be $900, first place; $400, second place; $100, third place; and $100, big fish. For more information, contact Jim Hill at 606-574-8969 or Donnie Britton at 606-573-1158.

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for July 8 includes Eastbrook Station and High Rise Apartments.

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 22, 29;

AUG. 5, 12, 19

Summer Nights LINE DANCING at Pine Mountain State Resort Park will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on July 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5 and 12; and from 7-8 p.m. on Aug. 19 on the lodge basketball court. Learn basic line dancing steps and dance to some of your favorite tunes. The instructor-led class, held with the Broken Spur Dance Club, is $5 per person. Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. the day of the class. As this is an outdoor location, classes are weather permitting. For more information, contact [email protected]


The Harlan County Unite Coalition will sponsor Hooked On Fishing — Not On Drugs (HOFNOD) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 9 at Martins Fork Lake in Smith. There will be food and fun for everyone. Bring a child and help make a difference in our community one child at a time. All gear is provided. For more information, visit www.futurefisherman.org or contact Thomas or Joyce Heck at 606-574-9213.


Brittains Creek Baptist Church in Kenvir, will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL, Deep Sear Discovery, from 6-8:303 p.m. through July 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.


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.


Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a free summer READING CAMP July 10-16 for rising third- through fifth-graders who need extra help with reading. The camp will build reading skills, get a necessary “boost” before the next school year begins, and have fun. For more information, email [email protected], call 859-252-6527 or find them on Facebook (Reading Camp!).

JULY 11, 13

COOKING WITH EXTENSION — Speedy Suppers (five ingredients or less) will be held at 11 a.m. on July 13 at the Extension Dept. Those attending will receive a recipe leaflet and taste several dishes. The class is free, but registration is required by July 11.To register, call 606-573-4464.


The Cloverfork NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH will host a community COOKOUT beginning at 6 p.m. on July 11 across the street from the Evarts Methodist Church. In case of inclement weather, the cookout will be held in the basement of the church. Everyone is invited to attend and see what goes on at the meetings, the different topics covered and all the speakers that attend with community information. For more information, please David Cooper at 606-837-2363 or Preston McLain at 606-837-3546.

The L&N/CSX Railroaders will meet at 10 a.m. on July 11 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. All retired and former railroaders are encouraged to attend.

JULY 11-14

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of July 11 includes:

Monday — Smith, Three Point and Bob’s Creek.

Tuesday —Rio Vista, County Pike and Baxter.

Wednesday — Pathfork.

Thursday — Verda, Closplint, Holmes Mill and Louellen.

Friday — No run.

JULY 11-15

Poor Fork Church of Christ, located next to Rosspoint Elementary School, will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL from 6:30-8 p.m. July 11-15.


The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet July 12 at David’s Steak House in Corbin. Mealtime will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting to follow. The guest speaker will be Bill Conn, the Democratic candidate for District 82 (Whitley and part of Laurel) of the Kentucky House of Representatives. Any retirees receiving retirement benefits from KERS, CERS or SPRS are welcome to attend. Membership information will be available at the meeting or at kentuckypublicretirees.org. For more information, call 606-877-0079.


All Harlan Middles School students in fifth- through eighth-grade interested in PLAYING FOOTBALL this season should report to the football field at 5 p.m. on July 13 for practice. All players must bring copy of completed physical or they will not be able to practice.

The Harlan County CHAMBER OF COMMERCE general meeting will begin at noon on July 13 at The Portal in downtown Harlan. The guest speaker will be Carl Nichols, of the Cumberland Region Tourism Association. Flo Asher, president of the chamber, invites everyone to attend

JULY 14, 15

The next JEWELRY WORKSHOPS at the Extension Depot will held at 10:30 a.m. on July 14 and at 4 p.m. on July 15. You only need to attend one class. The project is a white and gold necklace and earring set with a cost of $10. To register, call 606-573-4464.

JULY 15, 22

CHRISTMAS IN JULY will begin at 10 a.m. on July 22 at the Extension Depot. Get in the holiday spirit for a few hours by joining in for some Christmas crafts. The class is free, but space is limited and registration is required by July 15. To register, call 606-573-4464.

JULY 18-21

Harvest Worship Center will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL, Prepare for Lift-Off, from 6-8 p.m. nightly July 18-21 featuring at 25 foot banana split.

JULY 18-22

Cumberland Pentecostal Church will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL, The Conquerors, from 5-8 p.m. July 18-22 for ages 3 and up. For more information or transportation, call 606-273-8713 or 606-273-2599.

Mary Helen United Methodist Church will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL, Catch the Wave of God’s Love, from 6-8:30 p.m. July 18-22 for preschool- through eighth-grades. A can will pick up children in the Lenarue, Cawood and Cranks areas.


Harlan ARH Hospital will host a JOB FAIR for Registered Nurses from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 20 in the One West Conference Room. Information on locally available RN jobs and incentives for both full- and part-time positions will be available. Eva “Dee” Hughes, RN, community chief nursing officer at Harlan ARH, invites all RNs interested to attend.

JULY 20, 27

CANDY BOUQUETS will be taught at 10 a.m. on July 27 at the Extension Depot. These make great gifts or centerpieces and can be customized for any occasion. The class is free, but space is limited and registration is required by July 20. To register, call 606-573-4464.


The James A. Cawood High School all 1980s REUNION will be held from 2-10 p.m. on July 23. There will be a potluck dinner with many fun activities. For more information, contact Tammala King at 217-979-2269 or 606-505-9606.


The CARD OF THE MONTH for July will begin at 3 p.m. on July 25 at the Extension Depot. Several cards will be made. The class is free. To register, call 606-573-4464.

AUG. 4-6

The 52nd annual Harlan County Shriners Horse Show and Fair will be held Aug. 4-6 at Shriners Fairgrounds at Putney. The fair begins Aug. 4, and the horse show will be held Aug. 5-6 beginning at 6 p.m.


The First Baptist Church of Loyall is hosting a free SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM, from noon to 12:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday) through Aug. 5. All meals are free and are sponsored by the Harlan County Community Action Agency. Children up to 18 years of age are welcome to attend. For more information, call 606-573-2710.

SEPT. 10

The Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association will host a GRAND OPENING on Sept. 10. Vendors are asked to set up by 11 a.m., and the event will run until 5 p.m. The Cumberland Gap Artist Co-Op will be set up at Festival Park, and LMU’s Center of the Arts will be open during the event.

SEPT. 17

The Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival 2016 Quilt Block Contest has been announced. Prizes will be awarded in two categories, hand pieced blocks and machine pieced blocks — $30 for first place and $20 for second place. Each first place winner will also receive a gift certificate from a local fabric store. Entries may be brought or mailed to the Bell County Public Library, 126 South 20th Street, Middlesboro, KY 40965 no later than Sept. 17. For additional information or clarification, contact Sally C. Smith at 606 269-2655.

SEPT. 20-24

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is SEARCHING for anyone that served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For more information about the association and the 95th annual reunion in Springfield, Missouri Sept. 20-24, contact Bob Haynes, secretary/treasurer, at [email protected]; or 224-225-1202 or visit www.2ida.org.

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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