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.
Grays Knob Church of God will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL, Deep Sea Discovery, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 26-28. There will be a cookout and inflatables on the last night. Everyone is welcome.
Dr. Rand Paul will hold a TOWN HALL beginning at 12:30 p.m. on July 26 at The Flocoe, located at 122 Kentucky Avenue in Pineville. The town hall is free to attend and open to the public and media.
The Harlan County Arts Council will host their annual Community ARTS PICNIC from 6:30-10 p.m. on July 28 at the Harlan County Courthouse gazebo and lawn. There will be live music featuring Emersyn Noah, Jarrett McKenzie, Wendy Clem, Tucker Lewis and the Kudzu Killers. Appalachian Storyteller Pam Holcomb will be the emcee. There will also be free barbecue dinners, an art sale, “Bloody Harlan” car show, art activities with children and more. If you are interested in setting up your artwork or crafts for the evening’s art sale, or if you are an author and would like to set up a table to sell your books, contact Jennifer McDaniels at 606-573-4223.
The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Service and the Harlan County Homemakers Reading Club are sponsoring a Children’s BOOK GIVEAWAY from 4-6 p.m. on July 29 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Books will be available for toddlers through teens. Everything is free. For more information, call 606-573-4464.
Morning Star Church, located at the Harlan Center, will host Vacation Bible School, Let’s Dive into God’s Word Under the Sea, from 5-8 p.m. July 29-31. There will be crafts, food, prizes and games. For more information, call 606-573-7148.
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 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 Miniard FAMILY REUNION will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 30 at Pine Mountain Settlement School in the Laurel House. Meat and drinks will be provided — bring a vegetable or dessert. For more information, contact Mildred Howard a 606-273-4429.
The Wallins Elementary School SBDM Council will have a special-called meeting at 9 a.m. on Aug. 1.
The Clover Fork NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH will meet at 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 in the basement of Evarts Methodist Church (next to the old high school). Speaker will be members from Air Evac Lifeteam. For more information, contact Pastor Mike Pitzer at 606-837-3228, David Cooper at 606-837-2363 or Preston McLain at 606-837-3546.
The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a free FALL VEGETABLE GARDENING workshop beginning at 6 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. This workshop will offer basics in fall vegetable gardening information and what to plant for the fall harvest. For more information or to register, call 606-573-4464.
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 Harlan County Cooperative Extension Service and the Harlan County Homemakers Reading Club are sponsoring a BOOK GIVEAWAY for Adults from 4-6 p.m. on Aug. 5 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Everything is free. For more information, call 606-573-4464.
The Artists’ Attic and Harlan Tourism will host an EXHIBIT from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 4 with free admission and refreshments. Artist Larry Richardson will showcase his two-year project, “Cumberland River – An American Legacy,” in which he has captured the beauty of this river we know so well in his unique and serene style of painting. Richardson will also have his artwork for sale.
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.
Yocum Creek Baptist Church, located in Middleton Addition in Evarts, will host a BACK TO SCHOOL BASH from 5-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 6. There will be games, inflatables, food, fun and good news of Jesus. School supplies will be given out. The bus will run. For transportation, call 606-837-8014. Kids and parents are invited to attend.
The Middlesboro WING FLING Festival will be held on Aug. 6 in downtown Middlesboro featuring wing samples from local restaurants/competitors and live music. Admission is $5. For more information, contact Stephen at 606-242-8785, email [email protected] or visit www.facebook.com/wingflingmboro.
The Wallins Elementary School SBDM Council will have a special-called meeting at 5 p.m. on Aug. 8.
A Harlan County-wide PRAYER SERVICE for Revival Monday will begin at 7 p.m. on Aug. 8 at the Harlan County High School auditorium, sponsored by Harlan County First Priority Clubs.
Cawood Elementary School will host an OPEN HOUSE from noon to 2 p.m. on Aug. 9. Come out and meet your child’s teachers and staff, and register any new students.
James A. Cawood Elementary School will host an OPEN HOUSE from 4-6 p.m. on Aug. 9.
Harlan County High School will host FROSH, the freshman orientation, from 4-6 p.m. on Aug. 9. Students will meet in the theatre. Parents will meet in the lunchroom on the second floor.
Rosspoint Elementary School will have OPEN HOUSE from 1-3 p.m. on Aug. 10.
Evarts Elementary School will host an OPEN HOUSE from 1-3 p.m. on Aug. 10. Students can meet and greet their new teachers, see classroom assignments and pick up supply lists. There will also be free refreshments and giveaways.
Special activities are planned for the Black Mountain Elementary School OPEN HOUSE from 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 10. Come out and meet the teachers and staff.
Cumberland Elementary School will host OPEN HOUSE from 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 10.
Green Hills Elementary School will have and OPEN HOUSE from 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 10. There will be inflatables and refreshments. Teachers and administration will be on hand.
AUG. 13, 20
The Cumberland High School class of 1976 will have a 40th REUNION on Aug. 20 at Benham Inn. Meet and starts at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The cost is $30 per person. RSVAP by Aug. 13 to [email protected] or leave a message at 423-391-8013.
Brittians Creek Baptist Church in Kenvir will celebrate HOMECOMING 2016 beginning at noon on Aug. 21. Featured singers include The Bakers (Eric, Charlotte Sons and Abbi), of Mt. Sterling, and guest speaker will be Rev. Patrick Eldridge, of Middlesboro. Dinner will be served after the service. Rev. Don Johnson and the congregation invite everyone to attend.
Pine Mountain Settlement School will host the annual Community FAIR DAY from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Representatives from the Harlan County Extension Service will register exhibits in the Laurel House from 9-11 a.m. Winners will be announced at noon. The fair will feature games for all ages, music, exhibits, inflatable, food, drinks and crafts, horseshoe tournament, corn hole tournament and other fun activities. There will also be a pig roast sponsored by Nolen’s Lodge, information booths and displays of traditional handmade crafts. For more information, contact Judy Lewis, community coordinator, at 606-558-3571.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.