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.

Friendly Village Greenhouse, located behind Cumberland River Behavior Health Center, now has garden MUMS AVAILABLE in a variety of colors including yellow, bronze, red, purple, white and pineapple. All 8 inch potted plants are $6 each, grown in Harlan. If you have a favorite planter, bring it by and staff will fill it for you. The greenhouse is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 574-0096.


The Harlan County Humane will host BINGO on Aug. 18 at the old Totz Bingo Hall. Doors open at 4 p.m., and Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Harlan County PEE WEE Football league will have final signups on from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Huff Park in Harlan. Football players are third- and fourth-graders. Cheerleaders are kindergarten- through fourth-grade. There is a $40 participation fee payable at signup. The fee covers equipment and uniform. The first six games of the season will be played at the Harlan County High School Black Bear Coal Miners’ Memorial Stadium. League play begins Sept. 10. Practice begins soon. The league is open to any child living in Harlan County. For more information, call Phillip Dozier at 606-273-5603.


The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of Aug. 15 includes:

Thursday — Black Mountain, Brittains Creek and Dizney.

Friday — Eastbrook Station and High Rise Apartments.


Summer Nights LINE DANCING at Pine Mountain State Resort Park will be held 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]


There will be a SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC on Aug. 25. Registration will be held at the Harlan County Humane Society office, located at 167 Belk Way (beside Charley’s Headquarters), from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 20. Grants are available from the Harlan County Animal Shelter.


The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will be holding a HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the Harlan County Extension Depot, located at 110 River Street in Harlan. The hunter must attend the session and pass an exam to be certified. All hunters born on or after Jan. 1,1975 must complete this course. The hunter must be at least 9 years of age to be certified. All participants must register for the course at www.fw.ky.gov. The course is free of charge. For more information, contact the Harlan County Extension Service at 606-573-4464 or the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at 800-858-1549.


SEPT. 3, 10, 17, 24; OCT. 1

The Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series returns for the second year to the Levitt AMP Middlesboro Pop-Up Park, just off of Fountain Square — downtown Middlesboro’s increasingly vibrant green space that was formerly a vacant, gravel lot — to augment the city’s community-driven revitalization of its economically challenged downtown, encouraging further community investment in the arts and promoting Middlesboro as a cultural destination. Bring a lawn chair, a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of free live music. Opening acts start at 6 p.m. and headliners take the stage at 7 p.m. Middlesboro’s #LevittAMP lineup includes: Aug. 20, JJ Thames; Aug. 27, Jeni Carr; Sept. 3, Elam McKnight; Sept. 10, Molly Venter & Goodnight Moonshine; Sept. 17, Jim Hurst Trio; Sept. 24, Kristen Brassel; and Oct. 1, Grady Champion. For more information, visit www.levittamp.org/middlesboro.


Pansy Baptist Church will host a HOMECOMING service beginning at 11 a.m. on Aug. 21 featuring special singing and dinner. All are welcome.

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.


SHEPHERD’S PANTRY, located at 111 Union Street in Clutts, will be signing up former and new clients for the pantry (not commodities) program from 10-11 a.m. on the first four Tuesdays and first three Wednesdays 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 — no exceptions.

AUG. 25

Harlan ARH Hospital will present the LUNCH-N-LEARN Series at noon on Aug. 25 in the One West Conference Room. Bushan Bollavaram, MD, MBBD, pulmonologist, ARH Daniel Boone Clinic, will speak on preventing COPD. There will be a free lunch and giveaways. For more information, including a reservation, contact Mark Bell at 606-573-8208 or [email protected]

AUG. 27

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.

AUG. 28

Riverside Baptist Church will host a special SINGING at 11 a.m. on Aug. 28 featuring The Ewing Family. Pastor Thomas Heck welcomes everyone.

SEPT. 1, 3

The Evarts LABOR DAY FESTIVAL will be held on Sept. 3. Applications for a booth can be obtained from the city clerk at Evarts City Hall. A booth with water and/or electric is $20, if not equipped $10. Booth size is 10×10, if a larger booth is required multiple booths may be reserved. The Evarts Tourism Commission will be supplying water and electric only, any other items are responsibility of the vendor. All applications are due in by Sept. 1. For more information, call 606-837-0609.


Enter for a chance to win two Battle at Bristol TICKETS. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Tickets are $10 per chance and can be purchased at the Speedwell, Harrogate and New Tazewell, Tennessee Commercial Bank branches. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. on Sept. 2.

SEPT. 3-4

The eighth annual Honoring our Veterans POW WOW, sponsored by the Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum will be held Sept. 3-4 at 4116 Cumberland Falls Hwy. in Corbin featuring native drum and flute music, performers, demonstrators, story tellers, food and craft vendors and Luck of the Draw Dancers prizes. Kids activities include pony rides, petting zoo and inflatables. The special guest will be Larry Sellers, Native American star of television and movies. Gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The grand entry is at noon on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs. The event is funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council and the National Endowment of the Arts. For more information, call 606-526-5635, email [email protected] or visit www.knahm.org. Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs.


Mary Helen United Methodist Church will host a HOMECOMING service beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 4. Pastor Steven Riddle will preach the sermon, and there will also be a special singing. A covered dish dinner will follow the service. All friends of the church are welcome to attend.

The Isaiah Creech FAMILY REUNION will be held Sept. 4 at the lower shelter house at Kingdom Come State Park in Cumberland. Food will be served at 1 p.m. All family and friends are encouraged to attend, and may bring a covered dish of their favorite food. For more information, contact Joyce Creech Shepherd at 606-589-6927.

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. 12

The Wallins Elementary School has announced the 2016-2017 SBDM Council meeting schedule. The council will meet at 3:15 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the school library on the following dates: Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10 and May 8.

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. 8

The Cumberland Gap Artists Co-op is extending an invitation to all Tri-State (Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia) artists and artisans to participate in the HARVEST MOON ART FESTIVAL on Oct. 8, where your work will receive great exposure. For more information and to register, call 606-269-1281.

OCT. 14-15

The Harlan High School class of 1963 REUNION will be held Oct. 14-15 in Lexington. The class is also searching for several classmates. For more information, contact Alex G. Cummins at [email protected] or 904-797-7894.

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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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; Steven Riddle at 606-573-3866; or Wylene Miniard at 606-573-7731 (evenings).

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, Bell County Literacy Center at 606-248-2014, Pineville Learning Center at 606-337-3044 or Henderson Settlement at 606-337-7729 ext. 305.

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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