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 BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of Sept. 12 includes:
Tuesday — James A. Cawood Elementary School, Rio Vista, County Pike and Baxter.
Wednesday — Wallins Elementary School and Pathfork.
Thursday — Verda, Closplint, Holmes Mill and Louellen.
Friday — Rosspoint Elementary School and Harlan County Christian School.
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) annual picnic/meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 13 at Thompson Park in Barbourville. Special guest speaker will be State Rep. Jim Stewart III (House District 86 consisting of Knox ans part of Laurel county). Any retiree (and spouse) receiving retirement benefits from KERS, CERS, or SPRS is welcome to attend. Membership information will be available at the meeting or on the website (kentuckypublicretirees.org). For more information, call 606-877-0079.
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.
THURSDAY; SEPT. 19
AUDITIONS for the Southeast Players production of Christmas Carol will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 14, 15 and 19 in the Godbey Appalachian Center Theatre on the SKCTC Cumberland campus. Auditions are open for everyone (all ages) interested. For more information, contact Professor Michael Corriston at 606-589-3137.
FREE FOOD BOXES will be given away from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Sept. 14 at Shepherd’s Pantry, located at 111 Union Street in Clutts. You must be present and bring your utility bill (any utility) showing your 911 address. Federal guidelines are posted on the door. Enter off Golf Course Boulevard. Areas served: Putney to Partridge and the Virginia line to Pine Mountain Settlement School. All are welcome.
Church on the Hill-Cumberland Pentecostal Church will host REVIVAL SERVICES beginning at 7 p.m. through Sept. 14. Darrin English, of Plain English Ministries, will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome.
There will be a regularly scheduled BOARD OF HEALTH meeting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Harlan County Health Department.
Harlan ARH Hospital will present the LUNCH-N-LEARN Series on Sept. 16 in the One West Conference Room. Connie Maggard, RN, infection control coordinator at the hospital, will speak on preparing for flu season. There will be a free lunch and giveaways. For more information, including a reservation, contact Mark Bell at 606-573-8208 or [email protected]
Harlan County Farm Bureau’s Customer Appreciation Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the Farm Bureau building, located at 108 Walnut Street in Harlan. There will be refreshments, giveaways, local and state vendors.
Pine Mountain Settlement School will host the SORGHUM STIR-OFF Festival Sept. 16-17. Participate first-hand in the old time Appalachian tradition of Sorghum production with local expert Gary Branson. There will also be workshops on building a diverse and sustainable economy, live music, and a soup bean supper featuring Pine Mountain’s own spin on spoon bread. Tickets to the festival are $20 and include dinner on Friday and Saturday lunch. Lodging is available on campus at an additional cost. This festival is free for Grow Appalachia participants and their families. For more information, contact Preston Jones or the school’s office at 606-558-3571. Register online at www.pinemountainsettlementschool.com.
FALL SCRAP FEST will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the Harlan Extension Depot, located at 110 River Street in Harlan. The cost is $10, and those attending will receive a T-shirt, favor bag and lunch. Door prizes will be given away. Vendors will be selling scrapbooking items and jewelry. Bring your scrapbooking supplies and join in for an all-day crop. For more information or to register, call 606-574-4464.
The 15th annual Harlan County Christian WOMEN’S RETREAT will be held Sept. 17 at Harlan Christian Church, located at 130 South 1st Street in downtown Harlan. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The all-day program will feature a live simulcast from Chicago, Illinois with Beth Moore, founder of Living Proof Ministries and world-renowned Christian speaker, missionary, radio host and author of many women’s Bible studies. The cost is $25 and includes continental breakfast, lunch, door prizes, praise and worship at 9:15 a.m. with Common Ground Praise Team. T-shirts will be available for sale. The event ends at 5:15 p.m. All women are welcome and encouraged to attend. Pre-register to be assured of a listening guide by calling Vera Williams at 606-589-274, Tina Burkhart at 606-273-0376 or Beth Creech at 606-273-7780. Checks payable to HCCWR, c/o Vera Williams, 14473 Highway 522, Cumberland, KY 40823.
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. 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: Sept. 17, Jim Hurst Trio; Sept. 24, Kristen Brassel; and Oct. 1, Grady Champion. For more information, visit www.levittamp.org/middlesboro.
James A. Cawood Elementary School’s special-called SITE BASE meeting has been postponed until Sept. 19 at 3 p.m.
Morning Star Church will host PRAYER for our Nation and the Election beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the Harlan Center. Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 606-573-7148.
The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Service will be offering a free Backyard MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCTION at 6 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Harlan County Extension Depot at 110 River Street in Harlan. Participants will learn how maple syrup is produced from the raw maple sap into the finished maple syrup that makes it to the table. For more information or to register for this free workshop, contact the Extension Office at 606-573-4464.
Harlan Baptist Church, located at 102 West Mound Street in Harlan, will be host the Cry Out! FREE SIMULCAST, a prayer event presented by Revive Our Hearts and Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth, from 6:30-10 p.m. on Sept. 23. The three-hour prayer event will be simulcast from Indianapolis where 6,500 women will be gathered for the True Woman16 conference. Bring your Bible, pen and paper. For more information, contact Peggy Haywood at 606-273-4044 or Veda Hall at 606-505-6792.
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 Office of Mine Safety and Licensing will offer SURFACE retraining class from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.
SEPT. 26, 27
The Office of Mine Safety and Licensing will offer an UNDERGROUND retraining class from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 27 at the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.
Harlan County FRYSC will sponsor a Breast Cancer Awareness LUNCHEON from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Harlan Depot, located on Railroad Street in Harlan.
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.
The Cumberland Elementary School SBDM Council has announced their meeting dates for 2016-2017. Meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month. If school is dismissed, meetings will be rescheduled. Agendas and a 24-hour notice will be posted on the bulletin board inside/outside the building for special-called meetings. Meetings dates include: Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8.
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.
The sixth annual Borrowed Angels event, a candlelight vigil, to honor infant and pregnancy loss will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Grace on the Hill Methodist Church in Corbin. Anyone that has been touched by the loss of an infant/child is welcome to attend free of charge. For more information, contact Amy Jackson, perinatal bereavement coordinator at 606-528-1212 ext. 4609.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park will present Movie in the Cove beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Laurel Cove Amphitheater. Start the Halloween season off right with an outdoor showing of the 1980 version of Friday the 13th. Admission is $5 per person. Concessions will be available for purchase. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. In case of rain, the movie will be moved to the Ray Harm Room at the lodge. For more information, call 606-337-3066.
The ZOMBIE GLOW RUN 5K will be held Oct. 15 in Pineville. For more information, visit Vibe5k.com.
The Middlesboro annual bike run, COPS 4 KIDS, will be held Oct. 22 at Middlesboro Mall. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., kickstands up at 1 p.m. The cost per rider is $25 which includes the ride, dinner plate, live entertainment and T-shirt. All proceeds to toward Middlesboro Police Department Cops for Kids. For more information, contact Middlesboro Police Station at 606-249-3636 or Petie Gilbert at 606-269-1943.
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.
Grace on the Hill, located at 1632 Cumberland Falls Hwy. in Corbin, will hosts its fifth annual ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 12 featuring crafts, entertainment, concessions and silent auctions — fun for all ages, booths are available. For more information on booths, contact Kelley Ashley at 606-277-0358 or the church office at 606-528-6840 (including information on the fair).
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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.
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.