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 business 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. 19 includes:

Thursday — Cumberland Elementary School, Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Putney.

Friday — No run.

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 Harlan County Unite Coalition will sponsor Hooked On Fishing — Not On Drugs (HOFNOD) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 24 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.

Due to a previously scheduled track meet on Sept. 20 at Harlan County High School, the PEE WEE games will be rescheduled for Sept. 24 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon (games will be played in the same order as they were scheduled on Sept. 20).


The Southern Brothers Harlan Chapter second annual CAR & BIKE SHOW will be held Sept. 24-25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Huddle House in Harlan. The car show will be held Sept. 24, and the bike show on Sept. 25. Pre-registration is $10 or $15 the day of each event. Swap meet spaces are $10 each. Preregister at the club (old Amvets club) or call 606-909-1166. Judging will be from 2-4 p.m. both days. There will be several different categories, trophies will be given to winners of each category. There will be a donation booth set up for Mike Howard (Mountain Santa) accepting toys and monetary donations (all donation will go directly to Howard). A donation booth will also be set up for needy children of Harlan for school supplies (to go directly to schools).


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. 24, Kristen Brassel; and Oct. 1, Grady Champion. For more information, visit www.levittamp.org/middlesboro.


Riverside Baptist Church of Dayhoit will host HOMECOMING at 11 a.m. on Sept. 25. The speaker will be David Howard with special music by Voices of Praise. A potluck meal will follow the service. Pastor Thomas Heck and the congregation welcome everyone.

The Harlan County High School girls’ SOCCER TEAM will host the Red Bird Lady Cardinals at 6 p.m. on Sept. 25.

SEPT. 26

The Harlan County ARTS COUNCIL will meet on Sept. 26 in the conference room of the Harlan County Cooperative Extension Agency. Cora Pat Howard, director of the Cumberland Gap Artists Co-op, will be the featured speaker. She will be talking about artistic opportunities that exist with her group in historic Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Howard will also be promoting the Harvest Moon Art Festival on Oct. 8 in Cumberland Gap. If you are interested in becoming involved with co-op, or participating in the co-op’s upcoming festival, stop by the next meeting. For more information, call 606-573-4223.

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.


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.

OCT. 1

The Camp Blanton Trust annual fall FISH FRY, or barbecue sandwich meal, will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Camp Blanton. The cost is an $8 donation, which helps promote the youth camp. Tickets may be purchased at the door and from board members.

OCT. 2-9

HOMECOMING services at Kentenia Full Gospel Church will be held Oct. 2-9. Weekday services begin at 7 p.m., Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. The schedule includes: Sunday, Rev. David Rice; Monday-Tuesday, Rev. B.J. McKinney; Wednesday-Thursday, Rev. Glen Wilson; Friday, Jessie Hensley; Saturday, no service; homecoming day, Assistant Pastor Greg Abraham and Pastor Ed Houston.

OCT. 3

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 Clover Fork NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH program will meet at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Hope Center in Verda. Speakers will be office staff from the center. For more information, contact Mike Pitzer at 606-837-3228, David Cooper at 606-837-2363 or Preston McLain at 606-837-3546.

OCT. 4

The Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College BOARD OF DIRECTORS will meet at 6 p.m. on Oct 4 in the gallery of the Godbey Appalachian Center. For more information, contact Kharla Sherman, assistant to the president, at 606-589-3032.

OCT. 8

There will be a MONSTER MOVIE MARATHON on Oct. 8, from 3 p.m. to midnight, at the historic Coal Miner’s Memorial Theater in Benham featuring old black and white horror film classics. A one-time donation of $6 will be taken at the door, anytime during the night. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite horror film character. The film schedule includes: Creature from the Black Lagoon at 3 p.m., The Day the Earth Stood Still at 4:35 p.m., The Wolf Man at 6:20 p.m., Dracula at 7:40 p.m., Bride of Frankenstein at 9:15 p.m., and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein at 10:40 p.m. The concession stand at the old theater will be open too, and there will be plenty of popcorn, drinks and candy. For more information, call 606-573-4223.

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. 13

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.

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. 14

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.

OCT. 15

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.

OCT. 20

The Harlan County Chamber of Commerce’s ANNUAL GALA, Harvest the Growth, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Harlan Center. Awards will be given in 10 categories — nominate a business today at www.harlancountychamber.com. There will be live music. Reserve tickets now: Single, $35; couple, $65; table of six, $200.

OCT. 22

MYSTIC MOUNTAIN — A Geological, Historical & Mysterious Virtual Tour of the Little Shepherd Trail will be led by Harlan County paranormal investigator Tony Felosi, along with local people who are familiar with Pine Mountain and Little Shepherd Trail. The evening of photographic presentations, historical talks and ghost stories at Putney Ranger Station beginning at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22. There will also be a “Scary Art” exhibit on display by the Harlan County Arts Council, autumn refreshments including hot apple cider and hot cocoa and ghost stories by Appalachian storyteller Pam Holcomb told by a roaring fire. Felosi will end the night with a tour of the ranger station, and talk about his work as a ghost hunter in Harlan County and conduct a sample EVP session. The evening will conclude around 9 p.m. For more information, call 606-573-4223.

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.

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.

OCT. 31

Halloween will be observed on Oct. 31 in Harlan County. TRICK OR TREAT hours are from 5-7 p.m.

Robert E. Frazier Tri-City Area GRANT APPLICATIONS are due on Oct. 31. For more information, contact Bobbie at 606-524-4964.

NOV. 11-12

OWL PROWL WEEKEND at Pine Mountain State Resort park will be held Nov. 11-12. The schedule includes: Pellet-ology at 7 p.m. on Friday, and the cost is $5 per person; Birds of Prey at 2 p.m. on Saturday, free program; Owls of the Night at 7 p.m. on Saturday, $5 per person; and Prowling Guidelines & Owl Prowl at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the former campground area, free program. All programs take place in the Ray Harm Room at the lodge unless otherwise stated. Participants are reminded to: Bring a headlamp or small flashlight (red light preferred); dress for the weather; and bring binoculars. Participants are also invited to dine in the Mountain View Restaurant before the prowl. Weekend getaway packages are available which includes all programs and lodging for both nights. For more information, visit parks.ky.gov or call 606-337-3066.

NOV. 12

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.

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