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.

Friendly Village GREENHOUSE is now open for the spring season with a variety of plants available including: Ferns, $15 each; easy wave petunias and other baskets, $10; and potted tomatoes, $5; There is also a variety of vegetables for $1 such as cucumbers, squash, watermelon, cantaloupe and zucchini. Vegetable flats of peppers and tomatoes are $12 or sold in four-packs for $1.25. The greenhouse also has a selection of potted flowers including lantana and geraniums. You may also bring your pots for staff to plant for you. Greenhouse hours are from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 606-574-0096.


The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Agency 4-H Program, the Harlan County Conservation District and Walmart will be participating in the annual EARTH DAY observance beginning at noon on April 21 at Walmart in Harlan. Red bud, dogwood and limited number of apple tree seedlings along with Earth Day information and promotional items will be available.


The Martins Fork Bass Club will host its fourth annual OPEN BASS Scholarship Tournament from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. on April 22 at Martins Fork Lake. The cost is $50 per angler. Each year the club gives two $250 scholarships to a Harlan County and Harlan Independent senior. If you plan to fish, the lake is off limits from 7 p.m. on April 20 until 7 p.m. April 22 at the start of the tournament. All club rules will be followed. If there are 20 full boats, the payout will be $900 for first place, $250 for second and $75 for big fish. There will also be a raffle for a Lews reel valued around $150. For more information, contact Jim Hill at 606-574-8969 or Donnie Britton at 606-573-1158.

The 12th annual RAMP FEST will be held April 22, featuring an ATV ride and dinner hosted by the Harlan County Ridge Runners ATV Club, Inc. The event begins at the North Evarts RV Campground with riders heading out between 9 and 9:30 a.m. The ride will end up back at the RV campground at approximately 4:30 p.m. with dinner being served beginning at 5 p.m. All are invited to attend.

The ninth annual Harlan County 100 MAN MARCH Against Domestic Violence will begin at 1 p.m. on April 22 in the parking lot of the Harlan Center. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, email [email protected] or call Sheryl Caudel, domestic violence advocate, at 606-392-1129.

Explore the hidden history of the Appalachian Mountains in southeast Kentucky from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 22 as Hauntfest and Interviews From Beyond present a day of special speakers at the Harlan Depot about these mysteries. The event, which is free to the public, is titled 2017 PARAMOUNTAIN LECTURE SERIES, and will also feature vendors, info booths, mountain artisans and crafters and a downtown Bloody Harlan Ghost Walk led by Paranormal Investigator Tony Felosi from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Hauntfest crew will be on site with lunches for sale, and there will be giveaways throughout the day. Lecture participants will receive free glow-in-the-dark bracelets as supplies last. For more information, contact Jennifer McDaniels at 606-573-4223.


The Grandparent as Parents Resources EXPO will begin at 11 a.m. on April 26 at the Harlan Depot. The event is for grandparents of Harlan County that are raising their grandchildren. There will be booths with free information and resources. Many organizations are scheduled to attend. The guest speaker will be Melinda Holbrook from Intrust Healthcare Counseling Services. For more information, contact any of the Harlan County FRYSCs.


The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Service is offering an ORGANIC GARDENING workshop at 6 p.m. on April 27 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. This workshop will offer basics in organic gardening such as planning and pest control. For more information, call at 606-573-4464.


Harlan Christian Church will sponsor their 14th annual MEN’S FISH FRY at 6 p.m. on April 28. The speaker will be John Russell. Special music will be provided by Ron Dale Shackleford and the men from Greater Mt. Sinai Church. There is no cost and all men are invited.

APRIL 28-30

The 21st Golden FAMILY REUNION will be held April 28-30 in Williamsburg. For more information, contact Carol Golden at 865-376-7141 or [email protected]


The third annual Christ’s Hands DERBY DASH, a two-mile race, will be held on May 6 — begin and finish at the Harlan Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the four age groups. Win, place and show awards for the 1.1/4-mile Derby mark will also be presented. The first 50 participants that pre-register will receive a complimentary T-shirt. At the end of the race a prize package will be awarded. For 5 cans of food or $5 one name will be entered to win — there is no limit to the number of times you can enter. Prize package includes two passes to ride Black Mountain Thunder Zipline, one month membership to Core Fitness, one month unlimited tanning at Core Fitness, $25 Sazon Mexican Restaurant gift card and $10 Living Stone gift card. Registration forms can be found at Christ’s Hands, Core Fitness, Judge-Executive Dan Mosley’s office, the Harlan Center, Odie’s Gym and online at www.christshandsky.org.

There will be a Veteran Suicide Awareness/Prevention RIDE on May 6 — kickstands up at Wildcat Harley Davidson — at 9 a.m. with pickups for those who wish to join along the route. For more information or to help with the event, contact Bob Ellison at 606-862-0032.

MAY 10

Large FREE FOOD BOXES will be given away from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on May 10 at Shepherd’s Pantry, located at 111 Union Street in Clutts (Union Hall). 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. You must be present — no exceptions.

MAY 12, 19

The Kentucky State Police Post 10 Trooper Island GOLF SCRAMBLE, sponsored by Tim Short Auto Group, will be held May 19 at Wasioto Winds Golf Course in Pineville. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. The cost is $60 per player (includes golf, cart and dinner). There will also be Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive contests and participants have a chance to win a car with a hole in one. Entry forms must be turned in to KSP Post 10 by May 12. For more information, contact Trooper Shane Jacobs, Post 10, at 606-573-3131.

MAY 13

Crazy Aunt Sadie’s YARD SALE will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 13 in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Parking spaces (9×18) down Main Street will be available for $10 per square, $5 extra for electricity — bring your own table, tent and what you need to make your booth. Spaces are limited, reservations are recommended. To reserve your spot, visit https://www.crazyauntsadies.com/. There will also be a pancake breakfast for $5 per plate. Space fees and breakfast proceeds support the Cumberland Gap Volunteer Fire Department.

MAY 17-18

Riverside Baptist Church in Dayhoit will have a REVIVAL beginning at 7 p.m. May 17-19. Evangelist Terry Pace, of Scottsboro, Alabama will be preaching. There will be special singing nightly. Everyone is invited.

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Monthly INCOME LIMITS RAISED for Shepherd’s Pantry: One person, $1,276; two, $1,726; three, $2,177. The 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 household income, all members Social Security cards, your utility bill with 911 address on it — no exceptions. Plenty of food is available.

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. To donate, contact the church at 606-573-1464 or Wylene Miniard at 606-573-7731 (evenings).

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]

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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