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.

SATURDAY

Seth Carmical will host a BENEFIT SINGING from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Harlan County High School auditorium for Nate Sullivan and Cade Lyndsay, who both have congenital heart disease and are presently hospitalized. The event will feature singing by Dorothy Eldridge and Family, Jeff Mills Group, Clara and Ryland Pope and Seth Carmical; and special guests Evangelist Anthony Noe and family. There will be free concessions — donations are welcome. Gold Sponsors will be posted at the singing for a donation of $200 or more. All donations will fund medical expenses for these families. For more information, contact Johnnie Ruth Bargo at 606-909-5420 or Seth Carmical via Facebook.

There will be a RUMMAGE SALE beginning at 9 a.m. on Oct. 3 at Evarts Congregational United Methodist Church.

The Evarts Tourist Commission will host a CAR SHOW beginning at 11 a.m. on Oct. 3 at Evarts city hall. Judging will begin at 1 p.m. For more information, contact city hall at 606-837-2477.

The annual FISH FRY (or barbecue sandwich) will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Camp Blanton. The cost is an $8 donation. Proceeds will benefit the youth camp.

The 51st Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ will conclude Oct. 3 on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College. The event will feature exhibitions by area craftsmen and a complete lineup of area and regional musicians performing gospel and traditional mountain music. Throughout the festival, various contests will also be held including a photography and quilting competition. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact festival director Michael Corriston at 606-589-3137.

Middlesboro is one of only 10 cities in America selected to provide high caliber live music acts through the Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Levitt AMP Middlesboro Pop-up Park, located at 20th and Cumberland Avenue, through Oct. 3. The series concludes Saturday with Dale Ann Bradley. Artists from several genres, from rock to “trashgrass” have performed in downtown Middlesboro. They hailed from as far away as Austin, Texas and Philadelphia, to as close as Knoxville, Louisville and Nashville.

SATURDAY; OCT. 5

Hilltop Ministry will have a ROAD BLOCK Oct. 3 and 5 on the Walmart bridge. All proceeds will go to the Christmas fund for underprivileged children.

SUNDAY

Willow Grove Baptist Church’s HARVEST HOMECOMING will begin at noon on Oct. 4 featuring special music and Evangelist, Bro. Anthony Noe.

OCT. 5

The Clover Fork NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Program will meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 in the basement of Evarts Methodist Church. The Evarts Police Department will present a safety class on CDW and the legal way to carry a firearm. If you want to make your neighborhood a safer place, plan to attend this meeting. For more information, contact David Cooper at 606-837-2363, Rev. Mike Pitzer at 606-837-3288 or Preston McLain at 606-837-3546.

If you receive SNAP BENEFITS, a new program is coming up. A series of free “Smooth It & Move It” classes will be held at the Harlan County Cooperative Extension Service Office, located at 519 South Main Street. Anyone receiving SNAP benefits may attend. Make and try your own smoothie each week and receive incentives. Attend each program to enter your name in a drawing that includes a blender. During each program you will also learn about budgeting and nutrition. Classes will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and Oct. 5. To register or for more information, call 606-573-4464.

OCT. 5-6

The Division of Mine Safety, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan, will have a SURFACE RETRAINING class from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 5-6. For more information, call 606-573-1260.

OCT. 6

A veteran’s benefits field representative will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 6 (returning every second Tuesday of each month) at the Harlan National Guard Armory to ASSIST VETERANS and their dependents filing for federal and state benefits. This service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. To apply, veterans need to furnish copies of pertinent documentation to verify eligibility. For more information, call 877-856-0004.

A certified and trained state service officer will be at the London DAV building (on east 80 behind Valero Truck Stop) from 9 a.m. to noon or longer on Oct. 6 to ASSIST ALL VETERANS and their dependents with VA claims free of charge. For more information, call 606-862-0032 or 606-877-1308. If no answer, leave a brief message.

OCT. 6-22; NOV. 3-19

Willing Hearts, Inc. has STAINED GLASS classes available at 501 West Main Street in Cumberland — stop by the studio, fill out an application and choose your class schedule (approximately 16 hours of instruction). Class schedules include: Oct. 6-22 (every Tuesday and Thursday) from noon to 3 p.m. (three weeks) and 6-8 p.m. (four weeks); Nov. 3-19 (every Tuesday and Thursday) from noon to 3 p.m. (three weeks) and 6-8 p.m. (three weeks). For more information, call 606-733-5808.

OCT. 7

A breast cancer AWARENESS CLASS will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 at Cumberland Elementary School. There will be lots of information available and door prizes will be given. Nurse Practitioner Chris Lewis from Quantum Healthcare will be conducting the class. The event is sponsored by the Cumberland Elementary School and James A. Cawood Elementary School Family Resource and Youth Service Centers.

OCT. 7-9, 12

An UNDERGROUND RETRAINING will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 7, 8, 9 and 12 at the Division of Mine Safety, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.

OCT. 8

Lexington chef, J.C. Clark, will present a program on FALL FOODS from 5-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Harlan County Extension Depot, located at 110 River Street. He will concentrate on stews and squashes. Also, Dr. Lisa Gaetke will be discussing nutrition, and healthy cooking and eating. This is a free program — recipes and handouts will be available along with samples of foods. Door prizes will be given away. To register or for more information, call 606-573-4464.

MOVIE NIGHT will begin at 8 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Evarts city hall parking lot. The event will be canceled if inclement weather occurs.

The Harlan County High School SBDM Council will have a regular scheduled meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 8 in the HCHS Media Center. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Evarts Elementary School SITE BASE Decision Making Council will meet in special session at 3 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the school.

The Harlan County Ridge Runners ATV Club, Inc.’s next monthly meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the North Evarts RV Campground. All are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.kyoutdoors.org/forums/.

OCT. 9

Wallins Church of God will be selling FISH DINNERS beginning at 11 a.m. on Oct. 9. Dinner are $5 and include fish, cole slaw, potatoes, baked bean, rolls, dessert and a drink. Proceeds will go the building fund.

Evarts Elementary School’s annual FALL FESTIVAL will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 9.

OCT. 9-10,16,

17, 24, 30-31

There will be a HAUNTED HOUSE from 7-11 p.m. on Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17, 24, 30 and 31 at Loyall City Hall. The cost is $5, kids 12 and under $3.

OCT. 10

The Wallins Junior High REUNION FOR ALL will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 10 in school gym. For more information, contact George Ann Lovely at 606-573-7371 or Stan Nicely at 606-664-3444.

Coal Miner APPRECIATION DAY will begin at 1 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Lynch Depot.The annual event is hosted by the city of Lynch and recognizes miners both living and deceased.

Bridge Ministries, located five miles south of Whitley City, Kentucky and five miles north of Oneida, Tennessee on the KY/TN state line, will have a Car, Truck, Rat Rod and Motorcycle SHOW on Oct. 10. Registration is from noon to 4 p.m. and the fee is $12. Awards include: Best of Show, first- through third-place, top 25, top five rat rods, top motorcycles and pastor’s choice. All proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Paige West. Food and drinks will be available in a large dining area, and free coffee is also available. There will be special singing with sever different groups, 50/50, corn hole tournament and more. For more information, call 660-354-3255 or 606-310-8396.

OCT. 12

The James A. Cawood Elementary School PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 12. This is a great opportunity for parents and guardians to check on the progress of their children.

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Pineville Bell County Public Library, located at 214 South Walnut Street in Pineville. The guest speaker will be State Rep. Rick G. Nelson (House District 87). Any retiree receiving retirement benefits from KERS, CERS, or SPRS is welcome to attend. Membership information will be available at the meeting or on the website at kentuckypublicretirees.org. For more information, call 606-877-0079.

OCT. 11-14

The Harlan Sunshine Church of God will begin REVIVAL services at 7 p.m. nightly Oct. 11-14. Evangelist Anthony Noe will be the speaker each night. Pastor Nick W. Noe invites everyone to attend.

OCT. 14

Large FREE FOOD BOXES will be given away from 10-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 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.

OCT. 15, 29

The UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association will present a live interactive VIDEO PRESENTATION from 6:30-8 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital, second floor cafeteria conference room in the Daniel Boone Clinic. The educational session highlights new research directions in Alzheimer’s disease both at the University of Kentucky and nationally. Bring your questions to discuss with an expert panel. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The registration deadline is Oct. 15. To reserve your spot, contact Shani Bardach at 859-323-1331 or [email protected]

OCT. 16

The Harlan County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers will sponsor a county-wide BABY SHOWER will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Harlan County Extension Depot, located on River Street in Harlan. This event is free for first time mothers, expecting moms and new moms with children up to 3 years old. There will be refreshments, door prizes and helpful information. For more information, contact your school’s family resource and youth service center or call 606-589-2914.

OCT. 24

The Evarts Tourist Commission will host a ZOMBIE WALK on Oct. 24 in downtown Evarts.

OCT. 27

James A. Cawood Elementary School MCTEACHER’S NIGHT will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Harlan McDonald’s. A group of administrators, teachers and parents will be working with a portion of all food/beverage sales during the event going to the school.

TODAY-OCT. 31

The Upper Clover Fork VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT is selling T-shirts to help support breast cancer awareness and their annual Christmas run. Half of proceeds from every T-shirt will go to Susan G. Komen by certified check. The goal is to sell 300 shirts. Prices include: $22, small to extra-large; $22, 1XL; $23, 2XL; $24, 3 XL; and $23.50, long sleeve large and extra-large. For more information, contact Carl Canterbury, department chaplain, at 606-273-1663 (leave a message) or visit the department’s Facebook page.

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Friendly Village Greenhouse, located behind Cumberland River Behavioral Health, now has a variety of GARDEN MUMS — all locally grown. Available for $6 in the following colors: Passion purple, flamingo pink, dove white, eureka yellow, cranberry red, bedazzled bronze and orange crush. Open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information, call 606-574-0096.

CASTING for the holiday musical ‘The Christmas Extravaganza’ is underway. The production is to be presented by the dance ensemble at Robyn’s Dance Academy; singers and dancers ages three and older are needed to complete the cast. The show is slated to run on several dates during early December in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center located on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College. For more information, contact Bingham at 606-573-4168.

The Harlan County band program is hosting an INSTRUMENT DRIVE. If you have instruments in your closet, garage or know someone who is looking to donate instruments, consider putting your instrument in the hands of a student who can use it today. You can drop your instrument off in the office at any Harlan County school or contact one of the band directors at 606-574-2020 ext. 3550 to make arrangement for pickup. If directors are in class, leave a voicemail with your name and phone number and you will be contacted as soon as possible.

Shepherd’s Pantry, located at 111 Union Street in Clutts, will be ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for food through October from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and the first and third Wednesdays. You must bring proof of all Social Security and/or earned income, Social Security cards for all members of household and your utility bill with 911 address on it in the Tri-Cities of Harlan County (any utility).

A FARMERS’ MARKET with locally grown and made produce/products will continue through Oct. 31 on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. at the Black Mountain Exchange, located at 16 East Main Street in Lynch (formerly the Miners Market). New vendors are needed/welcome — no cost to set-up. Vendor applications available are available at Lamp House Coffee Shop at 1 Main Street in Lynch. The market is a community service provided as an outreach of Meridzo Center Ministries. For more information, call 606-894-0007.

The Harlan County Humane Society will have BINGO SESSIONS at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays at the old Totz Bingo Hall. Proceeds benefiting the humane society.

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.

AWANA meetings at Yocum Creek Missionary Baptist Church, located in Middleton Addition in Evarts, are held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays with classes for K-4 through high school. Participants can earn T-shirts and prizes. There will be games, Bible lessons, food, fun and more. For bus pick up, call 606-837-3170 or 606-837-8214.

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.

STAND IN THE GAP Coalition is sponsoring free saliva-based drug test kits designed to be provided to parents and guardians to keep and use for their children as they feel necessary. Give Me A Reason, gives individuals a reason to say no to drugs when tempted by peer pressure or whatever the circumstance be. Complete information and instructions are included in each kit. Kits can be obtained at the Stand in the Gap office, located at 502 Pennlyn Avenue in Cumberland Gap, TN. on Thursdays from noon to 5:30 p.m. and in at least 44 different distribution points in the Tri-State area. Community prayer is held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information and locations of the DP’s, call 423-300-1302 or 423-494-1849.

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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