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 2015 Conservation ART & WRITING Contest has been announced. This year’s theme is “The Wild Side of Kentucky.” Printed tabloids are available in limited supply at local schools — rules and instructions are outlined. Information may also be accessed at conservation.ky.gov or kyfb.com/federation. The deadline is Dec. 1. The contest is sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and local conservation districts. For more information, contact the Harlan County Conservation District at 606-573-2838.
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.
OCT. 16, 17, 24, 30-31
There will be a HAUNTED HOUSE from 7-11 p.m. on Oct. 10, 16, 17, 24, 30 and 31 at Loyall City Hall. The cost is $5, kids 12 and under $3.
Rosspoint Elementary School’s FALL FESTIVAL will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 10 with an auction starting about 8:15 p.m. Admission is $1. There will be a cake walk, toy walk, Bingo, country store and lots of games for kids along with a haunted house by students from the Harlan County High School drama club.
The Wallins Junior High REUNION FOR ALL will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 10 in the school’s 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.
The Main Street Pineville BLOCK PARTY will be held on Oct. 10 on the historic Courthouse Square featuring a free movie, Hocus Pocus, at 10:30 a.m.; Kids Fest 2015 at noon; an all-day pumpkin carving contest, hay ride and inflatables; the Zombie Glow 5K (register at Vibe5k.com); and a showing of Saw at 9 p.m. (admission is $5) on a classic 35 mm projector.
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 several different groups, 50/50, corn hole tournament and more. For more information, call 660-354-3255 or 606-310-8396.
The annual HOMECOMING at Pansy Christian Church in Mary Alice will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 and at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 11. Dinner will follow services on Sunday. There will be special singing and the speaker will be Pastor Alonzo York Jr. The congregation and pastor welcome everyone.
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.
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.
James A. Cawood Elementary School will have a special-called SBDM Council meet at 3 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the library.
The L&N/CSX RAILROADERS will meet at 10 a.m. on Oct. 12 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. All retired and former railroaders are encouraged to attend.
An Underground MINE FOREMAN Initial class will begin at 8 a.m. on Oct. 12 at the Division of Mine Safety, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.
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.
The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of Oct. 12 includes:
Monday — Cawood Elementary School, Smith, Three Point and Bob’s Creek.
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, Harlan County Christian School and Putney.
The Harlan Area RETIRED TEACHERS Association will meet at 1 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. All retired teachers are invited and encouraged to attend. Items will be collected for the Hope Lodge in Lexington at the meeting. The guest speaker will be discussing the Angel Tree program. Health insurance will also be discussed — bring any mailings you have received to the meeting. For more information, contact Polly McLain at 606-837-3546 or [email protected]
The SKCTC Nursing Program Advisory Board will meet at noon on Oct. 14 via video conferencing at the Pineville, Harlan, Cumberland and Whitesburg campuses. Input on the program is welcomed and everyone, including people in the community, is invited.
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.
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. 14 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.
The Harlan County High School Youth Service Center ADVISORY COUNCIL will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 in the Youth Service Center. Anyone is welcome to attend.
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]
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.
Coal Miner APPRECIATION DAY will begin at 1 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Lynch Depot.The annual event is hosted by the city of Lynch and recognizes miners both living and deceased.
The Harlan County Extension Service will host a TREE IDENTIFICATION workshop beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Harlan County Extension Depot, located at 110 River Street in Harlan. For more information or to register, call the extension office at 606-573-4464.
OCT. 23, 30
FAMILY FRIGHT NIGHTS will be held Oct. 23 and 30 at Pine Mountain State Resort Park. On Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., there will be a fireside reading of ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ and s’mores-making in the lobby. On Oct. 30, at 5 p.m., there will be a Carved Pumpkin Contest. Enter your carved pumpkin to win prizes: First place, free night stay at the park; second place, free round of golf at Wasioto Winds; and third place, free pizza and a game of mini golf. Winners will be announced on the park’s Facebook page. Visitors will be able to view pumpkins and vote for their favorites until noon on Oct. 30 — pumpkins will be displayed at the lodge until Halloween.
The Harlan County Boos & Ghouls Club will host a HALLOWEEN HUSTLE 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. Registration including day of race is $25 for ages 12 and under, and $30 for ages 13 and up. Halloween Hustle 5K shirts may or may not be available to adult participants in limited quantities on the day of the race, but preregistered adults will be guaranteed a shirt. Youth shirts are available for $10 each. Forms are available at www.harlancountybgc.com or at the Boys & Girls Club. For more information, call 606-573-0960.
The Evarts Tourist Commission will host a ZOMBIE WALK on Oct. 24 in downtown Evarts.
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.
TRICK OR TREAT ON MAIN will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 30 in downtown Harlan. A balloon will mark businesses participating.
TRICK OR TREAT ON MAIN in downtown Cumberland will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 30.
Halloween will be observed in Harlan County on Oct. 31. TRICK-OR-TREATING will be from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 31 for the county, Benham, Cumberland, Evarts Loyall and Lynch.
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.
A free OWL PROWL program will be held Nov. 28 at Pine Mountain State Resort Park. Beginning at 7 p.m., Master Falconer Mitch Whitaker, of the Letcher County Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, will present ‘Silent Predators of the Night’ with live owls. At 8 p.m., Prowling Guidelines will be held in the upper lobby, and at 8:15 p.m. the Owl Prowl walk with rangers will begin with caravan from the lodge to the former campground area. Don’t forget to bring a headland or small flashlight (red light preferred), dress for the weather and binoculars.
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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.