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.


The Cumberland Elementary School SBDM COUNCIL will have a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. on Oct. 15 in the school library to discuss emergency procedures plan and personnel.

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.


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.


OCT. 24, 30-31

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


The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of Oct. 12 includes:

Wednesday — Wallins Elementary School and Pathfork;

Thursday — Verda, Closplint, Holmes Mill and Louellen;

Friday — Rosspoint Elementary School, Harlan County Christian School and Putney.


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.

OCT. 20

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.

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. 20 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. 21-25

REVIVAL at Kentenia Full Gospel Church in Wallins will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 21-25. The evangelist will be Landon Sexton.

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.

OCT. 24

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.

OCT. 27

A domestic violence CANDLELIGHT VIGIL will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Harlan County Courthouse (Central Street entrance), sponsored by the Harlan County Domestic Violence Council and Cumberland Valley Domestic Violence Services, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There will be live music, refreshments and door prizes.

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.

OCT. 28

Harlan Christian Church will host TRUNK N TREAT for all ages from 6:15-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the Huff Park parking lot. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, chili and cupcakes served from 6:15-6:45 p.m. Come in your favorite Halloween costume.

OCT. 30

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.

Harlan Health & Rehabilitation Center’s annual TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT will be held on Oct. 30 beginning at 6 p.m. until the candy is gone. Children 12 and under are welcome to attend.

OCT. 31

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.

NOV. 7

Post 10 Harlan will sponsor a HEROES SUPPORTING HEROES 5K Run/Walk beginning at 10 a.m. on Nov. 7 at the Middlesboro Community Center, located at 705 North Petersborough Avenue. Registration is $25, $15 if under 18. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. T-shirts for all participants (size not guaranteed if you don’t pre-register). Awards for male and female overall winners along with first, second and third place in each age division. All proceeds will go to the Supporting Heroes program which helps EMS, firefighters’ and police officers’ families that have lost loved ones. For more information, call 606-573-3131 or 606-595-0142.

NOV. 28

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 headlamp or small flashlight (red light preferred), dress for the weather and binoculars.

DEC. 1

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.

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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.

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.

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 setup. 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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