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.

ADOPT AN ANGEL or family of angels before the tree goes up this year. If you or your group/organization/office would like to help with the 2015 Angel Tree, contact Drew Adams at [email protected] as soon as possible.


The annual Harlan County Shriners’ Halloween BOO BASH will be from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the fairgrounds in Putney. The event is free to everyone. The first 300 kids arriving will receive free T-shirts. There will be train rides, inflatables, sack races, face painting for kids, free food for everyone and more. A costume contest will be held with different categories up to age 12. Winners in each category will receive Walmart gift card.

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.

Bethel Holiness Church will host a FALL FESTIVAL from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 24 featuring games, cake walk, hayrides, dunking booth, concessions and more. Tickets are five for $1 (every $5 spent will receive five free tickets). The church is located at mile marker one before the Bell County line; cross bridge, railroad tracks and turn left immediately on gravel road. All proceeds go to the church bus ministry.


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


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

Middlesborough Little Theatre’s production, EVERYBODY LOVES OPAL, by John Patrick will run through Oct. 25 at Middlesboro’s Central Auditorium. Performances begin at 7 p.m., and a Sunday matinee at 2:30. Tickets are available at the door and are $10, adults; $6, students and seniors. For more information, contact Amy Simpson, director, at 606-248-0484 or visit the Facebook page.

OCT. 26-29, 30

The Harlan County Arts Council will sponsor PUMPKIN SQUARE on Oct. 30 on the courthouse lawn during Trick or Treat on Main from 3-5 p.m. Contest entries will be accepted Oct. 26-29, from 5-8 p.m. each night at the courthouse. Categories include adult carving, adult art, youth carving and youth art. Youth categories include ages 15 and under, and the art categories include painting and any form of decorating that does not include carving. First- through third-place will receive ribbons, and cash prizes of $50 will be awarded to first place winners. Pumpkins will stay lit through 10 p.m. A “Pumpkin Square” Traveling Trophy will be awarded to the business, civic organization or club that has the best entry as well as the school with the most entries. Judging will begin at 4 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the courthouse gazebo. DJ Mark Lawson will be playing Halloween-themed music, and a “Scary Art” exhibit organized by The Artists Attic will be featured along with photo opportunities for trick-or-treaters and a Community Thriller Dance at 5 p.m. led by local fitness instructor Stacey Madon. For more information, contact Jennifer McDaniels at 606-573-4223.

OCT. 26-30

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of Oct. 26 includes

Monday — Comprehensive Care Center, Cranks, Cawood, Little Creek and Holiday Apartments.

Tuesday — Green Hills Elementary School, Senior Center, Bledsoe and Straight Creek.

Wednesday — Pine Mountain, Pine Mountain Settlement School (Story Time at PMSS 11:30 a.m. to noon in the library) and Big Laurel.

Thursday — Black Mountain Elementary School, Brittains Creek and Dizney.

Friday — Evarts Elementary School, Eastbrook Station, High Rise Apartments and the dialysis clinic.

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.

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. 27 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. 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. 29

Harlan County Extension Service will host their annual HOLIDAY IDEAS program at 5 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Theresa Howard, family & consumer sciences agent, will be showing craft and decoration ideas for the upcoming holidays. Craft instructions and recipes will be given out to those attending. To register, call 606-573-4464.

OCT. 30, 31

The Village Center will present the 28th annual Halloween BOO BASH on Oct. 31 at the mall. Costume contest registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — judging at 1 p.m. Costumes will be judged on appearance, theme and originality. Registration for the pumpkin contest is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — judging at 12:45 p.m. Pumpkins will be judged on appearance and originality. The deadline for the coloring contest is Oct. 30. Ages 12 and under can pick up and return coloring sheets at Jewelcraft in the mall. Gift certificates and ribbons will be awarded for all contests. For more information, call 606-573-2900.

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.

Harlan ARH Hospital’s LUNCH-N-LEARN Series will be held at noon on Oct. 30 in the One West Conference room featuring women’s health. Dr. Osama Amro, OB/GYN, will speak on simple screenings, which are key to early cancer detection and treatment strategies. There will also be a free lunch and giveaway. For more information including a reservation, contact Mark Bell at 606-573-8208 or [email protected]

FAMILY FRIGHT NIGHTS will conclude Oct. 30 at Pine Mountain State Resort Park. 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. 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, Harlan, Loyall and Lynch.

Pine Mountain Settlement School will host several HALLOWEEN events on Oct. 31. Hayrides will be held from 3-5 p.m. Trunk or Treat will be from 5-7 p.m. and will include contests and prizes. Costume contest winners will be awarded by age group (0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-18) — $15 Walmart gift card. There will also be contests for Best Pumpkin and Trunk Decorations ($15 Walmart gift card). A bonfire featuring storytelling will be held from 7-9 p.m. Food will include hot dogs, chili and drinks. For more information, contact Abby Walker at 606-558-3944, Nathan Boggs at 606-558-3780 or Sky Marietta at 606-558-3131.


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

Harlan County Christian School will present MARK TWAIN (portrayed by Stephen Hollen, acclaimed storyteller) at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Harlan County Christian School gym. An optional spaghetti dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Tickets are available at the school of the Harlan Center. Dinner and performance tickets are $15, adults; $10, children 12 and under (due to limited space, dinner tickets must be purchased in advance). Performance only tickets are $10, adults; $5, children 12 and under (may be purchased in advance or at gate). To purchase tickets, call 606-574-1900. For directions to the school, visit hccswarriors.com.

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. 9, 14-15

There will be a SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC on Nov. 14 and 15. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. (until all spots are filled) on Nov. 9 at the Harlan County Humane Society office, located at 167 Belk Way (beside Charley’s Headquarters). This is last clinic until February 2016. Grants are available from the Harlan County Animal Shelter.

NOV. 14-15

Betty Jean Robinson will be SINGING at Kings Chapel Assembly of God, located on KY 38 (on the left before the railroad crossing in Shields), at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14 and 15. There is no admission charge.

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.

DEC. 4

The annual Tri-Cities CHRISTMAS PARADE will be held Dec. 4 in downtown Cumberland. This year’s theme is “Candy Canes and Christmas Carols.” Lineup is at 4 p.m., and the parade will begin at 5 p.m. starting along Hwy. 119 at the red light (road will be numbered) and ending at Family Dollar. If you are interested in entering a float or participating in the parade, contact Cumberland City Hall at 606-589-2106 and provide your name and address.

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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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