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.
Home Federal Bank is COLLECTING COATS at the Middlesboro, Harlan, Harrogate and New Tazewell branches for those who are in need. If you have a coat you would like to donate, bring it into one of the branches and place it in the box for the United Way.
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.
Southeast is participating in the statewide HopeLine from Verizon project and has collection boxes set up at all five campuses through Nov. 13 to assist victims of domestic violence. Faculty, staff, students and community members may donate any type of phone from any carrier.
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College is working to build better communication with communities. Citizens are invited to join a OPEN FORUM on Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Appalachian Center Gallery on the Cumberland campus. These sessions will provide an informal opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas about the institution.
The Trail Town Board and Committees will meet at 2 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Tri-City Senior Citizen building.
New Freedom Worship Center, located on Meadow Branch Road in Wallins, will conclude HOMECOMING services Nov. 4 beginning at 6 p.m. The Rev. Bill Lewis, missionary from Midlothian, Virginia, will be preaching and singing.
The 2016 Medicare OPEN ENROLLMENT will continue through Dec. 7. If you need assistance reviewing your current plan or want a plan comparison, contact Mitch Goodin at 800-795-7645 for personalized assistance. Onsite assistance will be available at the Harlan County Committee on Aging Senior Center, located at 105 North Cumberland Avenue from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 5.
The Pine Mountain Regional Industrial Development Authority regular scheduled board of directors meeting on Nov. 5 has been CANCELED.
FRIDAY; NOV. 20
MOVIE NIGHT will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 and 20 at Main Street Auditorium in Cumberland. For more information, call 606-634-4663.
The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of Nov. 2 includes:
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 County Homemakers annual HOLIDAY BAZAAR will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Items for sale will include homemade crafts, baked goods, jewelry, scrapbooking supplies, photos, cookbooks, wood crafts and much more. For more information, contact the Harlan County Extension Service at 606-573-4464.
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.
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 Nov. 10 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.
Large FREE FOOD BOXES will be given away from 10-11:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 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.
The annual Tri-City Senior Citizen THANKSGIVING DINNER will begin at noon on Nov. 12 at the Lynch Church of God fellowship hall. The dinner is sponsored by the Tri-City Funeral Home each year.
Harlan County RIDGE RUNNERS ATV Club, Inc.’s monthly meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the North Evarts RV Campground. All are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.kyoutdoors.org/forums/.
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 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 and at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 15. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 606-837-8582, 606-837-3706 or 606-837-2036.
A Thanksgiving POTLUCK DINNER will begin at 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Tri-City Senior Center. Turkey, dressing and drinks are provided. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert. All are welcome. For more information, call 606-589-2120.
The Benham TOWN LIGHTING will begin at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the gazebo in Coal Miner’s Park. Refreshments will follow at city hall. For more information, contact Benham City Hall at 606-848-5506
The Cumberland TREE LIGHTING will begin at 6 p.m. on Nov. 20 on Main Street featuring refreshments, train rides, entertainment and Santa Claus and his elves (free). For more information, call 606-589-5812.
A Drama SHOWCASE will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 at Main Street Auditorium in Cumberland. For more information, call 606-634-4663.
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.
A Christmas OPEN HOUSE will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Tri-City Senior Center featuring Christmas carols, refreshments, Santa Claus and carriage rides (rides are $3). For more information, call 606-589-2120.
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.
The Empty Stocking Fund AUCTION will be held from 7-11 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 3. For more information, call 606-589-5310.
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.
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 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.
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 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.
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.