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.

Ann’s Food Pantry, a mission of the Harlan United Methodist Church, is in NEED OF DONATIONS for non-perishable food items. Monetary donations are also being accepted to provide foods such as meat, milk, bread, etc. For more information, contact the church at 606-573-1464; Kyle Burnett at 606-573-3866; or Wylene Miniard at 606-573-7731 (evenings).

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.

WEDNESDAY

All veterans are invited to attend a VETERANS DAY LUNCH on Nov. 11 sponsored by Harlan County Fiscal Court, Don’s Supersaver and Fuelco. Lunch in the Harlan area will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Harlan County Extension Depot, following the ceremony in front of the Harlan County Courthouse. Lunch in the Tri-City area will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center in Cumberland, following the ceremony at Southeast.

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.

THURSDAY

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/.

The Harlan County High School SBDM Council will have a regular scheduled meeting at 3:16 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the HCHS Media Center. Everyone is invited to attend.

THURSDAY;

NOV. 16; DEC. 1

Pre-admission conferences for the REGIONAL RADIOGRAPHY program at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College will be held on the following campuses: Whitesburg, at 3 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the Belinda Mason Building (room 235); Pineville, at 10 a.m. on Nov. 16 in the radiography lab (room 163); and Whitesburg, Dec. 1 in the Belinda Mason Building (room 235).

THURSDAY ; NOV. 17

Pre-admission conferences for the RESPIRATORY CARE program at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College will be held on the following campuses: Whitesburg, at 5 p.m. on Nov. 12 in Caudill Hall (room 112); and Cumberland, at 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 in Newman Hall (room 102).

TUESDAY-THURSDAY

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of Nov. 9 includes:

Wednesday — Good Neighbor Road, Terry’s Fork, Wallins and Loyall.

Thursday — Cumberland Elementary School, Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Putney.

Friday — No run.

TODAY-FRIDAY

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.

FRIDAY

Harlan ARH Hospital volunteers are sponsoring the BOOKS ARE FUN book and gift fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the hospital lobby. Items will be available at 30- to 70-percent off retail prices — cash, check, debit/credit cards and post-dated checks accepted.

TODAY-SATURDAY

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. A “Coats for the Cold” event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Middlesboro Mall. Coats will be collected and a performance by Jimmy Rose will be featured.

SATURDAY

New Covenant-Cawood Church of God, Frontline Youth Ministries will host a Christmas SHOPPING EXPO on Nov. 14 at the James A. Cawood Elementary School gym. There will be lots of vendors including Advocare, Younique, Tupperware, Thirty-One, Origami Owl, snap jewelry, wood crafts, handmade jewelry and more. Concessions will also be available. Spots are still available. For more information, call 606-273-1927.

KENTUCKY CHAUTAUQUA will present Daniel Boone: The First Kentuckian at 3 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Evarts Public Library.

Harlan’s HAVOC HILL will be held on Nov. 14 at the Harlan County Campground in Putney. Classes include rock bouncer, rail buggy and SXS with cash prizes for top class winners. Competitor’s entry fee is $75 — 75 percent payout for first place (per class) and 25 percent payout for second place (per class). Admission to watch is $20 per person (children 10 and under are free). For more racing information, call 606-733-3773.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

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.

SUNDAY

Pastor Steve Brock, from TBN, will be ministering at the Upper Room Revival Center, located at 740 Winchester Avenue in Middlesboro, beginning at 6 p.m. on Nov. 15

NOV. 17

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.

If you interested in attending the University of Kentucky, students from Bell, Claiborne and Harlan counties are invited to SEE BLUE NIGHT beginning at 6 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Harlan County Extension Depot, 110 River Street in Harlan. The Cumberland Valley East UK Alumni Club is sponsoring this recruitment event for area high school students and those interested in transferring from their local community college. The program conducted by the University of Kentucky will cover the application process, Honors Program and different scholarship opportunities. This free indoor tailgate party will include door prizes and free UK goodies for those attending. Bring your parents and learn more about what UK can offer. Register online at www.ukalumni.net/cve. For more information, call 606-574-5464.

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. 17 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 Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet Nov. 17 at Golden Corral Restaurant (next to Walmart) in London. Mealtime will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting to follow. The guest speaker will be Sarah Zeller from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy in Berea. Any retiree (and their spouse) receiving retirement benefits from KERS, CERS, or SPRS is welcome to attend. Membership information will be available at the meeting or at kentuckypublicretirees.org. For more information, call 606-877-0079.

NOV. 18

A pre-admission conference for the PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT program at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College will begin at 11 a.m. on Nov. 18 at the Cumberland campus in Newman Hall, room 102.

The DAV London chapter No. 66 and the Louisville Service Office invites you and your family to attend a DAV Veterans Information Seminar from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 18 at the DAV London chapter No. 66, located at 300 DAV Lane. A DAV national service officer will discuss facts which will strengthen your knowledge and understanding regarding benefits and services you earned. Claims assistance will also be provided.

NOV. 19

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.

NOV. 20

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.

MOVIE NIGHT will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Main Street Auditorium in Cumberland. For more information, call 606-634-4663.

NOV. 21

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.

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.

NOV. 30

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.

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. 2-3

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.

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.

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.

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