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.


REGISTRATION for pupils in kindergarten or the preschool program in the Harlan County Schools and Harlan County Head Start for the 2016-2017 school year will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at each school on the following dates: March 17, Green Hills; March 21, Black Mountain; March 22, Evarts; March 23, Cawood; and March 24, Cumberland. For complete details, contact Harlan County Schools.


The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of March 21 includes:

Tuesday — Green Hills Elementary School, senior center, Bledsoe and Straight Creek.

Wednesday — Pine Mountain, Pine Mountain Settlement School (Story Time, 11:30 a.m. to noon) 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.


SHEPHERD’S PANTRY, located at 111 Union Street in Clutts, will be signing up new clients for the pantry (not commodities) program from 10-11 a.m. on the third and fourth Tuesday and third Wednesday of each month until further notice. You must bring proof of all earned and unearned income for every member of the household and their Social Security card as well as your utility bill with 911 address.


The Harlan County Extension Service will host a GREEN SPRING workshop at 10 a.m. on March 23 at the Extension Depot. Those attending will make several cleaning products and will receive literature on green cleaning. The workshop is free, but participants are asked to bring a plastic spray bottle. Call 606-573-4464 to register.


A “Welcome to Harlan” RECEPTION for the new executive director of Pine Mountain Settlement School will begin at noon on March 23 at the Harlan Center.


Upcoming SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM pre-admission conferences at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College include: March 24 at 4 p.m. on the Middlesboro campus in the grill area; and April 21 at 2 p.m. on the Middlesboro campus in the grill area.


The annual countywide WAY OF THE CROSS will begin at noon on Good Friday, March 25, at the Harlan Courthouse Square.

Sowing the Seed Ministry will have an OUTSIDE CHURCH SERVICE beginning at 6:30 p.m. on March 25 at the Walmart parking lot — weather permitting. Charlie Napier will be preaching. For more information, call 606-573-6646.


The 34th annual Tri-City EASTER EGG HUNT will begin at 1 p.m. on March 26 at Tri-City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on U.S. 119. Attendees should parking in the ARH Tri-City Medical Clinic parking lot. In case of rain, the event will be held at 2 p.m. on March 27.

Harlan Health & Rehabilitation Center’s annual EASTER EGG HUNT will begin at 1 p.m. on March 26. There will be drawings for prizes after the egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Pine Mountain Settlement School will host their annual EASTER EGG HUNT at 1 p.m. on March 26 at the school’s library. Children age 12 and under are welcome to hunt Easter eggs. There will be games, refreshments and a visit from the Easter Bunny.


Morning Star Church will host an EASTER EGG HUNT beginning at 11:30 a.m. on March 27 at the Harlan Center in downtown Harlan for ages 4 to 10 only. Prizes will be awarded. Children need to bring containers to put eggs in. For more information, call 606-573-7148. Pastor Tracy Hensley welcomes everyone.

First Baptist Church of Loyall will host a Community SUNRISE SERVICE beginning at 7 a.m. on March 27 with guest speaker, Rev. Billy Owens. A continental breakfast will follow. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and Easter worship service at 10:45 a.m. with Pastor Bob Whitter’s sermon, “Arise my Love.” An egg hunt will follow services as well. Pastor Whitter and the congregation invite all to attend. For more information, call 606-573-2710.


Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a MARKET GARDENING workshop on March 29. Join in to learn firsthand from farmers Will and Maggie Bowling, how they are marketing the products from their small farm in Clay County. The workshop is free and open to the public. Learn how to plant a successful garden. Topics covered will including soil testing, seed and plant selection and planting dates for specific crops. For more information, contact Preston Jones at 606-558-5282 or [email protected]


The annual PROMISE ZONE Community Forum will begin at 2 p.m. on March 31 in Pineville at the Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency in the conference room. For more information, contact Sandi Curd at 606-524-7785 or Judge Brock at 606-337-3076.

The Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College BOARD OF DIRECTORS will meet at 4 p.m. on March 31 on the Cumberland campus in the Gallery of the Godbey Appalachian Center.


The Harlan County Conservation District is taking applications for the J. Clark Metcalfe MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior pursing a course of study in some type of natural resources field. Applications have been sent to area high school guidance counselors and are also available from the conservation district office by calling 606-573-2838 or by stopping by the office, located at 106 South Cumberland Avenue in Harlan. Applications must be received in the conservation district office by April 1.


A series of ACT preparation workshops will be held at Harlan County High School from 3:30-5:30 p.m. April 4-7. The Harlan County High School Youth Service Center is sponsoring the workshops to assist students planning to take the ACT or to retake the ACT to improve their score. The workshops will be held and conducted by the following teachers in their classrooms: Damon Lewis — Science, April 4; Eddie Creech — Math, April 5; and Alexandra Nau — English, April 7.


Pre-registration is now open for the third annual Harlan County 5K RUN WITH COLOR scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on April 9. The first 250 pre-registered color runners, walkers, skippers, cart-wheelers, sprinters will be guaranteed a T-shirt and a color packet for the event. Extra color packets will be available for purchase the day of the race — after the first 250, it will be a first come, first serve basis. Pre-registration is $25. You can register the day of the race until 8:30 a.m. — no guarantee on T-shirts or color packets. Day of registration $30. You can register at the Harlan Center, online at https://harlantourism.redpodium.com/harlan-county-run-with-color-5k or organizers can email you the document and you can mail it in with a check payable to Harlan Tourism. Sponsors are also still being accepted. If you are interested, call 606-573-4495.


The Harlan County Bass Anglers and Jimmy’s Place will host the DanceBlue for Pediatric Cancer Open CHARITY TOURNAMENT from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 9 at Norris Landing Marina and Jimmy’s Place Marina. The entry fee is $80 (two per boat). Prizes: First place, $600; second place, $300; and third place, $200. Rules: Includes big fish (largemouth and smallmouth); five fish limit (any combinations of LM, SM, SB); no dead fish will be weighed; short fish (one pound penalty per fish); heaviest weight wins; no live bait, lake run apply on size; LM, SM, SB will be measured by ruler with tail fanned; must be at boat ramp by 3 p.m. to weigh or you will be disqualified; LM, 14” minimum, SM, 18” minimum, SB, no size limit. The club has the right to refuse entry to anyone that has been suspended or disqualified from any fishing organization.


Volunteers are sought to help beautify the area during Pine Mountain Settlement School’s annual SPRING CLEAN-UP on April 16. Volunteers will help pick up garbage along the roadway. For more information, contact the school at 606-558-3571, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register online at www.pinemountainsettlementschool.com.


Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a Beginner’s BEEKEEPING WORKSHOP at 6 p.m. on April 21 in the Draper Building. State Apiarist Tammy Horn will teach about getting started with swarms, nucs and packages (i.e., the advantages and disadvantages) as well as basic bee equipment. The cost is $5, (free for Grow Appalachia participants and their families). For more information, contact the school at 606-558-3571, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register online at www.pinemountainsettlementschool.com.

APRIL 22-24

The annual Pine Mountain Wildflower Weekend at Pine Mountain Settlement School will be held April 22-24. Every spring, naturalists, photographers, and nature-lovers flock to Pine Mountain to immerse themselves in one of the region’s most prolific wildflower habitats. During the program, folks of all ages will participate in guided hikes along our forested trails, eat farm-fresh meals and enjoy the beauty and relaxation of this environment. The guest speaker will be Mary Carol Cooper, retired conservation educator with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and coordinator of the native plant program at Salato Wildlife Education Center. For more information, contact the school at 606-558-3571, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register online at www.pinemountainsettlementschool.com.


Documenting the Family Homestead Workshop will be held April 23 at Pine Mountain Settlement School. This workshop takes a practice-based approach to capturing the historical details of the buildings that are important to families. Led by Architectural Historian Karen Hudson, you will become an apprentice at the two-story log cabin of John Shell, a legendary figure on the North Side of Pine Mountain who lived to be over 120 years old. For more information, contact the school at 606-558-3571, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register online at www.pinemountainsettlementschool.com.

APRIL 25-26;


Harlan County High School Dance Team TRYOUT CLINICS will be held April 25-26. Tryouts will begin at 3:30 p.m. on April 28. Tryout info packets will be available at all elementary schools the week before spring break.


APPLICATIONS will be accepted for Robert E. Frazier Tri City Area Charitable Foundation grants until April 30. Applications are available at www.robertefraziertricityareacharitablegrantfoundationllc.com or at 506 West Main Street in Cumberland. For more information, contact Bobbie 606-524-4964.

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GIRLS SCOUTS in Harlan County are selling cookies. Cookies are $4 per box including Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, Cranberry Citrus Crisps and Thanks-A-Lots. Some troops are offering limited time Trios which are $5 a bag and are gluten free. Along with selling cookies in person, scouts are now selling online through a digital cookie website. For more information, call 606-344-8312.

The American RED CROSS is seeking volunteers with flexible schedules to respond to single and multi-family home fires in the Lake Cumberland service area which includes Casey, Adair, Cumberland, Clinton, Russell, Pulaski, Wayne, McCreary, Whitley, Laurel, Clay, Knox, Bell and Harlan counties. Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers respond to assist families with shelter, support and access to basic needs immediately following a home fire – often arriving on scene even as the fire is still burning. Volunteers may apply online by visiting http://www.redcross.org/volunteer or by contacting Chapter Executive Terry Burkhart at 859-253-1331 or [email protected]

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).

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.

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 5-6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

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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