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.

BENHAM SCHOOLHOUSE INN will remain open under Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College management until June 30. For more information regarding day to day operations or event planning, contact Patti Sokolowski at 606-589-3164 or [email protected]

Harlan County Community Action Agency is sponsoring a SUMMER FOOD SERVICE Program. The program was established to ensure low income children continue to receive meals when school is not in session. Children 18 and under can receive meals through the S.F.S.P. CAA is sponsoring various sites, which are the actual locations where meals are served and children eat in a supervised setting. Eligible sites are those that serve children in low income areas or specific groups of low income children. This program is of no cost to sponsored site. Churches that host Vacation Bible School or Sunday School or other school organizations with children age 18 and under are encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Mistie Sanders at Harlan County Community Action Agency at 606-573-5335 ext. 233.

The annual Harlan County Community SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET will be held May 5 at Benham Schoolhouse Inn. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the Harlan Daily Enterprise, Harlan High School or Cumberland Elementary School.

FRIDAY

The First Tee Pine Mountain’s CHARITY BINGO fundraiser will be held, beginning April 29, at Middlesboro Elks Lodge (new location), on the corner of 19th Street/Hwy. 441 behind Walmart. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo is held every Friday and Saturday at 4:30 and 9:30 p.m.

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for April 29 includes: Cumberland Elementary School, Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Putney.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Camp Nathanael’s annual Married COUPLES RETREAT will be held April 29-30. The all-inclusive cost is $100 for the weekend. Housing is limited — first come, first serve basis, but commuters are always welcome. Registration is required. For more information or to request a registration brochure, call 606-251-3231.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

The annual Golden FAMILY REUNION will be held April 29-May 1 in Williamsburg. For more information, contact Carol Golden at 865-376-7141 or [email protected]

SATURDAY

Holy Trinity will have a YARD SALE from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 30 in the church basement.

Brittians Creek Missionary Baptist Church, located in Kenvir, will host a fellowship MEETING AND DINNER beginning at 6:30 p.m. on April 30. There will be special singing and Rev. Chris Napier will bring the message. Rev. Don Johnson and the congregation invites everyone to attend.

TODAY-SATURDAY

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.

SUNDAY

The Southeast Community Choir will present their SPRING CONCERT at 3 p.m. on May 1 at Harlan Episcopal Church. The choir, under the direction of Ann Schertz, will sing choral arrangements of early 19th century gospel songs and folk hymns. Included in the program are the songs On Jordan’s Stormy Banks and The Morning Trumpet – hymns that found their way into the “shaped note” songbooks known as Southern Harmony and the Sacred Harp during the mid-1800s. The choir is accompanied by Clara Atkins-Pope and includes college students as well as singers from the community. Everyone is welcome and the concert is free.

TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS

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.

MAY 2

The Harlan Musettes will present their 72nd annual SPRING AWARDS CONCERT on May 2 at Harlan Baptist Church. Awards begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by the concert. Six seniors will be recognized during the concert. The public is invited to attend.

MAY 2-6

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of May 2 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) and Big Laurel.

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

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

MAY 3

The Kentucky Blood Center will host a BLOOD DRIVE from 1:30-6 p.m. on May 3 at the Harlan Center in the meeting rooms. Donors will receive a special Win, Place Show You Care Kentucky Derby T-shirt. Walk-ins are also welcome. To schedule a donation or for more information, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522.

Sowing the Seed Ministry will host an OUTSIDE CHURCH SERVICE beginning at 6:30 p.m. on May 3 at the Walmart parking lot (weather permitting). Bro. Charlie Napier will be preaching. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 606-573-6646.

MAY 4

The third annual STROKE AWARENESS WALK will be held from 5-7 p.m. on May 4 at Huff Park. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Cameron Carmical at 606-273-0276.

The next SKCTC Board of Directors meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on May 4 in the gallery of the Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus. For more information, contact Kharla Sherman at 606-589-3032 or [email protected]

Join Franklin Graham on the capitol steps in Frankfort at noon on May 4 for DECISION AMERICA 2016. To reserve a spot on a tour bus ($30), call 423-300-1302 or Kathy at 606-499-1151.

MAY 5

Join in for National Day of Prayer at noon on May 5 at the city parking lot near Middlesboro city hall.

TODAY-MAY 7

The Harlan County Domestic Violence Council will present the ninth annual RUN AGAINST RAGE 5K and Fastest Kid in Town Race beginning at 9 a.m. on May 7 in front of Harlan High School on Central Street in downtown Harlan. Pre-Registration for the 5K is $25 and $30 on race day. Pre-registration is recommended to guarantee a shirt. Registration fee for the Fastest Kid in Town Race is $15. Awards will be presented in each race. Awards ceremony will be held immediately following the events. Refreshments, awards and door prizes to be given away immediately following the run. Walkers are welcome. Pick up registration forms at Ally Kats Hair Shack, 66 Eula Gray Street in Harlan or call 606-92-1129 to register by phone. For more information, contact race director, Sheryl Caudel at 606-392-1129 or [email protected]; or Fastest Kid in Town director Julie Jackson at [email protected]

MAY 7

The Good News Gospel Singers with Kenny Calton Family & Friends will be at the Tri-City Senior Citizens Center in Cumberland at 6:30 p.m. on May 7. Everyone is welcome.

The Tadpole on Looney Creek Trail DERBY, a fundraiser for Trail Town, will be held May 7. The event is planned as a casual, relaxing, fun ride at a leisurely pace for any skill level. The distance of the ride is about five miles from the Black Bear Gazebo to the Benham Coal Miner’s Park and back. Staff will be on site to inflate tires and adjust seats. Everyone is encouraged to wear a bike helmet. You can ride free. Check in will begin at noon at the Black Bear Gazebo on Main Street in Cumberland. The ride will leave at 1 p.m. Forms are available through the Cumberland Tourism office, located at 506 West Main Street, or call 606-589-5812 and forms can be emailed or mailed through the postal service.

MAY 9; 13-15

The 10th annual Kentucky State Police BASEBALL TOURNAMENT will be held May 13-15 at Huff Park in Harlan. The first pitch will be thrown at 4:55 p.m. and games start at 5 p.m. The cost is $150 donation per team — first come, first serve. Each team will be provided a meal at the field on May 14. Three divisions: 11-12 year olds (eight teams max); 9-10 year olds (six teams max); and girls softball, 9-12 year olds (six teams max). First- through fourth-place trophies, champs will receive banner, trophies in each division; and Little League International rules apply. All teams guaranteed at least two games — all traveling teams are welcome no matter the league you play in. Each team shall bring a dozen balls to be used during the tournament. Entries are due by May 9. Proceeds will benefit Trooper Island Camp. KSP apparel will be sold during the tournament. For more information or to register, contact Trooper James Hensley, Post 10 in Harlan, at 606-573-3131.

MAY 10

The Harlan Middle School Choir will present their annual SPRING AWARDS CONCERT on May 10 at Harlan Baptist Church. Solos and awards will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by the concert. Thirteen eighth-graders will be recognized during the concert. The public is invited to attend.

MAY 13

PT Pros in Harlan will be offering FREE ATHLETIC SCREENINGS (sports physicals) from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 13 at the PT Pros clinic, located next to Harlan Cinema 4 and BB&T. Screenings are for student athletes who will be in fifth-through 12th-grade during the 2016-2017 school year. Participants should bring a copy of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association sports physical form with them for this screening. The clinics are sponsored by PT Pros and the Clover Fork Clinic. An updated sports physical is required to participate in athletics in the Harlan County School District.

MAY 17, 19

The VOICE OF POKE auditions will be held from 5-7 p.m. on May 17 and 19 at the Harlan Center — vocal performances only, no instruments. For more information about the contest, contact the center at 606-573-4156. For more information about the Poke Sallet Festival, visit www.pokesalletfestival.com.

MAY 21

Harlan Health & Rehabilitation Center’s Therapy Department will host the SUPERHERO 5K RUN/WALK on May 21. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the run/walk begins at 10 a.m. at the Harlan Center. Registration forms can be picked up at Harlan Health & Rehabilitation (behind HARH). Proceeds go toward Harlan Health & Rehabilitation’s Resident Activity Fund. For more information, call 606-573-7250 ext. 239.

The fifth annual Passing for a Purpose QB/WR CAMP will be held this year from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 21 at Coal Miners’ Memorial Stadium, located behind Harlan County High School. The camp is $10 per camper and is open to kindergarten- through 12th-graders. The camp includes a camp T-shirt, meal, basic QB/WR skills and techniques and various guest speakers/coaches including former UK quarterback/KSR employee Freddie Maggard, former UK DL George Massey, former EKU LB Charles Tinsley, current Tates Creek A.D. John Jacob Dixon and this year’s speaker David Hensley (former Cawood/EKU standout). Coaches working the camp will also include current Harlan County staff and other surrounding area high school and middle school coaches. Camp is not limited to only QBs/WRs, a linemen group will also work together throughout the day — all positions are welcome. All proceeds will be made to the Harlan County Boys and Girls Club. For more information, contact Eddie Creech at [email protected]

JUNE 2-4

The fifth annual U.S. 25 YARD SALE will be held June 2-4 along U.S. 25, U.S. 25E, U.S. 25W and U.S. 25/70 in Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/U.S.25YARDSALE.

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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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