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.

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.


MAY 13

There will be a SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC on May 20 and 21. Registration will be held at the Harlan County Humane Society office, located at 167 Belk Way (beside Charley’s Headquarters), on the following dates: May 6 at 6 p.m.; May 7 at noon; and May 13 at 6 p.m. Grants are available from the Harlan County Animal Shelter.


The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of May 6 includes Evarts Elementary School, Eastbrook Station and High Rise Apartments.


The annual U.S. 421 YARD SALE will be held May 6-7 in Harlan County and has now been extended into Lee County, Virginia.


The annual Harlan County Humane Society YARD SALE will begin at 8 a.m. on May 7 inside the humane society office, located at 167 Belk Way. Donations will be accepted.

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.


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 9-13

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of May 9 in includes:

Monday — Cawood Elementary School, Smith, Three Point and Bob’s Creek.

Tuesday — James A. Cawood Elementary School, Rio Vista and Baxter.

Wednesday — Wallins Elementary School and Pathfork.

Thursday — Verda, Closplint, Holmes Mill and Louellen.

Friday — Rosspoint Elementary School and Harlan County Christian School.

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 County 4-H Teen Club and 4-H Harlan County 4-H Teen Leadership Academy will meet at 3:30 p.m. on May 10 at the Harlan County 4-H Annex. This will be a work day (community service project) to prepare bags to be given out at the Poke Sallet Festival 4-H Kids Fun Day on June 1 at Huff Park. For teens that are a part of the leadership academy group, this can count for one of your regular meetings that you may have missed during the year. Teen cub members we will be filling over 500 bags with various goodies, so your presence is needed.

The BASICS OF BAKING will be taught by Claire Kincaid, Jackson County family & consumer sciences agent, at 10 a.m. on May 10 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. You will learn about successful baking which will include basic ingredients, how to measure and substitutions. You will also receive recipes and sample baked products that you can make at home. The class is free — register by calling 606-573-4464.

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.

The Harlan County High School Drama Club will present their spring performance of PETER PAN at 6 p.m. on May 10. Tickets are $5, adults; and $3, students. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet on May 10 at Golden Corral (next to Walmart) in London. Mealtime will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting to follow. Special guests will be State Rep. Marie Rader State Sen. Albert Robinson. Nomination and election of chapter officers for the next year will also take place during the meeting. 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.

MAY 10, 12

The Cumberland Elementary School PTA annual SITE-BASED ELECTION will be held from 3-5 p.m. on May 12 at the school. Names must be submitted, in writing, and placed in the PTA nomination box in the CES office no later than 3 p.m. on May 10. To accept a nomination, parent council members must be the parent, step-parent, foster parent, or guardian of a child who is pre-registered to attend the school beginning August 2016. Legal guardians may serve as parent members if the pre-registered child lives with them. Parent/guardian council members may not be the father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, daughter, aunt, uncle, son-in-law or daughter-in-law of someone employed in the school district. A ballot all qualified parents/guardians nominated will be posted on May 11. Two parents will be elected. New members (less than one year of service) must complete six hours of training. Experienced members (more than one year of service) must complete three hours of training. For more information, contact the school at 606-589-2511.


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 11-13

The annual BROADWAY REVUE at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College will be held on the Harlan campus in the theater featuring vocal and dance performances from several of Broadway’s biggest musicals. Performances include 9 and 11 a.m., May 11; 7 p.m., May 12 and 13. Tickets are $10, adults; $5, children. For more information, contact Robyn Bingham at 606-573-4168.

MAY 12-14

Willow Grove Baptist Church, located in Lejunior, will host a TENT REVIVAL beginning at 6:30 p.m. May 12-14 with Evangelist Anthony Noe. Pastor Jack Edd Ford invites everyone to attend.

MAY 12

The Harlan County High School SBDM Council will have a regular scheduled meeting at 3:15 p.m. on May 12 in the HCHS Media Center. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Harlan County Ridge Runners ATV Club, Inc. will meet at 7 p.m. on May 12 at the North Evarts RV Campground. All are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.kyoutdoors.org/forums/.

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.

Green Hills Elementary School’s KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION will begin at 8:45 a.m. on May 13.

Green Hills Elementary School’s HONORS DAY PROGRAM will begin at 12:30 p.m. on May 13.

Green Hills Elementary School’s EIGHTH-GRADE GRADUATION will begin at 6 p.m. on May 13.

MAY 14

Kentenia Full Gospel Church, located three miles after the Wallins exit, will have a FREE GIVEAWAY with clothing and more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 14.

MAY 16

Beginning May 16, Evarts Congregational Methodist Church will serve FREE LUNCH from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday for school age children. Everyone is welcome. This is provided by Harlan County CAA. For more information, contact Rev. Mike or Melody Pitzer at 606-837-3228.

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 17, 27

The Harlan County Extension Service is offering a JEWELRY MAKING CLASS, taught by Bonnie Schwab and Tina Chugg. At 10:30 a.m. on May 17 and at 4 p.m. on May 27 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. This is a design your own jewelry class and for the cost of $15 you may make one or several pieces. There will be lots of bead choices available. You must register by calling 606-573-4464.

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]

The Cumberland Gap Artists Co-op will be hosting an ART EXTRAVAGANZA, a benefit to promote Appalachian art and after school programs, on May 21 in downtown Cumberland Gap. There will be art galore, music and wine tasting by Eastern Tennessee’s Thunder Road Wineries as well as a silent auction with lots of art. You can purchase tickets in advance at http://bit.ly/22scOyt or at the Artists Co-op, located on Colwyn Avenue in Cumberland Gap.

MAY 23

Harlan County Extension Service is offering a CARD-MAKING WORKSHOP at 3 p.m. on May 23 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Participants will be making a couple of holiday cards. To register, call 606-573-4464.

MAY 23-27

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at First Baptist Church of Baxter, located at the foot of Pine Mountain, across from Bill’s Garage, will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. May 23-27.

Brittians Creek Missionary Baptist Church, located in Kenvir, will host SPRING REVIVAL SERVICES at 6:30 p.m. May 23-27 with Rev. Freeman Clark, of Wallins Baptist Church. There will be special singing nightly. Rev. Don Johnson and the congregation invite everyone to attend.

JUNE 2-4

The 61st annual POKE SALLET FESTIVAL will be held June 2-4 in downtown Harlan. For more information, visit pokesalletfestival.com.

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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