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.

THURSDAY

The VOICE OF POKE auditions will be held from 5-7 p.m. on May 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.

The Center Stage Players of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College will host AUDITIONS for The Jack Tales at 7 p.m. on May 19 in the Godbey Appalachian Center Theatre, located on the Cumberland campus. All ages are welcome to audition. Performances will be presented June 29 and 30 as well as July 1. For more information, contact Michael Corriston, SKCTC, at 606-589-3137.

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for May 19 includes: Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Putney; no run on Friday.

FRIDAY

There will be a BOOK GIVEAWAY for Grown-Ups from 4-6 p.m. on May 20 at the Harlan County Extension Depot, located at 110 River Street. Books for age 17 to adult will be available (no children’s books). Everything is free — pick up books to enjoy and join in for coffee and dessert. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 606-573-4464.

SATURDAY

The Harlan County Unite Coalition will sponsor Hooked On Fishing — Not On Drugs (HOFNOD) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 21 at Martins Fork Lake in Smith. There will be food and fun for everyone. Bring a child and help make a difference in our community one child at a time. All gear is provided. For more information, visit www.futurefisherman.org or contact Thomas or Joyce Heck at 606-574-9213.

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.

The Harlan Elementary School SBDM meeting originally planned for May 16 has been rescheduled at 4:30 p.m. on May 23 due to a scheduling conflict.

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.

MAY 23-24

Harlan County High School will host the 52nd District BASEBALL TOURNAMENT May 23-24. Middlesboro will play Bell County in the first game at 5:30 p.m. on May 23 and Harlan County will play Harlan in the second game at 7:30 pm. The championship game will be played at 7 p.m. on May 24.

MAY 25

CONTROL YOUR DIABETES For Life will be held at 11 a.m. on May 25 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. This program will feature recipes for diabetics and a discussion of fiber and exercise. The workshop is free, but registration is required. To register, call 606-573-4464.

The Kentucky Blood Center will host two BLOOD DRIVES on May 25 in Harlan County on the KBC Bloodmobile. The first drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Walmart; and the second is from 3:30-5 p.m. at Harlan Health &Rehabilitation Center. Donors will receive a $10 gift card, and a non-fasting cholesterol test. Results will be posted with five days at kybloodcenter.org. For more information, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522.

MAY 27

The Harlan County Extension Service is offering a JEWELRY MAKING CLASS, taught by Bonnie Schwab and Tina Chugg, 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 28

STORY TELLIN’ IN THE MOUNTAINS will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 28 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Join in for an evening of laughter and fun — stories and tall tales will be told by several tellers from the Kentucky Story Telling Association. Admission is free. Ice cream and drinks will be served. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 606-573-4464.

MAY 29

The EMS Road Docs Kentucky Chapter will present a POKER RUN for Bella on May 29 at Wildcat Harley Davidson in London. The event is to raise awareness for autism and service dog for Bella. Registration is from 9-10:30 a.m. Last bike must be out by 11 a.m., and all bikes must be back by 3 p.m. The fee is $20, single rider; $25, double. Prizes will be awarded for best and worst hands. There will also be a bake sale, hot dog sale, drinks and a concert. A donation bucket will also be passed out on site — donation are not required, but greatly appreciated. All bikers welcome — no alcohol or drugs permitted. For more information, contact Jeromy Killion at 606-246-0982.

MAY 31

The Harlan County Extension Service will kick-off the annual Poke Sallet Festival with an ICE CREAM SOCIAL from 5-7 p.m. on May 31 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Ice cream with toppings and drinks will be served. Educational booths will be available and favors will be given. Everything is free. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 606-573-4464.

JUNE 1

The annual 4-H KIDS’ FUN DAY will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the Poke Sallet Festival

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.

JUNE 2

The annual MISS HARLAN COUNTY Scholarship Pageant will begin at 6:30 p.m. on June 2 at Harlan County High School.

JUNE 4

New to this year’s Poke Sallet Festival is the 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL SHOOTOUT. Starting at 9 a.m. on June 4, at the Harlan High School gymnasium, the shootout teams may consist of four players ages 14 and up. The entry fee per team is $100. Winners will have bragging rights and an introduction on the Main Stage of the festival. There will be a $1 admission charge to watch the event. For more information, contact Paul Hearld at 606-273-6944.

JUNE 5-10

Loyall Church of Christ will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 6-10 for ages 5-12. There will be singing, Bible stories, lunch, games, crafts and lots of fun. Registration will be from 5-6:30 p.m. on June 5. For more information, call 606-573-5315.

JUNE 6-10

Yocum Creek Baptist Church, located in Middleton Addition of Evarts, will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL, Ocean Commotion Noah’s Ark, from 6-8:05 p.m. June 6-10. There will be fun, food, games, science experiments, songs, Bible stories and more. For more information, call 606-837-2519. For transportation, call 606-837-8214.

The fourth annual REVIVAL at Martins Fork Lake will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 6-10 at the big shelter house. The scheduled includes: Monday, Spencer Burkhart; Tuesday, Charlie Napier; Wednesday and Thursday, Garry Ferguson; Friday, Charlie Napier. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 606-573-6646.

JUNE 9-10

The third annual SELLING TO THE WORLD EXPO, aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners, will be held June 9 and 10 at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College’s Middlesboro campus. For more information, visit www.selling2theworld.com or email [email protected] or [email protected]

JUNE 20-24

The First Baptist Church of Loyall will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL from 6-8:30 p.m. June 20-24. This year’s theme is Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace. Children in K4- through sixth-grade are invited to attend. There will be Bible lessons, crafts, snacks, singing and recreation time each night. For more information, contact the church office at 606-573-2710.

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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.

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 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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