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National Collection Week for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD, a project of Samaritan’s Purse will be Nov. 18-25. Drop-off shoebox donations at Verda First Baptist Church, located at 326 Hwy. 1601 in Evarts, at the following hours: Nov. 20, 4-7 p.m.; Nov. 21, 4-7 p.m.; Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to noon and 4-8 p.m.; Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Nov. 24, 3-5 p.m.; and Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to noon. For further details, call 606-837-9716 or visit samaritanpurse.org.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, will conduct National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25. Lynch Church of God, located at 547 East Main Street in Lynch, will be a drop-off location for shoebox donations during the following hours: Nov. 20, 4-8 p.m.; Nov. 21, 4-8 p.m.; Nov. 22, 2-8 p.m.; Nov. 23, 2-8 p.m.; Nov. 24, 1-5 p.m.; and Nov. 25, noon to 12:30 p.m. Visit www.samaritanspurse.org for further details.
The ARTISTS’ ATTIC WILL BE COLLECTING art from students across Harlan County from through Tuesday for an exhibit on Nov. 30 at the Harlan Center. If you have a child under the age 18 who enjoys drawing, painting, photography or any other mediums of art, email email@example.com or visit Facebook.
The annual TREE LIGHTING at the Village Center Mall will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday. Santa Claus will be in attendance.
The Harlan County WRITERS’ GUILD have their regular monthly meeting from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Harlan Station. Dinner may be ordered from the menu. Darla Jackson, program chairman, will present the program. For more information, contact Rosezelle Boggs-Qualls at 574-1677.
Harlan County High School is hosting the annual SCHOLARSHIP FAIR & Financial Aid Workshop for all seniors and their parents on Thursday, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the HCHS cafeteria. A financial aid workshop will take place in the computer lab from 5:30-7 p.m. Students and parents are encouraged to attend to gather information on local scholarship opportunities, or meet with military recruiters, and to begin their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application online. Food and prizes will be available. For more information, contact Cecilia Adams, community education director at 573-4330 ext. 2061.
The Harlan Musettes CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Village Center Mall. There will be lots of food, crafts and holiday decorations. A silent auction will be held throughout the day Thursday.
A workshop to provide education and training for individuals who wish to learn about drug addiction and ways to prevent it will be offered on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community &Technical College from 6-7 p.m. Friday in room 111 of Chrisman Hall. The session is also being presented for those individuals who suffer from addiction and seek out ways to recovery. Directed by Nick Sturgill, the workshop will be presented with the class being divided into various sections which will include a presentation on the illicit drugs affecting local communities. There will also be a question and answer session. The class will be offered free of charge and is for those ages 15 and older. For more information contact Tessa Roark, SKCTC Cumberland, 589-3047 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A workshop to introduce aspiring musicians to the stringed instruments of the orchestra: violin, viola, cello and the harp will be offered to the public from 11 a.m. until noon Friday in the Smith Theater at the Harlan campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College. The workshop will be led by Clara Atkins-Pope as the session will offer the opportunity for participants to learn the structures of a classical orchestra and its string section. Instruments will be available for students to use, and a beginning lesson in playing the instruments will be offered. The cost is $12. To enroll or for more information, contact Tessa Roark, SKCTC Cumberland, at 589-3047 or at email@example.com.
The annual Harlan BOYS CHOIR AUCTION is scheduled Saturday. This year a silent auction will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Boys Choir will sing at 1 p.m.
The First Baptist Church of Loyall will host a COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday in the church fellowship hall. The meal is free and everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 573-2710.
The Church of God of the Union Assembly, located at 1820 South U.S. 119 in Keith, will have a special service beginning at 10:45 a.m. Sunday with Teen Challenge Praise and Worship. Pastor Ken Norton and the congregation invites everyone.
The Tri-City Ministerial Association will sponsor a Community THANKSGIVING SERVICE will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at Dione Baptist Church with special singing. Ronnie Doyle, pastor of Cumberland Church of God, will be speaking. Everyone is welcome.
TUESDAY, DEC. 14
The Student Nurses’ Association at Lincoln Memorial University’s (LMU) Corbin extended learning site in Corbin will present the first JINGLE BELL JOG 5K on Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. Registration for the race is $15 if paid by Tuesday and $20 if paid after Tuesday. Registrations will also be accepted the day of the event beginning at 7:15 a.m. Online registration is available at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/register.php?event_id=9365&c. All pre-registered runners will receive a race t-shirt. Awards will be given to the overall male and female winners and to the top three people in each age division. For more information contact Heather Martinez at (606) 344-0217 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event’s Facebook page by searching for “Jingle Bell Jog Corbin” on Facebook
NOV. 29, 30
It’s time to start getting your favorite pictures ready for the ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST presented by the Harlan Daily Enterprise during the Festival of the Mountain Masters on Nov. 29-30. The contest will be on display in the former Radio Shack store in the Village Center Mall instead of the old Belk’s store. There are three divisions: Amateur, Accomplished and Children’s. The categories for amateur and accomplished are as follows: Black&White, People, Animals, Flowers, Children, Harlan County, Scenery, Mountain Scenery, Nature, Coal Mining and Special Effects. For the children’s division, the categories will be: People, Flowers, Animals and Scenery. For each division there will be first, second and third place ribbons. For the amateur and children’s divisions there will also be honorable mention ribbons. Each division will have a Best of Show plaque picked from the first place winners. There is no limit on the amount of entries this year, but new work would be appreciated. Photos can be entered all day on Friday and judging will be Saturday morning. The exhibit area will be closed during judging. The photos should be no smaller than 5x7 and no larger than 16x20 with matting. There is no entry fee. For more details or information, call Sharon Trapp at 573-7487 or Martha Sargent at 837-9196.
The 29th Annual Festival of the MOUNTAIN MASTERS will be held Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Village Center Mall. Rated as one of the 10 top festivals in Kentucky in 2012, the festival is noted for continuing the public’s opportunity to acquire authentic crafts and and unique artworks by skilled mountain artisans. There are eleven noted artisans who will demonstrate their skilled handiwork. Harlan County musicians who will provide entertainment on Friday and Saturday include: Pine Mountain Grass, Pat Robbins, Deric Jeffers, Connie Helton, Sarah Harrison, William Uhrig, Jeff Mills and Donnie Fisher. A dance recital is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
The Church of God of the Union Assembly, located at 1820 South U.S. 119 in Keith,will have a special YOUTH RALLY beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 30 with the Youth Team, of Newport, Tenn.
An Evarts Trailtown TRAIL RUN will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at the North Evarts RV Park. All riders participating in this run will not need a permit to ride the park — this day only. The ride will be approximately 25 miles. Dinner will be served after the ride at North Evarts RV Park.
DEC. 2, 3, 9
The Cawood Elementary School SBDM COUNCIL has schedule three special meeting concerning the principal selection process. Meetings will begin at noon on Dec. 2, at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 and at noon on Dec. 9. All meetings will be held in the school library.
Celebrate Christmas in song with the Musettes, under the direction of Marilyn Schraeder and accompanied by Clara Atkins-Pope, at their 69th Annual CHRISTMAS CONCERT on Dec. 5 at Harlan Baptist Church. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Several soloists will perform beginning at 7 p.m. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall immediately following the concert. Musette alumnae are invited to join the Musettes on “Ring Those Christmas Bell” with Musette President Leah Hollins directing.
DEC. 5, 6
Hilltop Ministry will have a ROAD BLOCK on the bridge to Walmart on Dec. 5 and 6. A bake sale will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 5 at Don’s Super Saver. All proceeds will go toward Christmas baskets for families in need.
The annual Tri-Cities CHRISTMAS PARADE will be Dec. 6 in downtown Cumberland. Lineup is at 4 p.m. and the parade begins at 5:30 p.m. — along U.S. 119 at the red light and end at Cumberland Elementary School. There will not be a stop at Family Dollar — pick children up at the end. This year’s theme is “A Hillbilly Christmas.” If you are interested in entering a float or participating, contact Cumberland City Hall at 606-589-2106.
I SPY ORNAMENTS will be taught by Tessa Roark from 5-6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College in room 111 of Chrisman Hall. This is a family fun activity for ages 3 and up. You will learn how to make I Spy Christmas ornaments and putting fake snow and tiny objects inside. There will be a list of tiny objects that the kids will find inside once the ornament is complete. The cost is $10 and supplies are included.
The Church of God of the Union Assembly, located at 1820 South U.S. 119 in Keith, will have REVIVAL SERVICES Dec. 6-8 with guest speaker Lemar Bond, of Dalton, Ga. Services begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Ken Norton and the congregation invites everyone.
The 2013 Harlan County CHRISTMAS PARADE will be Dec. 7 . The parade lineup will begin at 4 p.m. at Harlan Baptist Church and the parade begins at 5:30 p.m. The alternate date is Dec. 8 at 2 p.m., lineup at 12:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas.
The LMU Athletic Training Student Association (ATSA) will host the annual FROSTY 5K AND MERRY MILE FUN RUN/WALK on Dec. 7. Cost for pre-registration is $15 per participant. Registration begins at 8 a.m. the day of the event is $20. Registration includes a long-sleeve T-shirt. The races will begin at 9 a.m. The races start at the Mary Mars Gymnasium on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tenn. Also included in the event are the eligibility for door prizes and post-race refreshments. Pre-registration is available online at http://alumni.LMUnet.edu/frosty5k. To register with check or cash payment, or for more information, contact Patti Mason at 423-869-6813.
The LOVE PROJECT 2013 will be held Dec. 7 at Victory Road Christian Academy, located at 73 Victory Road in Cumberland, for all Harlan Countians. This project will provide food, clothing, toys for Christmas, baby items and coats to those in need. For more information, email TheLoveProjectTeam@gmail.com.
The annual Evarts CHRISTMAS PARADE will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 8. This year’s theme is “A Christmas Wonderland.” The grand marshals for the parade will be the Evarts Elementary School fifth and sixth grade Mid Mountain Conference football champions.
Pine Mountain Settlement School and the neighboring community will present two performances of THE NATIVITY PLAY will be held Dec. 15 in the school school. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for special Christmas music. The audience is invited to join in singing traditional Christmas carols during the performance. After each performance a reception will be held in the Laurel House. Performances are free and open to everyone. For more information, contact Judy Lewis at 606-558-3586 or 606-558-3571.
The Harlan County WALKING CLUB meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Harlan County High School indoor track. The walking club is free. It allows the public to walk indoors. For more information, contact Cecilia Adams, Harlan County Community Education Director, at 573-4330 ext. 2061.
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 always welcome. New member orientation begins at 12:30 p.m.
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ANGEL TREES ANGELS are available for adoption at Walmart and the Bank of Harlan now through Nov. 29. Wrapped and identified presents need to be returned to Walmart or Southern Wholesale Dec. 2.
Harlan County High School is selling the HCHS Cookbook for $10. To purchase a cookbook, call 574-2020.
The Harlan County Community Action Agency is now accepting applications for bulk fuel vendors for LIHEAP subsidy and crisis components for 2013-2014. To obtain an application pack, contact Tracey Ball at 573-5335 or 800-262-8594.
The 2013 Conservation Art and Writing Contest is underway. This year’s them is “Mission H20” and is focused on clean water. Tabloids have been delivered to schools with all the contest information. The contest is sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts. For more information, contact the Harlan County Conservation District at 573-2838 or visit www.conservation.ky.gov or kyfb.com/federation.
AWANA Club meetings are held Wednesdays at Yocum Creek Baptist Church (located in Middleton Addition of Evarts). Children earn shirts, patches and AWANA dollars which can be spent in the AWANA store for prizes. K-4 through eighth-graders are welcome on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be lots of fum, games and food. Local bus pickup is available and there is no fees or club dues. For more information, call 837-3170.