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.
Smith Full Gospel Church, located six miles above Martins Fork Lake, will have a multi-family YARD SALE along with a hot dog sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 6.
The RUN FOR THE HILLS 5K in downtown Harlan will take place on June 6, sponsored by the Harlan Rotary Club in conjunction with the annual Poke Sallet Festival. Registration will be from 7-7:45 a.m. on the courthouse square. The race will begin at 8 a.m. Runners will negotiate a course that winds across the town then up Ivy Hill before descending onto North Main Street to Cumberland Avenue to Mound Street then to Central Street. Prizes will be awarded to top male and female finishers in various age categories. The pre-registration fee is $15, or $20 on race day. For more information, visit http://rfth5k.com.
The Turner and Couch FAMILY REUNION will be held on June 6 at Martins Fork Lake. All family and friends are encouraged to attend.
A FARMERS’ MARKET with locally grown and made produce/products will be held June 6 through Oct. 31 on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. at the Black Mountain Exchange, located at 16 East Main Street in Lynch (formerly the Miners Market). New vendors are needed/welcome — no cost to set-up. Vendor applications available are available at Lamp House Coffee Shop at 1 Main Street in Lynch. The market is a community service provided as an outreach of Meridzo Center Ministries. For more information, call 606-894-0007.
SUNDAY, JULY 5;
JUNE 8-11, JULY 6-9
Camp Blanton DAY CAMP will be held June 8-11 and July 6-9 for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. Activities will include swimming, boating, hiking, archery, lifesaving skills, arts and crafts and more. The fee is $35 with lunch and a T-shirt provided — camperships available. Registration dates are June 7 and July 5. Limited to 50 campers. For more information, call 573-6811.
The First Baptist Church of Loyall will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, Everest Expedition, from 6-8:30 p.m. nightly June 7-11. Each night, participants will hear Bible stories, work on related crafts, have recreation time and will be served snacks. Thursday’s session will conclude with a special ceremony along with inflatables and refreshments for the entire family. Children in kindergarten- through fifth-grade are invited. For more information, call 606-573-2710.
Teetersville Baptist Church will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, Journey Off the Map: Unknown to Us, from 6-8 p.m. June 8-12. Classes will be available for children ages 4-12. VBS Kick-Off will be held from 6-8 p.m. on June 7 at the church and will include early registration, a cookout, fun and games. A commencement ceremony and ice cream social will be held at 7 p.m. on June 12. For more information, call 606-573-7542 or 606-273-1300.
Harlan Church of the Nazarene, located on Airport Road, will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 6”30-8:30 p.m. June 8-12 for ages 6 months to 18 years. Everyone is welcome.
JUNE 8-July 2;
FRYSC SUMMER CAMP will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8-July 2 and July 13-16 at Cumberland Elementary School. Students must have completed first-grade and be enrolled at the school to participate. Breakfast, lunch and transportation will be provided. Camp schedule includes: June 8-12 — soccer and karate; June 15-19 — archery, sports, crafts and computers; June 22-26 — sports, crafts and computers; June 29-July 2 — sports, crafts and computers; and July 13-16 — sports, crafts and computers. For more information, contact CES FRYSC at 606-589-2914.
Boys & Girls Club SUMMER CAMPS will begin June 8 and run through July 24. Children will receive lunch and a snack and will participate in a variety of hands-on learning experiences and field trips. Scholarships and payment plans are available. For more information, call 606-573-0960 or visit the Facebook page.
JUNE 8, 15
The regular scheduled LOYALL CITY COUNCIL meeting for June 8 has been postponed to June 15 at 7 p.m.
An underground RETRAINING CLASS will begin at 8 a.m. on June 8 at the Division of Mine Safety, 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan.
The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of June 8 includes:
Monday — Smith, Three Point and Bob’s Creek.
Tuesday — Holiday Apartments, Rio Vista, County Pike and Baxter.
Wednesday — Pathfork.
Thursday — Verda, Closplint, Holmes Mill and Louellen.
Friday — No run.
The Harlan County RETIRED TEACHERS Association will meet at 1 p.m. on June 9 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. All retired teachers from Harlan County and Harlan Independent School systems are encouraged to attend including newly retired teachers. Donations for the Christ’s Hands Food Pantry will be collected. Membership fee of $6 is due at the meeting. For more information, contact Polly McLain at 606-837-3546 or at [email protected]
The Harlan County High School SBDM COUNCIL will have a regular scheduled meeting at 3:15 p.m. on June 9 in the HCHS Media Center. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet June 9 at Golden Corral (next to Walmart) in London. Mealtime begins at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting to follow. Nomination and election of new chapter officers for the next year will take place. Any retiree receiving retirement benefits from KERS, CERS or SPRS is welcome to attend. Membership information will be available at the meeting or at kentuckypublicretirees.org.
The Harlan County High School Black Bear Football Program’s YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP will be held from 1-3 p.m. June 9-10 at Coal Miners Memorial Stadium. K4- through eighth-grades are welcome. This camp will emphasize and introduce the fundamentals of football. Each camper will receive individual instruction from the HCHS coaching staff. Participants will receive a T-shirt and pizza party on the last day. Registration will begin at noon on June 9. The cost is $30. For more information, contact coach Eddie Creech at the school at 606-574-2020 or Leann Turner at 606-909-2775.
The Harlan County WALKING CLUB will continue regular hours throughout the summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10-11:30 a.m. Beat the heat, exercise indoors — walk, jog, or run at your own pace on the Harlan County High School indoor track. Free, and open to the public year round. Stroller accessible. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Harlan County Community Education Director Cecilia Adams at 606-573-4330 ext. 2061.
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.
Large FREE FOOD BOXES will be given away from 10-11:30 a.m. on June 10 at Shepherd’s Pantry, located at 111 Union Street in Clutts. You must be present and bring your utility bill (any utility) showing your 911 address. Federal guidelines are posted on the door. Enter off Golf Course Boulevard. Areas served: Putney to Partridge and the Virginia line to Pine Mountain Settlement School.
Harlan ARH Hospital will host a LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER session beginning at 2 p.m. on June 11 in the One West Conference Room of the hospital. Registration is required for this free workshop to help cope with physical side effects of cancer. Workshops are open to female cancer patients who have not attended a session. To register, contact Kristy at [email protected] or 606-573-8231.
The Harlan County RIDGE RUNNERS ATV Club, Inc.’s next monthly meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on June 11 at the North Evarts RV Campground. All are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.kyoutdoors.org/forums/.
VFW POST 1178 will have a membership drive through June 13. All eligible combat veterans are invited to join the organization. Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are sought to join, be more active and to carry on the torch. Bring your DD 214 to sign up — dues will be free. A cookout will be held from 1-3 p.m. on June 13. For more information, call 606-573-9115.
The Board of Trustees of Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a RECEPTION from 3-5 p.m. on June 13 at the school to introduce the new executive director, Geoff Marietta. All friends and neighbors of the school are invited to attend.
The regular scheduled LOYALL CITY COUNCIL meeting for June 8 has been postponed to June 15 at 7 p.m.
Elcomb Baptist Church will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, Journey off the Map, from 6-8 p.m. June 15-19.
The election for nominees for the Harlan County High School for parent SITE BASE COUNCIL members will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15-19 in the HCHS Youth Service Center. Nominees are Jeff Branson, David Carmical, Garry Henson, Stephanie Mefford and Mike Sergent.
Coxton Faith Tabernacle will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, “Blast to the Past,” from 6-8 p.m. June 15-18 for ages 5-12.
The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington and Pine Mountain Settlement School will offer a week-long residential READING CAMP July 12-18 for third- through fifth-grade students that are behind in reading. Camp provides students that are reading below grade level non-traditional education opportunities that build confidence and empower to achieve academic success. Registration deadline is June 15. For more information, visit www.readingcamprocks.org/camps/pinemountain/ or email [email protected] or [email protected]
A surface initial class will begin at 8 a.m. on June 15 at the Division of Mine Safety, 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.
The Harlan County SURVIVORS DINNER for Relay for Life will begin at 6 p.m. on June 16 at the Harlan County Extension Office Depot. All survivors and one guest is invited. To add your name or for more information, contact Carolyn Langford at 606-573-6111 or [email protected]
JULY 23, 25
The Justified 5K GLOW RUN, Vibe 5 Glow Run is a run/walk at your pace (The leisurely way to 5K) is planned. This is a family-friendly run at night featuring glow products will be held in downtown Harlan beginning at 8 p.m. on July 25. Registration begins at 6:30pm. Pre-registration for adults is $20 until June 18; normal registration is $25 until July 23; and on-site day of race registration is $30. Pre-registration for children (with a shirt) is $15; $20 for children on race day; or free for children 10 and under (no shirt). Military (with valid ID) is $20 anytime. No admission fees. The entry fee is non-refundable. Registration includes: T-Shirt, bib number, bag and various glow products. All entries received by July 3 will receive a race package. Participants that register after will receive a package while supplies last. Proceeds will benefit the Hospice of the Bluegrass Mountain Heritage. For more information, call 606-216-6478.
The Harlan County RELAY FOR LIFE will be from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on June 19 at Huff Park. Come out and show your support and enjoy the activities. For more information on the Harlan County Relay for Life, contact Brandon Pennington at [email protected]
JUNE 19, 23, 25
The Black Mountain Elementary School SITE BASE Decision Making Council will meet in special session at 9 a.m. on June 19, 23 and 25 to discuss principal selection and take any necessary action.
The Cumberland High School class of 1985 30TH REUNION will be held June 20 at Benham School House Inn. Information can be found on the Classmates of 85 Facebook page.
The UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association will present a live interactive VIDEO PRESENTATION, Caregiver Tools for Success: Learn how to Respond to the Everyday Needs of Persons with Dementia, from 6:30-8 p.m. on July 9 in the second floor cafeteria conference at the Daniel Boone Clinic. Bring your questions about caregiving and dementia to discuss with an expert panel. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registration deadline is June 24. To register, contact Sarah Tarrant at 859-323-1331 or [email protected]
The ARH Daniel Boone Clinic will provide FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS to students on June 26, all day in the pediatric department. Students should bring their insurance card and personal identification with them. Insurances will be billed, but all co-pays will be waived. Any uninsured student will not be charged for the visit.
The Harmon and Ollie Hensley/Turner FAMILY REUNION will be held June 26-28 at the Laurel House at Pine Mountain Settlement School. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and supper will be served at 5:30 p.m.
The Ed Miracle Scholarship Foundation, Inc.’s second annual GOLF SCRAMBLE will be held June 27 at Lynch Country Club. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with tee off at 10 a.m. The fee is $35 and includes 14 holes and lunch. All cash prizes. To pre-register, send a check made out to the Ed Miracle Scholarship Foundation, Inc. to Mike O’Bradovich, P.O. Box 751, Lynch, Ky. 40855. This fundraising event provides scholarship for students in Harlan County in memory of coach Ed Miracle. For more information, contact Mike or Mary Jo O’Bradovich at 606-848-5593 or [email protected]
James A. Cawood class of 1975 will have their 40th SCHOOL REUNION on July 3 and 4 at the Little Inn of Harlan. For more information, contact Tina Goins Smith at 423-912-8471 or check out the Facebook page: 1975 James A. Cawood Graduates.
A Music FREEDOM JAMBOREE, hosted by the Harlan County Mountain-Times, will be held July 3-5, at 3000 Bill’s Creek Road in Evarts. All local bands, musicians and singers are invited to play/attend. Kentucky Republican governor nominee Matt Bevin will be the guest speaker, between 4 and 6 p.m. on July 4. Free admission and tent camping for event. For more information, email [email protected]
Brittians Creek Baptist Church, located in Kenvir, will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, Blast to the Past, from 6-8:30 p.m. July 6-10 for preschool through teens. There will be Bible lessons, crafts, games, puppet shows, music and cookout every night. Graduation/family night is on July 10. Online registration is available at www.vacationbibleschool.com/brittianscreek/. For transportation or more information, contact Denise at 606-837-8213 , Andy at 606-273-0913 or Rev. Don Johnson at 606-837-2801.
A dermatologist will be at Cumberland Elementary School from 9 a.m. to noon July 13-15. Services are free for anyone in the community.
The Rosenwald Harlanites Inc. (RHI) Fundraiser and membership drive weekend will be held July 17-19. Registration is $30 for adults; $15, youth under 16. Registration includes food on Friday, Saturday picnic and Saturday evening events plus a drink ticket both nights. RHI awarded $27,500 to college students from 2010 to 2014. All donations are welcome and tax deductible (501c3). For more information, visit www.rosenwaldharlanites.org or contact Les or Rhoda Williams at 810-953-9041 or [email protected]
Sunshine Baptist Church, located at 623 Perkins Hill Road in Harlan, will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, Camp Courageous – Equipped for Life, from 6-8:30 p.m. July 19-23 for ages 3-12. For more information, contact Teana Burns at 606-273-8884 or 606-573-1946.
JULY 31-AUG. 1
Family and friends of John and Dora Bell Curry, of Coxton, are invited to a REUNION July 31-Aug. 1 in Benham. A carry in picnic will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Coal Miners Park (below Benham School House Inn) with games, a horse race (Curry style) and a women’s hat contest. Dinner and dancing will continue at Benham School House Inn that night with raffle drawings for gifts donated by family and friends. For more information, contact Sue Shell-Harter at 260-267-2165 or [email protected]
The Farmer/Walker/Ledford FAMILY REUNION will be held Aug. 8 at Martins Fork Lake at the big pavilion. Bring a passing dish — hamburgers, hot dogs and buns will be provided. The book, Generations, An American Family, is available and is all about their family history. To further the family ancestry tree and to ensure correct information, bring a list of your family members as far back as possible.
The Intertribal Bear Society POW-WOW will be held Aug. 14-16 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Meet with the elders and others at this family-friendly event — camp out and learn their ways.
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the ARMY’S 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION at any time. For information about the association and the 94th annual reunion in San Antonio, Texas Sept. 22-26, contact secretary-treasurer, Bob Haynes, at [email protected] or 224-225-1202.
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.
Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO) is sponsoring free saliva-based drug test kits designed to be provided to parents and guardians to keep and use for their children as they feel necessary. Give Me A Reason (GMAR), gives individuals a reason to say no to drugs when tempted by peer pressure or whatever the circumstance be. Complete information and instructions are included in each kit. Kits can be obtained at the Stand in the Gap office, located at 502 Pennlyn Avenue in Cumberland Gap, Tenn. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and in at least 44 different distribution points (DP’s) in the Tri-State area. For more information and locations of the DP’s, call 423-300-1302 or 423-494-1849.
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.
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.
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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.
The Cawood Ledford Boys & Girls Club is RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS. What better way to give back to your community than by investing in our youth? The club is open to youth ages 6-18 for the after-school program from 2:30-6 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 606-573-0960.
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.