What’s Goin’ On
To place an event in the “What’s Goin’ On” section, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1512 Hwy. 421 South, next to Sazon Mexican restaurant. Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four business 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.
The Harlan County FARMERS MARKET is now open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 21. Located in the lower parking lot of the Harlan Center in downtown Harlan. The Harlan County Farmers Market is a family-orientated open air market with a “front porch” atmosphere. Not only does the market provide locally grown farm fresh produce and quality Appalachian crafts, but also traditional music and activities for the whole family.
SEPT. 23; OCT. 7
HIGHER GROUND will present a new play, Needle Work, as part of the Mountain Heritage Festival in Whitesburg, at 1 p.m. on Sept. 23 in the auditorium in the Belinda Mason building on Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College’s Whitesburg campus. The performance, which will include stories collected in eastern Kentucky communities and music from the cast and local band the Kudzu Killers. A second performance will take place at 2 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the Godbey Appalachian Center in Cumberland, as part of the Kingdom Swappin’ Meetin’ and Black Bear Festival.
You are invited to join Girl Scouts from 2-4 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Camp Blanton to see what Girl Scout life is all about. Girls in kindergarten- through 12th-grade are invited to attend. If you are interested in joining as a leader, you may sign up there. Registration fee for girls is $25 for the year. The fee is $25 for adults signing up plus an $8 background check. Financial assistance is available to girls. For more information, contact Tamera Roark at 606-671-6040 or email@example.com; or Bianca Hawkins at 606-878-8535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host the first annual Laurel Cove CAR SHOW on Sept. 23. Gates open at 11 a.m., and judging begins at 1 p.m. There will be fun and games for the whole family, food and music. Free entry. Trophies for winner of each category — all years, makes, models and types welcome. For more information, call 606-337-3066 or email keith.Bowling@ky.gov.
Henderson Settlement, located on Hwy. 90 in Frakes, will host a Country HARVEST FESTIVAL from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 23. There will be a car show, creative arts competition, food, local craft vendors, inflatables, games, prizes, petting zoo, face painting, auction, bingo and entertainment from CF Bailey & Shadow Ridge. For more information or to get involved, contact Frankie at 606-337-3613 ext. 307.
Riverside Baptist Church, located in Dayhoit, will host HOMECOMING beginning at 11 a.m. on Sept. 24. The speaker will be James Ward with special singing by Voices of Praise. A meal will follow the service. Pastor Thomas Heck welcomes everyone. For more information, call 606-574-0004 or 606-573-2814.
ALL ARE INVITED to gather at 6 p.m. on Sept. 26 at 118 East Central Street in downtown Harlan to learn about ongoing work in the old Belk building and help create a plan for economic growth across Harlan County. The event is hosted by a coalition that includes COAP, Inc., The Harlan County Community Foundation and the Appalachian Program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. For more information, contact Carrie Billett at 717-517-1485 or CarrieBillett@icloud.com.
The Upper Cumberland/KEA-Retired Teacher will hold their annual fall meeting on Sept. 26 at David’s Steakhouse in Corbin. Registration and lunch (provided) will begin at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at noon. Speakers will included KEA-Retired President Tom Denton and UCEA Uniserv Director Sharon Oxendine. Topics to be discussed will be pension/retirement and other issues of interest to members. For more information, contact President Pat Bingham at email@example.com.
Harlan County Emergency Management will be conducting TESTING of the outdoor emergency warning sirens in the Harlan and Tri-Cities area every Wednesday at noon, if no inclement weather is in the area. This test should last less than five minutes. For more information, call Harlan County Emergency Management at 606-573-6082.
Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series will run through Oct. 5 and will be each Thursday evening with local opening acts taking the stage at 6:30 p.m. and headliners at 7:30 p.m. The Levitt AMP concert series is free to the public and presented by Discover Downtown Middlesboro. The concert schedule includes: Sept. 21, The Bankesters; Sept. 28, The Bloody Tinth; and Oct. 5, Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters, Whiskey Shivers. For more information including opening acts, visit http://bit.ly/2vt5vP4.
Harlan ARH Hospital will present the LUNCH-N-LEARN series at noon on Sept. 29 at the Harlan Depot, 110 River Street in Harlan. Dr. Seymour Kilstein, urologist, will speak on effective prevention and treatment strategies for prostrate cancer. There will be a free lunch and giveaways. For more information including a reservation, contact Mark Bell at 606-573-8208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host The Great American Dulcimer Convention Sept. 29 and 30 featuring concerts, classes, workshops and jams with mountain and hammered dulcimer performances and instruction by the following: Dan Landrum, Susan Carpenter, Anne MacFie, Sue Massek, Anne and Rob Laugh and Alan Darveaux with Slight Departure. For more information, call 606-337-3066 or email keith.Bowling@ky.gov; or visit americandulcimerconvention.com.
The GET MOVING, KENTUCKY exercise program has something for everyone — you can walk, run, dance, sweep, rake, bicycle, etc. for 15-30 minutes, five times a week, with great benefits. Possibilities include lowering blood pressure, increased metabolism, reduced body fat, improved sleep patterns, increased self-esteem and confidence, and reduced or better-managed stress. Join the Bell County Cooperative Extension Service for this University of Kentucky sponsored program. The 8-week program begins Oct. 1. There is no cost, and all those who complete the program will receive a gift. Once you have registered for the program, you will receive an activity log to record you minutes on each day. For more information, contact the Bell County Cooperative Extension Service at 606-337-2376.
The James A. Cawood Elementary School SBDM Council meeting dates for the 2017-2018 school year will be held at 3 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 5, April 9, May 7 and June 4.
Pine Mountain Settlement School will host the Cecil Sharp 100TH CELEBRATION Oct. 6-8. Sharp is the founding father of the folk-song and dance revival, and visited the school in 1917. For more information, visit www.pinemountainsettlementschool.com.
The Kingdom Come SWAPPIN’ MEETIN’ and Black Bear Festival will be held Oct. 6 and 7 on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
The 43rd annual Dillion Asher REUNION will be held Oct. 6-7. The reunion will be held on Friday in the Ray Harm Room at Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville with dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. in the dining room of the lodge, and a social gathering and business meeting at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the reunion will be held at Cardinal House in Queendale (close to Dillion Asher’s log cabin). There will be an all-day potluck picnic beginning at noon (bring a covered dish). Attendees are encouraged to bring old photos, albums or any information you would like to share with the genealogical family to the reunion.
There will be a FISH FRY, or barbecue sandwich meal, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 7 at Camp Blanton. Help promote the youth camp with an $8 donation.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host the Frontier Night BUFFET from 5-9 p.m. on Oct. 7 featuring some of the finest elk, bison and catfish around as well as an array of other favorites. The cost is $27, adults; $11, kids 12 and under. For more information, call 606-337-3066.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host “A Flutter in the Night” at 8 p.m. on Oct. 14. Park naturalist and master falconer Mitch Whitaker will present an evening program involving BATS AND OWLS. After the two part event (complete with live owls during the presentation) participants will embark on an evening stroll searching for both creatures. For more information, call 606-337-3066 or email Keith.Bowling@ky.gov.
The Cumberland Gap Artists Co-op will present the HARVEST MOON GALA from 4-9 p.m. on Oct. 14 on Colwyn Avenue in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee featuring local art and crafts, live music, good food, wine tasting and Christmas and fall bazaar tents.
Seeing Appalachia – A Basic Digital PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, led by Malcolm Wilson, will be held Oct. 18-20 at Pine Mountain Settlement School. For more information, visit www.pinemountainsettlementschool.com.
The Harlan County Chamber of Commerce will present the ANNUAL GALA beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Harlan Center with live music, a silent auction and award ceremony. Nominations for the 10 different awards are currently being accepted for businesses and individuals at www.harlancountychamber.com. Tickets can be purchased on the chamber’s website or from Home Federal Bank, Kentucky Farm Bureau, or from Flora Asher, Anne Hensley or Sarah Hobbs at Harlan ARH.
FALL ARTS & COLOR WEEKEND will be held Oct. 20-22 at Pine Mountain Settlement School. For more information, visit www.pinemountainsettlementschool.com.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host FLY FISHING WEEKEND Nov. 11-12. Learn to fly fish — choosing equipment, fly selection, reading a stream, casting, hooking and landing a fish in the solitude of the autumn mountains. Participants will receive one night’s lodging, Saturday continental breakfast and Sunday stream side lunch. Stream side classroom includes: On-stream instructions, fly box, six flies, loaner rods and reels. The package cost is $189, individual; or $295, couple. For reservation or more information, email email@example.com.
If you want to be a part of the permanent remembrance of the 100 Year Celebration of Lynch, Kentucky, the 100 CLUB is seeking members. Through Dec. 31, you can join the club by donating $100 per person for yourself or in memory of someone. At the end of the year, a project to benefit the city of Lynch will be selected by the committee and your donation will make that project possible. Membership will be listed on the Facebook page, and then permanently at Lynch City Hall. Anyone who loves the city can be a member. To join, send your payment (checks payable to 100 Club): 100 Club, P.O. Box 751, Lynch, KY 40855.
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Friendly Village Greenhouse now has GARDEN MUMS available. Colors include bronze, yellow, pink, white, purple and pineapple. There is also a new variety of orange cockscomb and raspberry Celosias available. All flowers are grown in Harlan. Flowers can be purchased for $6 each. Hours include 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 606-574-0096.
Narconon wants to education families on the new escalated risk Fentanyl has added to opiate abuse. Fentanyl has been found to be 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin and has a greatly increased change of overdose. You can learn more about the new dangers of opiate addition and the details of Fentanyl by visiting http://bit.ly/2oCmgAB Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addition in your family. Call 800-431-1754 for free screenings and referrals
PASSES for the 2017-2018 Harlan County High School football season are available include: $100 (VIP) – includes parking on the stadium side of bridge, two reserved seats and two admissions for the season (extra reserved seats are $50); $75 – stadium side parking and two admissions for the season; $60 – school side parking and two admissions for the season; $25 – season pass (admission only.
Monthly INCOME LIMITS RAISED for Shepherd’s Pantry: One person, $1,276; two, $1,726; three, $2,177. The pantry, located at 111 Union Street in Clutts, will be signing up former and new clients for the pantry (not commodities) program from 10-11 a.m. on the first four Tuesdays and first three Wednesdays of each month until further notice. You must bring proof of all household income, all members Social Security cards, your utility bill with 911 address on it — no exceptions. Plenty of food is available.
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. To donate, contact the church at 606-573-1464 or Wylene Miniard at 606-573-7731 (evenings).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Bell County Literacy Center at 606-248-2014, Pineville Learning Center at 606-337-3044 or Henderson Settlement at 606-337-7729 ext. 305.
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.
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.