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 Community Action Agency is now accepting applications for bulk fuel vendors for LIHEAP subsidy and crisis components for 2017-18. To obtain an application packet, contact Tracey Ball or Mistie Sanders at 606-573-5335 or 800-262-8594.
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.
The fourth annual HARLAN HAUNT FEST will take place Oct. 7 at the Harlan Center. For a complete listing of Harlan Haunt Fests’ guests, events, contests, musicians, as well as craft and food vendors, visit www.harlanhauntfest.com.
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.
HIGHER GROUND will present a new play, Needle Work 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.
The Bell County Chamber of Commerce will present the second annual CAR SHOW and first annual CHILI COOK OFF from 2-6 p.m. on Oct. 7 on Cumberland Avenue, 19th Street to 21st Street. Registration for the car show is from 1-4 p.m., and the entry fee is $20 (trophies given to winners). Enter your chili for the cook off for $25 (winner will receive $250). The event will also include chili tasting and judging, face painting, games and activities, raffle, live music and DJ, door prizes and more. Join the events for $10.
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.
Totz Baptist Church will host a HOMECOMING service at 11 a.m. on Oct. 8. All are welcome.
The L&N/CSX Railroaders will meet at 10 a.m. on Oct. 9 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. All retired and former railroaders are encouraged to attend.
The Harlan Area Retired Teachers Association will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Evarts Public Library There will be a potluck meal and the donation this month will be school supplies. All retired teachers are invited to attend. For more information, contact Polly McLain at 606-837-3546 or message her on Facebook.
OCT. 10, 17, 24, 31;
NOV. 7, 14
DIABETIC WORKSHOPS will be hosted by the Harlan County Extension Office, Harlan County Health Department and Kentucky Homeplace on Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Nov. 7 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Extension Depot. Food demonstrations, diabetic basic presentations and more will be held each session. All the classes are free. To register or for more information, call 606-573-4464.
Cumberland Elementary School FRYSC will host a breast cancer AWARENESS CLASS at 3 p.m. on Oct. 11 with Chris Lewis (nurse practitioner from Quantum Health Care. Everyone welcome. There will be lots of information, door prizes and refreshments.
Large FREE FOOD BOXES will be given away from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 11 at Shepherd’s Pantry, located at 111 Union Street in Clutts (Union Hall). 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. You must be present — no exceptions.
The formal induction ceremony for new members of the Harlan County High School Chapter of the NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY will be Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. in the theater at the school. Members and inductees need to be there by 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow.
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.
Harlan County 4-H will be having a fundraiser at Tractor Supply starting at 11:30 a.m. on Oct.12. Hot dog dinners will be sold for $6 which includes two hot dogs, chips and a snack cake. For more information, call 606-573-4464.
The Evarts Elementary School FALL FESTIVALwill be held on Oct. 13 from 5-8 p.m.
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.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), the Harlan ARH Hospital Radiology Department and Maxine Hunter will honor cancer survivors, patients and families. A reception will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the radiology department.
The Bell Theater in Pineville will present Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17, a a FUNDRAISER hosted by Middlesboro Nursing & Rehab Facility. Admission is $5 which includes popcorn and Coke. All proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet Oct. 18 at Golden Corral in London. Mealtime will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting to follow. The guest speaker will be Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear. 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 or 606-260-0490.
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.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park will present the Halloween Haunted Trail and SPOOKTACULAR on Oct. 21. Meet at the old campground, where the fright begins. Travel forward and back in time and see the horrors of the past in this light-hearted, kid-friendly haunted trail. Hot dogs, s’mores and kid friendly drinks (cider, butter beer and other non-alcoholic favorites) will be provided and included in the $10 admission. For more information, call 606-337-3066 or email Keith.Bowling@ky.gov.
Kingdom Come State Park will present a HAUNTED TRAIL from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28 at the park’s lake. Zombies, ghouls, demons and the darkest creatures of the night await you. Trail is not recommended for ages 8 and under. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, call 606-589-4138 or 606-589-2478; or email email@example.com.
The city of Evarts will host a FESTIVAL OF THE UNDEAD from noon to 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 at the city hall parking lot – rain or shine – featuring crafts, food, face paint, cake walk, hay ride, live music, Zombie Pageant and Zombie Walk. Prizes will be awarded for Best Zombie according to age category (birth to 2 years, 3-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-12 years, 13-16 years, 16 years and up). The Zombie Walk begins at 6 p.m. For more information or to enter a booth, call 606-837-2477.
The town of Cumberland Gap will host a pumpkin CARVING CONTEST. Showcase your talent and win prizes: First place – $75 plus one hour dance party from the Pineapple Tea Room; second place – $50 plus $25 gift certificate from Gap Creek Coffee House; third place – $25 plus large specialty pizza from Angelo’s in the Gap. Bring your carved pumpkin to Festival Park (downtown on Colwyn Street) by 6 p.m. on Oct. 30. Pumpkins will be displayed Oct. 30-31. Trick or treat hours are from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 31. Don’t forget to write name and phone number on backside of pumpkin. The open of the pumpkin should be on the bottom (using this method allows organizers to place the carved pumpkin over a candle).
Harlan County will observe Halloween on Oct. 31. TRICK OR TREAT hours are from 5-7 p.m.
The Harlan County Job Club will meet through Nov. 15 at the Harlan County Extension Depot, located at 110 River Street in Harlan. The club meets at 1 p.m. each Wednesday. New members should arrive at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Beth Craig at 606-573-5330. The job club can help you with the following: create a job search game plan; connect with quality employers; learn self-marketing and interviewing skills; get support from fellow job seekers and workforce professionals; and benefit from insider job leads.
The Grace on the Hill sixth annual ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 11 featuring crafts, silent auctions and concessions for all ages. Booths are available. For more information, contact the church office at 606-528-6840.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host a THANKSGIVING BUFFET from noon to 8 p.m. on Nov. 23 featuring turkey and dressing, ham, candied yams and all your other fall favorites. For more information, call 606-337-3066 or email Keith.Bowling@ky.gov.
The annual FESTIVAL OF THE MOUNTAIN MASTERS will be held Nov. 24 and 25 at the Village Center Mall.
DEC. 7, 14, 21
MOONLIGHT & MISTLETOE at Pine Mountain State Resort Park will be held Dec. 7, 14 and 21 (Thursdays). The Mountain View Restaurant will be decked out for diners to enjoy a special menu featuring holiday favorites. On Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, all those who have served, veterans and active duty, will receive a special discount. For more information, call 606-337-3066 or email Keith.Bowling@ky.gov.
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.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host a New Year’s Eve MOUNTAIN BASH on Dec. 31. Music by the park’s DJ begins at 9 p.m. There will be party favors, snacks and balloon drop included (must be 21 or older, no outside alcohol allowed. The Mountain View Restaurant will be open for dinner from 5-9 p.m. For more information, call 606-337-3066 or email Keith.Bowling@ky.gov.
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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
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.
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.