What’s Goin’ On

Published 11:59 pm Thursday, January 25, 2018

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JAN. 26

There will be a Benefit GOSPEL SINGING for Christ’s Hands from 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 26 in the theater on the Harlan campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. All proceeds will be go to Christ’s Hands. Featured entertainment includes Chiseled in Stone, Tammy Chapman, Peggy Green and Paige Lunsford. Refreshments and baked goods will also be sold. There will also be a box for donations of gloves, socks, scarves and toboggins.

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The 2018 Harlan County SPELLING BEE will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Harlan County High School auditorium.The spelling bee is open to the public

JAN. 26-28

Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host a Winter Photography Weekend Jan. 26-28 with guest professional Paul Hassell, and East Tennessee native. The weekend will feature: Digital photography workshop/contest; three classes — amateur, intermediate and accomplished; four competition categories for each class;beginner’s photography session; and critique session offered. Registration is $40 with weekend packages available for lodging/dining. For more details, contact the park at 606-337-3066.

JAN. 26; FEB. 3

The Cumberland Gap CATTLE CONFERENCE will take place on Feb. 3 at the Lincoln Memorial University’s DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center in Ewing, Virginia. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. and the event will conclude by 3 p.m. Lunch is included with registration and a trade show will take place. Registration before Jan. 26 is $20 and $25 at the door of the event. Registration forms are available at your local county Extension Office.

JAN. 27

The Harlan County High School Black Bears Basketball VARSITY GAME originally set for Jan. 5 has been rescheduled for Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. Harlan County will host Scott High School.

JAN. 29, 30

The Harlan County BOOKMOBILE schedule for the week of Jan. 29 includes:

Tuesday – Black Mountain elementary, Brittains Creek and Dizney.

Wednesday – High Rise apartments, Evarts elementary, Eastbrook and Sunshine.

JAN. 30

A gardening series, GROWING GROWERS, will begin in January and run through May with five different subjects about vegetable gardening. This series of workshops is sponsored by the Harlan County Extension Service, Pine Mountain Settlement School and the Harlan County Farmers Market. The workshops will be held at two different locations each month, so you can choose the location and date that works best for you. Those who attend each session will receive a certificate of completion. The series will kick off with “What To Think About” on Jan. 30 at the settlement school. Both sessions will begin at 6 p.m. For more information or to sign up, contact the Extension office at 606-573-4464.

FEB. 1; APRIL 14

The fifth annual Harlan County Run with Color 5K will be held April 14 in downtown Harlan. Registration is $15 at the Harlan Center through Feb. 1.

FEB. 10

Benham Schoolhouse Inn will present a 1920s MURDER MYSTERY experience, Crime and Pun-ishment, beginning at 7 p.m. on Feb. 10. Doors open at 6 p.m., all guests should arrive by 6:30 p.m. The cost is $40 person (reservations required) and include dinner, murder mystery show and dance with DJ Mark Lawson — cash bar available. Guests are encouraged to dress in 1920s attire. The event is designed for adults, but is family friendly with a PG-13 rating. For reservations, call 606-848-3000.

Pine Mountain State Resort Park will present a DETECTIVE DINNER THEATRE from the Middlesborough Little Theatre “You Get What You Pay For!,” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 10. Visitors will get an excellent dinner with multiple entree options, a top notch show, with drinks available for only $35. Reservations a re required. Overnight couples packages are also available. For more information or to register, call 606-337-3066.

FEB. 21, 24

The Harlan Center’s MOUNTAIN MARKET will be held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on Feb. 24. There will also be food trucks set up. If you want to sell at this fun flea market, yard sale, crafter jamboree, contact the center at 606-573-4495 to reserve your spot by Feb. 21 (set up fee is $10).


Registration is now open for the fourth annual RAVEN ROCK 5K Trail Run/Hike at Kingdom Come State Park in Cumberland on April 28. Run along and over some of the most extraordinary rock formations in the state, including Raven Rock, a giant rock exposure that soars 290 feet into the air at a 45-degree angle. Registration begins at 9 a.m., run at 10 a.m. The fee on the day of the even is $25. Pre-register today at runreg.com and receive $5 off. T-shirts are first come, first served for on-site registration; only guaranteed if registered online.

MAY 19, 20

Registration is now open for the second annual “Tour De Kingdom Come,” a 36-mile road race which includes the scenic Little Shepherd trail, and first annual “Dash for Cash,” an up hill 2.7 mile time trial, scheduled May 19 and 20. A multi-event discount is offered for registering for both events. If you pre-register for “Tour De Kingdom Come” then you can select “Dash for Cash” time trial event for only $10 more. There will be cash awards for the top finishers in each category. Registration is available bikereg.com.

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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 PANTRY, a mission of the Harlan United Methodist Church, is in need of non-perishable food items and monetary donations. To donate, contact the Stephen Riddle at 606-573-1464 or Wylene Miniard at 606-573-7731.

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 terry.burkhart@redcross.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.