What’s Goin’ On
The Harlan Enterprise will publish local events in the community calendar free of charge as space allows. We do not accept submissions called in via phone. All submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at our office, 1512 Hwy. 421 South, Harlan. Submissions should be received no later than four business days prior to the event. If received in time, it will be published one or two days prior to the event. Announcements are also available at harlanenterprise.net.
Try Two of the Top 10 Burgers in the World hosted by The Big ONE 106.3 FM WRIL from 6 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 5 at The Flocoe in Pineville. Find tickets at www.eventbrite.com.
The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Office will host Make-it-Monday beginning at 10 a.m. on Jan. 7. They will demonstrate how to make a candy dispenser — bring your favorite bag of candy to fill the dispenser. The class is free, but registration is required. To register, call 606-573-4464.
The Harlan County Bookmobile schedule for the week of Jan. 7 includes:
Monday — KCEOC-Grays Knob, Rita’s Daycare, Sunshine, Verda Head Start, Kidz Campus and Sunshine Preschool.
Tuesday — High Rise, Tway, Harlan Health & Rehabilitation Center, The Laurels and Teetersville.
Wednesday — Good Neighbor Road, Terrys Fork, Wallins Elementary School and Wallins.
Thursday — Rosspoint Elementary School, Harlan Co. Christian School, Cumberland Elementary School, Tri-Cities Nursing & Rehabilitation Center/Putney.
Friday — No run.
The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Office will host Plate-It-Up (one pan meal) on Jan. 8. They will demonstrate how to cook chicken and Brussel sprouts in one pan. The class is free, but registration is required. To register, call 606-573-4464.
Listen Locally presents Mountain Voices Open Mic Night No. 4 beginning at 7 p.m. on Jan. 8 at Harlan Yoga Studio. Come out to discover new artists and enjoy your returning favorites. The cost is $5 to attend. For more information, visit the Harlan Yoga Studio & Events Facebook page.
The Harlan County High School SBDM Council will have a regular scheduled SBDM Council meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Jan. 10 in the HCHS Media Center.
Enjoy a story as Ms. Elizabeth presents captivating stories and fun crafts each Thursday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. at the Harlan County Public Library. Children of all ages are welcome.
The Harlan County Bookmobile schedule for the week of Jan. 14 includes:
Monday — Comprehensive Care Center, Cranks Creek, Cawood and Bob’s Creek.
Tuesday — Green Hills Center, Green Hills Elementary School, Straight Creek and Bledsoe.
Wednesday — Pine Mountain, Pine Mountain Settlement School and Big Laurel.
Thursday — Evarts Elementary School, Black Mountain Elementary School, Brittains Creek, Dizney and Yocum Creek.
Friday — No run.
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet Jan. 16 at Golden Corral in London. Mealtime will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting to follow. The guest speaker will be state Rep. Robert Goforth (89th District). Any retiree (and 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.
The Kentucky Blood Center will host a blood drive on Jan. 17 at the Harlan Center. For more information, contact the Harlan Center at 606-573-4156.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Diversity Breakfast, sponsored by the SKCTC Office of Diversity & Inclusion, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 19 at Benham Schoolhouse Inn. All are welcome to celebrate. The special presentation and fellowship are free to all. For $10.95 per person, breakfast includes fluffy scrambled eggs, country sausage, cinnamon fried apples, biscuits & gravy, orange juice, milk, and coffee. For more information, contact Carolyn Sundy at 606-589-3052 or Erica Farmer 606-248-2180.
The Harlan County Bookmobile schedule for the week of Jan. 21 includes:
Monday — Closed.
Tuesday — James A. Cawood Elementary School, Rio Vista/Loyall, Baxter/County Pike and Holy Trinity.
Wednesday — Pathfork and Sawbriar.
Thursday — Closplint, Holmes Mill, Hope Center and Eastbrook.
Friday — No run.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park will present the annual Winter Photography Weekend Jan. 25-27 with evening programs by guest professional Paul Hassell. New this year is the Cell Phone Class (this can be a stand alone entry (entering four images like the other traditional three classes) or as an additional image if you are entering in another class (entering your four normal images, then one extra in the phone class). Also for this year, category suggestions will be accepted. Send suggestions via Facebook message or to Keith.Bowling@Ky.gov. Early bird registration is $30 (two weeks prior to event date) or $40 at the door. For more information, call 606-337-3066.
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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
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 email@example.com.
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.