What’s Goin’ On

Published 11:59 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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 beth.key@harlandaily.com 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.

A youth rally is being planned at the Harlan Center. If any pastor or youth pastor in Harlan County would like to assist in this endeavor, email Shane Bonham at wildernesspelican314159@gmail.com.


Brittains Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Kenvir will host Vacation Bible School, Giddyup Junction, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. through July 12 with Bible lessons, crafts, games, puppet shows and a cookout each night. All ages are welcome, but ages 4 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Friday will be family night and graduation beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, call 606-273-2383, 606-273-0913, 606-837-8213, 606-837-9948 or 606-837-2801.

Explorers camp, a week-long reading camp, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon through July 12 at Pine Mountain Settlement School for all ages. Students receive instruction in reading basics from trained instructors and enjoy recreational activities with Pine Mountain staff and a host of volunteers. For more information, contact the school at 606-558-3571.


The Harlan County Bookmobile schedule for the week of July 8 includes:

Wednesday — Pathfork and Sawbriar.

Thursday — Closplint, Holmes Mill, Hope Center and Eastbrook.

Friday — No run.

JULY 11, 18, 25

Concerts on Clover, will be held on July 11, 18 and 25 in downtown Harlan on the front plaza of the Harlan Center starting at 6:30 p.m, hosted by Harlan Tourism.

JULY 11, 18, 19

The Harlan County Public Library free Summer Reading Program will be held on the following dates: July 11, 18. Program will be held at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. The summer reading finale will begin at 10 a.m. on July 19 at the Harlan Center.


The Harlan County High School SBDM Council will have a regular scheduled meeting at 3:15 p.m. on July 11 in the HCHS Media Center. Everyone is invited to attend.

Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a community potluck supper from 5-7 p.m. on July 11. For more information, contact the school at 606-558-3571.


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.


Harlan Christian Church’s second annual Summer Under the Stars will be held on Friday nights throughout the summer on the courthouse lawn in downtown Harlan. Movies will be shown on an inflatable outdoor movie screen starting at approximately 9 p.m. There will be free popcorn, nachos, snow cones and more. The schedule includes: July 12, Moms’ Night Out; July 19, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Men Tell No Tales; July 26, Cars 3; Aug. 2, Ralph Breaks the Internet.


The Kingdom Come State Park Paint the Park 5K Color Run will be held July 13. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., and the race at 7 p.m. Entry fee is $20. Pre-register at runreg.com. For more information, email Sherry.cornett@ky.gov or call 606-589-4138.

JULY 14, 21;

JULY 15-18, 22-25

Camp Blanton Day Camp for boys and girls ages 8 to 13 will be held July 15-18 and July 22-25. There will be swimming, boating, hiking, archery, life-saving skills, arts and crafts and more. The fee is $30 and includes lunch and T-shirt — camper ships are available. Registration is from 2 to 5 p.m. July 14 and 21 at the camp. Limit of 50 campers per week. For more information, call 606-573-6811 or 606-573-5351.


There will be a free Christmas in July workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Southeast’s Harlan campus (building one in room 128). Light lunch provided. From your favorite fabric or Christmas fabric, learn how to create a beautiful Christmas stocking. Tammie Chapman will be the instructor. You will be shown two additional designs (strip stocking and crazy quilt stocking) that you can make at home to match the one you create in the workshop. Space is limited. A follow-up workshop will be scheduled if interest is high. Participants should bring the following materials: 1 yard, Christmas fabric (front and back), 1 yard, lining fabric (inside front and back), 1 yard, low loft/thin batting, 1/2 sheet poster board, sewing machine, thread/needles, ruler (10+ inches), scissors (for cutting paper and fabric), pencil/marker, small ironing mat and iron (if possible). For more information, contact Chapman at TChapman0022@kctcs.edu or 606-589-3041.

JULY 15-19, 22-26

The Cawood Ledford Boys & Girls Club will host educational and fun day camps this summer. Each week is designed to provide Summer learning opportunities parents want and kids crave. Camps are for all youth ages 6-14. Camps are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with breakfast and lunch provided daily. Each camp is $50 per week for the first child and $25 per week for each additional sibling. Early drop-off is available after 8:30 a.m. for an additional $5 per pay. The schedule includes: July 15-19, Animals through the Ages; and July 22-26, Gamer Week. For more information, call 606-573-0960.

JULY 15-18

The Harlan County Bookmobile schedule for the week of July 15 includes:

Monday — Rita’s Daycare, Sunshine, Grays Knob KCEOC, Verda Head Start, Kidz Campus and Sunshine Preschool.

Tuesday — High Rise Apartments, 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 County Christian School, Cumberland Elementary School and Tri-Cities Nursing & Rehabilitation Center/Putney.

Friday — No run.

JULY 18-SEPT. 19

The Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series will be held at the downtown Middlesboro Levitt Lot each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. from July 18 through Sept. 19. Experience free, live music with this lineup of impressive artists: Parker Milsap, July 18; Dwayne Dopsie and The Zydeco Hellraisers, July 25; Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics, Aug. 1; Brent Cobb, Aug. 8; Heather Newman, Aug.15; Sammy Miller and The Congregation, Aug. 22; Larkin Poe, Aug. 29;Southern Avenue, Sept. 5; Sister Sadie, Sept. 12; Mike Farris & the Fortunate Few, Sept. 19. The public is invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to the concerts, which will have an open lawn setting. There will be food trucks and vendors on site. Admission is free. Visit concerts.levittamp.org/middlesboro for a full schedule of concerts, directions and information on parking and wheelchair accessibility.

JULY 20; AUG. 17, SEPT. 21

Guided hike tours will be hosted to explore some of the most beautiful and unique locations in Harlan County. Sign up early — approximately 20 participants will be accommodated per hike. Participants will also receive a limited edition T-shirt. Hiking dates and locations include: July 20, Sand Cave (Blanton Forest), 9 a.m.; Aug. 17, Cumberland Shadow Trail. 9 a.m.; and Sept. 21, Little Shepherd Trail/Pine Mountain Trail, 9 a.m. To sign up or for more information, call 606-573-4495.


With Love From Harlan, a local nonprofit organization, is now providing weekend meals (except the last Sunday of each month) at Christ Church in Harlan, across from Harlan High School. Meals are served from 2-3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

JULY 21-25

Vacation Bible School, Farm Fresh Faith, at Sunshine Baptist Church, located at 623 Perkins Hill Road in Harlan will be held July 21-25 from 6-8;30 p.m. nightly. Class for K3 through eighth grade. For more information or transportation, contact Teana Burns at 606-273-8884.

JULY 21-26

Appalachian Mountain Ecology Summer Camp will be held July 21-26 at Pine Mountain Settlement School for teens (14-17 years old). In this summer overnight camp, students will work with researchers to investigate one of its most diverse and secretive inhabitants—salamanders and explore their relationship to water quality in the region. For more information, contact the school at 606-558-3571.

JULY 22-26

Mary Helen United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School, To Mars and Beyond” from 6-8:30 p.m. July 22-26. Preschool through eighth-graders are welcome. Vans will pick up children in the Cawood and Lenarue areas from 5-6 p.m. — children should be ready and waiting. For more information, call 606-573-2008 or 606-573-5221.

JULY 22-25

The Harlan County Bookmobile schedule for the week of July 22 includes:

Monday — Comprehensive Care Center, Cranks Creek, Cawood and Bob’s Creek.

Tuesday — Green Hills Senior 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, Brittains Creek, Dizney and Yocum Creek.

Friday — No run.


Listen Locally presents the Mountain Voices Songwriters in the Round summer 2019 edition from 7-10 p.m. on July 23 at the Harlan Center. Cover charge is $5. The lineup includes: Eric Bolander, Aaron Boyd, Dalton Mills, Donovan Howard, Dakota Saylor and Justin Taylor. This is a listening event, and there is no open mic sign up.

JULY 26-27

The James A. Cawood High School 1980s Reunion will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. on July 27 at Camp Blanton. Free to all alumni, faculty and staff that attended or worked at JACHS at any time during the 1980s. There will be a potluck dinner and raffle on Saturday during the reunion. On July 26, there will be an activity day with swimming, hiking, trivia and ending in with a bonfire. Volunteers are needed to help with set up and breakdown of the event. For more information, call Tammala King Ball at 217-979-2276 Or Michelle Carroll-Cole at 606-477-7627.

JULY 29-31

The Harlan County Bookmobile schedule for the week of July 29 includes:

Monday — Three Point, Smith, Cawood Elementary School and Little Creek.

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.

AUG. 9

Cumberland Elementary School will host a Back to School Blowout at 4 p.m. on Aug. 9 for new and returning students. Local churches and the school Family Resource and Youth Service Center donated free school supplies to be distributed. For more information, call CES FRYSC at 606-589-2914.

AUG. 10

The annual Pine Mountain Alumni and Community Reunion will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Aug. 10 on the campus of the Pine Mountain Settlement School. For more information, contact the school at 606-558-3571.

AUG. 11

The Creech Reunion will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Aug. 11 at Pine Mountain Settlement School. For more information, contact the school at 606-558-3571.

AUG. 12

James A. Cawood Elementary School will host an open house for new and returning students from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 12.

AUG. 13

Black Mountain Elementary School will host an open house for new and returning students and their families

From 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 13.

Rosspoint Elementary School will host an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 13.

Cumberland Elementary School will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 13.

Wallins Elementary School will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 13 for new and returning students.

AUG. 24

The 2019 Lillian Faye Simpson Golf Classic will be held on Aug. 24 at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Cumberland. A four-player scramble, the event has an entry fee of $300 per team, including green fees, use of cart, event T-shirt and lunch. Golfers may choose tee times at 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. Registration for each will be at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Additionally, there will be a longest drive contest and closest to pin contest. Space is limited to 18 teams — nine per flight — and slots will fill quickly. To register, contact Monique Witt at 606-589-3164 or mwitt0015@kctcs.edu. Proceeds from the tournament go to support student scholarships and foundation operations.

SEPT. 14

The 17th annual Totz reunion will be held on Sept. 14 at Coal Miners Park in Benham beginning at 10 a.m. Dinner will be ready by noon — organizers plan to have chicken, barbecue, hot dogs with chili, chips, soft drinks, tea and cold water along with coffee and doughnuts. Bring a covered dish or your favorite dessert. Bring your own lounge/lawn chair if you wish. There will be door prizes. Tickets for the drawing will be available when upon arrival/sign in. Donations for door prizes are also needed (put name and mark as a door prize). For more information, contact Shirley Dodd at 606-848-0442 or 606-273-3732.

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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 David Gross 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 Harlan, Bell, Whitley and Knox counties. Red Cross Disaster Action Team 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 and 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 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 throughout the tri-state area and at the SIGCO office, located at 325 Straight Creek Road, New Tazewell, 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.

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 residents’ 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.