What’s Goin’ On

Published 5:29 pm Friday, September 27, 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.

SEPT. 28

Blossman Gas & Appliance, located at 303 Industrial Park Road in Harlan, will host a fundraiser supporting Sunshine Fire Department from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 28. The community is invited. There will be fun activities for the whole family including a free hot and hamburger cookout, a gas grill raffle and two ladder fire trucks and an inflatable for children in attendance. Additionally, Blossman Gas will be filling certified, in-date 20# grill cylinders for $5. All proceeds will benefit Sunshine Fire Department.


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.


Has your child got happy feet? Keep those little feet in motion by joining the Cawood Ledford Boys and Girls Club Dance Team at no cost. Membership packets must be on file for each child who attends and can be picked up at the club Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Practice is every Thursday after school. Squad A is open to club members six to nine years of age and Squad B is open to children 10 and up. For more information, call 606-573-0906.

SEPT. 30

The Harlan County Bookmobile schedule for Sept. 30 includes Three Point, Smith, Cawood Elementary School and Little Creek.

OCT. 1

The Harlan County Community Action Agency is now accepting applications for bulk fuel vendors for LIHEAP subsidy and crisis components for 2019-2020. There will also be a vendor meeting at 2 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Harlan County CAA. To obtain an application packet, contact Mistie Sanders at 606-573-5335 or 800-262-8549.

UPPER Cumberland/KEA Retired Teachers will hold their annual fall meeting on Oct. 1 at David’s Steaks in Corbin. Lunch (provided) at 11:30 a.m. and meeting at noon. Business will be involvement in the 2019 November election and any other items of interest to members.

OCT. 3

Do you have or are interested in a high tunnel greenhouse? Beginning Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m., join the Harlan County Extension Office for a series of programs concerning high tunnel greenhouses. The initial session will give information on purchasing, funding sources and operations of a high tunnel. This workshop will take place at the Harlan Co Extension Depot in Harlan. For more information or to register, call 606-573-4464.

Black Mountain Elementary Site Base meeting will be Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. Public is welcome to attend.

OCT. 4-5

Harlan Musettes 75th Reunion will be held Oct. 4-5 at Harlan Baptist Church (the date has been changed). Rehearsal will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 4. Rehearsal at 9 a.m. and concert at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 5. For more information, contact Marilyn Schraeder at marilyn.schraeder@harlanind.kyschools.us. Addresses are still needed.

The Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meet will be Oct. 4 and 5 at the Southeast Community & Technical College’s Cumberland campus from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. There will be music, food, demonstrations, crafts, vendors and a car show. If you are interested in being a demonstrator, craft or food vendor, contact Alexia at aault0002@kctcs.edu or Elana at escopa0001@kctcs.edu.

The 45th annual Dillion Asher Reunion will be held Oct. 4 at Pine Mountain State Resort Park and Oct. 5 at Cardinal House, Queendale, Clay County. The schedule includes: Friday — dinner (buffet/order from menu) in the dining room from 4 to 9 p.m. and social hour and business meeting in the Ray Harm Room from 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturday — all day pot luck picnic beginning at noon (bring a covered dish). For more information, contact Janene Carole Simpson at missky@twc.com.

OCT. 5

Help promote youth camp during the annual Fish Fry at Camp Blanton (or barbecue sandwich meal) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 5. Meals can be purchased for an $8 donation.

This year’s Harlan Haunt Fest begins at 10 a.m. on Oct. 5 at the Harlan Center featurin gspecial guests, presentations/panels/talks, cosplay contest, games food and fun. Vendor floor closes at 6 p.m. Party with food, live music by The Tripps (8 p.m.) and Masquerade Dance until midnight. All day admission is $10, kids under 12 free with adult.

The official Harlan Bicentennial Ghost Walk/Ghost Hunt with paranormal researcher Tony Felosi, a part of Harlan Haunt Fest, will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5 (start at the Harlan Center). It begins at the Harlan Center and continues through the streets of Harlan to the actual courthouse location of the infamous 1942 shooting of Manzo Shepherd. Witness a live re-enactment that recreates the sights and sounds of the past.

OCT. 7

The Appalachian-TREE Project’s will offer an eight-week Cooking Class Series ranging from budgeting to healthy cooking skills. This class is available to a limited number of adults who prepare meals for children 18 and under. The session starts on Oct. 7 and will be held from noon to 2 p.m. or 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church (across from Harlan High School). The instructor will be Becky Pigman, owner of Icing on the Cake. Participants will receive compensation for their time in completing study surveys; chef’s knife, cutting pad and ingredients for healthy meals; and recipes and instructions for preparing healthy affordable meals at home. For more information and to register, contact Cathryn Forester at 606-909-0199 or Catheryn@cfaky.org.

OCT. 10-12

A Bicentennial Festival will be held on Oct. 10-12 in downtown Harlan, a three-day birthday bash in honor of Harlan County. At the You can expect a carnival, a parade, delicious food, great music, demonstrations, Harlan County history, fireworks and lots of cake. Help make the festival a once in a lifetime event. Any individual or group interested in participating as a vendor or as a participant in the parade should visit the Harlan Center or the Judge-Executive’s Office for an application.This festival will also mark the debut of the Bicentennial Stage in downtown Harlan. You could be among the very first to play on it. If you or your band would like to perform during the festival, contact the Harlan Center.

OCT. 11-12

Benham Methodist Church will host a fundraiser on Oct. 11 from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Soup and sandwich may be purchased for $6. Silent auction for two 1939 handmade quilts (embroidered signatures of past members). All winning bids need to be picked up by 2 p.m. on Saturday.

OCT. 18-19

The annual Genealogy Jamboree and Pioneer Days will be held Oct. 18-19 in Cumberland Gap featuring genealogy, history, crafters, lectures and living history along with the 200th anniversary celebration of the Newlee Iron Furnace with Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. For more information, log onto https://genealogyjamboree.us/.

OCT. 19

The Lights Over Evarts Parade is slated for Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Line up will begin at 7 p.m. behind Evarts High School with the parade traveling through town and ending at the Off Road Park. Prizes for the most lit up off-road vehicle include: Grand Prize ($250), First Place ($150) and Second Place ($100). Vehicles must have some form of lighting attach to them other than headlights, such as aftermarket light bars or string lights. The parade is sponsored by Evarts Tourism and Harlan County Outdoor Recreation Board Authority (HCORBA). For more information, call 606-837-2477.

OCT. 24

The 2019 annual Awards Gala will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the Harlan Center. Local businesses and members of the community will be honored. A silent auction will also be held this year. f you or your business would like to donate something for the silent auction, email info@harlancountychamber.com or call 606-573-4717.

OCT. 26

A spooktacular Howl-O-Ween Doggie Costume Contest will be held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Frazier’s Happy Tails Dog Park in Cumberland, presented by Tri-City Paws and sponsored by Tri-City Heating and Air Conditioning. All dogs must be on a leash. The sign up fee is $5. Categories include: spookiest, Best Dressed, Most Original, Grand Prize Owner/Pet Look Alike. Dog treats bake sale and kids goodie bags.

OCT. 31

Halloween will be observed in Harlan County on Oct. 31. Trick or treat hours are from 5 to 7 p.m.

Trick or Treat on Main will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 31 in downtown Harlan. All participating businesses will be marked with a balloon on the day the event. If you are interested in participating as a downtown business or for more information, call the Harlan Center at 606-573-4156.

NOV. 2

The Harlan Center will host a fall Mountain Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 2. This event is for antiques, folks having a yard sale, crafters, and others to set up and sell all of the things you craft, the things you make, or even just the things you don’t want anymore. If you want to sell at this fun flea market/yard sale/crafting jamboree or for more information, call at 606-573-4495 and reserve your spot today. Set up fee is $10.

NOV. 7

Black Mountain Elementary Site Base meeting will be Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. Public is welcome to attend.

NOV. 16

The Kingdom Come Marathon (full and half) will be held on Nov. 16 at Kingdom Come State Park along the Little Shepherd Scenic Trail. Participants will receive a hand crafted Kingdom Come finisher medal, long sleeve event T-shirt (registered by Nov. 8) and a goodie bag. Awards/prizes for the top three male/female age group and top five overall male/female. Register at RunReg.com. For more information, call the park at a 606-589-4138.

NOV. 29-30

The 35th annual Festival of the Mountain Masters will return to the Village Center Mall on Nov. 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This handcrafted, homemade and home-baked festival is truly an authentic Appalachian experience in the mountains of Harlan County. If you are looking for that unique, one-of-a-kind gift for your loved ones, look no further than the Festival of the Mountain Masters. If you are interested in being a vendor or demonstrator at this festival or for more information, contact the Festival of the Mountain Masters on Facebook or call at 606-573-4495.


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.

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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 Harlan County High School SBDM Council meets on the second Thursday of each month at 3:15 p.m. in the HCHS Media Center.

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.