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.
The Harlan County Bookmobile schedule for the week of Oct. 28 includes:
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.
The Cawood Ledford Boys and Girls Club’s Halloween Bash will be held from 4to 6 p.m. on Oct. 30. Kids will enjoy games and lots of spooky fun at the club. The club is in need of donations of candy, cookies, cupcakes or other snack items to make this a magical event for the children. Donations can be dropped off from 8:30 to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, call 606-573-0960.
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 in downtown Harlan will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. 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.
Trick or Treat on Main in downtown Cumberland will be held on Oct. 31. Join the annual event from 3 to 5 p.m. Participating businesses will be marked with a balloon. For more information, call 606-589-5812.
Fright Fest in downtown Harlan will be held from Oct. 31. Why should kids have all the fun on Halloween? After trick or treating, return to downtown for some frightful fun at the Harlan Center on the front plaza. For more information, call 606-573-4156.
A free Halloween Skate Jam will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the Sue Ford Skate Park. Wear a costume, bring your skateboard and enjoy great punk music.
Malloween will be held on Oct. 31 for children 12 and under at Middlesboro Mall. Trick or treat hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. No full facial masks unless you are 12 years old or younger.
Kingdom Come State Park’s Scarecrow Extravaganza will be held through Oct. 31 featuring scarecrows made by businesses and individuals from the Tri-City area that pop up all over the park.
Totz Baptist Church will host a veterans dinner on Nov. 1. All veterans and their families are invited to attend. Services start at 11 a.m. followed by the dinner.
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.
Cumberland Gap Artists Co-op, a non profit organization, will present its Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 2.
Stand In The Gap will host a “Freedom from Addiction Rally” on Nov. 2 at the Claiborne County Fairgrounds. The Prayer march will start at noon and will be followed by music and testimonials. There will be many resources on site with information on “A Way Out” and recovery from noon until 6 p.m.
Dr. James Greene will be the speaker at the November Bicentennial Lecture, beginning at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Harlan Center. Dr. Greene is well known as an author, educator and local historian. He will be discussing Harlan County in Transition focusing on the 1890s through the 1920s. Learn more about our community’s shift to coal production.
The Tri-City Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet will begin at 6 p.m. on Nov. 7 at Benham School House Inn. For more information or tickets, contact the chamber at 606-589-5812.
The Black Mountain Elementary Site Base Council will meet Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. Public is welcome to attend.
The Tri-Cities Bicentennial Trail Walk will take place at noon on Nov. 16. The registration fee is $5 per adult and $2 per child. Proceeds will go toward trail maintenance and repair. You can pre-register at the Cumberland Tourist Commission, located at 506 West Main Street in Cumberland. For more information, call 606-589-5812
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.
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.
Christmas is just around the corner and the Harlan Christmas Parade is scheduled for Dec. 7 in downtown Harlan, presented by Harlan Tourism. Lineup begins at 4:30 p.m. with the parade at 5:30 p.m. The parade route will remain the same as throughout the last few years. This year’s theme is “What Christmas Means to Me.” Prizes will be awarded for: Best Children’s Float ($100); Best Religious Float ($100), Best Theme ($100), Harlan Tourism Award ($100), Best Scouting ($100) and Grand Prize ($500). Now is a great time to begin planning your parade entry with your team, church, organization, business, or family. Applications can be picked up at the Harlan Center. For more information, contact the center at 606-573-4156.
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 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 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.
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