What’s Goin’ On

Published 5:35 pm Friday, March 20, 2020

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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 urkh.sargent@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.

There will be no Harlan Public Library Bookmobile runs until proper repairs are made to the vehicle. The Enterprise will post an updated schedule when the Bookmobile is up and running again.

Celebrate Recovery United Harlan meetings at Harlan Baptist Church are canceled until further notice. Please join us for livestream lessons on our Facebook page Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. You must first ‘like’ our Facebook page (CRUnitedHarlan) to watch the broadcast. Contact Lauren Hendrickson with questions at 606-273-8681.

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Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step program of recovery for people who struggle with any hurts, habits or hang-ups. We do recover!


You have the power to help save lives by donating blood. The Kentucky Blood Center will be at the Harlan Center on March 20. Plan to spend a few minutes being a hero! Call 606-573-4495 for more information.

MARCH 22-28

Commonwealth Cleanup Week will be held March 22-28. Organize a cleanup in your community and be registered for a random drawing for one of six cash prizes. For more details, visit www.waste.ky.gov.


The Kingdom Come Everesting Challenge will take place on March 28. Climb from the bottom of the park road to the lake and descend to the bottom 34 times. You will have then ascended the amount of climbing on Mount Everest. There will be numerous categories and there will be a 24-hour cut off. To complete the challenge, you will ride a full 85 miles on the single climb and ascend 29,090 feet. To view the route, go to www.strava.com/segments/11605458.


Bring your little bunnies to this first-ever Easter Eggs-travaganza benefiting With Love from Harlan. The $5 entry fee gives you access to an afternoon free of activities and snacks. You can also have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny before hunting for eggs at no additional cost! This fundraiser will support With Love from Harlan and their ongoing projects in our community. For more information, call 606-909-0269 after 5 p.m. or text any other time.

APRIL 7, 9

The Harlan County High School Dance Team will have a pre-tryout open gym (optional) in the HCHS gym from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on April 7 and 9. Those interested in joining the dance team or to just get an idea of what dance is all about are invited to attend. The event is mandatory for current dancers. For more information, email Coach Anna Carruba at anna.carruba@harlan.kyschools.us or coach Lisa Layne at lisa.layne@windstream.net.


Benchmark Family Services is hosting a Meet and Greet on April 11 starting at 9 a.m. at the Harlan County Library for anyone 21 years and older interested on information about becoming a foster parent. This is free to public with no obligations.

For more information you may call 606-526-6992 and ask for Michelle or Stephanie.

APRIL 13, 14

The Harlan County High School Dance Team will have dance team tryout clinics (mandatory) in the HCHS gym from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on April 13 and 14. For more information, email Coach Anna Carruba at anna.carruba@harlan.kyschools.us or coach Lisa Layne at lisa.layne@windstream.net.


The Harlan County High School Dance Team will have tryout evaluations in the HCHS gym beginning at 3 p.m. on April 16. For more information, email Coach Anna Carruba at anna.carruba@harlan.kyschools.us or coach Lisa Layne at lisa.layne@windstream.net.


The Southeast Community College Choir has begun Spring Term Rehearsals. Meeting each Tuesday night at 7 p.m., the choir alternates rehearsals between the Harlan Episcopal Church, in Harlan, and the Choir Room of the SKCTCS Cumberland Campus. All singers who enjoy choir participation are invited to join. College students enrolled at SKCTC may also earn college credit for the class.

Works that the choir will perform at the May 2 and 3 concert dates will be chosen from the following list: The Terrible Tale of Tom Gilligan, Fiddler Man, Soldier Boy, a song cycle by John Rutter, O Magnum Mysterium by Victoria, Sicut cervus by Palestrina, Alleluia by Randall Thompson, Come to the Music by Joseph M. Martin, Panis Angelicus by Cesar Franck, The Road Not Taken and Choose Something Like a Star by Robert Frost/Randall Thompson, and Ubi Caritas by Maurice Durufle.

To learn more about joining the Southeast Community College Choir, please contact Ryland Pope and Clara Atkins-Pope at tpope0008@kctcs.edu or call/text 606-573-4994, to let us know of your interest and to confirm the weekly location for rehearsals.


The Harlan County Humane Society will host Bingo every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 6:30 p.m. — $20 plays all games. All proceeds benefit the humane society.


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.


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.


Several Harlan churches are sponsoring vesper services beginning March 1 and continuing every Sunday during Lent at 5 p.m. Services are nondenominational, lay-led and feature scripture, prayer and music. Everyone is welcome to attend. The schedule is as follows: First Presbyterian Church, March 1; Harlan United Methodist Church, March 8; Christ Episcopal Church, March 15; Holy Trinity Catholic Church, March 22; Harlan United Methodist Church, March 29; and First Presbyterian Church, April 5 (Palm Sunday).

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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.

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.