What’s Goin’ On

Published 2:21 pm Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Harlan Enterprise will publish local events in the community calendar free of charge as space allows. We do not accept submissions via phone. All submissions should be emailed to emily.sargent@harlanenterprise.net or dropped off at our office, 211 E. Central St., Ste. 102, 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

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— If you have a child in kindergarten through 12th grade and are looking for some fun summer activities, sign your child up for free Boys and Girls Club Day Camp-to-Go kits. Each week, children will receive a pack of activities, art supplies and food items to complete all activities virtually through the club’s Facebook page and YouTube Channels.  Children without internet access can still complete the activities, as detailed instructions will be included. For more information, call the Cawood Ledford Boys and Girls Club at 606-573-0960 or “like” one of the Facebook pages and send a message to get a fillable application emailed.

— Harlan Christian Church is hosting drive-in movies every Friday night in June and July in the parking lot of Southern Wholesale. Movies begin roughly at 9pm. FREE concessions. Tune your radio to 89.1 when you pull in.


— The Harlan County Board of Health will hold its regular quarterly meeting via Zoom on June 25 at 6 p.m. Enter 91092674001 for the meeting ID and 4WcM20 for the password. If you need further assistance, call Hope Clem at 606-573-3700, ext. 135.


— Fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July will be set off on July 3 in downtown Cumberland. Cumberland Tourism asks everyone to practice social distancing and watch the cascade of color beginning at nightfall.


— The Lynch Fourth of July parade will begin at 10 a.m. on July 4, traveling to the end of West Main Park. Line up is from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Lynch Church of God. The theme is masquerade parade, so be sure to have fun with your masks. All essential workers are invited as this year’s honorary grand marshals. Call Lamp House Coffee at 606-894-0007 for more information.


— Celebrate Recovery United Harlan meetings at Harlan Baptist Church are canceled until further notice. There will be livestream lessons on Facebook at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. You must first ‘like’ the Facebook page (CRUnitedHarlan) to watch the broadcast. Contact Lauren Hendrickson with questions at 606-273-8681. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step program of recovery for people who struggle with any hurts, habits or hang-ups.


— 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 1p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Harlan County Public Library. Children of all ages are welcome.


Harlan Christian Church is hosting drive-in movies every Friday night in June and July in the parking lot of Southern Wholesale. Movies begin roughly at 9 p.m. and free concessions will be served. Tune your radio to 89.1 when you pull in. Contact Pastor Chris Wheeler for questions at 606-505-4002. Upcoming movies: Aladdin (June 19), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (June 26), Scoob (July 3), Sonic the Hedgehog (July 10), The Greatest Showman (July 17), Doolittle (July 24) and Frozen 2 (July 31).


— 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 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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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-based Decision-making 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 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 to 6 p.m. on any Tuesday. For more information, call 606-526-6992 or toll free at 866-526-6992.