What’s Going On — April 3

October 24, 2013

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April is PRIDE CLEAN-UP MONTH in your neighborhood. Tri-City residents are encouraged to pick up trash and debris on your own properties, your street and any parks near you. Sign-in sheets, bags and gloves will be available at the Main Street office, located at 506 West Main Street in Cumberland. For more information, call 589-5151. Check with your local city hall for clean-up dates in your town.


MEET THE CANDIDATES at 5:30 p.m. on April 3 on the Harlan campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College (building one in the auditorium). Candidates will be introducing themselves, answering questions from the moderator and closing remarks. Audience members will be allowed to submit written questions to the moderator.

A Gospel MUSIC DINNER SHOW will be held Thursday at the Harlan Center featuring Ronnie Dale Shackleford, Deric Jeffers, Raymond Smith and Stan and Lawana Blevins. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Door prizes will be given away. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at World Finance in Harlan, Faith Fellowship Church or by calling 573-5090 or 573-12750. Ticket purchase includes spaghetti dinner, drink and dessert.

The Harlan County BOARD OF HEALTH will have a special called meeting at 6:30 p.m. on April 3 in the G.P. Doane Conference Room at the Harlan County Health Department, located at 402 East Clover Street in Harlan. Personnel is on the agenda.


The BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for this week includes: Today — Cumberland Elementary School and Tri-Cities Nursing and Rehabilitation; and Friday — ChalleNGe Academy.


Middlesborough Little Theatre will present ZIPPY’S CLUB (written by Candida Sullivan and adapted by Amy Oden Simpson) April 2-6 at the Middlesboro Central Auditorium. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. For more information, call or text Amy Simpson, MLT director, at 606-499-4060.


Cumberland Pentecostal Church will present SPRING BREAKTHRU 2014: The Jacob Generation at 7 p.m. nightly April 4-5. The speaker will be Darrin English and music will be provided by the CPC Praise Team, Our Father’s House Worship Team (Pineville) and Freedom Worship Center Praise Center (Knoxville, Tenn.). Special performances by the New Revolution Drama Team and Harvest Worship Center Drama Team. Food and fellowship will follow each service. For more information, contact 606-589-4011. Everyone is welcome to attend.


The Harlan County Extension Service will have a Small Flock Poultry PRODUCTION WORKSHOP on at 6 p.m. on April 8 at the Harlan County Extension Depot (110 River Street). The workshop is FREE. To register, call 573-4464 by April 4.


A science ACT WORKSHOP, sponsored by Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College in collaboration with Workforce Solutions, will be offered from 4-6 p.m. on April 4 on the Cumberland campus in room 102 of Newman Hall with Ramon Cuellar. The cost of the workshop is $15. For more information or to enroll, contact Tessa Roark, SKCTC Cumberland, at 589-3047 or troark0024@kctcs.edu.


The Peer Review Committee for the National HALL OF FAME for Mountain Artisans has chosen three nominees for the fifth annual induction ceremony: John Brock, Jeri Landers and Dolly Parton. Nominees will be inducted at 2 p.m. on April 5 at the Nova Theater in downtown Cumberland. A celebration of Mountain Heritage and Culture will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Cumberland featuring mountain foods, music, heritage demonstrations, sidewalk art show and the opening of Tri-Cities Farmers’ Market. For additional information, contact Larry LaFollette at 589-3131 or larry.lafollette@kctcs.edu or Bobbie Gothard at 589-5151 or tcmainstreet@windstream.net.

The Pine Mountain community will have a TRASH PICKUP DAY beginning at 10 a.m. on April 5. Meet in front of Laurel House at 10 a.m. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. For more information, contact Judy Lewis, community coordinator, at 558-3586 or 558-3571.


Jeri Landers, of Rutledge, Tenn., will have a BOOK SIGNING from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 6 at Cumberland Crafts (located on the second floor of the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park). Landers’ first two books won international awards and the third was released last December. There will be readings of the books and refreshments will be served.


The Clover Fork NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH meet at 6 p.m. on April 7 at Evarts Methodist Church. Candidates running for office will be the special guest speakers. Everyone is invited to attend.

A surface RETRAINING CLASS will be held from 8 a.m. to noon April 7 at the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.

APRIL 7-11

The BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE for the week of April 7 includes:

Monday — Comprehensive Care Center, Cranks, Cawood, Little Creek and Mary Helen.

Tuesday — Green Hills Elementary School, senior center, Bledsoe and Straight Creek.

Wednesday — Pine Mountain, Pine Mountain Settlement School and Big Laurel.

Thursday — Black Mountain Elementary School, Brittains Creek and Dizney.

Friday — Evarts Elementary School, Eastbrook Station, High Rise Apartments and the Dialysis Clinic.


Candidates seeking office in Harlan County will take part in a POLITICAL FORUM beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday sponsored by the Harlan Daily Enterprise, WTUK 105.1, Harlan Community TeV and the Harlan Center. The forum is being moderated by WYMT Vice President for News and General Manager Neil Middleton. The event is free to the public. The forum will be shown live on Harlan Cable Access channel 34. The forum will also be recorded and made available on WTUK’s website. The Harlan Daily Enterprise will also provide a link to the recording on our website at www.harlandaily.com.

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet at noon on April 8 at David’s Steakhouse & Buffet in Corbin. Membership information will be available at the meeting.

The Harlan County RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION will meet at 1 p.m. on at the Harlan County Extension Depot. The special guest will be Angel Wynn, a fifth-grader from Black Mountain, who will be reading the essay she wrote in the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest. She was the school winner and the county winner. All retired teachers are invited to attend. Products for the Hope Center will be collected at this meeting. For more information, contact Polly McLain at 837-3546 or pollymclain@aol.com.

A veterans benefits field representative will be at the Harlan National Guard Armory from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 8 (every second Tuesday of the month). Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for federal and state benefits. This service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. To apply, veterans need to furnish copies of pertinent documentation to verify eligibility. For more information, call toll free 877-865-0004.

A certified and trained state service officer will be available from 9 a.m. to noon (or longer) on April 8 at the London DAV building (on west 80 behind Clark Truck) to assist ALL VETERANS and their dependents with VA claims. This service is provided free of charge. For more information, call 606-862-0032 or 606-877-1308. If no answer, leave a brief message.


FREE FOOD BOXES will be given out from 10-11:30 a.m. April 9 at Shepherd’s Pantry, located at 111 Union Street in former Union Hall in Clutts. Enter on the new gravel road off Golf Course Boulevard. You must be present and bring your utility bill with your 911 address on it. Income guidelines are posted on door. Areas served: Partridge to Putney and Virginia state line to Pine Mountain Settlement School.

KCEOC Community Action Partnership will be participating in the 2014 KENTUCKY GIVES DAY, sponsored by Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN), on April 9. Kentucky Gives Day will bring charities and Kentuckians together for a powerful day of action. From midnight to Midnight EST, supporters of participating Kentucky nonprofits can go online to connect with causes they care about and make tax-deductible donations. To participate, visit http://kygives.razoo.com/story/Kceoc-Community-Action-Partnership.

APRIL 9-15

An UNDERGROUND RETRAINING CLASS will be held from 8 a.m. to noon April 9-15 at the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.


The Harlan County Ridge Runners ATV Club Inc.have their next monthly meeting at 7 p.m. April 10 at the North Evarts RV Campground. All are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.kyoutdoors.org.

Harlan County Extension Service will offer a WREATH WORKSHOP on April 10, at 10 a.m. or 5 p.m. at the Extension Depot. Two wreaths will be offered at the cost of $10 per wreath. You may make both wreaths or just one. The wreaths are a green spring wreath with daisies (made with fun fur) and an Easter Bunny wreath (made with tulle). Registration is limited and required. To register and for more information, call 573-4464.

APRIL 10, 11

Pine Mountain Settlement School Little League SIGN-UPS will begin at 7 p.m. on April 10 and 11 in the library at the school. The cost is $8 per child. Anyone interested in helping or for more information, contact Judy Lewis, community coordinator, at 558-3586 or 558-3571.


Hospice of the Bluegrass will host RADIO DAY on WTUK 105.1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 11. Tune in to hear more information about Hospice, stories from the families of Hospice patients and guests from the community who will join to read pledges on air. You can call 606-573-1470 on April 11 to make your pledge. Proceeds from the Radio Day will benefit terminally ill patients and their families being served by Hospice of the Bluegrass in Harlan County.


Paintings by renowned APPALACHIAN ARTIST Jeff Chapman-Crane, a resident of Eolia in Letcher County, will be on display in the gallery of the Godbey Appalachian Center (located on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College) through April 11 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


The Woman’s Club of the Tri-Cities will sponsor a FASHION SHOW Charity Benefit for the Markey Cancer Research Foundation from 3-5 p.m. on April 13 in Falkenstine Hall (the porch) on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College. The theme is “Fighting Against Cancer” featuring fashions by CATO. Program coordinators are Deborah Hampton and the Greater Mt. Sinai Youth/Young Adults. For more information, contact Hampton at 606-848-1018.


The L&N/CSX RAILROADERS will meet at 10 a.m. on April 14 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. All retired and former railroaders are encouraged to attend.

The SPRINGING INTO BOOKS book giveaway will be from 5- p.m. held April 14 at the the Harlan County Extension Depot. Books for age 17 to adult will be available (no children’s books). T-shirts will be given to the first 100 attending. Everything is FREE. Coffee and dessert will be available. For more information, call 573-4464.

APRIL 15, 24

The UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association, will host a live interactive VIDEO PRESENTATION on planning for long-term care from 6:30-8 p.m. on April 24 at Harlan ARH Hospital in the second floor cafeteria conference room. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Contact Sarah Tarrant at 859-323-1331 or sarah.tarrant@uky.edu to reserve your spot. The deadline to register is April 15.

APRIL 16, 19

EXTREME COUPONING, taught by Michelle Bailey, will be held from 6-8 p.m. on April 19 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. The cost is $10. Those attending will receive starter coupons and other materials. Refreshments will also be served. Register by April 16 by calling 573-4464.


The Hall High School Alumni Association awards a scholarship to SKCTC to a Harlan County senior. To apply, seniors must have a relative who graduated from Hall High School. Applications may be picked up in the counselor’s office at Harlan County High School or Harlan Highs School. Applications must be returned to the counselor’s office by April 18.

Bell County Conservation District will sponsor a FREE TREE GIVEAWAY beginning at 10 a.m. on April 18 at the Sears entrance of Middlesboro Mall while supplies last. Seedlings include: Black cherry, black walnut, eastern redbud, pecan persimmon, rough leaf dogwood, loblolly pine, red delicious apple, golden delicious apple, muscadine grape as well as Bartlett pear trees.


Pine Mountain Settlement School will host their annual EASTER EGG HUNT on April 19. Meet at 1 p.m. at the library. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Judy Lewis, community coordinator, at 558-3586 or 558-3571.

The second annual AUTISM AWARENESS FUN DAY will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Stables of Creekside Glenn (formerly known as Blair Lake). Free fun for the entire family will include horse rides, inflatables, games, a police car, fire truck, face painting, food and more. Door prizes will be given away. There will also be an egg hunt (bring your own basket). For more information, call 233-7682 or visit Facebook (Harlan County Autism Society).

Lynch Church of God will host the Southeastern Kentucky Men’s RESURRECTION BREAKFAST at 9 a.m. on April 19 featuring Pastor Timothy Goins from Harrogate Christian Tabernacle in Harrogate, Tenn. The cost is $7 per person. For more information, call 606-848-2600 or visit lynchchurchofgod.com.

Jim “Muggins” Bennett will host the 33rd annual EASTER EGG HUNT beginning at 1 p.m. on April 19 at the Tri-Cities Health & Rehabilitation Center. There are three categories: Ages 2-4, 5-7 and 8-10. 12 prizes will be awarded for each category. There will also be a drawing for three prizes to be given away to parents or guardians. Park in the Harlan ARH Clinic parking lot. Rain date is April 20 at 2 p.m.


The NIFTY NEEDLES Quilting Club will meet at 10 a.m. on April 22 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Glenna Blakley from The Berry Patch Quilt Shop will teach the Log Cabin block. For more information or a supply list, contact Pat at 573-1245.

The MATERIAL GIRLS Quilting Club will meet at 5 p.m. on April 22. The project will be the completion of the Bow Tie quilt. For more information, call 573-4464.

APRIL 23, 24

A surface RETRAINING CLASS will be held from 5-9 p.m. April 23 and 24 at the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.

APRIL 25, 26

The Harlan County Church of God District will sponsor the Harlan County CAMP MEETING to be held April 25 and 26 at the Harlan County High School auditorium. Bishop Rick Smith, of Cornerstone Church of God, will be the guest speaker on Friday and music will be provided by The Hoskins Family, of Lebanon, Ohio. The guest speaker will be Bishop Dale Campbell, of Grace Fellowship, on Saturday with music provided by Grace Fellowship, of London. Childcare will be provided. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/harlancampmeeting.

The annual COUPLES RETREAT at Camp Nathanael will be held April 25 and 26. The cost is $100 for the weekend. Housing is limited — first come, first served basis. For more information or to register, call 251-3231.


The R. E. “Bob” Frazier Tri-City Charitable Foundation SPRING GRANT DEADLINE is April 30 for 501(3)c organizations. Applications are available at 506 W. Main Street in Cumberland or online at R. E. Frazier Foundation.org. For more information, contact Bobbie at 606-524-4964.

MAY 1; JUNE 27, 28

Time is approaching quickly for the 2014 HALL HIGH REUNION. Make plans to attend and spend time with former classmates. All activities/meetings will be held at the Harlan Center on Main Street in Harlan on June 27 and 28. The cost is: Single, $70, all activities; couple, $130, all activities; and Saturday night only, $55. The DEADLINE for reservation payments or any cancellations is May 1. To obtain a form or for more information, write to: Hall High School Alumni Association, Inc., P.O. Box 1037, Harlan, KY 402831; or email: HALLALUMNIASSOC@aol.com.

MAY 1, 23

Tri-State Bass will host an OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT sponsored by Dave’s Outdoors LLC of Corbin to help raise money for Christmas turkeys to give out to laid off coal miners. The tournament will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. on May 23 at 33 Bridge, Norris Lake. The cost is $60 per boat, big fish optional. First place is guaranteed $600. Second and third place will be based on boats in the field. Tri-State Bass will take $10 per boat for the event. Imperial Baits in Middlesboro is accepting early registration May 1.

JUNE 20, 21

The HARLAN MUSETTES will celebrate their 70th Anniversary June 20-21. The theme is “This is Our Story.” Miss Schraeder would like for alumnae to share their favorite Musette story. Send stories to: Marilyn Schraeder, P.O. Box 334, Loyall, KY 40854; or to marilyn.schraeder@harlanind.kyschools.us. Current addresses are needed, especially of those who have recently married and of those who have changed addresses.

AUG. 31

All friends and relatives are invited to attend the 40th annual Dean & Creech FAMILY REUNION from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 31 at the Carl Perkins Community Center in Morehead. Each person is asked to bring at least two of the following items: dessert, salad, meat or vegetable. There will be a display area for those bringing items to share and a photographer will also be available to take group photos.


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.

The Wise County WOUNDED WARRIOR VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 6 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Norton United Methodist Church, located at 8th and Virginia Avenue in Norton, Va. For more information, call 276-220-6245.


The Harlan County WALKING CLUB meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Harlan County High School indoor track. The walking club is free. It allows the public to walk indoors. For more information, contact Cecilia Adams, Harlan County Community Education Director, at 573-4330 ext. 2061.


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.

LIGHTHOUSE LIFELINE OF BELL COUNTY support group sessions will be held every Tuesday, beginning at 5 p.m. with refreshments/services and support group sessions from 6-7:30 p.m. Support group sessions will be from 1-2:30 p.m. every Thursday. Sessions will be held at the Lighthouse Career Training Center, located at 980 Old Bell High Road, off of U.S. 119. Sessions are free and workbooks are optional. Everyone is welcome. Sessions include: Insight, identifying life-controlling issues — nine weeks; stepping into freedom, 12 Steps — 13 weeks; and anger management — nine weeks. For more information, call 606-337-3165 Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The JOB CLUBS of Eastern Kentucky meets weekly with a small group of job seekers and workforce professionals to gain a competitive edge in today’s tough job market. Job clubs are free and help you create a game plan for your job search link with quality employers, improve your interviewing skills, learn self-marketing skills, evaluate, negotiate and land job offers, connect with other job seekers and ease your stress during your job search. The Harlan County Job Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Depot in Harlan. New members are always welcome. New member orientation begins at 12:30 p.m.


The Lee County WOUNDED WARRIOR VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Lee County Behavioral Healthcare, located at 34084 West Wilderness Road in Jonesville, Va. For more information, call 276-220-6245.

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Performers interested in participating in the upcoming BROADWAY REVUE spectacular are urged to contact the show’s director/choreographer Robyn Bingham. Broadway ReVue 2014 will be held in late spring and is open to singers and dancers ages three years of age to adult. For more information, contact Bingham at 573-4168.

Harlan County High School is selling the first HCHS BLACK BEAR COOKBOOK for $10. For more information, contact the school at 574-2020.

The Whitley County FARMERS’ MARKET, a nonprofit co-operative organization, is looking for farmers/crafters/artists who seek additional venues for their vegetables, farm goods and wares. For more information, call 606-524-7785.

CETUSA is looking for families who would enjoy hosting a foreign exchange student for the 2014-2015 school year. CETUSA has many great students who are very excited about coming and being a part of your family. For more information, contact local coordinator Angela Boggs at 606-273-0035 or aboggs@harlanonline.net.

Help Pine Mountain Settlement School GROW APPALACHIA by placing an order for a 2014 Pine Mountain Grow Appalachia calendar. Calendars are $15 each (plus shipping). All profits go directly to the project to fund 2014 programming. Calendars feature regional planting dates, national holidays and photos of people and produce from 2013. For more information, call 606-558-3416 or email mashmore@pinemountainsettlementschool.com.

AWANA Club meetings are held Wednesdays at Yocum Creek Baptist Church (located in Middleton Addition of Evarts). Children earn shirts, patches and AWANA dollars which can be spent in the AWANA store for prizes. K-4 through eighth-graders are welcome on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be lots of fum, games and food. Local bus pickup is available and there is no fees or club dues. For more information, call 837-3170.