To place an event in the “What’s Goin’ On” section, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1512 Hwy. 421 South. Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four business days before the event. If received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements are also available to view at www.harlandaily.com. For more details, call 606-909-4145.
If you want to be a part of the permanent remembrance of the 100 Year Celebration of Lynch, Kentucky, the 100 CLUB is seeking members. Through Dec. 31, you can join the club by donating $100 per person for yourself or in memory of someone. At the end of the year, a project to benefit the city of Lynch will be selected by the committee and your donation will make that project possible. Membership will be listed on the Facebook page, and then permanently at Lynch City Hall. Anyone who loves the city can be a member. To join, send your payment (checks payable to 100 Club): 100 Club, P.O. Box 751, Lynch, KY 40855.
MAY 19, 20
The BROADWAY REVUE is returning to Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. The show, which features vocal and dancing performances from several of Broadway’s biggest musicals, will be performed on the Harlan campus in the theater. Show dates include: May 19, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; May 20, 2 p.m. Tickets are $3 for the 11 a.m. show on May 19. Tickets for all others shows are $5, children; $10, adults. For more information, contact Robin Bingham at 606-573-4168 or Michael Corriston at 606-589-3137.
The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Service will hold its annual STORYTELLING IN THE MOUNTAINS at 6 p.m. on May 20 at the Extension Depot (110 River Street, Harlan). Local tellers will be joined by tellers from the Kentucky Storytelling Association in presenting a night of fun and laughs. This year’s event will be held in memory of Pam Holcomb. The program is free; ice cream and drinks will be served. For more information, call the Extension Office at 606-573-4464.
MAY 30-JUNE 2
This annual Poke Sallet Festival PHOTO CONTEST will be on display at the Harlan Center starting June 1-3. Contest submission will be taken from 5-8 p.m. May 22-26 at Sazon Mexican Restaurant in Harlan. Judging will take place May 30, and an awards reception will begin at 6 p.m. on June 1 at the Harlan Center. Photos will remain on display throughout the festival. The entry fee is $3 per image for adults, and $2 per image for youth. For more information about the contest including submitting photos, categories and divisions, contact Harlan County Arts Council President Jennifer McDaniels at 606-573-4223.
Regional Prevention Center of Cumberland River Behavioral Health, Inc. will host FREE TRAINING on “Bringing Awareness of Veterans and Family Issues on the Radar Screen from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 22 at The Corbin Center, located at 222 Corbin Center Drive in Corbin. Light breakfast and lunch and afternoon snacks provided. Participants will receive a certificate. Audience recommended for those that serve or encounter our veterans, servicemen and women and their families, clergy, service providers, etc. Limited space is available. To register, call, 606-337-2070.
MAY 23, 25
As part of the annual Poke Sallet Festival, THE VOICE OF POKE competition will be conducted again this year. Auditions will take place from 5-7 p.m. May 23 and 25 at the Harlan Center. Auditions are acapella only — no instruments allowed. The top 12 semi-finalists from the auditions will advance on to compete during the festival slated June 1-3 in downtown Harlan. The winner will receive $1,000. For more information, call Harlan Center at 606-573-4495.
The 87th annual Kentucky Mountain Laurel FESTIVAL will be held May 25-28 in Pineville. For more information, visit www.kmlf.org.
There will be a regular scheduled BOARD OF HEALTH meeting at 6 p.m. on May 25 at the Harlan County Health Department.
The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Service’s annual KIDS’ FUN DAY will kick off the Poke Sallet Festival onMay 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Huff Park. T-shirts will be given to the first 1,000 people. Organizations from across the state will have tables with games/giveaways and inflatables will be set up. Most of the event is free (exceptions include concessions and some parts of the petting zoo). For more information, call the Extension Service at 606-573-4464.
The 62nd annual POKE SALLET FESTIVAL will be held June 1-3 in downtown Harlan. For more information, call the Harlan Center at 606-573-4495, check out the Facebook page or visit http://www.pokesalletfestival.com/.
Cumberland Gap Artists Co-op, a non-profit organization that promotes Appalachian art in the Tri-State area, will present the ART EXTRAVAGANZA Festival from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 3 in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Admission is free, and the festival will feature art, music, good food and wine tasting.
The Martins Fork Bass Club has rescheduled its fourth annual OPEN BASS Scholarship Tournament. The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. on June 3 at Martins Fork Lake. The cost is $50 per angler. Each year the club gives two $250 scholarships to a Harlan County and Harlan Independent senior. If you plan to fish, the lake is off limits from 7 p.m. on June until 7 p.m. June 3 at the start of the tournament. All club rules will be followed. If there are 20 full boats, the payout will be $900 for first place, $250 for second and $75 for big fish. There will also be a raffle for a Lews reel valued around $150. For more information, contact Jim Hill at 606-574-8969 or Donnie Britton at 606-573-1158.
Sowing the Seed Ministry will host the fifth annual REVIVAL at Martins Fork Lake beginning at 6:30 p.m. nightly June 12-17 at the big shelter house, located above the beach area. Speakers will include: June 12, Charlie Napier; June 13, Jay Harold; June 14, Spencer Burkhart; June 15, Garry Ferguson; June 16, Charlie Napier; and June 17, Tim Daniels. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 606-573-6646
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Friendly Village GREENHOUSE is now open for the spring season with a variety of plants available including: Ferns, $15 each; easy wave petunias and other baskets, $10; and potted tomatoes, $5; There is also a variety of vegetables for $1 such as cucumbers, squash, watermelon, cantaloupe and zucchini. Vegetable flats of peppers and tomatoes are $12 or sold in four-packs for $1.25. The greenhouse also has a selection of potted flowers including lantana and geraniums. You may also bring your pots for staff to plant for you. Greenhouse hours are from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 606-574-0096.
Monthly INCOME LIMITS RAISED for Shepherd’s Pantry: One person, $1,276; two, $1,726; three, $2,177. The pantry, located at 111 Union Street in Clutts, will be signing up former and new clients for the pantry (not commodities) program from 10-11 a.m. on the first four Tuesdays and first three Wednesdays of each month until further notice. You must bring proof of all household income, all members Social Security cards, your utility bill with 911 address on it — no exceptions. Plenty of food is available.
Ann’s Food Pantry, a mission of the Harlan United Methodist Church, is in NEED OF DONATIONS for non-perishable food items. Monetary donations are also being accepted to provide foods such as meat, milk, bread, etc. To donate, contact the church at 606-573-1464 or Wylene Miniard at 606-573-7731 (evenings).
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 Casey, Adair, Cumberland, Clinton, Russell, Pulaski, Wayne, McCreary, Whitley, Laurel, Clay, Knox, Bell and Harlan counties. Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) 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 & 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.
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 welcome. New member orientation begins at 12:30 p.m.
Free saliva-based drug testing kits are provided and sponsored through UNITE and Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO). Give Me a Reason (GMAR) 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 (DP) throughout the Tri-State area and at the SIGCO office, located at 502 Pennlyn Avenue in Cumberland Gap, 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.
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 & Technical College Middlesboro campus at 606-248-3175, Middlesboro Learning Center at 606-248-4000, Pineville Learning Center at 606-337-3044, Henderson Settlement at 606-337-7729 ext. 305 or Lighthouse Mission at 606-337-1069.
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 resident’s 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.