To place an announcement in the “What’s Going On” section email: firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: 606-573-0042; or drop a written/typed copy of the announcement by our office at 1548 Hwy. 421 South (beside Hardee’s). Announcements should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If information is received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements will not be accepted by phone. For more information, call 606-909-4145 or 606-573-4510 ext. 1164.
Cumberland Elementary School SBDM meeting dates are as follows: Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11. Meeting dates are the second Thursday at 4 p.m. each month. If school is dismissed we will meet the following Thursday. Agendas and a 24-hour notice will be posted on the bulletin board outside the building for special called meetings.
GOT ZUCCHINI?, a workshop on zucchini, will begin at 11 a.m. on July 24 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. A recipe leaflet will be available and there will be recipes to taste. The workshop is free, but registration is required. To register, call the Extension Office at 573-4464.
Harlan Tourism and the Artists’ Attic will host a Downtown Harlan GALLERY HOP from 7-10 p.m. on July 25. Locations will include the Harlan Center, library, The Portal, Harlan Portrait Studio, Sports Cafe, Perfect Ten, Hog Heaven and the courthouse lawn — for a map of venues, start at the Harlan Center. There will also be live music at the courthouse. All art galleries will be free for viewing.
JULY 25, 26
Community Outreach FREE WELLNESS CLINIC will be held from 1-7 p.m. on July 25 and from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 26 at Harlan County High School. At 3 p.m. on July 26, 500 FREE BACKPACKS will be handed out (provided by employees of The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. The free clinic will include physicals, eye glasses, sugar and diabetes checks, hygiene awareness clinic, podiatrist exams, medical equipment and inhalers. Other free items include snow cones, popcorn, inflatable slide, kids games and prizes, hamburgers and hot dogs, kids and adult clothing, shoes, personal and oral hygiene products, nutritious meals for winter and haircuts. For more information, contact HCHS Principal Edna Burkhart or Janet White, HCHS Youth Service Center director, at 606-573-3006.
James A. Cawood High School classes of the 80s REUNION BASH (for students, faculty, staff involved in JACHS during the 1980s) beginning at 2 p.m. on July 26 at Camp Blanton. Dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m. No cover charge — this is a free event. There will be fun, food, music and friends.
The Miniard FAMILY REUNION will begin at 11 a.m. on July 26 at Pine Mountain Settlement School in the Laurel House. A potluck dinner will begin at noon. Everyone is asked to bring a meat, vegetable or dessert. Lawanna Blevins will be the guest singer. For more information, contact Mildred Howard at 273-4429.
The Turner FAMILY REUNION will begin at noon on July 26 at Clear Fork Baptist Church, located on State Route 188 in Middlesboro (Colmar). Barbecue and iced tea will be provided, bring side dishes and/or desserts. Lawn chairs are also suggested. For information contact, Yvonne Turner Bice at 386-690-5416.
SINGING IN THE GAP will begin at 7 p.m. on July 26 at the Stand in the Gap office/church, located at 502 Pennlyn Avenue. Guest singers include: The Gibson Family, of Sneedville, Tenn., and the Branscomb Family, of Dayton, Ohio, the Horizon Gospel Music Fair nominee for Best New Group of the Year. Free admission, but donations are appreciated.
Pine Mountain Settlement School together with Kentucky Chautauqua@, will present “Lilley Cornett: A Voice for the Forest” at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the Laurel House at Pine Mountain Settlement School. For more information, contact Pine Mountain Settlement School at 606-558-3571 or email email@example.com or the Kentucky Humanities Council Inc. 859-257-5932.
The Cawood Water District Office will be closed July 28 through July 31.
There will be a Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Seat Check-Up event at KSP Post 10 in Harlan on July 28 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Every year, hundreds of children are either killed or seriously injured in motor vehicle collisions. Studies have shown that child safety seats can reduce fatal injuries by 72 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers. The KSP Harlan Post will be offering free CPS safety seat checks and installation to promote child safety. KSP will have trained certified CPS technicians/officers inspecting child seats and offering traffic safety information. For more information about child seat safety visit: http://www.safekids.org/child-passenger-safety .
RONALD MCDONALD will be at the Rebecca Caudill Library in Cumberland at 2:30 p.m. on July 28. Free for all ages — enjoy stories, magic and fun with Ronald.
The Kentucky Blood Center will have a BLOOD DRIVE to honor Harlan County Rescue Squad member Scotty Moore from 1-6 p.m. on July 28 at Evarts city hall (located at 101 Harlan Street in Evarts) on the KBC Bloodmobile. This is a Harlan County First Responders Blood Drive Competition — every donor will be entered to win two tickets to see Chicago in concert on Aug. 13 at Riverbend in Cincinnati. The trip promotion runs through July and donors must be at least 18 years old to win. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522.
A free CARDMAKING WORKSHOP will be taught at 3 p.m. on July 28 at the Extension Depot. The card theme this month will be “Christmas in July.”
Harvest Worship Center, located at 111 North Main Street in Harlan, will present “I Am Royalty” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL July 28-31, from 6-8 p.m. for ages 4-18. Transportation for the following areas will be provided: Evarts, Ages, Coxton, Fairview, Bledsoe, Baxter and Sunshine. For more information, call 606-573-8874.
The Poor Fork Arts and Crafts Guild will be hosting classes July 28 through 31. The classes will include Christmas Scrap Throw, Christmas Cards, Yo-Yo Garland, Carolina Snowflake, Christmas Boxes and Ornaments, beginning Knitting Class and a “Do Ya Want to Build a Snowman Class. There is $10 instructional fee plus supplies. These classes will be different times and different days. You may call 589-2545 or 521-2175 for more details.
A Fall Deco MESH WREATH WORKSHOP will be held at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on July 29th at the Harlan County Extension Depot (you need only attend one session). The fee is $10 and registration is required. Space is limited. To register, call 573-4464.
A certified and trained state service officer will be at the London DAV building on West 80 behind Clark Truck on July 29 from 9 a.m. until noon or longer to assist all veterans and their dependents with VA claims. DAV does not charge for this service, this is a free service to everyone. For more information, call 606-862-0032 or 606-877-1308. If no answer, leave a short message.
There will be a Blood Drive Medic Mobile at Food City in Harlan on July 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All donors will receive a $10 Food City gift card and will be entered into a drawing for a pair of Bristol Motor Speedway tickets with donation.
A Main Street 101 WORKSHOP will begin at 1 p.m. on July 31 in Pikeville. This is a great opportunity for your board, committee chairs, volunteers, local officials, etc. to attend and receive training. For more information, call 606-589-5151.
There will be a benefit singing titled “Remembering Arianna” with a concert performance by Jimmy Rose. The event will be July 31 at 6 p.m. at the Harlan National Guard Armory. Ticket price will be $10 per adult and $5 per children ages 5 to 12. Children 4 and under are free. All proceeds will go to funeral and burial expenses for Arianna.
Cawood Elementary School will host the Comet Kick Off for the 2014-2015 school year on July 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school. Registration will be available for any new students attending the school for the first time. There will be a cookout for all students and parents attending. Information will be available for students on elective classes offered this year. A church group from South Carolina will be distributing backpacks with school supplies. They will also work with students to make bracelets and backpack name tags. Inflatables will available for students. Homeroom class lists will be posted. Students will be able to meet their teachers. In addition, informational booths will be available for parents.
The McKameys will be at Immanuel Baptist Church located in upper Elcomb on July 31 at 7 p.m.
For more information, call 573-6839. Pastor Arnold Martin invites everyone to attend.
FAMILY NIGHT at Pine Mountain Settlement School will begin at 7 p.m. on Aug. 1. Folk dancing will be held in the Laurel House with Berea College. For more information, contact Judy Lewis at 606-558-3586 or the PMSS office at 606-558-3571.
A Miracle for Michaela BENEFIT (dinner, raffle and silent auction) will begin on Aug. 2 at the Harlan Center. Doors open and music begins at 5 p.m. The silent auction will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Auction items include (but not limited to): R.J. Corman Dinner Train tickets, Craftsman miter saw, Stihl weed eater, autographed items from Audio Adrenaline and AGT’s Jimmy Rose. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased prior to the event or at the door. Kids are welcome. All proceeds go to purchasing a wheelchair accessible van for 3-year-old Michaela Brooke Greene who has been diagnosed Leukodystophy, a rare fatal genetic condition. For more information, contact Erin Greene at 606-273-2068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harlan High School class of 1958 will have a CLASS REUNION beginning at 10 a.m. on Aug. 2 at Camp Blanton. Classes of all years are invited. For more information, contact Brenda Harrison at 606-573-4542.
The Shepherd Family Reunion will be on Aug. 2, at the Lower Shelter House at Kingdom Come State Park located at 500 Park Road in Cumberland. All family and friends are welcome and may bring a covered dish of their favorite food. Food will be served at 1:30 pm. If you need further information, please call Melody Baker at (606) 273-3385 or Dorothy Shepherd At (606) 848-0396.
Harlan County High School’s FRESHMAN ORIENTATION will begin at 1 p.m. on Aug. 5.
Black Mountain Elementary School has announced the 2014-2015 SBDM CALENDAR. Meetings will be held at 3 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the school library. The public will be informed of special called meetings. Meeting dates include: Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 and June 2.
A free FORESTRY MANAGEMENT workshop will begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Topics to be covered include woodland management options, timber sales and forestry and wildlife assistance. To register, call 573-4464.
The annual COMMUNITY FAIR DAY at Pine Mountain Settlement School will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 30. Registration for exhibits will be from 9-11 a.m. in the Laurel House. Representatives from the Harlan County Extension Service will register and judge the exhibits. Winners will be announced at noon. There will be games for all ages including relay races, exhibits, music, cake walk, food, information booths, crafts, a book sale, a corn hole tournament and horseshoes. Nolen Lodge will host a pig roast. For more information, contact Judy Lewis at 606-558-3586 or the PMSS office at 606-558-3571.
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 — dessert, salad, meat or vegetable. There will be a display area for those bringing items to share and a photographer will be available to take group photos.
The Second (Indian Head) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the ARMY’S 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION at any time. For information about the association and the 93rd annual reunion in Omaha, Neb. from Sept. 16-20, contact Secretary-Treasurer Bob Haynes at email@example.com or 224-225-1202.
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 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.
Harlan Christian Church will have a JUNGLE SAFARI each Tuesday through July. Starting June 10, a meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. with VBS following from 6-8 p.m. Classes available for toddlers through adults. The theme is God as Creator, Provider, Protector, Savior and King. For more information, contact Bryan Toll at 573-1314.
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 welcome. New member orientation begins at 12:30 p.m.
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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 with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. For more information, call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com.
KCEOC Community Action Partnership is taking applications for the WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM. The program is designed to help make homes more energy efficient by providing things like insulation, doors and windows and in some cases repair or replace heating sources. The homeowner must be able to provide adequate proof of ownership. Landlords may also benefit from the weatherization program. For more information or to apply for the Weatherization Program, call 606-546-3152 to make an appointment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacation Bible School at Wallins Christian Church Tuesday, July 22 thru Friday, July 25 from 6-8 p.m. Picnic scheduled for Friday, inflatables and games. Come join us and for more information, call 606-273-3659.