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.
Harvest Worship Center, located at 111 North Main Street in Harlan, will present “I Am Royalty” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL through July 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 host classes through July 31. Classes 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. For more information, call 589-2545 or 521-2175.
The Wallins Elementary School Family Resource and Youth Service Center will have a BACKPACK/SCHOOL SUPPLY giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 29. Students must be present to receive a backpack.
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.
The Harlan County Shriners 50th annual HORSE SHOW & FAIR will be held July 31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 in Putney.
JUMPIN’ FOR JOY, celebrating back-to-school with Jesus, will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on July 31 at Loyall United Methodist Church. There will be inflatables, food, fun and free school supplies (while supplies last). Everyone is welcome.
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.
REMEMBERING ARIANNA, a benefit singing with a concert performance by Jimmy Rose, will begin at 6 p.m. on July 31 at the Harlan National Guard Armory. Ticket price is $10, adults; $5 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 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, at 7 p.m. on July 31. For more information, call 573-6839. Pastor Arnold Martin invites everyone to attend.
Harlan Elementary School’sKINDERGARTEN JUMP START 2014 for all incoming kindergarten students will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 1 at the school.
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 email@example.com.
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 Aug. 2, at the Lower Shelter House at Kingdom Come State Park. All family and friends are welcome and may bring a covered dish of their favorite food. Food will be served at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Melody Baker at 606-273-3385 or Dorothy Shepherd at 606-848-0396.
The Harlan County First Priority Club and area churches will sponsor a Community PRAYER AND WORSHIP SERVICE beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 3 in the Harlan County High School auditorium.
The Cloverfork NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH will meet at 6 p.m. on Aug. 4 in the basement of Evarts Methodist Church. Candidates running for office in Harlan County will be the guest speakers. For information, contact Preston McLain at 606-837-3546 or David Cooper at 606-837-2363. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Cumberland Elementary School will have an OPEN HOUSE from 1-3 p.m. on Aug. 5.
Wallins Elementary School will have an OPEN HOUSE from noon to 3 p.m on Aug. 5.
There will be a Back-To-School OPEN HOUSE at Evarts Elementary School from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 5. Refreshments will be served and class schedules will be available. The open house is a great opportunity for students to meet teachers and staff. All students are encouraged to attend.
Rosspoint Elementary School will have an OPEN HOUSE from 1-3 p.m. on Aug. 5 at the school.
James A. Cawood Elementary School will have an OPEN HOUSE for students from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 5. This is a great opportunity for students and parents to meet teachers and staff. There will be three bicycles given away and door prizes for parents. Shaved ice and face painting will be available for students, along with inflatables and other refreshments. Various booths will be available with information for students and parents. All students and parents are encouraged to attend.
Harlan County High School’s FRESHMAN ORIENTATION will begin at 1 p.m. on Aug. 5.
The Evarts Elementary School SITE BASE Decision Making Council will have a regularly scheduled meeting at 3 p.m. on Aug. 5 in the school library.
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 606-573-4464.
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.
Sunny Acres First of God will be hosting MOVIE NIGHT beginning at 6 p.m. on Aug. 27. “God’s Not Dead” will be the special featured movie. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Betty Halcomb at 606-573-1836.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.