What’s Goin’ On
The Harlan Daily Enterprise will publish local events in the community calendar free of charge as space allows. We do not accept submissions called in via phone. All submissions should be emailed to email@example.com or dropped off at our office, 1512 Hwy. 421 South, 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 harlandaily.com.
All families with children ages birth to 5 years are invited to attend the free Born Learning Academy workshop series, slated last 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Harlan Elementary School. Dinner will be provided along with activities for both children and adults. Turn everyday moments into learning opportunities, and start getting your child kindergarten ready. For more information, contact Cecilia Adams, Harlan FRYSC, at 606-573-8700, option 6.
The Harlan County Democrat Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 in the Fiscal Court room of the old Harlan County Courthouse. Among other issues, the committee will be finalizing plans for the Democrat Rally planned for the last Thursday in September. All interested democrats are invited and welcome. For more information, contact Roger Noe at 606-573-0023.
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet Sept.11 at the Knox County Extension Office (215 Treuhaft Boulevard, Suite 7) in Barbourville. Mealtime (potluck lunch) will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting to follow. Guest speakers will be District 82 state Rep. Regina Bunch Huff and District 86 state Rep. Jim Stewart III. Any retiree (and spouse) receiving retirement benefits from KERS, CERS or SPRS is welcome to attend. Membership information will be available at the meeting or at kentuckypublicretirees.org. For more information, call 606-877-0079 or 606-260-0490.
SEPT. 12; 16, 17
There will be a spay/neuter clinic Sept. 16 and 17. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until full) on Sept. 12 at the Harlan County Humane Society office, located at 167 Belk Way (behind the Village Center Mall). Grants are available at the Harlan County Animal Shelter.
The Harlan County Chamber of Commerce will host a “Meet the Candidates” forum beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Harlan Center. The public will have an opportunity to interact with the prospective candidates and hear their takes on important issues in Harlan County and the region. For more information, visit http://www.harlancountychamber.com/.
The Harlan County Extension Service will host a disaster preparedness workshop at 6 p.m. on Sept.13 at the Harlan County Extension Depot at 110 River Street in Harlan. David McGill, Harlan County Emergency Management director, will be the speaker. With September being National Awareness Month, this is a perfect opportunity to get you and your family prepared for any event. There will be information and door prizes. For more information or to register, contact the Harlan County Extension Service at 606-573-4464.
SEPT. 13, 20
The Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series returns for the fourth year to downtown Middlesboro’s Levitt AMP Pop-Up Park. Concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. with openings acts taking the stage at 6:30 p.m. The schedule includes: zsept. 13, John Moreland; and Sept. 20, Sierra Hull. For concert schedule updates due to weather, visit Levitt AMP Middlesboro’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Harlan County Farm Bureau’s annual board meeting will begin at noon on Sept. 15 at the Farm Bureau building at 108 Walnut Street in Harlan. There will be a special vote to change by-laws. The annual board meeting is for regular members only. If you plan to attend the meeting and lunch, call Nathan at 606-573-7712.
The Harlan County Farmers Market will be held each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 20 in the lower parking lot of the Harlan Center.
SEPT. 15; OCT. 18
The Harlan County Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Awards Gala beginning at 6 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Harlan Center. Nominations are currently being accepted. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15. For more information, visit http://www.harlancountychamber.com/.
The annual Grays Knob reunion will begin at 10 a.m. on Sept. 15 in the cafeteria of James A. Cawood Elementary School. For more information, contact Frank Hall at 606-269-7122.
Central Baptist Church, located its 201 West 4th Street in Corbin, invites women from all walks of life to attend a Beth Moore worldwide simulcast from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 15. The event includes free lunch. Ticket registration (for a lunch count) is encouraged, but not required. Lunch table registrations can be made for groups. For more information or to register, call 606-524-5701.
Cruisin’ the Crater Car Show at Middlesboro Mall will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 15.
Totz Baptist Church’s 80th homecoming service will begin at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16. All are invited.
The Harlan County Democrat Executive Committee is sponsoring an old fashion political rally from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the Harlan Center. Candidates and supporters are invited to attend and speak if they wish. State and local elected officials are invited and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Karen Phillips at 606-909-3012 or Roger Noe at 606-573-0023.
The 44th annual Dillion Asher reunion will be held Oct. 5 and 6. The reunion will be held at Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville on Friday. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. (buffet of order from menu in the dining room). Social hour and business meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ray Harm Room. The reunion will be held at Cardinal House, Queendale in Clay County on Saturday — all day potluck picnic beginning at noon (bring a covered dish). For more information, contact Janene Carole Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual Harlan Haunt Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to midnight on Oct. 6 at the Harlan Center. For tickets or more information, visit www.harlanhauntfest.com.
NOV. 3, 4
The New Tazewell United Methodist Church will sponsor a Holiday Arts and Crafts Show on Nov. 3, 9 a.m.t to 4 p.m., and Nov. 4, noon to 1 p.m.. All crafters are invited to participate. Crafts must be handmade articles, woodworking, paintings, jewelry, Christmas crafts, quilts, purses etc. Tables are $25 each. Lunch will be available to purchase.Funds will be used for missions. To reserve a table, call the church office at 423-419-5028 or contact Jody Kennedy or Shelley Wieting.
Those who are mourning the death of a family member or friend are invited to attend the Griefshare video seminar at the New Beginning Baptist Church, located four miles west of Harrogate on TN 63. This non-denominational Christ-centered program features biblical teachings by nationally respected grief experts and others journeying through grief. Organizers provide you the opportunity to be around others who understand. GriefShare also offers valuable insights about building a new normal in life and renewing a new hope for the future. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays from, 6 to 7:30 pm, July 25 through Oct.17. For more information, contact Bob Jackson at 423-869-4422, Pastor Donnie Bannister at 423-526-4491 or visit www.griefshare.org.
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Narconon wants to education families on the new escalated risk Fentanyl has added to opiate abuse. Fentanyl has been found to be 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin and has a greatly increased change of overdose. You can learn more about the new dangers of opiate addition and the details of Fentanyl by visiting http://bit.ly/2oCmgAB Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addition in your family. Call 800-431-1754 for free screenings and referrals
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 the Stephen Riddle at 606-573-1464 or Wylene Miniard at 606-573-7731.
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.
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.