To place an event in the Community Calendar, email: email@example.com; fax: 606-573-0042 attention Bethany Key; or drop a written copy of the announcement by our office at 1275 North 25th Street, Middlesboro. Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four 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.middlesborodailynews.com. For more details, call 606-909-4145.
Mountain View Nursing and Rehab will host a community FISH FRY from 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 16. There will be gospel singing, door prizes and free food and drinks. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. For more information, contact Angie Horton at 606-337-7071.
Martin’s Station Masonic Lodge No. 188, located on Dr. Thomas Walker Road, west of Rose Hill, Virginia, will have a FISH & CHICKEN DINNER from 4-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 16. Menu will be fish or chicken tenders, fries, baked beans, slaw, hush puppies, dessert and drinks. Meals are $8; ages 6-12, $6. Carry out available. Proceeds will benefit the lodge’s Scholarship & Benevolence Fund.
Pine Mountain Settlement School will host the SORGHUM STIR-OFF Festival Sept. 16-17. Participate first-hand in the old time Appalachian tradition of Sorghum production with local expert Gary Branson. There will also be workshops on building a diverse and sustainable economy, live music, and a soup bean supper featuring Pine Mountain’s own spin on spoon bread. Tickets to the festival are $20 and include dinner on Friday and Saturday lunch. Lodging is available on campus at an additional cost. This festival is free for Grow Appalachia participants and their families. For more information, contact Preston Jones or the school’s office at 606-558-3571. Register online at www.pinemountainsettlementschool.com.
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Activities at the Harrogate Senior Citizens Center include: Mondays — 9:30 a.m., bowling at Hillcrest Lanes; noon, knitting. Tuesdays — 10 a.m., bingo; noon, shuffleboard; and Sept. 20 at 10 a.m., speaker on internet scams. Wednesdays — noon, blood pressure checks; trip to McCloud Mountain. Thursdays — noon, corn toss. Fridays — 9:30 a.m., bowling; Sept. 16 at 1 p.m., computer classes; Sept. 16, 23 and 30 at 12:30 p.m., Microclinic class. Daily activities include puzzles, library, computers, fun and fellowship. For more information, contact Donna Williams at 423-869-8080.
First Christian Church in Middlesboro will host a Living Proof SIMULCAST with Beth Moore and worship by Travis Cottrell from 10:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 17. Doors open at 10 a.m. Lifeway fee is $20, payable at the door. To preregister or for more information, call 606-248-2517.
The Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival 2016 Quilt Block Contest has been announced. Prizes will be awarded in two categories, hand pieced blocks and machine pieced blocks — $30 for first place and $20 for second place. Each first place winner will also receive a gift certificate from a local fabric store. Entries may be brought or mailed to the Bell County Public Library, 126 South 20th Street, Middlesboro, KY 40965 no later than Sept. 17. For additional information or clarification, contact Sally C. Smith at 606 269-2655.
SEPT. 24; OCT. 1
The Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series returns for the second year to the Levitt AMP Middlesboro Pop-Up Park, just off of Fountain Square — downtown Middlesboro’s increasingly vibrant green space that was formerly a vacant, gravel lot — to augment the city’s community-driven revitalization of its economically challenged downtown, encouraging further community investment in the arts and promoting Middlesboro as a cultural destination. Bring a lawn chair, a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of free live music. Opening acts start at 6 p.m. and headliners take the stage at 7 p.m. Middlesboro’s #LevittAMP lineup includes: Sept. 17, Jim Hurst Trio; Sept. 24, Kristen Brassel; and Oct. 1, Grady Champion. For more information, visit www.levittamp.org/middlesboro.
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Old Fashion Church of God, located at 598 Town Creek Road in Speedwell, Tennessee will have HOMECOMING beginning at 11 a.m. on Sept. 25. A food pantry will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 17.
R. L. Longworth, minister, teacher and author from Corona, California, will be the guest speaker on Sept. 18 at Tazewell Church of God, located on U.S. 25E.
Ferndale Baptist Church will host HOMECOMING beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 18 with special singing by The Higher Ground, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Pastor Clarence Mason invites everyone.
Midway Baptist Church, located at 905 Yoakum Avenue, will host the third annual Back to School CONCERT at 6 p.m. on Sept. 18 featuring the Birdsongs with free admission.
Annual YOUTH DAY will begin at 3 p.m. on Sept. 18 at the Church of the True Living God of Holiness, located at 329 South 20th Street. The following will be featured at the event: Fresh Word Ministry Dance Team; Apostle Julia Mills, pastor of Morristown, Tennessee; House of God Keith Dominion Church Youth; Pastor Paulette Pace, of Alcoa, Tennessee; along with the youth of the church. Founder, Pastor Bishop Joseph Glover, welcomes everyone. For more information, contact Sis. Mary West, church clerk, at 606-302-0223.
The Church of Jesus Christ, located in Baxter near the VFW, will host REVIVAL services through Sept. 18 beginning at 7 p.m. Pete Rowe, pastor, and Anthony Rowe, assistant pastor, invite everyone.
Tiprell Community Full Gospel Church will host a HOMECOMING REVIVAL through Sept. 18 with Bro. Charlie Napier preaching. There will be a special singing on Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. with dinner in the fellowship hall following the service. Pastor Johnny Park welcomes everyone.
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HOSPICE OF THE BLUEGRASS will offer a four-week support group for those who have experienced the loss of any significant person in their life. The class will meet from 4-5 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3 at Covenant Methodist Church, located at 602 Dorchester Avenue in Middlesboro. To register, contact Jonathan Hubbard at 606-277-2160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bell County BOARD OF EDUCATION is seeking input on the proposed redistricting of school board division during their regular board meet at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Central Office in Pineville.
Right Fork School Center has announced the SBDM Council meeting dates for the 2016-2017 school year. Meetings will begin at 3:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the school’s conference room. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Meetings dates include: Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16 and June 20
The Middlesboro Elementary School Family Resource Center will have an open ADVISORY COUNCIL meeting at noon on Sept. 22.
The 40th annual Great American DULCIMER CONVENTION will be held at Pine Mountain State Resort Park Sept. 23 and 24 featuring free learning workshops during the day on Saturday and must-see evening concert on Friday and Saturday. The Frontier Night Buffet will also be held on Saturday at the Mountain View Restaurant with buffalo and elk entrees. For more information, visit parks.ky.gov or call 606-337-3066.
Underwood Grove Baptist Church will celebrate their 125th ANNIVERSARY Sept. 24 and 25. Events start at noon on Saturday with a pig roast, displays, apple butter making and other old fashioned activities. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by gospel singing around the fire at 7 p.m. A special Sunday service begins at 10 a.m. with singing both days featuring Kelsey Williams, of Tazewell, and a host of others. Everyone is welcome.
The Southern Brothers Harlan Chapter second annual CAR & BIKE SHOW will be held Sept. 24-25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Huddle House in Harlan. The car show will be held Sept. 24, and the bike show on Sept. 25. Pre-registration is $10 or $15 the day of each event. Swap meet spaces are $10 each. Preregister at the club (old Amvets club) or call 606-909-1166. Judging will be from 2-4 p.m. both days. There will be several different categories, trophies will be given to winners of each category. There will be a donation booth set up for Mike Howard (Mountain Santa) accepting toys and monetary donations (all donation will go directly to Howard). A donation booth will also be set up for needy children of Harlan for school supplies (to go directly to schools).
The Office of Mine Safety and Licensing will offer SURFACE retraining class from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.
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The Office of Mine Safety and Licensing will offer an UNDERGROUND retraining class from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 27 at the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.
The Cumberland Gap Artists Co-op is extending an invitation to all Tri-State (Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia) artists and artisans to participate in the HARVEST MOON ART FESTIVAL on Oct. 8, where your work will receive great exposure. For more information and to register, call 606-269-1281.
There will be a MONSTER MOVIE MARATHON on Oct. 8, from 3 p.m. to midnight, at the historic Coal Miner’s Memorial Theater in Benham featuring old black and white horror film classics. A one-time donation of $6 will be taken at the door, anytime during the night. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite horror film character. The film schedule includes: Creature from the Black Lagoon at 3 p.m., The Day the Earth Stood Still at 4:35 p.m., The Wolf Man at 6:20 p.m., Dracula at 7:40 p.m., Bride of Frankenstein at 9:15 p.m., and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein at 10:40 p.m. The concession stand at the old theater will be open too, and there will be plenty of popcorn, drinks and candy. For more information, call 606-573-4223.
Midway Baptist Church, located at 905 Yoakum Avenue, will host the annual SKIT SERVICE at 6 p.m. on Oct. 9. For more information, call Jason Miracle at 423-851-1053.
The sixth annual Borrowed Angels event, a candlelight vigil, to honor infant and pregnancy loss will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Grace on the Hill Methodist Church in Corbin. Anyone that has been touched by the loss of an infant/child is welcome to attend free of charge. For more information, contact Amy Jackson, perinatal bereavement coordinator at 606-528-1212 ext. 4609.
Shawanee Lodge No. 546 F&AM will host a FISH FRY from 4-7 p.m. on Oct. 14 — eat-in or carry-out. Everyone is welcome.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park will present Movie in the Cove beginning at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Laurel Cove Amphitheater. Start the Halloween season off right with an outdoor showing of the 1980 version of Friday the 13th. Admission is $5 per person. Concessions will be available for purchase. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. In case of rain, the movie will be moved to the Ray Harm Room at the lodge. For more information, call 606-337-3066.
The ZOMBIE GLOW RUN 5K will be held Oct. 15 in Pineville. For more information, visit Vibe5k.com.
The Middlesboro annual bike run, COPS 4 KIDS, will be held Oct. 22 at Middlesboro Mall. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., kickstands up at 1 p.m. The cost per rider is $25 which includes the ride, dinner plate, live entertainment and T-shirt. All proceeds to toward Middlesboro Police Department Cops for Kids. For more information, contact Middlesboro Police Station at 606-249-3636 or Petie Gilbert at 606-269-1943.
MYSTIC MOUNTAIN – A Geological, Historical and Mysterious Tour of Little Shepherd Trail will be held from 3-9 p.m. on Oct. 22. Harlan County paranormal investigator Tony Felosi will be leading the tour The cost is $8 per person, $12 per couple. You must provide your own transportation – preferably four-wheel drive – and the tour will be limited to only 10 vehicles. The tour will end at the Putney Ranger Station. There will be a “Scary Art” exhibit at the Ranger’s Station by The Harlan County Arts Council, refreshments including hot apple cider and hot cocoa and ghost stories by Appalachian storyteller Pam Holcomb. Felosi will end the night with a tour of the Putney Ranger Station, where he will talk about the county’s future plans for the structure, and he will also talk about his work as a ghost hunter and conduct a sample EVP session. If you are not interested in the tour, you can join in at the Ranger’s Station at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to register for participation, call 606-573-4223.
The League of Women Voters of Kentucky has issued an invitation to U.S. Senate candidates, Jim Gray (D) and Rand Paul (R) to participate in a televised debate on Oct. 30. The debate will be held at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center in Lexington. Co-sponsors with the league are the Lexington Herald-Leader, University of Kentucky Student Government and CBS affiliates WLKY-TV, Louisville and WKYT-TV, Lexington.
Grace on the Hill, located at 1632 Cumberland Falls Hwy. in Corbin, will hosts its fifth annual ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 12 featuring crafts, entertainment, concessions and silent auctions — fun for all ages, booths are available. For more information on booths, contact Kelley Ashley at 606-277-0358 or the church office at 606-528-6840 (including information on the fair).
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The Bell County COUNCIL ON LITERACY (Middlesboro Learning Center) is now located on the campus of Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College at 100 College Road in the classroom building, room 324. All services are free of charge. For more information, call the new phone number at 606-248-2014.
VOLUNTEERS are sought at the Middlesboro Senior Citizens Center for activity assistants, answering the phone, welcoming seniors and visitors, filing, crafting, historians, entertainment, instructors in tai chi, other forms of senior exercise and a variety of educational topics for seniors. For more information, call 606-248-2990 or stop by the center.
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.
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.
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.
The Lighthouse HOMELESS SHELTER, located at 117 South Pine Street in Pineville, is open seven days a week. For more information, call 606-337-9736.
Kentucky JOB CORPS, located in Prestonsburg, is open to motivated, young people ages 16-24 meeting the federal income guidelines. The program offers career training, high school and college courses, job search assistance, housing and medical benefits. For more information, contact Cynthia Bohon at 606-433-5336 (office), 606-224-1722 (cell) or Bohon.Cynthia@jobcorps.org.
Lighthouse Lifeline of Bell County non-residential SUPPORT GROUPS are held at the Lighthouse Mission Center, located at 3609 Hwy. 119 in Pineville. For more information, contact Sharon Teaney at 606-269-2187 or Ules Baker at 606-670-1949. Men’s and women’s support groups meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, and at 1 p.m. on Thursdays. Youth support groups (ages 10-18) meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.
Lighthouse RAY OF HOPE Children’s Advocacy Center, located at 3619 Hwy. 119 in Pineville, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. For information, call 606-337-9955.
The “Something Different” NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS group meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays at the First Christian Church of Middlesboro, located at 2130 Cumberland Avenue. Meetings are open.
Lighthouse Mission Center, located at 3609 Hwy. 119 in Pineville, will have FOOD GIVEAWAYS at 11:30 a.m. on the third and fourth Tuesday of each month. Emergency food boxes are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call 606-337-1834.
A military SUPPORT GROUP for all active, separated or any former military men or women meets at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday of the month at the Middlesboro National Guard Armory, located on 30th Street. If you face financial, relationship, criminal, adjustment, substance abuse or other problems, this is for you.
GED CLASSES will be held on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse Career Training Center, located at 980 Old Bell High Road off of U.S. 119 in Pineville. For more information, call 606-337-9955.
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.
Applications are available for the Lighthouse MEDICAL CLINIC, located at 3619 Hwy. 119 in Pineville, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Visits are by appointment only. For more information, call 606-337-9955.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS will meet at the Living Clean Group Wallsend Community Room in Pineville. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. on Mondays; at noon on Wednesdays, closed for addicts only; and at 3 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 606-499-0238 or 606-302-6972.
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.
Cumberland Gap ARTISTS CO-OP hosts private parties for birthdays, holidays, special events, corporate events and more. All art supplies are furnished for your group along with soft drinks and water — you can bring hors d’oeuvres, cake, etc., and your favorite beverage. For more information, contact Cora Howard at 606-269-1281 or 423-869-0046.