Community Calendar

To place an event in the Community Calendar, email: [email protected]; 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 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 For more details, call 606-909-4145.


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 or call 606-337-3066.


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; Wednesdays — noon, blood pressure checks; trip to McCloud Mountain. Thursdays — noon, corn toss. Fridays — 9:30 a.m., bowling; Sept. 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.


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 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. 24, Kristen Brassel; and Oct. 1, Grady Champion. For more information, visit


Middlesboro Youth Football will host their annual MIDDLESBORO BOWL on Sept. 24 at Bradner Stadium/Lee Majors Field. Games will be played from 9 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. There will also be food and merchandise vendors on site. Middlesboro’s Youth Football teams will take the field starting at 5:30 p.m.


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.


REVIVAL services at Rose Hill Pentecostal Church will be held Sept. 25 through Oct. 2 with Bro. Anthony Noe. Sunday evening services begin at 6 p.m.; Monday through Saturday services begin at 7 p.m..

SEPT. 26; OCT. 3

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. 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 [email protected]

SEPT. 26

The Middlesboro Independent Schools LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE will meet at noon on Sept. 26 at the Middlesboro Board of Education, located at 220 North 20th Street.

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.

SEPT. 26, 27

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.

OCT. 3

Cumberland Chapter No. 170 of the ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR will hold their monthly meeting on Oct. 3 at the lodge hall, located on Dr. Thomas Walker Road, one mile west of Rose Hill, Virginia. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7:30 p.m.

OCT. 4

The Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College BOARD OF DIRECTORS will meet at 6 p.m. on Oct 4 in the gallery of the Godbey Appalachian Center. For more information, contact Kharla Sherman, assistant to the president, at 606-589-3032.

OCT. 6

The Middlesboro Lions Club will participate in a CELEBRITY WAITER DAY fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 at Shades Café.

BEE FRIENDS, a local beekeeping group, will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 (first Thursday of each month) at the Tazewell campus of Walters State Community College in the auditorium. A sign will be at the door from the parking lot. Howard Kerr will speak and answer question on how to overwinter hives. Coffee and dessert will be served. For more information, call 423-648-47850

OCT. 8

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.

OCT. 9

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.

Vision 4 Him will present a free “Seventh Time Down” CONCERT on Oct. 9 at Immanuel Baptist in Corbin. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

OCT. 10

Martin’s Station Masonic Lodge No. 188, A.F. & A.M., located on Dr. Thomas Walker Road, one mile west of Rose Hill, Virginia, will have their regular Stated Communication on Oct. 10. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Members and visiting brethren are encouraged to attend.

OCT. 11

Right Fork School Center’s Parental Involvement Programs, Title I, Parent Liaison and FRYSC will offer a PARENT WORKSHOP each month beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the library. Refreshments will be served. Program dates include: Oct. 11, Drug/Alcohol Abuse and Prevention; Nov. 15, Dealing with Holiday Stress; Jan. 10, Bullying/Internet Safety; Feb. 7., Reading Awareness; March 14, Domestic/Child Abuse Prevention; and April 11, Testing Preparation. For more information, contact Marlene Knuckles, available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Right Fork School Center FRYSC and Title I, Parent Liaison will host a parent/child READING EVENT each month beginning at 4 p.m. at the school. Refreshments are provided and free books are given to students. Program dates include: Oct. 11, Books are Spooktacular; Nov. 15, Thankful for the Gift of Reading; Jan. 10, Curl Up with a Good Book; Feb. 7, Fall in Love with Reading; March 14, Get Swept Away with a Good Book; and April 11, Get “Eggcited” Over Reading. For more information, contact Marlene Knuckles, available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

OCT. 11-16

Trinity Full Gospel Church, located at 1990 Tipprel Road in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, will host a HOMECOMING REVIVAL Oct. 11-16 beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The schedule includes: Tuesday, Brad Rich; Wednesday, Jeff Hatfield; Thursday, Patrick Eldridge; Friday, Jay Herald Smith; Saturday, Kenny Mullins; and Sunday, Steven Temple. Dinner will follow the Sunday service.

OCT. 14

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.

OCT. 15

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

The COLOR ME BRAVE 5K Color Run/Walk will be held Oct. 15 at Tazewell Municipal Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the race at 10 a.m. The fee is $20, with T-shirt; $10, without T-shirt. Teams are welcomed and encouraged. The rain date is Oct. 29. For more information or to preregister, contact Charlie Green at 423-489-2960.

OCT. 16

HOMECOMING services at Old Yellow Creek Baptist Church in Middlesboro will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 16 with a message by Jon Riggs. Pastor Jeff Greene invites everyone to attend.

The annual Howard’s Quarter School REUNION (also known as Red Hill School) will begin at 1 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the fire department building, near where the old school was located. Bring a covered dish to share, along with drink for your family. Meal will be served around 1:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chairs for your family, and photos or other memorabilia to share. Any former and present residents of the community are also invited to attend. For more information, contact JC/Mollie Waddell at 423-587-3402 or Margaret (Seals) bull at 423-626-3075.

OCT. 21-22

New Beginning Baptist Church, located at 2305 Hwy. 63 in Harrogate, Tennessee, will present a free OUTDOOR DRAMA, Mr. Fisher’s Journey thru Hell, on Oct. 21 and 22. Rides will begin at 7 p.m. and continue every 20-30 minutes. Everyone is invited. For more information, contact the church at 423-869-7378.

OCT. 22

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.

OCT. 30

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.

OCT. 31

New Beginning Baptist Church, located at 2305 Hwy. 63 in Harrogate, Tennessee, will host TRUNK OR TREAT at 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. Everyone is invited. For more information, contact the church at 423-869-7378.

NOV. 11-12

OWL PROWL WEEKEND at Pine Mountain State Resort park will be held Nov. 11-12. The schedule includes: Pellet-ology at 7 p.m. on Friday, and the cost is $5 per person; Birds of Prey at 2 p.m. on Saturday, free program; Owls of the Night at 7 p.m. on Saturday, $5 per person; and Prowling Guidelines & Owl Prowl at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the former campground area, free program. All programs take place in the Ray Harm Room at the lodge unless otherwise stated. Participants are reminded to: Bring a headlamp or small flashlight (red light preferred); dress for the weather; and bring binoculars. Participants are also invited to dine in the Mountain View Restaurant before the prowl. Weekend getaway packages are available which includes all programs and lodging for both nights. For more information, visit or call 606-337-3066.

NOV. 12

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 JOB CLUB recently began meeting at the Middlesboro-Bell County Public Library, located at 126 North 20th Street in Middlesboro. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Brian Good at 606-337-3044 or check out Facebook at ekcep.

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 or by contacting Chapter Executive Terry Burkhart at 859-253-1331 or [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 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.
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