Community Calendar


To place an event in the Community Calendar, email: [email protected]; fax: 606-573-0042 attention Bethany Moore; or drop a written copy of the announcement by our office at 120 North 11th Street, Middlesboro (behind Food City). 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.

The BELL COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT, an all-volunteer organization, is collecting funds for the operation of the department for the upcoming year. Donations of $30 or more will receive a free 8×10 color portrait, a $30 value, to be taken at the department building in the near future. For more information, call 606-337-8080 or email [email protected]

WEDNESDAY-

FRIDAY

East Cumberland Avenue Baptist Church will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 6-8:30 pm. through July 3 for kindergarten- through sixth-grade.

West Cumberland Avenue Baptist Church will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 6-8 p.m. through July 3 for kindergarten- through eighth-grade. Buses will begin running at 5:15 p.m. For more information, call 606-248-3979.

Gibson Station Missionary Baptist Church will have VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, Journey Off the Map, beginning at 7 p.m. through July 3.

WEDNESDAY

St. Julian Church, located at 118 East Chester Avenue, Middlesboro, will have a YARD SALE from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 1. Proceeds will benefit Vacation Bible School and Sunday School classes.

JULY 6

The Middlesboro LITTLE THEATRE will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on July 6 at the Cumberland Gap Coffee House in Cumberland Gap, Tenn. Evening of One Acts will be finalized and pan will begin for the fall production.

Cumberland Chapter No. 170 of the ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR will hold their monthly meeting on July 6 at the Masonic Lodge Hall, located on Dr. Thomas Walker Road, 1 mile west of Rose Hill, Va. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

JULY 6-10

Gospel Outreach Baptist Church, located on Parker Lane, Middlesboro, will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 8 a.m. to noon July 6-10. There will be games and treats.

JULY 8

TDOT is partnering with the Harrogate Senior Citizens Center for a conversation about transportation in Tennessee at 10:30 a.m. on July 8 at the Harrogate Senior Citizens Center, located at 310 Londonberry Road. For more information, visit www.tdot.state.tn.us/transportationplan or call 615-741-3421

JULY 10-

AUG. 14

LEAP — Literacy, Eating and Activity for Primary — into summer with the Nutrition Education Program at will be held from 10-11 a.m. every Friday beginning July 10 and continuing through Aug. 14 at the Bell County Cooperative Extension Office. This six-week program, offered to children ages 4 to 8, will include reading books that focus on preparing and eating healthy foods and being physically active. After the story, a healthy snack will be made together. Each child that attends will receive a free book and goody bag at the end of the program. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, contact the Extension Office at 606-337-2376.

JULY 12

Indian Creek Baptist Church’s regular MONTHLY SINGING will begin at 6 p.m. on July 12 featuring Gospel Lights and others. Everyone is welcome.

JULY 13

Martin’s Station Masonic Lodge No. 188, A.F. & A.M., located on Dr. Thomas Walker Road, 1 mile west of Rose Hill, Va., will have their regular Stated Communication on July 13. Meal is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Members and visiting brethren are encouraged to attend.

The Campbell County Preacher’s MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP will be hosted by Fratersville Missionary Baptist Church, located in Rocky Top, Tenn., at 7 p.m. on July 13. Ladies of the church will serve a meal following the meeting. Pastor Terry Sweat, church congregation and the Campbell County Preacher’s Fellowship welcome everyone.

JULY 15

Lighthouse Ministries annual Back to School GIVEAWAY will begin at 5 p.m. on July 15 at the old Lee Motors building on Hwy. 25E in Pineville. All children must be present to receive items — no exceptions. Items include clothes, shoes, school supplies, haircuts, games and barbecue.

JULY 17; AUG. 7,

21; SEPT. 4

Summer Nights LINE DANCING at Pine Mountain State Resort Park will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Upper Shelter through September. Dates include: July 17, Aug. 7, Aug. 21 and Sept. 4. Learn basic line dancing to some of your favorite tunes with the Broken Spur Dance Club. The instructor led class is $5 per person. For more information, email [email protected]

JULY 17-18

There will be a REUNION of the descendants of Revolutionary War veteran CPT David Chadwell July 17-19 at Woodlake Lodge and Country Club, located at the intersection of Lone Mountain Road and Woodlake Boulevard in Tazewell, Tenn. For more information, contact Allen Collier at 423-626-7376 or Woodlake Lodge at 423-626-6010 or 877-423-4653.

JULY 18

The Harrogate Senior Citizens Center invites you to EXPLORE YOUR INNER ARTIST (no experience necessary) at 10 a.m. on July 18. A Paint De Craft instructor will guide each person to create their own 11×14 work of art based on the chosen art rendition. Admission is $30 per person (cash only) and includes all materials. Participants are encouraged to bring their own beverages and snacks. Everyone is welcome, seats are limited. To sign up, contact Donna Williams at the center at 423-869-8080 or [email protected]

Union Grade School of Garmeda will have a REUNION on July 18 at the Middlesboro Community Center. For more information, call 423-489-7697 or 423-626-5146.

JULY 18;

AUG. 15; SEPT. 19

The Children’s Reading Foundation of Appalachia will offer READY! for Kindergarten session during Super Saturdays at the Middlesboro Mall. Parent sessions are from 10-11:30 a.m. for ages 4-5 and from 12:30-2 p.m. for ages 3-4. Session dates include: July 18, session three (spring); Aug. 15, session two (winter); and Sept. 19, session three (spring). Sessions target children who have not yet started kindergarten with free childcare for ages 3-8. Bring your READY! for Kindergarten notebook if you have one. First time participants need to arrive 30 minutes before the first session to receive their notebook as part of a parent orientation.

AUG. 1, 8

The eighth annual Christian Community Fellowship Golf Tournament, GOLF FOR LIFE, will be held Aug. 8 at Elk Run Golf Course (formerly Mountain Pub Links). Due to a large number of participants, RSVP by Aug. 1. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 9 a.m. for this four man scramble format tournament. The cost is $200, four man team, or $50, single player (will be placed on a team on tournament day). All proceeds will go to sponsor the Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center. For more information or to register, call 606-433-0700.

MONDAYS,

THURSDAYS

The Lee County Extension Office will conduct a MASTER GARDENER COURSE through Aug. 10 with classes tentatively scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Extension Office. The course will include 50 hours of classroom and hands-on training on horticultural-related topics. Sessions will be recorded for participants to be able to make up sessions with prior approval. The cost of the course is $125, which includes the Virginia Master Gardener Handbook and materials. To achieve Master Gardner status, participants will need to complete 50 hours of volunteer service, in addition to the 50 hours of classroom. Once achieving Master Gardener status, those wishing to maintain the active status will need to complete eight hours of educational training and 20 hours of volunteer service each year thereafter. For more information, contact Amy Gail Fannon in the Lee County Extension Office at 276-346-1522 or [email protected] The office is open 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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The Harrogate Book Station, located at 310 Bristol Road in Harrogate, Tenn., will have a BOOK SALE through the end of summer. For more information, call 423-869-9777.

Stand in the Gap Coalition is sponsoring free saliva-based drug test kits designed to be provided to parents and guardians to keep and use for their children as they feel necessary. Give Me A Reason, gives individuals a reason to say no to drugs when tempted by peer pressure or whatever the circumstance be. Complete information and instructions are included in each kit. Kits can be obtained at the Stand in the Gap office, located at 502 Pennlyn Avenue in Cumberland Gap, Tenn. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and in at least 44 different distribution points in the Tri-State area. For more information and locations of the DP’s, call 423-300-1302 or 423-494-1849.

During June, Middlesboro Elks Lodge will sponsor an INDOOR FLEA MARKET from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Friday and Saturday in the community room of their lodge, located on Hwy. 441 about a quarter mile behind Walmart. Proceeds to help fund their charitable activities.

Help out FRIENDS OF THE BELL COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER for free by using your Kroger Plus card. Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards at https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards. Use the community tab at the top of the web page and select Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter as your charity (number is 10858). Every time you use your card to shop, Kroger will make a donation to this worthwhile cause. In August, you must select your charity again.

SAIL CLASSES will be taught at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at Servolution. SAIL is an evidence-based program designed to prevent falls and includes exercise classes, educational materials and self-assessment. Classes are designed specifically for older adults and focus on strength, balance, flexibility and aerobics. Transportation is available at the Harrogate Senior Center. For more information, contact Donna at 423-869-8080.

Lifeline of Bell County is sponsoring a SUPPORT GROUP (with highly trained adults) for children of addicted parents (ages 10 and up) available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Lighthouse Training Center, located at the old Bell County vocational building in Pineville. Parents and/or guardians are welcome to join the adult support groups. The parent/guardian must remain on the property during group. This safe place to share and grow will have activities, snacks, fun and how to cope with home/school when things are tough. For more information, contact Sharon Teaney at 606-269-2187.

The Middlesboro Learning Center is seeking VOLUNTEER TUTORS to work with low-level literacy students Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteer tutors must have minimum, a high school certification. If interested, contact Sue at 606-248-4000 or [email protected] before 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday

Lighthouse RAY OF HOPE Children’s Advocacy Center, located at 3619 Hwy. 119 in Pineville, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 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 a FOOD GIVEAWAY at 11:30 a.m. on the third and fourth Tuesday of each month with the exception of Nov. 10, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. For more information, call 606-337-1834.

GED CLASSES are available at the following sites in Bell County: Middlesboro Learning Center (606-248-4000), Pineville Learning Center (606-337-3044) or SKCTC campus (606-248-3175). For more information call one of the numbers listed.

Men’s and women’s SUPPORT GROUPS of Lighthouse Lifeline of Bell County meet on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and on Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Lighthouse Career Training Center, located at 980 Old Bell High Road off of Hwy. 119 in Pineville. For information, call 606-337-9955.

The Wise County WOUNDED WARRIOR VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Norton United Methodist Church, located at 8th and Virginia Avenue in Norton, Va. For more information, call 276-220-6245.

The Lee County WOUNDED WARRIOR VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Lee County Behavioral Healthcare, 34084 West Wilderness Road, Jonesville, Va. For more information, call 276-220-6245.

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 Hwy. 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 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3619 Hwy. 119 in Pineville. 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.

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