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 For more details, call 606-909-4145.


The Right Fork School Center SITE-BASED Decision Making Council’s first meeting of the 2015-2016 school year will begin at noon on July 9 at the school.


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.


New Beginning Baptist Church, located at 2305 Hwy. 63, four miles west of Harrogate, Tenn., will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, Journey off the Map, from 6-8:30 p.m. through July 10 for ages 3 through adults. For more information, contact the church office at 423-869-7378 or Pastor Donnie Bannister at 423-526-4491.

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


NOVEL WRITING 101 with Tess Collins will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on July 11 at the Middlesboro Public Library in the Beverly Greene Community Room. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. Register at the library’s front desk or call 606-248-4812.

Tiprell Community Full Gospel Church will host a building fund SINGING along with refreshments at 7 p.m. on July 11. Pastor Johnny Parks welcomes everyone.


HOMECOMING at Dogwood Heights Baptist Church will begin at 10:30 a.m. July 12. The message will be brought by Dr. Donnie Fox, president of Clear Creek Baptist Bible School. There will be special music by The Botts Family. Dinner will follow the service. Everyone is invited.

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 13-17

St. Julian Catholic Church, located at 118 East Chester Avenue in Middlesboro, will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power, from 9 a.m. to noon July 13-17. For more information, contact the church office at 606-248-2068. Everyone is welcome.


All local pastors, youth pastors, their spouses and anyone who has an interest in youth is invited to a FREE DINNER at 6 p.m. on July 13 at the Community Civic Center in Middlesboro. This dinner will welcome all surrounding churches to be a part of an outdoor Christian event on Aug. 28-29 in Pineville featuring Vision4Him. For more information, call 606-505-7800.

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.


Yellow Creek School Center SBDM will have a special called meeting at 5 p.m. on July 14.

A free Advance Directive Education SEMINAR for those that are 50 and older will be held at noon on July 14 at the Harrogate Senior Citizens Center to assess the impact of medical students as advance directive facilitators for independent elderly adults in the community. This one-hour education seminar will address advance directive basics — an additional one-hour session is available for those interested in one-on-one assistance with completing advance directive.

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees will meet July 14 at David’s Steak House in Corbin. Mealtime will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting to follow. The guest speaker will be State Rep. Jim Stewart III. Any retirees receiving retirement benefits from KERS, CERS or SPRS are welcome to attend. Membership information will be available at the meeting or visit


Middlesboro ARH Hospital will offer all student athletes at Middlesboro high and middle schools FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS for the 2015-16 school year from 9-11:30 a.m. on July 15 at the Middlesboro Rejuvenation Center, located across from the hospital. Student athletes must have a KHSAA high and middle school physical and permission form filled out and signed before a physical can be done. These can be picked up at the middle or high school and are also available on KHSAA website. For more information, athletes can speak to their coach or contact the high school at 606-242-8820.


There will be a BOOK SIGNING with author Tess Collins from noon to 2 p.m. on July 16 at the Harrogate Bookstation, located at 310 Bristol Road in Harrogate, Tenn. For more information, call 423-869-9777.


Lighthouse Ministries annual Back to School GIVEAWAY will begin at 5 p.m. on July 17 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.


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 REUNION will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 18 at the Middlesboro Community Center. If you lived from Edgewood to Garmeda or attended the school, you are invited to attend. Bring a covered dish or beverages as well as any old photos or other school memorabilia. For more information, contact Bill Cupp at 423-489-1697 or Barbara Smith at 423-626-3146.

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.


Pineville Chapter No. 89 ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR will meet at 7 p.m. on July 20 at the masonic building in Pineville. The meeting will be preceded with a meal at 6:15 p.m.

JULY 20-24

Butchers Gap Missionary Baptist Church will host VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL from 7-9 p.m. July 20-24 for all ages. A cookout will begin at 2 p.m. on July 25.


The Stand in the Gap Coalition quarterly meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on July 25. The meeting is tentatively planned at Duke Hall on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.

The TURNER FAMILY REUNION will be held at noon on July 25 at the Clear Fork Baptist Church, located on State Road 188 in Middlesboro (Colmar). Barbecue and iced tea will be provided, bring side dishes and/or desserts. Lawn chairs are also suggested. For information contact, Yvonne Turner Bice at 386-690-5416.


An ALUMNI AND FRIENDS Association meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on July 27 at the Middlesboro Middle School library. All alumni and friends are encouraged to attend.


A Super Star CHEF CLASS will begin at 10 a.m. on July 28 at the Bell County Extension Office for ages 7-14. Participants will make a fruit pizza, learn basic food preparation skills and receive a scrubbing brush, mixing bowl and colander. To register, contact the extension office at 606-337-2376.

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.

AUG. 3-OCT. 26

New Beginning Baptist Church, located at 2305 Hwy. 63, four miles west of Harrogate, Tenn., will host GRIEFSHARE MEETINGS on Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 through Oct. 26. GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. For more information, contact church office at 423-869-7378 on Thursdays or Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or Bob and Nancy Jackson at 423-869-4422.

AUG. 8

The annual REUNION for descendants of Hugh Parker Browning will be held Aug. 8 at Sugar Run Park (all day). For more information, contact Ron Browning at 606-654-2301.

AUG. 12

THE PRINCIPLE’S will be at Riverside Baptist Church, located in Harrogate, Tenn., on Aug. 12 during regular Sunday service. Sunday School begins at 10 and worship at 11 a.m.


New Beginning Christian Academy is accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. NBCA is a ministry of New Beginning Baptist Church and is located at 2305 Hwy. 63, about four miles west of Hwy. 25E. The school will offer K-4 through fifth-grade this school year using the A Beka curriculum. The Claiborne County school calendar is followed and the first day of school is Aug. 5 (half day). For more information or to request an application, contact the church at 423-869-7378 on Thursdays or Fridays, or Pastor Donnie Bannister at 423-526-4491. You may also stop by the church on Thursdays or Fridays from 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to pick up an application.

AUG. 28-29

VISION4HIM will be held at 5 p.m. Aug. 28-29 at Wilderness Trail Off-Rad Park in Pineville featuring a free concert and free food nightly. Speakers include Dr. Travis Freeman, Chris Fuson, Tyler Shields and Bobby Jones. Performers include 7eventh Time Down, All Things New, Among the Thirsty and Shiloh. For more information, visit



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 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]

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.

Help out FRIENDS OF THE BELL COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER for free by using your Kroger Plus card. Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards at 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 Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals.

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