To place an announcement in the Community Calendar, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If information is received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements will not be accepted by phone. For more information, call 606-909-4145 or 606-573-4510, ext. 1164.
GED CLASSES will begin Sept. 2 at the Middlesboro Learning Center (606-248-4000), Pineville Learning Center (606-337-3044) and SKCTC Middlesboro campus (606-248-3175). For information on free vouchers, call 606-248-3175.
A certified and trained state service officer will be at the London DAV building on west 80 behind Clark Truck from 9 a.m. to noon or longer on Sept. 2 to assist ALL VETERANS and their dependents with VA claims. This is a free service. For more information, call 606-862-0032 or 606-877-1308. If no answer, leave a brief message.
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Rehearsals for the CRUSADE CHOIR will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 25, 9 and 13 at the First Baptist Church, located at 405 Kentucky Avenue in Pineville. For more information, contact Gene Roberts at 912-704-3995.
The 13th annual Emergency Workers APPRECIATION DINNER and service will be held Sept. 3 at Dogwood Heights Baptist Church for all emergency workers. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the service at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Tammy Cheek at 423-489-9493.
An MET RETRAINING class will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Sept. 3 and 4 at the Division of Mine Safety, located at 174 Ball Park Road in Harlan. For more information, call 606-573-1260.
DINNER WITH THE DOCTOR will be presented by Dr. Lester Haag, preventive lifestyle educator, on Sept. 4 at the Claiborne County Senior Citizens Center, located at 180 Jaycee Lane in Tazewell, Tenn. The free dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and a lecture on “Disarming Diabetes” will begin at 7 p.m. Register to ensure you receive a free meal ticket. For more information and to register, call 423-973-4398 or email DVD.email@example.com.
A beginner QUILTING CLASS will begin at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 at First Baptist Church in Middlesboro. The class, which meets on the first and third Thursdays, will cover basic piecing and quilting techniques. No class fee.
BEE FRIENDS, a group of local beekeepers of all ages and levels of experience, meets monthly on the first Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Tazewell Campus of Walters State University in the auditorium. The next meeting is Sept. 4 and all are welcome to join. Stephanie Tarwater, president of Blount County Beekeepers Association, will present information on how to prepare hives for winter. There will be a yellow banner at the door from the parking lot. Coffee and dessert will be served. For more information, call 865-617-9013.
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Friends of the Library BOOK SALE & QUILT SHOW. will be held at the Middlesboro-Bell County Public Library from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 5; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 6; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 8. Videos, DVD’s, audio books and other miscellaneous items will also be available for purchase.
Hospice of the Bluegrass will present CAMP HOPE (located at Bethel Camp in Clayhole), a free one-day retreat for children ages 6-12 and their caregivers who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past two years, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 27. Space is limited — registration deadline is Sept. 5. For more information or to obtain a registration packet, visit www.hospicebg.org; or contact Jonathan Hubbard (Harlan/Corbin) at 800-371-6112 or Susan Houston (Hazard/Pikeville) at 800-560-1101.
BENEFIT SINGING to help with the funeral expenses of Ralph Gibbons will begin at 6 p.m. on Sept. 6 at White Rock Church of God of Mountain Assembly. If you would like to make a donation but are unable to attend, any donation can be mailed to: “Ralph Gibbons burial fund” c/o White Rock Church of God, 146 Thornbird Dr., Ewing, Va. 24248.
The Kentucky State Police PATRIOT DAY 5K Run/Walk to honor the lives lost on 9/11 will begin at 8 a.m. on Sept. 6 at Corbin High School. Registration on race day begins at 7 a.m. and is $25 ($15, under 18). 5K T-shirts for all participants (size not guaranteed if you don’t pre-register). Awards for the male and female overall as well as first, second and third place in each age division. Door prizes will also be given away at the conclusion of the race. All proceeds go to KSP Shop with a Trooper program. Make checks payable to Kentucky State Police. Mail to: Trooper Shane Jacobs, Kentucky State Police Post 10, 3319 South U.S. 421, Harlan, Ky. 40831.
Martin’s Station Masonic Lodge No. 188 A.F. & A.M. , located on Dr. Thomas Walker Rd. one mile west of Rose Hill, Va., will have their STATED COMMUNICATION on Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. All members and visiting brethren are encouraged to attend.
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will hold their third annual picnic beginning at noon on Sept. 9 at Thompson Park in Barbourville. The special guest speaker will be state Sen. Robert Stivers II, Senate president.
Coal Country Go Tell Crusade YOUTH RALLY will begin at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Bell Theater in Pineville featuring a drama by First Priority, Radiant Union Band and speakers for the crusade.
If you are interested in learning or have questions about Catholicism, weekly sessions will begin on Sept. 10 at 7 p..m. at St. Julian Catholic Church. For more information, contact the church office at 248-2068 or Father Thobias at 248-2068, ext. 2 or Carolyn O’Boyle at 248-6007.
The Henderson Settlement 11th annual GOLF SCRAMBLE will be held Sept. 11 at Wasioto Wind Golf Course — four-player scramble, normal rules apply, mulligan packages $10 each. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and shotgun start is at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $300 per team or $75 per player (includes green fee, cart and dinner). The grand prize is $10,000 hole-in-one provided by Farm Bureau in Middlesboro. Cash prizes and skill events will be awarded. Proceeds go toward helping area students who are enrolling in post-secondary schools. Sponsorships are also available. For more information, contact Mike Feely at 606-337-3613, ext. 320.
Martin’s Station Masonic Lodge No. 188, located on Dr. Thomas Walker Road west of Rose Hill, Va., will have a FISH & CHICKEN DINNER from 4-8 p.m. on Sept. 12. Menu will be catfish or chicken tenders, fries, baked beans, slaw, hush puppies, dessert and drinks. The cost $8, adults; $6, 12 and under. Carry out available. Proceeds will go the the lodge’s Scholarship and Benevolence Fund.
Living Hope Church, located at 347 Shawanee Road in Harrogate, Tenn., will host the CWF MEETING at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13. Charlotte Fawver, host of the weekly television show Bringing to Light, will be the guest speaker. The meeting is free and open to women in the area of any denomination. Dinner will be provided. For more information, contact Lisa at 865-293-2738.
Join the Harrogate Bookstation, located at 310 Bristol Road in Harrogate, Tenn., will have a CHILDREN’S PROGRAM from noon to 2 p.m. on Sept. 13 for ages 3-12. There will be crafts, games, stories and a snack. For more information, call 423-869-9777.
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BETH MOORE will be featured in a live simulcast on Sept. 13 at Central Baptist Church in Corbin. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the event concludes at 4 p.m. Lifeway Christian Resources will have store on site during the event. Tickets include a continental breakfast and lunch. Early bird tickets are $10 and are available through Sept. 11. Regular ticket price is $15. All ladies are invited to join in the day of worship and Bible study. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the church at firstname.lastname@example.org or 606-528-6650.
Faith Temple Church’s HOMECOMING will begin at 10 a.m on Sept. 14. The church is located at 6374 Hwy. 25 E in Middlesboro.
HOMECOMING SERVICE at Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church will begin at 10 a.m. on Sept. 14. The church will celebrate their 108th anniversary and 50th year in the new building with a special recorded message from the 1965 dedication service by the late Rev. Joe P. Whitaker. The Gibsons’ will be the special singers. Dinner will be served following the morning worship service. There will be no evening service. Rev. Stuart Fultz, pastor, and the congregation invite you to attend.
Coal County GO TELL CRUSADE with Rick Gage will begin a 7 p.m. Sept. 14-17 at the Bell County High School football field. The Crusade Choir will sing on Sept. 14. For more information, contact Gene Roberts at 912-704-3995.
Lone Jack School Center’s SBDM COUNCIL regular meetings dates have been announced. All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. at the school. Dates include: Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 19 and June 16.
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The Division of Mine Safety will offer an evening electrical RETRAINING CLASS from 5-9 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 18 at the Division of Mine Safety, at 164 Ball Park Road in Harlan. The class is limited to 35 people and you must pre-register by calling the office at 606-573-1260.
The Second (Indian Head) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the ARMY’S 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION at any time. For information about the association and the 93rd annual reunion in Omaha, Neb. from Sept. 16-20, contact Secretary-Treasurer Bob Haynes at email@example.com or 224-225-1202.
CANINE OBEDIENCE CLASSES will begin Sept. 17 at Elk’s Lodge in Middlesboro at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 606-246-1753, 606-344-9083, 606-302-0306 and 865-585-1998
Esther Mason will present the FRUGAL FRIDAY SERIES, featuring old-time skills with a modern twist, at the Pineville/Bell County Public Library. Embark on a green and sustainable journey that will enrich the earth and your pockets. “Plate It Up Cooking School” will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. on Sept. 19. Programs are free by registering at the Pineville/Bell County Public Library. For more information, call 606-337-3422.
The Allen FAMILY REUNION will begin at 11 a.m. on Sept. 20 at the Red Oak Baptist Church fellowship hall, located at 441 North Beltline. Bring covered dish & drinks
The Noetown 20th and FINAL REUNION will begin at 11 a.m. on Sept. 27 at the Civic Center. Bring a covered dish, old photos and your cameras.
The seventh annual LMU-DCOM Golden Scalpel Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 4 at Wasioto Winds Golf Course. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Ray E. Stowers Annual LMU-DCOM Scholarship. Registration is $500, team of four; $400, team of four LMU students with ID. Individual registration is $125 per person or $100 per LMU student with ID. Registration includes green fees, cart rental, range balls and food and drink. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, third and last place teams as well as to a randomly selected team. Prizes will also be awarded to individuals for the longest drive, closest-to-the-pin and hole-in-one. Registration is available online at http://alumni.lmunet.edu/2014golden scalpel. For more information contact Joey Gilbert, director of development for health sciences, at 423-869-7206 or joey.gilbert@LMUnet.edu.
The 3R Reading ‘Riting ‘Rithmetic ZOMBIE 5K Run and Walk, hosted by the Bell County Council on Literacy, will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the SKCTC Middlesboro campus faculty parking lot. Pre-registration is $25, individually; $20, per person group rate; and $30, day of race. Registration is from 4:30-5:45 p.m. on race day. All pre-registered runners are guaranteed a T-shirt. Pre-registration ends one week prior to the run. The awards ceremony will immediately follow the race. Proceeds will be used to pay for GED test fees for students. For more information, contact Barry Cowan at 606-246-0852; Sue Carey at the Middlesboro Learning Center at 606-248-4000; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION all former Cowden’s/M. Fine/Excello employees, the reunion scheduled for Aug. 23 has been postponed due to lack of interest/response. A reunion is now being planned for Oct. 25 at the Middlesboro Community Center. To make it worth the time and money required to plan this reunion, we need to have at least 50 people respond by Sept. 20. If you are interested in attending the reunion, or if you want to help plan it, contact Gary Green at 606-670-4232 as soon as possible.
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A new GRIEFSHARE CLASS began on Aug. 18 and continue through Nov. 10 at New Beginning Baptist Church, located at 2305 Highway 63 in Cumberland Gap Tenn., four miles west of Harrogate. Meetings will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. every Monday. Registration is not required. GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. All are welcome. For more information, contact the church office at 423-869-7378; Bob and Nancy Jackson at 423-869-4422; or visit www.griefshare.org.
Mountain View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is always looking to add VOLUNTEERS for activity programs. If you enjoy spending time with the elderly or helping those with special needs, there is a spot for you. Volunteers are a big part of the lives of residents. Church groups, youth groups or individuals are always welcome. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Activity Director Angie Horton at 606-337-7071.
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.
CETUSA is looking for families who would enjoy hosting a foreign exchange student for the 2014-2015 school year. CETUSA has many great students who are very excited about coming and being a part of your family. For more information, contact local coordinator Angela Boggs at 606-273-0035 or email@example.com.
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 each Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Lighthouse Career Training Center, 980 Old Bell High Road - the old Bell County vocational building. The instructor will be on site to assist students with classes. There is limited space available. To register, contact Sharon Teaney @ 606-337-3165.
JACK SMITH will be at the National Guard Armory in Middlesboro the second Wednesday of each month to help veterans file claims.
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.
LIGHTHOUSE LIFELINE OF BELL COUNTY support group sessions will be held each Tuesday, beginning at 5 p.m. with refreshments/services and support group sessions from 6-7:30 p.m. Support group sessions will be from 1-2:30 p.m. every Thursday. Sessions will be held at the Lighthouse Career Training Center, 980 Old Bell High Road, off of U.S. 119. Sessions are free and workbooks are optional. Everyone is welcome. Sessions include: Insight, identifying life-controlling issues — nine weeks; stepping into freedom, 12 Steps — 13 weeks; and anger management — nine weeks. For more information, call 606-337-3165 Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.