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Cruisin’ the Crater Car Show at Middlesboro Mall will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 15.
Homecoming at Riverside Baptist Church in Harrogate will begin at 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 with special singers Wayne Carpenter and Glory Bound. Dinner will follow. Everyone is welcome.
Aid for Animals, sponsored by Gap Creek Coffee House, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the coffee house, located at 710 Pinnacle Alley in Cumberland Gap. Wait staff for the evening will be member of Friends of the Bell County Animals Shelter. A percentage of the proceeds and all tips will go to Friends of the Shelter.
The next Bell County 4-H Junior Homemaker Club meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the Bell County Extension Office. If you know a child between the ages of 9 to 15 and they would like to learn more about leadership development and how to be involved with their community, then this is the club for them.
The Bell County Extension Office will be hosting a free Learn, Laugh and Craft class at 1 p.m. on Sept. 18. You will receive a lesson, hopefully laugh some and make a scarecrow from a mason jar. To register, contact he office at 606-337-2376.
The Middlesboro Board of Education regular board meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Middlesboro High School, 4404 Cumberland Avenue.
The Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series will conclude the fourth year at the Levitt AMP Pop-Up Park. Sierra Hull will take the stag at 7:30 p.m. with the opening act taking the stage at 6:30 p.m. For concert schedule updates due to weather, visit Levitt AMP Middlesboro’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
The Bell County Extension Office will be hosting the homemaker leader lesson for September titled “That’s a Wrap!” at 1 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Bell County Extension Office, taught by Whitley County FCS Agent Matti Daniels. Make sure someone is present from your club to receive the lesson. To register, call 606-337-2376.
The Area Homemaker Council is scheduled at 10 a.m. on Sept. 21 at the Rockcastle Extension Office. To register, call 606-337-2376.
A free 5-Day Stop Smoking Clinic will be held at the Middlesboro Seventh Day Adventist Church, 210 North 11th Street (on the hill behind First State Bank). Register at 6 p.m. on Sept. 24. Limited seating.
The Upper Cumberland/KEA Retired Teachers will hold their annual fall meeting on Sept. 25 at David’s Steaks in Corbin. Lunch (provided) at 11:30 a.m. and meeting at noon. Business will be the election of officers (president, vice-president, secretary) for 2018-2020. Speaker will be Rep.-Elect Derek Lewis, Kentucky House 90 (laurel, Clay, Leslie). Program will be an update of the legislative session just ended, and plans for involvement in the upcoming November elections. Additional information available from UCEA-Retired President Pat Bingham by e-mail to email@example.com.
The Bell County Extension Service will be hosting Tasty Tuesday at 10 a.m. on Sept. 25 at the Extension Office. The topic will be the importance of vegetables in our diet, and participants will be making a breakfast casserole. To register, call 606-337-2376.
Are you interested in learning about the Catholic Church or do you have questions about what Catholics believe? Weekly inquirer sessions will begin Sept. 26, at 6 p.m., in the adult education room in the church hall of St. Julian Catholic Church, 118 E. Chester Avenue, Middlesboro. All are welcome. For more information, contact the church office or Fr. John at 606-248-2068 orCarolyn O’Boyle at 606-269-0017
There will be a benefit singing at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Old Fashion Church of God in Speedwell, Tennessee. Proceeds will go to help with desperate need of rent expense. Singers will be Dave Seratt, of Knoxville, and The New Life Baptist Church Choir, of Clinton, Tennessee. Everyone is welcome.
Teen Challenge from Knoxville, Tennessee will be at Living Hope Church in Harrogate on at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 30. Teen Challenge is a worldwide network of Christian faith-based corporations intended to help teenagers, adults and families with problems such as substance abuse or self-destructive behavior, it was founded by David Wilkerson. The group will be sharing inspiring songs and stories of freedom from addiction.
Singing will be held at the Indian Creek Bapist Church beginning at 10:30 a.m. Special singers Homeward Bound will be in attendence from Kingsport, Tn. All are welcome. Lunch will be served following service. For more information contact Billy Cunningham at 276-445-4275.
Pineville Chapter No. 89 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Masonic building in Pineville. The meeting will be preceded with a meal at 6 p.m.
The Area Homemaker’s Meeting will be held Oct. 4 at Artemus Baptist Church in Knox County. Tickets are $12. For more information, contact the Bell County Extension Office at 606-337-2376.
The first annual Mountain Remedies, presented by Walt Cross, preventive lifestyle educator, will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Claiborne County Senior Citizens Center, 180 Jaycee Lane, Tazewell. Explore the outcomes of natural remedies y following the eight laws of health (Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunshine, Temperance, Air, Rest, and Trust in God)and see how different natural foods can improve and even fix certain illnesses. Learn about the various things that can compromise our immune systems so we can avoid getting sick. This is a free event. For more information and to register, call 423-973-4398 or email DVD.Lehrman@gmail.com.
The 44th annual Dillion Asher reunion will be held Oct. 5 and 6. The reunion will be held at Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville on Friday. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. (buffet of order from menu in the dining room). Social hour and business meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ray Harm Room. The reunion will be held at Cardinal House, Queendale in Clay County on Saturday — all day potluck picnic beginning at noon (bring a covered dish). For more information, contact Janene Carole Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual Harlan Haunt Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to midnight on Oct. 6 at the Harlan Center. For tickets or more information, visit www.harlanhauntfest.com.
The Pineville Schools Hall of Fame weekend will be held Oct. 12-13. Events include: Friday, PHS vs. Williamsburg pre-game social; Saturday, dinner at Pine Mountain State Park to honor the seventh class of inductees. For more information, call 606-269-3534.
Cumberland Gap Artists Co-op, a non-profit organization, is having its Annual Harvest Moon Gala from 2 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 13 on Colwyn Avenue in Cumberland Gap featuring art and crafts by Appalachian artists of the Tri-State area, lots of tasty food choices, wine tasting by East Tennessee wineries, great live music by Lee Warren, with rock country and gospel music and an old fashioned sock hop and cake walk. There will also be an art station for children to create art and display it, along with face painting.
The Bell County Cooperative Extension Service will sponsor the program “Hiking for Health” beginning at 10 a.m. on Oct. 15. Participants will be hiking easy trails at Pine Mountain State Resort Park to improve their overall health and well-being. Meet in the lodge parking lot of Pine Mountain State Resort Park at 10 a.m. For more information and to register, call 606-337-2376.
Those who are mourning the death of a family member or friend are invited to attend the Griefshare video seminar at the New Beginning Baptist Church, located four miles west of Harrogate on TN 63. This non-denominational Christ-centered program features biblical teachings by nationally respected grief experts and others journeying through grief. Organizers provide you the opportunity to be around others who understand. GriefShare also offers valuable insights about building a new normal in life and renewing a new hope for the future. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays from, 6 to 7:30 pm, July 25 through Oct.17. For more information, contact Bob Jackson at 423-869-4422, Pastor Donnie Bannister at 423-526-4491 or visit www.griefshare.org.
The Bell County Extension Office will host Holiday Ideas at 5 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the third floor meeting room of the Bell County Courthouse.Come join in as participants receive ideas on ways to survive the holidays. Finger foods will be provided. To register, call 6060-337-2376.
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GED classes are being offered to anyone 19 years or older. Improve your reading, writing and mathematical skills and study to receive your GED. For more information, contact the following: Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Middlesboro campus at 606-248-3175, Bell County Council on Literacy at 606-248-2014 or the Pineville Learning Center at 606-337-3044.
Volunteers are needed for the Kentucky Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (Cumberland Valley District) to read a while, play a game of checkers, discuss the day’s events, reminisce or just sit and watch TV with a local senior. If you currently visit someone in a long term care facility or would like to become involved, contact Arlene Gibson at 606-864-7391 ext. 119.
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.
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 Mondays from 1 to 5:30 p.m.
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.
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.