Community Calendar

Published 11:59 pm Monday, October 2, 2017

To place an event in the Community Calendar, email:; 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.


Friends of the Middlesboro Library will host a Fall Book Sale and Quilt Show from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 4.

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OCT. 3

Pineville Chapter No. 89 Order of the Eastern Star will at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the masonic building in Pineville. The meeting will be preceded with a meal at 6 p.m.

OCT. 4, 5, 11, 12,

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The Middlesboro-Bell County Public Library will host the following CHILREN’S PROGRAMS during October. Toddler Time (18 months to 4 years old) at 10:30 a.m.: Oct. 4, All About Fall; Oct. 11, Color Me Happy; Oct. 18, Head & Shoulders, Knees & Toes; and Oct. 25, Monster Mash. Story Hour (kindergarten to fourth grade) at 4 p.m.: Oct. 5, Amelia Bedelia; Oct. 12, Beware of Wolves; Oct. 19, Architecture; and Oct. 26, Wonderland. For more information, contact Megan Hughes, children’s librarian, at 606-248-4812.

OCT. 4

Join the Bell County Extension Office at 1 p.m. on Oct. 4 as they prepare to kick off homemaker week with free ROCK PAINTING. To register, call 606-337-2376.


Tazewell Church of God will host a HOMECOMING REVIVAL through Oct. 4 with Evangelist Shane Pippin, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Ed Noonchester welcomes everyone. He and his wife, Shirley, are celebrating 26 years with the church.

OCT. 5

Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series will run through Oct. 5. The local opening act taking the stage at 6:30 p.m. and headliners, Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters with Whiskey Shivers, at 7:30 p.m. The Levitt AMP concert series is free to the public and presented by Discover Downtown Middlesboro. For more information including opening acts, visit

OCT. 6

Shawanee Masonic Lodge No. 546 will host a FISH FRY from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 6 at 646 Shawanee Road in Harrogate, Tennessee. The cost is $8, adult; $5, child. Carryout is available.

OCT. 6-8

Pine Mountain Settlement School will host the Cecil Sharp 100TH CELEBRATION Oct. 6-8. Sharp is the founding father of the folk-song and dance revival, and visited the school in 1917. For more information, visit

OCT. 6-7

The 43rd annual Dillion Asher REUNION will be held Oct. 6-7. The reunion will be held on Friday in the Ray Harm Room at Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville with dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. in the dining room of the lodge, and a social gathering and business meeting at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the reunion will be held at Cardinal House in Queendale (close to Dillion Asher’s log cabin). There will be an all-day potluck picnic beginning at noon (bring a covered dish). Attendees are encouraged to bring old photos, albums or any information you would like to share with the genealogical family to the reunion. For more information, contact Janene Carole Simpson at

OCT. 7

The Bell County Chamber of Commerce will present the second annual CAR SHOW and first annual CHILI COOK OFF from 2-6 p.m. on Oct. 7 on Cumberland Avenue, 19th Street to 21st Street. Registration for the car show is from 1-4 p.m., and the entry fee is $20 (trophies given to winners). Enter your chili for the cook off for $25 (winner will receive $250). The event will also include chili tasting and judging, face painting, games and activities, raffle, live music and DJ, door prizes and more. Join the events for $10. For more information, contact Candice Barnett at 606-269-7889 or

Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host the Frontier Night BUFFET from 5-9 p.m. on Oct. 7 featuring some of the finest elk, bison and catfish around as well as an array of other favorites. The cost is $27, adults; $11, kids 12 and under. For more information, call 606-337-3066.

The Clairfield Elementary School Basketball CAR SHOW will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Oct. 7 at the school to raise money for basketball shoes, etc. There will be a $10 entry fee for cars. Trophies will be awarded. For more info, call 423-784-7035. The rain date is Oct. 14.

OCT. 8

Indian Creek Baptist Church will a second Sunday SINGING at 6 p.m. on Oct. 8 featuring The Relatives and others. Everyone welcome.

OCT. 9, 23

The Bell County Cooperative Extension Service will be sponsoring HIKING FOR HEALTH at 10 a.m. on Oct. 9 and 23. Participants will be hiking easy trails at Pine Mountain State Resort Park to improve their overall health and well-being, and will meet in the lodge parking lot at 10 a.m. For more information and to register, call 606-337-2376.

OCT. 12

Claiborne Medical Center’s CELEBRATION OF LIFE will begin at 2 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the hospital’s front lobby. The event will honor breast cancer survivors and remember those who have lost the battle. Ornaments will be available to add your loved one’s name and place on the pink tree. For more information, call 423-526-2192.

OCT. 14

Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter is sponsoring a HOWL-O-WEEN dog walk and pet costume contest on at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14 at First Baptist Church (rear parking lot), located at 2300 Cumberland Avenue. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Dog walk entry fee is $20; students, $15 (includes T-shirt). If you’re not walking but want to enter the costume contest, the fee will be $10 per dog. The walk will be 2.3 miles through Middlesboro and will benefit FOS. Collect treats along the way.

The Cumberland Gap Artists Co-op will present the HARVEST MOON GALA from 4-9 p.m. on Oct. 14 on Colwyn Avenue in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee featuring local art and crafts, live music, good food, wine tasting and Christmas and fall bazaar tents.

Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host “A Flutter in the Night” at 8 p.m. on Oct. 14. Park naturalist and master falconer Mitch Whitaker will present an evening program involving BATS AND OWLS. After the two part event (complete with live owls during the presentation) participants will embark on an evening stroll searching for both creatures. For more information, call 606-337-3066 or email

OCT. 15

Old Yellow Creek Baptist Church, located in Middlesboro, will celebrate the their 175th anniversary HOMECOMING beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 15. Former pastor Ray Spicer will present the message and special music will be provided by Jane Cox, Alva Cunningham and Joyful Noise (Dennis Howard, Rev. Ray Spicer and Paige and Alex Campbell). Bro. Jeff Greene welcomes all.


Those mourning the death of a loved one are invited to attend GRIEFSHARE from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. 25 at New Beginning Baptist Church, located four miles west of Harrogate on Hwy. 63. This nondenominational program provides Christian support and Biblical insights about coping with grief and renewing hope for the future. You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. For more information, contact the church office at 423-869-7378.

OCT. 18-20

Seeing Appalachia – A Basic Digital PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, led by Malcolm Wilson, will be held Oct. 18-20 at Pine Mountain Settlement School. For more information, visit

OCT. 20-22

FALL ARTS & COLOR WEEKEND will be held Oct. 20-22 at Pine Mountain Settlement School. For more information, visit

NOV. 11-12

Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host FLY FISHING WEEKEND Nov. 11-12. Learn to fly fish — choosing equipment, fly selection, reading a stream, casting, hooking and landing a fish in the solitude of the autumn mountains. Participants will receive one night’s lodging, Saturday continental breakfast and Sunday stream side lunch. Stream side classroom includes: On-stream instructions, fly box, six flies, loaner rods and reels. The package cost is $189, individual; or $295, couple. For reservation or more information, email

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Would you like for your child to be involved with the community, learn basic leadership, gardening, cooking and sewing skills? Sign your children, ages 9 to 15, up for the 4-H JUNIOR HOMEMAKER CLUB. The club meets at 4 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the Bell County Extension Office, located in the basement of old courthouse. For more information and to register, contact the Extension Office at 606-337-2376.

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 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 or by contacting Chapter Executive Terry Burkhart at 859-253-1331 or

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

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.