Community Calendar

Published 11:59 pm Monday, October 16, 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.

OCT. 17

Frakes School Center’s regular SBDM Council meeting will begin at 5 p.m. o Oct. 17 in the conference room.

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The Middlesboro Board of Education’s regular BOARD MEETING will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Middlesboro Elementary School, 3400 Cumberland Avenue.

Time for Tea & Thee BOOK CLUB begins its 13th season at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 17 at the Middlesboro Public Library. Attendees will discuss the book Angel Sister by Ann Gabhart. Next month’s book is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

The Bell Theater in Pineville will present Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17, a a FUNDRAISER hosted by Middlesboro Nursing & Rehab Facility. Admission is $5 which includes popcorn and Coke. All proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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, 19

Beginning COMPUTER CLASSES at the Middlesboro Public Library will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 18 and 19. To register, call Bonnie Banks at 606-248-4812.

OCT. 18, 19, 25, 26

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

OCT. 18

The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Kentucky Public Retirees (KPR) will meet Oct. 18 at Golden Corral in London. Mealtime will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting to follow. The guest speaker will be Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear. Any retiree (and their spouse) receiving retirement benefits from KERS, CERS, or SPRS is welcome to attend. Membership information will be available at the meeting or at For more information, call 606-877-0079 or 606-260-0490.

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


The Bell County Job Club will meet for eight weeks at the Middlesboro-Bell County Public LIbrary. The club meets each Thursday. New members should arrive at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Brian Good at Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency at 606-337-3044. The job club can help you with the following: create a job search game plan; connect with quality employers; learn self-marketing and interviewing skills; get support from fellow job seekers and workforce professionals; and benefit from insider job leads. For more information, check out the Facebook page,

OCT. 19

The board of directors of the Kentucky Mountain Housing Dev. Corp., Inc. (KMHDC) will hold its annual meeting at 1 p.m. on Oct. 19 at their office, located at 3258 S. Hwy. 421 in McKee.

OCT. 20

Mountain View Nursing & Rehab will host an OCTOBER FESTIVAL from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 20. Free events include games for kids, door prizes, sno-cones, hot dogs and entertainer Ricky Starr (bring your lawn chair). Fundraiser for the evening includes annual silent basket auction and cake walks. Proceeds will go to the Resident’s Fund. For more information, contact Angie Horton at 606-337-7071.

OCT. 20-22

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

OCT. 21

Pine Mountain State Resort Park will present the Halloween Haunted Trail and SPOOKTACULAR on Oct. 21. Meet at the old campground, where the fright begins. Travel forward and back in time and see the horrors of the past in this light-hearted, kid-friendly haunted trail. Hot dogs, s’mores and kid friendly drinks (cider, butter beer and other non-alcoholic favorites) will be provided and included in the $10 admission. For more information, call 606-337-3066 or email

Little Creek Baptist Church’s FALL FESTIVAL will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 21. There will be games and hot dogs.

OCT. 23

The Bell County Cooperative Extension Service will be sponsoring HIKING FOR HEALTH at 10 a.m. on Oct. 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. 25

It’s time to check your Medicare plans: Part C – Advantage Plan and Part D – Drug Plan. You may also qualify for extra help on your premiums or medicines.The Harrogate Senior Citizen Center will have more information and help from the SHIP Program from the East Tennessee H on Oct. 25 uman Resources Agency on Oct. 25 at 12:30 p.m. To make an appointment, call Donna Williams at 423-869-8080.

OCT. 26

The free “Learning from LEADERS SERIES: Personal/Financial Freedom” will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Southeast Community & Technical College in the Troy Welch building room 215. The class will help you with managing your finances as well as your time management. You will learn about budgeting, banking, investing and much more. What do you have to lose? To register, visit or

OCT. 27

Middlesboro Middle School cheerleaders will host a CHILI DINNER from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the school cafeteria before the MHS vs. Williamsburg football game. Dinners are $5 and include bowl of chili, chips, crackers, cheese, dessert, soda or water. There will also be a silent auction.

OCT. 28

Old Yellow Creek Baptist Church, 225 South 38th Street, Middlesboro, will hosts its eighth annual TRUNK OR TREAT beginning at 5 p.m. on Oct. 25 for ages 14 and under in costume.

OCT. 29

Indian Creek Baptist Church’s fifth Sunday SINGING at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 29 featuring special singing by God’s Three and others. Everyone is welcome, and lunch will be served following the service.

Little Creek Baptist Churchwill host aTurkey & Dressing Benefit LUNCHEON for Stephanie Bailey from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct.29 in the church fellowship hall. All proceeds will be donated to Bailey.

OCT. 30

Main Street Pineville TRUNK OR TREAT will begin at 3 p.m. on Oct. 30.

OCT. 30-31

The town of Cumberland Gap will host a pumpkin CARVING CONTEST. Showcase your talent and win prizes: First place – $75 plus one hour dance party from the Pineapple Tea Room; second place – $50 plus $25 gift certificate from Gap Creek Coffee House; third place – $25 plus large specialty pizza from Angelo’s in the Gap. Bring your carved pumpkin to Festival Park (downtown on Colwyn Street) by 6 p.m. on Oct. 30. Pumpkins will be displayed Oct. 30-31. Trick or treat hours are from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 31. Don’t forget to write name and phone number on backside of pumpkin. The open of the pumpkin should be on the bottom (using this method allows organizers to place the carved pumpkin over a candle).

OCT. 31

HALLOWEEN will be observed in Bell County on Oct. 31. TRICK OR TREAT hours for Middlesboro, Pineville and the county are from 5-7 p.m.

Middlesboro MALL-O-WEEN will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Indian Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 665 Indian Creek Road in Harrogate, will host TRUNK OR TREAT from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 31.


October is ADOPT A SHELTER DOG MONTH, and Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter (FOS) will pay half of the adoption fee for any dog adopted from the shelter in the month of October. The fee is normally $70, so for the entire month of October anyone who wants to adopt a dog, they will only have to pay $35. That price includes a spay or neuter and the dogs first round of shots.

NOV. 3

Indian Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 665 Indian Creek Road in Harrogate, will host a spaghetti dinner FUNDRAISER from 4-8 p.m. on Nov. 3. Dinners are $5 and include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink. Take out is available.

NOV. 5

Cumberland Chapter No. 170 of the Order of the Eastern Star will have a TURKEY DINNER from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Martin’s Station Masonic Lodge on Dr. Thomas Walker Road, one mile west of Rose Hill. Menu will be turkey and all the trimmings, drinks and dessert. The cost is $8, for adults; $5, ages 5-12; under 5 is free. Carry out meals are $8. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund.

NOV. 7

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

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

NOV. 11

The Grace on the Hill sixth annual ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 11 featuring crafts, silent auctions and concessions for all ages. Booths are available. For more information, contact the church office at 606-528-6840.

NOV. 23

Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host a THANKSGIVING BUFFET from noon to 8 p.m. on Nov. 23 featuring turkey and dressing, ham, candied yams and all your other fall favorites. For more information, call 606-337-3066 or email

NOV. 25

The annual Middlesboro vs Bell County alumni FOOTBALL GAME will be held on Nov. 25 at Bell County High School. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. General admission is $10. For more information on playing in this game, buying or selling tickets or fundraisers, call 844-2GET-HIT or email

DEC. 7, 14, 21

MOONLIGHT & MISTLETOE at Pine Mountain State Resort Park will be held Dec. 7, 14 and 21 (Thursdays). The Mountain View Restaurant will be decked out for diners to enjoy a special menu featuring holiday favorites. On Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, all those who have served, veterans and active duty, will receive a special discount. For more information, call 606-337-3066 or email

DEC. 31

Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host a New Year’s Eve MOUNTAIN BASH on Dec. 31. Music by the park’s DJ begins at 9 p.m. There will be party favors, snacks and balloon drop included (must be 21 or older, no outside alcohol allowed. The Mountain View Restaurant will be open for dinner from 5-9 p.m. For more information, call 606-337-3066 or email

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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.