Community Calendar

Published 11:59 pm Friday, August 31, 2018

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Descendants of Robert and Hattie Arthur Long will have a family reunion beginning at noon on Sept. 1 at the Trinity Tabernacle fellowship hall in Ewing, Virginia.

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SEPT. 2-9

Homecoming revival at Tiprell Community Full Gospel Church will be held Sept. 2-9 with pastor Johnny Parks and ministering preacher Bro. Eddie Johnson. Services begin at 6 p.m. on Sept. 2 and 8; 7 p.m. Sept. 3-7; and 11 a.m. on Sept. 9 followed by dinner. Everyone welcome.


The 22nd annual Hatfield/Sutton reunion will begin at 10 a.m. on Sept. 2 at Berkau Park on Pennlyn Avenue in Cumberland Gap. Lunch will start at approximately 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share with everyone and drinks for your own family. Also, bring old pictures and any family information you wish to share (a copier will be available). The reunion also includes surnames: Cowan, Blaylock, Brooks, Snavley, Longworth, Years, Dean, Maples and others. For more information, contact Jeanie Vaughn at 770-9343-4974, or P.O. Box 1972, Hiram, GA 30141; or Evelyn Miracle at 423-489-2590.


Pineville Chapter No. 89 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 at the Masonic Building in Pineville. The meeting will be preceded with a meal at 6 p.m.


Area Homemaker Leader Training will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 6 at the the Laurel County Extension Office. If you hold an officer position at the club or county level and would like to learn more about being an effective leader, then this is the training for you. To register or for more information, call the Bell County Extension Office at 606-337-2376.

Tennessee State Apiarist Mike Studer will be talking and answering questions about the state of bees at the next meeting of Bee Friends at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 at Walter’s State in New Tazewell. Anyone interested, beekeeper or not, is invited to attend. Free coffee and dessert is available. For more information, contact Jay at 423-268-4785.

SEPT. 6, 13, 20

The Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series returns for the fourth year to downtown Middlesboro’s Levitt AMP Pop-Up Park. Concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. with openings acts taking the stage at 6:30 p.m. The schedule includes: Sept. 6, Liz Vice; Sept. 13, John Moreland; and Sept. 20, Sierra Hull. For concert schedule updates due to weather, visit Levitt AMP Middlesboro’s Facebook and Twitter pages.


The Bell County Relay for Life will be held Sept. 8 at the Middlesboro City Hall parking lot. Register online at www.relayforlife.orge/bellky. For more information, contact Melissa Ramsey at 865-585-1071 or

Pine Mountain Settlement School’s annual Fair Day & Sorghum Stir-Off will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 8. Visit exhibitions of local food and crafts, shop from local vendors, and listen to live bluegrass and gospel music. You can also take part in sorghum production, from harvest to stripping cane, to encouraging the mule to turn the press.

The 2018 Lillian Faye Simpson-Southeast Scholarship Golf Classic will be held Sept. 8 at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Cumberland. A four-player scramble, the event has an entry fee of $300 per team, including green fees, use of cart, event T-shirt and lunch. Golfers may choose tee times at 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. Registration for each will be at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Additionally, there will be a putting contest, longest drive contest and closest to pin contest. Space is limited to 18 teams — nine per flight — and slots will fill quickly. To register, contact Patty Sokolowski, 606-589-3164 or


Homecoming day at Calvary Baptist Church in Tiprell, Tennessee will begin at 11 a.m. on Sept. 9 featuring special singing by The Partin Family, of Talking Rock, Georgia, church choir and others. Everyone welcome.

The annual reunion for Howard’s Quarter School (also known as Red Hill School) of Claiborne County, Tennessee, will be held Sept. 9 at the fire department, located near the old school, beginning at 1 p.m. Lunch begins at 1:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share with drinks for your family. Bring lawn chairs and photos or other memorabilia also. All former and present residents of the community are also invited to attend this reunion. For more information, contact J.C./Mollie Waddell at 423-587-3402, Margaret (Seals) Bull at 423-626-3075 or Bill J. Barnard at 423-626-5550.

Homecoming at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church will be held 10 a.m. on Sept. 9. Pastor Stewart Fultz will bring the message, and home singers will be singing. Lunch will be served following the morning service. Pastor Stewart Fultz and the church invites everyone.

Indian Creek Baptist Church’s regular monthly singing will begin at 6 p.m. on Sept. 9 featuring Chelsea Estes and The Hensley Family, of Rose Hill, Virginia. Pastor Steve Moyers welcomes everyone.

SEPT. 13

The fifth annual Dinner with the Doctor, presented by Dr. Lester Haag, preventive lifestyle educator, will be held Sept. 13 at the Claiborne County Senior Citizens Center, 180 Jaycee Lane, Tazewell. N.E.W.S.T.A.R.T, Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunshine, Temperance, Air, Rest, Trust in God — enjoy a healthy meal and learn how lifestyle choice can greatly reduce your risk of becoming ill. The event is free of charge. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., and the lecture at 7 p.m. For more information and to register, call call 423-973-4398 or email to insure you get a free meal ticket.

SEPT. 14

Martin’s Station Masonic Lodge No. 188, located on Dr. Thomas Walker Road west of Rose Hill, Virginia, will have a fish and chicken dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 17. Menu will be fish or chicken tenders, fries, baked beans, slaw, hushpuppies, dessert and drinks. The cost is $8, age 6-12, $6. Carry out available. Proceeds will benefit the Lodge’s Scholarship & Benevolence Fund.

SEPT. 15

Central Baptist Church, located its 201 West 4th Street in Corbin, invites women from all walks of life to attend a Beth Moore worldwide simulcast from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 15. The event includes free lunch. Ticket registration (for a lunch count) is encouraged, but not required. Lunch table registrations can be made for groups. For more information or to register, call 606-524-5701.

Cruisin’ the Crater Car Show at Middlesboro Mall will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 15.

SEPT. 17

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.

SEPT. 18

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.

SEPT. 20

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.

SEPT. 21

The Area Homemaker Council is scheduled at 10 a.m. on Sept. 21 at the Rockcastle Extension Office. To register, call 606-337-2376.

SEPT. 24

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.

SEPT. 25

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.

OCT. 4

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

OCT. 5-6

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

OCT. 6

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

OCT. 12-13

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.


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

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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 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.

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.