Community Calendar

Published 11:59 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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SEPT. 28

Shawanee Lodge No. 546 in Shawanee, Tennessee, will have a chicken & dumpling dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 28. Meals are $7 ($5, ages 6-12) and include chicken & dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, rolls, dessert and drink. Carry out available. Proceeds benefit the local volunteer fire department.

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SEPT. 29

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.

SEPT. 30

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.

OCT. 1

Cumberland Chapter No.170 of the Order of the Eastern Star will hold their monthly meeting on Oct. 1 at the Masonic Lodge Hall, located at 5195 Dr. Thomas Walker road., one mile west of Rose Hill, Virginia. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7:30 p.m.

OCT. 2

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.

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.

Bee Friends, a local beekeeping group, will have a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Walter State Community Collage in New Tazewell. Aaron Burns will speak about organic beekeeping and will also answer questions. Anyone interesting, beekeeper or not, is invited to join. Free coffee and dessert is available. For more information, call 423-268-4785.

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

Indian Creek Missionary Baptist Church will have a fish fry fundraiser for the youth from 4 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 — dine in or carry out. Meals are $7 and include fish, coleslaw, french fries, hush puppies, dessert and drink.

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

Harrogate Book Station, located at 310 Bristol Road in Harrogate, will have a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 6 — rain or shine. Donations are welcome. Proceed go toward children’s programs.

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. 6, 13

Gibson Station Missionary Baptist Church will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 13.

OCT. 7

Indian Creek Baptist Church will have a homecoming service at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 7 featuring special singing by The Hawkins Family, of Knoxville. Lunch will be served following the service. Pastor Steve Moyers welcomes everyone.

OCT. 8

Martin’s Station Masonic Lodge No. 188, A.F. & A.M., located at 5195 Dr. Thomas Walker Road, one mile west of Rose Hill, Virginia, will have their Stated Communication on Oct. 8. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Members and visiting brethren are encouraged to attend.

OCT. 11

The League of Women Voters will sponsor a forum for candidates for state representative, Dustin Allen and Adam Bowling, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 at Middlesboro City Hall.

A meeting to discuss bringing the State Senior Games to Middlesboro will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Bell County Tourism Commission, 2215 W.Cumberland Avenue, Middlesboro. The meeting is open for anyone interested.

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.

OCT. 12

Martin’s Station Masonic Lodge No. 188, located at 5195 Dr. Thomas Walker Road west of Rose Hill, Virginia, will have a catfish & chicken dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12. 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.

OCT. 13

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.

OCT. 15

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.

OCT. 16

The Middlesboro Board of Education regular board meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Middlesboro Middle School, 4400 Cumberland Avenue.

OCT. 18

The League of Women Voters will sponsor a Meet-and-Greet for candidates for Middlesboro City Council at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Civic Center on 30th Street.

OCT. 20

Cumberland Chapter No. 170 of the Order of the Eastern Star will have an Old Fashion Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 20 at Martin’s Station Masonic Lodge, located at 5195 Dr. Thomas Walker Road, one mile west of Rose Hill. Yard and craft Sale starting at 9 a.m. Lunch of soup beans, cornbread and drink at noon ($5). Apple butter, regular with sugar and apple butter with no sugar added available. There will also be a free health screening, cake walk and music.

OCT. 25

The League of Women Voters will sponsor a forum for the candidates for Middlesboro Mayor, Clarence Bo Green and Rick Nelson, at the Middlesboro City Hall at 7 p.m. on Oct. 25.


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

OCT. 30

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 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.