The Harlan County Christian School is excited to announce that it wil again present and maintain the Christmas Light Display at the Putney Shriners’ Fairground during the 2015 Christmas season. Since 2007, the people of Harlan County have enjoyed this light display, watching t grow from year to year. Many people travel out of town during the holidays to view these kinds of displays and we are happy that one is available locally for Harlan and surrounding counties. The display will open to the public every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, beginning Friday, November 27th and will run through December 23rd, during the hours of 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The light display will also be open on Monday, December 21st, Tuesday, December 22nd and Wednesday, December 23rd. While sipping on hot chocolate or munching on a candy cane, drive around the light display as many times as you like or bundle up and enjoy a ride on the Harlan County Shriners Train. Train rides will be given every Friday and Saturday night during the Christmas season, except December 4th and 5th. What an awesome way to celebrate the Christmas season! All of this is free to the public; however, donations to the Harlan County Christian School will be greatly appreciated. To sponsor a light display, please call the Harlan County Christian School at 606-574-1900.
Do you own a bicycle? Would you like to ride with a group of local cyclists? If you answered YES, join them each week as they ride throughout the Tri-City area! For information and ride schedules, check out the group ride information at: https://www.facebook.com/SummitTrailBicycleGroup. Right now they are meeting in downtown Cumberland on Monday’s, to start at 5:30 pm. This is a Tri-Cities Trail Town Initiative. Bicycle riding on public roadways, on which moving vehicles are present is an inherently dangerous activity, all riders should be aware of those dangers and it is suggested that a bicycle helmet be worn.
The Harlan County Bee Keepers meet on the first Tuesday of each month (Dec. 1, 2015) at the Harlan County Extension Depot, 110 River Street in Harlan (across from the Huddle House). The meeting time is 6 p.m.
TUESDAYS/ TUESDAY & THURSDAYS
The Rebecca Caudill Library Story Time has their fall story times every Tuesday. Children’s Librarian is Laura Adkinson. Call 606-589-2409 for more information. For up to Pre-school age kids, starts at 1pm. Kindergarten and up at 3:30 pm. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, their theme will be “Night”. You can go to their facebook page to see a complete line – up of the Story Time Schedule through December 15.
The Rebecca Caudill Library in Downtown Cumberland, has LEGO Mania on the last Tuesday (Nov. 24, 2015) of each month. Everyone is invited. (For the week of October 27th, no lego mania due to pumpkin contest).
The Rebecca Caudill Public Library will continue to offer free tutoring sessions as long as there is a need, and space is available, to help a child develop and understand the basic concepts of reading, build specific skills, gain confidence, and become motivated to read. Please contract the library for more information at 58-2409.
The Senior Citizen Centers offers Gospel Music starting at 6:00 pm on Tuesday evenings. They also have Bluegrass, Country and Gospel Music on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come and join them. You do not have to be a “senior” to attend, open to all ages. For more information about the Center, call 606-589-2120. Please leave a message if you get the answering machine, your call will be returned.
Harlan County Walking Club hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-11:30am. Beat the heat, exercise indoors – walk, run, jog at your own pace on the Harlan County High School indoor track. New members are always welcome. Membership is free and open to the public year round, register at the door. Stroller accessible. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Cecilia Adams, Harlan County Community Education Director at 606-573-4330.
DAV representative will be at the Hazard VA Outpatient Clinic, located in the ARH Medical Mall, every Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., to assist veterans in filing claims for benefits. Interested veterans should bring military discharge documentation with them. No appointment is necessary. Staff at the Hazard VA Outpatient Clinic are also available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to assist veterans in filling out paperwork for VA healthcare. Interested veterans should bring a copy of their DD-214 with them to expedite their request. If you have questions about VA healthcare, please call 606-436-2350 ext. 7302.
A veterans benefits field representative will be at the Harlan National Guard Armory from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Veterans and their dependents will receive assistance filing for federal and state benefits. This service is provided free of charge by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs. To apply, veterans need to furnish copies of pertinent documentation to verify eligibility. For more information, call toll free 877-865-0004.
The last Wednesday of each month (Nov. 25th, 2015), there will be a Free Community Dinner held from 5:00pm to 6:00 pm at the Cumberland United Methodist Church on Frazier Street. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Trail Town Task Force and Committee will meet on the first Wednesday of the month,(Dec. 2), at 2 p.m at the Tri City Senior Citizen Building. All are welcome to attend, the meetings are open to the public.
Extra Large Free food boxes will be given out at Shepherd’s Pantry at 111 Union Street in Clutts at the former U.M.W. Union Hall on every 2nd Wednesday between 10:00 and 11:30 A.M (Wednesday, Dec. 9th). You must bring a copy of a utility bill with your 911 address on it and be present. Income guidelines are posted on the door. Please enter off Golf Course Blvd. on the new gravel road. Areas of service Partridge to Putney and Pine Mountain School to State Line ONLY.
Looking for a fresh new job? Job Club can be your ticket to the fast track to employment! Receive a professional resume, learn how to succeed in a job interview, connect with workforce professionals and other job seekers, and create a winning game plan for your job search. At Job Club, you’ll get job leads, job search advice and networking opportunities with employers, all for free! Contact your local KY Career Center or call 1-877-512-WORK or on Facebook – Job Clubs of Eastern KY. The Harlan County Job Club will start meeting on Thursday, September 3rd at the Harlan County Public Library, 107 North 3rd Street in Harlan. They will meet every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Lynch Church of God has Celebrate Recovery for people who struggle with addictions. They meet on Wednesday Nights from 7 until 8 PM. This ministry is open to everyone in the community. The Lynch Church of God is located at 547 E. Main Street in Lynch. For additional information, please call the church office at (606) 848-2600.
The Harlan County Ridge Runners ATV Club, Inc. meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month (Dec. 10, 2015) at 7:00pm at the North Evarts RV Campground. All are welcome to attend. For more information, log on to www.kyoutdoors.org .
LOCAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULES:
The Cumberland City Council meetings are held each month on the second Tuesday(Dec. 8, 2015) at 6:30pm in the Cumberland City Hall. For more information, call 589-2106.
Lynch City Council meetings are held each month on the second Tuesday (Dec. 8, 2015) at 5:00pm in the Lynch City Hall Conference Room. For more information, call 848-2873. The Lynch Police Dept. has added an e-mail tip line — all tips will be confidential — The e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Benham City Council meetings are held each month on the second Thursday (Dec. 10, 2015) at 7:00 pm in Benham City Hall. For more information, call 848-5506.
If your church, civic or school organization has something of community interest you’d like mentioned on the air on Community Activities, or Gospel Directory, bring by or mail to 101 Keller Street, Cumberland, KY 40823, or call 606-589-4623 during regular business hours of 8:30am-4:30pm. You can also e-mail us at email@example.com.
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