Civic-Community-Church Anns/Cancellations/Revivals

The Kentucky Coal Museum at Benham will host a March “Recollections” Program. The program has been designed for senior citizens but is open to anyone who wishes to attend. The event will be held Thursday, March 26 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and will include an array of hands-on exhibits, a lecture and a lunch that is priced at $10. For additional information or to RSVP, contact Amanda Jackson at the site by phoning 606/848-1530 or 606/848-1546.

Cumberland Pentecostal Church will have a special speaker at their service on Sunday, March 29th at 11 a.m.  Reva Kasey will be speaking. Everyone is welcome.

New RevelationStudents Ministries, a ministry of Cumberland Pentecostal Church, will hold “Spring Break through 2015: A Generation That Conquers” on Friday and Saturday, March 27 & 28 with services beginning at 7 p.m. each night.  The speaker will be Reva Kasey.  Worship will be provided by the CPC Praise Team and the Community Harvest Tabernacle Praise Team with special performances by the Manifest Expressive Worship Team.

The Harlan County Cooperative Extension Service is offering a Garden Planning Workshop for FREE.  This workshop will offer basics in gardening such as garden planning, when to plant, getting your soil tested, and pest control.  The workshop will be held on Monday, March 30 at the Harlan County Extension Depot.  the workshop will begin at 6:00 p.m.  If you have any questions or would like to register, just give them a call at 606-573-4464.  Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin.

You are invited to the Harlan County Community Forum for the Promise Zone.  Meet the Promise Zone Coordinator, Sandi Curd.  Find out what has happened over the last 12 months, review the strategic plan developed from last year’s listening sessions and learn about new partners.  Share what you have done to grow small businesses, create leadership, train entrepreneurs, and create jobs.  Changing our economy will take all of us. Tell us your ideas.  Please join us on Thursday, April 2, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Civic Center in Harlan for a chance to voice your opinion on what YOU want to see for our community.

The Tri-City Ester Egg Hunt has been scheduled for Saturday, April 4th at 1 p.m. in the field beside Tri-Cities Nursing & Rehabilitation (formerly Britthaven).  There will be three age groups (ages 2-4, 5-7 and 8-10).  There will be 36 prize eggs; 12 for each age category.  There will be three prize drawings for parents.  Participants are asked to please park at the Tri-City ARH Clinic, and not alongside US 119 for safety reasons.  In the event of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be held the following day (April 5th) at 2 p.m.

The tentative dates for the Lynch Farmsers Market are from Saturday, June 6th through Saturday, October 31st, on Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Vendors will need to fill out an application and sign a waiver in order to participate. (There will be no cost once you have been approved).  If you are interested, please try to be at the next meeting scheduled for Saturday, April 4th at 10 a.m. at Lamp House Coffee.


Shepherd’s Pantry will be signing up NEW clients for food boxes (not commodity, they will be given at same time as Shepherd’s boxes for new clients) On Tuesday, March 24th between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. ONLY.  You must bring social security cards for every member of household, proof of income of every adult member of household and utility bill (any utility) showing your 911 address in the Tri-Cities ONLY. This is only for NEW CLIENTS who have not been signed up with Shepherd’s Pantry previously.

The Rebecca Caudill Library in Downtown Cumberland, has LEGO Mania on the last Tuesday (March 31, 2015) of each month.  Everyone is invited.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, NA meetings will be held at the Rebecca Caudill Library in Downtown Cumberland from 7 to 8 pm.

Story hour at the Rebecca  Caudill Library is held every Tuesday at 1:00pm for toddlers thru pre-school, and 3:30pm for Pre-k thru 2nd graders.  For more information call 606-589-2409 or check out their facebook page.  The children’s librarian is Laura Adkisson.

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.

The HCHS Site Base Council will meet in regular session on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (April 13, 2015) at 3:15 pm in the HCHS Media Center.  Everyone is invited to the meetings.

Harlan County Walking Club hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-11:30am at the Harlan County High School indoor track. New members are always welcome. Membership is free, register at the door. 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 (March 25, 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,(April 1), at 2 p.m at the Tri City Senior Citizen Building.  All are welcome to attend.

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, April 8, 2015).  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.

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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.


KIDZ BIZZ is a Youth Service for ages 7 and up, held at the Main Street Auditorium (formerly NOVO Theater).  Transportation available by Rushing Wind Ministries — See information on facebook page.  Skits, games, songs, bible lesson, and snacks.  KIDZ BIZZ will be offered on the 2nd and 4th Thursday’s of the month, starting at 6:30 p.m. (Bus Route: Beginning at 5:45 at Gap Branch in Lynch, Church Street, Main Street Benham, Cumberland, thru Harvester Heights, by College to Chrisman Drive, New York Section, Mastin Drive and Springfield).

The Harlan County Ridge Runners ATV Club, Inc.  meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month (April 9, 2015) at 7:00pm at the North Evarts RV Campground.  All are welcome to attend.  For more information, log on to .


FREE Movies will be played at the Main Street Auditorium in downtown Cumberland on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month.  The movie on the first Friday will be a Children’s feature (Disney, Dream Works, etc) and the third Friday will feature a Christian movie.


The Cumberland City Council meetings are held each month on the second Tuesday(April 13, 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 (April 13, 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:

The Benham City Council meetings are held each month on the second Thursday (April 9, 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

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