Black Bear Bike Night will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 on Main Street in Cumberland. They’ll have trophies, games, music, and more. And now, join them for Cumberland Cruise-In. Cars, Trucks, old or new! Everyone Welcome! Bring a lawnchair and enjoy!Call 606-589-5812 for more information, or visit them on facebook at Black Bear Bike Night.
The 51st Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’, one of the oldest folk and arts festivals in Kentucky, will return to the banks of Cloverlick Creek in Cumberland on Friday and Saturday, October 2 and 3. Michael Corriston, the event’s longtime director, announced that applications are being accepted for those wishing to sell crafts as well as food items. The forms are available on the college website at www.southeast.kctcs.edu or prospective vendors may contact Mr. Corriston at SKCTC by phoning 606/589-3137.
For the next few months (August, Sept & Oct), Shepherd’s Pantry at 111 Union Street in the Union Building in Clutts will be signing up clients on the first, second, third and fourth Tuesdays and first and third Wednesdays between 10-11 a.m. You must bring proof of all household income from social security or earned income (required), social security cards for all members of your household and utility bill showing your 911 address. Since we are open at this time, we will serve you whenever free, so plan to have to wait till clients are served.
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.
TUESDAYS/ TUESDAY & THURSDAYS
The Rebecca Caudill Library Story Time will have story time Tuesday, Aug. 25th. Children’s Librarian is Laura Adkinson. Call 606-589-2409 for more information. For Pre-school age kids, starts at 1pm. Kindergarten and up at 3:30 pm. The theme this week is Clean Up. 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 (July 28, 2015) of each month. Everyone is invited.
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.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, NA meetings will be held at the Rebecca Caudill Library in Downtown Cumberland from 7 to 8 pm.
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 (August 26, 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,(Sept. 2), at 2 p.m at the Tri City Senior Citizen Building. All are welcome to attend, the meetings are open to the public. During this meeting they will be discussing the upcoming Trial Run for the Trail Town Designation event to be held on the weekend of Sept 18 & 19.
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, Sept. 9, 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.
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.
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 (Sept. 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 .
FRIDAYS: The Harlan ARH Hospital has a Lunch N Learn Series. It will continue for August with the theme: Healthy Eating. FREE Lunch and give-a-ways when you attend on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Noon. Guest speaker is Jeanne Barnes, Registered Dietitian. For more information, contact Mark Bell at 573-8208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting will be held in One West Conference Room.
TUES & SAT:
The dates for the Lynch Farmers Market are from Saturday, June 6th through Saturday, October 31st, on Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m at the Black Mountain Exchange, located on East Main Street in Lynch (formerly Miner’s Market). New vendors are welcome. No cost to set up, however you will need to fill out a vendor application available at Lamp House Coffee at 1 Main Street in Lynch. The market is a community service provided as an outreach of Meridzo Center Ministries. For more information, call 606-894-0007.
LOCAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULES:
The Cumberland City Council meetings are held each month on the second Tuesday(Sept. 08 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 (Sept. 08, 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: email@example.com.
The Benham City Council meetings are held each month on the second Thursday (Sept. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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