Community Calendar

To place an event in the Community Calendar, email:; fax: 606-573-0042 attention Bethany Key; or drop a written copy of the announcement by our office at 1275 North 25th Street, Middlesboro. Announcements will not be accepted by phone and should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements are also available to view at For more details, call 606-909-4145.


The Incredible Community BABY SHOWER, honoring pregnant and breastfeeding moms, will be held from 1-4 p.m. on July 22 at Claiborne High School in New Tazewell, Tennessee. There will be vendors, door prizes, speakers, refreshments and much more. For more information, contact the Claiborne County Health Department at 423-626-4291.

The Shawanee O.E.S. No. 436 will host a SOUP BEAN DINNER from 4-7 p.m. on July 22 — eat-in or carry-out. Everyone is welcome.


AUG. 5, 12, 19

Summer Nights LINE DANCING at Pine Mountain State Resort Park will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on July 22, 29, Aug. 5 and 12; and from 7-8 p.m. on Aug. 19 on the lodge basketball court. Learn basic line dancing steps and dance to some of your favorite tunes. The instructor-led class, held with the Broken Spur Dance Club, is $5 per person. Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. the day of the class. As this is an outdoor location, classes are weather permitting. For more information, contact

JULY 25, 26

The “On Pins & Needles” Needlework and Crochet WORKSHOP will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 25 and 26. For more information or to register, contact the Bell County Extension office at 606-337-2376.


The schedule for Middlesboro library’s 2016 Adult Summer READING PROGRAM has been announced. The guest speaker is Christy Blevins with Rock the Crock – Healthy Cooking on Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. Movie Day begins at 10 a.m. on July 21. Exercise Your Mind book discussions include sports biographies on July 26 at 10:30 a.m. Coloring Club for Adults is held from 2-4 p.m. July 29. For more information or to register, stop by the library, 126 South 20th Street, or call 606-248-4812 (ask for Pam Blank or Michele Lawson).

JULY 27-29

Pineville Nazarene Church will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL from 6-8 p.m. July 27-29. There will be Bible lessons, songs, games, crafts and snacks.


The Claiborne County Health Department and the University of Tennessee Extension will offer a free Take Charge of Your Diabetes WORKSHOP beginning on July 28. The six-week program is designed for people with diabetes and caregivers to learn basic skills necessary to self-mange and work effectively with their health care professionals. Classes will be held at 10 a.m. every Thursday. The program is conducted by two leaders certified by Stanford University Diabetes Self-Management Program master trainers. The workshop is open to anyone that would like to participate. For more information or to sign up, contact Donna Williams at 423-869-8080.


School sponsored sites for the SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM include: Bell Central School Center — May 31-July 29 (Monday-Friday), breakfast from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Page School Center — June 6-July 29 (Monday-Thursday) and Ferndale Apartments — May 31-July 29 (Monday-Friday), lunch from 1-1:30 p.m. For more information on other participating sites, call 866-348-6479 or visit the USDA website at


Indian Creek Baptist Church’s fifth Sunday MORNING SINGING at 10:30 on July 31 with Alva Cunningham and the Gospel Lights. Lunch will be served following the service. Everyone is welcome.

AUG. 1

Cumberland Chapter No. 170 of the ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR will hold their monthly meeting on Aug. 1 at the lodge hall, located on 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.

AUG. 4

Page School Center FRYSC, Title I and school staff will host an OPEN HOUSE/READI-FEST from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 4. There will be free refreshments haircuts and school supplies. The following agencies will be available to distribute literature on assistance program including Bell-Whitley CAA, Bell County Extension, Bell County Librarian and the Bell County Health Department. For more information, contact Norma Saylor at 606-337-6317.

The Middlesboro Board of Education will have a SPECIAL BOARD MEETING at 10 a.m. on Aug. 4 at Middlesboro Elementary School, located at 3400 Cumberland Avenue.

AUG. 6

The Middlesboro WING FLING Festival will be held on Aug. 6 in downtown Middlesboro featuring wing samples from local restaurants/competitors and live music. Admission is $5. For more information, contact Stephen at 606-242-8785, email or visit

The Bell County/Pineville Retired Teachers Association will be accepting SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATIONS for distribution to Bell County students. Supplies may be dropped off at the Middlesboro Public Library to Sally Smith and Sharon Goodin or at the Pineville Public Library to Pam Thompson and Karen Jeffrey from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 6. Donation from the community are welcomed.

First Christian Church, located at 2130 Cumberland Avenue in Middlesboro, will host Vacation BIBLE SCHOOL, Pets Unleashed, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 6. For more information, call 606-248-2517.

AUG. 7

A special SERVICE will begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 7 at Old Yellow Creek Baptist Church in Middlesboro featuring music by Dorothy Buell and Joyful Noise (Dennis Howard, Rev. Ray Spicer and Paige and Alex Campbell). Bro. Jeff Greene welcomes all.

AUG. 8

PIZZA FOR PETS will be sponsored by Middlesboro Pizza Hut from 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 8 — dine in or carry out. Wait staff for the evening will be members of Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter. A percentage of the proceeds and all tips will go to Friends of the Shelter. A flyer must be presented to the Pizza Hut cashier (in hand or on your phone) when paying your bill. The flyer will be available for download or a screenshot on the FOS Facebook page.

The Bell Central School Center has announced the SBDM Council schedule for the 2016-2017 school year. Monthly meetings will be held at 5 p.m. in the school conference room on the following dates: Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12.

Martin’s Station Masonic Lodge No. 188, A.F. & A.M., located on Dr. Thomas Walker Road, one mile west of Rose Hill, Virginia, will have their regular STATED COMMUNICATION on Aug. 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.

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AUG. 9, 16, 23, 30

The UT-TSU Extension Claiborne County will offer Dining with DIABETES CLASSES at 10 a.m. Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at Servolution Health Services at the old Powell Valley Vocational School. Classes will last approximately 90 minutes to two hours. Classes are open to anyone with diabetes, family members of diabetics or anyone at risk for diabetes. You will learn how to prepare quick and healthy meals that taste good. Recipes will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to taste each one. Recipe booklets and handouts will be given to each participant. Classes are $20 and covers the cost of food that will be demonstrated. Class size is limited. To register, call 423-626-3742 by Aug. 8.

AUG. 19

Shawanee Lodge No. 546 F&AM will host a BBQ DINNER from 4-7 p.m. on Aug. 19 — eat-in or carry-out. Everyone is welcome.

AUG. 20

Springdale Volunteer Fire Department’s annual CAR SHOW will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 20 at Springdale Elementary School on US 25E South with free admission. There is a $15 entry fee for each vehicle; over 125 trophies will be awarded. Vendors are welcome to set up booths for a $15 fee (no food or drink vendors). All profits will go to the department. For more information, contact Bill W. Smith at 423-626-9816 or Ray Rowe 423-626-4559.


Shawanee Lodge No. 546 F&AM will host a CATFISH DINNER from 4-7 p.m. on Sept. 9 — eat-in or carry-out. Everyone is welcome.

SEPT. 17

The Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival 2016 Quilt Block Contest has been announced. Prizes will be awarded in two categories, hand pieced blocks and machine pieced blocks — $30 for first place and $20 for second place. Each first place winner will also receive a gift certificate from a local fabric store. Entries may be brought or mailed to the Bell County Public Library, 126 South 20th Street, Middlesboro, KY 40965 no later than Sept. 17. For additional information or clarification, contact Sally C. Smith at 606 269-2655.

SEPT. 23-24

The 40th annual Great American DULCIMER CONVENTION will be held at Pine Mountain State Resort Park Sept. 23 and 24 featuring free learning workshops during the day on Saturday and must-see evening concert on Friday and Saturday. The Frontier Night Buffet will also be held on Saturday at the Mountain View Restaurant with buffalo and elk entrees. For more information, visit or call 606-337-3066.

OCT. 30

The League of Women Voters of Kentucky has issued an invitation to U.S. Senate candidates, Jim Gray (D) and Rand Paul (R) to participate in a televised debate on Oct. 30. The debate will be held at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center in Lexington. Co-sponsors with the league are the Lexington Herald-Leader, University of Kentucky Student Government and CBS affiliates WLKY-TV, Louisville and WKYT-TV, Lexington.

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New Beginning Christian Academy, located at 2305 Hwy. 63 in Harrogate, Tennessee, is currently accepting APPLICATIONS for the 2016-2017 school year for kindergarten through sixth grade. For more information, including an application, call 423-869-7378 or 423-526-4491.

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 Thursdays from noon to 5:30 p.m. Join prayer at the SIGCO office from 5-6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

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.

Kentucky JOB CORPS, located in Prestonsburg, is open to motivated, young people ages 16-24 meeting the federal income guidelines. The program offers career training, high school and college courses, job search assistance, housing and medical benefits. For more information, contact Cynthia Bohon at 606-433-5336 (office), 606-224-1722 (cell) or

GED classes are being offered to anyone 19 years or older. Improve your reading, writing and mathematical skills and study to receive your GED. Follow your children by improving your education free of charge. For more information, contact the following locations: Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College Middlesboro campus at 606-248-3175, Middlesboro Learning Center at 606-248-4000, Pineville Learning Center at 606-337-3044, Henderson Settlement at 606-337-7729 ext. 305 or Lighthouse Mission at 606-337-1069.

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.

The Middlesboro Learning Center is seeking VOLUNTEER TUTORS to work with low-level literacy students Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteer tutors must have minimum, a high school certification. If interested, contact Sue at 606-248-4000 or before 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

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.

Cumberland Gap ARTISTS CO-OP hosts private parties for birthdays, holidays, special events, corporate events and more. All art supplies are furnished for your group along with soft drinks and water — you can bring hors d’oeuvres, cake, etc., and your favorite beverage. For more information, contact Cora Howard at 606-269-1281 or 423-869-0046.


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