Community calendar . . .
March 17 — The Smile- Faith Jenkins Celebration will be held at 6 p.m. at the Recreation Center, 9599 Hwy. 805, Jenkins The event will include live music, games and more. Those attending should bring a donation of $5 or a canned good.
. March 18 — An heirloom seed swap will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pine Mountain Settlement School. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $5. The workshop is free for Grow Appalachia participants and their families. March 18 — The Whitesburg Order of the Eastern Star will present The Deadly Derby Murder Mystery at 6 p.m. at the Mountain Shrine Club. The cost is $20 and tickets are limited. For tickets, call or text Karen Day at (606) 335-1003.
. March 18 — Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old. For more information, call 276-679-3541.
. March 28 — Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center at Berea College. The event will include Pine Mountain bread, sorghum grown and produced on the settlement school campus, and beverages. For more information, call (606) 558-3571.
. March 30 — A free workshop on the care of chickens will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Pine Mountain Settlement School through Grow Appalachia. For more information, call (606) 558- 3571. Register online at www.pinemountainsettlementschool.com.
. March 30 — A free healthy baby workshop will be held at noon at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg. All women attending will receive free baby items. Lunch will be provided. Pregnant women in Letcher and surrounding counties up to two months postpartum are invited to attend. No registration required. For more information, call Phillis Combs at (606) 436- 5761 ext. 5008.
. April 13 — Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a gathering at The Park, 1229 S. Shelby Street in Louisville, from 5 to 7 p.m. for beverages, goodies from Pine Mountain, and the opportunity to connect and bridge Louisville and Eastern Kentucky. For more information, call (606) 558- 3571.
. April 21 – 23 — Pine Mountain Settlement School will host its annual Wildflower Weekend. During this program, folks of all ages will participate in guided hikes along forested trails, eat farm-fresh meals, and enjoy the beauty and relaxation of this environment. For more information, call (606) 558-3571.
. April 29 — Pine Mountain Settlement School will hold its annual Spring Gala on. Enjoy great food, live music, and a silent auction of unique and authentic crafts. For more information, call (606) 558-3571.
. April 30 — May 5: Legendary preservationist Bob Yapp and historical
preservation expert Patrick Kennedy will be present for a five-day, hands-on learning experience on the campus of Pine Mountain Settlement School. For more information, call (606) 558-3571.
. May 5 - 8 — Black Mountain Wildflower Weekend, sponsored by Pine Mountain Settlement School, will take place on the highest point in Kentucky, Black Mountain. The mountain is home to many rare species of wildflowers including painted trillium, rosy twisted stalk, purple fringed orchid, and Kentucky’s largest population of Turk’s cap lily. For more information, call (606) 558- 3571.