August 20 — 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.
. August 20 — The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come Outdoor Drama at Jenkins. Gates open at 7 p.m., showtime at 8 p.m. Tickets available at office. Email: email@example.com.
. August 20 — Elkhorn Shrine Club will hold a fourwheeler poker run. Sign-up will be at 11 a.m. at Fishpond Lake and the ride will begin at noon rain or shine. Cost is $10 per poker hand. Prizes of $100 for best hand, $50 for second best hand. Hot dogs, chips and soft drinks will be provided at the end of the ride. For more information, call Dean at 634-6849.
. August 20 — The Lillian Faye Simpson Scholarship Golf Classic, a four-player scramble, will be held at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Cumberland. Proceeds will go to the Southeast Education Foundation. Tee times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Entry fee is $250 per team, which includes green fees, use of a cart, event t-shirt and lunch. Entry forms at golf courses across the area. Return form to Tiffany B. Scott, SKCTC, 700 College Road, Cumberland, KY, 40823, 606-589- 3198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
. August 21 — Sisters Mary Sue Webb and Bobbie Webb Bevins will present a vocal/piano concert at 3 p.m. at Bowman Memorial Methodist Church in Hazard. The theme will be music based on folk melodies from different cultures. For more information, contact Letha
Patterson, 149 Lincoln St., Hazard, KY 41701, (606) 439-4369. August 21 — The Benham Schoolhouse Inn will offer a buffet from 12 to 3 p.m. Cost is $14.95 for adults, $7.95 for children 6 to 12 and under 5 eat free.
. August 23 — Cowan Community Center will host a public meeting 6 p.m. to discuss the need to build steps from the road to the Obie Fields Cemetery on Big Cowan. For more information, call Carol Ison at 606-633-9831.
. August 23 — The National Black Lung Association will meet at 2 p.m. at the Letcher County Extension Office, 478 Extension Drive, Whitesburg. Staff members of the Respiratory Clinics of Eastern Kentucky and local attorneys who assist with federal black lung claims will be at the meeting to provide information and answer questions. All retired and active miners, widows, spouses and others who are interested in working with the local chapter of the National Black Lung Association to improve the black lung laws for miners and their dependents are requested to attend. For more information, contact Anthony Warlick at the Respiratory Clinics of Eastern Kentucky at (606) 633-4871 or email@example.com.
. August 26 — The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come Outdoor Drama at Jenkins. Gates open at 7 p.m., showtime at 8 p.m. Tickets available at office. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
. August 27 — Judi’s Place for Kids in Pikeville assists about 300 children who are victims of sexual abuse each year from Pike, Floyd, Johnson, Martin, and Magoffin counties. Trinity Harvest
Church will host “Impact 5K” to bring awareness of this problem and to raise funds for the organization. For more information, visit the Impact 5K Facebook page, or call Rachel Dotson at (606) 434-6484. The cost for registration prior to Aug. 21 is $20. Race day cost will be $25.
. August 27 — Pine Mountain Settlement School will host Community Fair Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Exhibits will be registered from 9 to 11 a.m. and winners announced at noon. The fair will feature games, music, exhibits, inflatables, food, crafts, horseshoe tournament, corn hole tournament, and a pig roast. For more information, call Judy Lewis at (606) 558-3571.
. September 3 — The Watts family reunion will be held Saturday, September 3 at the Campbell’s Branch Senior Citizen’s Center beginning at 12:00 p.m. Bring your favorite dish and join.
. September 4 — The R.B. Caudill/Cornett reunion will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Shriners building in Whitesburg. For more information, call 632-2121.
. September 10 — The Whitesburg High School Class of 1976 will hold a 40th class reunion at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. All classmates are encouraged to attend. Contact Carol Little Brown @ 632-1307 or visit the class Facebook page for more information.
September 10 — The annual Roark family reunion will be held at Kingscreek Fire Department beginning at 11 a.m. Those attending should bring a covered dish for lunch at 1 p.m. and an item for auction. For more information call 606-344- 0128.
September 12 — The Letcher County Mountain Heritage Baby Pageant, sponsored by the Mountain Heritage Festival Committee, will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Letcher County Central High School aud-All contestants must be residents of Letcher County. Applications must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee and must be received by Saturday, Sept. 3. For more information, contact Tina Hogg at 634-4544, Sally Barto at 633-8591, or Lee Anna Mullins at 633-9644. Applications can be picked up at Whitaker Bank and Community Trust Bank in downtown Whitesburg. Applications are available online at www.mountainheritagefestival.com.
. September 17 — The 29th annual Seals and Sexton reunion, descendants of the late James Seals Sr. and first wife Mary Polly Ann (Bentley) Seals and second wife Alice (Amburgey) Seals, the late Delzie and Nannie (Sexton) Seals, and the late James C. Sexton
and first wife George Ann (Strong) Sexton, second wife Martha Sexton and third wife Lucinda Sexton (Gibson) Sexton, will be held at the Pin Oak picnic area, Shelter #2, at Carr Creek Lake from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Those attending should bring a covered dish and old photos. All family and friends are welcome. For more information, call Della (Seals) Amburgey (972) 255-3024; 214-718- 2411; or Doolittle Seals, 633-4787 in Jeremiah.
. September 18 — The annual Stamper reunion, descendants of Kelly and Lavina, Sis Stamper, will be held at Fort Boonesborough State Park, Richmond, in the picnic area, Shelter #2, beginning at 11 a.m. Those attending should bring a covered dish. Some of the family will camp at the park Thursday through Sunday and invite others to join them. For more information, contact Vina Stamper Beck, (502) 231- 5609.
. September 24 — The
HOMES, Inc., annual Adopt-A-Duck Race will be held at 5 p.m. Ducks are available to be adopted from the HOMES office at 65 Bentley Ave., Whitesburg, Monday through Friday, from 9 am. to 4 p.m. One duck is $5, six ducks are $25 and 12 ducks and a t-shirt are $50. For more information, call 632-1717.
. September 24 — The Whitesburg High School Class of 1978 will meet at 5 p.m. at Pine Mountain Grill for a self-pay dinner. For more information, visit Whitesburgclassof1978@yahoo.com or Facebook @ WHSCLASSof1978.
. October 7-9 — The 50- year reunion of Elkhorn Coal Corporation family and friends will be held at Carter Caves Kentucky State Park. Also invited are those who worked for businesses that provided services for residents of the Fleming- Neon, Haymond Hemphill, Wayland area. Call 1-800- 325-0059 to reserve a room under the Elkhorn Reunion group. For information,
contact Marcia Burklow at email@example.com or 502-848-4088.
. October 8 — The George M. and Sally Adams family reunion will be held in the dining hall on the campus of the old Stuart Robinson School. It will begin at noon and dinner will be at 2 p.m. Fried chicken, ‘taters, rolls and drinks will be provided. Those attending should bring a covered dish and games. For more information, contact Bob Banks, (606) 633-4453, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sandy Combs Hall, (606) 633- 8025.
. October 15 — Tickets are on sale for a murder mystery dinner hosted by Hester Chapter 54, Order of the Eastern Star. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Mountain Shrine Club in Whitesburg. Tickets are $20 per person. A limited number of tickets are available. For tickets, call or text Anthony Cornett at 606-634-5898, Karen Day at 606-335-1003 or Holly Williams at 772-643-6370.