September 14 — The Kentucky Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the KBC Bloodmobile at 226 Medical Plaza in Whitesburg. Donors will receive a non-fasting cholesterol test.
. September 16 — Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.
. September 16-17 — The Sorghum Stir-Off Festival will be held at Pine Mountain Settlement School with workshops on building a diverse and sustainable economy, music, and a soup bean supper. Tickets are $20 and include dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday. Lodging is available at an additional cost. The festival is free for Grow Appalachian participants and their families. For more information, call (606) 558-3571.
September 17 — The Carcassonne Square Dance will be held at the Carcassonne Community Center on from 7 to 9 p.m. Music will be provided by Lee Sexton & Friends, and the square dance caller will be Randy Wilson. Adults $5, students (5 to 17 years) $3, and children under 5 years old are admitted free. There will be a cakewalk during the dance, and a playground is available. For more information, call Jon Henrikson at 633-7958, or Dale Johnson, 633-2092.
. September 17 — The annual “Red” John and Larrena Roark Adams reunion will be held at the Carr Creek Lake Tailwaters #2 Poplar picnic shelter. Those attending should bring a covered dish. Call 633-7481 or 633-3369 for more information.
. 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 Seventh Sons Motorcycle Club will hold its 25th annual bike show at Riverside Park in Whitesburg. Admission is free. There will be trophies for all makes and models. Sign-up start at 1 p.m. There will be food booths, live music and teeshirts for sale. For more information, call Tim Shortt at 335-3873.
. September 24 — The Letcher County Picnic at the Harrison Community Center, 300 George St., Harrison, Ohio, 45030, will begin at noon at the big shelter behind community center. Those attending should bring a covered dish and beverages. Everyone is invited.
. 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.
. September 24 — The Whitesburg High School Class of 1963 will hold a casual luncheon at 2 p.m. at Pine Mountain Grill following the Mountain Heritage Parade. All classmates are asked to attend. For more information, call (606) 633- 2241.
. September 27 — The National Black Lung Association will have a meeting at 2 p.m. at the Letcher County Extension Office, 478 Extension Drive in 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. Contact Anthony Warlick at (606) 633-4871 or firstname.lastname@example.org.