October 7 — The fall meeting of the Letcher County Retired Teachers Association will be held at noon at the Las Penas Restaurant in Whitesburg. All retired teachers are invited to attend, and are encouraged to bring school supplies to be donated to Letcher County and Jenkins students. For more information, call 606-633-9691.
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 or 1-606-286-411 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 Benny Jones Band will perform at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults (12 years and over) and $1 for children 2 through 11 years. For information, call 276-679-3541. All events at the Country Cabin II are sponsored by Appalachian Traditions, Inc., a non-profit organization.
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 14-15 — The Haymond Homecoming will be held at Skyview Park at Ramey’s Fork beginning at 4 p.m. Oct. 14. The homecoming will continue on Oct. 15 with a horseshoe and corn hole tourney, vehicle show, stump speaking and entertainment. For more information, call Jeanette Ladd at 855-7401.
October 15 — A Banks family reunion for descendents of Bony and Malissa Ison Banks will be held at the Cowan Community Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch will not be provided and those attending should bring their own food and drink. Coolers will be on hand. For more information, call 633-2020.
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.
October 15 —Descendants of Hendricks and Anna Caudill will hold a reunion at Carcassonne Community Center beginning at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Those attending should bring a covered dish. Drinks will be furnished. For more information, call Charles Caudill at (614) 428-9020.w
October 20 — The Harlan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Gala at 6:30 p.m. at the Harlan Center. The theme is Harvest the Growth. It will include an awards banquet for businesses and leaders, bluegrass music and a plated dinner. Nominations are being accepted for awards at www.harlancountychamber.com. Tickets are $35 for individuals, $65 for couples and $200 for table of six and can be purchased at Home Federal Bank and Kentucky Farm Bureau.
October 22 — A reunion of the Letcher High School Class of 1971 will be held at Pine Mountain Grill beginning at 10 a.m. Breakfast or lunch can be ordered and those attending will be responsible for their own food bill. Gratuity (tip) will be taken care of. Class members planning to go to reunion should call Vicki J. Blair at 633-7720 so the number of tables needed can be counted.