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 ac- cepted 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 — Cross County Bluegrass will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.
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.
October 22-23 — The Battle of Leatherwood Civil War reenactment in Cornettsville will include people in period clothing, camps, demonstrations, displays, period and modern foods, and period items, clothing, books, crafts and flags for sale. The Cornettsville Fire Department will also have a haunted house tour. No charge for admission or parking. Period dress is not required, but is preferred. There will be a School of the Soldier at 11 a.m., Saturday, to teach safety and marching. A Ladies’ Tea is at noon. Battles are at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. A period ball will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, at Stuart Robinson School. The Unreconstructed String Band will play. A church service starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The reenactment will take place on the original battlefield, where Confederates were guarding Brashear’s Salt Works to get salt to preserve meat.