April 12, 14, 19 — Tryouts for the Letcher Central High School cheerleading squad will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the old Vocational School Building. Tryouts will also be held at 2 p.m. on April 23. For more information, contact Donna Perkins at email@example.com or at 859-644-2031.
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 13 — The Letcher County Cooperative Extension Service will hold a workshop on scams and how you can protect yourself and your family. The workshop will be held at noon at the Extension office in Whitesburg. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. Those planning to attend the lunch should call (606) 633 2362.
April 13 — Pine Mountain Settlement School will hold a meet and greet from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Park Coworking Community, 1129 S. Shelby St., Louisville. Participants will learn about the programs and services of the settlement school and meet with staff.
April 15 — Appalachian Strings will play at the Country Cabin 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.
April 15 — An Easter egg hunt will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at Pine Mountain Settlement School. For more information, call Judy Lewis at (606) 558-3571.
April 18 — The National Black Lung Association will meet at 2 p.m. at the Letcher County Extension Office. 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. Retired and active miners, widows, spouses and others who are interested in working with our 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 20 — A beginner’s beekeeping workshop will be held at 6 p.m. in the Draper Building at Pine Mountain Settlement School. For more information, call David Hinkle at (606) 558-2542 or email email@example.com. The cost is $5 and the workshop is free for Grow Appalachia participants and their families.
April 20 — The eighth annual Special Needs Awareness Evening will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carr Creek Elementary School in Knott County. The event will include information booths, kids’ activities, parent speakers and a student talent showcase. For more information, call Beverley Johnson or Lindsey Craft at (606)-642-3833
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 and eat farm-fresh meals. A concert open to the public will take place at 7 p.m., April 22, with bluegrass band Whistle & Fish. The concert is free with a suggested $5 donation. For more information, call (606) 558-3571.
April 27 — Letcher Manor Nursing and Rehab will host an educational session providing information about genetic and familiar risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration is required by April 20 and the session is free and open to the public. Contact: Hardin Stevens at 859-323-2997, or firstname.lastname@example.org., or call Scotty Caudill, 633- 1434, ext. 116
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. A concert open to the public will take place at 7 p.m. with national dulcimer champion Sarah Kate Morgan. The concert is free with a suggested $5 donation. 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. A concert open to the public will take place at 7 p.m., May 6, with banjo legend John Haywood. The concert is free with a suggested $5 donation. For more information, call (606) 558-3571.