April 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 859-644-2031.
. 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 22 — Cross Country Bluegrass 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 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.