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Apr
21
Sun
Easter Services – Summit Community Church @ Summit Church - Hazard
Apr 21 all-day

Two Sunday services for your convenience:  9:30am and 11:15am.  Come join Summit as they worship on Easter!

Hazard Event – Easter


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

Apr
23
Tue
HHS Open House & Parent Fair @ Hazard High School
Apr 23 all-day

BulldogOpen House will be at the Parent Fair on April 23. Midterm report cards may be picked up.

Hazard Event – Grades


Sponsor - CTBI


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky

Tree Week Celebration – HCTC
Apr 23 all-day

HCTC has plans for celebrating the environment.

Hazard Event – Environment Celebration


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

Free AirBNB Training sponsored by MACED @ Pine Mountain Grill
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Property owners interested in sharing space with travelers will learn how to list their properties with Airbnb and start earning income through a two-part training that begins Tuesday, April 23rd.

A partnership between Letcher County Tourism and the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), the training includes two sessions over the course of two weeks, for a total of six hours. Developed with the guidance of nine Airbnb hosts from across eastern Kentucky and facilitated by an Airbnb superhost, the hands-on workshop will teach participants how to:

• Develop an Airbnb listing
• Market their property
• Comply with local taxes and regulations
• Connect with local tourism efforts for maximum visibility

The typical rural Airbnb host earns $3,300 annually. Property owners keep 97 percent of the listing price when they list with the online home-sharing site.

Training sessions will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd and Tuesday, April 30th from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM in the Pine Mountain Grill banquet room. Food will be provided. Pre-registration is encouraged to help Tourism better prepare.

For more information  visit Tourism’s Facebook Page event.  For questions, email letchertourism@gmail.com or call 606-634 -18414.

Apr
24
Wed
Tree Week Celebration – HCTC
Apr 24 all-day

HCTC has plans for celebrating the environment.

Hazard Event – Environment Celebration


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

Apr
25
Thu
10th Annual Special Needs Acceptance Evening in Knott County @ Carr Creek Elementary School
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

An evening that focuses on the acceptance of individuals with special needs in our area . Please join us. We will have information booths on a wide variety of topics related to the special needs of our children, activities for kids, and a show that you wouldn’t want to miss. For more information, please contact Beverley Johnson, Ashley Taylor or Lindsey Craft at 642-3833. Hope to see you there.

Knott Event – Dreams

Weird Appalachia Presents: Art from the Holler @ Mountain Arts Center
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a very special artist reception for the first ever Weird Appalachia group art exhibition! The event is FREE and refreshments will be served. Come surround yourself with amazing art and fun people!

MAC Event – Art Show

Apr
26
Fri
Kentucky Dare to be Square @ Cowan Community Center
Apr 26 all-day

Apr 26 at 6 PM – Apr 27 at 9 PM

You and yours are invited to dance, dance, dance at the second annual Dare to Be Square- Kentucky, a weekend of dances, workshops and jamming to benefit the Cowan Community Center, April 26 & 27, 2019.
Sliding registration fee of $50 to $75 at the door includes all dances, workshops and meals.
For evening dances only-admission $5.
Advance registration is appreciated. Please register via this link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdF788SWuY5KZNSEMcbt8ILUHcrfhZcpEKX6ej-YLtGXFUDXA/viewform?usp=sf_link

LODGING is available at the Parkway Inn,
3749 KY-15, Whitesburg, KY 41858
Phone: (606) 633-4441

Whitesburg Event – Dancing


Sponsor - CTBI


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky

Tree Week Celebration – HCTC
Apr 26 all-day

HCTC has plans for celebrating the environment.

Hazard Event – Environment Celebration


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

A Taste of Leslie County @ Leslie County High School
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us in the cafeteria at Leslie County High School for a fundraiser that benefits the Leslie County Relay for Life. Approximately 40 tables of food will be available to sample including appetizers, salads, meats, seafood, vegetables, breads, cookies, cakes, candy, & beverages. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. If you go away hungry it’s your own fault 😜

Leslie County Event – Fundraiser

Arsenic and Old Lace @ The Forum
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

Arsenic and Old Lace follows two elderly sisters, Martha and Abby, their nephew Teddy and a young couple. Nothing is as it seems though, and Martha and Abby harbor an interesting secret? Why is Boris Karloff dropping in to visit? How can Teddy Roosevelt be prevented from blowing his bugle, and what, oh what, to do with that dead body in the window seat?

From an unexpected family visit to a police officer pursuing the show business, twists and turns come with each change of scene!

Join us in this humorous performance given by Hazard High schools very own theatre! Guaranteed to be a “killer” show!

Hazard Event – Theatre


Sponsor - CTBI


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky

Apr
27
Sat
2019 Mountain Mushroom Festival @ Irvine, KY
Apr 27 all-day

Apr 27 at 9 AM – Apr 28 at 5 PM

Come join us for our annual celebration of the morel mushroom and Kentucky agate.

Irvine Event – Festival

Handmade in Hindman @ Appalachian Artisan Center
Apr 27 all-day

Get in touch with your creative side. Enroll in classes at the HCTC Kentucky School of Craft building. Sponsor: Appalachian Artisan Center. Co sponsor: HCTC

Hindman Event – Enroll in Classes


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

Kentucky Dare to be Square @ Cowan Community Center
Apr 27 all-day

Apr 26 at 6 PM – Apr 27 at 9 PM

You and yours are invited to dance, dance, dance at the second annual Dare to Be Square- Kentucky, a weekend of dances, workshops and jamming to benefit the Cowan Community Center, April 26 & 27, 2019.
Sliding registration fee of $50 to $75 at the door includes all dances, workshops and meals.
For evening dances only-admission $5.
Advance registration is appreciated. Please register via this link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdF788SWuY5KZNSEMcbt8ILUHcrfhZcpEKX6ej-YLtGXFUDXA/viewform?usp=sf_link

LODGING is available at the Parkway Inn,
3749 KY-15, Whitesburg, KY 41858
Phone: (606) 633-4441

Whitesburg Event – Dancing


Sponsor - CTBI


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky

Tree Week Celebration – HCTC
Apr 27 all-day

HCTC has plans for celebrating the environment.

Hazard Event – Environment Celebration


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

Arsenic and Old Lace @ The Forum
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

Arsenic and Old Lace follows two elderly sisters, Martha and Abby, their nephew Teddy and a young couple. Nothing is as it seems though, and Martha and Abby harbor an interesting secret? Why is Boris Karloff dropping in to visit? How can Teddy Roosevelt be prevented from blowing his bugle, and what, oh what, to do with that dead body in the window seat?

From an unexpected family visit to a police officer pursuing the show business, twists and turns come with each change of scene!

Join us in this humorous performance given by Hazard High schools very own theatre! Guaranteed to be a “killer” show!

Hazard Event – Theatre


Sponsor - CTBI


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky

Apr
28
Sun
2019 Mountain Mushroom Festival @ Irvine, KY
Apr 28 all-day

Apr 27 at 9 AM – Apr 28 at 5 PM

Come join us for our annual celebration of the morel mushroom and Kentucky agate.

Irvine Event – Festival

Handmade in Hindman @ Appalachian Artisan Center
Apr 28 all-day

Get in touch with your creative side. Enroll in classes at the HCTC Kentucky School of Craft building. Sponsor: Appalachian Artisan Center. Co sponsor: HCTC

Hindman Event – Enroll in Classes


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

Apr
29
Mon
Create your own wall pocket vase for summer! @ Jabo's Coal River Grille
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm

Just in time for summer! We’ll handbuild a wall vase for the outdoors. All skill levels are welcome! Older children are welcome to participate with adult supervision. Please note the class is part of a two step process with two different dates.

(Class 1 of 2) On Monday, April 29th we’ll handbuild our clay masterpiece.
(Class 2 of 2) Then on Friday, May 3rd we’ll add color to our creations with glaze.

Arrangements to pick up your piece can be made during the week of May 6th.
Classes are $25 per person, per piece. We’ll gather in the banquet room at Jabos Coal Mountain Grille. Arrive before the class to grab something to eat and drink. Please message or email to reserve your spot! Sorry, class size is limited to 12 persons.

Hazard Event – Art Event


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

Apr
30
Tue
Crazy Hat Day – HCTC @ HCTC
Apr 30 all-day

It’s a student scholarship fundraiser!

Nominate, Vote, See who has to wear the “crazy hat”!

Nominations are $5 and are open from April 8th – 12th
Voting starts April 15th – 29th
See who gets the hat April 29th
Presentation of crazy hats will occur on April 30th at 10am.  All winners will be required to hear the crazy hat for the entire day!

Hazard Event – Crazy Hats


Sponsor - CTBI


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky

Free AirBNB Training sponsored by MACED @ Pine Mountain Grill
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Property owners interested in sharing space with travelers will learn how to list their properties with Airbnb and start earning income through a two-part training that begins Tuesday, April 23rd.

A partnership between Letcher County Tourism and the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), the training includes two sessions over the course of two weeks, for a total of six hours. Developed with the guidance of nine Airbnb hosts from across eastern Kentucky and facilitated by an Airbnb superhost, the hands-on workshop will teach participants how to:

• Develop an Airbnb listing
• Market their property
• Comply with local taxes and regulations
• Connect with local tourism efforts for maximum visibility

The typical rural Airbnb host earns $3,300 annually. Property owners keep 97 percent of the listing price when they list with the online home-sharing site.

Training sessions will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd and Tuesday, April 30th from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM in the Pine Mountain Grill banquet room. Food will be provided. Pre-registration is encouraged to help Tourism better prepare.

For more information  visit Tourism’s Facebook Page event.  For questions, email letchertourism@gmail.com or call 606-634 -18414.

67 Annual Hazard Perry County Civic Night @ HCTC - First Federal Center
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

Hazard City Hall

Mark your calendars……..The 67 Annual Hazard Perry County Civic Night will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in the First Federal Center on HCTC campus. Eastern Kentucky native Nick Wilson, Survivor Winner, will be the guest speaker.

Hazard Event – Civic Night


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

May
1
Wed
Tamale Making Workshop @ HCTC
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn to make tamales from master tamale maker Angelina Lozano. Participants will learn about the history and tradition of tamales, explore different fillings, and will fill, fold and steam tamales. Each participant will leave with 10 tamales and recipes. $25 covers instruction and cost of materials. Class size is limited, so reserve your spot now! Contact us for details and to enroll.

Hazard KY Event – Tamales


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

May
2
Thu
Knott Country Trail Ride @ Leburn, KY
May 2 all-day

May 2 at 12 PM – May 4 at 11 PM

The Knott County Spring Trail Ride will be May 2-4. Gates open Sunday, April 28 at 1pm.

Knott County Event – Trail Ride


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

Ace Frehley at River Park @ River Park, Whitesburg
May 2 @ 7:00 pm

Rock icon ACE FREHLEY is coming to historic Whitesburg, KY with special guests Downtrend and Steve Sizemore Group.

240 River Park Drive
Whitesburg, Kentucky 41858

Whitesburg Event – Ace Frehley


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

May
3
Fri
Knott Country Trail Ride @ Leburn, KY
May 3 all-day

May 2 at 12 PM – May 4 at 11 PM

The Knott County Spring Trail Ride will be May 2-4. Gates open Sunday, April 28 at 1pm.

Knott County Event – Trail Ride


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

Create your own wall pocket vase for summer! @ Jabo's Coal River Grille
May 3 @ 6:30 pm

Just in time for summer! We’ll handbuild a wall vase for the outdoors. All skill levels are welcome! Older children are welcome to participate with adult supervision. Please note the class is part of a two step process with two different dates.

(Class 1 of 2) On Monday, April 29th we’ll handbuild our clay masterpiece.
(Class 2 of 2) Then on Friday, May 3rd we’ll add color to our creations with glaze.

Arrangements to pick up your piece can be made during the week of May 6th.
Classes are $25 per person, per piece. We’ll gather in the banquet room at Jabos Coal Mountain Grille. Arrive before the class to grab something to eat and drink. Please message or email to reserve your spot! Sorry, class size is limited to 12 persons.

Hazard Event – Art Event


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

Four Shillings Short – The Forum @ The Forum
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Celtic/Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short are coming to Hazard, KY for the first time to performing a benefit concert for New Beginnings and the Appalachian Arts Alliance.   “Around the World in 30 Instruments” is a multi-cultural educational concert featuring Traditional and Original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of instruments (over 30) including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Recorders, Tinwhistles, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Native American Flutes, Bodhran, Guitar, Ukulele, Doumbek & Darbuka, Spoons, vocals and even a Krumhorn. 

 ABOUT FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT

Four Shillings Short, the husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California.  Touring in the US & Ireland since 1997, Four Shillings Short are independent folk-artists who perform over 100 concerts a year, have released 12 recordings and live as full time Troubadours traveling the globe performing at music festivals, theatres & performing arts centers, folk societies, libraries, house concerts and schools.

 Aodh Og O’Tuama grew up in a family of poets, musicians and writers.  He received his degree in Music from University College Cork, Ireland and received a Fellowship from Stanford University in California in Medieval and Renaissance performance.  He plays Tinwhistles, Medieval & Renaissance woodwinds, Recorders, Doumbek (from Morocco), bowed Psaltery, Native American Flute, Wooden Spoons and sings both in English, Gaelic & French.

Christy Martin grew up in a family of musicians and dancers.  From the age of 15, she studied North Indian Sitar for 10 years, studying with Tony Karasek (a student of master Sitarist Ravi Shankar) and Rahul Sariputra (a student of Allaudin Khan).  She began playing the Hammered Dulcimer in her 20’s and has studied with Maggie Sansone, Dan Duggan, Cliff Moses, Robin Petrie, Tony Elman and Glen Morgan.  In addition she plays Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Banjo, Guitar, Bodhran (Irish frame drum), Andean Charango, Medieval Psaltery, Ukulele and sings in English, Irish and Sanskrit.

WHAT FOLKS SAY ABOUT FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT

“Eclectic and unpredictable are apt descriptions of this beguiling duo.  Their repertoire joins together traditional Celtic tunes, Indian ragas and American mountain music into an intoxicating mash.  Through their many albums and constant touring, they’ve become known for thwarting listeners’ expectations and finding common ground in genres not often associated with one another.” (Connect Savannah, Savannah GA) 

”The delightfully surprising collection of songs and sounds this husband/wife act create, stretch the limits of Celtic and Folk music by stirring in generous amounts of Indian Ragas and Medieval flavorings via some of the tastiest sitar playing this side of Ravi Shankar. ” (Valpariso Times, IN)

 Their music is a global potpourri.” (New Times, Miami FL) 

 Yours was truly one of the best shows I’ve been to on “any” level & it’s pretty broad: Michael Jackson, Celtic Women, James Taylor, John Denver & Four Shillings Short!!! I enjoyed not only the musical talent, but the education regarding instruments, origin etc. storytelling & mix of genuine passion, love & humor.  In that regard you beat out all the others. (Louisville, KY 2012)

“Sunday nights’ concert featured a husband and wife duo called Four Shillings Short.  They are astounding.  They both have wonderful singing voices.  They play an incredible variety of music from Indian Ragas to Celtic, Traditional folk and about anything else you can think of.  They are very charismatic with great stage presence.” Columbus Folk Music Society,OH)

 “Their musical virtuosity makes old songs sound new and new songs sound like time-worn Celtic spells.” (CITY PAGES, Wausau WI)                                                                                                                                                    

“They are not the Clancy Brothers or Jean Richie or Ravi Shankar   but a combination of all three, laced with Irish humor. Their collection of instruments is museum-like and I’ve never seen the place so packed.” (San Gregorio General Store, CA 2005)

Four Shillings Short are the ultimate in coffeehouse entertainment. The variety of musical instrumentation really keeps me interested. Equal amounts of male and female energy keep the emotional content well-balanced. Song lyrics don’t get hidden underneath too much accompaniment. Harmonies are sweet; instrumental solos spirited. And best of all, their demeanor belies a commitment to the ideal of rising up singing.” (Chicory House Concerts Forty Fort, PA 2008)

“Stunning performance last night. Folk music at its best. Well sung, well played & I lost count of how many instruments. One of the most inspiring performances I have ever witnessed.”  (Berea KY 2011)

“Four Shillings Short, celto-indo fusion duo, is a world class act.” (KMFB – Late night Liz, Fort Bragg, CA 2012)

“These are two of the best musicians that I’ve seen come through.  They are authentic, traditional and spontaneous.”(Suburban  Exchange, Houghton MI)

“Four Shillings Short takes you on a musical journey through time and across the seas as they perform everything from traditional Irish tunes and airs to Indian Ragas.”  (The Foothills Sun-Gazette/ Exeter, CA 2010)

“A husband-and-wife duo of mystical musical abilities.  Their sound is haunting, crystalline beauty.”(Monterey County Weekly, Monterey, CA 2010)

“The Celtic/Folk/World music duo performs on a bevy of unusual instruments and in myriad styles.  This is a great show for kids of all ages, who’ll be amazed by the duo’s thematic range.” (Glen Starkey – New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA 2010)

Hazard Event – Live Music


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

May
4
Sat
Breaks Interstate Park Climbing & Stewardship Weekend @ Breaks Interstate Park
May 4 all-day

May 4 at 9:30 AM – May 5 at 8:30 PM

The Pinnacle Rock area has become the most concentrated area of climbing in the Breaks and is in need of a designated trail. Please join us for trail work on Saturday, May 4th and climbing on Sunday, May 5th.

50% off lodging and camping for one night for volunteers!

We’ll meet at the Pinnacle Rock parking area at 9:30am on Saturday.

Break Event – Climbing


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI

Knott Country Trail Ride @ Leburn, KY
May 4 all-day

May 2 at 12 PM – May 4 at 11 PM

The Knott County Spring Trail Ride will be May 2-4. Gates open Sunday, April 28 at 1pm.

Knott County Event – Trail Ride


Sponsor - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky


Sponsor - CTBI