2019 Miss Southeast Pageant
Feb
23
6:30 PM18:30

2019 Miss Southeast Pageant

  • Southeast's Cumberland Campus - Godbey Appalachian Center, Black Box Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“The 2019 Miss Southeast Pageant will take place on February 23rd at 6:30 p.m. This elegant extravaganza is full of beauty and performances for all to enjoy. Come out to Southeast’s Black Box Theater in the Godbey Appalachian Center on our Cumberland campus. This pageant empowers young women to achieve their personal and professional goals, benefiting their college, their community, and themselves.

The winner of the 2019 Miss Southeast Pageant will receive a $1,000 tuition scholarship for one semester and will represent Southeast at the 2019 Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in May. The deadline to enter the competition is February 11th. Applications are available in the Admissions Office on all Southeast campuses. All are encouraged to apply.”

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Whitesburg Senior Citizens Food Drive & Painting Class
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Whitesburg Senior Citizens Food Drive & Painting Class

  • Letcher County Recreation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Let's welcome the warmer weather by painting Spring! With color choices, and personalization options this one is going to be a lot of fun. The lovely Bridget Back is hosting friends with a Paint Night/food drive so we encourage painters to bring nonperishable food items for the Senior Citizens food program.

This painting class costs 20$. For more information, click here.

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DLCK Guided Tours - Bad Branch Falls Hiking Tour
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

DLCK Guided Tours - Bad Branch Falls Hiking Tour

The hike to Bad Branch Falls is a little over a mile (one way) and takes close to 2.5 hours at a leisurely pace. The trail will take you through an old timber hall road that was built in the 30’s or 40’s. In places where you hike, bridges were built because there was no place to build a road on the hillside due to the sandstone cliffs. 
This hike is a categorized as a moderate hike because it requires climbing over rocks and walking around small ledges. Most people that can walk one mile should not have any trouble. 
The scenery to the falls is breathtaking, including high sandstone cliff’s, giant hemlock pines and many different types of rock formations. 
This tour includes transportation and a packed snack with water. 
Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use during the hike. Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County, KY Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

To register: https://www.facebook.com/events/769269073434349/

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DLCK Guided Tours - Skylight View Trail Hiking Tour
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

DLCK Guided Tours - Skylight View Trail Hiking Tour

Skylight View Trail begins at the top of Jenkins Mountain in the Birch Knob section of Pine Mountain and follows the ridgeline of the Kentucky/Virginia border. Along the trail are two overlooks with views over Jenkins and Virginia.
Skylight View Rock Shelter is a large cave located on the trail, sheltered by rock on three sides. Sunlight streams through the cave between two large openings in the shelter's ceiling. 
While short in mileage, Skylight View Trail takes some time to complete, because of its quick elevation change.
This trail is classified as a strenuous hike, with long steep areas of ascent and descent where hikers may need to use their hands to help climb up the trail. 
On the way back down, hikers go through the "Cry Baby Hill", named after its difficult terrain. 
This tour includes transportation and a packed snack with water. Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use on the tour.
Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

To purchase tickets, follow this link -> https://www.facebook.com/events/379612589465068/

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Carcassonne Square Dance
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Carcassonne Square Dance

Carcassonne's Square Dance is known as the Commonwealth's oldest and longest-running community-sponsored square dance. Because of its unique style and history, Carcassonne is famous among square dance aficionados. Several books, magazine articles, and media stories mention Carcassonne as a square dance mecca. Admission prices have remained low, at $5 adults, $3 students 6-18, and children are free with paying adult. The community center offers home-cooked meals, snacks, souvenirs, and a playground for children. Members of the Carcassonne community are happy to give tours of the building and share its history. Dances are traditionally held on the second Saturday of each month, March through November, except October's dance is the third Saturday so the nearby community of Blackey can have its annual festival/ homecoming on the second weekend. This year, Our June date coincides with Appalshop's Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, and a Carcassonne square dance has traditionally been a feature of this event, so the Carcassonne Council vote to designate the Seedtime dance as Carcassonne's own. It will be held at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY, on June 8th, from 6-8 pm, with no admission charge. For all dances at Carcassonne, our doors open at 5:30, and dancing runs from 6-9 pm. Dances also feature a cakewalk or two, and we traditionally end with a Virginia Reel. We are working on a Carcassonne website, but until it comes, you can follow us on Facebook at "Carcassonne Community Center Activities," or Google "Carcassonne Square Dance" or "Carcassonne Big Set." In the immortal words of Lee Sexton, "Let's square dance!"

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St. Patrick's Day End of the Rainbow Hike to High Rock
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

St. Patrick's Day End of the Rainbow Hike to High Rock

Follow the Rainbow, search for Leprachans and possibly find a pot of gold on this festive St. Patrick's Day hike to High Rock!

High Rock Loop is known as one of the best trails in Kentucky and offers even the most experienced hikers a challenging climb through the Bad Branch Preserve.

This extremely strenuous 7.5-mile hike has a lot of uphill elevation changes and is located nearly 2 miles north of Bad Branch Falls.

Near the top of the trail, hikers will need to climb up steep areas with rock outcrop. High Rock’s steep ridge of sandstone gives all who pursue its beauty an unparalleled 180-degree view: with the city of Whitesburg in the valley, the Cumberland Plateau on the horizon and Virginia’s coalfields beyond the tree line to the south.

High Rock is the second highest point on the Highland section of the Pine Mountain Trail and is part of the Appalachian Mountains, which are the oldest mountains in the world.

This tour includes transportation with a packed lunch and water.
Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use on the tour.

Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 3 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.

Discover Letcher County Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

To purchase tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/980286435494081/

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Breakfast with the Bunny
Apr
6
8:00 AM08:00

Breakfast with the Bunny

Enjoy Breakfast Buffet fit for a Bunny
Saturday Morning, April 6th
8 AM - 1 PM
in the Pine Mountain Grill's Banquet Room

Tickets are $15 per child & include: 
* 1 breakfast buffet
* 1 free picture with the Easter Bunny
* Kid's craft station

Grown-up Buffet - $10

Extra photos available for purchase at $5 each
Photos by Tonya Creech Aslinger

Face Painting for $5 by Mona Collier.

All proceeds raised go to Letcher County Tourism.
Advanced tickets for the buffet can be purchased on-line through Thursday, April. 4th at 11 PM
Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.
If still available, tickets may be purchased on the day of event at the Pine Mountain Grill.


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Letcher County Hamfest
Apr
13
8:00 AM08:00

Letcher County Hamfest

Come join hams from Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, and Northeast Tennessee in beautiful Whitesburg, KY on April 13th.

ARRL exams will be given to those wishing to get an Amateur Radio license or upgrade a license. Testing fee is $15 cash. Please bring a photo ID. If upgrading please bring an official copy of your current license. Study material can be found at www.hamstudy.org

We will be joined by the Museum of Radio and Technology from Huntington, WV. They will have some great ham related gear for purchase, as well as tube and transistor radios and parts for them.

The Mountain Shrine Club will be serving a breakfast that morning, so come hungry. Breakfast price is NOT included in your entry fee, and is yet to be determined.

We welcome Shortwave listeners, Citizen Band enthusiast, Preppers, and the general public to attend.

Entry fee for hamfest is $5 per person, tables for those wishing to sale items is $10 per table. Outdoor tailgating is available, with the purchase of one entry fee.

Main Door prize is a TYT MD-9600 DMR/
Analog 2M/440 mobile radio, purchased from R and L Electronics. We also have additional door prizes from MFJ Enterprises Inc., Chameleon Antenna, ARRL - the National Association for Amateur Radio, R&L, RF Adapter Guy, and many request for donations out to other vendors that are pending.

Come make a day of it, by visiting our scenic overlooks on Pine Mountain, the 2nd highest mountain in Kentucky. Maybe take a relaxing hike to Bad Branch Falls while you are here, or take a drive across Little Shepherd Trail. For more info on any of those activities, please contact Letcher County Tourism.

Roland Brown II - KY4RDB
606-335-3928
ky4rdb@gmail.com

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Carcassonne Square Dance
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Carcassonne Square Dance

Carcassonne's Square Dance is known as the Commonwealth's oldest and longest-running community-sponsored square dance. Because of its unique style and history, Carcassonne is famous among square dance aficionados. Several books, magazine articles, and media stories mention Carcassonne as a square dance mecca. Admission prices have remained low, at $5 adults, $3 students 6-18, and children are free with paying adult. The community center offers home-cooked meals, snacks, souvenirs, and a playground for children. Members of the Carcassonne community are happy to give tours of the building and share its history. Dances are traditionally held on the second Saturday of each month, March through November, except October's dance is the third Saturday so the nearby community of Blackey can have its annual festival/ homecoming on the second weekend. This year, Our June date coincides with Appalshop's Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, and a Carcassonne square dance has traditionally been a feature of this event, so the Carcassonne Council vote to designate the Seedtime dance as Carcassonne's own. It will be held at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY, on June 8th, from 6-8 pm, with no admission charge. For all dances at Carcassonne, our doors open at 5:30, and dancing runs from 6-9 pm. Dances also feature a cakewalk or two, and we traditionally end with a Virginia Reel. We are working on a Carcassonne website, but until it comes, you can follow us on Facebook at "Carcassonne Community Center Activities," or Google "Carcassonne Square Dance" or "Carcassonne Big Set." In the immortal words of Lee Sexton, "Let's square dance!"

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Carcassonne Square Dance
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Carcassonne Square Dance

Carcassonne's Square Dance is known as the Commonwealth's oldest and longest-running community-sponsored square dance. Because of its unique style and history, Carcassonne is famous among square dance aficionados. Several books, magazine articles, and media stories mention Carcassonne as a square dance mecca. Admission prices have remained low, at $5 adults, $3 students 6-18, and children are free with paying adult. The community center offers home-cooked meals, snacks, souvenirs, and a playground for children. Members of the Carcassonne community are happy to give tours of the building and share its history. Dances are traditionally held on the second Saturday of each month, March through November, except October's dance is the third Saturday so the nearby community of Blackey can have its annual festival/ homecoming on the second weekend. This year, Our June date coincides with Appalshop's Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, and a Carcassonne square dance has traditionally been a feature of this event, so the Carcassonne Council vote to designate the Seedtime dance as Carcassonne's own. It will be held at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY, on June 8th, from 6-8 pm, with no admission charge. For all dances at Carcassonne, our doors open at 5:30, and dancing runs from 6-9 pm. Dances also feature a cakewalk or two, and we traditionally end with a Virginia Reel. We are working on a Carcassonne website, but until it comes, you can follow us on Facebook at "Carcassonne Community Center Activities," or Google "Carcassonne Square Dance" or "Carcassonne Big Set." In the immortal words of Lee Sexton, "Let's square dance!"

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Tour De Kingdom Come Bicycle Rally
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Tour De Kingdom Come Bicycle Rally

36 mile race begins and ends at Kingdom Come State Park. Race route will travel the scenic Little Shepherd Trail out to 119 mountain and will follow old Hwy 119 back to the park. Are you a good climber? Every rider who finished the final climb up the park entrance road in under 17 minutes will earn a special polka dot tee.

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Grey Matters 5K
May
18
5:00 PM17:00

Grey Matters 5K

The 2nd annual Grey Matters 5K will take place Saturday, May 18th 2019, kicking off Whitesburg’s Mayfest festivities! This race is held to support those battling brain cancer. Registration for this race is now open, and you can register by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/GreyMattersWhitesburg/

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Carcassonne Square Dance
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Carcassonne Square Dance

Carcassonne's Square Dance is known as the Commonwealth's oldest and longest-running community-sponsored square dance. Because of its unique style and history, Carcassonne is famous among square dance aficionados. Several books, magazine articles, and media stories mention Carcassonne as a square dance mecca. Admission prices have remained low, at $5 adults, $3 students 6-18, and children are free with paying adult. The community center offers home-cooked meals, snacks, souvenirs, and a playground for children. Members of the Carcassonne community are happy to give tours of the building and share its history. Dances are traditionally held on the second Saturday of each month, March through November, except October's dance is the third Saturday so the nearby community of Blackey can have its annual festival/ homecoming on the second weekend. This year, Our June date coincides with Appalshop's Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, and a Carcassonne square dance has traditionally been a feature of this event, so the Carcassonne Council vote to designate the Seedtime dance as Carcassonne's own. It will be held at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY, on June 8th, from 6-8 pm, with no admission charge. For all dances at Carcassonne, our doors open at 5:30, and dancing runs from 6-9 pm. Dances also feature a cakewalk or two, and we traditionally end with a Virginia Reel. We are working on a Carcassonne website, but until it comes, you can follow us on Facebook at "Carcassonne Community Center Activities," or Google "Carcassonne Square Dance" or "Carcassonne Big Set." In the immortal words of Lee Sexton, "Let's square dance!"

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Carcassonne Square Dance
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Carcassonne Square Dance

Carcassonne's Square Dance is known as the Commonwealth's oldest and longest-running community-sponsored square dance. Because of its unique style and history, Carcassonne is famous among square dance aficionados. Several books, magazine articles, and media stories mention Carcassonne as a square dance mecca. Admission prices have remained low, at $5 adults, $3 students 6-18, and children are free with paying adult. The community center offers home-cooked meals, snacks, souvenirs, and a playground for children. Members of the Carcassonne community are happy to give tours of the building and share its history. Dances are traditionally held on the second Saturday of each month, March through November, except October's dance is the third Saturday so the nearby community of Blackey can have its annual festival/ homecoming on the second weekend. This year, Our June date coincides with Appalshop's Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, and a Carcassonne square dance has traditionally been a feature of this event, so the Carcassonne Council vote to designate the Seedtime dance as Carcassonne's own. It will be held at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY, on June 8th, from 6-8 pm, with no admission charge. For all dances at Carcassonne, our doors open at 5:30, and dancing runs from 6-9 pm. Dances also feature a cakewalk or two, and we traditionally end with a Virginia Reel. We are working on a Carcassonne website, but until it comes, you can follow us on Facebook at "Carcassonne Community Center Activities," or Google "Carcassonne Square Dance" or "Carcassonne Big Set." In the immortal words of Lee Sexton, "Let's square dance!"

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Copy of Carcassonne Square Dance
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of Carcassonne Square Dance

Carcassonne's Square Dance is known as the Commonwealth's oldest and longest-running community-sponsored square dance. Because of its unique style and history, Carcassonne is famous among square dance aficionados. Several books, magazine articles, and media stories mention Carcassonne as a square dance mecca. Admission prices have remained low, at $5 adults, $3 students 6-18, and children are free with paying adult. The community center offers home-cooked meals, snacks, souvenirs, and a playground for children. Members of the Carcassonne community are happy to give tours of the building and share its history. Dances are traditionally held on the second Saturday of each month, March through November, except October's dance is the third Saturday so the nearby community of Blackey can have its annual festival/ homecoming on the second weekend. This year, Our June date coincides with Appalshop's Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, and a Carcassonne square dance has traditionally been a feature of this event, so the Carcassonne Council vote to designate the Seedtime dance as Carcassonne's own. It will be held at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY, on June 8th, from 6-8 pm, with no admission charge. For all dances at Carcassonne, our doors open at 5:30, and dancing runs from 6-9 pm. Dances also feature a cakewalk or two, and we traditionally end with a Virginia Reel. We are working on a Carcassonne website, but until it comes, you can follow us on Facebook at "Carcassonne Community Center Activities," or Google "Carcassonne Square Dance" or "Carcassonne Big Set." In the immortal words of Lee Sexton, "Let's square dance!"

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Carcassonne Square Dance
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Carcassonne Square Dance

Carcassonne's Square Dance is known as the Commonwealth's oldest and longest-running community-sponsored square dance. Because of its unique style and history, Carcassonne is famous among square dance aficionados. Several books, magazine articles, and media stories mention Carcassonne as a square dance mecca. Admission prices have remained low, at $5 adults, $3 students 6-18, and children are free with paying adult. The community center offers home-cooked meals, snacks, souvenirs, and a playground for children. Members of the Carcassonne community are happy to give tours of the building and share its history. Dances are traditionally held on the second Saturday of each month, March through November, except October's dance is the third Saturday so the nearby community of Blackey can have its annual festival/ homecoming on the second weekend. This year, Our June date coincides with Appalshop's Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, and a Carcassonne square dance has traditionally been a feature of this event, so the Carcassonne Council vote to designate the Seedtime dance as Carcassonne's own. It will be held at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY, on June 8th, from 6-8 pm, with no admission charge. For all dances at Carcassonne, our doors open at 5:30, and dancing runs from 6-9 pm. Dances also feature a cakewalk or two, and we traditionally end with a Virginia Reel. We are working on a Carcassonne website, but until it comes, you can follow us on Facebook at "Carcassonne Community Center Activities," or Google "Carcassonne Square Dance" or "Carcassonne Big Set." In the immortal words of Lee Sexton, "Let's square dance!"

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Carcassonne Square Dance
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Carcassonne Square Dance

Carcassonne's Square Dance is known as the Commonwealth's oldest and longest-running community-sponsored square dance. Because of its unique style and history, Carcassonne is famous among square dance aficionados. Several books, magazine articles, and media stories mention Carcassonne as a square dance mecca. Admission prices have remained low, at $5 adults, $3 students 6-18, and children are free with paying adult. The community center offers home-cooked meals, snacks, souvenirs, and a playground for children. Members of the Carcassonne community are happy to give tours of the building and share its history. Dances are traditionally held on the second Saturday of each month, March through November, except October's dance is the third Saturday so the nearby community of Blackey can have its annual festival/ homecoming on the second weekend. This year, Our June date coincides with Appalshop's Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, and a Carcassonne square dance has traditionally been a feature of this event, so the Carcassonne Council vote to designate the Seedtime dance as Carcassonne's own. It will be held at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY, on June 8th, from 6-8 pm, with no admission charge. For all dances at Carcassonne, our doors open at 5:30, and dancing runs from 6-9 pm. Dances also feature a cakewalk or two, and we traditionally end with a Virginia Reel. We are working on a Carcassonne website, but until it comes, you can follow us on Facebook at "Carcassonne Community Center Activities," or Google "Carcassonne Square Dance" or "Carcassonne Big Set." In the immortal words of Lee Sexton, "Let's square dance!"

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Carcassonne Square Dance
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Carcassonne Square Dance

Carcassonne's Square Dance is known as the Commonwealth's oldest and longest-running community-sponsored square dance. Because of its unique style and history, Carcassonne is famous among square dance aficionados. Several books, magazine articles, and media stories mention Carcassonne as a square dance mecca. Admission prices have remained low, at $5 adults, $3 students 6-18, and children are free with paying adult. The community center offers home-cooked meals, snacks, souvenirs, and a playground for children. Members of the Carcassonne community are happy to give tours of the building and share its history. Dances are traditionally held on the second Saturday of each month, March through November, except October's dance is the third Saturday so the nearby community of Blackey can have its annual festival/ homecoming on the second weekend. This year, Our June date coincides with Appalshop's Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, and a Carcassonne square dance has traditionally been a feature of this event, so the Carcassonne Council vote to designate the Seedtime dance as Carcassonne's own. It will be held at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY, on June 8th, from 6-8 pm, with no admission charge. For all dances at Carcassonne, our doors open at 5:30, and dancing runs from 6-9 pm. Dances also feature a cakewalk or two, and we traditionally end with a Virginia Reel. We are working on a Carcassonne website, but until it comes, you can follow us on Facebook at "Carcassonne Community Center Activities," or Google "Carcassonne Square Dance" or "Carcassonne Big Set." In the immortal words of Lee Sexton, "Let's square dance!"

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Kingdom Come Marathon Through Little Shepherd Scenic Trail
Nov
16
4:00 PM16:00

Kingdom Come Marathon Through Little Shepherd Scenic Trail

Your next bucket list adventure. Experience one of nature's greatest feats while running the most challenging marathon of your life. Put your physical and mental tenacity to the test amidst a backdrop of stunning scenery and supportive locals lining the route. This is more than just a race. It is about rewarding your efforts and enjoying time together with friends and other running-minded spirits. Post race meal will be provided by Pine Mountain Grill.


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Dashing Thru the Glow 5K
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

Dashing Thru the Glow 5K

Join us for a run/walk thru the twinkling lights at Kingdom Come State Park. A little holiday fun for the whole family. Grab some hot chocolate and Christmas cookies form the gift shop and take a stroll though the beautifully lit park. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m, Run/Walk begins at 6:00 p.m.

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ValentineSTAY Open Mic & Punk Show
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

ValentineSTAY Open Mic & Punk Show

Got a song or some poetry or even a comedy set you've been working on? No plans for Valentines Day weekend?

Make the STAY Project your Valentine this year and come share your talent and/or listen to talented folks at the ValentineSTAY Open Mic & Punk Show!

The Open Mic will start at 7:00pm and if you will be able to sign up for a 5 or 10 minute slot. After the Open Mic there will be a punk show! Bands TBA.

Bring your friends! Bring a sweetie! And join us to close out our annual Appalachian Love Week fundraiser and celebration.

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Bloody Valentine's Night at Mountain Mayhem
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Bloody Valentine's Night at Mountain Mayhem

“Special off season event!! Only 5.00! You are armed with only our glow stick to go thru the Mayhem of Jilted lovers, desperate souls and maybe even Cupid himself! Bring a date, meet your friends, come alone, have a Galentine's Night...just be here! Romantics welcome and Valentine's haters encouraged to come get your Gore on! One Night Only! (Watch for updates in case of inclement weather) Tickets can be purchased at the window or in advance online and at Mountain Vendors Mall.”

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 Valentine's Dinner
Feb
9
5:30 PM17:30

Valentine's Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing Valentine's Dinner on Saturday, February 9th at the Pine Mountain Grill.

Make plans to cozy up with the one you love & experience an unforgettable evening with delicious food and live music by the Waylon Nelson Band in The Grill's private dining room.

Space is Limited & Reservations are Required.

Reserve your spot today at pinemountaingrill.com & give your Valentine a night to remember!

For additional information, visit the Pine Mountain Grill's Facebook page.

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Growing Growers Workshop
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Growing Growers Workshop

  • Community Agricultural Nutritional Enterprises, Inc.- CANE (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cowan Grow Appalachia and the City of Whitesburg Farmer’s Market is hosting a gardening workshop for those who are looking to grow one this market season. The meeting will be held Saturday, February 2nd at the C.A.N.E kitchen in Whitesburg!

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DLCK Guided Tours - High Rock Loop Hiking Tour
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

DLCK Guided Tours - High Rock Loop Hiking Tour

High Rock Loop is known as one of the best trails in Kentucky and offers even the most experienced hikers a challenging climb through the Bad Branch Preserve. 
This extremely strenuous 7.5-mile hike has a lot of uphill elevation changes and is located nearly 2 miles north of Bad Branch Falls.
Near the top of the trail, hikers will need to climb up steep areas with rock outcrop. High Rock’s steep ridge of sandstone gives all who pursue its beauty an unparalleled 180-degree view: with the city of Whitesburg in the valley, the Cumberland Plateau on the horizon and Virginia’s coalfields beyond the tree line to the south.
High Rock is the second highest point on the Highland section of the Pine Mountain Trail and is part of the Appalachian Mountains, which are the oldest mountains in the world. 
This tour includes transportation with a packed lunch and water.
Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use on the tour.
Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 3 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

Register Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/347214219429539/

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DLCK Guided Tours - Bad Branch Falls Hiking Tour
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

DLCK Guided Tours - Bad Branch Falls Hiking Tour

The hike to Bad Branch Falls is a little over a mile (one way) and takes close to 2.5 hours at a leisurely pace. The trail will take you through an old timber hall road that was built in the 30’s or 40’s. In places where you hike, bridges were built because there was no place to build a road on the hillside due to the sandstone cliffs. 
This hike is a categorized as a moderate hike because it requires climbing over rocks and walking around small ledges. Most people that can walk one mile should not have any trouble. 
The scenery to the falls is breathtaking, including high sandstone cliff’s, giant hemlock pines and many different types of rock formations. 
This tour includes transportation and a packed snack with water. 
Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use during the hike. Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County, KY Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

To register: https://www.facebook.com/events/274723373216958/

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Paint Party
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Paint Party

Come join Lacy Hale and Elaine Conradi as they guide you step-by-step to paint this snowy landscape. 18 seats available so register here to reserve your space. $35 per person, cash or check only. Must be 15 years of age. Bring a friend and have a fun night out creating something lovely.

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Presidents Day Hike through History to Skylight View Rock Hiking Tour
Jan
10
4:00 PM16:00

Presidents Day Hike through History to Skylight View Rock Hiking Tour

Skylight View Trail begins at the top of Jenkins Mountain in the Birch Knob section of Pine Mountain and follows the ridgeline of the Kentucky/Virginia border. Along the trail are two overlooks with views over Jenkins and Virginia.


Skylight View Rock Shelter is a large cave located on the trail, sheltered by rock on three sides. Sunlight streams through the cave between two large openings in the shelter's ceiling.
While short in mileage, Skylight View Trail takes some time to complete, because of its quick elevation change.


This trail is classified as a strenuous hike, with long steep areas of ascent and descent where hikers may need to use their hands to help climb up the trail.


On the way back down, hikers go through the "Cry Baby Hill", named after its difficult terrain.
This tour includes transportation and a packed snack with water. Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use on the tour.


Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.


Discover Letcher County Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

To register for this hike and purchase tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/822247011446105/

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Dashing Thru the Glow
Dec
22
6:00 PM18:00

Dashing Thru the Glow

“Dashing thru the Glow”......since KCSP will be full of Christmas lights this year, why not have a fun run/walk through the lights? Why not start a holiday tradition? Why not have hot chocolate and Christmas cookies? Why not encourage costumes and have an ugly sweater contest. Why not have Christmas music playing. Why not...I don’t know so let’s go “Dashing Thru the Glow!” December 22nd at 6:00 P.M. KCSP will host a 2 mile run/walk through the twinkling lights. Pre-register today and save $5 at RunReg.com

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2018 Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt
Dec
18
5:00 PM17:00

2018 Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt

  • PIne Mountain Market double kwik (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Grab your family & friends, get in the car and get ready for a night to remember by taking part in Letcher County Tourism & double kwik’s 2018 Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt.

The hunt will take place from 5 PM - 9 PM, on Tuesday Night December 18th, with a live and local remote on 103.9 The Bulldog from 5 PM - 7 PM.

To start off the night, visit one of the 4 participating double kwiks, listed below, to grab a scavenger hunt list and some hot coco for the road.

While out and about looking for lights, show off your Christmas spirit by sharing your pictures to Tourism's Facebook event page with #Christmaslightscavengerhunt.

The picture with the most likes by 9 PM will win a special prize.

Participating Letcher County double kwiks include:
*Jenkins double kwik
987 Old Hwy 12
Jenkins, KY, 41537

*Neon 1 double kwik
103 Hwy 317
Neon, KY, 41840

*Pine Mountain Market double kwik
122 Jenkins Rd. 
Whitesburg, KY, 41858

*Isom double kwik
9722 Hwy 15 North
Isom, KY 41824

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DLCK Guided Tours - Eagle Arch Rock/Blueberry Cliff Hiking Tour
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

DLCK Guided Tours - Eagle Arch Rock/Blueberry Cliff Hiking Tour

The Eagle Arch/Blueberry Cliff trail is around 1.25 miles long and is considered a moderate hike with some hilly elevation changes.
Eagle Arch Rock is a sandstone arch that spans approximately 50 feet in the air and was formed through erosion by water freezing and thawing over many years. Blueberry cliff is an overlook on the trail where hikers can walk out on edge of the cliff and see over the valley toward Whitesburg, Pikeville and Hazard. 
This tour includes transportation and a packed snack with water. Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack.Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 children under the age of 10 on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County Guided Tours require ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event.
If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

Purchase tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/271175177082243/

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Christmas Storybook Stroll & Shop
Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Storybook Stroll & Shop

Make plan’s to shop local this holiday season & take part in Letcher County Tourism’s 2018 Christmas Storybook Stroll & Shop on Saturday, Dec. 15th.
While finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list, enjoy reading the enchanting storybook “A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree” by Colleen Monroe.

To Read the book in its entirety, visit the eight participating Letcher County Stores, starting at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg and ending at Deana’s Designs in Dry Fork.

To begin, participating families should pick up a small shopping card from the Grill that lists the retail stores in the order they should be visited. At each store, a representative will mark the card to show you stopped in. Children who finish the Stroll & Shop on Saturday, December 15, and give their completed card to Deana’s Designs will receive a special commemorative Christmas Tree Ornament.  

All completed cards turned in on the 15th will also be entered to win a special Christmas prize!
*Stores will also offer exclusive specials to participants.

After the 15th, the storybook will remain in stores throughout the Christmas season.

Below is a list of stores in order to be visited:

#1 Pine Mountain Grill & Gifts
45 Highway 119 South
Whitesburg, KY 41858
Hours: 7am – 9pm
*2019 Coupon & Free Hot Chocolate

#2 Pine Mountain Outfitters
47 Highway 119 South, Suite 1
Whitesburg, KY 41858

Hours: 10am – 8pm
*January Coupon & Free Magic Reindeer Food

#3 Southern Bliss
47 Highway 119 South, Suite 2
Whitesburg, KY 41858
Hours: 10am – 8pm
*Special Holiday Deals & Free Candy Cane Treats

#4 Annie’s Frugal Finery
169 Jenkins Road 
Whitesburg, KY, 41858
Hours: 10am – 5pm

 *$5 Off Purchase of $50 or More & Free Christmas Treat

#5 Doghead Dough/Dawahare 109
272 Main Street
Whitesburg, KY 41858
Hours: 10am – 9pm

*25% Off Retail Purchase/ 10” 1 Topping Pizza For $5 / 10% Off Coffee & Pastries
& Free Popcorn

#6   Lisa’s Treasure Chest
84 East Main Street
Whitesburg, KY 41858

Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM

*20% Off Clothing / 10% Off Designer Bags /Free Jewelry with Purchase of $25 or More
& Free Christmas Surprise

#7   Kentucky Mist Moonshine Distillery
128 East Main Street
Whitesburg, KY 41858
Hours: 12pm – 9pm
      
*10% Off & Free Hot Apple Cider

#8   Deana’s Designs
4643 Highway 15 Dry Fork Plaza,
Whitesburg, KY 41858

Hours: 8am – 8pm

*Storewide Sale & Free Personalized Ornament

*Specials are valid to Stroll & Shop Participants only.
Thank you for shopping Local!




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Pancakes in Pajamas with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Pancakes in Pajamas with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Dress in your comfiest Christmas PJ’s & enjoy an all you can eat breakfast buffet with Santa & Mrs. Claus on Saturday morning, December 15th from 9 AM - Noon at the Pine Mountain Grill.

Tickets are $15 per child & include: 
* 1 breakfast buffet
* 1 free picture with Santa & Mrs. Claus 
* Kid's craft station

Grown-up Buffet - $10

Extra photos available for purchase at $5 each
Photos by Tonya Creech Aslinger

All proceeds raised go to Letcher County Tourism.
Advanced tickets can be purchased on-line through Friday, Dec. 14th at 9 PM
Tickets day of event must be purchased at the Pine Mountain Grill.

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Christmas Lights Extravaganza
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas Lights Extravaganza

You do not want to miss this year’s Christmas Light Extravaganza on Highway 15!
Enjoy more than 80,000 twinkling lights on display, brought to you by Robert and Celeste Pugh. While there, enjoy free hot coco, candy canes and a visit with Santa, his elves, the Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Elsa, Anna, Kristoff & Olaf from Frozen.
The line to see Santa will be under the lighted archway down toward the church. There will be elves to guide you and show you the way to Santa. Santa will be giving out a gift for each boy and girl. There will also be hot chocolate and candy canes for all the boys and girls. Parking will be available at the church.

The light display will be located at 10148 Hwy 15 in Jeremiah, Ky. The Pughs encourage those who would like to view the lights to safely park at the church next to the event.

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Old Tyme Christmas Celebration
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Old Tyme Christmas Celebration

On Saturday, December 8, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., six stores located along Letcher County’s Route 7, also known as Antique Alley, will celebrate the holiday season with an Old Tyme Christmas celebration.

Below is a list of stores to visit in order as you enter RT 7's Antique Alley. 

*Window Box Cottage
598 Isom Drive, Isom, KY 41824
10% off select items

*Gwen’s Country Attic
440 Hwy 7 South Jeremiah, KY 41826
10% off storewide
Hot apple cider

Southern 7 Boutique
1659 Apt. 1 Highway 7 South Jeremiah, KY 41826
15% off
Hot Apple Cider

Route 7 Artisan Fellowship
Jeremiah, KY 41826
Homemade & vintage items for sale

Bow Barn Gifts & Antiques 
4526 Hwy 7 S. Letcher, KY 41804
15% off storewide
Hot chocolate

Delana’s Little Shoppe
4625 Hwy 7 S. Letcher, KY 41804
20% off storewide

Thank you for shopping local!!!


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DLCK Guided Tours - High Rock Loop Hiking Tour
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

DLCK Guided Tours - High Rock Loop Hiking Tour

High Rock Loop is known as one of the best trails in Kentucky and offers even the most experienced hikers a challenging climb through the Bad Branch Preserve. 
This extremely strenuous 7.5-mile hike has a lot of uphill elevation changes and is located nearly 2 miles north of Bad Branch Falls.
Near the top of the trail, hikers will need to climb up steep areas with rock outcrop. High Rock’s steep ridge of sandstone gives all who pursue its beauty an unparalleled 180-degree view: with the city of Whitesburg in the valley, the Cumberland Plateau on the horizon and Virginia’s coalfields beyond the tree line to the south.
High Rock is the second highest point on the Highland section of the Pine Mountain Trail and is part of the Appalachian Mountains, which are the oldest mountains in the world. 
This tour includes transportation with a packed lunch and water.
Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack to use on the tour.
Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 3 children on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County Guided Tours requires ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event. If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

Register Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/282146322506483/

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DLCK Guided Tours - Eagle Arch Rock/Blueberry Cliff Hiking Tour
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

DLCK Guided Tours - Eagle Arch Rock/Blueberry Cliff Hiking Tour

The Eagle Arch/Blueberry Cliff trail is around 1.25 miles long and is considered a moderate hike with some hilly elevation changes.
Eagle Arch Rock is a sandstone arch that spans approximately 50 feet in the air and was formed through erosion by water freezing and thawing over many years. Blueberry cliff is an overlook on the trail where hikers can walk out on edge of the cliff and see over the valley toward Whitesburg, Pikeville and Hazard. 
This tour includes transportation and a packed snack with water. Hiking tours also include a walking stick & prepared backpack.Tours can accommodate groups of up to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 children under the age of 10 on hiking tours, for safety purposes.
Discover Letcher County Guided Tours require ticket purchase 24 hours prior to the date and time of the event.
If the tour is canceled due to inclement weather, participants will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

To Register: https://www.facebook.com/events/2155776604674830/

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