Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce

Member to Member Announcements

May 15, 2018


Live Performances at the Deane Center in June

Coming up in June at the Deane Center in Wellsboro will be four concerts and a performance by a storyteller and humorist.

  • At 7:30pm on Saturday, Friday, June 8, the Deane Center, in cooperation with the Billtown Blues Association and the Association's Billtown Blues Festival, is presenting a concert featuring Tas Cru, internationally acclaimed blues artist, and special guest Mary Ann Casale in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. This is a BYOB event so bring your favorite snacks and beverages and reserve a table at no extra charge. Admission is $15. For tickets and a table, call 570-724-6220 or visit
  • At 7:30pm on Friday, June 15, the Guthrie Brothers will present Scarborough Fair: A Tribute to Simon and Garfunkel in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Admission is $25, $20 for adults 65 years of age and older and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. For tickets, call 570-724-6220 or visit
  • At 7:30pm on Saturday, June 23, Silver Wings: The Music of Merle Haggard will be presented in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Admission is  $25, $20 for adults 65 years of age and older and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. For tickets, call 570-724-6220 or visit
  • At 1pm on Sunday, June 24, the Westminster Ringers, a Maryland community handbell ensemble, will give a bell ringing performance in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Admission is $15 and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. For tickets, call 570-724-6220 or visit
  • At 7pm on Saturday, June 30, Bil Lepp, nationally known storyteller, humorist, author and recording artist who specializes in witty stories, tall tales and colorful characters with Appalachian accents will be on stage in the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Admission is $15 and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult.  For tickets, call 570-724-6220 or visit

Save the Dates

The 77th Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival will begin Saturday, June 9 with Family Day and the Children's Health Fair on The Green; continue on Sunday, June 10 with the Pet Parade; four free concerts from Monday through Thursday; the Arts and Crafts Fair and International Street of Foods on Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16; the Laurel Parade and the crowning of the 2018 Pennsylvania State Laurel Queen on Saturday, June 16; and end on Sunday, June 17 with the church service on The Green.

The Laurel Festival's Laurel Concert Series offers five FREE concerts.  

  • Monday, June 11 at 7pm, Callanish will perform Celtic music in the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre.
  • Tuesday, June 12 at 7pm, Drowsy Maggie will play and sing a mixture of traditional and new bluegrass, folk, folk rock, old-time, Irish, Scottish and country music in the Coolidge Theatre.
  • Wednesday, June 13 at 7pm, the Wellsboro Town Band will give an outdoor concert on The Green.  
  • Thursday, June 14 at 7pm, the Wellsboro Men's and Women's choruses will sing at the First Presbyterian Church.
  • Friday, June 15, at 4:30pm Gabe Stillman and the Billtown Giants will perform electric blues and R&B on the Deane Center’s outdoor stage.

Volunteers Needed for Real Cars Going Real Fast on Real Roads

Those interested in volunteering at this year's STPR car rally should pre-register online NOW. Volunteers can also register in person at the Tioga County Fairgrounds at Whitneyville from 7 to 9pm on Wednesday, May 30; from 6am to 9pm on Thursday, May 31; from 9am to 9pm on Friday, June 1; and at 7:30am on Saturday, June 2 for those who are volunteering that day. People can volunteer to work at any part of the event that their schedule allows. Needed on Thursday, May 31 at the fairgrounds are volunteers to help set up the Special Stages and put up banners and assist with teardown on Sunday, June 3. Also needed on May 31 are people to put up banners on each stage of the rally. To see what else volunteers do or to register, visit By clicking on the "volunteer" button, you can fill out the required forms. For more information about STPR, call the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce at 570-724-1926.

Hamilton-Gibson Seeks Volunteers for Watkins Glen Events

Hamilton-Gibson Productions needs volunteers 18 years of age and older to help at the Finger Lakes Wine Festival Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4 and 5. Both events will be at the Watkins Glen International racetrack in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Those who want to carpool or who volunteer both days for the wine festival and want to camp at the Glen should contact Bev Dochstader ASAP at 570-724-2079 or

Trap Shoot Practice is This Thursday, May 17

The Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is hosting a trap shoot practice for members and the public, beginners to experienced shooters this Thursday, May 17 from 3pm until dusk, weather permitting at the club's outdoor range at 4646 Route 287 in Delmar Township, 6.5 miles south of Wellsboro. Other practices will be on Thursdays, May 24 and 31,The fee is $5 per adult per round of 25 clays and $2 for those under 18. Shooters are asked to provide their own shotguns and ammunition and to wear eye and ear protection. "Our club needs shooters who want to compete in the Northern Tier Trap League as a member of the Nessmuk team," said Rick Niles, Nessmuk's trap shoot organizer. Those interested or who have questions about being on the team or about Nessmuk's trap shoot practices, can call Niles at 570-724-1787 between 8am and 5pm Mondays through Fridays, email or visit


NIght Run at Asaph is This Thursday, May 17

The Tyoga Running Club is hosting a free one-hour run for members and the public this Thursday, May 17 as well as on Thursdays, May 24 and 31 through Sept. 27. Each run starts promptly at 6pm. To participate, meet in the parking lot at the USGS Northern Appalachian Research Laboratory at 176 Straight Run Road in Asaph, eight miles west of Wellsboro off Route 6. The runs are held no matter what the weather. There are different pace groups for runners of all ages and most ability levels. For information, email or visit


Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter to Meet This Thursday, May 17

The second meeting of the newly formed Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, PA is this Thursday, May 17 at 6pm at the Mill Cove Shooting Range in the Mill Cove Environmental Area, 3036 Mill Creek Road, Mansfield, Pa. The topic and training is "Drawing from Your Holster." This will be an evening of shooting, finger foods and fellowship. "Any woman who is 18 years old and older from any county and state is welcome to join our chapter," said Marilyn Jones. She and Patricia Butts, both of Covington, are co-leaders. To participate in shooting activities, a woman must become a chapter member to be covered by Well Armed Woman insurance. The fee to join is $50 per year and can be paid at any meeting. Women who don't own a firearm and want more information about different firearm calibers before making a purchase or want to learn more about the group are welcome to contact Jones at 570-549-2794 or


Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group Meeting is This Thursday

The Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group is meeting at 6:30pm this Thursday, May 17 at the Native Bagel at 1 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. A 25-minute video will be shown featuring speakers from the "Focus on Lyme" Conference who share statistics about ticks and new infections in Pennsylvania and nationally. "We will then dive into the history and controversies surrounding treatment of Lyme disease and co-infections," said Luke Dunham, support group co-leader. "Discussed will be testing, diagnosis and treatment issues and new legislation being introduced to address them. We will briefly touch on these topics at both the May and June meetings," he said. Dunham and Thomas Putnam are regional co-leaders with the PA Lyme Resource Network and co-leaders of the support group. Both are being treated for Lyme disease and/or co-infections. All of the support group meetings are open to anyone who lives in Tioga County or a surrounding county who has been diagnosed or thinks he or she may have Lyme or another tick-borne illness and wants to learn more. For information contact Dunham and Putnam by email at or call Putnam at 570-439-2000.


May 19 & 20 Trout Tourney Offers Up to $14,000 in Prizes; Register May 18

The 28th Annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament is offering up to $14,000 in cash and prizes to successful anglers who catch tagged fish. Top prizes are $1,000 and two $500 cash awards. Minimum prizes are $50 in cash, merchandise or gift cards or a combination. The luck of the draw determines the prize. Register for the tournament this Friday, May 18 from 7am to 5pm at the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Clubhouse at 4814 Route 6, 12 miles from Wellsboro. Anglers can also register at the tournament check-in station (clubhouse) during tournament hours, 6am to 6pm this Saturday, May 19 and 6am to 3pm this Sunday, May 20. All tagged fish must be legally caught along a 13-mile stretch of Pine Creek between the Mill Street Bridge in Galeton and the Ansonia Bridge in Shippen Township and brought to the check-in station in "live condition." Those fishing before or after the stated tournament times will be disqualified. No fish will be accepted 30 minutes after the cut-off time. The entry fee for those 16 and older is $25 and for those 15 and under is $15.  For information, call 1-717-881-9358 or the clubhouse at 570-724-2888.

This Friday, Thomas A. Edison to Open History Comes Alive series;

Last Chance to Get Discounted Ticket Package for All Six Shows

Peter Small portraying famous inventor Thomas A. Edison will open the Deane Center's 2018 History Comes Alive series at 7pm this Friday, May 18 in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Dressed in authentic period clothing, Small, talking in the first person as Edison, will describe his life experiences, inventions and his rivals. The audience is welcome to ask questions and take photos with him. Born in 1847 in Ohio, Edison still holds the record with 1,093 patents for his inventions through the US Patent Office. Another 1,239 of his patents were approved in other countries around the globe, bringing his total to 2,332. As an eighth grade history teacher, Small portrayed George Washington and other historical figures to help students learn about them. From 1992 until 2002, he was employed at Knott's Berry Farm's Thomas A. Edison Workshop in California to talk to tour groups about Edison. Since 2002, he has presented his one-person portrayals of Edison, Jefferson, Washington, Truman and others full-time at many different venues across the country. Admission is $15 and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. Being offered only through this Friday is a discounted package price of $75 for the six shows in the series, a $15 savings. For information or to purchase a ticket package or tickets for individual shows, call 570-724-6220 or visit

Opening Performance of HG's "Calendar Girls” is This Friday, May 18

Hamilton-Gibson's first performances of the heart-warming comedy “Calendar Girls” will be at 7:30pm this Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, 2:30pm on Sunday, May 20 and at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Based on a true story, this play celebrates the gift of friendship and sacrifice. It is about a group of women who are members of the Knapely Women’s Institute in County Yorkshire, England. When Annie’s husband John passes away from leukemia, her best friend Chris wants the women to provide a new sofa in his memory for the relatives’ room at the hospital where he was treated with chemotherapy. Chris proposes to raise the money by changing the group’s annual fundraising calendar to one featuring photographs of tastefully nude Knapely members. Annie likes the idea. News of the calendar travels around the world like wildfire and soon hordes of press descend on the small Yorkshire village in England where the women live. The calendar quickly becomes a big hit but their newfound fame puts the women’s friendship to the test. 
“The script is amazing,” said Lilace Guignard who plays Chris. “It is super funny and touching even during intense scenes. “No man or woman can attend this play and not laugh, have a smile on their face or at times a tear in their eye,” said Michelle Lockwood who plays Annie. “Everyone can relate to something within both the female and male characters in ‘Calendar Girls.’” Admission is $12 per adult and $6 per youth, 18 and under. A FlexPass is $60. For tickets or a FlexPass, call 570-724-2079, email or visit


Bird Walk is This Saturday, May 19 at Hills Creek State Park

The free Bird Walk this Saturday, May 19 at Hills Creek State Park, near Wellsboro, will serve as a lead-in to Springfest, which starts at 10am that day. The walk on Saturday, May 26 will take place during Memorial Day weekend. It will be the last one offered by Tiadaghton Audubon Society members. Both walks are free and open to anyone who wants to go. The spring migration is in full swing so participants will have a chance to see colorful birds, such as Baltimore orioles, scarlet tanagers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, indigo buntings and a variety of wood warblers. Meet at the park office at 111 Spillway Road at 7:55am. The walks start promptly at 8am and last about two hours at a slow pace over a limited distance. The trails are easy and relatively level. Registration is NOT required. Wear dark clothing and waterproof or water-resistant footwear in case trails are wet and muddy from recent rains. Bring binoculars and cameras. For information, email or visit or or call the park at 570-724-4246.

Springfest Offers Lots To Do This Saturday, May 19 at Hills Creek 

Springfest is this Saturday, May 19 from 10am to 3pm at Hills Creek State Park, 111 Spillway Road, near Wellsboro. Rain or shine, free, family-friendly, outdoor activities for all ages will be offered. All equipment and materials will be provided free. Smokey Bear will stop in for a visit with some great giveaways, there will be stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Poles, bait and lures will be provided free to children and adults who want to learn basic fishing skills in Hills Creek Lake. Or, learn how to tie a fly or use a fly rod to practice casting at different distances and targets. Children and adults are welcome to bring their bikes, wear helmets and ride at the park. Learn about native and invasive plants. Find out how to identify wildlife tracks and color a plaster track to take home. Dissect owl pellets to see what owls eat. Make seed paper creations to plant at home and bee houses to attract mason bees to backyard gardens. Weather permitting, watch radio controlled small electric helicopters and quadcopters fly and try out an RC flight simulator. Youngsters can assemble and decorate a foam model glider to take home. Pick up free information about things to do and places to see in Tioga County. Go on a self-led trail hike using park maps as a guide or go on a guided hike at 1pm. This year, the concession stand will NOT be open. Bring a picnic lunch and eat at a park picnic pavilion. To learn more about Springfest or for directions, email, call 570-724-4246 or visit


Adaptive Equipment for Physically Disabled to be Unveiled at Springfest

This Saturday, May 19 during Springfest at Hills Creek State Park, new adaptive equipment for the physically disabled will be on display. Tim Morey, natural resource specialist, will talk about the equipment at 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm and 2pm. "I will explain how it works and schedule people interested for a private one-on-one with me to actually try it out," Morey said. The equipment will mechanically assist an adult or child with a disability so he or she can get in and paddle a kayak or canoe on Hills Creek Lake. The equipment includes: a kayak chariot, a special balloon tire device that makes a kayak or canoe mobile on land; a transfer bench seat; outriggers to help stabilize a kayak in the water; and arm and wrist devices to aid in paddling. "We are offering this equipment free for people to use," he said. "Anyone interested is welcome to contact me any time at 570-724-8561 or to discuss the details. Our goal is to make the park more accessible to everyone.

Radio HG Festival Auditions are This Saturday and Sunday, May 19 & 20

Auditions for "Radio Askew - An evening of radio parodies and silliness" will be at 2pm this Saturday, May 19 and at 6:30pm this Sunday, May 20 in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. To audition, cast members will read from scripts in front of a microphone to replicate a radio studio. Needed are male and female performers of all ages. No memorization or previous acting experience is required. Youth and older adults are encouraged to try out.  For the Tune In To Radio HG Festival, Gabe Hakvaag is producing four sets of Friday and Saturday performances that each stand alone with a different theme and a different schedule of radio shows. The festival will open on July 6 and 7 with "Radio Suspense," continue on July 13 and 14 with "Radio HaHa” and on July 20 and 21 with "Radio Askew” and end Aug. 10 and 11 with "Radio Heroics." Auditions for "Radio Heroics - An evening of action, adventure and courage" will be at  2pm on Saturday, June 2 and 7pm on June 3. For more information, call 570-724-2079 or email


HG Auditions for "Driving Miss Daisy" are May 19, 20 & 21

Open auditions for Hamilton-Gibson’s production of the comedy-drama "Driving Miss Daisy" will be at 4pm this Saturday, May 19; at 5:30pm this Sunday, May 20; and at 6:30pm this Monday, May 21 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Director is Thomas Putnam. Three roles will be cast about an unlikely friendship that spans 25 years. Daisy Werthan is a feisty, energetic, white, Southern, Jewish widow from Atlanta. At the beginning of the play, she is 72 and 97 when it ends. Boolie Werthan is her son, a white, confident businessman who is 40 at the start of the play and 65 at the end. Hoke Coleburn is black, uneducated, earnest, patient and down on his luck. At the outset of the play, he is 60 and 85 when it ends. Performances are Sept. 14, 15, 16, 21 and 22. For more information about the auditions, tickets or a FlexPass, call 570-724-2079 or email

Free Programs are This Saturday, May 19 at Cherry Springs

Two free programs will be on Saturday, May 19 at Cherry Springs State Park, 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport. The park is 12 miles from Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44. The Park Welcome & Walking Tour is from 7:30 to 8:15pm. During the short, guided walk, participants will learn about the past, present and future of park facilities. Meet at the information kiosk near the restroom in the visitor parking area on the north side of Route 44. The walk is less than a mile on mostly level terrain. No registration is required. The "Crescent Moon & Planet Watch" is from 9 to 10:30pm in the Night Sky Viewing Area. Take a journey to the moon to explore some of its fascinating features from highlands to volcanic plains and to see where lunar landings took place. Then look at a visible planet. Afterwards take an up close look at the moon using park telescopes. Online registration is required.  Visit If there is a problem or for information, call (814) 435-1037 or email

NEPIRC Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) – Supply Chain Strategy (Mansfield) May 22
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Mansfield Borough Building, 14 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933, US

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) gives companies the ability to account financially for each activity along the supply chain, including costs associated with the acquisition of materials, transportation, inventory, storage, expediting and oversight. TCO helps companies make strategic sourcing decisions and the TCO Calculator can facilitate side-by-side comparisons of up to 4 suppliers, analyzing multiple sourcing possibilities on a global scale. For more information or to register visit:


Last Acting Up is Tuesday, May 22 

Tuesday, May 22 from 2-3pm is the last Acting Up session for the 2017-2018 season. This free readers theatre program will resume on Tuesdays, Sept. 11 and 25 and continue on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month through May 2019. A fun-loving group of adults 55 and older gather to read stories, plays, and poems to each other at the Hamilton-Gibson office at 29 Water Street in Wellsboro. There are no fees and no long-term commitments. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For information, call Coordinators Larry and Barbara Biddison at 570-724-4586.

Women to Submit Scripts Between Now and This Tuesday, May 22

Area women have until Tuesday, May 22 to submit their original short plays and adaptations of classic short plays, films or books to be considered by the Hamilton-Gibson Women's Project for production this October. Entries postmarked after May 22 will not be accepted. A female director-playwright can submit more than one script. Short plays must be no longer than 15 minutes in length, original, unpublished, not previously produced and appropriate for a venue that can handle a minimal set, basic lighting and sound effects. Those that create a cohesive, well-balanced "Change of Scenery" production will be selected. This is not a contest. No prizes will be awarded. For information, contact Hamilton-Gibson at 570-724-2079 or email

“James and the Giant Peach” Auditions are May 22, 23 & 24

Open auditions for Hamilton-Gibson's summer musical, "James and the Giant Peach" will be at 6:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 22, 23, and 24 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Director is Thomas Putnam. Male and female singers, high school age to adults, are encouraged to audition for the main roles and the small ensemble. This musical fantasy is about an orphaned British boy, his friendly talking insect friends and their amazing journey on a giant piece of fruit across the ocean to New York City. Being sought to play James, the main character is James, is a male, 7 to 15 years of age with a vocal range of G3 to G5. To audition for this role, boys should get songs and script selections from Hamilton-Gibson.  For information about the other roles, including Ladahlord; Spiker and Sponge, James' two mean aunts; five human-sized insects and the small ensemble whose members will play a number of different roles, call 570-724-2079 or email  Performance dates are July 27, 28, 29, Aug. 3 and 4.

Hills Creek State Park Offers Free Holiday Weekend Programs May 25-27

Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road is offering programs and activities on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27. All of the programs are free. The park is seven miles northeast of Wellsboro in Charleston Township via Charleston Street and Hills Creek Lake Road. Those who want to go on the Canoe Tour on Saturday, May 26 from 6 to 8pm must pre-register either by going to the park office or calling 570-724-4246. Sunday, May 27 is Fish-for-Free Day on Hills Creek Lake meaning no one needs a fishing license that day. All other fishing regulations still apply. Free tackle loaner equipment is available from 8am to noon at Campsite #6 host site. At 5pm on Sunday, May 27 there will be a presentation on how to get more out of fishing by learning about bait, tackle, fishing knots and the equipment to use followed at 6:30pm near the park concession stand by a 30-minute filleting and cooking demonstration and sampling freshly caught fried fish. The following free 8:30pm programs will be in the park’s Nature Center: “Eagles & Ospreys on Friday, May 25, Coyotes in Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 26, and Bears of Pennsylvania on Sunday, May 27. The only program that requires pre-registration is the Canoe Tour.

Free Holiday Weekend Programs at Cherry Springs are May 25-27

Cherry Springs State Park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport is offering free programs on Memorial Day Weekend. This park is 12 miles from Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44. From 9 to 10:30pm on Friday, May 25, Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, Lunar Viewing is being offered free in the Night Sky Viewing Area. Take a journey to the moon to explore some of its fascinating features from highlands to volcanic plains and to see where lunar landings took place. Afterwards, take an up close look at the moon using park telescopes. Pre-registration is required. Arrive early at the Night Sky Viewing Area for a stargazing program, bring a picnic supper and use nearby picnic tables and charcoal grills or attend the Nature at Night program on fascinating night critters, such as fireflies, bats, black bears, coyotes or others from 7:30 to 8:15pm on Friday, May 25 and Sunday, May 27 at the Night Sky Viewing Area or the Park Welcome & Walking Tour on Saturday, May 26 (meet at the information kiosk near the restroom in the visitor parking area on the north side of Route 44) to go on a short, guided walk of less than a mile on mostly level terrain to learn about park facilities. No registration is required for the 7:30pm programs. All stargazing and other programs will be cancelled if it rains or thunders. Anyone may observe the night sky at Cherry Springs on their own without attending a stargazing program. All visitors should arrive before dark. Search online for the Clear Sky Chart online for 48-hour forecasts about viewing conditions. Online registration for stargazing programs is required. Visit If there is a problem with registering online or for information about these free programs, call (814) 435-1037 or email

Fly-In Breakfast  is Sunday, May 27

From 8am to noon on Sunday, May 27, the Canyon Pilots Association’s All-You-Can-Eat Memorial Day Fly-In Breakfast will be indoors at the commercial corporate hangar at the Wellsboro Johnston Airport, just west of Wellsboro on Airport Road in Delmar Township. This event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine. On the menu are ham, eggs, buckwheat pancakes, coffee and orange juice. Requested is a donation of $7 for adults and children ages 9 and up and $3 for youngsters ages 3 to 8 years old. Breakfast is free for children 2 and under. Weather permitting, pilots in full-size aircraft will fly to the airport for the breakfast. The public is welcome to watch the pilots land and take off and talk to them about their "flying machines." Airplane and helicopter rides will be available for a fee, weather permitting. Members of the Canyon Country Ultralight Club will have a display of ultralight aircraft. The Mountain Modelaires will display radio controlled airplanes and have a flight simulator program for children and adults to try. Handicapped parking will be along Airport Road near the hangar. Others can park along the roadway and in the parking area near the main gate.

John Denver Tribute Concert is May 31

The Ultimate John Denver Tribute with Ted Vigil singing Denver’s hits will be at 7:30pm on Thursday, May 31 in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Not only does Vigil look like the music icon, he sounds like him, too. Vigil will sing some of Denver's most famous tunes, such as "Thank God I'm A Country Boy," "Calypso," "Annie's Song," "Rocky Mountain High" and "Sunshine on My Shoulders." Admission for the show is $25, $20 for adults 65 and older and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. To enjoy a pre-concert dinner at the Steak House at 29 Main Street in Wellsboro and the concert, a package price of $44 is  available. For tickets to the show or more information about the pre-concert dinner package, call 570-724-6220 or visit


Corner Self Storage to Host Open House on Saturday, May 26

In conjunction with the Galeton Townwide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 26, Corner Self Storage at 1906 Route 6 in Gaines Township is hosting its annual open house, including a "garage sale" and free hot dogs and cookies. The storage facility is located at the intersection of Routes 6 and 349 in downtown Gaines, near Galeton. “More than 30 of our storage renters will have tables set up and be selling items between 8am and 4pm on May 26,” said Charlie Messina. “Between 11am and 1pm that day, I will be grilling and giving away free hot dogs and cookies," said Messina. "Everyone is welcome to stop in." Call 570-724-6789 or visit for more information.

Hickory Fest Pass Price of $70 to End on May 31

Now through May 31, a three-day pass to attend Hickory Fest on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17, 18 and 19 can be purchased for $70 online by visiting The price will increase to $80 on June 1 and to $85 on Aug. 1. Online ticket sales will end on Thursday, Aug. 16, the day before Hickory Fest opens. On Friday, Aug. 17, a three-day pass will cost $90 at Stony Fork Creek Campground, near Wellsboro. June 1 through Aug. 16, daily tickets for Hickory Fest will be for sale online at $30 for Friday, $50 for Saturday and $25 for Sunday and for sale at the campground on Aug. 17, 18 and 19. Camping is not included in the admission price. For information, call Stony Fork Creek Campground at 570-724-3096 or email Rain or shine all three days bands and soloists from across the country will perform on the outdoor stage at the 90-acre Stony Fork Creek Campground. There will also be food and craft vendors on-site and the Hickory Fest merchandise booth will be selling CDs by the performing artists and Hickory Fest T-shirts. Also on Saturday will be free music and songwriting workshops, the supervised Kids Zone with free crafts and games for youngsters and the presentation of the third Sue Cunningham Music Scholarship with the winner to give a performance. On Sunday, the Second Annual Sue Cunningham Youth Fiddle Contest will begin with the preliminary round at 10am for youth in the 5-9, 10-14 and 15-18 age divisions. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each age group. To fill out an application and for contest details, visit This fun-filled weekend of acoustic and roots music is held to benefit the Sue Cunningham Memorial Music Scholarship at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida and the American Cancer Society through the Relay For Life Of Tioga County. Cunningham, a nationally and internationally known fiddler, played bluegrass around the world. She produced Hickory Fest until her death. She passed away from cancer on Sept. 3, 2015 at the age of 57.

Annual Backpack Drive

Mountain Valley Realty will be holding their 2nd Annual Backpack Drive that will begin when school lets out through the last day of June. New or gently used backpacks as well as unused school supplies can be dropped off at their office at 477 Tioga Street, Wellsboro. These will be distributed to children before the next school year begins. FMI: 570-723-8484.

STPR is June 1 & 2 in Tioga and Potter Counties

The 42nd Annual Waste Management Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally will be on private and state roads in Tioga and Potter counties Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2. The Tioga County Fairgrounds in Whitneyville will serve as STPR headquarters. Parc exposés will be on The Green in downtown Wellsboro from 11:30am to 2pm on Friday and from 8 to 9:45am on Saturday. Watch the cars running the Waste Management stages June 1 at the Antrim spectator area; tickets will be sold for $7 at the gate only. View rally cars running state forest roads from spectator areas on Saturday, June 2. Admission to the Super Special Stage at 7pm on Friday and 8pm on Saturday at the Whitneyville fairgrounds are $5 per person with a $5 per car donation for parking. Children under 12 are admitted free at both Super Special Stages and at the Antrim spectator area. The Spectator Guide will be for sale for $5 at the fairgrounds, on The Green during the park exposés and at the Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street. For information, visit or call the chamber at 570-724-1926.

Highland Chocolates Pop-up Shop coming June1

Highland Chocolates will be renting space in the Deane Center (formerly the décor side of Fifth Season) from June 1 – July 28th and setting up a mini-Highland Chocolates there. You will be able to stop in on any rainy day during those two months and kids or adults can make their own chocolate treat. We will also be launching a new fudge flavor – Turkey Path – on June 16th which is both Laurel Festival and National Fudge Day. We are also working on a souvenir basket that we hope to have ready by then.

Endless Mountain Music Festival Flex and Season Passes are Available

A season pass is $225 to attend 14 of the Endless Mountain Music Festival's 16 concerts being held from July 20 to August 4. Two of the 16 concerts are free. Also available is a $150 flex pass to attend any six festival concerts. For information, call 570-787-7800 or visit

Register for the Laurel Festival 10K Before June 1

The entry fee for the Laurel Festival 10K is $25. Those who register on or before Friday, June 1 will receive a free event. T-shirt, courtesy of First Citizens Community Bank, and be entered in the early bird drawing for a chance to win $25 in Wellsboro Chamber Dollars to spend in area businesses. Those who do not register before June 1 will have the option to purchase a race T-shirt the day of the race. The entry fee for the two-mile Fun Run/Walk is $5. The 10K will start at 9am and the Fun Run/Walk at 9:05am on Saturday, June 16 at Packer Park on Queen Street in Wellsboro. Age categories in the 10K for males and females are: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over. The course is a challenging one, with both paved and dirt surfaces and rolling hills that provide views of the majestic scenery of Pennsylvania Grand Canyon country. For course maps and registration forms for the 10K and Fun Run, call the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 570-724-1926, email or stop in at 114 Main Street, Wellsboro.

June 1 is Deadline to Enter Community Floats in Laurel Parade

Between now and Friday, June 1, non-profit groups are invited to enter a community float in the Saturday, June 16 Laurel Parade. To be eligible for awards, float designs must represent the theme "It's Magical.”  Church groups, youth groups, scout troops, etc. may be eligible for reimbursement of up to $100 for the actual cost of materials to construct the float. For float entry forms and safety guidelines, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce at 570-724-1926 or email

Trap League Shoot is Sunday, June 3

The Troy Rod & Gun Club in Alparon Park, Route 14 North Troy, Pa. is hosting a Northern Tier Trap League Shoot-out on Sunday, June 3 with registration at 7am and shooting from 8am to 2pm. The cost is $10 for two rounds of 25 birds. Teams from six area gun clubs participate in the league with each hosting two Sunday shoots during the season and one hosting the final Shoot-out.


Now Until June 4, Register Youth for HG Summer Theatre Arts Camp

Monday, June 4 is the deadline for youth completing the third through ninth grades to register for the Hamilton-Gibson "Wizard of Oz" Summer Theatre Arts Camp. This is the only camp HG is holding this summer. It is open to any child that wants to participate no matter where they live. For the first time, campers will learn and perform a full stage show - the musical “Wizard of Oz.” The HG camp will be from 9am to 3:30pm on Mondays through Thursdays, June 11-14 and 18-21 at the Clark Wood Elementary School Auditorium at 110 Addison Hill Road in Elkland. Pay-What-You-Can public performances will be at 7:30pm on Thursday and Friday, June 21 and 22. Roles will be cast on July 11, the first day of camp. They include: Dorothy, her human-sized dog Toto, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, various witches and other characters. Sponsoring the camp is the Deerfield Charitable Trust. Children who reside in the Northern Tioga School District will be admitted free of charge thanks to a grant from the Deerfield Charitable Trust. Any child residing outside the Northern Tioga School District will pay an enrollment fee. Scholarships are available. No child will be turned away due to financial concerns. Hamilton-Gibson has transportation options for students. To register for the camp, download the 2018 Summer Theatre Arts Camp flyer and application by visiting the Hamilton-Gibson website at and clicking on "Education,”  then on “Theatre Camps,” then on “Summer Camps” and then scroll down to the orange button tagged “Click Here for Application.“ Complete the application and send it with a check to Attention Theatre Arts Camp, Hamilton-Gibson Productions, 29 Water Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Payment by credit card is also accepted. Call the office with card information at 570-724-2079. For more information about this camp and/or transportation, call 570-724-2079 or email

NEPIRC’s Six Sigma Yellow Belt training program June 5

This training gives participants a working knowledge of the Lean Six Sigma methodology, a data driven improvement cycle that follows the DMAIC process of define, measure, analyze, improve and control. Individuals taking this program will gain the foundational knowledge to assist in and support Six Sigma projects and help the organization reach their overall objectives.

This training is suitable for anyone who leads limited improvement projects and/or serves as a team member in a more complex improvement project led by a Certified Green Belt or Certified Black Belt. FMI:


Friends of the Library book sale during Laurel Festival

The Friends of the Library book sale will be held June 6 for “Friends Members Only” and will be open to the public on June 7 – 9 and June 13 – 16. Stop by for some great deals on gently used and new books.

Sign Up Now for Three-Day, Three-Play Stratford Trip

Reserve your seat now with a $125 deposit for Hamilton-Gibson’s three-day three-play theatre excursion Oct.12-14 to the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada. The payment balance is due in August. See three live theater productions. The trip is open to adults and to children accompanied by adults, all having valid passports or passport cards. The price is $435 or $540 and includes: transportation, reserved seats for the three plays and hotel accommodations. For information or reservations, contact Hamilton-Gibson’s Theater Excursions Coordinator Larry Biddison at 570-724-4586 or

 **The deadline date to submit a listing for the next Member-to-Member announcement is 5/26/18**

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