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April 12, 2019

 

Wellsboro Community-Wide Yard Sales are Today & Tomorrow

The Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce Retail Committee is sponsoring a community-wide yard sale from 9am to 5pm today, Friday, April 12 and tomorrow, Saturday, April 13. For information about the community-wide yard sale, call 570-724-1926 before 4pm today.

 

Buy Tickets Now for Rotary Club Booster Dinner; Raffle Tickets

The Wellsboro Rotary Club Laurel Festival Booster Dinner is Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro. The deadline to register is Saturday, April 20. The event is open to the public. It begins with a cash bar at 6pm. Tickets are $40 per person and are available at the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street in Wellsboro. All dinner proceeds will benefit the Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival. During the booster dinner, Richard "Dick" Ford will posthumously be recognized with the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellows award for his community service and involvement. Ford was a member of the Wellsboro Rotary Club for 61 years. He served as president in 1963 and 1964. On April 1 of this year, he passed away at the age of 93 at Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. "The Paul Harris Fellows award is the highest honor we can present to community members," said Wellsboro Rotarian Jim Paxson, chair of the annual dinner. "It recognizes a person who exemplifies Rotary's motto of service above self. Dick was first recognized with this award 26 years ago in 1993,” Paxson said. A raffle is being held in conjunction with the booster dinner. Tickets are $1 for one or $5 for six and are available from any Rotary Club member or at the Chamber office until April 24. The raffle prizes are: a $500 VISA card donated by Citizens and Northern Bank; a quarter side of beef donated by Hillstone Farms and Northwest Bank; and $300 in gas donated by Acorn Market. In addition, door prizes and special drawings will be held during the dinner. For dinner tickets, raffle tickets or more information, call the chamber at 570-724-1926. 

 

Morning Bird Walk is This Saturday, April 13

The second Bird Walk at Hills Creek State Park in Charleston Township, about seven miles northeast of Wellsboro, is this Saturday, April 13. It is free and open to the public. Highlighted will be the many varieties of water and woodland birds that live in or migrate through the park. Meet at the park office at 111 Spillway Road a little before 8am to drive to the nearby starting location. The walk will begin promptly at 8am. Registration is not required. Everyone is invited to participate, including birders of all levels, first timers to experienced. Bring binoculars and cameras and wear weather-appropriate, subdued clothing and sturdy walking shoes. Binoculars will be provided for adults and children ages 7 and up who need them. If it rains, attendees may opt for a driving tour. Bird walks will also be on Saturdays, April 20 and 27 and May 4, 11, 18 and 25. For information, visit tiadaghtonaudubon.blogspot.com or call the park at 570-724-4246.

 

Register This Saturday for Upper Pine Creek Trout Tourney

Anglers can register in person this Saturday, April 13 between 10am and 2pm for the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club's 29th Annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament at the snowmobile clubhouse at 4814 Route 6, 12 miles west of Wellsboro. The entry fee for youth under 16 is $15 and for adults is $20 through Wednesday, May 1 and $25 beginning May 2. The tournament will be Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, along a 13-mile stretch of Pine Creek between the Ansonia Bridge in Shippen Township and the Mill Street Bridge in Galeton Borough. Successful anglers who catch tagged fish during the tournament can win up to $14,000 in cash, merchandise and gift cards with each prize valued at $50 or more. The top prize is $1,000 in cash. There are also four $500 cash prizes. Registration forms can be downloaded any time by visiting www.pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com and can also be found at many businesses in the area. For information, visit the club’s website at www.pagrandcanyonsnowmobileclub.com or its Facebook page or call 1-717-881-9358 or the clubhouse at 570-724-2888.

AAA North Penn to Host Open House in Scranton This Saturday

This Saturday, April 13, AAA North Penn in Scranton is hosting an open house from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Come and check out the new building at 941 Viewmont Drive in Scranton, Pa. 18519. From 10:30am to 12:30pm in Scranton will be member specials, giveaways, travel and discount vendors, free battery checks and child car seat checks. For more information, call AAA North Penn Wellsboro at 570-724-4134 ext. 175 or stop in. 

Wellsboro Doggie Easter Egg Hunt is This Saturday, April 13

This Saturday, April 13, from noon to 2pm, bring your dog to hunt for Easter eggs filled with doggie treats and to have your dog’s picture taken with the Easter bunny by Martina Cobb at Animal Care Sanctuary at 11765 Route 6 in Charleston Township, across the highway from Weis Market. All dogs must be leashed during this event. There is a $5 entry fee for the egg hunt and $10 for a photograph to be emailed to you. For more information, call Animal Care Sanctuary at 570-724-3687, ext. 2.

Youth Choir Concerts are This Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14

The Eleanor Roosevelt High School Chamber Choir from Greenbelt, Maryland and the Hamilton-Gibson Young Women's and Young Men's choirs will present a joint concert at 7:30pm this Saturday, April 13 in the Auditorium at the Wellsboro Area School District Administration Building at 227 Nichols Street and at 2pm this Sunday, April 14 at the Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church in Loyalsock Township, just off the Golden Strip/3rd Street. The church’s GPS address is 1301 Clayton Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701. On Saturday, the choirs will rehearse and eat lunch together and then visit Leonard Harrison State Park to see the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Immediately following their joint concert Saturday night, they will attend a special reception at Sweet Caroline's BBQ on Tioga Street sponsored by the Wellsboro Rotary Club. Tickets for the concert at Wellsboro are $8 for adults and $4 for children 18 and under and can be purchased at the door or by visiting hamiltongibson.org or HG's Facebook page and via links go to TicketLeap. Admission to the Sunday concert is free.

For more information, call 570-724-2079 or hamgib@gmail.com.

Invitation to Businesses to Host “Where’s Waldo in Wellsboro?”

The 7th Annual "Where's Waldo in Wellsboro?" will be this July. Twenty-four local businesses, those in downtown Wellsboro and surrounding areas, are invited to be Waldo hosts. To be a "Where's Waldo?" location, businesses need to be open at least 5 days a week and preferably 6 or 7 days a week during the month of July; must agree to provide a prize worth at least $10 and do some form of advertising or promotion, such as posting photos and information on their websites, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., join together to develop a radio and newspaper advertising package for “Where’s Waldo in Wellsboro?” or host Waldo events of their own, such as coloring contests, making Waldo cupcakes, etc. Participating businesses will each get a cardboard Waldo figure to hide in their stores. In July, Waldo searchers - youngsters and adults - will go to as many of the participating businesses as they can to look for Waldo. Once a searcher finds Waldo, someone at the business will stamp or sign the searcher’s passport. Each Waldo searcher must turn in his/her passport to From My Shelf Books & Gifts by Tuesday, July 30. The bookstore will create a separate ticket with the searcher's name for each place he/she has found Waldo and put all of those tickets in the bookstore’s prize jar. Winners' names will be drawn from the prize jar during the wrap-up Waldopalooza Party at the bookstore on Wednesday, July 31. The more times a searcher’s name is in the bookstore’s jar based on the number of participating businesses he/she has visited in July, the higher that person’s chances are of winning a prize. Businesses interested in being a "Where's Waldo in Wellsboro?" host are asked to call Kasey at From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 570-724-5793 soon.

KC101.5 Offers Wellsboro Event Sponsorship Advertising

KC101 offers discounted advertising packages for the many fun events Wellsboro has throughout the year that bring people to town. They include: Winter Celebration, First Fridays, Mary Wells Days, Laurel Festival, Classic Car Cruise-ins, STPR, Dickens of a Christmas and Christmas on Main Street as well as the Tioga County Fair, Tioga Old Home Days and others. These packages include ads that promote both the event and the sponsoring business for 7 to 10 days leading up to the event. For ad costs, see the attached pdf or call KC101 at 570-662-9000.

April Activities at Pop’s Culture Shoppe

Free Open Game Nights are Fridays, April 12, 19 & 26

Fridays from 6pm until late, all ages and abilities can play board games free and join in a “Game Night Challenge.” The winner will receive a $5 store credit at 9pm, if present. Also being held during Game Night tonight, Friday, April 12 from 6 to 9pm will be the brand new HeroClix DC Rebirth Release Tournament. The $20 entry fee includes two five-figure boosters and a chance to win LE figures.

Beginning at 6pm on Game Nights on April 12 and 19 is Friday Night Magic. This event is Standard Constructed and uses the most recently released Magic sets. It consists of four rounds using Swiss pairings. Entry fee is $7. Players will be awarded one prize pack for each round they win. Promos will be provided to top finishers. For a complete Game Night schedule visit popscultureshoppe.com.

Mahjongg Club is Saturdays, April 13 & 20

On Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm is free play with others. New players are always welcome.

Chess Club is Mondays, April 15, 22 & 29

On Mondays at 3:30pm, all skill levels are invited to play or learn chess for free in a casual environment.

Mahjongg in the Morning is Tuesdays, April 16, 23 & 30

On Tuesdays, from 10am to 1pm new players and people who want to learn are always welcome to join this free, fun group.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Club is Wednesdays, April 17 & 24

On Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6pm play Yu-Gi-Oh! Learn the basics with others, collect cards, improve and play in tournaments and get ready for Sneak Peeks.

Magic: Commander League is April 17&18, 24&25

Join in free Commander League action from 3:30 to 6pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Earn points each time you play (limit two matches per week) with prizes awarded at the end of the 12-week league on Thursday, June 20. There are new goals each week.

Pokémon Club is Thursdays, April 18 & 25

On Thursdays from 3:30 to 5pm, play Pokémon free with others. Learn the basics, collect cards, improve and play in tournaments.

RPG Nights are Thursdays, April 18 & 25

From 6 to 9pm join Jacob on April 18 or Miles on April 25 for an open Pathfinder Adventures scenario. Characters will be provided for those who don’t have one. Bring dice. Each session is limited to six players; each player can play a maximum of two sessions per month. Reserve spots today. Check Pop’s Role Playing Facebook page for updates.

Magic The Gathering: Modern Constructed Format Tournaments are Thursdays, April 18 & 25

On Thursdays at 6pm play in Magic The Gathering Modern Constructed Format tournaments. Ten proxies are permitted. The entry fee is $5 or free with any $10 purchase. 

Pokémon: Unbroken Bonds Pre-Release is Saturday, April 20

Experience this new Pokémon set before the official release date. Arrive by 10am to allow time for registration The event kick off is at 10:30am. The entry fee is $20.

Magic the Gathering: War of the Spark Pre-Release is Saturday, April 27

For $25, play the newest set at midnight, noon or 6pm or run the gauntlet and play all three for $75. For the $25 fee, players will get a pre-release kit containing 6 booster packs of War of the Spark, a date stamped rare or mythic rare, and a War of the Spark spindown die, plus a chance to win random prizes.

FMI: Stop in at Pop’s Culture Shoppe at 25 Main Street in Wellsboro, call 570-723-4263 or mail info@popscultureshoppe.com.

Wellsboro’s Spring Cleanup Week is April 15-19

Spring Cleanup Week is Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19. Wellsboro Borough residents may put unsold yard sale items at curbside on their regular garbage pickup day. Leaves, trash, old lumber and boards not over five feet long, old furniture, scrap metal, two old tires per household, lawn rakings, paper, magazines, litter, brush, small tree limbs and shrub clippings must be placed in bags, boxes or bundled up and placed for pickup at the front curb. Televisions, computer monitors, computer towers, laptops, tablets, printers and scanners as well as demolition and construction materials will not be picked up at curbside during cleanup week but are being accepted for a fee at the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority's Tiadaghton Area Transfer Station at 10455 Route 6, Wellsboro between 8am and 4pm Mondays through Fridays and between 8am and noon on Saturdays. For information and pricing, call 570-724-0145. Contact the Wellsboro Borough Office at 570-724-4604 for more information about what items will be picked up at curbside.

 

Nessmuk Rod & Gun Club Trap Shoots are April 16, 23 & 30

The Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is hosting trap shoot practices for members and the public, beginners to experienced shooters from 3pm until 6:30pm on Tuesdays, April 16, 23 and 30, weather permitting. The shoots will be at the club's outdoor range at 4646 Route 287 in Delmar Township, 6.5 miles south of Wellsboro. The fee is $5 per adult per round of 25 clays and $2 for those under 18. Eye and ear protection must be worn. Shooters are asked to provide their own shotguns and ammunition. For more information about the club's trap team or practices, call Rick Niles, Nessmuk's trap shoot organizer at 570-439-0187.

Timeless Tuesday for Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is April 16
A Timeless Tuesday Night Out to benefit the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is this coming Tuesday, April 16 between 5pm and 8pm at Timeless Destination, 77 Main Street in Wellsboro. Adults and youngsters can enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring pasta, meatballs, garden salad and bread. The dinner price for adults is $10.99 with $2 for each dinner sold donated to the Nessmuk club. The price for youngsters under the age of 12 is $5.99 with $1 of each dinner sold donated to the club. Bring family and friends. Takeout is available. In addition, the club is holding a raffle for a limited edition, handcrafted L.T. Wright knife in a handmade leather sheath that has a suggested retail price of $90. Tickets are $2 each. Raffle tickets can only be purchased during dinner hours on April 16. For more information, email Charlie Messina at nessmukgunclub@gmail.com

Alaska Information Night is Tuesday, April 16 in Wellsboro

AAA North Penn Wellsboro is hosting Alaska Information Night at 6:30pm in Community Room 219 at the Deane Center, 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. It is free and open to people interested in going on a land and sea trip to Alaska in 2020 to find out what they would see and do from a representative from Princess Cruises, a cruise line owned by the Carnival Corporation. To reserve a spot for this program, call 570-724-4134, extension 175.

Free Program on Native Orchids is Wednesday, April 17

The public is welcome to attend the Tiadaghton Audubon Society's regular meeting on Wednesday, April 17 in the Old Music Room at the Wellsboro Area School District Administration Building at 227 Nichols Street in Wellsboro to learn about native orchids. At 6pm, club business, financials and activities will be discussed. At 7pm, Mark Simonis will present “Conservation of Tioga County Orchids.” An amateur botanist who volunteers with DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry Tioga State Forest Wild Plant Management Program, Simonis looks for rare and unusual plants on state land, such as wild native orchids. He reports his findings to Chris Firestone, botanist with the Bureau of Forestry office in Wellsboro. The public is welcome to attend the business meeting and the presentation or can arrive a few minutes before 7pm for the presentation only. There will be a brief break between the two. Both are free. For more information, call Sean or Robin Minnick at (570) 948-9052, email tasmember@yahoo.com or visit tiadaghtonaudubon.blogspot.com.

Register by Thursday, April 18 for HGWP Acting Workshops

The Hamilton-Gibson Women’s Project is offering two acting workshops for beginners to experienced actors, women and men and their sons and daughters, ages 12 to 17. On Saturday, May 18, the Fundamentals of Acting workshop will be from 10am to noon and the Character Tool Kit workshop from 1 to 3pm in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Presenter is David Hugo, a professional actor and a professor in the Theater Department at Long Island University's C. W. Post campus in Brookville, N.Y. Registration will end on Thursday, April 18 or the date when the workshops are filled, whichever comes first. The cost to attend is $10 for one workshop and $15 for both. Youth 12 to 17 attending with a paying parent will get in free. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. There are five free scholarships available for adults and youth not accompanied by a parent. To register for one or both workshops or to request a scholarship to attend for free, call 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.

Free Runs in Asaph are on Thursdays, April 18 & 25

The Tyoga Running Club is hosting free, one-hour Thursday night runs that begin promptly at 6pm on April 18 and 25 for members and the public. Runners 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. There are pace groups for children to adults and all ability levels. For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/tyogarunningclub or email run4trc@gmail.com

Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter to Meet on April 18

The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, Pa. will meet at 6pm on Thursday, April 18 at the Mill Cove Shooting Range in the Mill Cove Environmental Area at 3036 Mill Creek Road in Mansfield followed by the training, "Review Six Basics for a Good Shot” with shooting drills and scenarios led by Marilyn Jones. "Any woman who is 18 or older from any county or state is welcome to join our chapter," said Jones who with Pat Butts leads the Well Armed Woman meetings. Membership is open to beginners with absolutely no experience in handling a gun to those who are skilled, experienced shooters. The fee is $50 per year. For more information, contact Jones at 570-549-2794 or jones_mk@yahoo.com.

Lyme Disease Support Group to Meet Thursday, April 18

The Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group meeting will be at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 18 in the Native Bagel at 1 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. This meeting is free and open to anyone who lives in Tioga County or a surrounding county who wants to learn more about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Shown will be two videos, each featuring a different medical doctor talking about how diet and supplemental natural remedies help augment treatment for Lyme disease patients. The doctors point out the foods to avoid and those to eat more of. The idea behind this theory of treatment is based on optimizing the body's own mechanisms to fight various infections. Discussion will follow. For information, contact Support Group Co-Leaders Luke Dunham and Thomas Putnam by email at tiogacountylyme@palyme.org or Putnam at 570-439-2000.

Earth Day is Saturday, April 20; Site is Changed to Smythe Park

The Eighth Annual Earth Day will be on Saturday, April 20, from 10am to 3pm in Smythe Park in downtown Mansfield rather than at the Mill Cove Environmental Area as it has been since the first Earth Day in 2012. Earth Day is free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Due to severe flooding that left debris and mud in its wake, areas of Mill Cove need to be cleaned up. It is expected that Earth Day will be able to return to Mill Cove in 2020. “The good news is that we are offering plenty of free, hands-on activities and educational programs for people of all ages, toddlers to adults at Smythe Park even though we cannot hold any of our planned water events there,” said Dr. David Flesch who has chaired Mill Cove Inc.'s Earth Day since 2014. “Everyone will find lots to do that will inspire them to make every day Earth Day.” The free “wow” activities include zip line rides throughout the day; live demonstrations by seven birds of prey at 10:30am and 12:15pm; and at 1:30pm Van Wagner of Danville, Pa. presenting a program on the history of coal mining in this area and a concert during which he will play guitar and sing his original folk songs. There will also be archery demonstrations and target shooting; Kiddie Corner with activities for toddlers to first graders; a hydrological model demonstration by MU’s Geosciences Department; Mountain Modelaires flying small electric helicopters and quad copters; assisting with tree planting in Smythe Park; and more than 50 vendors selling unique items and foods. Sponsors are Repsol, Dominion and Mill Cove, Inc., a 5013c nonprofit organization. To participate as a vendor, demonstrate outdoor skills or present a program or for more information about Earth Day at Smythe Park and directions, visit the Mill Cove Environmental Area website at www.millcoveinc.org or contact event vendor manager Patricia Butts at 570-463-1407 or by email at pbutts6610@yahoo.com.  

Vote Until April 21 and Help Wellsboro Win!

Wellsboro, Pennsylvania is vying to be a quarterfinalist in the 2019 America’s Main Streets contest. Here’s how you can help. Cast an online vote once every 24 hours between now and 11:59:59pm on Sunday, April 21, by visiting MainStreetContest.com, clicking on the Wellsboro Main Street photograph and then on “Vote” or by going to the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page or the From My Shelf Books & Gifts Facebook page. The grand prize is $25,000 in cash for downtown revitalization and “buying local” activities. The top 25 vote getters will move into the next round. Running the contest is Independent We Stand, the national small business movement. For more information, call the chamber at 570-724-1926.

 

Acting Up is Tuesday, April 23

Acting Up, Hamilton-Gibson's stimulating, energizing, always thought-provoking, informal readers theatre program for adults 55 and older, will be from 2 to 3pm on Tuesday, April 23 at the H-G office at 29 Water Street in Wellsboro. The relaxed, informal atmosphere provides a low-key, low-pressure opportunity for participants to experiment with reading stories, plays, poems, essays and vintage radio scripts "with expression." Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For information, call Coordinators Larry and Barbara Biddison at 570-724-4586.

Auditions for “Mamma Mia” are April 24, 25 & 26

Hamilton-Gibson Productions is holding open auditions for "Mamma Mia!” at 6:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday, April 24 and 25 and 5:30pm on Sunday, April 28 in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. This jukebox musical, written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, is told through the legendary songs of ABBA, composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, both members of the pop group. The characters include: Sophie Sheridan, age 20 to 25, a soprano, mezzo-soprano; Sophie's mother, Donna Sheridan, age 40 to 50, a mezzo-soprano, alto; the three men, all age 40 to 50 who may be Sophie's father, baritones Sam Carmichael and Bill Austin and tenor, baritone Harry Bright; Sophie's fiancé Sky, age 20 to 30, tenor, baritone; Donna's friends who performed with her as The Dynamos, both ages 40 to 50, mezzo-soprano, alto Tanya Cresham-Leigh and alto Rosie Mulligan; Sophie's friends both ages 20 to 25, mezzo-sopranos Lisa and Ali; and Pepper, a barman at Taverna, age 20 to 25, a tenor, baritone. “In addition to the principal characters, we are looking for a minimum of 10 men and 10 women for the chorus,” said Director Thomas Putnam. Chorus members will portray islanders, those who work at Donna's and wedding guests. Being sought are male and female adults and mature high school students who can sing and dance. “There is a considerable amount of dancing so movement ability will be part of the audition,” said Putnam. A small pit orchestra with two or three keyboards, percussion and bass will provide accompaniment. Performances will be in Straughn Auditorium on the Mansfield University campus at 7:30pm on Friday, July 12, Saturdays, July 13 and 20 and at 2:30pm on Sunday, July 21. Sponsors are Elite Therapy, Chris Jones and Drs. Maria Cruz and Edgar Wong. For more information about the auditions, tickets or a FlexPass, call 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.

McCutcheon and Crookston Concert Is Wednesday, April 24

On Wednesday, April 24, at 7pm, John McCutcheon with special guest Joe Crookston will perform in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Crookston, a songwriter, folk singer, guitarist, fiddler and a master storyteller, will open the concert. An engaging live performer, Crookston delivers the melodies, the lyrics, the energy and well-written story songs, one of which was used as the basis for a documentary. McCutcheon, an American folk music singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, author and activist, is on tour with his latest CD, "To Everyone in All the World: A Celebration of Pete Seeger" released on Jan. 11 of this year, the 100th birthday year of his friend and mentor. Born in 1919, Seeger passed away in 2014 at the age of 94. Hot Rize, Suzy Bogguss, Corey Harris, Tim O'Brien, Stuart Duncan and others join with McCutcheon on his 40th release to help him reimagine and redefine Seeger's iconic music from Seeger anthems such as "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn" to "Guantanamera" and lesser-known, rarely-heard songs, such as “Die Gedanken Sind Frei”, a freedom song from World War II-era Germany, and Melvina Reynolds’ “God Bless the Grass.” According to the Washington Post, McCutcheon “has the ability to breathe new life into the familiar." McCutcheon was eleven years old when his mother insisted they watch the news reports about the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the historic 1963 event during which Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech and Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Peter Paul and Mary helped cement the relationship between mainstream folksingers and the civil rights movement. “That’s where I discovered folk music,” McCutcheon said. His next discovery was Pete Seeger. He didn’t know anything about Seeger until he got his album, “We Shall Overcome,” recorded live at Carnegie Hall that same year (1963). It was filled with iconic songs from the civil rights movement. “I’d never heard a live concert recording before and I certainly had never heard an audience like that,” McCutcheon said. “It has shaped how I think concerts can and often should be: It’s a conversation, a trip you take together." In the 55 years since, McCutcheon has released dozens of albums and performed in countless venues sharing a musical conversation with his audience. This concert is BYOB. Audience members can bring their favorite beverages and snacks and reserve a table at no extra charge. Tickets are $22. For tickets and a table, call 570-724-6220 or visit deanecenter.com


“Boeing Boeing” Performances to Begin on Friday, April 26

Performances of Hamilton-Gibson’s production of “Boeing Boeing” will be at 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, April 26 and 27 and May 3 and 4 and at 2:30pm on Sunday, April 28 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Set in the late 1960s, this classic comedy follows a day in the life of Bernard, an American architect living in Paris. Played by Titus Himmelberger, Bernard has found the secret to happiness. He has a perfectly ordered life, which he shares with his three beautiful fiancées, all airline hostesses. Gloria, played by Samantha Coolidge, flies for TWA; Gabriella, played by Natalie Himmelberger, for Alitalia; and Gretchen, played by Sarah Brion, for Lufthansa. This ensures that they rotate through the apartment on different schedules. It is the perfect set up for the perfect life until today when all of the schedules are just a bit off. To add to the confusion, Robert, an old school friend from home portrayed by Mitch Kreisler, is visiting. Bernard’s maid/housekeeper Berthe, played by Yolie Canales, has a front row seat to the chaos that ensues in the apartment. Clare Marie Ritter of Blossburg is the director. Linda Young of Wellsboro is assistant director, set designer and primary builder. Cindy Evans of Little Marsh is in charge of costumes. “This show takes me back to the slapdash comedies of Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin,” said Young. “It is a light-hearted farce that will hopefully give the audience a few hours of escape and fill them with laughter and joy.” Sponsors are Ken and Donna Mettler and Matthews Motor Company. Admission for adults is $12 and $6 for youth, 18 and under. A $60 FlexPass is also available. Purchase tickets online at the HG website at hamiltongibson.org or via links to TicketLeap on HG's Facebook page. For information, call 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com

Strong Moms is Sunday, April 28 in Wellsboro

Are you a mom under the age of 45 who would like to strengthen your core muscles? If so, UPMC Susquehanna is hosting “Strong Moms,” a special Spirit of Women event on Sunday, April 28 from 1pm to 3pm in the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Learn about the numerous anatomic and physiologic changes the female body undergoes during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. UPMC Susquehanna’s women’s health specialists Brooke Patt, MSPT and Barbara Rouse, MPT, OCS will teach strategies women can use to restore their bodies to strength and optimal health as well as understand how to prevent and treat issues, including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes to participate in group core strengthening activities. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres while mingling and shopping with some of UPMC’s favorite Spirit Business Rewards Partners. To register, call 1-888-720-8461.

Sign Up Now for Wellsboro Area Neighborhood Tours

How well do you know the wild animals and plants that live near you? Rich Hanlon, outdoor enthusiast, founder of the Best Life Community Network website, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro and member of the Tiadaghton Audubon Society, is leading small groups on Neighborhood Tours this spring and summer. In celebration of Wellsboro Borough recently being named a “Bird Town” under National Audubon Society guidelines, Hanlon is planning Neighborhood Tours of “The Muck” during the month of May. The Muck, three miles north of Wellsboro, is designated as an important Bird Area. Groups of five to ten people can go on each tour. Registrants can choose the date and time that work best for them. To find out more, visit www.bestlife.community, look for "Contact Rich to schedule a Neighborhood Tour near you" and fill in your name, email address and a message with the day of the week and time that work best or call him at 1-412-992-6648 or email him at RHanlon@susumc.org.

Grass is Dead Concert is Wednesday, May 1

The Grass is Dead with Billy Gilmore will perform on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30pm in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center, 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. This South Florida band rearranges Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style. This concert is BYOB. Audience members can bring their favorite beverages and snacks and reserve a table at no extra charge. Tickets are $20. For tickets and a table, call 570-724-6220 or visit deanecenter.com

May 1 is Deadline to Register to See “Dear Evan Hansen"

Register by May 1 to go on a two-day, one-night road trip to Cleveland, Ohio with Hamilton-Gibson Productions to see "Dear Evan Hansen," the winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30 trip will be to Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, one of the largest performing arts centers in the United States with an impressive collection of 10 performance spaces. The show will be at 1:30pm on Saturday, June 29 with mezzanine seating in Connor Palace. At 11am on Sunday, June 30, those on the trip will enjoy a live, reggae brunch at the Music Box Supper Club & Concert Hall, a world-class, state-of-the-art entertainment destination on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. Benedict’s Bus Service will provide transportation. In addition to round trip bus fare, a reserved seat to see "Dear Evan Hansen" and the Sunday morning brunch, the price includes lodging at the Crowne Plaza Cleveland in Playhouse Square with check-in at noon on June 29 and checkout on Sunday morning. The Crowne Plaza is across the street from the theater where "Dear Evan Hansen" is playing. Beginning at 4pm on June 29, evening activities and dinner will be "on your own." There are lots of things to see and do, many within a safe walking distance, such as visiting a comedy club, a casino or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or enjoying dinner at a great restaurant. Options and maps will be distributed. This trip is open to adults and to children ages 12 and up accompanied by adults. The price is $325 per person for double occupancy and $395 for single occupancy. Reservations and a $150 per person deposit are due by Wednesday, May 1 with payment in full accepted on a first-come basis through Saturday, June 1. If the trip is cancelled, full refunds will be made. For more information or to download a registration form, visit Hamilton-Gibson's website at www.hamilton-gibson.org, HG's Facebook page or Twitter @HGProductions29 or call 570-724-2079 or email bevdoc@gmail.com to ask for the registration form to be mailed or emailed. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” is May 10

Partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters to make this year’s “Bowl for Kids Sake” a success. By participating, you will help provide the gift of a mentor, friend, role model, and life changing influence to a local youth in need. There are two ways to help support this event. First, you can register a team of four to six players, raise support and come and have fun at Maple Lanes in Mansfield on Friday, May 10. Second, you can make a one-time monetary donation. For more information, contact Anja Stam, a Big Brothers Big Sisters board member at info@popscultureshoppe.com.

Reserve Seats for Mature Driver Operator Course

AAA North Penn at 9 Charleston Street in Wellsboro is now accepting reservations for the Mature Driver Operator Course. The first four hours will be on Tuesday, June 18 and the second four hours on Tuesday, June 25. Payment is due at the time reservations are made. For more information, call 570-724-4134 ext. 175 or stop in. 

**The deadline date to submit a listing for the next Member-to-Member announcement is 4/19/19**

Please email your information to sharonh@wellsboropa.com

 

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