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 April 21
The Early Childhood Development Expo will be held at the Coudersport Elementary School. There will be screenings, activities, prizes, lunch and snacks.


April 20 & 21

The Annual Rummage Sale will be held at the Riverside United Methodist Church in Roulette.

Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday  9 am –2 pm

$2.00 Bag Sale all day Saturday

Early Birds Welcome!

April 21
The Potter-McKean Players will present the play, “Love is Here to Stay” in the Coudersport High School Auditorium @ 7p. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for those 18 & under. They can be purchased @ the door.

April 21
Jaimie Lee, a singer-songwriter from Watkins Glen, New York will open for Nick Kody and the Creek Road Band. The concert will be in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro starting @7:30p. Jaimie Lee grew up in North Carolina, where her love for music began. She always enjoyed singing and had an urge to write songs. Learning to play the guitar was the perfect avenue for her. Through high school and college, she played solo gigs at coffee shops, special events, and bars and restaurants. Among her early musical influences were Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Jim Croce, and Ingrid Michaelson.
Now based in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, she is a solo musician playing a variety of covers as well as originals. Described as having the “voice of an angel,” Jaimie Lee has developed an Americana, folk, pop music style all her own. Her original songs are “clever,” “thought provoking,” and “sometimes humorous with a hint of sass.”

Kody and the Creek Road Band will perform original rock and roll, blues and country songs as well as cover tunes. Kody is the lead singer and plays guitar, harmonica and saxophone. The band includes Arron Peters (drums/vocals), Aimee Peters (keys/percussion/vocals), Devin Erdmann (bass guitar), and Lydia Herren (violin/vocals).

Admission is $15 and free for youth 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. This is a BYOB event so bring your favorite snacks and beverages. For tickets and/or to reserve a table free of charge, call 570-724-6220 or visit

April 21 & 22
The Spring Antique & Collectible Show and Sawmill Run will be held at the Pennsylvania Lumber The show features dozens of vendors from across the country selling furniture, glass, coins, books, toys, clothing and collectibles. The museum’s re-created 19th century steam-powered circular sawmill will be in operation on Saturday, 4/21. There will also be a demonstration of the museum’s birch still on both Saturday and Sunday. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Daily cost for adult admission to the show is $5.00; children are $3.00 each. Access to all museum exhibits and attractions is included in the price of admission to the show.

April 22
The McKean County Historical Society and Potato Creek Trail Association are co-sponsoring and Earth Day Walk @ 1p. Meet at the Shawmut Trail Head on Route 6 West before crossing the Bucktail Bridge in Smethport and walk to the Poor Farm Cemetery. It is about two miles round trip but you can walk as far as you like FMI: 814.887.5142.



April 20 & 21

The Retail Committee of the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a community-wide yard sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Area merchants will be offering clearance items at special sidewalk sale events, and area residents, non-profit organizations, churches and youth groups are invited to participate by holding private yard sales at their homes or facilities.

Wellsboro Borough Council has agreed to waive the permit fee for the community-wide yard sale.

The Council has also designated Monday, April 23, through Friday, April 27,  as Spring Cleanup Week so Wellsboro Borough residents may put unsold yard sale items at curbside on their regular garbage pickup day.

Televisions, computer monitors, computer towers, laptops, tablets, printers and scanners are now being accepted at the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority’s Tiadaghton Area Transfer Station at 10455 Route 6, Wellsboro between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and between 8 a.m. and noon on Saturday.

Demolition and construction materials can be disposed of at the NTSWA Tiadaghton facility at 10455 Route 6, Wellsboro for a fee. For information and pricing, call 570-724-0145.


Items acceptable for cleanup week collection are: leaves in bags or boxes, trash, old lumber and boards not over five feet long, old furniture, scrap metal, 2 old tires per household, lawn rakings,  paper, magazines, litter, brush, small tree limbs, shrub clippings bundled together. Small loose items must be placed in bags, boxes or bundled up. These items should be placed for pickup at the front curb.

Contact the Wellsboro Borough Office at 570-724-4604 for information about Spring Cleanup Week and what can and cannot be left at curbside for pickup.

For more information about the community-wide yard sale, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 570-724-1926.

April 21

Yolie Canales will be using recyclables – bottles, cardboard boxes and coffee cans – to make games like ring toss, corn hole and ball catchers for youngsters to play and win prizes during the Deane Little Beans Earth Day Carnival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The carnival will be in the outdoor stage area and lawn at the corner of Main Street and Central Avenue in Wellsboro. If it rains, activities will be moved indoors to the lobby at the Deane Center at 104 Main Street.  In the Coolidge Theatre will be a surprise tribute to Earth Day and readings of “The Lorax,” a children’s book written by Dr. Seuss that chronicles the plight of the environment. Free popcorn and juice boxes will be provided. The carnival is free for the first 100 children, 12 and under and their parents who register by calling the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.


April 21

The Seventh Annual Earth Day at the Mill Cove Environmental Area will offer plenty of free, hands-on activities and educational programs for people of all ages, toddlers to adults between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mill Cove is located north of Not only is Earth Day at Mill Cove free and open to the public but fishing rods and archery equipment will be provided free to use during the day. Parking is free, too.

A wide variety of activities appropriate for children, youth and adults ,will be offered..

More than 50 vendors will be selling unique items..Barbecued chicken, hamburgers and ribs; maple syrup and honey products; jams, jellies, tomato relish, free-range eggs and certified naturally grown aquaponic salad mix; cotton candy, various flavors of popcorn, peanuts, desserts and coffee will be available.Earth Day is held rain or shine.

Among the wow activities are birds of prey demonstrations at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., zip line rides throughout the day and a 1:30 p.m. concert being given in the main pavilion by Van Wagner of Danville, Pa. Wagner is a singer/songwriter, historian and Pennsylvania logger and coal miner who will sing songs he has written about Pennsylvania’s natural heritage with a focus on this region’s wildlife, forests and coal and lumbering eras.


Free trips on a zip line will provide an exhilarating way to view Earth Day activities. Riders who weigh more than 60 pounds and less than 250 pounds will climb the stairs, hook the harness to the zip line and take a quick, 100 to 110-foot trip from about 25 feet up in the air to the ground.


Cheri Heimbach and her son Jonathan of Baywings Falconry of Lewisburg will do two educational falconry demonstrations, the first at 10:30 a.m. and the second at 12:15 p.m. Youngsters may be invited to participate. They  are planning to take  eight birds, including Radar, a barn owl; Starlight, a gyrfalcon; Sonora, a Harris’s hawk;  Owlexander, an eagle owl; Finn, a peregrine falcon; Bandit and Kimber, both American kestrel falcons; and Saphira, a red-tailed hawk

Fish will be stocked in the Cove’s pond for the annual fishing derby. There will be fly-casting lessons, fly-fishing and archery demonstrations and a marshmallow archery event as well as archery target shooting.

The Lambs Creek Sportsman’s Club will host their signature BB gun shooting contest.


If weather permits, the Mountain Modelaires will fly small electric helicopters and quad copters and have a computer set up with an R/C flight simulator so people can try flying. There will also be a display of radio controlled aircraft and information about the Academy of Model Aeronautics, which charters the Modelaires.

Kiddie Corner will offer activities for toddlers to first graders.

The Mansfield Lions Club will do free vision screenings for youth ages six months to 17-years old.

Mansfield University faculty will also be involved in Earth Day.

A Benedict’s Bus Service shuttle bus will provide free rides to take those who park in the Mill Cove public parking area to the Earth Day registration area at the entrance to Mill Cove. Individuals with mobility issues can be dropped off in the registration area at Mill Cove before parking.

Sponsoring Earth Day are Mansfield University and Mill Cove, Inc., a 501C (3) nonprofit organization formed to enhance the area for recreational and environmental education purposes.

To participate as a vendor, demonstrate outdoor skills or present a program or for more information about Earth Day at Mill Cove and directions visit the Mill Cove Environmental Area website at or contact event vendor manager Patricia Butts at 570-463-1407 or


April 21-May 28

The Tiadaghton Audubon Society is holding Saturday morning birding walks through May 28.
Those participating in both April 7 and 14 walks, saw the same 15 birds that are among those that live in Hills Creek State Park year-round.” They include the Canada goose, hooded merganser, mallard, bald eagle, belted kingfisher, mourning dove, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, tufted titmouse, eastern bluebird, American robin, European starling, dark-eyed junco and northern cardinal. On April 14, they saw eight more birds that live in the park year-round, including the common merganser, ruffed grouse, great blue heron, red-breasted nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, brown creeper, Carolina wren and brown-headed cowbird.”

Also identified on both the April 7 and 14 walks were nine birds that migrate into the park in spring, summer and/or fall, including the wood duck, pied-billed grebe, double-crested cormorant, osprey, eastern phoebe, tree swallow, song sparrow, red-winged blackbird and the common grackle. The red-shouldered hawk was seen on April 7 but not on April 14. Nine different birds seen on April 14 but not on April 7 included the spotted sandpiper, barn swallow, hermit thrust, pine warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, field sparrow, white-throated sparrow, eastern towee and eastern meadowlark. “The birds that reside in the park in the spring, summer and/or fall come to breed here from a wide variety of areas. Some come from as far south as South America and others from as close as other parts of Pennsylvania. Hills Creek also has the pine siskin. This bird migrates to our area from Canada in late fall and stays here during the winter and early spring,” Minnick said.

Participants also saw the ring-necked duck, the bufflehead and red-breasted merganser on both the April 7 and 14 walks; saw the lesser scaup, common loon and horned grebe on the April 7 walk only; and the gadwall, greater scaup, the American coot and Bonaparte’s gull on the April 14 walk only. “These are all migrating waterfowl that stop to rest at Hills Creek as they move from the locations where they spend the winter months to their summer breeding rounds in the north,” Minnick added.

Birding walks are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Meet at the Hills Creek State Park office at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro a little before 8 a.m. to drive to the nearby starting location. Everyone is invited to participate, including birders of all levels, first timers to experienced. Bring binoculars and cameras and wear warm, subdued clothing and sturdy walking shoes.

Walks may last two hours or longer.

For updates on birds that have been seen in the area and helpful local birding information, visit or or email For information about Hills Creek State Park, call the park office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at 570-724-4246.




Elk Country Visitors Center

Saturday April 21st

2:00pm “Elk walk and Talk”

Join a staff member as we hike the trails around the Elk Country Visitor Center. Learn interesting facts about the property and the wildlife that call these fields and woodlands home. We will be covering topics such as what elk eat, where they spend their time, and how each season brings something new.


Sunday April 22nd

It is Earth Day! Join us for a fun filled day of education and activities dedicated to this special day! All ages are welcome!


10:00 AM “Growing Season”

Grab your blankets and juice boxes for story time at the Elk Country Visitor Center. In honor of Earth Day, we will be reading a story on growing season! Afterwards join us to plant your own plant that you can take home with you!


12:00 PM “Compost Creations”

We’ve all heard of composting, but what is it really? Join our staff as they show us what composting is and how we can do it at home!


2:00 PM “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”

Join KECA staff for a short informative presentation on the importance of recycling. Afterwards stick around for some make and take arts and crafts with “reused” materials!

April 20 & 21

Hamilton-Gibson’s production of Noel Coward’s comedy “Blithe Spirit,” will be presented in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central, Avenue in Wellsboro. two shows at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21. Shown during a rehearsal of the seance scene are the two couples and the medium, including (from left to right around the table) Violet Bradman (Elise Coolidge), Ruth Condomine (Coleen Evert), Madame Arcati (Clare Marie Ritter), novelist Charles Condomine (Noyes Lawton) who is using the seance as research for his next book and Dr. Bradman (Herb Johnson), the local physician. “The fun characters in this comedy give us a glimpse of their seemingly simple, sophisticated lives as they lead us on an adventure of lasting love,” said Ritter who plays the medium and is also the director. Or, is it all just an illusion? Follow the twists and turns and find out. Admission is $12 per adult and $6 per youth, 18 and under. A FlexPass is $60. For tickets, call 570-724-2079, email or visit

April 26
“Patriot Genius,” the first show in the Deane Center’s 2018 History Comes Alive series, has been rescheduled due to an unexpected family issue for re-enactor William Agress.

Agress will portray physicist Albert Einstein @7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 rather than tonight as originally planned. In his performance Agress will talk as the world’s most famous genius. Hear about Einstein’s childhood, his family, his pets, his eccentricities and his theory of relativity.

Featuring four living historians and two storytellers, the series will now open on Friday, May 18 with Peter Small transforming himself into Thomas A. Edison, the inventor of the phonograph, the motion picture camera, the long-lasting practical electric light bulb and many other things in “Edison and His Rivals.’

Each of the six shows will begin at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

On Saturday, June 30, Bil Lepp, a nationally known storyteller, author, humorist and recording artist who specializes in witty stories, tall tales and colorful characters with Appalachian accents will take the stage. Lepp’s style has been described as a satisfying blend of Bob Newhart and Jeff Foxworthy.

On Friday, Aug. 17, Megan Wells, will weave information on immigration and Ellis Island and storytelling into her show, “Maura’s Eyes.'”

Neill Hartley will portray Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Friday, Aug. 31. When Harley’s show opens, the date will be Dec. 19, 1940 just before FDR, the 32nd President of the United States, is to deliver his “Arsenal for Democracy” speech to a country and world in crisis.

A special Veterans Day performance on Monday, Nov. 12 will close the series. In “Duty and Honor,” Frank Orlando of Gettysburg, Pa. a re-enactor and retired teacher, will portray Robert E. Lee, an American soldier and the legendary Civil War general of the Confederate Army.

Being offered now through May 18 is a discounted package price of $75 for the six shows, a $15 savings.

Tickets are $15 per show or $90 total and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult.

For information or to purchase a ticket package or tickets for individual shows, call 570-724-6220 or visit


April 28
The last, free Hamilton-Gibson Women’s Project Read-Around for women 16 and older interested in being writer-directors and/or actors will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro,

The purpose of this read-around is to prepare participating writer-directors to submit proposals for an adaptation of an existing work and/or an original script about a well-known story by Tuesday, May 22. Those submitted will be considered for production for “A Change of Scenery.” Performances will be on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18, 19, 20 and 21.

Those who want to act are also encouraged to participate in the April 28 read-around.

Lilace Guignard and Linda Iseri are co-producing “A Change of Scenery.” To learn more, call Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 570-724-2079 or email

May 2
The entry fee to participate in the Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament will increase from $20 per adult to $25 today The $15 entry fee for youth under 16 will remain the same.

The tournament will take place along a 13-mile stretch of Pine Creek between the Mill Street Bridge in Galeton Borough and the Ansonia Bridge in Shippen Township May 19 & 20. Each of the 250 fish float stocked in that section will be tagged.

Up to $14,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded during the tournament. The top cash prize is $1,000. There will also be two $500 cash prizes. The minimum prize for a tagged fish is $50 and may be cash, merchandise or a gift card or a combination of the three. Anglers can earn more than one prize depending on how many of the 250-tagged trout they catch.
The tournament check-in station is the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Clubhouse at 4814 Route 6, 12 miles west of Wellsboro. The clubhouse is located on the south side of Route 6, halfway between Galeton and Wellsboro, not far from the Coach Stop Inn.
The check-in station will be open on Friday, May 18, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during tournament hours, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 20.
To register for the tournament online, visit and download a registration form. Registration forms can also be found at many businesses in the area. For more information, call 1-717-881-9358 or the club at 570-724-2888 or visit the club’s website at

May 5
Take a trip through the golden years of country music with the Country Jamboree.
Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m., this national touring musical revue is coming to the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. There will be costume changes, stage antics and even dancing.

Described as “like a night at the Grand Ole Opry” vocalists and the Saddle Up All Star Band will deliver a magical concert featuring favorite Grand Ole Opry songs by well-known artists such as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard.
this is an entertaining show packed with a lot of real country music,
Admission is $25, $20 for adults 65 and older and free for children 12 and under accompanied by paying adults. For more information or tickets, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or visit


May 12

The Coudersport Rotary Club will have a comprehensive blood analysis from 6-8a at Charles Cole Hospital’s Wellness Center. Basic cost is $45; extra tests available for additional fees. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 914.274.8200 or online at

May 12

There will be a Rabies Clinic held at Roulette  Fire Hall.  The clinic will be from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.  All dogs and cats that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus.  The first time an animal is vaccinated, the shot is good for one year.  Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years.  All animals must be on a leash or in a container.  Cost is $5.00 per animal.  The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Lindsay Swartzmeyer of the Potter County Veterinary Clinic.

May 20

Award-winning poet and author Judith Sornberger who taught creative writing at Mansfield University for 25 years will lead “Painting with Words: A Writing Workshop for Art Lovers” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro

There will be a lunch break during which participants can go out for lunch or take a sack lunch and eat at the Gmeiner.

During the workshop, participants will learn about and practice ekphrastic writing, which is writing inspired by works of art. Numerous examples of ekphrastic writing will be  provided and discussed. Attendees will then begin experimenting  with writing poems and prose inspired by the 52 12-inch square stunningly beautiful oil paintings created by H.M. Levan that are now on view at the Gmeiner. Each participant will use writing prompts provided by Sornberger to imaginatively enter and expand upon the images in the paintings that most resonate with him or her.

The registration fee is $30. For more information and to register, email Judith at


June 2

There will be a Rabies Clinic held at Galeton Gazebo.  The clinic will be from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.  All dogs and cats that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus.  The first time an animal is vaccinated, the shot is good for one year.  Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years.  All animals must be on a leash or in a container.  Cost is $5.00 per animal.  The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Lindsay Swartzmeyer of the Potter County Veterinary Clinic.

July 14

There will be a Rabies Clinic held a Gazebo.  In Assembly Park, Shinglehouse. The clinic will be from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.  All dogs and cats that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus.  The first time an animal is vaccinated, the shot is good for one year.  Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years.  All animals must be on a leash or in a container.  Cost is $5.00 per animal.  The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Lindsay Swartzmeyer of the Potter County Veterinary Clinic.

August 25

There will be a Rabies Clinic held at the Tri-Town Fire Hall in Ulysses. The clinic will be from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.  All dogs and cats that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus.  The first time an animal is vaccinated, the shot is good for one year.  Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years.  All animals must be on a leash or in a container.  Cost is $5.00 per animal.  The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Lindsay Swartzmeyer of the Potter County Veterinary Clinic. 

September 8

The Smethport  Rotary Club will have a comprehensive blood analysis from 6-9a at the Fire Hall. Basic cost is $45; extra tests available for additional fees. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 914.274.8200 or online at

September 15
The eight-hour National Rifle Association Basic Pistol Class will from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the pistol range at the Lambs Creek Sportsman’s Club, near Mansfield. This handgun training class is open to men and women whether they are novice or experienced pistol shooters and owners.

According to Lead Instructor Marilyn Jones, the two NRA Basic Pistol classes being held in May are already full. They include the class for both men and women on Saturday, May 12 at the Lambs Creek Sportsman’s Club, near Mansfield and the class for women only on Saturday, May 26 at the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club, near Wellsboro.

Those who register for the Sept. 15 class will receive a handbook when they arrive that day, Topics to be covered will include: Safety, Pistol Mechanisms and Operation, Building Pistol Shooting Skills and Pistol Maintenance, Selection and Use. Upon successfully completing the written test and shooting qualifications, participants will receive a completion certificate and a Basic Pistol Class rocker patch.

Lunch, soda and water will be provided. Participants can take snacks.

A shooter can borrow a .22 pistol for the day or bring his or her own pistol or revolver. Participants should also bring eye and ear protection. Those interested in registering are asked to contact Jones whether they borrow a .22 pistol or bring their own gun and whether they do or don’t have eye and ear protection.

The fee is $50. To register, send a check for $50 made out to Marilyn Jones to her at 1155 Old State Road, Covington, PA 16917. To register, each person is asked to provide his or her name, address, phone number, email address and date of birth to Jones. To borrow a .22 caliber pistol or eye and ear protection and for more details about this class, call 570-549-2794 or email



October 12-14
Grab your passport and sign up now for Hamilton-Gibson’s 19th annual three-day three-play theatre excursion to the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada. See live theater productions of Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey’s musical comedy ‘”The Music Man,” William Shakespeare’s tragicomedy “The Tempest,” and the dramatization of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel “To Kill A Mockingbird,” all at the Festival Theatre in Stratford.

The cost of this year’s trip is $435 per person for those staying in a double or triple occupancy hotel room and $540 per person for those staying in a room by themselves.

Included in the price are: transportation, premium reserved seating for the three plays and accommodations at the Albert Street Inn, a centrally located hotel catering to theatergoers. Hearing devices will be provided free to those who request them. 

Meals are not included.

Space can be reserved now with a $125 per person deposit. The payment balance is due in August.

Americans entering the United States from Canada are required to have a passport or passport card. It takes four to six weeks to get one.”

The bus will leave Whitneyville at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 and return by 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. Other boarding sites are available en route to Stratford, which is six hours north of Wellsboro.

The Stratford trip is open on a first-come basis to adults and to children accompanied by adults, all having valid passports or passport cards available through some county Prothonotary offices in Pennsylvania and at the County Clerk of Court’s offices or at some local post offices in New York.

For more information or to make reservations, check or contact Larry Biddison at 570-724-4586 or To learn more about Stratford’s 2018 season, visit

November 10

The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library  will have a comprehensive blood analysis from 7-9a at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School.. Basic cost is $45; extra tests available for additional fees. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 914.274.8200 or online at

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