The Roulette Township Recycling Center is open noon-4pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Closed Wednesday.
The Roulette Township Library is open 10a-1p, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.
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January 24, 25 & 26
“A Pound of Flesh”will open with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. The last two performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. The production is co-sponsored by William and Shirley Hebe and Spencer, Gleason, Hebe, & Rague, P.C.Because the play includes bawdy humor, puns and innuendo, some may find it offensive. Tickets are: $12 for adults and $6 those 18 and under. For tickets, visit hamiltongibson.org, call 570-724-2079 or email email@example.com.
Kinzua Bridge State Park
12:00-1:00 Snowshoeing Basics Can’t wait to be outside? Try snowshoeing! We’ll discuss the “basics” and journey outside for a short walk around the park. We have a limited number of snowshoes provided on a first come, first served basis. Dress appropriately for the weather. The program is weather dependent and we need at least 6 inches of snow for snowshoeing. Call our park office (814) 778-5467 to inquire about the snow conditions or go online at www.dcnr.state.pa.gov. Meet in the visitor center classroom.
January 25 & 26
Step Outdoors Winter Outings in Tioga and Potter counties include three events this weekend: a winter hiking adventure at Lyman Run State Park near Galeton; outdoor activities at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum’s lumber camp; and the Kayak Club Open House at Mansfield University.
Lyman Run Winter Adveture Hike is on Saturday, Jan. 25
At 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 leave from the pavilion at Lyman Run State Park (GPS address: 454 Lyman Run Road, Galeton, PA 16922) to go on a two-hour moderately difficult 3.1-mile Lyman Lake Loop Hike with outdoorsmen Chip Harrison and John Halter. There will be ascents and descents on the Lyman Run and Susquehannock trails. Hikers will see native trout streams and what remains of a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp and a German Prisoner of War Camp. Wear sturdy shoes, dress appropriately for the weather and bring snacks and water. Park in the pavilion parking lot. This hike is not recommended for youngsters and may be cancelled based on trail conditions. For more information, call 570-439-1826 or 814-435-5010.
Winter in the Lumber Camp on Saturday, Jan. 25
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, free outdoor activities will be at the lumber camp at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum midway between Galeton and Coudersport on Route 6 (GPS address: 5660 US Route 6, Ulysses, PA 16948). Bring a sled and slide down the hills or make a snowman and warm up with some hot beverages in the program room. If there is enough ice on the pond and snow, cross-country skis, snowshoes and ice skates will be provided and volunteer instructors will show beginners, both adults and children under adult supervision, how to use them. At 1 p.m., go on a free, short, guided hike or snowshoe hike on the Sustainable Forestry Trail. Instruction is free and equipment to use for these activities is free. Those who have their own equipment are encouraged to bring it. Museum admission and snacks are available for a nominal cost. For more information, call 1-814-435-2652.
Kayak Club Open House Is Indoors Sunday, Jan. 26 at MU
From 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, the Mansfield University Kayak Club is hosting a free open house in Decker Gymnasium on the MU campus. Children and adults, swimmers and non-swimmers of all ages are invited to try kayaking in the indoor, warm water pool. A responsible adult must accompany a child. The adult does not have to get in the water. Those who plan to get in the pool should bring a towel and wear a swimsuit or clothes that can get wet. Kayaks, paddles and other equipment will be provided by the MU Kayak Club to use for free. For information about this Winter Outings event, call 570-404-1219.
To learn more about all Winter Outings events, most of which are free, or for updates, trail conditions, directions and more, visit https://www.stepoutdoors.org or call 570-724-0300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Snow and ice updates are also posted on Facebook at Step Outdoors
Elk Country Visitors Center
The Coudersport Area Lions Club annual Chili for Charity will be held from 11a to 2p at the Coudersport American Legion. $6 for a bowl of white chicken chili, traditional chili, crackers, corn muffin, beverage and choice of dessert. There will also be a chinese auction
Want a break from long, dark, January days? Like to laugh a lot? Up for a culinary adventure? Then the 9th Annual Robbie Burns Supper and Poetry Slam, a lighthearted homage to Scottish national poet Robert Burns, may be for you. Open to the public, the supper at 3 p.m. at Timeless Destination, 77 Main Street in Wellsboro. Leave your inhibitions behind and join in.
Featured will be fun, fellowship, whisky and haggis, all to commemorate Burns on the Sunday closest to his birth date, Jan. 25. He was born in 1759. Not only is he Scotland’s national poet but in 2009 was also voted “The Greatest Scot Ever”.
A toast of an excellent single-malt whisky is offered by passing the traditional silver cup called a Quaich but no one is required to drink from it. A cash bar will be available.
The haggis will be piped in with Tim Swan playing bagpipes, followed by a recital of Burns’ “Ode to a Haggis” by Larry Biddison before the meal.
This year, in addition to the traditional haggis, a vegetarian haggis is also being offered. There will also be appetizers, salad, dessert, coffee tea and soft drinks. Dessert is Typsy Laird, a Scottish trifle made with sponge cake, brandy, egg custard, raspberries, banana and double cream.
Traditionally, during the supper each attendee can choose to read a favorite, funny, short poem or story written by Burns, another poet or by himself or herself. The supper closes with a lusty singing of “Scotland the Brave” and “Auld Lang Syne.”
Seating is limited to 30. The cost is $40 and reservations are required. Contact Jerry Tutak at 570-723-5049 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservations or for more information. No tickets will be sold at the door. Any proceeds will be donated to the Wellsboro Area Food Pantry.
Community Blood Bank will have a blood drive from noon to 5p at the Kane Community Center. Donors will be entered to win a trip for two to Sonoma Californina. Appointments can be made @ www.fourhearts.org.
January 28 – April 7, 2020
The Potter County Ed Council is offering a Basic Sign Language course which will cover beginning sign language, the alphabet, conversational phrases and a variety of commonly used signs. In addition, basic facts essential to the correct use of the language will be addressed. A dedicated student could learn as many as 800 signs, and understand signing and interpreting rules, basic deaf culture, and medical situations that cause deafness and loss of hearing. An intermediate course may be offered depending on interest.This course will be taught by Sheri Greene and is scheduled for Tuesday, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Coudersport office of the Education Council. The cost is $160/per person. To register, call (814) 545-1333 or visit www.pottercountyedcouncil.org .
January 29 – March 4, 2020
The Potter County Ed Council is offering “Computer Fundamentals 1”This six-week course, designed for beginner to intermediate computer users (ages 18 and up) will consist of hands-on, activity-driven learning in which learners will demonstrate proficiency in operating systems, security, software troubleshooting, and operational procedures. This course will utilize the Meyers, Mike CompTIA A+ Certification All-In-One Exam Guide, Tenth Edition (Exams 220-1001 and 220-1002) McGraw-Hill Education, 2019 textbook. A textbook will be provided for use within the classroom, or you can purchase you own copy prior to the first class. The course will be taught by Brent Bryant and is scheduled for Wednesdays, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the CTC Networking and Security Shop in Port Allegany. The cost is $75/person. To register, call (814) 545-1333 or visit www.pottercountyedcouncil.org .
The Tyoga Running Club is hosting free Thursday Night Runs open to the public .Meet at the Packer Park parking lot behind the Wellsboro Active Living Center at 3 Queen Street in Wellsboro. The one-hour runs will begin promptly 6 p.m. no matter what the weather conditions. Wearing a headlamp is recommended. There are different pace groups with varying distances for runners of all ages and ability levels. For information, email email@example.com or visit www.Facebook.com/tyogarunningclub
Driftwood will perform their style of Americana folk rock at 7:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. The band is now on tour in support of their fifth studio album, “Tree of Shade,” which was released on April 5, 2019.
Called a band with a rock n’ roll soul and a folk art mind, Driftwood’s sound is a nod to 1960s R&B, 1970s country rock, contemporary pop, folk and traditional Appalachian music. Live, it all comes together in a performance that has made the band a returning favorite at festivals and dance halls for much of the last decade.
.This concert is BYOB with audience members encouraged to bring their favorite beverages and snacks. Tickets are $23. For tickets and to reserve a table at no extra charge, call 570-724-6220 or visit https://www.deanecenter.com.
The World’s Premier JOHNNY CASH Tribute Concert featuring Terry Lee Goffee and his band. “The show is great my brother would be proud!” – Tommy Cash. Concert Venue: Steadman Theater (Butler Center). Tickets: $20. All seating General Admission. Show time: 7:30 PM. Doors: 7:00 PM. Presented by the Office of Student Activities. Funded by Student Activity Fees. Additional support coming from KC 101.5 FM – Hometown Country and the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce.
The Eliot Ness Fest Committee will host “soup with the gangsters” from 11a-2p @ the Eliot Ness Museum, Main and East Second Street Coudersport. Eliot Ness, Special Agents, and Flappers will offer special entertainment and a variety of tasty homemade soup at “Capone’s Soup Kitchen. Donations gratefully accepted. Proceeds go the the Eliot Ness Fest Fund.