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Roulette Library/Recycling Center Winter Hours Effective: November 6, 2017
Mon-Fri: 9am to 4pm
Sat & Sun: 11am-4pm

 

 

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December 11, 12 & 18

Thomas Putnam, artistic director for Hamilton-Gibson Productions based in Wellsboro, has announced audition and registration dates and locations for the “Willy Wonka” Winter Theater Arts Camp in Blossburg. UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital is the sponsor.

“Willy Wonka Junior” is a musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir to continue his candy confectioning at his magical and mysterious chocolate factory.

The Blossburg camp is open to any student in grades 3-9 who lives in Tioga, Potter, Bradford and Lycoming counties. “We are looking for a few boys with changed voices,” said Putnam. “There are lots of speaking roles for both girls and boys; and of course lots of Oompa-Loompas,” referring to singers in the musical’s main chorus. Some cast members will dance. There are also non-speaking and non-singing roles.

“We’re celebrating author Roald Dahl this year by presenting two adaptations of his books: ‘Willy Wonka’ in the Winter Theatre Arts camps at Blossburg and Elkland and ‘James and the Giant Peach’ as our summer musical production,” Putnam noted.

Auditions and registration for the Blossburg camp will be after school on Monday, Dec. 11 at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro, on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Blossburg Elementary School at 133 Hannibal Street in Blossburg and on Monday, Dec. 18 at the Warren L. Miller Elementary School at 1 Dorsett Drive in Mansfield.

The two-week camp will be at the Blossburg Elementary School Auditorium on Hannibal Street Tuesday through Saturday, Jan 2-6 and Monday through Thursday, Jan. 8-11.

On weekdays, the after school camp will begin at 3:45 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 6 will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Times vary on performance days.

The campers will give matinee performances of “Willy Wonka” during school hours for students on Friday, Jan. 12 and Pay-What-You-Can performances for the public at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 13. The performances will be in the Blossburg Elementary School Auditorium.

On audition days, parents will be asked to sign permission slips to allow their children to participate in the camp and performances. Students who earn roles in the cast will be given the “Willy Wonka Junior” script and CD to take home and will be expected to memorize their lines and songs by Jan. 2, the first day of camp.

The fee is $40 per camper. Each student will receive a camp T-shirt, the script, printed materials and instruction in theatre arts. The fee is non-refundable and must be paid when the youth signs up for camp.

Some scholarship money is available to assist with the camp fee. For more information about the auditions, the Blossburg camp and scholarships, call the H-G office at 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.

 

December 12

Dinner with Santa will be held in the Roulette Fire Department Bingo Hall from 6-8p.Children, 0-3 years, free, 4 and up,$5. Two pancakes, scrambled eggs, has brown patty, sausage or bacon, orange juice, cocoa or coffee.

  December 13

Charles Cole Hospital will have free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women 40 and older for more information 814-274-8200 to register.

December 13

 “Christmas from Ireland is being presented by the Deane Center for the Performing Arts and the Wellsboro Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

On stage will be Lúnasa, “the hottest Irish group on the planet,” according to the Irish Echo. Joining them on their “Christmas from Ireland” tour across the United States is vocalist Ashley Davis, an Internationally recognized recording artist and songwriter and longtime friend of the band. Together, they will perform spirited instrumental music, evocative airs, and songs both unknown and familiar.

With two seasonal CDs under her belt, Davis brings a wide repertoire of Celtic and original songs, tempered by the influence of her birthplace, the Kansas plains and the country music traditions borne of America’s Appalachian Mountains.

The band is composed of flautist, whistle player, and lead man/comic Kevin Crawford, piper and whistle player Cillian Vallely, fiddler and whistle player Colin Farrell, Trevor Hutchinson on upright bass, and guitarist Patrick Doocey.

Since forming in 1996, Lúnasa has performed over 2000 concerts, and achieved a worldwide reputation as a different breed of Irish traditional music group – one with the repertoire of lifelong traditional musicians, the intricate harmonies of a jazz combo, and the energy of a rock band.

The all-instrumental quintet is noted for double-bass and guitar-driven rhythms, original compositions mixed with material from Celtic regions such as Brittany, Galicia, and Asturias, and slower melodies involving three-part harmonies played on the traditional pipes, fiddle, and flute.

Tickets are $25. For tickets, call 570-724-6220 or visit www.deanecenter.com

December 14

The Red Cross will have a bloodmobile  @ the Emporium Vets Club from 11:30a-5:30p.

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 

December 15

The Red Cross will have a bloodmobile @ Johnsonburg Senior Center from 10a-3p.

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

 Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

December 15

The last  of three Christmas Open Houses, offering music, special treats, and introducing Christmas merchandise will be held from at the Potter County Artisan Center in  Coudersport from 5 pm until 8 pm. Call the Potter County Artisan Center at 814-274-8165 for more information or to reserve a spot in a class. Classes are to be paid in advance. The Artisan Center is located at 227 North Main Street, Coudersport.

December 16

The Coudersport and Areas Lions Club will be ringing the Salvation Army bell form 9a-2p in front of the Dollar General.

December 16

The Shinglehouse Community Choir will present a Christmas Concert at 2p and 7p.

December 16

Performing in Wellsboro on Dec. 16 will be the River City Brass Quintet, including: (from left to right) Michael Dingfelder, euphonium; Samantha Croach, second coronet; James Stillwagon, tuba; Jason Allison, French horn; and Adam Leasure, first cornet.

The River City Brass Quintet is bringing the Christmas Brasstacular to Wellsboro. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Deane Center Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. This is the third concert of the Wellsboro Community Concert Association’s 2017-2018 season.

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with River City Brass. This holiday show is fun for the whole family, with classic carols, favorite Christmas movie music, and special surprises. Ho, ho, ho!

This quintet is drawn from the 28 members of River City Brass, a nationally and internationally known brass band founded in 1981. Information about the River City Brass Quintet players can be found at www.rivercitybrass.org.

Based in Pittsburgh and playing primarily in Western Pennsylvania, the full band tours throughout the United States with more than 40 performances each year. The band’s extensive repertoire includes American tunes, Big Band swing and jazz, music from Broadway and Hollywood, classical and contemporary masterworks, and traditional marches. It has performed at such famous venues as Carnegie Music Hall, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Thalian Hall and Chautauqua Institution, as well as at the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts and the Adelaide Festival of the Arts in Australia.

Tickets are $20. For tickets, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220 or visit www.deanecenter.com.

December 17
St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport will host a free community Christmas Dinner in the Parish Hall from noon to 3:30.

December 16
Experience the holiday season surrounded by nature and exquisite holiday decorations. The Holiday Open House from noon to 2p at Sinnemahoning State Park presents an opportunity for the community to view the Wildlife Center all decked out in its winter splendor. Visitors can enjoy the eye-catching holiday displays created by local volunteers, Grandpa Hank’s winter village and of course, the state-of-the art wildlife exhibits.
Sinnemahoning State Park staff invite you to listen to the sounds of the season as you make a holiday themed craft and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa or mulled cider while chatting with friends by the cozy fire. Kids will have a chance to meet with Santa and go on a candy cane hunt! Light refreshments will be offered throughout the afternoon.
For more information on park programs and events or to register for these programs, please contact Sinnemahoning State Park at (814) 647-8401 or SinnemahoningSP@pa.gov or visit the online DCNR Events Calendar at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/sinnemahoning_state_park#.WiLegrnruUl
If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

ELK COUNTRY VISITORS CENTER

Saturday, December 16th

2:00 PM- “Fireside Chat”

Gather around the hearth of our magnificent fireplace and ask staff members the burning questions you have always wanted to ask about wildlife and natural resources. Staff members will be armed with field guides and other resources to help answer those tough questions.

 Sunday, December 17th

2:00 PM- “Deer Diseases”

Join KECA staff for an informative presentation on diseases that affect Pennsylvania deer. We will cover chronic wasting disease, brain worm, and EHD.

December  18

Thomas Putnam, artistic director for Hamilton-Gibson Productions based in Wellsboro, has announced audition and registration dates and locations for the “Willy Wonka” Winter Theater Arts Camp in Blossburg. UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital is the sponsor.

“Willy Wonka Junior” is a musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir to continue his candy confectioning at his magical and mysterious chocolate factory.

The Blossburg camp is open to any student in grades 3-9 who lives in Tioga, Potter, Bradford and Lycoming counties. “We are looking for a few boys with changed voices,” said Putnam. “There are lots of speaking roles for both girls and boys; and of course lots of Oompa-Loompas,” referring to singers in the musical’s main chorus. Some cast members will dance. There are also non-speaking and non-singing roles.

“We’re celebrating author Roald Dahl this year by presenting two adaptations of his books: ‘Willy Wonka’ in the Winter Theatre Arts camps at Blossburg and Elkland and ‘James and the Giant Peach’ as our summer musical production,” Putnam noted.

 

Auditions and registration for the Blossburg camp will be after school on Monday, Dec. 11 at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro, on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Blossburg Elementary School at 133 Hannibal Street in Blossburg and on Monday, Dec. 18 at the Warren L. Miller Elementary School at 1 Dorsett Drive in Mansfield.

The two-week camp will be at the Blossburg Elementary School Auditorium on Hannibal Street Tuesday through Saturday, Jan 2-6 and Monday through Thursday, Jan. 8-11.

 

On weekdays, the after school camp will begin at 3:45 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 6 will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Times vary on performance days.

 

The campers will give matinee performances of “Willy Wonka” during school hours for students on Friday, Jan. 12 and Pay-What-You-Can performances for the public at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 13. The performances will be in the Blossburg Elementary School Auditorium.

 

On audition days, parents will be asked to sign permission slips to allow their children to participate in the camp and performances. Students who earn roles in the cast will be given the “Willy Wonka Junior” script and CD to take home and will be expected to memorize their lines and songs by Jan. 2, the first day of camp.

 

The fee is $40 per camper. Each student will receive a camp T-shirt, the script, printed materials and instruction in theatre arts. The fee is non-refundable and must be paid when the youth signs up for camp.

 

Some scholarship money is available to assist with the camp fee. For more information about the auditions, the Blossburg camp and scholarships, call the H-G office at 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.

 

ELK COUNTRY  VISITORS CENTER

Saturday, December 23rd

2:00 PM- “Kids Corner”

Grab your blankets and juice boxes for story time at the Elk Country Visitor Center. Afterwards join us for some fun-filled make and take crafts.

The Elk Country Visitor Center is operated by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization.  We are located at 134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA 15821.  Please use 950 Winslow Hill Road in your navigation system.  For more information call 814-787-5167, or visit us at www.ExperienceElkCountry.com

December 29

The Red Cross will have a bloodmobile @ the Bradford Family Video from 1-6p.

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

ELK COUNTRY VISITORS CENTER

 Saturday, December 30th

2:00 PM- “Pennsylvania Hibernators”

Hibernation is an important metabolic process or some animals to survive the winter. Learn about hibernation and what animals in Pennsylvania are true hibernators.  

The Elk Country Visitor Center is operated by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization.  We are located at 134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA 15821.  Please use 950 Winslow Hill Road in your navigation system.  For more information call 814-787-5167, or visit us at www.ExperienceElkCountry.com

 

 

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