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Flags will be going up on September 2nd at 10am. Any help is greatly appreciated. Meet on the Green.

The WACC Golf Outing is Friday, September 25th. Join us for a fun day at Tyoga Country Club! Shotgun Start at 10a.m. Proceeds benefit enhancement projects in Wellsboro. Sponsorships are available!! Please see the attached form for team & sponsorship information. We’re inviting members to include any promotional items in the player’s bags such as coupons, pens, golf tees/golf balls, etc. Contact the Chamber office with any questions.

Special Offer: Rent A Cozy Get-Away, with a private entrance to the Rail Trail, for 3 days at the normal rate and receive your 4th day at ½ price. To take advantage of this price savings, call Johanna at 215-480-3640. Special expires 9/13/15.

Wednesdays @ 7pm, Ladies of the Grain – Join us for an informal – but informative – evening of learning all about craft beer at the Wellsboro House Restaurant & Brewery, 34 Charleston Street, Wellsboro (walking distance from downtown). Everyone (over 21 years of age, of course) is welcome! Meet around 7pm, lesson is around 8pm. After attending 4 times, you’ll receive a free t-shirt. “We Like Beer, Too!”

The Wellsboro Community Concert Association is offering a $60 adult subscription to see 6 shows during its 68th season. All performances will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre. The subscription includes five concerts – Dali String Quartet, North Sea Gas, Guthrie Brothers, Lonesome River Band and the Kevin McKrell Band – and a performance by storyteller, Donald Davis. Admission at the door is $20 per show. FMI: Call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.

Now — Youth in grades 2-12 interested in joining one of the four Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choirs are asked to complete an application. The four include: Choir TOO with singers in grades 2-4, the Concert Choir with singers in grades 5-8, and the Young Men’s and the Young Women’s choirs with singers in grades 9-12. For an application, call the H-G office at 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.

Now — Country Jamboree, a national touring musical revue, will be on stage Saturday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main Street, Wellsboro. The eight-member 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. There will be costume changes, stage antics and dancing. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students with identification and free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult. FMI: Call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.

9/3; 3 p.m. to dusk — The Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club at 4646 Route 287 in Delmar Township, 3.5 miles south of Wellsboro, is holding trap shoots open to members and the public from 3 p.m. to dusk every Thursday, Sept. 3-Nov. 19. There will be multiple rounds. The fee is $5 for a 25 round of clays. Each round will have five shooters with each one shooting five rounds from each of the five shooting positions. Shooters must provide their own firearms. Ammunition will be available on-site. For information, call Ron Niles at 570 439-5864 or visit
http://www.nessmukgunclub.com/.

9/4; 5-8 p.m. — “The Art of Wine” is the theme of Wellsboro’s First Friday on Sept. 4 from 5-8 p.m. There will be free events, activities and entertainment. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/wellsborofirstfriday or email wellsborofirstfriday@gmail.com.

9/4; 6-8p.m. – Come out to From My Shelf Books author event with Lorna Czarnota author of “Breadline Blue.” FMI: wellsborobookstore.com.

9/4; 7p.m. – 8p.m. – Beaver Hike at Hills Creek State Park – Take a .75 mile hike along the Mid-State Trail, to see an active beaver lodge! Learn about their history, management, and role in our park. Great hike for the whole family.

9/4; 7:30 p.m. — Joe Callahan’s new band, Winny and special guest Gabe Stillman will perform at the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre on Central Avenue in Wellsboro. This is a Deane Center First Friday concert. Admission is $10. Children under 12 will be admitted free. This is a BYOB event. Bring snacks and beverages. FMI: Call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.

9/4; 8:45p.m. – Learn “All About Coyotes” at Hills Creek State Park. Coyotes are a well established member of our wildlife community. Find out where they came from, how to identify them, Mounts, hides, skulls, and demos will tell of our largest wild canine.

9/4,9/5,9/6; 9p.m. – Cherry Springs State Park Night Sky Tour. To register visit http://events.dcnr.pa.gov.

9/5; 6p.m. – Canoe Tour at Hills Creek State Park – Explore the history and management of our lake – all by canoe and a relaxed family setting. Boats, paddles, and PFD’s provided. PFD’s must be worn at all times. Limited space – registration required. Register at the park office.

9/5; 8:45p.m. – Bears of Pennsylvania at Hills Creek State Park – Find out how well bears are doing in Pennsylvania. From the largest average weights, earlier breeding age to larger average litter sizes our bears exceed black bears anywhere else. You’ll find out why this is happening in our state.

9/5, 6 and 12 — This weekend, Hamilton-Gibson Productions is holding auditions for “Dracula: A Symphony of Terrors,” the audio play adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel “Dracula.” Actors of all ages are encouraged to try out. Auditions will be Saturday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Warehouse Theatre on Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Twelve actors are needed to play over 50 different roles. For the show, the actors will gather before microphones, scripts in hand, each playing multiple characters in the audio drama. FMI: Call Hamilton Gibson at 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com.

9/6; 8 a.m. to noon, the Canyon Pilots Association’s Labor Day Fly-In Breakfast is being held at the Wellsboro Johnston Airport in Delmar Township. This event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Ham, eggs, buckwheat pancakes, and coffee and orange juice are on the menu and will be served in the maintenance hangar. Requested is a donation of $7 each for adults and $3 each for children 3-8 years of age. Children under three are free. Helicopter and airplane rides will be offered for a fee, weather permitting. Members of the Canyon Country Ultralight Club will have a display, including ultralight aircraft and information. The Mountain Modelaires Radio Controlled Airplane Club will have a static display of R/C airplanes in an area next to the terminal and is planning to have a flight simulator set up and a video about the club.

9/6; 8:00a.m. – Noon – Mountain Modelaires Free R/C Airplane Flying Opportunity: The Mountain Modelaires Radio Controlled Airplane Club is offering youth and adults a chance to fly a radio controlled airplane for free. Those interested are encouraged to register at the club’s display at the Canyon Pilots Association’s Labor Day Fly-In Breakfast this Sunday, Sept. 6 between 8 a.m. and noon at the Wellsboro Johnston Airport in Delmar Township.
Youth and adults who sign up will be able to fly a dual controlled R/C airplane for 8-10 minutes between 2-6 p.m. on Sundays, either Sept. 13 or 20 at the Mountain Modelaires’ flying field on Hilboldt Road in Charleston Township. Club members will conduct a short ground school with each student pilot before his or her flight. To fly a radio-controlled airplane, the Academy of Model Aeronautics requires a parent to be with a youth, under 18 years of age.

9/6; 8:30p.m. – The History of Hills Creek State Park – From its beginnings in 1953 to it’s on-going development of today, Hill’s Creek SP has been a family tradition. Through slides and oral history of the park, see how we’ve changed. Assistant Park Operations Manager Joe Basil will be on hand, to discuss future plans for the park and answer questions. Come celebrate another successful camping season. Throughout the Labor Day weekend, wildlife displays and presentations will be held by the concession stand.

9/6-21 — The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will have 20 Mystery Challenge quilted wall hangings on display in the lobby at the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. The exhibit will open this Sunday, Sept. 6 and close Sunday, Sept. 21. FMI: Call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.

9/6-27 — The Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro is presenting “Modern Quilts: Expect the Unexpected,” a juried exhibit with 33 quilts and wall hangings made exclusively by quilters who live within a 150-mile radius of Wellsboro. The show will open this Sunday, Sept. 6 from 2-5 p.m. It will continue to be open daily from 2-5 p.m. including Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 27, the date of the closing reception. The public is invited to cast votes for their favorite now through 3p.m., September 27. The top three vote getters will receive Viewers’ Choice awards at the reception. FMI: Call the Gmeiner at 570-724-1917.

9/7; 7p.m. – The Deane Center’s History Comes Alive Series will feature noted character actor, Edmund L. Shaff as Winston Churchill on the Coolidge Theatre stage at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro Monday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. Written by Andrew Edlin, the two-act play tells the story of Churchill’s rise to political power and his decision to leave office. Shaff looks and sounds like the British prime Minister. As Churchill, he reflects on his political journey and his strained relationship with his father. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and free for children under 12. FMI: Call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.

9/11; Noon – Come out to the Mansfield Senior Center to enjoy lunch (open to those 60 & over) and entertainment by the SAN-TONES. Tap your toes and sing along! Lunch will be served at noon and reservations are required by calling 570-662-2130. Join us for a fun time!

9/11, 12, 18 & 19; 7:30 p.m. & 9/13; 2:30 p.m. — Hamilton-Gibson Productions is presenting Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias” at the Deane Center’s Warehouse Theatre on Central Avenue in Wellsboro. First Saturday tickets on Sept. 12 are $12 for adults and free for children and students. Sunday, Sept. 13 is Pay-What-You-Can. For all other shows, tickets are $18 for adults and $7 for children and students. Sponsor is Citizens and Northern Bank. FMI: Call 570-724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com or visit www.hamiltongibson.org and click on “Buy Tickets.”

9/12; 8:30 a.m.— The Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Challenge will be Saturday, Sept. 12. The start and finish will be at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Northern Appalachian Research Branch in Asaph, eight miles west of Wellsboro. Course maps and registration forms are available online at the Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Challenge’s Facebook page and at the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street in Wellsboro. The entry fee is $25 through Sept. 9 and $30 on race day. FMI: Call the Wellsboro Chamber at 570-724-1926, or see attached entry form.

9/12 & 13; 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Animal Care Sanctuary of Wellsboro will be holding “Adoption Day’s” at Petsmart in Williamsport. Come out to visit with us and consider adopting a “furever” pet.

9/15; 1 p.m. — Animal Care Sanctuary of Wellsboro is presenting the Golden Afternoons program for people 55 and older in the Deane Center’s lobby at 104 Main Street, Wellsboro. It is about the dogs and cats housed at the shelter that are in need of forever homes. Staff will have several of the animals with them. This program is free and open to the public. Free refreshments will be provided. FMI: Call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.

9/17&18; 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. – Susquehanna Health’s Scrubs N More sale will be held in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Board Room. FMI contact Faith Preston 570-723-0191.

9/18-20; 7:30p.m. – The Arcadia Theatre presents “Into The Woods” ~Adults $16, Students $10.

9/19; 8a.m. – Join us at Hills Creek State Park for the 8th annual Step Outdoors TRYathlon! This shorter triathlon (trail running, kayaking/canoeing, and biking) is well-suited for both the serious competitor and the average athlete that would like to challenge themselves. Thus – the TRY in the TRYathlon. A stand-alone 5K run is an option as well. Registration required by completing the event form at www.stepoutdoors.org. Registration opens at 8am – race starts at 10am sharp. Great event for a first-time competitor! Run, Paddle, and Bike in teams of two or three or you may compete solo. More information and past results are posted at www.stepoutdoors.org

9/19; 7 p.m. — The first Canyon Blues Breakdown—Rhythm and Blues Revue will be Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Featured will be Gabe Stillman and the Billtown Giants, Shawn and Gary Strickland of Dirty Mojo and solo blues man Doug McMinn. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and free to children 12 and under when accompanied by parents. For more information or tickets, call the Deane Center at 570-724-6220.

9/25, 9 a.m. — The Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth Annual Golf Outing will be at the Tyoga Country Club in Wellsboro. The four-person scramble tournament will begin with golfer registration and a continental breakfast at 9 a.m., a shotgun start at 10 a.m. and end with awards and a reception. The fee is $100 per golfer. It includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and dinner. Cash prizes will be paid to the first, second and third place teams. Three prizes totaling $32,500 are offered. FMI: Call Lauren Morral at 570-724-1926. All proceeds will benefit the Wellsboro Foundation.