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  1. HG Women’s Project Production Performances are This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11, 12 & 13
  2. WASD Library Fundraiser is This Saturday, Oct. 12 at From My Shelf Books; BookFest is Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Deane Center
  3. NEW – Timeless Tuesday on Tuesday, Oct. 15 to Benefit Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club
  4. NEW – Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group to Meet Thursday, Oct. 17
  5. NEW – Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter to Meet Thursday, Oct. 17
  6. Drowsy Maggie Concert is Friday, Oct. 18
  7. NEW – Tiadaghton Audubon Society to Present Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Robyn Graboski and Live Animal Ambassadors Saturday, Oct. 19
  8. NEW – Storyteller Adam Booth to Tell “Scary Stories” on Friday, Oct. 25
  9. NEW – Cherry Springs State Park Offers Programs on Saturday, Oct. 26

Diane Eaton
(570) 724-3800


Photo by John Eaton
The three performances of “Let’s Cast Some Light On The Subject,” the Hamilton-Gibson Women’s Project 2019 production featuring five short plays and four monologues that range from very touching to laugh out loud funny to drama, are at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12 and at 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 13 in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. Pictured in the monologue “Tangerine Hunter” is Theresa Delmotte as the shopkeeper of an upscale store for women. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for youth, 18 and under. For tickets, call (570) 724-2079, email or visit


This Saturday, Oct. 12 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., a new fundraiser for the four Wellsboro Area School District libraries is being held at From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro.

“Instead of holding a used book sale fundraiser for the Wellsboro public school libraries during BookFest as we had done for the past 10 years, we decided to try something new in 2019,” said Kasey Coolidge, manager of From My Shelf Books & Gifts.

The bookstore is donating 20 percent of the proceeds from any purchases made by customers at From My Shelf Books & Gifts this Saturday only. At the time of purchase, customers must identify they want the money contributed to the school libraries by using the code “WASD19.” It does not matter whether purchases are made in person at the bookstore or online at the bookstore’s website, In either case, the buyer must use the code “WASD19.” “Families and friends who no longer live in Wellsboro but want to contribute can make their purchases count by buying online,” Coolidge said.

“This is a great opportunity for people to start their Christmas shopping early or buy birthday or other presents with the money going to a great cause,” said Coolidge. “We hope that by holding this fundraiser on Columbus Day weekend, we will raise more money for our school libraries than the used book sale was bringing in.”

The 11th Annual BookFest will be on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. It is free and open to the public.

Featured will be 20 local and regional authors, 10 of whom are attending for the first time. They will talk with people about the writing and publishing process and have available for purchase the books they authored that buyers might not be able to find elsewhere.

Authors returning to BookFest are: Kevin Coolidge (children’s), Lilace Guignard (poetry; memoir), and Judith Sornberger (poetry, memoir) all of Wellsboro; Nick Fidler of Williamsport, (fantasy); Baiba Kreger of Liberty (memoir); Samantha Lienhard of Blossburg (horror; video game scripts); Dawn Lubertowicz of Tunkhannock, (paranormal romance); Christy Nicholas of Cornng, N.Y. (historical fantasy); Paul Zelinka of State College (motivational); and Lanie Zimmer of Troy (children’s; cookbook).

Newcomers include: Basil Bacorn of Athens (fantasy); Ron Bonett of Williamsport (mystery); Allison Hanson of Hershey (romantic suspense); Jim Meade of Wellsboro (memoir; business); Peschel Press of Hershey (mystery); P.J. Piccirillo of Brockport (historical fiction); John Simcoe of Mount Wolf (comics); Betsy Stone of Harrisburg (education, psychology); and Libby Trostle of Littlestown (children’s).

For more information about the library fundraiser on Oct. 12 and BookFest on Oct. 19, contact Kasey Coolidge at (570) 724-5793.


WELLSBORO — A Timeless Tuesday Night Out to benefit the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is this coming Tuesday, Oct. 15. Bring family and friends. Takeout is available.

Between 5 and 8 p.m. on Oct. 15 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.

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 Oct. 15.

For more information about the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club, email Charlie Messina at


The Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 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. A group discussion will be held.

Luke Dunham and Thomas Putnam, both from the Wellsboro area, are regional co-leaders with the PA Lyme Resource Network and of the support group. Both have been diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease.

For information, contact Dunham and Putnam by email at or by calling Putnam at (570) 439-2000.


The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, Pa. will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at Perkins Restaurant at 96 Dorsett Heights, Mansfield, PA 16933.

At the meeting, members will discuss US Concealed Carry Association and US Law Shield insurances and schedule a shooting date.

Women who don’t own a firearm and want more information before making a purchase or want to find out about joining the chapter are invited to contact Marilyn Jones at (570) 549-2794 or


Photo by John Eaton
Drowsy Maggie rehearses for their upcoming performance on Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. Shown are: (from left) Carl Conn on fiddle, Bruce Smith on bass, Daria Lin-Guelig on concertina, Molly Cary, vocalist on percussion, and Danny Shipe, lead vocalist on guitar. They will perform a mix of Americana, old-time, folk, bluegrass and Celtic music, both instrumental and vocal arrangements. The concert is BYOB. Bring snacks and beverages and sit at tables. Admission is $15. To reserve a table, purchase tickets or for information, call the Deane Center at (570) 724-6220 or visit


On Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m., the Tiadaghton Audubon Society is presenting “Take a Walk on the Wild Side,” a one-hour program for children and adults in the Wellsboro High School Auditorium at the Wellsboro High School administration building at 227 Nichols Street in Wellsboro. This program is free and open to the public.

Robyn Graboski, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and the founder of Centre Wildlife Care in Centre County, Pa. will bring live animal ambassadors with her to Wellsboro and talk about some of her wildlife rehabilitation experiences and about Centre Wildlife Care. Among the animal ambassadors she is bringing will be Andromeda, a red-tailed hawk; Bobbles, a barred owl; Petunia, a skunk; Cammo, a snapping turtle; and Onyx, a black snake.

As the executive director of Centre Wildlife Care, Mrs Graboski currently oversees the professional care of more than 1,500 compromised wild animals each year and provides educational programs about bunnies to bald eagles with a staff of approximately 50 volunteers. All species of native wildlife including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians are brought to CWC from more than half of Pennsylvania.

Centre Wildlife Care operates with s volunteer staff and donations. An area will be set up near the auditorium for those who would like to bring items to donate to the program. For a list of needed supplies for CWC, visit and look for the wish list.

Mrs. Graboski holds permits from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Fish and Boat Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to rehabilitate wildlife and use live animals in educational outreach. She has taught classes on wildlife rehabilitation and nutrition nationally and internationally. In addition to doing educational programs in person, she has a TV segment called “Wildlife Wednesday” where she talks about animals in her care and their natural history.

For many years while she was rehabilitating wildlife, Mrs. Graboski worked full-time and part-time as a veterinary technician and as a research assistant at Penn State University in the areas of physiology and nutrition.

Mrs. Graboski is a member of the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Council, an advisory committee to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. She has received awards for her work, such as the Eckerd 100 Salute to Women Award, Outstanding Citizen award from the State College Jaycees 2003 and the Central PA 4th Fest America’s Got Heroes award in 2017.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal BioScience with an emphasis on animal nutrition from the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University in 1984 and has been professionally rehabilitating wildlife since 1988.

Those who want to learn more about the Tiadaghton Audubon Society are welcome to attend the organization’s monthly business meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16 in the Old Music Room at the Wellsboro High School administration building at 227 Nichols Street in Wellsboro. This meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact or or email or call Sean or Robin Minnick at (570) 948-9052.

Photo provided
Robyn Graboski is shown with Andromeda, a red-tailed hawk she will be bringing to Wellsboro on Saturday, Oct. 19.


In honor of Halloween, Adam Booth will be telling “Scary Stories” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. He is a four-time winner of the West Virginia Liars Contest and a winner of storytelling contests in three other states.

Booth’s storytelling blends traditional folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His original cinematic style, both humorous and touching with a bit of mischief, is influenced by generations of diverse storytellers from West Virginia where he was born and raised and lives today.

A nationally touring artist, his professional appearances include premiere storytelling events across the United States, such as the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, the National Storytelling Festival, and Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center (three times), as well as resident at the Banff Spoken Word program in Alberta, Canada, multiple storytelling and music events in 25 states, and collaborations with the West Virginia Dance Company, Goose Route Dance Company, Frederick Chorale, and Hagerstown Choral Arts Society.

Equally at home as a teller and educator, his research fellowships and presentations have included the Berea Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship, Ghost Ranch, the National Storytelling Conference, the Appalachian Studies Association Conference, the National Endowment for the Humanities Voices from the Misty Mountains summer seminars and institute, and a commission from the National Academy of Medicine.

He is a member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs) and his stories and recordings have been honored with many national awards, including a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, two Parents’ Choice Silver Honors, five Storytelling World Awards and Honors, the National Storytelling Network’s J.J. Reneaux Mentorship Grant, and four West Virginia Liars’ Contest wins.

Booth is an adjunct instructor of Appalachian studies at Shepherd University and is the founding director of the Speak Story Series, now in its seventh season. He is most at home sharing stories and music with the next generation of listeners and tellers throughout Appalachia.

This is the second show in the Deane Center’s Storytellers Series. Admission is $15. For more information or for tickets, call (570) 724-6220 or visit

Photo provided
Adam Booth


COUDERSPORT — Stargazing programs and a photography workshop are being held on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Cherry Springs State Park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, Pa. 16915. The park is 12 miles from Route 6 in Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44.

The programs will be cancelled if it rains or thunders.

Anyone may observe the night sky at Cherry Springs on his or her own without attending a stargazing program. All visitors should arrive before dark. Search for the Clear Sky Chart online for 48-hour forecasts about viewing conditions.

Cherry Springs State Park is one of the top dark sky destinations in the world. It was the first to be designated a Dark Sky Park in the eastern United States. Night sky enthusiasts flock to the park to see its dark skies, which are famous for great views of the Milky Way, planets, hard-to-see astronomical objects and phenomena. In 2008, the park was named a Gold Level Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association, the highest designation that can be given to a dark sky site. This 82-acre state park is surrounded by the 262,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest. Because it is remote, the park’s nighttime conditions for stargazing remain the same as before the introduction of electric lighting in the late 19th century.

Nightscapes Photography Workshop is Saturday, Oct. 26
The first 10 people who preregister will be accepted for the three-hour Nightscapes Photography Workshop being given by Curt Weinhold from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Cherry Springs State Park. Participants will learn how to photograph the starry night sky, including constellations and the Milky Way, and foreground material using their own DSLR camera and lenses. At view Weinhold’s work. Fee: $60. Visit for details.

Gods in the Sky is Saturday, Oct. 26
Gods in the Sky, a Native American Night Sky story, will be at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, or the first who preregister and prepay up to a maximum of 16 people. This small group experience with the North Star Outdoor Guides’ Dark Sky Telescope Tours ensures a more individualized program and telescope time at Cherry Springs State Park, 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, PA 16915. Fee: $20. For details, visit

Free Night Sky Tour is Saturday, Oct. 26
From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, go on a Night Sky Tour in the park’s Night Sky Viewing Area to experience the splendor of the night sky. Park staff will give a laser-guided tour of the constellations and recount the legends and myths surrounding them. Afterwards, take an up close look at celestial objects through park telescopes. Preregistration is required to attend this free program.

To Preregister
Online preregistration is required for Gods in the Sky, the free Night Sky Tour and the Nightscapes Photography Workshop. Visit If there is a problem with registering online or for information about these programs, call (814) 435-1037 or email

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