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Wellsboro Winter Celebration

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WELLSBORO, Pa. (WENY) -- We may have seen above average temperatures Thursday but, things are heating up this weekend in Wellsboro.

This weekend is the Wellsboro Winter Celebration. 

From wine pairing and ice carving to a family jazz brunch the winter celebration has something for everyone. Below you'll find a fuull list of events happening this weekend.

Jam Session to Open EMMF Jazz Fest This Friday

Friday, Feb. 16, from 7 to 11pm the Penn Wells Hotel lobby at 62 Main Street in Wellsboro will be jumping and jiving with hot jazz as Bram Wijnands from Kansas City takes over the piano to open the 7th Annual EMMF Jazz Fest. Wijnands is a composer and master of jazz, swing and stride piano. Musicians who bring instruments and play will get in free. There is a $10 cover charge for people who want to listen. For information, call the hotel at 570-724-2111.

Dixieland Jazz Band Concert is This Friday

At 7:30pm Friday, Feb. 16, the seven members of Joe Cavallaro's Dixieland Jazz Band will perform “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “Back Home Again in Indiana,” “Alabamy Bound,” Five Foot Two” and other Dixieland classics in the Deane Center's Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street, Wellsboro. For this BYOB event bring your favorite snacks and beverages. Tickets are $15. For tickets and a table, call 570-724-6220 or visit deanecenter.com.

FFA Pancake Breakfast is This Saturday, Feb. 17

Wellsboro Area High School Grand Canyon FFA members are hosting a pancake breakfast this Saturday, Feb. 17 from 8 to 11am at the Wellsboro Firemen's Annex at 21 East Avenue. The price is $6 for adults, $3 for youngsters 6-12 and free for children 5 and under and farmers. Takeout is available. Proceeds will benefit the Wellsboro Area Food Pantry.

Hike with Daryl This Saturday

Local hiking guru and DCNR volunteer Daryl Warren is leading a free, guided hike in boots or on snowshoes, rain or shine, this Saturday, Feb. 17. At 8:30am meet Daryl at the Packer Park parking lot behind the Wellsboro Senior Center at 3 Queen Street. This hike is rated 2.5 on a scale of 1 (easiest) to 5 (hardest). For updates, email Daryl at rindercella@epix.net or call 570-724-7721 or 570-439-3739.

This Saturday Artists & Craftsmen to be on Main Street

Artists and Craftsmen will display their wares in Wellsboro this Saturday. From 9am to 3pm Highland Chocolates with pretzel bark, snack mixes and handcrafted chocolates will be indoors in the Deane Center lobby at 104 Main Street; from 9am to 4pm Locey Creek Alpacas will be outdoors in front of 61 Main Street; from 10am to 1pm Bonnie Bell Hilfiger will do face painting and portraits and Gary Hilfiger, wood chainsaw carving outdoors on the Deane Center lawn; and from 10am to 5pm Werner’s Wood Carvings will be outdoors in front of 107 Main Street. For information, call the chamber at 570-724-1926.

Ice Sculptures to be Carved on Downtown Sidewalks This Saturday

Beginning at 10am this Saturday, Feb. 17, eight different masterpieces will be carved from ice on Main Street in front of six downtown businesses during the Wellsboro Winter Celebration. See a sculpture done from start to finish in less than an hour. Working separately, the carvers will also complete five individual sculptures standing two feet wide and four to five feet high from 450 pounds of ice every hour on the hour from 11am to 3pm. They will include: an eagle at 11am in front of Cafe 1905 in Dunham’s Department Store at 45 Main Street; Olaf from the film “Frozen at 12pm in front of Peggy’s Candies & Gifts at 82 Main Street; a dog (Doberman Pinscher) at 1pm in front of the Arcadia Theatre at 50 Main Street; a lobster at 2pm in front of Timeless Destination at 77 Main Street; and a lion at 3pm in front of The Fifth Season at 100 Main Street. For more information call the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce at 570-724-1926.

Deane Little Beans to See What’s In “Cabinet of Curiosity” This Saturday

At 10:30am this Saturday, Feb. 17 a fun, interactive, hands-on living history and science program will be given in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center, 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. This Deane Little Beans event is free and open to youngsters, 12 years old and younger and their parents. In addition, there will be an indoor Winter Carnival in the Deane Center lobby with snacks, games and prizes. To reserve seats for this free event, call 570-724-6910 or email info@thefifthseason.biz.

RallySprint Cars to be at The Green This Saturday

On Saturday, Feb. 17, at 11am, rally cars competing in the 8th Annual Waste Management Winter RallySprint will be on display along Pearl Street at The Green in the heart of downtown Wellsboro. Fans will get to talk to the drivers and co-drivers. The ceremonial start will begin at 11:38am with the first rally car leaving Pearl Street followed by the others in one minute intervals. Rallyists will transit on public roads to the closed course being run on Waste Management property in Duncan Township. The first car will start the event at 12:01pm. Admission to the spectator area at 782 Antrim Road is $5 per person. It will open at 10am this Saturday. Rally headquarters is the Tioga County Fairgrounds in Whitneyville (GPS Address: 2258 Charleston Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901). For information and a full schedule, visit wmwr.info or stop in at the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street in Wellsboro or call the office at 570-724-1926 between 8:30am and 4pm this Friday and 9am  and 1pm this Saturday.

Chili Taste-Off is This Saturday, Feb. 17; Passports are Available

To participate in the Fourth Annual Chili With a Chance for Chocolate Taste-Off  this Saturday, Feb. 17, between 11am and 2pm stop in at the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street in Wellsboro between 8:30am and 4pm tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 16 or between 9am and 1pm this Saturday, Feb. 17 to purchase a taste-off passport. Passports will also be sold this Saturday beginning at 11am outdoors in front of Penn Oak Realty, Inc., 65 Main Street. Each passport includes the locations of the businesses hosting the chili taste-off entries. Passport holders can visit as many of them as they wish to taste the 16 chili’s and enter the drawing for a chance to win one or more of the 16 baskets of chocolates, each valued at $25. For more information stop in at the chamber office or call 570-724-1926.

Painting and Sculpture Exhibits are on Display Through March 25

“Small Paintings from the Edge of the Woods,” an exhibit of 52 oil paintings, each 12 inches square by H. M. Levan of Shunk, Pa. are on display in the Main Gallery at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main Street in Wellsboro. On display in the Atrium Gallery at the Gmeiner are sculptures in clay and marble by 13 students taught by Mansfield University Department of Art Adjunct Professor Alan Bennett. The exhibits are open free to the public from 2 to 5pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 11am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays now through Sunday, March 25. FMI: Call 570-439-9388 or email gmeinerartscenter@gmail.com.

Fifth Season to Host Free Winter Brew Tasting This Saturday, Feb. 17

From 11am to 2pm this Saturday, Feb. 17, stop in at the Fifth Season at 100 Main Street in Wellsboro to sample different winter brews and enjoy refreshments. It’s free.

Winter Games on The Green This Saturday Plus Cookie Decorating

This Saturday, Feb. 17 from noon to 3pm will be free family winter fun downtown on The Green, including a cross-country skiing mini-clinic for beginners, snow golf and a 2pm tubing race. All equipment will be provided. Different games and activities will be held if there is no snow. Also from noon to 3pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is offering free cookie decorating and hot chocolate for youngsters ages one to twelve in Fellowship Hall on Walnut Street providing a fun place to warm up and take a bathroom break. For information, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce at 570-724-1926.

Family Movie Night & Luau is This Saturday at the Deane Center

The Vineyard Church of Wellsboro is sponsoring a free Family Movie Night & Luau at 7pm this Saturday, Feb. 17 in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. This free event is open to the public. Registration is not required. The Walt Disney 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film “Moana” will be shown. Free popcorn and beverages will be available and four drawings will be held for prizes, such as Moana-type toys and games. Children up to age 12 will be given flower leis. Parents can photograph their children with Moana. 

EMMF Jazz Fest Concert This Saturday Features Festival Favorite

This Saturday, Feb. 17, the dining room doors  at the Penn Wells Hotel at 62 Main Street will open at 7:15pm for the 7:30pm EMMF Jazz Fest concert featuring festival favorite Bram Wijnands at the piano. He brings his joyful exuberance and showmanship to all of his concerts. From 5 to 7:15pm Saturday night will be a pre-show dinner at the Penn Wells followed by Wijnands' performance. To make reservations for the pre-show dinner ($30 per person plus tax) call the Penn Wells at 570-724-2111. For concert tickets ($30 per person) call the Endless Mountain Music Festival at 1-570-787-7800. 

Mt. Tom Challenge is This Sunday, Feb. 18

Adventurous weekend warriors of any age who enjoy testing their skills are invited to participate in the Mt. Tom Challenge this Sunday, Feb. 18. It is free and open to anyone who wants to give it a try. Park in the Pine Creek Rail Trail Darling Run Access parking lot in Ansonia in Shippen Township and walk across Route 362 to the tent at the base of Mt. Tom. Register at the tent from 8 to 8:30am. The challenge will start at 9am. Participants run, climb or scramble up Mt. Tom’s 1,100 vertical feet of trail to its summit. People can start a lap any time between 9am. and 11am. When they finish a lap, runners can go to the tent for free snacks and beverages. For more information, visit www.mttomchallenge.com.

Bike Ride This Sunday, Feb. 18

Those going on a free mountain or snow bike ride this Sunday, Feb. 18 will leave at 9am from the USGS Northern Appalachian Research Branch at 176 Straight Run Road, just off Route 6 in Asaph, near Wellsboro. A different route is explored during each two to three-hour ride. For a weekly update, call Tom Oswald at 570-662-3097 or visit www.facebook.com/OswaldCycleWorks/.

EMMF Jazz Fest to End with Jazz Brunch

The 2018 EMMF Jazz Fest will end this Sunday, Feb. 18 with the Family Jazz Brunch from 9am to 1pm at the Penn Wells Hotel at 62 Main Street. Bram Wijnands will be at the piano playing jazz music between 10am and 1pm during brunch. The music is free. The brunch is $18.95 per person plus tax. For reservations, call the hotel at 570-724-2111.

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