Women’s Intro to Ice Fishing — This free program will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an indoor morning session at the Wellsboro Active Living Center at 3 Queen St. and an outdoor afternoon session at Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro. FMI: 814-359-5217 or or


Homemade Soup Luncheon — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Breath of Life Fellowship Church, 31 Left Branch Road, Westfield. FMI: or 570-787-4445.


Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together — 9-10:15 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesday from Jan. 13-March 4 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 46 Linck Hill Road, Nauvoo/Morris. Cost: $60. Register: or 877-345-0691.


Golden Afternoons — From 1 to 2 p.m., Ray Corse will play his accordion and sing during this free program for those 55 and older in the Deane Center lobby, 104 Main St., Wellsboro. Free refreshments. FMI: 570-724-6220.

Acting Up — From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Hamilton-Gibson’s informal readers theatre program for adults 55 and older will meet at the H-G office at 29 Water St., Wellsboro. Free. FMI: 570-724-4586.

Mansfield University Festival Chorus — Public invited to the first rehearsal at 7 p.m. in Steadman Theatre to prepare for performances April 4 and 5. Rehearsals continue Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Sing for vocal placement only. FMI: 570-662-4721 or write to


Well Armed Woman — At 6 p.m., this Tioga County shooting chapter will meet at Perkins Restaurant at 96 Dorsett Heights, Mansfield for a meal and planning session. FMI: 570-549-2794 or

Lyme Disease Support Group — At the 6:30 p.m. meeting, featured speaker Helen Hiserman will talk about “Lyme Flare – What is it and What To Do Before, During and After?” at the Native Bagel, 1 Central Ave., Wellsboro. Free. FMI: or 570-439-2000.


Serene Green Concert — At 7:30 p.m. this four-member band will perform traditional-style bluegrass songs and their original compositions in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main St., Wellsboro. Bring beverages and snacks. For tickets and to reserve a table, call 570-724-6220 or visit


Flies & Lies Social — From 9 a.m. to noon, Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter #688 members will do free demonstrations of new fly tying patterns for experienced anglers and giving free lessons to beginners at the Wellsboro Community Center, 3 Queen St., Wellsboro. Free refreshments. FMI: 570-439-4221 or

Winterfest — From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the public is invited to Hills Creek State Park near Wellsboro. Planned are ice skating, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, kids crafts, fun programs, free hot dogs and hot chocolate and more based on weather conditions. Everything is free. FMI: 570-724-4246, 570-724-0300 or


Tioga County Woodland Owners Association — Refreshments and social time at 1 p.m., meeting at 2 at the Marwin Cummings residence, 73 Redtail Lane, Tioga, featuring a hands-on bird shelter building workshop. FMI: 570-279-7074, or


Food Drive — The South Creek Lions is collecting food from Jan. 1 until Feb. 29 at collections boxes at Woody’s Country Store, Shedden’s, the Dollar General and the Gillett Branch of First Citizens Community Bank.


Let’s Cook Mediterranean — Hands-on cooking class from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Tioga County Fairgrounds, 2258 Charleston Road, Wellsboro. Participants will create an authentic Mediterranean meal that’s healthy and delicious. Register: or 877-345-0691

Dairy Discussion Meeting — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Tokishi Training Center, 124 Nypum Drive, Wellsboro. Free. FMI: 570-265-2896,; or 570-433-8943,

Ham Dinner — 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Mainesburg United Methodist Church at Route 6 and Smith Park Road, Mainesburg. Cost: $10/adults, $5/children 5-12, free/children under 3. Bake table available.

Let’s Cook for Weight Management — Hands-on cooking class from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Tioga County Fairgrounds, 2258 Charleston Road, Wellsboro. Participants will learn how to make healthy meals to help manage weight, while still feeling satisfied and full. Register: or 877-345-0691.

Annual Valentines Day Dinner — 5-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Breath of Life Fellowship Church, 31 Left Branch Road, Westfield. Food, games, fellowship. FMI: or 570-787-4445


Handgun & Rifle Shoots — At 6 p.m. on Thursdays, .22 caliber rifle shoots and on Tuesdays, shoots for handguns of any caliber using lead or cast bullets will be at the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club at 4646 Route 287, Wellsboro. Fee is $3 for members, $5 for non-members. FMI: 570-439-1809.

Thursday Night Runs—Beginning at 6 p.m. runners are invited to run with Tyoga Running Club on Thursdays. Meet at the Wellsboro Community Center at 3 Queen St., Wellsboro. Free. FMI: or

Sunday Funday Bike Rides — Two- to three-hour mountain or snow bike rides, free and open to the public, will be at 9 a.m. or at other times on Sundays on trails at Asaph. FMI: 570-662-3097, or

Unity Youth Group — Every Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Westfield. All 9th-12th graders welcome. FMI: 814-628-2311.

Grief Connection — Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Champion Orthopedics meeting room at Cole Memorial Hospital. FMI: 814-647-8616.

PA Grand Canyon Repeater Group & TCARC — NET 147.06/145.27/443.65 TL 127.3 each Tuesday night at 8 p.m.

Bible Club — At Wesley Chapel in Elkland every Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. FMI: 814-258-5218.

Dancing Flame Sangha — Mindful meditation practice group meets every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Gmeiner, Wellsboro. FMI: 570-787-3540.

Celebrate Recovery — A Christ-centered recovery program, for any hurt, hang-up or habit. Adult large and small groups meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Knoxville Yoked Church, 110 Alba Street, Knoxville. FMI: 814-326-4187 (line 1 secretary, line 2 pastor.

Preschool Story Hour — Every Wednesday at the Green Free Library at 10:30 a.m. Circle time, reading, music and more.

Goodies For Our Troops — Packaging Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at 87 Main St., Wellsboro. Volunteers and donations accepted. FMI: 570-662-5601.

Bingo — At the Elkland Fire Hall every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5. FMI: 814-258-5961.


Bereavement Support Group — Two meetings to choose from: fourth Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. to noon and second Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m., both on the third floor of UPMC Wellsboro (formerly Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital), 32-36 Central Ave., Wellsboro. Free. FMI: 570-723-0760.

Free Second Sunday Soup Suppers — At St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield, every second Sunday. All you can eat soup, salad and dessert.

Friends of Tioga-Hammond & Cowanesque Lakes Meeting — Meets the second Tuesday at the Visitors center at Ives Run. FMI: 570-948-9052.

Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Support Group — Meets the second Tuesday of each month at Canoe Camp Church next to the Walmart store in Mansfield.

Wellsboro American Legion — Meets the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the VFW on Kelsey Street FMI: 570-404-6003.

Westfield Area Historical Society — Meets every third Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Historical Building, 151 West Main Street, Westfield.

NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness — Meets first, second, third and fifth Wednesdays at Wellsboro’s Presbyterian Church. Business meeting at 7 p.m., Support Group at 8 p.m. Meets on 4th Wednesdays at St. James Complex in Mansfield, drop in center building B second Floor-at 8 p.m. FMI:

Family N Friends of an Addict/Alcoholic Support Group — Every first and third Saturdays at the Friendship Center in Lawrenceville at 10 a.m.


Trinity Food Bank — Managed by the Valley Trinity Parish of the United Methodist Church, this pantry provides emergency, short-term food assistance to those who seek it regardless of income. If you have a need, call 570-259-8846 Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. FMI:

Elkland/Osceola/Nelson Emergency Food Pantry — Call 570-502-4965 for assistance. If there is no answer, leave a message with your phone number. Do not text. The Food Pantry is located in Elkland in the HUB Mission Center at the old Clark Wood School on Coates Avenue.

Food Pantry for Westfield — Every second Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon at The Compassion Center, Route 49 West, one mile on right past CV High School. FMI: 814-367-2221.

Mansfield Area Food Pantry — PO Box 5, Benson Drive, Mansfield. Open every Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-noon.

Millerton Food Pantry — Every third Wednesday, 9-11 a.m., at the Millerton UMC, Route 328, Millerton. FMI: 570-537-2444 or

Wellsboro Area Food Pantry — Open the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located in the lower level of the United Methodist Church Wellsboro, 36 Main St. FMI: or

Straight From The Heart — Food pantry and clothes closet at 18 Academy Street, Lawrenceville every third Thursday of the month 3-6 p.m. FMI: 607-684-4298 or


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