Friday, Dec. 21

Burns and Kristy — At 7:30 p.m. singer-songwriters Terry Burns and Ron Kristy and their band will perform a mix of original songs at the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre in Wellsboro. BYOB. FMI: 570-724-6220 or

Monday, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Services

St. Thomas Parish, Wellsboro/Elkland — 4 and 6 p.m. Masses at St. Peter’s and 8 p.m. Mass at St. Thomas.

Holy Child, Mansfield/Blossburg — 4 p.m. Mansfield, 8 p.m. Blossburg.

Mainesburg United Methodist — 7 p.m.

Canoe Camp Church of Christ — 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro — 7 p.m.

Wellsboro Bible Church — 4 p.m. at both Wellsboro and Mansfield High School auditoriums

Middle Ridge United Methodist — 4 p.m. (9 miles outside of Wellsboro on 660W)

United Methodist Church of Wellsboro — 7 p.m. Lessons and Carols, 8 p.m. cake and film for kids, 9 p.m. service and candle lighting.

St. Paul’s Church of Galeton — 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Christmas Day Services

St. Thomas Parish, Wellsboro/Elkland —8 a.m. Mass at St. Thomas, 10 a.m. Mass at St. Peters.

Holy Child, Mansfield/Blossburg — Midnight and 10 a.m. at Mansfield.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Family Ties Concert — At 7:30 p.m., this Indie rock five-member band will perform in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. FMI: 570-724-6220 or


Handgun & Rifle Shoots — At 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays will be handgun shoots and at 6:15 p.m. on Thursdays, Dec. 20 and 27 will be 22 caliber rifle shoots at the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club, Wellsboro. Fee is $3 for members, $5 for non-members. FMI: 570-439-1809.

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.

Thursday Night Runs — At 6 p.m., meet at the Packer Park parking lot, 3 Queen Street, Wellsboro. FMI: or

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, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at 87 Main at Crafton Street, 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.

Monthly meetings

H-G’s Acting Up! — Readers Theatre program for ages 55 and older. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month September through May at 2 p.m. at the H-G house, 29 Water Street, Wellsboro. FMI: 570-724-4586.

Talk Baby — First Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Cole Memorial’s Coudersport Wellness Center, Route 6 East, Coudersport. For details, call 814-274-9301 x1243.

Therapeutic Touch — At 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday each month at Cole Memorial’s Patterson Cancer Center. FMI: 814-274-9045.

Westfield Neighborhood Watch — Meets every second Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Westfield Community Building to discuss the problems of drugs in the area and to help figure out a solution.

Nessmuk Rod & Gun Club — Meets the first Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the club at 4646 Route 287 outside of Wellsboro. FMI:

American Legion— meets the first Monday at 7 p.m. at the Elkland Public Library. FMI: 814-258-5199.

Knoxville VFW — Meets first Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the VFW in Knoxville. FMI: 814-258-5199.

The Constitution Party of Tioga County — Meets the first Thursday at 7 p.m., but the location varies. FMI: 814-258-5199.

First Saturday Dinner — First Saturday of the month at 6 p.m. at Mount Zion Fellowship Church at 287 Zion Road in Roaring Branch. FMI: 570-673-3338.

Square Dancing — At the Tioga County Fairgrounds at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8. Runs until May. FMI: 570-537-3196.

Trout Unlimited Chapter 688 Meeting — At the Wellsboro Community Center every first Tuesday at 7 p.m. speakers. Open to public. FMI: 570-724-4408.

A Hope 4 Lyme, Inc. — Meets monthly. FMI: 570-537-6616, 607-329-1849 or

NAMI, The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill — 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.

Recovery Revolution — Meets at 7 p.m. at the Tokishi Building, Wellsboro every second and fourth Thursday of the month and 7 PM at the Old Clark Wood Building. (Room 111) in Elkland on the first and third Thursdays and at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Addict 12-step program at 6 p.m., open meeting for addicts/family & friends at 7 p.m. FMI:

Diabetic Support Group — From 11 a.m.—noon on the last Thursday in Cole Memorial’s Rehabilitation Dept. Conference Room. FMI: 814-274-5300.

Food Pantries

Blossburg UMC Food Pantry—Every third Monday at 10 a.m. to noon, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Blossburg UMC on Williamson Road. FMI: 570-638-3046.

Westfield Baptist Food Pantry—offers free food to anyone in need—no income guidelines necessary—please call if you need food. Food supplies & donations are provided from the generosity of local residents to help families in need. Call 814-367-5315 or 814-367-2701.

Elkland/Osceola/Nelson Emergency Food Pantry — Call 570-502-4965 for assistance. If there is no answer, please 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 Ave.

Tioga Community Food Pantry — Every fourth Saturday fro 9-10 a.m. at 9 Main Street at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Tioga. Volunteers are needed. FMI: 607-206-4509 or

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 Food Pantry — Open second Monday and fourth Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pantry is located in the lower level of the United Methodist Church on Main Street. FMI: 570-998-4018.