FRIDAY, MARCH 5

Free Virtual Program — Noon today, learn how to make maple syrup at home by attending “Backyard Sugaring” online. This program is designed for individuals and families with little to no experience with syrup making. Register at events.dcnr.pa.gov under Hills Creek State Park to get a Microsoft Teams link to this free virtual program. FMI: 570-724-8561 or tmorey@pa.gov

SATURDAY, MARCH 6

Free Staged Reading — At 7:30 p.m., Hamilton-Gibson Productions is presenting Larry and Barbara Biddison playing three different couples in 10-minute plays written by James Thurber. A talk-back will follow. To access on Zoom, use 839 2536 6867 and the passcode is 902173. FMI: 570-724-2079 or hamgib@gmail.com

Family Sledding Day — 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at His Thousand Hills, 458 Phippen Road, Wellsboro. Free; donations appreciated. A fire pit and hot cocoa will be available after sledding

SUNDAY, MARCH 7

Free Staged Reading — See March 6 listing for details. Time today is 2:30 p.m. Today’s Zoom ID code is 873 9936 8164 and the passcode is 420146

Mansfield University Concert Choir Streamed Recordings — At 10:50 a.m., the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City will stream the two recordings of the choir as a prelude before the regular worship service at 11 a.m. Visit https://www.marblechurch.org

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10

Free Help Session — From 3:30 to 5 p.m. is the free Help Session for elementary through college students who want to participate in the Junior Composers Program being held in the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main St., Wellsboro. Other help sessions are March 17, 24 and 31. Sign up: 570-787-7800. FMI: 570-439-1051.

Mansfield University Concert Choir Streamed Recordings — Two selections will be steamed at noon today for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association in recognition of Music In Our Schools Months. To watch: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCAq22JSExMcVaIPCoRFV5g/feed

FRIDAY, MARCH 12

Lenten Fish Fry — Served drive-thru style at the Blossburg Fire Department, 324 Main St., from 5-7 p.m. Cost: $10/meal, including fried fish, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, roll. Proceeds benefit Blossburg Fire and Ambulance.

SATURDAY, MARCH 13

Closer to Home — Aaron Kelly performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Arts Center in Williamsport. Tickets/FMI: caclive.com

Turkey & Roast Beef Dinner — 2 seatings of 40 people each: 2 and 4:30 p.m. at the South Creek Lions Club, Route 14, Gillett. Cost is $12/person. Seating by reservation only. Call 570-637-2222. Take outs available also by reservation. No walk-ins. Masks required.

SUNDAY, MARCH 14

Lever Action & Fun Pistole Silhouette Shoot — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Lambs Creek Sportsman’s Club, 328 Sportsmens Club Road, Mansfield. FMI: 570-662-7850 or www.lambscreeksc.org

COMING SOON

Lenten Fish Fry — Served drive-thru style at the Blossburg Fire Department, 324 Main St., from 5-7 p.m. March 26. Cost: $10/meal, including fried fish, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, roll. Proceeds benefit Blossburg Fire and Ambulance.

Blossburg Library Book Club — Meets 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30 in the library’s Community Room to discuss “The Great Alone,” by Kristin Hannah. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library. FMI: 570-638-2197, blosslibcirculation@gmail.com or Blossburgmemoriallibrary.com

Closer to Home — Community Arts Center in Williamsport features local musicians performing on the stage in Williamsport. Upcoming performances: Craig Thatcher March 27. Tickets/FMI: caclive.com

CANCELED/POSTPONED

Hamilton-Gibson’s Acting Up — This readers theatre program for folks 55 and older will remain inactive until the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Check www.hamiltongibson.org for updates. FMI: 570-724-4586

RECURRING EVENTS

Quilting Group — Meets 9 a.m.-3 p.m. every Friday at the Liberty Lutheran Church. Completed quilts donated to charity. Help is welcome.

Wellsboro Kindergarten/First Grade Registration — Online registration runs Feb. 1 to March 15. Forms will be mailed or are available by calling 570-724-1941

FPDS Cares — First Position Dance Studio in Wellsboro is holding a monthly collection to help a local non-profit. The February collection is for EducNation. Requested personal hygiene items are: toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorants and feminine products. Drop off donations at the front porch of the West End Market building at 152 Main St., Wellsboro, or Nickerson Construction, 3761 Bloss Mountain Road, Blossburg

Books on the Porch Sale — The Friends of the Green Free Library in Wellsboro continue to offer books on the cart during March and April. Many new titles including gardening, romances, mysteries and books for children. All books have been in storage since 2019. Donate to support the library.

Handgun & Rifle Shoots — At 6 p.m. on Thursdays will be .22 caliber rifle shoots and at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays will be a shoot for handguns of any caliber with lead or cast bullets at the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club at 4646 Route 287, Wellsboro. Fee is $3 for members, $5 for non-members. Follow COVID-19 guidelines. FMI: 570-439-1809

EMMF Virtual Music Festival — The 2020 Endless Mountain Virtual Music Festival, including prerecorded video concerts by guest musicians and a special tribute to essential workers, are online. Visit: https://vimeo.com/showcase/emmf2020 or EMMF’s website at www.endlessmountain.net, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

PA Grand Canyon Repeater Group & TCARC — NET 147.060/147.195 PL-127.3 every Tuesday night at 8 p.m.

Goodies for Our Troops — Packing by appointment only at 87 Main St., Wellsboro. Donations and volunteers needed. Opportunities for stay-at-home volunteering. FMI: Goodies@PTD.net or 570-662-5601

Heart of Tioga Pregnancy and Parenting Support —Free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, pregnancy and parenting education and more at 14072 Route 6, Mansfield. FMI: heartoftioga@gmail.com, 570-948-2020, www.heartoftioga.org

MEETINGS

Tioga County FFA Alumni Group — Meets at 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month, odd months at Tioga County Fairgrounds in Whitneyville and even months at Sabinsville Township Building in Sabinsville. FMI: Find the page on Facebook

Pine Creek Celebrate Recovery — This Christ-centered recovery program meets every Tuesday at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, 761 US Route 6, Gaines. Meet and greet starts at 5:45 p.m.; large group at 6 p.m. followed by small group. FMI: 814-203-2022; pinecreekcr4u@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/pinecreekcr

A Hope for Lyme — Meets monthly. FMI: ahope4lyme@yahoo.com or 570-537-6616

Wellsboro Lions Club — Meets 6 p.m. first and fourth Monday at the Native Bagel, Wellsboro

Seeds of Hope Partners — Meets 7 p.m. first Tuesday at the Department of Human Services, Wellsboro. FMI: 570-724-8648

Take Off Pounds Sensibly — For a meeting or schedule, visit www.tops.org or 1-800-932-8677

American Legion Post 235 — Meets 7 p.m. first Tuesday in Tioga

American Legion Post 167 — Meets 6 p.m. first Thursday at Theodore Roosevelt Post in Morris Run. FMI: 570-638-2854

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4907 — Meets 7 p.m. first Tuesday at post in Wellsboro

FOOD PANTRIES

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

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: nerlc4cpl33@aol.com

Elkland/Osceola/Nelson Emergency Food Pantry — Call 570-502-4965 for assistance. If there is no answer, leave a message and 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

Sister Jenny’s Drive-Thru Supplemental Food Pantry — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month at 14 Plaza Lane, Middlebury Center. Serves all 21 zip codes in Tioga County. FMI: 570-206-2075

Tioga Community Food Pantry — Last Saturday (third Saturday November and December only) 9-10 a.m. at 9 Main St. at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Tioga. FMI: 570-418-0341 or dburnside09@aol.com

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 Cowanesque Valley High School. FMI: 814-367-2221

Liberty Area Food Pantry — Open 9-11 a.m. the second Thursday of each month or by appointment at the Liberty Lutheran Church. FMI: 570-447-4516

Mansfield Area Food Pantry — PO Box 5, Benson Drive and Route 6, Mansfield. Open second and fourth Wednesday 2-6 p.m

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

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: wellsborofoodpantry.org or wellsborofoodpantry@gmail.com

Strait From The Heart — Food pantry (clothes closet unavailable at this time) at 18 Academy St., Lawrenceville every third Thursday of the month 4-6 p.m. FMI: 607-684-4298 or mlgiardina@frontier.com

ALCOHOLICS/ NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Narcotics Anonymous — FMI: 570-404-8333

Alcoholics Anonymous — Meetings held daily: www.aa46.org

Al-Anon — FMI: pa-al-anon.org

TO SUBMIT AN EVENT

The Community Calendar is a listing of free and low-cost events, meetings, services and groups that take place in and around Tioga County. To have your event listed in the calendar, submit the event name, a brief description, date and time it is held, location, cost or free, and contact information as indicated below:

For the newspaper — news@tiogapublishing.com, 570-724-2287, Community Calendar, PO Box 118, 25 East Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901

For the online calendar — use your account and visit www.tiogapublishing.com/users/admin/calendar/event.

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