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Monday, November 7, 2016

EIGHT REMINDERS ABOUT EVENTS NOV. 8-13, 2016:

FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8:
1. GOLDEN AFTERNOONS TRIVIA CONTEST IS ON NOV. 8:
Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m., Michael Detweiler will host a 1920s through1960s trivia contest in the lobby at the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro. This Golden Afternoons program with refreshments is free and open to those 55 and older. For information, call 570-724-6220.

2. ACTING UP IS ON NOV. 8:
Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 2-3 p.m., Acting Up, Hamilton-Gibson's free readers theatre program for adults 55 and older, will be at the H-G office at 29 Water Street in Wellsboro. Experiment with reading stories, plays, poems, essays and vintage radio scripts "with expression" in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Interested? Attend this Tuesday session or for information, call Coordinators Larry and Barbara Biddison at 570-724-4586.

FOR VETERANS DAY - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11:
3. LYMAN RUN VETERANS APPRECIATION HIKE IS THIS FRIDAY:
On Veterans Day, this Friday, Nov. 11, from 1-2:30 p.m. will be a Veterans Appreciation Hike at Lyman Run State Park at 454 Lyman Run Road. The park is 15 miles east of Coudersport and seven miles west of Galeton via West Branch Road.

At 1 p.m., meet at the trailhead near the lower campground to go on this short interpretive hike to explore the Lower Lyman Run Trail. Veterans and their families will be recognized for their service as part of this national holiday. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather and bring water, a camera, and binoculars if available.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (814) 435-1037 or (814) 435-5010.

4. HISTORY COMES ALIVE SERIES FINALE IS NOV. 11:
The History Comes Alive series finale with Carl Closs portraying George Washington is Veterans Day, this Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

The stage will be transformed into Washington's office at Mount Vernon, he and his wife Martha's plantation home in Virginia. The date is Nov. 11, 1799, just one month before Washington's death at age 67.

Come and meet George Washington, America's first President who served from 1789 to 1797; who was Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army from 1775 to 1783 during the American Revolutionary War, and a Founding Father.

Washington will reveal his thinking on a number of topics. He will comment on his presidency, his wife and the guests they have entertained at Mount Vernon. How he feels about having to sit for portraits; a discussion about his last will in which he frees his slaves as well as his solution for ending that peculiar situation; and his explanation of the symbiotic relationship between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Closs' in-person conversations as Washington have been described as "highly entertaining" and "authentic."

Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and free for children 12 and under. There are special group rates. For tickets, call 570-724-6220 or visit www.deanecenter.com.

5. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET - NOV. 11, 12, 13, 18 & 19, 2016 REMINDER:
Hamilton-Gibson Productions is presenting "Miracle on 34th Street" at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 &12 and next Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 & 19 and at 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

This charming, heartwarming Christmas story will be brought to life in this Hamilton-Gibson play directed by Bruce Applegate. It raises and answers the question, "Does Santa Claus exist?"

The story centers on a man, Kris Kringle, who is hired by Event Director Doris Walker to play Santa Claus at Macy's department store in New York City. Doris' six-year-old daughter Susan likes the old gent and despite her tendency to be the quintessential realist asks him to bring her the one thing she wants most - a real house of her own. However, when Kris claims to actually be Santa, psychiatrists begin questioning his sanity, leading to a court case that prompts Doris' boyfriend, Fred Gayley to attempt the impossible - prove to the world that Kris is the one and only Santa Claus.

Admission on Nov. 11, 18 and 19 is $18 for adults and $7 for children and full-time students of any age; on Nov. 12 is $12 for adults and free for children and students; and on Nov. 13 is Pay-What-You-Can.

For reservations or information, call Hamilton-Gibson at 570-724-2079, email hamgib@gmail.com or visit www.hamiltongibson.org.

FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12:
6. ANIMAL CARE SANCTUARY BENEFIT IS NOV. 12 AT WILLIE'S IN OSCEOLA:
OSECOLA—This Saturday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. Jerry Gaye of Osceola is hosting the third annual benefit for Animal Care Sanctuary at Willie’s Bar & Grill at 7647 Route 49 in Osceola. Money is being raised to help ACS purchase food and medical supplies for the animals in its care.

Animal Care Sanctuary is a no-kill sanctuary for dogs and cats. Located at 11765 Route 6 across the highway from Weis Markets in Wellsboro, Tioga County, it is affiliated with Animal Care Sanctuary at 353 Sanctuary Hill Lane in East Smithfield, Bradford County.

During the Nov. 12 benefit, Gaye will play old-time country classics and bluegrass favorites on his disc jockey system.

There will not be a cover charge. People can donate money to help Animal Care Sanctuary or bring a bag of dog or cat food according to Gaye who DJs at Willie's.

A Chinese auction will also be part of the fun. Submit bids on jewelry, toys, clothing, handmade blankets and pillows, homemade candy, a hairstyling certificate, dishes and bakeware from World Kitchen in Corning, a $100 Walmart gift certificate, a $40 socket wrench set, a $25 Elkland Beverage gift certificate, binoculars from Beikirch’s Hunter Supply in Elkland and gift certificates from Short’s Bakery and Ridge Runner CafĂ©, both in Elkland and Lee’s Country Kitchen in Osceola are included as well as items from Osceola Big M, Mid-State Beverage and others.

For more information, call Willie’s at (814) 258-5761.

FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13:
7. RUNNING DEER SHOOT:
Sunday, Nov. 13 from 1-3 p.m., the Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club is hosting an outdoor running deer shoot for members and the public at the club's outdoor range at 4646 Route 287, about 3 miles south of Wellsboro on Route 287 in Delmar Township. The fee is $2 per pass with a limit of two shots. Sign-up is just before each round. The fee will be split with 50 percent going to the highest shooter per round and the other 50 percent to the club.

 For information, call Ray Rowland at (607) 857-4631.

8. WEDNESDAY MORNING MUSICALES AND WELLSBORO WOMEN'S CHORUS TO GIVE "FOR LOVE OF GOD AND COUNTRY" CONCERT PRESS RELEASE:
WELLSBORO—This Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m., 28 members of the Wellsboro Women’s Chorus under the direction of Suzanne Niles and Diana Frazier with accompaniment by Judy Smithgall and 30 members of the Wednesday Morning Musicales directed by Diana Frazier with Marian Miller as the accompanist will present a concert titled “For Love of God and Country.” Inspirational and patriotic songs will be sung in celebration of Veterans Day, being observed Friday, Nov. 11.

The concert will be at the United Methodist Church at 36 Main Street in Wellsboro. It will open with the audience and choruses singing “The Star Spangled Banner.”

“We would like to invite any veteran to attend as we would be proud to honor them at this special concert," Frazier said. Veterans and present-day military men and women are invited to wear an article of clothing that represents their armed service branch. A dessert social will follow at the church. The concert and dessert social are open to the public.

The concert will end with the two choruses singing "A Tribute to the Armed Services" and "God Bless America."

There is no admission fee for the concert; a free will offering will be taken.

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