The community of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania is offering four days of winter indoor and outdoor fun, Feb. 16-19.
On Saturday, Feb. 18, Wellsboro Winter Celebration activities will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. with two entertainment choices at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night.
During the day, beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing on the hour every hour, ice carvers will turn six 450-pound blocks of ice into a penguin, winter stag, snowman, swan, butterfly and a fish. It takes about an hour to complete one carving. The first sculpture will be carved at 11 a.m. on the sidewalk in front of Dunham’s Café 1905 at 45 Main Street and the last at 4 p.m. in front of The Fifth Season at 100 Main Street. The public is invited to watch the carvers work and ask them questions. It’s free.
Deane Little Beans Bubble Mania will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street. Children 12 and under and their parents will watch the “Bubble Man” use wands, straws, his bare hands and his “one of a kind Super Duper Bubble Hoop” to make kissing, soaring, tightrope walking, space ship and popcorn machine bubbles during this free, fun, interactive event. To register, call 570-724-6910 or email email@example.com.
There are other free events for children and their parents on Feb. 18. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., watch a wood carver create sculptures with a chainsaw on the Deane Center lawn; sample winter beers and enjoy refreshments at The Fifth Season and register there to participate in The Great Snowball Hunt from 12 to 3 p.m. to find any of 101 hidden snowballs that each has a prize, including a top prize of $101.
On The Green, a park in the heart of downtown Wellsboro, will be free family-friendly events from 12 to 3 p.m. A mid-distance dog sled racer will have on display some of her Alaskan huskies, her sled, harnesses and the supplies she carries during a race. There will be a cross-skiing mini-clinic for beginners, snow golf, snow art and at 2 p.m., a tubing contest. There will also be non-snow events. Stop in at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for free cookie decorating and hot chocolate.
The Chili with a Chance of Chocolate Taste-Off will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be 19 chilis to taste at 18 downtown businesses. The Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street will have taste-off passports beginning at 9 a.m. and during the event in front of Penn Oak Realty, Inc. at 65 Main Street. Pick up a passport for $5 to sample the chilis and vote on the winners as well as enter the drawing to win one or more of 19 baskets of chocolates, each valued at $25.
On Friday night, Feb 17 at 7 p.m., Finger Lakes region wine professional Holly Howell will present “Wine 101: Learn to Select & Pair Wines Like a Pro” in Community Room 219 at the Deane Center, 104 Main Street. For tickets, contact the chamber.
Also happening the same weekend is the EMMF Jazz Fest with four music events Thursday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 19. For tickets for the Feb. 16 and 17 concerts, contact the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 570-724-6220; for tickets for the Saturday night concert at the Penn Wells Hotel, call 570-787-7800 or visit www.endlessmountain.net. For pre-show dinner or for Sunday brunch reservations, call the Penn Wells Hotel at 570-724-2111. An EMMF musician will perform for free during brunch.
For tickets for “The Actual Dance” a life affirming one-man play performed by its author Samuel A. Simon in the Warehouse Theatre contact Hamilton-Gibson Productions at 570-724-2079.
The Waste Management Winter RallySprint car rally, headquartered at the Tioga County Fairgrounds in Whitneyville will be Feb. 18 on Waste Management property in Duncan Township. Fans can see the cars and meet their driving teams free on The Green beginning at 11 a.m. The first car will leave at 11:35 a.m. with the others following in one-minute intervals. Admission to the on-course spectator area is $5. For information, visit wmwr.info.
For a full schedule of events for Feb. 16-19, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce at 570-724-1926, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wellsboropa.com.
WELLSBORO WINTER CELEBRATION
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16
7:30 p.m. EMMF Jazz Fest – Gabe Stillman and the Billtown Giants perform “The Blues.” Coolidge Theatre. BYOB & Snacks. Tickets: $15. Call 570-724-6220.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17
7 p.m. Finger Lakes region wine professional Holly Howell will present “Wine 101: Learn to Select & Pair Wines Like a Pro” at the Deane Center. Tickets: $25. Call 570-724-1926.
7:30 p.m. EMMF Jazz Fest – The Klinefelter Trio performs jazz - standards, originals and contemporary at the Coolidge Theatre. BYOB & Snacks. Tickets: $25. Call 570-724-6220.
7:30 p.m. Hamilton-Gibson presents “The Actual Dance,” a life affirming one-man show at the Warehouse Theatre. Tickets: Adults $18/Children & Full-time Students, $7. Call 570-724-2079.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
10:30 a.m. Deane Little Beans Bubble Mania with the “Bubble Man” plus Games and Snacks. Deane Center. Free Event. To register, 570-724-6910 or email@example.com.
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Waste Management Winter RallySprint Parc Expose at The Green. See cars, meet driving teams. Car rally to follow in Antrim. Visit wmwr.info.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Chili with a Chance of Chocolate Taste-Off with 19 chilis at 18 downtown businesses. Passports ($5 each) available now at chamber office by calling 570-724-1926 or the day of the event beginning at 9 a.m. and at the Penn Oak Realty booth, 65 Main Street from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Winter Beer Tasting & Refreshments at The Fifth Season. Free.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Chainsaw Woodcarving Demos by Gary Hilfiger of Troy. Deane Center lawn. Free.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ice Carvers will create six ice sculptures on Main Street. Free.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. On-the-Street vendors with products: Highland Chocolates, Werner’s Wood Carvings & Locey Creek Alpacas.
12-3 p.m. Winter Activities & Games on The Green. Cross-Country Ski Mini-Clinic and Snow Tube Races (both snow dependent), Snow Golf and Kids Crafts. Free.
12-3 p.m. A mid-distance dog sled racer will have on display some of her Alaskan huskies, her sled, harnesses and the supplies she carries during a race. Free.
12-3 p.m. Cookie Decorating and Hot Chocolate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Free.
12-3 p.m. KC101 & The Fifth Season present The Great Snowball Hunt. Find 101 snowballs hidden at downtown businesses. Win a prize for every snowball found. Top prize is $101. Participate Free.
7:30 p.m. EMMF Jazz Fest – Bram Wijnands & Friends to perform 1940s and 1950s jazz tunes, stride piano music and originals at the Penn Wells Hotel Dining Room. Tickets: $25. Call 570-787-7800 or visit www.endlessmountain.net. Pre-Show Dinner from 5-7:15 p.m. ($25) at the Penn Wells Hotel, Reservations Required. Call 570-724-2111.
7:30 p.m. Hamilton-Gibson presents “The Actual Dance,” a life affirming one-man show at the Warehouse Theatre. Tickets: Adults $12/Children & Full-time Students Free. Call 570-724-2079.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19
8-8:30 a.m. Register for the Mt. Tom Challenge in the Pine Creek Rail Trail’s Darling Run parking area. Start between 9 a.m.-11 a.m. to run as many laps as you can. Free.
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Family Jazz Brunch at the Penn Wells Hotel featuring an EMMF jazz artist from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brunch: $16.95 plus sales tax. Music is free. For reservations, call 570-724-2111.
2:30 p.m. Hamilton-Gibson presents “The Actual Dance,” a life affirming one-man show at the Warehouse Theatre. Tickets: Pay-What-You-Can. Call 570-724-2079.
For a full schedule of events, visit www.wellsboropa.com or call 570-724-1926.
|Two ice carvers will be in Wellsboro on Feb. 18 to create six different sculptures from six 450-pound blocks of ice. Shown in this photo is one of them at work on carving a dog from ice during last year's celebration.|