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The Eaton Calendar – August 5

The Eaton Calendar – August 5


  1. Tune In To Radio HG Festival is This Thursday Through Sunday, Aug. 8-11
  2. Sugar Mountain Tribute to Neil Young is This Saturday, Aug. 10
  3. Well Armed Woman Chapter to Meet Thursday, Aug. 15
  4. Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group to Meet Thursday, Aug. 15
  5. Film to be Shown Thursday, Aug. 15 In Celebration of Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary
  6. Hills Creek and Cherry Springs State Park Programs for August 16, 17 & 18
  7. Mental Madness Show on Saturday, Aug. 24 Features Three Magicians

Diane Eaton
(570) 724-3800


Beginning this Thursday, Aug. 8 through this Sunday, Aug. 11, Hamilton-Gibson Productions is presenting the Third Annual Tune In To Radio HG Festival.

All performances will be in the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Avenue in Wellsboro, which has been transformed into Wellsboro’s Broadcast Free Radio studio. The actors will stand before microphones with scripts in hand and perform accompanied by music and live sound effects.

Each of the four performances will run an hour and a half with an intermission. Featured at each one will be a different selection of classic, contemporary and/or new radio plays, including comedies, thrillers, science fiction, Western drama and mysteries.

Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. will be — Flash Gordon: Kingdom of the Caves”; “Sam Spade: The Hot 100 Grand Caper Part 1″; “Duffy’s Tavern: 10 Percent Off”; and “Easy Aces: Jane Finds A Mate for Mother.”

Friday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. will be — “Flash Gordon: Zarkoff to the Rescue”; “Sam Spade: The Hot 100 Grand Caper Part 2”; “Vex Marks the Spot”; “Does This Look Infected?” (PG rated); and “Gunsmoke: Cheap Labor”.

Saturday, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. will be — “Flash Gordon: Commander in Chief”; “Easy Aces: Jane goes to a Psychiatrist”; “Comparing Notes at the End of the World” (PG rated); and “The Hunch Bunch”.

Sunday afternoon, Aug. 11 at 2:30 p.m. will be — “Little Orphan Annie Part 1;” “Flash Gordon: The Battle Begins”; “The Bickersons: The Honeymoon Is Over”; “Little Orphan Annie Part 2”; “Popeye The Sailor Man”; and “Little Orphan Annie Part 3.”

“Does This Look Infected?” and “Comparing Notes at the End of the World” are both rated PG. All of the other plays are family friendly. Families with younger children are encouraged to attend the Sunday performance.

The cast members and the radio plays they appear in include:

Flash Gordon: Astrid Hakvaag, Bryson Fuhrer, Dominic Doganiero, Ed McQuaid, Ian Brennan, Maddie Wilson, Ramon Duterte and Ryan Mullins.

Sam Spade: Evelyn Lippincott, Katie Bartlett, Gabe Hakvaag, Ramon Duterte and Sean Bartlett.

Easy Aces: Evelyn Lippincott, Gabe Hakvaag, Laura Mullins, Mitch Kreisler, Ryan Mullins and Sarah Knight.

Duffy’s Tavern: Dominic Doganiero, Gabe Hakvaag, Phil Waber and Rachelle Lerner.

Vex Marks The Spot: Dominic Doganiero, Elliot Worthington, Laura Mullins and Ryan Mullins.

Does This Look Infected?: Gigi Bush, Katie Bartlett and Yolie Canales.

Gunsmoke: Astrid Hakvaag, Brian Burket, Ed McQuaid, Elliot Worthington, Ian Brennan, Maddie Wilson and Ramon Duterte.

Comparing Notes At The End of The World: Max Marzolf, Elliot Worthington and Maddie Wilson.

Hunch Bunch: Brian Burket, Ian Brennan, Katie Bartlett, Laura Mullins, Max Marzolf, Sarah Duterte and Sean Bartlett.

Popeye The Sailor Man: Gigi Bush, Ian Brennan, Oliver Duterte, Phil Waber and Ramon Duterte.

Little Orphan Annie: Abby Harlow, Aericah Brown, Katie Bartlett, Jasmarie Burket, Bryson Fuhrer, Gabe Hakvaag, Phil Waber, Sean Bartlett and Yolie Canales.

The Bickersons: Clare Marie Ritter and Gabe Hakvaag.

Also to be performed are commercials written for Gehman Iron, which is sponsoring the four-day festival, and Pop’s Culture Shoppe, sponsor of “Little Orphan Annie.”

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 18. A festival pass for all four performances is $20.

For reservations, contact Hamilton-Gibson at (570) 724-2079 or email hamgib@gmail.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Photo by John Eaton
In “Popeye The Sailor Man, one of the radio plays being performed at 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 11, Oliver Duterte is Matey and his dad, Ramon Duterte is Popeye.

Photo by John Eaton
Gigi Bush is Olive Oyl in “Popeye The Sailor Man”.

Photo by John Eaton
Brian Burket is Brad in “The Hunch Bunch” and Sarah Duterte is Nadine.

Photo by John Eaton
Sean Bartlett is O’Brian in “The Hunch Bunch,” an original radio play written by Sarah Knight.

Photo by John Eaton
Sarah Knight is Jane in the comedy “Easy Aces: Jane Finds a Mate for Mother”.


Photo by Dawn Allegri Delaney
At 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 10 in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro, Sugar Mountain will perform Neil Young’s best known songs, hits and deep cuts and share the history or interesting facts about them as videos and slides of Young are projected on a screen behind the five-member band. Sugar Mountain replicates Young’s sound so closely that audience members can imagine they are at one of his concerts. Admission is $20. This is a BYOB event so bring beverages and snacks. For tickets and to reserve a table free of charge, call (570) 724-6220 or visit www.deanecenter.com.


The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, Tioga County, Pa. will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Mill Cove Shooting Range in the Mill Cove Environmental Area at 3036 Mill Creek Road, Mansfield, Pa. Following the meeting, Marilyn Jones, who with Pat Butts are chapter co-leaders, will lead practice shooting drills and scenarios.

The next meeting of the group will be on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Lambs Creek Sportsman’s Club. The meeting date was changed because the Friends of the NRA Banquet is scheduled on Sept. 19, the Well Armed Woman chapter’s regular meeting date. On Sept. 12, Jones will lead a review of the insurance coverage options offered by various insurance companies to those that have guns to protect themselves and their families.

Any woman, 18 or older from any county or state who is interested in joining this Well Armed Woman chapter is welcome to attend the Aug. 15 and Sept. 12 meetings. Those who join can be a beginner or novice with absolutely no experience in handling a gun to those who are skilled and experienced shooters. The fee is $50 per year.

Women who don’t own a firearm and want more information before making a purchase or want to find out about joining the chapter are invited to contact Jones at (570) 549-2794 or jones_mk@yahoo.com.


The Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15 in the Native Bagel at 1 Central Avenue in Wellsboro.

Guest speaker Celena Brown will discuss “What is Massage and How Can It Benefit You?” She is a licensed massage therapist and owner of Back In Motion Therapeutic Massage at 5 East Avenue in Wellsboro. Brown has been giving massages for 15 years. She will provide information about the different massage options available and what each one can do for a client and also answer questions.

This meeting is free and open to anyone who lives in Tioga County or a surrounding county who wants to learn more about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases and treatment options.

Luke Dunham and Thomas Putnam, both from the Wellsboro area, are regional co-leaders with the PA Lyme Resource Network and of the support group. Both have been diagnosed with and are being treated for Lyme disease and co-infections.

For information, contact Dunham and Putnam by email at tiogacountylyme@palyme.org or by calling Putnam at (570) 439-2000.

Photo provided
Celena Brown


In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, the Deane Center for the Performing Arts is showing the documentary film “Woodstock” on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Coolidge Theatre at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Woodstock was a music festival held Aug. 15 through Aug. 18 in 1969. It attracted an audience of more than 400,000 young hippies who gathered peacefully at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm near White Lake in Bethel, New York, 43 miles southwest of Woodstock. It was billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music.”

This festival was the pop culture music event of the decade and arguably to this day the single most profound event in the history of music. When it began, people had to pay to get in but with so many, the fences were torn down and it became a free concert open to the public.

Woodstock featured one of the most prolific musical lineups in history with 32 acts. Among the performers were Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Santana, The Who, Joan Baez, the Grateful Dead and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. The entire psychedelic music vein became popularized at Woodstock 69 and still influences bands to this day.

Admission is a $10 per person donation to support the Deane Center and its programs. This is a BYOB event. Bring beverages and snacks and reserve a table free of charge by calling (570) 724-6220.


Free programs and activities are being offered at Hills Creek and Cherry Springs State parks on Aug. 16, 17 and 18.

At Hills Creek State Park
WELLSBORO – Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 is seven miles northeast of Wellsboro in Charleston Township via Charleston Street and Hills Creek Lake Road. Two, free one-hour programs are being presented on Sunday, Aug. 18.

Canoe Tour is Sunday, Aug. 18
A free Canoe Tour will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18. Participants will explore the wildlife of Hills Creek Lake and learn about the lake’s history and management in a relaxed family setting. All equipment is provided, including canoes, paddles and personal flotation devices. Preregistration is required. Preregister in person at the park office or by calling 570-724-4246.

Squirrel Wars is Sunday, Aug. 18
At 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, learn practical ways to deal with nuisance gray squirrels during Squirrel Wars, a free one-hour program being presented in the park’s Nature Center area in the campground between B and C Loop. Video and mounts highlight this presentation. Preregistration is not required to attend Squirrel Wars.

Call the park office at (570) 724-4246 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for more information.

At Cherry Springs State Park
COUDERSPORT – Cherry Springs State Park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, Pa. 16915 is 12 miles from Route 6 in Galeton via West Branch Road and 15 miles from Coudersport via Route 44. Programs will be cancelled if it rains or thunders.

Anyone may observe the night sky at Cherry Springs on his or her own without attending a stargazing program. All visitors should arrive before dark. Search for the Clear Sky Chart online for 48-hour forecasts about viewing conditions.

Picnic in the Park
Those who get to the park early are always welcome to bring a picnic supper and make use of the park’s picnic grove near the Night Sky Viewing Area. The grove has picnic tables and charcoal grills onsite. Preregistration is not required to picnic in the park.

Nature at Night is Aug. 16 & 17
From 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Friday or Saturday, Aug. 16 or 17, join park staff at the Night Sky Viewing Area for Nature at Night, a free, fun family-friendly program on fascinating night creatures, such as fireflies, bats, black bears and coyotes based on animal activity in the park. Preregistration is not required.

Full Moon & Planet Watch is Aug. 16 & 17
The free Full Moon & Planet Watch will be from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17 in the park’s Night Sky Viewing Area. Explore some of the moon’s fascinating features from highlands to volcanic plains and discover where lunar landings took place. Get an up close look at the moon through park telescopes. Preregistration is required.

To Preregister
To preregister for the free Full Moon & Planet Watch, visit http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/cherry_springs_state_park. If there is a problem with registering online or for information about other programs offered at the park, call (814) 435-1037 or email cherryspringsee@pa.gov.


Illusion, misdirection, sleight of hand coupled with laughter and surprise defines the close-up magic that will be performed by three of the world’s greatest magicians in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro.

Magic Beyond Imagination is presenting “The Mental Madness Show” featuring magicians Garrett Thomas, Kozmo, and Joe Maxwell at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Deane Center. Theatre doors will open for the show at 6:45 p.m. This is a family-friendly event for eight-year-olds to adults.

As a special treat, magic enthusiasts can pay $10 more for VIP tickets for a 45-minute meet-and-greet with these magicians, including an up close and personal magic session with cards and coins that begins at 6 p.m. VIPs will be admitted early to the theatre and be given their choice of seating.

These incredible magicians will give audience members the gift of new and impossible magical moments beyond imagination.

Three years ago, this magic trio put together the Mental Madness Show. “We consider it a work in progress,” said Kozmo. “We are doing material we’ve been doing for 15 years but not in this configuration. We use cameras and screens so people in the audience can see all of the details of our magic. The beauty of the show is we make sure that everyone in the audience has a great seat.”

Thomas and Maxwell are from Buffalo, and Kozmo is from Binghamton. “I’ve known Garrett (Thomas) for 23 years and Joe (Maxwell) for five years,” said Kozmo. “I first met Garrett at the International Brotherhood of Magicians in the 1990s in Buffalo,” he said. “Through Garrett, I met Joe,” he noted.

“Garrett and I have been traveling and working on different magic projects for the past 15 years,” said Kozmo. “We both work at the Magic Castle, a nightclub for magicians and magic enthusiasts in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California, and at the House of Cards in Nashville, Tennessee, a magic-themed dining experience.”

Garrett Thomas is a magic creator, technician, and artist. He is also a TV consultant for David Blaine, known for his magic, including his high-profile feats of endurance. Said Blaine, “Garrett is simply the greatest close-up magician alive today.” His magic defies logic and understanding, changing the impossible to possible for his audiences. Garrett most recently performed for Madonna and her guests at her London home.

Kozmo is a legendary street performer, who has thrilled audiences from Bourbon Street to the Great Wall of China with his hilarious brand of magic. He keeps his audiences in stitches and blows their collective minds with miracles using ordinary objects. Seth Rogan said, “Kozmo is simply hilarious.” In addition to performing at festivals and on street corners around the U.S., Kozmo has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and was one of six close-up magicians who went on the first Magic Tour of China in 2009.

Joe Maxwell has done it all. He is the master of ceremonies for the Mental Madness Show and is one of the world’s most sought after drummers, having toured the world with Grammy-nominated recording artist, Moby. But, Maxwell’s real passion is mental magic, stunning audiences with his unbelievable predictions. He has appeared on Saturday NIght Live and the Late Show with David Letterman.

These magicians have performed for some of the biggest stars in the world, such as Johnny Depp, David Copperfield, Olivia Wilde, Willie Nelson, Scarlett Johansson, Seth Rogan, Jay Leno, Trace Atkins and others.

Admission is $35 and for VIPs is $45. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended. For tickets and more information, visit www.deanecenter.com or call (570) 724-6220.

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Garrett Thomas tosses a Rubiks Cube into the air.

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Does Kozmo have the wrong card?

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Joe Maxwell does a trick using a wine glass.